The SNS Community Staying Connected
In a year when our teachers have worked so hard to retool instruction for a new schedule and engage students both in-person and on-line, all while juggling Covid protocols, the kind gestures of banners and balloons, sweet treats, and special dinners for their families has been very appreciated by all. Thank you for thinking of the SNS faculty and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week! 
 "There is nothing so strong as gentleness, and there is nothing so gentle as real strength."
We wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and grandmothers who surround us with their strength, gentleness and love. 
Friday, 5/7
May Procession, 8:45 AM
Wednesday, 5/12
In-person instruction
Wednesday, 5/12 
Phillies Dress Down Day
Thursday, 5/13
Ascension Thursday mass, 9:00 AM 
Friday, 5/14
Student Council Bake Sale

Don’t forget the UNIFORM EXCHANGE for replacement or extra uniform pieces. It is open Monday through Thursday, 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM and 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM.  
The Chester County Intermediate Unit will be hosting a special event on Thursday, 5/20 at 7:00 PM with Orly Wahba, an educator, entrepreneur, author, inspirational speaker, and community activist who is passionate about inspiring and motivating people to be the best they can be. Ms. Wahba travels around the world sharing her ideas of kindness and the idea that showing kindness to another person is infectious, almost like a "boomerang affect". 
FACTS tuition assistance applications are now being accepted for the 2021-22 school year. FACTS Tuition Application
Please contact Mrs. Link at or Mrs. Hennessy at if you have questions or need assistance with the application process.
WAWA SHORTI HOAGIE COUPONS are perfect to use for lunches and dinners on the go. Save yourself a little time while supporting the 8th grade.
The Technical College High School Summer Career Academies and Culinary Camp will be providing full-day, weekly, hands-on programs for rising 6th to 9th graders using state of the art technology this summer. 
St. Joe's Prep will be running a two-day lacrosse camp at the Proving Grounds on 7/12 and 7/13, 9:00 AM to 12 NOON. The emphasis will be face-off instruction with All-American Zach Cole, goalie instruction, and shooting. The cost of the camp is $100.00 for both days. Refer to this form for more information and to register.
Get ready for fun in the sun! The St. Norbert Community Camp will be back for 4 weeks of fun and adventures this summer. The camp will be open to all children from 4 years old to 5th grade. From scavenger hunts and tie-dye shirts to water games and making milkshakes, you never know what will happen next. Refer to this form for more information and to register for summer camp.
Join Mrs. Myers for a 1-week half-day summer baking camp. Students will learn various baking techniques to create delectable treats from scratch. All cooking materials will be provided and students will take home a sample of their treats daily along with a recipe. COVID precautions will be in place and masks will be required by all participants.

The baking camp is open to all students in Kindergarten to 5th grade. Students must be at least 5 years old and use bathroom facilities independently. A snack and drink along with recess time will be provided each day. Payment is due by the week prior to the beginning of camp. No refunds will be provided due to sick days or vacation. A portion of the camp fee with go to a charity in need. 

Limited space is available so reserve your spot now!
Summer Solutions is the perfect way to reinforce the skills and concepts your child learned during the year. Summer Solutions only takes a few minutes a day, but the activities strengthen retention by having students systematically review skills learned over previous years using distributed practice. 
Use promo code SUMMER3 before April 30, 2021 to receive 10% off orders of 3 or more booksBooks will be shipped directly to your home. When ordering, order the grade your child will complete in June. 
St. Norbert Parish will be offering VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL camp from Monday, 6/21 to Friday, 6/25 from 8:45 AM to 12:00 NOON (Mon-Thurs) and 8:45 AM to 1:30 PM (Friday, includes closing Mass and party) 

The "A Wilderness Adventure through the Sacraments" Vacation Bible School camp will take campers on an exciting 5-day adventure learning about the seven sacraments. Gear up for a hike through the wilderness to explore amazing things about Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage and Holy Orders. This adventure-themed VBS is packed with great music, unforgettable games, cool crafts, and interactive lessons that will motivate kids ages 4 to 11 years old to take a journey of faith with Jesus!

The plan right now is for the VBS camp to be in-person–following all guidelines for social distancing and mask wearing. We will utilize the outdoors for our adventure week as much as possible, depending on the weather. 

St. Norbert CaFFE will be running the VBS camp. It is for children ages 4 to 11 years old (Children 12 years and older can serve as helpers). The cost is $50 per child. Space is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience! 

Attention Parents...If you volunteer at VBS for the FULL week, your children can attend for 1/2 price. Please contact Mark Griswold, CaFFE Director, at if you are interested in helping. Please note: all volunteers must have Safe Environment training/clearances BEFORE the camp week.
James Gabriele
High School: Devon Preparatory School
Favorite SNS memory: Going to ECyD on Fridays
Looking forward to in high school: Making new friends; speaking with old friends
Favorite Quote: “Guess it’s over. That was fun...kinda.” – Unknown
Whom I look up to the most: My father because he is always kind and loving to everyone, no matter what they do to him.
Eleanor Grous
High School: Bishop Shanahan High School
Favorite SNS memory: Cherry Crest Farm
Looking forward to in high school: Meeting different people
Favorite Quote: “The question isn’t ‘What are we going to do?’ The question is ‘What AREN’T we going to do?’” –  Ferris Bueller
Whom I look up to the most: I look up to my parents because they help me and guide me through difficulties.
Gabby Helduser 
High School: Great Valley High School 
Favorite SNS memory: Painting kindness rocks in 5th grade
Looking forward to in high school: Taking on more leadership opportunities and playing field hockey
Favorite Quote: “Work hard in silence, let success be your noise.” – Frank Ocean  
Whom I look up to the most: I look up to my grandmother because she is a diligent, devoted, and kindhearted person who dedicated her life to education and the well-being of others. 
Gracie Kucia
High School: Villa Maria Academy
Favorite SNS memory: Cherry Crest Farm
Looking forward to in high school: Meeting new people 
Favorite Quote: “The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you've come.”
Whom I look up to the most: My parents because they take care of me.
Danny Lim
High School: Bishop Shanahan High School
Favorite SNS memory: Playing card games around the lunch table and at recess in 5th and 6th grade
Looking forward to in high school: Study more complex stuff, hopefully it'll be fun...
Favorite Quote: Soul Eater episode 16, 3:02
Whom I look up to the most: Even though I'm average height, it seems like I need to look up to the majority of my classmates... All jokes aside though, I look up to Carlo Acutis and Brandon Vu. Carlo Acutis is my Confirmation Saint, and I chose him because I thought it was cool that instead of making time for God in the midst of his life, he made time for other things like videogames around God. Brandon Vu is a yo-yoer and YouTuber that's been throwing for a really long time, and I really wish I was as dedicated as he is.
Tune in to "Ask MMA Students" live on Merion's Instagram @merionmercy! 7th and 8th grade girls are welcome to participate in "Ask MMA Students," a live interactive event on Monday, 5/10 at 7 PM. Four students will talk about life at Merion Mercy and will answer any questions about the school.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2nd and 3rd grade students who made their First Holy Communion this past Saturday. May they be filled with the gifts of the Eucharist and always remain close to Jesus.

BRAVO to the SNS students who participated in the St. Norbert CYO Track and Field team this season. The team finished in 6th place at the Regional Championship Meet this past weekend. 8th grade student Luke W., 5th grade students George B., Maria B. and Lauren W., and 4th grade students Conrad G. and Scarlett S. earned 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place finishes in their respective event(s). 8th grade students Liam F. and Henry S., 6th grade student Danny C., 5th grade students Liam B., Catie P., Liam P., and Anasofia T., and 4th grade students Luke C. and Will W. also demonstrated tremendous effort and growth throughout the season. Congratulations to all!