February 4, 2021
Important updates in this week's Tidbits:


Angels Among Us
PTCO Updates
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Principal's Points
Good Afternoon St. Stephen Families,

Thank you to all our volunteers who have made Catholic Schools Week a success. I would like to give a special thanks to PTCO from the faculty and staff for the beautiful Prayer Plants. My biggest thank you goes to all the speakers who braved the cold and came out to speak to our students today about their careers. Everyone enjoyed the presentations!

Tomorrow we celebrate our 20th year of educating students. Our hope was to open the time capsule that was buried 10 years ago. As of right now, the time capsule has eluded us. I have reached out to many people who played a part in burying it and I'm not giving up yet. We hope to continue our quest tomorrow and find the elusive time capsule.

Please watch this video from Bishop Parkes in which he shares his thoughts about Catholic Schools Week.

Peace and Blessings,

Linda Umoh
Upcoming Events
Feb. 5 - Noon Dismissal
Feb. 10 - Focus 11 for Gr. 6 (Virtual)
Feb. 12 - Valentine shirts and jeans day
Feb. 13-14 - Holy Card/Uniform Weekend at Mass
Feb. 15 - No School for Presidents Day
Feb. 16 - Holy Card Free Dress Day
Feb. 17 - Ash Wednesday
Feb. 22 - Terra Nova Testing begins

For all event details please see SSCS Event Descriptions

Angels Among Us Gala News
Angel's Among Us - Feb. 13
Angels LIVE Auction Update
Check out the Angel LIVE Auction items on the school website. Angel donations are still being accepted and greatly appreciated.

Watch this video to see some of the many reasons to support Angels Among Us 2021!

Watch this video to see our Class Crafts.

Two volunteers are still needed to help on Feb. 13 at the Palmetto Club. Enjoy the music, the laughter, and a Complimentary Dinner!

Contact ngallagher@sscsfl.org for more information
Earn a $50 Gift Card to Risse Brothers Uniform Store
Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. When you see a post, like it, comment on it, and share the post. Ask others to share with their friends. This will help us get the word out to those who may not know about our school. We also want to thank you for these efforts. Families who refer someone to St. Stephen AND they enroll at the end of January will receive a $50 gift card to Risse Brothers Uniform Company. Also, both families will receive $50 off the re-enrollment/enrollment fee. So tell your friends and be sure to let them know to tell us how they heard about St. Stephen.
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Help Wanted
Club Mustang is seeking a part-time staff member for after-school care. For more details, contact Gina Robles at grobles@sscsfl.org or call the school office.
PTCO UPDATE

Please read below for easy ways to earn funds for our school.
Birthday Free Dress Pass
We are offering for the 2020/2021 school year the birthday free dress pass. The pass is $5, allowing your student to have free dress one day during the month of their birth. For those with a Summer birthday, the pass may be used in May. If you would like to take advantage of this, please purchase these passes at the front office.
Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education has gone almost all paperless. See directions below on how to download the app and start earning money for our school. It takes less than a minute to download the app and set up an account. Once your account is set up and linked to our school, it is easy and fast to scan your receipts and start earning money for the school. Some products still have the box tops on the packaging that you may cut out, save, and send into school. However, most are digital for you to scan your paper receipts. There is also a way to earn money for the school using your digital or e-receipts from grocery pickup and delivery. See below for details. Thank you!!

  1. Download the Box Tops for Education app on your phone or mobile device or at BTFE.com
  2. Create an account and find your school (St. Stephens School Riverview, FL) - this step only takes about 30 seconds!
  3. Start scanning your receipts. Tip: scan receipts while waiting in carline 
  4. Yes, you can earn box tops on grocery pick up and delivery! The app has a short tutorial video showing you how to submit your emailed receipts or receipts from your retailer’s mobile app.  Forward digital receipt to receipts@boxtops4education.com within 14 days of purchase. Tip: Make sure you send the receipt from the same email address that you use to sign in at BTFE.com or the Box Tops mobile app. Screenshots, attachments, or PDFs of original receipts will not process correctly. If your digital receipt is only available in your participating store’s shopping app, just forward it directly from there. For more information, go to BTFE.com/digitalreceipts.
Calling All 8th Grade Families! Ad Deadline 2/11/21
Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families, and friends to commemorate your student's achievements and important milestones. For more information on how to purchase your ad in the yearbook please see the Yearbook Recognition flyer. The deadline to purchase a recognition ad is coming up soon on February 11, 2021.

Principal's Coffee Schedule
Join us on Facebook Live once a month for an in-depth discussion with Mrs. Umoh and Mrs. Robles. See the schedule of topics here. Submit a question to be answered at the next event here.

Public Library Haal Pass
The Haal Pass allows our students to access public library resources with just their student ID number and Pin. Students will use their student ID number (from FACTS) and their password of 4321 to log into the HCPLC.org site. This allows them to check out physical copies of books as well as digital books, audiobooks, and any other materials available from the public library. Students can also use this account to check out ebooks on Overdrive or Libby, the digital reader programs used by the public library.
SSCS Library Access
Students can now check out books from our school library! Students can sign into our library catalog using Destiny Discover and put books on hold. Books will be delivered to their classrooms after being checked out. Flexible learning students can have their books picked up at the front office.

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