January 21, 2021
Important updates in this week's Tidbits:

Spring Spirit Raffle
Angels Among Us
Catholic Schools Week
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Principal's Points
Good Afternoon St. Stephen Families,

One more week to re-enroll for next year. The process should not take very long. If you have not seen your email with instructions, please reach out to Mrs. Robles and she will send it again. The deadline to re-enroll is Jan. 28. After that date, the fee increases to the new family rate.

If you missed Principal's Coffee this week, please follow this link to learn more about how tuition dollars are spent and why fundraising is needed.

Check out our Facebook page for fun posts of pictures from the past 20 years as we get ready to celebrate Catholic Schools Week and 20 years of educating students.

Please read through all of Tidbits for important information about events and opportunities.

Thank you to those who have already supported our Spring Spirit Raffle. Our goal is 100% participation, with each family selling $100 worth of raffles (10 tickets). Currently, Kindergarten is in the lead and almost met its goal of 100% participation. We are about 1/3 of the way to 100% for the school. This year, we have incurred several unexpected costs in Angel's Wing and while working to provide a clean, safe environment at school during this pandemic. We also need to replace the roof on the main school building; therefore, donations and fundraising are crucial. Please be generous and reach out to all your friends and family to help support Catholic education for your children.

Peace and Blessings,

Linda Umoh
Upcoming Events
Jan. 28 - Re-enrollment ends
Jan. 29 - Jean Day
Jan. 29 Marvelous Mustang

For all event details please see SSCS Event Descriptions

Earn a $50 Gift Card to Risse Brothers Uniform Store
Like us on Facebook, and follow us 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. In addition, 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 their heard about St. Stephen.
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Catholic Schools Week
Jan. 31 - Feb. 5
Click on the flyer for details
Celebrate Family and Friends on Feb. 13
Seat reservations available on the school website

Join Angels Among Us at the Palmetto Club for an evening outdoors of music, dinner, and dancing.

For more information, please go to our website.

Come And Meet Me At The Valentine Gala
My mom is a sheltie, and my dad is a poodle, and they call me a Sheltidoodle. I am looking for a nice home so I can play with kids and be part of a family. The Hoffmann Family told me that Angels would be the perfect place to find my forever home. I was born on a farm in Iowa, and my first family included Maria Hoffmann's daughter. Maria is coming to get me on a big plane and take me to the Sunshine State. I am so excited to fly and meet new friends at the Angel Gala on Feb. 13. I hope to see you there!
Angels Needs Your Support!
Volunteers Needed

If you can do volunteer work from home or help at the Angel Gala on 2/13 at The Palmetto Club, please contact ngallagher@sscsfl.org.

The Valentine Gala is only three weeks away!

Seat Reservations are available on the school website or by stopping at the school office. 

Angels Among Us continues to need donations.

Contact ngallagher@sscsfl.org with any questions. Please support this event that has supported our school for 21 years. Angels appreciate the continued generous support of school families and friends of the SSCS community. 

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.

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.
St. Stephen Parish-wide Baby Shower

The Respect Life Ministry will be hosting its Annual Baby Shower Donation Drive at every Mass the weekends of Jan. 16-17 and Jan. 23-24. Please see the flyer for details.

FLP Families, We Want You to be a Part of the Yearbook!
FLP students and families, we want you to be part of our yearbook! Submit pictures of your FLP student this year using ReplayIt here:
See this flyer for more information.

Yearbook Recognition Ads
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 theyear book please see the Yearbook Recognition flyer

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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