A Message from Monsignor Merdian.....
Hello Parents:

     Welcome back to Jordan Catholic School! To our new families, we are excited and happy to have you. To our returning families, welcome back as we so need to begin this school year. Mr. Smithers and the teachers and staff have been doing a great job and working hard to make this happen. Thanks for your participation and patience. Let's continue to pray and do our part to keep the virus away from the school and our families.

    As we continue our mission of helping your children and families to become saints and to be together in heaven one day, I look forward to partnering with you. We work as partners when our families attend Mass together on Sunday, so that what they are receiving in school is backed up by practice at home. When you help your kids at home with the regular subjects as well as with religion, it provides a faith learning experience to help us all grow in our love of God. God has given us all these gifts and we want to be grateful for them. This past Sunday, I mentioned three things that we could take from the Gospel of Matthew 7, if we are truly going to be disciples of Jesus, our Lord. They are,
1. We have to learn to deny ourselves and put Jesus first at all times.
2. We have to learn to embrace and joyfully carry the crosses Jesus gives us to walk with throughout our lives
3. We have to learn to follow Christ alone.  

  Let's all work on these together with our respective pastors and parishes and Churches so that our school will be a beacon of light, goodness, holiness and love for Jesus. Welcome back everyone!

Msgr Merdian
Pastor-St. Pius X
ADMINISTRATIVE NEWS

PARENT/STUDENT FORMS NEEDED
I am missing a number of forms requiring signatures. If you have not sent these forms back to school, please do so now. Click the Link below to view, print out, return. If you need me to send a hard copy, let me know. Also, ask your child if they have turned them into their homeroom teacher. In some cases I have one sibling's form, but not another's.....may still be in their backpack?

SCHOOL PICTURES continue....
Thursday, September 3rd: Grades 1-4
Tuesday, September 9th: Picture Retake Day 10:00 to 11:30am
Tuesday, September 9th: Virtual Students may also come for their photo session during 1:00 to 1:30pm

To order or view your pictures online visit: www.tssorders.com and enter event number 27103227. You will then type your child's last name to view their photo. You may order and pay for your school pictures online or get a hard copy order form from Mrs. Dusenberry in the front office.

View informational flyer and order form by clicking on the links below:

SCRIP CREDIT CHECKS
If you have not picked up your SCRIP Credit Check, it is being sent home this week with your student. Please check backpacks.

If you would like to learn more about our SCRIP program visit our website: jordanschool.com (under Parents, then Fundraising, then SCRIP). It is a great program, can save you $$$ and help your school out at the same time - much needed by all! Contact the school for more information!

TRAFFIC PICK-UP please follow the directives of the Drop-off and Pick-up traffic flow.
Drop-off (7:35-8:00am) / Pick-up (Noon):
A-M Last Names-
  • Must enter from 31st Avenue, get into the Left Lane, and proceed to the Main Entrance.
  • From 31st Avenue, continue along the dividers to the front of the school where you may drop your child off or at pick-up, children will be released to your care.
  • Do not drop-off/pick-up your children from the street - curbside only.
  • Do not cut in front of other vehicles unless directed to do so by staff.

N-Z Last Names-
  • Must enter from 31st Avenue, get into the Right Lane, and proceed to the Gym Door Entrance.
  • From 31st Avenue, continue along the dividers and proceed to Gym Door where your children will be released to your care. Do not exit onto 24th Street.
  • Do not drop-off/pick-up your children from the outer parking lot - curbside only.
  • Once you have dropped-off/picked-up your children, exit the parking lot from the Rectory Lane only.
  • Do not cut in front of other vehicles unless directed to do so by staff.
  • Must
Noon Dismissal is seeing the last child delivered to their vehicle by approximately 12:15. We are installing No Parking Signs in front of the building which we hope will help with our A-M Dismissal Traffic Flow.
Again, we thank you for your patience and all that you are doing to help us this school year!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO CLEAN THE CHURCH
School Masses will start the week of September 8th.
K-4 students will attend Mass on Tuesdays at 8:30am.
5-8 students will attend Mass on Thursdays at 8:30am.
Monsignor is asking for two volunteers after each Mass to help clean the church after the children leave.
School personnel are extremely busy keeping our school building clean, so we are in need of parent volunteers. You will be provided with the cleaning products and trained to use the sprayer. We have one volunteer for Thursdays, but need more help and 'subs' when needed.
Please contact Sandy Carlsten at 309.793.7350 x214 or scarlsten@jordanschool.com.
Thank you for your assistance so our students can attend these liturgies.
UPCOMING DATES
September 3rd: School Pictures (see schedule under Administrative News)

September 3rd: Recorded Parent Open House - parents will be receiving an email from their homeroom/grade level teachers.

September 9th: Picture Retake Day (see times under Administrative News)

September 14th - 24th: MAPS Testing
PM eLearning will be adjusted and Virtual Students will be given directives. All parents will be hearing from their teachers very soon regarding these test dates.
CHICK-FIL-A
Chick-Fil-A (Southpark Mall store) will be serving meals from the Family Dollar Store on 18th Avenue and 38th Street in Rock Island the week of August 31st - September 4th between 11:00am and 2:00pm. They would like to thank our Jordan families by giving you free fries with each purchase. Click the link below to print out flyer which must be shown at time of purchase. Your children will be coming home with a hard copy of this flyer as well.
BEFORE CARE AND CAFETERIA SERVICES
Before Care (6:30am)
Children arriving for BeforeCare can be dropped off in the morning. For breakfast we are currently serving a variety of cold cereals, fruits, pastries.

Cafeteria Lunches are being served. You can find the September Menu on our website, on SIS or by clicking the Link below:

Food Service is currently 'catching-up' -
Returning Families may not see the correct balance on their EZSchoolPay Account.
New Families will be given the directives to set up an account very soon.
EZSchoolPay allows families to view and make online payments toward their family lunch account, but they do charge a transaction fee. To avoid this fee, you may send payment in the form of a check (in an envelope marked "Lunch Account").
SpiritWear and Gym Uniforms should be delivered next week. There are a few SpiritWear items that are on backorder.
If you have questions or concerns about anything, please reply to this email.
Have a Safe and Wonderful Labor Day Weekend!