November 4, 2021

Important updates in this week's Tidbits:

Making Waves
Safe Environment
Altar Servers
PDQ Campaign
Mustang Sports
Principal's Points
Good Afternoon St. Stephen Families,

Trunk or Treat was a great success last week! It was great fun seeing everyone. Thank you to everyone who volunteered for the event.

Today is the final day of the first trimester. Please watch for an email next Thursday for the link to view your child's report card.

Thank you to Lisa and Michael Lopez for completing our sidewalk outside the Art Room and thank you to the Vega family for trimming our bushes by the front office. Help with maintaining our property is always greatly appreciated.

Making Waves is almost here and the donations have been coming in. Please remember that each family is required to collect $100 in donations for this fundraiser. Reach out to friends and family and ask them to support our school.

Please be sure to read through the entire newsletter to stay informed.


Linda Umoh
Upcoming Events
Nov. 12 - Noon Dismissal
Nov. 12 - Making Waves
Nov. 13-14 - Holy Card Weekend
Nov. 15 - Holy Card Free Dress
Nov. 19 - Fall Shirt/Jean Day
Nov. 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday No School
Dec. 3 - Student Advent Retreat
Dec. 3 - Noon Dismissal
Drivers PLEASE drive slowly, carefully, and wait until the whole line of cars move before leaving the morning drop-off line. Thank you!
Thank you to our SSCS DJ Mr. Medina!

Trunk or Treat was a tremendous success with over 50 cars decorated and more children than you could count.

Another fun event sponsored by the PTCO for our Mustang families to enjoy!
Trick or Treaters taking a time out to have fun jumping rope!
If your child has an interest in becoming an Altar Server, there will be two training sessions in November. The training takes place in the main church. 

Nov. 13 - 1 pm to 3 pm

Nov. 14 - 2 pm to 4 pm

Students who are trained and scheduled for weekend Masses are able to altar serve at school Masses. Please have your child attend one of these training sessions if they are interested in joining this ministry.  
Everyone needs to be updated with their safe environment and fingerprints in order to volunteer in the school or to chaperone a field trip. Safe environment and fingerprints are good for 5 years. Attached below are the instructions on how to get your safe environment certificate and to have your fingerprints done. If you have any questions please contact Karen Biase at or call the front office at 813-741-9203 ext. 1100. Click the link here for information regarding fingerprints. Click here for more information on safe environment.

  Making Waves is Almost Here  

Please read the following information regarding our November 12th event called Making Waves. This event is one of the two PTCO yearly fundraisers for the school. Thank you to all who have already donated. The link for donations is 

Information and the link to donate are also on the school website for your convenience. If you prefer, donations can be sent to the school office in an envelope clearly marked with students' names and grades. Look for volunteer opportunities to help on November 12th and read about all the fun activities students will be experiencing at Making Waves. Click here for more information. You can find the letter for friends and relatives here.

Please click this link if you'd like to volunteer. 

Please click this link to see the items we need to borrow from the parents. 

Great Stocking Stuffer
SSCS aluminum water bottles are available for purchase in the school office for $10.00 each, cash or check will be accepted.
To purchase gift cards click the link below.
Girls varsity flag football tryouts are today until 5:00. The team starts practice next week and has a couple of weeks of practice before the games start on Tuesday, November 30th. The game schedule will be posted on the school website when it is finalized by the sports league.

Boys track practice starts next week. Practice is Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:30. The dates of the meets will be posted on the school website under Athletics when they are finalized by the league.

All student-athletes are required to have a sports physical and consent form completed in full to be eligible to participate in school sports. The FHSAA sports physical and Diocesan consent forms are available on the school website under Athletics>forms. The sports physical has to be done for each school year and does not carry over. The sports forms are valid for the entire school year. 

Coach Green
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