SCSS NEWSLETTER






Dear Parents,

The Gospel value of the Month of November is "Service." During this month we recognize that as Disciples of Christ we are called to serve others. Service is defined as the action of helping or doing work for someone. We are called to serve faithfully through simplicity, humility, and in virtue in our daily work and interactions with others.  In the Gospel of Mathew, Jesus said " Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." So as we serve our brothers and sisters, let us remember that we are also serving our Lord. 

Quote from Pope Francis:

"Jesus taught us: those who command must become like those who serve. Or, those who wish to be first must become servants...."

 
Faithfully Yours,

Miss Giaquinto



Important Dates
  • November 8th- Report Cards go home today for Gr. 1-8. Please keep the report card, sign the envelope, and send it back to school with you child tomorrow. 
  • November 9th- Saint Prayer Service at 9:30 am in the Family Center
  • November 10th- Communion Workshop Grade 3 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am (Attendance is Mandatory)
  • November 11th- Ladies Night Fundraiser 5 pm- 8 pm Ole Dog Tavern Stratford, CT
  • November 13th- Early Dismissal at 11:50 am for Report Card Conferences (Grades 1-8) 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
    Please call Mrs. Wolfe to schedule a conference if you would like one.
     
  • November 14th- Picture Retake Day, HSA meeting at 7:00 pm 
  • November 20th- Thanksgiving Prayer Service 9:30 am in the Church
  • November 21st- Early Dismissal at 11:50 am Dress Casual Day -bring in a food donation for Trumbull Food Pantry/Spooner House

  • November 22nd-23rd- No School~Thanksgiving Break

 

Report Cards 

Report Cards for Grades 1-8 
go home today. 

Please sign and return the envelope to your child's teacher and keep the report card.

On Tuesday, November 13th there will be an early dismissal from school for parent-teacher conferences from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 

Please call the office if you would like to meet with your child's teacher.



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Tardiness:

I have noticed an increase in the number of students who are late for school. If a student comes to school once the prayer bell has rung at 7:45 am they are considered tardy.

The procedure is to stop at the nurse for a tardy slip before going to class. 

The tardy count is recorded and becomes part of the record card for your child. 

Please note the first period class bell is directly after prayer at 7:50 am.



Butter Braids & Cookie Dough Fundraiser Pick Up

Our Butter Braid and Cookie Dough Fundraiser 
pick up date is Wednesday, Nov. 14th in the school lobby.

Pre K orders will be ready for pick up at 1:00 pm.
Grades K through 8 will be ready for pick up beginning at 2:00 pm.

Please be mindful that these items are frozen and will need to be picked up on this day. We can't store these items at school.

If you have any questions or can volunteer to help us with the pick up please contact Tracy Ferreira at 203-524-4135.


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SCSS Care Team 
Sneaker Drive

We are collecting sneakers in partnership with Angel Bins.  There will be a bin in the school lobby for you to donate any sneakers you've outgrown or no longer use. The sneakers will be shipped and re-purposed for those in need. The collection will run from November 9 - November 21, 2018.




Nurse News From Mrs. Hogan    
Autumn is a beautiful time of year but as the weather gets cooler outside, head colds, sore throats, fevers and viruses enter homes and school settings.
Please help keep our school community healthy and prevent the spread of illness. If your child is sick, please keep them at home. 

Remember to send your child to school with a warm jacket and other accessories.  These items are needed in order to go outside for recess and for outdoor classes on gym days.
 

Keeping the children warm and healthy is our goal! 


HSA Corner
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Next Meeting will be November 14th 
7:00 pm in the school.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of our events, please email us at: 


*All volunteers MUST be VIRTUS trained*  HAPPY FALL!

 
                 Click here to view HSA meeting minutes.
                    
                                 
Special Events Committee         

Want to make a difference, want to have some fun while meeting other St. Catherine's Families, then join the Special Events Committee.
 
Please reach out to Katie Miller-Creagh at:  katieandkids07@gmail.com