October 1, 2020
Important updates in this weeks Tidbits:

Haal Pass
Trunk or Treat
Spirit Night
Marvelous Mustangs
Care for Creation Committee
Virtual Book Fair
Spirit Store
Amazon Smiles
Thank you

Principal's Points
Good Afternoon St. Stephen families,

The cooler weather is here and so is the midpoint in our trimester. We have been in school for six weeks and now is a good time to review your child's progress in all their classes. Take the time to look at the FACTS Family Portal with your child and discuss how he or she is doing. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher.

Since the weather is cooler, we will go back to our regular uniform. Beginning on Monday, students should only wear their PE uniform on the days they have PE. This is also a good time to review the handbook regarding uniform requirements. It is important that all students wear solid black shoes whether they are in regular uniform or PE uniform. This includes the sole of the shoe. Black shoes with white soles are not acceptable. Every part of the shoe must be black. Socks must also be a solid color void of any logo. Colors and styles of socks are explained in the handbook.

We were very busy here at school this weekend installing the AC enhancement units in both buildings and treating the playground for mosquitoes. A big thank you goes out to Allen Odell, former facilities manager, who drove our AC purification systems down from North Carolina so we could have them as soon as possible. He also remained all weekend to help with the install. We are grateful to everyone who made this happen!

Today we announced the winner of our Elementary Grades Time Machine Book Fair Door Decorating Contest. The winner was 3A with their very clever "Portal Potty" design. Check our Facebook page for pictures of all the doors.

Please read all of Tidbits as there is much exciting news being shared. Don't forget tomorrow is a Noon Dismissal. As always, thank you all for your continued support.

Peace and Blessings,

Linda Umoh
Up and Coming
Spirit Shop Online- September 18- October 4
Virtual book Fair- September 25- October 8
Noon Dismissal- October 2
Holy Card Free Dress Day- October 12
Spirit Night- October 14
No School- October 19
Principal's Coffee-October 21
Fall Picture retakes and Graduation pictures- October 22
Spirit Night- October 27
Move Together to Care for Creation- November 6
Angels Valentine Gala- February 13

For all event details please see SSCS Event Descriptions
Amazon Smile
Amazon Smiles is a great way to support our school! Amazon Smile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. All you need to do is start your shopping at smile.amazon.com. The donation comes directly from Amazon and does not cost you any extra money. Please set up an Amazon Smiles account and list SSCS as your charity; this is a simple and easy way to donate to your school. We hope you will join the many families who are already helping the school every time they shop on Amazon. 
Spirit Night October 14!
Join us at Little Greek Fresh Grill anytime from 11am -9pm for dine in, take out, delivery, pick up or catering!

Just mention that you are with the school and they will take care of the rest.
Spirit Night October 27!
Stop by East Coast Pizza from Open to Close. 10% of all proceeds will go to SSCS. Remember to mention you are with the school! Curbside pick up only. Tell all your family and friends!

SSCS Trunk or Treat
SSCS Celebrates Trunk Or Treat Friday, October 30 from 6 to 7:30. Let's make Halloween 2020 Fun for our Children!

For more event details, SSCS Trunk or Treat 2020

To sign up to participate please go to SSCS Trunk or Treat Sign up

Congratulations to our September Marvelous Mustangs
Prek 3/4: Quinten R.
K: Rachel Rae S.
1: Michael C.
2: Kenleigh A.
3A: Samantha H.
3B: Apple M.
4: Benjamin B.
5: Alana S.
6: Adrian R.
7: Violet J.
8: Angel R.
FLP: Violeta G.
WL: Johann C.
PE: Nathan C.
ART: Melina G.
Technology: Owen D.
Life Chain October 4
St. Stephen Respect Life is hosting the annual National Life Chain this Sunday after 11:30 Mass on the Church property adjacent to Boyette Rd. Fr. Tim will be leading us in Prayer and the Rosary for on hour to end abortion in our nation. This is a family friendly event!
Volunteers needed for the Care for Creation Committee
Volunteers are needed for our Care for Creation Green School Committee. If you have any expertise in this area we would be delighted if you could assist us. Committee meetings will be virtual.

If you have an interest in joining this team, please contact Mrs. Robles with your availability and area of expertise.
Public Library Haal Pass
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.

Virtual Book Fair
You still have time to read a good book with your children and imagine how it was to live during Medieval Times or see things the way a Charioteer saw them in the 5th century C.E. Books can take you and your students on all kinds of amazing adventures.
Visit the SSCS Time Machine Virtual Book Fair, ends 10/8.

Spirit Store Closes Sunday! Order your Spirit items today!
Thank you to all our families who have placed orders. The online Mustang Spirit Shop is still open. Please use the link below to order.
The store will be open only until 10/4 at Midnight.
Please place your order now!

Interested in learning ASL
Interested in learning American Sign Language? 
Former St. Stephen guest speaker and award-winning author Kentrell Martin is offering a special promotion on his new American Sign Language Academy for St. Stephen students and families.   

The Jr ASL Academy 1 course teaches over 500 signs. 
It is self-paced and includes 26 in-depth lessons, over 50 instructional videos, multiple-choice tests, printables and so much more!  The program is being offered to students and teachers for just $12 for a 10-month program.

Thank you!
Thank you to our school families, who generously contributed to our SVDP can drive!

The food drives are a great opportunity for our students to learn the importance of helping those in need.

Great Family Resources
Click Here for: Free Audible books for children and teens.

Click Here for: Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.

Click Here for: The ultimate list of resources for families with children!
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