October 8, 2020
Important updates in this weeks Tidbits:

Virtual Book Fair
Trunk or Treat
Spirit Night
Moving Together to Care for Creation
Save the Date
Thank you

Principal's Points
Good Afternoon St. Stephen families,

This weekend is Uniform Weekend. That means students who come to Mass in uniform will receive a Holy Card from the priest at the end of Mass. Students should then bring the card to school on Monday to show their teacher and they may have free dress. Please see the handbook for free dress rules.

We have been in touch with the county regarding the traffic light. As I stated in my Principal's Coffee, the project has become more involved as street crossings will need to be included in the design. We are planning to have a meeting with county representatives at the end of the month to review the design and schedule for the work to be completed. I will give you an update after our meeting.

As you know, we have been using two entrances for morning drop off, the Angel's Wing and the Art Room and it has been working well. Now that this is becoming a regular pathway to the Art Room, we would like to upgrade the path from the sidewalk to the patio outside the Art Room door. Right now there are a few pavers but is difficult to navigate with rolling backpacks. If anyone is able to help with cement, pavers, etc. and can make a path for us, please let me know. It's about 10-15 feet of walkway that's needed and if someone could help us accomplish this at no or minimal cost, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please read all of Tidbits as there is much exciting news being shared. As always, thank you all for your continued support.

Peace and Blessings,

Linda Umoh
Up and Coming
Virtual book Fair- September 25- October 8
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
Own the Avenue
Own The Avenue is a SSCS weekly street sign posting to celebrate birthdays or other important events in your student's life. Signs are posted Monday-Friday during the school year. You select the week you want to display the street sign. Previously ordered street signs can be posted or you may order a new sign. The cost is $30 for an existing sign and $50 for a new sign. If you are interested in reserving a week for this school year, please go to Own the Avenue.
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

Virtual Book Fair Ends Tonight!
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 Tonight!

Volunteers needed for Moving Together to Care for Creation
Volunteers are needed to assist with Moving Together to Care for Creation. In order to sign up to Volunteer for this exciting event, please go to our Volunteer sign up form

Thank you!
Thank you to all school families who purchased from the School Spirit Store. Orders will be shipped in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.

Please send us photos of you and your children wearing the Mustang Spirit so we can share them with families and friends of SSCS.

Go Mustangs!

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.

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.


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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