October 21, 2021

Important updates in this week's Tidbits:

Volunteer Opportunities
Spirit Night
Trunk Or Treat
BOO Grams
Christmas Card Contest
Mustang Sports
Principal's Points
Good Afternoon St. Stephen Families,

Today I had the pleasure of welcoming two new "employees" to our school. Lauren and Wilma are freshman students at Cristo Rey High School and as part of the school's work-study program, they will be working here for the remainder of the school year. Lauren and Wilma will be here every Thursday and will be helping in the office, library, and assisting teachers as needed. This is a great opportunity for the school and for two students. We are very excited to have them here.

Today was also an exciting day for our PK students as they had the opportunity to visit the pumpkin patch. I visited the PK3 class when they returned and they told me about the good time they had. One student couldn't wait to tell me that his humongous pumpkin was the biggest of them all!

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

Peace,

Linda Umoh
Upcoming Events
Oct. 26 - Spirit Night
Oct. 29 - Jean Day/Halloween Shirt
Oct. 29 - Marvelous Mustang
Oct. 29 - Trunk Or Treat
Nov. 12 - Noon Dismissal
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

  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. 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.  
You can find the letter for friends and relatives here.
The 2021 SSCS Christmas Card Contest is Here!

Calling all student artists:
All students are invited to participate in the annual SSCS Christmas Card Contest. Card designs should reflect the seasons of Advent or Christmas and the birth of our Lord. Students should use a plain white 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. The winning design will be printed on Christmas cards sent out by the school to individuals and schools throughout the Diocese. The student will also receive a set of 25 cards with their design to send to family and friends. All submissions should be students' original artwork and should include the student’s name and grade written on the back in pencil. Designs must be submitted to the front office by Monday, November 1st. Drawings sent in after that date/time will not be considered.
Trunk or Treat is Back!
  Friday, October 29 6 to 7:30 PM
 Voted the Most Fun Event of the School Year

Get ready for Trunk or Treat! Great fun for all SSCS Families. Decorated cars can begin arriving at 5:30 PM and must be ready to spook the ghosts n goblins by 6:PM. No decorated cars will be permitted into the Trunk or Treat area after 6:PM. Cars arriving for treats can begin arriving at 6:PM. The Knight of Columbus will be directing the parking. Decorated cars can not exit until 7:30 PM. Middle School will provide games and sell Halloween Glow Items, all proceeds will benefit the Student Council. Cash Only Please! The PTCO will be selling Mustang Spirit Items to benefit the PTCO, also Cash Only. Thanks to our SSCS DJ, Mr. Medina, for supplying the music. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE BEST DECORATED CAR AND THE RUNNER UP, compliments of the PTCO.

If you intend to be a decorated vehicle, please sign up here so we have an approximate number of vehicles in attendance.



First time ever, SSCS offers FOOD TRUCK goodies to purchase at Trunk or Treat!
MUSTANG SPORTS
COED SOCCER:  The Mustang soccer team lost to St Lawrence, 5-0, in the quarterfinals of the Catholic league playoffs. Thank you to Coach Riker for her sacrifice and commitment coaching the team again this season.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:  The varsity volleyball team lost to Corpus Christi two games to one to end the regular season. The varsity playoffs are next week. The Mustangs play Mother Teresa in the quarterfinals on Monday at Christ the King at 4:00.   
The JV volleyball team played well and had a great time at the JV Jamboree last Saturday. The Mustangs finished the season on Tuesday beating Christ the King-Red two games to zero. Great season girls. Thank you to alumnus Kayla Weber for her hard work and doing a great job coaching the JV girls this season.  
Girls varsity flag football and boys JV and varsity track are the next school sports. Girls varsity flag football is for grades 6-8 and boys track is grades 5-8. Students interested in trying out and participating should sign up with Coach Green next week. Girls flag football tryouts are Thursday, November 4, 3:00-5:30. Boys track practices will start the week of November 8.

GO MUSTANGS
Coach Green

40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign
We invite you to participate in the 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign. The Diocese of St. Petersburgh is once again sponsoring the 40 Days for Life vigil from September 22nd to October 31st at 2010 E. Fletcher Ave, Tampa. Click on the attached 40 Days for Life suggested daily prayer intentions as well as a letter from the St. Stephen Respect LIFE Ministry with daily prayers for our elementary children.
Come out and support the Men's Club at their
28th Annual
Men's Club Golf Scramble.

When: November 6, 2021
Course: Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
Sign In: Begins at 11:30 a.m.
Tee Time: 1:00 p.m.

To register or become a sponsor of the event please visit,

Black Friday is coming!
Join Amazon Smile and help
support SSCS!
It's simple to give money back to SSCS when you shop on Amazon, and now is the perfect time to sign up before you do all of your holiday shopping!
Here's how:
1. Visit https://smile.amazon.com
2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.
3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice.
4. Select your charity.
5. Start shopping!
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Public Library Haal Pass
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