October 28, 2021

Important updates in this week's Tidbits:

Trunk Or Treat
Making Waves
Christmas Card Contest
Mustang Sports
Principal's Points
Good Afternoon St. Stephen Families,

A big thank you to all our volunteers who are helping with our past and upcoming events. I am very excited for Trunk or Treat tomorrow evening and our upcoming Making Waves event. Our volunteers have been hard at work creating these fun events for the students. Coach Riker organized a great end of soccer season celebration for the students and their families that was greatly appreciated. Thank you also to Erin Black, our PTCO president, for arranging a fun and informative PTCO meeting at Talking Pints. Thank you also to our PK parents who came out last Saturday to help beautify and add to our PK playground. The children very much appreciate your efforts. There are so many great things happening and all because of everyone's support of the school and our students.

I hope to see everyone tomorrow evening and enjoy the picture of the PK 3 pumpkin patch!

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


Linda Umoh
Upcoming Events
Oct. 29 - Jean Day/Halloween Shirt
Oct. 29 - Marvelous Mustang
Oct. 29 - Trunk Or Treat
Nov. 1- SVDP Can Drive
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
A huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Lampe, Mr. Giltner, Mrs. Ramos, Mr. Smith, Mr. Spell,
Mr. De Jesus, Mr. Aposteleres, Mr. & Mrs. Fuentes-Heredia, Mrs. Coradin, Mrs. Contreras, and Mr. Oliveti who helped renew the preschool playground! Thank you so much for your time and service! The children are LOVING all the new additions to the playground!

Thanks from the Pre School Team.

  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.  
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. 

Can You Lend
A Helping Hand?

Calling all SSCS families who live near Panther Trace and 301. A fellow Mustang is in need of morning pick up on November 3rd, 4th & 5th. If you can help this family please contact the main office at 813-741-9203.
Help those in need and help your students realize the joy of giving to others. All donated cans should be sent to school with your child.
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.
                    It Is Finally Here!                      
                                       Mustang Trunk or Treat

Join in the FUN on Friday from 6 to 7:30PM. It is not too late to decide to come as a decorated car. No need to sign up, but be parked and ready to Trick or Treat Mustang Families, at 6. The fun continues to 7:30 with our DJ, the best decorated car contest and the best costumes this side of 301. Enjoy the food trucks and remember to help support the PTCO and Student Council by purchasing an SSCS water bottle or a glow stick (cash only).  
Purchase gift cards below.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:  The varsity volleyball team played great but lost to Mother Teresa,15-11 in the third game of their quarterfinal match. Good season Mustangs!

Girls varsity flag football and boys JV and varsity track are the next school sports. Sign-ups are this week and next. Girls in grades 6-8 are eligible to try out and play flag football. Tryouts are next Thursday, November 4, from 3:00-5:30. Coach Green is excited to have Coach McRae back to coach the girls again this season.

Boys JV and varsity track practice starts on Monday, November 8, from 3:00-4:30.

Here is the revised Catholic sports league timeline for the 2021-22 school year.

Fall-girls flag football and boys JV and varsity track.
Winter-girls JV and varsity basketball and boys varsity flag football.
Spring-girls JV and varsity track and boys JV and varsity basketball.

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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