October 7, 2021

Important updates in this week's Tidbits:

Mustang Sports
Making Waves
PTCO Meeting
BOO GRAMS
Principal's Points
Good Afternoon St. Stephen Families,

Thank you to all our volunteers for a successful Book Fair!

Today our 8th graders had their cap and gown pictures taken. I am so proud of these students, and I'm excited for them as they make their final journey through St. Stephen this year towards the next chapter in their lives.


Enjoy the four-day weekend!

Peace,

Linda Umoh
Thank you Kona Ice for supporting our school!

The school was presented with a check from the Kona Ice sales during the Book Fair. Thank you to all our parents who supported this.
Upcoming Events
Oct. 8 - No School
Oct. 9-10 Holy Card Weekend
Oct. 11 - No School
Oct. 12 - Holy Card Free Dress
Oct. 29 - Jean Day/Halloween Shirt
Oct. 29 - Marvelous Mustang
Oct. 29 - Trunk Or Treat
MUSTANG SPORTS
Girls Volleyball:  The varsity won their first match of the season on Monday beating St Peter Claver, two games to zero. The Mustangs lost yesterday to Mother Teresa two games to zero.
The JV beat Christ the King Blue two games to zero and lost to Mother Teresa two games to zero.
The volleyball teams are back on the court today against St Lawrence at Christ the King.  The varsity plays at 4:00 and the JV at 5:00. They also have a match on Tuesday against Nativity at Christ the King. Varsity at 4:00 and JV at 5:00.

Soccer:  The Mustang soccer team has played well but lost their past two games. They lost to St Lawrence, 4-1 with the goal scored by Colin D, and they lost to Mother Teresa, 4-0. The Mustangs are back on the field for their last regular-season home game today against Christ the King here at St Stephen at 4:00. The soccer team also has a game Tuesday against Nativity at Nativity at 4:00.

See the school website under Athletics for the complete girl's volleyball and coed soccer match and game schedules.   

GO MUSTANGS
Coach Green

Thanks To All Our Book Fair Was A Success!

The American Frontier Book Fair was much more than a fun event for students and their families. It was a community coming together! Thursday was especially a terrific day as so many students enjoyed the opportunity to dress the theme. Family Night added to the fun with face painting, rock painting, and crafting bead bracelets.  Thanks to Heather, Katherine, and Tarin for the amazing decorations, and the many volunteers who set up,
worked every day at the registers and then assisted with the teardown. Julie and Jackie again helped to successfully make sure everything came together. Our appreciation to the Middle School students who made students smile by sharing their creative talents.
Most of all, thanks to every amazing SSCS family who supported the event by encouraging their child to read for both knowledge as well as enjoyment.  

Father-Daughter Dance
Sponsored by Community for Women

Save the date for a special evening just for dads and daughters to hang out and dance the night away! Join us in the St. Stephen Family Life Center dressed in your most fancy attire for a fall gala. Refreshments will be served. St. Stephen’s own, DJ Mr. Medina, will be providing music for the evening. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the SVdP food pantry.

Where: The St. Stephen Family Life Center
When: Friday, October 15, 2021
Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm
Theme: Fall Formal
Donate: A food pantry item
ATTENTION Title I Parents
ZOOM MEETING
What: Title I Annual Fall Parent Meeting
Where: Zoom
When: 12:00-12:30 P.M. on Friday, October 15th
How: Access Zoom meeting via email from Mrs. Clendenen
Boo Grams are different flavored tootsie pops wrapped in ghost paper made by the Student Council. This is a great way to celebrate Halloween around the school while supporting our SSCS Student Council! Each Boo Gram will cost $1. This event will run from October 7th through October 17th. Click on the link below to buy BOO GRAMS for your child and their friends. The BOO GRAMS will be passed out by the teachers on October 29th.

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.
Decoration Volunteers Needed for our Making Waves Event on November 12th.
Please see the Sign-Up Genius Link below to sign up!! Once you are signed up the team will reach out with the next steps.
We appreciate your help! 
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,

CO-CHAIR NEEDED
We are planning our annual raffle fundraiser and a co-chair is needed!
Our raffle fundraiser will begin in March with the final winner being announced just before Easter. Plans to ensure we reach our goal are already in the works. Our Raffle Fundraiser Chair Cindy has been exploring various ways to make the event fun and exciting.  
If you can share your time and talents to co-chair this event, please contact
 ngallagher@sscsfl.org or call the school office.  
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.
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!
6. Add a bookmark https://smile.amazon.com make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
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