Weekly news & updates

May 28, 2021
Dear SCBA Parents:

It is sad to think this is our final newsletter of the 2020-2021 school year. The school years feel like they move faster and faster! I remember being in school and thinking summer would NEVER get here! Now, it seems like I blinked once and it is summer.  

The halls are empty and it is very quiet here. It is definitely different around here in the summer time with all the teachers and scholars gone.  With the year coming to a close, SCBA said goodbye to some teachers this past week:
  • Mrs. Asta (4th Grade)
  • Mrs. Bresette (3rd Grade)
  • Mrs. Fessler (2nd Grade)
  • Mrs. Lee (6th Grade)
  • Mrs. Mulvihill (7th/8th Religion)
  • Mrs. Tomes (Music)
We will also be saying goodbye to Courtney Savageau, the parish/school Communications Coordinator. So if there is something you would like to include in the school newsletter, please send it to Rose Hochstatter at rhochstatter@stcharleskc.com.

Saying goodbye is always difficult. The good news is all the teachers leaving are taking their training and love of the Classical model with them and will be able to share it wherever their new adventures take them. What a gift this will bring to the communities they will be working with this next school year.  

I am pleased to announce our teaching staff for the 2021-2022 school year:

SCBA Early Childhood Center:
  • 2 Year old room- Mrs. Molly Fleming- lead teacher; Miss Angelina Mortelli -assistant teacher
  • Montessori- Mrs. Morehouse - Lead teacher; Assistant teacher-
  • Pre-School- Mrs. Peggy Malaponti - lead teacher; Mrs. Nicole Caylor - assistant teacher
  • Pre-Kindergarten- Mrs. Rebecca VanDyke- lead teacher and ECC Coordinator; Mrs. Brandy Riney - assistant teacher

Kindergarten through 8th Grade:
  • Kindergarten - Mrs. Susie Henton; Kindergarten Aides- Mrs. Fran Gillespie and Mrs. Jennifer Gray
  • 1st Grade - Mrs. Suzie Jones
  • 2nd Grade-
  • 3rd Grade - Miss Megan Dusanek
  • 4th Grade- Mrs. Elysha Ferguson
  • 5th Grade - Mrs. Rose Brown
  • 6th Grade Homeroom and 6th, 7th and 8th History and Religion-
  • 7th Grade Homeroom and 6th, 7th and 8th ELA- Mrs. Phyllis Wegeng 
  • 8th Grade Homeroom and 6th, 7th and 8th Math and Science- Mrs. Karla Prewitt
  • PE- Mr. Rick Auxier
  • Music- Mrs. Niccole Winney
  • Art- Mrs. Mary Marotta
  • Library and Resource Teacher- Mrs. Elaine Nick
  • Resource Teacher - Mrs. Colleen Mackin
  • Latin- Miss Clarissa Goebel 

SCBA is excited to welcome our new teachers and staff to our Academy. I know each of them are excited to join our Academy and parish community.  

Beginning June 7th - July 30, 2021, the SCBA office will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Our Academy newsletter will be sent out on Friday, June 18 and Friday, July 16th during the summer. We will begin the weekly newsletters starting on Friday, July 30th!  

We hope to see everyone at our Annual Garage Sale June 16-19th! This is one of the largest school fundraisers - so thank you for helping with this event. Mrs. Tomes and her team do an amazing job. We are so lucky to have so many volunteers and people supporting our Academy and parish!

I pray all our families will be able to attend Mass each week. I know Fr. Don will love seeing you and your scholars each week at Mass. Enjoy your summer!  

Dr. Hopson

Looking Ahead:
  • June 7- Summer Care Program Begins
  • July 5- Summer Program closed for July 4th holiday
  • July 30- Last day of Summer Program
  • August 18- First Day of School
2021-2022 Calendar

Attached is an overview of the 2021-2022 school year. Mark your calendars for August 18, the first day of school! Please note- this calendar does not include events.
SCBA Summer Program Mask Update
Scholars are not required to wear masks for our summer program, if the parent/guardian reviews and signs the form attached below.
Our 2021 summer program has reached its capacity! Thank you to all our families who have signed up. If you are interested in being put on the waiting lit, contact Leanora DiCapo at ldicapo@stcharleskc.com.
Summer Reading 2021

Summer reading provides our scholars an opportunity to continue to develop a love of reading. This is a time that your child can choose to read outside on the deck, by a pool, a favorite spot in the yard, or under a tree. It is important to help your child develop a habit of reading every day.
Kindergarteners through second graders (fall 2021), who read at least 20 books this summer, will earn a free book. Parents should keep a list of completed book that includes the title of the book and the author.

Third through eighth grade (fall 2021) students who read at least 4 chapter books and write a 4-5 sentence summary of each book will earn a free book. The summary should include the title and the author of the book. 

Click below for the summer reading challenge for each grade:
Online Summer Math Opportunity for 6th-9th Grade Scholars

Is your 6th-8th grade scholar interested in taking an advanced math class this summer? Math+: An Advanced Learning Opportunity will be a virtual class taught by Greg Owsley, the director of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) initiative at Rockhurst High School. This course focuses on number theory. Click below to learn more or to sign-up!
Garage Sale
Mark your calendars! The pre-sale picnic is June 15. Join us for dinner followed by the early bird garage sale special! We are still accepting donations for the garage sale. Drop-off your treasures on Wednesday's or Saturday's at the times listed below.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the mandatory service obligation for school parents is 10 hours, 3 of which must be fulfilled at the garage sale. Parents must sign-up a minimum of 3 hours, but may fulfill up to seven hours of their obligation through the garage sale.
Northland Catholic Warrior Football

Football Registration for the Fall 2021 school year will be OPEN SOON for boys in the 2nd through 8th grades for all Northland Catholic Schools and their PSR programs. Tackle practices start the week of August 2 and will be held on Tues/Wed/Thurs from 6-8pm. As the season progresses we will adjust times depending on daylight. Tackle games are held on Saturdays and there will be a couple weeknight games. Flag will practice 2 nights a week and we will have a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade team. All flag games are held on Saturdays. 
ALL practices will be held at the new St. Pius Athletic Complex located at 3700 NE Davidson Road which is 1 mile south of the high school.

  • Flag Football is offered for 2nd-4th grade: registration fee is $75.
  • Tackle football is offered for 5th/6th and 7th/8th: registration fee is $150

Visit our website for more information regarding our football program. Contact Jim@rosskc.com with any questions.
Cross Country

St. Andrew, St. Patrick, St. Charles, St. Gabriel, and St. James will combine again this year to form a Northland Warrior XC team. Cross Country is available for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Jim Still from St. Patrick will coach again this season. Practices will be held starting in mid-August at the new St. Pius Sports Complex at 3700 NE Davidson Rd. (about 2 minutes south of the high school). Practices are usually one hour, one evening a week and Saturday mornings. The registration fee is $55 and registration will close before the first meet.

Please register online at www.plkc.org. If you have any difficulty with online registration, please email the league director, Vince Fitzgerald at VFitz@plkc.org.

Meets are held on Monday afternoons in September/October at St. Pius, St. Michael, and Missouri Western State University.
Time Schedule (approximate):

3-4 Girls 5:00 pm:  .75 mile run
3-4 Boys 5:15 pm: .75 mile run
5-6 Girls 5:30 pm: 1 mile run
5-6 Boys 5:45 pm: 1 mile run
7-8 Girls 6:00 pm: 1.5 mile run
7-8 Boys 6:15 pm: 1.5 mile run
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

We are very proud to offer CGS as our Parish children's faith formation. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is faith formation for children ages 3-12 based on the pillars of Scripture and Catholic Liturgy and the educational methods of Maria Montessori. If you are interested in becoming a trained CGS catechist, there will be training held at SCBA over the summer. Click below for more information!
Summer Theatre School at The Coterie

If your scholar is interested in taking theatre classes at The Coterie this summer, check out the different classes below! Both in-person and virtual classes are available.
Kauffman Center Free Virtual Program

Join the Kauffman Center for a Performing Arts online program, the weekend of June 12 and 13! There are free compelling performance videos, engaging youth-friendly activities and on-of-a-kind livestreamed content. See below for more information!