Dear Parents,

The 2018-2019 school year is off to a great start! The children are adjusting to their schedules, 
Pre-K has begun, and the hallways are full of smiling children. This warms my heart! 

This year I would like to focus on a theme for our students and teachers; one that we focus on in our work of formation in faith. Our theme for this year is: "Being positive and trusting in the Lord's plan." 

The quote chosen as the legacy left to us from the Graduates of the Class of 2018 this year is:

"Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
                                                                                      Joshua 1:9
 I will be making my way into the classrooms to speak to the children about how important it is to have faith, be positive, and trust in God's plan for us. I encourage you, as parents, to also consider this theme in your role as the first educators in faith formation for your children. 

Faithfully Yours, 

Miss Giaquinto

2017 year calendar. March. Isolated 3D image
Important Dates:
  • Sept. 7th: Family Movie Night 6:30 pm
  • Sept. 10th: Back to School Night Gr. K-5 6:00 pm in the Family Center
  • Sept. 13th: Back to School Night Gr. 6-8 6:00 pm in the Family Center
  • Sept. 15th: Apple Run 
  • Sept. 19th: HSA meeting 7:00 pm

  • Sept. 20th- Deadline for ordering Hot Lunch!
  • Sept. 21st: Genevieve's fundraiser due
  • Sept. 26th - 28th- Principal's Conference

A Few Important Notes:
  • Morning Drop Off: PLEASE be mindful of the morning drop off procedures. It is highly recommended that you drop off your child off in the car line at the sidewalk where the faculty are stationed. If you choose to park your car, then you MUST walk across to the family center sidewalk and follow the path to the school building.  Please DO NOT cross in  front of the car line. This is dangerous and is a safety issue. So please for the safety of our children and parents I ask that you adhere to the rules.  Thank you.
  • Please be very attentive and careful when driving into the parking lot especially during  morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. Please do not park on the curb side of the church building at any time. The buses are having a hard time making the turn into the entrance when cars are parked there. Thank you for your cooperation. 
  • If you have not already done so, please be sure to complete your online VIRTUS training or re-certification and send a copy of the report to: Mrs. Laura Hurley. Any one wishing to volunteer in the building or chaperone a field-trip must be Virtus certified.

Lunch Program Information:

October hot lunch orders  
be completed 
by September 20th.


Anyone looking to volunteer to help serve the hot lunch please contact Mrs. Annette DeMoura at:

St. Catherine of Siena
Apple Run 5K

The inaugural run, walk, virtual walk,
candy apple fun-run hosted by 
St. Catherine of Siena School will take place Saturday, September 15th, 2018.  

Box Tops for Education

We will be continuing the Box Tops for Education program. This program is easy to take part in and helps to benefit our school children. 

All you need to do is f ind Box Tops on various  products, cut the B ox Tops  from each package and s end the Box Tops to school in a  baggie. 

Box Tops are each worth 10ยข  for our school.  Our Box Tops Coordinator, Barbara Wells, will collect all the Box Tops and send them in so our school can get cash. 

Student-Parent Handbooks

The Student-Parent Handbooks went home today in the Thursday folder. Please read its entire contents, sign the last page, and return the signed page to the school office by Friday, September 21st.

Basketball Registration

The SCSS Athletic Manual and registration form can be found on the website. If you have not done so already, please read the manual, sign the forms, and return them along with the fees to the school office by tomorrow, September 7th!

I am very grateful to our Athletic Directors Mark Conklin and also to Mary Dineen who acts as the assistant in helping in the organization. There is a lot behind the scenes that goes into making the basketball season a success. Please assist them in any way you can.

HSA Meeting
September 19th

Our first Home and School Association meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 pm at school. Please join us as we start off the year and highlight our initiatives and discuss various opportunities to become involved with the SCSS family community for the benefit of our students. 

The officers of the HSA are:

Co-Presidents:     Mrs. Amy Mignone and Mrs. Jena Corsello
Treasurer:            Mrs. Mary Dineen
Secretary:            Mrs. Lisa Palmieri
Events Coordinator:  Mrs. Katie Miller-Creagh