Week of September 22, 2017

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St. Norbert HASA
6 Greenlawn Road
Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301

This Week at SNS

It was very exciting to see so many school families at last Saturday's Abbeyfest at Daylesford Abbey.  

Thank you to all the parents who attended last Tuesday evening's Lower School Back to School night.  

Please don't forget our first service collection of the year- jars of peanut butter and jelly for the St. Gabriel food pantry.  As always, thank you for your generosity!

SNS Grad is Semifinalist for National Merit Scholarship
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. 
Jacopb George, a 2014 graduate of SNS, is  one of the three  semifinalists from Archbishop John Carroll High School. 

This academically talented high school senior has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.
About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
Click HERE for photo.

Merion Mercy Open House for 8th Grade Girls 
Our 8th Grade girls are welcome to attend Merion Mercy Academy's  Open House to be held on Sunday, October 8th from 12:00 to  3:00 p.m.  Mass will be celebrated in the convent chapel at  11:00 a.m. All are welcome. 

The Scholarship and Entrance Exam will be given on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The make-up  date is November 4. The Application/Test Registration should be completed by October 25 and can be completed online . To register for Open House go to   https://www.merion-mercy.com/openhouse.

H. R. Graphics Advertising Opportunity 
Please consider being a sponsor of our 2018 - 2019 official student folders, assignments and communication envelopes provided by the H. R. Graphics company.  Your paid advertisement allows our students to receive these items free of charge each year.   Please submit your ad form by September 27th.  
Click  HERE for H. R. Graphic form.

Don't Forget        
Just a reminder... 
Saturday 09/23/17 = 1st Grade Parent Social
                                      DiGorgio Family Host
Wednesday 09/27/17 = Safe Environment Class
                                      " Protecting God's Children "
                                       at St. Norbert Parish   7:00 PM
Thursday 09/28/17 = Field Trip - Cherry Crest Farms
                                       Grade 5 - 8 
Friday 09/29/17 = 3rd Grade Parent Social
                                 Barton Family Host
Saturday 09/30/17 = Pre-K & K Parent Social
                                      Fritz Family Host
Tuesday 10/03/17 = Walking with Purpose Begins
                                     9:00 - 11:00 AM Dining Hall
                                 = "State of SNS" Meeting with 
                                    Teacher Introduction 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Thursday 10/05/17 = Science Explorers Assembly
Friday 10/06/17 = First Friday Mass 9:00 - 10:00 AM
                                 Student Council Installation
Monday 10/09/17 = Columbus Day Holiday
                                     NO CLASSES
Wednesday 10/11/17 = Hearing & Vision Screenings
Friday 10/13/17 = Our Lady of Fatima Service
                                  2:00 PM in the Grotto
Saturday 10/14/17 = 2nd Grade Parent Social
                                      Schultz Family Host
Monday 10/16/17 = Assembly - Windy City Players -
                                     "Robin Hood" 8:45 AM in the PAC
Friday 10/20/17 = Bulldog Buddy Day
                                  Children wear Blue Ribbon Shirts
Saturday 10/21/17 = 4th Grade Parent Social
                                     Whalen Family Host
Monday 10/23/17 = Tipping Photo Day
                                      Winter Uniform Required
Tuesday 10/24/17 = HASA Board Meeting 8:15 AM
Thursday 10/26/17 =  11:30 AM DISMISSAL
                                       (No Great Valley transportation)
                                     = Twilight Parent Conferences
                                        12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
                                      = Upper School Social 7:00 PM
                                         Goat's Beard Restaurant
Friday 10/27/17 = NO CLASSES
                              =   Parent Conferences
                                   7:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday 10/29/17 = Trunk or Treat 3:30 - 5:00 PM
                                    Church Back Parking Lot

Please refer to the school calendar for more details.
Class Socials  
Pre-K and K hosted by the Fritz Family 9/30
1st grade hosted by DiGorgio Family 9/23
2nd grade hosted by the Schultz Family 10/14
3rd grade hosted by the Barton Family 9/29
4th grade hosted by the Whalen Family 10/21

October Chick-Fil-A
Please have your Chick-Fil-A orders back to Mrs. Myers by Monday, October 2nd
No late orders will be accepted.
HERE  for menu

Science Explorers After-School Science Club
at St. Norbert for Grades 1-5:
The first club of the school year begins soon!!  Science  Club will meet on  Wednesdays  in the Science Lab at St. Norbert after school from 3:00-4:00pm and is available to students in  grades 1-5. 
The first club topic, which begins on Sept 27th, is MARVELOUS MACHINES
See how simple machines make work easier...and more fun too! Compete with your friends in a pulley race, construct a lever to make a cool catapult, explore gears that make wind-up toys work, and use the power of a spring to measure force.  Lots of energy is needed for participation!  
Club topics later in the school year include Toying Around with Science, Let's Get Electrified, Loose in the Chem Lab, Marine Biology Mania, KaBoom Chemistry and Ready, Set, Summer!! 
Please visit  www.scienceexplorers.com  and click on After-School Clubs for more information on club dates, cost or to register your child.  Class size is limited to 23 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot.
Click HERE for an informational flyer. 
The Alpha Marriage Course
The Alpha Marriage Course will be offered here at St. Norbert Parish beginning September 28th.  This program is a wonderful date night to strengthen and invest in your marriage.
Click  HERE for more information.

Pray the Rosary
Clergy and Faithful from all over the Archdiocese are invited to pray together the Holy Rosary on the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
Click  HERE for an informational flier.
Fundraising Events

Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive
Once again we will be collecting Peanut Butter and Jelly for the St. Gabriel Food Cupboard.  Next time you are at the grocery please consider picking up an extra jar or two to share with our sister parish.  All donations are d ue no later than September 29th.

Kid Stuff Books Past Due
Thank you to all who participated in our Kid Stuff Book fundraiser.  Please remember if you have not paid for your book it must be returned as soon as possible.  All books not purchased must be accounted for.
Did You Know...?

PreK explores numbers and letters using many different mediums!
HERE for photo.

Kindergarten & 7th Grade
The  7th Grade and their Kindergarten Buddies enjoyed their time together last Friday.  The 7th Grade students presented "The Giving Tree" and afterwards the students worked together to make their own "giving trees".  Kindergarten students loved being with their buddies!
Click  HERE  for photo.

Grade 1-A
First grade - 1A has been very busy learning to live their Religion. We used money from our Poor Pig piggy bank, and we donated jelly for the peanut butter and jelly Drive. The children loved the experience of giving to those that have less than they have.
Click HERE for photo.

7th Grade Math
Mrs. Harlan's 7th grade Academic Math has been multiplying and dividing Integers. This week they used Algebra tiles to model this concept. After solving some tough problems they were able to have some algebra tile fun. 
Click HERE for photos.

Abbey Fest 
85 SNS students and their families enjoyed an amazing day of faith, music and family at Abbeyfest last Saturday.
Click  HERE  for photo.

6th Grader Earns 2nd degree Black Belt
Will S. successfully passed his 2nd degree Black Belt test on Saturday, September 16th. In the World Tang Soo Do Association, candidates must be at least 12 years old to test for 2nd degree. Since Will just turned 12 on August 31st, he was the youngest person in our region, which covers 5 states, testing for 2nd degree Black Belt  on Saturday . He will compete, be recognized and receive his new belt at the Fall Tournament at the end of October. We're so proud of his accomplishment!
Click  HERE  for photo.