Week of September 8, 2017

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St. Norbert HASA
6 Greenlawn Road
Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
This Week at SNS

This week we welcomed 26 new kindergarten students and 17 new pre-kindergarten students.  It is wonderful to have the entire student body together.  Thank you to all the parents who attended Thursday evening's Back to School Night for the Upper School.  We look forward to seeing all the Lower School parents at next Tuesday's Back to School Night.  And don't forget the first HASA event of the year- this evening's Back to School picnic.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Flocco Shoe Sale
Tonight at the Back to School Picnic, Flocco's will open their store in our Library from 3:00 - 5:30 PM.  We hope you will take advantage of this convenient opportunity to purchase your school shoes which will be required beginning Monday, 9/11/17.

Don't Forget        
Just a reminder... 
Friday 09/08/17 = Pre-K Dismissal 11:30 AM
                              = Back to School Picnic
                                 4:00 - 6:00 PM
                              = Flocco's Shoes
                                 3:00 - 5:30 PM    
Monday 09/11/17 = Pre-K First Full Day
                                  = Piano Lessons Begin
                                  = Grades 4-5 Instrumental 
                                     Music Demo
Tuesday 09/12/17 = HASA Board Meeting 8:15 AM
                                   = October Lunch Menu Due
                                  = Instrumental Music Parent Meeting 
                                     6:30 - 7:00 PM 
                                  = Back to School Night
                                     Pre-K - 4th   7:00 - 8:30 PM
Thursday 09/14/17 = Band Begins for Returning 
                                       Band Students
Friday 09/15/17 = Bulldog Buddy Day
Saturday 09/16/17 = Abbey Fest 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
                                      Daylesford Abbey
Thursday 09/21/17 = Band Begins for New 
                                      Band Students
                                   = Growing in Gratitude Reception 
                                      7:00 - 9:00 PM
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

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

October Lunch Menu
Please have menus back to me by  September 12th.
No late orders are 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. 
Myers Cooking for a Cause Club 
Myers Cooking for a Cause for grades K - 8 has been such a popular club that Mrs. Myers is now offering it twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Only 15 spots are available in each class.  The Thursday class is now FULL.  
There are a few spots left on Tuesdays so sign up ASAP to reserve your spot.  
Click HERE for registration flyer.

St. Norbert Cross Country - 2017
Registration is open!
Open to grades K-8
6:00 to 7:00 Tuesday and Thursday practices at Hilltop Park (across from Beaumont Elementary School).
We will begin practice, August 29th...we appreciate this is short notice and you are welcome to join the practices at your convenience.
Meets are on Sundays at Belmont Plateau - starting at 1pm Timing depends on age, with youngest runners going first.

Subnovice will be those born in 2009-2012; 2000 meters
Novice: Born in 2007-2008; 3000 meters
Minor: Born in 2005-2006; 3000 meters
Cadet: Born between September 1, 2002 and December 31, 2004 and not graduated from the 8th grade; 4000 meters 

Feel free to share with fellow parishioners who might have a child interested in running.
2017 Philadelphia CYO Cross Country DATES:
September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017
First Meet - 9/17/17:
COURSE WALK: All course walks will be held on September 17 beginning at noon. 
ORDER OF EVENTS: Subnovice, novice, minor and cadet. Girls followed by boys.
CHAMPIONSHIP: October 29, 2017
TIMES: Subnovice will start at 1 PM. Rolling schedule after the first race.
Additional details will be sent to those registered on Wagdogs within the next couple weeks...a packet from the Philadelphia Archdiocese CYO will be provided once received.
Click HERE for Wagdogs web site.

Cub Scouts 
Pack 7 registration begins soon.  Look for their table at the Back To School Picnic on Friday the 8th.
Fundraising Events

Student to Student
Today is a dress down day to help Catholic schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  The  NCEA (National Catholic Educational Association)  is asking every Catholic school family around the country to contribute to help Catholic schools impacted by the storm to rebuild, reopen and re-enroll students.   Mrs. Hennessy will be accepting donations all day today until the end of the Back to School Picnic.

Spiritwear will be on sale at the Back to School Picnic and all orders are due Friday, 9/15.
There will be sizes to try on.
The SNS Sweatshirt blanket is back!
Any questions contact Christy Hoffman at  jonchristy@verizon.net
Click HERE for more information.

Pretzel Passes  
Philly Mini Pretzels will be available every Tuesday and Thursday from October 3rd - June 5th.  Order by September 14th and you won't have to look for 50 cents on these mornings.
Click HERE for Pretzel Pass 
Did You Know...?

Art Class
We, at SNS, are getting ready to celebrate "National Dot Day" on  Friday, Sept. 15th . This is the day that book "The Dot", by author Peter Reynolds was published. The book is about a little girl that feels that she just can't draw. Every class from Pre-K through 8th is creating a dot that will be displayed in one of the Dining Hall walls. Stop by to see how each child has decided to decorate their individual dot that will make up the SNS school community "dot". Maybe we can get Mrs. Hennessy and the faculty and staff to join in!!!

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