Week of September 15, 2017

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St. Norbert HASA
6 Greenlawn Road
Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301

This Week at SNS

It was wonderful to see so many school families at last Friday afternoon's Back to School picnic.  Many thanks to HASA and all the parent volunteers for hosting such a wonderful event to kick off the school year! 
Click HERE   for pictures of the picnic.

We were very happy to welcome Mrs. Greskoff, our 8th grade homeroom and Honors Math teacher back to school this week.  Mrs. Greskoff had a few extra days of summer due to hernia surgery.  We are very happy and grateful to have her back- happy and healthy.   
Click HERE to see pictures of Mrs. Greskoff's welcome. 

Abbey Fest
Matt Maher returns for his third AbbeyFest: Faith, Music & Family Festival on  Saturday, September 16. 
The whole family is invited to spend a day celebrating our faith at the premier Catholic music festival in the tristate area. 

Headlining this year's AbbeyFest with Matt is  Mandisa, former American Idol contestant, and Contemporary Christian Music Album winner at the 56th Grammy awards
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.

Welcome to Our Newest Little Bulldog
Mr. & Mrs. Rice have welcomed their fourth grandchild and FINALLY they have a GIRL!
Charleston Leigh Rice (Charlie)
Born 9/12/2017 at 3:41 PM
7lbs. 14oz.    20 3/4"
Congratulations to all the Rice family!
Click HERE for photo.

Don't Forget        
Just a reminder... 

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
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

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 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. 
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.
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.

Student to Student
Thank you, thank you, thank you!  
Your generosity raised over $3600 for the Catholic schools affected by Hurricane Harvey.  We are always overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support you give to those in need.  We are very grateful for all you do for SNS and for the outside communities in need.
Click HERE for photos of our Student to Student day.

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. 
Did You Know...?

PreK is a day full of fun! St Norbert welcomed 17 students to the program and everyone is having a crazy good time!
Click HERE for photo.

Art Class
Today, Friday, September 15th is International Dot Day.
School children throughout the world are celebrating the publishing of Peter h. Reynolds book, The Dot.  We at SNS have joined in the celebration by creating our own dots that are on display in the Dining Hall.  All our dots are different, but together we make up our dot of unity.   Please stop in the Dining Hall and see all or wonderful dots!
Click HERE for photo.

Cooking for a Cause
We have had an overwhelming response for our Cooking for a Cause with Mrs. Myers.  Both the Tuesday and Thursday classes are now closed for this session.

2nd Annual 5K Run/Family Hike
Please join Boy Scout Troop 7 and the local community for the '5 For 7' - 5K run, Family Hike and Pancake Breakfast on  Sunday, October 8th at the Paoli Historic Battlefield (Monument and Wayne Aves., Malvern).  Registration is available at  www.5for7.com.  More information available on Facebook page - 5 For 7 5K Race and History Hike. Event benefits the scouts of Pack 7, Troop 7 and Troop 77.

Cub Scouts 
Seeking adventure?  Come join the fun! 
Bring your son and attend our Cub Scout informational/registration night at St. Patrick School in Malvern next  Tue, September 19th @ 7pm  (we will meet in the cafeteria @  115 Channing Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355) .  Our Cub Scout pack is chartered out of St. Patrick Parish but has boys from St. Patrick Parish, St. Norbert Parish and a few neighboring schools.  We will take an 30 minutes to an hour to explain the program, cover off on this year's events and take registrations.

Can't make Tue evening? Drop us a line @  pack7@cccbsa.org  informing us of your interest and consider attending our Back to Scouting Pack kick-off event next Friday, Sept 22nd @ 6:30pm at the Malvern Memorial Cabin we call home (located @  600 Monument Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355). We will have a barbecue/bonfire, answer questions, play games and throw some pies as some deserving adults.

Again, all boys in grades 1 - 5 are invited to join our pack. Cub Scouts is an opportunity for you to have fun with your son while helping him to learn and grow.  We focus on ethics, values and service to the community while teaching boys independence and helping them develop practical know-how today with leadership skills for tomorrow. And again, we have fun while doing it! Invest in your son's future and try something new.

More information, email Jon Hoffman and Dave Fritz at  pack7@cccbsa.org .

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.

Tri-County Hoops Basketball
Tri-county hoops basketball organization is holding two pre-season clinics in November
Click HERE for an informational flier.