Saint Pius X Catholic School
School Newsletter
Christ at the Core
                                                                    August 22, 2016

Saint Pius X Catholic School partners with the parish community to provide a safe and effective learning environment, anchored in the Gospel Values, fostering spiritual development, academic excellence and stewardship, centered on the Eucharist. 

In This Issue

Quick Links
Extended Care Program
Saint Pius X Catholic School offers care for children prior to the start of school and after school. Click HERE for more information and registration.


Lunch Room 
Help Needed!

The school lunch program relies directly on parent volunteers to operate.  If you are able to help, even once or twice this year, please contact our Lunch Room Coordinator, Laura Salela, as soon as possible:
Thank you for considering this opportunity to serve Saint Pius X Catholic School!

2016-2017 MAGNIFICAT and Magnifikid! Order Forms Available 
Saint Pius will be placing a bulk order with Magnificat and MagnifiKid! to begin the month of December 2016. A bulk order can offer parishioners a significant savings on a yearly subscription.


All orders and payments must be submitted to the parish office by Friday, September 23, 2015. Once the order is placed, subscriptions will be sent directly to Saint Pius and will be distributed through the parish office on a monthly basis. Any questions, please contact Sally Flask at or 574-272-8462, ext. 125.

Click HERE.
dismissal Regular Dismissal Process Begins Monday, August 22! Do You Have Your Hang Tag?

This is the same process as last year. If you are new to the school, please contact the office if you have questions. For safety reasons, it is imperative that you do not use your cell phones at dismissal and pay close attention to the traffic flow.


Your family (and related carpools) have been assigned a lot and door for pick-up. 

You have been issued a hang tag. This tag must be visible in your windshield while you are in line. (Contact the school office if you did not receive your hang tag or need additional tags: 574-272-4935,

Follow the traffic pattern on the dismissal map for the lot/door you are assigned. 

You will pick-up your child(ren) (and carpool) at the assigned door.

You will not get out of your car. You will not park your car.

This is a fluid process and driver's attention is critical for safety.


PRESCHOOL PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF PROCEDURE-Preschool families will use the East Lot for drop-off and pick-up. If you carpool with a preschooler, you must use the preschool lines (even if it is not a preschool day for those in your carpool).Follow the traffic pattern indicated the map.

Important Dates
August 22-26 (Monday-Friday)
First Week of Preschool
4/5 preschool classes meet Monday-Thursday
4-year-old classes meet Monday,Wednesday & Thursday
(alternate extra class - Friday morning)
3-year-old classes meet Tuesday and Friday
Morning session: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Afternoon session: 12:00-3:00 p.m.

August 25
Parent/Teacher Meetings (K-5, 7-8*)

*sixth grade meeting held on 8/11

Join us for these meetings, intended for parents only, to hear about classroom goals, curriculum and procedures for the school year. 

6:00-6:30 p.m., OR 6:30-7:00 p.m.- grade k-2 
6:30-7:00 p.m., OR 7:00-7:30 p.m.- grade 3-5
7-8:00 p.m. -  grade 7 & 8 (one hour)

September 5
NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

September 15

NO SCHOOL, Staff Development

September 16
NO SCHOOL, Staff Development

September 23
NO SCHOOL, Catholic School Mission Day
Last Call to Order Lunch for September!

August 22, 2016 - window closes to order Sept. lunch
Click HERE to review lunch program information.

Click HERE to order lunch.
To apply for Free and Reduced Lunch, click  HERE. Completed forms must be returned to the school office. If you have any questions regarding this program, contact Shirley Koloszar:

Safe Environment Policy for the Protection of Children & Young People
It remains important for our Church to protect children and young persons from the evils of abuse. To abuse a child is a sin. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend remains committed to upholding and following its guidelines, policies and procedures that were implemented for the Protection of Children and Young People. These can be reviewed on the Diocese's website, under Safe Environment.
If you have reason to believe that a child may be a victim of child abuse or neglect, Indiana law requires that you report this to civil authorities. If you or someone you know was abused as a child or young person by an adult, you are encouraged to notify appropriate civil authorities of that abuse. In addition, if the alleged abuser is or was a priest or deacon of the Catholic Church, you are encouraged to contact Mary Glowaski, Victim Assistance Coordinator, at 260-399-1458 or, or Rev. Msgr. Robert Schulte, Vicar General of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, at P.O. Box 390, Fort Wayne, IN, 46801, or at 260-399-1419, or The Diocese is committed to helping prevent the abuse or neglect of children and young people and to assist those who claim to have suffered harm as a result of such abuse.
It is the policy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend that all diocesan priests, deacons and other personnel, lay and religious, paid and volunteer, must adhere to the diocese's Practical Guidelines for Conduct When Interacting With a Child or Young Person. As part of this policy, all volunteers working with children must participate in the Safe Environment Training. The training consists of a twenty-one minute video and background check. For questions or more information, please contact Kim Slott in the Children's Faith Formation office at or 277-5760.
Cell Phone 
Free Building

This year, you will notice signs around the building, like the image to the right.

Students are not allowed to use cell phones in the building from the time they arrive in the morning, until they reach their car to go home in the evening. Students who have phones out during these times will have the phone confiscated and a parent/guardian must retrieve the phone from the school office at the end of the school day. Students will also receive a detention for utilizing a cell phone during these hours.

To preserve the learning environment and model this behavior for our students, all faculty and staff at Saint Pius have been asked not to have cell phones out during the school day.

We ask visitors and volunteers of Saint Pius to help us in modeling this behavior for our students.  Please turn your cell phone to silent and refrain from use while visiting or volunteering at Saint Pius during the school day.

Thank you!
Stewardship: A Way of Life 
The school's Step-by-Step Stewardship Program is designed to teach children to be good stewards of the numerous gifts God has given them. Saint Pius X Catholic School assigns interested volunteers to a classroom or grade level as Stewardship Parents. 

The Stewardship Parents assist the classroom teacher in the implementation of the Step-by-Step Stewardship Program, designed to teach children to be good stewards of the numerous gifts God has given them. Teachers and volunteer parents coordinate stewardship projects for local agencies and organizations. Acts of stewardship lead to character development and an understanding that God wants us to help one another.

We encourage all parents to consider signing up to be a Stewardship parent.  Sign up sheets will be available at the Parent/Teacher meetings on August 25.

Click HERE to access the Step-by-Step Stewardship Handbook for details about this program.
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Granger, IN 46530

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