Saint Pius X Catholic School
School Newsletter
Christ at the Core
                                                                                    October 7, 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

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Have A Change in Plans for the End of the Day?
Please notify the school office as soon as possible, no later than 2:30 p.m. Requests received after 2:30 p.m. may not be able to be accommodated.

Email changes to:

mugsFirst Craft Club of 2016!

Open to all Saint Pius students. Click HERE for details and registration!

Sylvan Robotics Class
Grades 2-4

Sylvan Learning Center will be offering an introduction to robotics class, building and animating Lego robots. The class will be held at Saint Pius on Tuesdays after school.

Classes will begin Tuesday, October 11. Please click HERE for registration form.  Registration MUST be returned to Sylvan Learning Center.

donuts Donuts with Dad
Save the date!

Wednesday, October 19
7:15 a.m. Donuts
Auxiliary Gym

Click here to save your chocolate frosted!

Boxtops for Education
Save a clipping date!

Boxtops can be found on thousands of products and each Boxtop is worth 10 cents to Saint Pius School! Snip, save and send in today!

Join the Boxtops Clipping Club on Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the Auxiliary Gym on the following dates:
December 16
January 27
February 24
March 31
April 28
May 26
SurveyHASA Seeks YOUR Feedback!

The Saint Pius X School Home and School Association (HASA) would like your feedback and ideas on the events, activities and services they provide to Saint Pius X School.  

Please click HERE to complete this brief survey. Your response is important!
All-Schools Mass at Notre Dame
Monday, October 10, 10:00 a.m.
Grades 3-8

Field trip permission slips are past due.  Please complete and return as soon as possible. Thank you!

ATTIRE-Students are expected to wear their school uniform to the Mass. If your child has PE on Monday, they should wear gym shoes. Students in grades 7-8 will change as usual if it is their gym day.

OUTERWEAR-Students may wear Saint Pius approved outerwear (such as the fleece jackets).  No other outerwear (including SPX hoodies) will be allowed.

LUNCH-Some students will eat lunch later than their usual time.  Please be sure all students have had a full breakfast.

As always, please contact the school office if you have any questions. If you haven't already completed the form, click HERE for permission slip.
booksStudent Book Clubs at Saint Pius

K-2 (Young Hoosiers)  Sign up via the school library page.


3-5 Book Club Sign up via the school library page.


Middle School Book Club  Sign up via the school library page.

Little Flowers Girls' Club
Kindergarten-Grade 2
Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 11

Little Flowers Girls' Club is a fun, flexible, faith-filled club that invites young ladies to deepen their faith as they learn about saints and virtues, while growing in friendship. The club is open to school and parish girls in kindergarten through second grade. The club will meet in the Saint Pius X Religious Education Center on the second Tuesday of each month.
For more information, email Jennifer Dees at
ski-jump.jpg Ski Club Meeting
GRADES 6-8 only!
Thursday, November 3
6:00 p.m., Music Room (PEC basement)


Ski Club offers a great opportunity for those who know how to ski and those who want to learn. Lessons are included in the price of your pass and are encouraged for all. We are looking forward to fun on the mountain! (OK-it's a hill, but we can pretend!)

Volunteer-We are looking for parents to provide equipment transportation and supervise. If you are able to help and want to ski, please attend the meeting. 

Again, new skiers who do not attend the meeting will not be allowed to participate in the program.


Returning skiers are welcome to attend, but not required. Please contact Mrs. Pearl with any questions

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner!
Friday, November 4, 2016
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Saint Pius Auxiliary Gym
Menu: Spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, Papa Salad, bread, cookie and a beverage, catered by Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen. Carry-out available. 

Adult ticket: $8.00  Child ticket (ages 6-11): $5.00 (under 6 eat free)
Pre-sale tickets can be purchased in the Saint Pius X Parish or school office. This community-building event will be hosted by the Saint Pius X Catholic School 8th grade class. Any proceeds will go toward their spring trip to Washington D.C. Click HERE for an order form, or HERE to order online!
Respect Life Baby Shower
Now through October 31

Saint Pius X Respect Life Ministry is hosting a combined baby shower to benefit the clients of the Women's Care Center, Hannah's House, and Christ Child Society of South Bend. Click here to learn how you can support this effort throughout the month of October.

'Tis the Season
An unpleasant topic that must be addressed is the visit of lice to the school.  We have had a few isolated cases reported recently. 
Saint Pius maintenance staff is diligent and thorough in disinfecting all potentially infected locations of the school. Please review the attached information from our diocesan nurse regarding head lice. Please check your child's head to be sure they are not carrying the "nits" (pre-hatched egg).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our school Health Office, 574-272-4935, x145.
Allergies Part II: Are We Informed?
The health office of Saint Pius School completes an Emergency Care Plan for all students with allergies. This plan MUST be updated annually.  
  • Does your child have an allergy?  
  • Is the school aware of the allergy? 
  • Do we have a current plan in place for your child?

: Abnormal immune response to a food protein
  • A person can be allergic to anything with a protein ON it or IN it
  • The body recognizes the protein as an invader and reacts
  • The protein must contact a mucous membrane for an allergic reaction (mucous membrane locations=lips, mouth, inside nose, eyes, respiratory tract)
Eight Common Food Allergies:

No Parking on Curb

The curb in front of the PEC (school) is a fire lane. Even if you are picking up a child and will only be parked "for a minute", DO NOT park along the curb, per the Fire Marshall. (The exception to this rule is during the dismissal process).

Thank you for your cooperation.
Important Upcoming Dates
October 12-Washington DC Meeting (eighth grade), 6:00 p.m., PEC Library
October 14-Grandparent's Day (grade 3 and 6)
October 19-Donuts with Dad (sign up to the left)
October 31-NO SCHOOL, Fall Break
November 11-NO SCHOOL, Veteran's Day, Teacher Work Day
November 17-SCHOOL IN SESSION, Conferences, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
November 18-NO SCHOOL, Conferences, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
November 23-EARLY DISMISSAL, Thanksgiving Feast, 1:00 p.m. Dismissal, No Preschool Today
November 24-25-NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
December 22-January 4, 2017-Christmas Break
January 5-School Resumes
January 16-NO SCHOOL, MLK Day, Staff Development Day
February 20-NO SCHOOL, President's Day, tentative snow make-up
February 27-March 10-ISTEP Test Window
March 13-17-IREAD-3 Testing (grade 3)
March 24-NO SCHOOL, tentative snow make-up
March 25-Dedication of the New Church
April 3-7-NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
April 10-School Resumes
April 14-NO SCHOOL, Good Friday
April 17-May 5-ISTEP Test Window
May 17-NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day, tentative snow make-up
May 29-NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Open BookSaint Joseph County Main Library
15th Annual Open Book
a celebration of words in music and stories
Saturday, November 5, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Click HERE or image to the right for details.
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52553 Fir Road

Granger, IN 46530

St. Pius X Catholic Church | 52553 Fir Road | Granger | IN | 46530