Saint Pius X Catholic School
School Newsletter
Christ at the Core
                                                                               November 4, 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:

order lunch
Time to Order 
December Lunch!

Deadline to order is November 22, 2016.

Order HERE

Lost and Found is FULL!
Please stop by and pick up your stuff!

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

Support Your LIONS!

Click HERE for athletic event schedule.

Open Book

Saint 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.

Writing Conference 2016 Get Inked Teen Writing Conference
November 5
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join authors Barb Shoup & Kathy Higgs-Coulthard for a day of fun writing. No boring lectures here! Just practical tips on how to keep your writing real. Participants choose among interactive workshops on the craft of writing.

$50/participant includes lunch and two autographed books.
Click HERE for details and registration.

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)
Early Dismissal Scheduled

Thursday, November 17

2:30 p.m.

(Conferences start on November 17 at 3:30 p.m. Early dismissal will allow teachers to adequately prepare to begin conferences.)

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Grade PreK-5:
This year, parents/guardians will sign-up for a conference date and time using SignUp Genius. The link will be sent on November 7.


Monday, November 7: SignUp Genius link sent at 10:00 a.m. to parents/guardians of students in grades PreK-5.  (NOTE: To schedule multiple conferences consecutively, login early in the window.)

Thursday, November 10: PreK-5 scheduling window closes.

Thursday, November 17: Conferences 3:30 p.m.-6:10 p.m.

Friday, November 18: Conferences 8:00 a.m.-4:40 p.m. 

Conferences are held in 20 minute sessions.
lunch The Thanksgiving "Pizza" Party!
formerly known as the Thanksgiving Feast
Wednesday, November 23


FOOD-Click HERE for directions on ordering a meal for students and adults. 

Please save a seat during each lunch period you would like to attend. Click below.

SEATS-Click HERE to reserve your seats!
Cross November's Craft Club

Registration Now Open!

Your child can make a 7.5" tall standing cross!

Cost: $12 
(checks to Saint Pius X Craft Club - send through your child's gold folder AFTER YOU REGISTER!)

Register HERE!
snow-sports-cool.jpg Ski Club-Grades 6-8

Paperwork for returning skiers is available in the school office. Paperwork and payment are due no later than Friday, December 2.

NEW SKIERS-Must have attended the informational meeting or contacted Mrs. Pearl. New skiers must obtain a ski club card from Mrs. Pearl as well.

$220 including ski rental
$175 no ski rental; bring your own equipment
Checks payable to: SPX

Sweatshirt orders due Friday, December 2. Separate check payable to: Paiges
Trivia  Night
Trivia Night 2016!
Friday, November 11, 6:30 p.m. 
Main Gym

Featuring Pete Byrne as official emcee of the event! The evening is sure to bring smiles and joy to all who attend!

Click HERE for details and registration.
Important Upcoming Dates
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

SJHS Saint Joseph High School
Admissions Information

High School Placement Test-Saturday November 5 or 19. Arrive at 8:30 p.m. Testing begins at 9:00 a.m. No reservation required unless a student has an IEP, LIP or CaLp and would like to use extended time for test. Testing fee: $20.

Parent Question and Answer Session-During the placement test, parents may stay for a brief session covering admissions and tuition assistance information. Session begins at 9:00 a.m.
MHS Marian High School
Admission Information
Admission Application-now available online:
Introductory Parent Meeting (grade 5-8)-Monday, November 7, Marian Library, 7:00 p.m.
Open House-Sunday, November 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
High School Placement Test-Saturday, December 3, 
8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Testing fee is $20.
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Granger, IN 46530

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