Saint Pius X Catholic School
School Newsletter
Christ at the Core
                                                                              November 10, 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

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


*This is not a Saint Pius sponsored event

Friday, December 2, 2016
The Lerner Theatre
410 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN 46516
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
movie starts at 7:30 p.m.
Movie, giveaways and the following
FREE items for every attendee:
  • One-year subscription to Skiing magazine (per household)
  • One midweek lift ticket to SWISS VALLEY
  • One $12 midweek lift ticket to SCHUSS/SHANTY CREEK (or 2-for-1 weekend)
  • One free lift ticket to TreeTops
  • One 2-for-1 coupon to BOYNE Mtn.- valid anytime except holidays
 Click HERE for details and tickets

Congratulations Saint Pius School JV Football Team
ICCL Champions!
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.)

School Picture Retake Day!
Tuesday, November 15

Not happy with your child's school picture? Send in the original picture packet on Tuesday, November 15 to have your child's picture retaken. Please email your child's teacher and let them know you would like a retake.

*NOTE: School pictures went home with all students who were in class on Thursday, November 10. (Preschool 3s will receive their pictures on Tuesday, November 15. More information from Miss Lisa by email.)

lunch The Thanksgiving "Pizza" Party!
formerly known as the Thanksgiving Feast
Wednesday, November 23

Please save a seat during each lunch period you would like to attend. (Ordering a meal did not reserve your seat).

SEATS-To save a seat, click HERE!

VOLUNTEER-If you would like to help with the Feast, click HERE to volunteer. (Please do not volunteer during a lunch period you plan to eat or visit with a student.)
Cross November's Craft Club

Registration Now Open!

Your child can make a 7.5" tall standing cross! A few spots are still open!

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

Register HERE!
montana-teacher.jpg Substitute Teachers Wanted
Saint Pius School is always in need of qualified, dedicated substitute teachers. Please visit the diocesan website for details and an application. (Must apply through the diocesan website).


Please stop by and pick up your stuff! Unclaimed items will discarded/donated on Wednesday, November 23.
Important Upcoming Dates
November 11-NO SCHOOL, Veteran's Day, Teacher Work Day
November 15-School Picture Retake Day
November 17-EARLY DISMISSAL: 2:30 p.m.
November 17-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


Support Your LIONS Athletic Teams!
Click HERE for athletic event schedule.

SJHS Saint Joseph High School
Admissions Information

High School Placement Test-Saturday November 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:
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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52553 Fir Road

Granger, IN 46530

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