Saint Pius X Catholic School
School Newsletter
Christ at the Core
                                                                              November 17, 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

Thanksgiving Feast Notes!

Please park in the Rectory, South or Northwest parking lot and enter through the Parish Education Center (school) doors (not the parish). Use the main doors or the South doors near the concession stand.

Please check in with the greeters in the school lobby. You will be escorted to a waiting area in the new gym until it is time to join your child! (Reminder: guest seating reservations are required. Click HERE to reserve your seat.)
12:30-1:00 p.m.-Students will be dismissed as we do during the first few days of the school year. Parents/guardians will go directly to each child's classroom and sign them out.  
There will be no After School Care on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
Lunch Times for the Feast:
Kindergarten/First Grade: 10:30 am-11:00 am
Grades 6/7/8: 11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Grades 2/3: 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Grades 4/5: 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dial My Calls
Emergency Call System at Saint Pius School
In the event of an emergency, Saint Pius X School will use the DialMyCalls system to notify all families of the situation. This calling system is reserved to communicate a delayed start, a closing or emergency situation.

In addition, information will be emailed direct to all families, posted on the school website and conveyed to all local media channels when possible.

If you have a change in phone number or email address, please keep us up-to-date.  Thank you! 
Giving Tree Giving Tree 2016

Take a tag and share with a family in need this Christmas. Tags will be available at the back of church beginning this weekend, November 19/20. Contact Tara Schmitt,, to see how you can help provide a meal or purchase gifts for a family in need this Christmas!

Spiritual Buddies
Students will again participate in "Spiritual Buddies" this year. Once a month, older students are paired with younger students to sit with during Mass and enjoy an activity together. A favorite program across the school, "Spiritual Buddies" has become a tradition at Saint Pius School! 
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).

Lost and Found is Full!

Please stop by and pick up your stuff! Unclaimed items will be discarded/donated on Wednesday, November 23.
Basketball Cheerleaders Wanted!
Practice: Tuesday / Thursday after school
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Parish Education Center Lobby

Open to male and female students in grades four through eight. Cheer for the school basketball teams! For more information, contact Juli Peterson, 574-340-6724.

Important Upcoming Dates
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:
High School Placement Test-Saturday, December 3, 
8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Testing fee is $20.
St. Pius X Catholic School | (574) 272-4935 | |

52553 Fir Road, Granger, IN 46530

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