Saint Pius X Catholic School
School Newsletter
Christ at the Core
                                                                              December 8, 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:

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

dance camp
Saint Joseph High School
Saturday, December 10
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

for details and registration.
Saint Pius School Pilots Movement-Friendly Furniture

Resource teacher Emily Kubaszak is testing the use of "movement-friendly" furniture in the classroom. The "alphabetter" desk, allowing students to stand while learning and completing work, is currently being used in one classroom and so far, the response from students has been positive, with a waiting list to use the desk!

(right) The Hokki Stoolergonomically designed to let students keep moving, while sitting still, is currently utilized in the Resource Room.

Click HERE to read an article in the South Bend Tribune about this trend.

Registration 2017-2018 Registration Timeline

December 19, 2016
Enrollment packets will be sent home with the youngest family member (preschool 4s, 4/5s and kindergarten through grade seven). 

December 20, 2016
Enrollment packets will be sent home with students in preschool 3s. (NOTE:  If a 3-year-old has a sibling in K-7, it will be sent home with their sibling.


January 9-20, 2017
Enrollment opens to current school families and siblings not currently enrolled

January 23, 2017
Enrollment opens to non-school, parish families

January 29, 2017
Enrollment opens to the general public

As always, contact the school office if you have any questions, (574) 272-4935.
Book Club December Book Club

Grades K-8

Sign your child up for a December Book Club meeting! Click HERE or the image to register.
Euchre Night
Saint Pius Third Annual:
Euchre Night and Silent Auction
Friday, January 27
6:30 p.m., Auxiliary Gym

30 30 Ways to a Stress-Free Christmas

There's no other season of the year that carries with it more opportunity for stress than the four weeks leading up to Christmas, but we have help. Here are 30 tips on how to take the stress out of Advent and Christmas -- from going to Mass to praying for patience. 

Important Upcoming Dates
December 22-January 4, 2017-Christmas Break
January 5-School Resumes
January 16-NO SCHOOL, MLK Day, Staff Development Day
February 9 and 10-School Musical at the Lerner
February 20-NO SCHOOL, President's Day, tentative snow make-up
February 27-March 10-ISTEP Test Window
March 8-March to the Arts
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

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52553 Fir Road, Granger, IN 46530

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