Saint Pius X Catholic School
School Newsletter
Christ at the Core
                                                                              January 12, 2017

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:

Time to order
February Lunch

Order Deadline: January 24! Click HERE to order. 
Saint Pius X Catholic School-Ranked #5 in the State!

The Indiana Department of Education issues a ranking of all schools in the state based on the school's ISTEP+ scores as part of the overall Accountability Report Card process. 

Saint Pius X Catholic School is proud to share that based on the 2015-2016 scores, Saint Pius School ranked #5 overall in the state out of 1,775 elementary schools.

Thank you, as always, for your partnership in the success of all students at Saint Pius X.
SRP School Safety Update
In our continued efforts to maintain safety in our schools, the Diocesan Safety Committee has mandated all Diocesan schools provide lessons to students that involve specific protocol for responding during an emergency situation.

This week, students are learning the vocabulary used during certain emergency situations and associated actions for safety. We will also conduct a lockdown drill as part of this lesson.

Click HERE for details on the protocols being presented.
Click HERE to review the specific Standard Response Protocol.
On or near January 16, there will be some limitations to the area in the East Lot that will likely last through the end of the school year. Click HERE to view a map showing where new fencing will be erected to allow for equipment and dumpsters to be placed for the renovation of the existing church space. You will see, the fencing impedes on the area where your lines turn / form for afternoon dismissal. 

We must work together to keep cars off of Fir Road as much as possible to avoid problems with law enforcement.  

Preschool families, please arrive no later than 2:50 p.m. so we can load and dismiss you first.

K-8 families, please consider varying your arrival time, anywhere from 2:50-3:05, to help disperse the number of cars in the lot at one time.

The merge point will happen earlier in the lot that it has, so please work with others to merge where directed by school staff.

Thank you for your assistance during this temporary inconvenience!

Registration 2017-2018 Registration Timeline

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

DEADLINE: Enrollment forms and the three required documents must be returned no later than Friday, January 20, 2017:
1. Emergency form (one per student)
2. Stewardship Commitment Form located in sealed envelope)
3. Registration fee

New students must submit a copy of their birth certificate  and baptismal certificate if not baptized at Saint Pius X. 

Preschool sessions will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.

In the unfortunate case that your child may not be returning, please submit non-returning response card.

As always, contact the school office if you have any questions, (574) 272-4935.
NEW Saint Pius School Spirit Items Added to the Store!

From fun colored cinch bags to Yedi style travel tumblers, there's something for everyone to show their school spirit!

Click HERE or the image for order form.
Euchre Night
Saint Pius Third Annual:
Euchre Night and Silent Auction
Friday, January 27
6:30 p.m., Auxiliary Gym

Register HERE!

robotics Robotics 201
Presented by Sylvan Learning Center
Grades 4-6

Click HERE for details and registration info
Chess Scholars Chess Scholars
Grades 1-8

Click HERE for details and registration info
Important Upcoming Dates
January 16-SCHOOL IN SESSION, snow make-up day
January 29-School Open House
January 30-February 3-Catholic Schools Week
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 25-28 Eighth Grade Trip to Washington DC
May 29-NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
May 30-Sixth Grade Swamp Stomp
May 31-Eighth Grade Graduation
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52553 Fir Road, Granger, IN 46530

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