Saint Pius X Catholic School
School Newsletter
Christ at the Core
                                                                              January 26, 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. 

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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:

School Open House
Sunday, January 29
1:00-3:00 p.m.

CSW Catholic Schools Week 2017
January 30-February 3

From crazy hair, to mismatched clothes..
Ice cream at lunch and PJs all day..
Catholic Schools Week is sure to delight all!

Click HERE for schedule so your child enjoys all the fun!
Allergies: Did You Know?

There is no cure for a food allergy. Strict avoidance of the offending allergen is the only way to prevent a reaction. These signs are posted outside classrooms in the building where students with nut allergies spend their days.

On Tuesday during Catholic Schools Week, students will be offered ice cream sundaes at lunch.  

If your child has a food allergy or intolerance, a special allergy-friendly sundae bar will be available. If your child has not eaten from that table before, email school parent Julie Jacobs,, and Mrs. Jacobs will assist in serving your child. Options will include nut-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. 
The Angelus

With the new church bells ringing on a daily basis, we will celebrate a new opportunity for daily prayer with Saint Pius School students: the Angelus. This tradition will begin on January 30, Monday of Catholic Schools Week. All students in grades K-8 will pray the Angelus at noon each day.

For more information about the history and meaning of the Angelus, and the prayer, click HERE.
school logo 2017 Sprint Athletics
Grades 3-8

The following athletic opportunities are available for students this spring at Saint Pius School:

Track - Girls and boys, grade 5-8
Lacrosse - Girls grade 6-8 / Boys grade 5-8
Tennis - Girls and boys, grade 3-4 & grades 5-8
Baseball - Boys grade 5-8

Email Athletic Director Melissa Farmer, with your child's name and intended sport.  Required athletic forms can be found HERE.

For the latest in winter competitions, click HERE to view the athletic calendar and support your Saint Pius Lions! 
cc February Craft Club!
Registration Now Open

Click HERE for details and registration.

Cooking Club What's for Dinner? 
Let SPX Cooking Club Help You Decide!

February 15 & 16
(Wednesday & Thursday)
3:15-4:15 p.m.

Grades 5-8

$18/meal (includes all ingredients/supplies to serve 6; additional servings available: $3/ea.)

February Meal: Chicken Cordon Bleu and Au Gratin Potatoes

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
Play School Musical
Beauty and the Beast Jr.!
February 9 & 10
The Lerner Theatre, Elkhart
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m., Show Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets now on sale! Click link below.

Important Upcoming Dates
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 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
April 27-Arts in Bloom (formerly March to the Arts)
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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