Saint Pius X Catholic School
School Newsletter
Christ at the Core
                                                                             February 24, 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
Next Week!
February 27-28
March 2-3

Please have your child to school on time, well-rested, and well-fed during the testing window. Please avoid scheduling appointments or vacations during this time. Thank you!

Lost? Found!

Our Lost and Found collection is full! Please visit and claim what is yours, or ask your child to check for lost items. Unclaimed items will be discarded or donated on Friday, February 24!

hot lunch March Hot Lunch Orders
Hot lunch orders now being accepted for the month of March. Click HERE to order.

Deadline: February 20

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:

Tax Deduction Information

Saint Pius X School families that paid tuition or registration fees to Saint Pius in 2016 may receive a tax deduction on their 2016 Indiana tax return. (The form used is the Indiana 1040, schedule 2.) The IDOE school identification number for Saint Pius X Catholic School is D164.

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday 
(planning to attend? Reservation required! 
See note below)
March 1
Delayed Start

Adjusted School Schedule
7:30 a.m. - Doors open for Before School Care & Band
7:45 a.m. - Band Begins
8:05 a.m. - Do NOT line up for drop-off until 8:05 a.m.
8:10 a.m. - Doors Open
8:25 a.m. - Day Begins (students should be in seats)

Mass Times
6:45 a.m.
9:00 a.m. (Please, do not arrive for this Mass until drop-off is complete)
12:00 p.m. noon
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

NOTE: If you would like to attend Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:00 a.m. with your child, a reservation is required. You must enter through the PEC Main Entrance and receive a "Visitor" nametag. Click HERE to reserve a seat.
PE Dance Party
PE Dance Party
PE Dance Party!
Students enjoyed a dance party warm-up today in PE class!
You Can Lend A Hand Coupon Books

The youngest child in your family received 10 coupon books on Friday, February 3 to purchase, sell or return. 

All unsold books and funds collected are due in the school office no later than Friday, March 3.
School Band Concert
Wednesday, March 8
6:00 p.m., Main Gym

The Saint Pius School Band Program never disappoints and always impresses! Join us for an evening of musical joy!
All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner!
Friday, March 10
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Auxiliary Gym
Menu: Spaghetti with marinara sauce, Papa Salad, bread, cookie and a beverage
Catered by Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
(carry-out available)
Adult ticket: $8.00  Child ticket (ages 6-11): $5.00 (under 6 eat free)
Pre-sale tickets can be purchased in the Saint Pius X Parish or school office. Or, click HERE for a ticket request form.

This community-building event will be hosted by the Saint Pius X Catholic School 8th grade class. Any proceeds will go toward the spring trip to Washington D.C.
Family Hanbook
Help Prevent the Spread of Illness!

Various illnesses have been floating around the school. Please remember these guidelines from the school family handbook:

General Guidelines: According to the Indiana Department of Education, a student should be temporarily excluded for:
  • A temperature of 100 degrees or higher (a student's temperature should be below 100 degrees without medication for 24 hours before the student returns to school). 
  • Most inflammatory eye conditions, such as pink-eye. 
  • Rashes or eczema that is known to be contagious or infectious. Head cold of any consequence, especially with a persistent cough or discharge. 
  • Sore or inflamed throat-if strep throat is diagnosed, the student needs to be on medication for 24 hours before returning to class. Discharge from the ears.
  • Body lice or head lice-must be free of live lice and must be clean of nits in the hair or scalp.
  • Vomiting-must not have vomited within the last 24 hours before coming to school. 
In addition, we require a child to be free of diarrhea and related symptoms for 24-hours before returning to school.
sports 2017 Spring 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! 
Important Upcoming Dates
February 27-March 10-ISTEP Test Window
February 27-End of second trimester
March 1-Ash Wednesday
March 7-Second trimester report cards home
March 2-Theology of the Body Parent Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 215
March 4-First Communion Retreat
March 8-School Band Concert, 6:00 p.m.
March 10-Spaghetti Dinner!
March 13-17-IREAD-3 Testing (grade 3)
March 14-Parent Prep Meeting for Confirmation, 12:00 noon
March 15-Parent Prep Meeting for Confirmation, 7:00 p.m.
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 21-Confirmation Practice, 6:30 p.m.
April 23-Confirmation, 2:00 p.m.
April 27-Arts in Bloom (formerly March to the Arts)
April 29-First Communion, 5:00 p.m.
April 30-First Communion, 8:00, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon
May 6-First Communion, 5:00 p.m.
May 7-First Communion, 8:00, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon
May 9-May Crowning, 6:00 p.m.
May 17-NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day, tentative snow make-up
May 22-School Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.
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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