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We will celebrate the final Mass of the school year on Thursday, May 31st at 8:15 am. All are welcome! |
* Mr. Herman and the teachers will plan the Mass.
In Wednesday's Gospel we learned that we receive more
happiness when we give than when we receive. Father Farrell told
us that this is because, when we give, we are doing what Jesus
did. Jesus gave His life for us. When we imitate Him by giving to
others, we receive special joy. Remember a time when you gave
something important to another person. How did you feel
afterward? Why did you feel this way?
May Gospel Value: CREATIVITY
Thinking in a new way.
"For everyone to whom much is given, from him
much will be required: to whom much has been committed, of him they
will ask more." - Luke 12:48
Dates to Remember
Tuesdays Mr. Herman's Study Tables for Middle School 3:15-4:00 pm in School Office
5/29 Graduation for 8th Grade - 6:00 pm in church
5/30 Field Day
5/31 Last Day for Grades K-7th
5/31 End of 4th Quarter (47 days)
6/21 SPX Night at Chile Verde
6/29 SPX School Office closes for summer
7/19 SPX Night at Chile Verde
8/15 First Day of School - 1:00/1:15 dismissal
Replace the Paper Napkin
If every American were to avoid buying just one package of paper napkins this summer, we could save a million trees!
Fr. Farrell and the SPX Parish Council would like to thank everyone who participated in the Conversation Café
discussing the vision of St. Pius X Parish last week. The
three sessions were very helpful in sharing thoughts and ideas!
Coin Challenge Update
Better late than never... It took us a
while to get the results of the Coin Challenge this year. We
raised about $1,800 which will go toward teacher salaries and
scholarships in El Salvador. We were a bit short of our goal but
everyone did a great job! The 3rd grade class was the
overall winner again. This class also won last year as second
graders. They will be enjoying ice cream sundaes next week!
Also, congratulations to the 2nd grade who came in second and the 4th grade which was third.
SPX School Girl Scouts Pool Party
4, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Knights of Columbus pool. Troops
will cover cost and provide hotdogs and drinks. Last names A-J
please bring a dessert, K-Z please bring a side dish. Bring the
whole family! Please RSVP to your troop leader by May 30. For more info, contact Kim Wilson or Cathy Nickerson.
SPX Vacation Bible School
time to begin registration for The Sky Catholic VBS program! It
is unlike anything you or your children have ever done before! You
will be surrounded by God's Word and have an amazing time playing new
games, singing fun songs, performing awesome science experiments,
meeting saints and so much more! This program will bring out your
talents in wonderful ways. If you have never volunteered for VBS
this is the year to go for it! Please return the
Volunteer Form to sign up to volunteer and the Registration Form to
register your child for VBS. Both forms should be returned to Sue
Thompson. If you have questions or need to contact Sue, she can
be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Religious Ed Office at 257-1085.
Ryan Baker Football Camp
Baker was a football player at SPX, Chatard HS, and Purdue University
and he now plays for the Miami Dolphins! He is hosting a FREE football camp for boys in 4th-8th
grades on Friday, July 13th from 5:30-8:30 pm, at Park Tudor
School located at 7200 N. College Avenue. Please register by the
Wednesday, June 27th deadline! Campers should arrive
dressed in shorts and t-shirt; no helmets or pads are needed. The
kids will be coached by current high school football players and
coaches, college players and NFL players. Go to www.ryanbakerfoundation.org for more information and to register.
As we bring the 2011-2012 school year to a close, we want to say
"Thank You" for everything that you have done to make the school year
successful! The students have accomplished much academically,
spiritually, emotionally, and physically. It has been wonderful to
work with them!
We also want to congratulate the 8th
Grade students who will graduate tonight. They have been very
good leaders for the rest of the students, and they will be very
successful in their future studies. We wish them all the best as
they take the next step in their education, and we hope to hear about
their many accomplishments in the future!
We want to bid a fond farewell to Connie Winchester as she retires
after 24 years as a First Grade Assistant. She will be getting
married and entering a new phase of her life. We wish her all the
We also will say good-bye to Kathy Taber and Nancy Ringwald
who will be retiring after 16 years of teaching at St. Pius X.
Both of them also served many years at other schools, and we were so
blessed to have them in our Middle School giving so much of themselves
to our students. We wish them both happiness and peace in this new
phase of their lives.
We want to announce that Jill Starliper will become Director of the
Resource Department full time next year, and we will be hiring a new
part time Third Grade Teacher to join Mary O'Brien. Kathy Calvert
will be filling the position as part-time teaching assistant in First
Grade. We welcome her to the staff.
We will also be hiring a
part-time nurse for the school. This position will be from 9 AM
-1 PM daily. We are looking for a licensed RN to fill this
slot. If you are interested or know anyone who might be
interested, please have them send a resume to email@example.com.
Debbie Taylor will continue as our Cafeteria Manager and she will be
joined by Jill Huntine as a part time assistant. We are looking
for one more part-time assistant. If interested contact Mr.
Herman. With these changes, we will no longer need crew chiefs for
our school lunches. However, we will continue to need parent
volunteers to serve the lunches. Please consider this volunteer
position as we continue to provide delicious, healthy lunches for your
children in a timely way so that they also have time for fresh air and
exercise at lunch time.
It will be a busy summer at St. Pius as you can tell. We wish
you all a great summer! Relax and be safe! We will see you
all again on August 15th as we begin our next educational adventure.
Bill & Theresa
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 8TH GRADERS WHO WILL GRADUATE THIS EVENING! BEST WISHES IN HIGH SCHOOL AND IN YOUR FUTURES!
Reminder: Please pay outstanding fees before summer
This is a reminder to all
families that all outstanding fees must be paid in full before grades
can be posted. This includes Extended Care, tuition fees/costs, lost
text books, lunch bills, and lost library books. Thank you.
School Lunch Box
Please take a moment to recognize the nearly 75 parents who volunteer in the school lunch program regularly by clicking here
. These folks commit to a few hours
each month to prepare and serve our children lunch. Volunteers
help keep lunch prices low and provide an opportunity to socialize for a
few hours with peers. Working lunch is "fun with a
purpose". Recently the 6th graders wrote essays for the Healthy
Hoosier School Award application and many of them mentioned the
"hardworking", "amazing", "caring" lunch moms (and dads!) as one of the
reasons we have nutritious and delicious lunches. Hats off to all
who are making a difference serving in the lunchroom!
On a business note, if you have an
outstanding lunch bill, please pay by the last day of school.
Report cards will be held if you have a balance due.
Picnic on the Playground THANK YOU
: Thanks you to the following parents
who volunteered at the annual Picnic on the Playground on Friday!
It was sunny and hot but a great success due to the many hands we
had serving the picnic fair, including strawberry shortcake with whipped
topping: Robin and Kyle Korkhouse, Stepanie Van Horn, Chris
Scherer, Jenny Banner, Joy Stiver, Cindy Franz, Kim Wilson, Robin
Hensley, Kristen Quarto, and Kathleen Prechtel. Thank you to
Debbie Taylor and Brett and staff for setting up for us!
IMPORTANT: Virtus Training Announcement
We have been able to secure a VIRTUS training session to be held here at St. Pius X on Tuesday, June 12th
at 6:30 pm in the church conference rooms. Please help
share the word to new school parents, coaches, VBS volunteers, summer
youth group trip volunteers, PTO volunteers and new teachers. You
will be trained and ready for the summer and beginning of the school
You can find the May SPX Wellness Newsletter, Nourish to Flourish
Read about what SPX does to support a healthy school environment!
Special thanks to the Wellness Committee members for their ideas
and hard work over the school year: Christine Marsella, Cindy
Franz, Kathryn Ferrugia, Jen Xanders, Kathleen Prechtel, Debbie Taylor,
Keith Yost, Marti Faist, and Bill Herman.
|Teacher Luncheon Thank You
The teachers and staff would like
to thank everyone for the great staff lunches this year. They are
always welcomed and appreciated. (We think many items should come
with recipes!) They have been something we all look forward to
every month! Thank you all but especially to Mrs. Huntine for
coordinating these meals.
Thursday, May 31st, the Scrip Team will be available to sell Scrip for
thelast time this school year. Watch the bulletin for
opportunities to buy throughout the summer.
SPX Night at Chile Verde: If you are looking for a night out during the summer, be sure to go to Chile Verde on June 21, July 19, and August 16! A percentage of your dinner those evenings will support SPX School! Remember to take this form with you when you go
! Remember to print out the form or let them know you are
there in support of SPX! Thank you to all the families who have
supported the SPX dinner night out at Chile Verde this year!
Any questions about Scrip? Scrip is a
large fundraiser for SPX School. If you want to learn more about
how you can support Scrip, assist with Scrip sales, or if you are having
trouble logging into the order Scrip online, please contact Lorrie
Manuszak or Ken Taylor. Thanks for supporting Scrip and helping our school!
There's still time to order those August Lunches from the 8th Grade Moms. Get the form here and send it in this week!!
ATTENTION GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 4th-8th:
If you are looking to start the new school year off on the right foot,
why not play Kickball? Registration for the 2012 Kickball Season
is open to any girl entering Grades 4th-8th.
Mark your calendars for EVALUATIONS, which are scheduled for Thursday, June 7th from 6:00-8:15 pm.
(This is a different date than was posted in last week's
newsletter.) Signing up is EASY, just go to the SPX School
webpage, click Athletics, then click the Registration link. If you
have any questions, feel free to contact the Kickball coordinator,
Summer Sports Nights
This summer SPX will be holding "Open Gym" sessions during June to
allow all children entering grades 3 through 8 a chance to work on skill
development for volleyball (Boys & Girls - Monday), Boy's
Basketball (Wednesday) and Soccer/Futsol on Thursday. All Sessions
(Except volleyball) will be held from 6:00 - 8:30 PM in the Gym
starting the week of June 4th. Volleyball will start at 4:00 PM on
Monday's with incoming 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls. Soccer
will not meet on June 7th due to kickball tryouts.
Carlos Capo and Debbie Barrett will be coordinating the volleyball
sessions. Brian Treece is in charge of Boy's Baskeball and Mark
Stenson will coordinate Girls Basketball. Mike Nash will lead the
Please join us.
Holiday World Trip -
See the attached flyer to sign up for the trip to Holiday World on Tuesday, June 19th for all incoming 7th-12th
graders. The cost is $65 and includes entrance to the park, use
of all rides, shows, and the Splashin' Safari Waterpark which offers
unlimited soft drinks and sunscreen during the day. Checks should
be made payable to St. Pius X with Holiday World noted in the
memo. This is a popular event so sign up now-the deadline is this
Friday, June 1st
so don't wait! Forms received after Friday will be placed on a waiting list. Please contact Angie Hyre (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
CYO King's Island Day - Sign-ups start now for the annual North Deanery trip to King's Island for all incoming 7th-12th graders. Join us on Wednesday, July 25th
for a fun day! We will gather in the front parking lot at
SPX at 7:30 am and return to SPX at midnight! Your cost of $62
includes admission ticket and bus fee. You will need extra money
for meals and souvenirs. See the attached flyer to sign up! Permission slips are due by Monday, July 2nd-any
forms received after this date will be placed on a waiting list.
We do need adult chaperones to make this event possible. If you
would like to chaperone, complete the registration form. Please
contact Angie Hyre (
email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Nazareth Farms Summer Mission Trip:
Please help us get the word out to the high school students about the
annual mission trip to Nazareth Farms. We will be gone the week of
June 3-9 and we have a few more spots available for this trip to West
Virginia. It is a great way to begin the summer helping others in
the Appalachia Mountains.
Please pass along the attached flyer to
high school students you know. We also need one female and one
male chaperone so if any dads or college age young adults would like to
help, please contact Angie Hyre (firstname.lastname@example.org).