Principal Notes 08/05/2017

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Dear Parents,

We are counting down the last few days before the start of the school year!  Don’t forget our “Eat N Greet” TONIGHT!  Kick off the school year by welcoming our new families and reconnecting with old friends!  Begin with mass at 5:30pm, hosted by students.  After mass, find your new homeroom and check out the new school arrangement!  Bring a side dish to share and join us for a pitch-in dinner as Mr. Dutcher (our band and music teacher) and members of our St. Susanna Men’s Club grill hot dogs for everyone!  It’s a wonderful way to welcome everyone back to an exciting school year! View the invitation to all Back to School Events.

Spiritwear, uniform polos, and uniform sweatshirts will be available to order tonight during “Eat N Greet”. If you were not able to order last week at the uniform sale, tomorrow is your next opportunity. (Cash or check accepted for these orders)

NEW for this year: on Fridays when Spiritwear shirts may be worn, the Spartan shorts may also be worn! (until Fall Break, then again after Spring Break; same as uniform shorts).  Check them out tonight. Most of the orders placed last week are complete and ready for pick-up. Stop by to pick up your order. For those that are not complete, arrangements will be made to get it to you as quickly as possible.

I’m thrilled to announce the new PreK Aide and EDM Director, Elaine Cutshall:

“Hello Saint Susanna families!  My name is Elaine Cutshall, and I am elated to join this beautiful school family! My husband recently got promoted, and we are new to the Plainfield area. I have my Bachelor’s degree and my Master’s degree from Ball State University.   I worked in an extremely aggressive corporate management position for over ten years.  That position was eliminated, giving us the ability to move and follow God’s plan.  I am a mother of seven children, four of whom are still at home.  I grew up at Catholic and Laboratory schools and was always extremely involved in my Catholic community. I participated in Christ Renews His Parish (4 times- different cities/states), Bible Study, and taught CCD and Summer Bible School.

I have a deep love for education and Catholicism. My background is dance performance/education and excessive management. My Bachelor’s degree is in Dance and Theatre Performance and Education.  I owned and taught at my Dance Studios, with upwards of 300 students in each studio.  I deeply enjoy working with children, and I am so thankful that the opportunities of Pre-K Aide and EDM Director presented themselves to me.  I can’t wait to continue serving here at Saint Susanna School!” 

Job Opportunity:  We are still looking for additional staff for our EDM.  Please pass this information on if you know of any interested person:

Summer Skills Packets:  Each grade level has activities for students to complete and turn in to teachers on the first day of school. There are even preschool activities! The summer reading assignments are REQUIRED for older grades. They are posted on our school website under the “downloads” tab at the top right or HERE.

School Supply Lists: Are also located on the school website under “downloads”.  These are the items your child should have on the first day of school. Just scroll down to 2017-18 School Supply Lists or click HERE.

2017-18 Uniform policy is found HERE.  Don’t forget that we will have mass at 8:45am on the first day of school, August 10.  Please follow the mass day uniform rules.  All parents are invited to join us for our first all-school mass!  1st – 8th grade students will attend mass this day.

A “new” free or reduced lunch application must be filled out, signed and turned in no later than August 25, 2017, in order for your student(s) to be eligible for free or reduced lunch for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you were approved for free or reduced lunch for 2016-2017, you must fill out a new application to be eligible for the 2017-2018 school year. Link to application is HERE or you may request a hard copy from Ms. Crews (


Aug 10 – First Day for Grades K – 8

Before care begins at 7:00am.  Drop off begins at 8:00am.  Tardy bell rings at 8:15.

Dismissal at 3:15pm.  Carpool details found HERE.

Aug 14 – First Day for Preschool and PreK

Aug 16 – 6:30pm Back To School Night

*Don’t forget to check out “Latest News” on the St. Susanna School website for the latest announcements and event information.

Hope to see you tonight!

God bless,