Principal Notes 11/12/2017

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Dear Parents,

Thank you to everyone who purchased popcorn and juice during our fundraiser for Sheltering Wings last week.  Because of your generosity, our first graders collected nearly $340 to purchase toys and gifts for the for the children staying at Sheltering Wings in Danville. Kids will have gifts to open this Christmas!  Thank you to Mrs. Branchini and Mrs. Drury for organizing and for all parents who helped out.

Congratulations to Mrs. Miller and our fifth graders for organizing a powerful Veterans Day program last Thursday. Our band and choir performed well, and the entire school joined together to sing a moving tribute to thank our veterans who attended the program. Kendra and Kristina were excellent emcees, and Owen read a moving speech that he wrote in honor of veterans.  From the kids who served punch and cookies to those who read lines of poetry, the fifth graders showed the school what true leadership looks like!  St. Susanna students truly let their lights shine!

Do you have leftover Halloween candy?  Mrs. Kizer, our Middle School Language Arts teacher, is collecting candy for a special project.  Candy donations may be sent to her classroom or dropped off in the receptionist area.  Thank you for your help!

Have you met our new nurse?!  Please welcome Ms. Josephine Woods, who joined us last week to serve as our nurse on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  Ms. Woods is an RN and a former pediatric nurse who has also worked as a school nurse. We’re so glad to have her join our St. Susanna family!  Mrs. Cody Brown will continue as receptionist 8:00am – 2:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Speaking of our nurse, we are accepting Band-Aid donations.  The size needed most is 3/4″ x 3″.  If you are able to donate, please drop your donation to the reception desk.  Thank you!

Know of anyone who is good at working with children?  We’re looking for an energetic, positive person over 18 years old to join our EDM staff.  Hours are 3:00 – 6:00pm Monday through Friday (school days).  Please email our EDM director Mrs. Elaine Cutshall ( or call 317-839-3713.

Men’s Club: We are looking for dads or grandfathers who are interested in joining St. Susanna’s Men’s Club.  This group helps with some fundraising and handy-man help around the parish.  Major events include the 2 Lenten fish fries, golf outing, and special cookout lunch for field day.  For fun and fellowship, please contact Joe miller

St. Susanna Holiday Basketball Camp will be held on Friday, December 22.  It runs 9:00am – 3:00pm and is open to boys and girls in first through seventh grades.  Click here for more information.

Spartan Spirit Awards for week of November 6:  Regina Edo, Kristina Dick, Kendra Dick, Teddy Walters, Max Horton, Allison Wildeman, Emerie Worl, Ella Culp.  Keep letting your light shine!


November 13 – 17 – Thanksgiving Food Collection

November 21 – 2:00pm dismissal for Thanksgiving Break.

November 22, 23, 24 – No School – Thanksgiving Break

God bless,