Principal Notes 12/10/2017

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Dear Parents,

We have a LOT going on the next 2 weeks!  Don’t miss a thing; make sure you read Principal Notes for all the important information you need!

Christmas arrived early for St. Susanna students and staff!  A group of Santa’s Elves (AKA – St. Susanna Spartans Cooking Club) took over the lunchroom, kitchen and supervision duties this past Friday.  You may have heard from your child that lunch was SO FUN, complete with music, ice cream, and games in the gym! (Pictures are posted on the St. Susanna Facebook Page!)  The Club (made up of some St. Susanna dads) also cooked and served lunch to the staff – an AWESOME menu of pulled pork, baked beans, salad, veggies, and dessert.  Teachers got a rare opportunity to enjoy an extended lunch and relax with teachers from other grade levels.  A HUGE THANK YOU to JR Means for organizing this wonderful day!  Thanks to the dads who made this event a crowd favorite: Mike Bedel, Dirk Andres, Craig Overton, PJ Orlando, Mike Daum, Frank Taheny, Al Chlupacek, Aaron Davis, David Smrekar, and Jason McClellan.  Thank you for letting YOUR lights shine!


Our Preschoolers and Pre-Kindergarteners entertained a packed house on Thursday evening with a selection of Christmas carols mixed with some favorite songs.  Our smallest St. Susanna kiddos did a great job singing their songs and shaking their jingle bells!  Family and friends helped make Christmas cards and enjoyed cookies afterward.  Ms. Houser, Mrs. Hosek, and Mrs. Hardwick did a great job preparing our students for their big program. It was a fun night for everyone!


Reminder:  The following dates in second semester will be 1:00 pm dismissal times:  January 24, February 15, April 24, and May 15.  Extended Daycare Ministry (EDM) will be available immediately following dismissal on those dates until 6:00 pm.  We also have a 1:00 pm dismissal on March 30 for Good Friday.


Reminder: Santa Shop will be held in the Parish Center on December 11 and 12.  This is for students to purchase items for parents, grandparents, siblings, pets, etc. More information is found HERE.

Books Only Book Fair will be open from 7:30 AM until 6:30 PM both Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12, for the convenience of parents to shop before and after school. Any money collected for “All for Books” will be used to purchase books for the Angel Tree/Kelley’s Angels Toy Drive. For more information or to help out, CLICK HERE.


Reminder:  Donations for 2nd Grade Mission “Kelley’s Angels” are due Tuesday, December 12.  All donations will be used to purchase toys for children in need.  Please support this worthy cause!


Reminder:  Spirit Wear orders are due TOMORROW, Monday, December 11.  ORDER FORM HERE


Reminder:  Boots are NOT part of the school uniform.  Please do not allow your child to wear non-uniform items, unless it is a specific alternate dress day. Uniform policy is found HERE.  Thank you for your help!


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.

Holiday EDM : January 2, 3, 4, and 5; 8:00am – 5:00pm.  Sign up using the attached registration form.  Holiday EDM Registration Form


Spartan Spirit Awards for week of December 4:  James Andres, Hailey Jones, Chinonso Eneh, Gabe LaHayne, Tim Peltier, Sophia Orlando, Isabel Palanca, Will Shinkle, Marissa Ayers, Hunter Schoettmer, Conner McClellan, Anna Bedel, Elizabeth Rhoderick, Ken Ohaya.  Keep letting your lights shine!


LOST & FOUND is overflowing!  Please click on or copy/paste the link below to your internet browser to see if you recognize any items.  Feel free to pick up the items that belong to your child(ren) when the school building is open M-F  7am to 6pm.  The lost and found tub is brown and located underneath the coat rack before you enter the cafeteria.  Items left over the Christmas break WILL BE DONATED, so hurry in and claim what belongs to your child(ren).  http://saintsusannaschool.com/lost-found/


Student News: Do you have any good news to share?  Anything our students or graduates have accomplished?  I would love to report on what our students do outside of school and how they are developing the talents God gave them.  I plan to include a St. Susanna alumni section in some issues of Principal Notes… sort of a “where are they now?” to let our families know what our young people do once they leave St. Susanna.  Please let me know how students and graduates are letting their lights shine!


Spartan Spirit Awards for week of December 4:  Emeka Eneh, Chloe Walker, Aaryan Troutman, Annabelle Rice, Aislinn Watt, Geet Madiredii, Isabella Mendoza (6th), Elizabeth Rhoderick, Brooke Cutshall, Jessica Kaur, Cole Walters.  Keep letting your lights shine!


Calendar:  December

10, 11, 12:  Santa Shop (in Parish Center) Don’t Forget your list and money!  All items $1 each.

11:  6:30 pm Christmas Band and Handbells Concert (Attire for the concert: White top w/ Black or Navy pants/skirt. For girls, a dress in those colors also OK.)

13:  6:30 pm K – 4 and Children’s Choir Music Concert (Attire for the concert:  Dress up Christmas clothes.)

15:  Mission Dress Down Day:  For anyone who donates to 2nd grade “Kelley’s Angels” – Jeans or sweats and appropriate top.

15:  8th grade Movie Drop In Night CLICK HERE

15:  CYO Volleyball Sign-up Deadline CLICK HERE

18:  9:00 – 11:30am  Penance Service (3rd – 8th grade)

21:  8:45 Mass

21:  7:00pm School Commission meeting

22:  Teacher Work Day – No Students.

22:  Holiday Basketball Camp

December 22 – January 7: Christmas Break

SAVE THE DATE!!!

St. Susanna School OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, January 14 10:00am – 11:30am.  Join us for donuts!  Come meet the teachers at your child’s next grade level!  Invite family and friends who may be interested in St. Susanna School.

God bless,

Michele