In the theme of Thanksgiving, the children collected peanut butter and jelly for St Vincent dePaul as they entered Mass. Fr Wilt reminded them of the importance of recognizing all the people who help them and being thankful for all that they have. During the GRACE Program, a representative form each grade level brought a symbol of what they are thankful for.
Our gingerbread SPS has won 1st place at the PPG Wintergarden display!!!! Congratulations to Mrs Gladu. Mrs Ziolkowski, and our students for this wonderful accomplishment. It is fabulous!
 Click on the Blog link to see more of this masterpiece!
Congratulations to the following St Philip grads who have achieved Honor Roll status for the First Quarter at Bishop Canevin High School:

High Honors:
Zachary Balobeck , Julian Bonds, Bailey Burgess, Madison Byerly, Brianna Caridi, Olivia Clark, Kevin Costantino, Justin Dix, Caitlin Donahue, Sarah Green, Virginia Haseleu, Erin Joyce,  Kasey Kaczorowski, Lauren Kanavy, Michael Kanavy, Michael Kirsch, Harrison Klein, Joseph Kretz, Sarah McKnight, Ashley Mell, Joel Patterson, Erica Pawlos,  Marissa Pekular, Anastasia Petrak,  Charles Rakaczky, Rock Rauterkus, Andres Recalde, Colin Scanlon, Mark Shorthouse, Alyssa Smith, Michael Szabo, Sara Szymanski, Ryley Tarasi, Matthew Tutsock, Louis Worrall, Katrina Zientarski

Margaret Aiello, , Sydney Bonds, Walter Bonds, Nicholas Briney, William Chew, Aidan Crossey, Logan Hipkiss, Trevor Hipkiss, Karlee Killen, Adrianne Kubiak, Ross Langford, Alexis Pilch, Jonathan Shar, Jack Shorthouse.

Congratulations to SPS alumnae:
Maura Sheedy
Athena Pyros
Maggie Gallegos
             who were recently inducted into the National             Honor Society at Oakland Catholic


Shark Week


2B read a story about sharks and decided to research more information about this amazing animal. Using their iPads, they found information about this animal and wrote sentences about its life.

All A's


Congratulations to the following students who earned Highest Honors The 1st Quarter:
Grade 5

Malley Aiello, Dominick Chiconella, Kaleigh Costantino, Alysha Cutri, Katelyn Hoff,  MacJohnson,  Lauren Kirsch, Audrey Wrabley

Grade 6

Nevan Crossey, Ross Gardner, Matthew Mell, Carmen Worrall, Ella Wrabley

Grade 7
Linda Ashby, Brendan Callahan, Emily Costantino, Anne Kubiak, Andalushia Reilly

Grade 8
Corinne McDevitt, Briana Patterson, Julia Sarnowski     


Forensics Win!!!


St Philip Palced 3rd at the SWPFL Tournament held at St Philip on November 15. Congratulations to all the participants. Results were as follows. Poetry - Carmen Worrall 1st& 2nd, Prose - Nevan Crossey- 1st& 2nd, Emily Costantino-2nd & 3rd, Drama- Janneselle Umalin & Ana Bergstedt - 2 1sts, Nyla Betts - 2 2nds, Declamation- Lauren Clutter-2 1sts, Abby Aiello Arabella Sargent- 1st& 2nd, Extemp - Andalushia Reilly - 2nd & 3rd, Impromptu - Zoe Koutavas& Annie Kubiak - 1st& 2nd, Multiple Reading - Madie Hoff, Corinne McDevitt, Nicole Snyder - 2 1sts, Liam Carnahan, Liam Clutter, Declan Reilly, Mac Johnson - 2nd & 3rd.

Special Thank yous  to all of our parents. We received many compliments on our food and hospitality. Everyone from breakfast helpers to lunch servers to salad and dessert makers to judges and the cleanup crew were fantastic. Your hard work and generous spirit are greatly appreciated. A great job was also done by our High School Judges Adrianne Kubiak and Aidan Crossey and our alternates. Brennan Hipkiss, Julia Balobeck, Haley Thompson, and Danny Begg who ere invaluable as guides and runners.

Dictionary Day


St. Philip 3rd graders were the proud recipients of their very own dictionaries as part of a special project sponsored by the Crafton-Ingram Rotary. Through the Dictionary Project, over 19 million children have received a dictionary thanks to the generosity of sponsors who have participated in the Dictionary Project.  The goal of this program is to assist all students in completing the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers by providing students with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. The Crafton – Ingram Rotary, an organization of business and community leaders in our area, is the local sponsor of the Dictionary Project and members  personally came to St. Philip School to present the dictionaries and encourage the children to develop good reading and writing habits.
The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, so we encourage our sponsors to give dictionaries each year to children in the third grade.

Gingerbread School


See our beautiful St Philip School "ginger school" at the12th Annual Gingerbread House Display/Competition and Train Display November 21, 2014 through January 7, 2015
Wintergarden Don’t miss this magnificent display of delicious dwellings created by area individuals, organizations, senior citizens, students and chefs. Local artist Don Jones enhances the exhibit with a unique display of trains from his private collection.There is no charge for admission. Donations are collected in the PPG Place Wintergarden for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Free Care Fund.