Students from St. Philip School, Bishop Canevin High School, OLSH, Holy Trinity, and Our Lady of Grace presented their masterpieces at the annual Art Exhibit held in Fr. Kelty Hall. Congratulations to all of the artists and their teachers for this wonderful show. Special accolades got to Mrs. Bartlett and Mrs. Kennedy from Bishop Canevin for sponsoring the exhibit each year.
St Philip School continued its celebration of 100 years with a Spirit Walk through the streets of Crafton. The route was lined with white signs of support purchased by families, friends, parishioners and businesses. Crafton Mayor James Bloom, a St Philip alumnus, kicked off the parade with a proclamation in honor of the 100th anniversary. He invited Sr Geri Marr, Principal, to the October 27th Boro Council Meeting to recive the formal proclamation. Coincidentally, St. Philip Parish pre-dates the Diocese of Pittsburgh is celebrating its 175th anniversary. Nearly 500 people including students and parents from preschool through Grade 8 as well as alumni participated in the Spirit event. The wide range of communities represented at SPS includes Pittsburgh, Ingram, Crafton, Greentree, Kennedy, Robinson, Thornburg, Rosslyn Farms, Carnegie, West Allegheny, and even South Fayette. PTG President, SPS alumna and current school parent Sharon Gaitens said, “Our community has really rallied behind this effort.” Over $10,000 was raised. Congratulations to the Spirit Walk Committee and the SPS 100 ladies for a spectacular walk and fabulous public relations! Congratulations to the Spirit Walk Committee and the SPS 100 ladies for a spectacular walk and fabulous public relations!
Congratulations to JV Green Girls Volleyball on being section runner up! Their record was 11-3 this year. First round of playoffs are Sunday!
After reading a story about a lemonade stand, 2B decided to try their hands at making lemonade. The results were delicious.
Some of our SPS students participated in the American Diabetes Walk on Sunday, October 5. Some walked and others cheered to support their 7th grade classmate, Julia Balobeck. SPS alumni Michael Kirsch and Daniel Spezialetti also cheered, as did Lauren Kirsch, Julianna Umalin, Colin Weigand and Mia Spezialetti..
KDKA Weatherman Dennis Bowman brought his Classroom Weather Show to St Philip School this week.Mr Bowman and his puppet, Chester Drawers,gave the students safety tips to remember when severe weather threatens and demonstrated weather instruments such as balloons and sondes which gather information such as barometric pressure and wind speed which help weathermen to make good predictions. The children enjoyed the humorous way the rules were presented but also appreciated the seriousness of the message.Finally, Dennis created a tornado from dry ice, heat, and wind coming from various directions to demonstrate how these destructive storms are formed.
In appreciation of the program the Student Council presented Mr Bowman with a cake and a check for $1274.13 for the KDKA Turkey Fund which they raised through a dress down day.
Special thanks goes to Mrs Kroneberg, Mrs Shorthouse, Miss Kati Rodgers, Miss Heidi Rodgers, and the PTG who arranged and staged the spectacular program and Maria and Mary Jane Carnahan who made the fabulous cake.
KB celebrated St Francis Day by making bird feeders out of pine cones, Crisco, and birdseed. They discussed the beautiful St Francis Prayer that hangs in their room and continued the celebration , St Francis video, coloring page, animal crackers treat, and joined KA for a stuffed animal parade.
September was Bear Month in 1st Grade. Each student brought in one of his or her favorite bears. The children did a Math activity sorting bears, made a bear quilt and bear hats that hugged their heads, went on a bear hunt, and decorated bear cookies. It was a "Beary" exciting month!