January 10, 2020
As many of you know the Convent is now vacant. In the Convent was a Chapel that had the 14 Stations of the Cross. After discussing this with Fr. Gizler we have moved the Stations to the school. Throughout the school we have placed the Stations and each hallway has one Station or more. Students will now be able to participate in a walking, “Stations of the Cross” at any time during the day.
During the Open House I hope you will stop by to see the Stations or feel free to stop by and I would be glad to show you.
December 22, 2019
Congratulations to the following students in the 6th 7th and 8th Grade that have been nominated to the St. Philip Junior National Honor Society.
Students earning placement from the 8th Grade
Students earning placement from the 7th Grade
Students earning placement from the 6th Grade
Pre-K, Pre-School Announcement
There have been a few changes in the pre-school and pre-Kindergarten program as well as the after school and before school program.
On November 1, 2019 we launched the before school program. Parents may utilize this program that begins each day at 6:30 AM. The before school program has been in development for several weeks and we are very excited to offer this service to parents.
There have been two personnel changes as well. We welcome Melissa Crowley and Evelyn Hoff.
Melissa joins our staff with a great deal of experience from her time spent at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and Precious Angels Learning Center. Melissa is an SPS alumni and completed her teachers aide training at UPMC Mercy and holds an Administrative Computer Specialist Certification from CCAC. Evelyn is also an SPS Alumni and OLSH class ’17 and is currently in her junior year at Pen State studying Special Education.
Our continued goal is to provide a quality staff under the leadership of Mrs. Cornetti for the students in the program. While it was our intent to make this announcement earlier, the unexpected resignation of one staff member necessitated additional realignment.
Just a reminder that parent conferences are this Friday Nov 8.
SPS Launching Before School Care
We are happy to announce that we will begin to offer before school care for early drop off. The program will be held in the current after school location. open at 6:30 AM and students will remain in the program until the start of their school day. For instance, students in Kindergarten through 8th grade will remain in the before school room until the 7:40 bell, if the student is a part of the Pre-K or Pre-school program, they will remain in the before school room until 8:15AM.
The before school program is State licensed and conforms with all State of Pennsylvania regulations. As a State approved program all necessary documents must be complete for your child to participate. Please see the attached documents. NOTE: if you participate in the after school program, and you have completed all the documents for that program, you will only need to sign a new Payment agreement which can be done when you drop your child off.
As a reminder this Thursday - October 31st, Student Council is holding a PINK OUT. A small flyer will be sent to you Tuesday to pass out.
Friday November 1st is the pizza party and dress down day for the 8th grade.
Just as reminder we will be collecting canned goods this Friday prior to Mass
Reminder for all Parents
First Quarter Ends October 29th.
This year the conferences will be held on November 8, 2019 from 10 AM to 6 PM. We will again this year be using the SignUpGenius to schedule your time. More information on how to sign up will be sent home through the FIP.
Before school care
We are in the final planning stage leading up to an anticipated start date of November 1. The program will operate from 6:30 in the start of the school day. The program is State certified.
This weekend is the Student Art Exhibit taking place in Father Kelty Hall. Please stop by and view the many forms of Art and marvel at the talent of our students.
Spirit Day Challenge Update
The contest to reach 100% participation from at least half the home rooms, was a huge success. It was decided that because of the school-wide response, the ENTIRE school will receive a pizza party. Here are the details.
October 24, 2019 all students will receive a slice of Pizza Hut Pizza (choice between cheese only or cheese and peperoni) along with the normal side dishes offered through the lunch program. Because our 8th grade students will be attending the Bishop Canevin Crusader for a day, they will have their Spirit Day dress down and pizza day, on Friday November 1st.
Recently an interest sheet went home asking if you would like to sign your son/daughter up for lessons. A good number of responses were returned, and I am happy to say that on October 21, lessons will begin.
Hats off to Mrs. Trigona and Mrs. Poppert for the hours of work they have put in this year helping to make the Angel Program bigger and better. When you visit the school, you will see the banners identifying the virtues that we are working on this year. Students are receiving awards for having their pins on display, and when they demonstrate behavior in line with the virtues. Just a hint for all students, October 24th will be a big day for pins.
Crusader for a Day
On October 24th eighth grade students will attend the Crusader for a Day event at Bishop Canevin High School.