March 20, 2015 Newsletter

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St. Pius X / St. Leo School
March 20, 2015
Tuition information for the 2015-2016 school year has not been
determined yet. It is the administration's hope that it will be finalized and
set by early April. A paper copy as well as an electronic newsletter will be
sent/emailed out with the tuition information once it has been approved by
both the school board and both parish finance committees. A tuition
contract will also be sent home with each family with the tuition
information. The signed tuition contract will be due back to the school by
Tuesday, April 21st.
In This Issue
Tuition Information
Sports Night Banquet
The Sports Night Banquet will be held on Thursday,
May 7th. Tickets are $75 for the banquet. Corporate
tables are also available for purchase. The night's
scheduled events will be the following:
5:30 p.m. - Social Hour (including drinks)
7:00 p.m. - Dinner (Bone Yard BBQ)
8:00 p.m. - Presentation of the Dan O'Doherty Award
to Leisa Kolberg
8:15 p.m. - Guest speaker - Tom Osborne
Notes from the Nurse
Hummel Camp
Creighton Prep Math Contest
Bible Bowl
Letters About Literature
Creighton Prep Math Contest
Please feel free to contact Mychal Lanik ([email protected]) for ticket
requests, questions you may have or if you have interest in sponsorship
Staff Appreciation Day
Financial Aid Deadlines
2015-16 School Year
Attention parents of 6th graders: Today your child was given a letter to
bring home which lists the requirements for immunizations and physical
examinations that are needed before your child can enter 7th grade.
Work Party
P.E. Notes
Summer Solutions
SPSL Track
Please note: Students entering 7th grade will be required to provide proof
of a booster immunization of diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis
(Tdap) given on or after the 10th birthday.
The physical exam form attached to the letter needs to be
completed by the doctor when you take your child to get
his/her required physical exam. Please return the
immunization information and physical exam form to the
school office as soon as this information is available. Since this
information is needed BEFORE YOUR CHILD CAN ATTEND 7TH
GRADE, please schedule your doctor appointments early.
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April 15
SPSL Church Choir at St. Leo - 10:00 a.m.
Gr 5 Reconciliation - 1:30 p.m.
S.A.M.E. Competition
Collect mission money
Palm Sunday
Students may wear uniform shorts beginning today
Collect mission money
Easter break begins at 3:25 p.m.
Holy Thursday - No School for All
Good Friday - No School for All
Easter Monday - No School for All
School resumes at 8:15 a.m.
Staff Appreciation Day
Gr 2 & 8 Partner Mass - 8:30 a.m.
Gr 4 Mass - 8:30 a.m.
Gr 7 & 8 Variety Show auditions - gym - 3:30 p.m.
Newsletter with tuition information and tuition contract sent
home with students and posted at
Gr 6, 7 & 8 Speech Meet at Creighton Prep High School
State competition for Destination Imagination - Kearney
First Holy Communion Practice at both St. Pius X and St. Leo
Parishes - 11:00 a.m.
First Holy Communion at both St. Pius X and St. Leo Parishes
2:30 p.m.
Culver's Night - 120th & Blondo - 5:00-9:00 p.m.
FAIR financial aid applications due
Wednesday, April 8th, has been
designated as Staff Appreciation
Day at SPSL School. Please
honor your child's teacher
assistant(s), library assistant,
liturgy assistant, sacramental
coordinator and secretary,
cafeteria personnel,
maintenance personnel, math
coordinator, speech and drama
coordinator, technology
specialist, speech and drama
coordinator, C.A.R.E.
coordinator, development
coordinators, office personnel
and extended care staff with a
note, poster, prayer, small gift,
etc. on this day. They are an
important part of our school day
and share their time and talents
with all of our school family.
Positive affirmation is very
meaningful to everyone and is
held in high regard by the
administration, teachers and
staff of this school and,
hopefully, also by the parents.
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April 25
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April 29
Grade 1 & 7 Partner Mass - 8:30 a.m.
Gr 7 & 8 Variety Show - SPSL gym - 2:15 p.m.
Fazoli Night - 80th & Cass - 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gr K & 5 Partner Mass - 8:30 a.m.
Gr 7 & 8 Variety Show - SPSL gym - 2:15 p.m.
Gr 6, 7 & 8 Speech Meet at Marian High School
No School for Students - Staff Development Day for teachers
Gr 3 & 6 Partner Mass and Volunteer Appreciation Mass
- 8:30 a.m.
Childrens Scholarship applications due
Newsletter emailed to parents & posted at
Gr 4-8 Archdiocesan Math Contest at Christ the King
SPSL Church Choir at St. Leo - 10:00 a.m.
Gr 4 Reconciliation - 1:30 p.m.
Hummel Park Day Camp will be held July 13-17,
2015 for SPSL boys and girls who have
completed grades 1st through 7th, this current
school year. The fee for the camp is $95.00. The
cost is $50 per camper for those children that
receive free or reduced lunch through their school. This fee includes bus
transportation from St. Pius X or St. Leo, four meals, snacks, nature and
recreational activities all supervised by trained staff. Registration will be
online again this year! SPSL's online registration begins at 8am on March
23rd and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Follow the
attached "How to Register for Hummel 2015" (click here) instructions.
Last years' participants usernames and passwords have already been
created and were recently emailed to them. Look for an email from
[email protected] New participants are strongly encouraged
to create a username and password prior to March 23rd registration. You
can also register in person at any City Community Center. (Registering on
Monday, March 23rd is highly recommended as there are four other
schools assigned to camp the same week. SPSL is NOT guaranteed a
minimum number of spots as in past years. Call the Florence Community
Center at 402-444-5216 if you have any questions or trouble with the
website. General questions regarding Hummel Day Camp can be directed
to the school's parent coordinator, Lynne Gregg ([email protected]).
FAIR financial aid applications
are due by April 15th. Children's
Scholarship Fund applications
are due by April 24th. As soon
as you have completed the
application, please send it in, the
sooner the better. If you are in
need of a financial aid
application you can contact the
school office at (402) 551-6667
to request one.
2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
If your child(ren) will not be
returning to SPSL for the
2015-16 school year, please
let us know by either calling the
school office at (402) 551-6667
or emailing Kathy Graney at
[email protected]
One of the many extracurricular activities that seventh and eighth graders
can participate in is Quiz Bowl. This year 15 students chose to meet
several Fridays after school to learn and review math, science, literature,
grammar, history, geography, and current events as they prepared for
On February 27, two SPSL teams competed in the annual Gross Catholic
High School Quiz Bowl. Team 1 competed in six rounds and won four;
Team 2 competed in four rounds and won two.
Congratulations to these students who were willing to extend their school
day and represent our school. We are proud of their effort and
sportsmanship during the competition.
The following are the students who participated in Quiz Bowl:
Team 1 - Connor Gregg, Brian Martin, Joseph McAuliffe, Owen Morrow,
and Daniel Noon
Team 2 - Teddy Novotny, Sam Raabe, Daniel Richter, Augie Shald, and
Cameron Snyder
Alternates - Daniel Deras, Kaji Loro, Noah Monzu, P.J. Mooney, and
Maggie Peklo
Everyone is invited to help clean
up the school grounds on
Saturday, April 18th from 8:00
a.m. - 2:00 p.m. If possible,
please bring a rake and gloves.
Lunch and beverages will be
provided. Please come and lend
a hand. This effort saves a
considerable amount of money.
In case of bad weather, the work
party will be May 2nd. If you
have questions, call the school
office, (402) 551-6667.
A special thanks to our parent volunteers who drove students to the
competition: Amy McAuliffe, Stacey Morrow, Sheila Richter, and Kelly
The following students participated in the annual St.
Bernard's Bible Bowl on Saturday, March 7th: 4th graders
Katie Peklo and Chelsea Okosi, 5th graders Andrew
Washington, Wistrom Herfordt, Walker Goebel, and Jacob
Dasher and 6th grader Dallas Davis.
Congratulations to them all for their dedication and hard work. They
proudly represented our school. Thanks to Mr. Carreon and Mrs.
Students in grades 5-8 have
been working on their running
endurance in P.E. class and will
attempt to run a mile at the Race
for Education on April 24th.
Parents can encourage their
children to run at home for
distance or for time. They have
been told not to run alone, so
they may ask a parent to go
along! We are up to about 5
minutes of running time, working
our way up to 10 minutes. The
average person can run an 8-10
minute mile. NOTE: If your child
has asthma please make sure
his/her inhaler is at school and
that a completed medication
authorization form is on file in
the school office for its use.
Sheehan, who helped at the Bible Bowl and Miss Lowndes, coach.
We are proud to announce that one of our students
was selected as the state winner in the Letters about
Literature contest. Owen Morrow, a 7th grader, will be
honored by Govenor Pete Ricketts during a
proclamation signing on April 8. His letter will be
preserved in the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
in Lincoln. Congratulations Owen!
Summer Solution books are
available for purchase again this
spring. The books can be used
by your child over the summer to
review what was covered at the
grade level just completed. The
cost is $12.00 per book. For
more information, please click
here. Information on Summer
Solutions book orders can also
be found on the school's website
The Creighton Prep Math Contest was held on
Saturday, March 14th, with over 100 students from
17 schools in attendance. The following students
were chosen to represent our school: Matthew
Baysa, Sarah Gerards, Ben Goeman, Joseph
McAuliffe, PJ Mooney, Jon Schroeder and Paul
Jon and Joseph earned a 3rd place trophy for their group math
competition. On the individual test, Jon, Matthew and Paul finished in the
top 3rd of the competitors. We thank these students for representing St.
Pius/ St/ Leo School so proudly. A special thank you to Mrs. Gorski for her
help in preparing the students for the competition.
Track season for boys and girls
in grades 6-8 is just beginning.
If your child is interested in
SPSL track, please email our
Athletic Director, Mychal Lanik at
[email protected]
For more information about
SPSL school, please visit our
website. Click here!
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