Cross Country Boys and Girls Team – Practice starts this Wednesday, September 13th at 5:00 PM with Fr. Christiansen, Scott Lawrence and Judi Rash and parent volunteers. Practices will be Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 PM and Fridays 3:30 - 5:00 PM. It is available for K – 8th Grade. If you have any questions please contact our coach Scott Lawrence at email@example.com or Athletic Director, Monte Kenaston at 425-218-8862.
Please have your student change into their running clothes after school dismissal and meet in the gym. The runners will walk over to the track at Evergreen 6 Playfield and return to school together. Fr. Christiansen, Mr. Lawrence and Ms. Rash will need 2-3 adults to join them at every practice. Please help when you can. Thank you to the many parents that have already stepped up! There is still time to sign up for Cross Country. You can find an enrollment form in the school office.
There will be four preliminary meets:
• Sunday, Sept. 24 - Group A @ 1:00 PM and Group B @ 3:15 PM
• Sunday, Oct. 1 - Group B @ 1:00 PM and Group A @ 3:15 PM
• K-3 Final: Sunday, Oct. 8 - Group A @ 1:00 PM and Group B @ 2:30 PM
• Gr. 4-8 Championship Meet: Sunday, Oct. 15 @ 1:00 PM
Back to School Barbeque – Thank you to the Parent Club and members of School Commission for hosting our Back to School BBQ last Friday. It was a fun filled evening and a great opportunity to meet our new families and to reconnect with our current families.
ASB Speeches – Our 7th & 8th Grade students who are running for ASB will be presenting their speeches on Friday, September 22nd at 1:45 PM in the Sonny-Kenaston Family Gym.
MAP Testing – Our testing dates this year will be in the fall from Sept. 18 – Oct. 5, 2017 and in the spring from April 30 - May 18, 2018. MAP testing is a computerized assessment that replaced ITBS testing throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle. As a result students, parents and teachers will receive immediate scores and be able to track student growth more effectively.
Parent Curriculum Night – We will have Parent Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 PM. Classroom doors will open at 6:30 PM. There will be 2 sessions for parents to choose from, Session A at 6:30 PM and Session B at 6:55 PM. After the classroom visits there will be a Mandatory Meeting in the Sonny-Kenaston Family Gym to hear presentations from Mr. Parker, Parent Club and other committees. We look forward to seeing all St. Pius X Parents on Curriculum Night. No babysitting will be available.
Jog-A-Thon - Jog-A-Thon is our first fundraiser for the year. It is a fun event with the help of many wonderful parent volunteers. Garth Ovenell will chair this event. The Jog-A-Thon will be held on Wednesday, September 27th. Students will receive their Collection Envelopes this week to begin getting pledges or donations. Please see the flyer in your Family Folder.
Blue Friday (Not Free Dress) – Every Friday during the football season, students are given the privilege of supporting their team. The purpose of the event is to create unity within the school and to show our support for the Seahawks hence the name "Blue Friday". In addition to wearing Seahawks gear, students are permitted to wear other teams from different organizations such as Sounders, Mariners, St. Pius X, etc. Students are even allowed to show their support for other teams not necessarily from WA State. To clarify, Blue Friday DOES NOT mean FREE DRESS. Students have the choice to dress in "Spirit" gear or come to school in full uniform for the day.
Electives – Each year we are blessed with parents and teachers who share their special skills and expertise in a variety of areas. This trimester Mr. Apostol has volunteered to teach Intramural Sports, Mrs. Janik will teach Book Club, Mrs. Poteet will teach a School Newspaper and Mrs. Keenan will teach Spanish. If you are interested in teaching an elective for a different trimester, please call Mary or Mr. Parker 425-778-9861
Directory Updates – If you have moved, changed telephone numbers, and/or email address over the summer, please contact Mary Brown with the new information.
Spirit Gear Drive - Our Spirit Gear Drive begins today and will run for 14 DAYS ONLY. A flyer is in your Tuesday Folder with information on how to order your St.Pius X SWAG! 10% of your purchases comes back to the school. Please follow the link below for a sneak peak of the flyer.
http://www.spiritgeardirect.com/GearDrive/Store.aspx?guid=EBB4F2A1-8F22-4866-B947-14373DEA4AA6. Orders will not be accepted when the drive is over, so please make sure you get your orders in and don't delay. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Lynsy Valerio
September 12, 2017
Dates to Remember:
Wednesday, Sept. 13 All School Mass – 9:00 AM, Full Uniform
Cross Country begins – 5:00 PM
Friday, Sept. 15 Blue Friday (Not free dress)
Cross Country practice – 3:30 PM
Sunday, Sept. 17 Children’s Mass – 11:00 AM - Full Uniform
Children’s Choir sings
Monday, Sept. 18 MAP Testing begins Grades 2-8
2:00 PM Dismissal
Tuesday, Sept. 19 Photo Day – Full Uniform
Wednesday, Sept. 20 All School Mass – 9:00 AM, Full Uniform
Parent Curriculum Night - 6:30 PM
Friday, Sept. 22 Blue Friday (Not free dress)
Band Information Meeting – 12:20 – 1:00 PM
Cross Country practice – 3:30 PM
Monday, Sept. 25 2:00 PM Dismissal
School Commission – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 27 All School Mass – 9:00 AM
Cross Country – 5:00 PM