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<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>October 16, 2018<span class="EOP SCXW228214189" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:200,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong>Thank YOU&rsquo;s!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thank you to Bruce Apostol and Liza Peato for driving on our ASB field trip to Archbishop Murphy for the Leadership Summit.&nbsp; Wow!&nbsp; It was an inspiring day and a wonderful experience for all!&nbsp; AMHS wants to meet with our leaders again in the Spring.&nbsp; They gave our ASB incredible knowledge about what it takes to be a leader and gave them many things to think about and tools to use for implementation at St. Pius!&nbsp; I can&rsquo;t wait to see what this group brings to our school!</p> <p><strong>Conferences</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This Wednesday (10/17), Thursday (10/18) and Friday (10/19), we will be conducting our fall conferences. &nbsp;It is expected that the student be present.&nbsp; I ask you to please be on time for your conference.&nbsp; When all are on time, our schedule is met and conference times can be utilized fully.&nbsp; There will be chairs outside my classroom for you to use while waiting.&nbsp; When the conference before you ends, we will open the door and invite you in.&nbsp; If the conference looks like it will take more than the allotted 20-minute time period, we will schedule another time to meet.&nbsp; Thank you for your cooperation!&nbsp; I look forward to speaking with you about your wonderful children!</p> <p><strong>8th Grade is hosting Sunday Mass, 10/21/18 &ndash; 11am</strong></p> <p>On Sunday, 10/21, the 8th Graders will be reading, bearing gifts and singing in the choir.&nbsp; Please have your 8th grader to St. Pius this Sunday by 10:45am, dressed in their full uniform!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jog-a-Thon!</strong></p> <p><strong>Please turn collected money in, if you haven&rsquo;t already.&nbsp; It was due Friday, 10/5.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Comfort Kits</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Please send in your child&rsquo;s comfort kit as soon as possible!&nbsp; I have 12 students and 7 comfort kits!</p> <p><strong>Virtus</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As per Seattle Archdiocesan policy, educators are required to teach Touching Safety to all students twice per year; October and March.&nbsp; Our Touching Safety class will happen on Tuesday, 10/23.&nbsp; An opt-out form was sent home in the 10/9/18 Blue Folder.&nbsp; If you do <strong>NOT</strong> want your child to be taught the Touching Safety lesson, <strong>please sign and return the form by 10/22</strong>.&nbsp; If you are okay with your child being taught the Touching Safety lesson, you do not need to return the form.</p> <p class="Paragraph SCXW62709133" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Bishop Blanchet Math Competition</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">7th/8th graders have been invited to participate in the 45th Annual BBHS Math Competition!&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>The event is Saturday, 11/3/2018 from 8:45am-12:30pm</strong>.&nbsp; The&nbsp;<strong>deadline to register is Tuesday, October 30th.</strong>&nbsp;A maximum of 15 students from St. Pius can attend.&nbsp; I would like to take all of the 8th grade students and some of the 7th grade students.&nbsp; Please check your calendars and <strong>email Mrs. Van if you would like your child to attend, pvanhollebeke@stpx.org.</strong>&nbsp;Students must bring their own calculators. The contest includes three sections: written, oral, and group exams. 8th grade students are eligible for $14,000 worth of scholarships including partial tuition scholarships. $5,000 scholarship for 1st place, $3,000 scholarship for 2nd place, $2,000 scholarships for 3rd, 4th, 5th place. 7th grade award winners will receive a Certificate of Merit. Refreshments will be served to all participants as they await contest results. <strong>This event is FREE!</strong></p> <p class="Paragraph SCXW62709133" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Museum of Flight</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We will be going to the Museum of Flight on Friday, October 26th from 8:45-1pm.&nbsp; We will be going on this field trip with our 7th graders.&nbsp; The cost for this field trip will be $22/student.&nbsp; Please make your check payable to, &ldquo;St. Pius X School&rdquo;.&nbsp; Field Trip permission slips will be in this Tuesday Blue Folder.&nbsp; <strong>Please return this field trip form with your $22 check by Wednesday, 10/17.</strong>&nbsp; We still need drivers!&nbsp; Please indicate if you can drive on the field trip form and THANK YOU!&nbsp; I will email drivers student seat assignments, directions and instructions the week before we leave.&nbsp; You will need to bring a sack lunch for yourself!</p> <p class="Paragraph SCXW62709133" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Public High School Applications</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Edmonds-Woodway High School IB Program &ndash; Information night is <strong>Thursday, October 25, 6pm</strong> in their Little Theater.&nbsp; Applications for their IB Program are <strong>open from October 15th through November 30th</strong>.&nbsp; Please contact Mr. Quinn through his email:&nbsp; quinnd@edmonds.wednet.edu.</p> <p class="Paragraph SCXW62709133" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Private High School Applications</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is time for your family to apply for financial assistance for high school. I spent about 3 hours working on ours this Saturday.&nbsp; Once it is done, you can breathe a sigh of relief!&nbsp; The deadline for financial aid applications is 12/31/2018.&nbsp; Go to the Admissions page of the school to which you are applying.&nbsp; There will be a &ldquo;Tuition &amp; Financial Aid&rdquo; section.&nbsp; You can begin an application, save and exit to return later to work on it.&nbsp; If you are applying to different high schools that use the same company to process their financial aid applications, you need only complete the one application.&nbsp; Let me know if you have any questions.&nbsp; Or, you can call the financial aid office at the high schools with questions.</p> <p class="Paragraph SCXW62709133" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Dates to Remember:</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>10/23/18 - ASB Hot Cocoa Sale, Lunchtime</li> <li>10/24/18 - 8th Singers at Mass, 9am</li> <li>10/24/18 - BBHS Open House, 5:30-8pm</li> <li>10/25/18 - ASB Bake Sale, Lunchtime</li> <li>10/25/18 - Seattle Preparatory School to visit 8th graders, 9:30am</li> <li>10/25/18 -&nbsp;Edmonds-Woodway HS IB Information Night, 6pm</li> <li>10/26/18 &ndash; Museum of Flight Field Trip (Leave 9am, Return 1pm)&nbsp;</li> <li>10/30/18 &ndash; Holy Names/O&rsquo;Dea High School to visit 8th graders, 9:30am</li> <li>10/30/18 - Deadline to register for BBHS Math Competition</li> <li>10/31/18 &ndash; Halloween Carnival</li> </ul> <ul> <li>11/2/18 &ndash; Grandparent&rsquo;s Day</li> <li>11/3/18 - BBHS Math Competition, 8:45am-12:30p</li> <li>11/4/18 &ndash; AMHS Open House, 2-5pm</li> <li>11/6/18 &ndash; Seattle Prep Open House, 6-9pm</li> <li>11/9/18 &ndash; Community Service Essay Due</li> <li>11/10/18 &ndash; Deadline to register for Placement Exam that happens beginning of December</li> <li>11/12/18 &ndash; No School</li> <li>11/14/18 - Edmonds-Woodway HS IB Information Night, 6pm</li> <li>11/17/18 &ndash; Annual Fund Dinner, 6:30pm</li> <li>11/21/18 &ndash; Noon Dismiss</li> <li>11/22/18 &ndash; No School, Thanksgiving</li> <li>11/23/18 &ndash; No School, Thanksgiving</li> <li>11/28/18 &ndash; 8th Grade reads at Mass, 9am</li> <li>11/30/18 - Deadline to register for Edmonds-Woodway IB Program</li> <li>11/30/18 - Private HS Transcript Request &amp; Teacher Recommendation Request forms due to Mrs. Van</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Paula Van Hollebeke</p> <p><a href="mailto:pvanhollebeke@stpx.org">pvanhollebeke@stpx.org</a></p> <p>School: (425) 778-9861</p> <div id="mcePasteBin" style="position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0; background: red; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" contenteditable="false"> <div contenteditable="true">X</div> </div> <div id="mcePasteBin" style="position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0; background: red; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" contenteditable="false"> <div contenteditable="true">X</div> </div>
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