Newsletter Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Happy Tuesday! Today, I was invited to second grade to pray a decade of the rosary with them. What a wonderful experience! I am so proud of how they were able to actively pray all the prayers including the Apostles’ Creed and the Hail, Holy Queen from memory. What a beautiful example of our students living their faith. 
Family Masses are back! I am excited to share that the Family Masses are back. The Academy will be responsible for the fourth Sunday 11am Mass in October, January, and March. 
We are still looking for students to alter serve, a family to bring up the gifts, and families to greet at each entrance this Sunday. Please respond to this email or contact Miss Klant to volunteer. 
Please have students wear their uniform. Students who participate will be given a No HW pass good for 1 HW assignment. 
The Ned Show: Thursday afternoon our students will have a virtual assembly on Growth Mindset. During the assembly the students learn about Growth Mindset. After the event, yo-yo’s will be on sale in Miss Klant’s office. Please see the flier attached for more information about pricing. The students will be allowed to practice their yo-yo skills during recess and lunch. 
PicturesYesterday, you should have received your child’s picture proofs via email from Schoolhouse Pictures. You will order directly from them. 
Make-up Picture Day will be on Wednesday, October 27th: If after viewing your child’s picture, you would like to have a retake, please contact the office. 
Red Ribbon Week: Next week we will celebrate Red Ribbon Week. We are looking for donations of apple slices, apple cider and donut holes. If you are able to help please drop off the donations in the front office. Please send in: Apple Slices by Monday, October 25th Donut holes and apple cider by Thursday, October 28th. 
Every Mile Counts! : On Friday, November 19th, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Santa Sophia Conference, will host a Friends of the Poor walk here on school grounds. All students will participate in the walk following Friday Mass. Free T-shirts will be provided to all students. Please return the t-shirt order find to your child’s teacher by Monday, October 25th. Please find the form attached.
This event is a wonderful opportunity for students to put faith into action! We enter the Thanksgiving season taking time individually and as community to work, and pray for the many who are less fortunate. 
All students are encouraged to collect donations for the walk which will benefit the poor. Asking friends and family to contribute money for others is an act of service and selflessness. The foal is for each student to collect $25. 
A collection form will be provided next week for students to record money collected. Donations are due the day of the walk, November 19th.
All money collected goes to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul here on the Santa Sophia Church campus. This local organization provides a variety of help through a food pantry and home visits to families in need. The people helped are among the poorest of the poor. 
If you are personally interested in volunteering or learning more about the Society you can contact us at 619-463-6629 ext. 235.
Thank you for supporting your child on this project! 
Arts and Crafts Club: Mrs. Anderson is bringing the Arts and Crafts club back. See attached flier for more information. 
Parent Patrol: We are looking for more parent support for morning drop-off and afternoon pickup. Don’t be shy! We will show you what to do. Please make sure you have completed CMG and provided proof of vaccination or negative test. 
Parents in Prayer: Every Tuesday morning, in the library at 7:40, we will be Praying for our students and their families. Please find time to join us for a cup of coffee and all or part of the Rosary. We will be done by 8:00. If you are unable to join us and need some prayers, ask for the PIP notebook in the office and write down your prayer requests.

  Trunk or Treat:  Trunk or Treat will be held on October 29th starting at 6:30. Pizza pickup @6pm. This will be a fun night of games, music, and Halloween fun.  Thank you for your support in making this a fun event. We are allowing costumes to be worn at the Trunk or Treat this year. Below are the guidelines. Please know that this year is a trial run. If we see that attendees are not following the guidelines we will not permit costumes in the future. 
SSA Trunk or Treat Costume Guidelines: All attendees may dress in a costume for Trunk or Treat.  Costumes should depict themes or topics that are in keeping with our Catholic values. While creativity is encouraged, we also value safety and good judgment. 

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be offensive, objectionable or violent.  Costumes that could scare another student may not be worn.
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and hats are permitted.
  • No costume masks may be worn.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Costumes may not have scary/bloody accessories or make up.
  • No violent props such as pistols, knives, or swords.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp/pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another person.
  • Costumes that include short skirts are not permitted unless shorts or leggings or tights are worn underneath it.  Spaghetti strap shirts, bare mid-drifts, and bare backs are not permitted. All standard SSA dress code regulations and guidelines apply.

Please check your child’s costume and make sure they are following the guidelines. Students who do not follow the guidelines will be asked to change.
Each class is responsible for bringing treats for the event. Please remember we are looking for small individual packages. TK- GummiesK- Sour Candies1- Pretzels2- Cookies3- Wands and Harry Potter Glasses4- Cheese it’s and chips5- granola bars6- glow in the dark bracelets7- glow in the dark necklaces8- candy
COVID Updates: We are seeing an uptick in students who are getting common colds, tummy bugs, and allergy issues. Please keep your students home when they develop symptoms. Contact the office and we will help you determine when your child is able to return to school. You have done a wonderful job keeping our students in school this year. Keep it up! 
Please keep your child home if they show these symptoms: 

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

When your child returns to school please have them come through the front office to verify they are ready to return.

Important Dates:

Monday, October 18th- Football Practice 

Tuesday, October 19th- Tuesday Assembly/ Volleyball Practice

Wednesday, October 20th- Football Practice/ Handbells 

Thursday, October 21st- Ned Show Assembly/ Volleyball Practice

Friday, October 22nd- No School! Teacher PD

Saturday, October 23rd- Sunday, October 24th- Family Mass @ 11am 

Monday, October 25th- Start of Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday, October 26th-  Tuesday Assembly/ Volleyball Practice

Wednesday, October 27th- Make-up Picture Day/ Football Practice/ Handbells

Thursday, October 28th- Volleyball Practice

Friday, October 29th- Mass/ Trunk or Treat @ 6pm

God Bless You! Miss Klant

Academy TS Sizes .pdf
Arts and Crafts Club flyer.pdf
COVID-19-Decision-Tree October 5.pdf
Ned order form.pdf