St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy
Catholic Schools Week Schedule
January 27 – January 31, 2014
Catholic Schools Week Mass, 10:00 AM
Older/Younger Student Buddy Activities, 12:30 PM
Student Appreciation Day (Pajama Day)
Science Fair – 7:00 PM
Teacher Appreciation Day (early dismissal)
Crazy Hat, Tie and Socks Day (contest for best in each category)
Parent and Volunteer Appreciation Day
Open House – 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
(Parents are invited to stop in to their child’s class to see their child working hard!)
Volunteer Thank You Reception, 1:00 PM
National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 7:00 PM
Walk-a-thon (School fundraiser activity for those students participating by bringing in donation)
Bingo, 6:00 PM, gr. PK – gr. 3 students
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St. Nicholas came to St. Stans on Friday, December 8th in honor of St. Nicholas Day, to give out treats to our students and listen to Christmas lists. Let the Christmas season begin!
About St Nicholas’ Day
The legendary figure of St. Nicholas is derived from Nicholas of Myra who officiated as a bishop in 4th century Greece. During his lifetime he developed a reputation for gift-giving by putting coins into other people’s shoes, which accounts for many of today’s Christmas traditions that involve leaving gifts in shoes or boots.
Some Europeans who immigrated to the United States brought with them beliefs, customs and practices associated with St Nicholas’ Day. It has been recorded that celebrations associated with the observance took place in cities such as New York in the early 1800s.
This school year, we will continue assignments for the required 25 hours of parent volunteer service. The hours will be divided into half lunch duty/dance chaperone and half at grade assigned annual fundraising events. Lunch duty is for parents of students in grades PK3 – 3 while dance chaperone duty is for parents in grades 4 – 8.
The fundraising grade assignments are as follows:
Event Assigned Grades
Book Fair 1, 2, 3, 4
Halloween Party Pk-3, PK-4, K
Andrzejki Dinner Dance K, 2, 7
Breakfast with Santa PK-3, PK-4, K
New Year’s Eve/Sylwestra Dinner/Dance 1, 3, 4, 5, 8
Walk-a-thon 5, 6, 7, 8
Mardi Gras/Ostatki Dinner/Dance PK-3, PK-4, 6
Supermarket Bingo/Penny Social 1, 2, 3, 4
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny PK -3, PK-4, K
Family Fun Day 5, 6, 7, 8
Since we rely heavily on our fundraisers in order to keep tuition fees as low as possible, and many helping hands are needed in order to make these fundraisers a success, in fairness to all, each grade from 1 through 8 has been assigned 3 events: one during school hours (Book Fair or Walk-a-thon), one on a weekend ( Penny Social or Family Fun Day) and one dinner/dance of the three held each year. By being notified of your required service early in the year, the intent is that you have plenty of time in order to plan accordingly (mark them on your calendars, arrange babysitters, etc.). The PK-3, PK-4 and K parents have an additional event since three of their assigned events are geared to children in that age group.
The Class Representative Parents will contact the parents in their child’s class regarding planning meetings, etc. for these events. Parents from grades not assigned to a specific event are welcome to volunteer as well, if they wish, especially if they need extra hours because they are unable to serve as lunch parents or dance chaperones.
The grade assignments for parent volunteers for student school dances this year follows:
Sept. 20th, Welcome Back Dance Grades 4, 6, 8
Oct. 25th, Halloween Dance Grades 4, 5, 7
Jan. 3rd, Student New Year Dance Grades 5, 6, 8
Feb. 14th, Valentine Dance Grades 4, 6, 7
May 9th, Spring Dance Grades 5, 7, 8
The Class Parent Committee chairpersons will assign responsibilities to the volunteers when they arrive at the dances. For the protection of all present, it is important that lunch parents as well as dance chaperones supervise all students in their group at lunch or those students attending the dance, not just their own child or to use the event as an occasion to do their own socializing. This will ensure proper supervision of the children.
Should a family be unable to do lunch duty due to work obligations, they may substitute those hours for an additional event. Likewise, if parents work during the day and cannot assist with their child’s grade assigned daytime fundraiser, please feel free to volunteer for another adult dance besides the one already assigned. That would mean volunteering for 2 or 3 dinner dances.
The only substitution that cannot be made is to not volunteer at the assigned adult dinner dance. Of all our various fundraisers, the adult dances are most profitable. They also happen to be the events where the most assistance is needed. We cannot afford to discontinue those dances. It would be extremely detrimental to our fund raising goals to have to cancel a profitable dance due to lack of help. A decrease in fund raising income would lead to an increase in tuition to compensate for the loss of income and we do not want to be forced to take that option. As a result, this year, any family that does not volunteer for their assigned dinner dance will be charged a fee of $75.00 which would be used to hire additional help for the event. Five service hours would be credited to the family’s total.
I sincerely hope that you understand why we have adopted these policies and that we will be able to count on your support. Remember that everything we do is for the benefit of your children attending our school.
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy
Drama Club grades 5-8 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Aerobics grades K-3 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Photography Club grades 7-8 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Dance Club grades 5 -8 recess
Drama Club principal characters 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Club grades K, 1, & 2 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Art Club grades 3, 4, & 5 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
School Newspaper grades 5 – 8 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Nat’l. Jr. Honor Soc. grades 7 – 8 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Kangaroo Math Club grades 5 – 8 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Cooking Club grades 7 -8 3:15 pm –
Aquinas Society grades 6 – 8 3:15pm – 4:00 pm
Sharing Smiles Club grades 3 – 4 3:15pm – 4:00 p
Scrabble Club grades 4 -8 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Oratorical Society grades 7 -8 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Tennis grades 3 -4 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Choir grades 4 -8 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Girl Scouts grades K-1 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Math Club/Robotics grades 7 – 8 Honors 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chess grade 2 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Chess grades 3, 4 & 5 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
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