• Academics
    Academics

    We offer students the tools to choose their future

  • Sports
    Sports

    St. Pius X actively participates in sports

  • Faith
    Faith

    St Pius X provides an education grounded in the Catholic faith

  • Teachers
    Teachers

    Our teachers love our supportive environment

  • Friendships
    Friendships

    Children learn to form friendships that can last a lifetime

  • Children
    Children

    Our mission is the education of the children who are our future

  • Exploration
    Exploration

    Students learn to explore new ideas and effectivly communicate them

Academic Excellence

St. Pius X is dedicated to providing students the academic tools they will need to choose any future they want.  These tools are a combination of knowledge, problem solving skills and effective study habits that will serve students throughout their lives.

Faith in Life

Faith is the foundation of a life that serves God and our neighbors. St Pius X provides our students with a strong foundation in the Catholic faith.

Family Involvement

St. Pius X School is a community of families that work together to nurture our children and support academic excellence.

Teaching as a Vocation

Education is a vocation and passion that brings excellent teachers here to teach where they can work personally with each student.

Family Folder Updates

Family Letter

Aug. 25, 2016

Dear Parents,

Summer has passed and a new school year is upon us once again! Last year proved to be a special experience and I have no doubt that the 2016-17 school year will build on all that we accomplished last year.  I pray that everyone had a fun-filled, restful summer where families had the opportunity to connect with their loved ones.  Over the summer, I was reminded how hot Florida was and how much I miss Seattle summers! My family got to catch up with friends, family, and all of our favorite places we used to visit.  We are glad to return home however.  I want to extend a very warm welcome to new and returning families for the 2016-2017 school year. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 31, beginning at 8:40 AM. We will start the year off right with Mass at 9:00 am and the day will end at 3:15 PM.  I am looking forward to seeing all of you. 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

Monday, Aug. 29                    Kindergarten Meet and Greet – 5:30 PM

                                                School Commission Mtg. - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, Aug. 31             First Day of School!

                                                Coffee and doughnuts for parents in the courtyard, 8:40 AM

                                                The 4-year old preschool program begins - 8:45 – 11:15 AM

                                                All school Mass, 9:00 AM, Full uniform

Thursday, Sept. 1                    The 3-year old preschool program begins - 8:45 -11:15 AM

Friday, Sept. 2                                    NOON Dismissal

Monday, Sept. 5                     NO SCHOOL- LABOR DAY

Friday, Sept. 9                                    Back to school BBQ - 5:30 PM

Monday, Sept. 19                   Photo Day

Wednesday, Sept. 21              Curriculum Night, 6:30 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 28              Jog-a-thon

Thank you for joining us in celebrating our special St. Pius X Feast Day Mass and BBQ last Sunday!There was great food and fun activities for the entire family.A few of you even got the chance to dunk your principal and Fr. Cal.Needless to say the Parish Picnic was a big splash!!!

 

Summer Reading – As summer vacation is nearing an end, remember to keep reading. It is a great time to read with your children whether you are at home or on vacation. Remember the summer reading reports are due the first week of school. If you need another summer reading list, please contact the school office. 

 

New Teachers – Please join me in welcoming our new Faculty members to St. Pius X!

Judi Rash (PK) brings her talent and positive energy from Holy Rosary School in Edmonds, WA.  She has a true passion for Early Childhood Education and will serve our little ones well.  Ms. Rash will also be serving as our Title teacher for students throughout the school. She is a loving mother of 2 and active in athletic coaching.       

Tina Sauer (1st Gr) comes from Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Health.  She previously served as PK instructor and brings her wonderful personality to our first grade classroom. Mrs. Sauer enjoys spending time with her husband of 25 years and her son who went through Catholic Education. She enjoys cruising to the San Juan Islands with her family. They love to kayak, hike the islands and fish.

                                                                                                                                    

Paula Van Hollebeke (MS Math & 6th Gr Religion) is returning to her calling as a Catholic Educator.  She previously worked at Assumption-St. Bridget and also has ties to many other schools within the Archdiocese of Seattle.  In between her time as a teacher, Mrs. Van Hollebeke served in many positions where companies benefited from her math expertise and background. She is a loving wife and mother of 2 daughters who attend Bishop Blanchet High School.

Christene Poteet (MS Language Arts and 7th Gr Religion) served as a substitute teacher within the Archdiocese of Seattle.  She developed a positive relationship with our staff and colleagues over the course of last year.  Mrs. Poteet is a product of Catholic Education having graduated from Holy Family, Kennedy High School & Gonzaga University.  She is returning to teaching after taking time off to care for her newborn daughter.

Kindergarten Open House – Our Kindergarten Meet and Greet will be on Monday, August 29 at 5:30 PM.  If your child will be attending Kindergarten this year or you are interested in knowing about our program, please attend. We look forward to meeting you. 

School Hours – The school day begins daily at 8:40 AM with the dismissal time at 3:15 PM. Every Monday school will be dismissed at 2:00 PM for faculty in-services.  For students who are dropped off before school, please do not bring them to school before 8:35 AM, unless they attend ESS. We do not have supervision for students before school or after school, except as enrolled in ESS. 

 

Wednesday Mass – Fr. Christiansen will once again celebrate a School Mass every Wednesday, at 9:00 AM. This is a wonderful gift to our students, families and parishioners. Our first Mass will be on Wednesday, August 31.

This year Parent Club and members of School Commission will host a beginning of the year barbeque on Friday, September 9 at 5:30 PM. It is a great opportunity to meet our new families. More information will be forthcoming about this event.

 

Directory Updates – If you have moved, changed telephone numbers, and/or email address over the summer, please contact Mary Brown with the new information by Wednesday, August 31.

 

Extended Student Services (ESS) - We are fortunate to have Mrs. Raney as the Director of Extended Student Services. ESS will be available from 7:00-8:35 AM and from 3:15-6:00 PM daily. On days that the school is dismissed at 12 noon or 2:00 PM, ESS is available for your convenience. Everyone may use the ESS program provided there is a current emergency information card on file in the school office. ESS fees will be billed through FACTS. 

 

Immunization – A record of your child’s current immunization dates must be on file in the school office by the first day of school. If your child received any new immunizations over the summer, please update your child’s record in the school office. Washington State law requires children who are older than 11 years; and IF it has been at least 5 years since their last DTaP. Students are required to have a Tdap when entering 6th grade. Please consider making an appointment for your child to receive the booster prior to starting school. At the latest, they may receive it 5 years after their last Dtap booster.

Family Folders – Family folders are sent home every week on Tuesday. Please remember to return your empty Family folder to school on Wednesday. This allows us to communicate with you easily on a weekly basis. For your convenience, we have included a commitment hour form on the inside cover of your Family folder. The volunteer hours will be reviewed each month. Thank you for all of the volunteer hours you give to the school.

Uniforms – Uniforms may be purchased from the Dennis Uniform Store, 12608 Interurban Avenue South, Tukwila, WA 98168 (206) 431-2000 and/or www.dennisuniform.com   Please purchase the sweatshirts in the school office.

 

Label All Clothing – Please put your child’s name on all clothing. Marking the name on uniform items will ensure a better chance for retrieval in the event it gets lost.

CarpoolPlease Do Not Drop off your children in the Front. Before and after school drop-off and pick-up: Enter the playground off 56th Ave. W. at the north driveway. There will be cones in front of the stairs. Please have your children ready to depart from the passenger side of the car and walk up to the school. Do not leave your car in the carpool lane. Leaving the school playground: Vehicles will exit onto 56th Ave. W. at the south driveway. Parents who are entering the building with their children need to park in the church parking lot and walk their children into the school. As a reminder, Do Not Back Up on the playground with children present.  It is extremely dangerous!  Safety is our first priority. 

Nut Free Policy – Due to an increasing number of allergies, St. Pius X School is a “NUT FREE” school. “While we cannot guarantee a nut free school, we desire to keep our school safe for all students.” Children with these allergies can have life-threatening reactions to any type of nuts or nut products. We ask that all students bring nut-free snacks and lunches. Please do not send peanut butter sandwiches or any nut products to school with your child. Soy butter is okay. Students who bring lunch with nuts or nut products will be asked not to open them and take them home. If a nutty product is opened, it will be automatically disposed of by the teacher. Thank you for your kind consideration.

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2016-17 School Calendar

2016-2017While the site will post updates and upcoming events. This document gives you the year on a page.

St. Pius X 2016-17 Calendar

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