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Family Letter - 1/09/18

January 16, 2018


Dates to Remember:


Wednesday, Jan. 17                All School Mass – 9:00 AM – Full Uniform


Thursday, Jan. 18                    Auction Meeting – 6:00 PM


Friday, Jan. 19                                    Camp Lunch

Family Bingo - CANCELED


Monday, Jan. 22                     March For Life – Grades 7th & 8th

                                                School Commission – 7:00 PM


Wednesday, Jan. 24                All School Mass – 9:00 AM – Full Uniform


Thursday, Jan. 25                    Pizza Orders due


Friday, Jan. 26                                    Pizza & Juice


Sunday, Jan. 28 -                    SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, Feb. 3                      Student Mass – 11:00 AM – Children’s Choir – Full Uniform



Open House – Please visit our school for an Open House on Sunday, January 28th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Please mark your calendars and bring friends, neighbors and interested families to our Open House.


Our school provides


            ** Full Day Pre-K

** Faith based, academically challenging, preschool through 8th Grade

** Close community with parishioners and families

            ** Structured and caring environment for children

            ** Extended Care Services, Technology classes, Electives


Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets for sale! - Help support the 8th Graders! They are trying to raise money to offset the cost of their 8th Grade Retreat to Warm Beach in late May! Regular Brown Bear Car Wash tickets cost $10, but you can get them for $7! These would make great Valentine Gifts!   Please contact an 8th Grader to buy some tickets for your favorite driver! The tickets are good for one year and are honored at all Brown Bear Car Washes!


March For Life – On Monday, January 22nd, our 7th & 8th Grade Students will participate in the March For Life in Olympia.  Fr. Christiansen will celebrate “Mass for Life at 8:00 AM.  Following Mass we will join Archbishop Sartain, many other Catholic Schools, priests and families in this peaceful display of solidarity to speak up for the unborn and those who cannot speak for themselves in Olympia.  Catholic Daughters of America has provided a bus for the students, chaperones and any parents who would like to attend.  Fr. Christiansen, Mr. Parker, Mrs. Van Hollebeke and Mrs. Poteet will be chaperoning the students.  Please let the school office know if you would like to join us. 


Family Math Night – Please mark your calendars for Family Math Night on Thursday, Feb. 1st at 6:00 PM.  Math Night is for all grade levels and is a great way to meet other parents and encourage students to learn math in a fun way.  It is a FREE family event.  Parents and children will benefit by learning the different math games together.  Many thanks go to Lisa Fox for chairing this event.


SAVE THE DATE – “Monopoly” Auction Gala, Saturday, March 3, 2018.  This year our school Auction will be held at Cascadia College in Bothell.


***Snow and Emergency Closures – St. Pius X School closes for snow days because the students we serve come from many different areas.  When it is necessary to close the school or have a late start please listen to one of the following TV and Radio Stations; KOMO TV 4 (1000 AM), KIRO TV 7 (710 AM) and KING TV 5.   This information will also be posted on the school website at  If school is open on snowy days, please use your own discretion as to whether it is safe for you to get your child to school.




In order for anyone to be able to volunteer for any St. Pius X School or Parish related events there are 4 requirements that must be met:


  1. - please log on to the Virtus website to check your current Virtus profile and update your profile. 


New parents - please log on to the Virtus website at and click the “Registration” tab to create a Virtus profile and to sign up for a “Protecting God’s Children” class and to submit a background check to Trak-1. 


  1.   This is an Archdiocesan Mandatory 3 Hour Foundation Class that has to be taken before you are able to volunteer with any school related events.  You will not be able to do any service hours until this class has been taken.  If you have already taken this class you DO NOT need to take it again. 


  1. When you sign on to create a profile you will automatically be linked to the Trak 1 Background check.  This background check is good for 3 years when at that time you will receive an email to resubmit another background check.


  1. - After you have completed your profile you will be required to read and sign the Policies listed on the link.





“Monopoly” Auction Gala – Various spots are open.  Remember every family is required to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours towards the Auction.  Please contact Liz Tassani at or 850-559-0574


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