February 12, 2019
Dear St. Pius X Families & Community,
It has been a challenging couple of weeks of school due to the weather, no doubt. I am working with the Archdiocese and conferring with other Catholic School administrators about what our school make-up opportunities will look like moving forward. Thank you all for your efforts during this historic and epic snow! Please continue to support and encourage your children to read, practice math facts, read news articles, bring out board games, play and exercise at home.
Thanks also to the people who have helped with shoveling snow, clearing paths and walkways, and securing our campus during the inclement weather: first and formost the extraordinary PAUL BROWN, Thanh Pham, Dino Moore, Duy Le, Idelfonso Lopez, John Paul Tomassi, Jacob Bohlig, Fr. Cal Christiansen, Mary Brown, Sakorn, David, and Christopher Marley, Adrian Calvillo, Jorge Jimenez and all the other folks who spontaneously pitched in.
Last Friday, the Fulcrum Foundation made the difficult decision to cancel their “signature and single fundraising event of the year, the Celebration of Light gala.” As you all know, our Honors Choir led by music director, Kate Dwyer, was scheduled to perform. The Fulcrum Foundation’s decision to cancel was due to their “paramount concern for the safety of all involved with the event.” The money raised--$800,000 just last year—is used to support their three core programs, of which St. Pius X has benefitted from over many years: Tuition Assistance Grants, School Partnership Grants and the Leadership Program. Due to the complexity of the evening the gala will not be rescheduled in 2019. Fulcrum could use our help. Please consider making a gift to https://fulcrumfoundation.org/donate Thanks!
Please remember Thursday, February 14, is full uniform. Boots or weather-proof shoes allowed.
We are looking for additional volunteers: please see the calendar and attached parent letter for open positions. Thank you for your consideration!
Dates to Remember:
Thursday, Feb. 14 Happy Valentine’s Day - Full Uniform please
Friday, Feb. 15 – NO SCHOOL – MID WINTER BREAK
Monday, Feb. 18
Wednesday, Feb. 20 All School Mass – 9:00 AM, Full Uniform
Thursday, Feb. 21 Auction Meeting – 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Monday, Feb. 25 2:00 PM Dismissal
School Commission – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 26 ** State Of The School Address for ALL FAMILIES 6:00 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 27 All School Mass – 9:00 AM, Full Uniform
Thursday, Feb. 28 Auction Meeting – 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Monday, March 4 2:00 PM Dismissal
Wednesday, March 6 ASH WEDNESDAY
All School Mass – 9:00 AM, Full Uniform
Thursday, March 7 Auction Meeting – 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Friday, March 8 Stations of the Cross – 1:10 PM
Saturday, March 9 “Springtime in Paris” Gala Auction – Cascadia College
***Snow and Emergency Closures***
When it is necessary to close the school or have a late start please listen to one of the following TV Stations or check their websites: KING TV 5 (www.king5.com/closings); KIRO TV 7 (www.kiro7.com/weather/school-closings); KOMO TV 4 (www.komonews.com/weather/closings) or Radio Stations; KIRO 710 AM and KOMO 1000 AM. This information will also be posted on the school website at www.stpx.org and on our school answering machine. 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.
“SPRINGTIME IN PARIS” GALA AUCTION – St. Pius X “Springtime In Paris” Auction is on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Cascadia College in Bothell. Tickets are on sale in the school office.
***WIN A TRIP TO VICTORIA, BC FOR FOUR!!!*** - Raffle tickets are being sold at $50 per ticket for a chance to win a trip to Victoria, BC for four on the Kenmore Air Seaplane to
Victoria, BC, a two night stay in Victoria and a ferry ride on the Victoria Clipper back to Seattle! The drawing will take place on Saturday, March 9th during the Auction; you do not need to be present to win. Tickets are being sold in the school office and after all the Masses. Good Luck!!
SCRIP – Valentine’s Day is this week!!! Scrip gift cards are available to your favorite restaurant, movie theater or ice cream shop. Treat your sweetheart and children to a fun Valentine’s Day. Scrip is available following the Sunday Masses and during school hours in the office. Thank you for your continued support!
BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION! - The ASB has made a collection box for each classroom. Contact your friends, family and neighbors and collect theirs! Please send in your Box Tops for Education to St. Pius with your child. Box Tops will be counted each Friday to see which classroom has the most! The contest will run through the 2nd Trimester and end on February 22nd. The class with the most Box Tops will win a FREE DRESS DAY!
“Springtime in Paris” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-559-0574.
SCRIP Coordinator – The SCRIP program is in need of a Coordinator to organize, order and do the bank deposits for the SCRIP gift cards. Mrs. Hilerio will train.
Pizza & Juice Coordinator – In order to continue having monthly Pizza & Juice we need a coordinator to organize and run this fund raiser.
Athletic Director – If you are looking for volunteer hours, we are still in need of a CYO coordinator this year for Volleyball and Track. Please contact Mrs. Brown if you are interested. Thank you for your consideration.
Lunch Recess Monitors – Volunteers are needed daily during the lunch recess from 12:20 – 1:00 PM to help Mrs. Raney and Mrs. Keenan with playground duty. These hours would go towards your general hours. Please sign in at the front desk.