September 27, 2020
Today is the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent was an adamant defender of the poor. He took to heart Jesus' words, "whatever you do to the least of my people, you do to me." He found ways to help the sick and the poor in France that were previously unheard of, by establishing an order of priests and sisters whose primary focus was outreach and service. To this day, the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity serve God around the world by focusing on the least of his people. Let Saint Vincent be a reminder to us all of our call to serve by looking out for all of our brothers and sisters, but especially those in most need of our help.
We are less than 2 weeks away from the Mexican Supper, and there is still much to do. If you have not yet done so, please click on the link below and sign up to volunteer. There are a variety of ways to help and the more people who volunteer, the lighter the work will be. Also, please be sure to read through the PTO email that was sent out on Friday. We need everyone to sign up for PTO teams and to vote to approve the budget for the year.
Lastly, please read below about free lunches. We are very fortunate to be able to join the Summer Food Service Program to offer free lunches for all students through December! All families are automatically enrolled and will begin receiving free lunches on Monday. Even better, the program is retroactive to the beginning of the school year, so any money that you have been charged has been put back onto your lunch account. This program will help us by building our Lunch Fund which allows us to continue providing fresh lunches daily.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! I hope that you all have a fabulous week!
What's Coming Up at SHS?
October 6th, 7th, 8th:
Parent-Teacher Conferences (Sign-ups will be sent out Monday)
October 8th & 9th:
No School, Parent-teacher conferences and faith formation.
School Pictures for the 3rd - 5th grades
PTO Open Meeting
An email went out Friday with some important PTO information and tasks. If you have not already done so, please read through the email and complete the PTO team sign up and vote to approve the budget for this year. Both tasks can be completed fairly quickly and are important as we prepare for the year. The deadline to complete both of these is Thursday, October 1st. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Mexican Supper is only 2 weeks away! We need your help by spreading the word and signing up to volunteer. Please share the flyer below, send friends and family the ticket link, and look at how you can volunteer to help make it all happen.
We are happy to announce that we have worked with the Child Nutrition Program to join the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which will allow us to offer free school lunches to all students through December of this year! This program will help support the Lunch Fund which helps us in offering fresh lunches every day. Families are not required to do anything for participation.
Further, this program is retroactive to the beginning of the school year. All money that has been spent so far on lunches will be put back onto your lunch balance. We will not be offering reimbursements, but the money will be available for you to use beginning in January once we return to our normal program. This program does not affect the Free or Reduced program in any way. Families who have qualified for free or reduced lunch will continue to do so once the SFSP has expired.
Please contact Mr. O'Neill if you have any questions.
October Service Project
on Sunday, September 27 at 2:00PM