Hoagie Pick up
Thursday, Sept. 21
in the STEAM LAB.  
3-5 PM

Thank you to everyone who came out last night for fall sports pictures and basketball registration.
If you didn't turn in your basketball registration, please remember the deadline to register is FRIDAY, SEPT. 29th.
Please send it through the school office.

Volunteers Needed
Our school runs well because we have volunteers to  help
with so many activities.
We need Chair persons to lead the volunteering.
We need volunteers for lunch.
It is a fun way to earn your 20 hours of volunteering.
Respond to this volunteer question on :
_______I am available to help serve lunch  10:30- 12:00
______I am willing to chair the sign up for lunch duty.

Thank you

Thank you for visiting SPS
Meet the Teachers Night
Keep in touch with us.
Have a Happy Day and Pray for world peace.
Testing/ Heat
Students may wear their gym uniform Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday NOT FRIDAY, MASS DAY
because of the 80 degree weather.
They need to have breakfast, enough sleep, and comfortable clothes especially during TEST WEEK.

Meet the Teachers Night
Monday, September 18
(Parents Only)
Doors open at 6:30 PM
There will be three sessions:
6:35-7:05 PM
7:10-7:40 PM
7:45-8:15 PM
See you tonight :)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28...Preschool (3's)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29...PreK (4's) and K--8


It's time for the 2017-2018 basketball registration!!
Registration forms were sent home in the FIP on this past Wednesday. They are also available on the school website under the athletics tab, click on registration forms. Registration will be the same night as fall sports pictures, Tuesday, September 19th from 5:30-7:00pm in the school courtyard. Mary Aiello will be there collecting registrations.  If you are unable to come then, the forms can be sent through school. The deadline to register for basketball is Friday, September 29th.


Gift Card Orders are now being filled on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Please send in your order with your child on one of those days and you order will be filled and sent home with your child that same day.
Updated order forms can be found on the school website under Gift Cards.
Watch for your new Gift Card information packet to come home with your child next week. This packet will have all of the instructions on ordering gift cards In-Stock and Online through our online shopping website, Great Lakes Scrip Center.
Any questions, please contact Emily Anselm




It’s Spirit Walk Season!!!  Spread the word to family and friends!

Please begin to purchase your Spirit Walk Signs this week on-line through the School Store or through the forms sent home in the FIP! 

Spirit Signs are only $25 and they showcase your name or business!!!  The students LOVE to see the names of their family, friends and relatives!!!

Business benefit from prime advertising!

For every two signs purchased, $12.50 per sign will be credited toward your FRQ!  (A single sign sold will be credited with $10.00)

Prizes are awarded to students reaching designated levels!
A Dress Down Day is granted to any child selling at least two signs!

*Parents with Clearances are invited to join us for the Spirit Walk on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 12:50 P.M. to 1:50 P.M..

Encourage friends and family to cheer for us

along the Spirit Walk Parade Route!

Please contact Sharon Gaitens ( or Darcilynn Reilly ( with any questions you may have; or, if you or your Middle School Student is interested in helping with sign assembly.



Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
Orientation 7 PM
Visit the Classroom
Christian Family Movement
Open House
Sept. 8
Call SPS for time and place.
Families are important
August 30
Father Kelty Hall 7-8 PM
2nd Annual SPS Information Fair
Ice Cream Social
Representatives from Cafe' (cafeteria)Volunteer Committee,
Faith Formation and School Extracurricular Activities
will be on hand for volunteer sign up and to answer questions.

Welcome to the new school year 2017-18
Welcome teachers
Welcome students and parents!

After School Program
There will be no after school program on Monday, August 28, 2017

After School program begins on Tuesday, August 29, 2017



1.  Drop off and Pick up

For the safety of the children,

Cars Exit only on  Crennell Ave.

2.  Drop off and Pick up 

For the safety of the children,

pull up beyond the crosswalk close to the

St. Vincent de Paul boxes.

Thank you for allowing the buses to exit the students safely.


Tuition Assistance
Private School Aid Service (PSAS), the company that previously managed our tuition assistance program, was acquired by FACTS Management.  FACTS currently provides tuition collection services for a number of our schools.  Our previous customer support team from PSAS was retained by FACTS so we are hoping for a seamless transition and an enhanced product.  The transition to FACTS has taken longer than expected and although there will be many similarities, there will be some changes.  FACTS will be providing training and in-service, as well as customer support for schools and families.
Here is some basic information about the process for 2017-18 as well as the link to the online FACTS tuition aid application for the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
1.                 The family application fee has been reduced from $28 to $25.
2.                 While paper applications will be available for 2017-18, families are strongly encouraged to apply online.  As you know, many organizations are moving to online applications given the efficiencies provided.  Examples include the IRS and FASFA application for college tuition aid.  We hope you will, in turn, encourage your families to do so and provide whatever support you can.  Paper forms will be sent in the near future for families without internet access.
3.                 The application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2017.  If individual families have extenuating circumstances in meeting this deadline, we will be as flexible as possible in accommodating them.
4.                 FACTS will be contacting each school directly to set up login information and provide website navigation instructions to monitor families and their application status. As in the past, schools will not have access to family financial information but will be able to see each student’s financial need as a result of the need assessment process.
5.                 Some differences for 2017-18 online applicants:
a.     Principals will be asked to log in and confirm Pre-School tuition for each student as opposed to signing a paper form.
b.     Principals will be asked to log in and confirm Special Education status, when applicable, as opposed to signing a paper form.
c.      A form will be provided to Catholic families for their pastor’s signature on the diocesan website.
d.     The EITC Income and OSTC school forms will be discontinued.  Eligibility for these programs will be determined from data gathered from the application.
6.                 Similarities for 2017-18:
a.     The diocese will still collect K-12 tuition rate information in the spring and provide these rates to FACTS.
b.     Parents will receive a family award letter with their grants.
c.      Schools will be provided, either via paper or online reports, the same family information as in the past (e.g. need per student, EITC/OSTC eligibility, aid awards, etc.)
d.     If emergencies arise after initial grants are disbursed, families are free to address an email to: Dr. Michael Latusek, Superintendent of Schools, at
e.     The same aid funds will be available to parents depending upon their eligibility:
7.                 Bishop’s Education Fund- For Catholic families with students in grades K-12
Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)- Open to any student in grades PS to 12 from families meeting maximum income levels.  (Families from certain private schools who have established their own funds are not eligible.)
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program (OSTC)- Open to any student in grades K-12 who meets the EITC income guidelines and would be attending a low achieving public school as defined by the Commonwealth.
8.                 Diocesan Website Link- All information needed to apply for aid, including the link to the FACTS online application, is on the diocesan website under the “Catholic Education” tab.  The direct link to post on your own website and share with families is:
As always, feel free to call our office with any questions or concerns.
Dr. Michael Latusek
Superintendent for Schools


Fundraising Year is About to end...Feb. 28, 2016-17
FRQ...FundRaisingQuota...FRQ  $450.00 earned by each family 2016-17.
We need all FRQ to meet our fundraising goal.  Due date is the end of February.
We begin a new Fundraising year March 1, 2017.
 Of  Total Cost of education:   100%
60% of the total cost of education parents pay tuition
25%-30% parish support
10%-15%  we must do fundraising = FRQ (PTG projects)
If you have not met your $450.00 FRQ
You will need to send a check for the balance or buy your
Giant Eagle cards before February 28 , 2017.