Instructions for Completing
Mandated Pennsylvania and Diocesan Volunteer Clearances
Check backpacks for Directions on how to do your volunteer clearances.
Look for the YELLOW paper in the book bag.
Call the school office if you need help.
Thank you for attending to our obligation to keep our children safe.
Wednesday, September 28th will be the last day to register for basketball.
Please send your registration forms to the school office,
to the attention of Mary Aiello.
If you need a form they are available on the school website,
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Diocese of Pittsburgh
Volunteers & Employees need the following
Forms are found on:
1. Diocese of Pittsburgh Application for Employees & Volunteers
2. Password is Protect
3. Child Abuse History Certification
4. Consent/Release of information authorization form
5. Fingerprinting or Waiver
6. Mandated Reporter Training...Send the copy of the certificate to the school office.
7. Code of Pastoral Conduct
Thank you for helping to protect our children.
Thank you for coming to Meet the Teachers Night.
We have a great group of parents at SPS
as well as students and teachers.
Blessings to all.
All possible Homeroom Parents must have a Mandated Reporting certificate.
There is one scheduled at Ascension Worship Site on Oct. 12, 2016.
It can also be done on line.
People can take the MRT online and the link is on the Diocese Website under Protection of Children and Youth.
There is a list of live MRT classes there.
Basketball sign-ups will be tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20th in the school courtyard
from 5:00 - 7:00PM, during fall sports pictures.
Please turn your paperwork in to Mary Aiello.
The deadline to register for basketball will be Wednesday, September 28th.
5:00pm cross country
5:15 JV soccer
5:30 varsity soccer
5:45 Varsity volleyball
6:00 JV volleyball
6:15 Devl soccer
6:40 peewee soccer
MEET THE TEACHERS NIGHT
Monday, September 19, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 PM
COME DIRECTLY INTO SCHOOL:
Meet your child's/ children's Teachers
6:30 - 7 PM
7:00 - 7:30
7:30 - 8:00
If you need a conference,
you may schedule a time to meet.
New Band Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Parents and children interested in the band need to be present.
CAFETERIA NEEDS YOUR HELP
Do you have all of your clearances?
Are you ready to start fulfilling your volunteer hours ?
Consider helping at the SPS CAFE'
We need help Monday - Friday 10:15-12:15 PM
It is fun and a very easy way to volunteer.
If you have clearances you can just come or contact Noelle Panza at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-928-2742 x 9
THE ONLY THING OUR LUNCH PROGRAM IS MISSING IS YOU! :).
Peewee soccer starts tomorrow, Saturday, September 10th from 9-10:00 AM at St. Paul's Seminary, 2900 Noblestown Road
PeeWee plays in the lower field near the pavilion, but please don't park in the lot closest to the field. Please park in the lot by O'Conner Hall.
Any questions, please contact Kelly Cullen at email@example.com
Festival Volunteer Hours
If you have a form indicating your 2016 Festival volunteer hours and have not submitted it,
please send it to the school office this week so we can give you credit.
Mark it Festival Volunteer Hours.
Congratulations to the August Lottery Calendar Winners!
Robert & Lilla Mikush
Doria Schuck & Steve Zabawsky
Please submit all gym uniform orders by FRIDAY.
Please contact Catherine Neal or Kelly Ziolkowski with any questions.
"Thirty One orders are due tomorrow. Remember, you will earn 15% towards your FRQ! Please contact Catherine Neal with any questions."
All School Liturgy
St. Philip School students will have Liturgy
Friday, September 2 with Fr. John at 8 AM.
Students are invited to bring a canned goods for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.
Thank you in advance.
Because the teacher is not feeling well,
There will be no PreK orientation on Friday, Sept. 2
Class begins on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 8:15 AM.
Parents may visit the classroom at that time.
3 year old orientation is Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 PM.
Preschool 1st day is Thursday, September 8.
St. Philip Information Fair
Monday, August 29
Father Kelty Hall
It is a time to meet PTG Chairpersons, the Religious Ed Director
Pick up the 2nd and 8th Grade Sacramental packet for
dates and informations about the sacraments.
Come for ice cream.
Great 1st and 2nd Day at SPS!
All families are invited to our
You are invited!
St. Philip School
August 29, 2016
Fr. Kelty Hall
(below St.Philip Church)
Representative will be present to answer questions
and offer possibilities for your children and for you to volunteer!
- PTG Committees
- including the Cafe'
- Faith Formation (Sacraments)
- SPAA St. Philip Athletics Board
- Parish Festival
- School Extracurriculars
- and more...
COME for the ice cream social!
We hope you will attend!
Sister Geri Marr, S.C.
Rev. John B. Gizler, III
Monday, August 22, 2016
Welcome to the launch of the 2016-17
St. Philip School Year
Some points to remember:
Students will come to the courtyard to meet the teachers and enter the building at 7:30AM
At that same time parishioners will be coming for 8:00 AM Mass on
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Tuesday and Thursday
Mass is at the Ascension Worship Site.
The late bell is 7:50 AM
It is a good habit to be on time.
You are welcome to come to the Cafe' for refreshments at 7:30 AM.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
To the SHORTHOUSE FAMILY and The GLADU FAMILY
who have spent hours preparing the new STEAM ROOM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math Room)
for the students.
COME AND VISIT at Meet the Teachers Night
The 100th anniversary funds made the
After School care will begin on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
No After School on Monday, August 22, 2016
NEWS from SPS Revised 2B
The first day of school will be here before you know it and
there are many new and exciting things happening this year at St. Philip! I’m happy to give you an overview of some of
We wish Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Ehmann and Mr. Dan Miller the best
in their new endeavors as they departures from St. Philip School.
Miss Catherine Rogers will be teaching 2B.
Mrs. Wilfert be teaching 4A.
The third grade will have one classroom this year and we
welcome Mrs. Anne Peterson, who did a long term substitution at SPS, as our new
3rd Grade teacher.
We are happy to have Mr. Andrew Kraus as our new music and
band teacher this year.
The faculty is currently preparing for the school year and
will update the school supplies list so students are prepared. Please check the school website for updated
teacher webpages, teacher emails and new faculty bios!
of you know, Mrs. Gilles has retired this year and we are so grateful for her
many years of service to our school!
Ruskin is our new school secretary, a former library director. Please welcome her as you call into the office
or stop by the school!
We are excited to announce that our STEAM Lab is almost
complete and will be up and running very soon. The lab will hold our library of technology
items but will also serve as an “idea” forum for interactive learning.
The STEAM Lab, as well as the Library, will have new air
conditioning units this year.
New blinds have been installed in all classrooms and will
hopefully help cool the rooms as well as provide shade for Smartboard use. Blinds have also been installed on the
classroom doors for security purposes.
New carpet has been installed in many classrooms.
We thank St. Philip
Parish for the newly paved parking lots.
Please check Option C for classroom assignments. If you do not have a password, please call
the office and Mrs. Ruskin, new secretary, will be happy to forward you the
New St. Philip Families
We understand that there is always a learning curve when
entering a new school. As a new family,
you will be assigned a Parent Partner.
If you feel that you need assistance right away, please call the office
and we can help direct you!
1. See the revision of faculty and staff on Option C...keep watching
2. Several rooms have new rugs from the Centennial Funds
3. Since the Grades 3,4,5 Girls bath room had water damage by a girl plugging up a sink
(Thank God it was covered by insurance).
4. Our new STEAM ROOM is almost complete with the use of Centennial Funds
5. Every window and classroom door in K-8 have new blinds with the Centennial Funds.
6. Several families have received a grant from the Centennial Compassion Fund.
7. More news later as we enjoy our 2nd Century of glory.
Continue to invite more new families to St. Philip School.
They are WELCOME.
ALL ARE WELCOME.