Weekly Focus

Our students learn the value of focusing from the primary grades on up.

August 13, 2017

Good evening, parents!
This week we celebrate the beautiful feast day of Our Blessed Mother's Assumption! This day remembers her going to heaven. It is a holy day. Have you ever witnessed the blessing of the ocean on this day? It is a reminder that all of God's creation deserves our attention as we enjoy the many blessings of nature. Pope Francis has challenged us to be good stewards of the environment. This is part of the STREAM – Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art & Math - curriculum we will be implementing with our students this year with a more intentional strategy!
Will you and your family witness the total eclipse on the 21st?
CAFETERIA SERVICES: Our Wildcat Café is all new for 2017-2018! With our new cafeteria services, students will no longer need to order monthly and they will enjoy a variety of reasonably priced selections daily. Payment will be electronic and parents will have complete access to the monthly menu, pricing and their child's buying history at all times. In addition to daily entrees, students will be able to purchase drinks, sides such as fresh salad, yogurt and fresh cut up fruit and other snacks.
At the end of last week, we sent out our mailing in regard to instructions on "how to" for our K to 8 students.
SCHOOL UNIFORM: As you know our formal regular uniform is purchased from the Flynn & O'Hara Company. Other uniform pieces, including ties, school emblem for blazers, phys. ed. socks, gym uniform, etc. are obtained through school.
School Uniform Ordering 2017-2018: Drop off at school or mail ASAP! It will cut down your wait time when you visit the school store.
Go to: http://www.staloysiusacademy.org/downloads/2017-2018%20School%20Store%20Order%20Form.pdf for the ordering form.
Go here to view our St. AA Uniform policy: http://www.staloysiusacademy.org/downloads/School%20Uniform%20Policy%20Revised%20May%202016.pdf
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Debbie Labor: dlabor@staloysiusacademy.org
IMPORTANT: Wildcat Wonders - our School Store Hours:
August 21, 22, 23 & Sept. 5th 5 to 7 PM; special opening August 31st 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Wildcat pride! Our St. AA Spiritwear is available for purchase, also. Some new items! Come to see and shop 'til you drop!
SPORTS PROGRAM: If your son will be participating in any of our St. AA sponsored sports in the fall, including Grade 3 & 4 Flag Football, please make certain that you have completed the necessary forms for him to be eligible to start practice and play. It is also expected that our students are working to complete their summer reading and math assignments. Go to our Athletics page under the Student Life tab on the website. Any questions, please contact Mr. Chris Cooney, our Athletic Director, and/or our coaches.
Go to: http://www.staloysiusacademy.org/page.asp?page_name=athletic_program and scroll to the bottom.
WELCOME: We are blessed as a school community to continue to WELCOME our NEW Wildcat families and students!
SAVE-The-DATE! Our Parent Association will welcome our new parents and their buddy family parents to the Mansion on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7PM!
We will welcome our NEW Kindergarten through Grade 8 students on Wildcat Welcome Day, Thursday, August 31st from 9:30 to 11:30 AM! Clockhouse students, too, will have their own special welcome that day!
Wildcat Welcome Day: We still need a few of our current students at each grade level to be student ambassadors on Wildcat Welcome Day. If your son can help out, please contact Mrs. Hanson: lhanson@staloysiusacademy.org
VOLUNTEERS: Planning to be a parent volunteer, we hope so! Here is information for you.
Reminder:  Anyone who wishes to volunteer in school, including sports, or any activity involving the students, must have the required state and diocesan clearances. We must have a copy of all your updated clearances before coming to volunteer.
State Requirements may be obtained through: www.backgroundmanager.com
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State clearances must be renewed every 5 years.   Please check the date if you have your updated state clearances.
Locations for Diocesan classes for clearances : (Virtus)  https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theme=0
We continue to enjoy sharing on Facebook - Where in the world are our Wildcats this summer? Mrs. Hanson would love to receive a photo or two from our students' summer experiences near and far and share on our St. AA Facebook page.
E-mail to: lhanson@staloysiusacademy.org 
SAVE-The-DATE! Our annual Wildcat Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, October 16, 2017 at Rolling Green! Newly renovated greens and club house await us! Check it out: https://www.rggc.org/club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=HP
Wildcat CYO Football starts tomorrow! Wildcat CYO Soccer next Monday and, of course, Gr. 3 & 4 Flag! It will be just great to see the students!
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.    - Dalai Lama 
The unfortunate events in Charlottesburg, VA just add to the concerns we have. It isn't just about a North Korean threat, it's closer than that. Are we not blessed as a school community to have one another and to value love and compassion and to partner in teaching our children about these God-like necessities. Let us continue to unite in prayer and stand up for civility!
With gratitude and love,
Sister & Mr. J

Sister Stephen Anne Roderiguez IHM Ed.D.
St. Aloysius Academy        
401 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010                                          

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Nurturing each student's heart and mind to lead and to serve with
love, creative hope and fidelity in the IHM tradition!
Love, learn & live greater!


With gratitude and love,


Sister Stephen Anne Roderiguez IHM Ed.D.


St. Aloysius Academy        

401 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010                                          


Internet Safetty Resources
NEW - Speaker Series
Pizza Bingo Save-the-Date
2017-2018 School Store Order Form
PA School Immunization Requirements
St. AA Athletic Physical Exam Form 2017-2018

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