August 25, 2017| Backpack News | Ss. Peter & Paul School
**STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED 30 MINUTES EARLY EVERY WEDNESDAY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. BUS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE. **
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER!
Tuesday, August 29 Protecting God’s Children, 6:30 p.m. in Morris Hall
Thursday, August 31 Back to School Reconciliation Service 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept 4 NO SCHOOL – Labor Day Holiday
Saturday, Sept 9 Deacon Jimmy Ghiglione Birthday
Monday, Sept 11 Fr. John’s Birthday
Friday, Sept 15 11:15 a.m. dismissal – No Bus Service (Unit 10 Institute Day)
Friday, Sept 15 – 29 Yankee Candle Fundraiser
Sunday, Sept 17 Confirmation Affirmation at 10:30 a.m. Mass
with light lunch & meeting until 2 p.m.
Thursday, Sept 28 Lifetouch Yearbook Picture Day
Protecting God’s Children (PGC) Classes:
ANY parent/guardian who may coach, want to be a field trip chaperone, classroom helper (room parent), playground supervisor or lunch helper MUST complete the Protecting God’s Children program plus have a Background Check processed. This is in accordance with the Safe Environment policy of the Springfield Diocese. We may be contacting you to resubmit a background check as they are good for only 5 years. .
SSPP will be holding a session on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Morris Hall.
PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE at 618-345-4343 TO SIGN UP
The following area PGC sessions are listed on the diocesan website (www.dio.org):
9/5 at St. Cecilia, Glen Carbon 6:30-9:30 p.m.
9/6 at Marquette High School, Alton 6:30-9:30 p.m.
9/7 at St. Paul, Highland 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Preparations for this year’s school auction are happening now!! Please save the date for this fun event: November 11, 2017!! Official Save The Date info will arrive in an upcoming Friday Folder very soon.
This year we are trying something new…being ONLINE! Stay tuned for a link to purchase your tickets online, and all silent auction items will be up for bid online also. Please check our FB page: @ssppauction2017 for updates, links, and sneak peeks at auction items that will be up for bid.
All contributions are much appreciated, including those from businesses you frequent, employers, family members, neighbors, etc. Business ads for the printed program are also available for purchase. In next week’s Friday folder, please find a copy of the auction letter & donation form that can be used for the purpose of gathering donations.
If you have not already been contacted, you will soon receive a message from your classroom’s basket coordinator regarding your class basket. Each grade will prepare a themed basket for the auction. Please watch for this message and remember to lend your support.
More updates will follow…please stay tuned…thank you!
The 2017 Auction Committee
Ashley Swip & Tammy Waligorski, Co-Chairs
Fr. John’s Birthday
Fr. John will celebrate his birthday on Sept. 11th. We will be collecting student donations for a gift for him from the students. You can send the money in an envelope marked Fr. John to the office.
Ss. Peter & Paul School admits students of any race, color, sex or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and school administered programs.
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP SSPP SCHOOL:
SHOPWITHSCRIP.COM Please call the school office for the SSPP enrollment code. Additional questions, call the school office at 344-5450.
SCRIP: The school office carries a variety of scrip cards and can order almost anything. Go to www.glscrip.com or www.shopwithscrip.com for the complete list. The school receives different percentages back on each card purchased. If you know you’ll be shopping at a specific store (ie shopnsave, etc) or dining at a specific restaurant (ie olive garden, etc), or paying your store charge (ie kohl’s, etc), please think about purchasing them from school. Thanks for your support!
SCHNUCKS E-SCRIP CARD: If you don’t have one, contact the school office and we will get one to you. You only have to have them scan it at the time of your checkout – That’s it! Pretty easy, isn’t it?
Inserts in today’s Friday Folders: September Lunch Menu, Altar Server Schedule, Band Schedule