September 16, 2013
Volume 11, Issue 7
We are pleased to provide you with the St. Pius X weekly e-newsletter, eSPX. The newsletter, which is sent every Monday during the school year, includes information about happenings at St. Pius X.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
> CALENDAR REMINDERS
> THIS WEEK
> STUDENT PICTURE PROOF PICK-UP
> MOTHERS' PRAYER GROUP WEDNESDAY AT 9AM
> SENIOR PARENT POTLUCK & PARENT UNIVERSITY 401, SEPT. 22
> NEW INFORMATION
> BIOTECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE AT GEORGIA TECH, OCT 26
> ANNUAL FUND MESSAGE
> CAMPUS MINISTRY INFORMATION
> GEORGIA ADAP CERTIFICATE INFORMATION
> CHANGING YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS OR UNSUBSCRIBING TO eSPX
- Freshman Pilgrimage
- Softball at Blessed Trinity at 5:30pm
- Volleyball vs. West Hall & Cross Keys at West Hall at 5/6pm
- Marketplace Board Meeting at 7pm
- Mothers' Prayer Group at 9am
- Water Polo at Lakeside at 6:30pm
- Volleyball vs. Johns Creek & Milton at Milton at 6/7pm
- Softball vs. Decatur at Oakhurst Park at 5:30pm
- Water Polo at Gilman Challenge thru 9/22
- Classes begin at 8:40am-All School Mass
- Principal's/Dean's List Reception
- Football at Lovett at 7:30pm
- Volleyball at Karns (TN) Team Tournament
- Softball at Collins Hill at 5/9pm
- Girls' Cross Country at Battle of Atlanta Invitational at 8:30am
- Boys' Cross Country at Hare & Hounds Invitational at 8am
- Competition Cheer at Grayson High School at 9am
- Volleyball at Karns (TN) Team Tournament
- Softball at Parkview at 3/5pm
- Senior Pot Luck Dinner at 5pm
STUDENT PICTURE PROOF PICK-UP
Parents, if you have not received your student picture proofs please send your student to the Dean of Students office to get the proofs. The proofs were given out at Mini-Class Night. If the picture proofs were not picked up at Mini-Class Night the students were notified via email to pick up the forms from the Dean of Students office; most have not picked them up.
MOTHERS' PRAYER GROUP WEDNESDAY AT 9AM
All St. Pius X parents are invited to join us monthly to pray for the intentions of our students. The group meets monthly in the Chapel to pray for the intentions of our students. The morning begins with coffee at 8:30 AM in Campus Ministry. Prayer begins at 9AM in the Chapel.
SENIOR POTLUCK DINNER & PARENT UNIVERSITY 401, SEPT. 22
We would like to invite you to attend the Senior Parents’ Pot Luck Dinner and Parent University 401, on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm in the St. Pius X Cafeteria. We will begin with a pot luck dinner in the cafeteria at 5:00 pm and ask that you bring an entrée, casserole, salad or dessert to serve 6-8 people. The program presented by the Guidance and Counseling Department will begin at approximately 6:00 pm. If your schedule does not permit you to attend the dinner, please feel free to join us for the program only. This meeting will be an important informational night for the Class of 2014.
BIOTECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE AT GEORGIA TECH, OCT. 26
Registration for the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Open Houst at Georgia Tech on Saturday, Oct. 26 is now open. Come learn about the innovative world of bioengineering & bioscience through hands-on scientific demonstrations put on by Georgia Tech's graduate students. Register here.
ANNUAL FUND MESSAGE
There are many different ways to donate to the 2013-14 St. Pius X Annual Fund. One such way is through your FACTS account. If you wish to donate using your FACTS account you can contact Mary Jones, Associate Director of Development to set-up your donation and payment schedule. If you would like to donate now, please click here. Thank you for your continued support of the Annual Fund.
CAMPUS MINISTRY INFORMATION
2013-2014 Spring Break Mission Trips:
If your student is interested in participating in a spring break mission trip this school year, the online application and information was sent to their student email. This year the mission trips will be serving in Jamaica and Nicaragua with Mustard Seed Communities and in the Bronx New York with the Franciscan Friars. The application deadline has been extended to Friday September 6th at 8AM to compensate for the Labor Day holiday. If you have any questions, please contact Gayle Ohrenberger in Campus Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th Annual Marathon of Mercy:
The 4th Annual Marathon of Mercy will take place on the morning of Saturday October 26th. This event is open to all St. Pius X students, staff, and families. Each year during this event over 150 students, staff, and families give of their time to serve those who are most in need at over 20 metro Atlanta locations. Registrations for this event will be made available after Labor Day. However, if you are interested in chaperoning this event, please contact Campus Ministry. Chaperones are needed at our service locations. It is no longer necessary to be a cleared driver per the guidelines of the Archdiocese to chaperone this event. If you are interested in chaperoning, please contact Kathleen Swann in Campus Ministry at email@example.com.
Parent chaperones are needed for our annual Class Pilgrimages. We are always honored by the support and presence of our parents on these important days. If you are interested in chaperoning any of the pilgrimages, please contact Kathleen Swann in Campus Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org. The dates of this year’s pilgrimages are as follows:
Sophomores – Monastery of the Holy Spirit – Monday October 21
Juniors – Atlanta Vocations Retreat – Monday November 4th
Seniors – Stone Mountain – Monday April 28th
Weekly Sacramental Schedule
Under the patronage of St. Pius X, Pope of the Eucharist, we are pleased to offer the following opportunities to receive the Sacraments at St. Pius X on a regular basis. Please note the fall schedule:
Daily Mass: Monday – Friday 7:15 AM (even when there is a late start), Tuesdays 4th period, Wednesdays 5th period, Thursdays 6th period
Confession: Mondays during all the lunch periods
Eucharistic Adoration: Fridays all day (8AM – 3PM) starting Friday September 6th
GEORGIA ADAP CERTIFICATE INFORMATION
Parents / Students needing a Georgia ADAP certificate should send me an e-mail to Chad Garrison with the following information:
1. Full name as it appears on the child’s birth certificate
2. Date of birth
3. School year and semester the student took health
Please send the request at least 3 days before the certificate is needed. This should be requested ONLY if your child is testing for a Georgia Driver's License, not Learning Permit.
CHANGING YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS OR UNSUBSCRIBING TO eSPX
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