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eSPX Newsletter

 

August 18, 2014
Volume 12, Issue 2 

Dear St. Pius X Parent,
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. 

This Week
Field Day, Friday 8/22
School will begin with an 8:40a Late Start for Field Day. School will be dismissed at 1p. Please make arrangements to have your student picked up by 1:30p

New Information
Mini-Class Night, 8/28

We look forward to seeing you Thursday, August 28 for Mini-Class Night. The evening begins in your student's homeroom at 7pm. For more information, including parking instructions, please click here.

Campus Ministry Information
Domini Sumus Student Retreat Feb 6-8
Save the Date! St. Pius X will be offering our first annual Domini Sumus Retreat. This retreat is being led by a team of Junior and Senior Students with the help of Campus Ministry and a team of dedicated faculty and staff. We are excited to offer this opportunity for our students to grow in their faith. Registration will be available in October. All students are invited to take part in this weekend retreat. If you would like more information, please contact Gayle Ohrenberger, Director of Campus Ministry.

Spring Break Mission Trips
Information and online applications for this year's spring break mission trips will be sent to all student email accounts on Monday August 18. This year we will be serving at Mustard Seed Communities in both Kingston Jamaica and Managua Nicaragua from Saturday April 4 through Saturday April 11. Preference is given to upper classmen who have not yet had an opportunity to serve on a St. Pius X Mission team. If you would like to learn more about our spring break mission program please consider joining us for an informational meeting on Monday August 25 at 6PM in the St. Pius X Library. This meeting is not required to be a part of the mission program, but it is encouraged so that you and your student can make an informed and prayerful decision about applying for the program. If you have any questions please contact Gayle Ohrenberger, Director of Campus Ministry.

Class Pilgrimages
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. The dates of this year's pilgrimages are as follows:
Freshmen - Stone Mountain - Monday September 15th
Sophomores - Monastery of the Holy Spirit - Monday October 20th
Juniors - Atlanta Vocations Retreat - Tuesday November 5th
Seniors - Stone Mountain - Monday April 27th

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: Tuesday - Friday 7:15 AM (even when there is a late start), Tuesdays 4th period, Wednesdays 5th period, Thursdays 6th period
Confession: Tuesdays 5th period, Wednesdays 6th period, Thursdays 4th Period
Pack the Chapel: Tuesdays 6th Period, Wednesdays 4th Period, Thursdays 5th Period
Eucharistic Adoration: Fridays all day (8AM - 3PM) starting Friday September 6th

Invitation to All School Mass
Please be welcome to join with our St. Pius X family in prayer at our monthly All School Masses. All School Masses are listed on the school calendar on the St. Pius X homepage. Most Masses begin at 9:15 AM and will be celebrated in the St. Pius X gym.

Fine Arts Meeting 8/28 at 6:15pm
There will be a St. Pius X Fine Arts Society meeting for all Parents of students currently enrolled in Fine Arts Classes, Art Association, Pius Players, Tech Crew, and/or Flag line prior to Mini-Class Night, on August 29 at 6:15pm. Attendance is mandatory. If you are unable to attend, please contact your SPX Fine Arts teacher. Mini-Class night will follow at 7pm.

Junior Research Paper Information
If your child encounters problems with finding information or citing information for their history research paper, please have your student make an appointment with one of your librarians for individualized help. Appointments are twenty minutes long and are available various days with various time slots. Please follow the link below to make an appointment. To ensure that we can keep our schedule, it is required that appointments are made by 2pm prior to the appointment day you requested.

Click here to make appointment.

Reminders
Senior Yearbook Ad Information

Senior Parents: If you wish to purchase a parent ad for the 2015 yearbook, please read the information packet posted on the journalism webpage. All materials are due no later than Thursday, August 28, 2014. There is a $50 late fee for ads not submitted by the deadline, and late ads run the risk of not appearing in the yearbook. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ashley Curlette.

SAT Prep Class at St. Pius X
The SAT Prep course offered to St. Pius X students consists of 4 hours of class for 4 consecutive Saturdays: September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $200 (on/or before August 29, 2014) or $225 (after August 30, 2014) and is paid at the time of registration. More information regarding the class as well as the online registration form can be found on the SAT Prep class webpage under Academics on the SPX website or by clicking on here.

Calling All Parents
Calling all Parents to become involved in the Annual Fund calling campaign. It's an easy and fun way to meet fellow parents, and a great way to give back to St. Pius X. Please contact Bob and Mary Remmes for more information.
Georgia ADAP Certificate Information
Parents / Students needing a Georgia ADAP certificate should send 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.