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JANUARY 21st, 2023

Order your  2022-2023 yearbook! 


Limited supply of 2021-2022 YEARBOOKS still available for purchase.
Please contact the main office or email yearbook@spxschool.com 


Got some GREAT photos?
Send them to photos@spxschool.com

PRIMARY (PreK-1)ELEMENTARY (2-5)MIDDLE (6-8)CAMPSSPX CHURCH
 MON |JAN.23 

SPX vs IHM  4:00 JVB Gold / 5:10 VB Gold


 TU |JAN.24 

SPX  4:00 JVG / 5:10 VG 


 THUR |JAN.26 

SPX vs Summit  4:00 VB Black / 5:10 VG / 6:20 VB Gold


 FRI |JAN.27 

SPX vs Canterbury  4:00 JV Black / 5:00 VG


JAN 29 – FEB.4 Catholic Schools Week
 WED |FEB. 1 

HOT LUNCH Orders Due


 TU |FEB. 14 

Classroom Valentine’s Day Parties


 WED |FEB. 15 

HOT LUNCH Orders Due


 THUR |FEB. 16 

Middle School Night Out – Mardi Gras Theme


 FRI |FEB. 17 

NO SCHOOL  Diocesan Professional Day


 MON |FEB. 20 NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day Holiday
Virtue of the Month for January: KINDNESS
 
 
JOIN 
SPX Fine Arts Booster CLUB!
JOIN 
SPX Sports Booster CLUB!
 
The first Friday of each month is a  Spirit Wear for Stewardship day.
Each month, student-raised funds are donated to a special cause.

January's charity is "Kisses for Kate"

Kisses4Kate a 501-c3 nonprofit that started in 2010 to help children with cancer and their families. It is a support organization that was started for the sake of keeping one promise to a little girl named Kate Thornton. It continues in her memory helping other children afflicted with this disease. We offer support to families who are separated by hardships brought on by lengthy treatments and hospitalizations. We assist the families by providing emergency funds for utilities and monthly household mortgage, car payments and other living expenses. In addition we sponsor more than 400 children in the Beads of Courage program, provide princess hospital Gowns4Girls for any little girl in treatment, Pillows4Parents, Mother's Day Makeover, Superhero Capes, Port Pillows and accessibility to meet the needs of these children. Please go to "about us" to read more about our history and visit our "events" page for upcoming fundraisers.

We thank you for your support.
 
News from from the Admissions Office:

Now accepting applications for siblings of currently enrolled students! Apply by January 31 for priority consideration. Applications from new families will be accepted beginning February 1.

Re-enrollment for all students is now open.
You should have received an email with instructions on how to re-enroll. The re-enrollment deadline is March 1, 2023, to secure your student's seat for the 2023-2024 school year. We will begin accepting new students after that date.

Click here for information about applications and re-enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year.
Questions? Contact Amy McKee, Director of Admissions, at amckee@spxschool.com or (336) 273-9865
 

Friday, FEBRUARY 3rd is FREE PIZZA DAY
in celebration of Catholic Schools Week!
 

Students in grades 3rd through 8th will receive TWO free slices of pizza for lunch.

Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students will receive ONE free slice of pizza for lunch.

 
 

The statue of The Holy Family is finally in place in the DeJoy Circle, near the main building breezeway entrance. 

The statue, imported from Italy, was made possible by a gift from Tom (Tall Tom) & Mary Martin. The Martins are as humble as they are generous, so they do not want any grand thank you ceremony; but if you see Tom, please thank him for this extremely kind and beautiful gift.  We will be placing a plate on the base of the statue to acknowledge the gift.

*** It is OK for students to touch the statue!  In fact, under Monsignor's direction. we had the statue placed at the height where the average second grader can reach the child Jesus' hands.  Monsignor wants everyone, especially our kids, to feel welcome to touch Jesus' hands.  However, please do not let anyone climb on, or hang on the statue.  It is made out of cast bronze, which is not a strong enough metal for people to hang on. ***

 
8th Graders with their prayer buddies. 
 News from the Media Center 
Battle of the Books T-shirts
We have received some requests for additional Battle of the Books t-shirts so we are reopening the order forms for a couple of weeks.

Please click the links below to order. 
Elementary BOB 2022-23 Shirts
Middle School BOB 2022-23 Shirts
  

3rd Grade Newbery Challenge Is Going Strong!
We have barely finished our first week of the challenge and already students have ready and passed RCs on 14 books! Way to go 3rd Grade.

Library and STEM Lab Amazon Wish List
 
PTO

MSNO is FEBRUARY  16!
If you can volunteer, or  if you would like to donate to Middle School Night Out in February,
please contact Heather Suire, 336 601 0740, or HHollandFitness@gmail.com
  

Camp GIFT CARDS now available! Give the gift of camps throughout the year.
 

Fencing Fridays begins this Friday! Grades 4-8 can join Coach Joyce of the Winston-Salem Fencing Academy on select Fridays for instruction in fencing skills 


 

Music with MANC Violin, Voice and Piano now registering for Winter and Spring 2023. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from instructors from the Music Academy of North Carolina! 

Voice    |    Piano    |    Violin


 

Lacrosse Skills with Coach Cetrone 
Mondays beginning January 9th for middle schoolers. Sign up for all 5 sessions or register to drop in to specific dates


 

Culinary Creations join Mrs. Gebbia for this delicious camp once a month on Thursdays for grades 4-8


 

Painting on Canvas Mondays or Thursdays beginning January 23rd, grades K-8

Mondays     |    Thursdays


 

Ballet with Le Petit Ballet Co. 
grades PreK-2 can sign up for this amazing opportunity to begin their ballet journey. Thursdays after school, open to both girls and boys!


 

Soccer Shots 
grades Prek-3 can sign up for these soccer skills sessions


 

Chess with The Knight School every Monday after school for grades K-8

Kindergarten registration    |    1st-8th registration


 

Mini-Camps for select no-school days.
Grades PreK-8 will have fun all day with activities, crafts, treats, LEGO, and games!


Volunteer Opportunities throughout the year for our 7th and 8th grade students

Camp Gift Cards now available! Give the gift of camps throughout the year.

Follow SPXCamps on Facebook and Instagram to see all the fun!


MSNO is FEBRUARY  16!
If you can volunteer, or  if you would like to donate to Middle School Night Out in February,
please contact Heather Suire, 336 601 0740, or HHollandFitness@gmail.com
 
Guest speakers Ben and Chris Whitmore visited our Middle School discussing science and engineering.
2B working with the Keva planks. 
 
  2nd Grade   
 
Parents and Students:
Watch the video for the information about completing your First Reconciliation and First Communion at-home workbooks.


First Reconciliation & First Communion Dates
Saturday, January 21 First Reconciliation Service 10am @Church
Thursday, May 11 First Communion Practice 6pm @Church
Saturday, May 13 First Communion Mass 11am @Church
 

As we recognize KINDNESS as our virtue for January, Kelly and I want to thank the staff, parents and students for being so kind to us. We truly enjoy caring for the children and the Saint Pius X Family. We have seen a decrease in the flu - like symptoms this past week . We appreciate the compliance with hand washing and the parents monitoring their children closely. Together we will make it through winter. 

Faith, hope, and a positive attitude lead to great achievements.
Have an awesome weekend.

Kelly Jones, RN
kjones@spxschool.com

Debbie Gregory, RN
dgregory@spxschool.com
 

  • Administration of any medication, including non-perscription, requires the Diocese form to be signed by a physician.
  • Water bottles are needed in the health room, please donate, if possible!
Weekly Parish Bulletin:
 
https://parishesonline.com/organization/st-pius-the-tenth-roman-catholic-church
(This does not change week-to-week – it will link to the current week’s bulletin.)

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“You could call this 50th anniversary year a ‘Year of Faith.’ We are proclaiming along with St. Peter in today’s Gospel: ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God’ (Mt 16: 16).”

“Faith More Precious than Gold” (1 Peter 1:7)

The Diocese of Charlotte celebrates its golden anniversary in 2022 –
a year to be hallmarked by a renewal of our Catholic faith. Celebrations include a diocese-wide Marian Pilgrimage, the 2022 Eucharistic Congress, family-friendly events, 50 Acts of Charity, and historical highlights of the Church in western North Carolina from missionary times to today’s diverse and growing diocese.

Throughout this anniversary year, let us recall the past with gratitude, celebrate the present with joy, and look to the future with hope that we might glorify God and strengthen our diocesan family –
above all, affirming our faith which is “more precious than gold.”
 


Help protect all of God’s children
Everyone has a role to play in protecting children. North Carolina law requires all adults to immediately report suspected child abuse by anyone to law enforcement agencies. If you know or suspect that a minor (person under 18) has been abused, please call 9-1-1 or contact local law enforcement.
Also, if you have information about possible sexual abuse or misconduct by any clergy, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Charlotte, report concerns securely and anonymously 24/7 over the phone or online: 1-888-630-5929 or www.RedFlagReporting.com/RCDOC.
 
Safe Environment training
Did you know that every Church worker must go through abuse prevention and education training? Find more information about the Diocese of Charlotte’s Safe Environment program, sign up for Protecting God’s Children training and more: https://charlottediocese.org/human-resources/safe-environment.
For more information or questions, please contact the diocese’s Human Resources Office at https://charlottediocese.org/human-resources or 704-370-6299.
 
(ESPAÑOL) 
Ayuda a proteger a todos los niños de Dios
Todo el mundo tiene un papel que desempeñar en la protección de los niños. La ley de Carolina del Norte requiere que todos los adultos informen inmediatamente a las autoridades correspondientes si sospechan abuso infantil por parte de cualquier persona. Si sabe o sospecha que un menor (persona menor de 18 años) ha sido abusado,  por favor comuníquese con el 9-1-1 o con la policía local.
Además, si tiene información sobre un posible abuso sexual o mala conducta por parte de cualquier miembro del clero, empleado o voluntario de la Diócesis de Charlotte, por favor reportar sus inquietudes de forma segura y anónima las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana por teléfono o en línea: 1-888-630-5929 o www.RedFlagReporting.com/RCDOC.
 
Entrenamiento de medioambiente seguro
¿Sabe usted que todos los trabajadores de la Iglesia deben de tomar el entrenamiento de prevención de abuso y ser capacitados en este tema? Encuentre más información sobre el programa de medioambiente seguro de la Diócesis de Charlotte, regístrese en el programa Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios y más en https://charlottediocese.org/human-resources/safe-environment.
Para más información y preguntas, por favor contacte a la oficina de Recursos Humanos de la diócesis en https://charlottediocese.org/human-resources o 704-370-6299.
 


 
 
ALUMNI NEWS
SAINT PIUS X ALUMNI AWARDED HAECO TOURNAMENT SCHOLARSHIPS  

Congratulations to Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School seniors and Saint Pius the Tenth Alumni, Charley Chappell, Tate Chappel and Rio O' Hale. The Bishop McGuinness seniors were named as three of the four recepients for the Bill Lee Memorial Scholarship given by the Greensboro Sports Council to kick off the HAECO Invitational.

Charley, Tate and Rio were honored and served as panel speakers at the HAECO Invitational Pairings Announcement Luncheon held on December 13th.

This is the first appearance for Bishop McGuinness at the HAECO Tournament which will be held December 20-22 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
 
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St. Pius X Catholic School is now a member of Amazon Smile. This means Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of any eligible purchases made on the website to our school.
You can support our school in two ways:   

1. Use and bookmark this link to go directly to the Amazon Smile page dedicated to  St. Pius X Catholic School. Your Amazon shopping experience will be exactly the  same – but 0.5% of all eligible purchases will be donated to the school.

Here is the link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-2155842   

2. Visit www.smile.amazon.com and choose St. Pius X Catholic School (Greensboro) from the Charity Menu on the right. Click “Select and Start Shopping.” While the site will look like the Amazon site you are used to, you will now automatically be using Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate part of the profits to our school. Remember to add a bookmark for www.smile.amazon.com to make it easier to return and shop at Amazon Smile.

(You must use www.smile.amazon.com in lieu of the www.amazon.com site for purchases to qualify. The shopping experience is exactly the same and Prime Membership applies to the Smile site as well.)

“AmazonSmile has donated $89 million dollars to more than 1 million nonprofit organizations since its inception. The AmazonSmile Foundation continues to be committed to helping nonprofits achieve their missions with a donation equaling 0.5 percent of the price of any eligible purchases.” - Amazon

 

February 2023
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8th Grade Field Trip
February 10, 2023 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

A Cleaner World and La Bamba

NO SCHOOL
February 17, 2023

Diocesan Professional Day

NO SCHOOL
February 20, 2023

Presidents’ Day

8th Grade--Model UN
February 23, 2023

Bishop McGuinness High School, 7:40 am to 3:00 pm