THANK YOU to Mr. James Richardson and his team from Flowering Foundations for their generous donated time and expert tree and plant care on the Pre-K playground. In addition to taking care of our trees and plants, Mr. Richardson and his crew also moved a tree to help make room for new playground equipment that will be installed later this fall. Thank you Flowering Foundations!
From Sra. Kat Manzella: Thank you to the Garcías for the dress form!
Life is a precious gift to be nurtured and cherished. Room at the Inn helps homeless mothers and expectant mothers find shelter and offers programs to help them embark on new paths of responsible, wholesome living. Room at the Inn provides support for these mothers to finish school, find jobs, and learn parenting skills.
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to our entire St. Pius X Catholic School family for supporting our Book Fair. It was a wonderful success and so many of you volunteered to help make it so. We were able to purchase 40 new books for the library. 75 teacher wishes were fulfilled, resulting in more books in classroom libraries. And, we have a reserve of Scholastic Dollars to use throughout the year.
Amazon Wishlist As we continue to stock our STEM lab and try to meet special requests from teachers and students, we have created an Amazon wish list that we will add to as needs arise. A special shout out to the Garcia and McGovern families for clearing the Library/STEM Lab Amazon wish list last month. We are so floored and humbled by your generosity. Thank you!
First Reconciliation & First Communion Dates Tuesday, January 10 First Reconciliation Meeting 6pm @Church Saturday, January 21 First Reconciliation Service 10am @Church Thursday, May 11 First Communion Practice 6pm @Church Saturday, May 13 First Communion Mass 11am @Church
Winter sports season is here at SPX. Please make sure that your athlete has a current physicalon file in the health room so that they can participate in their sport. If their physical expires during the season, it will need to be updated as well. Please reach out to the health room if you are unsure of the date of your child’s last physical. GO COMETS!
We are seeing an increase in students testing positive for the flu. If your child has symptoms including cold-like symptoms , gastro-intestinal symptoms with or without a fever it would be wise to have them tested.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. We will keep you informed of any changes.Thank you for entrusting your child to us.
RSV Respiratory Syncytial Virus A common respiratory virus that causes cold-like symptoms, can be serious for infants and older adults.
SYMPTOMS Runny nose, decrease in appetite, coughing, sneezing, fever and wheezing. Take steps to relieve symptoms: * Manage fever, over the counter fever reducers.such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.NEVER GIVE ASPIRIN TO CHILDREN. * Drink enough fluids *Talk to your healthcare provider before giving your child non-prescription cold medications.Some medications contain ingredients that are not good for children. RSV can cause more serious health problems such as bronchitis, an inflammation of the small airways in the lungs, and pneumonia, an infection in the lungs.
RSV TRANSMISSION * An infected person coughs or sneezes *You get virus droplets from a cough or sneeze in your eyes, nose or mouth *Direct contact with the virus, like kissing the face of a child with RSV *You touch a surface that has the virus on it, like a doorknob, and then touch your face before washing your hands. As always hand washing is the best option to control the spread of RSV
Please stay safe and have a HAPPY and HEALTHY THANKSGIVING
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Do a good deed for Jesus: Christmas crèche project for kids Advent is the perfect opportunity to teach children about the importance of giving and of loving others by imitating Jesus. Just as "God so loved the world that He gave His only Son" (John 3:16), so too can children prepare for Jesus' birth by imitating God's love for others.
The diocese offers this 50th anniversary family project as a resource for your families: a Christmas crèche (or manger) that children can make from popsicle sticks, then fill with straw to soften the bed where the Baby Jesus will lay – placing a piece of straw for each good deed they do during Advent.
Download and share the flyer (link below) with your families and encourage them to start this new Christmas tradition to grow in holiness and prepare for the birth of Jesus.
“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).” — Bishop Jugis, in his homily for the opening Mass of the 50th anniversary
“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 Congratulations to Saint Pius X alumni and Bishop McGuinness seniors Charley Chappell, Claire Clampett, and Rio O'Hale on their scholarship nominations!
Charley Chappell The John M. Belk Scholarship, Davidson College
Claire Clampett The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program, Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Jefferson Scholarship, University of Virginia
Rio O'Hale The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program, Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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.
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 lieuof the www.amazon.com site for purchases to qualify. The shopping experienceis 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