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PRIMARY (PreK-1)ELEMENTARY (2-5)MIDDLE (6-8)CAMPSSPX CHURCH
 MON |NOV. 21 

NO SCHOOL(Students) Parent-Teacher conferences


NOV 21, 22 

NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Mini-Camps (8am-3pm) 
Register HERE


NOV 23-25 

NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Holiday


WED |30 

4th and 5th Grade Field Trip


 FRI |DEC. 2 

Giving Tree Gifts Due 


School and Parish Live Nativity  6pm


 WED |DEC. 7 

HOT LUNCH Orders Due


 
 
Click HERE to take a look at the "Discover Catholic Schools" Week message from Dr. Monroe.
 
Support SPX Fine Arts with our See’s Candies Fundraiser.  
Help us earn money for instruments, accessories and supplies, sheet music and scripts and make the holidays even sweeter. 


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! 

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SPX Fine Arts Booster CLUB!
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SPX Sports Booster CLUB!
Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team who went undefeated last weekend at 4-0 and won the Renegar tournament championship. 
 
The first Friday of each month is a  Spirit Wear for Stewardship day. 
Each month, student-raised funds are donated to a special cause. 

NOVEMBER's charity is Room at the Inn 

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.
 
 News from the Media Center 
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! 

If you'd like to take a look, HERE is the link to our Wishlist.
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Thank you for an amazing Fun / Color Run! 

The donation website (mybooster.com) will be open until next week. 
You still can donte and if we get to $35,000, Mr Kloesz will spend the night on the roof of the school!
 
 
Ongoing Volunteer opportunities in Lego and Mini-Camps for grades 7 & 8. See SPXCamps.com website for available dates and times
  
Holiday Hoops with Coach Shelton is Monday, Nov 21! 
Grades 2-6 can attend this session and have the option of adding our Mini-Camp for the remainder of the day if needed. 
Register here 

Thanksgiving Break Mini-Camsp 
Monday and Tuesday Nov 21 & 22 from 8-3 
Grades PreK-8. You’ll have fun all day with activities, crafts, treats, LEGO, and games! Register here 

Drop-in child care during Conferences, Monday Nov 21. 
Grades PreK-5 for up to 45 minutes at a time. 
This is only for attending Parent-Teacher conferences. You must remain on campus. Register here 

 
 
8th Graders Serving at Senior Lunch
 
4th Graders had a visit from Monsignor
  3rd Grade    
Ms. Woolstrum's 3rd Grade had their Thanksgiving celebration. The students sang three songs giving thanks and shared their Thanksgiving writing with their parents.  
  2nd Grade    


December 1st  |  Baptismal Certificate Due to Mrs. Parker & Ms. Burns
December 2nd  School and Parish Live Nativity 6pm
December 9th 
At-home First Reconciliation Workbook Due 
Nutcracker Ballet Field Trip - Carolina Theater

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 
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
2nd Grade at Bethabara Field Trip
 
A Visit from Creature Teacher to Kindergarten.
 

Winter sports season is here at SPX.   
Please make sure that your athlete has a current physical on 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! 

Download Student Physical Form 
 


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 

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.)

View  the most recent weekly church bulletins and monthly parish newsletters.

REALM is St. Pius X's Directory, Communication Tool, and Parish Database. 
To create your REALM account, please follow the instructions here. 

 


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. 

  Christmas crèche flyer: English & Español.  

“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. 
  
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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
 
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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