St. Pius X Catholic School June 2014 Newsletter
Message from the Principal
June means the end of the school year and many “good-byes” before summer. For the class of 2014, it is the final farewell to St. Pius X School. Many of our 8th graders have grown up with us and St. Pius is the only school that they have ever known. We have watched them mature from pre-kindergarteners and kindergartners into young adults. When they are not immersed in their studies, they lead the school community in prayer each day, tutor our younger students after school, perform acts of Christian service, act as lectors and altar servers at our school and parish Masses, and volunteer to help their teachers and fellow classmates.
The theme for June is Success
They will continue their journey next fall in high schools throughout the capital district. We will miss their smiles as well as their antics, but we are secure in knowing that they are very well-prepared for the academic challenges they will face. Perhaps most importantly, while they have been with us at St. Pius, they have heard the Gospel message each day, and they understand the responsibilities they bear as Christians. We will pray that they take the lessons learned at home and school with them to find success and happiness while at the same time helping make the world a brighter place for everyone they meet. May God continue to bless them and their families. At the other end of the school, our younger students are winding up rather than winding down as the days get hotter and they sense the approach of swimming pools, camping trips and the freedom from homework. It has been another rewarding year for our school community and our dedicated faculty and staff. With your constant support, and a commitment to our mission, we have tried to provide our students with a wonderful place to learn and grow. I would like to thank our new spiritual leader, Father Walsh, for his on-going support of our ministry. My gratitude also to all of our teachers, who taught, comforted and sometimes corrected our students this year. Thank you to our School Board members, who donate their time and treasures in an effort to make our school the best it can be, and to our Parent School Association who contribute so much to the life of our school. Thank you also to the Pastoral Council and our entire parish community who also support our ministry. Our sincere thanks especially to you, our parents and guardians, for entrusting us with your most precious gifts each day. May God bless you and your children with a very safe and relaxing summer. Yours in Christ, Dennis Mullahy Principal St Pius X
Special points of interest: Race for Education Golf Tournament May Crowning Reminders from the Nurse
Inside this issue: School News Important Dates Partners in Faith
Thank you to our students and faculty for your prayerful participation in Catholic Relief Servicesâ€™ Operation Rice Bowl this past Lent. Your generous donation of over $1000 has helped make Operation Rice Bowl a success. 75% of the Operation Rice Bowl contributions will go to Catholic relief Services and support projects to help people all around the world who struggle with the burdens of hunger and poverty. 25% of the contributions raised remain in the Albany Diocese and help fund hunger and poverty alleviation programs in Parish Outreach that assist people in our own local communities. Please visit the Operation Rice Bowl website and the Catholic Charities website to find more information about how your generous gifts are put to use here and around the world.
Eighth grade class president, Liam Nugent and vice president Thomas Thayer receive a certificate for the school from Superintendant Michael Pizzingrillo and Bishop Sharfenberger.
Dr Bonanni, father of Stefania in 6th grade, brought his expertise to our students as he demonstrated the power of electricity for Mrs. Coteâ€™s 4th grade.
Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
St. Pius X School Golf Classic Monday, July 22,2014
Please consider our many options for you to support and participate in this great community event! Tee Box Sponsor Flag Sponsors Sponsorships Players Dinner Only Option
A Great Day and Evening! For more information contact Maria Brunell Gol at 465-4539 fer ! s
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Please check for Library books and make sure you return them to the Library ! T k n a h T
8th Graders participate in cooperative games!
May Crowning 2014
The St. Pius X School community gathered together to honor Mother Mary. Thank you to the second and eighth grade.
Carter Semmes and his sister Amelia!
Joe Lewis and his sister Ella!
Ava Conklin and her sister Charlotte!
Mary Fritz and Makayla Kepner crown Our Blessed Mother!
O Mary, you are the Mother of God for you brought forth the Son of God. Teach me how to bring forth Jesus in the lives of all those I will encounter this day.
A “Chuck and Duck” game was held in our gym to benefit St Gabriel's School in Haiti!
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And They’re Off….. at The Race for Education 2014!
More Race Day Fun !
CONGRATULATIONS ST. PIUS X ALUMNI! This year three of our alumni who graduated
from Catholic Central High School finished among the top six of their class. Daniel Putman was Catholic Centralâ€™s 2014 class Valedictorian, Alexis Hormovitis graduated 5th in her class, and Sarah Niro graduated 6th in her class. Congratulations again! The St. Pius X Bulldogs are proud of your accomplishments and wish you every blessing as you move on to college.
A WINTER’S NIGHT OUT IN EMERALD CITY A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR “A WINTER’S NIGHT OUT” SPONSORS AND DONORS
On behalf of the St. Pius X Parish School and all of our families, please join us in thanking the area businesses that donated wonderful and exciting items, food, services, trips and table sponsorships for our silent and live auctions. We hope that you will help us thank these businesses for supporting our school and children by remembering them when you are thinking of making a purchase, need a service provided, going out to eat or planning a trip. It is with YOUR support that they will maintain themselves as a profitable small business in our community and be able to continue to support our school and its children. Without the below businesses and their generosity, we could never have raised the over $60,000 in profit from our fundraiser which will directly benefit your children and our school. If you need contact information for any of the businesses below, please feel free to contact the school office.
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR “A WINTER’S NIGHT OUT” SPONSORS AND DONORS
GENOA Importing Company Detail Cleaning by Walter Milam (Commercial, Residential Carpets and Pressure Washing) True Colors Painting by Nicholas Duncan (Commercial and Residential – Interior & Exterior) Gordon Companies Courtyard by Marriott in Lake Placid, New York Hampton Inn and Suites, Lake Placid John Nigro Companies Celebrity Limousine Girvin & Ferlazzo, Attorneys at Law Hannoush Jewelers High Voltage Electric Service Affiliated Pathology Services Association Development Group, Inc. Hesnor Engineering Associates Marini Builders Provincial Contractor Services Abele Tractor and Equipment Company, Inc. Brunell Wealth Management, LLC The CDL School Giombetti and Brady Pediatrics Northeastern Fine Jewelers Napierski, VanDenburgh, Napierski, and O’Connor, LLP Breedlove & Noll, Attorneys at Law Elaine Ramundo and Associates Student Styles American Chemical and Equipment Company Colwell, Colwell, and Petroccione, LLP Mark Thomas’ Men’s Apparel O.J. Meyer & Son Land Surveying, P.C. High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, New York White Face Lodge in Lake Placid, New York TASTE Restaurant Executive Chef Mark Graham LAMAR of Albany Premiere Limousine Marrello Restaurants – Bellini’s & Jacob & Anthony’s Afrim’s Sports Coccadott’s Bakery Creative Strokes Professional Face Painting by Amanda Ash-Chovan John Green of Skeeter Entertainment (Balloon Art) KIDZ ART SNIP-ITS of Clifton Park and Guilderland SPARETIME Latham and Clifton Park Stewart’s Shops Bella Napoli Glennpeter Jewelers
J & S Watkins Desserts The EDGE at Halfmoon Wolf’s 1-11 Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York Dutch Manor Stables Mr. Ding-A-Ling Bumble Beads Studio Shot of Cake by Zulvey Smith Bounce Around, Clifton Park World Class Gymnastics Drama Kids International Guptill’s Arena Hoffman’s Playland The Pottery Place JMU 4 KIDS Tiny Tots Tea Room FASTRAX Raceway Palace Performing Arts Center, Inc. LOLLIPOPS GRACIES CIRCLES School of Rock Pai’s Tae Kwon Do of Clifton Park Bake For You Cartwheels Gymnastics Center The Little Gym of Colonie American Girl Treepaad Fun Center ART SMARTS Emma Willard School The College of Saint Rose Christian Brothers Academy Albany Academies La Salle Institute Siena College Academy of the Holy Names Bishop Maginn THIRTY-ONE GIFTS, LLC by Sarah de Forest, Rexford Shaker Shed Progressions Hair Salon Surroundings Floral Dutch Apple Cruises Trader Joe’s Studio 136 (The Association Development Group) SAX/BST Jack’s Oyster House Epicurean Wine Bar, Latham Farms
US Budokai Karate Brookville Country Club Adirondack Blue Fins Swim Club & Lessons by Joanne Pavelec Will Brown Basketball Camp Artist Piano of Latham Saratoga YMCA East Greenbush YMCA Bethlehem YMCA Hoffman’s Car Wash Northeast Gymnastics ABC Sports and Fitness Habana Premium Cigar Shoppes Hilton Music in Colonie Center Try-City Valley Cats ALL STAR WINE & SPIRITS AT & T Wireless VENT Fitness Albany Pump Station RPI Athletics Kerstin Medwin, Chiropractic IN NAE SPORTS Tae Kwon Do THE GINGERMAN RESTAURANT Home Style Pizza & Caterers La Famiglia Pizza Home Style Pizza Portofino’s Italian Restaurant O’TOOLE’S Restaurant Sorensen’s Floor Covering Piano Lessons by Lois Busch AMBIANCE ONAJ SALON Mayfair Jewelers Handmade Jewelry by Kimberly Williams NUANCE, A Boutique Salon PROCTORS Capital Repertory Theater Capital District Catering Jean Paul Salons & Spa The Melting Pot The Century House The Studio at Photo Images Saratoga Paint and Sip Aron Eglin, Massage Therapist Healing Path Massage by Wendell Harris Kylie & Company Hair Salon, Stylist Stacey Bean Wild Sage Designs
Shaker Shed Progressions Hair Salon Surroundings Floral Dutch Apple Cruises Trader Joe’s Studio 136 (The Association Development Group) SAX/BST Jack’s Oyster House Epicurean Wine Bar, Latham Farms
On May 13th, 2014, four St. Pius X School alums were commissioned as Cadet Officers for 20142015 at La Salle Institute. Pictured are Ramzy Hajnasr, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel, Matthew Bonanni, Brigade Commander Cadet Colonel, Philip Adikes, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel. (Not pictured, Anthony Jonas, Cadet Captain. ) Congratulations to our St. Pius graduates who have taken their skills, values and leadership to La Salle Institute.
Field Trips! The Upper wing takes on the East Coast!
Eighth Grade went to Washington!
Seventh Grade went to Boston!
Sixth Grade went to NYC!
Pre-K students are excited to find Worms!
A.C.E.S. All Children Exercise Simultaneously ACES Day is a global event that brings students together from all fifty states and more than fifty countries to exercise, laugh and learn. Everyone had a great time moving to the tune â€œHappyâ€?!!!!
Alumni Flag Football Game !
Thank you alumni for coming back and taking on our eighth graders. It was a great game!! The alumni won in overtime! Congratulations 10th graders!! A special thank you to the Crawley family for donating the tee shirts!
June 2014 Sun
PSA Meeting 7:00 pm Library Please Join Us!
10 5th Grade DARE GRADUATION 1:30PM Parish Center
PK-2 9:30am PK-3 1:30pm
PK-4 Full Day 10am
School Mass 9am
School Board Meeting 7pm
Please Join Us!
Kindergarten Orientation 9-11 Parish Center
PSA Planning Mtg 6:30 PM Library
SPIRIT DAY RAIN DATE
Half Day 11am Dismissal
Have a Blessed Summer!
St. Pius X School Golf Classic Monday July 21, 2014 Call Maria at 465-4539 for more information!
Behold, children are a gift of the Lordâ€Ś Psalm 127:3
Dates to Remember: St. Pius X School 75 Upper Loudon Road Loudonville, New York 12211 Phone: 465-4539 Fax: 465-4895 Email:
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June 6th –Spirit Day June 10th-5th Grade Dare Graduation 1:30 Parish Center June 11th-PK2 Graduation 9:30 June 11th-PK3 Graduation 1:30pm June 12th-PK4 Graduation 10am June 13th-Kindergarten Graduation 12:30pm June 13th– 8th Grade Class Night Mass and Dinner 6:00pm June 16th-New Kindergarten Orientation 9-11 June 17th-8th Grade Graduation 7pm June 18th-Last Day of School 11 o'clock dismissal
July 21st– St Pius X Golf Classic
School Mass Date
Please join us !
“PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.” I THESSALONIANS 5:17
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