Author Archives: St. Pius X School

January 13, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA
Re-enrollment Letter 1.7.2021


FACTS RE-ENROLLMENT
The school is currently working with FACTS to finalize online re-enrollment.  This will simplify the process for our current, returning families. We ask our families to please be patient with this process. We expect to go online by Friday, January 15.

FACTS IS NOW ACCEPTION FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Your FACTS application and ALL supporting documents must be submitted by March 1, 2021 to be considered for Round 1.  The application can be found on your FACTS account.  For questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org.

WHEN SHOULD A CHILD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL?
Parents and guardians need to evaluate their child every day before sending their child to school.  Please help us keep our community safe by keeping your child home when showing any COVID-19 or flu like symptoms and if anyone in the household is experiencing signs of COVID-19 such as:
Fever (100.4 F or above)
Cough
Difficult Breathing
Muscle or Body Aches
Sore Throat
Headache
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Loss of Taste or Smell

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL FAMILY EVENTS
15% of your bill will be donated to our school! 
Thursday, February 4 (10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) – Fuddruckers on Tidewater Drive
Thursday, February 11 (4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) – Antonio’s Pizza and Italian Restorante on E. Little Creek Road

CLASS PICTURES
Class pictures scheduled for February 10 have been postponed.

VIRTUAL LEARNING
Parents/Guardians with students who are not signed up for remote learning must notify the school and homeroom teacher by email no later than 7:15 a.m. why the student will not be in school and has to be virtual for the day.

SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER
Only school uniform sweaters are allowed to be worn during the day with the regular and dress school uniforms  School sweatshirts may ONLY be worn with the gym uniform on PE days.  Students not wearing school regulated sweaters/sweatshirts will be asked to have them removed at the start of the school day.

During the 2021-2022 school year students will be required to wear the updated uniform with the new school logo.  Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
Flynn O’Hara Website
Lands’End Website


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

JANUARY
15         School and CARES CLOSED
15         Re-enrollment for current students OPENS.  End of 2nd Quarter.
18         Martin Luther King Jr.  – No School .  CARES CLOSED
22         Report Cards Released via Family Portal
31         Open House
31-6 Feb  Catholic Schools Week

FEBRUARY
1          Start of Black History Month
4          School Family Event at Fuddruckers
10        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal
11        School Family Event at Antonio’s Italian Restaurant
15        President’s Day – School and CARES CLOSED
17        
ASH Wednesday
19        3rd Quarter Interims
26        Parent / Teacher Conference Day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (No School for Students)

  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – While online shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Face Mask – Please ensure your child has an extra face mask in their classroom at all times  Please make sure the extra face mask is in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name and grade.
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.          

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

January 7, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA
Re-enrollment Letter 1.7.2021


VIRTUAL LEARNING
Parents/Guardians with students who are not signed up for remote learning must notify the school and homeroom teacher by email no later than 7:15 a.m. why the student will not be in school and has to be virtual for the day.

WHEN SHOULD A CHILD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL?
Parents and guardians need to evaluate their child every day before sending their child to school.  Please help us keep our community safe by keeping your child home when showing any COVID-19 or flu like symptoms and if anyone in the household is experiencing signs of COVID-19 such as:
Fever (100.4 F or above)
Cough
Difficult Breathing
Muscle or Body Aches
Sore Throat
Headache
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Loss of Taste or Smell

FACE MASK
Please ensure your child has an extra face mask in their classroom at all times  Please make sure the extra face mask is in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name and grade.

SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER
Only school uniform sweaters are allowed to be worn during the day with the regular and dress school uniforms  School sweatshirts may ONLY be worn with the gym uniform on PE days.  Students not wearing school regulated sweaters/sweatshirts will be asked to have them removed at the start of the school day.

During the 2021-2022 school year students will be required to wear the updated uniform with the new school logo.  Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
Flynn O’Hara Website
Lands’End Website


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

JANUARY
11         Virtue of the Month
15         Re-enrollment for current students OPENS.  End of 2nd Quarter.  No School for Students.  CARES CLOSED
18         Martin Luther King Jr.  – No School .  CARES CLOSED
22         Report Cards Released via Family Portal
31         Open House
31-6 Feb  Catholic Schools Week

  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – While online shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify
    Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.          

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

December 17, 2020

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA
Parent Letter 12.17.20


CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

From the Faculty and Staff at St. Pius X Catholic School
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year!
As a token of our appreciation for everything you do, St. Pius X Catholic School Christmas ornaments will be gong home with students this week.  Virtual Families can pick up their ornament from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 18 in the School Office.


CHRISTMAS DRESS DOWN DAY, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18


ST. PIUS X SCHOOL CHARITY DRIVES

Our Charity Drive ends Friday, December 18.  Please help us make this holiday season a little special for those in need.  To see how you can help please click here.


ST. PIUS X  CATHOLIC SCHOOL CARES PROGRAM.  CARES WILL BE CLOSING AT 3:10 P.M. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 AND WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR THE CHRISTMAS BREAK.

 

SACRAMENTS MEETING
A  virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 29.  Advance registration is required.  Please see attached flyer for details.  RCIA 4 Kids Meeting

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

DECEMBER
18         After school CARES will be CLOSED
19         Bishop at St. Pius X
21-Jan 3  Christmas Break.  CARES CLOSED.
23-Jan 3  School Office and Parish Office will be CLOSED starting at 2:00 p.m. on December 23 for the Christmas Holiday

JANUARY
4           Classes resume
15         End of 2nd Quarter.  No School for Students.  CARES CLOSED
18         Martin Luther King Jr.  – No School .  CARES CLOSED
22         Report Cards Released via Family Portal
31         Open House
31-6 Feb  Catholic Schools Week

  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – While doing your holiday shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify
    Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.
  • School Uniforms – In response to input from a number of families regarding the updated uniforms that were introduced at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, we will continue to view the 2020-2021 school year as a transition year for the updated uniform.   We know this is a difficult time financially and will make this adjustment.   As we did last year, the only items required by families to purchase would be the updated P.E. gym shirt and P.E. gym shorts.  Although we have some of the older uniforms available for purchase, that stock is limited.  If your current uniform is tattered, stained, ripped or no longer fits properly, you would need to purchase used or new replacements.
    BOYS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES
    GIRLS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES

    Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
    Flynn O’Hara Website
    Lands’End Website

          

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

December 10, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


ST. PIUS X  CATHOLIC SCHOOL CARES PROGRAM

CHRISTMAS DRESS DOWN DAY

THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPE
ONE week left!  The Christmas Shoppe will close on Thursday, December 17.  Money envelopes were sent home.  Teachers have designated a date and time for students to attend (slots are limited to 5 students).  Due to CDC guidelines, only parent volunteers and students will be allowed in the Christmas Shoppe. Christmas Shoppe Flyer

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SHOPPE!
Please sign-up to volunteer and help make this event a wonderful experience for the students.  Plus not only do you earn double service hours but we can ensure your child(ren) visit during your volunteer time.  The Christmas Shoppe is open until Thursday, December 17.  The Christmas Shoppe has always been fun for the children to shop for quality merchandise at an affordable price and enjoyed by the volunteers too!   Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up.  Thank you!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CACA82FA7FE3-spxstudent

ST. PIUS X SCHOOL CHARITY DRIVES
St. Nicholas, Feast Day December 6.  Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick and the suffering by obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor.” He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need, his love for children, and his concerns for sailors and ships. To carry on St. Nicholas’  charity and giving to those in need, our Home and School organized two charity drives with local community organizations.  To see how you can help those in need please click here.

FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT LUNCH
A reminder, we ask all families to make sure that your student(s) bring their lunch to school and to please refrain from dropping off fast food lunch.  If a student forgets their lunch an emergency lunch will be provided and a charge of $4.00 will be charged to the student’s family FACTS account.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

DECEMBER
17         Mass at 8:30 a.m. (Church Uniform)
18         Christmas Shoppe for Students Ends.  After school CARES will be CLOSED
19         Bishop at St. Pius X
21-Jan 3  Christmas Break.  CARES CLOSED.
23-Jan 3  School Office and Parish Office will be CLOSED starting at 2:00 p.m. on December 23 for the Christmas Holiday

JANUARY
4           Classes resume
15         End of 2nd Quarter.  No School for Students.  CARES CLOSED
18         Martin Luther King Jr.  – No School .  CARES CLOSED
22         Report Cards Released via Family Portal
31         Open House
31-6 Feb  Catholic Schools Week

  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – Can you believe Christmas is only 15 days away!  If you are starting to think about your holiday shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify
    Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.
  • School Uniforms – In response to input from a number of families regarding the updated uniforms that were introduced at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, we will continue to view the 2020-2021 school year as a transition year for the updated uniform.   We know this is a difficult time financially and will make this adjustment.   As we did last year, the only items required by families to purchase would be the updated P.E. gym shirt and P.E. gym shorts.  Although we have some of the older uniforms available for purchase, that stock is limited.  If your current uniform is tattered, stained, ripped or no longer fits properly, you would need to purchase used or new replacements.
    BOYS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES
    GIRLS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES

    Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
    Flynn O’Hara Website
    Lands’End Website

          

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

December 3, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


For our online auction to be successful, we need your support, participation and your help promoting the event to family and friends. Items for this year’s online auction include beautifully decorated Christmas wreaths from each homeroom, a number of themed baskets and packages for both children and adults, and for our current parents, FIRST ROW PARKING SPOTS FOR  AFTERNOON DISMISSAL.  BIDDING is now OPEN!!!  Simply click on the link to participate.    St. Pius X Holiday Magic Auction Link

 


AFTERNOON CARES WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18  (MORNING CARES WILL BE OPEN)

THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPE
The Christmas Shoppe will open on Monday, December 7.  Money envelopes will be going home with students today.  Teachers will designate a date and time for students to attend (slots are limited to 5 students).  Due to CDC guidelines, only parent volunteers and students will be allowed in the Christmas Shoppe.

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SHOPPE!
Please sign-up to volunteer and help make this event a wonderful experience for the students.  Plus not only do you earn double service hours but we can ensure your child(ren) visit during your volunteer time.  The Christmas Shoppe will be open December 7 – 11, 14-18 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and December 12 (for Virtual Students Only) from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  The Christmas Shoppe has always been fun for the children to shop for quality merchandise at an affordable price and enjoyed by the volunteers too!   Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up.  Thank you!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CACA82FA7FE3-spxstudent

 

 

 

 

 

 



FAMILY NIGHT AT FORBIDDEN PALACE RESTAURANT
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our next Family Night at Forbidden Palace Restaurant on Tuesday, December 8 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m..  20% of your bill will be donated to our school!  Must present flyer when placing your order. Click here for more information.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

DECEMBER
4           2nd Quarter Interim
7           Christmas Shoppe for Students Opens.  Online Auction Ends
7-11      Middle School Midterms
8           Holy Day Mass at 8:30 a.m. (Church Uniform) .  School Family Event at Forbidden Palace Restaurant
10         No Mass for Students
17         Mass at 8:30 a.m. (Church Uniform)
18         Christmas Shoppe for Students Ends.  After school CARES will be CLOSED
19         Bishop at St. Pius X
21-Jan 3  Christmas Break
23-Jan 3  CARES CLOSED.  School Office and Parish Office will be CLOSED starting at 2:00 p.m. on December 23 for the Christmas Holiday 

JANUARY
4           Classes resume
15         End of 2nd Quarter.  No School for Students.  CARES CLOSED
18         Martin Luther King Jr.  – No School .  CARES CLOSED
22         Report Cards Released via Family Portal
31         Open House
31-6 Feb  Catholic Schools Week

  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – Can you believe Christmas is only a month away!  If you are starting to think about your holiday shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Lunch – A reminder, we ask all families to make sure that your student(s) bring their lunch to school and to please refrain from dropping off fast food lunch.  If a student forgets their lunch an emergency lunch will be provided and a charge of $4.00 will be charged to the student’s family FACTS account.
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify
    Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.
  • School Uniforms – In response to input from a number of families regarding the updated uniforms that were introduced at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, we will continue to view the 2020-2021 school year as a transition year for the updated uniform.   We know this is a difficult time financially and will make this adjustment.   As we did last year, the only items required by families to purchase would be the updated P.E. gym shirt and P.E. gym shorts.  Although we have some of the older uniforms available for purchase, that stock is limited.  If your current uniform is tattered, stained, ripped or no longer fits properly, you would need to purchase used or new replacements.
    BOYS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES
    GIRLS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES

    Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
    Flynn O’Hara Website
    Lands’End Website

              

    Our Mission:

    St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

     All Things New in Christ.

    -Pope Pius X

November 19, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

Parent Letter 11.5.2020


CHS VIRTUAL Q & A SESSION FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Catholic High School will be holding a Virtual Q & A Session for St. Pius X School Families TONIGHT, Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.  Please click here for details.

AUTUMN EDITION OF THE PIRATES POINT
Link to Newspaper

ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC SCHOOL “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” 
CATALOG FUNDRAISER ENDS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25!!
THE SCHOOL EARNS 40% OF EACH PURCHASE!

Would you like to get a head start on your holiday shopping?
This year has been more than a challenge for all of us.  With your help you can make a difference for St. Pius X School by supporting our Catalog Holiday Shoppe.
To order please register at forfundsonline.com and use ID# 64204.
For more details Holliday Shoppe Flyer

HOLIDAY MAGIC ONLINE AUCTION
As many of you know, the auction is one of our school’s largest fundraisers to benefit
St. Pius X Catholic School.
Join the fun at this year’s first Holiday Magic Online Auction!
Silent auction bidding starts on Monday, November 30 and will close on Monday, December 7.
Look for future communiques and emails for updates on these exciting event.

THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPE

 

 

 

 

 

 


CALLING ALL PARENTS!
Adult volunteers are needed to help manage the Christmas Shoppe and ensure all students are able to shop safely in the Parish Hall.
The shoppe will run from December 7 – 18 (except Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  We have extended the time frame to have fewer students shopping at once.  We have also added a Saturday (December12) shopping day exclusively for our Virtual Students to sign-up and shop for their families and friends as well.
The Christmas Shoppe has always been fun for the children to shop for quality merchandise at an affordable price and enjoyed by the volunteers too!
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CACA82FA7FE3-spxstudent

FAMILY NIGHT AT FORBIDDEN PALACE RESTAURANT
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our next Family Night at Forbidden Palace Restaurant on Tuesday, December 8. Click here for more information.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

NOVEMBER
19         CHS Q & A Session for 8th Grade Students and Parents
24         Prayer Service for Students.  NOON Dismissal
25-27    Thanksgiving Break
30         Classes Resume.  Online Auction Begins

DECEMBER
4           2nd Quarter Interim
7           Christmas Shoppe for Students Opens.  Online Auction Ends
7-11      Middle School Midterms
8           Holy Day Mass at 8:30 a.m.   School Family Event at Forbidden Palace Restaurant
18         Christmas Shoppe for Students Ends
19         Bishop at St. Pius X
21-Jan 3  Christmas Break

  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – Can you believe Christmas is only a month away!  If you are starting to think about your holiday shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Lunch – A reminder, we ask all families to make sure that your student(s) bring their lunch to school and to please refrain from dropping off fast food lunch.  If a student forgets their lunch an emergency lunch will be provided and a charge of $4.00 will be charged to the student’s family FACTS account.
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify
    Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.
  • School Uniforms – In response to input from a number of families regarding the updated uniforms that were introduced at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, we will continue to view the 2020-2021 school year as a transition year for the updated uniform.   We know this is a difficult time financially and will make this adjustment.   As we did last year, the only items required by families to purchase would be the updated P.E. gym shirt and P.E. gym shorts.  Although we have some of the older uniforms available for purchase, that stock is limited.  If your current uniform is tattered, stained, ripped or no longer fits properly, you would need to purchase used or new replacements.
    BOYS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES
    GIRLS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES

    Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
    Flynn O’Hara Website
    Lands’End Website

              

    Our Mission:

    St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

     All Things New in Christ.

    -Pope Pius X

November 12, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

Parent Letter 11.5.2020


ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC SCHOOL “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” 
HOLIDAY SHOPPE FUNDRAISER, NOVEMBER 1-25
Would you like to get a head start on your holiday shopping?
This year has been more than a challenge for all of us.  With your help you can make a difference for St. Pius X School by supporting our Holiday Shoppe.  The school will get 40% of each purchase!!!
To order please register at forfundsonline.com and use ID# 64204.
For more details Holliday Shoppe Flyer

FAMILY NIGHT AT CHIPOTLE, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
When ordering online please use Code 374JAKA at checkout to ensure proceeds
go to St. Pius X Catholic School.

THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPE


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

NOVEMBER
16        Student Virtual of the Month Recognition for September / October
17        School Family Event at Chipotle.  Please see flyer for more information
24        Prayer Service.  NOON Dismissal
25-27   Thanksgiving Break
30        Classes Resume.  Online Auction Begins

DECEMBER
4          2nd Quarter Interim
6          School Family Event at Forbidden Palace Restaurant
7          Christmas Shoppe for Students Opens.  Online Auction Ends
7-11    Middle School Midterms
8          Holy Day Mass at 8:30 a.m.
18        Christmas Shoppe for Students Ends
19        Bishop at St. Pius X
21-Jan 3  Christmas Break

  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – Can you believe Christmas is only a month away!  If you are starting to think about your holiday shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • 8th Grade Families – Catholic High School will be holding a Virtual Q & A Session for St. Pius X School Families on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. Please click here for details.
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Lunch – A reminder, we ask all families to make sure that your student(s) bring their lunch to school and to please refrain from dropping off fast food lunch.  If a student forgets their lunch an emergency lunch will be provided and a charge of $4.00 will be charged to the student’s family FACTS account.
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify
    Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.
  • School Uniforms – In response to input from a number of families regarding the updated uniforms that were introduced at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, we will continue to view the 2020-2021 school year as a transition year for the updated uniform.   We know this is a difficult time financially and will make this adjustment.   As we did last year, the only items required by families to purchase would be the updated P.E. gym shirt and P.E. gym shorts.  Although we have some of the older uniforms available for purchase, that stock is limited.  If your current uniform is tattered, stained, ripped or no longer fits properly, you would need to purchase used or new replacements.
    BOYS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES
    GIRLS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES

    Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
    Flynn O’Hara Website
    Lands’End Website

              

    Our Mission:

    St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

     All Things New in Christ.

    -Pope Pius X

November 5, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

Letter from Mr. Zafra – Parent Letter 11.5.2020


Quarter 1 HONORS LIST!
Congratulations!  We are PIUS PROUD!
Click here for Honors List

ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC SCHOOL “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” 
HOLIDAY SHOPPE FUNDRAISER, NOVEMBER 1-25
Would you like to get a head start on your holiday shopping?
This year has been more than a challenge for all of us.  With your help you can make a difference for St. Pius X School by supporting our Holiday Shoppe.  The school will get 40% of each purchase!!!
To order please register at forfundsonline.com and use ID# 64204.
For more details Holliday Shoppe Flyer

FAMILY NIGHT AT PANERA, TODAY, NOVEMBER 5
When ordering online please use Code PRFUND at checkout to ensure proceeds
go to St. Pius X Catholic School.   


DRESS DOWN DAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Donate $1 and wear Red, White and Blue to support our military families.
Proceeds will go to a military outreach program.

                  What Veterans Day means | Henry Ford CollegeDress Down Guidelines:

  • Shirts must have sleeves and cover the belt/waistline. No plunging necklines, tank tops or
    halter tops.  T-shirts that advertise politics, alcohol, tobacco, contraband or other inappropriate
    sayings are not permitted.
  • Frayed, torn, ripped or unsightly jeans/pants/shorts or shoes and yoga pants are NOT
    permitted to be worn.
  • Short shorts (more than 4” above the knee), yoga/cycling shorts, and mini-skirts are NOT
    allowed.
  • Cosmetics and jewelry are to be worn in moderation.
  • The administration is the final judge on the suitability of attire and/or appearance.

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

NOVEMBER
5          School Family Event at Panera.  Please see flyer for more information
9          1st Quarter Awards
10        Virtual  Parent/Teacher Conference from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Red, White, and Blue Dress Down Day
11        Veterans Day.  Virtual Parent/Teacher Conference from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  No School for Students
16        Student Virtual of the Month Recognition for September / October
17        School Family Event at Chipotle.  Please see flyer for more information
24        Prayer Service.  NOON Dismissal
25-27   Thanksgiving Break
30        Classes Resume\

  • Virtual Parent / Teacher Conferences – Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday,  November 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Sign-up is now open and will close on Sunday, November 8th.  To sign-up please click here and locate your child(ren)’s teacher(s) and click on the link by the teacher’s name.
  • Military Families Questionnaire – We ask our military families to please fill out the information on this link.  We would like to recognize all of you for your service to our country.
  • 8th Grade Families – Catholic High School will be holding a Virtual Q & A Session for St. Pius X School Families on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. Please click here for details.
  • School Family Events –  St. Pius X School is partnering with several area restaurants for take out / delivery.  Restaurants will donate a percentage of sales made by families and friends at a specific location back to St. Pius. X School.  In addition to raising operating funds, this is an exceptional community building opportunity for the school.
    – Chipotle, Tuesday, November 17.  Chipotle English Flyer   Chipotle Spanish Flyer
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Lunch – A reminder, we ask all families to make sure that your student(s) bring their lunch to school and to please refrain from dropping off fast food lunch.  If a student forgets their lunch an emergency lunch will be provided and a charge of $4.00 will be charged to the student’s family FACTS account.
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify
    Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    – Can you believe Christmas is only 91 days away!  If you are starting to think about your holiday shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.
  • School Uniforms – In response to input from a number of families regarding the updated uniforms that were introduced at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, we will continue to view the 2020-2021 school year as a transition year for the updated uniform.   We know this is a difficult time financially and will make this adjustment.   As we did last year, the only items required by families to purchase would be the updated P.E. gym shirt and P.E. gym shorts.  Although we have some of the older uniforms available for purchase, that stock is limited.  If your current uniform is tattered, stained, ripped or no longer fits properly, you would need to purchase used or new replacements.
    BOYS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES
    GIRLS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES

    Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
    Flynn O’Hara Website
    Lands’End Website

              

    Our Mission:

    St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

     All Things New in Christ.

    -Pope Pius X

October 29, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources

PIRATES’ GOLD RAFFLE TICKETS
Last day to turn in tickets and money is Friday, October 30!  First drawing is Monday, November 2nd for November 1st and November 2nd….GOOD LUCK!!!

HALLOWEEN DRESS DOWN DAY
Friday, October 30 is a Dress Down Day for students in grades EL(PK3) – 8.
Students may wear Black and Orange.

  • NO COSTUMES!
  • Shirts must have sleeves and cover the belt/waistline. No plunging necklines, tank tops or
    halter tops.  T-shirts that advertise politics, alcohol, tobacco, contraband or other inappropriate
    sayings are not permitted.
  • Frayed, torn, ripped or unsightly jeans/pants/shorts or shoes and yoga pants are NOT
    permitted to be worn.
  • Short shorts (more than 4” above the knee), yoga/cycling shorts, and mini-skirts are NOT
    allowed.
  • Cosmetics and jewelry are to be worn in moderation.
  • The administration is the final judge on the suitability of attire and/or appearance.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
Don’t forget, Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend.  Enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

WINTER UNIFORM
Winter Uniform is in effect from November 1 to March 31.  Link to uniform guidelines:
BOYS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES
GIRLS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES

ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC SCHOOL “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
HOLIDAY SHOPPE FUNDRAISER, NOVEMBER 1-25
Would you like to get a head start on your holiday shopping?
This year has been more than a challenge for all of us.  With your help you can make a difference for St. Pius X School by supporting our Holiday Shoppe.  The school will get 40% of each purchase!!!
To order please register at forfundsonline.com and use ID# 64204.
For more details Holliday Shoppe Flyer

 


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

Letter from Mr. Zafra – Letter dated 10.1.2020

Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning. Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

OCTOBER
30        Report Cards Released via FACTS SIS.  End of Pirates’ Gold Raffle Sales.  Halloween Celebration.  Dress Down Day Orange / Black.  Regular Dismissal (3:10 p.m.)

NOVEMBER
1          School Family Event at Royal Chocolate.  Please see  flyer for more information
1-25     “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Shoppe
2          Winter Uniform in effect.  All Souls Day!
3          Election Day
4          1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal Day
8          School Family Event at Panera.  Please see flyer for more information
9          1st Quarter Awards
10        Virtual  Parent/Teacher Conference from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
11        Veterans Day.  Virtual Parent/Teacher Conference from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  No School for Students
16        Student Virtual of the Month Recognition for September / October
17        School Family Event at Chipotle.  Please see flyer for more information
24        Prayer Service.  NOON Dismissal
25-27   Thanksgiving Break
30        Classes Resume\

  • Halloween Treats – Due to COVID-19 and limiting what and who comes in the school we are asking parents to please not bring in Halloween treats to the school for Halloween!  The School and Home and School Association will be providing treats for all the students .
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for St. Pius X Playground Demolition and Excavation – The time has come to prepare our two playground areas to make way for our NEW and HARD EARNED PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT!   We need YOUR help with excavating the playground edging and mulch to clear out the play area and make room for our new equipment.  This is physical labor so please dress accordingly and bring work gloves.  We NEED equipment as well: shovels, wheelbarrows, crowbars, sledgehammers, rakes, and leaf blowers.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.  This work can go towards the required 20 service hours per family.  To volunteer please click here.
  • Collective Goods – New Online Collective Goods Shopping Site provides 24 hours safe shopping from the  comfort of your home.  All purchases will be packed in individual toes for contact free delivery.  The new display is active now and will be open 24 hours continuously until closing at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3.  Shop, Order, and pay online at order.collectivegoods.com.  All online orders receive a free ultra slim magnetic flashlight.
  • 8th Grade Families – Catholic High School will be holding a Virtual Q & A Session for St. Pius X School Families on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. Please click here for details.
  • School Family Events –  St. Pius X School is partnering with several area restaurants for take out / delivery.  Restaurants will donate a percentage of sales made by families and friends at a specific location back to St. Pius. X School.  In addition to raising operating funds, this is an exceptional community building opportunity for the school.
    – Panera, Thursday, November 5 (Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations).  Panera Norfolk Flyer   Panera VA Beach Flyer
    – Chipotle, Tuesday, November 17.  Chipotle English Flyer   Chipotle Spanish Flyer
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • Lunch – A reminder, we ask all families to make sure that your student(s) bring their lunch to school and to please refrain from dropping off fast food lunch.  If a student forgets their lunch an emergency lunch will be provided and a charge of $4.00 will be charged to the student’s family FACTS account.
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify
    Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    – Can you believe Christmas is only 91 days away!  If you are starting to think about your holiday shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.
  • School Uniforms – In response to input from a number of families regarding the updated uniforms that were introduced at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, we will continue to view the 2020-2021 school year as a transition year for the updated uniform.   We know this is a difficult time financially and will make this adjustment.   As we did last year, the only items required by families to purchase would be the updated P.E. gym shirt and P.E. gym shorts.  Although we have some of the older uniforms available for purchase, that stock is limited.  If your current uniform is tattered, stained, ripped or no longer fits properly, you would need to purchase used or new replacements.
    BOYS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES
    GIRLS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES

    Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
    Flynn O’Hara Website
    Lands’End Website

              

    Our Mission:

    St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

     All Things New in Christ.

    -Pope Pius X

October 22, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources

SCHOOL AND CARES CLOSED  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23!

FAMILY EVENT AT ROYAL CHOCOLATE!

PIRATES’ GOLD RAFFLE TICKETS
St. Pius X Families:  if you are unable to sell your raffle tickets, please return them to the School Office by Friday, October 16.  We have a number of families looking to sell more tickets.

HALLOWEEN TREATS
Due to COVID-19 and limiting what and who comes in the school we are asking parents to please not bring in Halloween treats to the school for Halloween!  The School and Home and School Association will be providing treats for all the students .


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

Letter from Mr. Zafra – Letter dated 10.1.2020

Pirates’ Gold Raffle Letter
2020 Raffle Official Rules
2020 Raffle Instructions
2020 Prizes – Sell Tickets Win Prizes
Initial book(s) went home on Friday, September 4.  Please don’t forget to fill out the google form, Pirates’ Gold Raffle Ticket Conformation Receipt..  Students that received a Pirates’ Gold Raffle t-shirt last year (2019-2020) are authorized to wear their t-shirt with uniform bottoms (pants, shorts, skort, or PE bottoms ONLY if PE is scheduled for that day) on Fridays through October 30, 2020.

Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning. Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

OCTOBER
22-31   School Family Event at Royal Chocolate.  Please see flyer for more information
23        End of 1st Quarter.  School and CARES are closed
28        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
30        Report Cards Released via FACTS SIS.  End of Pirates’ Gold Raffle Sales.  Halloween Celebration.  Dress Down Day Orange / Black

NOVEMBER
1          School Family Event at Royal Chocolate.  Please see  flyer for more information
2          Winter Uniform in effect.  All Souls Day!
3          Election Day
4          1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
8          School Family Event at Panera.  Please see flyer for more information
9          1st Quarter Awards
10        Virtual  Parent/Teacher Conference from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
11        Veterans Day.  Virtual Parent/Teacher Conference from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  No School for Students
16        Student Virtual of the Month Recognition for September / October
17        School Family Event at Chipotle.  Please see flyer for more information
18        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Student
24        Prayer Service.  NOON Dismissal
25-27   Thanksgiving Break
30        Classes Resume

  • VOLUNTEER NEEDED for St. Pius X Playground Demolition and Excavation – The time has come to prepare our two playground areas to make way for our NEW and HARD EARNED PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT!   We need YOUR help with excavating the playground edging and mulch to clear out the play area and make room for our new equipment.  This is physical labor so please dress accordingly and bring work gloves.  We NEED equipment as well: shovels, wheelbarrows, crowbars, sledgehammers, rakes, and leaf blowers.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.  This work can go towards the required 20 service hours per family.  To volunteer please click here.
  • Home and School – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the Pirates’ Gold Raffle.  Volunteers are needed to:
    (1) Count Tickets and Money or
    (2) Assemble Student Prizes
    Please click on the link below for more information on dates and times.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CACA82FA7FE3-pirates
  • Halloween Celebration – Home and School is in need of volunteers to help assemble treat bags and STEM activity kits, October 26-28.  If you would like to volunteer please click here.
    THANK YOU St. Pius X School Families for the generous donations towards our Halloween Celebration!  If you would like to donate candy and SLIME ingredients please click here.
  • 8th Grade Families – Catholic High School will be holding a Virtual Q&A Session for St. Pius X School students on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.  Flyer and link will be forwarded by email once received from Catholic High School.
  • Middle School STEM – Mrs. Pitton’s Science classes are in need of STEM materials.  If you can donate, please drop the materials during morning drop-off.  Materials needed:
    Paper towel rolls
    Toilet paper rolls
    Tape in any form
    Kleenex boxes
    Craft sticks
    Rubber bands
    Plastic cups
    String
    Yarn
    Cardboard
    Construction paper
  • School Family Events –  St. Pius X School is partnering with several area restaurants for take out / delivery.  Restaurants will donate a percentage of sales made by families and friends at a specific location back to St. Pius. X School.  In addition to raising operating funds, this is an exceptional community building opportunity for the school.
    – MOD Pizza at the Lake Wright Premium Outlet location on Thursday, October 22.  Please bring this flyer with you or mention St. Pius X Catholic School at pick-up.  MOD Pizza will donate 20% of your bill!
    – Panera, Thursday, November 5 (Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations).  Panera Norfolk Flyer   Panera VA Beach Flyer
    – Chipotle, Tuesday, November 17.  Chipotle English Flyer   Chipotle Spanish Flyer
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • Lunch – A reminder, we ask all families to make sure that your student(s) bring their lunch to school and to please refrain from dropping off fast food lunch.  If a student forgets their lunch an emergency lunch will be provided and a charge of $4.00 will be charged to the student’s family FACTS account.
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify
    Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    – Can you believe Christmas is only 91 days away!  If you are starting to think about your holiday shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.
  • School Uniforms – In response to input from a number of families regarding the updated uniforms that were introduced at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, we will continue to view the 2020-2021 school year as a transition year for the updated uniform.   We know this is a difficult time financially and will make this adjustment.   As we did last year, the only items required by families to purchase would be the updated P.E. gym shirt and P.E. gym shorts.  Although we have some of the older uniforms available for purchase, that stock is limited.  If your current uniform is tattered, stained, ripped or no longer fits properly, you would need to purchase used or new replacements.
    BOYS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES
    GIRLS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES

    Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
    Flynn O’Hara Website
    Lands’End Website

              

    Our Mission:

    St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

     All Things New in Christ.

    -Pope Pius X