Saint Stephen School “Happy” video

Dear Parents,

Here is the “Debut” of our new “Happy” video!! Many thanks to the teachers, faculty and staff and of course, our wonderful students for participating in the video…Enjoy!!

Saint Stephen School Happy Video

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Back To School Night and other news!

We look forward to seeing all of you at our “Back To School” Night!! We will begin with Coffee And at 6:30, followed by a brief meeting starting promptly at 7:00 PM. Afterward, you will have an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and meet their teachers. The teachers will go over their curriculum, provide insight to your child’s day and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing all of our parents tonight!

  • Once again, we are offering our 50th Anniversary Commemorative Fleece Spirit wear for sale. You may purchase a fleece jacket, vest or rugby scarf. The order form can be found here:50th anniversary fleece orders
  • Our VIRTUS workshop will be held Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:30 pm in the Church Hall. If you are planning on attending, and haven’t already done so, please contact the office. All volunteers MUST be VIRTUS trained in order to volunteer in any capacity.
  • Our next Soccer Game is Friday, September 19th at 3:45 vs. Holy Trinity at Rochford Field (the old Middle School). For up to the date information on games, schedules, directions, etc. please visit www.eteamz.com/gnpal. This link can be found under our Quick Links tab, to the right of our main page.
  • Save the Date! Our Fall Shred Day will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.  In conjunction with Eco-Shred, we will be accepting documents, old bills, statements and any other important papers that need to be shredded in a safe manner. Cost varies according to amount of paper. For example, a ‘file box size’ filled with papers is approximately $10.00. More details to follow!

 

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Congratulations Mrs. Testa!!

MRS. TESTA

Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Hartford, Dr. Dale R. Hoyt, announced that Mrs. Maria Testa, our beloved Principal, has been named as the 2014-2015 Archdiocesan Distinguished Catholic School Administrator. Mrs. Testa will also be nominated for national recognition as a potential Distinguished Elementary School Principal (Region 1), an award given by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).

Mrs. Testa’s ties to Saint Stephen School began when she herself was a student here. Her two children, Christina and Tony, are alumni of Saint Stephen School. During their years here, Mrs. Testa served on the school board. The tradition continues with her granddaughter, Maria, now a First Grader! She taught here for many years before becoming Principal in 2000.

“Maria Testa’s quiet dedication to Saint Stephen School and its students provides an exceptional model for other administrators.”, says Dr. Hoyt.  ” She continually strives to provide students with an excellent educational experience in an environment rich with Catholic identity and Gospel values.

Mr. Hoyt will officially present Mrs. Testa with the 2014-2015 Archdiocesan Distinguished Administrator Award in January during Catholic Schools Month.

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Saint Stephen School, we congratulate Mrs. Testa on this well deserved honor.

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Week Ending September 5th

Dear Parents,

Here we are closing in on our first week of school! Here are a few reminders/news items for the end of this week:

  • ALL HANDBOOK FORMS MUST BE HANDED IN TOMORROW. This includes Parent/Student Handbook, Photo Permission, and LCSW permission/waiver. These can be found under the “parents tab” click on documents.
  • ALL FEES NOW DUE:   Milk Order Payment forms, Book Fees and HSA dues. Again forms can be found under “parents tab” click on documents.
  • Pizza Friday order forms came home earlier this week. Orders and payment are due tomorrow. Additional form can be found here: Pizza September 2014
  • September 2014 calendars have gone home as well. If you need another, you may find it here: Sept 2014 Calendar
  • Our first Fall Fundraiser is coming home today. Meadow Farms Fundraising has plenty of wonderful gifts, foods and fun to choose from. Please look over packet carefully as it contains important information on turn in dates, prizes and much more. 40% of your total sales will go towards your family assessment.

Enjoy the upcoming weekend!

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