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St. Kieran Catholic School
50 Years of Teaching God's Children

School News

We have dedicated this page to keeping you informed of all things new and noteworthy at St. Kieran Catholic School. While you’re here, be sure to check out our newsletters at the side of the page. Please also visit our Calendar page for important dates to remember for the school year.

Volunteer Hours

We are almost halfway through the school year! January 21 marks the end of the second quarter. If you haven’t logged your volunteer hours into your SchoolSpeak Account, now’s the time. It’s also the time to correct things in your account like your address, phone, email, etc. Don’t know how? Lost your login credentials? Want credit for your hours? Want to keep your tuition rate? Call Diane in the school office between 12:30 and 3:00 p.m., and she’ll help you out with all that.

No School

There is no school on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Enjoy your long weekend!

Winter Sports

Winter sports have been canceled due to not enough participation. We will be issuing refunds.

Christmas Play

Our Christmas play is on Wednesday, December 15. The first performance will be at noon. School will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. There will also be a 6:00 p.m. performance. Please wear Mass clothing for the noon performance. You may also wear hats, scarves, or Christmasy things. For the 6:00 p.m. performance, please wear festive Christmas attire. You don't have to buy anything special. Remember, it's outside! Hats, scarves, Christmas sweaters, or vests are acceptable for caroling outside. We will provide all costumes and accessories.

It's Tiki Time!

Would you like to help plan the social event of the year? Our Bali Hai Gala is March 5, 2022. We need help with:

  • Making silent auction baskets from collected donations
  • Soliciting donations
  • Thank you letter writing
  • Day of the event set up/clean up
  • Ice cream social volunteers at school at the end of the school day
  • Working the check-in table
  • Picking up donations at locations

Take care of that service hour obligation, and let Eddie know you will help.

Free Dell Monitors

We want to thank the Di Giovanni family. Thanks to their donation, we now have a surplus of computer monitors! If you would like to have a free computer monitor, please email Mrs. Steck to schedule a pick-up. Or talk to her before or after school to request one.

2021–2022 School Yearbook

Get your Saint Kieran school yearbook now! Don't miss out on your opportunity to reminisce on years past. The cost is $30.00 a yearbook.

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break is on Monday, November 22 through Friday, November 26. School resumes on Monday, November 29. Have a safe and enjoyable break!

Veterans Day Holiday

There is no school on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. We are very grateful to our veterans for their service.

Christmas Shop

The student Christmas shop will be open this year! Students will have an opportunity to shop for family, teachers, and friends from a variety of items ranging from $2 to $20. A packet will go home before Thanksgiving to help the students plan their Christmas shopping. Students will preview the items on Monday, November 29 and can begin shopping on Tuesday, November 30 through Friday, December 3 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to help students shop or pick up gifts as well!

Holiday Bake and Craft Sale

Come to the holiday bake and craft sale following all Masses on Saturday and Sunday November 20 and 21. The sale is at Divine Mercy Hall. SK Altar and Rosary Society are sponsoring the event. Can't wait to see you all there!


Varsity Girls Volleyball
Varsity Girls Volleyball team posing together

The Panthers are champions! Our varsity girls volleyball team won their last game against Christ Lutheran remaining undefeated. The best thing about the team is that they won the right way. They treated their opponents with respect. They never argued with the referee or each other. And they all maintained a positive attitude no matter the situation. The girls represented their school with dignity and for that we can all be proud.

Jog-a-thon

Our school jog-a-thon is on Friday, November 12 from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Students should wear their PE shorts and sneakers plus their office jog-a-thon shirt. Our fundraising goal is $25,000. Let's go way over that!

Urgent! Volunteers Needed!

We have an urgent need for a middle school elective coordinator and for middle school elective teachers.

Middle School Elective Coordinator: You can do this job from home! The job includes recruiting teachers, assigning students to classes, reminding teachers about classes via email or text, and possibly shopping for the classes. If we do not get a coordinator there will be no middle school electives.

Teachers: We need teachers for middle school electives including arts and crafts, home economics, cooking, sewing, sports, woodworking, or anything you would like to teach the students. Your teaching commitment is four 55-minute classes a semester. 

Please direct questions to the Parent-Teacher Group via email.

Recycling for a Free Lunch

Drop off a full bag of cans and plastic bottles by the seventh-grade classroom, and your name will be entered in a drawing to win lunch from the fast food place of your choice. Don’t forget to put your family name on the bag! Drawings will be once a month.

Field Trip Information

If you are going to volunteer for any class activity, such as a field trip, you must first complete CMG Connect: safe environment training and a background check. All volunteers must complete this.

If you are only driving your child, you still need to complete safe environment training and background check. If you are driving your child and a child who is not your own, you must complete the defensive driver training. If you are driving children other than your own, you need to complete the driver information form and file it with the office. 

Visit CMG Connect for all training information. If you are a one-time volunteer, a COVID-19 vaccination or test is not required.

Parent/Teacher Conference

Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up! Mark your calendars. Kindergarten through fifth graders parent/teacher conference will be on November 4 through 5, 2021. Middle schools will have their conferences on November 3 through 5, 2021. For more information, please read our October 14, 2021, weekly newsletter in its entirety. 

School Pictures

School pictures will take place on Wednesday, October 27. Please wear Mass clothes, and be ready to smile! Picture make-up day is Wednesday, November 3.

Halloween Costumes

Students can wear costumes to school on Friday, October 29. Costumes must be light-hearted and appropriate. No violent themes, gore, or weapons of any kind. You can also wear orange and black or spirit wear. Costume parade and parties will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are urgently needed for our trunk or treat! We need help on October 15, 2021, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The following help is needed:

  • Clean up crew from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.
  • Man a Game
  • Sign Up for a Store-Bought Cake

If you have an interest, please use our online sign up sheet!

Dads and Donuts

We invite all dads to join us on Friday, September 24 from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut with your student!

Science Night

Please mark your calendars for Science Night on September 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments are available for purchase. We can't wait to see you there.

Absences

We require families to report to the office and the teacher when their child/ren are absent from school. You must do this by 8:15 a.m. You are also required to state the reason: sick (give symptoms), family time, personal, etc. You can email the office with a copy to the teacher or vice versa. You can also call the office at (619) 588-6398. You can call the office and leave a message on the answering machine. We thank you for your cooperation.

Robotics Club

Attention, students in 4th through 8th grades! Our Robotics Club meets every Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in room 6. Check it out!

New Athletic Coordinator

We now introduce our new athletic coordinator, Mrs. Laura Besser. We're confident in her abilities and we'll watch with great excitement to see her perform!

Labor Day Holiday

There is no school on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

Back-to-School Night

Please join us for our back-to-school night on Thursday, September 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Meet your teachers, get information for a successful school year, sign up for volunteer opportunities, and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fall Sports

Get ready for boys and girls football and girls volleyball! The registration deadline is on Monday, September 6 at 5:00 p.m., and the season runs from Saturday, September 18 through Saturday, November 13.

Athletics Coaches

St. Kieran Catholic School is looking for athletics coaches for all sports. Please contact Laura Besser by email if you have an interest in any of these positions.

Pizza Lunches

Tuesday pizza lunches will begin on Tuesday, August 31. Please note that the price has increased to $4.00 per lunch this year. Orders are due by 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 27, so order your lunch today!

First Day of School - August 23, 2021

Mark your calendars for the first day of school. We can't wait to see you on August 23, 2021! 

We Will Close Our Office Until August 9, 2021

Please be aware that we will close our offices until August 9, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. If you need to contact us, please email us. Emails are checked throughout the summer. 

2021–2022 School Supply List

Come ready to go! We can't wait to see you again in the fall! Make sure you come with all of your 2021–2022 supplies.

New Family Night - August 11, 2021

Please join us for our new family night on August 11, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. We can't wait to see you there!

Printable Calendars From August Through The End of 2021

Stay informed by using our printable calendars from now through the end of 2021! We look forward to seeing you at all of our events!

Supply List 2021–2022

Get a head start on the 2021–2022 school supply list this summer! This list includes kindergarten through eighth grade! Happy shopping! 

Re-Registration Fee Information

Re-registration fees were $50.00 per child and due by May 28, 2021.

 The balance of fees due by June 25, 2021, includes:

  • $200 for the general book fee per a family
  • $20 PTG dues per child 
  • $25 Diocesan fee per child 
  • $100 Graduation fee per child
  • Full tuition payment due on or before July 16 (there is an application of a 2.5% discount which will not be available after July 16, 2021)
Field Day the Last Day!

Mark your calendars for June 11, 2021! Race to the finish line and come prepared!

Important things to remember: 

  • Wear physical education clothes. Yes, students will wear physical education clothes to Mass
  • There will be an 8:30 a.m. Mass
  • Games will begin at 9:40 a.m. 
  • There will be a noon dismissal

Report Cards

We will mail all report cards K–8 to your home address the week of June 28. Please be sure to check your SchoolSpeak account and be certain that your home address is correct. Thank you in advance!

No School

There is no school on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. School resumes on Tuesday, June 1. Enjoy your long weekend!

Graduation

Graduation will take place on Friday, June 4 with Mass at 10:00 a.m. and early dismissal at noon. Congratulations to the class of 2021!

June Calendar

Our June 2021 calendar is now available below. Check out what's coming up next month. We are looking forward to a marvelous June!

Thank You, Families!

Thank you for all your lovely cards, gifts, and expressions of appreciation for teacher appreciation week. Between the tasty treats like empanadas, fruit cream cake, bundt cakes, and donuts; the cards, flowers, and gifts from the students; the fancy Nespresso machine in the faculty room; and the delicious home cooked feast on Friday, our hearts, hands, and stomachs are full! Thanks to the student council for their awesome leadership. We are blessed and humbled by all your thoughtful acts! It’s all a bit overwhelming. 

With happy thanks, 

SKCS Teachers, Staff, and Principal

We Love Our Grandparents

We cannot meet together in person this year to celebrate you, but we want you to know just how treasured you are and how much we love you. Please see the special messages below from your grandchildren to you.

Inland Federal Savings Account

Perhaps the Easter bunny brought some extra cash in the Easter baskets. Consider adding to your Inland Federal Savings account. If you don't have one, it's easy to open one. Just request an application form and make your deposit!

Outstanding Invoices and Payments Owed

Just a friendly reminder all outstanding invoices/payments owed need submission to the school by May 7, 2021! We will deduct from your last facts payment in June of 2021, any outstanding balance. If you are uncertain if you have any outstanding invoices, please email Monica Kearney or call her at (619) 588-6881. 

Last Day of School and First Day of School

Mark your calendars! The last day of school is Friday, June 11, 2021, and the first day of school next year is Monday, August 23, 2021.

April Calendar

Our April 2021 calendar is now available! Check out what's coming up next month. We hope you all are having a happy spring.

Easter Break

Easter break is on Thursday, April 1 through Friday, April 9. School resumes on Monday, April 12. Have a safe and enjoyable break!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teachers conferences will take place on Thursday, April 15 and on Friday, April 16. These will be minimum days for students with dismissal at noon. Conferences will be online via Google Meet. We will email you your conference date and time at the end of March.