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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.

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week is on Sunday, January 29 through Saturday, February 4. Activities for the week are as follows:

  • Sunday, January 29: Wear Your Uniform to Mass Day
  • Monday, January 30: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday, January 31: Wear Your Grade’s Color Day
  • Wednesday, February 1: Crazy Sock Day
  • Thursday, February 2: Sport Shirt Day
  • Friday, February 3: Matching Outfits Day
  • Saturday, February 4: Gala Day
Lunch on the Lawn

Join your student for lunch on the field on Wednesday, February 1 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your picnic, blanket, and chairs, and enjoy the beautiful afternoon. We will dismiss all students at 1:00 p.m. If you would like to leave right after lunch, please check out with your teacher.

Library Readers Needed!

We need someone, a parent or grandparent from any grade, to read a novel to second and third grade on Tuesday mornings 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and to fourth grade on Thursday mornings 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

No School

There is no school on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Enjoy your long weekend!

Scrip Sellers Needed

Volunteers are needed to sell scrip (gift cards) after Mass on Saturday nights (5:00 p.m.) and Sunday mornings (8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.). This is an easy way to earn service hours. It’s also a great way to help you meet your scrip obligation. If you sell to someone who does not need the credit, you may put your name down as the person to receive the credit from the sale. Please email Colleen Gilbert or phone (619) 944-7409 to let her know which Mass you are available for. No experience is necessary; Colleen will train you on how to sell the scrip.

Volunteering

Don't forget to log your hours in SchoolSpeak. It's easy and gives you a tuition discount for the next school year.

  1. Log into SchoolSpeak.
  2. Click on "Service Hour Tracker" on the left-hand side.
  3. Scroll down the page to "Submit Entries."
  4. Enter the date, select the task, and how many hours.
  5. Click Add.

That's it! A report will be sent to you for each quarter.

Want to Help with the Gala?

Help plan the party of the year! (and meet your service obligation!)

  • Collect donations.
  • Help set up and or clean up the event.
  • Help check people in or out that night.

If you can't help, how about donating items for the silent or live auction? Great items to donate are:

  • gift cards
  • hotel stays
  • sport tickets
  • photography package
  • amusement park tickets
  • jewelry

Thank You!

It can't be said enough to all the wonderful people who made our Christmas program such a success. Thank you! Thank you to our choir director, Mr. Horning. Thank you to all the teachers for all the extra work they put in and to Diane Adkins for the lovely programs and song booklets. Thank you, Eddie Vandiver, for being our sound master. Thank you, PTG board, for the decorations, refreshments, and for arranging the taco truck. Thank you, Samantha Yeats, for picking up the delicious hot cocoa and the stage skirt.

St. Kieran Catholic School Gala

Save the date for the St. Kieran Catholic School gala on Saturday, February 4. Watch for more information coming soon!

Class Christmas Parties

Class Christmas parties will take place on Friday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. Please sign in at the office before setting up and attending.

Christmas Break

Our Christmas break is on Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2. School resumes on Tuesday, January 3. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

Paint Night

Please join us for our paint night on Friday, December 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes all supplies plus food and drinks. We hope to see you there!

Christmas Program

Please join us for our Christmas program on Wednesday, December 14. The performances are at noon at 6:00 p.m. and will take place outside. Attire for students for the evening program is festive Christmas. Please no Santa or elf hats, but regular beanies, mittens, and scarves are acceptable. Please see our Christmas program flyer for more information.

Christmas Shop

Each class will get to preview our Christmas shop on Monday, November 28. Students will receive a list so they can plan their gift giving and budget. The shop will be open for purchasing on Tuesday, November 29 through Friday, December 2. All prices include tax and a gift bag. Students will receive their wrapped gifts the next day in their classrooms.

Thanksgiving Play & Feast

Kindergarten and first grade's Thanksgiving play and feast is on Thursday, November 17. The play starts at 11:00 a.m. with lunch to follow. Please remember to RSVP! Volunteers and visitors please make sure to sign in.

Thanksgiving Break

Our Thanksgiving break begins on November 21 and lasts through to November 27. Happy Thanksgiving!

Registration for Winter Sports

Registration for winter sports is due by Friday, November 18. The registration packet is available on SchoolSpeak, on the Athletics page, and in the office. The sports available are fifth through eighth-grade boys basketball, fifth through eighth-grade girls soccer, and kindergarten through fourth-grade peewee soccer. 

Scrip Fundraising

In this week’s Thursday envelope, please find your scrip report. This report shows your family’s scrip purchases from June 1, 2022, through October 24, 2022. Please note that the format of the report has changed.

Each family agreed at enrollment to support the school by purchasing a minimum of $6,000 of scrip for this school year ($4,000 for new families) or buying out. If your report seems inaccurate or if you want more information, please email the scrip coordinator, or please leave a message at the parish office at (619) 588-6881. If you "bought out" scrip, you won’t get a report.

Free Dress Passes

When your student earns a free dress pass, we will give it directly to them. We will not issue a duplicate if it is lost. We will let you know when we distribute passes, and you have five days to let us know if your child says he or she did not receive it.

Jog-at-hon

Our jog-a-thon is on Thursday, November 10. Watch for more information coming soon!

Bake Sale

There will be a bake sale on Saturday, November 19 and on Sunday, November 20. Donations are welcome. Thank you for your support!

Halloween Is Coming!

Halloween class parties are on October 31 at 2:00 p.m. You must be CMG certified and have your background check completed before you can attend the party. If you need to know if your certification has expired, we can check for you.

Parent Teacher Conferences

This year, parent/teacher conferences are on Thursday, November 3, and Friday, November 4. We sent schedules home in a recent Thursday envelope. If you didn't receive it, let us know, and we'll re-send it. Contact the teacher directly if you cannot keep your scheduled time.

Panther Volleyball

Mrs. Provo declared the school's volleyball net a complete loss and approved the purchase of a new net. Recently, professional net installers visited the cage, weaved their magic, and installed a new net. Special thanks to School Mom for Life, Kathy Smith, and recent graduate Ashley Smith for their service.

No School

There is no school on Monday, October 10 in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day. Enjoy your long weekend!

Trunk or Treat

Please join us for our trunk or treat on Friday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. We are looking forward to a fun evening!

Blessing of the Animals

A blessing of the animals will take place on Monday, October 3 at 8:15 a.m. in the upper yard. We hope to see you there!

Cans and Plastic Bottles

Bring your cans and plastic bottles in a garbage bag with your student’s names on it to enter to win a free fast food lunch. Proceeds help send 6th graders to camp. Thank you for your support!

Book Fair

Our school book fair is on Monday, September 26 through Friday, September 30. There will be a variety of items for all ages. Stop by, take a look, and support our school library!

Family STEM Night

Please join us for our family STEM night on Thursday, September 29. Don’t forget to pre-order pizza and a drink by Tuesday, September 27. We are looking forward to a fun night!

Dads and Donuts

Please join us for dads and donuts on Friday, September 23 from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

In Need of Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help run the student store. This is a highlight of the week for the kids. Please contact us via email if you have an interest in this opportunity.

Raise Right

Want to buy SCRIP the easy way and help SKCS? You can do it online. Use Raise Right.

Inland Federal Credit Union

SKCS partners with Inland Federal Credit Union to help students learn the value of saving. Twice a month, a member of the staff of INFCU comes onsite at 8:30 a.m. and takes deposits from students for their savings accounts. If you'd like to open an account for your child/ren, pick up an application, complete and send it with a deposit. The first deposit day is Friday, September 16.

CMG Connect

If you plan on attending school events, such as class parties or field trips, you must complete the training on CMG Connect: Safe Environment and the Background Check. It doesn't take long, and it is mandatory!

If you have already completed CMG, please take a moment to check that it has not expired. The renewal process takes minutes to do. Your certification requires renewal approximately every five years.

Report Absences

Please email the school office and cc the homeroom teacher by 8:15 a.m. to let us know your student is absent and the reason. You can also call the school office at (619) 588-6398.

Join: RaiseRight

Scrip is one way we earn money for the school.

What to buy it for:

  • Groceries - Vons, Albertsons, Smart & Final, Sprouts
  • School Supplies - Walmart, Target
  • Gas - Arco, Shell, 76
  • Going out to eat - Chilli's, Black Angus, Panera
  • Travel - American Airlines
  • Family party - Honey Bake Ham, Ruth Chris Steak House
  • Gifts - See's Candy, Bath & Body Works, Barnes & Nobel, Kohl's

You can see a full list of retailers at the school office, parish office, or SchoolSpeak.

How to buy it:

  1. Go to the RaiseRight website and create an account
  2. Download the app so you can buy and reload cards when on the road
  3. Buy cards from school via an order form, from Parish Office, or after Mass

Every card makes a difference!

Don't Forget: Log into SchoolSpeak

If you can not find your login credentials, please contact the office, and we will resend them to you. Log into SchoolSpeak and update or verify your information and confirm you have three emergency contacts. We will print your emergency card for you to sign and return by Monday, August 29. Every student with a signed emergency card will receive a Free Dress pass!!!

Sign Up for Fall Sports

Online registration for flag football and volleyball opens on Tuesday, August 30. Please register by Tuesday, September 6. The fall sports season begins on Saturday, September 24. 

School Supply List

Another new school year is right around the corner. The new supply list for your students is now available to help you prepare for the upcoming school year. Please visit our Parent or Student Quick Links tabs located on the right side of our Home page for all the updated supply lists.

New Family Orientation

We invite new families to join us for our new family orientation night on Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!

First Day of School

The opening day of the 2022–2023 school year is on Monday, August 22. School begins at 8:15 a.m. We are looking forward to another great year!