St. Thomas More’s Food Pantry is running low and they need our help! The holiday season is especially busy for the pantry, so second and eighth grades are hosting a school-wide food drive!
St. Nicholas Academy is having a homeroom competition to see which homerooms can bring in the greatest number of food items! The winning homerooms will receive an out-of-uniform day on a date chosen by their homeroom teacher!!
Heaven Cents News
PAC will be selling chances for our students to be “angels” and shop for families for Christmas. These chances are sold for $1 each and will be sold in the classrooms through Thursday, November 30th. The shopping event will take place on Wednesday, December 6th.
There will be at least one shopper drawn from each homeroom. Please support our Heaven Cents program by taking a chance for your child to be an “angel”!
Additionally, we will have Red vs. Blue day on Tuesday, November 21st to show our support for the UK-UL football game. Students may pay $1 to wear a red or blue top and uniform bottoms to support their team (and the Heaven Cents program!). Go CARDS! Go CATS!
Changes to Financial Aid
The Catholic Education Foundation has made some significant changes to some of the financial aid processes for the 2018-2019 school year!
Applying for financial aid for 2018-2019 starts December 15th, 2017 and runs until February 28th, 2018!
In order to apply for financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year, you must use your 2016 (NOT 2017!) tax returns. Fortunately, for those families receiving financial aid for this current school year, CEF already has your 2016 tax return information. Therefore, you will NOT have to submit your 2016 tax returns again; you will only need to submit your application at www.ceflou.org with payment!
The deadline to apply for financial assistance for the 2018-2019 school year is February 28, 2018. In order for you to have the best chance to be awarded the greatest amount in financial aid, you MUST submit your application online (www.ceflou.org) with any requested supporting documents and payment BY FEBRUARY 28!
Inclement Weather Policy
Inclement weather notifications regarding Louisville Catholic Schools will be made via the local news stations. Below are the notifications you will see on the news station and their meaning as it applied to St. Nicholas Academy:
“All Catholic elementary and high schools in Jefferson County are OPEN”: SNA will be open on the regular schedule.
“Catholic elementary and high schools in Jefferson County will be OPEN, but on a DELAYED schedule”: SNA will open at 9:15 a.m. and classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. Dismissal will be the regular time.
*if a DELAYED schedule is announced for an early dismissal day, SNA will cancel the early dismissal and dismiss at the regular 3:00 p.m. time.
*Buses will run on a delayed schedule.
All Catholic elementary and high schools in Jefferson County are CLOSED: SNA will be closed.
*All extracurricular activities will be cancelled.
*SNA snow packets will be activated on the FIRST day off for inclement weather.
A delegation of 20 students and 2 teachers attended the KYA conference November 5th – 7th at the Crowne Plaza on Phillips Lane along with delegations from across the Commonwealth. Our delegation sponsored two bills.
The first was CW Bill #48, “An Act relating to reduce Kentucky’s carbon footprint.” The sponsors who worked so hard on their presentation and trifold were Darcy Komp, Cate Paul, and Makenzie Thompson.
The second was BG Bill #33, “An Act relating to Provide Shelter for Homeless and Low Income Citizens.” The sponsors of this Bill were Becket Johnson, Casey Cirillo, Jake Owens, and Sam Vittitow. While there was much debate on both bills, they were unfortunately defeated in the first committee.
Jolie Parker elected to run for a Leadership position and had the opportunity to chair three committees (two at the hotel and one in Frankfort). Eileen Lin held the position of Clerk in one of the committees at the hotel and one in Frankfort.
Jake Owens won an award as Outstanding Delegate and SNA was one of the Delegations of Excellence for 2017!
KUNA is another Y program that will be offered starting in December. KUNA follows a similar process to KYA, but encourages students to step outside of their box of familiarity. KYA primarily focuses on Kentucky state government and issues that affect the Commonwealth. KUNA Ambassadors take on the role of a citizen from another country to learn about issues that face the world, debate issues important to their country as a member of the United Nations, and embrace that country’s culture as their own for the duration of the conference. There are many other aspects of the KUNA program as well. Students that have attended a Y conference in the past are eligible to run for presiding officer and sit on a seat in the secretive security council. New students are eligible for many jobs as well as parliamentarian, media corps (for you photographers out there!), and resolution authors. Students may also elect to abstain from specific duties and just be a part of our delegation and assist with the creation of our banner and country display. Students will work in groups to assist with the various aspects of our country – you will never work alone on one specific project! Our first meeting will be on Thursday, December 7th in the music room. This year, I am also happy to announce that our country is the United Kingdom. I hope to see you there! – Mr. Lewis
Get ready to get your party on!! The PVO is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party on December 31st from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.! Advanced tickets can be purchased for $25 per person or you can pay $30 per person at the door. Your ticket gets you entry, party favors, and a beer ticket. Bring your own snacks/food to enjoy in between dancing the night away with the DJ! If you’d like to purchase advanced tickets, click on this link to print off the order form. Send your order form with payment to the office for ticket processing.