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                                                           May 17, 2017

In this issue

Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  Principal’s corner
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  panther color prowl
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  pvo meeting
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  mr. brandon lewis
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  basketball camp
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png chili’s clips for kids
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  summer reading
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 technology camp

Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  summer art camp
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  immunizations
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  important dates



 Panther Color Prowl

Despite the rain, the Color Prowl was a success! We want to give a big shout-out to our volunteer parents who made such a fun day possible!  So much planning goes into this event and our parents do an amazing job of making it happen, even when mother nature doesn’t want to cooperate.  We want to especially thank Mary Medley for coordinating this event, the activities, and volunteers!  

We had several winners for the various incentives tied to this event:

Premier Parking for 2017-2018

The Dutschke Family

The Shields Family 

Principal for a Day

Peyton Robertson 

$300 Meijer Gift Card

The Tabor Family 

$500 Cash

The Ward Family

Congratulations and thank you to these families and others for going above and beyond in raising funds for our school!

We had 22 sponsors for this year’s event.  We appreciate your sponsorship and we encourage all of you to support their business:

Atlas Siding, Windows & More!


City Tailor (749-6319)


HG Hardwood Floor

K & G Remodeling

Louden Tax Service (367-1547)

Automotive Service Products


Dorothy Lesak

Bannon Woods Veterinary Hospital

Impact Youth Ministry (STM & OLMC)
Family Care Chiropractic – New Cut Rd.

Save-A-Lot, Taylor Blvd. 

Wirecrafters, LLC

Glasscock & Sons Trucking, LLC (366-1504)

Representative McKenzie Cantrell

Second Nature Lawn Care (533-6034)

Stefanie Buzan

Children’s Special Care Dentistry

Gary & Carole Renfro

South End Glass & Mirror, Inc.

Tracy Olson – Semonin Realtors

Bardstown Moose Lodge 2408

Basketball Camp

Rising 3rd & 4th graders: 6/19 – 6/23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Rising 5th/6th/7th graders: 7/10 – 7/14 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $40

The registration form will come home with your child soon.  If you do not receive one, call the office and we will send one home with your child.  May 26th is the final day of registration.  If you have any questions, contact Lindy Buckman at 718-6800.

Campers will be using problem solving skills and learning some of the basics of computer programming. Cost of each camp is $60, and will include a t-shirt. If interested, please click here to register.


Summer Art Camps

There is still room for some of the summer art camps taking place at SNA!  If you would like to know more, please email Jess Robinson at

     Seventh grade students were honored last week at a ceremony hosted by SPAVA. The 24 students who attended the ceremony received between $250 to $300 award for their participation. They learned about famous peacemakers, wrote essays, kept kindness logs, and created artwork.

     The five-week SPAVA program was led by Dr. Tim Banerjee, a neurosurgeon who founded the organization and visits schools across the city. Students learn and practice the principles of kindness, peace and compassion. 


5/17   8th Grade Graduation: 

            5:15 Pictures at SNA

            6:30 Ceremony at MBS

            8:00 Reception at SNA

            8:30 – 10:30 Party for Grads

5/18  4th grade field trip to Frankfort

5/18  PVO meeting 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

5/19  AR Party during school (bring a towel, drink,  &


5/22  Choir 3 – 3:45 Pizza Party!

5/23  STEM Scouts 7pm – 9pm

5/25  Sewing Club 3 – 4:30


           9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Kindergarten – 7th Awards

           10:30 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. Video/Picture Montage

            11:15 DISMISSAL


Check out these links! 

Reading Connection 

Math & Science Connection 

Cafeteria Sign Up Genius

Partners in Faith

Art Club 

Counselor’s Corner

Home & School Connection

2015-16/Mrs. DeLozier.gif  Principal’s                        Corner

I write this after having just bid our 8th graders goodbye. It was a tearful morning, and yet one more reminder of our Paschal Mystery:  that we must die to be reborn.  The Class of 2017 must move forward in order for the Class of 2018 to take their rightful place as leaders of the school. The school year must come to an end so we can adequately rest and refresh and prepare for a brand new year.  The Circle of Life is always present, providing both comfort and fear for all.  Some of our present students are sad and fearful of moving across the county -and for some, across the country –to new schools. Many are anxious about what they will do over the summer. But most are excited by what the end means — new growth, new teachers, new friends, new opportunities.

May each of our students and their families be blessed this summer with time for rest and relaxation, time to explore new interests and relationships, time to spend quietly pondering the mysteries of the Universe, and time to move ever closer to our God.

I will write to you again in August!






We would like to invite you to a Parent Volunteer Organization meeting here at SNA on May 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Science Center (Gillen Building).  This will be great meeting to attend, as next year’s fun and exciting events will be the topic of conversation!  This will be your chance to share your ideas and learn about ways to get involved!  Please RSVP HERE.

Congratulations on Your Masters!

Our own 7th Grade homeroom teacher, Mr. Brandon Lewis, forego walking at graduation in order to be with the 8th grade class during their trip to Chicago.  He received his Master of Science in Education in ESL at Indiana University Southeast this past week.  We are very proud of his accomplishment!


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Chili’s Clips For Kids

This special service project has been approved for any 6th-8th grade student that would like to participate.   Students participating will be credited with 2 hours of service. Chili’s Clips for Kids will be held at 4th Street Live on May 21 @ 2:00. For more information and the required permission slip, please click the link. Parents will need the register students with Chili’s Clips for Kids to participate in this activity. To register, please click here.


Summer Reading

A summer reading packet was sent home with your child(ren) for those students who will be in grades 3rd through 8th next year.  It is important that they read the book and do the assignment over the summer – this assignment counts toward next year’s grades!  If you need a copy the of packet, please log in to Sycamore. On the “School Home” page, click “Documents”, and you should see them listed in the last 20 uploaded documents. You will also find them listed on our website. Please call the office (368-8506) with any questions!

 Final Grades

The end of the year is drawing near!  It is important that families settle any amounts owed to the school, as final grades will not be released to families that have delinquent balances. 



 6th Grade Immunizations

For parents who will have 6th graders during the 2017-2018 school year, be sure that your child’s immunization record is current.  Their up-to-date record will be needed for their file in the school office.  6th graders should have the following immunizations:


1 Tdap

1 Mcv

3 Heb B


2 Varicella


Many area High Schools and Programs throughout the city are beginning to send us their schedule of camps that they will be offering for this summer. Visit this site for all camps that we have been made aware of. We will update the list as we receive new information! This list can also be accessed from the News section in Sycamore!



Plexiglass for an Art display case for the wonderful art created by our students.  If you or someone you know would graciously donate plexiglass to us, please contact Jess Robinson at  






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