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                                                                             February 14, 2018

In this issue

Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  Principal’s corner                 
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  Changes to Financial Aid                  
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  Governor’s Cup
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  registration information
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  shack in the back fundraiser
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  boys volleyball
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  Inclement weather
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  co-ed soccer
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 Fish Fry

Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  Scholastic Book Fair
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  girls softball
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  community events
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  James and the giant peach
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  panera fundraiser
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  The weaver garden
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  catholic relief service
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  bright meeting
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  upcoming events
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  cafeteria equipment
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  call for help
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  kids center food drive
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  important links



 Changes to Financial Aid

The deadline for filing for the first round of financial aid is 2/28/18!  The Catholic Education Foundation has made some significant changes to some of the financial aid processes for the 2018-2019 school year!


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; however, you will need to submit your application online at with payment!  


Again, 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 ( with any requested supporting documents and payment BY FEBRUARY 28! 



Early registration for school enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year ends on February 20, 2018.  Priority is given to our current school families during this time frame.  After 2/20/18, priority status ends and spots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.    


In order to hold your child’s spot for next year, the office needs your completed registration paperwork and registration payment. 


For families that have turned in registration paperwork without payment, payment is due 2/20/18.  For 1 child, the deposit amount due is $250 (registration payment in full is $525).  For more than 1 child, the deposit amount due  is $300 (registration payment in full is $950).  Send in your payment in an envelope marked “2018-2019 Registration Payment” with your child’s name written on it.



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.  

Fish Fry
February 14th
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
St. Thomas More 

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Book Fair is here! A flier went home with your child this week showing some of the great books that are available for purchase. The last day to make a purchase at the Book Fair is today from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you at our Book Fair. Remember, all purchases made goes to help out SNA!

Community Events

Louisville Children’s Film Festival

Families can enjoy screenings, filmmaking workshops, and free activities to expand the film watching experience!

February 24 – 26, free and ticketed events.

Click here for more information.


Bellarmine Spring Break Camp

April 2 – April 6, $149 plus $60 fee for coding kit

Children ages 10 – 15 are guided by instructors through building and coding projects.  Ages 10 – 12 go from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.  Ages 13 – 15 go from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Click here for more information.  Then click on “CE Enrichment”, then “Learn Real-World Coding”.


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On February 27th, the 8th grade will be holding a fundraiser at the

Panera at 6900 Dixie Hwy.

from 4- 8 pm

You may print out the flyer or simply click the link and show it from your phone. You may also order online for Rapid Pick-Up or Delivery! Enter”FUND” as your Promo Code to have a portion of your proceeds donated to our SNA 8th graders!



Ashley Brutscher, Ben Buckman, Laura Perez, Ella Ridinger, and Noah Riordan attended the Catholic Relief Service (CRS) luncheon at Presentation Academy on Thursday, February 8. They learned about the different countries that get help from CRS. These students will be sharing facts about CRS on the SNA broadcast. There will also be different challenges to help raise awareness and money to donate to CRS.

Stay tuned for ways you can help!





2/14/18 EARLY DISMISSAL 1:00 P.M.

2/14/18 NO Homework Club

2/14/18 Conferences 2:00 – 5:00

2/14/18 Play practice 3:00 – 4:30 (see schedule for characters needed)

2/14/18 Quick Recall (4th/5th) match @ Notre Dame

2/14/18 Fish Fry @ STM 5:00 – 8:00

2/15/18 NO SCHOOL

2/16/18 NO SCHOOL

2/16/18 Play practice 3 – 4:30 (see schedule for characters needed)

2/17/18 Chess Tournament at Ballard

2/19/18 NO SCHOOL

2/20/18 Registration paperwork and payment due

2/20/18 Quick Recall (4th/5th) practice 3 – 3:45

2/20/18 Art Club (5th – 8th) 3 – 4:30

2/20/18 Chess Team practice 3 – 4:15

2/20/18 Homework Club 3 – 3:30

2/21/18 Play practice 3 – 5 (see schedule for characters needed)

2/21/18 Quick Recall (4th/5th) match @ Our Lady of Lourdes

2/21/18 First Eucharist Parent meeting @ STM 7:00 p.m.

2/22/18 Chess Team practice 3 – 4:15

2/22/18 Sewing Club 3:00 – 5:00

2/22/18 KUNA (all ambassadors) 3 – 4

2/22/18 Homework Club 3 – 3:30

2/22/18 Shack in the Back 4:00 – 7:00

2/22/18 Parent lunch 3rd grade 11:45 Conversations with Counselor, 12:15 lunch

2/23/18 Play practice 3 – 5 (see schedule for characters needed)

2/24/18 Chess Tournament at Bullitt Central (required for Chess Team members)

2/24/18 Play practice 12 – 4 (all characters)

2/26/18 Choir practice 3 – 3:45

2/26/18 Homework Club 3 – 3:30

2/26/18 Play practice 3 – 5 (see schedule for characters needed)

2/27/18 Chess Team practice 3 – 4:15

2/27/18 Homework Club 3 – 3:30

2/28/18 Play practice 3 – 5 (see schedule for characters needed)

2/28/18 Deadline for financial aid application 



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

One thing that makes me incredibly proud to lead St. Nicholas Academy is the dedication our teachers have to your children. Every single day after school there are numerous clubs or teams offered to enrich our students. Almost all of these are sponsored by teachers who have put in a full day’s work before the clubs begin.

Lately, many of the teachers have had to extend their day even further as they wait for parents to pick up children after the practice, rehearsal, or competition.  This is quite stressful because teachers have obligations to their own families which must be attended. 

Please be attentive to the ending times for after-school activities.  No teacher will let a child wait alone for late pick-up,  and the days are still quite chilly as students and teachers wait outside. 

Some of our neighboring schools charge parents a $10.00 late fee when they must wait after school or club.  We want to make sure that every child who wants to participate in an activity is able to do that. Therefore, that solution is not a desired policy for us.  However, we must insist that parents be on time for pick-up, or even make arrangements with a friend for carpooling.

Generally, the ending times for activities are as follows:

Choir:  3:00-3:45 (Mondays)

Homework Club: 3:00-3:30 (Mondays and Tuesdays)

Chess team: 3:00-4:15 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Quick Recall Practice:  3:00-3:45 (Tuesdays)

Art Clubs: 3:00-4:30 (Tuesdays)

Science Club – 5:00-7:00 (Tuesdays)

Sewing Club 3:00-5:00 (Thursdays)

Play Rehearsal- 3:00-5:00 (Wednesdays and Fridays; NOTE: new ending time as play gets closer)

KUNA – 3:00-4:00 (Thursdays)

KUNA Art meetings: 3:00-4:30 (Fridays)

Governor’s Cup News
St. Nicholas Academy is proud to announce that six of our students are moving on to the state competition in March – an incredible showing for a school as small as ours!  
Becket Johnson (5th place in Arts and Humanities)
Jolie Parker (4th place in Arts and Humanities)
Darcy Komp (3rd place in Language Arts)
Cate Paul (3rd place in Composition)
David Vong (3rd place in Math)
Adam Booth (1st place in Science)
We appreciate Mr. Trueblood for the many hours dedicated to helping the students prepare for competition! 


Shack in the Back BBQ Night!!
Thursday, February 22nd 
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Be sure to visit Shack in the Back on Thursday, 2/22/18 for a DELICIOUS barbecue dinner!  This is a fundraiser for SNA – Shack in the Back will donate 15% of their sales that night to SNA!  A flyer will be going home with your child on Tuesday, February 20th and you MUST bring your flyer to Shack in the Back in order for a portion of your sale to go to SNA! 
Shack in the Back is located in Fairdale at 406 Mt. Holly Road.


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Boys Volleyball
3rd – 8th grade
Today is the last day for sign-ups on the SNA website
(or click here)
It is a very short season, so sign-ups will end at midnight today.  NO EXCEPTIONS!
Cost: $55 per player which covers registration & uniform
Practice: practices will start 2/20/18
Games: games will start on Saturday, March 3rd and will end on Sunday, March 18th.  Games will be played in a double header format.  Each team will be scheduled for 7 matches.
We encourage you to pay the registration fee online.  However, if you pay the fee by check, YOU STILL MUST GO TO THE WEBSITE HERE TO LOG-IN (OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT) AND TO FOLLOW THE STEPS TO “CHECK OUT”.  CHOOSING “CHECK OUT” COMPLETES YOUR REGISTRATION.
If you have any questions, please contact Chrissy Bynum at 767-7566.

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Sign-ups for 3rd – 8th grade Co-ed Soccer are OPEN NOW on the SNA Athletics website

Registration will close on Feb 23rd

Registration Fee $50. Uniform jersey $10. Uniform shorts $15.

Practice will start on or around March 1st.  All players must have NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) approved shin guards.  There will be a small tag or stamp in the shin guard “NOCSAE” and soccer cleats.

Soccer cleats DO NOT have a cleat on the tip.

If you have any questions please contact Lindy Buckman at (502) 718-6800.


**Please note:  We encourage you to pay the registration fee online.  However, if you pay through the school office, you still must go to the “Checkout” section online for your registration to be complete.


**If you have old soccer uniforms that you are willing to donate, please send them in to the office in a bag marked “Lindy”.  




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Sign-ups for 3rd – 8th grade 
GIRLS Softball are OPEN NOW on the SNA Athletics website

Registration will close on Feb 23rdNO EXCEPTIONS.

Registration Fee $50. Uniform jersey/hat/socks $25. Uniform pants $20.

Practice will start on or around March 5th.

If you have any questions please contact 
Steve Powell (502) 489-4687.

James and the Giant Peach
March 23, 24, and 25th
We are so excited for this year’s St. Nicholas Academy performance of James and the Giant Peach!  Ticket order forms will be sent home soon, so be on the lookout!

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The Weaver Garden
SNA’s New Outdoor Garden!
Our outdoor classroom at St. Nicholas Academy has most of its’ structures in place! Outside you will see a rain garden, classroom amphitheatre space, vegetable garden, and a space for a pollinator garden. Over the course of the next couple of months, our goal with this space is to have students prepare it for planting by learning to compost, mulch, and lay rock around the shade garden.  In late April we will begin the process of planting in each of our gardens.  The vegetable garden will allow classes to grow food in early spring and fall that we will either use in the cafeteria, or donate to an organization in need of fresh produce. The pollinator garden will provide a habitat for caterpillars to lay their eggs and provide nectar for butterflies. The shade garden will host a variety of plants native to Kentucky that thrive in shade or partial sunlight. Our rain garden will have a variety of plants that need a more damp environment to thrive. All of these different gardens will help to create a diverse ecosystem of wildlife that our students can observe and learn about. There are still a few things missing to make this space complete, but it is going to be a beautiful garden that will allow us the opportunity to be outside, get our hands dirty, and learn about God’s majesty through nature.  Lastly, as we move closer to  fish fries and summer picnics we request that in order to keep everyone safe  that no one goes into the garden without the presence of an adult during any event at St. Nicholas Academy or OLMC. 







8th Grade Parents

“BRIGHT” Meeting

Thursday, March 1st

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


For 8th Grade parents only, we strongly encourage you to attend this parent meeting in Mr. Finch’s classroom that will provide you with information about the BRIGHT Health Relationships program in which your child will participate. 


Parents will receive an overview of student presentation including an explanation of the healthy relationships curriculum (including a strong emphasis on the benefits of abstinence), the day-by-day outline of topics that will be presented to students, interactive skits, a slide presentation of the reality and risks of sexually transmitted diseases, and more. 


Be involved and informed!  When parents, school, and adult mentors communicate consistent, clear information, young people more often resist negative and risky behaviors!  No RSVP is needed; just show-up!  A N.U.T. card will be given to students whose parents attend.  





New Cafeteria Equipment!

Thanks to Leisa Schulz and Bob Ash for letting St. Nicholas Academy use funds from the Archdiocese of Louisville Food Service Department to purchase a much needed, brand new commercial dishwasher!  Very recently, they also provided us with enough funds to purchase a 10-burner stove for the cafeteria!  We appreciate their support!


KY Students Need Your Help!  

House Bill 134 and Senate Bill 36 would establish a scholarship tax credit program that will help low and middle income families provide their children with the education of their choice.  


Call 1-800-372-7181 or send an email at to ask our state representatives and senators to support these bills.  Click here for more information! 


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Evan Wegenast, a senior at Holy Cross is currently doing a service project for the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies and has asked for SNA’s help. He is asking for food items to be used in therapy sessions with the children. They are requesting items such as: 


Boxed/Bagged mixes for muffins, cookies, or brownies, Rice Krispie Treats, marshmallows, rolled oats, dried spices/herbs, canned beans, olive, vegetable, and coconut oil, peanut butter, honey, applesauce, canned fruit, fruit cups, Jello or pudding cups, crackers, canned frosting, Pirate Booty Cheese Puffs, juice boxes, and small water bottles. Gift cards for fresh ingredients such as eggs, milk, butter, etc.


There will be a box in the school office to collect any items. Thank you for your help!




The Counselor’s Corner 

Partners in Faith

Mrs. Robinson’s Art Website


St. Nicholas Academy 
 5501 Newcut Rd, Louisville, KY, 40214. Ph (502)368-8506