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                                                                             April 11, 2018

In this issue

Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  Principal’s corner
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  march Panther Pride
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  panther color prowl
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  altitude fundraiser
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  mother son event
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  el nopal fundraiser
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  outdoor classroom help
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  8th grade parent lunch
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  online uniform orders
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  duke tip
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  sna summer camps
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  volunteer breakfast
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  community events
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  Summer Camps
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  upcoming events
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  summer solutions
Clip Art/panther paw outline.png  important links



March Panther Pride

KS – Ava Gunning

KW – Joel Vaughn
1M – Morgan Clements
2R – Jasmine Vong
3D – Dylan Clements
3E – Erika Nguyen
4T – Jorden Weeks
5M – Monica Tanner
6F – Becket Johnson
6S – Casey Cirillo
7J – Morgan Coffey
7L – Matthew Kelley
8F – Noah Beard
8T – Jimmy Weeks

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Altitude Fundraiser
Wednesday, April 18th @ 1:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 18th, school will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.  Afterwards, plan on going to Altitude at 1:30 p.m. for a St. Nicholas Academy fundraiser!  Jump time is 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. for $13 (the price includes socks!).
Our goal is to raise $600 at this event to cover the cost of the two inflatables that will be at school during the Panther Color Prowl on Thursday, May 3rd, so we hope that you and/or your child can make it!


Mother-Son Event

Soccer Game at Louisville City FC

Saturday, April 28th @ 7:30

$15 per ticket/$45 cap

The due date for order forms has been extended to Friday, April 13th!

This year’s Mother-Son event will be at the Louisville Slugger Field watching an exciting game of Louisville City FC soccer!

Tickets are $15 each, however we are capping cost at $45.


Click on this link to print your order form to turn into the office with payment by Friday, April 13th.

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Help Needed for Outdoor Classroom Garden
Mr. Lewis, Ms. Spencer, and her husband Charles Spencer, spent part of spring break at school, getting Weaver Garden ready! They removed grass and roots from the four butterfly boxes, picked up trash in the area, mixed grass clippings with the compost, and relocated stones that were tossed around by trespassers. Milkweed plants will be delivered in a few weeks! Oh, and they saved a tree from volcano mulching!  (see related story below)
GARDEN WORK DAY – Sunday, Apr. 29, 11:30am–2pm.  About 30 middle school students (only) are needed to plant milkweed, work in Rain or Shade Gardens, or be a Runner. To sign up, click on this link and list the student’s name in the comment section.  On the day he/she is volunteering, they should bring a lunch or snack, bottled water, garden tool, and gloves.


Avoid volcano mulching your trees
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Typical mulch volcanoes are formed when mulch is piled high around the base and trunk of trees. This thick layer of mulch can cause several bad things to happen, including bark decay and rot and surface roots to form. It is a slow death sentence for trees.  According to the UK Extension Service, it is a myth that more mulch is better: “Keep mulch 4 inches AWAY from the bark, and three inches deep is all you need.”





The Duke TIP 7th Grade talent search identifies gifted 7th grade students through test scores and registers these students to take the SAT or ACT during their 7th grade school year.  It also provides students and parents with resources to help families better plan out their future.
Congratulations to Matthew Kelley and Anna Kisling for qualifying for state recognition on Duke Tip!!

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St. Nicholas Academy is so very appreciative of all of the volunteers who help make our school run smoothly!  From those involved in various school functions, making assignment copies for teachers, organizing the uniform closet, driving our students for service, helping-out in the cafeteria, and in so many more ways, we truly could not be the school that we are without you!  If you have volunteered at St. Nicholas Academy, you should receive an invitation this week or next to attend mass and a special breakfast made especially for our volunteers on Tuesday, April 24th.  Thank you for all that you do!

Community Events

Spring Wrestling League at St. X

Grades K – 6th, for 4 weeks, Tuesdays 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Click this link to see the flyer.


Little Sisters of the Poor Movie Night 

Little Sisters of the Poor (15 Audubon Plaza Dr) presents:

Friday Night Movie Under the Stars

May 18 – Lion King

June 15 – Finding Dory

July 13 – Aladdin

August 17 – Frozen

September 21 – Toy Story


$10 per family.  7:30 p.m.  Refreshments available!  The proceeds benefit the Music Therapy Program!



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We have gathered information from around the community to provide you with one place to look for ways to keep the students busy this summer! This Summer Camps list is full of High School, College, and Community Camps that are provided for elementary and middle school students. We will continue to add to the list as we receive information. You will also find this list in the “News” section on the home page of Sycamore! 




4/11/18 Color Prowl beads & tattoos if $100 turned in

4/11/18 Color Prowl sponsor forms due

4/12/18 Homework Club 3 – 3:30

4/12/18 Sewing Club 3:00 – 5:00

4/12/18 First Eucharist Pictures @ 6:30 OLMC

4/13/18 Field Trip for Kindergarten & 8th to the zoo

4/13/18 Color Prowl Premier Parking drawing if $150 turned in

4/16/18 Choir practice 3 – 3:45

4/17/18 Field Trip for 5th to Biztown

4/17/18 Art Club (5th – 8th) 3 – 4:30

4/18/18 Early Dismissal 1:00 p.m.

4/18/18 Altitude Fundraiser 1:30 – 3:30

4/18/18 First Eucharist parent/child meeting @ STM 7:00 p.m.

4/19/18 Parent Lunch for 8th grade, 11:45 Conversations with Counselor, 12:15 Lunch, bring 8th grade trip paperwork & I.D.!

4/19/18 Field trip for 3rd to Louisville Water Tower

4/19/18 Homework Club 3 – 3:30

4/20/18 Color Prowl eligible for dessert at McDonald’s if $200 turned in

4/23/18 Science Fair

4/23/18 Choir practice 3- 3:45

4/24/18 Volunteer Breakfast

4/25/18 El Nopal Fundraiser 5 p.m – 7 p.m.




Prevent Summer Learning Loss with
Summer Solutions Workbooks!
Summer Solutions provides the necessary review and practice that allows students to retain important math and language arts skills, not only over the summer break, but also for a lifetime.  See this flyer for information about ordering!
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Happy Spring!  Finally, we may have a string of beautiful days where we can actually enjoy being outside instead of bundling up and dreading the weather.  Please remind me of this dreadful winter when I begin to complain it is too hot outside to do anything.


Although the months of February and March seemed to drag on forever, the months of April and May fly by.  I am certainly well into planning for the upcoming school year, and teachers and staff and also beginning to straddle both years.  We have decided on school supply lists and summer reading books;  Ms. Meyer, Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Strobel have planned some nice summer camps; and, of course, our 8th graders are really looking forward to a whole new world.  They will graduate in just under six weeks.


Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection provide an analogy to our school years — each year begins with great hope and expectations, things get bogged down and we “suffer” a bit as the going gets tough, the year ends, and we rise anew in August.  Let’s enjoy these next few weeks, understanding that everything must end,  but hopeful in the realization that great things await SNA again next year.




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Panther Color Prowl
Thursday, May 3rd
The Panther Color Prowl is Thursday, May 3rd!  It’s a morning full of activities including a color run, inflatables, “horse” races, and other events!  Yummy snacks like slushies will be provided, and your child can finish the day with a bought or brought lunch to be eaten in the gym along with the entire student body.  School will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. that day.
The Panther Color Prowl is one of two required fundraisers for the year to help the school meet it’s budget, which allows us to provide a top-rate education!  Each family is required to secure $100 in pledges for this event, but we offer some great incentives in hopes that families try to secure even more!  Again, St. Nicholas Academy counts on this fundraiser and the more money raised, the more we can do to give your children greater educational experiences!
Following is a list of incentives and due dates:
4/11/18 – Sponsor forms are due ($150 to become an event sponsor).
4/11/18 – for those that have turned-in $100, your child(ren) will receive beads and tattoos to wear to the Color Prowl.
4/13/18 – for those that have turned-in $150, your family name will go in a drawing for one of two Premier Parking spaces that allow you to avoid the car line at dismissal!  Two winners will be drawn.
4/20/18 – for those that have turned-in $200, your student(s) will have dessert at McDonald’s on a date in the near future.  Students need to bring money from home to purchase what they want.
4/27/18 – for those that have turned-in $250, your family name will go in a drawing for a gift card basket.
5/1/18 – for those that have turned-in $300, your family name will go in a drawing for a $300 gift card of your choosing.
5/2/18 – if we have reached $15,000 of our goal, students will enjoy Beach Day during lunch on May 9th!
Additionally, for every $10 pledge over $200, your child(ren) will receive a N.U.T. card to be used on any day.
All the money you raise, whether through obtaining sponsors of the event or through your pledges, will count towards your fundraising requirement for this event!
We are in need of volunteers to help monitor the various stations during the Color Prowl.  Please consider signing-up – watching the kids have so much fun makes for a great volunteering experience!  If you would like to volunteer, click on this link to sign-up!







El Nopal Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 25th

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Mark your calendars – El Nopal Night is March 25th!  Flyers were sent home on Friday, March 20th.  Take that flyer (click here if you need another) to El Nopal between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and St. Nicholas Academy will receive a portion of your sale!



Parent Lunch will be on Thursday, April 19th.  Conversations with the Counselor will begin at 11:45 and lunch will begin at 12:15.  Be sure to bring your 8th grade packet that day!  Please go ahead and complete the packet before bringing it to school.  However, be sure to NOT sign the page that needs to be notarized!  Vikki Kisling will be available to notarize that page, as long as you have your valid drivers licence with you and she witnesses your signing that page.  You may have that page notarized by another notary if you wish, but please still bring your 8th grade trip packet with you on parent lunch day. You’ll also need to bring a copy of the health insurance card for your 8th grade child.





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Now Order Uniforms Online!



Metro Promotional Services has developed a new ordering system for SNA parents to purchase the daily (purple) uniform tops and P.E. uniforms online.  Click on the link to order! 


You can either pick up your order at Metro or you can have it shipped to your address.


At “checkout,” there will be a processing fee, shipping fee (if applicable) and sales tax.


*Please note: if it says “Deadline” on the top of the website, please disregard this date as there is NO deadline.

SNA Summer Camps!


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June 18th-22nd

Incoming 3rd and 4th Graders- Create your own bubble wands!

June 25th-29th

Incoming 5th grade and up- Design your own phone case!

July 9th-13th

Incoming 7th and 8th graders- Make yourself into a bobblehead!

Cost for each camp is $85 per student
Please register by May 3rd at


Summer Reading Study Group

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Would you like help with your child’s summer reading book?  Does he/she find it a challenge to get started? This camp will give your child an excellent opportunity to explore their summer reading book and assignment.We will begin reading your child’s summer reading book, work on comprehension strategies for better understanding, and begin the packet of activities If you have questions, contact Mrs. Strobel at


  • July 16-20
  • 9:00-11:00 in the Library
  • $50
  • Open to rising 5th, 6th, 7th graders
  • Minimum of 10 participants… Maximum of 15
  • Please register by MAY 3  @


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Cost for each camp is $85 per student. Please register by May 3rd at




Exploring Great Artists

June 18th-22nd

Incoming 3rd graders and up:

Explore the works of some Famous Artists

and create fun projects inspired by their pieces!


Everyday Art

June 25th-29th

Incoming 5th graders and up:

Create your own tie-dye clothes, ceramic dishes,

bookmaking, and more!


Clay Camp

July 9th-13th

Incoming 5th graders and up:

We will be making all things clay!


Sewing Camp

July 16th-20th


Incoming 5th graders and up:

No sewing experience necessary!

Learn how to hand-sew, use a sewing machine,

and make fun projects!



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If you hadn’t noticed, this year we’ve coordinated our dates to make it easier for you- our way of providing “one stop shopping”!


Parents, drop your kids off in the morning and let us take care of them for the day! Ms. Meyer, Mrs. Robinson, and Mrs. Strobel will be providing fun and educational activities for the students throughout the week.  Please have your child bring a sack lunch and a drink Monday through Thursday and on Friday we will provide pizza and drinks! To register please go to


Upcoming 3rd and 4th graders!

(Cost for both camps $170)

WHEN: June 18th-22nd 9:00am-4:00pm

Have a fun week creating your own bubble wand in the mornings and learning about and creating projects inspired by Great Artists in the afternoons!



Upcoming 5th graders and up!

(Cost for both camps $170)

WHEN: June 25th-June 29th 9:00am-4:00 pm

Come create everyday art: your own tie-dye clothes, ceramic dishes, book-making, and more each morning  and your own phone case in the afternoons!



Upcoming 7th and 8th graders!

(Cost for both camps $170)

WHEN: July 9th-July 13th 9:00am -4:00pm

Spend your mornings making yourself into a bobblehead and your afternoons at Clay Camp creating all kinds of clay pieces!



Upcoming 5th graders and up!

(Cost for both camps $135)

WHEN: July 16th-July 20th 9:00am -3:00pm

Work on getting your Summer Reading Assignment completed in the morning and learn how to hand sew, use a sewing machine, and do fun projects in the afternoon!





The Counselor’s Corner 

Partners in Faith

Mrs. Robinson’s Art Website


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