St. Pius X Life

Special Events & News

St. Pius X offers many opportunities for parents to be involved in their child’s education. Parents are invited to aid the classroom teacher, assist with hot lunch, help in the library, supervise during recess times, accompany children on field trips, and participate in various school activities.

 

Parents are always welcome at our monthly Masses and invited to many activities during the school year, some of which include:

Please note that events and calendar days are subject to change as per the progression of the current COVID-19 situation,

EVENTS

September: Back to School Barbeque, Curriculum Overview Night
October: Thanksgiving Day Celebration
November: All Saints’ Day Parade, Remembrance Day Celebration, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Craft Fair
December: Advent Assembly, Christmas Concert
January: Primary Speech Arts Festival
February: Grandparents Mass, Shrove Tuesday, Variety Show
March: Lenten Paraliturgies, Carnaval de Quebec, Stations of the Cross
April: Holy Thursday Passion Play, Intermediate Speech Arts
May: Kindergarten Orientation, Appreciation Tea and Living Rosary, Choral Concert, Band Concert, Spring Social, Spring Fair
June : Sports Day, Graduation, Year-End Assembly

CALENDAR

10th School Begins (8:50am – 3:00pm)

11th First Friday Mass 10:00am (Gr. 7)

14th Run-a-Thon Pledge forms out

17th Meet the teacher/Curriculum Night 7:00pm (virtually)

28th-2nd Run-a-Thon

2nd First Friday Mass 10:00am (Gr. 6)

2nd Picture Day

9th Thanksgiving Celebration (Gr. 4)

12th Thanksgiving: School Closed

13th Professional Day: School Closed

19th Run-a-Thon Pledges Due

23rd Professional Day: School Closed

26th Interim Reports Sent Home

30th All Saints Day Celebration (Gr. 7)

6th First Friday Mass 10:00am (Gr. 5)

10th Remembrance Day Assembly (Gr. 3)

11th Remembrance Day: School Closed

19th Picture Retakes

20th Professional Day: No School

4th Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:30am-5:00pm

10th Christmas Concert

18th School Closes for Christmas: Noon Dismissal

19th – Jan 3rd Christmas Break: School Closed

4th School Reopens 8:30am

8th First Friday Mass

14th Open House at SPX 9:00am-2:00pm

18th-22nd Primary Speech Arts Festival

21st Ready, Set, Learn: New K Families

29th CSL Reports Sent Home

5th First Friday Mass

11th-12th Catholic Educators Conference: School Closed

15th Family Day: School Closed

16th Shrove Tuesday

17th Ash Wednesday Mass

26th Variety Show

5th Grandparent’s Mass

10th AGM 7:00 p.m.

12th Carnaval: Noon Dismissal

15th-26th Spring Break: School Closed

29th School Reopens: 8:50am

30th Grade 3 Outdoor School/Big House

2nd Good Friday: School Closed

4th Easter Sunday

5th Easter Monday: School Closed

9th Student Led Conferences 8:30am-5:00pm

12th Class/Panorama Picture Day

19th-23rd Intermediate Speech Arts

7th First Friday Mass

8th Spring Fair

11th Choral Concert 7:00pm

21st Professional Day: School Closed

24th Victoria Day: School Closed

25th Band Concert

26th CISVA Track and Field Meet

28th Living Rosary & Volunteer Tea

2nd CISVA Track and Field Meet

4th First Friday Mass

10th Performing Arts Evening 7:00pm

11th Professional Day: School Closed

18th Sports Day: Noon Dismissal 

21st Graduation Mass & Reception

21st Looking Ahead Day

23rd Kindergarten Graduation

29th Last Day of School: Noon Dismissal

29th CSL Reports Sent Home

Parents of St. Pius X

Part of what makes the learning environment at St. Pius so unique is how parents can become involved and volunteer in their child’s classroom. Working together, parents and teachers create an environment of safety, respect, and mutual trust so that each child can attain their full potential – spiritually, academically, and physically.

If being involved in your child’s education appeals to you, there are lots of opportunities as a St. Pius parent! You are invited to assist with and read in your child’s classroom, assist with hot lunches, help in the library, supervise during recess times, accompany children on field trips, and participate in our school activities. Parents are also invited to join the Parent Standing Committee to deepen their relationship with our community and take a more active role in contributing to the wonderful sense of belonging our school has become known for.

Parents whose children are returning to St. Pius X are to attend a mandatory Annual General Meeting held in March in the school gym at which time the access code(s) for re-registration are distributed for the upcoming school year.

Kindergarten and prospective new parents for all grades are asked to contact the school office for further information.

Application Form here

For a comprehensive overview of our school’s policies, please download our parent manual for more information.

DOWNLOAD PARENT MANUAL

The Parent Standing Committee (P.S.C.) is a committee composed of parents, welcomed by the pastor, the education committee and the school principal, who are capable, willing and available to serve in an auxiliary capacity to the school.

The P.S.C. provides a variety of opportunities for parents to further develop a partnership with the school community, to meet other parents, and to share in the responsibility for our cocurricular, extracurricular and social functions for success. Meetings are held once a month on Wednesday.

The committee is responsible for, among other things:

  • the scheduling of yard duty and work activity volunteers;
  • the recruitment and scheduling of concessionaires for sports tournaments, as well as the purchase of supplies;
  • organizing the school’s social functions;
  • assisting with fundraising activities;
  • operation of the lost and found; and
  • the annual celebrations of First Holy Communion, Reconciliation, Confirmation and Graduation.

 

St. Pius X School is fortunate not to have mandatory volunteer hours as so many other schools have. It is due to the commitment of the many parents who share their time, talents and resources that this legacy continues.

Testimonials

One of the wonderful benefits the kids and us as parents enjoyed about our years from St. Pius X is the sense of community. All the teachers get to know your child whether they are in their grade or not. Through the encouragement from faculty and staff, both my kids got involved in all extracurricular activities and explored a variety of interests to see if they wanted to continue them later in high school.

We will always look back at those years with such fond memories and great experiences. Absolutely no regrets in that I chose SPX for my kids and my family!

-Lisa Cratchley

FORMS

HOT LUNCH

Our Hot Lunch program is available to students in grades 1-7. A variety of healthy alternatives are offered from our suppliers.

First-time users

Step 1: Register family account (easy, 30 seconds). Click Here to register.

First-time users must create an account. After registering, you will be taken to the My Children page to add children to your family account.

Step 2: Order Lunch!

Click Order Lunch!, select your child’s name, and press the “next” button. You will be shown the available menus (just click “next”). Select lunch items from the menu options for each lunch day (note: if you wish to skip a day, just click “next menu” without adding any food items). At the end of ordering, you can “select another child” and repeat the steps for each of your children.

Step 3: Payment

Send your total payment in the form of a cheque made out to St. Pius X Fundraising.

Please note your order number on the cheque.

Step 4: Volunteer

If you’re interested in helping out at one or more of the lunch days please contact school office.

You can log in to your account at anytime here.

If you have ordered through “Munch-a-lunch” in the past, please ensure your child’s grade is updated.

Simply click Account Balance to view your child’s orders, reprint your receipt, or view any outstanding balance.

UNIFORM

Students attending St. Pius X Elementary School are expected and required to wear the school uniform to school, while at school and when going home from school each day. Cleanliness and proper dress are important in setting the pattern of school and social conduct, thereby fostering an environment conducive to learning and respectful behaviour. School uniforms are provided by our uniform supplier, Cambridge and Company, and are to be purchased at the store or through used uniform sales conducted periodically at the school. Non-uniform days are held monthly throughout the school year, usually as fundraisers for various charities. Girls and boys can wear an optional Spring uniform in the months from May to October.

Dark green v-neck St. Pius X sweater

White oxford cloth monogrammed shirt

St. Pius X plaid kilt

Navy blue knee high socks

Black dress shoes

St. Pius X Grey Polo Shirt with monogram

St. Pius Blue Skort

Blue Socks

Black Shoes

Dark green v-neck St. Pius X sweater

White oxford cloth monogrammed shirt

Navy blue dress pants

Navy blue dress socks

Black dress shoes

St. Pius X Grey Polo Shirt with monogram

St. Pius Blue Short

Blue Socks

Black Shoes

Grey St. Pius X t-shirt


Navy blue St. Pius X shorts


White athletic sport socks


Running shoes (non-marking soles)


Dark green St. Pius X gym bag

Cambridge and Company

#112-2455 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver, BC 604.924.906

https://www.cambridgeuniforms.com/

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