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

7th School Begins (8:50am – 11:00 am)

10th First Friday Mass 10:00am 

13th Run-a-Thon Pledge forms out

16th Meet the teacher/Curriculum Night 7:00pm 

26th First Communion

27th-1st Run-a-Thon

30th National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (No School)

*Please note that the above dates are subject to change.

1st First Friday Mass 9:15 am 

6th CISVA Cross Country Championships

8th Thanksgiving Celebration (Gr. 4)

11th Thanksgiving: School Closed

18th Run-a-Thon Pledges Due

22nd Professional Day: School Closed

25th Picture Day

29th Interim Reports Sent Home

*Please note that the above dates are subject to change.

1st All Saints Day Celebration

5th First Friday Mass

10th Remembrance Day Assembly

11th Remembrance Day: School Closed

19th Professional Day: School Closed

21 Christmas Craft Fair

21-26th Book Fair

26th Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:30 am-5:00 pm

*Please note that the above dates are subject to change.

1st Picture Retakes

3rd First Friday Mass

9th Christmas Concert (1:00 pm & 7:00 pm)

10th Pj Day

17th – Jan 3rd Christmas Break: School Closed

*Please note that the above dates are subject to change.

4th School Reopens 8:50am

7th First Friday Mass

12th Open House at SPX 9:00am-2:00pm

17th-21st Primary Speech Arts Festival

20th Ready, Set, Learn: New K Families

28th CSL Reports Sent Home

*Please note that the above dates are subject to change.

 

4th First Friday Mass 9:15 am

16 Variety Show

17th & 18th Catholic Educators Conference: School Closed

21st Family Day: School Closed

23rd Pink Day

*Please note that the above dates are subject to change.

1st Shrove Tuesday

2nd Ash Wednesday

4th Grandparents Mass

9th AGM 7:00 pm

11th Carnaval: Noon Dismissal

14th-25th Spring Break: School Closed

28th School Reopens at 8:50 am

*Please note that the above dates are subject to change.

1st Student Led Conferences 8:30 am- 5:00 pm

8th Class/Panorama Picture Day

15th Good Friday: School Closed

17th Easter Sunday

18th Easter Monday: School Closed

25th-29th Intermediate Speech Arts

*Please note that the above dates are subject to change.

6th First Friday Mass 9:15 am

7th Spring Fair

10th Choral Concert 7:00pm

20th Professional Day: School Closed

23rd Victoria Day: School Closed

24th Band Concert

27th Living Rosary & Volunteer Tea

*Please note that the above dates are subject to change.

1st & 8th CISVA Track and Field Meet

3rd First Friday Mass 9:15 am

10th Professional Day: School Closed

14th Performing Arts Evening 7:00 pm

17th Sports Day: Noon Dismissal 

20th Graduation Mass & Reception

20th Looking Ahead Day

22nd Kindergarten Graduation

28th Last Day of School: Noon Dismissal

*Please note that the above dates are subject to change.

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.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our Open House will look different this year. In the meantime, we are offering a virtual tour. Click here for our virtual tour. 

Application Form here

Please notify the school by 9am if your child will be absent that day.

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    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 K-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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