Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA

Parent Resources

Notes from the Principal


Principal Notes – April 28, 2017 Notes from the Principal Walkie Talkies Parents we need your help with a small problem. We have a few students that have discovered the frequency we use on the walkie talkies when we dismiss from school. They enjoy talking over the...

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Principal Notes – April 21, 2017

Principal Notes – April 21, 2017 Notes from the Principal Gala News from Mr. Rowlands Hope to see many of you at the Gala next Saturday, April 29th. Thank you to Mary & Mike Cowan, Julie & Jason Crimmins, Amy & Rod Jones, Katie & Greg White and the...

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Principal Notes – April 14, 2017 Faith Sharing for the Week Fifth Grade - Mrs. Fletcher We have adopted Kyle's "Memory Verses" each week, where we try to memorize a verse a week. We go to Chapel on Fridays and write in our Journal to God. (prayers or reflections)...

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Principal Notes – April 7, 2017 Second Semester Public School Bus Reimbursements If you live outside of the Ames School District, you can file for out-of-district transportation reimbursement. Enclosed are the forms for the 2015-16 school year. The second semester...

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Principal Notes – March 24, 2017

Notes from the Principal 2017-2018 St. Cecilia School Enrollment Commitment Form - Please complete by March 31st! We are asking you to complete the 2017-2018 Commitment Form online by March 31st. If you cannot do this online, a paper copy was sent home in your child's...

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Principal Notes – March 9, 2017

Principal Notes – March 9, 2017 Notes from the Principal Spring Break - Friday, March 10 to Friday, March 17 I hope everyone has an enjoyable spring break. It is encouraging that the weather has made a change to Spring and hopefully you are able to enjoy the...

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Principal Notes – March 2, 2017

Principal Notes – March 2, 2017 Notes from the Principal Iowa Growth Charts to the School Web Site The state of Iowa and the Iowa Testing shares with schools each year a growth chart of how students have grown in the past year. This report is based on the group scores...

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Principal Notes – January 13, 2017

Notes from the Principal Student Tuition Organization & FACTS The Our Faith, Our Children, Our Future School Tuition Organization (STO) and St. Cecilia School are pleased to once again provide tuition assistance to qualifying families. The STO program will be...

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Principal Notes – January 6, 2017

Notes from the Principal Thank you for the Christmas Thoughts I want to thank the parents for thinking of the staff and myself at this time of the year. Everyone in the building appreciates all of the gifts and treats during the Christmas Season. I may need not eat...

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Ames Community Preschool Center (Before & After School Care)

St. Cecilia School has partnered with Ames Community Preschool Center (ACPC) to provide before and after school care at St. Cecilia School. If you are interested, please call ACPC at 515-233-2901 or view their website for additional information,

Archdiocese of Dubuque Policies
Durham School Services – Bus

Dear Parents, If you live outside of two miles from our school, you will receive a pick up time and drop off time from Durham School Services before school starts. If you are in need of discretionary busing (i.e. you live within two miles from the school OR your child is being picked up or dropped off at a different location such as childcare), you will need to complete page two of the attachments. Please print off page two, complete it and take it into the Durham School Services office at 2019 East Lincolnway or fax it to #515-233-5479 as soon as possible. If you have any transportation questions, you can contact Durham School Services at #515-233-5424. Thank you.



Family School Association (FSA)



FSA stands for Family School Association. FSA is an association organized by the families and teachers of St. Cecilia Catholic School. The FSA promotes family life in our school through family activities and projects that lead to the educational enhancement of our school. All school families are members of FSA. FSA relies on family dues and the money raised from fundraisers to provide events and other needs for the school. Some of these include: Trunk or Treating, Catholic Schools Week activities, Field Day, 5th grade bibles, books for each student at the book fair, and much more.



All parents are encouraged to attend meetings and share their ideas and find ways to get involved! If you have any questions or want to learn more, email or call Jessica Loecke at (515) 451-8126.

Jessica Loecke – FSA President

Sara Leto – FSA Vice President

Betsy Pyfferoen – FSA Treasurer

Amy Arthur – FSA Secretary

Emily Poss – FSA Hospitality/Outreach Coordinator

Financial Aid

Attached is a flyer showing our tuition assistance possibilities:
St. Cecilia School – Tuition Affordability

The Our Faith, Our Children, Our Future School Tuition Organization (STO) and St. Cecilia School are pleased to once again provide tuition assistance to qualifying families. The STO program will be utilizing FACTS Management in Lincoln, NE to assist in determining the level of assistance to be awarded. FACTS Management has an application that all families need to complete to be considered for assistance. Your personal information will be held in the strictest confidence at all times. There is a $26 non-refundable processing fee for the online application payable to FACTS. If the processing fee is cost prohibitive for your family, please email Mr. Rowlands at The FACTS application needs to be completed no later than March 31st. The application is available online at in both English and Spanish.

In addition to your completed application, you must include a copy of current wage and tax information. See attachment: “Grant & Aid Assessment” for specific requirements. Tax and wage documents can be scanned, faxed, or sent via U.S. mail postmarked no later than March 31st. We urge you to complete the materials early to allow time for notification of any missing/incomplete materials.
To assist you in completing the application, the FACTS call center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. at #1-866-441-4637. The FACTS online application also has a chat feature to assist parents available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. At St. Cecilia School, we are happy to assist you with the application process. A brief video about how to begin the application process can be found below.
2017 FACTS Parent Flyer FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment

Local Tuition Assistance

Once you receive your award letter showing your PSAS assistance, and if this doesn’t meet your financial needs for the school year, you may apply for our Local Tuition Assistance.  Please complete the attached application and return it to the school or parish office.  All information is confidential.
Local Tuition Assistance Form Page One
Local Tuition Assistance Form Page Two

If you have any questions, please contact the school office at #515.232.5290.


Iowa Assessments
Lands’ End Spirit Wear

Lands’ End offers a 16% rebate and once we order a certain amount of clothing, the school also receives cash back.  Lands’ End SCRIP can also be used at Sears and Kmart.  It’s a win-win deal.

Lands End Instructions (scroll down for second page)

Click the logo below to go to the site. 300x73_spirit_wear_wdg

Mass Schedule
School Board Policies
School Tuition Organization (STO)
Scrip Information

What is Scrip? Scrip comes in the form of gift certificates to many local and national businesses. St. Cecilia is able to order the gift certificates at a discount and sell them at face value. This results in a winning situation for all involved as the business and school/faith formation programs both make money.   Tuition Credit The St. Cecilia Board of Education approved that 50% of the scrip profits generated by your family can be designated as you wish (school tuition, faith formation tuition, or tuition assistance).  The other half of the profits are used to support the education programs at St. Cecilia. This is a great way to support the school and faith formation programs and get tuition credit as well.   How to Get Scrip


  1. Place your order online at (see link below if you are registering online for the first time).  You may also complete a paper order form (see link below).
  2. Place order by 9:00 A.M. on any Monday. Certificates will be ready by that Friday.
  3. Tuition credit will automatically accumulate and be credited to the designated account quarterly.

If you have any questions concerning the scrip program, please contact our coordinators at

Click here for order form

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