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

Parent Resources

Notes from the Principal

Principal Notes – December 5, 2019

Christmas Concert final instructions https://gallery.mailchimp.com/8adfadd602fd1f2feec1796dd/files/fc799203-67ec-41e7-8330-885734dd770b/Final_Christmas_Program_instruction.pdf Pre School Work of Mercy Did you know plastic bags can be crocheted into mats for the...

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Principal Notes – November 22, 2019

Since we won’t have Principal Notes next week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we’d like to share this Thanksgiving Table Prayer… O Gracious God, we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us. Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially...

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Principal Notes – November 15, 2019

Out of District Transportation Reimbursement Since you live outside of the Ames School District, you can file for out-of-district transportation reimbursement.  Please complete the form at the appropriate times and return them to the public school district in which...

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Principal Notes – November 6, 2019

Our Faith School Tuition Organization (STO) What’s this STO all about? It’s about supporting Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Dubuque and making the most out of your charitable contribution. If you file an Iowa income tax return, your contributions to the Our...

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Principal Notes – October 11, 2019

OUR FAITH SCHOOL TUITION ORGANIZATION (STO)  65% Tax Credit Too Good to be True? Not at all. If you file an Iowa Income Tax Return, your contributions to the Our Faith School Tuition Organization (STO) receive a 65% tax credit. That means for every $1000 you donate,...

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Principal Notes – August 23, 2019

PRINCIPAL NOTES – Friday, August 23, 2019 NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL Welcome back to St. Cecilia for the 2019-2020 school year! What a blessing to see everyone this morning excited and ready to begin a new year of growing and learning with our friends. Thank you all for...

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School & Preschool Hours / New Spiritwear

School Hours (K-5) Even though the 2019-2020 school calendar stated differently, our school hours will be the following due to busing (please disregard any other hours sent out previously): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:25 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Wednesday 8:25...

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2019-2020 Parent Welcome

  August 1, 2019 Dear Parents, We are looking forward to the start of the upcoming academic year! You should have received an email from us with important back-to-school information. Please consult that email for any questions you might have regarding the...

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Principal Notes – February 1, 2019

PRINCIPAL NOTES – January 25, 2019 NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL Update on Catholic Schools Week & Snow Days You will have until Monday morning by 9 a.m., February 4th, to bring in all your donations for the daily challenges. These donations are items for the Access...

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Principal Notes – January 11, 2019

PRINCIPAL NOTES – January 11, 2019 NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL Band Band lessons will resume on Friday, January 18, 2019. Hickory Park Community Benefit - January 20, 2019 Hickory Park will donate 20% of dinner sales accumulated by your elementary. Valid for Dining Room...

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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, http://acpc-childcare.org.

Archdiocese of Dubuque Policies
Durham School Services – Bus

Durham School Services/Busing 

New School Year:  If you want your child(ren) to ride the bus to and/or from school, you MUST complete the enclosed form and mail it or take it directly to Durham School Services, 1220 S. Bell Avenue in Ames by August 6, 2018 in order to be considered for busing starting August 23, 2018, the first day of school. Do not return the completed form to St. Cecilia School, it needs to be mailed or taken to Durham School Services. If you have any questions, please contact Durham School Services at #515-233-5421.

Changes During the School Year:  If you need to add or change your busing during the school year, please complete the form below and note/mark the change, then mail it or take it directly to Durham School Services, 1220 S. Bell Avenue in Ames. If you have any questions, please contact Durham School Services at #515-233-5421.

St. Cecilia 2018-19 Durham School Services Info
St. Cecilia 2018-19 Transportation Request Form

 

Family School Association (FSA)

WHAT IS 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.

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE OR GET INVOLVED?

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 stcfsachair@gmail.com or call Sara Leto at (515) 291-1664.

Sara Leto – FSA President

Betsy Pyfferoen – FSA Vice President

Katie Tjaden – FSA Treasurer

Alyssa Spicer – FSA Secretary

Emily Poss – FSA Hospitality/Outreach Coordinator

Financial Aid

Attached is a flyer showing our tuition assistance possibilities:
How to make tuition affordable 01-28-19

FACTS: Complete your yearly tuition application at: online.factsmgt.com/aid
Review the application for the yearly due date and requirements.

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

St Cecilia Local Tuition Scholarship Assistance Form_1920 final

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

 

School Board Policies
School Tuition Organization
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 www.shopwithscrip.com (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 scrip@stceciliaschoolames.org

Click here for order form

Shop with Scrip Instructions

Spirit Wear

Heuss Printing – Logo Uniform Shirts

Heuss Printing, an Ames area business is offering St. Cecilia School polos for students and adults. If you’d like to order, please go to:

http://bit.ly/StCeciliaApparel

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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

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

Technology
Tuition and Fees