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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

PowerSchool eRegistration July 13-19, 2019

Please remember to complete your PowerSchool eRegistration anytime on July 13-19, 2019. The letters and information are attached. Thank you. 2019-2020 PowerSchool eRegistration PowerSchool eRegistration Parent Instructions updated 5-29-19 PowerSchool add new student...

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Principal Notes – May 31, 2019

PRINCIPAL NOTES – May 31, 2019 NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL Congratulations to our Fifth Grade Graduates and Honorees Graduates: Ayak Akol, Lily Angus, Mira Atwood-Rosati, Wesley Carl, Michael Cochran, Davis Cowan, Isaac Flory, Sophie Fox, Josey Hill, Christian Humphrey,...

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Principal Notes – May 24, 2019

PRINCIPAL NOTES – May 17, 2019 NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL Spring Concert Thank you to Mrs. Wendt and Mr. Stanley for another great Spring Concert. We appreciate all you do and how our students are showcased in speaking  and singing parts. We are so proud of all of our...

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Principal Notes – May 17, 2019

PRINCIPAL NOTES – May 17, 2019 NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL First Communion Congratulations to our second grade students on their First Communion. What a stepping stone for them in their faith journey. Thank you to all who prepared them for this celebration....

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Principal Notes – May 10, 2019

PRINCIPAL NOTES – May 10, 2019 NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL May Crowning Thank you to our 5th grade representatives; Avery Wirth and Davis Cowan, our 2nd graders, and our staff on a beautiful May Crowning celebration. Field Day Thank You Thank you to Mrs. DuBois, other...

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PRINCIPAL NOTES – April 26, 2019

PRINCIPAL NOTES – April 26, 2019 NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL Dear 2019-2020 Parents, By now, hopefully you’ve read about our new tuition and fee payment program starting for the 2019-2020 school year through FACTS Tuition Management and FACTS Giving. We are enclosing our...

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New Tution Rates for 2019-2020

New School Tuition Rates 2019-2020 Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, St. Cecilia School will be changing tuition to a flat rate. The rate will be $3,000 per student, regardless of in or out of parish status or number of students per family attending 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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Principal Notes – November 16, 2018

PRINCIPAL NOTES – November 16, 2018 NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL Nonpublic Transportation Services Parents that live outside the Ames School District are reminded to turn in your transportation reimbursement request. The reimbursement comes from the resident district and...

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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 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 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.

 

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

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

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Tuition and Fees