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"Me & My Guy"Father-Daughter Dance
Join us for a night of dancing, music and memories!
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7:00-10:00pm
For DeSales girls in grades K - 8 and their dad, step-dad, grandad or other special guy!
Dressy attire encouraged!
$25 per family
Ticket order form can be found here.
Challenge for Charity
A Fun Family Event to Support the 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal!
Monday, April 28th in the DeSales Gym
Teachers vs. the 8th Graders in Basketball AND Volleyball!
Come out and root for your favorite team!!
Concession Stand with Snacks and Drinks! 50 /50 Split !
Half Court Shot Challenge between games!
PreSale tickets only $2 per person, or a Maximum of $10 per family. Order tickets by April 25th
Admission is $3 at the Door.
Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ
Monday, April 28th
3:00pm - 6:00pm
$10 per dinner - 1/2 Chicken, Salads, Roll & butter
Pre-Sale tickets available. Click here to print an order form.
Proceeds support our DeSales Home School Association!
New this year…Eat in or Take out! After dinner - join us in the gym for the Challenge for Charity!!
Watch as the Faculty and Staff take on our 8th graders in basketball & volleyball to support the 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal
Race for Fitness
Ready, Set, Let's Get Fit!
Spring is here and that means it's time to break out the running gear and join us at the
6th Annual DeSales Race for Fitness!
The Race / Walk will be held at DeSales on Saturday, May 10th beginning at 8AM
Fun for everyone in the family - hope to see you there!
More information and a registration form can be found here or you may register online at Score-This.com
Missed our Annual Open House?
No problem! Call us today to schedule a personal tour.
Meet our teachers, see the classrooms and get answers to all your enrollment questions!
Start something great for your student at DeSales! You DO have a choice for your child's education.
Contact Admissions Director Ellen Roth with any questions (716) 433-6422 x407
Prospective parents can also find information by visiting the New Students page of our website,
including 2014-2015 Tuition Rates and financial assistance applications.
Help Earn Easy Money for DeSales
For the second year we have partnered with Schoolstore.net, an online shopping mall with over 400 merchants including Sears, Target, iTunes, WalMart,
Disney Store, Family Book Store and many more. When your family and friends make everyday purchases from their favorite merchants, DeSales earns money! Please visit here to learn more about how you can support DeSales and earn a great prize for your child, just for helping to spread the word about SchoolStore!
CAFETERIA HELP WANTED
We are seeking an adult to work in our school cafeteria as a Substitute Lunch Cook. Help is needed on an occasional basis school days from 9am - 1pm. This is a paid position. If you are interested please contact Mr. Will Baronich in the Cafeteria at 433-6422 x409. We are also looking for substitute Lunch Monitor. If you are interested in the Monitor position please contact Mrs.Granchelli in the Main Office at 433-6422.
DeSales Celebrates Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
“Enshrining Our Past, Ensuring Our Future."
DeSales Catholic School honored five graduates of DeSales High School with induction into the school's Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame on October 10, 2013. This recognition was created to annually honor outstanding graduates of the Catholic schools in Lockport, living or deceased, who have achieved distinction in their lives and careers after graduation. Hall of Fame inductees embody the teachings of the school's patron, St. Francis de Sales, as they excel in their professional, volunteer and family lives. Bearing the motto "Enshrining Our Past, Ensuring Our Future," induction into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame serves as the highest honor bestowed by DeSales Catholic School.
2013 DeSales Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees
- John Beilein '71 - Men's Basketball Coach at U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
- Paul F. Cole '57 - Retired Teacher and Labor Leader, Loudonville, NY
- Rev. Joseph C. Dumphrey OSFS '53 - Parochial Vicar, St. John the Baptist, Lockport NY
- H. Margaret Stephanski-Argentine PhD, RN, CNE '63 - Nurse, Educator and Community Health Advisor, Oneida, NY
- Rev. David M. Whalen OSFS '61 - Pastor, St. Pius X, Toledo OH
To suggest a graduate for the DeSales Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, please submit a nomination form.
You no longer have to wait until report card time to see how your Middle School Student is doing! The parent portal by eschool gives parents and opportunity to check their students' progress anytime!
Teachers record student progress daily including quiz grades, test scores and homework.
Directions on how to access and use the portal can be found by clicking here. If you forget your user id or password, please contact the DeSales Technology Integration Specialist, Mr. Montoro.
Support DeSales While You Do Your Shopping!
SCRIP CERTIFICATES MAKE GREAT GIFTS!!! USE THEM FOR YOUR OWN PURCHASES, TOO!!
When you purchase Scrip, you’re purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used like cash. Scrip is purchased at face value and each retailer gives DeSales a rebate, anywhere from 2% to 25% of the face value of the certificate.
Click here to visit our Home School page for a printable version of the order form.
Protecting God's Children Workshop
The Diocese of Buffalo requires that all parents and adults who work or volunteer at DeSales must attend educational workshops to learn the methods of recognizing, reporting, and preventing sexual misconduct involving children and others. Visit VirtusOnline to register and find a list of workshops being held within our diocese.
DeSales Library Catalog Available Online
Families now have access to the DeSales school library online, through iPAC - internet Public Access Catalog. Thanks to a grant from a generous supporter, our library's card catalog was computerized in 2008, and all lending materials are now checked in and out using a bar code scanner.
This online catalog allows users to search our library’s holdings in a variety of ways:
allows you to search using keyword, subject, title, author and several additional options including “sounds like.”This is a phonetic search tool which is helpful with hard to spell search terms and for children that are learning to spell.
Easy Search allows you to explore the library using the methods similar to popular search engines.
Advanced Search options are also available.
Once a desired item is located, details regarding the book, including its availability in the library, can be displayed.
Students can use the web-based catalog to conduct research at home and create a “bookbag”of desired items. The bookbag’s contents can be printed and brought to the library to help locate items much more quickly. Parents can also search the catalog with their children at home, to help select materials to borrow on Library Day. Click here to access the online card catalog.
strong enrollment at DeSales prompted a major renovation
and expansion effort at our school beginning in 2005. Click
here for more detailed information about our Classroom
and Chapel Expansion project. DeSales is grateful
to Bob Burke and Kevin McKenna
at RB Mac Construction, and Matt McIntyre of
Oakhurst Development for their skill and hard work. The
project wrapped up in the summer of 2007 with the completion
of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Chapel and the three bonus
classrooms on the ground floor. Bishop Kmiec joined our
students for a mass of dedication on October 3, 2007.
You can click
here to see photos from this celebration. Thank
you to all those who generously supported our capital
New York State Catholic Bishops have formed a statewide
Catholic Advocacy Network of concerned Catholics who
want to put their faith into action. Together, we can
speak out in support of the poor and vulnerable, the
sick and elderly, the unborn, children and families.
DeSales encourages you to join this network. There is
no cost. The easiest way to join is to go to www.nyscatholic.org to
sign up. Or you can send your name, address, phone number
and email address to Catholic Advocacy Network, New York
State Catholic Conference, 465 State Street, Albany,
NY 12203-1004. Be sure to mention you are from the Diocese