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Daily Announcements

Watch for a recap of the Daily morning announcements during the school year!

Weekly Parent Connection / Blue Envelope

Week Ending 6/20/14

July 2014


DeSales Golf Tournament

Register now for a great day in support of our dedicated teachers. Our 22nd annual tournament is on Monday, August 4th at the beautiful Town & Country Club of Lockport! Non-Golfers can join us in the evening for cocktails and a delicious dinner!

Be a DeSales Golf Sponsor!

Show your support for Catholic Education, and take advantage of the opportunity to promote your business or organization!

Tournament Day Schedule:  10:30am - Registration begins         11:00am - Cookout Lunch         Noon - Shotgun Start


Summer Notes

DeSales Summer Office Hours

Gym Uniform Orders due by July 25th

DeSales Summer Reading lists for Grades 5 - 8

2014-2015 School Supply Lists:

Kindergarten

Race for Fitness

Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped to make the 6th Annual DeSales Race for Fitness another great success! Our race was helped by beautiful weather on May 10th, and hundreds of runners, walkers and strollers came out to take part in this amazing family-friendly fundraiser!

Check back soon for photos!

We are so grateful to all of our supporters, especially our lead sponsors:

Niagara County Produce      Tops Markets       Summit MSP       Ulrich Signs


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.

The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame is May 31, 2014.


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!

Watch our short video to learn more about DeSales!

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.


Parent Portal

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:

Quick Search 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.


Growing In Faith

The 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 campaign.  


Make Your Voice Heard

The 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 of Buffalo.

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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