Miscellaneous Information and Reminders 11-6-23
Tues., Nov. 7th - No School for Students (Election Day)
Tues, Nov. 7th - Parent Teacher Conferences
Serra Volleyball in PIAA1st Round Championship Game - Tues., November 7, 2023
Serra volleyball won the WPIAL 1A title on Saturday and will now host their first round PIAA game at Serra on Tuesday Nov 7 against the Cochranton Cardinals at 6:00.
Tickets will NOT be sold at the gate.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the “Purchase Championship Tickets” located on the main page of the PIAA website at www.piaa.org. The direct link is: https://www.piaa.org/sports/tickets.aspx?from=hellobar
Come out and support the Lady Eagles. Let’s show them what it is to be an “eagle”!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PIAA VOLLEYBALL GAME - TUES., NOVEMBER 7TH
PIAA VOLLEYBALL GAME - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023
Please email Amy Sullivan ASAP at [email protected]
We are in need of volunteers for the following:
(3) Concession Stand
Please plan to report to the Main Lobby no later than 5:00.
Thanksgiving Food Drive - November 6-10, 2023
The Black Student Union will be hosting a Thanksgiving food drive the week of November 6-10. Non-perishable items such as boxed mashed potatoes, stove top stuffing mix, corn bread mix, gravy, or canned corn, cranberry sauce, yams, or green beans will be accepted. Donations can be dropped off in the main lobby. Gift cards to Giant Eagle will also be accepted and can be dropped off in the main office or to Mrs. Fox.
Eagles Flight Night - Last Chance to Grab Your Tickets!
We have a new and exciting event planned for November 11, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. Eagles Flight Night is an upscale cash-bash/raffle style event. We need your help to make this event a success for our school community.
Tickets are $45 and include deluxe hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, silent auction, basket raffle, 50/50, and cash prizes every 4 minutes leading up to our grand prize drawing of $2,500.
If you can’t attend the event in person but would like your chance at the cash prizes, you can purchase a $25 “raffle only” ticket.
You can find more information and purchase event tickets at www.serrahs.org/eaglesflightnight
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
The BAND is looking for ALUMNI! Calling all BAND and GUARD alumni! Join us for the IRWIN LIGHT UP NIGHT PARADE on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16th! Please email [email protected] or complete this form https://forms.gle/4W4jvsMr4BAS7rdZA
2023 Semi-formal Dance Sign-up Ends Friday, November 10
The 2023 semi-formal dance will be held on Saturday, December 16, at the Antonelli Event Center in Irwin. The cost is $50 per person and $100 per couple.
All financial obligations must be current prior to the dance. If your student is bringing a current Serra student as their guest, this applies to both individuals.
The sign-up period will end on Friday, November 10, at 10:00 pm. ONLY ONE PERSON PER COUPLE NEEDS TO SIGN UP. After the student signs up, they will either be called down to the main office or emailed to receive their paperwork.
ALL paperwork and money are due to Mrs. Sullivan in the main office by Friday, November 17.
Please contact Mrs. Gigliotti ([email protected]) with any questions.
Norwin Formalwear Consignment Sale (affordable and high quality dresses, shoes, and accessories)
Middle States - Parent Survey
Our high school, like all high schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, is accredited by the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools. There are many reasons we are accredited by this organization. Primarily, it provides organization to our school improvement efforts and direction on possible areas of improvement. Furthermore, it engages our school’s various stakeholders in the process – everyone from students, parents, faculty, staff, and board members, should be involved. Finally, at the end of the process, a culture for continuous school improvement will be realized.
Our last Middle States accreditation occurred in 2017 and contributed to a wealth of school improvement projects over the past five years. It is now time to engage in the Middle States accreditation process again.
The first step in the process is to collect data from all of our constituents. The protocol we will be following is called “Excellence by Design.” This system will allow us to effectively use the data we collect from our surveys and implement it into our action plan which will be carefully evaluated by the Middle States Association.
Please click on the link below to participate in the survey.
We ask that you please complete the survey by Friday, November 10, 2023
We appreciate your time and contribution to this process.
Winter Sports Physicals
To the Parents of basketball, swimming, and bowling athletes:
All needed paperwork is attached to this email and also available and fully explained at:
There are 4 options to complete your paperwork:
- If you have not played a sport at Serra yet this school year, please go to the tab that says "full physical" in its title. Your physical has to have been done after June 1, 2023 to work for this school year.
- If you have just played soccer, football, volleyball, golf, cross country, or cheerleading and were not injured, go to the "parent-guardian recertification form" tab.No medical provider signature is needed....just a parent/guardian and a student signature.
- If you played something this fall and were unfortunately sick or injured, go to the medical provider re-certification form. The medical provider that took care of you has to fill this out.(If you were injured and returned to your fall sport as per doctor's orders, then you need the "parent-guardian re-certification form" for winter.)
- Also, if your winter sports physical was performed / re-certified / paperwork filled out earlier than mid October 2023, please also turn in a current "parent-guardian re-certification form." This is for your family to state that your student has been healthy since their last physical done between June 1, 2023 and mid Oct 2023.
Concussion testing dates for freshmen, junior, and new basketball players will be on Tuesday Nov 21, 2023.
You cannot participate as of Friday November 17 without a fully filled out, valid physical or proper re-certification papers.
Please email any questions to [email protected].
Sarris Online Christmas Candy Sale
Christmas is right around the corner. Why not give a gift of Sarris Chocolates by participating in the Online Only Sarris Candy Fundraiser. Please see the attached flier with more details. Orders can be placed until December 15th. There are also flyers in the main office if your student would like to pick one up.
For more information click here view the catalog.
The Serra Band is hosting a VIRTUAL 50/50! Please consider supporting our amazing band and walk away with some extra cash for this holiday season! Use this link to buy entries https://go.rallyup.com/serramarchingband
2023-24 Course Registration Fee
Please don't forget to send in your $100 course registration fee, as there are still a number of families who need to do so. We ask that all course registration fees be paid by December 19th. You may pay your course registration fee by check, made payable to Serra Catholic High School, or by cash. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Cassie Fedor at [email protected].
*Freshman families please note - this fee is only for sophomore, junior, and senior families.
WINTER ATHLETIC SPORTS FEE
To continue our tradition of excellence in athletics, we require all families of student athletes to pay an athletic fee based on how many sports are played, according to the following schedule:
One Sport: $100.00
Two Sports: $125.00
Three Sports: $150.00
Please note that this is a mandatory school fee and is in addition to any team’s booster club’s activity fee. Please submit your payment to the main office by Friday, March 1st. Please indicate on the envelope your child’s name, grade, and the sport(s) they are participating in. If you have already paid for your fall sport, you only need to pay for your winter sport. If you have yet to pay your fall sports fee, we ask that you please pay it at this time. If you have already paid this fee for the year, thank you very much and you may disregard this message. If you have any questions concerning your child’s sports fee, please contact Ms. Cassie Fedor at [email protected].