Important Information Week of February 27, 2024

Miscellaneous Information and Reminders 2-26-24



Physicals for Baseball – Softball – Track – Due Tues., Feb. 27

Baseball, softball, and track physicals are due today, Tuesday Feb 27.  Please turn them into Ms. DeSalvo or the main office ASAP.  You cannot participate with your team as of March 4th without a complete, valid physical or recertification form.




Financial Aid (FA)


The application is open for the 2024-25 school year and will close on March 15, 2024. The FACTS application is the online tool that is used to apply for financial aid. All families are encouraged to apply for aid. Please note you will not be considered for aid if a FACTS application is not completedYou may access the application online using the link:


Please keep the following things in mind when applying:

  1. A) Families new to FACTS will need to create an account.
  2. B) The cost for the application is $25.00.
  3. C) Make sure toselect the 2024-25school year.
  4. D)You will need to upload your 2023 tax return before March 15th.
  5. E) You should contact Ms. Cassie Fedor, Business Manager ([email protected]) with questions regarding financial aid.


Serra Catholic proudly offers several scholarship opportunities to current students. The deadline for Serra Scholarships is Friday, March 15, 2024. All scholarships must be received in the main office by that date. The following is a list of current scholarships being offered to our students:


  1. Serra Catholic Endowment Scholarship
  2. Serra Catholic Academic Merit Scholarship for Current Students
  3. Serra Catholic Saint Junipero Serra Scholarship
  4. Arnold & Jean Stein Scholarship
  5. Walter & Stefina Ogrodnik Scholarship
  6. The Bruce Michael Guarascio Memorial Scholarship


Criteria and applications can be accessed on our website Once there click on the Admissions Tab, scroll down, click Tuition and Financial Aid, scroll down and to the right click on Scholarships. Click the button for each scholarship you would like to print. Make sure to print a Scholarship Cover page and the Teacher Recommendation page. Please carefully read the directions and criteria for each of the scholarships. Please note that Serra faculty recommendations are submitted online. Contact Mrs. Lyons in the Admissions Office at [email protected] or 412-751-2020 x134 with any questions.



Musical Ads

Do you or one of your family members own a small business? Would you like to help support Serra Catholic’s cast and crew of The Addams Family? You have an opportunity to purchase an ad in our musical program to help promote your business and support our show! Business ads are $50 for small ads, $75 for half page ads, and $150 for full page ads. You can also purchase line patron ads at $5 per line for Gold ads and $10 per line for Ruby ads, and $5 for shout outs.

If you have any questions or would like to purchase an ad you can click here for the form or  contact Ms. Cassie Fedor for more information at [email protected]. All ads are due to the Serra Catholic business office by March 1st. Thank you so much for your support!



SPRING OPEN HOUSE – Wednesday, March 13th                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please invite any friends or family that have students (5th, 6th, 7th and 8th) beginning to think about high school or students considering transferring to Serra to our Spring Open House, Wednesday, March 13th 6:30-8:00 pmFamilies will have the opportunity to discuss curriculum and extracurricular offerings with our administration, faculty, coaches, and students. Tours will be provided. Please contact Mrs. Lyons, Admissions Director at [email protected] with any questions.


PLACEMENT TEST ~ Saturday, March 16th

If you know of an eighth grade student who is planning on attending Serra for the 2024-25 school year, please let the family know that the placement test for incoming freshmen will be held on Saturday, March 16th  from 8:45-Noon.  For more information please contact

Mrs. Lyons, Admissions Director, at 412-751-2020 x134 or [email protected].

Click here to register for the placement test.


Project Prom 2024


Free Prom Dress Opportunities


Over 3,000 FREE PROM GOWNS... plus shoes and accessories!


NEW this year... TWO LOCATIONS over TWO WEEKENDS (See the attached PDF for details.)


Fri Mar 8 & Sat Mar 9 at North Way Sewickley Valley


Th Apr 11 - Sat Apr 13 at Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena\tr


ALL girls are welcome regardless of need! This is just an opportunity to bless everyone!


*** PRO TIP: Dressing Room space is limited... so it is recommended that girls wear leggings and a cami under their clothes so it is easier and quicker to try on dresses!



This is a great opportunity for those who may be in need.  Please know that ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!


A flier is attached below!  Please keep in mind all DRESS CODE before purchasing a dress/suit.


Project Prom Flier


Project Palm Card


Promenade of Gowns

Click on the link below to view the flier for a selection of Prom gowns.  The event is one day only - Mar 10, 2024.


Promenade of Gowns





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].



Serra Cheer Fundraiser:  “Cheering for Sam”

Join us April 7th to Support the Serra Catholic Cheer Squad and enjoy an amazing home cooked meal by our own Ms. Nenita. 


1)     $10 Dinner Ticket: Fried Rice, Noodles, and Chicken Teriyaki 

2)     $ 8 Crab Rangoon Ticket: 1 dozen take home and cook (*not served ready to eat but freeze great)


Last day to purchase tickets is March 23! You can buy tickets a number of ways: 

  1. Buy from a cheerleader at lunch - pay and sign up---- tickets will be delivered the following day (Venmo accepted) 
  2. Buy at the main office - pay and pick up your tickets the same day (Cash or Check only)
  3. Email the head coach Paige Rock at  [email protected] 



Cheering for Sam Flier


Nenita's Food Choices



Side-by-Side Concert!

Attention elementary band students!  Please join the Serra Band for a special one day band clinic and performance at our "Music in Our Schools Concert" on Saturday March 23rd.  To sign up please email [email protected]


Side-By-Side Concert Flier