November 9, 2018


Thank you to all of our parents, students, faculty and staff whose efforts contributed to the success of our Cardinal Stritch Open House on Sunday, November 4th.  Your generosity in sharing your donations, time, and energy is what helps to create our Cardinal Family and is greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, November 13th - 2 Hour Delay

Tuesday, November 13th is a 2-hour delay for a Teacher Professional Development. 


TARTA, Oregon and Northwood buses will run at their regular morning route and time. If a bus student arrives to school at the regular scheduled time they will report to a supervised room at no cost.


  • The Cardinal Stritch bus will pick up students 2 hours later than the normal pick up time.
  • Breakfast will be available at 9:40am.
  • The Extended Day Program (EDP) will open at 9 am as it does on weather delay days.

The next scheduled 2-hour delay is Tuesday, December 11, 2018.


After School Tutoring - Grades 1-6

After School Tutoring for grades 1-6 will be canceled on Thursday, November 15 for Parent/Teacher Conferences.

PreK - 4th Grade Spirit Week! - November 12-16, 2018

  • Monday, November 12 - Superhero Day! Dress up as your favorite superhero.  Remember that it is gym day so wear your tennis shoes. Be a hero and send in a donation this week for the Toledo Area Humane Society in honor of Violet's Birthday.
  • Tuesday, November 13 - Team Jersey Day!  Dress in jeans or sweats, and your favorite team jersey from any sports team.
  • Wednesday, November 14 - Career Day!  What do you want to be?  Dress up as something you want to be when you grow up.
  • Thursday, November 15 - Be remarkable, be a Cardinal Day!  Dress up in your favorite Cardinal Stritch wear. Make sure  you have tennis shoes on for gym class.
  • Friday, November 16 - Sleep in Friday!  There is no school (Grades PK-6) because of Parent-Teacher Conferences, so sleep in!

A Servant's Heart is a generous heart!

During the month of November there are several ways to demonstrate the Cardinal Stritch heart of generosity...  Please consider supporting these endeavors:


  • Grades Pre-K - 4:  It's Miss Violet's 5th birthday - November 18, 2018 - In honor of our school therapy dog, Miss Violet, we would once again like to collect donations for TAHS (Toledo Area Humane Society).  Donations of pet food, treats, toys, beds, blankets, etc. would be gladly welcomed during the month of November.  Slightly used items in good shape are also welcomed!  Items may be dropped off in the office or taken to Ms. Pahl in Room 131.  Thank you in advance for helping Violet help others!


  • Grades 5-8: Grades 5-8 will be participating in the PB&J Give Back Challenge the week of November 12-15th.  See the PTA article below for more information.
  • Grades 9-12: November Canned Food Drive to support Helping Hands of St. Louis.  Click on flyer for all the details!

Grades 9-12 - The Writing Lab is now open! 

The Writing Lab is now open!  The Writing Lab is for students 9-12 who need help with any writing assignment for any class.  The trained tutors are the students in the AP English IV class.  They are ready to assist any student with any writing assignment from any class--not just English class.


Students can make appointments through their English teachers or through Mr. Machoukas. 

The Lab is open Monday through Thursday during homeroom and Monday through Wednesday afternoons in Mrs. Shanahan's room.

PK-6 Parent/Teacher Conferences - November 15 & 16

Parent Teacher conferences for students in grades PK-6 will be held o Thursday evening, November 15 and Friday, November 16. No School for PK-6 on Friday November 16th.  

SCRIP Dates for the Holidays...

Please note the following dates for the SCRIP program during the holiday season:

  • No orders taken the week of Thanksgiving (November 19 - 23)
  • The last day to order before Christmas is Monday, December 10
  • SCRIP will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019

Give Back Challenge

Grades 5th - 8th will be participating in a PB&J "Give Back" challenge Monday, November12 through Thursday, November 15th sponsored by the PTA and Student Council.  Donations collected will be given to Food For Though to help feed the homeless.  More details will come home with your student on Friday, November 9th.

Good Advice from our Health Care Provider - Paula Rutkowski

Should your child stay home or should he go to school?  That's the question many parents ask themselves.  If your child is not feeling well here are a few guidelines to help you decide.

  • Runny Nose, Coughing, Congestion:  Keep your child home if he has all of these symptoms, or one of them that is pretty bad; for example, congestion that makes it hard to breathe or causes constant coughing.  If they also have a fever and joint aches, it could be the flu - so staying at home is a must.
  • Sore Throat:  Keep your child home if it really hurts him to swallow, even if there's no fever.  See the doctor, because it could be strep.
  • Earache:  Keep your child home if the pain is severe; if the pain is waking him up at night crying and complaining.  He may need to see a doctor for antibiotics.
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea:  Keep your child home if he has either of these.  This is usually a sign that they are contagious.  They must be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Rash:  Keep your child home if they have an unusual or severe rash.  Many viruses and some bacteria can cause a rash.
  • Fever:  Children must be fever-free 24 hours without medication before returning to school.


Get your child to the doctor for a flu shot, and practice hand-washing at home!

Hand-washing and keeping the hands out of the mouth and nose is the best preventative for spreading germs.


Attention 8th grade parents Important information regarding High School Placement Test.  See flyer.


Congratulations to all of our students who achieved Honors for the First Quarter.  Keep up the good work.


Request from the Finance Office:

Just a reminder that when making an online payment please remember to add "lunch", "EDP", "tuition", etc. or whatever the payment is for with your child's name.  This helps us to know what account to credit.  


Breakfast at Cardinal Stritch

In October we served 434 breakfasts. That means that 434 times last month a student began their day at an advantage by:

  • Reducing their reactions to stress
  • Improving their concentration
  • Improving their diets
  • Improving their test scores

If you haven't tried our breakfast, what are you waiting for?  It's only $1.50 per day, 30¢ for reduced priced students.


Beginning next week we will be implementing a hot option on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


What are YOU waiting for?

Lunch Account Management

Many of our students are running negative on their lunch accounts.

You can check your student's balance on PowerSchool, it is updated daily.  Remember a negative represents monies owed on account.  Our policy is to only allow one charge to be carried on their account.  Once the student has gone beyond this amount they may be refused to purchase anything further.  The options for adding money to your student's lunch are:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student's account, please feel free to contact me (Sally Finger) via email at or by phone at 419-693-0465 ext. 227.

Why do you serve that?

We have guidelines we must follow from the federal government governing how much of each of the five food groups must be offered daily and weekly.  We do offer alternative options for the students if they do not like the hot lunch option.  We are not required to do so and this is not intended to take the place of the offered hot lunch every day as that would put us out of compliance.


Grades 9-12 Fall Sports Awards Ceremony - Sunday, November 11 at 5P

All Fall Athletes Grades 9-12 are expected to be there dressed neatly (no jeans, T-shirts, or sweatshirts).  Cookies, coffee, punch and water will be available.


CYO Basketball 

Please make sure all of your paperwork has been turned in, thank you!


CYO Leadership Awards Presented at the 29th Annual Fall Sports Coaches' Banquet

The CYO Outstanding High School Athlete Award criteria includes: good academic and disciplinary record as well as strong leadership qualities, serve as a strong role model and has participated in the CYO program in his/her high school sport while in grade school.  The following Seniors were presented with awards:

  •  Antony Boraggina, Soccer and Paul Latz, FootballCongratulations!


Adult Contributor Award:

Congratulations to our Cross Country CYO Coach, Caris Dykema for receiving this award.  She was acknowledged for her service, organization, being God-Centered, and encouraging her runners to give his/her personal best!


Fall Volunteer Coach Recognition:

Thank you to all of our Fall Volunteer CYO coaches that gave tirelessly of their time and talents throughout the fall season, without coaches and parental support we cannot offer the sports that we do!  The coaches are as follows:

  • Cross Country:  Caris Dykema, Kathy Wilhelm, Larry Wilhelm, Stephanie Soltes, Maddie Dykema and    Marcos Estrada
  • Volleyball:  Marcie Cover and Melissa Manders
  • Football: Joel Sanchez, Gene Golnick, and Tony Guardiola

Cardinal Basketball Mania

On Wednesday, November 21st the Athletic Department will be hosting Cardinal Basketball Mania in the Cardinal Stritch Gymnasium.  The night is full of events to welcome the new basketball season for all teams throughout the Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy.  The night will get started with an Alumni Basketball Game featuring some of Cardinal Stritch's former male and female players.  Then all Stritch CYO Basketball Teams, Middle School Teams and High School Teams will be introduced.  The night will conclude with various games with crowd participation.  We look forward to seeing all of you the night of November 21st at Cardinal Basketball Mania!


Late Start Dates - Mark Your Calendar

This year we will have scheduled 2-hour delays because of Teacher Professional Development. 

Please note the following dates on your calendar for the 2-hour delays:

  • Tuesday, November 13
    Tuesday, December 11
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

TARTA, Oregon and Northwood buses will run at their regular morning route and time.  The Cardinal Stritch bus will run on the 2-hour delay. 


After School Tutoring for Grades 1-6 Canceled on November 15th


PK - 6 Parent/Teacher Conferences - November 15 & 16 

No School for grades PK - 6 on Friday, November 16, 2018


All School Thanksgiving Mass - Tuesday, November 20

Join us for our all school Thanksgiving Mass on Tuesday, November 20 beginning at 9:30 am in the gym.

All are welcome!


Thanksgiving Break - No School - November 21, 22 and 23, 2018


Monday, December 3rd - Stritch 8th Grade High School Placement Test

On Monday, December 3, 2018 the 8th grade class will be taking the High School Placement Test in the morning and will have an early release.  See flyer elsewhere in this newsletter.


PK-6 Christmas Concert - December 8, 2018

Please mark your calendars!  2018 Christmas Concert for grades PK-6 is Saturday, December 8th at 12pm in the school gymnasium.  Come and join us for the Christmas Season Celebration!  Doors open at 11:30am.

  • Students will report to their homerooms.
  • Dress code:  Sunday Best/Christmas colors

This event is free and open to the public.


We will need helpers with set up and clean up.  Please email Ms. Mariana Steffan and/or Mr. Tyler Lentz if you are able to help before or after the concert.


HS Students and SOS Hour Opportunities

Don't forget Service Hours are required for graduation.  Freshman need 15 hours, Sophomores need 20, Juniors need 25, and Seniors need 30.  If you have hours completed, but not recorded, please fill a Service Hour form and turn it in to your theology teacher.


If you are in need of service hours there are plenty of opportunities in the community and here at Stritch.  If you are looking for service hours outside of school please call Jen Mumford at 419-779-4849 to help out a local resident board up their house.  For service on campus please contact the Athletic Department to help with concessions for home games.  They are in need of volunteers and there are a lot of hours available!


For SOS Hours: Locations and opportunities to get service hours done.

  • Holidays at the Manor House - This year our annual Holidays at the Manor House will run from December 1-16, with many volunteer shifts still available!  Are you interested in volunteering for the Holidays but don't know where to start? Or do you have a friend or family member that might be interested in volunteering for the Holidays, but wants to learn more?  We'll be holding a special Volunteer Orientation for those interested in learning more about our Holidays volunteer opportunities on November 1st from 5:30pm-6:30pm at Metroparks Hall.  Click HERE to sign up, or email with any questions.
  • Cardinal Stritch:  Many teachers could use volunteers for cleaning, organizing, and other miscellaneous tasks - see Campus Ministry or ask your teacher!
  • Ronald McDonald House: Volunteer anytime doing household chores or cooking meals for the families
  • Little Sisters of the Poor: Volunteer anytime, Bingo nights, spring yard work, visit with the residents, etc.
  • Helping Hands of St. Louis: Cooking and serving meals, sorting and hanging clothing, assisting clients in the food pantry. 


The Senior Project Rough Draft Goal Setting Form with secured Senior Project location is DUE Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 3pm.  Any questions, please contact Mrs. Bihn at or 419-693-0465 ext. 218.



FAFSA Applications are open Monday, October 1, 2018.  Any student attending college must complete a FAFSA Application.  Remember, funds are limited so apply early.  You will use 2017 Income Tax Information.  The FAFSA is free to complete.  The website to fill out the FAFSA is

Here is a website that can offer additional help information:


Any questions, please contact Angie Bihn at or 419-693-0465 ext. 218.

For more college, scholarship, and more information from the College & Career Advising Office, visit my announcements page on our website.  Any questions, please contact Angie Bihn at or 419-693-0465 ext. 218.


Upcoming College Visits

  • Mercy College of Northwest Ohio - Tuesday, November 13 - 11:30 - Media Center

On February 20, 2019, Juniors will be taking the State Funded ACT Test as a possible pathway for Graduation.  Juniors need to report to school at the regular scheduled time, 8:05am.  Students will not be admitted to testing late and there will be no make up testing.  Students will be testing from approximately 8:05am - 12pm.  Students will be dismissed after testing is completed, roughly 12pm.  Students will need to have transportation set up for this early dismissal; the school will not be providing transportation.  Please also send your student with a snack and water; they will have a break during testing.  The school is taking care of all registration materials for the February 20 State Funded ACT test for your junior student.  Please contact Debbie Pultz at or 419-639-0465 ext. 208 or Angie Bihn at or 419-693-0465 ext. 218 with questions.


The University of Toledo will be hosting three different Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Workshops.

    WHEN:  Tuesday, November 27; Wednesday, December 19; Tuesday, January 22 - from 3pm to 7pm 

                  (Students can register for half hour slots.)

    WHERE:  Rocket Hall on UToledo's Main Campus (corner of Dorr Street and Secor Road), Room 1200

    WHO:  For students (and their families) needing assistance submitting the FAFSA. You do not need to be

                enrolling in UT to attend the night.


Student and Parents will:

  • Receive assistance from financial aid professionals with completing the FAFSA.  Students and their parents should bring their 2017 federal tax documents.
  • Learn about the importance of the FAFSA and how completing it may result in assistance to help pay for college.
  • Speak with financial aid professionals about grants, work study, need-based financial aid and educational loans.
  • Have the opportunity to speak with an admission counselor if considering The University of Toledo.


To register, please have your students visit the registration webpage


If students and parents are not able to attend the event but still have questions, please have them contact our Rocket Solution Central at 419-530-8700


Kroger Community Rewards

 **Third Quarter: November 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019  Earnings will be posted by end of February.  


Each quarter earnings will be replaced with the most recent quarter earnings, so you must print off your earnings quarterly and turn them into the Main Office.  If you do not print off your earnings statement within the time period, you will lose those earnings!  It is to your benefit to print and turn in your earnings with the Kroger Community Rewards Earnings Statement found on the school website or at the Main Office preferably within one week of posting.


 Do you need to renew your Kroger Rewards?  Go to to re-enroll.  The school ID is IC227 or enter the school name.

Cardinal Family Service Hours

WINTER Sports Home Games - Sign Up Genius is now live for Boys Basketball Grades 6-12

The winter sports season offers the most opportunities by working at home games - tickets, concessions, scorebook, scoreboard, etc.  To sign up to work the home games, please go to the Sign Up Genius site by following these directions:

  1. Type "Sign Up Genius" in the search bar of your browser
  2. Click on "Find A Sign Up"
  3. Use the email "" address
  4. Click on the Sport icon for the sport that you want to work.


Santa Shop Volunteers

Sign Up Genius is live and ready for Santa Shop volunteers. Click HERE to access Sign Up Genius.


Lunch and Recess Supervision

Help is needed in the lunch room and during recess.  Please contact Mrs. Jean Badik at or 419-693-0465 ext, 204


Please feel free to call on me at any time if you need assistance regarding the Cardinal Family Service Hours - Mrs. Jean Badik (419-693-0465 ext 204) or email:


For a COMPLETE list of events visit and click on "Calendar".

November 2018


11   Robotics Competition Game Day @BGSU - 8am - 4pm

11   HS Fall Sports Award Ceremony - 5pm

12   HS Quiz Bowl @CCHS - 4pm

13   2-Hour Delay - Teacher In-Service

13   Auditions for musical - 3:15p - 5:15p in SRA

13   Mercy College of Northwest Ohio Visit - 11:30am

14   Seniors:  Rough Draft of the Goal-Setting Form Due

14   HS Mass and Core Value Drawing - 9:40am

14   Auditions for musical - 3:15p - 5:15p in SRA

14   Grades 7 & 8 - Fusion - 3pm

14   Practice HS Placement Test - 7pm

15   Senior Lunch

15   Grades 5-8 Mass - 9:40am

15   Auditions for musical - 3:15p - 5:15p in SRA

16   PreK - 6 Conferences - NO SCHOOL PreK-6

20   All School Thanksgiving Mass - 9:30am

21   No School - Thanksgiving Break

21   Basketball Mania - 5:30pm

22   No School - Thanksgiving Break 

     Happy Thanksgiving!

23   No School - Thanksgiving Break

26   HS Quiz Bowl @Lake - 4pm

26   Music Booster Meeting - 6pm

27   Grades 1-4 Eucharistic Adoration - 2pm

28   HS Eucharistic Adoration - 9:40am

28   Practice High School Placement Test - 7pm

29   Grades 5-8 Adoration - 9:40am

30   Elementary Core Value Jeans Day

30   PreK Field Trip to the Toledo Zoo - 11:15am


December 2018


1    High School Placement Test - 8am

3    Stritch 8th grade High School Placement Test in the morning then early dismissal

4    Junior High Quiz Bowl @St. John's - 9:30am 

6    Cardinals Nest Meeting - 6pm

7    Grade 2 Field Trip to The Nutcracker - 9am

7    PreK Visit to Oregon Library - 9am

7    All School Advent Penance Service

8    High School Placement Make-Up Test - 8am

8    PreK-6 Christmas Concert - 12pm

9    Grades 7-12 Christmas Concert - 2pm

10  HS Quiz Bowl - 4pm

11  2-hour delay for Teacher In-Service

12  Seniors: Final Draft of Goal-Setting Form Due

12  MS Fusion - 3pm

14  All School Mass - Bishop Thomas' Visit - 9:30am

15  PTA Event: Cookies & Canvas (Grades 1-4) - 9am-11am

15  PTA Event:  Cookies & Canvas (Grades 5-8) - 12:30pm-2:30pm

15  HS Winter Dance (after basketball game) - 9:30pm

17  Santa Shop - 8:15a - 2pm

18  2nd Quarter Ends

18  Senior Lunch

18  Grades 1-4 Mass - 8:30a

19  Grades 7-12 Exams - Early Dismissal @1pm

19  Alumni Board Meeting - 6pm

20  Young Alumni Event - 6pm

20  Grades 7-12 Exams - Early Dismissal @ 11am

21  Elementary Core Values Jean Day 

21  Grades 7-12 Exams - Early Dismissal @ 11am

21  PreK - 6 Early Dismissal - 11:30am

24-1/2/19 - Christmas Break - No School




2   No School - Teacher In-Service

2   Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6pm - 9:30pm

3   Quarter 3 Begins

3   Cardinals Nest Meeting - 6pm

3   Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6pm - 9:30pm

4   PreK Visit to Oregon Library - 9am

4   Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6pm - 9:30pm

7   Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6pm - 9:30pm

8   Grades 1-4 Mass - 8:30am

8   Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6pm - 9:30pm

9   HS Mass - 9:40am

9   Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6pm - 9:30pm

10  Grades 5-8 Mass - 9:40am

10  Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6pm - 9:30pm

11  Friday Confessions during Homeroom

11  Winter Sports Pep Rally

11  Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6pm - 9:30pm

14  Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6pm - 9:30pm

15  Cardinal Stritch Blood Drive

15  Grades 1-4 Mass - 8:30am

15  Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6pm - 9:30pm

16  HS Mass - 9:40am

16  MS Fusion - 3pm

16  Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6pm - 9:30pm

17  Grades 5-8 Mass - 9:40am

17-19  March for Life

17  Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6pm - 9:30pm

18  Spring Musical Rehearsal - 6m - 9:30pm






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