This week's prayer was shared by Theresa Marquart, Manager of Parent Relations, Special Events and Planned Giving, entitled "Memorare":
Remember, O gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us.
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Updated COVID-19 Sanitary Measures
Pima County Health Department (PCHD) has released updated COVID-19 Sanitary Measures. Salpointe continues to follow CDC, AZDHS and PCHD recommendations. The updates can be viewed here.
Salpointe Catholic Sports Hall of Fame
Nominate a worthy Lancer to be inducted in the next Salpointe Catholic Sports Hall of Fame by contacting Jen Harris at email@example.com! The next induction is scheduled for Fall 2022.
Outstanding American History Teacher
Mr. Garwacki won the Arizona State Outstanding American History Teacher contest. He had previously been selected as the Tucson Chapter nominee before moving on to the state competition. The award is given by the Daughters of the American Revolution Historian General. Congratulations!
Therapy Dog on Campus
Lola the therapy dog will be back on campus on Friday, February 18 during both lunches outside at the counselors' table. Please stop by and say hello if you have time. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Markle in Student Services.
Honor Roll Recipients
Congratulations to our Honor Roll recipients for the Fall Semester of 2021! View students at the links below:
Students were honored at the 2022 Catholic Schools Week Award Ceremony and Breakfast last week. View the list of students who received awards here.
Salpointe Kino Teens
This Saturday, February 12, Salpointe Kino Teens will host Kino teens from across the state for the annual "Walking in Mercy" Summit. Kino Teens are high school affiliates of the Kino Border Initiative, the Jesuit-sponsored binational organization dedicated to serving and advocating for migrants, refugees and displaced peoples. The day will include workshops, education and a celebration of the Eucharist. Salpointe students will provide hospitality for fellow students from Brophy Prep, St. Augustine High School and Lourdes Catholic.
Information Session for EF travel opportunity to Costa Rica
A trip to Costa Rica is being planned with Salpointe's educational travel partner EF Tours for Spring Break 2023. When students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves and grow their confidence.
We will be having an information session in Foundation Hall onWednesday, February 16, at 6 pm.
At the information session learn how this opportunity will benefit your child, what we’ll see and do on our trip, everything that’s included in this experience, how we’re keeping the trip safe and affordable and how to enroll (before it fills up!) during EF’s risk-free enrollment period. Please be sure to register for this info session to be considered for this opportunity.
Registration for the info session is mandatory and a parent or guardian must attend. (Can’t make it? Choose “No, but send info” so you don’t miss out.) Register here: https://bit.ly/3AdAle8
Summer School 2022
You can now register for summer school at Salpointe by going to the Summer School Resource Board found on the "Resources" tab in MyPointe. Please complete the registration form. You will receive a detailed email once the registration is received.
Summer School Session 1 starts on Monday, May 23, 2022 and ends on Thursday, June 9, 2022. There is no school on Fridays and no school on Monday, May 30, 2022.
Summer School Session 2 starts on Monday, June 13, 2022 and ends on Thursday, June 30, 2022. There is no school on Fridays and no school on Monday, June 20, 2022.
In order to take the AP Exam(s) in May, there is a College Board fee of $96 (per exam).
Salpointe uses Total Registration to collect AP testing fees. Please use the link (Total Registration) to make payments. Parents/Guardians, make sure to have your student with you since they will need to complete registration information about his/her AP subjects, teachers and class periods.
The deadline for making payments without incurring a late fee is
The Liturgy Team is selling candy to raise money for their projects. You can contribute to their efforts by donating here: Amazon Wish List. If you don't see something on the list but would like to purchase it, please send the information to Fr. Manu!
The commentary topic on Wednesday was kindness. Stella talked about the discovery that it takes people about 21 days to get used to change. That same 21 days applies to forming positive habits (Kindness Takes Practice). On Thursday, Omar gave a gardening example about the quality of roses being based on the preparation of soil. Our ability to grow is dependent on being receptive to positive ideas and influences (Preparing for Growth). Follow the links to read the full commentaries!
Freshmen & Sophomores: We had a great discussion in our college planning meeting for Freshmen, Sophomores & parents this past weekend. If you missed it, you are invited to view the presentation here.
Juniors: Students who are considering applying to colleges out of state are encouraged to register to attend an upcoming Get Out of Town Workshop. There are two dates in March available. We’ll discuss the timeline and application process for attending out of state colleges. One parent should attend with their student.
QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program: The 2022 QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program for high school juniors is open. QuestBridge is a nationally recognized nonprofit that equips academically outstanding, low-income students with the tools to gain admission and full four-year scholarships to over 45 top colleges. The deadline for students to apply is March 24, 2022.
Seniors: Many students are concerned about paying for college. Here is a guide on financial aid and scholarships. Congratulations to our seniors who continue to hear about college acceptances! Please send a copy of your college acceptances, denials, deferrals and academic scholarships to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Wrestling Sectionals
Emily Hibner and Arianne Gomez participated in Girls Wrestling Sectionals this past Saturday. Emily Hibner placed 3rd while Arianne placed 4th. Great job, Lady Lancers!
Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) - Referral Program Empower your family to meet your tuition needs with the CTSO Referral Program. Join us for a ZOOM presentation on Wednesday, February 23 at 6 pm. Julieta Gonzalez, CTSO's Scholarship Manager, will give the presentation. Learn about this great opportunity and get answers to your Referral Program questions. Open to current and incoming families. You can join the ZOOM presentation via the below link:
Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) 22/23 School year -The FAIR application for the 22/23 school year is now open. Please be sure to apply at www.fairapp.com using Salpointe's School Code: 800 and School Password: ctso800. The deadline to apply for the 22/23 school year is April 15. Please note: a new application must be submitted each school year. Although applications are submitted through FAIR, all funds come from Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO).
Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO)
CTSO also accepts Arizona tax credit donations for Salpointe students through their referral program. In order for your student to receive CTSO Referral Funds, you must create a profile at https://referral.ctso-tucson.org/login and obtain an "RP #." Once you have your RP #, you can then provide it to potential donors. Donors must provide your RP # and school name to CTSO when donating. For families already registered, please be sure to submit new information and/or appropriate documents to CTSO each school year.
Institute for Better Education (IBE)
IBE not only offers financial need-based awards, they also accept Arizona tax credit recommendations for Salpointe students. Please apply at ibescholarships.org. A new application must be completed each school year.
Arizona Tuition Connection (ATC)
ATC accepts Arizona tax credit donations for Salpointe students. ATC also provides financial need-based awards throughout the school year. Please apply at www.arizonatuitionconnection.com. A new application must be completed each school year.
Arizona Leadership Foundation (ALF) - Please visit the ALF website at arizonaleader.org to review eligibility requirements. If you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact Theresa Lehrling at email@example.com for details on how to apply. A new application must be completed each school year.
If you have questions regarding Financial Aid or would like more information, please email Salpointe's Financial Aid Manager, Theresa Lehrling, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Valentine's Day Sale will run for 2 days! (February 11 & 14).
Please encourage students to pay and pick up any club polos that have been ordered in a timely fashion. If you have a gift card from last year or older, please be sure to redeem your balance by the end of this month. New gift cards are available and make great gifts! We look forward to serving you.
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