This week's prayer was shared by Fr. Manu, O. Carm.:
Dear Lord, be with us each day as we strive to be like you. Help us to be faithful to our commitments in school and at home. We want to respond to the needs of others and to share with them the gifts you entrusted to us, and may everything we do contribute to the building of your kingdom. Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us.
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Congratulations to all of our students who made Honor Roll!
Please join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, February 22 from 5-7 p.m. in Foundation Hall. This is a great opportunity to meet your students’ teachers and discuss your students’ progress this semester. Teachers will be situated in alphabetical order (within departments) around Foundation Hall for you to easily meet with them. Please remember that masks are required on the Salpointe campus while indoors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org! The next induction is scheduled for Fall 2022.
Donate or Sponsor the SCEF Gala
This year's Gala will be held at Cathedral Square on Saturday, April 9!
The Gala Committee is seeking donations for live and silent auctions. If you would like to donate an item, please fill out our Donation Form, then bring the item and form into Advancement Room 606. For sponsorship opportunities please click here.
Costa Rica Spring Break Trip
Enrollment for the 2023 Spring Break trip to Costa Rica is open!
YouCarm Club invites you to help Sister José Women’s Center. Sister José Women’s Center is dedicated to the care and nurture of homeless women. They provide the women of Tucson with access to showers, laundry, meals, clothing and a supportive community so they can create a self-sufficient life and move out of homelessness. You can help them by collecting items such as new socks, deodorant, feminine products and sunscreen. All of these items must be given to Campus Ministry before March 12. Another way to help is by volunteering in person at the center during Spring Break (1050 S Park Ave). For more details, contact Br. Ramon.
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
Friday, March 25. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Hayes (email@example.com / 520-547-4332).
Bl. Titus Brandsma Lectures
The Carmelite Institute is hosting a series of lectures on Bl. Titus Brandsma, a Carmelite whose cause for sainthood has been accepted and is awaiting canonization. These free online lectures are meant to help people learn about Bl. Titus and his process to sainthood. Keep an eye out for future events hosted by the shrine in preparation for welcoming this new Carmelite Saint into our church. Learn more and register for the free lectures here.
Kairos 282: This week Kairos 282 goes out to Triangle Y Ranch for a Thursday-Sunday Kairos experience. Please keep the students and leaders in your prayers.
Walk with Us: This Lenten season Salpointe parents, grandparents, and guardians are invited to join the Carmelites in the Lectio Divina Lent program. Lectio Divina is Latin for "divine reading," "spiritual reading," or "holy reading" and represents a method of prayer and scripture reading intended to promote communion with God and provide special spiritual insights. Join the Carmelites for an hour-long meditation and prepare your heart for the Resurrection of the Lord. Offered Thursdays in March (March 3, 10, 24 and 31) at 7 pm in the library. For more information and a detailed schedule, click here.
On Wednesday, Stella reflected on Valentine's Day and the intent behind giving flowers or cards. She then read what St. Paul had to say about love in his letter to the Corinthians (A Valentine Reflection). On Thursday, Omar continued the focus on love and the challenges Jesus posed to us in his Sermon on the Mount, including loving enemies, reaching out and not expecting anything in return (Love's Ultimate Expression). Follow the links to read the full commentaries!
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.
We are hosting an in-person SAT test-prep workshop for students in partnership with Doorway to College, on Saturday, March 26 from
Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host two-week, in-person camps over the summer that will focus on teaching popular majors like broadcast and digital journalism, sports broadcasting, digital media innovation and social media. Check out the ASU summer programs.
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.
Instrumental Music Program
There are several things cooking over in the Pocono Music Room these days! Four Salpointe musicians were selected to the AMEA Regional Band and Orchestra Festival this weekend (Bryce Rosen ‘24 on bassoon, Scotty Bonser ‘22 on trumpet, Mary Casey ‘22 on clarinet, and Sofia Jimenez Smerz ‘22 on violin). Congratulations to them!
Next week, the Salpointe Lancer Marching Band will appear in the 2022 Tucson Rodeo Parade. Catch it in person or live at 9 am on Thursday, February 24 on KOLD Channel 13. Let’s Go Lancers!
The Maroon & Gold Jazz Band is heading up North to the NAU Jazz Festival over Rodeo Break. They will perform on Saturday next week while also attending clinics and concerts throughout. Wish them good luck and safe travels!
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 p.m. 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.
It's almost Rodeo Week! The Spirit Store will be closed all week, February 21-25. We will reopen February 28 at 7:30 am.
Don't forget to follow the Spirit Store on Instagram for sales, store updates & hours, and more @salpointespiritstore.