Important Forms, Documents, and Reminders
Forms and Documents
No Middle School Classes on Monday, January 15
Upper School Service Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observed
Middle School classes will be dismissed on Monday, January 15, in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Upper School students will participate in a Service Day. They are to arrive to school at 10:30 a.m. with a sack lunch before heading out to serve at numerous Dallas charitable organizations. Attached is a permission form that must be signed by a parent allowing them to drive or to ride with another student driver for this event.
All classes will resume their regular schedules on Tuesday, January 16.
January 27 and February 3
Admissions testing for prospective students for the 2018-2019 school year will take place on Saturday, January 27 (incoming Forms I and II) and Saturday, February 3 (incoming Forms III and up) beginning at 8:40 a.m. The deadline for applications is Monday, January 15. There is still time to send prospective families our way!
Upper School Drama Auditions
J. M. Barrie's Mary Rose
Tuesday, January 16 after school
Wednesday, January 17 (callbacks after school)
Calling all performers!!
Cistercian is proud to announce auditions for its Spring Upper School Drama, Mary Rose, by J.M. Barrie.
In Mary Rose, Barrie, best known for Peter Pan, ventures back into the dangerous world of fantasy and is presented through prisms of time covering more than three decades. The story begins just after the war, when a stalwart seaman named Harry returns to the empty house that was once his childhood home where the rooms are stripped bare and the wallpaper peeling. There he revives a painful past. This haunting play, about a sinister Scottish island and a girl who never grows up, is an elegantly plotted ghost story about loss and the mystery of life is comic, eerie and heartbreaking.
General auditions will take place at the Cistercian Theatre on Tuesday, January 16, from 4:15-5:45 p.m. (or later, depending on turnout) and callbacks will be held on Wednesday, January 17, from 4:15-5:45 p.m. No experience or preparation are needed and all Upper School students are invited to attend. Auditions will consist of cold readings from excerpts of the script. Please contact Mr. Magill if you have any questions or have conflicts with the audition days/times.
MUSICIANS ALSO WANTED! Live music for a ghostly play! If you are not an actor but would like to contribute your musical talents, please contact Mr. Magill. It is also possible to do both!
Also, for those interested in the technical theatre side, i.e., set, lights, stage crew, and sound, please attend the beginning of auditions on Wednesday to sign up.
Thursday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
Speech League Reminder
Attention Speech League members!
Mark your calendars and get ready! The final and official Speech League Tournament is next month, Saturday, February 3.
Jim and Lynn Moroney Award Dinner
Saturday, January 20, 7:00 p.m.
We are looking forward to a great night at the upcoming Jim and Lynn Moroney Award Dinner. This year, we will not be naming an alumnus as the Jim and Lynn Moroney Award recipient, but rather Dr. Tom Pruit will receive an Honorary Alumnus Award. This award is presented to the Cistercian faculty member, former student, or friend who "demonstrates outstanding commitment and loyalty to Cistercian." Mr. Peter Saliga will introduce Dr. Pruit.
The Award Dinner will be held at the Tower Club Dallas at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Please note the change of venue this year!
To purchase a reservation for the dinner, please click here.
Notes from the School Nurse
- Parents and guardians should administer medication at home whenever possible. If a student must take medication during school hours, a parent must complete the Medication Permit Form. Please bring the completed form, along with the medication, to Mrs. Nevitt.
- Do not send the medication with your son. Please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook for medication guidelines.
- If your son has been diagnosed with asthma, please bring a copy of a complete Asthma Action Plan from your physician along with his medication and a signed Medication Permit Form to Mrs. Nevitt. (Please note that students may carry their own inhalers for use during school hours if a parent signs the Self-Administration of Asthma Medication Form). If you choose to have your son carry his inhaler, it is requested that an additional inhaler be kept at the nurse's station.
- If your son has been diagnosed with a food or insect allergy, please make sure that you provide the school with a written action plan signed by his physician, along with all appropriate medications and a signed Medication Permit Form. State law allows students to self-carry epinephrine injectors. If a student chooses to self-carry an epinephrine injector, the Self-Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injector Form must be on file with the School. If you choose to have your son self-carry/administer his epinephrine auto-injector, it is required that an additional auto-injector be kept at the Nurse's station. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Nevitt, R.N.
Online Registration for Bus Service Still Available - Sign Up Now!
Families needing bus service for their sons for 2017-2018 can still register online. This is the only way to register, so please do not delay. Initial bus schedules are now posted on the website. The schedule is usually adjusted early in the year as need dictates; we will alert parents of any changes when they happen. If you would like to confirm your bus arrangements, please email Mr. Craig Sklar, Director of Transportation.
Spirit Store News
The Spirit Store is ready for the new school year! Come by and check out the fun Cistercian spirit wear and merchandise.
Show your school pride at tailgate parties and Labor Day picnics with Cistercian insulated, plastic tumblers. They are sold with or without lids. These are great cups that will keep your drink cool and allow you to "go green" in style.
The yard signs are here! The signs are 24 x 18 inches. They are made of aluminum and built to last many years. The school sign is a wonderful reflection of the spirit of Cistercian. The school sign is available in stock at the store. The sports sign can be customized for any sport. Click here for a sports yard sign order form.
The Spirit Store is a fun place to volunteer. You can volunteer as much or as little as your schedule allows. If you would like to be a Spirit Store volunteer, please email Ruthy Lopez and Teresa Huddleston at email@example.com. You will be glad you did and we would really appreciate your time and energy!
Upcoming Spirit Store Hours
Loyalty Programs Benefit Cistercian
Doing any shopping on Amazon? If so, you can help Cistercian at the same time! You shop. Amazon gives.
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice when you shop at AmazonSmile for Cistercian. Same products, prices and service.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know with the added benefit of supporting charitable organizations. You can use your regular Amazon account, and if you bookmark the Amazon Smile page you can easily use it every time you shop with Amazon.
Check out the Loyalty Programs page for many other ways to benefit Cistercian as well. Learn all about the new loyalty card key-ring app for your smartphone! With this app you can save all your loyalty card information, easily and quickly accessed whenever needed. No more fumbling for loyalty cards. To learn more, visit www.keyringapp.com.If you have questions or need more information, please contact Erin Hart.
Meet and Greet for new and existing members at the home of our Irving prayer group hostess, Mirna Hernandez on Wednesday, September 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We welcome all parents, and particularly mothers to attend and find out more details of our rosary and Moms in Prayer weekly meetings in both Dallas and Irving. You will get a chance to meet some of our existing members, and ask questions. Our prayer meetings begin on Tuesday, September 12th at 10:30 a.m. in Dallas, and on Thursday, September 14th at 8:30 a.m. in Irving. Please refer to the Rosary and Moms in Prayer group link in the Friday Notes or on the Cistercian website - Parent Information page for more details. Please email Iona Fernandes if you have any questions, or you need the addresses for the prayer gatherings.
I pray that this message will touch many hearts, and draw many parents to take this opportunity of community prayer for our school and community intentions.
Many thanks for your help and patience.
The Catholic Foundation: Work of Heart Award
Each month, up to twenty $500 awards are granted by the Catholic Foundation to deserving Catholic educators, administrators, and employees. And, over 800 awards have been distributed over the seven years of the program. Please consider submitting a nomination on behalf of a deserving faculty or staff member from Cistercian. Details of the award can be found here.