Trunk N’ Treat

Fall is in the air and that means TRUNK N’ TREAT at Espiritu Santo Catholic School is almost here. On October 27th our school parking lot will transform into a Trick or Treat dream.
We can hardly wait to see all the amazing trunks decorated by our school and parish families – piled high with candy and goodies. Are your costumes ready?  The children will certainly be counting down to this exciting day at our school.
Dismissal will take place at 2:00 p.m. and the event will immediately follow.  The haunted bus, face painting and pumpkin auction will return this year!  We will also have a hay ride, food, music and games.
Please return the below R.S.V.P. form by October 24th and spread the word that we are looking for trunk decorators. Prizes will be awarded.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Courtney Swantek.  Thank you.

2017 Benefit Host Has Been Revealed

This Year’s Benefit Host Has Just Been Revealed

Espiritu Santo Catholic School’s Taste of the Town Benefit on Friday, November 10, 2017 promises to be an amazing evening of great food (provided by many fine restaurants in the region), interesting wine and beer tastings, and an incredible live band. The funds raised from this event will be used to support ESCS’ premier education of students in preschool through eighth grade. ESCS students are known for their academic excellence, visual and performing arts talents, and adherence to the ideals of sportsmanship in all athletic endeavors. Most significantly, ESCS students are taught to utilize their talents to better the lives of others.  ESCS welcomes students from many backgrounds and strives to provide financial aid to families who might not otherwise be able to afford tuition.  Your sponsorship of this event helps make possible the education of tomorrow’s leaders. We greatly appreciate your support.

Wild West Book Fair

Wild West Book Fair
Sunday through Friday: October 1 – 9, 2017
Event is open to the public.
Our team has been hard at work getting everything ready for you, partner. Please stop by and take a look at our amazing Wild West Book Fair during the following dates and times:
Sunday: 9 a.m. – noon
Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday:  7:30 a.m. – 11a.m.

Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind

Registration Deadline September 22, 2017

Students interested in participating in the Odyssey of the Mind competition should complete the attached form and return it to Mrs. Irizarry-Sanchez, fifth grade, by Friday, September 22, 2017.

What is Odyssey of the Mind?

Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) is the largest worldwide creative problem-solving competition for children. The program begins anew with each school year, when five “problems” are delivered to the mailboxes of anxiously waiting, creatively juiced kids. State and country association finals are held in March and April of each year, and the Odyssey of the Mind year culminates with World Finals, where the best of the best match wits, imaginations and personalities to become world champions.

Details regarding the regional program can be found by clicking here.

Details about the national program can be found by clicking here.

Further questions, please contact Mrs. Irizarry-Sanchez by clicking here.

School Closed Thursday, September 7th and Friday, September 8th

Due to the impending effects of Hurricane Irma, Espiritu Santo Catholic School will be closed on Thursday, September 7th and Friday, September 8th. All school-related events including Extended Day, Chess Club, St. Augustine parent meeting, baseball, volleyball and Odyssey practice have been cancelled.
Our prayers are with you and your family for safety and security during the days ahead.
Please be aware that we will follow the direction of Pinellas County Schools regarding the plans for school next week beginning on Monday, September 11th.

Espíritu Santo Wins For A Second Year In A Row

Espíritu Santo Wins For A Second Year In A Row
90.5 Spirit FM’s Summer Reading Program
Congratulations to our student body for their hard work and dedication. Our students placed first among a  field of thirteen local schools in order to win this years’ contest.  We are extremely proud of everyone.

Duke TIP Qualifiers Announced

Congratulations to our 7th grade students who have qualified for this years Duke TIP Program. Duke TIP helps gifted students discover their abilities, explore new academic challenges, and celebrate their accomplishments. This year 58% of the Espiritu Santo seventh grade class qualified for this distinct honor. Each student met one of the following criteria:
  • scoring at or above the 95th percentile on an accepted grade-level national standardized achievement or abilities test
  • scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a state assessment
  • scoring 125 or above (full scale or composite) on an accepted IQ test that is no more than two years old
If you would like further information regarding the Duke TIP program, please click here.