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Helping Hands: 168,696 Meals Packaged

A sincere thanks to our Helping Hands Ministry Team, and especially to all the meal packing volunteers and workers who came together on Saturday, March 17, 2018 to share their time and talent in support of our eighth Espiritu Santo Helping Hands meal packaging. Together, in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Rise Against Hunger, we were able to package another 20,088 Fortified Rice-Soy Meals to be shipped to Burkina Faso, in Africa.
Your involvement in this Ministry helped feed our poor neighbors overseas and participated in helping to reduce global poverty. And the Good News is that over the past decade, the number of hungry people around the world has declined by more than 100 million.
In addition, your efforts also support CRS programs that assist people in Burkina Faso to develop skills so they can become economically independent. Those receiving the meals we packaged will learn new ways to earn an income through basic skills taught by CRS, such as how to grow a garden, make clothing or raise poultry.
The success of this Helping Hands ministry depends on committed volunteers, dedicated to living out the gospel message of feeding the poor and hungry. However, funding for this ministry is completely from donations, which are tax deductible.
Thanks again to all our generous benefactors and committed volunteers. Please pray that this outreach ministry will continue to bear much fruit in helping to build God’s Kingdom. And may our welcoming community of Espiritu Santo Church and School always be a true blessing to those in need.
If you are interested in helping this ministry donations may be made by clicking here.

Student Council Sports Supplies Drive For Replay Tampa Bay

Deadline April 30, 2018
Student Council is hosting a sports supplies drive until April 30 for Replay Tampa Bay. The sports supplies donated will be given to local kids in need around Tampa Bay who do not own any sports supplies.
  • Any old or used sport supplies may be donated
  • Please wash and put all sports supplies in bags before dropping supplies off in front of the Media Center
Thank you for your consideration in helping this wonderful cause.
About Replay Tampa Bay: Unveiled in 2011, Replay Tampa Bay is an annual sporting goods drive that collects new and gently used sporting goods in an effort to keep kids active and “in the game”. Thanks to the partnership and teamwork between the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, Elder Automotive, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Lightning, over 2300 items have been collected and distributed to local kids in need since 2011. Previously, Metropolitan Ministries, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Charities, Pinellas Sheriff’s Police Athletic League, Rich Houses and the Family Enrichment Center have been the selected recipients, and in-turn, hosted distribution events on their respective campuses. In March 2014 Replay Tampa Bay officially became a year-round donation program.

Math Bowl

ESCS Students Excel In Competition
On Tuesday, ESCS hosted 120 students, their parents and teachers for ESCS’ first inter-diocesan math bowl. We greatly appreciate all of the volunteers who helped to ensure the event was a tremendous success. We are proud to announce that ESCS’ Fourth Grade Team placed first overall for all fourth grade teams in the competition.

Cracker Country

Second Grade Travels Back In Time
Last week, second grade visited Cracker Country at the Florida State Fairgrounds. They spent the morning immersed in a rural Florida community of the past and learned how a late 19th century rural family survived. They tried their hands at farm and household chores, explored community buildings and learned the skills of Florida’s pioneers. Children explored the differences and similarities between their lives and those of children in 1898. Everyone had a wonderful time.

Luck Of The Draw Winners

Monday: March 5, 2018
$50 : Michelle Thorpe
$100 : Linda Ballantyne
$500 : Mark Kapinos
Tuesday: March 6, 2018
$50 : The Wojdan Family
$100 : Cindy Agin
$500 : Cindy Agin
Wednesday: March 7, 2018 
$50 : Maryclare Nestor
$100 : The Curry Family
$500 : The Cortes Family
Monday: March 12, 2018
$50 : Justine Mullaney
$100 : Alicia Thacker
$500 : Cindy Agin
Tuesday: March 13, 2018
$50 : The Bravo Family
$100 : Patrick Rollo
$500 : Juan Maneiro
Wednesday: March 14, 2018 
$50 : Valentina Salazar
$100 : The Swantek Family
$500 : Lisa Wannemacher
Thursday: March 15, 2018 
$50 : Jade Martin
$100 : Erika Williner
$500 : Bob Dunn
Monday: March 19, 2018
$50: The Cortes Family
$100: Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Smith
$500: John Clarke
Tuesday: March 20, 2018
$50: Lisa Lense
$100: Todd Reese
$500: Stephanie Astrab
Wednesday: March 21, 2018 
$50: Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Harper
$100: The Bolton Family
$500: Jamie Harden
Monday: March 26, 2018
$50: Christina Morgan
$100: Stephanie Hoffman
$500: Craig Lawrence
Tuesday: March 27, 2018
$50: Susan Caron
$100: Grainne Toliver
$500: The Cortes Family
Wednesday: March 28, 2018 
$50: Mary Jo and Paul Arnold
$100: Catalina Camacho
$500: Michelle Thorpe

Battle of the Books: Students Grades 3 – 8

Battle of the Books is almost here and participants must finish reading at least 10 Sunshine State reader books for their grade level and take an AR test on those books by March 31 in order to qualify for the competition. Winners receive a Barnes & Noble gift card.

ESCS Becomes Kindness Certified

Thank you for everyone’s participation in The Great Kindness Challenge during Kindness Week. Espiritu Santo Catholic School has received the distinction of being recognized as a “Kindness Certified School”. We are very proud of our kind students

American Heart Association: Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart

During the month of January our students have been participating in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart Campaign. As a student body we raised over $7,000 for this amazing cause.

During PE classes the students have played basketball games, had shooting and jump rope competitions, used pogo sticks and mini trampolines, practiced with short and long ropes, practiced jump rope tricks both individually and with a partner, played helicopter and even learned to double-dutch. We learned a lot of information about keeping our hearts healthy by staying away from smoking, limiting sugary drinks and salt in-take, and getting plenty of exercise. In health class, students in grades 5 – 8, learned Hands Only CPR with Nurse Garza and the coaches. We shared stories of people both young and old who have been affected by heart issues.

School Geography Champion

Please join us in congratulating our Seventh grade student who recently competed against a field of fourth through eighth graders in order to become school champion of our recently held National Geographic Society Geography Bee. His victory qualifies him to move on to compete for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion. We wish him the best of luck moving forward!

Father Brad Announces Girls Soccer Game

Father Brad recently had the honor of announcing the Clearwater Central Catholic Girls soccer game with Herman Brames. He is pictured above with Espiritu Santo alumni who are current players on the team.
Pictured: Father Brad, Kendall Liermann, Lily Brames, Alexander Ruel, Gaby Sotomoyer, Ashley Moyer, Laurel Egerter, Maddie Hickey, and Emma Agin. 

(Missing from alumni photo are Logan Deckert and Ellie Simmons)
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