Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship

Knights of Columbus 762 is sponsoring a Free Throw Championship for boys and girls, ages 9-14 on Sunday, January 7 from 3:00-5:00 PM.  This event is free for all participants.  Winners will move on to compete in the regional then state competitions.  

Please return the registration form below to the Short St Campus office.
KofC Free Throw registration form

Out of Uniform Day and Early Dismissal on December 19th

The last day of school before Christmas break will be an Out of Uniform Day for all students.   Students are encouraged to dress in festive, holiday attire (no leggings).  Please note we will have early dismissal on this day as well.  Students in PK3 – 8th grade will dismiss at 11:00 A.M.  Lunch will not be served nor will Aftercare  be available this day.

Coach Ellery Holiday Basketball Camp


Coach Ellery is hosting a Basketball Camp at the Short St Campus Knights of Columbus gym for boys and girls ages 7-11. The camp will be held on December 20, 21, 27, 28 from 12 noon – 4:00 PM.  If attending all four days the cost is $60. If only attending two days the cost is $30.  Participants do not need to students at SPPS to attend.

Please complete the registration form below and return to Coach Ellery.  Please note, this camp is not sponsored by SPPS.  Fees cannot be deducted through FACTS.  

Holiday Basketball Camp Registration 

Knights of Columbus Coat and Blanket Drive


SPPS is proud to partner with the Knights of Columbus for their Annual Coat and Blanket Drive.  Please bring any new or gently used blankets, coats, socks, or gloves to the Short Street Campus now through Friday, January 12. 

Volunteering at SPPS and in the Diocese


This is just a reminder that anyone who wants to work with our students (reading in class, chaperone a field trip, Great Leaps, plays, etc) must be certified as volunteer.  This is a Diocesan requirement and there is a new online process to certify volunteers through CMG Connect. 
Once you submit your volunteer application to our office, you will go online to complete the training and apply for a background check.  It only takes a little more than an hour to complete the online training.  However, it does take a few business days to receive the results of the background check.  For this reason, we ask everyone to let the teacher know know at least 10 days in advance if you think there is any possibility you may want to participate in a field trip or other activity.  This will give you and us time to complete the certification process. Certification is good for five years. 
If you have any questions about whether you are a certified volunteer or about the process, please contact Connie Carr at or 859-2549257.

Volunteer Application

CMG Connect Volunteer Training Module

Kroger Community Rewards

The Kroger Community Rewards program is a great way to support SPPS while you grocery shop.  Every time you scan your Plus card or enter your alternate ID, the school will receive a percentage of your purchase.  Last year we received $5,000 from this program. 

If you have not already registered your Kroger Plus Card, please take a few minutes to do so by going to  Our group number is 11646.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact the office at (859) 254-9257 or




Dear Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and you are ready for a great new year! At SPPS, we take bullying very seriously and I am happy to say that our students are very good about reporting problems they see. However, to be sure we encourage reporting ongoing bullying issues, we will be using a new online reporting system called Sprigeo. Students will be able to report incidents online from their phone, computer, tablet, etc. This system includes a parent education module that I think would be very helpful in determining the difference between bad behavior and bullying behavior. Please take some time to review the module and talk with your children about the system and how it should be used appropriately. A link to the reporting side of the system will be posted on the SPPS website and the parent information can be viewed here:  

 We are so lucky to have your children at SPPS and appreciate the support from the families to keep everyone safe and sound while on campus. Thanks for being our partners.

Jamie Burch – principal

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