Need Sponsors – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament!

The 4th Annual Hoops for Hunger 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament is looking for sponsors.

Our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will be competing in teams of four for the chance to beat the teachers and win the coveted Hoops 4 Hunger Champion trophy and bragging rights for an entire year!

This event will raise vital funds for St. Vincent De Paul. Please take a minute to read the attached sponsorship letter and consider contributing to this great cause. Our community’s support is what makes this event so successful for our students and our chosen charity!

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Kirk at [email protected] or Mr. Steffen at [email protected].

Click on thumbnail below for letter.  Please print and return to Mrs. Kirk.

sponsorship letter





Ronald McDonald Visits Cardinal Pacelli

On Monday, the kindergarten through fourth grade students at Cardinal Pacelli were treated to a visit by Ronald McDonald’s Friendship Adventure Tour.  The students had a fun-filled educational and entertaining afternoon.  They learned how getting along with their teachers and classmates makes the school a better place.  Friendship with classmates and cooperation with teachers was emphasized.  Students also learned about bullying prevention by participating in a game show with Mrs. Sieber as one of the contestants.  To play the game the students had to remember the phrase “Bullies disappear, when a teacher is near”.  Ronald McDonald also emphasized the three ways to prevent bullying:

  • Tell the bully to stop
  • Walk away
  • Tell your teacher or parent

Thank you to the Ronald McDonald House for sharing Ronald with our school.


Congrats To Our LEGO League Robotics Team!

Cardinal Pacelli’s FIRST LEGO League Robotics team braved “Nature’s Fury” to compete at the District Tournament at Scarlet Oaks on Saturday, January 25th. While they did not bring home any trophies, as a first year team competing against 18 other established older teams, they acquitted themselves very well.

In the individual judging they received overall ratings of excellent for their Research Project Presentation, Robot Design Presentation, and Core Values. On the table they consistently scored over 250 points, and ended up being ranked in the top 50%. For a first year team they have done an awesome job.

Along the way we have learned the design issues are at the root of Columbia Parkway’s landslide problems, talked with the City of  Cincinnati’s Geo-technical Engineer to find out how they are handled, and proposed our own early warning system. We learned how hard it is to program an autonomous robot to be reliable, predictable, and repeatable. But most importantly we learned how to work as a team. Congratulations to the team on a job well done!