Knightly News 01.21.21

January 27thDeadline to register early for the 2021-2022 School Year (current families)
January 29thLast day to donate to the MSU/Michigan All School Basket! 
MSU/Michigan Dressdown day for the students who donated item(s) to the all school basket.  
Catholic Schools Week Art and Essay Contest submissions due.
January 30thVirtual Open House 10am-12pm Live on our School Facebook page
New Family registration begins for the 2021-2022 School Year
January 30th-February 5thCatholic Schools Week*Please see the attached flyer and February calendar for all of the fun activities planned!  

Letter From the Principal: 

Dear St. William Families,

It has been a wonderful week as all of us settled back into our in person platform. We are grateful to God for our health and safety and continue to pray for each other as “We exist to provide a school environment in which Christ is encountered and Discipleship is fostered through the teaching and practice of Catholic Tradition, values, and doctrine, while challenging each student to academic excellence.”

As we start the second semester we would like to congratulate our students on their achievements and resilience to learning in a time of uncertainty! I have observed our students on both platforms and I am amazed at their ability to problem solve and seamlessly use technology to to learn and grow. Student report cards will be available through the family portal on January 22, 2021.

I would like to remind all of our present families that your registration needs to be completed by January 27th for the 2021- 2022 school year. If you complete registration early you will receive a $300 tuition credit and your child can come to the office for a special treat! Please go to the Family Portal and follow the instructions for enrollment. If you know a family that is looking to join our “Amazing” community we would love to invite them to our Open House on Jan 30th!! If the new family registers we will take $200 dollars off your tuition for the 2021-2022 school year.

Attached you will find the February calendar along with our exciting Catholic Schools week plans. We continue to put a monthly calendar out instead of a tentative yearly calendar due to the unpredictability of COVID 19. 

In His Love and Joy,

Betsy Gabrish


LAST CALL! – All School Basket Competition

MSU Spartans hold on to the lead! 

This is a last call for donations to your favorite team’s basket. Who Will Win on Auction Night: Michigan or Michigan State?

Click on the link below, select the item(s) you’d like to donate, choose to ship the item directly to our basket coordinator, Courtney Bender, or ship to your home.  A majority of the items are less than $15, with some being less than $5. Friday, January, 29 will be the last day to donate and will also be a MSU/Michigan dressdown day for those families who donated an item(s) to the all-school college baskets. Thank you to those families who have already made purchases to make these baskets great!

‘Wolverines’ Basket:

‘Sparty’ Basket:

Around the World in 80 Minutes’ – March 13, 2021

As promised, attached you will find information regarding our upcoming annual fundraiser, ‘Around the World in 80 Minutes.’ This will be a virtual event that will give families and friends a fun-filled evening at home with a live trivia competition, gift boxes filled with international treats to enjoy, as well as live bidding in our silent auction. 

Our St. William Fundraising Committee is busy contacting local businesses for gift certificates, products, experiences or cash donations, but we need the help of all our school families! If you own a family business, work for a business, frequent a business and/or know somebody that works for a business that may be interested in donating to or sponsoring our event please contact Roseanne Diponio at or use the attached donation/sponsorship forms and donation letter to approach the business yourself. We depend on the support of our community to help our school thrive! 

Stay tuned for more event details and ticket information, coming soon!

Catholic Schools Week – February 1st – February 5th, 2021

The PSA, Mrs. Gabrish, and Mrs. Roelofs have been working hard to plan events for our upcoming Catholic Schools Week.  For those of you who are new to our school, this is a week-long celebration that focuses on the blessings that Catholic Schools provide to us as individuals, families, parishes, communities and our nation. Please see attachment for the schedule of events as well as fliers announcing several activities/contests that will occur during this week.  This is always a fun week for our students and staff.  Parent ambassadors or the CSW planning subcommittee will be happy to answer any questions that you have about events for the week. This is a great time to celebrate our St. William School community.  We are truly blessed.

2021-2022 Tuition Assistance

Parents are invited to apply for Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance for the 2021-22 academic year beginning January 22. Deadlines to apply are April 30 for the first round of awards and June 30 for the second round of awards. More information about the program can be found at and in the Parent Information document linked there (available in both English and Spanish).