PARENT MEMO 7: October 5, 2021

Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Families,

The Diocese of Raleigh will hold IOWA testing for 3rd to 8th grade students this week. Please
make every effort to have your child at school on time as we will test in the mornings. Getting
a good night sleep and eating a protein breakfast are two things that can get your student(s) off
to a good start each morning.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 26, 2021, for picture Day. All students will be
photographed for the school yearbook. Students should wear regular uniform to school that
day even if they have PE. The best dress options for pictures are either the green polo or
jumper with a blouse.

St. Michael, Cary, will be hosting a truly unique chastity program for preteens and their parents
on Friday, October 22 from 6:30 to 9 pm and Saturday, October 23, from 9:30 am to noon. This
program is presented by Family Honor, Inc., and is called Changes & Challenges. Parents, this
program is designed for you and your 6th grader. You and your child will have the opportunity
to connect and communicate about God’s gift of sexuality, chastity, fertility appreciation, true
worth and lots more. A recent participating parent shared, “It’s a straightforward approach to
sexuality, involving the whole person.” Deadline for registering is October 15. Space is limited
so register early at:

Cost is $10 per person or $20 per family. For more information contact Mary Beth Phillips at
919-274-9362 or [email protected].

On Friday, October 29th the students are invited to participate in a Fun Halloween Dress Day.
Students may wear Halloween colors and/or fun Halloween theme shirts and bottoms. No
violent or scary images allowed.
Due to Halloween Dress Down Day, we will move spirit day to Friday, October 22nd.

We are starting to plan for our winter sports. We will offer boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball
and cheerleading for the winter. If you are interested in coaching one of these groups, please
email Christa Larkin at [email protected]. Once we have secured coaches, we will send
out interest forms. We can only move forward with the teams if we have coaches as well as
enough students interested in participating.

We will be allowing limited volunteers in the school this year. If you want to volunteer at the
school, you must complete the volunteer application which includes attending a Safe
Environment Training (SET)class. There are some online training courses each month. Please
see below.
Safe Environment Training Calendar
In addition to attending the SET training, all volunteers need to complete an application with
the Diocese of Raleigh. You can turn your completed application into the front office.
Volunteer Application in English
Volunteer Application in Spanish

The used uniform store needs hangers. If you have hangers you would like to get rid of please
drop them off in the school office. Thank you.

October 4 to 15 – IOWA testing 3rd to 8th grade
October 22nd- Spirit Day
October 26th- Picture Day
October 29th- Halloween Theme/Color Dress or Spirit Day