PARENT MEMO 25: February 23, 2022
Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Families,
Today, Saint Patrick Catholic School moved to mask optional, but recommended. If you did not
fill out the parent preference form your child will remain masked indoors but unmasked
If you did not fill out the form, please do so now.
Please know that if our numbers rise a to 5% positivity rate the school will return to mask mandatory
• If we have an outbreak in certain classes, they may have to go to mask required for 5 or 10
• If your child does test positive, your child will have to stay home for 10 days or stay home for 5 days and wear a mask to school indoor and outdoor for 5 days.
• Children that are exposed to someone that has tested positive will also have to wear a mask to school for 10 days but can remain in school so long as they are symptom free.
Please look for information on reenrollment that was emailed on Friday, February 4th. The reenrollment period for current students goes to the end of the month.
There is good news to share about the Opportunity Scholarship Program. The scholarship award
amount was recently re-calculated and is now worth up to $6,168!
$6,168 per student per year for non-public school tuition!
Applications received between February 1st and March 1st are chosen from a lottery and
awarded a scholarship. Applications received after March 1st are placed on a waiting list.
THERE IS ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY DURING THE PRIORITY PERIOD!
See if your family may qualify here or Text “KIDSNC” to 52886
LENTEN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
We will have two projects to participate in during Lent. The first is a baby shower for Catholic
Charities. See attached flier. The class that collects the most items will earn a pizza party. The
rest of the school will earn a free dress down day for participating.
The second Lenten project is Rice Bowl. More information to come on this.
Both service projects are completely optional, but we encourage families to participate in one
or the other as a part of the alms giving during Lent.
SAINT PATRICK DAY CELEBRATION
We are excited to announce our plans for our Saint Patrick Day Celebration on March 17th
day will include attending 9:00 Mass and having a parade with a police escort. The students will
be allowed to dress in green.
SPRING BOOK FAIR
The Spring Book Fair will be here from Monday, Feb. 28th – Monday, Mar. 7th. Students may
come during library time.
Please use this link to order your 2021-2022 Saint Patrick Catholic School Yearbook.
Earlier this year Pope Francis called on the entire Church to begin a synod process. Synod is a
Greek word meaning, “journeying together.”
Bishop Luis is inviting everyone in our diocese, including those no longer affiliated with the
Church, to provide feedback through an online questionnaire. Following the survey process,
which begins this week, in-person meetings will be held throughout the diocese to help the
Church hear the voices of the Holy Spirit and of its people.
English Prayer Card Spanish Prayer Card
Morning care is open from 6:30 to 7:30 daily. If you arrive before 7:30 you must stay with your
child until carpool starts or take them to morning care. The tardy bell rings at 8:00am. If you
drop off after 8:00am you must walk your child into the office and sign them in.
Afternoon carpool starts at 3:05pm and ends at 3:15.
The front office is open from 7:30am to 4:00pm. Please do not come to or call the office during
afternoon carpool, which is from 3:00 to approximately 3:20.
If you would like your child tested for covid at school, please click on the following link to
UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES
There are some uniform policy changes that will occur over the remainder of the school year.
Sneakers: Students should wear sneakers to school daily, but they do not have to be solid black.
Moving forward sneakers should be “mostly black”. That means the sole may be white (or a
color other than white) and the sides may have an additional color. For example, the sneaker
may have a white Nike Swoosh, New Balance N, Adidas stripes, etc….on the sides of the
Leggings: students may wear plain, solid black leggings under their school uniform jumper,
skirt, or skort in place of tights.
Hair bows, headbands, and barrettes: Students may wear any color hair accessory to school.
VOLUNTEERING AT ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
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
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
February 25th – Spirit Day- wear your green and gold
March 2nd – Ash Wednesday; students will attend Mass
March 11th – Report Cards available online
March 17th- Noon dismissal; St. Patrick Day Mass and Parade; students can dress down wear in green this day.
March 18th- No School- Teacher Workday
March 25th- Spirit Day
Our school directory is ready. You can find it on the school website or via this link:
The directory is password protected: 4SPfamilies2View