Parent Memo: January 29, 2021
I am pleased to present this week’s Shout-Outs.
Justin Vela – gr 7– Justin pokes his head into Ms. Shea’s room every day to say “Goodbye” at the end of the day. It warms her heart every day with his thoughtful gesture.
Dylan and Zach Clark – gr 8 – Both boys did not hesitate when the teacher asked them to pick up the lunch trash and help out Mrs. Fetzer. They were efficient and quick to get it done.
WANTED – OUR BELTS
The school had 6-8 belts at the beginning of the school year that we loan out to kids who forget to wear theirs. They are supposed to return the belts the next day. We have only 1 belt left, so please dig around and return any school-borrowed belts if you find them. We will always take donations of belts that your kids grow out of for our stash, as well.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated February 1-5th this year. Because of Covid restrictions, our activities will be more “low key” this year, but we will still do our best to make it fun for the kids. Below is an at-a-glance schedule of events so that you can prepare in advance for the funny dress days and food drive.
Monday, Feb. 1st (Celebrating the Community) – Jersey Day – Bring in a canned good and wear your favorite Sports jersey/shirt with jeans. Canned goods will go to the needy. Get Up and Dance Day.
Tuesday, Feb. 2nd (Celebrating Our Students) Decades Day – Dress in the fashion of your favorite decade (1920’s, 1960’s, 1980’s etc.) & Talent Show @ 1:30 (recorded)- a link will be sent to homerooms on Teams and to parents.
Wednesday, Feb. 3rd (Celebrating the Nation) Patriotic Day – Wear red, white & blue with jeans, Spelling Bees (Live with WebCam):
- Grades 6-8 – 8:30am – 9:30am
- Grades 3-5 – 9:45am – 10:45am
- Grades 1 & 2 – 11:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday, Feb. 4th (Celebrating the Vocations) – notes, cards and appreciation packs made for the Priests and Deacons. Crazy Hair AND/OR Hat Day with jeans.
Friday, Feb. 5th (Celebrating our Families & the Faculty) Rosary, Wacky Tacky Dress Day, Treats sent home, & Early Dismissal (12:15) – No Extended Care today.
ST VALENTINE’S DAY
As with all celebrations during this Covid year, we have to tone it down. St. Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year. Therefore, the school will be recognizing it on Friday, February 12th. Please note the following:
- Small traditional Valentine cards will be exchanged in grades PreK-5. Participation is optional. Remember that if your child is bringing in Valentine cards to distribute, that he/she have enough cards to distribute to everyone in the class. No one can be left out. Please communicate with your teacher regarding numbers of students.
- NO FOOD OR CANDY treats or non-edible goody bags from home are allowed this year. Only Valentine cards can be brought in. The school has purchased a Valentine treat for every child in grades PreK-8 which will be distributed at the end of the day.
- No gifts for individual friends of your student are allowed to be brought to school. If your child wants to give a Valentine’s gift to a friend, please do so outside of the school.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Below, you will see the reservation form to send your child a special message on a special day by painting the SHAM-ROCK. The kids always get the biggest kick out of it. Instructions below.
SUPPORTING THE SCHOOL
Please remember that we have a variety of programs where you can help the school without costing you anything above and beyond your normal budgeted purchases. These avenues often have to be renewed annually, however, so even if you already registered with them, please check the next time you are shopping and make sure your contributions are still registered to go to St. Pat’s.
- AMAZON SMILE – This is exactly the same as the regular Amazon site. I didn’t have to change a thing and I kept all my Prime benefits. Just log into smile.amazon.com instead of the regular amazon.com, enter your username and password that you always use and direct the site to donate to St Patrick Catholic Church (the school is listed under the church’s name). Then every time you shop on Amazon, you go to smile.amazon.com and do your regular shopping. Amazon donates a percentage of that back to the school. I use the “smile side” of Amazon for all of my purchases and literally, the only thing it costs me is to type in one more word by typing smile.amazon.com instead of just amazon.com. I think I can expend that much effort for the school to get donations. Anybody can do this. They don’t have to be part of the school. They just need to log on and connect their regular Amazon account to a Smile account, so spread the word far and wide to friends and relatives. Just realize that the school only receives the donations when people shop on the Smile side and not on the regular side. It doesn’t make any difference to the consumer, however.
- PUBLIX and HARRIS TEETER supermarkets – Both have school give back programs where a percentage of your shopping total will get donated to the school. Costs you nothing. The supermarkets do the donating. These need to be renewed annually, I believe, so even if you registered in the past, please drop by their customer service window the next time you shop and check that your purchases are still connected to our school.
Thank you for doing every little thing you can to help support our school.
Grocery shopping online for delivery or curbside pickup? Watch this short video to find out how you can forward your receipt from your digital grocery shopping to the Box Tops for Education program and earn cash for our school!
DATES TO REMEMBER
January 31 – Feb 5 Catholic Schools Week (details to come soon)
Feb 5 12:15 Dismissal – NO EXTENDED CARE TODAY
Feb 12 St Valentine’s Day observance in class
Feb 15 NO SCHOOL – President’s Day holiday
Feb 25 End of Trimester 2
Feb 26 Spirit Day