Parent Memo: May 21, 2021




St. Patrick Catholic School is pleased to introduce the new Principal for the 2021-2022 school year, Ms. Christa Larkin.

Ms. Larkin has over twenty-five years of experience in education, with twenty-one of those years in a Catholic school in the Diocese of Raleigh. She has taught preschool, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade during her eighteen years as a classroom teacher.  She has served as the Assistant Principal at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic School for the last seven years.

Please see her letter to the St Patrick family below.

We welcome Ms. Larkin to the school and look forward to many successful years of her leadership.



The faculty, staff and students offer our heartfelt congratulations to our 8th grade graduating class. All of our wishes and prayers go with you as you move on to this next phase of your life in high school. You will always have a home at St. Patrick’s.



Please check emails for a letter sent out earlier outlining how you can advertise your business or service in our family handbook and student planner for 2021-2022. These advertisements will be seen by all parents at our school, and your sponsorship helps us to keep the handbooks and planners free of cost. You may also call the school office for more information.



Students are allowed to wear the themed dress for each day. Please look to the Student Handbook for free dress day guidelines.

Monday May 24 Magical Monday– dress up as your favorite magical character from unicorns to Harry Potter!

Tuesday May 25 Tropical Tuesday- everyone loves a luau, dress in your favorite tropical outfit. No flip flops or bathing suits please!

Wednesday May 26 Wacky Wednesday– dress inside out, upside down, with stripes or polka dots- be as wacky as you can get!

Thursday May 27 Spirit Day Thursday– show your Saint Patrick pride and wear green or yellow with jeans or uniform bottoms.

Friday May 28 Free Dress Friday– Dress up for our awards ceremony or dress down and be comfortable!



The school has received a letter from the Diocese of Raleigh instructing the schools to continue following the same Covid protocols until the end of the school year. Pastors have the discretion to modify protocols for the parish and church, but the schools should finish the year as we started.


The tuition letters for 2021-2022 are currently being sent out. This letter records the tuition rate for your child(ren). The amount DOES NOT include any deductions to be taken for scholarships or tuition assistance at this point. Those are deducted from your total tuition amount in late May and June once we have received all the information.


We are in need of a volleyball coach for our middle school girls. Volleyball is a Fall season sport that will begin in August. Please email Jennifer Mathieu at [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering!


May 28        Virtual awards ceremony and 12:15 dismissal – last day of school – NO EXTENDED




Dear Saint Patrick Catholic School Families,

It is with great pleasure that I write to you as the incoming principal of Saint Patrick Catholic School. It is truly a privilege to become a part of the school and church. Even though I have had limited interactions with the faculty and students, I can already tell this is a unique and special place. I am excited to join the community.

I come to you with twenty-five years in education and with twenty-one of them in the Diocese of Raleigh. I have spent eighteen years in the classroom in a variety of grades. Most recently, I have served the Diocese of Raleigh as the assistant principal of Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic School. This summer, I plan to spend the majority of my time working in the school office to ensure a smooth transition. I will get to know our building and familiarize myself with the unique needs of our school. Additionally, I will stay on top of the policies and procedures set by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Diocese of Raleigh to make sure we open for the 2021-2022 school year safely.

I am truly honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to immersing myself in our school and church community. I believe that every student deserved a quality Catholic education and that only happens when the school and the families work together for the best interests of our children.

In Christ,

Christa Larkin