Parent Memo: May 7, 2021

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER:

The faculty and staff of St. Patrick’s Catholic School wish a:

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!

We hope yours is special and filled with love and laughter.

 

LAPTOP COLLECTION

All school assigned student laptops will be collected according to the following schedule:

May 14th:     Grade 8

May 21st:     Grades 5, 6, 7

Please contact Ms. College at jcoll@stpatschoolnc.org for any questions regarding student laptop retrieval.

 

Let’s have a “Blast for the Last” Week of School!

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!

 

SPRING FINE ARTS PROGRAM

SO many thanks to Ms. College, Mrs. Szopinski and all involved in producing the virtual Spring Fine arts program, Joyful Noise, Beautiful Mess.  It was wonderful to see the amazing, budding talents of our young people. If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you do. The link has been emailed to all parents and posted in the Homeroom Team of every class. Don’t dawdle, however, because the links expire on May 28th.

 

TUITION LETTERS

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.

 

PARENT VOLUNTEER HOURS

This is just an early notice to think about. Prior to Covid, the school has required parents who receive the parish reduced rate of tuition to perform 10 volunteer hours at the school every year. These hours can be achieved through various opportunities throughout the year such as volunteering in the school health room, coaching sports programs, assisting in special school events and PTO fundraisers, etc. We suspended this requirement for this year because of Covid. However, it is anticipated that the volunteer hours requirement will be reinstated next year. You don’t have to do anything at this point. We just wanted to update you on the expectation, so that you could plan in advance.

 

SOCCER PROGRAM NEXT YEAR

The school is optimistically looking forward to being able to return to more normalcy next year and hopefully resume our school extra-curricular sports programs. The first season that begins in August is our Soccer Program. We are in need of soccer coaches to coach both boy and girl soccer teams. Our long-time soccer coach stepped down after the 2019 season, so we need an infusion of new soccer volunteers. If you would be interested in coaching or co-coaching a soccer team for the 2021-2022 school year, please email labbo@stpatschoolnc.org. The season runs from August to October for boys, girls’ soccer is in the Spring and it’s a GREAT way to get those required parent volunteer hours in.

 

PTO and SAC NEXT YEAR

The school was not able to engage a PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) or a SAC (School Advisory Committee) this year because of Covid restrictions. We are optimistically looking ahead, however, in the hopes that we will have more relaxed restrictions next year and be able to restart these important committees. In general, the groups function as noted below:

  • PTO – The fundraising and community building arm of the school. The PTO organizes special events which raise extra money for projects above and beyond those accomplished through the regular school budget. They are our “wish list” projects. The PTO has no advisory capacity. It is strictly for coordinating fun social events which build school community and managing our annual fundraising events like the St Patrick Day Fun Run, our Halloween Trunk or Treat and hopefully our golf tournament. There is a PTO Board of Officers and then representatives for each grade level.
  • SAC – This committee functions to advise the Principal on “big picture” issues. The Principal is not a specialist in everything, so SAC advisors who have specific experience areas like facilities maintenance, budgeting, marketing, public relations, etc…are always welcome to provide their expertise to help advance the school’s mission and vision. It meets 4 times a year in the evenings.

If you would be interested in joining the PTO as a Board member or a classroom representative or joining the SAC as an advisor, please email labbo@stpatschoolnc.org. Parent service hours are also achieved by participation in these organizations.

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

May 14        Grade 8 Laptop turn in

May 17        8th grade advanced math EOC 1 test

May 19        8th grade graduation practice and brunch

May 20        8th grade graduation Mass

May 21        Grades 5, 6, 7 Laptop turn in

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

CARE