PARENT MEMO 14: November 23, 2021
Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Families,
ADVENT IS COMING
The Advent Season begins on Sunday November 28th. Saint Patrick Catholic School will be
participating in three prayer services, as well as an outreach project. Please see this link for the
dates you can join the school on TEAMS for our prayer service.
PATROIT’S PEN ESSAYS
We are proud to announce that the top three winners of the Patriot’s Pen Essay contest go to
three St. Patrick Catholic School students. We are not announcing the names just yet, as the
students have not been notified. These three students will be celebrated at a dinner on
December 11th as well as with a visit to our school by one of the VFW Post 10630 members.
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
sneaker. Please see this link for examples of acceptable shoes.
Leggings: Girls may wear plain, solid black leggings under their school uniform jumper, skirt, or
skort in place of tights.
PENGUIN PATCH IS COMING
We are excited to bring the Penguin Patch to Saint Patrick Catholic School this year. Students
will be able to purchase small Christmas gifts for their loved ones the week of December 6th to
10th. More information to follow.
ADOPT A SCHOOL
Holy Savior Catholic Church & School in Lockport, Louisiana Disaster Relief
Our school and parish have established a bond with Holy Savior Catholic Church and School in Lockport,
Louisiana. We are in conversation with them seeking their most present needs to assist them at this
moment. Your donation will be used for church and school needs. Holy Savior Catholic Church & School
in Lockport, Louisiana Disaster Relief (weshareonline.org)
COVID VACCINE FOR AGES 5-11
COVID 19 vaccines are now available to children ages 5 to 11. If you are interested in getting your
child vaccinated against COVID 19 use this link below to get up to date information.
Did you know that once your child is fully vaccinated, they will not need to quarantine if
there is an exposure unless they develop symptoms!
ON SITE COVID TESTING
Saint Patrick has partnered with MAKO medical to offer on-site diagnostic COVID testing. Should you
become symptomatic and need to have a COVID test, Micaela Shea, our health coordinator can test
students on the school premises instead of you having to make an appointment elsewhere. Once tested,
MAKO will come to pick up the test sample and have your results back to you in 1-2 days. This service is
OPTIONAL and only performed on those who are symptomatic/have been exposed to COVID AND have
signed up for this service.
If you are interested in enrolling, please use this link to sign up: https://home.color.com/covid/signup/start?partner=tf-stp-1272-staff
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CUTTING ART MATERIALS
Do you want to volunteer your time, but are unable to come to school? Consider cutting materials for
art at home. Email Ms. College [email protected] if you are interested.
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
November 24th to 26th Thanksgiving Break; No school
December 10th – Spirit Day
December 17th – Holiday Dress- Student can wear red, green, and white tops and bottoms
December 17th 12:15 dismissal, no aftercare
December 18th to January 3rd Christmas Break
January 4th Students return to school
Our school directory is ready. You can find it on the school website or via this link:
The directory is password protected: 4SPfamilies2View