Irish Insider

March 4,2020
Words From Weisner
As we enter into this season of Lent, classroom teachers will be focusing on this season through discussions, prayer opportunities, and spending this time making improvements on being better students. We will start our Stations of the Cross this Friday and then each Friday until Holy Week. In addition, our students in Grades 2 – 8 will be involved with a Penance Service on March 17. We continue in Lent to explore the fruits of evangelization and how it can change our lives through service to others in our school, through our actions toward each other, and also those outside our school who are in need of our help and prayers.

Just a reminder, the deadline for completing the FACTS application is March 15.  March 15 is a strict deadline and there will be no late applications acceptedAccess to the FACTS application can also be found on the school website. Once the information from the FACTS application is received by me, I will then be able to distribute tuition assistance funds (Level II funds) to those families who need help with tuition. Families are also eligible to receive Diocesan Tuition Assistance funds by completing the FACTS application. As always, all registered St. Catharine Parish families receive a Level I grant for being a registered and contributing members of this parish. In addition, I will be reviewing service hours by families in determining final grant amounts. Please remember to continue to update service hours.  

A special thanks for Mr. Tim Magree and part of our Choir who sang with the Diocesan Honor Choir program at St. Matthew Church on Monday, March 2. Mr. Magree has worked with the students on preparing the music for the program. These students were joined by other school choirs for a Lenten program. Seeing all those students singing songs that journeyed along the Lenten path was very amazing. The following students represented St. Catharine for this performance:
Mariah Williams
Katharine Barlay
Laura Harris
Anna Weber
Adelyn Gipe
Ella Schindler
Genevieve Mosteller

Thanks also to our choir chaperones: Mrs. Mosteller and Mrs. Weber
Until Next Week,
Janet Weisner
  • March 4 - Irish Insider
  • March 4 - School Mass - 9a
  • March 6 - Stations of the Cross - 2:20p
  • March 7 - Middle School Youth Group - 6p - 8p
  • March 9 - SCRIP Orders Due
  • March 9 - Student Council Meeting - 3p
  • March 10 - Home & School Meeting - 6p
  • March 10 - Advisory Board Meeting - 7p
  • March 11 - Irish Insider
  • March 11 - School Mass - 9a
  • March 13 - Stations of the Cross - 2:20p
  • March 14 - SPICE St. Patrick's Day Dinner - 6:00p
  • March 15 - Deadline for FACTS Diocesan Tuition Aid Application
  • March 16 - JA Biztown - Grades 5 & 6
  • March 17 - Flower Sale paper orders and money due
  • March 17 - Penance Service - 10a
  • March 17 - Playground Blessing & Dedication - 1p
Important FACTS information
All applications for Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance for school year 2020-2021 must be submitted online by March 15th at This is the process you must use to be considered for Parish Assistance as well.

The supporting documentation must also be postmarked by March 15th . There is a $35.00 application fee which must accompany the application (which will be credited toward your tuition for next year). Only one application per family is required. This is a firm deadline as the Diocese will not accept anything beyond March 15th .
NEEDED: Small Glass Baby Food Jars
Mrs. Ramsey's 4th Grade class is looking for donations of small glass baby food jars. If you are able to donate, please send the jars to the school office.
Thank you!
REMINDER : Cafeteria & Recess Duty
If you are scheduled for Cafeteria or Recess duty and you are unable to fulfill your commitment, you will need to find a replacement for your commitment. We are depending on our volunteers. This includes indoor recess.

Thank you for all you do!

SCRIP orders are in full swing. Still not sure how SCRIP can help you? Check out these testimonials from families in other programs: ShopWithScrip. Family Testimonies

Don't forget physical card orders are available each FULL week of school, order placed Monday will then be delivered that Friday in students backpacks. 

Upcoming Physical Gift Card Order Dates :

  • March 9
  • March 30

Questions? Visit the SCRIP page on the school website or email or call Allison Brinkmeyer 614-214-5428
The Lindy Infante Foundation 
The Diocesan Recreation Association is providing financial assistance for participation fees through the Lindy Infante foundation. See visit  for details.
Athletic Commissioner Openings
The Athletics Department is looking to fill the following commissioner roles. All interested parties should contact the Director of Athletics, PJ Keiffer at or 614-668-0134. This is a great way for working parents to earn volunteer hours!!!

  • Boys Lacrosse Commissioner
  • Baseball Commissioner
  • Summer Baseball/Tball Commissioner
  • Football Commissioner
  • Boys Basketball Commissioner
  • Girls Basketball Commissioner
Go Irish!!
Cafeteria Menu
March 5- 11

Dr. Seuss Week - March 2 - 6
Tell your parents they get to slack! It's Dr. Seuss Week we don't want to pack!

Dr Seuss prizes will be awarded throughout the week.

Thursday, March 5
  • Mulberry Street Meatball Subs
  • Little Cat C-zar Salad
  • Yot in a Pot Tater Tots
  • Prickel-ly Purch Pears
  • Milk

Friday, March 6
  • Are You Mu Mother's Vegetable Soup?
  • 1 Fish, 2Fish, Red Fish, Goldfish
  • Mozzarella Cheese Trees
  • Zook's Butter Bottle Bread Roll
  • Wump of Gump Grapes
  • Beautiful Schlopp with a Cherry on Top! (Vanilla Pudding with Whipped Cream & a Cherry)
  • Milk

Monday, March 9
  • Sloppy Joes on WG Bun
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Veggie Tray with Hummus
  • Choice of Fruit
  • Milk

Tuesday, March 10
  • Crispy Chicken (Bone-In)
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Green Beans
  • Yeast Rolls
  • Choice of Fruit
  • Milk

Wednesday, March 11
  • Hot Dog on WG Bun (Optional Coney Dog Topping)
  • Tater Tots
  • Romaine Salad
  • Choice of Fruit
  • Milk

Monthly Menu can also be found on our Website
We are looking to borrow a few blenders on Wednesday, March 18th. If you are able to let the cafeteria borrow your blender, please email Raquel at
Playground Dedication & Blessing
Flower Sale
Thank you to Will Brett of Foertmeyer and Sons for officially kicking off our flower sale yesterday. Each student was sent home with an envelope containing the Spring 2020 catalog/order form, as well as Dill's gift certificate order form. Each student is assigned a web code for online orders. The web code can be found on the front of the envelope and on the Foertmeyer order form. Contact Shannon Payer ( or Ronnee Esterly ( with any questions. 
Thanks for supporting our school.
The SPICE St. Patrick’s Day Dinner benefiting St. Catharine Parish
will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 6 PM
For more information on SPICE, its mission within our Parish, and to register for this amazing evening, please visit our webpage .

We are looking for volunteers to help make this event a huge success. Please visit our Sign Up.
❇Spirit of SPICE❇
Poster Contest
Using any kind of materials you wish (crayons, paint, markers, photo collage, pencil, pen) decorate a poster showing:
How can we see each other as God sees us?
“Just as I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34

Using any kind of materials you wish (crayons, paint, marker, photo collage, pencil, pen) decorate a poster showing:
How do our differences show us all the ways we are loved by God?
“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” --St. Augustine

Using any materials you wish, create a poster and/or write a 100-word (minimum) essay on:
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Psalm 139:14
How does your faith affect how you see yourself (self-image)?

☘One winner will be chosen by Fr. Dury and Mrs. Weisner and awarded with either an out-of-uniform day OR a lunch from Wendy’s or Jersey Mike’s.☘
The Spirit of SPICE Awards!
Who : Everyone! Students can nominate each other and teachers and staff can nominate students.
What : “" Catch someone being kind” and drop their name , grade, and the act of kindness you witnessed into the bucket in the front office
When : anytime you see a student showing virtues like patience, kindness, charity, humility, diligence!
Why : The smallest acts of kindness can make the biggest impact, and we want to encourage everyone to live the virtues!

Each Friday leading up to the SPICE St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on March 14, one name will be drawn out of the “Caught Being Kind” bucket and that student will receive a Spirit of SPICE prize!

☘You may only nominate others!
☘Please write student’s full name and grade 
and the act of kindness you witnessed!
☘All names must be submitted by 3:00 Thursdays
☘Drawings will take place Fridays
SPICE Dinner Donations
Do you have/know of a business or organization that would like to contribute to the mission of SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education)? We are accepting items (gift certificates for services or memberships, gift cards for merchandise or food, handmade crafts, etc.!) for the SPICE St. Patrick’s Day Dinner! The dinner is attended by 300+ people and the auction provides a great opportunity for a businesses and organizations to help our school community!
To donate please contact: Kristina Keiffer -
Playground Raffle
Playground Dedication & Blessing Volunteers
New Home & School Board Officers - 2020-2021
The Home and School Association is happy to announce the new officers for the 2020/2021 school year. Congratulations to the new Vice President Noelle Luzio and the new Secretary Jasmine Williams. We are looking forward to having them join the Home and School Association! 

2020-2021 St. Catharine Home & School Board
President - Kelly Kersey
Vice President - Noelle Luzio
Treasurer - Will Dokko
Secretary - Jasmine Williams
Preschool News
The Dragonflies are learning about Community helpers during this Lent season. The teachers tied together generosity and community helpers to show how we can all help one another. Taking care of each other with our stethoscopes and checking our teeth. 
Join us this Friday for our Knights Fish Fry

Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday of Lent at 7:30pm

Please join our Respect Life Ministry to shower a mother in our community 

Our marriage and family life committee is hosting a marriage retreat on March 21st
All  students in 6-8th grade are invited to Middle School Youth group on Saturday, March 7th after the 5 pm Mass!  
We hope you enjoy the new format of the Irish Insider. For consideration in future editions, please email by 12pm Monday for the Wednesday edition.