Irish Insider

November 13, 2019
Words from Weisner
Thank you to all the parents who joined us for Conferences this week. Working together with parents and their children enhances and supports our religious and academic programs. Please remember that if there is a concern or question regarding your child’s classroom work, contact the teacher through their email addresses. A little concern or question can sometimes escalate if not addressed so do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher. I am also available for any questions or concerns if an issue does not seem to be addressed.

Thanks to Mrs. Stranges for her undertaking of the Book Fair this week. It provides our school community an opportunity to purchase books that are approved by the parents.

As we move into inclement weather, please remember that if St. Catharine School is closed for a weather situation, the school will be included under the television announcements as “Columbus Catholic Schools ”. This information can also be found on the school Facebook and Instagram pages.   

If really important information needs to be sent to parents, we would send out a text announcement. However, we are asking that parents go into their SchoolSpeak page and list their mobile carrier (in addition to their number). Without the mobile carrier information, a text to a parent cannot be received.

Until next week,
Janet Weisner
  • Nov 13 - 3pm - 5:30pm - Book Fair
  • Nov 14 - 3pm - 5:30pm - Book Fair
  • Nov 14 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Nov 18 - SCRIP Order Due
  • Nov 19 - Community Night - Chipotle Bexley
  • Nov 20 - 7pm - SPICE meeting
  • Nov 27 - 29 - No school - Thanksgiving Break
In the past few weeks, a few emails have been sent from the school through SchoolSpeak. If you have not been receiving emails regarding Progress Reports or conferences, please check your spam/junk mail box. If you are still unable to find these emails, please contact the school office.
Only 3 Orders left before Christmas
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. The last day to order physical gift cards for Christmas will be December 9. Don't' miss out!!!

The SCRIP Holiday Gift Guide is now available

Upcoming Physical Gift Card Order Dates:
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • December 9 ( last day to order before Christmas)
  • January 6

Questions? Visit the SCRIP page on the school website or email or call Jeni Cooke 614-214-4070.
Tuesday, November 19 from 4p to 8p  C hipotle - Bexley (2484 E. Main Street) will be hosting Community Night. They will be generously donating 33% of all our sales back to St. Catharine Home & School. Don't forget the   flyer!

* This is a Tuesday
*No Online Orders
*Bexley Chipotle
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. It's a great way to get your volunteer hours.

  • Boys Basketball Commissioner
  • Girls Basketball Commissioner
  • Summer Baseball Commissioner
  • Football Commissioner
The Lindy Infante Foundation 
The Diocesan Recreation Association is providing financial assistance for participation fees through the Lindy Infante foundation. See visit for details.

Go Irish!!
Cafeteria -November 14-20
Thursday, November 14
  • Fish sticks
  • Mac & cheese
  • Peas
  • Strawberry cup w/whip topping
  • Milk 

Friday, November 15
Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Turkey w/ Dressing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Green Beans
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Topping
  • Milk

Monday, November 18
  • Mini Corn Dogs
  • Peas/ Tossed Salad
  • Shoestring French Fries
  • Pears
  • Milk

Tuesday, November 19
  • Salisbury Steak
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Corn
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Milk

Wednesday, November 20
  • Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich
  • Spinach Salad
  • Fresh fruit
  • Milk

**Wow Butter Sandwiches ** Salad ** Choice of Fruit **
***These items are offered daily ***
We hope your children are enjoying some of the new offerings in the cafeteria. We truly are enjoying serving lunch to your children. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Just a reminder, all lunches need to be paid through My School Account. Please make sure your child's account is up to date.

On Friday, November 15 we will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner for lunch. This is always a fun feast for the students.
Girl Scout Troop 2851 - Buckeye Sale
Homemade candy Buckeyes made by Girl Scout Troop 2851. Order your homemade buckeyes, and have them in time for the OSU- Michigan football game (on 11/30/19). They are delicious and sure to be a hit.
Order now for your Thanksgiving Dessert, the Buckeye Game or for Christmas gift giving (they freeze well)!
18 Buckeyes for $10.00.
Orders are due by November 22, 2019
Pick up your orders at St. Catharine Church undercroft on Tues., November 26, 3-6 P.M. Send in order forms and payment to Jason Bruck (c/o Ava at St. Catharine School). You can also email your order form to For any questions, call Jason Bruck 614-946-9983
St Catharine Parish Christmas Tree Lot
It's beginning to feel a lot like.... but wait... It's not Christmas without a tree from the world famous St Catharine Parish Christmas Tree Lot... So here is the scoop..

The lot will be opening on November 23 (Thursday - Sunday except Thanksgiving) until that very last tree is sold!!

But of course it wouldn't be THE St Catharine Parish Christmas Tree Lot without YOU!! We are in need of volunteers to help make this a huge success. Please consider signing up.

There are also many sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Mark Mangia at if you are interested!!

See you at the tree lot!!
  • Grand prize…Mac AirBook Laptop ($1,000 value)
  • 2nd prize…….$200 Amazon Gift card
  • 3rd prize..……$100 Cash

Purchase $10 raffle tickets from any St. Catharine 8th grade student
Grand Prize Drawing: November 15

Laura Minnich (404)552-1625
Kerri O’Malley (614)545-8366

**Need not be present to win**
Preschool News
The Dragonflies celebrated All Saints Day by visiting the Atrium. In the Atrium the children explore an interactive curriculum called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This Montessori approach introduces them to the Catholic faith through lessons and hands on experiences

Upcoming Events
Nov 27-29 - No School -Thanksgiving Break
Try One Alpha - If you've been hearing about Alpha but haven't tried it yet, join us for the Celebration Dinner on November 19 from 6:00-8:00 pm! Free food, free childcare, freeing conversation. Come and see why we continue to offer this program throughout the year.

ADORE is next week! If there has been something weighing on your heart and mind, or if you need a place to rest in the midst of this busy season, join us for an hour of prayer on Thursday, Nov 21 from 6:30-7:30. Stay for the whole hour, or just stop in for a few minutes!
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.