Irish Insider
October 30 , 2019
Words from Weisner
We had our installation of Student Council members and officers on Monday, October 28. The students did a great job of presenting their “platforms” to the student body. Following these presentations, the students voted on their favorite candidate. Congratulations to the following students:
Garrett Hoffman President
Aarren Franklin Vice-President
Camille Hoffman Treasurer
Anna Dunn Secretary
In addition, each classroom voted for their classroom representatives to Student Council. These representatives and the officers meet every month to plan for both service opportunities and social opportunities for the student body.

Friday, November 1, Progress Reports will be sent to all families electronically. Please take the time to review these reports (including the Comment Section). Also, remember to sign the Progress Report that indicates that you have seen the report. That is our way of knowing that each parent has viewed the current report.

Next week we will send out a Sign-Up program that provides parents with an opportunity to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences. These conferences are set for Tuesday, November 12 and Thursday, November 14 from 4:00 – 7:00. If a teacher is requesting a conference, an email will be sent to the parents indicating this request. For other students, parents can choose whether to schedule a conference or not. Students in Grades 6 – 8 are requested to join their parent for conferences. At these grade levels, students should be able to assist with conversations regarding their academic progress.

Final Reminder…..Halloween celebration is Thursday, October 31. Students in Grades K – 4 may wear their Halloween costume to school that day. Students in Grades 5 – 8 can have a dress down day, wearing their favorite college or sport team shirts/ sweatshirts.

November 1 is All Saints’ Day. Students will attend the 9:00 Mass that day and spend time reflecting on the importance of saints in their lives.

Until next week,
Janet Weisner
  • Oct 31 - Halloween
  • Nov 1 - 9am- All Saints Mass
  • Nov 1 - Basketball Registration Ends
  • Nov 2 - 6pm - Night at the Races - School Gym
  • Nov 4 - SCRIP Order Due
  • Nov 5 - Picture Re- Takes
  • Nov 7 - 7pm - Bishop Hartley Open House
  • Nov 9 - 6pm - Middle School Youth Group
  • Nov 11 - SCRIP Order Due
  • Nov 11 - 3pm - Student Council Meeting
  • Nov 12 - 3pm - 5pm - Book Fair
  • Nov 12 - Parent Teacher Conferences - Grades 5-8
  • Nov 12 - 6pm - Home & School Meeting
  • Nov 12 - 7pm - Advisory Board Meeting
Halloween Celebration
We will be have our Halloween celebration on Thursday, October 31. Students in Grades K – 4 may wear their Halloween costume to school that day. Students in Grades 5 – 8 can have a dress down day, wearing their favorite college or sport team shirts/ sweatshirts.
Night at the Races
Congratulations to this week’s drink ticket winners Ed and Kelly Scocco!

We are past our registration deadline but we will still accept any ticket forms submitted and walk-ins are welcome . Also, for all parents who buy tickets or sponsorships to Night at the Races, your students will earn  an out of uniform day  in November. 

Don’t miss your chance to bid on these amazing auction items and much much more! 

Live Auction Packages Include: 

  • From Beat to Biscuit – Take the Bexley Beat to and from The Schottenstein Center to enjoy an OSU Men’s Ice Hockey game in a Suite for 12 with food and beverage service. 

  • Columbus Blue Jackets Club Level Tickets valued at $600

  • Get the Party Started – bring an OSU football game to a 12 foot screen set up in your backyard + $250 in catering from Berwick Manor + cupcakes or cookies by A Cake from Leroy!

  • Kids Birthday Party – bring a 12 foot screen for a backyard movie + Popcorn from Al’s + Raising Cane’s + a cake or cupcakes by A Cake from Leroy!

  •  7 Monthly Out of Uniform Passes for November 2019 through May 2020

  • Get A-lined – Skip the Long Pick Up Line for the rest of this school year and also maintain your car with 2 regular or synthetic oil changes and 2 wheel alignments from Bowman Tire and Repair Center

  • Be the Principal for a Day

  • No Wait Noel – Up to 10 reserved front row seats for the Christmas concert on 12/17/19 at 7PM + a gift basket from Connell’s Maple Lee Florists

  • Refresh, Renew, More Time for You – 20 volunteer hours for the 2019-2020 school year + a gift basket from the Woodhouse Day Spa that includes a gift card for an 80 minute massage, body butters, body wash, sea salt soap, a bath bomb, and lip therapy

For all you wine lovers... The Top has donated a $200 bottle of wine! It will be included in the wine wall! Turn in those ticket forms ASAP! 
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!!!

Upcoming Physical Gift Card Order Dates:
  • November 4
  • November 11
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • December 9 ( last day to order before Christmas)

Questions? Visit the SCRIP page on the school website or email or call Jeni Cooke 614-214-4070.
Bishop Hartley Youth Wrestling Club
Registration is now open for Bishop Hartley's youth wrestling club. You can find more information here :
*registration is still open. If interested please email Paul Petrella -
Basketball Registration
It is now time to register for basketball. St Catharine offers teams for students and parishioners in grades 4 -8. Registration deadline is this Friday, November 1! You can visit the Athletics page on our website or visit for registration information.
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
5th Grade Volleyball Championship Game
Come cheer on our 5th grade girls volleyball team this Saturday, November 2 at noon. The team will be playing in the tournament finals at St. Andrew's
( 4081 Reed Rd, Columbus, OH 43220 )
Go Irish!!
  • 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
Preschoolers are learning about and exploring some of the best parts of FAll... Pumpkins and apples!!
St Catharine Church Women's Ministry
St Catharine Women's Ministry will be offer a book club, Just Open the Door, starting the first week of November. You can register at :
Fr. Vincent Lampert , a Vatican-trained exorcist, is back to share his testimony this Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm. 

All Saints Day is this Friday , November 1st! Mass will be offered at 8:00 am, 9:00 am, and 7:00 pm. 

All Souls Day  is this Saturday, November 2nd. Mass will be offered at 8:30 am, remembering in a special way all those who have died and celebrated their funeral at St. Catharine Church in the last year.

Active Shooter Training for all interested will be hosted in the St Catharine lower level on Monday, November 4th at 7 pm. 
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.