Irish Insider
October 9 , 2019
Words from Weisner
Carmen Bzdafka and Raquel Hazel are working together as our new cafeteria co-managers. Carmen was in the cafeteria last year with Mrs. Pasini so she is familiar with the food management process. They will provide consistency in preparing and serving food for the students. Special thanks to Shannon Payer and Gloria Jahahn for their great assistance with this transition.

Just a reminder that Terra Nova Tests are next week (the week of October 14). Tests run Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 11:30. Please make sure there are no appointments scheduled in the morning for your children and also ensure that they get a good breakfast before coming to school.

Student Council presentations are being held this week. The students who are interested in running for office will be presenting their speeches to the study body today with elections on Friday.

Until next week,
Janet Weisner
Safety Reminders
Just a few safety reminders regarding the streets around the school

  • There are No Parking zones on both sides of Fair Ave. Signs are posted indicating the boundaries of the School Zone. This zone is enforced by The City of Columbus Police between the hours of 7a-9a and 2p-4p. You could receive a ticket.
  • You (parents and students) MUST cross in the crosswalk. Please do not cross in unmarked zones.
  • When the yellow lights are flashing in the school zone, the speed limit is 20 mph
  • No U-turns can be made in the school zone.

These are laws that are in place for the safety of you and your family. Thank you for your attention going forward.
Community Night - Johnson's Ice Cream
I Scream! You Scream! We all Scream for Johnson's Ice Cream!!
Night at the Races
Congratulations to our first drink ticket winners Paul and Nell Vitale!

Turn your ticket form and sponsorship forms in by this Friday, October 11th to be eligible for our next drawing. 

We are still looking for sponsors for our Night at the Races event. Please contact Alysia Plank at to find out more information about sponsorships. 

We are also looking for donations of wine to sell at the wine wall that evening. We are looking for bottles valued anywhere $10-$100. If you are able to donate please contact Kristina Keiffer at
Thursday, October 17 from 3p to 10p TAT RISTORANTE di FAMIGLIA will be hosting Community Night. They will be generously donating 30% of all our sales back to St. Catharine Home & School. Don't forget the flyer
Brochures and forms for our annual wreath sale are coming home to each family today. As always, you and your families and friends can purchase this beautiful greenery--wreaths, door sprays, pine roping and centerpieces--to help support our school. Please return order forms to the school office by 10/23/19.
One parent in each family needs to attend a Parent Like a Champion session for your children to be able to participate in diocesan athletics. If you have attended a session for another child in your family , you have met your requirement.

When: October 17th @ 7:30 pm 
Where: Lower Level of St Catharine Church

Reserve your spot by contacting Paul Keiffer, Director of Athletics at
Basketball Registration
It is now time to register for basketball. St Catharine offers teams for students and parishioners in grades 4 -8. You can visit the Athletics page on our website or visit for registration information.
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. 

Questions? Visit the SCRIP page on the school website or email or call Jeni Cooke 614-214-4070.
Preschool News
Preschool day at Dill's Pumpkin Patch - A parent or family member will bring their child to the pumpkin patch to spend the day picking pumpkins and getting to know other families in the preschool from 9-11 am.

  • Preschool Day at Dill's
  • October 9th - Dragonfly and Caterpillar Classes
  • October 10th - Busy Bee and Butterfly Classes
Priest, Pint, Patio  is this weekend, October 12 at 6:30 pm! All men of the community are invited. 

Youth Ministry Fall Party is next Saturday, October 13, 7:00 pm at Dill's

ADORE  is the third thursday, October 17, 6:30-7:30 pm. Join us after Community Night at TAT

Fr. Vincent Lampert , a diocesan exorcist, is back to share his testimony on October 30 at 7:00 pm. 

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