Irish Insider
September 11, 2019 - Patriot Day
Words from Weisner
Our 6th grade just completed their visit to Mohican in the Outdoors. As always, it was both a learning experience and a time to work together on science and other outdoor activities. They even had the opportunity to do rafting this year (with life jackets!). 

We will be sending home information about the St. Catharine Advisory Board. They are looking for candidates for the board who will replace those who have completed their terms on the board. We have an active and involved board that works to support the mission of St. Catharine School. If you think you might be interested in sitting on the board, please submit a short biography (3 – 5 sentences) that informs about your interest in St. Catharine School and also grades your children are attending. We would like this information by next Wednesday, September 18. Please send it into my attention or email me at

Thanks also to Mrs. Esterly and Mrs. Payer for their time and effort on the Mumkin sale. The proceeds will be sent to the playground fundraising project. 

We continue to move ahead with the playground. We are waiting for additional information on the drainage of the field areas. Once we have those final inspections, we will be ready to place our order for the equipment. More information will be sent once we start on this project (hopefully in October).

Thanks to all our parents who have volunteered to help in the cafeteria and playground. I appreciate their time and help. If you are able to give us a little of your time each month to assist in these two areas, we would be grateful!
Janet Weisner
Room Parents
Interested in helping your kiddo’s class as a room parent? The role requires: communicating with your teacher and assessing her needs (i.e., coordinate volunteers for class parties or field trips), and communicating with your class primarily via email about things relevant to your class. Remember this counts toward your 50-hour volunteer requirement. Just email Jen Hadden ( ) with your interest or any questions
Community Night - Plank's
Join us on Thursday, September 19 at Plank's Pizzeria on Parsons for our first Community Night of the school year! Plank's will generously donate 30% off our sales back to St Catharine Home & School Association. Don't forget the flyer !
Mumkin Sale Pick-Up -
Volunteers Needed
Thank you to our students and parents for a successful first Mumkin sale! Reminder, all orders must be picked up on Friday, 9/20 between 4:30pm and 9:00pm. Pick up will take place in either the parking lot or gym depending on construction and weather. 

We are in need of volunteers to help unload the delivery truck and pull orders. Please take a look at the sign up and consider helping out,
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.
Advertising in the Caller
Every year St. Catharine Home & School provides The Caller to each family in our school and preschool. To help offset the cost of printing we offer space to advertise your business or service. If you are interested, please visit Backpack Express on the school website for a form .
Creative Activities Program (CAP ) is in need of volunteers to help lead clubs for the fall sessions.Clubs are open to grades 1-8 and one day a week after school from approximately 3:00 to 4:00. The fall session dates are from Oct. 7 to Nov. 15. Please consider giving an hour per week on the day of your choice to lead a club. This would be a great way to earn volunteer hours and can be anything from Legos to gardening to science club. I am happy to help with any ideas and materials to get your club started. We also will reimburse you for all materials used.
Our students really enjoy participating in after school clubs but it is essential for parent involvement to keep these clubs going.
Please contact Jasmine Williams at by Sept. 27 if you are interested. Potential ideas: Archery, Board games, Dodgeball, Lego (CAP has a large collection of Legos for use), Puzzles, Rocket Building/STEM, Sewing
Girls Flag Rugby - Grades 2-8
Women's Ministry Progressive Dinner on Saturday, September 21st at 6:30 PM. RSVP here:

Men's Ministry begins this weekend, Saturday, September 14 at 7:00 am with the That Man is You program:

Equip , our Student Leadership Formation for grades 8- 12 :

ADORE has moved to the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm. Join us on September 18 and October 16. 

Save the Date for October 6 at 5pm, our Mass of Inclusion for all those with special needs. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Brennan and followed by a reception in the Lower Level of the church. 

Save the Date for October 30 at 7 pm, Father Vincent Lampert returns to share his testimony as a Catholic Exorcist . All are invited to learn about this ministry and how prayer can overcome evil.
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.