Irish Insider

December 11, 2019
Words from Weisner

We hope that you enjoyed our Christmas performance last night. Lots of lyrics to know and music to perform so we are proud of our students work in producing an enjoyable evening that is centered on the celebration of the birth of Jesus. All of our classes during the month of December have focused on the prayerful preparation for His birth. We look forward to celebrating Christmas with family and friends.

As a reminder, we have a 1:00 pm dismissal on Thursday, December 19. Students should bring a snack/ small lunch and drink with them on Thursday. Grades K through Grade 6 will be having a morning of Winter Wonderland as they move through activities and projects in a variety of classrooms. Having their snack/ lunch will then be one of the activities during the morning. Grades 7 and 8 will be attending Matchgirl at the Lincoln Theater. Two of their classmates, Erinn O’Malley who has the lead role and Celeste Sybert who also is in the performance will be dancing on Thursday. Thanks for Partners in Education for providing the admission to this event.

School will resume on January 6 (Monday).

The faculty and staff wish our families the blessings of the Christmas season. Thank you for your support and sharing your children with us. It is a special community

Janet Weisner
  • Dec 19 - Early Dismissal - Christmas Break - 1pm
  • Dec 19 - Community Night - Jimmy John's
  • Jan 6 - Classes Resume
  • Jan 6 - SCRIP order
  • Jan 8 - Irish Insider
Community Night - Jimmy John's
Thursday, December 19 from 3p to 9p  Jimmy John's on Main Street will be hosting Community Night. They will be generously donating 25% of all our sales back to St. Catharine Home & School. Don't forget the   flyer!
CAP - Creative Activities Program
Creative Activities Program (CAP) is in need of volunteers to help lead clubs for the winter sessions.

Clubs are open to grades 1-8 and one day a week after school from approximately 3:00 to 4:00 . The winter session dates are from Jan. 27 to Mar. 6.

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 Jan. 17th 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
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:

  • January 6
  • January 27

Questions? Visit the SCRIP page on the school website or email or call Jeni Cooke 614-214-4070.
Open House Yard Signs
St Catharine School will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, January 26 from 12 pm to
2 pm. We have yard signs to place in neighborhood yards. Please email with your name and address and a sign will be placed in your yard. We will also be distributing in the carline after Christmas break.
Thank you
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!!
December 19 & January 6 -10
Thursday, December 19

Cafeteria Closed
**Please pack a small lunch/snack for your child**

Monday, January 6
  • Popcorn Chicken
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Corn
  • Choice of fruit
  • Milk

Tuesday, January 7
  • Sloppy Joes on a WG Bun
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • BBQ Baked Beans
  • Tossed Salad
  • Choice of Fruit
  • Milk

Wednesday, January 8
  • Bacon, Egg, and Cheese on WG Biscuit
  • Spinach Salad
  • OJ
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Milk

Thursday, January 9
  • Chicken Parmesan over Spaghetti
  • Caesar Salad
  • WG Garlic Knot Bread
  • Choice of Fruit
  • Milk

Friday, January 10
  • Bosco Sticks with Marinara Sauce
  • Green Beans or Carrots with Ranch
  • Choice of Fruit
  • Milk

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.

**Wow Butter Sandwiches
** Salad ** Choice of Fruit **
***These items are offered daily ***

School Closet/School Days Uniform Sale
Preschool News
Waiting for Jesus' birthday is hard to do but Mr. Brendan made the time go faster by singing and playing his guitar for us. The kids
were so excited to take a turn strumming the guitar. 

The Preschool wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas .

Preschool Upcoming Events
December 19- Early Dismissal at 3:15 pm for extended care
December 20-January 5- Christmas Break
January 6- School Resume
ADORE this month will feature an ancient Catholic Advent tradition called Lessons and Carols. Visit  Facebook to learn more. December 19, 6:30-7:30 pm, so join us after community night dinner at Jimmy Johns!

Christmas Mass times are Christmas Eve, December 24 at 4:00 pm (Children's Choir), 6:00 pm, and Midnight (Carols begin at 11:30 pm). As well as Christmas Day, December 25 at 11:00 am.

New Year's Vigil will be held at 7:00 pm December 31 and New Year's Day Mass will be January 1 at 10:00 am
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.