Irish Insider

February 19,2020
Words From Weisner
Thanks to all our parents for their “donations” of cakes for Cake Bingo on Friday for Valentine's Day. It is always a fun way to celebrate this holiday and there were delicious cakes that were won by many of our students! Our next school Mass (Wednesday, February 26) will be Ash Wednesday. During the Lenten season, our students will be participating in Stations of the Cross on the Fridays in Lent at 2:20. Feel free to spend this time with us.

Next Tuesday, February 25 will be Student-Led Conferences for Grades 2 and 3. The students have been preparing their portfolios to share with their parents. This is also an opportunity for the students to set goals for themselves for the remainder of this academic year. Grade 2 conferences will be held in the cafeteria. Grade 3 conferences will be held in the library and Grade 3 classroom. All parents should have signed up for either the 5p – 6p time OR the 6p – 7p time. All parents are asked to enter the school through the front door. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Until Next Week,
Janet Weisner
  • February 20 - Community Night - Billy Lee's - 11am - 9:30p
  • February 22 - 6th Grade Girls - Basketball Championship - St. Andrew - 11:10a
  • February 22 - 5th Grade Boys - Basketball Championship - St. Agatha - 1:20p
  • February 24 - No School - Staff Development Day
  • February 25 - Student Led Conferences - Grades 2 & 3 - 5p - 7p
  • February 26 - Ash Wednesday - School Mass - 9a
  • February 26 - Irish Insider
  • March 2 - SCRIP Orders Due
  • March 3 - Flower Sale Kickoff
  • March 4 - Irish Insider
  • March 4 - School Mass - 9a
Important FACTS information
All applications for Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance for school year 2020-2021 must be submitted online by March 15th at This is the process you must use to be considered for Parish Assistance as well.

The supporting documentation must also be postmarked by March 15th . There is a $35.00 application fee which must accompany the application (which will be credited toward your tuition for next year). Only one application per family is required. This is a firm deadline as the Diocese will not accept anything beyond March 15th .
The SCRIP earning period for the 2020-2021 school year ends on February 29!! Don't miss 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. 

Upcoming Physical Gift Card Order Dates :

  • March 2
  • March 9
  • March 30

Questions? Visit the SCRIP page on the school website or email or call Jeni Cooke 614-214-4070.
Community Night - Billy Lee's
T hursday, February 20  from 11am to 9:30pm  Billy Lee's at 2974 E. Broad 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 !
Home & School Board Nominations
Spring Sports Registration is now open for:

The Lindy Infante Foundation 
The Diocesan Recreation Association is providing financial assistance for participation fees through the Lindy Infante foundation. See visit  for details.
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. This is a great way for working parents to earn volunteer hours!!!

  • Boys Basketball Commissioner
  • Girls Basketball Commissioner
  • Summer Baseball Commissioner
  • Football Commissioner
Come Support the Irish in the 'Ship
Our 6th grade girls will be playing for the Championship on Saturday, February 22 at 11:10 am at St. Andrew School (4081 Reed Road, Upper Arlington). Come cheer on our Lady Irish!!
Once your done cheering on our 6th grade girls, head a few blocks away to St. Agatha School (1880 Northam Road, Upper Arlington ) to see our 5th grade boys play for the Championship on Saturday, February 22 at 1:20pm. Come cheer on our Irish!!
Go Irish!!
Cafeteria Menu
February 20 - February 26
Thursday, February 20
  • Chicken Patty Sandwich on a WG Bun
  • French Fries
  • Romaine Salad
  • Choice of Fruit
  • Milk

Friday, February 21
  • Cheese Pizza
  • Green Beans
  • Carrots with Ranch
  • Choice of Fruit
  • Milk

Monday, February 24
  • No School

Tuesday, February 25
  • Popcorn Chicken
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Maple Glazed Carrots
  • Choice of Fruit
  • Milk

Wednesday, February 26
  • Fruit & Yogurt Parfait with Granola
  • Tater Tots
  • Spinach Salad
  • Milk

Monthly Menu can also be found on our Website
The SPICE St. Patrick’s Day Dinner benefiting St. Catharine Parish
will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 6 PM
For more information on SPICE, its mission within our Parish, and to register for this amazing evening, please visit our webpage.

We are looking for volunteers to help make this event a huge success. Please visit to sign up.
The Spirit of SPICE Award -February 14
This week we have TWO Spirit of SPICE winners!
Maddie Ryan is in the 4th grade and she was "caught' helping a friend with school work
James Lyons is a 5th grader and he assisted an injured student on recess. He was nominated by Mrs Everett.
Way to Go, Maddie and James!!
The Spirit of SPICE Awards!
Who : Everyone! Students can nominate each other and teachers and staff can nominate students.
What : “" Catch someone being kind” and drop their name , grade, and the act of kindness you witnessed into the bucket in the front office
When : anytime you see a student showing virtues like patience, kindness, charity, humility, diligence!
Why : The smallest acts of kindness can make the biggest impact, and we want to encourage everyone to live the virtues!

Each Friday leading up to the SPICE St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on March 14, one name will be drawn out of the “Caught Being Kind” bucket and that student will receive a Spirit of SPICE prize!

☘You may only nominate others!
☘Please write student’s full name and grade 
and the act of kindness you witnessed!
☘All names must be submitted by 3:00 Thursdays
☘Drawings will take place Fridays
SPICE Dinner Donations
Do you have/know of a business or organization that would like to contribute to the mission of SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education)? We are accepting items (gift certificates for services or memberships, gift cards for merchandise or food, handmade crafts, etc.!) for the SPICE St. Patrick’s Day Dinner! The dinner is attended by 300+ people and the auction provides a great opportunity for a businesses and organizations to help our school community!
To donate please contact: Kristina Keiffer -
Presence: A Retreat on the Eucharist
All families are invited on Saturday, February 29 for  Presence: A Retreat on the Eucharist. There will be a general track for adults and students grade 6 and up, an Ablaze track for grades 1-5, and childcare for attending parents. Take this opportunity to get Lent off to a good start with your entire family!   Click here for registration information.  
Preschool News
Whipped Cream writing! This is probably the tastiest way to practice writing numbers: a plate full of cool whip and using a cookie to write. The Busy Bee teachers have been encouraging the kids to practice number formation and identification and this was a very popular way to get them interested!  
Columbus Catholic Men's Conference  is this weekend! Do yourself a favor and give it a try this year.  Click here to learn more .

Our Marriage and Family Life is hosting a  date night ! Join us for a relaxed night away with your fiance or spouse.  More information is available here .

Lent is almost here!  Ash Wednesday Mass times  are  posted here , and don't forget to check out all of the way to foster your relationship with Jesus this Lent!
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.