Irish Insider

February 26,2020
Words From Weisner
Today begins Ash Wednesday. The students will be receiving ashes on this day to remind them of the season of Lent and a time of prayer. The classes will also be discussing this season during their Religion times. In addition, beginning on Friday, March 6, the students will rotate through Stations of the Cross on Friday afternoons. They are held at 2:20 and parents are always welcome to join us!

Thank you to our Grade 2 and 3 parents who joined us this week for Student-Led Conferences on Tuesday. The students are always eager to share their thoughts, work, and goals. Grades 1 and Kindergarten will have their student-led conferences in the late spring. Information on the date will be sent out later in March.

Special thanks for all our parents who have generously given their time, energy and patience for the Creative Activities Program that has been happening each day of the week between January 27 and March 6. Archery, Irish Step Dance, Drama, Bucket Drumming, Newspaper, Science, and Kindness clubs have certainly provided a wide range of opportunities for enrichment. The parents and other adults who have donated their time and experience are: Kayleigh March, Mrs. Heyer and Mrs. Labita, Jakki Carson and Mrs. Elliott, Mrs. Carmon, Mrs. McFadden, Gini Ryan and Kendra Ryan, and Mr. and Mrs. Casto. Thanks to all for sharing your time and talent!


Until Next Week,
Janet Weisner
  • 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
  • March 6 - Stations of the Cross - 2:20p
  • March 7 - Middle School Youth Group - 6p - 8p
  • March 9 - SCRIP Orders Due
  • March 9 - Student Council Meeting - 3p
  • March 10 - Home & School Meeting - 6p
  • March 10 - Advisory Board Meeting - 7p
  • March 11 - Irish Insider
  • March 11 - 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 www.factstuitionaid.com 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 .
NEEDED: Small Glass Baby Food Jars
Mrs. Ramsey's 4th Grade class is looking for donations of small glass baby food jars. If you are able to donate, please send the jars to the school office.
Thank you!
SCRIP
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 stcatharinetrip@yahoo.com or call Jeni Cooke 614-214-4070.
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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 https://lindyinfantefoundation.org/  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 pkeiffer@gmail.com or 614-668-0134. This is a great way for working parents to earn volunteer hours!!!

  • Boys Basketball Commissioner
  • Girls Basketball Commissioner
  • Summer Baseball/Tball Commissioner
  • Baseball Commissioner
  • Football Commissioner
Go Irish!!
Cafeteria Menu
February 27 - March 4
Thursday, February 27
  • WG Spaghetti w/ Meatballs
  • WG Garlic Knot Bread
  • Caesar Salad
  • Choice of Fruit
  • Milk

Friday, February 28
  • Fish Sticks
  • WG Macaroni and Cheese
  • Lemon Broccoli
  • Choice of Fruit
  • Milk






Dr. Seuss Week
Tell your parents they get to slack! It's Dr. Seuss Week we don't want to pack!

Dr Seuss prizes will be awarded throughout the week.

Monday, March 2
Free Bookmark with every lunch
  • There's A Chicken Wocket in my Whole Grain Pita Pocket (Southwestern Chicken & Avocado Pita Pocket)
  • Sister Sally's Sweet Potato Fries
  • Beezlenut Beans ( Mixed Beans)
  • Cat in the Hat Fruit Kabobs
  • Oh Say Can You Say Dinosaur Jello (Jello Cup with a Dinosaur Gummy on top)
  • Milk
Tuesday, March 3
  • Big Dog Little Dog ( K-2 Mini Corn Dogs / 3-8 Regular Corn Dogs)
  • Rink Rinker Fink Fries ( Shoestring Fries)
  • Hop on Pop Corn ( Cooked Corn)
  • Sneetches Stars Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Milk

Wacky Wednesday, March 4
  • Green Eggs & Ham on WG English Muffin with Cheese
  • Who-Hash Browns w Sausage Gravy on the side
  • Vipper of Vip Veggie Sticks & Dip
  • Wickersham Brothers' Bananas
  • Milk

Monthly Menu can also be found on our Website
Playground Dedication & Blessing
Flower Sale




Coming Next Week!!
SPICE
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 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548acad2ca75-2020 to sign up.
The Spirit of SPICE Award -February 21
This week we have TWO Spirit of SPICE winners!
JD Moore is in 7th Grade and was "caught” being kind and helping his friends at Latchkey.
Kennedy Sensabaugh is in 8th grader and she was "caught" helping a 7th grader pick up his books.
Way to Go, JD and Kennedy!!
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!

Rules: 
☘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 - Kristinakeiffer@gmail.com
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
The Busy Bees are talking about problem solving. Young kids (and older ones and grown-ups) often need a lot of support to work through problems that arise in daily life. At four-and-five years old, they are building a foundation of problem-solving strategies that they will draw from throughout their lives. We want to guide them toward becoming independent thinkers and doers. We also tend to ask more questions than provide answers: "What can you do about that?", "What can you say to him/her?", "How can you fix this problem?" When we respond to young kids this way, we send the message that they are capable problem-solvers. Your children are creative, smart, and capable!  This weeks problem was "How can we build an Igloo out of milk jugs?" The children worked together to create a plan for building it and developed solutions when their plans didn't work out.
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 .

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!  

Our first Fish Fry is this week! Bring the bulletin coupon for $1 off of your drive through order.

We hope you enjoy the new format of the Irish Insider. For consideration in future editions, please email info@stcathschool.com by 12pm Monday for the Wednesday edition.
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