Irish Insider
Stations of the Cross
March 10 , 2021
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In This Issue
  • Upcoming Events
  • Thoughts with Mr. Watts
  • COVID-19 Update
  • St Catharine School Return to Full Time, In-Person Learning
  • FACTS Tuition Assistance
  • Recess Duty Volunteers Needed
  • St. Catharine Spring Sports Registration
  • Home & School Nominations
  • Flower Sale
  • Community Night - Johnson's Ice Cream
  • St Catharine School Yearbook
  • St. Catharine Super Stars
  • School Lunches
  • TRIP/SCRIP
  • 2021 KofC Fish Frys
  • St Catharine Athletics
  • St. Catharine Spring Sports Registration
  • Lindy Infante Foundation Scholarship
  • Commissioners Needed
  • St Catharine Church
  • 2021-2022 School Calendar
Upcoming Events
  • Saturday, March 13 -Sunday, March 21
  • Spring Break
  • Monday, March 15
  • FACTS Due
  • No deadline extensions
  • Thursday, March 18
  • Community Night
  • Johnson's Real Ice Cream
  • 11a-8p
  • Monday, March 22
  • Remote Learning Day for Students
  • Monday, March 29
  • Remote Learning Day for Students
  • Thursday, April 1 -Monday, April 5
  • Easter Break
  • Tuesday, April 6
  • Full-Day, In-Person Learning Begins
Thoughts with Mr. Watts
“Nobody has ever stopped in the middle of the tunnel
and found the light.”- John Maxwell
St. Catharine School Families:

Although we are just under a month until we return for full days, we will only have eight more days of Hybrid (AM/PM) Learning left. We are currently making preparations for full-time in-person learning and will be in consistent communication with our families over the next month.

If you have any questions about the next phase in our learning model, please submit them here.

If you are traveling during Spring Break, please be safe. Enjoy your time together as a family. As we know, our decisions can have an effect on our entire school community, so please be careful. Wear a mask, stay outside, and keep your distance so we can finish the year strong.

St. Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer and Terror of Demons, Pray for us.

Yours in Christ,

Mark Watts
"The best way out is always through." - Robert Frost
It always seems impossible until it's done. - Nelson Mandela
COVID-19 UPDATES
COVID-19 UPDATES
COVID-19 Updates
If anyone in your household would have a Positive COVID-19 test result, you must notify Mr. Watts by calling (614) 949-7713 as soon as possible, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

If anyone in your household has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting a COVID-19 test, the rest of the household must quarantine for 10 days or until the test results come back negative. Please call the school office as soon as possible in this situation. at (614) 235-1396.
 
We are required to post positive cases of students and staff on our website weekly. This data, along with other COVID-19 updates can be found at http://stcatharineschool.com/parents/covid-19/. Currently, we have 0 active cases and 5 cumulative cases with students and staff. (As of 3.8)
St Catharine School Return to Full Time, In-Person Learning
Highlights of the plan

  • Begins Tuesday, April 6
  • Remote Learning Days
  • Monday, March 22
  • Monday, March 29
  • School Day 8am - 2:45pm
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • No Gaiter type masks
  • Masks breaks will be outside, 6 feet apart
  • Latchkey is available before and after school
FACTS Tuition Assistance
Last Chance!!

In order to be eligible for St. Catharine School Tuition Assistance, families must apply for Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance.
Recess Duty Volunteers
Needed
Starting April 6, our students will be enjoying one of the best parts of the school day...
RECESS!!!!

Please help us to make this a fun and safe time of the school day by volunteering for recess duty. Please fill out the form below or contact Sarah Gipe (sgipe@kkg.org)
St. Catharine Spring Sports Registration
Girls and Boys Track
Grades 4-8
Track start March 10 with meets starting April 10-May 8

Girls and Boys Soccer
Grades 4-8
Soccer starts March 10 games starting April 10-May 5th

Baseball
Grades 4-8
Baseball starts April 5 games start April 26-May 24

Girls Lacrosse
Grades 3-8

Boys Lacrosse
Grades 3-4
**Boys in grade 1st and 2nd instructional team
COACHES NEEDED!
Questions contact Paul Keiffer: pkeiffer@gmail.com
Home & School Nominations
Flower Sale
The Spring Flower Sale is officially underway. All orders can be placed online at fundraiseit.org. Emails were sent from fundraiseit with direct order links for each child. You can also find your child's websale code on the cover of the catalogs sent home on Monday. Orders must be placed no later than Sunday, March 28. 
Thank you for supporting St. Catharine Home and School!
Community Night
 Johnson's Real Ice Cream
Join us on Thursday, March 18th (11am to 8pm) to show Johnson’s Real Ice Cream in Bexley the love that they have always shown us!! Please dine in or place a curb side order to say
“Thank you for always supporting us!”
St Catharine School Yearbook
Order your yearbook today!!

Yearbook code: 11478621
School Name: St Catharine School
Don't Miss Out!
St. Catharine Super Stars
Congratulations
A great big hi-five goes out to our 5th grade Boys Basketball team for winning their league championship!!
Congratulations 
Our 6th Grade Boys team were also Co-Champions for their league this year. Well done, gentlemen!
*Parents and Teachers - Has your student done something, in or out of school, that deserves recognition? Are they a St. Catharine Super Star? If so, please send a picture and a short explanation to info@stcathschool.com or text to 614.327.5531 We love to share all of our students
School Lunches
Please fill out this quick survey to provide valuable feedback on our USDA Free School Lunch Program.
TRIP/SCRIP
Still don’t know how to use SCRIP? Need to still get registered?
Please reach out to Alli Brinkmeyer at 614-214-5428 call or txt or email at stcatharinetrip@yahoo.com

Get your order in for physical gift cards. Alli will be placing the monthly order on Friday, March 5

Current inventory of physical cards available today (just reach out to purchase and money goes right into your OWN TUITION ACCOUNT)

Amazon 4 -$25
Chipotle 3- $25
Dicks Sporting Goods 1- $25
Giant Eagle 1- $100
Kohls 2-$100
Lowe’s 1- $25
Meijer 3- $25
Meijer 5- $100
Menards 1-$100
Panera Bread 4- $5
Starbucks 8- $10
Starbucks 3- $5
Target 5- $10
Target 2-$25
TAT 6- $25
Tim Hortons 3- $10
TJ Max, Marshall’s and Homegoods 4- $25


*St Catharine School and Church in not responsible for lost or stolen gift cards. They do not keep records of card numbers. Therefore, we suggest making note of your card numbers in case you are a victim of theft
E-gift cards and Reloads can be done at anytime through the website or app (RaiseRight).

Get Signed Up TODAY
2021 K of C Fish Frys
St. Catharine Spring Sports Registration
Girls and Boys Track
Grades 4-8
Track start March 10 with meets starting April 10-May 8

Girls and Boys Soccer
Grades 4-8
Soccer starts March 10 games starting April 10-May 5th

Baseball
Grades 4-8
Baseball starts April 5 games start April 26-May 24

Girls Lacrosse
Grades 3-8

Boys Lacrosse
Grades 3-4
**Boys in grade 1st and 2nd instructional team
COACHES NEEDED!
Questions contact Paul Keiffer: pkeiffer@gmail.com
Lindy Infante Scholarship
The Lindy Infante Scholarship Foundation helps families who need assistance paying for Diocesan athletic fees. Please fill out the application and send to:

Marty Raines
Diocesan Recreation Association
197 E. Gay St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Commissioners needed
  • football
  • girls lacrosse
  • baseball
  • summer baseball 
  • basketball
This is a great way to volunteer!!

Please contact PJ Keiffer with any questions at 614-668-0134 or email, pkeiffer@gmail.com

Go Irish!!
St Catharine Church
Middle School Youth Group is back!

Select Sundays // 6:00pm-8:00pm in the School Gym

2021 Dates:
March 14th
March 28th
April 11th
April 18th

Questions? Contact Dorothy Allwein, dorothy@damascus.net

K of C Fish Frys
5:00pm-7:00pm | Drive-Thru Only

  • March 12th
  • March 19th

*There is no Fish Fry on March 26th or Good Friday.

Volunteer to help below!
Fish Fry Help Wanted!
Help volunteer and make the Fish Fry a resounding success by clicking on the dates below:

2021-2022 School Calendar
These dates have been set by the Diocese. We will be adding addition dates (Teacher Professional Development Days, Record Days, etc...) at a later time. Please check the school google calendar for the most up to date information
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
  • First Day of School
  • September 6, 2021
  • No School – Labor Day
  • November 25 and November 26, 2021
  • Thanksgiving
  • December 20 through December 31, 2021
  • Christmas Vacation
  • January 17, 2022
  • No School – Martin Luther King Day
  • February 21, 2022
  • No School – Presidents’ Day
  • March 14 through March 18, 2022
  • Spring Vacation
  • April 15 and April 18, 2022
  • Easter (Good Friday and Easter Monday)
  • May 30, 2022
  • No School – Memorial Day
  • June 2, 2022
  • 8th Grade Graduation
  • June 3, 2022
  • Last Day for Students