Irish Insider
April 27, 2021
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In This Issue
  • Upcoming Events
  • Thoughts with Mr. Watts
  • COVID-19 Update
  • St Catharine School Promotional Video
  • School Lunches
  • Bottoms Up Diaper Drive
  • Flower Sale
  • Community Night - Bexley Pizza Plus
  • What is Racism... and How Do I Talk to My Kids About It?
  • Bishop Hartley 2021 SPICE Social Group Summer Camp
  • St Catharine Athletics
  • St. Catharine Spring Sports Registration
  • Field Hockey Clinic
  • Summer Sports Camps
  • Lindy Infante Foundation Scholarship
  • Commissioners Needed
  • St Catharine Church
  • Gym Day Schedule
  • 2021-2022 School Calendar
Upcoming Events
  • Monday, April 26 - Friday, April 30
  • Bottoms Up Diaper Drive
  • Tuesday, April 27
  • Irish Insider
  • Wednesday, April 28
  • School Mass - K-3
  • Friday, April 30
  • 4th Quarter Interims
  • Saturday, May 1
  • Confirmation Retreat
  • Tuesday, May 4
  • Irish Insider
  • Little Saints (Preschool Age)
  • Lower Level Church -9am
  • Wednesday, May 5
  • School Mass - 4-8
  • SPICE Meeting - 4:30p
  • Friday, May 7
  • No School - Professional Development Day
  • SCRIP Gift Card Order Due
  • Tuesday, May 11
  • Irish Insider
  • Home & School Meeting 6p
  • Advisory Board Meeting 7p
Thoughts with Mr. Watts
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6
St. Catharine Families:

If the past 13 months have taught us anything, it is change is not only inevitable, but necessary. Adversity has revealed so many positive qualities we have within us. This pandemic has taught us to have hope like no other time, to become resilient like no other time, and to persevere like no other time in our lives.

We are realizing uncertain times may not give us a specific framework of how to get through it. We have been forced to lean on our own qualities and lean on the grace of others. We are also realizing there is no other option but to continue on the path, regardless of obstacles before us.

We are not through this pandemic just yet. There are still many challenges and we have a continued duty to keep ourselves and others safe. However, we are hopeful to return to the best of what we had before the pandemic, and what we can become because of it. Stay the course, love one another, and have faith in the Risen Lord during this time.

In Christ,

Mark Watts
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. - Mark 11:22-24
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. Currently, we have 0 active cases and 5 cumulative cases with students and staff. (As of4.26)
Thank you to John Page from PageTech LTD, Allison Leonard from Kismet Visuals & Co Photography, and all the amazing people that had a part in making this promotional video for our school. Please take a moment to watch this video and share it on your Facebook feed. Tell the world about our amazing little school! There will also be a Facebook post on St Catharine School's Facebook page that you can share.

Love of God - Love of Neighbor - Love of Learning
School Lunches
We will continue to provide Free USDA Lunches for the remainder for the school year. Teachers will be taking lunch count during attendance. You will no longer need to update the lunch spreadsheet.
Contrary to prior communications, we WILL be allowing students to bring lunch boxes to school. Please make sure your child's name is labeled on the lunch box.

We will not be able to provide free milk or water to students who are not receiving a lunch from the school. Nor will we be selling milk or water at lunch. If your child packs a lunch, please ensure they have packed a drink as well.
Bottoms Up Diaper Drive
April 26 - 30 we will be collecting diapers for the Bottoms Up Diaper Drive. The will be a drop off in the Parish Center or your student may bring them to school and they will be collected from the classroom or you can order directly from the registry on Amazon
Flower Sale
Save the Date:
Flower Sale Pick Up Saturday, May 15, 10am-1pm

Volunteer Opportunities!!
We are in need of help for the Flower Sale Pick Up. We have volunteer opportunities for truck unloading and order fulfillment. If you are able to spare some time, please sign up at the link below.

As always, thank you for supporting St. Catharine Home and School.
Community Night - Bexley Pizza Plus
Join us on Thursday, May 20th (11am-10pm) 
to show Bexley Pizza Plus the love that they have always shown us!! Please place a carryout or delivery order to say
“Thank you for always supporting us!”
What is Racism... and How Do I Talk to My Kids About It?
Presented by the Diocese of Columbus Office of Catholic Schools

Click on the flyer to download
Kroger Quarterly Report
It is now time to report your quarterly earnings from you Kroger Plus Community Rewards Card.
SCRIP has some of your mom's favorites available for Mother’s Day, as a bonus % BACK!
Shop at Whole Foods? They are now offered at SCRIP with e-cards available for immediate use. 

*Next scrip order May 7th. Orders must be placed by Friday, May 7th at 9pm. 

Please reach out to Alli Brinkmeyer with any questions or concerns at 614-214-5428

*St Catharine School and Church is 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
Bishop Hartley 2021 SPICE
Social Group Summer Camp
Our social group focuses on general social skills and the specific needs of students going through adolescence.

This camp is designed for 6th-9th graders who have been diagnosed with a disability who need support in the areas of communication, social interactions and relationships.

This camp will help students work on skills needed to build friendships, learn expectations of the high school setting, and develop confidence in many different social situations.

Students will participate in a variety of fun activities and engaging lessons while getting to know other students in other Catholic Schools that have similar needs and experiences.

June 8th - June 11th, 9 a.m. - Noon

Open to Grades 6th-9th, Cost is $45

Contact Cara Rezabek at
614-237-5421 ext 10626

St. Catharine Spring Sports Registration
Summer T-Ball/Baseball
Ages 4-8
Due May 28
Questions contact Paul Keiffer:
Summer Sports Camps
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,

Go Irish!!
St Catharine Church
Mass Schedule
Sunday 8:30a - 11:00a - 5:00p

Eucharistic Adoration Chapel
6:00a - 9:00p daily except Saturday
Saturday 6:00a -4:00p
Gym Day Schedule
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