Irish Insider
May 4, 2021
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In This Issue
  • Upcoming Events
  • Thoughts with Mr. Watts
  • COVID-19 Update
  • St Catharine School Promotional Video
  • School Lunches
  • Flower Sale
  • Community Night - Bexley Pizza Plus
  • 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
  • Tuesday, May 4
  • Irish Insider
  • Little Saints (Preschool Age)
  • Lower Level Church -9am
  • Wednesday, May 5
  • School Mass - Grades 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
  • Confirmation Rehearsal 6p
  • Advisory Board Meeting 7p
  • Wednesday, May 12
  • School Mass - Grades K-3
  • Thursday, May 13
  • May Crowning 9a
  • Friday, May 14
  • $1 Dress Down Day
  • Saturday, May 15
  • Flower Sale Pick Up - 10a -1p
  • Confirmation - 10a
  • Tuesday, May 18
  • Irish Insider
Thoughts with Mr. Watts
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. - Romans 5:5
St. Catharine Families:

We will have 22 days of school left after today. It seems surreal that we are nearing the end of this academic school year. We should never forget how much we have been through as a community and a society since last March. Knowing how we have faced adversity during this pandemic should give us all self-efficacy to succeed. We have the opportunity to reveal our virtues and show the love of Christ to everyone we meet.

Tuition Letter
Last week the 2021-2022 Tuition Letters were sent out via email. Here is a copy of that letter.

We are currently starting the next phase of this process in terms of tuition assistance and transitioning to the next school year.

Service Learning Never Stops
Our students have been participating in several service project including assisting with Family Faith Formation, the Bottoms-Up Diaper Drive, and feeding the homeless. Service learning allows our students to develop empathy and compassion while continuing their journey as servant leaders.

May is the Month of Mary
We ask for the intersession of our Blessed Mother during the month of May. We have scheduled our May Crowning on the Feast Day or Our Lady of Fatima including an all school rosary and Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions for our 8th Grade Confirmandi.

Finally, continue to put your faith in Jesus and know that you are loved. Be optimistic of the future and grateful for the lessons taught to us through this pandemic. Pray for God's Will.
In Christ,

Mark Watts
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10
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 of5.3)
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
Hot Off The Presses!!
We will continue to provide Free USDA Lunch through June of 2022!! You read that correctly! All of the next school year we will be able to provide your child(ren) with a free school lunch!!
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.
Flower Sale
Volunteers Needed!
Curbside pick up is Saturday, May 15, 10am-1pm.  

Please come prepared to pick up all items ordered in your children's names.  In order to limit contact, please do not send individuals who ordered from your child to pick up their own items.  You are responsible for safely distributing orders to those who made purchases.  

We will be conducting pick up in the side parking lot between the gym and the athletic fields. We will be pulling orders 2 cars at a time. Please be patient as we gather orders and double check for accuracy before loading cars.  

Raffle tickets will be attached to your order slips. Keep your tickets! The winning numbers will be posted in the Irish Insider on Tuesday, May 18.  

All orders must be picked up by 1:00p. Any items that are not retrieved by the cutoff will be donated to the residents and staff of Mother Angeline McCrory Manor.   

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!”
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
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