Irish Insider
First Holy Communion - September 26, 2020
September 30, 2020
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In This Issue
  • Upcoming Events
  • Thoughts with Mr. Watts
  • COVID-19 Information
  • Did You Know?
  • School To-Go Lunches
  • Latchkey
  • St Catharine Athletics
  • Jersey Mike's Student & Faculty Special
  • Mumkin Sale
  • St Catharine Church
  • Youth Group
  • CYSC 2021 Registration
Upcoming Events
  • Monday, October 5th
  • Picture Day - Preschool
  • Tuesday, October 6th
  • Picture Day - Preschool & K-8
  • Sunday, October 11th
  • 6-8 PM Middle School (Grades 6-8) Youth Group in the School Gymnasium
  • Thursday, October 15
  • Community Night - TAT
  • Sunday, October 25th
  • 6-8 PM Middle School (Grades 6-8) Youth Group in the School Gymnasium
  • Friday, October 30th
  • NO SCHOOL – Teacher Records Day 
Thoughts with Mr. Watts
October is upon us and as we enter into the Month of the Rosary, we will pray for the intersession of Our Blessed Mother for the mental and physical health, safety, and continued spiritual, moral, and academic development of our students.
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins."
1 John 4:7-10
COVID - 19 Information
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.
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 Currently, we are at 1 positive cases with students or staff.
When to Keep Your Child Home - This is a great reference for you to print and keep handy. You can also find a copy in Backpack Express
Did You Know?
This is a way to learn about things that can make your St Catharine School life just a little easier. Hints and tricks you may or may not know. Do you have a question or comment regarding something you want to know about or something you want others to know about? Send it to and we will feature it in the "Did You Know?" section.

Did you know St Catharine School has its very own Facebook and Instagram pages!
Instagram - you can follow our Instagram account at:
Facebook - On Facebook you can follow us at
Make sure you Like and Follow so we show up in your Facebook feed.

You also can join the group ; St. Catharine School Parent Page
This group is NOT run by school staff and is not monitored by our school. It is a page where you can ask questions and share information with other St Catharine School Families. It is monitor by parents. Please follow the guidelines sent when you join the group.
Now You Know!
School To-Go Lunches
Hot Lunches will be coming home with kids starting this Friday (October 2) with the PM cohorts, and Monday (October 5) for the AM. Parents will need to make sure to check the food and assure it is stored(refrigerator) properly. Storing and reheating instructions will be included in the bags as needed. We are going to try to make as many hot lunches as possible, so storing the food properly will be necessary to avoid any spoilage. Thank you for your corporation! 

We will making lunches everyday but if you are in the PM cohort, you will be ordering the day before and store your lunch overnight (or over the weekend) for the next day. This will begin this Friday, October 2 with the PM cohort placing their order during attendance for Monday's lunch. Teachers will be aware of this ahead of time. The Lunches will be placed in bags outside of each classroom with the student's name or their pickup/drop off numbers that were given previously on them, prior to dismissal. Again, all lunches are FREE until December 31*. We will be unable to make changes to these lunches. Also no extras can be ordered at this time.

There was a question on a survey asking about allergy accommodations, specifically about milk. We will honor any allergy concerns as requested. We have not been updated yet with the allergy list for this year. So please email ( with any allergy concerns you have for your children. We will not honor requests for exchanges outside of allergy limitations, until we are able to serve lunches again like normal. We keep in mind nut allergies as a regular practice, and rarely use any ingredient that contains nuts or were manufactured around nuts. If any item were to contain nuts, that would be noted in bold on the menu on the website.

Thank you and if you have any questions, please reach out to Raquel Hazel, our cafeteria manager

Raquel Hazel
614-725-1977 school cafeteria phone line
614-477-3000 cell  

*this government program could end sooner
SCRIP Physical Gift Card Orders are due Friday, October 2. You can place your order on the website or by using the new app, RaiseRight. E-gift cards and Reloads can be done at anytime through the website or app. Please make sure that your profile is up to date with your oldest student and grade. Your gift cards will be delivered directly to your student.

Do you have questions about saving money on your 2021-22 tuition? Reach out to Alli Brinkmeyer at or 614.214.5428 with all your SCRIP questions
We have plenty of room and staffing for Latchkey. We reduced the cost, eliminated the registration fee, and drastically increased the frequency of cleaning this year.

Registration is available by clicking on this link:
Latchkey Opportunities for AM Cohorts
Latchkey is a safe and convenient way for
Morning Latchkey 7:00-7:45 AM
$7 per student, per day
(New) Mid-Day Latchkey 11:00-12:00 PM
*For AM Cohorts only, no lunch provided
$5 per student, per day
Latchkey Opportunities for PM Cohorts
Afternoon Latchkey 3:30-5:30 PM
$12 per student, per day

Commissioners needed
  • football
  • 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!!
Jersey Mike's Student & Faculty Special
Jersey Mike’s Subs (2480 E. Main St) Bexley has a special offer of a Sub, Chip and Drink for $9.99. This special offer is extended to students and faculty.
Mumkin Sale
Thank you to all of our families who took part in our mum sale. It was a huge success...

126 participating students
790 mums sold
$3960 raised for Home and School

And the Chromebook winner is...
Genevieve Mosteller

Congratulations Genevieve! Thank you Mr. Watts for helping us out with the drawing.

Special thanks to Kris and Stacie Massey for their efforts during pick up.
St Catharine Church
High School Youth Ministry
FALL 2020
Every Sunday • 6:00pm-8:00pm
Parish Center

October 4th • Fall Kick-Off
October 11th
October 18th
October 25th

November 8th
November 15th
November 22nd
November 29th

December 6th
Middle School Ministry (6th-8th grade)
FALL 2020
2nd and 4th Sunday • 6:00pm-8:00pm
School Gymnasium

October 11th
October 25th
November 15th
November 29th
Registration for Catholic Youth Summer Camp begins on 9/30/2020 at 10pm. Do not delay!!

Also, St Catharine Parish is offering a $100 scholarship to our campers. Use the code STCATS2021-100 at checkout. This scholarship in made possible through the Christina Ann Allwein Catholic Retreat Fund.