Irish Insider
The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
October 7, 2020
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In This Issue
  • Upcoming Events
  • Thoughts with Mr. Watts
  • COVID-19 Information
  • Did You Know?
  • School To-Go Lunches
  • Community Night - TAT
  • Spirit Wear
  • St Catharine Athletics
  • St Catharine Church
  • Youth Group
  • CYSC 2021 Registration
Upcoming Events
  • Sunday, October 11th
  • 6-8 PM Middle School (Grades 6-8) Youth Group in the School Gymnasium
  • Thursday, October 15th
  • Community Night - TAT
  • Monday, October 19th - Friday, October 23rd
  • Terra Nova Testing ( Grades 3-8)
  • 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 
  • Friday, November 5th
  • SCRIP Physical Gift Card Order Due
Thoughts with Mr. Watts
There are always factors that can divide our school community. The COVID-19 Pandemic, the Election, Social Media, and everyone’s perceptions and opinions can cause dissention among us. We can all fall into this trap and lose sight of what is truly important. Our egos and entitlement can overtake our virtues of humility and empathy. I know I have let it happen on occasion in my life, and I'm not proud of it.

But, we all have a gift within our hearts and minds that we can use to unify our school community and live the life Christ asks of us....


Gratitude enables us to best utilize our virtues of humility and empathy. Having gratitude allows us to be thankful for others and think of ourselves less. Having gratitude allows us to empathize with what others are going though and appreciate them in our lives.

“It is not happiness that brings us gratitude. It is gratitude that brings us happiness.”
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." - Colossians 3:15
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 we have an amazing program called SPICE (Special People In Catholic Education)?
SPICE provides financial assistance towards things like tutoring , school technologies & our NEW elevator!!
SPICE also fosters the Church's mission of inclusion by supporting the wide variety of students' learning needs
For more information on SPICE please check out our SPICE page on our website.
Now You Know!
School To-Go Lunches
Take Home Lunches have started!!!

  • This program is being provided by the USDA through December31, 2020*

  • You are helping our school when you order a take home lunch. This is provided for everyone. You are not taking away from any other students.

  • Please keep your eyes open for a flyer that will be coming home with more information regarding Take Home lunches.

  • Make sure you are using the Google Spreadsheet to sign up for Take Home Lunches. This spreadsheet is being sent through email to all families. The link will remain the same, but the menu items will be updated every Friday for the following week. Check your Digital Academy Account for Mr. Watts' emails Here is a video to explain how to use the spreadsheet.

  • PM Cohorts- You will be ordering lunch for the next day. The spreadsheet will reflect what you will be receiving on that day for tomorrow's lunch

  • St. Catharine At Home Learners - Please contact Ms. Hazel if the pick up schedule does not work for your family.

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

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

*this government program could end sooner
Digital Academy Tips
Hello St. Catharine families,

Wow! We have all been working so hard to learn this new technology platform in Digital Academy and I can already see our students (and parents) beginning to get the hang of it. Here are a few things to consider if your student is struggling with Digital Academy:

- Digital Academy works best with Google Chrome. Did you know that you can get Google Chrome in the App store for Mac devices?

- Students should log in (with their login credentials, not a parent's login information) through Digital Academy or through Clever rather than through Google.

- Consider if your version of Chrome needs to be updated. Check this link to learn how: 

- Click the same link above ^^to do a hard refresh on Digital Academy or to delete your browser data.

- If all else fails, you can call The Digital Academy 833-222-3359 in Cleveland between 8am - 5pm for technical support.

Señora Carmon
E-gift cards and Reloads can be done at anytime through the website or app (RaiseRight)

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 or check out our TRIP/SCRIP page on our website

Get Signed Up TODAY
Community Night - TAT
Join us on Thursday, October 15 (11am -8pm) to show TAT the kind of love that they have always shown us!! Please Dine In, Order Curbside Pick Up or Delivery ( Through Door Dash or Uber Eats) to say "Thank you for always supporting us!"
Spirit Wear
St. Catharine Spirit Wear Sale is Now Open!

Time to order your St. Catharine apparel and accessories. Check out the Spirit Wear Online Store to purchase the latest St. Catharine t-shirts, onesies, tumblers, face masks and a uniform approved crewneck sweatshirt!

The Spirit Wear Online Store will be available until the end of day Wednesday, October 28. Products will be delivered the week of November 16. 

Proceeds from this sale support St. Catharine Home & School. For any questions, email

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!!
St Catharine Church
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
High School Youth Ministry
FALL 2020
Every Sunday • 6:00pm-8:00pm
Parish Center

October 11th
October 18th
October 25th

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

December 6th
Registration for Catholic Youth Summer Camp is now open!

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.