November 20, 2017
On behalf of the faculty and staff of St. Patrick Catholic School, we wish your family a blessed Thanksgiving holiday and safe travels for those who will be on the road. The holiday will begin at the end of day on November 21st and the students will return to regular classes on Monday, November 27, 2017.
JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUE
St. Anne Church is putting together a team for 8-10 year old girls to play in the Fayetteville Church Basketball League. They are having an organizational meeting on November 21st at 6:00 pm at St. Anne church. The girls have to be ages 8-10 as of August 31, 2017. Anyone interested, please attended the organizational meeting tomorrow night. Parents will need to bring the child’s birth certificate if wishing to register for the league. Please contact Deacon Vince at the St. Patrick Church office if you have questions. We apologize for the late notice but we just received the contact from St. Anne’s church recently.
ACTIVE PARISHIONER RATE FOR TUITION DISCOUNT
Please be reminded that parents have to log 5 hours of volunteer service by Christmas and then 5 hours after Christmas in order the maintain Active Parishioner status to claim the tuition discount. Please contact the school office if you are seeking volunteer opportunities.
SPIRIT DRESS DOWN DAY POLICY REMINDER
“Spirit Day” is the last school attendance Friday of each month. On this day, students are allowed to dress down in School Spirit wear. Please note the policy reminder below as it appears in the family handbook. We are seeing more and more “interpretations” of this policy and it is rather clearly explained in the handbook, so we ask that a renewed effort is exhibited in order to comply with the policy:
“Students will wear the school spirit shirts or green or golden yellow shirts with jeans, pants, shorts, skirts or capris. All shirts and t-shirts must be of modest style and coverage. All shorts and skirts must be of modest length and coverage. Jeans should not be torn, overly faded or excessively worn. Athletic shoes and leather shoes may be worn (no flip flops or sandals). No leggings may be worn. No athletic wear shorts or pants (i.e. nylon basketball shorts or athletic pants, sweatpants, etc…) except on Field Day.”
A good rule of thumb to follow is that if you have to think about whether an outfit complies with the dress code, then it probably does not…ha ha.
Basketball season kicks off this week with our first games today. Schedules for all players have been sent home. Unless otherwise marked as specifically a “girls only” game or a “boys only” game, both of our teams will play the same day. The girls’ team will play first and then the boys' team will play after the girls. Often it is necessary to release the first team a little early from class in order to get to the game venue. This will apply ONLY to the team that is playing first. For example, on November 30th, the girls have a game at 4:00 pm. Therefore, the girls’ team will release a few minutes early from school to prepare for it. The boys’ team doesn’t play until 5:00 that same day, so they will not be released early, as there is no need.
PLEASE NOTE: If your student is on a basketball team that is not playing until 5:00 pm, or if your student has siblings on a basketball team and they want to stay and watch the games, ALL STUDENTS AND SIBLINGS must still be picked up from school at the regular dismissal time and parents must remain with the students in the gym during the games. Our coaches are busy preparing the teams for the games and then coaching, and therefore there is no adult supervision after school in the gym for these students who are waiting for siblings. Therefore, if you wish your student/sibling of student to stay and watch a basketball games, then an adult must be present with them. Thank you for assisting us in providing the highest level of safety for your child.
FREE HOCKEY TICKETS
Each child will be receiving a voucher for a free ticket to the Fayetteville Marksmen hockey game on Friday, November 24th at 7pm. Students are encouraged to bring a Teddy bear that will be tossed onto the ice when the Marksmen score their first goal. These stuffed animals will be collected by the players and donated to various children’s charities.
REMINDERS FOR THE WEEK OF November 13 – November 17, 2017:
Monday, November 20th- Basketball games – Away – vs. Liberty Christian – Girls at 4:00 pm/Boys at 5:00 pm
Tuesday, November 21st
Wednesday, November 22nd – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving holiday
Thursday, November 23rd. – NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 24th. – NO SCHOOL