Parent Memo 2/2/18
Wow, we have had a great Catholic Schools Week. Lots of fun activities and a chance to interact in different ways. Thank you to all the teachers and parents who volunteered to plan, set up and carry out activities. Also, a State of the School memo was sent out earlier this week. Please make sure you read it because it has information regarding tuition for next year (2018-2019)
REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR NEXT YEAR WILL BE GOING OUT NEXT WEEK:
You may fill out the paperwork coming home or re-register through Headmaster. Please register by the end of February.
If you know that you will be leaving us, for whatever reason, please let us know that as well. Know that we will
MAGNIFICENT and MARVELOUS:
We will be giving out treats to our parents today during dismissal. They are M&M’s, which stands for Magnificent and Marvelous as a small treat for making the sacrifices to send your children to Catholic school. Now you can give the candy to your children if you want, but just know that it’s YOU, our families, who we see as Magnificent and Marvelous. Thank you for all your do.
SPELLING BEE WINNERS:
We had our school-wide spelling bee this week and the winners for grades 1-3:
1st place – Amaka Nwosu (3rd grade)
2nd place – Emily Staneata (2nd grade)
3rd place – Dirk Miranda (1st grade)
The winners for grades 4-8 were:
1st place – Annie Lieberman (6th grade)
2nd place – Daisy Barbour (7th grade)
3rd place – Noora Sharma (8th grade)
Both Annie Lieberman and Daisy Barbour will represent St. Patrick Catholic School at the District Home School/Private School Spelling Bee on February 14th at 1:00 pm at the Cumberland County Educational Resource Center. Good job to all the competitors and good luck to Annie and Daisy as they advance to the district level.
TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEXT YEAR:
February 1, 2018, the application process begins for the Opportunity Scholarships and the first round of applications ends March 1, 2018.
Renewal applicants get first priority if they apply before the March 1st deadline. An overview of the scholarship is posted on the website at http://www.neseaa/edu/pdf/OPS_OVERVIEW.pdf.
MATH SCIENCE AND THE ARTS EXPO:
Fayetteville State University will be hosting their “Fall in Love with Math, Science, and the Arts Expo” on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at the university on Murchison Road. Children Pre-k – 12th grade and their families will engage in hands-on activities in the areas of math, science, reading, technology, engineering, art and Black History. The university has asked that we announce this event to our parents. Admission was free.
NEW HIGH SCHOOL OPENS:
Father Vincent Capodanno High School is in its first year of operation in Southern Pines. Although this is not a high school operating under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Raleigh, the school has developed its program based on the values of the Catholic faith. There is an informational meeting about this new school on Feb 4th in Founder’s Hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The school’s Board of Directors will be present and the school’s vision and approach to developing boys and girls into young men and women will be presented. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend this informational presentation, please RSVP to http://evite.me/rBBccaFsb8. The school’s website is www.capodannohigh.com.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS:
On behalf of the Diocese of Raleigh Office of African Ancestry Ministry & Evangelization (AAMEN) and Native American Catholic Community, a scholarship opportunity for African-American and Native American students is available. This Tuition Assistance Award is for the 2018-2019 school year.
The funds for the awards come from the Black & Indian Missions grant awarded to the AAMEN office. Over the years, the office has provided funds to the Catholic Schools of the Diocese. For the past decade, the focus has shifted towards family assistance instead of schools; thus financially eligible families, regardless of school, are encouraged to apply.
Please use the following link to access the applications: https://raldioc.configio.com/go/aamen-tuition-assistance. The application link will be available online from January 28, 2018 @ 12 am – March 18, 2018 @ 12 am.
YES, THERE WILL BE A SUMMER CAMP THIS YEAR!:
Summer camp at St. Patrick is on its way! This summer our program will be “A Star Gazer’s Guide to the Galaxy.” We will be exploring space, swimming, playing games, exploring new books, and expanding our faith. The camp day is packed with science, art, faith, team-building, math, reading activities and many opportunities to play and develop teamwork skills. We look forward to another exciting camp season. Watch for more information coming soon on the school website and newsletters.
MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE:
PTO has organized a Valentine’s Day Dance for our 6th-8th graders for Friday, February 9th. They are looking for volunteers to chaperone, set up and clean-up, along with donations for the candy bar. If you still have a few volunteer hours left this would be the perfect opportunity. If interested, please contact Adrian Intile at 706-905-1206 or [email protected]
REMINDERS FOR THE WEEK OF February 5 – February 9:
Wednesday, Feb 7th – 4th grade retreat
Friday, Feb. 9th—Middle School Dance 6-9pm