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Parent Memo 1/24/20

Parent Memo: January 24, 2020

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER: Leading by example, this week’s Shout-Outs go to:
Azaleyah , gr 5, Azaleyah helps her classmates by encouraging them and remaining positive and eager to learn. When given a new assignment, her first instinct isn’t to moan and groan but to look forward to completing it. She is a great listener when other students are presenting and has an overall great outlook on school. Natalie , gr 7, Natalie showed great stewardship by staying a few moments at the end of class, without being asked, to pick up supplies others had left out. She helped to straighten up the room for the next class coming in.

In Service, Ms. Laura [email protected]

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK Everyone should have received the schedule of events for CSW. If you haven’t, please call the school and we’ll email you another copy. There is something going on every day and you don’t want to miss anything! We are looking forward to a week of fun and celebrating Catholic Schools!

RAFFLE- PTO Sponsored Raffle ticket order forms went home this week for some really great prizes. All kids get one free ticket and they will choose where to put their ticket here at school. Parents can get other tickets for donation amounts listed on the order form. Please see attached if you need another ticket order form.

CHESS CHAMPIONS Members of the St Patrick School Chess Club competed at a NC State chess tournament this past Sunday. The team placed 3rd in the state!!! Congratulations to team members Diego JimenezMartinez, Jack Davis, Justin Vela and Kevin Nguyen. As individuals, Diego Jimenez-Martinez placed 2nd in his classification. Good luck to the team as they continue to compete this season.

BOX TOPS BUZZ It’s class contest time again. Turn in your Box Tops and scan/send in your receipts by February 10th to have them count toward the competition. The winning class will receive a treat of hot chocolate and donuts. 

VAL-A-GRAMS: The Student Council is sponsoring a Candy Gram Fundraiser called “Val-a-Gram.” Students can send a heart-shaped lollipop with a custom message to friends, family members, teachers, whomever they would like. Pre-orders are underway now. Deadline for Val-aGram orders is next Friday, Jan 31st. Val-a-Grams will be delivered on February 13th.

“SOUPER” BOWL MONDAY The Student Council is also sponsoring a canned soup drive on Monday, Jan. 27th only. Any student who brings in a can of soup can wear their favorite sport’s team jersey with jeans on that day. It can be any team or sport. All soup raised will be delivered to a local food bank.

GIRLS SOCCER SEASON St. Patrick Girls Soccer for all Middle School girls is accepting registrations this week and early next week. Grab your sign-up packet from the office. Practice will begin on February 10th. Go Shamrocks!

AFRICAN ANCESTRY AND NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE TUITION ASSISTANCE Every year, Catholic school students (K-12th grade) of African ancestry and Native American heritage in the Diocese of Raleigh are eligible to apply for a tuition assistance grant. The award comes from funds granted to the diocese from the Black and Indian Mission Office. • All applicants MUST complete a Catholic school enrollment application and a FACTS tuition eligibility application • Applications open on January 26, 2020 and close on March 12, 2020. • Decision letters will be mailed to parents no later than May 21, 2020 • Tuition awards are sent from the diocese to the applicant’s school.

SAVE THE DATE Hold onto MARCH 14th as the ST PATRICK’S SCHOOL FUN RUN! This is our biggest PTO sponsored event of the year, so please plan to attend. Tell all your friends, relatives, gym buddies, fellow racers….anybody you know who likes to run. IT IS AN OFFICIALLY TIMED EVENT and a great warm-up prep for the famous All American Run which takes place two weeks after ours. We will be sending more information home soon and flyers for you to post at your places of work, your gyms, your running clubs…anywhere that people could see about it. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours in as well. Don’t wait until the last minute to fulfill them as opportunities will be drawing to a close. For now, please save the date and spread the word!!!!

AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM Please see the flyer below to support the school with your Amazon purchases. If you shop through Amazon, sign up for an AMAZON SMILE account. It doesn’t change anything about your account other than a portion of your sales is donated to the school. I signed up right away, and I already have money in my donation account. I’m a Prime user but it doesn’t change anything about that. All I
have to remember to do is log in to smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon. Everything else runs as usual. Please do this as it’s a way to support the school that is FREE TO YOU!!!! 

TRUE TO YOURSELF TICKETS The school will receive 10 student tickets for the True to Yourself program held at FSU’s Seabrook Auditorium on February 1, at 7:00 pm. The event will focus on African American power movers who have made great imprints behind the scenes and in the film and entertainment industries. This talk will provide the community with an informed perspective on the topics regarding adversity, self-identity and the longevity in the entertainment industry as an African American. The event aims to reflect the diversity in the arts and cultural community through the power of storytelling and the sharing of knowledge and wisdom. The student tickets are first-come-first-served, so please call or email the school if you would like tickets. The student tickets are free, however, adult tickets would have to be purchased at or in advance of the event. Questions about the event can be directed to the Fayetteville Arts Council at [email protected]

ST VALENTINE’S DAY St Patrick Church Parish is hosting a series of workshops aimed at supporting you in your vocation of marriage. 


January 25th Begins Catholic Schools Week – 5:00 pm Mass – Open House Tours 6:30 pm January 26th Open House Tours 11:30 am – after 10:00 Mass January 27th Basketball home vs. Sandhill Classical SOUPER Bowl Monday January 28th Spirit Night at Firehouse Subs (Glensford Drive Location) from 3:30-9pm January 31st Spirit Day- Dress in your Spirit shirt or green and yellow with jeans. February 1st Opportunity Scholarship and Disability Grant Applications Open Up

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