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Parent Memo 3/6/20

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Parent Memo: March 6, 2020
PRINCIPAL’S CORNER:
A mistake was made with the 2nd trimester honors that needs to be corrected. Mia Crosby was inadvertently awarded 2nd honors, but in truth, had earned 1st honors for the 2nd trimester. Well done Mia, and keep up the super work!
In Service, Ms. Laura [email protected]

RE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2020-2021 IS FAST APPROACHING Please note the deadline for notifying us that you are returning is March 16th. Even if you can’t get all the packet details done right now, please call the office and get your children’s names on the list, so their space will be saved. Thank you.

ST PATRICK’S DAY RUN VOLUNTEERS The race date (March 14th) is quickly approaching. Time to get signed up and get those volunteer hours in if you need them. Please see the volunteer sign-up sheet below in the attachments.

2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5/10K and Shamrock Kids Run-March 14th Our biggest event of the year is almost here! Please consider helping in the following ways: -Sign-up your student to run! Help them win the classroom contest for most participation and earn a free dress day! -Sign-up your kids, family or encourage friends to sign-up to run the race by following this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Fayetteville/StPatricksDay510KandKidsRun -Like and share https://www.facebook.com/stpatsdayracenc and the associated event. Pick-up flyers at the office to post around town. Spread the word! -Volunteer! Sign-up via the Sign-Up Genius (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F45A9A62AABF94-saint) or fill out the form below and return with your student. We’ll call you to go over volunteer slots and times. We have many options!

LENTEN ALMSGIVING Our Lenten project for Almsgiving is going to be a Book Drive. We are accepting donations of all “gently used” or new books for this drive. We are working in conjunction with some schools that lost good parts of their reading libraries during recent hurricanes, and we are trying to help them re-stock their shelves. Please consider donating any books your children no longer read, OR purchasing a new book from our Spring Book Fair to donate. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Thank you for your Lenten sacrifice.

74TH ANNUAL CAMELLIA SHOW AND PLANT SALE This weekend is the Annual Camellia Show at the Ramada Plaza, Bordeaux Convention Center. We have students exhibiting their artwork at this show, so all are welcome to go and see it. Admission is free.

PENNY WARS WINNER The PreK was the winning class for the recent Penny Wars! Congrats to the PreK. Their Dress Down Day prize will be March 11th.

PARISH EVENTS Please see the attached flyers for some great upcoming Parish events for the whole family.

LAST WEEK TO APPLY: OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP, DISABILITY SCHOLARSHIP and ESA

2020-21 New Student Applications Applications for all three K12 Programs will open January 31: • Encourage your prospective new student families to apply. • Emphasize that none of the programs make awards on a first-come, first-served basis. • Families are advised to apply in February, but should not stress about applying on the opening day (January 31). • There is no advantage in any of the three programs for students on applications submitted on January 31 over February 10, for example.

Both the Disability Grant and Education Savings Account Programs The new student applications open January 31, 2020 and close March 15, 2020.

The Opportunity Scholarship Program Only The new student application opens January 31, 2020. The Priority Window closes March 1, 2020. The application will remain open until August 31, 2020 for students to be considered for the full 2020-21 school year, as funds remain available.

Useful Links and Information for Families Families should visit the NCSEAA Website to view information regarding the NC K12 Programs.

Guides for the following can be found on the NCSEAA Website: K12 Programs: Eligibility Requirements K12 Programs: Side-By- Side Summary K12 Parents: MyPortal Getting Started Guide

Families with questions unrelated to the application are encouraged to email NCSEAA due to the high volume of calls staff will be receiving during the initial days of the application opening. Below are the emails to each of the programs: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

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.

AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM 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!!!! Just log into your Amazon account and search smile.amazon.com.

DATES TO REMEMBER March 11 PreK Dress Down Day for winning the Penny Wars! March 14 St Patrick School Fun Run March 17 St. Patrick Day School Mass – festivities and parties – no Mass on Thursday March 24 School Rosary – 8:15 – 2nd grade hosting March 27 Living Stations of the Cross – 7th and 8th grade – evening March 31 Chick-fil-a Spirit Day

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