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Parent Memo 3/9/18

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER:

Dear Parents,

I hate to be a nag, but I need to make a couple of policy reminders:

  • Please do not check your children out of school after 2:30. After 2:30, you will need to wait until dismissal, which is fast approaching. Before 2:30, you may check them out for required doctor’s appointment, etc…
  • Please be reminded about the school’s cell phone policy. Cell phones should ideally not even be brought to campus as the school is not responsible for loss or damage to any child’s cell phone. Also, the school cannot control content that a student may access or download onto their phone because the device is not connected to our school server and therefore not protected by our security filters. However, if the child does bring a phone to school, it must be deposited in the bin at the front desk at all times during the school day or while the child is still on the campus. Students cannot keep their phones in their backpacks, even turned off. They all must be left at the front desk and then picked up when the child leaves. The school has phones available if the child needs to call home for a forgotten lunch or similar other problem. This rule applies not only to phones but to any internet connected device, such as Apple Watches.

Thank you for complying with the school’s policies.

In Service,

Ms. Laura

[email protected]

ST PATRICK DAY CELEBRATIONS
Next Friday we will be having our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Students are encouraged to wear green on this day! Our school parade will be Friday, March 16th starting at 1:30. We will parade around the campus all decorated up. The Fayetteville Police Department will be joining us. Directly following the parade will be the class parties. You should be receiving communication from your child’s teacher about the parties. Go Shamrocks!

The parish/school Saint Patrick Day Celebration will be held on March 17th. Come celebrate with a Pot Luck Dinner Party following the 5:00 pm Mass in St. Brigid Hall. Each family is asked to bring a dish to share. The following last name breakdown will ensure a variety of foods:

A-F desserts; G-O meat/casseroles; P-Z vegetables/salads. Corn beef and cabbage will be provided. If you would like to help with this event, please contact Marian Schrum at [email protected] As a primary ministry of St. Patrick Parish, the school hopes that our families will attend this event of fun and fellowship as recognition and appreciation of all the support that the parish gives to the school. Wear Green!!!!!

NC HISTORY PROJECT WINNERS
We are proud to announce that 8th graders, Christopher Ewart and Hugh Cameron, received special recognition for their North Carolina History Projects and were chosen to compete in the state competition in Raleigh on April 27th. Good luck to both!!!!

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
The PE department is looking for parent volunteers to help with the upcoming field day on April 24th. The rain date will be May 29th. We will need volunteers at the school by 7:45 a.m. the morning of the event. This year’s Field Day theme will be “Wild, Wild West.” Please call into the school at 910-323-1865 or email [email protected] if you are able to volunteer.

SPECIAL DEAL FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS FROM CHARLOTTE HORNETS
The Charlotte Hornets are hosting two separate games with discounted tickets for Catholic schools of North Carolina and South Carolina. They have set up a ticket portal through which you can purchase tickets to one of the games listed here and get special discounts. Also they will be allowing all of the people that purchase through the ticket portal the exclusive opportunity to come in and watch shootaround just a few rows from the court! The two games with discounted tickets to choose from are: March 26th Hornets vs. NY Knicks at 7:00 pm and April 8th, Hornets vs. Indian Pacers at 1:00 pm. Information and links to the discounted ticket portal are below:

https://groupmatics.events/s/other/Catholicschools4

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STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS

PJ Day and Hat Day: Thank you for supporting the Student Council sponsored PJ Day and Hat Day. St. Patrick Catholic School has donated $200 to Catholic Charities with the money raised by these events.

Shamrock ContestEach student received a shamrock and directions for the Student Council’s Shamrock Contest. All decorated shamrocks will be collected on March 12th. There will be one winner for each grade group (PreK-Grade 2, Grade 3 –5 and Grade 6-8) that will be announced during the St. Patrick Day parties on March 16th.

Skate NightShow your St. Patrick spirit by wearing green and joining us for a Skate Night at Round-About in Eutaw Shopping Center off Bragg Boulevard on Thursday, March 15th. Skating will be from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Skates are $2 and inline are $3. We hope to see you there!

REGISTRATION FOR NEXT YEAR:
We are already encountering an increasing rate of inquiries into school registration for next year. Registration paperwork has gone out for existing families and you may fill out the paperwork hard copy 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. If you have friends that are considering registering at our school, I would encourage them to do so as soon as possible.

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.  They will continue to take applications after March 1st, but first priority will go to those who applied early.
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.

Tuition Grants may available through the Diocese and St. Patrick School, if you are a parishioner of St. Patrick Church.

Apply at www.factstuitionaid.com.

PTO SPRING “SHAG HOP” and “SUMMER TO REMEMBER AUCTION”
The PTO Spring Shag Hope and Summer to Remember Auction is right around the corner on the evening of April 20th. This is a fun, family friendly event to close out the school year and support St. Patrick School. We need your help to make this even a rock n’rolling [email protected] This is the perfect time to complete your required volunteer hours or just get involved with our great school community!

The ”Summer to Remember Auction”  will focus on exciting and fun summer activities, camps, experiences, trips, sports opportunities, tickets, vouchers, classes and more! If you or your place of business can provide something to include in the auction, please contact Taylor Hagemen at [email protected] and 803-673-9314, Recognition and advertising opportunities will be available to all contributors.

The PTO has done some amazing projects this year with funds raised…just wait until you see the fantastic new playground! Please contact Amy White at [email protected] or 910-485-6784 to sign up for one of the volunteer opportunities below or if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your generous contribution of time.

Auction Team – 3 people needed

Decorations and Set up Team – 3 people needed

Clean up Team – Lead and 3 additional people needed (team will clean up on Saturday, April 21st before noon)

Emcee for the event

REMINDERS FOR THE WEEK OF March 12 –March 16:

Monday, March 12 – Girls Soccer home game vs Freedom – 4:00 pm

                                   Rosary – grades 2 and 3, 8:30 am

Tuesday, March 13 –

Wednesday, March 14 –  6th grade spiritual retreat – all day

                                          Battle of the Books competition at St. Ann’s.

Thursday, March 15– Girls Soccer home game vs. Village – 4:00 pm

Friday, Mar 16 – St. Patrick Day Parade (1:30) and class parties (following parade)

                            Living Stations of the Cross – presented by the 7th and 8th grade – 7:00 pm

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