January 19, 2018
Make-up days for the snow days: We already had 2 bad weather days built into the school calendar, but this most recent day was the 3rd day off, so we will have to make it up. We will be adding that day to the end of the school year. Reminders will come out closer to that time.
We are fast approaching Catholic Schools Week, a week-long celebration of all Catholic Schools in America. We have a full program of activities and fun slated for the students. Please mark your calendars for either the kick-off Mass on Saturday, Jan. 27th at 5:00 pm or any one of the Masses on Sunday, Jan. 28th. You made the decision to send your child to a Catholic school and although the kids will be having lots of fun that week, it’s the parents who deserve the recognition for the sacrifices that this takes. We look forward to seeing you during the celebrations. Details of the events will be listed in the church bulletin as well as in this newsletter as we get closer to the date.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK “SAVE THE DATES”:
Talent show auditions will be held for those have signed up on Monday, Jan. 22nd, Tuesday, Jan.23rd, and Thursday, Jan. 25th immediately after school in the music suite.
Bowling Fun!!! Please join the St. Patrick School community for a fun-filled afternoon of bowling on Friday, Feb. 2nd from 12:30 – 3:00 pm at B & B Lanes. Come out and have lunch at the lanes at 12:30 and bowl until 3:00 pm. It’s ALL YOU CAN BOWL for $8 per person. This price includes shoe rental. A portion of the proceeds from the bowling and food concessions will be returned to St. Patrick Catholic School.
Early Dismissal Day: Friday, February 2nd is a 12:15 pm dismissal day and there will not be Extended Care.
HISTORY TOUR OF THE CHURCH: February 4, 2018 is the anniversary of Bishop England placing our parish under the protection of St. Patrick. As a part of that celebration, docents from our History Archive Ministry will be conducting tours of our church following every Mass during the weekend of Feb. 3-4, 2018. If you are interested in a tour, please meet our guide near the bell in the narthex (gathering space) after Mass on those days.
PTO: There will be an open planning meeting for our Spring Gala in April. If you would like to volunteer, please attend this upcoming Friday the 26th at 930am.
Also, we are happy to announce a new Spirit Night res: Primo Pizza. They will be hosting a spirit night for us Friday Jan. 26th. If you have any suggestions on where you would like us to host a Spirit Night please let us know!
IT IS GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME: Our Girl Scouts will be selling cookies during dismissal on January 24th and 31st.
2017-2018 Yearbooks – HELP!!! It’s time to assemble the yearbook for the publisher and we could use some help. No experience needed. We always need more photos of kids at school activities. Contact Karen Ewart at 910-303-1976 or at the email above if you can help.
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 Guild 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.
PUBLIX SUPERMARKET SUPPORTING SCHOOLS PROGRAMS:
Publix Supermarkets is sending me the “Shop and give money to your school” keychains. We will be sending them home to families next week. You don’t need to sign up or register for this program. Just when you shop at Publix, give them your keychain fob and a percentage of your purchase will go directly to our school. This is what we call “easy money” so try to participate if you are able. Also remember to renew your membership with Harris Teeter and Food Lion (if necessary), as we are registered with their school donation programs too.
REMINDERS FOR THE WEEK OF January 22 – January 26:
Monday, January 22 – Basketball AWAY game vs. St. John Paul II – Girls release at 2:15
Tuesday, January 23 – Basketball HOME game vs. Fayetteville Academy – Girls release at 3:00
Wednesday, January 24 –
Thursday, January 25 - Basketball HOME game vs. O’Neal – Girls release at 3:00
Friday, January 26 –
Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 – Catholic Schools Week liturgies and kick-off