Weekly Memos

August 18, 2017

August 18, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER:Welcome to the GREAT 2017-2018 school year! I feel privileged to serve the families of St. Patrick’s School and look forward to meeting all of you over time. If you have questions or need to meet with me, please call the office, or probably the quickest way to reach me is by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. because I’m not always in the office. Mrs. Hatcher is remaining with the school this year as the part-time Assistant Principal to insure a smooth and seamless transition.

KINDNESS COUNTS is our theme for the year and I am sending weekly “shout outs” to students whom I caught being extra kind to a classmate. Check out our facebook page to see this week’s KINDNESS COUNTS champ.

In Service,

Ms. Laura

HELP:  Please return all the forms from the orientation packets as soon as possible so that we may serve you efficiently and effectively.

MORNING DROP-OFF AND AFTER DISMISSAL: Drop-off in the morning remains the same via the circle drive in front of school.  Pick-up after school is divided into two areas: the church parking lot and the school lot. You should have chosen one or the other lot to pick up your child(ren) at dismissal and handed in the form with your selection to the office.  Please follow the directions that are in your orientation packets for each location to ensure safety for all humans and vehicles.

All new families should have received a placard with their family name to hang from your car mirror during dismissal. If your family does not have a placard, please let the office know. Displaying the name in the front windshield will increase our efficiency and shorten the time it takes to complete the dismissal process.

SCHOOL PARKING LOT: Beginning at 2:30pm, center parking spaces are used as a staging area to feed into the front circle for dismissal.  If you are picking up your child for an early appointment, drive into the front circle, check them out in the office and then depart. 

COFFEE AND KLEENEX:   Pre-K and Kindergarten parents, please plan to join our PTO on Monday morning after you drop off the children for a cup of coffee and a doughnut.  We know that is difficult to send your little one off for the first time, come for this “group therapy” session!

EXTENDED CARE INFORMATION:  Pre-registration for after-school care (3:15 – 6:00pm) is required.  As last year, Extended Care on a drop-in basis is not available due to high full-time registrations. If we are able to expand to drop-in availability at a later date, we will let you know.

PTO: The PTO would like to extend our warmest welcome to all of our new and returning families and faculty. We wish all of you a blessed 2017-18 school year!

Thank You,

Adrian Intile, PTO President

BOXTOPS: Please remember to clip and send in Boxtops for Education with your children.

LUNCH: myhotlunchbox.com is our school lunch supplier.  Please use the link online to order for the days you wish by the week or for the month.  Orders are cancellable up to 48 hours before delivery day and all payments are made on-line through Myhotlunch.  Providers this year include: Panera, Chili’s, Chick-fil-A, Jersey Mikes, and pizza provider to be announced soon.  Our code is SPCS19

LUNCHTIME:  Grades 6 through 8 will have lunch break from 11:15 – 12:00. Kindergarten through 2nd grade have lunch break from 12:00-12:30 and grades 3-5 from 12:30-1:00. If your children bring their lunch, please provide utensils. There is no microwave for the children’s use.

HEALTH ROOM: If your children have epi-pens or inhalers, please send them to school for safe keeping in the Health Room.

BUSINESS OFFICE NOTES: All tuition accounts must be active by now.  If you have questions regarding your status or the process, please call Mrs. Joanne Messer at our church office.  (323-2410 ext. 103)


Interested in Forming a New Daisy or Brownie Troop at St. Patrick's? It came to our attention at orientation that there are families interested in having their children participate in the Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout programs. Unfortunately, our current troops are filled to capacity. If a parent or grandparent is interested in starting a new Troop to accommodate the interest, please contact Ivonne Ibarra-Guajardo, Recruitment Director for Girls Scouts--North Carolina Coastal Pines, at 910-354-3404 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

YEARBOOK - St. Patrick School publishes a yearbook with photos of every child at St. Patrick School. It's not just for our 8th Graders. We include photos of classroom and school activities: pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, sports teams, clubs, after school activities and school events.  The yearbook offers Tribute pages so parents or grandparents can express congratulations to our students.  Advertisements are also available.

Have you ordered your yearbook?  Order forms are available in the school office.  Examples of previous yearbooks are available if you're curious.  

We need help!  We need photos, starting with Tuesday's Orientation and Wednesday's first day of school.  The yearbook is published via an online program and we need help to assemble pages for the printing company.  Proofreading is easy and needed to ensure we don't publish errors.  We would love new members on the Yearbook Committee.  

Contact Karen Ewart, Yearbook Committee Chair, at 910-303-1976 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help or if you have questions.  Please email your photos to Karen - providing photos from your child's class, field trip, or sports event is important so every child will be included in our yearbook. 

Don’t forget, you must update your Harris Teeter link to St. Patrick Catholic School each year. You can do it on-line or at the store at the register and the school receives reward checks every time you use your card.  If you have not already set up your TIE Vic Card, now is the time to get them from the stores.  There is no cost to you or us for this program. Thank you for doing this for your school.


Monday, August 21– Optional early dismissal due to eclipse. Please refer to letter sent home on Thursday 8/17/17 for details.   Regular lunch schedule

Tuesday, August 22 –

Wednesday, August 23 –  Faculty Meeting 3:30 pm; SAC Meeting 7:00pm;

Thursday, August 24 – Mass 9am

Friday, August 25 – Spirit Day (wear green or yellow shirts with jeans, capris or modest shorts)


Spirit Shirt Order Form