PARENT MEMO 31: April 6, 2022 Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Families,PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)We had the first PTO meeting last week and are excited about planning Teacher Appreciation Week for the teachers in May.  The next meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 8:05am in the library.  We will need lots of volunteers to help make this event a success.  If you have not put in your application to volunteer in school, please do so ASAP so that you can help with this event.  Please scroll to the end of the memo for the links to the application.RICE BOWLOur Rice Bowl service project is in full swing! Students can turn in their Rice Bowls this week or next.    If you want more information, please see the attached letter.  In the letter there is a link for making an online donation. 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEARBOOKAll orders for yearbook must be made online Tree Ring. Please use the following link:  www.treering.com/1015544792994061Yearbook Flyer 22.pdfBob Paroli Memorial Tournament Registration Form Sunday, May 1, 2022*Rainout date (If needed will be Sunday, May 8, 2022)Gates Four Golf & Country Club 6775 Irongate Drive Fayetteville, NC 28306 910.425.6667 / gatesfour.comProper Golfing Attire No Blue Jeans No Tee Shirts Afternoon Flight Team InformationTeam Name: _________________________________________________________Player 1: ______________________________ PH#__________________________ Player 2: ______________________________ PH#__________________________ Player 3: ______________________________ PH#__________________________ Player 4: ______________________________ PH#__________________________Tournament ScheduleCheck-In: 11:00am -12:00pmRange Balls 11:30am-12:30pm Lunch: 11:45am-12:45pm Tournament Briefing: 12:50pm Shotgun Start: 1:00pm.COVID UPDATESaint Patrick Catholic School continues being mask optional but recommended. If you wish to change your mask preference email Micaela Shea and your child’s teacher.We are currently entering our ninth week with 0% positive COVID 19 cases.AFTERCAREThere is no aftercare on Thursday, April 14th due to staffing shortage.  All students will be dismissed at 12:00pm.  Aftercare children will be sent home via the school side carpool unless you notify the office.We are now taking drop-ins for aftercare.  If you need your child to stay after school on a drop-in basis, please email Amanda Gonzalez at [email protected]UNIFORM POLICY CHANGESThere are some uniform policy changes that will occur over the remainder of the school year.Sneakers: Students should wear sneakers to school daily, but they do not have to be solid black.  Moving forward sneakers should be “mostly black”.  That means the sole may be white (or a color other than white) and the sides may have an additional color.  For example, the sneaker may have a white Nike Swoosh, New Balance N, Adidas stripes, etc….on the sides of the sneaker.Leggings: students may wear plain, solid black leggings under their school uniform jumper, skirt, or skort in place of tights. Hair bows, headbands, and barrettes: Students may wear any color hair accessory to school.ATTENTION 7th and 8th GRADE PARENTSThere is a new catholic high school located in Vass, NC.  They are currently accepting applications for Freshman. For more information visit their website at www.capodannohigh.orgVOLUNTEERING AT ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL REQUIREMENTSWe will be allowing limited volunteers in the school this year. If you want to volunteer at the school, you must complete the volunteer application which includes attending a Safe Environment Training (SET)class. There are some online training courses each month. Please see below.Safe Environment Training CalendarIn addition to attending the SET training, all volunteers need to complete an application with the Diocese of Raleigh.  You can turn your completed application into the front office. Volunteer Application in EnglishVolunteer Application in SpanishCALENDARApril 14th– Holy Thursday-Noon dismissal with NO AFTERCAREApril 15th-23rd– Easter BreakApril 25th– Return from Easter BreakSCHOOL HOURSMorning care is open from 6:30 to 7:30 daily. If you arrive before 7:30 you must stay with your child until carpool starts or take them to morning care.  The tardy bell rings at 8:00am.  If you drop off after 8:00am you must walk your child into the office and sign them in. Afternoon carpool starts at 3:05pm and ends at 3:15. The front office is open from 7:30am to 4:00pm.  Please do not come to or call the office during the afternoon carpool, which is from 3:00 to approximately 3:20.   SCHOOL DIRECTORYOur school directory is ready.  You can find it on the school website or via this link: https://www.stpatschoolnc.org/family-directory/The directory is password protected: 4SPfamilies2View