PARENT MEMO 28: March 16, 2022
Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Families,

2nd TRIMESTER AWARDS
2nd Trimester Awards were recorded this morning, March 16, 2022. If you were not able to tune
in this morning, Ms. College will post the recording on Teams this afternoon.

SPRING PICTURES
We will have spring pictures on March 23, 2022. This day will be Spring Dress-up Day for
students. Send your child to school dressed in their Spring attire. Everyone will be
photographed, and proofs will be sent home. Ordering the photos is optional. Spring Portraits
information will be sent home today with your child.

SAINT PATRICK DAY CELEBRATION IS TOMORROW!
This day will include attending 9:00 Mass and having a parade with a police escort. The
students will be allowed to dress in green. Early dismissal at 12:00.

REENROLLMENT
If you have not sent in your reenrollment forms, please do ASAP.

OPPURTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
There is good news to share about the Opportunity Scholarship Program. The scholarship award
amount was recently re-calculated and is now worth up to $6,168! Applications received after
March 1st are placed on a waiting list.
See if your family may qualify here or Text “KIDSNC” to 52886

LENTEN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
We are currently sponsoring a baby shower for Catholic Charities. The class that collects the
most items will earn a pizza party. The rest of the school will earn a free dress down day for
participating.
The second Lenten project is Rice Bowl. Rice Bowls will be sent home with the students on
Friday. You can read more about Operation Rice Bowl in the attached letter. In the letter there
is a link for making an online donation.
Both service projects are completely optional, but we encourage families to participate in one
or the other as a part of the alms giving during Lent.

MY HOT LUNCH BOX- FRIDAY DURING LENT
If you order My Hot Lunch Box regularly on Friday, please check your child’s order for each
Friday during Lent. If you had an order that contained meat, that order did not go through.
Please place a new order or send your child to school with lunch that day.

COVID UPDATE
Saint 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 fifth week with 0% positive COVID 19 cases.
Please know that if our numbers rise a to 5% positivity rate the school will return to mask mandatory
policy.
• If we have an outbreak in certain classes, they may have to go to mask required for 5 or 10
days.
• If your child does test positive, your child will have to stay home for 10 days or stay home for
5 days and wear a mask to school indoor and outdoor for 5 days.
• Children that are exposed to someone that has tested positive will also have to wear a mask
to school for 10 days but can remain in school so long as they are symptom free.

SCHOOL HOURS
Morning 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.

AFTERCARE
We are now taking drop ins for aftercare. If you need a child to stay after school on a drop-in
basis, please email Amanda Gonzalez at [email protected]

COVID TESTING
If you would like your child tested for covid at school, please click on the following link to
register.
https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-stp-1272-students

UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES
There 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 8th grade Parents
There is a new catholic high school located in Vass, NC. Information about Father Vincent
Capodanno High School will be sent home with your student today. They are currently
accepting applications for Freshman. For more information visit their website at
www.capodannohigh.org .

VOLUNTEERING AT ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
We 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 Calendar
In 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 English
Volunteer Application in Spanish

CALENDAR
March 17th – Noon dismissal; St. Patrick Day Mass and Parade; students can dress down wearing
green this day.
March 18th – No School
March 25th – Spirit Day
April 14th – Holy Thursday-Noon dismissal
April 15th-23rd- Easter Break
April 25th- Return from Easter Break

SCHOOL DIRECTORY
Our 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:
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