Parent Memo: March 19, 2021
Lent is a season of fasting and prayer, but that’s not the whole point. The purpose of these forty days leading up to the resurrection of Christ, is to challenge ourselves to give up or devote ourselves to something other than the regular. Why don’t we challenge ourselves as families to vow to a specific task during Lent? We can use this season as an opportunity to make others happy and to show love to everyone we can. We can make a vow with our children for the days of Lent to try to cheer up anyone we notice feeling down. Making others happy can help spread happiness and gratefulness and impact others’ lives more than we think.
ST PATRICK’S DAY 5K Run/Walk/Roll Virtual Race and ST PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION THANK YOU’S
Even though it was different this year, our St. Patrick’s Day celebration was still a fun and happy occasion. The virtual program was OUTSTANDING. The effort exhibited by the students, teachers and the teachers who produced and directed the video was evident in how great the final product was.
The participation in the virtual 5K run/walk/roll was appreciated as well. The event raised over a thousand dollars which will go directly into purchasing PE and recess equipment that gets worn out throughout the year. Thank you very much for those who participated in the fun and family-healthy activity.
Our annual Spring Pictures will be taken Wednesday, April 14th. Pre-order forms will go home today with the students. Please remember that for the Spring pictures, ONLY STUDENTS WHO PRE-ORDER WILL HAVE THEIR PICTURES TAKEN. Students who pre-order may dress down on this day. Please note that picture students who also have PE on that day should bring a change of clothes (and shoes if necessary) so they can participate in PE comfortably.
LENTEN ALMSGIVING – LAST WEEK FOR DIAPERS AND BABY WIPES DRIVE
Thank you to the families that have already sent in diapers and baby wipes for our Lenten Outreach Project. This outreach will continue until March 26th. Students can bring in packs of diapers and baby wipes to their classes. Teachers will collect them and make sure they get to their destination. If you prefer to send in a $5 donation instead of (or in addition to) the products, this is always appreciated and will be used to purchase additional diapers and wipes. (see flyer attached to end of newsletter)
FINANCIAL AID FOR 2021-2022
If you are requesting tuition assistance from the school/parish for the 2021-2022 school year (not the Opportunity Scholarship), please do so through your FACTS tuition management account. Parish financial assistance is open to active members of St Patrick Catholic parish only.
OPERATION RICE BOWL
Operation Rice Bowl is a donation drive that has been carried out in Catholic parishes and schools for years during Lent. It will begin soon in our parish and school. Donations to Rice Bowl help the hungry, both in our local community and beyond. 25% of the donations to Rice Bowl stay in our own community, and there is certainly a need during this time. Please use the link to donate to Rice Bowl online or see the flyer attached below about how to donate using the QR code. Thank you for your prayerful donation during the Lenten season.
DATES TO REMEMBER
March 23 Rosary – 8:15 (virtual)
March 26 Spirit Day and Stations of the Cross (virtual) at 2:15
April 1 12:15 dismissal – Easter vacation begins
April 2 Good Friday
April 4 Easter Sunday
April 12 Students return to school