PARENT MEMO 36: May 18, 2022 Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Families,FIELD DAYField day is this Friday, May 20!Students may wear athletic attire with sneakers for field day.  Athletic wear should be a t-shirt and shorts.  Please apply sunscreen at home before school and send your child with the bottle if they need to reapply it during school hours. All students need refillable water bottles.  Students may also wear hats, sunglasses.KIDS NIGHT OUTDo you need and your children need a night out?  Drop your child(ren) off for an evening of fun.  Use the link below to register for this event on Saturday, May 21, 2022.May K.N.O flyer with registration.pdfSPEED AGILITY AND CONDITIONING CAMPAll American Academy is hosting camp this summer.  Please see link below and the attached flyer for more information. All American AcademySPRING FINE ART PROGRAMhttps://www.stpatschoolnc.org/presentations/2022-fine-arts-showSCHOOL BELTSWe keep a supply of belts on hand in case your child forgets to put one on. They can come down and borrow one from the office. Our belts have “St. Patrick Catholic School” written on them in sharpie. Please check with your child to see if they have one to return. We will also accept any belts you would like to donate to the school.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 fourteenth week with < 1% positive COVID 19 cases. As of right now, The Diocese of Raleigh and Saint Patrick Catholic School are hopeful to open the 2022-2023 school year with more normalcy then the past 6 months.  Students will return to eating lunch in the lunchroom, classes will be able to mix during recess and middle schoolers will return to switching classes.  We will closely monitor COVID 19 over the summer and share the exact opening plan with families in August. AFTERCAREWe 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.VOLUNTEERING 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 SpanishCALENDARMay 18th– Spring Fine Arts Program- VirtualMay 18th– Sports Banquet at 5:30pmMay 20th– Field Day- 9am-12pmMay 24th– 8th grade field tripMay 26th– 8th grade graduationMay 27th– Spirit DaySCHOOL 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