PARENT MEMO 13: November 16, 2021

Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Families,

PENGUIN PATCH IS COMING
We are excited to bring the Penguin Patch to Saint Patrick Catholic School this year. Students
will be able to purchase small Christmas gifts for their loved ones the week of December 6th to
10th. More information to follow.

KINDERGARTEN TUTORS NEEDED
Saint Patrick School is looking for one or two tutors to work with approximately 6-7 students 3
times per week. Hours are from 1:00-1:45 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. SET training
(Safe Environment Training) is required. No teaching credentials needed. However, former
educators or persons with strong language skills preferred. Tutor responsibilities would include
reinforcement of basic phonemic & math skills such as letter/number recognition, letter
sounds, sight words, rhyming words, blending letter sounds, etc. All materials provided. This is
a great opportunity to exercise your Catholic faith by giving your time and
talent! Please email Ms. Christa Larkin, principal, at [email protected] if you are
interested in helping.

UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES
There are some uniform policy changes that will occur over the remainder of the school year.
The first one is a relaxed sneaker policy. 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.

ADOPT A SCHOOL
Holy Savior Catholic Church & School in Lockport, Louisiana Disaster Relief
Our school and parish have established a bond with Holy Savior Catholic Church and School in Lockport,
Louisiana. We are in conversation with them seeking their most present needs to assist them at this
moment. Your donation will be used for church and school needs. Holy Savior Catholic Church & School
in Lockport, Louisiana Disaster Relief (weshareonline.org)

COVID VACCINE FOR AGES 5-11
COVID 19 vaccines are now available to children ages 5 to 11. If you are interested in getting your
child vaccinated against COVID 19 use this link below to get up to date information.
Did you know that once your child is fully vaccinated, they will not need to quarantine if
there is an exposure unless they develop symptoms!

ON SITE COVID TESTING
Saint Patrick has partnered with MAKO medical to offer on-site diagnostic COVID testing. Should you
become symptomatic and need to have a COVID test, Micaela Shea, our health coordinator can test
students on the school premises instead of you having to make an appointment elsewhere. Once tested,
MAKO will come to pick up the test sample and have your results back to you in 1-2 days. This service is
OPTIONAL and only performed on those who are symptomatic/have been exposed to COVID AND have
signed up for this service.
If you are interested in enrolling, please use this link to sign up: https://home.color.com/covid/signup/start?partner=tf-stp-1272-staff

PICTURE RETAKES
Our picture make-up day is tomorrow, November 17th
. Students having retakes should wear their
regular school uniform to school on the 17th
. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CUTTING ART MATERIALS
Do you want to volunteer your time, but are unable to come to school? Consider cutting materials for
art at home. Email Ms. College [email protected] if you are interested.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BASKETBALL GAMES
We need volunteers to help with admissions for the following home games: 11.18.21, 1.10.22,
1.24.22, 1.27.22. If you would like to volunteer, please email [email protected]

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
November 16th – Picture proofs and orders due
November 17th – Picture Make-up Day- Students should wear regular uniform for retakes.
November 19th Spirit Day
November 22nd – Report Cards Ready on Gradelink
November 24th to 26th Thanksgiving Break; No school
December 17th 12:15 dismissal, no aftercare
December 18th to January 3rd Christmas Break
January 4th Students return to school

SCHOOL DIRECTORY
Our school directory is ready. You can find it on the school website or via this link:

The directory is password protected: 4SPfamilies2View