PARENT MEMO 15: November 30, 2021
Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Families,
IOWA TEST SCORES
IOWA test scores are being sent home today with children in 3rd
through 8th grade. Please see
the attached letter regarding the scores. Contact your child’s teacher with specific questions.
If your child had a retake or a make up their proofs will go home this week and are due back
December 7th. Parents may order online or send in the proof with payment and order attached.
ADVENT IS HERE
The Advent Season begins on Sunday November 28th. Saint Patrick Catholic School will be
participating in three prayer services, as well as an outreach project. Please see this link for the
dates you can join the school on TEAMS for our prayer service.
PATROIT’S PEN ESSAYS
We are proud to announce that the top three winners of the Patriot’s Pen Essay contest go to
three St. Patrick Catholic School students. We are not announcing the names just yet, as the
students have not been notified. These three students will be celebrated at a dinner on
December 11th as well as with a visit to our school by one of the VFW Post 10630 members.
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. Please see this link for examples of acceptable shoes.
Leggings: Girls may wear plain, solid black leggings under their school uniform jumper, skirt, or
skort in place of tights.
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.
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-students
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
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
December 10th – Spirit Day
December 17th – Holiday Dress- Student can wear red, green, and white tops and bottoms
December 17th 12:15 dismissal, no aftercare
December 18th to January 3rd Christmas Break
January 4th Students return to school
Our school directory is ready. You can find it on the school website or via this link:
The directory is password protected: 4SPfamilies2View