PARENT MEMO 8: October 13, 2021

Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Families,

FOOD COLLECTION
October is considered Hunger Awareness Month and we would like to focus our attention on
those in our own community who are without food. The school will be collecting canned good
donations for Catholic Charities beginning Thursday, October 14 and ending on Tuesday,
October 19.
The class donation list is as follows:
PreK- Chicken Noodle Soup and Canned Fruit
K- Corn Beef Hash and Canned Tomatoes
1- Rice and Canned Carrots
2- Vegetable Beef Soup and Canned Potatoes
3- Canned Tuna and Macaroni and Cheese
4- Pancake Mix and Pancake Syrup
5- Spaghetti and Pasta Sauce
6- Canned Chicken and Canned Green beans
7- Beef Stew and Canned Corn
8- Peanut Butter and Jelly

PICTURE DAY
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 26, 2021, for Picture Day. All students will be
photographed for the school yearbook. Students should wear regular uniform to school that
day even if they have PE. The best dress options for pictures are either the green polo or
jumper with a blouse.

FAMILY HONOR PROGRAM FOR GIRLS IN 6Th GRADE
St. Michael, Cary, will be hosting a truly unique chastity program for preteens and their parents
on Friday, October 22 from 6:30 to 9 pm and Saturday, October 23, from 9:30 am to noon. This
program is presented by Family Honor, Inc., and is called Changes & Challenges. Parents, this
program is designed for you and your 6th grader. You and your child will have the opportunity
to connect and communicate about God’s gift of sexuality, chastity, fertility appreciation, true
worth and lots more. A recent participating parent shared, “It’s a straightforward approach to
sexuality, involving the whole person.” Deadline for registering is October 15. Space is limited
so register early at:
https://onrealm.org/StMichaelArchangel/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=ZWMxN
WQwNjctOGQ3YS00ODkyLWE1MGYtYWQ5NDAxNTM1OTlk .
Cost is $10 per person or $20 per family. For more information contact Mary Beth Phillips at
919-274-9362 or [email protected]

HALLOWEEN
On Friday, October 29th the students are invited to participate in a Fun Halloween Dress Day.
Students may wear Halloween colors and/or fun Halloween theme shirts and bottoms. No
violent or scary images allowed.
Due to Halloween Dress Down Day, we will move spirit day to Friday, October 22nd.

CHEERLEADING AND GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
We need a cheerleading and girls basketball coach! We have 9 girls interested in cheerleading
and 7 girls interested in basketball. They cannot have a team if we do not have a coach. If you
are interested in coaching one of these groups or know someone that might be interested,
please email Christa Larkin at [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

DONATIONS
The used uniform store needs hangers. If you have hangers that you would like to get rid of,
please drop them off in the school office. Thank you.

BOX TOPS
We are collecting box tops this year for our school. Please see the links below to learn more
about how to use the App or clip them and turn them into the school.
Btfe Oct 2021 – Google Docs
BTFE_2021-06_PartProducts.pdf – Google Drive

CALENDAR
October 22nd- Spirit Day
October 26th
– Picture Day- Wear regular uniform, not PE clothes this day.
October 29th
– Halloween Theme/Color Dress or Spirit Day