PARENT MEMO 10: October 26, 2021

Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Families,

VETERAN’S DAY

We will hold our annual Veteran’s Day program on Wednesday, November 10th virtually. Please
send in photos of your favorite veteran(s). Label each photo with name of student or family
and include the grade. We will return photos after the Veterans Day Program. We look
forward to honoring our veterans!

WINTER SPORTS: BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING

We have coaches for all three sports! If your 6th,7th, or 8th grader is interested in participating in
basketball (boys or girls) or cheerleading (boys and girls) and have not brought home an
information packet please email Micaela Shea for information [email protected]

BOOK FAIR

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school from Oct. 25th – October 29th. It is a “Student Only
Fair”. The In-School Fair will be in the Media Center each school day from 8:30am – 2:50 pm. The Fair
will also be open from 3:30pm – 4:30pm each day for Extended Care students. There will also be an
ONLINE Book Fair from Oct. 25th – Nov. 7th. Purchases from the ONLINE fair will ship directly to your
home. The URL for the ONLINE Fair is below: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/stpatrickcatholicschool3
Watch for more information in Teams, Gradelink and through your student’s homeroom.
If you have any questions about the Book Fair, please feel free to contact Mrs. Ottilige at
[email protected] or call (910)323-1865.

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 COVID test, I can test you 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

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.
Thank you to all the families that donated to the food collection. We collected 805 items that
we have donated to Catholic Charities.

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.

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

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

Optional COVID Testing

Saint Patrick School has partnered with MAKO Medical to offer on-site diagnostic COVID testing
services to students who are symptomatic. If you are interested in enrolling in this service,
please use this link to sign up: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-stp-1272-
students

CALENDAR

October 29th – Halloween Theme/Color Dress or Spirit Day
November 11th – Veteran’s Day; no school
November 15th – End of the Trimester
November 19th Spirit Day
November 22nd – Report Cards Ready on Gradelink
November 24th to 26th Thanksgiving Break; No school