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St. Columba Catholic School - News every Friday - 9/18/20

St. Columba Families,

While it was a hot week this week, we all did a fantastic job handling the heat and having great opportunities for learning and fun!

I must say, having 5 days of students on campus brought so much joy to my life. I loved getting into classrooms, watching our students engage with each other during Restorative Circles, playing with the kids at recess, and getting back to the "normal" principal things I love!

Next week, the temperatures are looking much better, so we will have 5 full days of school! While it looks like it will be below 85 each day, please be sure to continue to send your children with water bottles!

Here is a look ahead at the upcoming events on campus:

  • Monday, September 21:
  • Tuesday, September 22: K-8 Picture Day
  • Wednesday, September 23:
  • Thursday, September 24: K-8 STAR Assessments
  • Friday, September 25: K-8 STAR Assessments; 1/2 through 1st Quarter


Mr. Amann

Message from Mrs. Infantino

Mrs. Infantino, our Art teacher, has decided to step down from her position in order to spend more time with her family. As such, I am actively working to find a new Art Teacher. I will keep you posted once I find one.

Please see a message from Mrs. Infantino below.

St. Columba Families,

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with your talented students- it was a pleasure teaching them these past few weeks of school. I have decided to dedicate my time to my family, and I will not continue teaching this school year. It was an honor to be a part of this beautiful community. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

Many Blessings,

Mrs. Infantino

Beginning of Year Forms

Today, all K-8 families were sent a variety of Beginning of the Year forms. Please ensure all forms are completed and returned ASAP!

Pick-Up Procedures

Pick up from school has been going a lot smoother. As a reminder, please remain in line, with 6 feet of physical distance, while you are waiting to pick up your child. Please do not try to skip the line. All students will be done with dismissal within 15 minutes. Thank you for understanding and care for others.

K-8 Picture Day

Our Kindergarten-8th Grade School Picture Day will be September 22nd.

All students in K-8 will wear their Mass Uniform. If you do not yet have your Mass Uniform, your child can have their picture taken on Makeup Day in November.

Please be sure to turn in order forms (which were already sent home) on Monday or order online at

All Online Only students will have their pictures taken between 8:30-9:30am.

Preschool Picture Day, along with a makeup day for K-8 will be in November!

October Hot Lunch Order Deadline


Please remember to place all Hot Lunch orders for October by Friday, September 25th!

Please see Mr. Amann's email about how to order through Schoolspeak.

STAR Assessments

Because of the half days this week, we did not get through all of the STAR Reading Assessments.

We will be making those up this week and moving on to Math, as well.

If you have a child at home, I will be sending out information about how to they will need to complete their assessments at home.

Donation Request

On behalf of our teachers and daycare staff, if any families have Clorox (disinfecting) Wipes, Lysol (disinfecting) Spray, or Baby Wipes, we would happily accept any donations.

We recognize that these items are in high demand, but if you happen to have any, they will go a long way in keeping our students safe and healthy!

Thank you in advance!

Baton Registration Still Open

Registration for Baton is still open!

We will be offering classes on campus on Thursdays at 3:30 after school. Ms. Z will be there helping twirlers and supervising the class, while Coach Watters will be teaching the class on zoom. Coach Lori (Coach Watters' Mom) will be there from time to time to help out as well.

Because Coach Watters will be doing the classes over Zoom, you can join them in person with Ms. Z or you can join the Zoom from your home.

For the Fall schedule, it will be $75.00 for 8 classes.

Classes will go until November 5, 2020.

Payment is due at the time of registration. You can pay any of the following ways:


Venmo: cat-watters

Cash: Pay at the Welcome Center

To sign up, follow THIS LINK HERE!

Message from John Galvan, Director of Schools

Please see the letter below from John Galvan, the Director of the Office for Schools. He addresses the need to ensure we continue to do all we can to stay safe so our schools can remain open. He also addresses what will happen if our county moves to Tier 1 (hint: not much will change for our school). Finally, he includes a link to the most recent decision tree that we have been provided by the County.

5th Grade Engineering Brainstorming!

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Student Art: Self-Portraits

8th Grade Music: Learning Guitar!