Cougar Connection

St. Columba Catholic School - News every Friday - 2/28/20

One Week Until Gala!

St. Columba Families,

Hard to believe, but we are one week away from our Gala. This is such a fantastic evening full of fun and support for our school. I am so enthused that we will have nearly 150 guests this year, which is a significant increase from last year. If you are attending, I am looking forward to a "Night at the Oscars" with you! If you are unable to attend, I still ask for your support through prayer. Our goal for next week is to raise $50,000 to completely support and modernize our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs.

The other big way to help is through the buying/selling of Raffle Tickets. We are shooting for a goal of $5,000 worth of raffle ticket sales and we are almost there. Class competitions are heating up and they will end on Friday, March 6th at 3pm. Currently, 3rd grade is in the lead, averaging $72 per student, but 1st grade is right behind at $67 per student. If each student in our school sells $30 of tickets, we will far exceed our goal. I know we can do it!

And don't forget, Teacher Time tickets are on sale each day after school for $1 each or 20 for $25. Don't miss out! It only takes one to win!

As we approach this final week until Gala, I am so excited about the prospect of seeing our school grow in such an incredible way as a success of this event.

Go Cougars!

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

  • Monday, March 2:
  • Tuesday, March 3: Primary Elections (Parish Hall is a Voting Site)
  • Wednesday, March 4:
  • Thursday, March 5: Final Day to purchase Teacher Time Tickets
  • Friday, March 6: Mass (8:15am); K-8 Half Day
  • Saturday, March 7: Gala (6-11pm; Ascension Catholic Parish Hall)


Mr. Amann

Gala Raffle Ticket Updates - Just under $4,000

So far, we have sold nearly $4,000 worth of raffle tickets. We are shooting for a minimum of $5,000 worth of ticket sales. The Gala is just 1 weeks away, but I know we can make that goal.

  • Class Incentive 1: Each class that sells an average of $50 per student will receive a free dress day with extra recess. Preschoolers will have a different incentive determined by preschool staff.

  • Class Incentive 2: Each class that sells an average of $75 per student will receive Class Incentive 1 and an Ice Cream and Movie Party.

  • Class Incentive 3: Each class that sells an average of $100 per student will receive Class Incentives 1 and 2, along with a catered lunch from Rubios.

  • Family Incentive 1: Each family that sells $200 will receive a $25 gift card of their choice

  • Family Incentive 2: Each family that sells $400 or more will receive Family Incentive 1 along with their choice of 2 free Gala Tickets or an additional $25 gift card of their choice.

Free Sports Clinic at Cathedral

On Saturday March 7th from 9am-12pm the National Honor Society of Cathedral Catholic High School will be hosting Sports Clinics at CCHS. It would be a great way for your child to learn about preparing and playing sports at the next level. CCHS athletes from basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, softball, and cheerleading will be working with the kids. The clinics are for 5th-8th graders and there is NO cost for the clinics. Please see the form below for information.