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St. Columba Catholic School - News every Friday - 1/22/21

St. Columba Families,


It definitely has started to feel like winter this week! We had a few sprinkles of rain these last couple of days during recess time and I think the kids all thought they were going to get washed away! It was definitely fun to see their reactions and enjoy the fleeting moment of "weather" in San Diego.


Next week, however, is supposed to be a lot of actual real rain, so please be sure that your children are prepared. That also includes having their names written inside their jackets so that they do not lose them!


Please be patient with us next week during drop off and dismissal if it is raining because everything will be moving a bit slower.


The third quarter is now officially underway! As we move into the second half of the school year, please be sure to reach out to your child's teacher if you have any concerns or thoughts for the rest of the year.


Next week, we will be doing STAR testing for our online students, as well as any makeups for students on campus.


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


  • Monday, January 25:
  • Tuesday, January 26:
  • Wednesday, January 27:
  • Thursday, January 28:
  • Friday, January 29: K-8 1/2 Day


Blessings,


Mr. Amann

St. Columba Car Raffle Winners and Class Competition Results

Congratulations to the winners of our car raffle:


3rd prize ($500): Sofia Montes

2nd prize (55'' TV): Ginny Perry

1st prize (CAR!!!): Donna Bustria


Below are the results of the Class Competition and what prizes each class will receive:


Preschool (4.67 ticket average): No Prizes Received


Kindergarten (11 ticket average): Free Dress Day, Jamba Juice, and Extra Recess


1st Grade (6.71 ticket average): No Prizes Received


2nd Grade (11.63 ticket average): Free Dress Day, Jamba Juice, and Extra Recess


3rd Grade (18.05 ticket average): Free Dress Day, Jamba Juice, and Extra Recess + Pizza, Ice Cream, Movie Party


4th Grade (18.89 ticket average): Free Dress Day, Jamba Juice, and Extra Recess + Pizza, Ice Cream, Movie Party


5th Grade (13.05 ticket average): Free Dress Day, Jamba Juice, and Extra Recess


6th Grade: (24.18 ticket average): Free Dress Day, Jamba Juice, and Extra Recess + Pizza, Ice Cream, Movie Party + No Homework for 1 week and $20 gift card for each family


7th Grade (6.45 ticket average): No Prizes Received


8th Grade (5.96 ticket average): No Prizes Received

Uniform Reminder

We have been seeing A LOT of students coming to school out of uniform. Please see the areas of concern below.


Jackets/Sweatshirts: Students should only wear Sweatshirts and Jackets that are from our Uniform Company. If you do not have one, please order one as soon as possible at stcolumbaschool.org/uniforms.


Socks: Students should only wear navy, white, or black socks without logos on them.


Shoes: Students should only wear shoes that are all black, all white, or a combination of black and white. Shoes should not have other colors on them.


P.E. Sweatpants: Students should wear the Grey PE sweatpants from our Uniform Company if they wish to wear sweatpants to school.

Diocese of San Diego Office for Schools Survey

The Office for Schools is asking all parents to complete the survey linked below. Responses will help determine funding and support for schools for the second half of the school year.


Thank you in advance for your participation. It should take about 5 minutes.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMTs_VXUnRLN4SNgJwutHTQdcMhRZ2BaR-fiZuOsCNWSJJXQ/viewform

Report Card Delay

Report Cards for K-8 students will be sent home early next week.


We apologize for the delay.

Looking Ahead: Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week, a national celebration, will be during the 1st week of February.


Please see the document below to see what is planned for that wonderful week!

1st Grade Kindness Rocks

1st graders have been learning a lot about kindness for the last couple of weeks and they culminated the learning by creating kindness rocks that they have left around our campus and neighborhood to spread kindness to the world!

Shoutout to Baton Leaders!

Shoutout to Araceli (7th grade) and Viviana (6th grade) for leading our youngest baton twirlers this week!


Great job girls!

When the wind blows a paper towel roll away, Kindergartners are there to help!

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