St. Patrick Catholic School
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February 1, 2024
The School's Main Event will be a spectacular evening set to unfold on Saturday, February 10, at the Hilton Garden Inn here in Cedar Falls. The festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m., promising a night of excitement, entertainment, and community spirit that you won't want to miss.
Secure your spot by purchasing tickets in advance through the online platform at https://my.onecause.com/organizations/452f7329-8080-4895-a404-7e32dbc6d972/virtual-events/vevt:3fe248ca-53e7-45eb-a547-1835476d3b53. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the Main Event.
We're still in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help make the evening a success. If you can lend a hand, please contact Natalie Deery at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved and contribute to the magic of the evening.
The event promises a thrilling lineup of live and silent auctions, offering a chance to snag some fantastic items and experiences. Be sure to bring cash to purchase raffle tickets and join in on the exciting games throughout the night.
So, mark your calendars, gather your friends, and come prepared for an evening of laughter, games, and generosity at the School's Main Event. Your presence and support will make a significant impact, helping to enhance our school programs and initiatives. Let's make this a night to remember!
✨The Main Event! Feb 10, 2024 ✨
Out of Uniform Day - February 13th 🤍❤️
Volunteer at the Food Bank - Feb 13th
Our next evening to volunteer at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank will be on Tuesday, Feb 13th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Erin Youngblut at email@example.com. We will not have a night at the food bank during the month of March, due to Spring Break. This is a great opportunity for older students to get their service hours in!
Final Godfather's Pizza Fundraiser Night 🍕
Our Final Godfather's Pizza Fundraiser night will be on Ash Wednesday, February 14th. This will be our final pizza fundraiser night, as Mick Timmerman will be retiring after 40 years at Godfather's Pizza, and they will be closing down the business. If you have any Godfather's Scrip gift cards, please use them up before February 23rd. This will be your child's last opportunity to win a pizza party for their classroom! If you have any fedoras from your pizza boxes lying around at home, please get them sent in to the office, as soon as possible.
We want to thank Godfather's for their many years of supporting our school through this fundraiser.
Snow Day Make Up February 19th
Because of the three snow days, we will now use Presidents' Day on Feb. 19 as a snow make-up day. Please plan accordingly to have your student attend school as usual on Monday, Feb. 19. Going forward, if we have a late start on a Wednesday, we will have school until 3:20 p.m., instead of an early dismissal at 1:30 p.m. If your student has an appointment that afternoon, you are welcome to sign them out as needed.
Kindergarten Parent Information Night - February 22nd
⭐ Gold Star Teacher Awards ⭐
Brochures to nominate a deserving St Patrick Catholic School teacher for the 2024 GOLD STAR AWARD
FOR OUTSTANDING TEACHING were sent home. Please take time to nominate at least one of our very deserving teachers. You can nominate your favorite teachers online here.
Solo/Ensemble contest at Don Bosco - Feb 24
Educational Savings Accounts
Education Savings Accounts, ESAs, have given parents a choice in their child's education. Catholic education is becoming more affordable for families. For more than 35% of families, the Our Faith Student Tuition Organization, or STO, is the first piece of financial assistance income qualified families rely on. Even with the ESA's this year, more than 3100 students in the Archdiocese of Dubuque received more than $5.5 million in tuition assistance from the STO. Iowa taxpayers that donate to the STO receive a 75% Iowa tax credit, or 75 cents back for every dollar you contribute on your Iowa tax return. The 75% STO tax credit is the only tax credit of its kind, and it reduces the amount of taxes you pay to the state of Iowa at tax time. If you want to learn more about how to turn your taxes into tuition, watch this video, call the school office or go to OurFaithSTO.org.
Applications now being accepted for tuition assistance through STO!
❄️Winter Weather Alerts ❄️
When St. Patrick School is canceled, delayed or dismissed early because of weather, an announcement will be made by email, posted on our website/social media and submitted to KWWL as Cedar Falls - St. Patrick School. For more information on how to sign up for weather alerts through the Remind app, please click here.
St. Patrick School Scrip Program
Stock up on Scrip
Scrip cards and certificates are great for gifts and everyday use. Visit our website to find out about our Scrip program. Place your order through your Raise Right account, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or print a paper form.
Fareway Grocery has been added to the RaiseRight line up, but we will still be selling Scrip cards from our local Fareway store. If you would like to continue to support local, and possibly receive your Scrip cards sooner, choose "Fareway Local $__ " when placing your Scrip order on the app. Cards ordered as "Fareway Meat & Grocery" will be coming from Fareway corporate through RaiseRight.
You will find many other local gift card vendors available on our paper order sheet and on the RaiseRight app if you'd like to support our local community!
Columbus Sailor Section ⚓
Sailor Nation Softball Opportunity!
Please see the information below from the Sailor Nation Softball for girls in grades 3 - 7. Please direct any questions to the contact information listed below.
The Sailor Nation Softball team is working to organize for the upcoming season. The Sailor Nation program has teams for girls in grades 3 - 7 and supports the development of students in the Cedar Valley Catholic Schools in an inclusive environment to support player growth and development. The season starts with clinics in February (one per month) and with games / tournaments beginning in April / May. If you are interested in participating or learning more please complete the link below.
If you have immediate questions regarding Sailor Nation softball please contact Courtney Donohue (email@example.com).
Mr. Aaron Becker, Principal
Cedar Valley Catholic Schools