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St. Columba Catholic School - News every Friday - 1/15/21

St. Columba Families,

We are officially halfway through the 2020-2021 school year! While the first half of the school year has had its challenges, it has been great to see some amazing growth over these past 4+ months.

It was great this week to have teachers sharing how they have been reviewing STAR test results and how they have students that have gone from below grade level to at or above. We are blessed to have our school open because growth like that would not have happened virtually.

I've loved watching new friendships form and blossom and how our new students have become part of our family so seamlessly.

One of my highlights of the week, however, was an 8th grader who came to Ms. Z with $20 of his own money asking how he could help out his classmate, Alex, when he learned about what he will be going through with his cancer treatments. This small act of love reminded me of what our school is all about: forming young men and women to be compassionate, loving, models of Christ.

I can't wait to see what the second half of the school year has in store!

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

  • Monday, January 18: NO SCHOOL (Preschool & K-8) for MLK Jr. Day
  • Tuesday, January 19: STAR Testing Continues
  • Wednesday, January 20: STAR Testing Continues
  • Thursday, January 21: STAR Testing Continues; Kindergarten Info Sessions for Pre-K Familes
  • Friday, January 22: Full Day of School; 2nd Quarter Report Cards Go Home


Mr. Amann

St. Columba Car Raffle Update - Ends Tonight

The St. Columba Car Raffle ends tonight, 1/15 at 11:59pm. We only have a few more hours to sell and purchase tickets!

All entries need to be purchased through our online portal at

Due to technical challenges, we will be holding the actual drawing to select a winner sometime next week. More info will be provided soon!

STAR Testing Winter Window

STAR Testing will continue this week. As of now, we have completed about 1/2 of the assessments.

Our students will be taking STAR Assessments for the 2nd time this year. These assessments will help us understand how our students are growing and what adjustments need to be made to finish the year strong.

2nd Quarter Report Cards Go Home

2nd Quarter Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, 1/22.

Please review them as a family and send back the envelope the following week.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your child's teachers.

Mr. Amann will be holding two Kindergarten information sessions on Thursday, 1/21. The first session will be at 8:30am and the second session will be at 6pm. To join either of these sessions, please see the Zoom info below.

Session One (8:30am):

Meeting ID: 919 3021 3997

Passcode: columba

Session Two (6pm):

Meeting ID: 914 7596 1981

Passcode: columba

If you are interested in joining our Kindergarten next year, please join! Also, feel free to send this to anyone you know who might be interested!

4th Grade Belated Christmas Gift Exchange!

2nd Grade Math Stations!

5th Grade Chemical Reaction Car Race!

7th Grade Presentations!

6th Grade Presentations!

2nd Grade Celebrates Kalia's Birthday!

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