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St. Columba Catholic School - News every Friday - 4/23/21

St. Columba Families,

Another great week in the books! It was great to go into classrooms this week and see our students so engaged and excited to be learning! The amount of growth our students have made this year has been phenomenal. While our kids are feeling more and more ready for the next grade, we still have a lot of great learning to happen this year.

As a final measure of seeing how much growth our students have made this year, over the next couple of weeks during their technology periods, our students will be taking their final STAR Assessments of the year. These will be good indicators of what progress has made and will allow us to make plans to target some skills to finish out the year.

Additionally, this upcoming Friday is the halfway point of our 4th quarter. Please be sure to check in on our child's grades to ensure that they can finish the school year as best as they can.

I am looking forward to our Gala that is just a week away! It is going to be a great evening of supporting our school! As a reminder, Monday is the last day to RSVP! We hope to have great participation both in person and from home!

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

  • Monday, April 26: Last Day to RSVP for the Gala
  • Tuesday, April 27:
  • Wednesday, April 28:
  • Thursday, April 29: Pre-K Graduation Photos
  • Friday, April 30: 1/2 Point of Quarter 4
  • Saturday, May 1: St. Columba Gala (6pm)


Mr. Amann

Outdoor Heaters Needed

If you own an outdoor, propane-powered heater, please consider letting the school borrow it for the Gala.

Our Gala is outdoors and we have been having some cooler evenings, so it is our hope to have about 20 outdoor heaters available to make the evening more enjoyable on Saturday.

If you have an outdoor heater and can let the school borrow it next week, please reach out to Mr. Amann as soon as possible. The amount of heaters we can borrow will impact how many we will need to rent.

Thank you in advance!

Raffle Ticket Incentives Update

We have sold over $4,000 of tickets! Last year we sold just over $8,000, so let's see if we can beat that this year!

$3,000 sold: Teacher Tricycle Tournament GOAL MET!

$5,000 sold: Students and Teachers Green/Gold Hair Dye and Face Paint Day

$7,000 sold: Padre Day for all students and Mr. Amann, Mr. Buckley, and Mr. Dallas will all wear Padres Gear

$10,000 sold: Mr. Amann gets Duct Taped to a wall!

Let's get selling!

Gala RSVPs due by Monday!

If you plan on attending the Gala, please be sure to RSVP by Monday!

To RSVP, you can send in an RSVP card that you received or you can RSVP online by clicking below.

Silent Auction Information

The St. Columba Silent Auction, a component of our Gala, will open to all bidders on Friday, April 30th at 5pm.

To preview the items and to register to bid starting on April 30th, please follow the link below.

We are still updating the website, so be on the lookout for new items throughout the week!

Yearbook Order Deadline Approaching

If you would like to order a 2020-2021 Yearbook, have just over a week left to order. All orders must be placed by May 3rd in order to ensure that yearbooks can arrive on time.

To order a yearbook, please head over to

Our school code is 13998621.

Yearbooks cost from $25-$35, depending on the package that you select.

6th Grade Math Stations

7th Grade Biography Dress Up Presentations

1st Grade Earth Day Computer Art