The Knight Times

The Saint Columbkille School Family Newsletter

Happy Sunday!

What an incredible week at Saint Columbkille School! The teachers have been doing some amazing and wonderful things in and out of the classroom!


This week we celebrated Our Lady of the Rosary with a living rosary in the front of our school. Balloons were released to represent each Hail Mary and Our Father that was said. A huge thank you to the teachers and staff members who worked to put this on! It was incredibly memorable and meaningful!


Kindergarten students raised money to send to Prayers from Maria with their Bike-A-Thon! It was awesome seeing them ride their bikes around our basketball court, enjoy the playground, and participate in some unique crafts and games!


The SCS STREAM program was 'hauntingly" amazing! Students were tasked with constructing Haunted Houses using several different types of items. It will be interesting to see the final product!


Our 4th Grade Scholars celebrated their knowledge of vocabulary words with an amazing Vocabulary Parade and spectacular superhero capes! They are truly Vocabulary Superheroes! VOCAB...RUMBLE!!!


The Little Knights in Prekindergarten made applesauce from FRESH apples and learned how Candy Corn is "SWEET" like Jesus and represents the Holy Trinity with three colors in one piece of candy.

Our Littlest Knights in Preschool painted using apples and explored the signs of Fall right outside on the SCS Campus!


Tons of Fun, Fall Activities! It makes me PROUD to be a KNIGHT!


All the best for a beautiful weekend!

Mr. Richards

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Become a Parent Ambassador! Click the link below for more information.

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$3,000.41!!

That's the total amount raised for our Kindergarteners' Bike-A-Thon!

Thank you to all who donated to Prayers From Maria.


The winning classes for the Dress Down Week and Pizza Party were ...

Kindergarten Room 10 with $653.57 and Kindergarten Room 12 with $514.00!


Congratulations to both Classes and to the entire SCS Community!

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Last Day for Shorts

The last day that students are permitted to wear shorts will be Thursday, October 21st. This includes Physical Education shorts too.


All students must wear the correct uniform sweatpants. Plain sweat pants are not permitted. If you have not received your sweatpants, please email Mrs. K to check on your order or to place your order.

A Spook-Tacular Photo Challenge!

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A Message from our Marketing Director...

Dear SCS Parents,

Hello! If I have not had the pleasure of meeting you yet, my name is Rachael Armbruster and I am the new Director of Marketing and Communications for St. Columbkille parish and school. I wanted to take a moment to reach out to ask for your help on a video that I am compiling for the upcoming Giving Tuesday fundraiser. We want to hear straight from you about what makes St. Columbkille different from other schools! Within the next few weeks, if you have a spare moment to video yourself answering a question or two and send it to me, I’d greatly appreciate it. Simply set up your phone horizontally, hit record, and answer the questions ‘Why did you send your child to St. Columbkille?’ or ‘If you are an alumni, how has a Catholic education impacted your life?’ Below is a link to a Google Drive folder that you can drop it into, or you can share it to me directly. Submissions are due no later than November 8th. Thank you for your time, and I am incredibly excited to hear your responses!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AyXbnL7SDIkVDMjcMw2tfwJUNUorRVkN?usp=sharing

Quarantine Procedures

The Quarantine Procedures that were sent a few newsletters ago pertain to students within a classroom setting. Those procedures do not outline the necessary steps if a child contracts COVID or a family member within the household contracts COVID.


If a family member within the same household tests positive for COVID:

All students who attend SCS must quarantine for a minimum of 10 days. Those students must also present a NEGATIVE COVID test that is no more than 3 days old before being allowed to return.


If during that 10 day period, symptoms of COVID being to emerge, please contact your child's pediatrician for further advice and a COVID test. If a child contracts COVID who attends SCS, that child must remain in a 14 day isolation (away from others) before being able to assume normally scheduled activities; school, sports, etc.


While in a 10 Day Quarantine, if that child tests positive for COVID, the 10 day quarantine no longer exists and it automatically becomes a 14 day isolation.

FACTS SIS Closed beginning October 12th - October 28th

Beginning on October 12th at 8:00AM through October 28th at 3:00PM, FACTS SIS (gradebook) will be closed. Families and students will not be able to access grades at this time.
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Wreaths Across America... A note from Mrs. Brezina

I am excited to have the opportunity for St. Columbkille to show their love and support to our Military!


Our goal is to donate 200 Wreaths for the Soldiers who have been laid to rest at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery through the Wreaths Across America Organization.


St. Columbkille School will receive $5 back for every wreath that is donated from our school, and will be used for upcoming Military events here at SCS. Each wreath is $15.


This event will continue to demonstrate how our SCS community supports The United States Military and our Purple Star Mission.


These wreaths will be placed at the tombstones of our Military Personnel at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery located in Rittman, Ohio on Saturday, December 18th at noon.

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No School for Students - Records Day for Staff

Friday, Oct. 22nd, 12am

6740 Broadview Road

Parma, OH

No School for Students - Records Day for Staff Members

November 19th - Early Release Day - 1:00PM Release

Friday, Nov. 19th, 1pm

6740 Broadview Road

Parma, OH

Early Release Day for Students - NO BUSES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR TRANSPORTATION HOME - students must have alternative method of getting home today.


NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROVIDED TODAY.

Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL!

Monday, Nov. 22nd, 12am to Friday, Nov. 26th, 11:45pm

6740 Broadview Road

Parma, OH

School resumes on Monday, November 29th.