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St. Columba Catholic School - News Every Week - 5/1/22

St. Columba Families,

We are officially in the last month of the school year. Last week marked the half-way point of the fourth quarter and teachers updated grades on Friday for review.

During this final month, we will have plenty of things going on! Please be sure to check below and ensure you have all of the dates set in your calendars!

One of our big final activities is the final set of STAR Assessments over the next two weeks. The results of these assessments will be good indicators of the growth our students have exhibited this year. They will also help us make decisions about curriculum and plans for next year. On the days that your child is testing, please ensure your child has had a good night's sleep and a good breakfast.

Finally, the month of May is the month of honoring Mary. Our students will be taking special time in classes this month focusing on our Blessed Mother. Each day, our students will be saying a decade of the rosary and connecting with the various Mysteries of the Rosary. Our special commitment to Mary during the month of May will be highlighted by our May Crowning Ceremony on May 20th after Mass. It is a beautiful event that you will not want to miss.

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

  • Monday, May 2: Preschool/Pre-K Closed
  • Tuesday, May 3: 4th, 6th, 7th Grade STAR Reading Testing
  • Wednesday, May 4: May the Forth be With You: Wear STAR WARS clothes with uniform bottoms; Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd Grade STAR Reading Testing
  • Thursday, May 5: 1st, 5th, and 8th Grade STAR Reading Testing
  • Friday, May 6: Preschool/Pre-K Half Day; K-8 Half Day; Gala RSVPs Due
  • Saturday, May 7: 1st Holy Communion (11am); Kindergarten Leads Family Mass (5:30pm)


Mr. Amann

Dates to Save for May!

5/4 - May the Fourth be With You - Wear Star Wars clothes with Uniform bottoms

5/7 - 1st Holy Communion (11am)

5/7 - Kindergarten Leads Family Mass (5:30pm)

5/13 - GALA (6pm)

5/18 - Sports Banquet (6pm)

5/20 - May Crowning (9am)

5/23 (Date Changed) - End of Year BBQ, Ice Cream Social, and Parent/Teacher Kickball Game (5pm)

5/24 - After School Band Concert (3:15pm)

5/25 - Field Day (8am-12pm)

5/30 - NO SCHOOL for Memorial Day

6/1 - 8th Grade Graduation (4pm)

6/3 - Last Day of School

6/3 - End of School Kona Ice Party (12:15pm)

Gala RSVPs due Friday!

The Gala is less than 2 weeks away!

If you have not yet purchased your dinner tickets and would like to attend, CLICK HERE.

To purchase Raffle Tickets, use THIS LINK.

As a reminder, the incentives for Raffle Sales are as follows:

  • Sell $3,000 of tickets: Cotton Candy and Popcorn treats at Recess with extra recess
  • Sell $6,000 of tickets: Inflatable Bounce House, Obstacle Course, and Boxing Ring fun
  • Sell $9,000 of tickets: Color Powder Wars for each class
  • Sell $12,000 of tickets: Dunk Tank for the Principal and Teachers/Staff

Gala Volunteers Needed - Free Tickets Provided

Normally, we partner with another Catholic school and share volunteers for our respective Gala's, but unfortunately, the school backed out on us at the last minute.

In order to make the Gala function efficiently, we need at least 4 volunteers to help with the following responsibilities:

Check-In (arrive by 5:30pm)

Game Ticket Sales

Live Auction Support

Check-Out (9:30-10:30)

If you are interested in volunteering, you will earn service hours toward the 32 hours that each family needs. Additionally, any volunteer will receive 1 free ticket to attend the Gala, which includes Dinner.

If you are interested, please reach out to Mr. Amann ASAP!

Sports Banquet - All Student Athletes Welcome!

On Wednesday, May 18th, we will be hosting our annual sports banquet.

All student athletes, and their families, are welcome to this dinner and awards ceremony.

All students who participated in any sports team this year will be recognized at this event, with special awards given out by coaches.

To RSVP, please complete the attached form and return it to the Welcome Center by May 12th.

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Calling all Interested Altar Servers!

Mr. Baxter came and talked with our 4th-8th graders on Friday about becoming Altar Servers.

Students that were interested brought home sign up packets.

If your child is interested and did not bring home a packet, there are extras in the Welcome Center.

All packets can be returned to Ms. Linda.

Catholic School's Night at Petco Park

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Middle School Zoo Field Trip Highlights

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4th Grade Brainstorming Advantages and Disadvantages for Routes during the Gold Rush!