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St. Columba Catholic School - News every Friday - 3/5/21

St. Columba Families,


Today is a great day and I am happy to share the news!


This afternoon, nearly all of our faculty and staff were able to go in and receive our first round of vaccinations. Due to some scheduling conflicts, not everybody was able to go, but our school is up for it's turn with the county starting next week, so the rest of our staff will get their first round very soon!


This was made possible thanks to a former parent, Kate Villa, who reached out and set up a time slot for us all to come in today together! Thank you so, so much, Mrs. Villa!


These vaccinations move us one step closer back to normalcy and also allow our school greater flexibility if there happens to be a positive COVID case in a classroom during the rest of the school year! Great day indeed!


Secondly, today I also received the news that our partnership with Shea Family Charities is back on! Last year, we had a lot of upgrades approved, but COVID put it all on hold. I can now officially say that St. Columba will be receiving some wonderful blessings.


By the start of school next year, we will have a turf field instead of dirt, a new playground, AC in all of our classrooms, new windows in all of our classrooms, and a new STEM Lab. In total, Shea Family Charities is investing $800,000 into St. Columba! We are truly, truly blessed!


Can't wait to see what next week has to offer us!


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


  • Monday, March 8: Order St. Patrick's Day Dinner!
  • Tuesday, March 9: Order St. Patrick's Day Dinner!
  • Wednesday, March 10: Order St. Patrick's Day Dinner!
  • Thursday, March 11: Deadline for $50 re-registration fee discount for K-8 families
  • Friday, March 12: NO SCHOOL FOR PRESCHOOL AND K-8


Blessings,


Mr. Amann

St. Patrick's Day Dinner!

Thursday is the deadline to order a St. Patrick's Day Dinner!


Orders can be placed through Schoolspeak or at the Welcome Center with Ms. Linda.


All dinners will be picked up on March 17th, from 4-6pm.


Please see the attached flyer for details.

April Hot Lunch Orders

April Hot Lunch Orders are open and need to be turned in by March 26th!

Upcoming Discount Card Fundraiser

In an effort to make up for some of the profits that we did not make from Fall Festival this year, we are holding a Discount Card Fundraiser.


For $10, you will receive a discount card that will be good from April 1, 2021-March 31, 2022 and it will be full of great local partners!


Our confirmed partners include:


Mathnasium

KnB Bistro

Roundtable Pizza

Yogurt Lounge

Rally's Burgers

Cross Street Chicken and Beer

Pick up Stix

Everbowl

Little Sams'

San Diego Sandwich Co.


We have a few more partners to add on, but more information will be coming.


You can start purchasing the cards through Schoolspeak next week.


It will be our expectation that each child buy/sell at least 2 cards.

Re-Registration Reminder

As a friendly reminder, don't forget to re-register for the 2021-2022 school year before March 12th to get $50 off the registration fee per child.


Registration forms are available in the Welcome Center and can also be accessed through Schoolspeak.


If you know that you will not be returning, please let Mr. Amann know as soon as possible so that he can plan accordingly.

Stations of the Cross: Upcoming Schedule

For the upcoming Fridays of Lent, our K-8 students will be leading and attending Stations of the Cross, a special opportunity for our students to grow closer to Christ as they connect to his Passion and Death.


If any parents or family members wish to join, you are definitely welcome!


3/12: NO SCHOOL

3/19: 7th Grade Leaders

3/26: 4th Grade Leaders

2021 Gala: Save the Date

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We are hoping that we can host our Annual Gala this year on May 1st.


This event will be a hybrid event, so that anyone can participate, both in-person and virtually!


We will be hosting our Gala (if able) on St. Columba's campus with pre-reserved, physically distanced seating.


More information to come!

Teachers Get Vaccinated!

Kinder kids enjoying some outside time with Squeakers!

6th Grade outdoor Group work!

Full School Stations of the Cross!

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7th Grader Amare posing with the GOAT

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