Update for Parents


Message from the Principal

October 4, 2017

Dear Parents,

Grandparents Day is on Friday! We are very excited to share our morning with our grandparents!  We will be going to Mass so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for Mass on Friday.  Students can change after Mass into their Columbus Cardinal apparel for the Homecoming parade.

The Gala is our schools biggest fundraiser and we need all the help we can get!  Our 3rd annual Gala ‘Welcome to Paradise’ is on Saturday, October 14th!

*Each family must sell 2 Gala Raffle tickets at $50 each.  Please return them ASAP! If you have misplaced your tickets please let us know and we will replace them for you.

*We are in need of donations for our silent raffle, and mystery boxes.  Donations can be large or small!  Please send donations to the school office.

*We are in need of sponsors to help cover the cost of the event: http://www.sjcolumbus.org/school/annual-gala-welcome-to-paradise/

*We are in need of sponsors for the Gala Raffle items.  If you would like to donate money towards the prize items, please let me know.  1st prize:  $5,000 – 2nd prize:  $1,500 & luggage – 3rd prize:  Dells getaway ($700) – 4th prize: Catered Meal for 6 (donated by Julie’s Java House) – 5th prize:  $250 Kwik Trip gift card

*We are in need of help on the night of the Gala, and beverage donations! Please help by signing up:


Get your Gala dinner tickets!  They are available at the school office.  $40/person, or $75 for 2 people.  We hope you can join us!


This year is our self-study to prepare for our Accreditation review in the 2018-19 school year.  The parent survey link has been sent out to your email.  The survey will be open from October 2-November 1.  If you do not get the link please let us know, or if you cannot take it online we can get you a paper copy.

All students in grades 5-8 will be going to the Diocesan All Schools Mass on Friday, October 20 at the Alliant Energy Center.
Please consider helping us, we are in need of:

*Band Drivers for the 2017-18 school year

*Gala Donations

Please call the school office with questions regarding any of these items. Thank you!

*Wednesday, October 4 at 2:30pm – Pet Blessing, bring your pet to be Blessed by Father Garrett

*Friday, October 6 – Grandparents Day, 8am-12pm; Homecoming parade at 2:30pm

*Thursday, October 12 – 2nd & 3rd grade field trip

*Friday, October 13 – No School, Teacher in-service

*Saturday, October 14 – Welcome to Paradise Gala

*Wednesday, October 18 – Jr. High Camp Gray

*Wednesday, October 18 – 4th & 5th grade field trip

*Thursday, October 19 – Picture Retakes

*Friday, October 20 – All Schools Mass

*Friday, October 20 – 4K-1st grade field trip


Have a great Week,

Mrs. Cotter


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