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A note from the principal

On Thursday, January 27 we’ll host an open house for current and prospective families. I encourage you to come anytime between 6:00 – 8:00. There are three challenges that I would like you to consider. First, you are our school’s best ambassadors. Whenever you can, I ask you to talk up our school and all the many wonderful things that are happening. I encourage you to share how we let our light shine. Second, I would like you to consider bringing a friend, neighbor, or relative to our open house especially if they have elementary school age children. The more we share with others, the more likely they may be interested in enrolling at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School. Third, we need your prayers. It’s that time of the year when decisions are being made for next school year which involves our parish and school. Pray that those decisions support our mission of helping our school community embrace the Gospel message of Jesus while helping each student reach their full potential spiritually, physically, and academically, according to the Catholic faith. I believe St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School has a bright future and your love, support, prayers will continue to help children come to know Christ in a very intimate, personal, and special way now and  long into the future.


Mike Jacks

open house

Our annual Open House will be held on Thursday, January 27th from 6:00-8:00.  Please see the attached flyer for details and share the new with your friends about our wonderful school!  We hope to see all of our current families and lots of new families as well!

Feeding God's Children

This week we are collecting socks and plastic gallon bags that zip for the food pantry.  Our FGC day is FRIDAY 1/28.  Students should bring in their items and wear their Feeding God's Children shirt!

Winter Service Project

This quarter we are collecting new school supplies to help out the ACUE schools.  The supplies will be delivered by The Catholic Order of Foresters to help replenish supplies for this year and give them a fresh start for next year as well. Supplies will be collected now through Friday 2/4.  

Catholic Schools Week

This year Catholic Schools Week will be January 31 - February 4th!  Stay tuned for the schedule of activities coming out at the end of this week!  We are looking forward to celebrating with our students!

A night in paris raffle tickets - sell, sell, sell

We are less than 3 weeks away before we escape to A Night in Paris!! We are looking for a final push to sell those raffle tickets and hopefully these wonderful incentives will entice you to sell…sell…sell!!


1st - Principal for the day; Wacky Wednesday announcement; and special lunch with Mr. Jacks all on February 2
2nd - Wacky Wednesday announcement; and special lunch with Mr. Jacks both on February 9

3rd - Special lunch with Mr. Jacks on February 16


For classroom incentive:

1st - Out of uniform for the week of February 7-11; pizza party on February 11 and special treat for lunch on February10; 10 minutes extra recess on February 9
2nd - out of uniform February 10 and 11); special treat for lunch on February 10; 10 minutes extra recess on February 9

3rd - out of uniform February 9; special treat for lunch on February 10; 10 minutes extra recess on February 

Additional tickets are available in the school office.


Night in Paris raffle committee

Scholastic Book Fair

In 2022, the Book Fair is back!  It will take place in a few weeks during Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 31-Feb. 4.  Things will, of course, look a little different this year, and more details to follow at a later date. But, for now, the children will have an opportunity to view and shop during their regular Library class time. 


Please click the link below if you’d like to add an ewallet for your child.  We were able to use this payment option in 2019, and it was so easy and I received no complaints!  I highly recommend the ewallet!

KSO - Ragtime band

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra's Newport Ragtime Band is inviting students in grades 6-12 to attend (in person or via live stream) its "Rags to Riches" program at St. Henry District High School at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22, free of charge. 

Click below for more information about this program, as well as a reservation form. 

a Night in Paris update

We are only 3 short weeks away from being swept away to Paris right here in Ft. Thomas!  Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy a magical night.  Here is what you need to know if you would like to participate:


  1. DONATE – we are looking for donations for the silent auctions and raffle baskets.  If you can help with donation of wine, bourbon, gift cards or can organize a raffle basket that would be greatly appreciated.  Contact Wade or Tina Smith

  2. ARTWORK – We are looking for donations of handmade artwork to be displayed and auctioned in our Louvre at the event.  If you are an artist and would like to donate a piece that would be great.  The school students will be submitting their best pieces and class creations are back!  These are priceless items so don’t miss seeing these works of art!

  3. VOLUNTEER – we are going to need help with setup, bartenders, raffles, silent auctions, and much more.  If you can spare some time to help either before or during the event, more details will be coming out soon.

  4. SPONSOR – Sponsorships are a great way to help the parish and advertise your business.  Please consider a sponsorship at any level.     For more information or to sponsor see -> Night in Paris Winter Fundraiser (weshareonline.org)

  5. ATTEND  – Tickets on sale now.  You can register online.  If you would like to register you can do so online or contact the office.  Options for admission include:      Admission Only – each admission $50

                                                               Night in Paris Winter Fundraiser (weshareonline.org)                                                                                                       Admission & Raffle Ticket Package – 2 admissions, 2 raffle tickets for $200      Package can be purchased as 2 transactions on WeShare as we must keep the gaming money separate for the tickets                                                    Purchase 1 discounted admission here -> Night in Paris Winter Fundraiser (weshareonline.org)

                                        Purchase 2 raffle tickets here -> Raffle Tickets for Night in Paris (weshareonline.org)

6.BUY RAFFLE TICKETS – Be sure to get your chance to win a 6 day trip to Paris, France.  This wonderful getaway includes airfare, hotel, a river cruise and cooking lessons.  Get your tickets now.  Your chances of winning this trip are much better than winning the $500M Powerball!!​     Raffle Tickets for Night in Paris (weshareonline.org)


If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Wade Smith (garrett_wade_smith@hotmail.com).

nominate a teacher or staff member

We have amazing educators here at St. Catherine of Siena School. I would like to encourage you to recognize teachers and staff members who have positively impacted your child/children. Check out information below:


Do you know a St. Catherine of Siena teacher/staff member that has really helped you or your child? Has a teacher/staff member been highly effective, engaging, and motivating?


Our staff takes great pride in helping students achieve their spiritual, academic, emotional, social, and physical potential. Take a few minutes and let your teachers/staff members know how much you appreciate their work!

Recognize a teacher/staff member by clicking on the link below.

Board of Education - nov minutes

Please click on the link below to see the Board of Education meeting minutes from November.

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