Our next Feeding God's Children will be Friday, February 28th. The students can wear their yellow FGC shirt and we are asking for them to bring in a bag of candy again.
Our Corporal Work of Mercy that we will focus on for January and February will be "visit the prisoners". To do this, we will be working with Catholic Charities to collect candy for those imprisoned.
Each year at Easter, Catholic Charities distributes small gift bags filled with candy, cookies, and an Easter card to the inmates at the Campbell County Detention Center. During January and February, we will be collecting individually wrapped candy and cookies to support Catholic Charities' work.
Individually wrapped suggested candy (Mini or Fun Size): Twizzlers, Kit Kat, Reese’s, M&Ms, Skittles, Twix, etc. (Please no aluminum wrapped candy, such as Rolos or Hershey kisses)
This Wednesday is already Ash Wednesday. The whole school will go to Mass that morning at 8:00 am. Please try to have the children to school by 7:45 if possible so they can drop their belongings off in the classroom before going over to church with their classmates. Thanks
I have had a couple people ask about Grandparent's Day so I thought I would send out info to everyone. We will do Grandparent's Day and the Walkthon the same as in years past. It will be on Friday, May 1st. We will begin the day with Mass at 8:30 and then the kids will perform their Praisefest. After that, the Foresters will supply lunch for all students and grandparents. The Walk-a-thon will begin around 12:15. Grandparents are welcome to come for the whole day or stop in for whatever they are able to come to. More information to come. We love our Grandparents!
On Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:00pm, Newport Central Catholic High School will host 7th and 8th grade students for a friendly mathematics competition to be help on NCC’s campus in Newport. Team Competition
Any two or three pre-high students can make up a team to enter this competition. Teams will have 45 minutes to solve grade appropriate math puzzles and challenges. The team with the most solved puzzles will win the Team competition. Individual Competition
Students will get 30 minutes to answer correctly as many questions as possible. The student who correctly answers the most questions will win the Individual Competition.
Trophies and Ribbons- Trophies will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place in the Team Competition. All will receive participation ribbons.
Event times- the Team Competition will start at 5:00pm followed by the individual competition at 6:00pm. NCC will provide pizza and drinks following the individual competition.
If you have questions or are looking to RSVP, contact Ms. Katrina Hlebiczki at or (859)628-6846.
The Catholic Order of Foresters is having a Membership Drive through February 29th. If we reach our goal, St. Catherine Foresters will receive substantial monetary rewards that are used on our school students. Fr. Stef shared at mass how important the Catholic Order of Foresters is to the school and parish. We hope everyone will consider joining the Foresters when the membership forms come home. If you want to get a head start, contact parishioner Tom Kaelin for details. or call/text 859-630-3217.
The PTO is creating a consignor account with local consignment event, Rhea Lana's of North Cincinnati (northcincinnati.rhealana.com), for their spring event March 29-April 3. St Catherine will make 65% of the sales price of our items. At the conclusion of the event local foster families have the opportunity to shop for free and any remaining items are donated to local nonprofit organizations who give them directly to children and families in need.
This is where YOU come in! Do you have children's clothes, toys, or furniture that your kids have outgrown? If so please consider donating your items to raise funds for St. Catherine.
Items must be in good condition with no holes, stains, odors, or other damage. Please have clothes sorted by gender and size for easier pricing and tagging.
Only spring and summer items are accepted for this sale but SAVE THOSE WINTER ITEMS! There will be another event in the fall!
Contact Amanda Pompilio (email@example.com or 571-337-7122) with any questions or to arrange drop off/pick up of items at school. Deadline for items is March 17th.
Looking for arts programming for students ages 7 to 12? Check out The Carnegie’s ARTSTOP classes beginning on February 29, 2020. Students can register for 2 different, six week, programs – Shadow Puppets running Saturdays from 9 to 10:30am and Sketch Comedy, running Saturdays from 10:45 to 12:15pm.
Calling all runners and those who want to get moving! We need you for the St. Catherine/St. Therese/St. Thomas Flying Pig team. There are two events for students to choose from - the 26th Mile or Fly Up to 5K.
In the 26th Mile, students run or jog the 26.2 mile distance of a full marathon, in increments, over the course of several weeks leading up to the Flying Pig (May 1-3). On May 2, students jog or run their final mile. For example, February 15 is 11 weeks from the May 2 event, which means that students would run or jog approximately 2.25 miles (TOTAL) each WEEK. Running logs are available at the school office or online. The 26th Mile is non-competitive for kids 5-12 and adult running buddies are welcome to participate with their child if they are uncomfortable with them completing the mile on their own.
The Fly Up to 5K is for students who are ready for a distance of 3.1 miles (or are motivated to train for it). The Flying Pig has provided an eight-week training program, which is available at the school office or online. You may also choose to follow a longer "couch to 5K" program for new runners or for families that wish to run together. The Fly Up to 5K also takes place on May 2 during the competitive Tri-State Running 5K; however, there are runners of every speed and experience.
Ready to sign-up? Great! Go to www.flyingpigmarathon.com and select "Registration." Choose either "Cincinnati Children's 26th Mile" or "Flying Pig 5K presented by Tri-State Running." You will need to signup for Race Roster then be sure to select "St. Thomas" as your school/group. (This question is under the "Your Group & Relay Teams" section.) For the Flying Pig 5K, there is a special student-only rate of $25. The discount code is 22FPM5KKIDS and will only work for runners under the age of 14. The discount code expires April 19.
If you'd like to participate in regular fun runs leading up to the Flying Pig, there is a small group that meets in Tower Park on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting) to run one mile. Note that these are designed to be casual runs, so we have varying number of adults to run with the students and the runners need to stretch and do any other drills on their own.
For more information on the Flying Pig or Sunday fun runs, please reach out to Kate Marx at 513-375-1055 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have Facebook Group - St. Thomas Cross Country Team Page.
Calling all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders! Please join us as we welcome the NET Ministry team to St. Catherine for a series of mini-retreats throughout the school year. Food will be provided, and there is no cost to attend. Bring a friend!
We are also looking for host families to host the retreat leaders. Contact Shannon West at or Maria Bozeman at email@example.com.
Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program at Northern Kentucky University encourages students in kindergarten through ninth grades to join us for our upcoming spring enrichment program. Camp Innovation offers a cutting-edge program designed for high potential youth to discover and explore advanced content and engaged learning. All classes provide the opportunity for students to share interests with other children while exploring pathways to intellectual development, academic enhancement, career exploration, and creative artistic fulfillment.
Camp Innovation will take place Saturdays, March 7 through March 21, 9:00 am - 11:30 am at Northern Kentucky University. Northern Kentucky University is conveniently located just 7 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Taught by qualified teachers in a college-environment, the transdisciplinary classes focus on a central theme and are designed to allow students to explore their natural curiosities. Students are encouraged to choose their own classes on a first-come, first-served basis. Class sizes are limited to provide an optimum teaching and learning environment.
Part-time School Cafeteria Positions - St. Augustine, Covington, School Cafeteria is in need of a part-time staff member from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year. Duties include food preparation, serving, daily cleanup, helping with deliveries, and other tasks as needed. St. Agnes, Ft. Wright, School Cafeteria is in need of a part-time dishwasher for three hours per day, Monday through Friday during the school year. Candidates interested in either or both positions may contact Diocesan School Food Service Director Jackie Kaiser at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 859-392-1536.