From Our Principal

From Our Principal 

To all of our dedicated Saint Columba School families, 

Welcome to a new and exciting year at Saint Columba School. We believe in promoting a  quality and safe learning experience for all. We understand that school will be unique this year. I know we will be successful in educating your child with all the required Covid-19 mandatory guidelines in place.

TEACHERS
We have several new staff members added to our Saint Columba School family. We greet each of them with a warm and heartfelt welcome.

Mr. Michael Zeares is moving from being the Physical Education teacher to now becoming our Middle School Science teacher. Mr. Zeares comes with great knowledge of science as he has an extensive science background and has been a positive influence on our school community. We are very proud and confident that Mr. Zeares will have continued success at Saint Columba School.
Mrs. Jill Trapane, has previously taught music at Holy Family Consolidated School and Saint Columba School. Mrs. Trapane has an extensive professional music career. We are very blessed to have Mrs. Trapane join our Saint Columba family as our Music and Library teacher.
Mrs. Julia Van Buren is an alumnus of Saint Columba School. Mrs. Van Buren comes with thorough knowledge in the Art field. Mrs. Van Buren is also very active in athletics. We are very fortunate that Mrs. Van Buren is joining our Saint Columba family as our Art and Physical Education teacher.

Mrs. Kathleen Gaughenbaugh has been a blessing for Saint Columba School. She set the standards for quality teaching, as well as going above and beyond for our beautiful school. We applaud Mrs. Gaughenbaugh on her retirement from Saint Columba School, and we wish her much happiness. God bless you Mrs. Gaughenbaugh, and thank you very much for everyone you have inspired at Saint Columba School throughout the years.

At this time we are in need of a Middle School English teacher. If you know of anyone who would best be able to become part of our Saint Columba School family, please have them contact the school office at 570-784-5932.

AFTER SCHOOL CARE
After-school care will be provided starting Thursday, August 20, 2020. If your child is attending aftercare, please be advised they should have a bagged snack, no lunch boxes will be allowed. Aftercare care fees are as follows:
$6.00 per hour
$3.00 half-hour
Aftercare will run from 2:30pm - 5:30pm.
The aftercare program would appreciate any donations, such as hand wipes, thermometers, water bottles, hand sanitizers, face masks, tissue boxes, games, and any type of sporting equipment.

REGISTRATION
VERY IMPORTANT...
ANY CHILD WHO HAS NOT REGISTERED OR IF YOU ARE STILL TRYING TO MAKE A DECISION FOR SAINT COLUMBA, PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY.
This affects our ordering of educational materials and accepting other children on the waiting list. We will be closing our classes as we are getting an influx of children wanting to register at Saint Columba School.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Anyone interested in bringing in donations for the school, needing to go to our school uniform closet, or wanting to volunteer your time at Saint Columba School, please make an appointment with the School Office. Thank you for your cooperation with this procedure.

WEBSITE
We will not have in-person Back to School Night or a zoom meeting. We will go digital as much as possible this school year through our school website: www.saintcolumbaschool.org. Our first digital notification will be for you to receive opening day information, class by class supply list, Covid-19 guidelines PowerPoint, Beginning Back to School PowerPoint, and our first of many school surveys. Please utilize our website as much as possible for important information on school happenings.

DONATIONS
Anyone who would like to donate to Saint Columba School for the entire school, we are in need of saranwrap, tissues, hand sanitizers, masks, water bottles, Clorox wipes, paper towels, and any additional classroom supplies. Thank you in advance for your generous donations. 

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Please make sure your child(ren) are aware of following all the guidelines set in place for their safety:

1. Wear your mask at all times when entering and traveling through the school building. 

2. Always wash and dry your hands. 

3. Always use hand sanitizer before/after you touch anything. 

4. Always cough/sneeze inside your arm. 

5. If you are not feeling well, ask politely to visit the school office. THANK YOU. 

 

Please contact me if you have any concerns at scsprincipal@saintcolumbaschool.org. I am always ready to listen and assist in creating a safe and healthy environment for your child.

Thank you for your support, patience, and cooperation this year at Saint Columba School. We are all excited for a great opportunity in working together. 


Thank you and be safe.

God bless,
Mr. Morisco
Principal - Saint Columba School