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Feb. 16, 2024

  • February 17:  Fritz Wenzel Science Conference
  • February 19:  Shadow Day (Grades 3-12)
  • February 21:  Mass for SJBP
  • February 21:  High/Middle School Progress Reports are emailed out
  • February 21:  9th Grade Retreat
  • February 21:  MSTC Representative (Grades 9-12)
  • February 22:  Mass for OLPI and Columbus
  • February 23:  Dress Down Day
  • February 23:  Pour it Forward (Columbus)
  • February 23:  SJBP Progress Reports are sent home with students
  • February 24: Dance for Diabetes
  • February 27:  Xtreme Xplorations (11th grade)
  • March 1:  Adoration at the Columbus Chapel
  • March 6: 8th Grade Retreat
  • March 6: Stepping Up Day (2nd and 5th grades)
  • March 12: Junior ACT Testing
  • March 15:  Columbus celebrates World Down Syndrome Day
  • March 21:  World Down Syndrome Day (lands during Spring Break)
  • March 27: Sophomore Retreat
  • April 18:  Wisconsin Parental Choice Program registration ends at 4:00pm
  • May 1:  Cutting for a Cause
  • May 31:  Deadline to apply for Tuition Grants
  • For more events, view our online calendar

 

Tuition Grants Now Available!

The Columbus Tuition Grant program is assistance based on financial need. We invite you to apply for the Columbus Tuition Grant Program if you have financial need.  To apply for the Columbus Tuition Grant Program, a family must annually complete and submit the FACTS Grant and Aid application by May 31st.  

Once the application process has been completed, CCS will follow up with all applicants by June 15th. This time span gives CCS time to review results from the automated FACTS program and respond to all families that applied. Families we partner with by awarding them tuition grants are asked in return to do their best by supporting CCS and our core values. These families also have other opportunities to help CCS by volunteering in our Gift Card Program, fundraising events, or event concessions.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY

World down syndrome day - March 21

March 21st is designated as World Down Syndrome Day. The specific date is due to the fact that March is the 3rd month and those with Trisomy 21 have an extra chromosome attached to the 21st chromosome making it 3 instead of the typical 2.

One way you can help spread awareness about Down Syndrome is by wearing your brightest, loudest, craziest socks on Friday, March 15th since we will be on Spring Break the next week! The idea is to get others talking about the unique gifts God has given to us and those with Down syndrome. Please join us in rockin’ your socks at school for those who are rockin’ Down Syndrome. You may also wear blue and yellow shirts as those are the colors associated designated for DS Awareness.

donations of suitcases needed

Please read this message from Senora Kennedy:  If anyone has any old, soft sided, light weight luggage that they are no longer using, the Mission Team would gladly accept your donation if the case is a large one.  Since covid, our "mission/donation" suitcases no longer fly to Peru for free. It will cost each of the 16 Mission Team members $60 for their first suitcase, and $100 for their second suitcase that will be checked in. So bringing our donated shoes, and all the other donations will cost us $1,600 this year......and if we still have more donations, we will use our personal cases and just pack less for ourselves.  Since we have to pay $100 for each case, regardless of the size, we are looking for large soft sided suitcases please. They will not come back home. They will also be donated and will be used by Peruvians for storing their "other outfits" and/or "their food" depending on their living conditions.  If you have a suitcase to donate to us, you can drop them by my classrooms, or my home. Gracias.  Note:  please drop off suitcases at Our Lady of Peace Intermediate School at the main office!

Each one reach one

Did you know you could save up to $750 on your tuition bill through our referral program "Each One Reach One?"  And don't forget... our Shadow Day is coming up on February 19, 2024.  This is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the program!  Click here for more information.

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

The online application period opened February 1st.  The WPCP allows families to receive a tuition voucher to enroll their children in approved private and religious schools. Columbus Catholic Schools has been in the program since 2012. Click here to learn more.

Fieldhouse Project

You've probably heard about the public phase of our Fieldhouse Project… on the news, at Mass, or from Mr. Eaton.  If you'd like to learn more, or make a donation, please visit our web page HERE.

 

Progress Reports

Progress reports will be sent home with students on February 23.

 

Important Dates:

  • Shadow Day is February 19th
  • Dress Down Day is February 23rd
  • Fourth Grade Trip to Madison is April 11
  • NO SCHOOL April 12 (Diocesan Inservice)

Snacks

If your child is wanting to eat during snack, please help them remember to pack one as our supply is getting low in the office. 

Mountain of Shoes of Friendship

Senora Kennedy will be sending home a note to our OLP families about building a “Mountain of Shoes of Friendship” in the middle of her classroom during Lent. For the 6 weeks of Lent, the children are welcome to donate "gently used and clean" shoes for the children at Casa Hogar. The shoes will be taken down to Casa in August by the CCS Mission Team.

 

Progress Reports

Progress reports will be sent out on 2/21/2024. This is a great time to assess your child’s progress for the quarter. It is also our grade check for academic eligibility for athletics for the quarter.  Parents and students can check their grades using the family portal on FACTS. FACTS allows parents the ability to see a student’s grade and how he/she has done on all graded assignments or see if there are any missing assignments.  You can find the app for Apple or Android at https://a3a.me/columbuscatholicschools.  Once you go to the link, click on the Apple or Android icon, create a profile, and you are ready to go! You will be required to sign in to your account as if you are signing in to Family Portal every 30 days. Our district code is MACS-WI.

Dance for Diabetes 

The Dance for Diabetes will be Saturday, February 24th at Hotel Marshfield.  Click here for flyer.

Retreats

Every year, every middle and high school class has to attend a retreat. Most of the classes have already participated in a retreat earlier this year. The upcoming retreats are for the freshman class on February 21st, the 8th-grade class on March 6th, and the sophomore class on March 27th.

Stepping up Day

On March 6th, the students from OLP who are in fifth grade will have the opportunity to participate in Stepping Up Day. They will join the middle school to experience what a typical day as a middle school student is like. This will allow them to learn and understand more about the middle school experience.

Junior ACT

Our juniors will be taking the ACT on March 12th.  If you have any questions about the ACT, please see Mr. Brown.

Xtreme Xplorations!

On February 27th, Columbus Catholic Juniors will be participating in an event that aims to help them prepare for higher education. They will be joined by students from other areas and will have the opportunity to learn from Marshfield area business professionals about various aspects of the "real world". The event will cover topics such as interview tips, resume building, and an employer panel that educates students about what to expect on the job. Additionally, there will be a student panel where University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Mid-State Technical College students will share their experiences about life after high school. This event promises to be an informative and valuable experience for all students involved.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOFTBALL SIGN UP

Attention parents of Middle School girls:  if you haven't done so already, please fill out the google form to sign up for Middle School softball. This is for girls in grades 6th-8th.  CLICK HERE

 

Culture of Kindness and Accountability 

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. ~ Ephesians 4:32
This week has been Kindness Week for the high school (sponsored by HS MCLA).  Teachers have nominated students who are bucket fillers Tuesday-Thursday.  Daily nominees are put into a drawing for a gift card and the nominations are displayed in the cafeteria.  Students had the opportunity to send candy treats to their friends to celebrate Valentine’s Day (delivery of the candy was postponed to February 15 to respect fasting on Ash Wednesday).  There was a lunch time Kahoot game during both HS lunches on Thursday with winners getting prizes.  And one of the most enjoyable activities, in my opinion, was the thank you note writing that homeroom students were encouraged to do on Wednesday before we walked over to Mass.  Many kind thoughts were expressed throughout the school that day.  A thank you note station has been set up in the lobby for part of the week as well–students and staff are welcome to write more thank you notes to express their gratitude for the kindness others have shown them.

MORE FROM MCLA

Next week Friday, February 23 will be our second Pour it Forward event of the year.  Hot cocoa will be available for HS and MS students before school with the goal of spreading a little warmth and kindness.

10th Annual “Cutting for a Cause” Hair Donation event set for Wednesday, May 1

If you or someone you know is interested in donating their hair this year, this is the permission slip for donor participation.  We send the donated hair to Children with Hair Loss.  We are also always looking for stylists who are willing to volunteer their time and talents for this worthy cause.  Please contact Mandy Volkman (volkman.mandy@columbusdons.org or 715-387-1177 ext. 3301) if you have any questions about donating your hair or volunteering as a stylist.  Click here for the tallies over the last nine years.


VARSITY ATHLETIC RESULTS FROM THE WEEK

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - Columbus won against Greenwood 79-31 during this home game
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - Columbus lost their crossover game at Osseo-Fairchild 

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Friday, February 9, 2024 - Columbus won against Gilman 41-32 during this away game


UPCOMING VARSITY SPORTS

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Friday, February 16, 2024 - Away game at Gilman at 7:15pm
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - Crossover games at Neillsville at 1:00pm and 2:30pm

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - Regional game against Northland Lutheran at 7:00pm (HOME Game)

Living Stations 2024

It's time of the year again that we will have a living stations at OLP Church. This year it will be on Wednesday, March 6th at 5:30 pm.  Some of the cast are Columbus students! The Stations of the Cross is a form of prayer used traditionally during Lent. Comprised of 14 stations, each depicts moments leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion. By journeying through the stations, we walk with Jesus on his way to the cross.  Click here to view a flyer.  

Jesse Romero to speak at olp

For our Parish Lenton Mission this year, Jesse Romero will be offering a talk entitled What is Authentic Eucharistic Revival on Wednesday, February 21, beginning at 7 pm. Jesse is a bilingual Catholic Lay Evangelist who is nationally acclaimed for his dynamic, upbeat, Christ-centered preaching. His preaching apostolate is “On Fire Evangelization.”  Jesse has been on Catholic radio for over 15 years, currently on www.virginmostpowerfulradio.org  hosting “The Terry and Jesse Show,” and “Jesus 911.”  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

 

Hunter Education Course

A Wisconsin Basic Hunter Education Course will be offered at the Our Lady of Peace Church basement from March 4 - March 08, 2024.  Monday - Friday from 3:00-5:15PM; Saturday, March 9th from 9:00-11:00AM at Fox Trackers clubhouse.  Click here to view flyer.

Let's Keep Talking: A Parent and Caregiver Series

3rd Tuesday of the Month, 6:00pm, JP Adler Room, Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library.  Click HERE to view flyer.

  • February 20 - Recognizing and Responding to Mental Health Concerns
  • March 19 - Helping Youth Navigate New and Changing Relationships
  • April 16 - The Impact of Social Media
  • May 21 - Community Resources for Youth Related to Mental Health and Substance Use

Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library

Click below to learn more about these activities:

CITY OF MARSHFIELD

Click this link to learn more about the following:  https://ci.marshfield.wi.us/departments_and_divisions/city_e-news_update.php 

  • Wildwood Zoo Summer Camp Wildwood Registration
  • Vandehey Waters 2024 Season Passes
  • Ice Rink Hours

CHESTNUT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Click Here to download the Winter/Spring Flyer with new classes including:

  • Play with Clay Experience - April 14 & 21
  • I Want to be a Graphic Novelist - March 14 & 21
  • Mandala Painted Rocks - March 10
  • Hydro-Dipping - May 5
  • Stained Glass Open Studio - Feb. 28-April 17
  • Beginning Woodburning - March 5, 12, 26
  • Negative Watercolor Painting - April 4-May 2
  • Stitchery Open House - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays

wood co health dept car seat check events

More than half of car seats are not used correctly!  Everyone is welcome to a free check on March 19 at 10:30am-12:30pm (at the Marshfield Fire Dept).  Call for an appointment at 715-421-8911.  Click to see flyer.

Feb. 9, 2024

  • February 10-11:  Valentine's Day Bake Sale at Our Lady of Peace Church
  • February 11:  Softball Team Breakfast Buffet
  • February 12:  NO SCHOOL AT ALL LOCATIONS
  • February 12:  Deadline for our Group Shirt Order
  • February 13:  Bonus Dress Down Day
  • February 13:  STAAB Construction Tour Day
  • February 13: OLPI Progress Reports are emailed out
  • February 13-16:  MCLA Kindness Week (High School)
  • February 14:  Ash Wednesday
  • February 16:  Adoration at the Columbus Chapel
  • February 16:  Solo Ensemble for HS Band at Assumption Schools (Wisconsin Rapids)
  • February 17:  Fritz Wenzel Science Conference
  • February 19:  Shadow Day (Grades 3-12)
  • February 21:  High/Middle School Progress Reports are emailed out
  • February 21:  9th Grade Retreat
  • February 23:  SJBP Progress Reports are sent home with students
  • February 27:  Xtreme Xplorations (11th grade)
  • March 6: 8th Grade Retreat
  • March 6: Stepping Up Day (2nd and 5th grades)
  • March 12: Junior ACT Testing
  • March 27: Sophomore Retreat
  • April 18:  Wisconsin Parental Choice Program registration ends at 4:00pm
  • For more events, view our online calendar

 

Shadow Day

Shadow Day will be on February 19th.  On this day, prospective students will have the opportunity to meet our teachers, connect with other students, eat lunch, and learn why our families love Columbus!  Each shadow student is matched with a current student to help him/her get around.  If you know a family you think might be interested in Columbus, have them fill out our Inquiry Form here:  https://macs-wi.client.renweb.com/oa/inquiry.cfm?memberid=3728 

We also have post cards you can hand out to prospective families.  Contact the Development Office to request post cards at 715-387-1177 ext. 3318 or loucks.angela@columbusdons.org  

donations of suitcases needed

Please read this message from Senora Kennedy:  If anyone has any old, soft sided, light weight luggage that they are no longer using, the Mission Team would gladly accept your donation if the case is a large one.  Since covid, our "mission/donation" suitcases no longer fly to Peru for free. It will cost each of the 16 Mission Team members $60 for their first suitcase, and $100 for their second suitcase that will be checked in. So bringing our donated shoes, and all the other donations will cost us $1,600 this year......and if we still have more donations, we will use our personal cases and just pack less for ourselves.  Since we have to pay $100 for each case, regardless of the size, we are looking for large soft sided suitcases please. They will not come back home. They will also be donated and will be used by Peruvians for storing their "other outfits" and/or "their food" depending on their living conditions.  If you have a suitcase to donate to us, you can drop them by my classrooms, or my home. Gracias.

vALENTINE'S dAY bAKE sALE

Please read this message from Senora Kennedy:  Happy (Almost) Valentine's Day!  Dear Friends, if you are interested in some really sweet and really yummy baked goods for your family, the CCHS Peru Mission Team will be hosting a Valentine's Day bake sale this weekend at OLP church, before and after each of the Masses this weekend (Sat 4pm & Sun 10am).  We will have lots of cookies, breads, muffins, cakes, cupcakes, pies, fudge and more. Many of the goodies and containers will be pink, red, or heart shaped.  We will also have Gluten Free items as well as homemade cinnamon rolls and more!  We have a lot of awesome bakers on our team. We hope to see you this weekend.  Gracias....Thank you for helping us to "Bake our way to Casa Hogar, one sweet treat at a time. - Sra. Kennedy and the CCHS Peru Mission Team

Softball Breakfast Buffet

Please help the Columbus Catholic High School Girls Softball Team by attending their Breakfast Buffet.  Click here for flier.

  • ALL YOU CAN EAT
  • Sunday, February 11, 2024
  • AMERICAN LEGION CLUBHOUSE 
  • 8:00 AM- 11:30 AM 
  • Adults- $12.00; 5 to 12- $7.00; Children 5 and under- $3.00 
  • MENU - Waffles, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Ham, Sausage, Sausage/Gravy, Biscuits, Applesauce, Toast, Hash Browns, Milk and Coffee 
  • Sponsored by the American Legion Post 54
  • Basket Raffles!

Bonus Dress Down Day

As promised… we will be having a BONUS Dress Down Day on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 for all students!  We challenged our donors to reach our goal of $3,000; and if we made our goal there would be an additional incentive for our students.  They did… so enjoy!

gROUP sHIRT oRDER

Our next Columbus Group Shirt Order will be through Victory Apparel and will have a MUSIC theme!  We are offering shirts for Band, Jazz Band and Choir.  For Choir there are TWO designs to choose from… one is designed by student Trinity B. (Without Music, Life Would B Flat).  Deadline to order is February 12th.  Click here to place your order:  https://stores.inksoft.com/columbus_dons/shop/home 

Each one reach one

Did you know you could save up to $750 on your tuition bill through our referral program "Each One Reach One?"  And don't forget... our Shadow Day is coming up on February 19, 2024.  This is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the program!  Click here for more information.

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

The online application period opened February 1st.  The WPCP allows families to receive a tuition voucher to enroll their children in approved private and religious schools. Columbus Catholic Schools has been in the program since 2012. Click here to learn more.

Fieldhouse Project

You've probably heard about the public phase of our Fieldhouse Project… on the news, at Mass, or from Mr. Eaton.  If you'd like to learn more, or make a donation, please visit our web page HERE.

 

Penny War Results

THANK YOU to all of our students and families for supporting Diabetes Awareness and our Penny War! We raised over $1770 to help fund the Neal Family Pediatric Diabetes Fund at Marshfield Clinic, which provides assistance to children with Type 1 Diabetes.(medical supplies, accessories, camp fees, etc).   Congratulations to the second graders, who won an extra recess, and our most sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the students, who learned that sometimes medical devices and phones beep... and that those beeps help us keep kids, especially our T1D kids, healthy and safe. 

Handwriting contest winner

Mia Faber in 1st grade will have her handwriting entered into the national competition.  

Poster Contest Winners

Knights of Columbus poster contest winners 1st grade and 2nd grade:

  • FIRST GRADE:  First Place, Audrey Hiller; Second Place Lydia Teschner; Third Place Stella Schindler
  • SECOND GRADE:  First Place, Axel Bluth; Second Place, Alyssandra Schroeder; Third Place, Xavier Egle

Bonus Dress Down Day

The Bonus Dress Down Day at SJBP will be Valentine's Day themed!  Wear your red and/or pink outfits:  jeans and sweatpants are okay.

Progress Reports

Progress reports will be sent home with students on February 23.

 

Progress Reports

OLPI Progress Reports will be emailed out Tuesday, Feb. 13

Mountain of Shoes of Friendship

Senora Kennedy will be sending home a note to our OLP families about building a “Mountain of Shoes of Friendship” in the middle of her classroom during Lent. For the 6 weeks of Lent, the children are welcome to donate "gently used and clean" shoes for the children at Casa Hogar. The shoes will be taken down to Casa in August by the CCS Mission Team.

 

Progress Reports

Progress reports will be sent out on 2/21/2024. This is a great time to assess your child’s progress for the quarter. It is also our grade check for academic eligibility for athletics for the second quarter.  Parents and students can check their grades using the family portal on FACTS. FACTS allows parents the ability to see a student’s grade and how he/she has done on all graded assignments or see if there are any missing assignments.  You can find the app for Apple or Android at https://a3a.me/columbuscatholicschools.  Once you go to the link, click on the Apple or Android icon, create a profile, and you are ready to go! You will be required to sign in to your account as if you are signing in to Family Portal every 30 days. Our district code is MACS-WI.

Retreats

Every year, every middle and high school class has to attend a retreat. Most of the classes have already participated in a retreat earlier this year. The upcoming retreats are for the freshman class on February 21st, the 8th-grade class on March 6th, and the sophomore class on March 27th.

Stepping up Day

On March 6th, the students from OLP who are in fifth grade will have the opportunity to participate in Stepping Up Day. They will join the middle school to experience what a typical day as a middle school student is like. This will allow them to learn and understand more about the middle school experience.

Junior ACT

Our juniors will be taking the ACT on March 12th.  If you have any questions about the ACT, please see Mr. Brown.

Staab Construction Career Day

On Tuesday, February 13th, Columbus Catholic students along with high school students from various area schools will participate in a full-day event being held at Staab Construction. During this event, students will have the opportunity to learn about various construction-related career fields through interaction with different businesses, including electricians, construction workers, roofing specialists, window/floor experts and many more. The participants will be informed about the skills and experience required to succeed in their respective fields, the things they enjoy most about their careers, and what their typical day looks like on the job.

Xtreme Xplorations!

On February 27th, Columbus Catholic Juniors will be participating in an event that aims to help them prepare for higher education. They will be joined by students from other areas and will have the opportunity to learn from Marshfield area business professionals about various aspects of the "real world". The event will cover topics such as interview tips, resume building, and an employer panel that educates students about what to expect on the job. Additionally, there will be a student panel where University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Mid-State Technical College students will share their experiences about life after high school. This event promises to be an informative and valuable experience for all students involved.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOFTBALL SIGN UP

Attention parents of Middle School girls:  if you haven't done so already, please fill out the google form to sign up for Middle School softball. This is for girls in grades 6th-8th.  CLICK HERE

 

Culture of Kindness and Accountability 

“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.” ~ Hebrews 13:17
We have recently seen an increase in the number of dress code issues (especially in regards to following Mass day dress code).  Here is the introduction to the Dress Code section of our Student Handbook (the link to the overall handbook is at the bottom):

  • “Columbus Catholic believes that following an established dress code is an integral part of the preparation of your son/daughter for life in future professional, academic, and religious environments. Faculty and students at Columbus Catholic are expected to dress in a God-pleasing manner with focus on the dignity of the human body. It is Columbus Catholic’s expectation that parents will offer proper guidance to their son/daughter in matters of dress. 
  • “DSP 5690 (Diocesan School Policy 5690) states that the manner of dress helps the student grow in the virtue of modesty which is at the foundation of self-respect and respect of others. It further states that dress codes safeguard & promote the Christian learning environment and that expectations are raised positively when there is a different style of dress for school than for other more casual and relaxed venues. For additional reflection on clothing choices, refer to CCC 2522 (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2522). 
  • “The dress code is in effect from the time the students enter the building and remains in effect until their departure. Any exceptions to the dress code will be announced during morning or afternoon announcements. Violations are to be addressed immediately. Students in violation may be asked to change, given detention (for 3 or more violations), and/or have parents notified. The faculty and administration of Columbus Catholic have final determination on the acceptability of student dress in cases where there is a difference of opinion. 
  • “All clothing should be neat, clean, fit reasonably, be modest, and be in good condition. Student appearance should be neat, well-groomed, and dignified. Please remember that due to growth and frequent washings, clothing that met dress code stipulations in September may not be appropriate later in the year.” 
  • Student handbook: dress code--scroll to pages 42-45

Virtue of the Month for February: Fortitude

February’s virtue is Fortitude.  At the end of the month, teachers will nominate students in the HS and MS who display the virtue of Fortitude and then the committees will vote to determine the students of the month.  Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life.  (CCC 1808)

Fortitude is referenced in Scripture and by the Saints:

  • "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong." (1 Corinthians 16:13)
  • "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:7)
  • "Fortitude is the disposition of soul which enables us to despise all inconveniences and the loss of things not in our power." -St. Augustine
  • "Though the path is plain and smooth for men of good will, he who walks it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty, if he does not have good feet: that is, courage and a persevering spirit." -St. John of the Cross

What does fortitude look like in practice?
Someone who has the virtue of fortitude will not give up a good cause easily, but will persevere and suffer difficulties and inconvenience for the attainment of that good, whether that good be prayer (relationship with God), study (the good of knowledge), another virtue (such as generosity or patience), or the good of one's neighbor (charity). They are not easily swayed by the offer of an easy way out, by temptations to give up, or by fear. The virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his/her life in defense of a just cause. "The Lord is my strength and my song, he has become my salvation." (Ps. 118:14) "In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (Jn 16:33).

Mental Health Resource

Let's Keep Talking: A Parent and Caregiver Series (3rd Tuesday  of the Month, 6:00pm, JP Adler Room, Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library

February 20: Recognizing and Responding to Mental Health Concerns.  Community mental health professionals will talk about common mental health issues (anxiety and depression).  We will talk about best strategies to help, tips for positive communication and resources.  Click here to view the flyer.


VARSITY ATHLETIC RESULTS FROM THE WEEK

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Friday, February 2, 2024 - Columbus won 59-44 during this away game at Loyal
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - Columbus also won this away game at McDonell 66-59
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - And Columbus also won the final away game at Colby 77-61

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Monday, February 5, 2024 - Columbus won 53-31 during this away game at Spencer
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - Columbus fell to Greenwood at home

SPENCER-COLUMBUS WRESTLING
Saturday, February 3, 2024 - During the Conference Tournament in Neillsville, our Drew Lang took sixth place in his weight class (144).  Overall, the team placed seventh with 57 points.


UPCOMING VARSITY SPORTS

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - HOME game vs. Greenwood at 7:15pm
Friday, February 16, 2024 - Away game at Gilman at 7:15pm

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Friday, February 9, 2024 - away game at Gilman at 7:15pm
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - away game at Cadott at 7:15pm
Saturday, February 17, 2024 - crossover games at Osseo-Fairchild at 6:00pm and 7:30pm

SPENCER-COLUMBUS WRESTLING
Saturday, February 10, 2024 - Spencer-Columbus Wrestling will compete at the WIAA Division 2 Regional at Medford


Jesse Romero to speak at olp

For our Parish Lenton Mission this year, Jesse Romero will be offering a talk entitled What is Authentic Eucharistic Revival on Wednesday, February 21, beginning at 7 pm. Jesse is a bilingual Catholic Lay Evangelist who is nationally acclaimed for his dynamic, upbeat, Christ-centered preaching. His preaching apostolate is “On Fire Evangelization.”  Jesse has been on Catholic radio for over 15 years, currently on www.virginmostpowerfulradio.org  hosting “The Terry and Jesse Show,” and “Jesus 911.”  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

 

Hunter Education Course

A Wisconsin Basic Hunter Education Course will be offered at the Our Lady of Peace Church basement from March 4 - March 08, 2024.  Monday - Friday from 3:00-5:15PM; Saturday, March 9th from 9:00-11:00AM at Fox Trackers clubhouse.  Click here to view flyer.

Let's Keep Talking: A Parent and Caregiver Series

3rd Tuesday of the Month, 6:00pm, JP Adler Room, Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library.  Click HERE to view flyer.

  • February 20 - Recognizing and Responding to Mental Health Concerns
  • March 19 - Helping Youth Navigate New and Changing Relationships
  • April 16 - The Impact of Social Media
  • May 21 - Community Resources for Youth Related to Mental Health and Substance Use

Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library

Click below to learn more about these activities:

CITY OF MARSHFIELD

Click this link to learn more about the following:  https://ci.marshfield.wi.us/departments_and_divisions/city_e-news_update.php 

  • Wildwood Zoo Summer Camp Wildwood Registration
  • Vandehey Waters 2024 Season Passes
  • Ice Rink Hours

CHESTNUT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Click Here to download the Winter/Spring Flyer with new classes including:

  • Play with Clay Experience
  • I Want to be a Graphic Novelist
  • Mandala Painted Rocks
  • Hydro-Dipping
  • Stained Glass Open Studio
  • Beginning Woodburning
  • Negative Watercolor Painting
  • Stitchery Open House

wood co health dept car seat check events

More than half of car seats are not used correctly!  Everyone is welcome to a free check on March 19 at 10:30am-12:30pm (at the Marshfield Fire Dept).  Call for an appointment at 715-421-8911.  Click to see flyer.

Feb. 2, 2024

  • February 5-6: Parent Teacher Conferences at SJBP
  • February 6:  100th Day of School at SJBP
  • February 6-7:  Scotty's Pizza Dine to Donate
  • February 7:  Mass for SJBP
  • February 8:  Mass for OLPI and Columbus
  • February 9:  Adoration at the Columbus Chapel
  • February 9:  Pioneer Day at Our Lady of Peace School (4th Grade)
  • February 9:  FBLA attends Milwaukee Bucks Day
  • February 12:  NO SCHOOL AT ALL LOCATIONS
  • February 12:  Deadline for our Group Shirt Order
  • February 13:  Bonus Dress Down Day
  • February 13-16:  MCLA Kindness Week (High School)
  • February 14:  Ash Wednesday
  • February 16:  Solo Ensemble for HS Band at Assumption Schools (Wisconsin Rapids)
  • February 17:  Fritz Wenzel Science Conference
  • February 19:  Shadow Day (Grades 3-12)
  • For more events, view our online calendar

 

Columbus Giving Day / annual Fund

Here are the final results of our Annual Fund Giving Day on Tuesday:  we BLEW past our goal of $3,000 raising $9,850... or 328% of our goal.  And of course, that led us to making our overall Annual Fund goal of $90,000... giving us a grand total so far of $97,573.  Additionally, we had over 150 participating in our Facebook Challenges as of the time of our drawing for a Columbus Blanket (the winner, again, was Kimberly Dolgner).  Lastly, each donor on our Giving Day were put into a drawing for Columbus Athletic Season Tickets.  And the winners are.... Bruce and Sue Edwards - Congratulations!  We thank everyone who participated in our fun activities and/or donated.  We are truly blessed to have supporters like you ❤  And since we made our Giving Day goal, that leads us to our next announcement…

Bonus Dress Down Day

As promised… we will be having a BONUS Dress Down Day on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 for all students!  We challenged our donors to reach our goal of $3,000; and if we made our goal there would be an additional incentive for our students.  They did… so enjoy!

gROUP sHIRT oRDER

Our next Columbus Group Shirt Order will be through Victory Apparel and will have a MUSIC theme!  We are offering shirts for Band, Jazz Band and Choir.  For Choir there are TWO designs to choose from… one is designed by student Trinity B. (Without Music, Life Would B Flat).  Deadline to order is February 12th.  Click here to place your order:  https://stores.inksoft.com/columbus_dons/shop/home 

Each one reach one

Did you know you could save up to $750 on your tuition bill through our referral program "Each One Reach One?"  And don't forget... our Shadow Day is coming up on February 19, 2024.  This is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the program!  Click here for more information.

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

The online application period opens February 1st!  The WPCP allows families to receive a tuition voucher to enroll their children in approved private and religious schools. Columbus Catholic Schools has been in the program since 2012. Click here to learn more.

Shadow Day

Shadow Day will be on February 19th.  On this day, prospective students will have the opportunity to meet our teachers, connect with other students, eat lunch, and learn why our families love Columbus!  Each shadow student is matched with a current student to help him/her get around.  If you know a family you think might be interested in Columbus, have them fill out our Inquiry Form here:  https://macs-wi.client.renweb.com/oa/inquiry.cfm?memberid=3728 

Fieldhouse Project

You've probably heard about the public phase of our Fieldhouse Project… on the news, at Mass, or from Mr. Eaton.  If you'd like to learn more, or make a donation, please visit our web page HERE.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

There will be Parent Teacher Conferences Feb. 5th and 6th from 3-6pm.

 

Knights of Columbus Poster Contest

These are the winners of the Knights of Columbus "True Meaning of Christmas" poster contest for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades:  

  • THIRD GRADE:  First Place Trinity Wolf, Second Place Ryan Gao, and Third Place H.T.
  • FOURTH GRADE:  First Place Evelyn Leschke, Second Place Phinehas Prusinski, and Third Place Kollyns Wenzel
  • FIFTH GRADE:  First Place Annabelle Egle, Second Place Sophia Feltz and Third Place Oliver Knauf

Students of the month - patience

3rd Grade - Leo Hattamer - In the midst of the chaos and extreme noise in the classroom, you can look around and see him quietly waiting for instructions or for others to be quiet. When working with a partner, he never makes a face or complains about who he is partnered up with. You can always count on him to be happy and listening. When a classmate drops something he will always pick it up. When the teacher asks the class to help pick things up, he will always help even though he did not make the mess. We have never seen him angry in the classroom or at recess.

4th Grade - Charlie Christianson - Charlie is deeply understanding, and she consistently demonstrates what it means to be a kind and patient person. Charlie really listens to others when they speak, and she understands that everyone has something valuable to offer. She never rushes her classmates, and she handles difficult situations with grace. She is, truly, slow to anger and quick to forgive. Charlie’s teachers so appreciate her empathy, and we thank her for demonstrating the virtue of patience so well.  

5th Grade - Annabelle Egle - Whether it is waiting in line to put boots in the box in the hallway, waiting to get into the closet to put her coat away, or waiting in line for lunch, Annabelle waits calmly every single time.  Annabelle does not budge in line or save spots for other people.  She is content to wait her turn and to stand or sit next to anyone. Annabelle is patient and accepting of situations, always willing to wait calmly and quietly.  She is rarely in a hurry and always treats her classmates with patience and compassion.  Annabelle shows what it means to have the virtue of patience each and every day.  Thanks, Annabelle, for being such a wonderful role model for your classmates!

Mountain of Shoes of Friendship

Senora Kennedy will be sending home a note to our OLP families about building a “Mountain of Shoes of Friendship” in the middle of her classroom during Lent. For the 6 weeks of Lent, the children are welcome to donate "gently used and clean" shoes for the children at Casa Hogar. The shoes will be taken down to Casa in August by the CCS Mission Team.

 

Catholic Schools Week - Jan 28 through Feb 2

Our middle and high school students had a great Catholic Schools Week, full of fun events. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of this week, especially Mrs. Volkman, Mr. Iwanski, Mrs. Paulick, and Ms. Rayeske for their hard work in planning activities for our students. I also want to thank all the students who helped set up the activities. In addition, I would like to thank the Parent Association for providing treats for our staff.

Brains and Brawn 

On January 27, 2023, the Diocese of La Crosse hosted its annual Brains and Brawn competition. Schools from across the Diocese of La Crosse participated in the 8th-grade Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments, as well as a trivia competition for students in grades 6-8. All the teams represented Columbus Catholic exceptionally well. Our girls' basketball team placed 2nd, while the boys' basketball team finished fourth. The Brains team took first place. We extend our thanks to all the participants, coaches, and parents for their hard work and dedication.   

Students of the Month:  January virtue - justice

HS - Maria Garcia has a passion for helping others, particularly in supporting the pro-life mission. Maria led the pro-life club in a very successful baby supply drive to support a clinic that will soon be opening a branch in our local community. The donations gathered will support women who chose life.  As the Catholic Catechism states: “Justice toward neighbor helps us to respect the rights of each person and to establish harmony that promotes equity both with regard to each person and to the common good.”  Maria’s leadership in helping provide for the unborn and their families who are in need is a clear example of Justice.

MS - Caspar Kroening is always true in his speech and actions. He is a very devout Catholic who always participates in Mass through song and word. He is also very friendly to everyone, always willing to help classmates, and gives what he has to help others. As is often mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures, Justice is distinguished by habitual right thinking and the uprightness of his conduct toward his neighbor.  Caspar lives this in his daily life.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOFTBALL SIGN UP

CLICK HERE if your Middle School student is interested in joining Softball.

 

Culture of Kindness and Accountability 

“Give thanks to the Lord, who is good, whose mercy endures forever.” ~Psalm 106:1
At the end of Catholic Schools Week, I just want to take a moment to reflect on how truly blessed we all are – to know the Good News that Jesus died on the cross so that we may be saved; to have the opportunity to learn about and follow Christ; to be surrounded by the CCS community, in good times and bad, in encouragement, prayer, and support.  Thank you for all that you do for our schools and for each other.  God bless us all!

HS MCLA Kindness week (February 13-16)

The high school members of the Marshfield/Columbus Leadership Alliance are planning some activities for the HS students during the week of February 13-16.  There will be a Valentine’s themed dress down day on Thursday, February 15, teacher-nominated bucket fillers, candy orders and delivery, and a few other fun activities to recognize and spread kindness.  More info will be shared with the high school students in the next week.


VARSITY ATHLETIC RESULTS FROM THE WEEK

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - Columbus won 80-55 during this away game at Owen-Withee

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Friday, January 26, 2024 - Columbus lost to Loyal in an away game
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - Columbus also lost to McDonell in the second away game of the week
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - Columbus won 52-43 against Colby in this home game


UPCOMING VARSITY SPORTS

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Friday, February 2, 2024 - Away game at Loyal at 7:15pm
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - Away game at McDonell at 7:15pm
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - Away game at Colby at 7:15pm

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Monday, February 5, 2024 - away game at Spencer at 7:15pm
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - HOME game against Greenwood at 7:15pm
Friday, February 9, 2024 - away game at Gilman at 7:15pm

SPENCER-COLUMBUS WRESTLING
Saturday, February 3, 2024 - Spencer-Columbus Wrestling attends a Conference Tournament in Neillsville at 9am

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

Through the (voluntary) dues that were paid, the Parent Association was able to provide snacks for the teacher lounges at each building.  Teachers and staff:  thank you for everything that you do for our Catholic school system… it hasn't gone unnoticed!  We were also able to pay for the bus fee to Rogers Cinema for the SJBP students.  Finally, we were able to pay for the Melody Gardens bus fee as well as half of the skating fee for the OLP students.

RAFFLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for 2 people to help sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the Varsity Girls Basketball game on Tuesday, February 6th and at the Varsity Boys basketball game on Thursday, February 22nd.  If you are interested in doing this, please email us at  parentassociation@columbusdons.org 

DINE TO DONATE

Thank you for your continued support with our Scotty's Pizza Dine to Donate events.  Our next Dine to Donate nights are Tuesday, February 6th and Wednesday, February 7th.  


Jesse Romero to speak at olp

For our Parish Lenton Mission this year, Jesse Romero will be offering a talk entitled What is Authentic Eucharistic Revival on Wednesday, February 21, beginning at 7 pm. Jesse is a bilingual Catholic Lay Evangelist who is nationally acclaimed for his dynamic, upbeat, Christ-centered preaching. His preaching apostolate is “On Fire Evangelization.”  Jesse has been on Catholic radio for over 15 years, currently on www.virginmostpowerfulradio.org  hosting “The Terry and Jesse Show,” and “Jesus 911.”  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

 

Hunter Education Course

A Wisconsin Basic Hunter Education Course will be offered at the Our Lady of Peace Church basement from March 4 - March 08, 2024.  Monday - Friday from 3:00-5:15PM; Saturday, March 9th from 9:00-11:00AM at Fox Trackers clubhouse.  Click here to view flyer.

Let's Keep Talking: A Parent and Caregiver Series

3rd Tuesday of the Month, 6:00pm, JP Adler Room, Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library.  Click HERE to view flyer.

  • February 20 - Recognizing and Responding to Mental Health Concerns
  • March 19 - Helping Youth Navigate New and Changing Relationships
  • April 16 - The Impact of Social Media
  • May 21 - Community Resources for Youth Related to Mental Health and Substance Use

Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library

Click below to learn more about these activities:

CITY OF MARSHFIELD

Click this link to learn more about the following:  https://ci.marshfield.wi.us/departments_and_divisions/city_e-news_update.php 

  • Wildwood Zoo Summer Camp Wildwood Registration
  • Vandehey Waters 2024 Season Passes
  • Ice Rink Hours
  • Cookie Decorating for Teens Feb. 9
  • Sledding Storytime Feb. 9
  • Cabin Fever Luminary Hikes Feb. 2

CHESTNUT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Click Here to download the Winter/Spring Flyer with new classes including:

  • Play with Clay Experience
  • I Want to be a Graphic Novelist
  • Scrapbooking for Kids
  • Mandala Painted Rocks
  • Hydro-Dipping
  • Stained Glass Open Studio
  • Beginning Woodburning
  • Abstract Painting
  • India Ink Drawing
  • Negative Watercolor Painting

wood co health dept car seat check events

More than half of car seats are not used correctly!  Everyone is welcome to a free check on March 19 at 10:30am-12:30pm (at the Marshfield Fire Dept).  Call for an appointment at 715-421-8911.  Click to see flyer.

Jan. 26, 2024

  • January 27:  Dribbling Dons
  • January 27:  Brains and Brawn (participating 6-8th graders)
  • January 28:  Deadline to make a nomination for the Diocesan Awards
  • January 28-February 3:  Catholic Schools Week
  • January 29:  Oscar Rivera presentation at Columbus
  • January 30:  Annual Fund Giving Day!
  • January 31:  SJBP students will have a field trip to Rogers Cinema
  • January 31:  Open House at SJBP for Prospective Families
  • February 1:  Application window for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program begins
  • February 1:  Catholic Schools Week Mass with Bishop Callahan at OLP Parish
  • February 2:  Spring for Lunch for SJBP and OLPI students
  • February 2:  OLPI Field Trip to Melody Gardens
  • February 2:  Middle School Tubing Field Trip
  • February 6-7:  Scotty's Pizza Dine to Donate
  • February 9:  Adoration at the Columbus Chapel
  • February 9:  Pioneer Day at Our Lady of Peace School (4th Grade)
  • February 9:  FBLA attends Milwaukee Bucks Day
  • February 12:  NO SCHOOL AT ALL LOCATIONS
  • February 17:  Fritz Wenzel Science Conference
  • February 19:  Shadow Day (Grades 3-12)
  • For more events, view our online calendar

 

February lunch menu

The February 2024 Lunch Menu is now available!  Visit our Food Services page.  

Each one reach one

Did you know you could save up to $750 on your tuition bill through our referral program "Each One Reach One?"  And don't forget... our Shadow Day is coming up on February 19, 2024.  This is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the program!  Click here for more information.

OPEN HOUSE at SJBP

The Open House will take place on Wednesday, January 31st from 4 PM-6 PM.  This is for prospective families with children in preschool - 2nd grade who do not get to participate in Shadow Day. If you know anyone interested in attending CCS, please pass this along!  Families are welcome to contact Melissa Schmitt with any questions at 715-387-1177 ext. 3300 or schmitt.melissa@columbusdons.org  

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

The online application period opens February 1st!  The WPCP allows families to receive a tuition voucher to enroll their children in approved private and religious schools. Columbus Catholic Schools has been in the program since 2012. Click here to learn more.

Shadow Day

Shadow Day will be on February 19th.  On this day, prospective students will have the opportunity to meet our teachers, connect with other students, eat lunch, and learn why our families love Columbus!  Each shadow student is matched with a current student to help him/her get around.  If you know a family you think might be interested in Columbus, have them fill out our Inquiry Form here:  https://macs-wi.client.renweb.com/oa/inquiry.cfm?memberid=3728 

Diocesan Awards

See the attached descriptions of Diocesan awards. Parents and staff can nominate people for any of these awards. Please take note of qualifications for recipients and nomination requirements/limits. The nomination deadline is January 28th.  Please note that there is a new award this year for Volunteer of the Year.

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week will be January 28 to February 3rd.  During CSW we celebrate our parishes, community, students, our nation, vocations, our teachers/staff/volunteers and our families.  You can find more information on our website HERE.  Note:  For “Spring for Lunch” this year we are encouraging families to patronize the restaurants that participate in our Gift Card (Scrip) Program.  Please see the attached form.  Prior to Spring for Lunch, we encourage you to purchase gift cards to use for the event!

Annual Fund - giving day jan. 30

The Annual Appeal is now the Annual Fund!  This campaign raises money for our everyday expenses.  We are currently at 92%!  Along with a new name, we have some new activities planned for during Catholic Schools Week.  A separate email with details about a new Giving Day on January 30th will be forthcoming.  If we make our goal that day ($3,000) there will be a bonus dress down day for our students.  Stay tuned!

Fieldhouse Project

You've probably heard about the public phase of our Fieldhouse Project… on the news, at Mass, or from Mr. Eaton.  If you'd like to learn more, or make a donation, please visit our web page HERE.

 

cATHOLIC sCHOOLS WEEK

Click here to view a calendar of events. 

END OF FIRST SEMESTER

Semester grades will be sent home to parents on Friday, January 26th. 

 

Mountain of Shoes of Friendship

Senora Kennedy will be sending home a note to our OLP families about building a “Mountain of Shoes of Friendship” in the middle of her classroom during Lent. For the 6 weeks of Lent, the children are welcome to donate "gently used and clean" shoes for the children at Casa Hogar. The shoes will be taken down to Casa in August by the CCS Mission Team.

Youth Volleyball League

Youth Volleyball League from grades 3-8 is held in the spring; deadline to sign up is Jan. 31st.

Catholic Schools Week

CSW will be January  29-Feb. 2.  A schedule for OLPI can be found HERE or you can click here to view the flier.

UNIFORM POLICY

Now is a good time to review the Uniform Policy again and brush up on anything you or your student may have forgot!  CLICK HERE

 

Catholic Schools week - Jan 28 thru Feb 2

  • Events
    • Oscar Rivera will be speaking to our MS and HS Students on Monday.  Please visit his website for more information about him
    • High School homerooms will have activities with their Adopt-a-Grade students on Thursday Morning. 
    • Mass with Bishop Callaghan on Thursday at 10am
    • Middle School Students will be skiing and tubing at Bruce Mound on Friday. 
    • High School Students will have a special schedule Friday, including homeroom lunch and some fun activities
  • Dress Up Days
    • Middle school
      • Monday: PJs or Comfy
      • Tuesday: Twin Day
      • Wednesday: Mismatch/backward Day
      • Thursday: Mass Dress
      • Friday: Comfy/ dress for the weather Day
    • High School 
      • Monday: Pajama Day
      • Tuesday: Fictional/Video Game Character Day
      • Wednesday: Favorite Jersey/Sport Day
      • Thursday: Mass Dress
      • Friday: Columbus Spirit Dress Down & Anything but a Backpack Day

Brains and Brawn 

On January 27, 2023, the Diocese of LaCrosse will host the annual  Brains and Brawn competition.  Schools across the Diocese of LaCrosse will be competing. The Brawn part of the competitions consists of the 8th-grade Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments.  The Brains part of the competition is a trivia competition for our 6-8th grade students.  The competition portion of the day is at Aquinas Catholic Middle / High School.  The all-day event culminates with celebrating Mass with Bishop Callahan at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral at 6:00 p.m. 

Youth Volleyball League

Youth Volleyball League from grades 3-8 is held in the spring; deadline to sign up is Jan. 31st

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOFTBALL SIGN UP

CLICK HERE if your Middle School student is interested in joining Softball.

Fritz Wenzel Science Conference

CLICK HERE to open the brochure for the 2024 Fritz Wenzel Science Conference to be held on February 17, 2024.  Students: If you are interested in attending, please email Mrs. Wieland at wieland.lori@columbusdons.org   This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the sciences.  Parents, if you are willing to chaperon a group of students, please let us know as well.  The sooner we know, the sooner we can apply for scholarships to cover the cost of registration.

 

Culture of Kindness and Accountability 

“Open your mouth, decree what is just”  -  Proverbs 31:9

We all have things going on in our lives that are challenging.  Most of the time, our peers, co-workers, classmates, sometimes even our friends and family, have no idea about our struggles.  A famous quote often attributed to Robin Williams (but not confirmed to have been said by him) is, “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”  Knowing that others are possibly struggling and knowing that we, ourselves, have our own crosses to bear should help us to remember to speak kindly to and of others.  The old adage, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all,” is a good guide.    This reminder will be given to our middle school students this coming week because there has been an increase in reports of students spreading rumors or saying unkind things to one another.  In general, it is a good reminder for all of us as we are all human and we all make mistakes and fall into unjust habits, but God’s Word and Jesus’s example remind us to do better.

HS Service Hour Requirement

Each year, high school students are required to volunteer 10 hours so by graduation, they will have completed 40 hours.  As this requirement started just last year, the classes of 2026 and 2027 will have 40 hours, the class of 2025 will have 30 hours, and the class of 2024 will have 20 hours completed to graduate.  I have emailed students who have yet to complete their 10 hours for this year so that they can plan to complete this requirement this semester.  Here are some volunteer opportunities:
HS Basketball Game Concessions
St. Vincent de Paul volunteer opportunities

Return borrowed clothing items

I have loaned a number of dress code appropriate clothing items to many MS and HS students.  I always ask that the students wear the items for the day in order to be in dress code, then that they take the clothing home to wash it, and return the clothing within a week.  I am missing many clothing items and would appreciate if students could return them as my supply is running low–especially the Columbus crewnecks and hoodies.  Thank you! 


VARSITY ATHLETIC RESULTS FROM THE WEEK

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Friday, January 19, 2024 - Columbus beat Spencer 70-26 in this away game
Monday, January 22, 2024 - In another away game at Pacelli, Columbus won 75-51
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - During their HOME game against Neillsville, Columbus won 73-49

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Monday, January 22, 2024 - Columbus fell to Abbotsford in their HOME game of the week
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - Columbus also lost to Owen-Withee the following day


UPCOMING VARSITY SPORTS

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - Away game at Owen-Withee at 7:15pm
Friday, February 2, 2024 - Away game at Loyal at 7:15pm

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Friday, January 26, 2024 - Away game at Loyal at 7:15pm
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - Away game at McDonell at 7:15pm
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - HOME game against Colby at 7:15pm

SPENCER-COLUMBUS WRESTLING
Saturday, February 3, 2024 - Spencer-Columbus Wrestling attends a Conference Tournament in Neillsville at 9am


RAFFLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for 2 people to help sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the Varsity Girls Basketball game on Tuesday, February 6th and at the Varsity Boys basketball game on Thursday, February 22nd.  If you are interested in doing this, please email us at  parentassociation@columbusdons.org 

DINE TO DONATE

Thank you for your continued support with our Scotty's Pizza Dine to Donate events.  Our next Dine to Donate nights are Tuesday, February 6th and Wednesday, February 7th.  


Jesse Romero to speak at olp

For our Parish Lenton Mission this year, Jesse Romero will be offering a talk entitled What is Authentic Eucharistic Revival on Wednesday, February 21, beginning at 7 pm. Jesse is a bilingual Catholic Lay Evangelist who is nationally acclaimed for his dynamic, upbeat, Christ-centered preaching. His preaching apostolate is “On Fire Evangelization.”  Jesse has been on Catholic radio for over 15 years, currently on www.virginmostpowerfulradio.org  hosting “The Terry and Jesse Show,” and “Jesus 911.”  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Father Daughter Date Night 2024

  • Saturday, February 3rd
  • Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church 
  • Mass 4pm
  • Dinner & Dance to follow 5-7:15pm

This is a formal event for fathers (or father-figures) and their daughters.  This free event will include dinner, activities & dancing.  Professional photography by Paul Tishim Photographic Artist will be available for purchase on site.   An opportunity to offer a free will donation will also be available.  To register for the event please fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/bpL7JuYQTjKcMkwSA   Registration deadline is Friday January 26th. Contact nicki.kitchner@gmail.com  for questions. 

High School Volunteers are needed to set up, decorate, etc.   To help out, contact Emily Callaghan and/or CLICK HERE to view a SignUpGenius Form.  

 

Hunter Education Course

A Wisconsin Basic Hunter Education Course will be offered at the Our Lady of Peace Church basement from March 4 - March 08, 2024.  Monday - Friday from 3:00-5:15PM; Saturday, March 9th from 9:00-11:00AM at Fox Trackers clubhouse.  Click here to view flyer.

Let's Keep Talking: A Parent and Caregiver Series

3rd Tuesday of the Month, 6:00pm, JP Adler Room, Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library.  Click HERE to view flyer.

  • February 20 - Recognizing and Responding to Mental Health Concerns
  • March 19 - Helping Youth Navigate New and Changing Relationships
  • April 16 - The Impact of Social Media
  • May 21 - Community Resources for Youth Related to Mental Health and Substance Use

Luther College Nordic Choir Concert

One Night Only!  Luther College’s Nordic Choir will be performing a concert on Monday, January 29, at 7:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church. They are Luther’s premier choir, directed by Dr Andrew Last, and this will be their only stop in Wisconsin on their tour. 

Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library

Click below to learn more about these activities:

CITY OF MARSHFIELD

Click this link to learn more about the following:  https://ci.marshfield.wi.us/departments_and_divisions/city_e-news_update.php 

  • Ice Rink Hours
  • Cookie Decorating for Teens Feb. 9
  • Sledding Storytime Feb. 9
  • Groundhog Storytime Feb. 2
  • Cabin Fever Luminary Hikes Feb. 2

CHESTNUT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Click Here to download the Winter/Spring Flyer with new classes including:

  • Play with Clay Experience
  • I Want to be a Graphic Novelist
  • Scrapbooking for Kids
  • Mandala Painted Rocks
  • Hydro-Dipping
  • Stained Glass Open Studio
  • Beginning Woodburning
  • Abstract Painting
  • India Ink Drawing
  • Negative Watercolor Painting
  • Magical Mosaic Wine Bottles

wood co health dept car seat check events

More than half of car seats are not used correctly!  Everyone is welcome to a free check on March 19 at 10:30am-12:30pm (at the Marshfield Fire Dept).  Call for an appointment at 715-421-8911.  Click to see flyer.

Marshfield youth soccer assoc.

Registration is currently underway!  Academy League (ages 6-10) Registration is Dec. 1 through March 1, 2024.  Competitive League (ages 9-18) Registration is Dec. 1 through Jan. 31, 2024.  Click flier for more information.