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Weekly Family Newsletter

Friday May 18, 2018

 

From the Desk of Mr. Bell

This summer is going to be a busy one here at Saint Patrick School. We will be completing our revitalization of our gym and middle school classrooms.  

 

The week after school is out we will be clearing out the middle school classrooms.  If you have any interest in a desk, we would sure sell you one for a great price. Otherwise we will be recycling the desk materials and scraping the metal.  

 

In June Mr. James will start construction in the gym by taking down the ceiling. Then we will update the sprinkler and electrical/light system. By July we will have the painter in to paint the gym. 

 

As for the middle school, we will be painting the classrooms and putting in new countertops. We will be ordering the new furniture (tables, chairs, standing tables, stools). The new furniture will arrive and be stored in the gym until August when our “I Got Time” group will be calling for volunteers to serve at the school where they will assemble and place the new furniture in the classrooms.    

 

In August we will get the floors in the gym and middle school wing ready for a new school year! Of course the rest of the building will also get a good summer cleaning.

With all this work, our gym will be closed from the last day of school until mid-August. If we can get it open earlier, we will.  

 

In other news:

-           Mrs. Wilson will be moving upstairs in our Elementary wing to join Ms. Prasnicki in Second Grade next year. Our numbers are doing well for next year, but we always have room for more. If you know of any families looking for a great school, please don’t hesitate let them know about Saint Patrick School.  

-          The Hudson School Board this week moved Spring Break to the week of March 18-22, 2019. This is a week later than originally posted. We will be getting a completed 2018-2019 school calendar out soon.    

-          Our School Office will be open on Wednesday, May 23rd and then close for a long Memorial Weekend. Our summer hours will begin on Tuesday, May 29th and be Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday, 9 AM to 1 PM. 

 

Be sure to watch for summer updates and especially pictures of our summer work posted on Facebook!  

 

Thank you for making this a great year and for sharing your children with us. We are truly blessed with the gift of our families.  

 

Have a great summer!  

 

Mr. Bell  

 

Father John’s Weekly School Chronicle

·         What a week!! I had the opportunity to teach our three year olds on Thursday. I was a Gala auction item to give your child’s teacher a day off. Little did I expect that a family of a three year old would purchase the item. I learned three things teaching these kids for a day:

Ø  Make sure to have everyone go to the bathroom before and after every activity.

Ø  The odds of getting ten three year olds to take a nap is significantly less than winning the lottery.

Ø  Even though you are not very good at something (like me teaching three year olds), kids will still love you a lot!!!

·         Congratulations to our 7th and 8th graders with their production of the musical “Hillbilly Hayride”. They have one last performance at the Phipps at 7 pm Friday night. Tickets are available at the door. You really don’t want to miss it! The kids are great. What a wonderful experience to learn what it takes to put on a professional performance, appear in front of an audience, and work together to produce something really remarkable.

·         I truly have one of the greatest jobs in town! Having the opportunity to spend time with your children, life couldn’t be much better!

 

Important Notice Regarding Background Checks

 

The Diocese of Superior will stop accepting requests

for background checks and BASE training reports

using the current process effective June 18, 2018.

 

If anyone has any school or church related activities with youth over the summer, you MUST have your background check and safe environment completed and turned in no later than June 15, 2018.

 

Upcoming Reminders/Calendar   

·         5/21 8th grade graduation rehearsal permission: Rehearsal permission; 8th grade graduation Mass @ church, 7PM; 8th grade group photo @ 6PM

·         5/22 Last Day of School!! Out of uniform; PS – 4th grade will have a picnic and games at Burton Field, 5th – 8th grades will go to the Big Thrill Factory in Oakdale and the Funzone in Woodbury. Link to permission forms: PS - 4th Burton Field; 5th - 8th Big Thrill and Funzone

 

Hillbilly Hayride

What an outstanding performance by all participants! Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade actors and actresses, and many, many thanks to director Mrs. Naughton for her dedication and expertise!

 

 

Middle School Field Trip May 22

Please refer to the email sent on Thursday May 17, 2018 with pertinent details about the 5th – 8th grade field trip.

 

Volunteer Spotlight

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your commitment to our school community!!  For future signups, follow this SignUp website link for all school events/activities to choose your spots: http://signup.com/go/5xqiph

·         Preschool-4th Grade End of Year Picnic – Tuesday May, 22nd.  We are still in need of several people to assist our staff with a fun-filled day of games/activities/lunch at Burton Field.   

 

Also, at the Parish level:

·         The Vacation Bible School (VBS) team is looking for adult volunteers to serve in a variety of ways: Crafts, Bible, Snack, Games, Saints, and Preschool during their week. Reserve July 16th-20th from 9am-12noon…And, Please contact Katie Preston at: kpreston@stpatrickeducenter.org if you are able to assist. 

·         Attention:  There are 38 SPOTS OPEN for the next I GOT TIME! event on June 10th! YES, that’s right…38!  June's event is to assist YMCA Camp St. Croix in building a permanent, wooden “Nine Square in the Air” game for the Day Croix camper area.  There will also be family friendly projects for the group to accomplish on this day before the first campers of the summer arrive! Visit the following link to find out more information about all of the I GOT TIME! events...and to sign up!

 https://signup.com/group/887010354778448011

 

Volunteer Coordinator Thanks!

Stacie Ramthun has graciously served as Saint Patrick School’s Volunteer Coordinator for the past four years (or has it been five?), in addition to the many other roles she fulfills for our school and church: Facebook administrator, photographer, lector, commentator, occasional cantor (with daughter Natalie), parent and parishioner. And more. Not only has she seen to it that the many volunteer opportunities are filled for each and every event or parent teacher conference, she is also often the one serving our children or teachers in whatever way she can. Stacie “thank you” seems hardly appropriate for the countless hours you have given to our church and school, and doubtlessly will continue to give. Please know that our community is truly grateful for your selfless example, and you will definitely be missed in this role.

 

Box tops update

The total for the 2017-2018 school year was $615.00 in donations. Please continue to save over the summer and drop them off in the fall at school or at the church during summer months! Thank you to all the families and staff who help, clip & donate. And an extra special thank you to Kara Kowski, our Box tops coordinator!! Attached is a Flip flop summer themed collection sheet.

Previously Read Books Requested

Spring cleaning is a great time to go thru bookshelves and pass along books your kids no longer read. Give those books a second chance to be read and enjoyed! We are specifically requesting books for the 5/6 grade classroom libraries (which may be dropped in Ms. Lautenbach’s classroom), but books for any age are always welcomed.

 

Yearbooks for Sale

A limited number of yearbooks are still available for sale in the school office. If you would like a yearbook for your child/ren, order forms are in the office or on Sycamore under ‘Documents’. The price is $22.50.

 

Fall Sports

Fall volleyball for girls and coed cross country will both commence before classes begin September 10th, with practices likely starting early to mid-August, and games/meets late August. Athletes in grades 5-8 must have an up-to-date physical card (green card, which is good for two years) to practice or play. Registration materials/permission forms will be available on Sycamore this summer; an email will go out.

 

Sister Kathleen Agnes Brady Trust Scholarship

The application deadline is drawing near for the Sister Kathleen Agnes Brady Trust Scholarship.  Under the terms of this charitable trust, partial tuition scholarships will be awarded to children enrolled in kindergarten through grade eight in the Catholic schools of this diocese.   Families must be active, registered, contributing members of a parish in the Diocese of Superior.  All scholarship grants are awarded based on need as documented in the application process.

 

Interested families should contact Principal Dan Bell TODAY for an application form and complete application instructions.  All applications must be returned to Mr. Bell no later than June 1, 2018.

 

 It’s that time again…Vacation Bible School!!

 

VBS is the week of July 16th-20th, 9 AM – Noon. Registration is now open: vbsmate.com/stpatrickofhudson

 

We are in need of adult volunteers for: Crafts, Bible, Snack, Games, Saints & Preschool. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about how you can help with this fabulous & fun ministry, please email Katie Preston: kpreston@stpatrickeducenter.org

 

Spirit Wear Store

Let's show our school spirit! Each month, we have an out of uniform school spirit wear day. Those days, students are encouraged to wear clothing that shows their Shamrock Pride (with uniform bottoms)! Below is a link to our local spirit wear shop, Imagining World, located in the old Perkins building on Crestview Drive. They offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, caps, hats and many more items for spirit wear days as well as our uniform tops with logos for every other day of the school year. We have a few T-shirts and sweatshirts available for sale in the school office.

https://stpatrickparishschool2016.itemorder.com/sale

 

Saint Patrick Youth Summer Programs

Are you a little worried about the long summer and having enough activities for your kids to participate in? Looking for some great ways to help your youth grow in their faith? Look no further, we have the solution for you! Click on the web address below and check out all the youth programs at Saint Patrick Church this summer. Find dates, details, fees, and contact information. New this year, ONLINE REGISTRATION: just click on the buttons on our web page to sign your youth up for these great opportunities. There is something for everyone, ages 3 - 18! Adults needed for all activities too, come and join us in the fun. 

 

http://stpatrickofhudson.org/youth_ministry

 

 

Recycle your aluminum cans at church

Please remember to drop off any aluminum cans you may have at the lower level garage at church. Our students crush them weekly to earn money towards their ELC fees in their 7th and 8th grade years

 

Links to church sites:

RCIA  or  Women of Grace

 

Hudson Tennis Association – for girls and boys ages 5-10 years

Visit this website for more info: www.hudsontennisassociation.com or email jknutson@catalystsportsmedicine.com

to register for camp this June or learn more information!

 

Hudson Gymnastics

Many classes and camps available over the summer, go to: www.hudsongymnastics.com or email at: hudsongymnastics2760@gmail.com



       


          
 
 
              

 






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