Weekly Family Newsletter
Friday September 22, 2017
Fr. John’s Weekly School Chronicle
This week I had the opportunity to meet with 4th
graders to discuss the difference between needs and wants. At Mass I invited
classes to talk about this as well. Would be a great conversation item for
families as well!
Saint Patrick Parish will be getting another
Seminarian to mentor, just as we did with (now) Father Samuel Schneider. He
will be with us one weekend a month and most Wednesday afternoons at school. I
am meeting with him for the first time today (Friday). Please pray for him and
all seminarians/religious as they discern their vocations and throughout their
Readings for next Friday’s school Mass can be found here:
Mass Readings for September 29, 2017
9/25 Morning study halls start, details below
9/28 Parent teacher conferences, 4-8 PM
9/28 Book Fair starts, details below
9/29 Mass @ school, 9 AM
10/3 Parent teacher conferences, 4-8 PM
10/4 Spirit Day, uniform bottoms with a Saint
Patrick themed shirt
10/6 Grandparents Day, Mass @ church, 10:30 AM
(updated flyer attached)
10/10 First Reconciliation and First Communion
Parent Meeting @ church, 6:30 PM
10/12 Picture re-take day, out of uniform only
for those students getting pictures taken
Service opportunities are ramping
up as our school activities approach this fall.
We are all called to serve our school, students and staff. Follow this SignUp website link to choose your
Book Fair – Sept. 27th through Oct. 9th. Please consider helping with Set-up, Selling
books, and/or Tear-down of this awesome program for our students and
school. The fair will run during the
school day, on the evenings of conferences, and on Grandparents/Special Persons
Conference Meals for Teachers – Thursday, Sept. 28th
& Tuesday, Oct. 3rd.
Provide dinner for our awesome teachers during the evenings of
Passport Club –
& Oct. 2nd.
Two opportunities to be of service.
1-be a Passport checker by quizzing students. 2-show your creativity by
making a display in the cafeteria for the Country of the Month (October is
Grandparents Day – Friday, Oct. 6th. Many spots open to assist at school in the
afternoon for Grandparents/Special Person Day.
Photo Retake Day – Thursday, Oct. 12th. Assist Lifetouch staff with photos.
Additional activities during the
year can also be found on SignUp including;
Can Crushing 6th/7th Grade for 2017-2018
– Crush cans at church to earn $ for ELC.
Food Shelf Delivery – Deliver food shelf donations from
school to church.
Junior Achievement – Only one class
left…sign up to work with the 4th grade class in making connections
between school and the real world.
to Wolf Ridge for 7th/8th Grade – December 4th-6th.
Parent chaperones for overnight field trip.
If you have any extra pumpkins or
gourds, please consider donating them to the Greenhouse Club. We will be
dissecting them to harvest the seeds for future planting and learning about how
to use pumpkins for food. Also as you do your fall garden cleaning, if
you find any old seeds, we would gladly take them too!
Remember to keep sending in your used
coffee cans! We will take the big and small ones. We will also take any butter
or cottage cheese containers.
Scholastic Wild West Book Fair!
September 28, 29, Oct 2, 3, and 6. The book fair will be open in room
#139 during school hours and on conference nights, with a bonus day on
Grandparents and Special Persons Day! Help us pop our 10 gallon hat by
surpassing our goal of 575 books sold. Watch Facebook for updates – and
consider signing up on Volunteer Spot to help out at the fair!
Happenings with Mrs. Hansen
I hope everyone is getting into the swing of the
new school year and enjoying this beautiful weather!!
I wanted to let you know that I will be sending out
the topics we will be covering in our guidance lessons at the beginning of each
month in our school newsletter. This month our topics were Bullying and
Friendship. October’s topics will be Tolerance
and Empathy. Please let me know if you missed the
Anti-Bullying presentation and would like some information.
Please feel free to contact me about questions or
Phone: 715-386-3941 Extension 189
Morning Study Halls Available, starting 9-25-17
Mrs. Hansen will be doing Morning Study Halls Monday – Friday from 8:15-8:35.
Students can come into a quiet atmosphere and get some homework done or read
Drama Club 4th – 8th
grades, begins October 2nd
morning on the gym stage, 7:30AM – 8:25AM
Mrs. Wagner will be directing students interested
in acting, directing, or creating costumes and sets. The first 10 weeks will be
dedicated to learning all aspects of theatre through focused creativity and
team building. Once these skills are mastered, rehearsals will begin for a
short play (possibly Peter Pan if enough
kids sign up!) to be performed on stage during Catholic Schools Week (last
week of January 2018).
There is a $75 fee for drama club. To sign up or ask any questions,
please contact Mrs. Wagner at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If any parent would like to take photos throughout
the school year – on field trips, at weekly Masses, programs, games, etc. –
please simply email any pictures to email@example.com
If you would like to come in on a more ‘official’ basis and take photos, you
are welcome to do that as well. Our volunteer coordinator Stacie Ramthun has
been tasked with this role for several years, and would love to share the fun
with other photographers! Thank you in advance.
earn free money for Saint Patrick Parish and School using Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile
is the same as Amazon in every way, except that 0.5% of every purchase gets
donated to the parish. (Which may not sound like much, but 0.5% can add up
rather quickly!!). In order to get started, please go to the url: smile.amazon.com. It is a separate url, so please try to bookmark it to come
back to whenever you shop Amazon. After you confirm your login, it will ask you
to pick a charity. If you type in "St Patrick Hudson" you will see
that our parish comes up. And yes, this does work great while using Amazon
Prime as well. THANK YOU for considering this quick and easy fund raising
FIRST SACRAMENT SESSION
If this is the year for your child’s
First Reconciliation and First Communion, there is an information session at
church on Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 PM. You will receive the calendar
of events and all other pertinent details about sacrament preparation.
This session is geared towards parent/s.
Contact: Emily Todd, Coordinator
of Children’s Ministry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shamrock Pride Focus
Food Shelf Recommendations:
September – Boxed Cereal and Oatmeal
October – Collect for Stuff-a-truck at the end
of the month
November – Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
December – Boxed stuffing, boxed or instant
January – Syrup, pancake mix, facial tissues
February – Bar soap, shampoo, toothpaste
March – Peanut butter and jelly
April – Toilet paper, paper towels
May – Mustard, ketchup, pint jar of mayo
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