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
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
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
- 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
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
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:
Make sure to have everyone go to the bathroom
before and after every activity.
The odds of getting ten three year olds to take
a nap is significantly less than winning the lottery.
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
I truly have one of the greatest jobs in town!
Having the opportunity to spend time with your children, life couldn’t be much
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.
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
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
Field Trip May 22
Please refer to the email sent on Thursday May 17,
2018 with pertinent details about the 5th – 8th grade
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
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: email@example.com 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!
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.
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
Yearbooks for Sale
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Saint Patrick Youth Summer Programs
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.
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
Links to church
Tennis Association – for girls and boys ages 5-10 years
Visit this website for more info: www.hudsontennisassociation.com or email email@example.com
to register for camp this June or learn more information!
Many classes and camps available over
the summer, go to: www.hudsongymnastics.com or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org