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Weekly Family Newsletter

Friday February 17, 2017


Fr. John’s Weekly School Chronicle

·         I happened to stop by Mrs. Wagner’s kindergarten class this week as they were learning about longer and shorter. I found that I was a good prop to teach about longer.

·         One boy asked me after Mass today why I never received a Shamrock Pride from Mr. Bell. I said I apparently hadn’t done anything to warrant being given one. He reminded me that maybe I should try to do something good. So my challenge to you this weekend is rather than ask your child what they did this week at school, tell them something good you did.

Readings for next Friday’s school Mass can be found here:


Upcoming Reminders/Calendar   

·         2/16 – 2/21 Scholastic Book Fair

·         2/21 Parent Teacher Conferences

·         2/24 Grandparents and Special Friends Day Mass @ church, 10:30am. Festivities to follow back at school

·         3/1 Ash Wednesday Mass @ church, 10am

·         3/3 Two Hour Early Release, after care available,  link to sign up form:

·         3/6 – 3/10 No School Spring Break

·         3/15 Spirit Wear Day (uniform bottoms)

·         3/17 Mass @ school, 9:00am

·         3/17 St. Patrick Day Carnival at church, green and white out of uniform

·         3/22 3rd grade field trip to Hudson High School – String lessons!

·         3/24 Mass @ school, 9:00am

·         3/24 Service project – Blankets for a Brighter Day immediately following Mass, details to come!

·         3/31 Mass @ school, 9:00am

·         3/31 End of 3rd quarter


Fr. John explains the Mass

The riveting drama known as “Fr. John Explains the Mass” continues with the second installment:

Mass Explanation #2


Grandparents and Special Friends Day

If you have not yet returned your forms letting us know what your child/ren is doing this day, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you.


Speaking of turning in forms…

If you have not yet returned your child’s registration paperwork, we would love to see that too! If you have a child who will be participating in the Hudson School District’s 4K program that is new next year, the district will soon be making boundary decisions regarding busing. It is better for them to have as much information as early as possible so that they can make the most appropriate decisions. Saint Patrick will continue to offer a ‘wrap around’ program for parents desiring full day options, and Before and After Care will be available as well.


Library Books – Saint Patrick vs. the Hudson Public Library

These two entities are not one and the same. Mrs. Sadrakula reports that she has had a record number of Saint Patrick books returned to the Hudson Public Library this year, which then one of their workers must drop off with us. She does appreciate that children are reading, but please try to note which books go where when returning. Thank you!


Volunteer Spotlight

MANY THANKS to the families that have stepped up in a big way during this crazy month of February!!  The end of the busiest time at our school is within reach…One more big week then we can coast through Spring Break!  WHEW!  Please take a look and see where you can fill in the gaps for the remainder of February.  Follow this link to sign up:  


·         Meals for Parent-Teacher Conferences –Tuesday, February 21st.  Only a few items remain.  Please consider preparing meals for our dedicated teachers during conferences.  Let’s show our staff how much we appreciate all they do! 

·         Scholastic Book Fair – February 20th-22nd.  Please consider helping with Selling books on Tuesday the 21st from 6-7:30pm, and/or Tearing-down on Wednesday the 22nd

·         Grandparent’s Day – Friday, February 24th.  Many spots available for this annual tradition. 

·         KC Fish Fry Dessert Donations – Fridays, February 24th, March 17th, and April 7th.  We need 50 more desserts for the first Friday! 

·         Hospitality Sunday at Church – Sunday, February 26th for families with children in the following grades: Jr. Kindergarten, 1st, 4th, and 7th

·         Can Crushing 6th/7th Grade for 2016-2017 – Crush cans at church to earn $$ towards ELC.  Openings beginning February 25th through the remainder of the school year.  Families are encouraged to sign up for 2 weeks/year.   


LEAD – Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE!!!  LEAD would like the parents and students of Grades K-8 to save the evening of Thursday, March 30, for our 3rd family science night, which we have enhanced this year to be a Family ST(R)EAM Night (ScienceTechnologyReligionEngineeringArtMath).  We will explore the theme of flight as well as other interesting topics.  Presenters and volunteers are needed!  Please contact Mrs. Bekkum as soon as possible if you can help in any way.  More information and a registration form will be coming soon.


The February LEAD Student Challenge was emailed out earlier this week with printable materials.  Please encourage your child to enjoy celebrating the month by completing a Tic-Tac-Toe of activities (Grades K-4) or creating a What's on Your Mind? collage (Grades5-8).  Samples can be seen outside the LEAD Room.  Questions?  Stop in and talk with Mrs. Bekkum. These are due February 23.


Imaging World

If you are in need of any Spirit Wear or updated uniforms for your growing cherubs, check out Image World:  If you would like to stop in the store for sizing, they are located at 412 2nd Street in downtown Hudson.


Wide World of Sports

Baseball and softball registrations are now available online for students in 5th through 8th grade. Practices will start in March, and games mid-April. Link to permission form here:


Box Tops

All Box Tops submitted by March 1 will be included in the (sure to be) massive check school receives in April. So if they’re piling up, bring them in!


Gala Update

Don't be a fool, Save the Date: April 1st, 2017.  "An Evening at the Circus" is this year's theme and the votes were tallied, live music is BACK! Tom Petty (Free Fallin) will be opening for the Beatles (Rubber Soul). More great information will be coming soon!


Food Shelf Schedule Recommendations

·         February – Bar Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste

·         March – Peanut Butter and Jelly

·         April – Baby Diapers, Toilet Paper, Crackers

·         May – Mustard, Ketchup, Mayonnaise


Women of Grace

Follow this link to learn about upcoming dates: Women of Grace


RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Please click on this link for more information: RCIA or contact Deacon Howard Cameron or Katie Waldal.






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