Weekly Family Newsletter
Friday May 11, 2018
Father John’s Weekly School Chronicle
Congratulations to our Second Graders who all
celebrated their First Holy Communion this year. The children were well
prepared by Ms. Prasnicki, our second grade teacher, and you as parents. As I
mentioned at the First Communion Masses, there is nothing more important we can
do for our faith than to receive the Eucharist.
I was taken back to my youth this week as I
watched the sixth graders launch their rockets. I shared in a homily a few
weeks ago that growing up, for a few years that was my greatest love – model
rockets. I launched many rockets, and there were a few that never got off the
launch pad. Some that did make it up would never be found; maybe they are still
circling the earth!
I enjoy cooking (and eating) pancakes, but since
I live by myself it is a lot of work to cook them for one person, so I don’t
cook them very often. I enjoyed having two opportunities to cook them in one week:
for our fourth graders on lumberjack day and for our eighth graders’ breakfast.
Simple pleasures in life are often the very best!
Readings for the next school Mass can be
found here – last one for the year:
Readings for May 18, 2018
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.
5/11 Summer Send Off party – sock hop! 6:00 –
8:00 PM, details below
5/14 5th grade track & field all
city meet @ EP Rock: 5th grade
5/15 4th grade track & field all
city meet @ EP Rock: 4th grade
5/17 & 5/18 7th & 8th
grade play at the Phipps, Hillbilly Hayride, 7:00 PM, matinee performance on
Friday @ 1:00 PM Participants'
5/18 Out of uniform – Summer Theme, decided by
Principal for the Day Lucia Fletch-Berg (gala prize)
5/18 6th grade track &
field meet @ Hudson Middle School: 6th grade
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
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.
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
Passport Club – Wednesday, May 16th. Be a Passport Club checker by quizzing
students during the school day. Now with
shortened shifts to accommodate busy schedules.
We are still in need of several adults for this date.
Grade End of Year Picnic – Tuesday May, 22nd.
Assist our staff with a fun-filled day of games/activities/lunch at
Also, at the Parish level:
It’s time to start planning for summer. 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 3 SPOTS OPEN for the next I GOT
TIME! event on May 12th! May's event is to assist the US Postal Service
with unloading and sorting donations from the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Let’s fill those last 3 volunteer spots for the manual labor here at church,
then EVERYONE can help by donating food to the USPS on May 12th. 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
7th and 8th Grade Play - Hillbilly Hayride
Get your tickets today
for Saint Patrick School's annual 7th and 8th grade Musical. This year's
show is Hillbilly Hayride and again will be performed at the Phipps
Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale in the
School Office for the 7:00 PM shows on Thursday, May 17th
and Friday, May 18th. Ticket prices: $10.00 adults, $5.00
students. There is also a dress rehearsal on Thursday @ 1:30 PM and show
on Friday @ 1:30 PM, a free will offering will be accepted for each of these
Comic Book Club Jedi
Club students donned on their Jedi robes and practiced Jedi choreography. After
learning some Jedi moves, these students choreographed light-saber duels. Don't
worry – these Younglings took Jedi oaths, and used pool noodle light-sabers.
Look for a Comic Book Club information meeting in September!
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
Five Gallon Buckets
you have any empty five gallon buckets at home, school is in need of them for
the greenhouse. Please bring to the school office – thank you!
PowerUp Challenge Survey
We would love to hear from
parents about the program, Click on this link for the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018FamilySurvey. Each completed survey will award the
school S1 up to $100 total.
Sister Kathleen Agnes Brady Trust Scholarship
Applications are still
being accepted through for the Sister Kathleen Agnes Brady Trust
Scholarship. The Diocese of Superior shares in this charitable trust
which offers partial tuition scholarships 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 for an application form and complete
application instructions. All applications must be returned to Mr.
Bell by 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
Individuals Giving Of Time
and Talent In Missionary Experiences
Here is our May activity:
Saturday, May 12: Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Packing and sorting of food
collected in Hudson
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.
May – Mustard, ketchup, pint jar of mayo
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.
Opening Your Heart Connect Coffee Talk:
Set the World on Fire
We live in a culture that is obsessed with busyness.
Each of us wants to use our time in the way that God wants us to. God
wants us to see the brokenness of our world and be determined to do something
about it. Please join us for a taste of Walking with Purpose and
encouragement to choose how we bring about positive change in our world and to
see what God can do through us. All women are welcome - no need to be
signed up for the weekly Bible Study. Just come as you are for some fellowship
(wine will be served!) and a chance to see what Walking with Purpose is all
May 7, 8-9:30 PM, Music Room - St.
one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
with Purpose is a women’s Catholic Bible study held on Mondays from 8-9:30 PM at St. Patrick Church from October through
May. The program aims to bring women to a closer relationship with
Christ. Personal study and small group discussions at WWP each week link
our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of
Christ and the Catholic Church. For more information, contact Susan
Gotrik at email@example.com or Jessica
Timmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Many classes and camps available over
the summer, go to: www.hudsongymnastics.com or email at: email@example.com