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Weekly Family Newsletter

Friday January 20, 2017


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


Upcoming Reminders/Calendar   

·         1/23 No school – Teacher Professional Development

·         1/26 Home and School Meeting, 7PM, Pier 500

·         1/27 Mass @ school, 9:00am

·         1/29 2017-18 Registration Open House and Soup and Pie Social, 10:30am – 2pm

·         1/29 – 2/3 Catholic Schools Week Activities

o   1/30 Service project in gym, pay $1 to wear orange (representing hunger awareness)

o   1/31 Field Trips: PS-K The Giggle Factory, 1-4 & 5-8 Hudson Bowling. Spirit wear out of uniform day for all students (uniform bottoms not required)

o   2/1 Mass at St. Anne’s in Somerset celebrated by Bishop Powers; wear school uniforms

o   2/2 Two hour late start; Late start before care forms available on Sycamore. Out of uniform: Career Day. “Whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.” Colossians 3:17

o   2/3 Family Lunch; wear silly socks or footwear to “put you best foot forward!”

·         2/16 – 2/21 Scholastic Book Fair


Lost Headsets

In the drop off area on St. Croix Street, a pair of black headsets compatible with a car dvd player were found. Some of those animated movies would be tough to read lips, so please check your cars’ backseats for any equipment shortages and let us know if you come up missing.


Urgent can crushing needs!!

There is not yet a family signed up for the week of January 28, nor any of the weeks in February. To all 6th and 7th grade families, this is a way to earn money toward the ELC trip each year that 7th and 8th graders take. Earn big bucks while going green! To sign up for this or any number of weeks, please click here:  If you have any questions please contact the Can Guru Michelle Faust:


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!


Volunteer Spotlight

As you all know, January and February are full months for participating in service to our school, please take a look to see where you and your family can assist in these annual events.  Follow this link to sign up for upcoming opportunities to serve Saint Patrick School. 


·         Soup & Pie Social - Help to prepare the soups on Saturday, January 28th and/or serve the soups & pie on Sunday, January 29thWe also need MANY pies donated for the event.

·         Hospitality Sunday at Church – Sunday, February 5th for ALL School Families.  Help us wrap up Catholic Schools Week by providing and/or serving refreshments as a thank you to our parish after both Sunday masses.

·         Junior Achievement – Work with one of the 4th grade classes in making connections between school and the real world.  Materials provided and you set the schedule with classroom teacher.  We are still in need of 2 volunteers for the 4th grade classrooms.  You do not need to have a child in the class to be a JA volunteer. 

·         Can Crushing 6th/7th Grade for 2016-2017 – Crush cans at church to earn $$ towards ELC.  One opening yet in January (week starting Jan. 28th) as well as all of February.  Families are encouraged to sign up for 2 weeks/year. 


*** Coming up in February…KC Fish Fry Dessert Donations, Scholastic Book Fair, Conference Meals for Teachers, and Hospitality at Church.  WE NEED YOU!! 


Soup and Pie Social and Registration Open House

Sunday January 29, 2017 is the 2017-18 Registration Open House and Soup and Pie Social. This event will run from 10:30am – 2:00pm, with 12:00 and 1:00 grade level information sessions. Tour our school, meet our faculty, and visit with families!


KC Tournament Appreciation

In addition to all of our devoted Knights of Columbus who worked so many hours ensuring our 8th grade boys’ and girls’ teams had a great tournament, we had many adult, student, and alumni volunteers as well. They include: Henry and Eddie Reece, Quincy Burns, Sam Landry, Allison and Abbi Faust, Marty and Charlie Boomsma, John Gagliardi, Skyeler Siwik, and Shelly Christiansen.

Geography Bee Contestants

Congratulations to all of our 4-8 grade school geography bee contestants. They did an amazing job and demonstrated extensive geographical knowledge!

1st place: Luc Douglas

2nd place: Quincy Burns

3rd place (tie): Emily Dress and Alex Anderson


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!


LEAD January Student Challenge 

By the end of the month we will be getting ready to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, so there is no time like the present to have a challenge that will help in this celebration!   Students in Grades K-6 are invited to use this year’s Catholic Schools Week logo to share what they love about Saint Patrick School.  Grades 7 and 8 are invited to create a Word Cloud to share what they love about our school.   (Mom and Dad can share some of their ideas, too!)  Check out the samples outside the LEAD Room to get ideas.  


An email was also sent home with more information and the necessary documents.  Documents can also be found on Sycamore and on the LEAD Edublog. These are due Wednesday, January 25, so they can be displayed around the school. Have fun!


Food Shelf Schedule Recommendations

·         January – Syrup, Pancake Mix, Facial Tissues

·         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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