Weekly Family Newsletter
Friday May 19, 2017
Fr. John’s Weekly School Chronicle
- What a wild week: I think I got too much sun on Sunday
when I went out for a bike ride, was caught in hail storm on a way back
from a meeting in Cumberland, WI, and got chilled being outside on Friday.
But none of this compares to the destruction suffered by the people in
the Cumberland, Baron, and Chetek areas. Let us keep them in our prayers
was our annual Faith & Wellness Walk. We were able to exercise both
our bodies and our souls. What a great opportunity to come together as a
school and celebrate our faith during the Corpus Christi procession.
Hopefully you have had time to talk to your kids about the experience.
- At Mass this week I spoke at length
about soon to be Blessed Father Solanus Casey. Make sure to ask your
kids where he walked, played, and prayed. As “Blessed” he is one step
away from being declared a Saint in our Church.
Readings for next Friday’s school Mass
can be found here
Fr. John Explains the Mass
Fr. John was back on set to record another
installment of “The Mass”: Mass
5/19 Summer Send Off tonight! 6:30-8pm
5/21 Athletic Banquet, 6:30pm
5/23 4th grade to UWRF
5/24 Out of uniform – Summer Day; 1st
grade to Como Zoo
5/25 4th grade all city track &
5/26 5th grade all city track &
5/26 6th grade all city track &
5/26 Mass @ school, 9am
School, Memorial Day
5/31 4th grade to Willow River
6/1 7th & 8th grade
play at The Phipps, Guys and Dolls Jr.,
7pm; tickets on sale in the school office - $10/adult, $5/students (through
6/2 7th & 8th grade
play at the Phipps, 1:30pm and 7pm
6/7 Spirit Day, uniform bottoms required
grade graduation, Mass at church, 7pm
Day of School, out of uniform; PS – 4th grade to Burton for a
picnic, 5th – 8th grade to Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls
Deacon Samuel Schneider to be ordained to
the Priesthood June 4, 2017
All are invited to the Cathedral of Christ the King
in Superior, Sunday, June 4, at 4:00 PM to celebrate the Ordination of Samuel
Schneider to the Priesthood. This Mass fulfills the obligation for that Sunday.
Light refreshments will be served in Kress Hall following the liturgy.
Saint Patrick Parish has reserved a coach bus for
Deacon Samuel's Ordination Mass in Superior. The bus will be leaving Saint
Patrick Parish parking lot at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 4, and returning at
approximately 10:00 PM. The cost will be $25 per person, with limited seats
available. A small snack will be available on the bus, however you are
encouraged to bring additional food if you so desire. To reserve your spot,
please email or call Ellen O'Brien in the parish office -
https://stpatrickofhudson.weshareonline.org/BusFor The deadline to sign up is Friday, May 26.
We are wrapping up our
volunteering for the year and have some great activities that require many
hands! Please consider serving our school community by participating in one or
more of the following activities.
Sign-ups are available on SignUp.com by following this link: http://signup.com/go/5xqiph
PK-4th End of
– Thursday June, 8th. Assist
our staff with a fun-filled day of games/activities/lunch at Burton Field.
Can Crushing 6th/7th Grade for 2016-2017
– Crush cans at church to earn $$ towards ELC. Just a few weeks remain through the remainder
of the summer. All 6th/7th
Grade families are encouraged to sign up for 2 weeks/year.
Saint Patrick Church and School is now
participating in the Direct-Your-Dollars program with Family Fresh. Simply save
your grocery receipts and turn in, either at church or school. When we reach
$150,000 in receipts, we will receive a check in the amount of $1,000. This
doesn’t sound like it would add up very quickly, but it really will! If you
want to earn even more for our school, shop with Family Fresh Scrip cards as
well, where they payback is 5%.
Keys and Fob turn in
To all coaches, volunteers, and staff: please
turn in all keys and fobs (access for exterior doors) at the end of the school
year or when your season is completed. We will be doing a key inventory over
the summer and re-issuing next fall. All fobs will be deactivated on June 9.
This is LEAD's last invitation to
students to participate in the final Student Challenge for the school
year. The goal is to spread LEAD's motto that There Is Always
More to Learn. Thank Goodness! and get
those brains ready for continued learning this summer. Students
in K-3 can do this by using their imagination while they doodle (we've
already gotten some impressive work!), and students in Grades 4-8 can
make some plans for a summer of learning on their own by completing a 3-2-1.
More info and materials can be found on Sycamore and at LEAD's Edublog. Thanks for
Sister Kathleen Agnes Brady Trust Scholarship
The application deadline is drawing near the Sister Kathleen Agnes Brady Trust
Scholarship. This perpetual trust 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.
families should contact the principal for an application form and complete
application instructions. All applications must be returned to your Catholic
school principal by June 1, 2017.
you have not yet ordered a yearbook and would like one (or more!) for your
child/ren, order forms are available in the school office.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is July 17-21, 2017 and registration opens WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26.
Click here for
online student (3 years old - 5th grade) and volunteer (6th grade - adult)
turn in any box tops you’ve clipped by mid-May; Mrs. Kowski will submit all
collected because some expire June 1. Thank you!
Food Shelf Schedule Recommendations
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
Deacon Howard Cameron or Katie Waldal.