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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 this weekend.
  • Wednesday 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 Explanation #9


Upcoming Reminders/Calendar   

·         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 & field

·         5/26 5th grade all city track & field

·         5/26 6th grade all city track & field

·         5/26 Mass @ school, 9am

·         5/29 No 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 high school)

·         6/2 7th & 8th grade play at the Phipps, 1:30pm and 7pm

·         6/7 Spirit Day, uniform bottoms required

·         6/7 8th grade graduation, Mass at church, 7pm

·         6/8 Last 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 - or   The deadline to sign up is Friday, May 26.


Volunteer Spotlight

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 by following this link:  


·         PK-4th End of Year Picnic – 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. Thank you!


Lead Update

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 participating!


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.

Interested 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.

Order Yearbooks Now!

If 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) registration.

Box Tops

Please 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 or contact Deacon Howard Cameron or Katie Waldal.






We welcome families from all religious, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds, who desire an exceptional education. 

“We never want money to stand between a family and giving their child a great education.”


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