Weekly Family Newsletter
Friday October 13, 2017
Fr. John’s Weekly School Chronicle
Ask your child(ren) today what
paraskevidekatriaphobia means. Though my spellcheck says it isn’t a word, it
really is. Also ask them if when the 13th of the month falls on a
Friday it automatically means we will have a bad day?
Checking out classrooms this week, I appreciated
seeing the cell models created by some of our middle school students,
especially their creativity. Wiffleballs, beads, popsicle sticks, pipe
cleaners, glass bowls, and a variety of craft items make up the parts of cells
very well and add a lot of color.
One of the 8th graders asked Mrs.
Carslon when they would use the algebra they were learning in life. She did a
great job explaining that in addition to learning algebra they are learning to
learn and study, learning about following a process, leaning about hard work
and sticking to something that might not come easy, and even occasionally
learning that it is ok if I can’t get the answer, for then we learn about
asking for help. I know that these are some of the skills that tend to make
Saint Patrick School graduates so successful. It is not just what they learned
in our school, but that they learned how to study, ask questions, approach a
teacher, ask for help, succeed, and even struggle. Added to that they learn our
Catholic faith and values. Sounds like a sure recipe for success.
Readings for next Friday’s school Mass can be found here:
Mass Readings for October 20, 2017
school, teacher in-service
10/20 Mass @ school, 9 AM
10/20 4th grade field trip,
10/24 ELC Parent Meeting, 6:00 PM school gym
10/26 Spooky Family Fun Night, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
school, annual fall conference for teachers in Rice Lake; 4K still in session
10/31 Out of uniform, Black and Orange
11/1 Mass @ church, 10 AM, All Saints Day
11/4 Altar Server training @ church, 10:00 AM
Candle Bearers, 11:00 AM Master Servers; KC sponsored pizza party 1:00 PM,
of uniform, Red, White, and Blue; Veteran’s Day Program @ 2PM
Hour District Wide Early Release, After Care Forms Available on Sycamore: Permission
Thank you all so much for your
commitment to our school community!! We
are all called to serve our school, students and staff…and you are doing an
amazing job!! Follow this SignUp website link to
choose your spots: http://signup.com/go/5xqiph
Spooky Family Fun Night – Thursday, Oct.
26th. Assist with this
annual event to make it a ‘spooktacular’ time for all – sign up for volunteer
shifts and donations.
Passport Club – Thursday, Oct. 26th. Be a Passport Club checker by quizzing
students during the school day.
Friday Coffee Social – ON A WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1st.
Students will be attending All Saints’ Day (Holy Day) Mass that week at
church (10:00 AM). Provide treat/snack
for coffee social after Mass. Better
yet, stay to socialize!
Additional activities during the
year can also be found on SignUp including;
Can Crushing 6th/7th Grade for 2017-2018
– Crush cans at church to earn $ for ELC.
Food Shelf Delivery – Deliver food shelf donations from
school to church.
to Wolf Ridge for 7th/8th Grade – December 4th-6th.
Parent chaperones for overnight field trip.
Shamrock Pride Focus
Box Tops – collection date October 27th!
Please turn in all Box Tops you have to the school or church
so they can be counted in time for the first check!
Drama Club 3rd – 8th
grades, you can still sign up!
morning on the gym stage, 7:30AM – 8:25AM
Mrs. Wagner has extended the sign up period, and
added 3rd grade! If your child is interested and would like to try
it, they are welcome to attend a session for free in October. There is no
school Monday October 16, but come check it out on the 23rd or 30th!
If enough kids sign up, they may perform Peter Pan on stage during Catholic
Schools Week (last week of January 2018).
There is a $75 fee for drama club. To sign up or ask any questions,
please contact Mrs. Wagner at: email@example.com
Catholic Bible Study for
Are you interested in getting together with a group of women to
explore your faith? Would you like to see how the Scriptures apply to your everyday
life? If so, we invite you to consider joining Walking with Purpose at St.
Patrick Church. Monday evening weekly
group sessions are starting October 23. Opening
Your Heart, our 22-week foundational course, is designed for women new to WWP
as well as those with more Bible study experience.
Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Bible study for women that
aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Christ. Through
personal study and small group discussions, the group helps to link our everyday
challenges with solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the
Catholic Church. Interested in learning more? Please bring a friend and
join us on October 23 in the Music Room (in
the basement next to the KC room) at St. Patrick from 8-9:30 PM.
For questions or to RSVP, call or email Susan Gotrik at 617-821-6568 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit www.walkingwithpurpose.com for more information. We hope to see you at Walking with
Purpose this fall!"
Saturday November 4, 2017.
Candle Bearers, 4th grade or older: 10:00 AM; Master Servers, 6th
grade* or older: 11:00 AM.
Altar Server appreciation
outing planned from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
Permission slips required and available in the sacristy at church, or attached
to this email.
*Adults are welcome to be
trained as Master Servers
For more info contact: Terry at 381-5120 ext 104
October – Collect for Stuff-a-truck at the end
of the month (canned goods)
November – Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
December – Boxed stuffing, boxed or instant
January – Syrup, pancake mix, facial tissues
February – Bar soap, shampoo, toothpaste
March – Peanut butter and jelly
April – Toilet paper, paper towels
May – Mustard, ketchup, pint jar of mayo
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
CAA – early notice
of dates for annual swim meet
Preliminary events will be held April 7-8 at
Skyview Middle School in Oakdale. The Boys’ swim finals will be Tuesday April
10 at the University of Minnesota. The Girls’ swim finals will be Wednesday
April 11 at the University of Minnesota.
Saint Patrick has never had a team to attend this
free meet, but we have several HASA swimmers. If there is a group that is
interested, any parent could act as ‘coach/supervisor’. If interested, please
contact Athletic Director Heather Reece (email@example.com) or Nancy Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org).