Weekly Family Newsletter
Friday March 24, 2017
Fr. John’s Weekly School Chronicle
It is hard to believe that we are just one week
away from our School Gala. This is the largest fundraiser for our school, and
in fact the largest fundraiser in our parish. It is always a great evening and
is looking like it will be more fun than ever. Make sure you plan to attend and
support our school.
Lent is going by quickly. It is a good time to
ask ourselves whether or not we are on course to seek some change come to our
lives as we transition from Lent to Easter. If not, what do we need to do to
make this happen?
Finally, thank you to all the families who have
returned your registration forms for next year. While we still have a great
deal of time left in this school year, it is always exciting to start
envisioning for next year.
Readings for next Friday’s school Mass
can be found here
Registration Reminder – due March 31
Families if you plan to register your child/ren at
Saint Patrick for next year – and we sincerely hope you do! – please do so by
Friday March 31 to avoid the $100 registration fee. We will soon be determining
teacher needs and extending contracts for next year, and a large part of this
is dependent on enrollment.
3/24 5th and 6th grade
handball tournament, 3:45 – 6pm, sponsored by student council
3/26 Band concert, 2:00-3:00pm in the school gym
3/29 8th graders to tour Hudson High
3/30 LEAD STREAM night, 6-8pm
3/31 Mass @ school, 9:00am. End of 3rd
quarter; Stations of the Cross @ church 7PM
4/1 Gala @ school: 5pm social and silent
auction, 6pm dinner, live music begins at 8pm.
4/7 Mass @ church 9:15AM, Talent Show, 2pm
4/7 Fish Fry @ church, 4:30-7pm; Living Stations
of the Cross @ church 7PM
hour late start, Before Care available
4/13 Holy Thursday Mass, 7pm @ church
Friday, No School. Passion of the Lord, 1pm @ church
Fr. John explains the Mass
The sixth installment: Mass explanation #6
Follow this link to sign up for our many service
KC Fish Fry Dessert Donations – Friday, April
7th. We are in need of 40
more desserts for the final fish fry.
Friday Coffee Social – Friday, April 7th. Provide treat/snack for social after Mass.
Can Crushing 6th/7th Grade for 2016-2017
– Crush cans at church to earn $$ towards ELC. Openings beginning weeks of April 29th
through the remainder of the school year.
Families are encouraged to sign up for 2 weeks/year.
**LEAD is also looking for parents who are willing to
either present at or volunteer at ST(R)EAM night (formerly known as Family
Science Night) coming up on Thursday, March 30th. Please contact Mrs. Bekkum directly if you
Students of the
Month – February
Congratulations to Connor Faust (6th
grade), Hunter Sivek (7th), Julia Annen (8th), and James
St. Patrick’s Day Carnival
On Friday, March 17
(St. Patrick's Day), Saint Patrick School's eighth graders put on a fabulous
carnival for the school. For the entire afternoon, students and families
enjoyed the carnival-type games run by the eighth grade. Prizes were won,
food was eaten, and raffle prizes were raffled. Heard from some parents
(via their children): "The 2017 Saint Patrick's Day Carnival was the
best ever. The games were fun, and the prizes were good this year!"
profits from the Saint Patrick Day Carnival have been donated to a worthy
recipient -- as part of Saint Patrick School's commitment to service. 2017 is
no exception: the monetary profit and its recipient will be announced as soon
as final expenses and on-going donations have been tabulated.
"Thank-you’s" go out to all individuals and families who contributed
to such a blessed and successful day!! These contributions include the
donation of raffle prizes (by individuals, families, and businesses), prizes
for the various games, snacks and food items, trips to get supplies, ordering
of supplies/prizes, time taken to work with the eighth graders to prepare for
the day (including making posters, transporting and setting up the games), and
of course, everyone who bought tickets!
It seems that a great
time was had by all! Because of you, Saint Patrick School will again be
able serve its community with a very worthy donation to an equally-deserving
Fairbanks’ band students have been working hard all year! Come see their
progress on Sunday, March 26, 2-3pm in the school gym.
Blankets for a Brighter
a successful activity! Immediately following Mass on Friday, students working
in Spirit Families immediately set to work. Thanks to the overwhelming response
of school and parish families with fleece and monetary donations, our student
body was able to make 67 blankets for this organization founded by school alumnae
Katelyn and Shannon Baier! Thank you to all who donated and to our students for
constructing the blankets. http://www.blanketsforabrighterday.org/
– Save the Date
At the end of this month, on Thursday, March 30,
Saint Patrick School will be hosting its third Family Science Night newly named
to Family STREAM Night. This month’s Student Challenge is to create your
own kite which will be used to help decorate for the science night.
The kite can be any type and any
style. You get bonus points if it actually flies, but it is not a
requirement. You are required to be creative, clever, neat,
and do your very best work. Your kite can be an individual or family
effort. It can incorporate science, art, Jesus, sports, dinosaurs,
butterflies, Minecraft, or…well, you get it…the possibilities are endless!
Use the resources on Sycamore (or attached to an email this week) to
help you plan your kite. Then get to work and have fun! Turn
your kite in on or before March 25.
don’t forget to register for the Family STREAM Night by emailing Mrs. Bekkum with
the names and grades of students attending as well as any adult who wants to
join us as we Take Flight into Science! By the way, we are still looking
Bearers - 4th grade or older: Saturday April 1 – 10:00 AM or Monday April 3 –
Servers - 6th grade or older* Saturday April 1 – 11:00 AM or Monday April 3 –
are welcome to be trained as Master Servers
more info contact: Terry at 381-5120 x-104
April 1, 2017. "An
Evening at the Circus" is this year's theme. There will be live music: Tom
Petty (Free Fallin) will open for the Beatles (Rubber Soul). Tickets to this
event are limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible!
Raffle tickets must
be returned by Thursday March 30 to be entered in the drawings. If your child
will not be able to sell the raffle tickets he or she was issued, please return
those to your child’s teacher so that other students might sell them. The top
student seller will get a free iPad mini; the top family seller will get a free
Google Chromebook. For every class that meets its classroom sales’ goal, they
will attend the Circus Day party after the gala.
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
Deacon Howard Cameron or Katie Waldal. Train children in the way they should go. Even when they are
old they will not depart from it.
Find the 2016 - 2017 School Calendar Here!