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Weekly Family Newsletter

Friday, January  23rd, 2015


 

This Week .  .  .

Second Graders will be celebrating for their first time the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, January 24th at 10:00am at church. Please keep these young people in your prayers as they prepare to celebrate this important Sacrament.



Next Week...Catholic Schools Week!

If you so choose, you may bring in donations of socks for Grace Place. Be sure to dress warmly for snow tubing at Badlands on Wednesday! If you have not yet filled out the RenWeb permission form and would like your child/ren to attend, please fill this out by Monday, January 26th.

Wendy’s Night


Tuesday January 27th, from 5-7pm.


 

Wisconsin Tax Deductions Available for Private School

 Tuition Expenses


Go to this website to learn more about this new tax law and answer frequently asked questions:

http://www.wcris.org/




PLEASE SAVE THE DATE



Dear Families,

LEAD would like families to save Thursday night, February 26, for our first Family Science Night. Students in K-8 are invited to attend along with their parents. Science mini-workshops will be set up in classrooms with experienced presenters, and students will have the opportunity to participate in some hands on learning. The evening will go from 6:30-8:30. Please plan to join us! More information and a registration form will be coming soon.

We are still looking for science presenters. If you have a science interest you would like to share with our students please contact Mrs. Bekkum or Mrs. Boman at lead@stpatrickeducenter.org with the topic and grade level in which you are interested. If you would like to volunteer to help in any other way on February 26, please let us know. Thank you!




     


From the Desk of Mr. Bell



Greetings Families,

Please stop in the office to welcome our new full-time Administrative Assistant Mrs. Shawn Garcia! Mrs. Garcia has already been a wonderful addition to the staff, and brings with her a wealth of administrative experience.


Next week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week! As a Catholic School we are a mission of the Church, entrusted by Jesus Christ to instill Catholic faith and morals in our students. Our school prepares students spiritually, academically, and physically to proclaim and live out the God News in preparation for eternal life.


Here are a dozen reasons to send your child(ren) to a Catholic School:

   1. We offer an education that combines Catholic faith and teachings with academic excellence.
    2. We partner with parents in the faith formation of their children.
    3. We attend Mass weekly and make prayer a priority in our day.
    4. We set high standards for student achievement and help each succeed.
    5. We provide a balanced academic curriculum that integrates faith, culture and life.
    6. We instill in students the value of service to others.
    7. We teach children respect of self and others.
    8. We emphasize moral development and self-discipline.
    9. We prepare students to be productive citizens and future leaders.
   10. We use technology to enhance education.
   11. We cultivate a faculty and staff who are dedicated, caring, and effective.
   12. We provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.


Included with your email attachment is also the calendar of events for next week. Be sure to come to the social times between Masses on Sunday and see the classroom boards that will be on display at church.

Beginning next week, I will start doing the daily announcements. We will start with the daily Gospel reading, reflection, prayer, and the Pledge of Allegiance. Once we get this new announcement routine down, students will be joining me by reading the Gospel, prayers, helping with the reflection and leading the pledge.

I would like to thank the parents who came to our Preschool – Kindergarten Parent Night. It was great to meet and hear from you. With the upcoming Parent Nights, we’ve had a change due to a scheduling conflict:


6th – 8th Grade will be on Monday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm in the School Cafeteria.

1st – 5th Grade will still be on Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm in the School Cafeteria.

After much research and discussions, it was decided this week to update the phone system here at school and at church. We are finalizing the exact details and will let you know when the work is being done.

Don’t forget to put the Soup and Pie Social on your schedule for Sunday, February 8th from 11:30 – 2:00. This is also serving as an Open House for families and parishioners and our Registration Kick-Off! Additionally we will be holding an Open House from 2:00 – 3:00 this day for families to check out our Preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten programs. We are currently finalizing the details of tuition for the 2015-2016 school year, and will soon share these details with you.


Once again, I am blessed to serve as your Principal. Please know my door is always open. Feel free to call, stop by, or e-mail me at dbell@stpatrickeducenter.org .

Have a blessed weekend,
Mr. Bell




 

Knights of Columbus Tournament


Our 8th grade boys’ basketball team placed 3rd in the KC Tournament the weekend of January 9th-12th. Knight Ray De Camp presented Athletic Director Heather Reece with a check for $6,100!

5th Grader Quincy Burns was acknowledged for his outstanding positive attitude and willingness to volunteer throughout this weekend. Mr. De Camp presented him with a letter of recommendation and a certificate of recognition for his efforts. Way to go Quincy!