Weekly Family Newsletter
Friday February 17, 2017
Fr. John’s Weekly School Chronicle
I happened to stop by Mrs. Wagner’s kindergarten
class this week as they were learning about longer and shorter. I found that I
was a good prop to teach about longer.
One boy asked me after Mass today why I never
received a Shamrock Pride from Mr. Bell. I said I apparently hadn’t done
anything to warrant being given one. He reminded me that maybe I should try to
do something good. So my challenge to you this weekend is rather than ask your
child what they did this week at school, tell them something good you did.
Readings for next Friday’s school Mass
can be found here:
2/16 – 2/21 Scholastic Book Fair
2/21 Parent Teacher Conferences
2/24 Grandparents and Special Friends Day Mass @
church, 10:30am. Festivities to follow back at school
3/1 Ash Wednesday Mass @ church, 10am
3/3 Two Hour Early Release, after care
available, link to sign up form: https://app.sycamoreschool.com/form_public.php?formid=1845
3/10 No School Spring Break
3/15 Spirit Wear Day (uniform bottoms)
3/17 Mass @ school, 9:00am
3/17 St. Patrick Day Carnival at church, green
and white out of uniform
3/22 3rd grade field trip to Hudson
High School – String lessons!
3/24 Mass @ school, 9:00am
3/24 Service project – Blankets for a Brighter
Day immediately following Mass, details to come!
3/31 Mass @ school, 9:00am
3/31 End of 3rd quarter
Fr. John explains the Mass
The riveting drama known as “Fr. John Explains the
Mass” continues with the second installment:
Mass Explanation #2
Grandparents and Special Friends Day
If you have not yet returned your forms letting us
know what your child/ren is doing this day, please do so as soon as possible.
Speaking of turning in forms…
If you have not yet returned your child’s
registration paperwork, we would love to see that too! If you have a child who
will be participating in the Hudson School District’s 4K program that is new
next year, the district will soon be making boundary decisions regarding
busing. It is better for them to have as much information as early as possible
so that they can make the most appropriate decisions. Saint Patrick will
continue to offer a ‘wrap around’ program for parents desiring full day
options, and Before and After Care will be available as well.
Library Books –
Saint Patrick vs. the Hudson Public Library
These two entities are not one and the same. Mrs.
Sadrakula reports that she has had a record number of Saint Patrick books
returned to the Hudson Public Library this year, which then one of their
workers must drop off with us. She does appreciate that children are reading,
but please try to note which books go where when returning. Thank you!
MANY THANKS to the families that
have stepped up in a big way during this crazy month of February!! The end of the busiest time at our school is
within reach…One more big week then we can coast through Spring Break! WHEW!
Please take a look and see where you can fill in the gaps for the
remainder of February. Follow this
link to sign up: http://signup.com/go/5xqiph
Parent-Teacher Conferences –Tuesday,
February 21st. Only a few
items remain. Please consider preparing
meals for our dedicated teachers during conferences. Let’s show our staff how much we appreciate
all they do!
Book Fair – February 20th-22nd. Please consider helping with Selling books on
Tuesday the 21st from 6-7:30pm, and/or Tearing-down on Wednesday the
Day – Friday, February 24th.
Many spots available for this annual tradition.
KC Fish Fry Dessert Donations – Fridays,
February 24th, March 17th, and April 7th. We need 50 more desserts for the first
Sunday at Church – Sunday, February 26th for families with
children in the following grades: Jr. Kindergarten, 1st, 4th,
Can Crushing 6th/7th Grade for 2016-2017
– Crush cans at church to earn $$ towards ELC. Openings beginning February 25th
through the remainder of the school year.
Families are encouraged to sign up for 2 weeks/year.
– Save the Date
THE DATE!!! LEAD would like the parents and students of Grades K-8 to
save the evening of Thursday, March 30, for our 3rd family
science night, which we have enhanced this year to be a Family ST(R)EAM Night (ScienceTechnologyReligionEngineeringArtMath). We will explore the
theme of flight as well as other interesting topics. Presenters and
volunteers are needed! Please contact Mrs. Bekkum as soon as possible if you
can help in any way. More information and a registration form will be
The February LEAD Student Challenge was emailed out earlier this week with printable materials. Please
encourage your child to enjoy celebrating the month by completing a Tic-Tac-Toe
of activities (Grades K-4) or creating a What's
on Your Mind? collage (Grades5-8). Samples can be seen outside
the LEAD Room. Questions? Stop in and talk with Mrs. Bekkum. These
are due February
you are in need of any Spirit Wear or updated uniforms for your growing
cherubs, check out Image World: https://stpatrickparishschool2016.itemorder.com/sale If you would like to stop in the store for
sizing, they are located at 412 2nd Street in downtown Hudson.
World of Sports
Baseball and softball
registrations are now available online for students in 5th through 8th
grade. Practices will start in March, and games mid-April. Link to permission
form here: https://app.sycamoreschool.com/form_public.php?formid=1840
All Box Tops submitted by March 1 will be included
in the (sure to be) massive check school receives in April. So if they’re
piling up, bring them in!
Don't be a fool,
Save the Date: April 1st, 2017. "An Evening at the
Circus" is this year's theme and the votes were tallied, live music is
BACK! Tom Petty (Free Fallin) will be opening for the Beatles (Rubber Soul). More
great information will be coming soon!
February – Bar Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste
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.
Find the 2016 - 2017 School Calendar Here!