Weekly Family Newsletter
Friday April 13, 2018
Saint Patrick School Gala "A
This Saturday. April 14, 2018
What snow – God is on our side!
Father John’s Weekly School Chronicle
Once again we had a great Mass today. The kids really
love singing the Easter songs. Last Friday one girl told me she had been
waiting all of Lent to sing a particular song.
I had the chance to visit with some of our first
graders this week. I never know what subject the kids will be working on when I
stop by. This particular day it was science. They were talking about movement.
They had many great ideas of how to move a ball across the room.
It is hard to believe it is Gala Weekend!! I
know the weather forecast is for some miserable weather. They say misery loves
company. No better thing than to celebrate the bad weather and support our
school. I can’t wait to visit with you and celebrate the great things happening
at Saint Patrick School tomorrow night, even if I have to get there wearing my
Readings for the next school Mass can be
Readings for Friday April 20, 2018
School Gala, ‘A Magnificent Masquerade’, 5:00 PM Appetizers, Silent Auction,
& Games; 6:30 PM Dinner
4/16 Uniform shorts now permitted
of uniform, character day
4/19 Science Fair
4/20 Mass @ school, 9:00 AM
4/25 Lego Club, 3:30-5:00PM
4/26 Passport Club
4/27 Mass @ school, 9:00 AM
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your
commitment to our school community!! For
future signups, follow this SignUp website link for all school
events/activities to choose your spots: http://signup.com/go/5xqiph
Hospitality Sunday at Church – Sunday, April 22nd
after the 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM Masses.
Designated for families with Last Name beginning with N-Z. Prepare and
serve coffee/juice/fruit/donuts after Mass with your child(ren). Donations also sought for food/drinks served
Passport Club – Thursday, April 26th. Be a Passport Club checker by quizzing
students during the school day. Now with
shortened shifts to accommodate busy schedules.
We are still in need of several adults for this date.
Friday Coffee Social – Friday, May 11th. Provide treat/snack for coffee
social after Mass at church. Better yet,
stay to socialize after Mass!
Coming Soon – Summer Send Off Party hosted by Parent
Group. Friday, May 11th.
Also at the Parish level:
It’s time to start planning for summer. The Vacation Bible School (VBS) team is
looking for adult volunteers to serve in a variety of ways: Crafts, Bible,
Snack, Games, Saints, and Preschool during their week. Reserve July 16th-20th
from 9am-12noon…And, Please contact Katie Preston at: email@example.com if you are
able to assist.
next I GOT TIME! event on May 12th is full, you can still
participate! May's event is to assist the US Postal Service with unloading and
sorting donations from the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. We have enough
volunteers for the manual labor here at church, but EVERYONE can help by
donating food to the USPS on May 12th. Visit the following link to find out
more information about all of the I GOT TIME! events...and to sign-up! https://signup.com/group/887010354778448011
Saint Patrick Comic Book Club (grades 3-4) experienced their first
Comic-Con. These students researched their favorite comic book or graphic
novel character, created a visual board, and presented their character to the
entire K-4 studentbody! We met such
characters as Lucy, Amelia Bedelia, Magic Pickle, Pusheen, BB8, Wicket,
Patrick, Hobbes, Greg, and Manny Heffley.
A special thanks to Mrs. Kamm and Mrs. Juranek for helping with
the set-up. Thanks to all K-4 teachers for supporting our comic book club
students. Pictured below are Amelia
Bedelia (3rd grader Marissa Savino) and Pusheen (4th
grader Claire Piepel).
Annual Fine Arts Festival
join your student(s) at Saint Patrick School as they share their artistic
talents in the Annual Fine Arts Festival on Wednesday, May 2nd.
There will be over 500 pieces of artwork selected from every student Kindergarten-Eighth; the Art Gallery is open
from 5:30-6:30 PM. Musical performances begin at 6:30 PM with
Fifth and Sixth Grade Bells, ShamRocks Swing Choir, the Saint Patrick and
Trinity Band, and a preview to the Seventh and Eighth Grade Hillbilly
Hairride musical. All students performing in the musical part of the
evening are required to be to school at 6:10 PM. 5th - 8th students are
to go to their homerooms, ShamRocks should report to the Music Room, and band
students to the Art Room with their instruments to get warmed
up. Concert attire or school uniform required-no jeans.
7th and 8th Grade Play - Hillbilly
Get your tickets
today for Saint Patrick School's annual 7th and 8th grade Musical. This
year's show is Hillbilly Hairride and again will be performed at the Phipps
Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are on
sale Monday, April 16 in the School Office for the 7:00 PM shows on Thursday,
May 17th and Friday, May 18th, and a 1:00 PM show on Friday as well.
Ticket prices: $10.00 adults, $5.00 students.
CAA Swim Meet
Seven student-athletes from Saint Patrick
School recently competed at the Catholic Athletic Association (CAA) Finals Swim
Meet. Although Saint Patrick School does not have a pool, these students
all have experience swimming on various club teams in the area. They
first swam in a preliminary meet to determine the top 16 swimmers in each
event. Top 16 swimmers then advanced on to the State Meet at the
University of Minnesota. This year's inaugural Saint Pat's Swim Team was
made up of Mallory Bezanson (1st Grade), Owen Jacobi (3rd Grade), Kent Zurn
(4th Grade), Sherman Holmstadt (5th Grade), Harvey Holmstadt (7th Grade), Ellie
Wilson (7th Grade), and Eli Ramthun (7th Grade). Mallory and Owen competed in a
meet for the first time ever! Harvey (backstroke), Sherman (breaststroke), Eli
(butterfly), and Kent (freestyle) were able to put together a relay team for
the 200 Medley Relay and placed 3rd overall in the 7th-8th Grade age group at
the State Meet. Individually, Ellie took home two 4th place finishes in the
50 Free and 100 IM. Eli placed 1st in the 100 Back and 5th in the 100
Free. Harvey took home 1st in the 50 Back and 2nd in the 50 Free. Sherman
took home two 1st place finishes in the 25 Back and 25 Free. Kent placed 2nd in
the 100 IM and 3rd in the 50 Fly. We are so proud of our swimming
Students of the Month –
to our March brainiacs: Kate Landry (5th grade), Graham Sittlow (6th),
Ellie Wilson (7th) and Kira Young (8th).
Sister Kathleen Agnes Brady Trust Scholarship
The Diocese of Superior
is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for 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.
should contact Principal Dan Bell for an application form and complete
application instructions. All applications must be returned to Mr.
Bell by June 1, 2018.
Piano lessons at School
Lisa Zwiefelhofer has been teaching piano lessons before and after school here
at Saint Patrick School for a number of years. She has decided to
retire at the end of this school year – we wish her the best in her
retirement. Mrs. Zwiefelhofer has helped to make a connection
with Mr. Bernie Wollenberg who is interested in offering piano lessons here at
Saint Patrick School. These lessons are an arrangement between families
and the piano teacher, the school just offers a location for convenience but
does not facilitate or financially cover the cost of the lessons. Mr.
Wollenberg will only be able to offer lessons after school.
Please contact Mr. Bell by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to
let him know if you are interested in this opportunity because he needs to let
Mr. Wollenberg know if there is any or enough interest. Please let him
know the name and age of the student and level of piano knowledge (never taken
lessons, 2 years of lessons, etc...), and your contact information if you wish
to have Mr. Wollenberg contact you about
Bearers - 4th grade or older: Monday April 16 – 4:00 PM OR Saturday April 21 –
Servers - 6th grade or older*: Monday April 16 – 5:00 PM OR Saturday April 21 –
plan to attend one session.
are welcome to be trained as Master Servers
more info contact: Terry at 381-5120 x-104
It’s that time again…Vacation Bible School!!
VBS is the week of July 16th-20th,
9 AM – Noon. Registration is now open.
We are in need of adult volunteers for: Crafts, Bible,
Snack, Games, Saints & Preschool. If you are interested in volunteering or
learning more about how you can help with this fabulous & fun ministry,
please email Katie Preston: email@example.com
Individuals Giving Of Time
and Talent In Missionary Experiences
Here is our May activity:
Saturday, May 12: Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Packing and sorting of food
collected in Hudson
Spirit Wear Store
Let's show our school spirit! Each month, we have an out of
uniform school spirit wear day. Those days, students are encouraged to wear
clothing that shows their Shamrock Pride (with uniform bottoms)! Below is a
link to our local spirit wear shop, Imagining World, located in the old Perkins
building on Crestview Drive. They offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, caps,
hats and many more items for spirit wear days as well as our uniform tops with
logos for every other day of the school year. The following is a list of the
remaining Spirit Wear Day's for the 2017-2018 school year....Feb
7, March 14, April 4,
and May 2. https://stpatrickparishschool2016.itemorder.com/sale We also have a few T-shirts and sweatshirts available
for sale in the school office.
April – Toilet paper, paper towels
May – Mustard, ketchup, pint jar of mayo
Recycle your 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
Links to church sites: