Weekly Family Newsletter
Friday June 9, 2017
Fr. John’s Weekly School Chronicle
Congratulations to our 8th graders
who graduated this past Wednesday. Talking with our teachers and from my
perspective we are sad to see you leave our school, but excited for you to move
forward, expand your opportunities and friendships, and watch for all that you
will accomplish in the future, knowing we had a hand to laying a foundation for
you to build upon.
This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to share
with our fourth graders who have been studying Wisconsin history and the days
of the lumberjacks the story of the HODAG. If you ever get a chance to visit
Rhinelander, Wisconsin (where I spent 16 years as a pastor), maybe you will
have a chance to see one of these horrific creatures!
I was speaking to a student who attends school
in another school district this past week. He has been on summer break since
last Thursday. I asked how it was going – he said he was bored. Remember we
still have many opportunities for our kids this summer, from pre-school through
high school. Check out the parish website under “Youth Ministry” for a complete
list of things to keep your kids from saying “I’m bored.”
Finally, thank-you for having chosen Saint
Patrick School. It is an honor to be able to be involved in the development of
children’s faith and education. During my almost 26 years of being a priest, I
have always been assigned a parish with a school. It is hard for me to imagine
what it would be like to not have the blessing of being a part of something so
important in the daily lives of children. I wish you God’s blessings during the
6/17 Fr. Samuel Schneider’s Mass of
6/20 Report cards available on Sycamore this
6/30 Sports registrations due for 5th
– 8th grade Cross Country and Volleyball
8/5 & 8/6 Uniform exchange at church after
8/13 Sister Margaret’s Jubilee, luncheon after
8/15 Back to School Night, uniform exchange
Bus Link for
transportation – MUST be completed by June 9, 2017
As per the email that went out earlier today, ALL
families residing in the Hudson School District must fill out a form through
Safe Way Bus Company. Here is the link: Bus
Library Books are now overdue
God take pity on your soul if your children have
not returned one of Mrs. Sadrakula’s library books.
Electric Clothes’ Dryer – we have one!
Thank you to parishioners Bab and Mary Beskar for
their donation of a clothes’ dryer to the school – it is very much
As we wrap up our school
year, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for a tremendous
year! Your commitment to volunteerism and acts of service to our students/staff
is second to none!! Through service to
others, we come to know ourselves and our school family more deeply. In
addition, we enrich our school more fully.
THANK YOU!! There is only one item remaining for the summer months: this
year’s 6th/7th graders still have the opportunity to fill
two remaining weeks for can crushing at church (weeks starting Sept. 2nd
and Sept. 16th). Sign-ups are available on SignUp.com by following this
link: http://signup.com/go/5xqiph My hope is that you all have a wonderful
summer with your children! ~Stacie
Ramthun (Volunteer Coordinator)
Peter 4:10-11 God has given each of
you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve
one another. Do you have the gift of speaking?
Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping
others? Do it with all the strength and energy that
God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus
Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.
Eighth Grade Graduation
Father John celebrated Mass with a beautiful liturgy on Wednesday June
7th with 8th graders and their families. The 7th
grade families hosted a wonderful reception after Mass in the social hall at
church. God’s blessings on our graduates as they go on to high school.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the
plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm
you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
LEAD’s Summer Challenge
LEAD knows you will miss not having a monthly
challenge for the summer, so as we reach the end of this school year, LEAD
would like to encourage all students and families to continue to challenge yourselves! There is no reason to let the learning stop,
so here are a few suggestions to keep you going:
Attend a daily Mass – it can be so different
from a Sunday liturgy and you can learn so much.
Kids, try some biographies! Parents,
choose a novel to read aloud to your child.
Visit the St. Paul Cathedral and/or St. Mary’s
Basilica to check out the faith and art history.
Learn about birds; build a birdhouse and a
Try some geocaching.
Start a collection: rocks, feathers, coins,
stamps, leaves, flowers, etc.
Visit the public library – maybe even sign up
for their summer reading program.
Have your child write a letter – and address the
envelope! – to relatives who live a distance away.
Keep a journal.
Become a photographer. See if you can find the alphabet in nature.
Tour the Octagon House.
Do some water coloring.
Play a Math game with your child using a deck of
cards and some dice to practice facts.
Learn something new.
Try these websites for some fascinating
Amazing videos that cover all sorts of topics
-These two guys make science experiments fun and easy
http://gws.ala.org/ - This site has new sites
perfect for kids to explore
www.readworks.org - Great for reading
https://readtheory.org/ - Another site great
for reading practice
No matter what you do this
summer, remember: There’s Always More to Learn.
Have a fantabulous summer!
We will be having
our annual uniform exchange for K-8 on August 5th and 6th
at church after the 5PM, 8:30 and 10:30AM Masses, and we will also have it on
Tuesday August 15th at Back to School Night. Please drop off gently
used school approved uniforms in a labeled bin at church or in the school
office Tuesday – Thursday, 9AM-1PM during the summer. Free will donations
2.5K/5K Fun Run –
Please join Fr. John and
Fellow Parishioners for a 2.5K/5K Fun Run/Walk in conjunction with the Saint
Patrick Parish Fall Celebration 2017!
September 16th, 9:15AM
weekly in the back of church starting late summer, or 8:30-9:15AM the day of
Patrick Parish Church
Cost: Free will
offering and an item for the Hudson Community Food Shelf
Please note there will not be timing for this event.
There will be a fun prize for the top three finishers. The course
will be in the neighborhood surrounding church, a 2.5K loop. Runners/walkers
can choose one loop (2.5K) or two loops (5K); strollers welcome, but please no
animals (for the safety of all in attendance). Snacks will be available
afterwards in the lower level of the church. The event will conclude around 10:30-11:00AM.
are also needed to help on the course. Please contact Sarah Piepel at: (651)
756-9080 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Patrick Church and School is now
participating in the Direct-Your-Dollars program with Family Fresh. Simply save
your grocery receipts and turn in, either at church or school. When we reach
$150,000 in receipts, we will receive a check in the amount of $1,000. This
doesn’t sound like it would add up very quickly, but it really will! If you
want to earn even more for our school, shop with Family Fresh Scrip cards as
well, where they payback is 5%.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is July 17-21, 2017 and registration opens WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26.
Click here for
online student (3 years old - 5th grade) and volunteer (6th grade - adult)
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.