Ms. Monaghan's Message - October 5

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, and Serve

Important Upcoming Dates

October 7: K-3 Students sing at the 8:30 mass

October 10: End of 1st Quarter

October 12: No School - Diocesan PD Day

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Weekend Student Mass

What: K-3 Students singing

When: Sunday, October 7th @ 8:30am

Students should dress in uniform and arrive by 8:15 to be seated with their class. All students in attendance will receive a dress down pass.
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Thank YOU!

I want to give a big thank you to the dads who came out to the WatchDOG dad pizza and informational night! The direction we are heading is exciting and I know our students will see a huge benefit from your support.

If you didn't get a chance to attend the meeting, but would still like to sign up or reach out to other dads who attended, click the link below! You will need to take a Protecting God's Children class prior to volunteering at our school, but there are classes available often so don't let that deter you!

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Auction Donation Leader Board

The Auction Donation Challenge is heating up! Be sure to donate your item today, so your child's class can win a party!
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Birthdays this Week

Khan Academy

Are you looking for a way for your child to practice his/her math skills? Is your child struggling with learning math concepts? Try out Khan academy today! Khan Academy is a FREE online resource for parents and students who want to practice, learn, or deepen mathematical skills.

Log on and create an account for your child, where you can monitor his/her progress. This is a great way to give your child some extra practice on those tough concepts. Check it out today!

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Rosary Honorees this Week

Volunteer Spotlight

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Sr. Judy Hayes

Sr. Judy has been with our school.....FOREVER!!! She serves not only as a help to our classrooms, but also as a coach for our FLL teams. Sr. Judy is willing to jump in at a moments notice whenever the need arises, helping in classrooms, working with students, working in our library, and so much more.

We are truly grateful for Sr. Judy's dedication to our school and to our students! Thank you, Sr. Judy, for all you do!

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Am I a millstone or a stepping stone??

Last week in his homily, Father Matthew invited us to ask ourselves, "Am I a millstone, dragging people down around me, or a stepping stone, building up those around me?" I've thought a lot about his homily, and the story about the woman whose own bitterness and resentment were causing physical ailments in her life and do I choose to live MY life?

It is easy to get caught up in a world of bitterness and resentment. Watch the news, log onto Facebook, bring up the word politics in a room of friends, and you will see bitterness and resentment come rushing out in full force. Bad things happen to each of us, each of us has our own struggles and stresses in life. It's how we choose to deal with those stresses a millstone or a stepping stone...that truly change the course of who we are.

The past few weeks of school have been crazy busy. There are days when I can't even walk into the office without being swamped with a million things that weren't on my "to do" list to begin with. I feel stressed and overwhelmed, always praying we are doing the best we can for our kids. But then I walk into a classroom, I sit down to read, and it hits me just how lucky I am to have been given the chance to be a part of St. Patrick School.

It's easy to be a millstone in life. Misery loves company, right? It's easy to take my bad day and make it a bad day for everyone around me. It's easy to take my stresses and make them stresses for everyone around me. Yes, being a millstone is easy.

But being a stepping stone is so much more fun. Lifting someone up when they are struggling, smiling when someone is having a bad day, reaching out to a friend who is going through a hard time. There is nothing more rewarding than being a stepping stone and helping someone else pull their way out of a bad time.

Are you a millstone or stepping stone? Are you choosing to build people up or tear them down? Wouldn't the world be a really great place if we all chose to be stepping stones?

Think about it. What can you do to be a stepping stone for someone today?

St. Patrick Alum Helper!

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Thank you, Malena!

St. Patrick School

The mission of St. Patrick School is to develop young men and women with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We stress the total development of each child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. Encouragement is given to students to bring their lives into conformity with God's will and plan, so that He is glorified.