Ms. Monaghan's Message - October 25

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, & Serve

Important Upcoming Dates

October 28-31: Day of the Dead Altar Display

Oct. 28: 5th Grade Vocation Day at St. Pius

Oct. 29: Bring an old t-shirt or your Be Kind Shirt to school

Oct. 30: 5th to Blue Springs School of Economics; PTO Meeting @ 5:30pm

Oct. 31: Noon Dismissal; Trunk or Treat @ 10am

Nov. 1: No School; All Saints Day - Mass at 6:30pm

Nov. 2: St. Patrick Auction @ 5pm

Nov. 5: Sack Lunch Day

Nov. 11: Veteran's Day Prayer Service @ 9am

Tuesday - October 29: Bring a Paint Shirt

On Tuesday, October 29, our students will be completing a families activity that involves painting. Please send in an old t-shirt or the "Be Kind" t-shirt that your child painted for your child to wear over his/her uniform shirt for this painting activity.

Cold Weather Rule - November 1 Through April 1

Beginning November 1 through April 1, we are going to implement the "Cold Weather Rule". During this time, students must adhere to the following dress code changes.

1. No bare legs. This means: NO shorts, leggings MUST be worn under skirts

2. Jackets/Coats/Sweatshirts. All students will be required to bring a jacket, coat, or sweatshirt to school. We will go out to recess unless the temperature falls below 25 degrees. Students must have a coat, jacket, or sweatshirt each day. Stocking caps and gloves are also a good idea.

If you are in need of a coat, uniform pants, leggings, a stocking cap, or gloves just let us know and we will do what we can to help. You can email me at and I'll put you in touch with the right person.

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The Day of the Dead Altar

Beginning Monday, October 28, we will display a Day of the Dead altar to honor our loved ones who have passed away. Your child is invited to bring in a photograph of a loved one or a pet who has passed away whom he or she would like to honor throughout the week. In addition to the altar, students will be learning about this day throughout the week.

If you would like to donate decorations for the altar, please send them in on Monday.

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St. Patrick PTO

Have you been to a PTO meeting lately? We could use YOUR help!

The St. Patrick PTO does so many wonderful things for our school, and it truly takes a village to make it all happen. Our PTO is open and welcoming and would love to see some new faces at the meetings. If you've ever wanted to find a way to get involved in the decision making or to find a way that you can volunteer that works with YOUR schedule, I highly encourage to you to attend a PTO meeting. You will be amazed at all of the small things you can do to help that really don't require much of your time!

We hope to see YOU on Wednesday, October 30th at 5:30pm.

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St. Patrick Auction 2019

Each year, the St. Patrick Auction helps us to raise funds to support our school throughout the year. The funds raised from the auction have enabled us to enhance security in our building, boost our technology and wireless infrastructure, purchase classroom supplies and furniture, purchase textbooks for our classrooms.

So how can you help? Start by sharing the video above with everyone you know and ask them to share it as well. Then, invite your family and friends to this fun filled event where you'll eat, drink, and bid on some fantastic items...not to mention have a really great time.

Click the links below to purchase your tickets or sign up to volunteer...and thank YOU for everything you do to support St. Patrick!

November 5 - Sack Lunch Day

Mrs. Orr will be at a training on November 5th, so we will have a Sack Lunch day. All students will be required to bring a sack lunch to school. Milk and water will still be provided.

Thank you!

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We would love to invite our St. Patrick parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends to join us for our 3rd annual St. Patrick School Veteran's Day Prayer Service on Monday, November 11th at 9:00am.

Please invite any veterans you know to come and be honored on this day!

S.O.S - Opt Out Form

Last week, Middle School students brought home information about the Signs of Suicide - Youth Suicide Prevention Program. If you have chosen to opt your child out of this program, you must sign and return the form by December 1st. If we do not receive a form, your child will participate in the informational presentation and screening process on December 11th.

Counselors from Tri-County Mental Health will be on hand this day to lead the training and screening.

Don't forget, there will be a S.O.S Parent Information Night on Wednesday, November 13th at 5:30pm that all middle school parents are highly encouraged to attend.

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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.