Ms. Monaghan's Message - April 18

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, & Serve

Important Upcoming Information

April 18: Noon Dismissal - Holy Thursday

April 19 -23: No School - Easter Break

April 26: Speech Screenings for grades K-2; Incoming Kindergarten Shadow Day; Spirit Day;

April 28: Kickin' it With Mom (Mother/Son event) @ 12-3pm

April 30: PTO Meeting @ 6pm

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As the school year comes to an end, we have noticed an increase in excessive tardiness. While it might not seem like being 5, 10, 30 minutes late is a big deal, this couldn't be further from the truth. Our students begin learning as soon as they step foot in the classroom. When your child arrives 10-15 minutes late on a daily basis, he/she is missing the first learning opportunity of the day. But did you know that your child's tardiness also has a dramatic effect on the rest of the class?

When your child enters the classroom once instruction has begun, attention immediately turns towards him/her. He goes about putting away his things, getting out what he needs, and then trying to figure out what he's missed. Meanwhile, the classroom lesson is interrupted while the teacher has to catch the student up on what he/she missed. By the time everyone is ready and on the same page, another 10 minutes of class time might have been wasted.

Tardiness instills to the children that what is happening at school isn't important which creates a negative attitude towards learning.

While we understand that things happen and occasionally you may run into traffic or wake up late, daily tardiness is something that can be avoided by waking up earlier, preparing the night before, or setting a timer for your kids each morning.

Give your child the best chance at a good academic experience and set your child up for success by making sure he/she is here on time each day!

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No Tardy Party!!!!!

Starting Wednesday, April 24, we will be tracking daily tardies. All students who end the quarter with ZERO tardies will be invited to a "No Tardy Party" on May 15th during the school day. Students will be treated to fun, food, and fellowship!

Sign Up Today!

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Kindergarten Shadow Day

Don't forget! All incoming Kindergarten students are invited to our Kindergarten Shadow Day from 9:00-11:00 am on Friday, April 26. Students will have opportunities to meet their teacher, sing songs, make a craft, and experience a day in the life of a Kindergarten student at St. Patrick School!

Email me at to reserve your incoming kindergarteners spot in the class on this day!

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Student Council Raffle

Tickets will be sold beginning April 29 through May 9th in the gym before school in the morning. Tickets are 50 cents each or 3 for $1.

The drawing will be help following the talent show on May 9th.

Prizes include:

Movie Basket - Includes $25 AMC Gift Card

LOL Doll and Toy Basket

Royals Basket - Includes 4 tickets and parking to July 18 Game (Donated by the Stll Family)

Sporting KC Basket - Includes awesome shirts and jacket (Donated by the Lopez Family)

Summer Fun Basket - (Donated by the Nolan Family)

Candy Basket

Teacher for a Day - Pick any teacher - Tuesday, May 14 or 15th

Treasure Hunt for you and 2 Friends - Tuesday, May 14

Principal for the Day - Tuesday, May 14 or 15

Extra Recess with Popsicles for your class - Tuesday, May 14 or May 15

Thank you to Katie Nguyen and Family, the Palma Family, the Hamilton Family , and the Taylor Family for their donations.

Thank You!

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WatchDOG Dad, Mr. Still!

Donut Sale - May 3rd

Pre-order your donuts by Tuesday, April 30 for $10.00. Donuts will be delivered on May 3rd beginning at 6:30 am. Students will be able to purchase single donuts that morning as well.

Birthdays This Week!

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.