St. Patrick - Home Based Learning
Challenge, Inspire, Empower, & Serve
Dear St. Patrick Families,
We are beginning our last week of virtual learning! Can you believe it? When I think back to March 11, I never dreamed we would end our year like this. I never dreamed any of this would happen, and yet here we are, wrapping up a quarter of virtual learning. While we are all sad about everything we've missed out on this quarter, we are also inspired by the new ideas for communicating, teaching, and producing quality work that will hopefully continue even when we are back in school.
Last Friday, our staff had the pleasure of celebrating our 8th graders! We had a parade from house to house to cheer on this amazing group of students as they embark on a new adventure. One thing I learned was just how special it is to see these kids grow from Pre-K to 8th grade. We have a unique opportunity to be with our students as they grow up, as they transition from child to young adult, just like we would do with our own personal children -- and we definitely get attached! It's hard for us when the students reach the point of graduation, moving on from our little family to the next phase of their lives, yet we are filled with pride as we watch them blossom and grow!
This week, we turn our focus back to the last week of school for our K-7 students!
On Wednesday, May 13, students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades will be invited to participate in a "Sneak Peek" Zoom call with their teacher for next year. They will get to hear from their teacher about what to expect next year, ask questions about the upcoming grade, and possibly meet some new friends who will be joining their class next year! Be watching on Wednesday morning for the link for your child to participate in this special event!
On Thursday, May 14 students will be invited to participate in a Virtual Field Day! Throughout the day, activities will be shared and students will be asked to post pictures using #stpatstrong. We have tried to make this as easy as possible by creating one activity per hour and creating activities that require very little so that anyone can do them from home.
At 3:00 on this day, we are inviting ALL of our families to an end of the year parade where you can drop off laptops/textbooks, grab a Virtual Field Day treat, and wave goodbye to your teachers! Even if you don't have supplies to drop off, we encourage you to join this parade! We have missed our students dearly and would love to see every single one of you!
To recap, our schedule this week will be:
May 12: Virtual PTO Meeting @ 6:30 (Link and info will be provided later)
May 13: Move Up Day - Students will be invited to Zoom with their teacher for next year!
May 14 - Virtual Field Day; Drop Off Day; Drive By Parade @ 3:00
May 15: Last Day! More information to come!
May 20 - Grade Cards available
Tentative Dates Scheduled:
June 9 - 8th Grade Graduation @ 7:00pm
June 13 - First Communion @ 11:00am
We appreciate your partnership as we navigate this unchartered territory together. Virtual Learning would not have been possible if it weren't for you and we are grateful to you for sticking it out with us!
St. Patrick, pray for us, because we need it!
With Great Appreciation,
St. Patrick School
Virtual Meetings This Week
Monday, May 11: Live Morning Message @ 9:00am
Wednesday, May 13: Sneak Peek day for PreK - 5th graders
Thursday, May 14: Virtual Field Day (You will receive emails with information)
Friday, May 15: Zoom to Celebrate our LAST Day at 11:45
Daily Morning Messages can be found on our YouTube channel. Just look for the date!
What if Your Child Needs Help?
St. Patrick Office Staff Email Addresses:
Principal - Kaci Monaghan: email@example.com
Administrative Assistant - Tonie Eads: firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant - Lisa Angotti: email@example.com
Lunchroom and Safe Environment Coordinator - Becky Orr: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer - Sr. Judy Hayes: email@example.com
St. Patrick School Teaching Staff Email Addresses:
Lindsy Alexander: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Alsbach: email@example.com
James Prim: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maia Hamilton: email@example.com
Rebecca Ross: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsi Berry: MsCBerry5@gmail.com
Melanie Tucker: email@example.com
Toni Monachino: firstname.lastname@example.org
Devy Combs: email@example.com
P.E - Brad Donnell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Music - Cara Davis: email@example.com
Art - Karen Haywood: firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor - Kristen O'Hara: email@example.com
Inclusive Education Teachers:
Dana Nolan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Motta: email@example.com
Early Childhood Director:
Lilly Winkeljohn: firstname.lastname@example.org
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