St. Patrick Catholic School

Principal's Weekly Newsletter

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DECEMBER 9, 2021

We are really getting in the spirit of the season! The K-2 Christmas program was amazing! I am so proud of the students and Mrs. Grimm. The fellowship we shared on Saturday night as families gathered for Cookies and Cocoa with Santa--as well as raising $248 for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank--was a shining example of our faith. I can't wait to see our grade 3/4 musical tonight, the Clover Patch Preschool Christmas program on Sunday, and our Band Concert next Tuesday. These events truly warm my heart and spread the joy of Christmas!

A special thanks to Meagan Slee, Renae McMahon, and the CPTO for organizing the St. Nick's Shop and making it possible for our students to purchase gifts for family members. The older students were great role models for the K-2 children and helped them pick out the perfect presents. St. Nick's Shop will be open after school tomorrow for parents to purchase stocking stuffers for their families at half-price. Come join in the fun!

Our COVID cases are on the decline, and I want to thank everyone for being so responsible and keeping your children home when they are sick. As of today we have less than 2% of our school out with COVID. Fortunately the children affected are showing very mild symptoms. Continue to pray for good health over the holidays.


Lynette Hackett


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The Main Event is back for 2022. Our committee has begun securing auction items for our evening of live music and fun at the Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday, Feb. 26. If you have an item or service to donate to the auction, or can secure one, contact Laura Dobson at or 319-277-6781. What's the Main Event? It's a celebration of our school and a chance to get adults together to celebrate and support our school. It's how we close out our Annual Appeal which we are kicking off this week!

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Mrs. Schmitt's students wrapped presents for the House of Hope residents today. The gifts were purchased by a donor for the parish giving tree. They included their kindness cards and other uplifting messages along with the packages as part of their service learning project on mental health.

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