St. Patrick Catholic School
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November 9, 2023
As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, it’s only fitting that we take a moment to reflect on the blessings that surround us at St. Patrick Catholic School. Our journey is marked by the dedication of our incredible teachers and staff, the boundless support from our families, the diligent efforts of our hardworking students, all within the framework of a nurturing Catholic Faith experience.
We are kicking off our Annual Appeal this week! Watch for a letter in the mail. At the heart of any successful school lies a team of dedicated educators, and we are fortunate to have some of the best here at St. Patrick Catholic School. Our teachers and staff are committed to nurturing the minds and souls of our students. Their tireless efforts, innovative teaching methods, and genuine care create an environment where students not only learn but thrive.
The foundation of any strong school community is the support it receives from its families, and ours is no exception. The St. Patrick Catholic School family is a group of individuals who come together to create a supportive environment for our students and staff. The involvement of parents in the education and spiritual growth of our students is truly refreshing. Together, we form a strong bond that contributes to the development of each child.
Our students are the heartbeat of St. Patrick Catholic School. Their enthusiasm for learning, dedication to their studies, and commitment to personal growth are evident in every classroom. Through their hard work and determination, they demonstrate the values instilled in them by our school community, making us proud of their achievements.
As we gather with loved ones to celebrate the season of Thanksgiving, let us extend our heartfelt gratitude for the remarkable community we have at St. Patrick Catholic School. Together, we create an environment where faith, education, and community intertwine to shape the lives of our students.
Remember that at our School Mass on Wednesday, November 15 at 8:30 a.m., we invite Veterans to attend Mass and have cookies and coffee in the Parish following Mass in Parish Commons.
Save the date for our K – 2nd grade Christmas Program on Monday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dutcher Gym. More information will be sent home with those students.
Wishing each of you a joyous and blessed Thanksgiving.
Columbus Football In The Dome
Congratulations to our week 9 Football Bash winners!
Ninja/U Night - November 10, 2023
All 3rd-8th Graders are invited to Ninja\U November 10th, from 6-8pm.
- Fill out the bottom portion of the form that went home last week and return it to school with $8 cash or a check. Make checks out to St. Patrick Catholic School. Write ‘NinjaU and your child’s name(s) in the memo..
- Fill out the waiver online. www.ninjau.com You must do this for your child to attend. Just click ‘Submit.” No printing is required.
The Main Event! Save The Date!
Hy Vee Receipts
Important Monday Morning Prayer Changes - Mrs. Kjeldsen & Mrs. Koch's homerooms
Mrs. Kjeldsen and Mrs. Koch will be switching days for their class to lead Monday Morning Prayer. The new dates will be Mrs. Koch - November 13th and Mrs. Kjeldsen - December 4th.
Winter Weather Alerts
When St. Patrick School is cancelled, delayed or dismissed early because of weather, an announcement will be made by email, posted on our website/social media and submitted to KWWL as Cedar Falls - St. Patrick School.
You may sign up for text alerts through Remind. If you have signed up in the past, you Do Not need to sign up again. To receive text notification on your phone through Remind, text the message
@cd4he to the number 81010.* If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @cd4he to (619) 450-1267.
If school is cancelled, there will be no Circle of Care, no morning or afternoon Clover Patch Preschool/Daycare, and no after school activities. If school is delayed, our start time will be 10:00 a.m. There will be no morning Circle of Care and no morning Clover Patch Preschool. Preschool students who attend Clover Patch Daycare can be dropped off at Clover Patch starting at 10:00 a.m. Buses will run with a delayed start. K- Gr. 8 students are to enter the building through the glass doors of the CCC when they arrive at school. Doors will open at 9:50 a.m.
If school is dismissed early, there will be no afternoon Circle of Care, no afternoon Clover Patch Preschool or Daycare, and no after school activities. Parents need to make arrangements to have their students picked up at dismissal time; this includes Clover Patch Daycare. Make sure there is emergency contact information at school. Buses will leave shortly after dismissal time.
Just a reminder that Transportation Reimbursement Forms for the first semester are due in November. If you provide your own student transportation to and from St. Patrick School, and you live more than 2 miles away, you may qualify for state reimbursement.
Below are links to forms for those who live in the Cedar Falls School and surrounding districts, and for those who live in the Waterloo School District. If you think you may qualify and you did not fill out a form at registration time in August, please fill one out and return it to the school office.
An additional form for the second semester may be turned in after January 1. Contact the school office if you have any questions.
Honoring Our Veterans
If you have a family member and/or friend who has served or who is currently serving our country, please invite them!
If your veteran family member or friend can attend, fill out the form at this link, Honoring our Veterans. There will be coffee and cookies for our Veterans in the parish commons after Mass.
Holiday Apparel Store - Last week to order!
Our apparel store with Iowa Sport Supply is now open! Our holiday store will be available for online orders until November 15th. All orders must be placed by the 15th in order to be ready in time for Christmas. There are a few new options for Charger Fridays, as well as some stocking hats for colder weather. Our online store can be found at: https://stpatrickholiday.itemorder.com/ This will be your last time to order until after the first of the year, so now is the time to order!
New This Year
Extended Thanksgiving Break
New this school year is an extended Thanksgiving break on November 20th-24th. Please note that there is no preschool, daycare or before/after school care available during this time. Enjoy the time spent celebrating with family and friends, and we will see all of your fresh faces back to school on Monday, November 27th.
St. Patrick School Scrip Program
Columbus Sailor Section
IN CASE YOU MISSED THESE...
Monthly Events at St. Patrick
Our next night to volunteer at the NE Iowa Foodbank will be on Nov. 14th from 6-7:30p.m. We no longer are limited to a specific group size but they would still like an estimate for how big our groups will be, so we ask people wanting to sign-up to email firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know.