Ms. Monaghan's Message - Jan. 3

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, & Serve

Important Upcoming Dates

January 7: School Resumes

January 10: Grade Cards Available

January 14: PTO Meeting @ 6pm

January 15: Church Nights Resume

January 20: No School, MLK Day

January 26: Catholic Schools Week Mass; Open House

January 27 - 31: Catholic Schools Week

January 31: Grandparents Day, Noon Dismissal

Welcome Back!

Can you believe it's 2020? I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas break and were able to find time to relax. I was lucky enough to have all four of my children home - which is not common these days, so my mama heart was very happy. Of course, that comes with an endless pile of dirty dishes and laundry, shoes cluttering the floor, arguing over the most meaningless things, and young adults who have been living with no rules for the last semester becoming a little frustrated with mom's insistence on "house rules". But you know what? I wouldn't change it for the world. The older I get, the more I appreciate the things that used to cause me the most frustration when I was younger and a little further away from an empty nest.

As we head back to 2nd semester, I enter with a grateful heart. I'm excited to see our students, excited to hear about their holiday break, and ready to get back to a normal schedule.

Second semester is always a bit more challenging than the first. The newness has worn off, there's no Christmas to look forward to, and testing looms on the horizon. It's a great time to get back to those beginning of the year routines that seem to fall to the wayside sometime around late September. Reminding your child to eat a good breakfast, use his/her planner every day, keep up with homework, make time for hobbies, and get to bed on time every night can give your child an edge. If you're like me, it's always hard to get back into a good rhythm after a long break - which makes it even more important to do.

The great thing about second semester is that you're starting with a clean slate. You can officially put first semester behind you, and get ready to start fresh! I encourage you to speak these words of encouragement to your child as he/she returns to school on Tuesday. The first week back will inevitably be rough, but using the power of our words can make all the difference.

I look forward to the smiling faces climbing out of the car on Tuesday morning! Enjoy the few last days of your Christmas vacation and take time Monday morning to pray for your child as he/she heads back to school that day.

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School Supply Check Up

As we start the new semester, it's a great time to replenish any of your chid's school supplies that are low. The easiest thing you can do is to check in with your child's teacher this week to see if anything is needed!

Open House - Lunch and Learn

Do you know anyone who might be interested in attending St. Patrick School? We will be hosting an Open House Lunch and Learn event on Sunday, January 26 from 12:00 - 1:00pm. Prospective families are invited to come for lunch and learn more about what St. Patrick School has to offer.

Please invite any friends and family who you think would be interested! Also, please share our post on Social Media!

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Grandparents Day is Coming!

We are excited for our annual St. Patrick School Grandparents Day celebration! Be sure to let grandparents or other special family friends know to mark their calendars for this special day.
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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.