St. Patrick Catholic School
Principal's Weekly Newsletter
Field Day was a fantastic way to celebrate meeting our school-wide math goal. Having a goal we all focus on is a valuable component of the Leader in Me Program!
May 19, 2022
The end of the year is here! What an amazing year we have had at St. Patrick Catholic School.
I am so proud of all the accomplishments our kids have made throughout the year. Academically we continue to score well on our Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress. The results will be sent home with the Progress Reports on Friday. State comparisons will come out in the Fall.
Our Battle of the Books group took first place in the state competition this year. LEGO League groups also achieved great results. Classrooms were able to meet their math goals for the year, and we all benefited from the hard work and dedication of the classroom teachers. Through service learning and the Leader in Me, our students had opportunities to learn and apply soft skills needed for a lifetime of success. Our faith was the cornerstone beneath everything we did.
I want to take this time to thank you all for sharing your children with me over the last four years. I have enjoyed getting to know each of them and working with parents and staff to provide a quality education and a caring environment. This is such a bittersweet time for me. I am so excited to start a new chapter, but my heart is heavy at the thought of not being a part of such an amazing school anymore. St. Patrick Catholic School will always have a special place in my heart and you will all be in my daily prayers!
This amazing group of young men and women will be leaving us but their leadership and positive attitudes will remain in our memories for years to come. They are an awesome group of young people.
Mrs. Gross's class completed a Brownie Challenge yesterday. They established their own companies, wrote business plans, sold their brownies and calculated their profits and losses in some cases. What a great cross curricular and engaging project! Congratulations to our winner shown.
It takes many people to successfully educate PreK-8th grade students. Our teachers and staff show up every day and give their best for the kids at our school. They truly love the kids and have been called to the vocation of teaching. Today I thank our entire staff for their service! Shown are three of us celebrating birthdays today along with a student who is too!
PS-GRADE 8 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL ACTIVITY!
CPTO is back this year with after school at Palmers Family Fun Center. 3:30-6:30 PM on Friday, May 20. $15 a person payable at the door at Palmer's. Families must supervise their children.
ST. PATRICK NIGHT AT THE BUCKS JUNE 11
Enjoy baseball, food, beverages, and fireworks with your friends from St. Patrick!
You will also be able to sign your students up for activities before and during the game. WATCH OUR FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM PAGES next week for the SignUpGenius link. Spaces will be first come, first served!
NEED A YEARBOOK?
Not sure if you ordered a yearbook? Don't miss your chance have this keepsake of memories of the 2021-2022 school year. It's a great way to remember classmates, teachers, and the fun we have together. If you received an email with an order form last week, it means you missed ordering the first time. Not sure? Contact the office. You can mail a check next week if you need to.
Thank you to the Catholic Daughters for sponsoring the Education Contest each year. We had three eighth graders win third place at the state level! These students placed in the photography, essay, and music categories. We love this annual opportunity for students to express their creativity.