St. Patrick Catholic School
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September 21, 2023
Message from Wendy Funk regarding MathCounts
My name is Wendy Funk and I am the MathCounts coach for St Pat's. I have been a part of this program here at St Pat's for approximately 15 years and was also able to participate as a Mathlete when I was in 8th grade.
MathCounts is a national math competition open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. There are many topics that are covered including, but not limited to, Algebra, Geometry, Logic, and Probability. During our practice sessions, we will work through problems together that are provided by the MathCounts organization. Some of these problems will be familiar, some won't. The regional competition will be held in February.
I would like to invite all 6-8 grade students to participate in the MathCounts competition this year. Whether you love math, hate math, or simply want to hang out with your friends, you are welcome. All I ask is that you come with a positive attitude and the willingness to work and learn.
Traditionally we have met after school on Wednesday, from 1:30pm - 2:45pm. If this time is not doable I would also be willing to meet before school. Please let me know which timeframe is preferable. Our first meeting is currently planned for Wednesday, September 27. We will meet in the Science Lab.
Please contact me with any questions or to let me know you are planning on participating this year (If so, invite a friend!) You may also find more information at MathCounts.org.
Wendy Funk - email@example.com
Coach Needed for Lego League Challenge Team
Altar Server Training
If your student is in the Gr. 4-8 and would like to be an altar server, Deacon Al at the parish is scheduling training sessions. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, October 11, 18, 25 from 1:45 to 3:15 and Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 4:15 to 5:45. You only need to attend one session. You must register to attend a training session.
To sign up call the parish office at 319-266-3523 and ask for Deacon Al. They are limiting each session to 8 students. This is a very important ministry in our parish and one that young people can fulfill.
Homeroom Parents Needed
We are still in need of room parent volunteers. Your job as room parent would be to coordinate which parents in your child's homeroom will provide snacks and drinks for specific events throughout the year. If you are willing to help our kids have a great year please consider volunteering as your child's room parent. Contact Mark Wilcox, room parent coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or sign up on our Fall Volunteer Signup Form.
Bible Study Opportunity at the Parish
A Biblical Walk Through the Mass
In this Ascension Press bible study, Dr. Edward Sri explores the roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance.
This bible study is 5 sessions long. Each session will be offered 3 times per week: Tuesday morning at 10 am; Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm; and Thursday afternoon at 1:30 pm. This allows you to pick a time that best fits into your schedule. Dates for the classes are October 10 & 12, 17 & 19, 24 & 26, 31 & November 1, 7 & 9.
The cost for the class is $20 to cover materials from Ascension Press. You can register on Realm or by emailing or calling Deacon Al Weber. Email: email@example.com Phone: 319-266-3523, You need to register by September 25, 2023, so that materials will arrive on time. This class is part of our Eucharistic Revival at St. Patrick.
Gr. 5-8 Girls Conference
This year's Girls Conference, hosted by the Cedar Valley Society of Women Engineers, is at the University of Northern Iowa. Registration for the conference on Saturday, November 11th is now open!
Girls Conference is an opportunity for girls grade 5 -8 to interact with STEM through hands-on workshops hosted by local professionals in STEM fields.
Visit their site for more information and to register: https://sites.google.com/view/cvswegirlsconference/home.
Columbus Sailor Section
School Pictures - Sept. 26 & 27
Tuesday - 2-day and 4-day Preschool
Wednesday - 3-day preschool and K-Gr. 8 students
From our CPTO president, Sarah Burke
The purpose of the CPTO is to stay informed as parents, to support the needs of the teachers and to connect socially as a community.
We will share the ways CPTO offers support to teachers and how parents can help and then have a brief discussion on what parents want from their school community whether it be ways of social connection or practical support (carpools/uniform exchanges.) This discussion will inform what programs we prioritize in the future.
All who attend will receive an out of uniform pass for their children.
Meetings will be from 6:30-7pm and then we will be adjourning for a social from 7-8pm for those interested. Our next CPTO Meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 12 in the MPR. Upcoming meetings: Nov. 9, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, April 11, May 9.