Ms. Monaghan's Message - October 14

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, & Serve

Important Upcoming Dates

Oct. 14-18: Book Fair

Oct. 15: Grades 3-5 to Burr Oaks

Oct. 18: MS to Harvesters

Oct. 25: K-2 to Fun Farm

Oct. 28: 5th Grade Vocation Day at St. Pius

Oct. 30: 5th to Blue Springs School of Economics

Oct. 31: Noon Dismissal; Trunk or Treat @ 10am

Nov. 1: No School; All Saints Day

Nov. 2: St. Patrick Auction

Nov. 11: Veteran's Day Prayer Service @ 9am

Scholastic Book Fair - THIS WEEK

Your child should have come home with some information regarding the Book Fair and a magazine of some of the books available.

We could use your help making this Book Fair happen for the students! Click the link below to sign up to volunteer. Thank you!

Book Fair Schedule:

** These are the time slots we have covered with volunteers. Additional time slots may open if we have more volunteers aded.

Monday: 10:30 - 1:30

Tuesday: 3:00 - 6:00

Wednesday: 10:30 - 1:30; 3:00 - 4:30

Thursday: 12:00 - 1:30; 3:00 - 6:00

Friday: 10:30 - 12:00

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Help Us Make Trunk-or Treat A Fun Filled Event!

Break out your spooky decor and join us for the annual St. Patrick Trunk-or-Treat! Your child should have brought home a sign up form for you to participate in Trunk-or-Treat this year. We can't wait to see all of your creative designs!! If you haven't had a chance, please send in your form today!

** Please remember that we have children with severe nut allergies. We ask that you avoid any candy with nuts. Thank you!

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2019 St. Patrick Auction

There are so many exciting things coming at the St. Patrick Auction! Things to remember:

* We are still accepting auction donations.

* You can purchase tickets at the link below.

* We need volunteer help! You can sign up at the link below.

Every year, the St. Patrick Auction affords us the opportunity to do so many things at St. Patrick School. We count on our auction to give us the financial help we need! Bring your family and friends and make this a fun filled, money raising event for St. Patrick!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thank you to all of our parents who attended Parent/Teacher conferences! The home/school connection is key to making your child's education a positive experience and we appreciate you taking time to make that a priority!

If you were unable to attend conferences, please contact your child's teacher today to ensure you are able to connect to discuss how the school year is progressing.

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Reframing Negative Thinking in our Teens

Teen Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention for Teens and Young Adults with Dr. Ali Mattu

Signs of Suicide - Teen Suicide Prevention Training

Middle School Parents are encouraged to attend a Parents Only night with Maggie Chandler from Tri- County Mental Health services to learn more about the S.O.S program coming to St. Patrick School on November 13 at 5:30pm.

This informative night is important in understanding how the S.O.S program works and what you and your child can expect. Parents will receive a lot of great information on recognizing signs of depression and preventing suicide. We hope all middle school parents plan to attend this informative evening.

You can check out the S.O.S Parent Portal at the link below.

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Thank you!

We are given so many wonderful things from our St. Patrick families, and words simply can't express how grateful we are to each of you!

During conferences, we were spoiled with treats and lunch from a couple of angels and let me tell you how much that helps get the teachers through those long days!

Another angel provided us with a new projector for our staff lounge, which is something we've needed desperately! Not only that, it was installed and ready to go for a training we had on Thursday!

Speaking of staff lounge...have you checked it out lately? Completely painted and updated with new furniture and a cozy place for staff to take a minute to recharge. Plus an adorable way to note our staff birthdays. All of these wonderful improvements were gifted to us by another group of angels!

To top it all off, another angel gave a very generous donation to the St. Patrick teacher's wish list fund and another to our general fund. I can't tell you how blown away I was by this generosity.

It's such a good reminder to me how good we have it at St. Patrick School and how grateful we all are for our angels who spoil us every single 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.