Ms. Monaghan's Message - Sept. 27

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, & Serve

Important Upcoming Dates

Oct. 1: Bring a plain t-shirt to school (see more info below)

Oct. 6: Student Led Mass @ 11:00

Oct. 7-9: FIRE Week (Dress Down Days - See Below)

Oct. 9: Noon Dismissal - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oct. 10 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oct. 11 - No School - Diocesan Professional Development Day

Family Income Survey

Diocesan Required Income Survey

If you have not completed the diocesan required family income survey, please do so ASAP. This survey is how the diocese decides upon how much money we will receive each year from the diocesan discretionary fund and how much money we receive from the state of missouri Title programs each year. It is very important that each family complete this survey.

Please click the link below to fill out the survey if you haven't done so already. Thank you!

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October 1 - Bring a Plain T-Shirt to School - 2nd Notice

During the week of October 7-9, we will be completing different activities to show our support to the FIRE Foundation. One of these activities is a "Be Kind" dress down day. We are asking ALL students to donate a plain t-shirt by October 1st. This shirt can be any color, but should not have any writing or design on it.

Don't feel like you have to go out and buy something new! If your chid has a plain t-shirt hanging in his/her closet (that you don't mind donating), just send it in! If you have a bunch of extra plain t-shirts around, send those in, too! Students will be decorating their "Be Kind" t-shirt and bringing it home over the weekend so that it can be worn on Monday, October 7th for our "Be Kind Dress Down Day".

If you are unable to provide a plain t-shirt for your child, just send me an email at If you are willing to donate extra t-shirts, please send those in by October 1st as well! Thank you for helping us with this project!

Reminder: Bring in a plain t-shirt (any color, no writing or designs) by October 1st.

S.O.S. - Middle School Suicide Prevention Program - 2nd Notice

This year, we are grateful to have the S.O.S - Signs of Suicide Youth Suicide Prevention Program for Middle School students coming to St. Patrick School. The goals of SOS are:

  • To provide an educational opportunity for students, parents, and faculty to gain a deeper understanding of depression and suicide and to be able to communicate with each other using a common language.

  • To help understand that depression is a treatable illness.

  • To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression.

  • To provide students, parents, and faculty training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicide risk.

  • To impress upon students that they can help themselves by taking the step of talking to a trusted adult about their concerns.

  • To partner together in understanding, identifying, and helping those dealing with depression and to provide resources to assist families with this very serious issue.

    On Wednesday, November 13 at 5:30pm, St. Patrick School will host a parent information night where you will learn more about this program. Parents will have a chance to understand how the program works, gain access to a parent portal where you can find a lot of great information, and ask any questions you may have.

    All parents of middle school students are encouraged to attend this PARENTS ONLY meeting. After the parent information night, you will have the chance to opt your child out of this program or to allow your child to participate in this program fully. Please make plans to attend!

October 6 - Student Led Mass @ 11:00

We will be hosting our first weekend student led mass of the school year on Sunday, October 6 at 11:00am. I need 3 reader! If your child is interested, please email me at

All students who participate in mass and wear their uniforms to church on this day will receive a dress down pass!

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FIRE'd Up for Inclusion Week - October 7-9

Tuesday, October 1: Classroom Coin Challenge Begins - Which classroom can collect the most coins for FIRE?? The classroom with the most donations by October 9th will receive a popsicle party!

Monday, October 7:

Be Kind Dress Down Day - Students will wear the t-shirts they design, along with jeans to show their support for inclusion!

Tuesday, October 8:

K-5 - "Superheroes for Inclusion" - Students are invited to wear Super Hero costumes or t-shirts on this day.

6-8 - Field Trip - Spirit Day - Wear St. Patrick Spirit Wear

Wednesday, October 9:

Wear Red or Blue for FIRE! Wear your red/blue FIRE t-shirt or any red/blue t-shirt to show your support for FIRE! We will announce the winners of the Classroom Coin Challenge on this day. All donations will go to the FIRE Foundation.

FIRE Raffle Tickets

We have extra raffle tickets for purchase in the office. Stop by any time between now and October 6th to purchase your raffle tickets and help St. Patrick win a Kansas City Chiefs pep rally!

Or you can purchase them online at the link below.

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Click the link below to purchase your Auction tickets!

Auction Help Needed!!!

Are you Willing to Help??

The auction committee needs YOUR help! If you are willing volunteer in any way, please reach out to Patricia McCabe-Clarke at

We appreciate ALL volunteers!!

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