St. Patrick Catholic School

Principal's Weekly Newsletter

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It's always warm in Dutcher Gym!

JANUARY 20, 2022

Brrrr- I think the deep freeze has set in for the next few days. We live in Iowa so we should be used to it, but I never seem to reach that point! We will keep the kids warm inside!

As with all the COVID guidance up to this point, things change quickly and often. The most up-to-date guidance states that COVID positive students and staff can return after 5 days IF they have NO symptoms and wear a mask for the additional 5 days. If they have any symptoms or prefer not to wear a mask, students and staff will need to stay home for the 10 days.

This is a change from the first guidance as the CDC and IDPH (IA Dept of Public Health) were not in agreement. They now agree to the above guidance. Thank you for your patience as we try to keep up with the ever changing and often conflicting guidance. This morning we are at less than 1% of our school testing positive for COVID. Continue praying for good health!

Our Annual Appeal is underway and I want to thank everyone who has generously donated! We are excited to close out the appeal and celebrate our school and preschool on February 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn. A big Thank You to our Main Event committee members who are working so hard to secure auction items and plan a fun evening with live music, dancing, great food, and beverages. I look forward to seeing you there!


Lynette Hackett


P.S.: Registration for Clover Patch Preschool is now open for fall 2022. Tell your friends. Day care fills fast! Applications are available on our website.

From the family of Fr. Mel Hemann

A similar note came addressed to our eighth graders. We are so proud of these young adults!
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$40/person or $70 per couple. $45 at the door.

Don't forget the many ways you can help with our ANNUAL APPEAL & MAIN EVENT!

  • Pray for our success
  • Donate/secure something for the auction
  • Lend a hand at the event
  • Attend, have fun, and bid on our fabulous items
  • Make a gift to the annual appeal (by check or online--no gift is too small)

Have a question or want to help?

Contact Laura Dobson or 277-6781

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The Knights invite you to their ALL YOU CAN EAT event on January 23, 8-noon, in Dutcher Gym. Adults $6 in advance/$8 at the door; children $6 at the door; 5 years and under free. Tickets are available in the Parish Office, from a Knight, or at the event.

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