Ms. Monaghan's Message - October 18
Challenge, Inspire, Empower, & Serve
Important Upcoming Dates
Oct. 25: K-2 to Fun Farm
October 28-31: Day of the Dead Altar Display
Oct. 28: 5th Grade Vocation Day at St. Pius
Oct. 30: 5th to Blue Springs School of Economics; PTO Meeting @ 5:30pm
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
Dia de los Muertos - The Day of the Dead
This year, St. Patrick School will be honoring this tradition with our own Dia de los Muertos altar. Beginning next week, students are invited to bring photographs of loved ones, friends, or pets who have passed away. Starting the week of October 28, students will be learning about this Mexican tradition and will visit the Dia de los Muertos altar with their class where they will display the photograph(s). The altar will be displayed throughout the week and at the end of the week, Father Matthew will pray a special blessing over our altar and for those we have lost.
Would you be willing to donate items to display on our altar? We are looking for some flowers, fruit like guava, limes, or bananas, religious candles, or other religious statues to display. We will return your items at the end of the week - just be sure to label them! I'm including some picture examples below.
If you have experience with creating a Dia De Los Muertos altar, we could use your help in designing ours! If you're willing to share some thoughts or ideas, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Auction Preview #1
You'll get: 2 Field Level Tickets and a Parking Pass to the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday, November 3rd!
Live Auction Preview #2
Be ready to bid on this pass so that your child can Dress Down EVERY Monday for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year!
Signs of Suicide Prevention Program Parent Presentation - November 13 @ 5:30pm
Today, all middle schools students will bring home an information sheet. If you do not wish for your child to participate in this program, please sign and return the form by Friday, November 15. Otherwise, all middle school student will take place in an informational presentation and at risk screening on December 11th. Certified counselors from Tri County Mental Health, along with our own teachers and staff, will be on hand to complete screenings this day. Please remember, if you do not want your child to participate in this program you must sign and return the form that is coming home with your child today.
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.