Ms. Monaghan's Message - Sept. 28

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, Serve

Important Upcoming Dates

Oct. 3: WatchDOG Dad pizza party (playground) @ 6

Oct. 5: K-2 Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 7: School Mass - K-3 Students will be singing @8:30; Pet Blessing @ 1:00

Oct. 10: End of 1st Qtr.

Oct. 12: No School - Diocesan PD Day

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WatchDOG Dads Meeting

When: Wednesday, October 3 @ 6:00pm

Where: St. Patrick School playground

Who: All dads, stepdads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, or other male family member

What: Join me for an informational evening to learn more about how you can volunteer at St. Patrick School.

October 7 - Weekend School Mass and Pet Blessing

On October 7 at the 8:30am mass, our Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grade students will be singing a song during the offertory. All students should wear their uniform and arrive by 8:15. We will have students sit together to make it easier to line up when it is time.

All K-3 students in attendance at this mass will receive a Dress Down Pass! We hope to see ALL of you there!

At 1:00, Father Matthew will hold a special pet blessing! All pets are welcome. Please bring pets on a leash or in a carrier.

Yearbook Orders

Please pre-order your 2018-2019 yearbook by October 30th. You can send order forms to the office! If you need a new form, you can pick one up in the office, as well. Thank you to Mary Prichard and our yearbook team of students who work so hard to put this together for us!

Patriotic Fundraiser!

I am INCREDIBLY proud of our students! Over the past 4 days...FOUR DAYS!!!... they raised $740 dollars for the American Red Cross to support hurricane Florence victims.

Seven hundred and forty four days!!!!

Thank you to everyone who allowed your child to raid our spare change stash in an effort to help our school give back. This is one of the many, many things I love about the St. Patrick Community!

As we will do with each fundraiser this year, 10% of the money raised will be gifted back. 7% ($51.80) will be given to St. Patrick and 3% ($22.20) will be given to the diocese, which means that $665.00 will be donated to the American Red Cross on behalf of the students at St. Patrick School.

I will be announcing this to our students at the pep rally today and announcing our classroom coin challenge winners.

FIRST PLACE: 5th Grade - $174.07 (Win: Prize Wheel Chance Ticket, Popsicle Party, Patrick the Panther Spirit Award)

SECOND PLACE: 3rd Grade - $122.89 (Win: Prize Wheel Chance Ticket, Popsicle Party)

THIRD PLACE: 1st Grade - $106.68 (Win: Prize Wheel Chance Ticket)

Pics from Patriotic Day

Support FIRE

The FIRE foundation provides us with a grant that enables us to have an inclusion specialist in our building 5 days a week. Ms. Rader works with students in a small group or one-on-one basis to improve academic skills, and social and emotional wellness. Without this generous grant, we would not be able to provide the extensive help for our students that they need!

FIRE is able to provide us with these services because of money raised through donations. The FIRE ball auction is quickly approaching and they need our help. See below for ways you can donate!

- Purchase items for an auction basket or silent auction using the FIRE Amazon wish list. You can find the wish list here:

- Purchase $10 raffle tickets. The winning ticket is worth over $1,900 dollars! You can buy tickets online. Just be sure to add that you are purchasing on behalf of St. Patrick School, because the school who sells the most raffle tickets will receive a Chiefs Pep Rally! You can buy tickets online here:

Fall Activities Pep Rally

I want to give a HUGE shout out to Mrs. Phillips for organizing, planning, and hosting our Fall Activities Pep Rally! This morning, our students were greeted by balloons and wall signs which boosted our school pride and excitement for the day! During the assembly, we announced all students involved in activities and they were able to run out into the gym through a Panther Pride Balloon arch!. We also competed in a variety of games involving students, staff, and teachers, danced, cheered, and showed our school pride!

At the end of the pep rally, I announced the winners of the Patrick the Panther Spirit Award....Fifth Grade!!

Thank you to Mrs. Phillips for making this such a special event for our kids!

Mr. Stinky Feet at St. Patrick School!

On Friday, October 26th, Mr. Stinky Feet, Jim Cosgrove, will perform for our ECC-5th grade students! All school and parish families with younger siblings are welcome to attend this fun filled event, so invite your parish friends!

See the link and video below to learn more about Jim Cosgrove!

A special thank you goes out to the St. Patrick School PTO for sponsoring this event!!

WatchDOG Dad in the House!

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Thank you, Mr. Hausman!!

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St. Patrick Alum Helper Today! Thank you, Alice!

Birthdays This Week!

Rosary Honorees This Week

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

This month, our middle school students have been learning about Habit #1: Be Proactive

Proactive People:

- Stay calm in stressful situations

- Practice the "pause", take a deep breath, and think before reacting

- Accept responsibility for their actions

- Plan ahead to avoid problems

- Forgive when needed

- Always find a way to move forward

- Learn from mistakes

- Focus on what they can change, not what they can't

- Bounce back when something bad happens

Talk to your child about what it means to be "Proactive" person. How can he take responsibility for his choices? How can her positive attitude influence those around her?

Why is Weekend Mass Attendance Important?

Mass is a time “not just to pray, but to receive Communion — this bread that is the body of Christ that saves us, forgives us, reunites us to the father. It’s beautiful to do this.” Mass on Sundays is particularly important, because “it is the day of the resurrection of the Lord, and with the Eucharist we feel our own belonging to the church, to the people of God, to the body of God, to Jesus Christ.” -- Pope Francis

When you attend church as a family you are sending a very concrete and strong message to your child about who they are and who their family is. Faith, like many other things, is not something you can learn in an hour a day. It is something that is developed over time, modeled by those around us, lived out by our families.

St. Patrick's 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.