Ms. Monaghan's Message - Sept. 28
Challenge, Inspire, Empower, Serve
Important Upcoming Dates
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
WatchDOG Dads Meeting
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
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.
Seven hundred and forty dollars...in 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
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: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/giftlist/3632AZUBBOOIE/ref=cm_sw_em_r_z_g__wb
- 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: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=fire&id=39.
Fall Activities Pep Rally
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!
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!!
Sight Word Practice at Home
WatchDOG Dad in the House!
Thank you, Mr. Hausman!!
St. Patrick Alum Helper Today! Thank you, Alice!
Birthdays This Week!
Rosary Honorees This Week
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
- 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.