The Irish Weekly

Volume 3, Issue 8 | Week 8: September 27-October 3, 2019

A Peek at Our Week

Saturday September 28th

  • 5:00-6:00 PM NUT Pass Mass
  • 6:00-8:00 PM Parish Movie Night sponsored by Knights of Columbus (movie: Lilies of the Field)

Sunday September 29th

  • 8:00-9:00 AM NUT Pass Mass
  • 10:00-11:00 AM NUT Pass Mass / Grade 7 Students Participate
  • 11:00 AM FREE Coffee & Donuts sponsored by Grade 7 Families

Monday September 30th

  • Boys/Girls Basketball Practice, 3:00-4:15 PM
  • PreK-3/VPK Karate, 11:00-11:30 AM
  • K-5 Karate, 3:00-3:45 PM
  • Chamos Language Academy, 3:00-4:00 PM

Tuesday October 1st

  • Boys/Girls Basketball Practice, 3:00-4:15 PM
  • Cheerleading Practice, 3:00-4:15 PM
  • Soccer Shots, 11:00-11:30 AM / 3:00-3:45 PM
  • PTA Board Meeting, 6:00-7:30 PM

Wednesday October 2nd

  • Homeroom Parent Meeting, 8:00-9:00 AM in Parish Hall
  • Boys/Girls Basketball Practice, 3:00-4:15 PM
  • Engineering for Kids, 11:00-11:30 AM / 3:00-4:00 PM
  • K-5 Karate, 3:00-3:45 PM

Thursday October 3rd

  • 7:50 AM Thursday Morning Assembly
  • $5 Crazy Color Dress Out Day (scroll down to see guidelines)
  • Collection of NEW stuffed animals for Wolfson Children's Hospital (scroll down to read more).
  • Girls Basketball at Bishop Kenny vs St. Elizabeth Anne Seton at 5:30 PM
  • Boys Basketball at Bishop Kenny vs St. Elizabeth Anne Seton at 6:30 PM
  • PreK-3/VPK Karate, 11:00-11:30 AM
  • Children's Choir, 3:00-4:30 PM

Friday October 4th

  • First Friday Mass, K-8 attends 8:00 AM Mass

Principal's Post

Dear Irish Families,


Did you know that September was National School Attendance Awareness Month? Your child's punctuality to school and the avoidance of early releases, is important. When they are late or leave early, they do not get a full day of learning and those become missed opportunities that we cannot replace. Your partnership with our staff to ensure strong attendance is critical for your child/ren's success. Creating positive habits now can translate to positive habits for life.


Taken directly from our Parent/Student, here are reminders of our Tardy and Attendance Policies.


K-8 Tardy Policy

St. Patrick Catholic School makes every effort to help students develop positive habits to be successful now and in the future. A student’s school day begins at 7:45 AM with Morning Prayer & Announcements for K-8 and with circle time on the carpet for PreK-3 and AM/Full Day VPK and at 11:45 AM for PM VPK. A student is considered tardy if he/she is not present in homeroom by the time Morning Prayer & Announcements / circle time begins at 7:45 AM / 11:45 AM. Frequent tardiness is unacceptable.

Students were issued a grace period from August 13th-September 15th.


The K-8 Tardy Policy will be enforced on a Quarterly basis.

  • After the 3rd unexcused tardy (Quarterly), the parents will receive a Tardy Letter signed by the Principal and homeroom teacher. The letter must be signed by a parent and returned to the homeroom teacher.
  • After the 5th unexcused tardy (Quarterly), the parents have a meeting with the School Counselor.
  • After the 6th unexcused tardy (Quarterly), the parents will incur a charge of $15.00.
  • After the 9th unexcused tardy (Quarterly), the parents will incur a charge of $25.00.
  • After the 12th unexcused tardy, and every additional 3 unexcused tardies, (Quarterly), the parents will incur a charge of $50.00.

The PreK-3 and VPK Tardy Policy will be enforced on a Quarterly basis.

  • After the 3rd unexcused tardy (Quarterly), the parents will receive a Tardy Letter signed by the Principal and homeroom teacher. The letter must be signed by a parent and returned to the homeroom teacher.
  • After the 5th unexcused tardy (Quarterly), the parents have a meeting with the School Counselor.

What classifies as an “excused” tardy?

  • The list includes but is not limited to:
    • Doctor visit
    • Dentist visit
    • Orthodontist visit


A minimum attendance requirement of 36 days each 45 day grading period should be maintained to qualify a student for a passing grade for that quarter. This will include excused or unexcused absences. Parents will be notified upon the fourth absence of the student within a quarter. After the sixth day of absence, official written notification will be sent to the parents requesting their cooperation in preventing further absences.


Under conditions that warrant special consideration, the administration will make the final decision after meeting with the parents and teachers.


Voluntary Pre-K Program laws, made by State legislature, require that students participating in this program may not miss more than 20% of the program in order for the school provider to receive funding. Students missing more than 20% will be allowed to remain in St. Patrick Catholic School’s Voluntary Pre-K, but they will be required to pay full tuition.


Your Partner in Faith & Education,

Mr. Kent
Proud Principal

IMPORTANT Color Run News!

Keep Gathering Pledges! Sponsorships Needed!

NEW Stuffed Animals Needed for Children Under Hospital Care (Donations Accepted October 3rd)

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$5 Crazy Color Dress Out Day - Thursday October 3rd

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Clip and Scan to Earn Our School Box Tops Credit

FALL BOX TOP DEADLINE: OCTOBER 25TH



Help spread the word! Clipped Box Tops must be turned into school no later than Oct. 25. Include student's full name, grade and teacher so we can keep track of earnings.

You can also download the Box Top App and scan your receipt for more credit: https://www.boxtops4education.com. Add your student's name when you Scan box tops!


  • Students can earn a NUT pass for every $2.50 (25 box tops) in earnings. (Max One in Fall, Max One in Spring)
  • The top earning class in K-8 and Pre-K/VPK will win an end-of-the-year party.
  • Families can earn a max of one service hour for $7.50 (75 box tops) in earnings.

Each clipped or scanned box top is worth .10 cents

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Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge Participants and Winners

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After School Enrichment - Spots Remain in Most Activities!

October Lunch Menu

This Week's Hot Bites Special: $1 Hot Dogs

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Contact Us

St. Patrick Catholic School is committed to providing an excellent faith-filled education to all students entrusted in our care. We welcome students of all faiths and offer PreK-3, VPK, and K-8.