Ms. Monaghan's Message - March 8

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, & Serve

Important Upcoming Dates

Mar. 11-14: Cafeteria Closed; Lunch provided by St. Joseph's table group

Mar. 14: MS Glow Party Jeans Day Fundraiser (more info below)

Mar. 15: No School - Diocesan PD @ St. Therese; Simple Soup Dinner

Mar. 16: Snake Saturday Parade

Mar. 18-22: No School - Spring Break

Mar. 18 -19: St. Joseph's Table

Mar. 26: PTO meeting @ 6:00pm

Mar. 29: Stations of the Cross @ 9:00am; Spirit Day; Fish Fry

Uniform Compliance

One of the great things about our school is our uniform. Students don't have to worry about what they wear each day, because the process has been simplified for them. It also creates a calmer, more organized atmosphere in our building and models our promotion of modesty and unity. Though we do have many dress down opportunities throughout the school year, most of our days are traditional uniform days.

As a reminder, we have many uniform piece options for your child to wear during the winter months. There are several sweaters, long sleeve shirts, and quarter zip jackets available from Dennis uniform, and this year we seem to have an abundance of St. Patrick hoodies that we have allowed students to wear as part of their uniform.

However, many of our students continue to wear non-uniform hoodies and jackets to school each day. While it is fine to wear these items TO school, it is not fine to wear them IN school throughout the day.

After spring break, we will hold another "St. Patrick Spirit Wear" order. If your child does not have a St. Patrick hoodie, I highly encourage you to take advantage of this. However, if you don't wish to spend the money on something like that, a simple navy blue or dark green sweater, v-neck sweater, or cardigan can be purchased for an affordable price at Old Navy or Lands End. Or, a long sleeve dark green or white polo shirt can be purchased affordably at these stores as well. Or, if you'd like to purchase the official items with our school logo, you can visit Dennis uniforms as well!

Students will not be allowed to wear outwear that is not uniform approved.

If you need financial assistance purchasing approved outerwear for your child, please email me at and I will be happy to help!

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First Lego League Honor

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Congratulations Evan, Brooke, Kate, and Mr. Prim!

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MS Glow Party Fundraiser

March 14th, PTO will hold a fundraiser for the Middle School Glow Party. Students can donate:

$1.00 - Wear Jeans and a St. Patrick shirt

$2.00 - Wear Sweatpants and a St. Patrick shirt

$3.00 - Wear Jeans or Sweatpants and a Hat of your choice

$5.00 - Wear pajamas

Students must turn in Dress Down choice and donation by Wednesday, March 13 in order to participate!

St. Patrick's "Lucky Tree"

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Our Lucky Tree is Here!

One of my wonderful moms came to me with an idea. That idea sparked a vision in my mind that I shared with another mom and suddenly that idea blossomed into our very own “Lucky Tree”! These 2 moms and another spent their evening making this dream a reality and I am blown away!!!

Each shamrock hanging from our “Lucky Tree” has words of love and encouragement written by our parents to their children. Our space is now filled with all the reasons we are lucky to be a part of the St. Patrick family and my heart is full.

Every day, our kids will pass under this tree and be reminded of the love that surrounds them. Want to know why you should choose St. Patrick School? This. This is our why.

It's not too late to return your Shamrocks to school if you haven't already! If you've misplaced them, just let us know and we will send home a new one for you. Let your child's heart be filled with pride every time he/she walks under this beautiful reminder!

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Snake Saturday Parade

Join us on Saturday, March 16 as we celebrate St. Patrick School in the Snake Saturday Parade! Wear your Snake Saturday Sweatshirt and all the green you can find!

** Don't forget to send in your bag of candy for this event!

Foreign Language Pilot Program

During 4th quarter, our Middle School students will be piloting an online foreign language program through Mid-Continent Public Library. In order to participate, your child will need to have a library card in his/her name. This is a simple task and takes only a few minutes to do at your local MCPL.

We would really appreciate it if all Middle School students could have a library card by March 25. He/She will need to bring the library card to school on Monday, March 25th. Once the teacher has the number, the student will be able to return the card home. You could even snap a picture of the library card and email it to the teacher rather than bringing it to school. Whatever is easiest for you!

This gives you time to run by the library over Spring Break! If you have any problems getting your child a library card, just let us know prior to March 25.

Birthdays This Week

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.