Ms. Monaghan's Message

January 21, 2022

Important Upcoming Dates

Jan. 23: Girlfriends Group @ 12:00pm

Jan. 24: Cub Scouts @ 6:30pm; Scouts @ 7:00

Jan. 26: No School Mass; Youth Group @ 6:30pm

Jan. 28: Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

Jan. 30: Student Led CSW Mass @ 11:00am

Jan. 31 - Feb. 4: Catholic Schools Week

Jan. 31: Scouts @ 6:00pm

Feb. 4: Grandparents Day - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lunch Orders are Due Monday

Please submit your lunch order by Monday to ensure we can place our order for next month. It's very important all orders are in on this day, so that we aren't short any food when the new month rolls around.

Fiest Family Donations

If you would like to donate to the Fiest Family, please click the link below. Select "Please Donate" and then select "Fiest Family Fund" from the dropdown menu. You can also send cash or check donations to the school or parish offices.

There is also a space on the website for you to leave a message for the Fiest family if you'd like!

Did You Know???

Did you know I have a blogspot on the website? I'll be honest...I haven't done a very good job of keeping it up to date. BUT this semester, I'm vowing to do a better job!

I'm focusing on giving glimpses into our classrooms and different extra curricular programs in an effort to give people an inside look at St. Patrick School. Feel free to share with anyone you know who might be interested in learning more about our school! You can find my blog at the link below!

Catholic Schools Week Mass - Sunday, January 30

Please make plans to join us on Sunday, January 30 at the 11:00am mass to kick of Catholic Schools Week! We are trying to find many ways to get our students involved in this mass and might be reaching out to ask if your child can participate. We invite all of our students to wear their uniforms to mass on that day to represent St. Patrick School.

All students in attendance will receive a Dress Down pass!

Grandparents Day - Friday, February 4

We are incredibly excited to host Grandparents Day again this year! Mark your calendars now for Friday, February 4th from 1:00 - 3:00pm for this fun filled event. We are taking every effort to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and grandparents and will hold this event in the church where we can spread out and wear masks.

New Email Address for Mrs de Aragon

If you need to talk with Mrs. de Aragon about your child's lunch account, you can email her at She can help you with ordering, payment, or any last minute needs!

Thank You!

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I want to give a HUGE shout out to Mr. Vides and Mr. Bui who show up each and every morning to ensure our students arrive safely. They greet our students and parents with kindness, laughter, and joy no matter if it's sunny, rainy, or freezing cold. We are incredibly grateful for their dedication and service to our students!

Thank you, Mr. Vides and Mr. Bui! We appreciate YOU!

Iowa Flex Assessments

This year, we purchased a new Benchmark testing program for our students in grades 3-8. This program will allow us to assess our students in the fall, winter, and spring to measure their growth on grade level standards. This assessment is called the Iowa Flex Assessment and is linked to the Iowa Assessment tests we will take in April.

Your child took the winter Iowa Flex assessment this week and the results are coming home today. This assessment is a mid-year glimpse into how your child is doing on the standards he/she will be assessed on in April.

When you look at the results from your child’s Iowa Flex assessment, keep in mind that the standards they are assessed over are not standards that they should have mastered at this point in the school year. We give these assessments as a means of measuring our students’ growth throughout the year and to help us develop a path of instruction for each individual student.

These diagnostic assessments are different from normal classroom quizzes and tests. It is expected that students might struggle with some of the questions and we do not expect that they will answer every question correctly. Students are given questions that are both above and below their current level of knowledge in an effort to determine his/her true level of understanding.

We ask that you go over the results to note your child’s areas of strength and areas of struggle. In the classroom, we are using the data from these assessments to guide instruction and to set goals with our students. If you notice your child is struggling or excelling in one or more areas, don’t worry. This data helps us target instruction for our students for the rest of the year, whether that’s giving him/her more challenging curriculum or helping students master skills they are struggling with. It’s important that students understand where they are and where they need to be and that they are able to celebrate their own growth along the way.

Some results are coming home today and some are coming home later next week. They will come home in an envelope addressed to parents with your child's name in the upper right corner.

If you have any questions about these assessments, feel free to email me at or our child’s classroom teacher.

2022-2023 Enrollment

Believe it or not, 2022-2023 enrollment is going to be here before we know it! Soon, we'll be planning Kindergarten information events, so if you know anyone with an incoming kindergarten student, please send me their contact info. We've started to compile a list of families that we will send out information to in the weeks ahead!

Remember, if you "invite a friend" who enrolls at St. Patrick, you will receive a $200 discount on your registration fees!

Weather Closing Information

This is a great time of year to log into your Sycamore account and ensure your phone numbers and email addresses are up-to-date. In case of a weather closing, you will be notified in the following ways:

1. Text Message and Phone Call

2. Email

3. Facebook and Instagram

4. Check KMBC 9 News and look for St. Patrick KC North

We will try to make the call in the evening prior to the Snow Day, because we know parents need time to make arrangements. This, of course, means that we might be taking a chance that the forecast is inaccurate. This hasn't happened very often, and we always do everything in our power to limit this type of situation. In the event that we can't make a decision in the evening, I will typically get up extra early to head out and test the roads in the neighborhoods around our school and work with the other Northland Catholic School Principals before making a decision. I will always make this decision as early as possible - always before 6:00am.

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January Reminders

Vice President Position Open: Would you be interested in joining our PTO? We are in need of a 2nd VP and would LOVE to have you! If you are interested in joining our team, please email Katie Janning at:

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St. Patrick School

The mission of St. Patrick School is to provide a Catholic centered education that prepares our students for high school while guiding them to be critical, creative thinkers who possess empathy and compassion for others and a love for Jesus Christ.