Ms. Monaghan's Message - Sept. 7

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, Serve

Important Upcoming Dates

Sept. 9: School Led Mass - @11:00 (** students earn a Prize Wheel Chance ticket for attending)

Sept. 12: Mid-Term; Youth Group @ 6:30

Sept. 19: STUCO Installation Mass

Sept. 21: No School, Teacher Professional Development

Sept. 25: PTO Meeting @6:00 (** students earn a Prize Wheel Chance ticket for parent attendance)

It's Here!!!

I started at St. Patrick School in 2012 and since then there has always been talk of purchasing a dishwasher for our cafeteria. I know that the talk began long before I came, so it's been several years of talking about it! Well, guess what.....IT'S HERE!!

Thanks to a very generous donation from the St. Patrick PTO, we now have a dishwasher! Our students are finally able to eat off of actual trays and real silverware! They are drinking out of plastic cups versus paper cups. Best of all, the waste from plastic and paper has been eliminated!

We are truly blessed at St. Patrick School to have a PTO who does so much for us. I hope that you will join me on Tuesday, September 25th at 6:00 pm for the official "unveiling" of the dishwasher at the first PTO meeting of the school year. We can't wait to share our gratitude and excitement with you.

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Weekend School Mass - September 9

On Sunday at 11:00, we will have our first weekend school mass. This month. our middle school students will be participating in reading, serving, and bearing gifts. Please have your child where his/her uniform to mass on this day. All students in attendance will receive a "Student Prize Wheel Drawing" ticket that they can fill out and turn in for a chance to spin the student prize wheel.

I hope to see many of our students in attendance!

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

For the next several weeks, I will be spending 30 minutes with our middle school classes each week concentrating on the book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens". The book, written by Sean Covey, focuses on the reality that being a teenager in today's world is HARD! This book is a guide to help get teens where they want to be in the future.

Each week, the students and I will talk about the different habits and complete activities designed to guide students in developing them.

Habit 1: Be proactive: Take responsibility for your life.

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind. Define your mission and goals in life.

Habit 3: Put First Things First. Prioritize, and do the most important things first.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win. Have an "everyone can win" attitude.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. Listen to people sincerely.

Habit 6: Synergize. Work together to achieve more.

Habit 7: Sharpen the saw. Renew yourself regularly.

Get Connected

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Birthdays This Week

Auction Item Grade Level Challenge!

Come on pardners'...let's get ready for the best Boot Scootn' & Biddin' Auction this side of the Mississippi. Please help us rustle up some goods (Auction Items) over the next 30 days. We want to make this the best rootin tootin shindig in town. Gift certificates for dinner, theatre, beauty services...sporting event's games and toys...baskets with art, cooking, sport supplies and more will be mighty fine to have on hand that night.

The challenge ends Friday, October 5th. The class that turns in the most items (ratio to student wise) will earn an ice cream or cookie party, depending on allergy needs for that room. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us

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Rosary Honorees 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.