Ms. Monaghan's Message - Nov. 15

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, & Serve

Important Upcoming Dates

Nov. 18-22: Canned food drive

Nov. 22: Spirit Day; Donut Sale Day

Nov. 26: Noon Dismissal; Gobble Games

Nov. 27-29: Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 2-6: Clothing Drive

Spirit Wear Store is Open! - Click the Link Below

Order Your St. Patrick Spirit Wear for Christmas!

The St. Patrick Spirit wear online store is now re-opened for holiday shopping. We’ve added a few stocking hat choices as well.

If you didn’t get your family shirt ordered, or would like another, now is your chance!!!

The store will close on December 1st to ensure that all orders can be back before we leave for Christmas break.

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Cold Weather Rule - November 1 - April 1

Students must wear long pants or leggings under skirts during this time. When in doubt, the general rule is "no bare legs". Also, all students should wear a coat to school. Hats and gloves are optional, but encouraged. Students will go outside for recess if the temperature is above 25 degrees and we want them to be prepared!

Student Council Christmas Angels

Soon, our Student Council will be collecting gifts and cash donations to purchase Christmas gifts for our angel families. If you are willing to donate gifts, wrapping paper, tape, bows, or a cash donation, you can begin sending it to school at any time. If you have any questions about what is needed, please contact Mrs. Dana Nolan at
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Mr. Christmas

Each year, the PTO collects donations for "Mr. Christmas"! This is an opportunity to give back to the staff of St. Patrick School. All donations collected are divided up amongst the staff and given out as a Christmas gift from our wonderful St. Patrick families!

If you are willing and able to donate, please send your donation in an envelope marked "PTO - Mr. Christmas" and be sure to add your family name!

Thank You!

St. Patrick PTO

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Podcasts for Parents

Do you enjoy listening to podcasts? If you're like me, it's kind of nice to have something to listen to when traveling from one event to the next or for those long car rides. Each week, I will be adding some suggested podcasts to my newsletter. I'd love to hear what you're interested in listening too, as well, so feel free to email me your suggestions at:

My Top 3 This Week:

For Parents: Focus on the Family Parenting Podcast

For Laughs: The Office Ladies (For fans of the hit series "The Office")

For the Crime Enthusiasts: Crime Junkie

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Props Needed for Christmas Program

  1. Whistle (a coach’s style whistle)

  2. Spyglass

  3. Old camera for a reporter

  4. 2 hats for a reporter (Indiana Jones style hats)

  5. Sheriff’s star

  6. Bales of straw

  7. Artificial palm trees

  8. Flip notebooks for reporters

  9. Large clear plastic tarps for the straw bales

    Also needed for costumes: Angel Wings, Shepherd style costumes or robes, police uniforms, reporter outfit

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St. Patrick Small Mall - December 14

Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual St. Patrick Small Mall! Bring your children to this fun filled event where they will decorate cookies, take a picture with Santa Claus, and shop for Christmas gifts for their loved ones.

This is a day you won't want to miss. Free photos with Santa will be available!

St Patricks Auction Night
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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.