Ms. Monaghan's Message - Nov. 20

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, & Serve

Important Upcoming Dates

November 21-23: No School - Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 27: PTO Meeting and Panera Fundraiser

Nov. 28: 5th Grade Field Trip to BSSE

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If you were at mass this weekend, you got to hear the AMAZING results of our "Boot, Scootin' Biddin''" auction. Thanks to the support of our parishioners, friends, and family we raised $80,000 for St. Patrick!!!

Many people played a role in making this night a special event, and I can't thank you enough. No one really understands how much work goes on behind the scenes at an event of this nature until you've spent an evening on your feet running around all night just to spend another several hours after the event (not to mention the next day) cleaning up. But even before that magical night, the year long process of soliciting donations, gathering supplies, and organizing everyone is something that takes tireless effort and sacrifice. To say it's an exhausting job would be putting it mildly!

So many people worked hard to pull this night together, and I want to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one.

Luther Solomon & Jared Williams for Smoking the Meat (which was all donated by a donor who asked not to be publicly thanked).

Lanita Weber who donated pork, picked up rolls donated by Roma and side dishes donated by Cascones, and coordinated the serving

Danny Matthys & Christian Gibbons (who both took a day off work to pick up items and set-up) for Beverages

Donna Curran & Mary Kay Lofland for putting together the Silent Auction

Danielle & Danny Motta for Volunteer Coordination

Jackie & Phil Brady for running the Big Board

Lisa Henak for Donating and Designing Decorations (Which were amazing!!) - and for taking a day off of work to help!

Dana Nolan for organizing School Big Board and helping with set up and clean up

Maureen & Joe Hershewe for Sponsorship Solicitation

Riki Carter for Design and PR

RJ Keitchen for Video and Slideshow Production

Aquin Vides, Luke Guettermann, Kerri Long, and Heather Phillips for helping with set up and working at the auction.

Mimi Bui for helping serve and clean up

All the Parish Office Volunteers, especially for Rosie, who spent months working on Correspondence and Mail.

It literally takes a village to make this night happen and we are incredibly grateful to our St. Patrick village!!

Raise Money for St. Patrick!

PTO Panera Fundraiser

Join us on Tuesday, November 27 for an easy way to raise money for St. Patrick. For every purchase, Panera will donate money back to our school! Come, eat some dinner, and stick around for the November PTO meeting!
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StuCo - Adopt a Family

This year, our Student Council will be adopting families for Christmas. If you would like to donate a gift or make a monetary donation, please send to Mrs. Nolan before December 3rd. We are also asking for donations of wrapping paper and boxes to make these gifts complete!

Thank you for your help and support of our Student Council Adopted a Families!!

WatchDOG Dad

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Thank you, Mr. Mall!

Advent Season

How will you celebrate the advent season with your family? Check out the ideas below for ways you can celebrate this season. Share pictures of your family celebrating advent together to

Birthdays This Week

Thankful, Grateful, & Blessed

I want to take this opportunity to tell you how thankful I am for each and everyone one of you. Daily, so many of you step up to help in our school in many different ways and often times receive no accolades or outward signs of gratitude. I know that after awhile it can get to you when you give and give and give and never seem to see any thanks in return, and that is something I plan to work on in the year ahead.

St. Patrick School is a truly unique place to be. No matter how hard the day is, no matter how tired I am, no matter what stress I bring in with me from home, the minute my car pulls into the parking lot, this feeling of joy and peace overwhelms me. Standing outside on a bitter cold day, greeted by smiling little faces (or greeted by grunts from middle school kids), I am constantly reminded just how lucky I am to be a part of this community.

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for so many things, but near the top of that list is my appreciation for each one of you and for each student in our building. St. Patrick has always been more like an extension of home than a job to me, and that remains to be true to this day. Each day is a blessing, and a reminder of how fortunate I am.

From my family to yours, we wish you a restful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, and fun!

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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.