Ms. Monaghan's Message - October 26

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, & Serve

Important Upcoming Dates

October 29: Crazy Socks Day: Sock it to Drugs! (Red Ribbon Week); 8th Grade to Poe Plays

October 30: Jersey Day: Teaming Up Against Drugs ( Red Ribbon Week); PTO Meeting

October 31: Noon Dismissal; Trunk-or-Treat; Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 1: No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 2: No School - Fall Break

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PTO Meeting - October 30

Please join the PTO in meeting on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00pm in the school cafeteria! All parents in attendance will receive a student prize wheel chance ticket for every St. Patrick student in their family!


We hope to see YOU there!!

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Trunk-or-Treat

Have you signed up to participate in our Trunk-or-Treat on October 31? If not, please sign up today! We have very few people signed up as of today, so we need YOU! Please contact Mrs. Eads today to let her know if you are willing to join us for this special event.


Let's make this a fun filled event for our students!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Reminder! Parent/Teacher conferences will be held this week. Do you have an appointment scheduled with your child's teacher? If not, be sure to get ahold of him/her today.


Middle School parents - even though there is no set in stone schedule, the teachers are available at various times throughout the day, so be sure to stop by. This way, you can meet with any teacher you feel you need to meet with.


All students whose parents attend conferences will receive a student prize wheel chance ticket.

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Thank You!!!

We want to give a huge shout out to our St. Patrick PTO for sponsoring Mr. Stinky Feet live in concert! The gym was filled with music and dancing and happy boys and girls. We are so grateful to our wonderful PTO for bringing this fun event to our school!
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Alumni Helper Today

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Thank You, Katie!!

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Red Ribbon Week

Next week, we will be joining schools across the country in promoting Red Ribbon Week an effort to raise awareness to the destruction that drugs cause in millions of lives every year. In classes, students will be learning about the harmful effects of drugs and different ways they can lead a happy and healthy lifestyle.


We will also celebrate by saying "Sock it to Cancer", by "Teaming up Against Drugs," and by professing that "We aren't SCARED to say NO to drugs! Please see the link below for how your child is encouraged to show his/her support for Red Ribbon Week!

Birthdays This Week

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Middle School Counseling

We are so excited to announce that St. Pius school counselor, Mariza Cascone, will join our school every Monday to provide a variety of lessons to our middle school students. These lessons will range from developing perseverance, social skills, study skills, social media safety, and much, much more! This program will be a huge asset to our school and we are grateful to Mrs. Cascone for her commitment to our kids.
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Found around the Hallways

ATM

Did you know that St. Patrick now has an ATM on the campus?


Looking to acquire some cash for admission fees for games, concessions, trash bags, spirit wear, tithing or just weekend cash? Please consider using the St. Patrick School ATM located in the entrance to the gym. By utilizing this ATM, each transaction helps support our school. The more it's used, the more money we make to purchase items needed. We thank you in advance for your support!


Taking Care of YOU!

As parents, we give and give and give to our kids. Early morning wake ups, running from practice to practice to game to practice, dinner, homework, youth group, scouts, and the list goes on and on and on. We love our kids, so we sacrifice our time, talent, and treasure to support them in whatever endeavor they choose to partake. If you're like me, though, you often find yourself, at the end of the day, worn out mentally and physically, while running a load of laundry because your son waited until 10pm to tell you his football pants were dirty, running on empty.


St. Patrick School is blessed with good parents who work hard for their kids and work hard for our school. I see you in the pick up line, where you have arranged your work schedule to be able to get here in time, ready to run off to the first event of the evening. I see you stepping up to volunteer for various activities, giving your time to your child, his teams, our school. I hear your struggles with nightly homework rituals and routines, and getting your kids from this tournament to that practice to this rehearsal. I have never had the privilege of working with a more caring, hardworking, selfless group of parents.


In the weeks ahead, the holidays will greet us. We'll be organizing travel or family gatherings. We'll struggle to get our kids to dress nicely, smile for pictures, and eat their dinner. We'll get frustrated as we leave a 3 hour meal where the table was filled with a bounty of turkey and mashed potatoes and green bean casserole and as we're driving home, our beautiful, wonderful child says, "I'm hungry." or "What's for dinner?". (Maybe that's just what happens in MY car on the ride home!)


It's important, though, to stop, breathe, and take time for YOU. As a mom of four, whose kids are growing up and moving onto college, I can tell you first hand that the time will come when things start to slow down in your life. You'll find yourself at home after work with this feeling of..."What am I forgetting?" or "Am I supposed to be somewhere tonight?" only to realize that no, in fact, you have nothing on the schedule. Even though that may sound heavenly as you read this, I'm here to tell you that it is a very strange feeling. While I'm thrilled to have less after school running, I find myself with this new found thing. Time.


Turns out, being alone with nothing to do isn't always as fun as I thought it might be. I find myself wondering, "What did I ever do for fun before I had kids??"


It's important, as your kids grow up that, you don't forget to stop and take care of YOU. Make time for yourself, spend time with friends, keep up hobbies that you enjoy. Of course, we still have a million things to do for our kids, but maybe instead of sitting to watch soccer practice from the car, you could take a walk, listen to some music, and just breathe. Or read a book, something YOU enjoy, while that load of laundry is finishing up. Eat food that doesn't end in "burger" or "nugget". Better yet, find a restaurant you love and schedule a parents night out. Go see a matinee movie that ISN'T a cartoon.


We appreciate all you do for your children and for our school, and we know that every minute you spend with us here is a minute you sacrifice of your own personal time. Thank you for dedicating yourself to the St. Patrick community...and please, find time to take care of YOU! As stressful as the days get, as worn out as you are, I'm here to tell you to make the time now to remind yourself of who YOU are, because before you know it...(see below)

My 4 Bees - July 2005

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My 4 Bees - July 2018

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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.