St. Patrick Catholic School
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It was so nice to see Grandparents and Special Friends at our Mass last Friday. The students had fun showing their guest the school.
September 28, 2023
This past Friday, on September 22, our school community of St. Patrick Catholic School came together to celebrate Grandparents and Special Friends in a truly special way. The occasion was marked by a heartwarming Grandparents/Special Friend Mass, which saw an impressive turnout of grandparents, special friends, and parents. It was a morning filled with love, faith, and gratitude for the vital role that grandparents play in their grandchildren's education and faith formation.
Grandparents provide not only love and support but also a wealth of wisdom from their life experiences. Grandparents also pass on their family stories, values, traditions, and Faith, and nurture the next generation.Their presence and influence in our lives are immeasurable, and they deserve every moment of recognition and appreciation.
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all the grandparents, special friends, and parents who made the Mass a memorable and heartwarming event. Your love and support are truly cherished. You are all part of what makes St. Patrick Catholic School a special place.
I would also like to wish Laura Lockert the best as she moves on, and thank her for the 9 years that she served as the Business Manager for the St. Patrick Catholic School. I have appreciated everything that she has done for the school and helping me as I transition into the principal position. Laura has left a positive impact on the school and the students. Thank you Laura and Good Luck!
Columbus Students Visit
St. Patrick School Night at the NE Iowa Food Bank
Tuesday, October 10 from 6-7:30. Contact Erin Youngblut at Erinyoungblut@gmail.com if you'd like to help.
Leader in Me Week - October 2-6
Dear Leader in Me Families,
From October 2-6, St. Patrick School will be partnering with Leader Valley and 26 other Cedar Valley schools to celebrate Leader in Me Week. This week will be full of opportunities for your family to celebrate your student’s leadership both at school and at home.
Leader in Me provides our students with opportunities to build leadership and employability skills for success in school and after graduation. Through Leader in Me, every student in our school has the opportunity to learn about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, holds leadership roles, sets and achieves goals, takes ownership of their learning, and has a voice in school decisions.
These opportunities would not be possible for our students without Leader Valley’s support. Leader Valley offsets the majority of the costs of Leader in Me for our school and supports our educators as we work to give our students the experiences needed to become strong leaders and learners.
Throughout Leader in Me Week, we hope you will take the opportunity to learn more about Leader Valley and celebrate the impact of Leader in Me on our students. You can participate in Leader in Me Week by:
- Joining in our school’s Leader in Me Week celebrations. See our schedule of activities for more information! A hard copy is also being sent home with your youngest student.
- Following Leader Valley on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/leadervalley to see photos and videos throughout Leader in Me Week.
- Signing up for Leader Valley’s newsletter. Visit www.leadervalley.org/contact to sign up to receive email newsletters highlighting our Cedar Valley Leader in Me schools.
- Donating to Leader Valley. Visit www.leadervalley.org/donate to support the future of Leader in Me at St. Patrick School.
St. Patrick School
Dr. Melissa Reade
K-Gr. 8 All School Photo
School Pictures - it's not too late to order!
School pictures were this week. If you didn't order a packet when your child was photographed, you have 5 days from that day to go online and order. You can also send in your envelope if you forgot it the day of pictures. A package can still be ordered after the 5 days, but there will be an $8 charge added to have your package delivered to your home.
Picture packages can be ordered by going to the Strawbridge Website and enter FM420355
Picture retake day will be Thursday, November 9.
Pet Mass, Tuesday, Oct. 3
Homeroom Parents Needed!
Fall Conferences will be Wednesday, Oct. 18 and Thursday, Oct. 19. Watch your email next week for sign-up information. There will be no school for Preschool-Gr. 8, Circle of Care or Daycare on Friday, Oct. 20.
St. Patrick School Scrip Program
Columbus Sailor Section
UNI Cheer Clinic
The University of Northern Iowa Cheerleading Team is hosting the 2023 UNI Cheer Kids Clinic for children ages 5-12! It will be held on October 14th at Nielsen Field House from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $35 and includes a t-shirt and pom poms. Register by October 1st for a guaranteed t-shirt. Register at this link: UNI Cheer Clinic