St. Patrick Catholic School
Principal's Weekly Newsletter
Clover Patch Preschoolers are enjoying fall with trips to The Patch this week. Shown is the 2-day class on their visit this morning.
October 6, 2022
Mr. Wiebers is out today and a couple of leaders have stepped up to fill in and bring you the weekly letter!
This week we have joined other schools in the Cedar Valley to celebrate Leader in Me Week. Our pet Mass led by Mrs. Kjelsen's class on Tuesday was a lot of fun. It was great to see students dressed up as biblical characters for "I See the Leader in Jesus" day. The seventh and eight graders were especially creative. Yesterday we took our all school group picture in our new school t-shirts. The two of us and one other member of our Leader in Me Week Lighthouse Team got to lead our walk for Iowa's Healthiest State after the photo. It was fun to wave to the Clover Patch preschoolers on our walk.
Today we spent time planning our class service learning projects. Classes also made cards and wrote letters to firefighters and other people that serve us and to residents of the Western Home.
We are proud to be a Lighthouse School where we all participate in leadership roles. We think it was cool to be able to be on the team to lead our first Leader in Me Week and that it has helped us grow stronger as leaders.
There is still more to come! Tonight is the event at Palmers and it will be neat to celebrate leadership with students from other Leader in Me schools. Don't forget that tomorrow students get to dress like their favorite hobby or interest for "Find Your Voice Friday."
Gabi and Nora
Lighthouse Team Members
P.S.: Don't forget to do the family activities at home.
Leader Valley is hosting a free night for all Leader in Me schools at Palmers Family Fun on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5-7 PM. They are asking students to wear their school shirts. Flyer
Students in Mrs. Kjeldsen's class are working with watercolors to create fall-inspired works of art.
Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 22, 6 PM
Fr. Ivan invites students to wear their costumes to 5 PM Mass. Dinner follows Mass in the gym/commons then Trunk or Treat begins! Thank you to CPTO for planning this event for the school and parish. Help make this possible: sign up to donate, decorate a trunk, or help at the event! Encourage your friends from the parish to help and to join us.
Fall Conferences October 19 and 20
- Wednesday, Oct. 19 Conferences 2-6:30 PM. (1:30 dismissal with Circle of Care 1:30-5:30 PM)
- Thursday, Oct. 20 Conferences 2-5:30 PM (1:30 dismissal with Circle of Care 1:30-5:30 PM)
- Friday, Oct. 21 – No School or Daycare for Preschool-Gr. 8
Don't forget to sign up using the information you were emailed.
Easy Ways to Help
Cindy, our volunteer Scrip coordinator could really use some assistance with sorting, picking up, selling after Mass, and/or inventory. Use the volunteer form to let her know you can help or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions. Thank you for remembering to order Scrip!
School Picture Retake Day Tuesday, Nov. 1
If your child was absent, you may order on mylifetouch.com with picture ID: EVTKBMRRK
If your student needs a retake, return the original package to school on retake day.
IN CASE YOU MISSED THESE...
Sailor Nation Sports
- Sailor Nation Baseball Clinic Boys in grades 2-5 may sign up for one or both of the two-hour sessions to be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Columbus High School softball field. More info and the sign up form
- Sailor Nation Basketball Club for 3rd-8th grade girls. More info and registration