Ms. Monaghan's Message - Dec. 21

Challenge, Inspire, Empower, & Serve

Important Upcoming Dates

Jan. 8: School Resumes

Jan. 9: Grade cards available on Sycamore

Jan. 21: No School - MLK Day

Jan. 27 - Feb. 2: Catholic Schools Week

Jan. 27: Catholic Schools Week Student Led Mass @11:00; School Families Potluck Lunch @12:00 (more info to come)

Jan. 29: PTO Meeting

Feb. 1: Noon dismissal, Grandparents Day

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Dec. 24: 4:00pm & 7:00pm

Dec. 25: 10:00am

Jan. 1: 10:00am

Merry Christmas!

Thank You, PTO!!!

Once again, we had a fun filled morning of skating thanks to the generosity of our St. Patrick School PTO! Our students, teachers, and parents had a blast and came back with some great memories (and maybe a couple of bruises!).

Thank you to our PTO for allowing us this wonderful opportunity! We appreciate you!

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Catholic Schools Week

January 27 - Feb. 2 is our annual Catholic Schools week where we celebrate the value of Catholic education and our students focus on their faith and service. This year, we are excited to be adding some new events to our schedule!

January 27: CSW Student Led Mass @ 11 - we will need servers, gift bearers, readers, and perhaps our middle school choir will be singing this day!

Immediately following the mass, our entire school family is invited to attend a potluck lunch in the gymnasium. Each grade level will be given a different item to bring. Our student council will host a Bake Sale at this event and there will be a Cake Walk, board games, and more!

January 29: Be watching for an exciting evening opportunity in the works!

Feb. 1: Grandparents Day - Grandparents are invited to attend from 8:30 - 10:30 (or stick around for our staff/8th grade volleyball game). We will also dismiss at noon this day.

We will also have several other exciting events this week, so be watching upcoming newsletters for more information.

How Can You Keep Your Child's Brain Working Over Christmas Break?

1. Relax! So much running takes place throughout the year. Use this nice long break as a chance for your child (and you!) to relax and have some unscheduled fun!

2: Read, read, read! Visit the library, let your child pick out any book he/she wants. Comic books? Sure. Picture books? Yes! Books below his reading level? Why not? It doesn't matter what your child reads, so long as he/she is reading!

3. Play a board game. Not a video game, not the XBox, not on their cell phone. Pull out an old fashioned board game and host a family game night!

4. Create. Build a fort in the living room, get out some craft supplies (egg cartons, tape, paper towel tubes, construction paper) and allow your child to create something new, hand him/her some crayons and a piece of blank paper. Whatever you have around the house, use it to allow your child to use his/her imagination and just be creative!

Birthdays This Week

Thank You 5th Grade Parents!!!

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Thank You, Mrs. Tran!

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Thank You School Families!

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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.