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Weekly Family Newsletter

Friday, April 24th 2015




Greetings Families,
I would like to take this opportunity to add some further information regarding the 5th – 8th grade reorganization. 
  • 5th and 6th Grade will be departmentalized (Teamed).
  • 7th and 8th Grade will be departmentalized (Teamed).
This is exactly what our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade currently do.   We are modifying this by teaming 5th and 6th grade staff and 7th and 8th grade staff together.   
Each Team will consist of a Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts Teacher. 
For example:
  • 5th Grade – Homeroom - Teacher #1   Math (teaches 5th Math and 6th grade Math)
  • 5th Grade – Homeroom - Teacher #2   Science (teaches 5th Science and 6th grade Science)
  • 6th Grade – Homeroom - Teacher #1   Language Arts (teaches 5th Language Arts and 6th grade Language Arts)
  • 6th Grade – Homeroom - Teacher #2   Social Studies (teaches 5th Social Studies and 6th grade Social Studies)
and repeat for 7th and 8th Grade. 
Each Homeroom teacher will be teaching religion, first to allow for a full time Language Arts teacher and second to integrate religion into each classroom. 
Students will work out of a homeroom (by grade level) for religion and homeroom activities.
We are also reviewing all instructional tools used 5th – 8th grade to ensure the best scope and sequence of curriculum and instruction with our new model and to ensure the best tools are available for new staff next year. 
To date I have received numerous high quality applications for our Middle School positions.   Our positions are posted in the church bulletin, on the WI.Gov job posting website, and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis job posting website.   If you know of any candidates, please encourage them to apply.   



We are excited for this year's Faith & Wellness Walk, previously known as the Walk-a-Thon.  Our focus this year will remain on physical activity and building a school community as we have in previous years. However instead of the focus on fundraising, we will be using this time to grow in our faith by honoring Mary.  The Faith & Wellness Walk will be on May 6th from 11:00-1:00.

Each grade will be walking a designated route and we are asking students to wear their grade assigned colors.  Throughout the route, students will have a chance to learn about the mysteries of the rosary.  The Faith & Wellness Walk will conclude at the Mary statue, where we will say a decade of the rosary together as a school and enjoy a picnic lunch.  Each student will need to bring a lunch that day. 

We are excited for this new community faith-filled activity and would love any help that you can offer. This would include volunteers for crossing guards, check points on the walk and helping the morning of with any last minute needs for organization. Please go to VolunteerSpot or let your child's classroom teacher know if you are available. 

Thank you,
St. Patrick School Staff

Class Colors:
PreK: Rainbow or Tie Dye
Kindergarten: Red
1st: Orange
2nd: Yellow
3rd: Green
4th: Blue
5th: Purple
6th: White
7th: Neon
*8th graders will be assigned to younger grades to help them and will wear the color of their assigned class.


We are exploring the option of summer school offerings this summer; please take a look at this survey if you are interested.


May 8th, 9:30 Mass at church. Second graders wear your First Communion outfits. Pictures will be taken after Mass with photographer Kelly Kenall. Parents should take their second grade students directly to church that morning, they will rehearse @ 8:45.

The following activities are currently seeking sign-ups on Volunteer Spot. Follow the link at the bottom of this newsletter.

  • Faith & Wellness Walk – Wednesday, May 6th.  Assist staff during the walk to stamp rosary cards, to act as crossing guards along the route, etc. 
  • Friday Coffee Social – Friday, May 8th.  This is the day of May Crowning at Church and will likely to be a large social gathering following mass.  We are looking for 4 more parents to provide food (treats, fruit, etc.) for the social.
  • Playground/Recess Duty & Lunch Duty


There will be Altar Server Training this Saturday, April 25. Candle Bearers are at 10AM, Master Servers at 11AM.


  • 4/27 MAPS testing begins today and continues for three weeks
  • 4/30 6th Grade Field Trip – Festival of Nations
  • 4/30 8th Grade Field Trip – Feed My Starving Children
  • 4/30 5th Grade Field Trip – Minnesota Science Museum
  • 5/2 Women of Grace
  • 5/6 Faith & Wellness Walk, 11AM-1PM, picnic lunch, bring bag lunch
  • 5/7 Bepop with Aesop, 1:30. 5th&6th grade performers, K-4 audience and public
  • 5/8 May Crowning, 9:30 Mass at church, rehearsal for 2nd graders @ 8:45
  • 5/14 1st Grade Field Trip – Como Zoo
  • 5/17 Athletic Banquet, 6:30PM, School Gym
  • 5/19 2nd Grade Field Trip – Crystal Cave
  • 6/3 Kindergarten Prep Family Picnic – Burton Field
  • 6/5  End of Year Picnic, more details later!!


We are in need of large Band Aids – 3Mers, this means you! If anyone could donate larger sizes, with warm weather the playground scraped knees are increasing.

If your child is absent, please call the absentee line in the morning, or email:

The following are the office staff’s schedules:

  • Mrs. Garcia, M-TH 8-4:30, F 8-4
  • Mrs. Landry, M,T, TH, F 8:30-12:30, W 8:30-3:30
  • Mrs. Whitacre, M, T, TH, F 12-4, W 9-4


MAPS testing begins Monday April 27 and continues for three weeks. Please check with your child/ren’s homeroom teacher for specific test dates. Please ensure that your child/ren are present, well rested and have a good breakfast on the day of their tests.


We received an April check for $416. Thank you to all for collecting and turning in Box Tops – our total for the year is $1,228.84. Our fearless leader Kara Kowski has agreed to head this program again for us next year; thank you Kara!

Update: We recently received another check for $169.75 – thank you families for using this fundraiser!


Applications are still being accepted for the Sister Kathleen Agnes Brady Trust Scholarship. The Diocese of Superior shares in this charitable trust which offers partial tuition scholarships to children enrolled in kindergarten through grade eight in the Catholic Schools of this diocese. Families must be active, registered, contributing members of a parish in the Diocese of Superior. All scholarship grants are awarded based on need as documented in the application process.

Application forms are available in the school office, and must be returned to Mr. Bell by June 1, 2015.


Are you trying to get your Spring Cleaning done, but it is becoming a bit of a challenge with the wee one around.  Problem solved, SIGN-UP for our KidsCare-Spring Cleaning.  The High School Mission Trip Team is hosting a KidsCare afternoon on Saturday, May 9th from 1:00-5:00pm at Saint Patrick School.  There will be arts and crafts, games and activities for the kids led by the Team.  Children two years old and up are encouraged to come and have a fun time with these teens.  The fee is $5.00 per child per hour and all monies go towards the Mission Trip costs for the group.  Please Sign-up with Ms. Pieper at by Sunday, May 3rd.  


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Girls’ Basketball Summer Skill Sessions and Camp

Registration materials and information are available in the school office. The program is available for girls entering grades K-9 in the fall of 2015.

HBA Camp Flyer                  Skill Session Flyer

Boys’ Basketball Summer Skill

Registration materials can be found at the Hudson Hoops website:,

click on the links page. Grades K-3 will be July 6-10, grades 4-9 will be July 20-23.

After School 2015 Science Classes

Emergency Room 101. For grades k-5, Wednesdays on May 5, 12, and 19 @ EP Rock Elementary from 4:00-5:15, $46/student.


Hudson Jr. Cheer Camp

Forms are available in the school office.

Tech Camps for Boys & Girls

Forms are available in the school office.

Check out  fun school photos above in our scrolling pics and on our FaceBook Page.


Winners of the raffle ticket drawing for the Samsung Galaxy Tablets with Mr. Bell

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