Weekly Family Newsletter
Friday December 8, 2017
Mr. Bell: Lunchroom Wisdom
Lesson learned from a preschooler: Cheez-It snack crackers have salt on
them. If you put them in your eyes the salt will hurt, so don’t put Cheez-It
crackers in your eyes.
Now we know.
Fr. John’s Weekly School Chronicle
The excitement for the week was traveling with
our 7th and 8th graders to Wolf Ridge, an environmental
learning center north of Duluth. This annual trip is a great opportunity for
our kids to bond, spend time outdoors, and learn a variety of skills and
lessons. One lesson that always seems to be a struggle for many is how to dress
when you will be spending three hours outside and the wind-chill is -16. I
enjoy being able to interact with the kids in a different environment – I see
them in new ways and they see me in a setting away from school or church as
well. I also offered Mass for the kids there – inside!
Coming back we celebrated the Solemnity of the
Immaculate Conception. I really enjoy being able to celebrate Mass with our
kids, but especially when we gather at our church. It is a special opportunity
for kids to be able to pray together with their teacher and classmates. As a
Catholic School, this is something we can often take for granted. It is
interesting to see the reaction of kids who do not attend a Catholic school
when they first hear that our kids attend Mass as a part of the school
Readings for the next Friday’s school Mass can be found here:
Mass Readings for December 15, 2017
Christmas Mass Times
December 24, Christmas Eve: 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM, and 11:00 PM
December 25, Christmas Day: 9:00 AM
12/12 Preschool thru 4th grade
Christmas program @ school, 6:30 PM NOTE
12/14 5th & 6th grade
Christmas program @ school, 6:30 PM
12/15 Mass @ school, 9 AM
12/15 6-8PM Cookies and Milk with Saint Nick,
12/19-12/21 Santa Grams available for 50¢ each
12/22 Mass @ school, 9 AM; Out of uniform, Red and Green
12/22 Christmas Bingo – Donations of small prizes needed!
No school, Merry Christmas!
1/23 – Save the Date: STREAM NIGHT. We are in
need of adult presenters, our theme will be ‘Water’. Topics could include
conservation or scuba diving, or someone from the DNR or city water plant could
present, etc. Let your imaginations flow! For more information contact Mrs.
Harnett, Lohr, Mattimiro, Dumont, or Carlson.
sale – prices increase January 1
If you would like to order a yearbook this calendar
year, the price is still $17.50. It will increase to $22.50 after the first of
the year. Order forms are available in Sycamore under ‘Documents’.
Christmas Program Notes: K – 4
The kids should be in their classrooms by 6:15 (4th grade 6:00 to
get into costume). Everyone except for 4th grade can wear their own Christmas
outfit/nice concert attire. There are a couple of volunteer
opportunities: someone to video the concert so the kids can watch it, and
someone who is crafty who would like to fabric paint some words onto the
costumes. Contact Mrs. Ashwood to volunteer. email@example.com
Ho Ho Ho! To
celebrate the joy of the season, the Saint Patrick Student Council will be
selling Santa Grams on Tuesday December 19, Wednesday December 20, and Thursday
December 21. Santa Grams are candy canes attached to a small card
wishing a very Merry Christmas to friends, classmates, and even the students
themselves! They will be sold during lunch time and cost 50¢ each. Students can
purchase as many as they want! Have a peaceful Christmas season.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your
commitment to our school community!! We are all called to serve our school,
students and staff…and you are doing an amazing job!! Follow this SignUp website link to
choose your spots: http://signup.com/go/5xqiph
Christmas Program Receptions - Tuesday,
December 12th & Thursday, December 14th. Set up,
serve cookies/drinks after our programs & assist with clean-up. We are still in need of 2 adults for
each performance and middle school youth to help serve.
Cookies & Milk with Saint Nick – Friday, December 15th. Many donations and volunteers
are needed to help make this special event a success. Both adults and middle
school youth are encouraged to sign up.
Passport Club – Thursday, December 21st. Be
a Passport Club checker by quizzing students during the school day. Now with
shortened shifts to accommodate busy schedules.
We are still in need of several adults for this date.
ELC trip a
No one got lost, left behind, injured or sick; all
were successful orienteers; everyone climbed the rock wall, where some kissed
the goat; and they proficiently traversed the ropes’ course. Of course all
students fulfilled KP duty and survived the sub-zero wind chills with Shamrock
Cookies and Milk with Saint Nick
are $10 per Family, on Sale in the
School Office. Limited spots still available!
have the privilege of seeing a very special Santa this year, who also visits
the Kelly Art Gallery and Marnie Marie Santa Experience
You won't want
to miss this memorable evening of Christmas cheer and treats, crafts, games,
movies, photos and more! Our theme this year will be “Santa’s
Elves.” When you arrive for the evening, your child will become a real
elf! An elf is a helper who does work to share and spread the spirit of
giving to others. Once your child has entered Santa’s workshop, he/she
can work on many different and exciting projects, enjoy treats and take a break
to watch a movie! Come for the whole party, and when it’s your turn to
get your photo taken with Santa, round up your family and head over to the
chapel, where you will be able to visit with Santa and get your picture taken
by photographer Jacky Cook of JCreative Photography.
or your child are interested in helping with this magical event, please
contact Emilee Wagner to learn more!
Scrip for Christmas!!
Shop with Scrip to pay for your Christmas gifts, OR give
Scrip cards AS Christmas gifts! Either case is a win win. Check out all of our
retailers here: Scrip Order Form
Small donations of toys, games, and gift cards are
needed to award as prizes for Christmas Bingo on December 22. Children are
asked to simply drop them with their homeroom teacher until the date
approaches. Items from the Dollar Store or cans/bottles of pop are totally
fine. Thank you!
Spirit Wear Store
Let's show our school spirit! Each month, we have an out of
uniform school spirit wear day. Those days, students are encouraged to wear
clothing that shows their Shamrock Pride (with uniform bottoms)! Below is a
link to our local spirit wear shop, Imagining World-located in downtown Hudson.
They offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, caps, hats and many more items for
spirit wear days as well as our uniform tops with logos for every other day of
the school year. The following is a list of the remaining Spirit Wear Day's for
the 2017-2018 school year....Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, March 14, April 4, and May 2. https://stpatrickparishschool2016.itemorder.com/sale
Hudson Ski Club 2018
The Hudson Ski Club will once again be sponsoring 5 weeks of recreational
skiing at Afton Alps starting January 4, 2018. This program is open
to students in grades 6th and up. The registration sheet with
additional details is attached to this email or available on Sycamore as a
December – Boxed stuffing, boxed or instant
January – Syrup, pancake mix, facial tissues
February – Bar soap, shampoo, toothpaste
March – Peanut butter and jelly
April – Toilet paper, paper towels
May – Mustard, ketchup, pint jar of mayo
Recycle your aluminum
cans at church
Please remember to drop off any aluminum cans
you may have at the lower level garage at church. Our students crush them
weekly to earn money towards their ELC fees in their 7th and 8th
Links to church