Weekly School Chronicle
Thursday evening I had the opportunity to watch
our cross country teams run their first race of the season, and for many of our
athletes their first race ever. Having run cross country myself in school, this
always brings back memories. While I enjoy watching all our sports’ teams I
must admit I am a bit partial to the cross country teams. It is a great sport
because everyone participates and no one sits on the bench. Time doesn’t lie,
so there is no arguing. Fans appreciate how strenuous the run is so all cheer
in a positive manner.
Mass Friday morning reminded me why I love our
Catholic School. The three year olds and junior kindergarteners joined us this
week. All the students sat with their Spirit Families rather than their
homeroom classes. As a result 7th and 8th graders sat
with our youngest students. In fact everyone was with students from different
grades. It was fun watching the younger students look up to the older students,
learn what to do at Mass by following their example, and to see the older
students hold the younger students’ hands and walk with them to get to where
they needed to be.
Friday was the first morning that I was in the
school chapel from 7:30 am to 8:30 am, spending an hour in prayer specifically
for our school. It was great arriving amid the quiet of morning, and as the
time went by to have some school noise increase: chairs being set up in the gym
for Mass, conversations going on in the hallway, and buses arriving to drop off
students. The morning came to life. You are invited to join me each Friday when
school is in session from 7:30 am to 8:30 am to pray for our school. I will be
in the school chapel and you are welcome to come when you are able and leave
when you must. You are welcome to bring spiritual reading and we will have a
few Bibles for you to use. We may pray the Rosary or Chaplet of Divine Mercy
together (don’t worry, we will have materials to follow along with). Much of
the time it will simply be quiet but sometimes there will also be music. This
will take place in our school’s chapel and the Eucharist will be present. All
are invited – staff, students, parents, and friends.
Readings for next Friday’s school Mass can be found here:
Starts Next Week
Students in grades 2-8 start MAPS testing next
week. Please check with your child’s teacher if you need to schedule any
appointments for them over the next three weeks. Also ensure that they are well
rested and have a good breakfast each day – just as every other day!
9/19-10/7 MAPS Testing
Hour Late Start Buses will run their normal routes, 2 hours delayed. Before
Care is available from 8:20-10:20 at no additional charge; registration is
required, forms available on Sycamore under ‘Online Documents’
9/23 Mass at school, 9:00am
9/24 New altar and ambo blessing by Bishop
Powers @ the 5pm Mass; also recognition of Fr. John’s 25 year anniversary to
9/24 Fall Celebration Dinner, 5-8pm; festivities
9/26 4th Grade Field Trip –
Day – out of uniform for students getting photographed if they wish
9/30 Mass at school, 9:00am
10/5 JK & K Field Trip – Maple Leaf Orchard
10/7 Mass at church, 9:15am
10/14 Mass at school, 9:00am
10/20 Picture Retakes
10/20 Teacher conferences – all grades
10/25 Teacher conferences – all grades
am or 3:35-4:05 pm
$5 per lesson, siblings come free
Mrs. Kira's room (186)
activities are approaching and are actively seeking sign-ups on SignUp.com
(formerly Volunteer Spot). You’ll also
note below that you have the opportunity to sign up for additional activities
that occur during the year. Please take
a look and consider one of these great opportunities as a way to become
involved at Saint Patrick School. Follow this
Can Crushing 6th/7th Grade for 2016-2017
– Crush cans at church to earn $ for ELC.
Photo Day – Tuesday, Sept. 27th. Assist staff and Lifetouch with photo shoot.
Friday Coffee Social – Friday, Oct. 7th. Provide treat/snack for social.
Photo Re-Take Day – Thursday, Oct. 20th. Assist staff with re-takes.
Food Shelf Delivery – Deliver food shelf donations from
school to church.
Junior Achievement – Sign up to work with
one of the K-4th grade classes in making connections between school
and the real world. Materials
to Wolf Ridge for 7th/8th Grade – December 5th-7th.
Parent chaperone for overnight field trip.
Also, Mrs. Sadrakula is still
looking for a couple volunteers to assist her in the library on a weekly
basis. There are current openings for Tuesday afternoons 2:00 - 3:15pm and Wednesday mornings 10:00 -
11:00am. This is a weekly commitment for the entire
year. Please contact Mrs. Sadrakula
directly at email@example.com if you are able to commit to the library volunteer position as it
is not a job on our website. Thank you!
Wide World of
The 5 – 8 grade girls and boys Cross Country team
had their first meet on Thursday, September 15th – where Tony Weeks
placed 4th out of 239 boys!! Volleyball games start on Monday,
September 19th with home games at 5pm (7/8 grade team) and 6pm (5/6
RCIA – follow this
link regarding information for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
Find the 2016 - 2017 School Calendar Here!