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Fr. John’s 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:


MAPS Testing 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!


Upcoming Reminders/Calendar

·         9/19-10/7 MAPS Testing

·         9/22 Two 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 the priesthood

·         9/24 Fall Celebration Dinner, 5-8pm; festivities 5-10pm

·         9/26 4th Grade Field Trip – Interstate Park

·         9/27 Picture 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

·         10/21 NO SCHOOL

·         10/24 NO SCHOOL AGAIN!!

·         10/25 Teacher conferences – all grades

·         10/28 NO SCHOOL


Latin club

Mondays, 8-8:30 am or 3:35-4:05 pm

$5 per lesson, siblings come free

Mrs. Kira's room (186)


Volunteer Spotlight

The following activities are approaching and are actively seeking sign-ups on (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 link: 

·         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 provided. 

·         ELC Trip 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 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 Sports

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 grade team).


– follow this link regarding information for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

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