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Weekly Family Newsletter

Friday April 28, 2017


Veteran's Baseball Game - Saturday, May 6

Fr. John’s Weekly School Chronicle

·         I had the opportunity to play the old telephone game with a group of seventh graders today. As many times as I have played the game is always humorous and amazing how a message changes as it passed from one person to the next. A simple children’s game still has an important message even for us adults.

·         Walking through the Science Fair this week I have to admit I learned a few things. There was information on some animals I had never heard of, I learned about a new cold spot discovered in the last month on the planet Jupitar, and that there is a machine that measures the breaking point of fish line. A kindergartner also showed me that an apple and plastic ruler both float.

·         This coming week we will be posting another video on our study of the Mass. Make sure you watch the video and enjoy our special guest who is featured on this week’s video.

Readings for next Friday’s school Mass can be found here


Fr. John explains the Mass

Father’s series is already in re-runs! A new installment will be coming next week, but if you missed last week’s episode you can see it here: Mass Explanation #8


Upcoming Reminders/Calendar   

·         4/28 Ultimate Father & Son Game Night Event TONIGHT, 6:30-8:30pm

·         5/3 Spirit Day, uniform bottoms required

·         5/4 2 Hour Late Start, Before Care Available

·         5/5 Mass @ church, 9:15am; Mother/Daughter Choir lead the singing!

·         5/5 Festival of Nations field trip for 6th – 8th grades

·         5/8 Parent Group Meeting, 7pm @ school to discuss the summer send-off sock hop

·         5/11 Fine Arts Festival, 5:30-8pm Art Gallery Open, 6:30pm Concert starts (Art Gallery closed during concert)

·         5/12 Mass @ church, 9:15am – May Crowning

·         5/12 3rd grade to Gibbs Farm; 4th grade – Immigrant Day

·         5/17 Faith and Wellness Walk, 10:45am-1pm

·         5/18 2nd grade to Crystal Cave

·         5/19 Mass @ school, 9:00am; 4th grade to Octagon House; Summer Send Off 6:30-8pm

·         5/23 4th grade to UWRF

·         5/24 Out of uniform – Summer Day; 1st grade to Como Zoo

·         5/25 4th grade all city track & field

·         5/26 5th grade all city track & field

·         5/26 Mass @ school, 9am

·         5/29 No School, Memorial Day

·         5/31 4th grade to Willow River

·         6/1 7th & 8th grade play at The Phipps, Guys and Dolls Jr., 7pm; tickets on sale in the school office - $10/adult, $5/students (through high school)

·         6/2 7th & 8th grade play at the Phipps, 1:30pm and 7pm

·         6/7 Spirit Day, uniform bottoms required

·         6/7 8th grade graduation, Mass at church, 7pm

·         6/8 Last Day of School, out of uniform


Volunteer Spotlight

Please consider serving our school community by participating in one or more of the following activities.  Sign-ups are available on by following this link:  


·         Hospitality Sunday at Church – Sunday, April 30th for Preschool, 2nd, 5th, and 8th Grade families.  We are still in need of several people to help serve hospitality after the 10:30am Mass.  Fruit donations are also still needed. 

·         Faith & Wellness Walk – Wednesday, May 17th.  Assist staff along the route with serving as crossing guards, manning check points, etc. 

·         Can Crushing 6th/7th Grade for 2016-2017 – Crush cans at church to earn $$ towards ELC.  Openings beginning weeks of May 6th, 20th, and 27th through the remainder of the summer.  All 6th/7th Grade families are encouraged to sign up for 2 weeks/year. 


Ultimate Father & Son Game Event TONIGHT, Friday April 28, 6:30-8:30pm

This night of fun is for our preschool thru 8th grade male students along with their father/ grandfather/guardian. Only $10/family.


Hudson Public Library Bookmark Winner – Aiden Nelson!!

The Friends of the Hudson Library recently held a bookmark design contest in all of the 4th grade classes in the Hudson School District. We are pleased to announce that Aiden’s bookmark design has been selected as the winning design from 4th grade students at Saint Patrick School.


The eight winning bookmarks will be printed and made available at the Library’s circulation desk for Library patrons to pick up and use.


Springtime means flowers!

Saint Patrick School is in need of the planter flats that come with flowers. If you purchase your spring flowers, if you could spray off the flats and bring any intact – ie not cracked or broken – to school we would appreciate it! Thank you.


MAP testing continues next week

Map testing – Measure of Academic Progress – continues through May 12. MAP testing is done semi-annually; testing in the fall measures a student’s progress, and the spring testing measures a student’s growth since the fall results. Please ensure that your child avoid any appointments and absences if possible on the days of his or her specific testing. Tests for Mathematics, Reading, Language Arts are given to all students 2nd - 8th, with Science being added 6th - 8th.   


Sister Kathleen Agnes Brady Trust Scholarship

The Diocese of Superior is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Sister Kathleen Agnes Brady Trust Scholarship. This perpetual trust 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.

Interested families should contact the principal for an application form and complete application instructions. All applications must be returned to your Catholic school principal by June 1, 2017.


Veteran’s Appreciation Baseball Game

Saturday May 6 @ 12:00pm the Hudson Raiders will take on the Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes at Grandview Field. All veterans (and the public) are encouraged to attend. Flyer attached to this newsletter.


Order Yearbooks Now!

If you have not yet ordered a yearbook and would like one (or more!) for your child/ren, order forms are available in the school office.


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is July 17-21, 2017 and registration opens WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26.  Click here for online student (3 years old - 5th grade) and volunteer (6th grade - adult) registration.

Box Tops

Please turn in any box tops you’ve clipped by mid-May; Mrs. Kowski will submit all collected because some expire June 1. Thank you!



Mrs. Douglas is looking for mothers and daughters to lead the singing for Mass on Friday, May 5, 9:15a.m. @ church.  There will be one rehearsal on Thursday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m. at the church.  If you are interested in participating, please text or email Mrs. Douglas:  608-628-3526 or


3Mgives Volunteer Match

3M Provides Grant to Saint Patrick School on Behalf of 3M employee and Saint Patrick volunteer Patty Meagher.


3Mgives has donated $250 in recognition of Patty Meagher’s commitment to the Saint Patrick community, where she has donated (at least) 50 hours. As a volunteer,  she has given her time coaching both cross country in the fall and baseball in the spring, serves on the School Parent  Group (formerly Home and School), and continually steps forward when any type of service is needed.


3M is a recognized global leader in corporate giving, strategic philanthropy, volunteerism and community engagement. In 2015, 3M donated more than $72 million to non-profit organizations, and 3Mers devoted over 300,000 hours to volunteer activities. For more information, visit and follow us @3M.


Annual Fine Arts Festival 

Come join our students at Saint Patrick School as they share their artistic talents in the Annual Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, May 11. There will be over 600 pieces of artwork selected from every student Kindergarten-Eighth; the Art Gallery is open from 5:30-6:30pm. Musical performances begin at 6:30pm with PreK and JrK students, Fifth and Sixth Grade Music, ShamRocks Swing Choir, the Saint Patrick and Trinity Band, and a preview to the Seventh and Eighth Grade Guys and Dolls Jr. play. 



Faith and Wellness Walk

Calling all Families!  Come join our Saint Patrick students and staff in our Faith and Wellness Walk on Wednesday, May 17th from 10:45am - 1:00pm. We will be walking throughout the neighborhood learning about the Eucharist and the Mystery of the Body and Blood of Christ. Our time together continues with a picnic lunch outside. We will conclude with a Corpus Christi walk around our school block and a time of Adoration together in the gym. We are in need of volunteers starting at 10:15am who can help as crossing guards or manning checkpoints.  Please sign-up on Volunteer Spot and join us for this wonderful day together in faith and prayer. 



Pre-K through Grade 3 are invited to create their own Earth Day Critter from only recyclable materials and complete a sheet about the Critter.  Grades 4-6 are invited to write a poem about the earth for Earth Day.  Come see the samples by the LEAD Room.  And finally, Gr. 6-8 are invited to choose a poem and sign up to be a part of a Poetry Slam, TBA! Information and materials can be found on the LEAD Edublog.  Remember, there's always more to learn.  Thank goodness!


Food Shelf Schedule Recommendations

·         April – Baby Diapers, Toilet Paper, Crackers

·         May – Mustard, Ketchup, Mayonnaise


Women of Grace

Follow this link to learn about upcoming dates: Women of Grace


RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Please click on this link for more information: RCIA or contact Deacon Howard Cameron or Katie Waldal. 




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