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
Ultimate Father & Son Game Night Event TONIGHT, 6:30-8:30pm
5/3 Spirit Day, uniform bottoms required
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 &
5/26 5th grade all city track &
5/26 Mass @ school, 9am
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
6/2 7th & 8th grade
play at the Phipps, 1:30pm and 7pm
6/7 Spirit Day, uniform bottoms required
grade graduation, Mass at church, 7pm
Day of School, out of uniform
Please consider serving our
school community by participating in one or more of the following
activities. Sign-ups are available on
SignUp.com by following this link: http://signup.com/go/5xqiph
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.
Father & Son Game Event TONIGHT, Friday April 28, 6:30-8:30pm
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
The eight winning bookmarks
will be printed and made available at the Library’s circulation desk for
Library patrons to pick up and use.
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
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
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.
Appreciation Baseball Game
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.
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)
turn in any box tops you’ve clipped by mid-May; Mrs. Kowski will submit all
collected because some expire June 1. Thank you!
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 www.3Mgives.com 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
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
Deacon Howard Cameron or Katie Waldal.
Find the 2016 - 2017 School Calendar Here!