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Weekly Family Newsletter

Friday, March 27th, 2015


No school next Friday, April 3 or Monday, April 6.

Triduum and Easter Services

  • Holy Thursday, 7PM mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • Good Friday, 1PM Passion of the Lord, 7PM Stations of the Cross
  • Easter Vigil Mass, 8PM
  • Easter Sunday Masses, 7, 9, and 11AM

The following activities are currently seeking sign-ups on Volunteer Spot

  • GALA – Raffle/Event Ticket Sales at Church (various dates/times after all masses)
  • GALA - Set-Up and Decorate (Friday, April 10th)   
  • GALA - Clean-Up (Sunday, April 12th)
  • Friday Coffee Social (dessert donation) – Friday, April 10th 
  • Playground/Recess Duty & Lunch Duty

Volunteers, PLEASE, if you know that you will not be able to fulfill a spot for which you signed up, either contact Stacie Ramthun (volunteer coordinator) directly or cancel your spot on the Volunteer Spot website ASAP so another volunteer can be acquired. We appreciate your consideration.  Thank you!

 Please follow the link at the bottom of the Newsletter to sign up for any of these activities.


  • 3/27 KC Fish Fry - desserts needed; Stations of the Cross, 7PM 
  • 3/29 Community Expo - Spring Showcase, ShamRocks perform at 2 PM
  • 3/31 Field Trip - Grade 7 to Park Square
  • 4/2 4th Grade Field Trip to CCH
  • 4/2 Holy Thursday, 7pm Mass of the Lord's Supper
  • 4/3 Good Friday, no school; 1pm Passion of the Lord, Stations of the Cross, 7PM
  • 4/4 Easter Vigil Mass, 8:00 PM
  • 4/6 No school, Easter Monday
  • 4/9 Talent show tryouts
  • 4/11 Gala Honoring Our Past, Cultivating our Future
  • 4/11 Women of Grace (date changed due to Easter) Meet in Conference Room at Church
  • 4/24 Talent Show
  • 4/30  6th Grade Field Trip - Festival of Nations
  • 5/2 Women of Grace

Gala - April 11, Honoring Our Past, Cultivating Our Future

The countdown to our 15th Annual Gala is on! There are a mere 15 days until we celebrate our 15th annual gala.  You may be asking "What does this have to do with me?"  In a word - EVERYTHING! 100% parent support will guarantee a successful gala!  Even if you don't plan to attend you can:
  • Buy raffle tickets. We are counting on each school family to purchase or sell at least twelve tickets.  The proceeds from the raffle ticket sales benefit our school.  Each ticket is entered into a drawing for a chance to win many great cash prizes including the grand prize of $1,000!  The two classrooms that sell the most tickets will win a movie party in their classrooms.  In addition, every student who sells 10 or more tickets is entered into a drawing with a chance to win one of two Samsung Galaxy tablets!
  • Donate an item for the auction
  • Make a contribution
  • Help with setup
  • Help with tear-down
You may register at either the school or church office, or by following the link at the bottom of this Newsletter.

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 scholarships to children enrolled in kindergarten through 8th Grade 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. 

Application forms are available in the school office, and must be returned to Mr. Bell by June 1, 2015.


Mike Germain, who received lung transplants on March 17, is recovering well, and recently moved from ICU to a private room. If anyone would care to donate homemade meals or gift cards for restaurants or gas, the website is: Please continue to pray for Mike’s recovery and all the family during this time. They are truly grateful for your overwhelming support. They also ask that we pray for the young woman whose lungs he received, and the grief her family is experiencing.

Spring Showcase

Shamrocks perform @ 2pm at the Community Expo, Hudson Sports & Civic Center, 1820 Hanley Rd. 

VCR Received!

Thank you to Joyce Bauer for her generous donation of a VCR/DVD player. Mr. Kanavati will appreciate it!

Piano Student Accomplishments

Saint Patrick piano students of Lisa Zwiefelhofer participated in the Wisconsin Music Teachers’ Association auditions at UW-River Falls on March 21. They included: Maria Annen, Julia Annen, Anthony Annen, Sara Hoffman, and Megan Schmidtknect. Special congratulations to Julia and Sara who will play at the Honors Recital on March 29, and Sara will also advance to the Badger Competition in May.



We recently received an email from our rep at Gobuylocal saying that in the last two weeks we had earned $119 in donations.  THANK YOU to all who are using this easy low key way to support our fabulous school!!!  If we reach $500 we receive a matching $500.  Each little bit helps!  Keep up the good work!  And you know that you don’t have to cut anything out – just copy the coupon to your smart phone and show it at the checkout register.  To sign up and check out the coupons, simply follow the link at the bottom of this Newsletter.


The Wisconsin Badgers are still alive in the NCAA basketball tournament! Root them on to a National Championship!


In Honor of National Reading Month, the teachers of Saint Patrick School would like to give a gift to our youngest students and our future students.  Each day during the month of March we will post a bedtime story read by one of our teachers or staff members on our YouTube Channel:  SPS Bedtime Stories. 

You can subscribe to our channel to receive a notification when a new video is posted, or you can just log in each night. We've had fun making them, and we hope you enjoy them too! 


·       Click here for Hudson School District Summer Class Offerings:


HALOS is a nonprofit foundation supporting families of child loss.  They are looking for volunteers to help at their annual 5k on August 1st at Lakefront Park in Hudson.  If any individuals or groups would be interested in volunteering, please email at: 
to receive more details from coordinator Rachel Hall.

Girls’ Basketball Summer Skill Sessions and Camp

Registration materials and information are available in the school office. The program is available for girls entering grades K-9 in the fall of 2015.

HBA Camp Flyer                  Skill Session Flyer

Check out  fun school photos above in our scrolling pics and on our FaceBook Page.

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403 St. Croix Street
Hudson,WI 54016                
Phone    715.386.3941   
Fax        715.386.9453    

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