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Fr. John's Weekly School Chronicle

·         I definitely need to spend more time in first grade. I learned this week from a first grader who was reading a story to me in which he wrote about what an Emoji is. I am sure there are many more things the first graders can teach me.

·         One of our first grade teachers also taught me how to set up a blog this week. If you go to the school staff page and click on my picture it will take you to my school blog. Watch for answers to students’ questions on my page (

·         I can’t believe it is already time for the summer send off. It will sure be a beautiful evening to celebrate and enjoy.

·         I can’t wait to see the 7th and 8th grade play “Pirates of Penzance”. The preview at the Fine Arts Festival was great!

***Thought or question for the week: As we have the summer send off, it reminds us that it would be really good time to talk as a family what might be one thing your family will do this summer at least once per week to grow or nurture your faith. 

Upcoming Reminders/Calendar

·         5/20 8th grade students tour Hudson High School

·         5/20 Summer sendoff party 'A Night at the Hop' 6:30 - 8:30PM. If anyone has a 1950s vintage car they would be willing to display, please contact Emilee Wagner at

·         5/26 7th and 8th grade play @ the Phipps, Pirates of Penzance, 7:00PM

·         5/26 4th grade track and field meet, E.P. Rock

·         5/27 7th and 8th grade play, 1:30 and 7:00PM; K-1 Field Trip to the Hudson Public Library

·         5/27 5th grade track and field meet, E.P. Rock; 6th grade track and field meet, Hudson Middle School

Emily Todd is Home!!

Dear friends, families, students, and staff of Saint Patrick Parish and Saint Patrick School: THANK YOU for all of the prayers, cards, flowers, visits, gifts, and support of me and my family during my time in the hospital.  It means so much to us to be part of a caring and supportive community.


A very special THANK YOU to my team in the Faith Formation Department:  Katie Preston, Pam Phillips, Terri Hunt, and Fr. John, who took over my responsibilities as Coordinator of Children's Ministry.

I look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks!


Emily Todd, & Jeff, Jack, Kyle


Faith & Wellness Walk

What a beautiful day!! The students were awesome, the volunteers plentiful, and organizers Mrs. Sadrakula and Ms. Pieper did a fantastic job seeing to every detail along our new route (due to the Vine Street detour). At the completion of the walk the entire school prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet while gathered around the Mary statue. THANK YOU to all who came out and supported our students and kept them safe and organized! 

7th & 8th Grade Play tickets available

Tickets are now available in the school office for showings of Pirates of Penzance! Show times are Thursday May 26 @ 7pm and Friday May 27 @ 1:30pm and 7:00pm. The price is $10 for adults, $5 for kindergarten thru high school students, and free for children under 5 years of age. Come out and see what talented actors and musicians our students are!


Volunteer Spot(light)

THANK YOU SO MUCH to our awesome volunteers!!  Your service to the Faith & Wellness Walk and the Summer Send-Off Party this week helped to make those events successful.  And…thank you to our many parent chaperones for field trip season!!  Our staff is so grateful for your support.  And last but not least…thank you to our 7th/8th grade parent volunteers that are assisting at the 7/8 Musical and Graduation!  These are enormous tasks that take MANY hands to complete. Please consider serving our school community by participating in one or more of the following activities.  Sign-ups are available on Volunteer Spot by following this link: . 

·         Summer Send-Off Party – Friday, May 20th from 6:30-8:30pm – “A Night at the Hop”.  Assist the Home & School Association in putting on a fantastic end of the year party for the entire school community. 

·         K-4th End of Year Picnic – Friday June, 3rd.  Assist our staff with a fun-filled day of games/activities/lunch at Burton Field.   

·         Can Crushing at Church for 6th & 7th Grade Families – crushers needed starting June 11th, and ALL of June/July/August.  We provide this service during the summer months as well.  

1 Peter 4:10-11 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.

A Call to Serve

The Saint Patrick School Committee (formerly called the Education Committee) has openings for anyone interested in becoming a member of this committee. The School Committee meets monthly, typically the third Tuesday of the month, and serves as an advisory group to the principal and pastor. There is also opportunity to serve a more active role on various sub-committees. If you are interested, would like more information, or have questions, please contact Principal Dan Bell at (  715-386-3941), Fr. John, or Lynn Huebsch ( or 651-295-3759), current chairperson of the School Committee.

Gala Results

Dear St. Patrick Families, Parishioners, Alumni, and Supporters,


The final results of our 16th Annual St. Patrick Gala have been finalized! A huge thank you for supporting your Catholic school and parish. With your help we raised $65,900! An event that began with several months of planning, preparation, and prayers culminated with an evening of faith, fun, and fellowship. 

Some of the money raised during this year’s gala will allow our school to acquire more external lighting in the front of the school for safety and improve the sidewalk access for those students who use the bus. Other monies raised will be used to purchase numerous items including such things as 5th and 6th grade science lab equipment, instruments for the Music Department, and gym and kitchen items. 


It is great to see excitement for our school now and for the future so that Catholic education remains an option for the children in the Hudson and surrounding area. Thank you for supporting St. Patrick School – we are all in this together!


With much gratitude,

Gala Co-Chairs Karen Vivian and Kari Schmidtknecht

Other News


Labels for Education

May is double points month! Please check your products at home for Labels for Education and turn in to school. Thank you!

Box Tops Update

We will be sending any remaining box tops contributed in May at the end of the month, so keep clipping! 


Yearbook Orders

A reminder that yearbook orders should be turned in if you would like your child/ren to receive a yearbook. Order forms are available on Sycamore, or in the school office. The yearbooks were distributed Friday, May 13, but a limited quantity is still available for purchase. 



Lead May Challenge

What would May be without a Student Challenge?  Your student has the chance to use his or her know-how, creativity, and trial and error to follow directions and construct and engineer either a tower (K-4) or a table (5-8) out of newspaper and tape.  Details were sent home by email earlier this week and information can be found on Sycamore and LEAD’s Edublog.  Due date is May 27.  Thank you for considering this challenge!

Sister Kathleen Agnes Brady Trust Scholarship

Applications are still being accepted for the Sister Kathleen Agnes Brady Trust Scholarship. The Diocese of Superior shares in this charitable trust which 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 Principal Dan Bell for an application form and complete application instructions. All applications must be returned to Mr. Bell by June 1, 2016.


Save Your Can

Cans. Please save your clean aluminum cans and turn in to the lower level garage at Saint Patrick Church. 7th and 8th grade students who attend ELC (Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center) can get a monetary credit for crushing these throughout the year, thus receiving a tuition break.


Attention Parent/Sibling Musicians!  

This summer Mrs. Douglas will be planning a few masses for a family choir.  The first date is Saturday, June 4 at the 5:00 pm Mass.  There will be a short rehearsal prior to the mass, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the church.  If you would like to join your son or daughter in singing for this mass (or accompanying us on an instrument) or if you have an older child (high school or beyond) who would like to sing with us, please contact Mrs. Douglas at or text 608-628-3526.  Any and all students entering Grades 3 and up are invited to participate, with our without a parent.  


Women of Grace – Upcoming Opportunities

Calendar of Events



Thinking of becoming Catholic or know someone who is? Information here: RCIA info


Faith Formation


Middle School Youth Ministry

Our April focus this month is on the corporal work of mercy "Visit/ pray for the imprisoned".  As part of our monthly activity for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, St. Patrick Parish is having a sock drive to assist the prison/jail ministry. They are also in much need of new or clean sweatpants, sweatshirts, and t-shirts.  There will be collection boxes at school and at church for these items. We ask that you also pray for the imprisoned and those who serve in this ministry. See the Year of Mercy display boards at school and church for additional information or online at


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