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Weekly Family Newsletter

Friday February 16, 2018


Fish Fry Friday!! 4:30 – 7 PM, lower level Church

Any student who wishes to sell Gala Raffle Tickets at the fish fry may obtain packets from Mrs. Vivian or Mr. Bell. The family packets will be going home in the next week. 


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

Mass Readings for Friday, February 23, 2018


Upcoming Reminders/Calendar   

·         2/16 Fish Fry at church, 4:30 – 7:00 PM

·         2/23 Mass @ school, 9:00 AM

·         2/23/18 Winter Olympics @ Burton Field! K-8th grades, please sign up here:

·         3/2 Mass @ church, 9:15 AM

·         3/5-3/9 No School Spring Break

·         3/14 Spirit wear out of uniform

·         3/16 Mass @ school, 9:00 AM; Out of uniform green & white, St. Patrick’s Day carnival

·         3/16 7th & 8th grade dance, 7-9 PM

·         3/23 Mass @ school, Blankets for a Brighter Day, assembled by Spirit Families. See below for details.


Volunteer Spotlight

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your commitment to our school community!!  Together we were able to have a successful book fair and prepare meals for our awesome teachers during both nights of conferences this past week – THANK YOU!  And…because of you, we were able to secure enough desserts to cover the first KC Fish Fry tonight – AWESOME!  For future signups, follow this SignUp website link for all school events/activities to choose your spots:

·         Passport Club – Thursday, February 22nd.  Be a Passport Club checker by quizzing students during the school day.  Now with shortened shifts to accommodate busy schedules.  We are still in need of several adults for this date.

·         Winter Olympics – Friday, February 23rd.  Parent volunteers needed to help with set up at the park, running events, and preparing a hot chocolate reception for when students return back to school.  

·         KC Fish Fry Dessert Donations – Fridays, March 2nd, and March 23rd.  MANY desserts needed for both dates.  We need a total of 70 desserts each date.


Also, at the Parish level, the I GOT TIME! service group will be hosting events on March 18th at Hudson Community Food Shelf and on April 8th they are working with Blankets for a Brighter Day.  Please follow this link for more information and to sign up for I GOT TIME! events:


Got Fish?


Blankets for a Brighter Day

This is an organization founded by Katelyn and Shannon Baier of our parish and graduates of Saint Patrick School. Katelyn was diagnosed in 2008 with Crohns Disease, and has had three surgeries and countless procedures, most of them at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. Working with the Child Life Department at the hospital, her foundation now donates tie blankets to be given to children in difficult situations facing surgeries, procedures, or complicated tests.


We are looking for donations of fleece material for two upcoming events: 2 pieces of 1.5 yards (1 piece for each side of the blanket), OR you can donate money to go towards the purchase of fleece. Donations may be made to the school or church office to St. Patrick”. On Friday March 23 after the school Mass, Saint Patrick students – working in Spirit Families – will have a service project to make tie blankets for this organization to donate to the hospital. On Sunday April 8 in the church basement from 9:45 AM – 2:00 PM, the I GOT TIME service project will also be assembling blankets.  Visit our church website if you would like to part of this parish wide event at  To learn more about Katelyn and Shannon’s organization, go to their website: Thank you very much for any donation you might provide!


BoxTops Collection – March 1

Please keep clipping BoxTops, but also bring in to school! Our next turn in date is March 1, so please bring in next week!



Eagle Scout Project

Cameron Knott is a junior at Hudson High School working on his Eagle Scout Project for Boy Scouts. He will be collecting food for the backpack program for the summer.  Over the next 4 weeks we will be helping him with the following items: 


Feb.  19-23                          16 oz jars of peanut butter

Feb. 26 - March 2             pudding cups / 4 pack

March 12-16                       boxed mac and cheese

March 19-23                       canned carrots


This is in addition to our regular monthly food shelf collections; if your child brings in for the Eagle Scout Project or regular collection, the class will get credit for either.



The 2018 Winter Olympics have begun in South Korea!  Saint Patrick School will be participating with our own Winter Olympics Day on FridayFebruary 23.  Each classroom will create its own country, complete with a flag.  We will learn about each other's countries, hold an Opening Ceremony, compete in events like curling, snow sculpting, sledding and more, and return to school for a hot chocolate reception.  Events will take place at Burton Field for K-8.  We are looking for parent volunteers to help with set up at the park, running events, and preparing the hot chocolate reception when we return to school.  The day will run from 9am (set-up) until 3:00pm (with various time slots as needed; you can choose whether you want to be part of the whole day or just sign up for times as your schedule allows).  Please sign up on to help with this fun event – spots will be available next week.  Your next chance won't be for 4 more years!


You will also need to fill out the permission form so that your child may walk to Burton. Please click on this link: Olympics

Fish Fry! All you can eat menu – choose a “Theme” or mix it up

Friday February 16, March 2, & March 23

Traditional Fish Fry Theme:


Atlantic Cod (Fried or Baked), Au-gratin Potatoes, Green Beans, Carrots, Coleslaw, Dinner roll, Dessert, Beverage (milk, coffee)


Fish and Chips Theme:

Same as above but with French Fries complete with malt vinegar


Heart Healthy and Gluten Free Theme:


Baked Atlantic Cod, Green Beans, Carrots, Roasted Root Vegetable Medley, Tossed Fancy Salad Greens with Vinaigrette Dressing


Children’s Theme:                   Mac & Cheese 


Beer, Wine, and Fried Cheese Curds available at an additional cost. Take outs are Welcome!

Bring a food item for the FOOD PANTRY. All proceeds help us fund our Knights of Columbus charities

Adults:  $14.00  Children (5 – 12): $7.00    Under 5:  Free

(Price includes all you can eat, beverage, dessert, tip, and sales tax)


Week 2: School Challenge for Families

Looking for a way to PowerUp and keep the School Challenge going this week at home? Visit this link to view recipes and other fun activities.


Earn wellness dollars for your school! Like PowerUp on Facebook and the picture associated with your child’s school in the 2018 School Challenge photo album.


Did you get a chance to check out your child’s PowerUp family magazine? There are more recipes and games inside along with a chance to participate in a Power Chef Recipe Contest! Learn more on the center insert in the PowerPack magazine or visit


Give a man a fish,

and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime. But tonight – Go to the fish fry!


District Summer School and Summer Swim

Full information can be found here: District summer offerings


Individuals Giving Of Time and Talent In Missionary Experiences


Over 20 parishioners volunteered at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan MN on February 10 (Actually 50 had signed up, but numbers plummeted with sickness).  As part of a team of workers who put together nutritious meals for children in third world countries, our group packed 220 boxes, or 47,520 meals. This is enough to feed 130 children for a year! What a remarkable gift of time to help others in need. THANK YOU volunteers.  Next month, we will offer an opportunity to assist our local food shelf in Hudson on Sunday, March 18.  Watch the bulletin for details, or go to the parish web page: and click on I GOT TIME. Just sign up, show up, and get to work!

Here is the list of our upcoming activities:

·         Sunday, March 18:   Hudson Food Pantry, St. Patrick Church Hall

o   Sort, pack, organize, clean our local food pantry

·         Sunday, April 8:   Blankets for a Brighter Day, St. Patrick Church Hall

o   Make fleece blankets for children’s hospital

·         Saturday, May 12:    Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

o   Packing and sorting of food collected in Hudson


Spirit Wear Store

Let's show our school spirit! Each month, we have an out of uniform school spirit wear day. Those days, students are encouraged to wear clothing that shows their Shamrock Pride (with uniform bottoms)! Below is a link to our local spirit wear shop, Imagining World, located in the old Perkins building on Crestview Drive. They offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, caps, hats and many more items for spirit wear days as well as our uniform tops with logos for every other day of the school year. The following is a list of the remaining Spirit Wear Day's for the 2017-2018 school year....Feb 7March 14April 4, and May 2. We also have a few T-shirts and sweatshirts available for sale in the school office.


Opening Your Heart Connect Coffee Talk:  Marriage - Transformed by Grace

Did you enter your marriage with expectations?  While some things are the way we hoped, there may be areas of disappointment or sources of deep dissatisfaction and pain.  So where should we turn with those unmet expectations?  We turn to Christ. Nothing is hidden from his sight.  Please join us for a taste of Walking with Purpose as we discuss how God has our best interests at heart and be ready to watch your marriage be transformed by His grace. All women are welcome - no need to be signed up for the weekly Bible Study. Just come as you are for some fellowship (wine will be served!) and a chance to see what Walking with Purpose is all about.


Monday, February 26

8-9:30 pm

Music Room - St. Patrick Church


“See I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? In the wilderness I make a way, in the wasteland, rivers.” (Isaiah 42:19)


Walking with Purpose is a women’s Catholic Bible study held on Mondays from 8-9:30 pm at St. Patrick Church from October through May.  The program aims to bring women to a closer relationship with Christ.  Personal study and small group discussions at WWP each week link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.  For more information, contact Susan Gotrik at or Jessica Timmerman at


Food Shelf Recommendations:

February – Bar soap, shampoo, toothpaste

March – Peanut butter and jelly

April – Toilet paper, paper towels

May – Mustard, ketchup, pint jar of mayo


Recycle your aluminum cans at church

Please remember to drop off any aluminum cans you may have at the lower level garage at church. Our students crush them weekly to earn money towards their ELC fees in their 7th and 8th grade years


Links to church sites:

RCIA  or  Women of Grace







We welcome families from all religious, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds, who desire an exceptional education. 

“We never want money to stand between a family and giving their child a great education.”


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