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Parent Memo: October 30, 2020

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER:

Have a blessed All Saint’s Day on Sunday! Although we do celebrate Halloween with the kiddos, we teach it in the historical context of All Hallow’s Eve, the night before All Saint’s Day on November 1st. We have worked on activities and projects in class in commemoration of this holiday. So make sure that after the sugar rush of Halloween has passed, you take some time to talk to your children about the importance of Saints in our lives as being role models of people who followed their faith steadfastly.

In Service,

Ms. Laura

labbo@stpatschoolnc.org

 

SHOUT-OUTS

This week’s Shout-Outs go to the following super students:

Gia Khang – gr 4 – He researched and created a presentation/lessons to share with his Religion class. He presented the material with knowledge and compassion. Gia Khang wants to be a priest one day and he’s already spreading the word of God.

Nicholas – gr 8 – He goes out of his way to be kind to his classmates. He will ask if someone is okay if they fell during the 4-square game. He always expresses thanks for little things and is courteous to his teachers.

Claire and Haela – gr 2 – Yesterday on an exceptionally windy day, leaves were flying into the school every time the door to the playground was opened. Both girls picked up all the leaves to keep our school neat and tidy.

Mia – gr 6 – She brought in adjustment straps for her classmates to use with their masks for better fits. She used proper safety protocol as well in sanitizing the products. It was a very thoughtful gesture.

 

PURCHASING SCHOOL PICTURES

For those who got their picture taken on make-up day and wish to order the re-takes, OR those who wish to order from the first picture day, please see the order link below. You can no longer send in the picture form to the office to order.

 

https://www.proimagedigital.com/p646251951 . Password is shamrocks.

 

LAST DAY FOR THE BOOK FAIR!

Today is the final day of the Book Fair. Thank you for helping us make it a success. All proceeds from our Book Fairs go to purchasing more books and resources for our school library. A big “thank you” goes to Mrs. Ottilige as well for her tireless efforts with the Book Fair.

 

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM

Honoring our veterans and our active duty service personnel is a long tradition at St. Patrick’s. And this year, it will continue despite our current Covid restrictions. We just have to do it virtually instead of in-person. Tuesday, November 10th will be our day to honor our vets. School will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th. The children have been working in their classes to compile a video presentation that will be viewed by the whole school on November 10th and posted to the school’s website, social media accounts and emailed to the parish as well. Please share the video presentation with any veterans or active duty service personnel you may know. November 10th will also be a patriotic dress down day for the children. They can wear jeans and a red, white, blue themed shirt. Please make sure the t-shirts do not represent any political slogans. If you have a picture of a family member who is a veteran or still serving on active duty, please send it via email to Mrs. Szopinski (sszop@stpatschoolnc.org) by Monday so that we can include it in the presentation as well.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY

The parish Middle School Youth Ministry is starting back up for the year on November 11th!

WHO: All students in grades 6 and 7 are invited to attend.

WHERE: The gym

WHEN: Wednesday’s (that they do not meet as a family) from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The first session will be introduction and orientation. Parents are always welcome to stay.

Please contact Carlos Cortez at carlosc@stpatnc.org for questions or more information.

 

The SHAMROCK!

Below, you will see the reservation form to send your child a special message on a special day by painting the SHAM-ROCK. The kids always get the biggest kick out of it. Instructions below.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

November 1     All Saint’s Day – clocks turn back an hour as well

November 10   Patriotic Dress Down Day – airing of virtual Veteran’s Day program

November 11   No School – Veteran’s Day

November 12   End of Trimester 1

November 17   Rosary – 2:15

November 23   Trimester 1 report cards go live on Gradelink

November 25, 26,27 No School – Thanksgiving vacation

November 30   Return to school