September 22, 2017
I’m loving the attitude and character that I’m seeing among the children. We held our Student Council elections this week and the kids took it seriously, were respectful of all candidates and were gracious to those who won or who didn’t win. Our sports teams have been playing their hearts out all season and, win or lose, they have done it with great sportsmanship and team pride. Seven more shout-outs will be posted on the school facebook this week highlighting kids who are going above and beyond to be kind, respectful and helpful to their teachers and their peers. I truly feel privileged to be working with such a great group of kids. People often worry about leaving the responsibility of the future in the hands of the next generation. I’m not worried a bit. With our parent/school partnership, these kids are going to grow up to be great future leaders.
STUDENT COUNCIL 2017-2018: The election was held yesterday and the results are in. The officers for the 2017-2018 Student Council are:
President – Lydia Sims
Vice President – Jackson White
Secretary – Sara Uharriet
Treasurer – Jaslynn Thomas
Commissioner of Publicity – Ella Roland
Commissioner of Religious Affairs – Brandon Nicolas
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Student Council officers and we look forward to working with you this year.
HURRICANE HARVEY AND IRMA RESPONSE RESULTS: All donations are in and tallied. We are pleased to announce that our students raised $2,544.68 for the NCEA Student-to-Student Hurricane Relief Drive. Most classes met their goals and some exceeded them. Many thanks to all who contributed to this worthy cause.
ESL CLASSES FOR ADULTS: Do you know that FTCC is offering ESL classes (English as a Second Language) at Saint Patrick on Tuesday and Friday morning from 9:00 to 11:30? All that you need to do is go to the FTCC campus and sign up for this class. Nursery is available at no cost.
¿Sabías que el FTCC está ofreciendo clases de ESL (Inglés como Segunda Lengua) aquí en San Patricio los martes y viernes en las mañanas de 9:00 a 11:30?
Todo lo que necesitas hacer es ir al campo de FTCC y anotarte a la clase.
La guardería está disponible sin cargos.
Các bạn ơi! Các bạn có biết là nhà thờ Saint Patrick có giúp dạy các bạn học tiếng Anh vào ngày Thứ Ba và Thứ Sáu từ 9 giờ sáng đến 11 giờ 30 trưa không ?
Vì quyền lợi của mọi người, xin hãy đến ghi danh tại Trường Cao đẳng Cộng -đồng Kỹ thuật của Fayetteville.
Có phòng giữ trẻ miễn phí.
Xin cảm ơn và mong gặp nhau nhé.
Coordinator for Hispanic Ministry
REMINDERS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2017:
Monday, September 25th – Deanery Mass field trip for grades 5-8 to the Cathedral in Raleigh. This is not an optional field trip, so please plan to be in attendance.
Tuesday, September 26th – Soccer and volleyball home games vs. SPJII – 4 pm
Wednesday, September 27th – Interim progress reports will go “live” on Headmaster. Print copies will not be distributed.
Thursday, September 28th – Early dismissal for students (12:15). Extended care will be provided. Parent/teacher conferences 5:30 – 8:30. Inauguration of the 2017-2018 Student Council officers will be held in the church after the 9:00 am School Mass. Parents are invited to the attend the Mass and the inauguration.
Friday, September 29th – Parent/Teacher conferences 9 am – 3 pm – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Sunday, October 1st – Knights of Columbus Octoberfest – all proceeds go to the school, so come out and have fun while supporting the school at the same time.
September 15, 2017
Wow! Seven shout-outs this week for students going above and beyond with KINDNESS COUNTS. Kindness is spreading a little more every week. As we remind the children daily, kindness is a choice they can make. So is negativity. They have to choose which behavior they would rather engage in. So many schools focus on bullying, and of course bullying has no place in civilized society, but bullying is a negative choice. Focusing on the negative, even in an attempt to eradicate, just highlights and strengthens negativity and often backfires on you. We all have faults and negative elements in our personalities. We can never completely erase them from our natures. But focusing on KINDNESS shifts the conversation from the negative side to the positive side. I can’t erase everything negative in my personality but I can make the choice to build up my positive behaviors which then embeds them into habit. Over time, KINDNESS will strengthen, spread and overshadow negativity. Check out our facebook page this afternoon to see who our KINDNESS COUNTS shout-outs go to this week.
PTO NEWS: BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ!!!! Yum: The PTO is hosting a BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ on Wednesday, September 27th from 6-7 pm in the school’s parking lot. If it rains, we’ll move it inside to Kennedy Hall. All school families, faculty and staff are invited and better yet…..it’s FREE!!!!!! It will be catered by Mission BBQ. I went there Wednesday night just to taste test it (dirty work, but somebody has to do it….ha ha), and it has my official BBQ stamp of approval. Please see the flyer attached to this email regarding how to RSVP by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th. Make sure you RSVP so we can give Mission BBQ the correct numbers of participants.
TEST OF THE SCHOOLCAST EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEM: (update) Thankfully, we were only “kissed” by Hurricane Irma and didn’t have to initiate any emergency procedures. The test of the school’s emergency broadcast system went out this past Saturday. It was sent out to landlines, cell phones, text messages to cell phones and emails. So you should have received it on all 4 communication systems if you maintain all of them. If you did not, please contact the office or the SchoolCast number (1-866-665-4384) to update your information on file with us.
HURRICANE HARVEY AND IRMA RESPONSE: (update) I have received a couple of inquiries regarding where the hurricane relief drive funds will go once the children raise them. Below, please note the post from last week which explains this. The only difference is that now, Catholic Relief Services will be distributing the money to both hurricane areas.
St. Patrick school is joining with the NCEA (National Catholic Education Association) in a nationwide campaign called “Student to Student: A Catholic School Response to Hurricane Harvey.” This campaign will begin on Friday, September 15th and run for one week. Students will work with their homeroom teachers to set fundraising assistance goals for their classes. All funds raised will be sent to hurricane relief efforts through the NCEA, working through Catholic Charities and Catholic relief agencies. Classes that reach the goals they set for themselves will celebrate their achievement in the manner that they chose at the beginning of the campaign. Not only will this allow our students to participate in the relief efforts, but it is also a good lesson in cooperative goal setting.
WANTED: BASKETBALL COACHES: (repeat announcement) The middle school girls’ basketball team is looking for a coach and an assistant coach. If you are interested, please contact Karen Fitzpatrick in the school office with your name and contact information. The season begins in October.
BUILDERS AND ROBOTICS CLUB: (update) The information forms and calendar of activities for the Builders and Robotics Club, formerly known as the Lego Club, is going home in print form today. The Bricks 4 Kidz organization that runs this program has changed its name this year to reflect more of a focus on integration of STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). We’ve always had a good participation in this program and anticipate it again this year. This will be open to grades K-2 in the Fall and Grades 3 and up in the Spring. https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=308
GIRL SCOUT UPDATES (reminder): Our current troops that use St. Patrick's as a meeting place are full. We are in need of a Daisy Troop leader and Co-Leader. Daisies are grades K and 1. If you have any interest in being a leader, please contact Tracy Shay at 803-984-1997.
BALLET AND GYMNASTICS: Charlotte Blume Dance Studio offers beginner ballet and gymnastics for ages 5-8 at our school on Friday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00pm. Registration forms are in the school office. The Intermediate or advanced students may call the studio at 484-3466 to find out class times at the studio.
CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATER AUDITIONS: The CFRT is offering Fall classes at the theater. Auditions for Best Christmas Pageant Ever are Sept. 17-21. Please call the theater for more information. 323-4234.
REMINDERS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2017:
Saturday, September 16th – Boys soccer tournament at Highland Middle School
Monday, September 18th – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Teacher Professional Development Day. Boys soccer gave vs. Fayetteville Christian – Girls volleyball game vs. Fayetteville Christian – GOOD LUCK TEAMS!!!!
Thursday, September 21st – Girls volleyball – home game against Northwood - Boys Soccer– home game against Sandhills Classical.
Friday, September 22nd – Hurricane Harvey relief campaign ends – Students determine if they have met their class established goals. Also, join us for the school rosary at 2:15 in the church
Monday, September 25th- Deanery Mass field trip for grades 5-8 to the Cathedral in Raleigh. This is not an optional field trip, so please plan to be in attendance.