Today our 8th graders led school mass, along with our 5th grade choir, and we had a special guest! We were so happy to have our Diocesan School Superintendent, Dr. Karen Kroh, with us today. Father Matthew's homily focused on Jesus the Good Shepherd and he reminded us of all the shepherds in our lives, including our Diocesan Schools Shepherd, Dr. Kroh.
He then presented Dr. Kroh with a gift that he made for her personally - a shepherd with a sheep dedicated to each school in our diocese. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful "shepherd" for our schools!
This week, I had the opportunity to pop in on our third graders as they were involved in a Math Meeting. It was so great to see our students working hard and using higher order thinking skills to solve math problems. Shout out to Mrs. Motta for a great learning activity!
Today I popped in during our 2nd grade art class and was impressed with these little artists! Mrs. Haywood started her lesson by having the students discuss the differences between a landscape and a cityscape. Then, they talked about the technique of "layering" and began using their scissor skills to create!
It was so good to be back together for our first school mass of the year! Our 5th graders served as our choir and several other students served as the cross bearer, gift bearers, servers, and greeters. This is always the best part of our week!
St. Patrick School students attend STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) class three times per week. During this time, they investigate, explore, discover, and create through hands-on engaging lessons. This week, I popped in as our first graders were learning about how electricity works and then I watched as they were given a chance to build (using Legos) something they've seen in the world that uses electricity.
It was exciting to watch these young students use their minds to think and their hands to create!
Today as I was walking through the halls peeking into classrooms, I came across a bulletin board display that literally took my breath away. Outside of our 2nd grade classroom, Mrs. Hamilton asked her students to write about "The Best Part of Me". Seeing the pictures and the students' writing on the third day of school warmed my heart!
Shout out to Mrs. Hamilton for creating such a cool project right from the start of the school year!
Make plans to join us for our first PTO sponsored Parents' Night Out event on Tuesday. September 6 starting at 6:45pm. Instructors from The Ballroom KC will be here to give us FREE Ballroom Dance lessons! You might be thinking...but I can't dance! Well...neither can I, but I enjoy free drinks and appetizers and getting the chance to meet new people!
Childcare for this event is FREE! Sign up by clicking the button so we can make plans! We hope to see YOU there!
Trash bag orders are due to the school office by August 31, but you can order trash bags any time throughout the year by emailing us with your needs or by clicking the ORDER ONLINE HERE button below!
It was a GREAT first day back to school! We had so many new faces, combined with all of our current smiling faces, and it all combined to make my heart happy. When I stepped out to the sidewalk, I couldn't help but smile at the beautiful chalk designs our parents created to welcome our students and staff back to a new school year! We are truly blessed to have this amazing community who always show up to support our school!
Back to School Night was a smashing success! We want to thank you for coming out to meet your teacher and see all of your friends. It was GREAT seeing our students smiling faces and hearing the chatter of excitement for a new school year!
We can't wait to see you on Thursday!