Weekly Memos

October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S CORNERHoping to see everyone come out for the 2017 Fall Fling. Somehow I have escaped the Pie in the Face contest, but I’m looking forward to enjoying the other games and activities. Better yet is seeing the happy faces of the kids. See you tomorrow!

In Service, 

Ms. Laura    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SCHOOL PICTURES:  Forgot to order pictures?  You have until November 1st to order at this link: https://secure.zenfolio.com/proimagephotography/Preorder70276949/shop     Any orders after that deadline will be priced higher at the archived rate.  There will be a make-up day; it has not been scheduled yet.  Watch for announcements.

FALL FLING BAKE SALE – There’s still time to whip up some goodies:

This year the FALL FLING BAKE SALE will attempt to feature artisanal items, classic favorites and full-size take home desserts in a coffee shop setting. Your delicious items will be sold by chosen donation at the Fall Fling. You can earn one volunteer hour for your bake sale item. Drop off of items on Friday, October 20th at the school office during school hours or on Saturday, October 21st at Kennedy Hall from 7:45 – 9:30. Please wrap individual items like cookies and brownies in plastic wrap for easy take away. Also deliver items in disposable containers because we will not be able to return the container.  We will need:

  • Classic favorites (chocolate chip cookies, brownies, quick breads, etc…)
  • Artisanal items (fancy pastries, gourmet cupcakes…)
  • Full-size desserts like cakes and pies
  • Gluten free and vegan treats
  • Chocolate overload items for Ms. Laura (okay, threw that one in to see who’s reading the newsletter)

Items can be homemade or purchased, but please avoid heavily dyed items. Who knows what’s in those things.

FALL FLING WRISTBAND ORDERS: Pre-ordered wristbands are being sent home today but there’s still time to order!  Wristbands gain unlimited access to 13 different game activities with prizes, the bouncing houses, the photo booth and the Haunted House. The presale price of the wristbands is $10 each or $25 for a family of 4.
They will be sold tomorrow as well.  

BASKETBALL BEGINS: Basketball season begins next week. Permission forms are being sent home today so please bring them signed either Monday morning or before practice begins. Unfortunately, we cannot let your student practice until we have the signed permission form. Looking forward to a great season!!!!

FIELD OF FLAGS:  Student Council sponsors the Field of Flags; see the flyer attached to this memo. 

T-SHIRT DONATION DRIVE: (repeated from last week) For the rest of October, the school’s Girl Scouts and Cadettes of Troop 829 will be collecting donations of used t-shirts (adult and children’s sizes). These t-shirts will be used for a community outreach activity where the Girl Scouts recycle the t-shirts over Veterans Day weekend and make them into dog toys for the local animal shelter. If you have any that you can donate, please contact Stacey Wenthur at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 707-365-1006.

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES (repeated from last week)

TRUNK OR TREAT: The school and the parish are hosting a Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 28th on 1:00 – 3:00 in the school parking lot. We are looking for parent volunteers to spook up your car trunks and be on hand to hand out candy as the children Trick-or-Treat from car trunk to car trunk. If you are not able to decorate a trunk and pass out candy, we would certainly appreciate if you sent in a donation of a bag of candy to help supplement the cars who are passing candy out, as we anticipate lots of kids coming. Please let us know if you can decorate a car or donate candy by completing and returning the flyer that is going home with your children today. Candy can be brought in at any time and given to the teacher or to the office. Students arrive at 1:00 pm for the festivities and there will be a costume contest, with winners announced at 3:00. Winners will receive a small prize for the most creative costumes. Considering there will be all ages of children at the Trunk-or-Treat, we ask that older students not get overly ghoulish, which will frighten the younger children, and no weapons will be allowed as part of the costume. Now if it’s a Buzz Lightyear plastic light sword, those aren’t the weapons I’m talking about. I mean weapons that look real and are part of costumes that celebrate violence. I reserve the right to ask any student to change if they come in an inappropriate costume. If this Trunk-or-Treat is successful, then we can build on it in years to come! PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE DECORATING A CAR, ARRIVE BY 12:30 SO THAT YOU CAN BE DIRECTED TO YOUR SPACE AND HAVE TIME TO SET UP YOUR CAR.

HALLOWEEN AT SCHOOL: On the actual Halloween Day (Tuesday, October 31st), students will be allowed to dress down for school in a Halloween-themed t-shirt and jeans (Please no ripped or torn jeans) or in the Halloween colors of orange and black. Students in grades K-8 will NOT wear Halloween costumes to school.

VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM: Students have been working hard preparing for our annual Veteran’s Day Program to be held Thursday, November 9th at 1:30 in St. Brigid Hall. This year’s attire will be khaki pants and polo shirts:

Grades Kg, 3rd and 6th – Red Polo Shirts

Grades 1st, 4th and 7th – Navy Blue Polo Shirts

Grades 2nd, 5th and 8th – White polo shirts (school uniform shirts are acceptable.

If you have pictures of your loved ones serving in the military, please email those to Ms. Szopinski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for our slideshow tribute. Thank you for your help in making this event a success.

ART BY ME: Art by Me is a unique fundraising program whereby parents, grandparents, family and friends can purchase unique and professionally made products featuring your child’s own artwork, and at the same time, earn more money for special projects at the school. Look for postcards to be sent home to you in a Parent Pack along with a FREE gift from Art by Me. You will have the opportunity to purchase over 60 products like t-shirts, tote bags, keychains and iPad sleeves, etc…all featuring the artwork made by your child. Sample products will be on display at school so you can see the quality of the product. Orders are placed online during a specific ordering period. What a lovely and memorable gift. Be on the lookout for this exciting fundraiser soon.

ALUMNI NEWS (repeated from last week) I would like to begin a “Where are they now?” feature in the school’s section of the church bulletin. This feature will highlight the updates and accomplishments of the graduates of St. Patrick’s school. This applies to any student who has graduated from St. Patrick’s. It doesn’t matter when. So please spread the word. If you have an older graduate child or know of a neighbor or friend who does and who wouldn’t mind being featured in our column, please email their information and recent accomplishments to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It’s always nice to see where our graduates have gone and the successes they have achieved since they left our school.

NEW UNIFORM COMPANYFit day for Fall is this Wednesday, October 25th – 3-5 pm

BOOK FAIR: The school Book Fair will take place from October 20-October 27th in the school library. On school days, it will be open from 8:30-5:00 pm and during the Fall Fling, it will be open from 9:00-4:00 pm.

REMINDERS FOR THE WEEK OF October 16-20, 2017:

Monday, October 23rd– Book Fair continues in School Library; Art club 3:30-4:15pm

Tuesday, October 24th – Rosary 10:00 am – Church

Wednesday, October 25th  - Uniform fit day 3:00-5:00 pm; Chess Club 3:30-5:00

Thursday, October 26thSchool Mass at 9:00 – All families are welcome to join us.

Friday, October 27th – Book Fair ends; Spirit Dress Day

Saturday, October 28th – Trunk or Treat – 1:00-3:00

Spirit Shirt Order Form

Yearbook Order Form