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  • Task Force Kicks off Year-Long Work on Global Citizenship, Cultural Competence

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Dr. Derrick Gay will speak to parents on the evening of Wednesday, November 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, and again on the morning of Thursday, November 17, from 8:30 to 10:30 am, to strive to answer this question: What are the qualities our St. Patrick’s students need for success in college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century?

  • Students Build Community of Responsible Technology Use

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    In addition to meeting this year’s teachers, connecting and reconnecting with friends, participating in opening chapels, and getting organized with school supplies, committing to being a good citizen online is an important part of starting the school year well.

    Students across grade levels are discussing how to apply the principles of the Day School Creed—honesty, responsibility, kindness, and respect—to our online interactions.

  • St. Francis Day Chapel And The Blessing Of The Wolfhounds Set For October 4

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    On Tuesday, October 4, at 8:30 am, we will gather to celebrate our Kindergarten to Grade 8 St. Francis Day Chapel. We will welcome back Sage and her son Lido, two beautiful Irish Wolfhounds who have joined us in recent years as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi. This year, we may also have a visit from the new puppy, Rhiannon.

  • Family Fun Day: Advance Ticket Orders Due Tomorrow, Volunteers Needed

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Don't miss out on all the FUN! Get your tickets now, and find a time to help.

  • Volunteer for Family Fun Day, October 1

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, October 1, with games from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and vendor sales from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, rain or shine! Families can volunteer here for one shift. Advance ticket sales end Friday, September 23, order yours now!

  • Faculty Spotlight: Julia Smith, Grade 6 Language Arts

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Julia Smith, Grade 6 language arts teacher, just started her 20th year teaching at St. Patrick's and her first year teaching her own child. When she's not at St. Patrick's, you can find her jamming, pickling, knitting, reading, spending time with her family, and birdwatching.

  • Adjusting to New Six-Day Calendar Rotation

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    New academic calendar enables deep exploration, project-based inquiry, and collaboration while cutting transition time.

  • Horizons Greater Washington Enjoys Its Eighth Summer With St. Patrick‚Äôs

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Horizons Greater Washington students again enjoyed a summer full of learning, enrichment, and fun this year, their seventh here at St. Patrick's and the eighth with St. Patrick's as a member of this public-private partnership. Horizons Greater Washington is a summer-based intervention intended to help economically disadvantaged students continue learning at a time when they might otherwise experience a decline in their academic development.

  • Evening Programs Bring Parents Back To School

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    One of the earliest and best opportunities for parents to hear about the academic and other programs that will engage their children this year is the series of Back-to-School Night presentations that begin next week.

    Upper School Back-to-School Night Thursday, September 22
    Lower School Back-to-School Night Thursday, September 29
    Nursery School Back-to-School Night Thursday, October 6

  • Private Piano, Violin, And Brass Music Lessons Are Now Available

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    St. Patrick's After-School Activites is delighted to offer instrumental lessons from two gifted local musicians. Please take a moment to read more about new instructor Griffith Kazmierczak and returning instructor David McDonald.

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