School News

More than two dozen Grade 5 students joined Grade 5 teacher Laura Philips, early-childhood science teacher and Director of Sustainability Sam Mason, and science teacher Will Cook along with seven other St. Patrick's faculty and staff in an experiential learning adventure in Glover-Archbold Park. Students hiked a two-mile trail and engaged in nature exploration along the way. The focus of this adventure was to enjoy and appreciate the great outdoors, as well as to examine features of biodiversity. Our greatest hope for this Hike & Explore experience, and other upcoming hiking pop-ups, is that students become environmental stewards, keeping natural settings healthy and vibrant.

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The girls Grade 6 soccer team captured the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) championship with a 3-1 victory over Congressional. The championship is the girls Grade 6 soccer team's fifth title in seven years. The Wolfhounds dominated play, storming out to a 3-0 lead and never looking back. Congratulations to the Wolfhounds and Coach Arce on a wonderful season!

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We are pleased to invite you to a presentation to celebrate the conclusion of this inquiry study—Grade 3 parents and friends, please join us on Thursday, November 14, from 8:30 to 9:30 am to learn about students' interdisciplinary study of the United States. Beginning in the Gymnasium & Performance Center and continuing in the Grade 3 classrooms and the Design Lab, students will share their learning process as well as all that they uncovered about the states. This celebration will mark the culmination of the Grade 3 interdisciplinary unit of study focused on the United States, which incorporates work in music, social studies and library research, and art. We look forward to sharing our learning with you!

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Our annual Community Folk Dance will be Friday, November 15, with all students in Grades 1 to 8 participating. Parents are invited to join students and faculty and staff for this toe-tapping event. Music teachers Betsy Sebring and Laura Petersen will lead instrumentalists, dancers, and singers in a variety of dances representing many cultures around the world as different grades cycle through the Gymnasium & Performance Center during the day. 

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Yesterday, St. Patrick's tested its emergency broadcast system. This system is used primarily to notify you of weather-related delays and closings. The test was designed to verify the contact information we have for you, and you were notified on all devices listed in your contact information in Veracross. Our system is set up to email and text, meaning you should have received an email and/or text message for each entry in your record. If you were satisfied that the calls, emails, and texts reached you at the correct locations, there is nothing for you to do. If you did not receive the information where expected, please log into the Parent Portal and update your information. To see instructions for doing so and the change in weather-related notifications this year, click "Read More."

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Grow your personal library while supporting the Parents Association! Join us and shop at the Book Fair from Tuesday, November 19, through Thursday, November 21. Tomorrow, Friday, November 8, is the final day to submit expense authorizations for the Book Fair. Please note that your child must have a completed authorization form to purchase books with his/her class! 

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