I hope that you all enjoy a safe and restful Memorial Day weekend. As we remember those who bravely fought for freedom around the world, I thought I would share a prayer with you to honor their sacrifices. May we each pause for a moment this weekend and give thanks for the daily gifts we are given.
On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace.
In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end to violence and conflict around the globe.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Blessings on your weekend!
KUDOS TO OUR STUDENTS for collecting $2900.00 for the victims of the Nepal earthquake!!
PARENTS’ CLUB HOT DOG LUNCH & WATERMELON FEED will take place on Wednesday, May 27. All students will be treated to a hot dog lunch & watermelon to help celebrate our students!
CHOIR FOR GRADUATION Mrs. Rippy is asking for volunteers to sing at the 8th grade graduation on May 29. Rehearsals will be at school on Tuesdays at 1:30 and the choir will need to be at St. Patrick’s Church at 5:00 PM on May 29.
END OF THE YEAR ACCOUNTING Just as you have to settle up your finances each year, so does the school. Statements for monies owed will be coming home in the next couple of weeks so that it gives you time to clear your accounts and get your student’s final report cards. Please watch for your statement, it will be coming home with your oldest student and we a Constant Contact when that happens.
LOST & FOUND Please have your students check the lost and found to see if any of the multiple items of clothing might belong to them. All of the lost & found will be going at the end of the school year!
END OF THE YEAR UNIFORM EXCHANGE We will once again have our uniform exchange the last week of school. Please bring your clean, usable uniforms on the morning of June 1, so that they can be sorted. The Exchange will start on Monday, June 1, after school. Because they will not have uniforms, the students will have FREE DRESS this entire week.
SERVICE HOURS 2015-16 We have 2 openings for Yard Duty for next year. Call Gail if you are interested, 489-1210. You need to have done the Live Scan and the Shield the Vulnerable to be eligible.
FOR THOSE WHO PLAN AHEAD…The first day of school for the 2015-16 year is August 19. The first three days are 12:45 dismissal. Uniforms from the first day. Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 23 – 27. Christmas Break is 1/2 day on Dec. 18 and then no school Dec. 21 – Jan.3. Easter Break will be Mar. 24, half day to April 4. Last day of the 2015-16 school year is June 3.
ANNUAL FUND If you want to make a donation to this year’s Annual Fund and haven’t done so, you still have time! You can either do it online at our website or send in a check. Call the office, 489-1210, if you have any questions about our Annual Fund.
St. Patrick’s School Prayer Corner…
Prayers are requested for:
- Ryan Teixeira, cousin of Jake, Charlie & Sam Ward, who has been diagnosed with cancer and needs our prayers
- Fr. Ken Brown, who is recovering from surgery
- Cheryl Day, Alex Ramey’s Grandmother, who recently had hip surgery.
- For Sr. Rebecca’s sister, who needs our prayers.
- For the people of Nepal and the families who lost loved ones during the recent earthquake
- Darren & Sean Mullin, past students, who were in a bad auto accident this week
- Ron Salisbury, who is fighting cancer
- Dorothy Banks, who is recovering from hip surgery
- Jeff Meier, father of Mrs. Fleming and grandfather of Katelyn, Dylan and Riley, who is fighting cancer
- Gabriel, cousin of Emma, Ludivine and Amelie Zietek, who is fighting cancer.
- Sr. Clare, who is in hospital and needs our prayers.
- Sean Martin, Uncle of Sean Martin, who is being treated for cancer.
- Jakleen Livingstone, who is being treated for a second bout of cancer.
- Faith Debrum, friend of the Crandall family, who is being treated for cancer.
- Gary Nightingale, Grandfather of Grady Pope, who is ill.
- Rick Cosby, Paloma Nava’s Grandfather who is ill.
- Gloria Thompson, who is suffering from pancreatic cancer.
- Lorraine Spargo, Godmother of the McNeill girls, who is ill.
- Jon Stephenson, friend of the Scott family, who is battling cancer.
- Alex Barry, Grandfather of Blake Jack, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
- Miss Bernie, Preschool teacher, who needs our prayers.
- John Machado, friend of the Goodwin family, who was injured in an accident.
- Special intention for Daniel McLean’s family.
- Lori Laningham, cousin of Ridgley Yokes, who is ill.
- Donald Bosshardt, Grandfather of Elaina, whose cancer has returned.
- Phinneus McKenna, 8 year old who is battling cancer.
- David Zachmann, Molly Sinnott’s cousin, who is very ill.
- Topher Cajas, friend of the McLean & Ayala families, who has cancer.
- Tyler Botsford, Leila and Lucy Martin’s cousin who has leukemia.
- Annie McGuire, who is suffering from cancer.
- Ken Blakely, Grandfather of Devyn Dyar, who is very ill.
- Beth Carroll, alumnus , who works to make the Haitian people lives better.
- For all of the men and women who serve our country in the military throughout the world.
CURRICULUM AND ACTIVITY CORNER
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2015-2016 Student Council Officers! President- Shea Zenker, Vice President- Bella Gallegos, Activities – Devan Doud and Publications – Joseph Marrs and Crosby Hamparson. Kudos to all of the students who participated in the election, especially those who ran for office.
EXCITING NEWS Our students are well rounded and have activitiew and interests outside of school. We like to acknowledge when they participate in their chosen sport/activity. This week Kudos goes to Ameilia Miller, Gr. 2, who is part of the Fieve Cities Twirlers, who took hpme top honors at the recent MNBTA California State Championships!
KUDOS to Luke Montoya, Gr. 3, on his recent accomplishment. Last weekend, he won the Player of the Year in the Los Angeles Golf Tour by winning 4 of the 7 tournaments. The following weekend he won is first Jr. PGA Tour in the 11 and under division. Next week, he competes in Scotland in the European Championship for US Kids, being 1 of the 6 players representing USA in his division. In July, he competes in the California State Championship and the World Championship at Pinehurst! Go Low Luke and safe travels to you and your family.
ONCE A CELTIC< ALWAYS A CELTIC…
Kudos to Gabe Rojas (’14) who along with a pianist, won first place in the senior division (5-18 years old) at the Central Coast Exchange Club Search for Talent Contest! Gabe plays cello.
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