We will have all school Mass on Thursday, November 1 rather than the normal Friday as we will celebrate All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation. Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade will have their class-mass on Friday. To celebrate the Communion of Saints, we are asking children to dress up as a recognizable saint for November 1. They may wear their costume all day, including mass! Help your child pick a saint which would serve a good role model and has things in common. Students who are not dressed as saints, should come in formal uniform.
St. Patrick’s School will celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 19. We will begin by parading, then going to the gym after for pictures, and finally heading to the classrooms for the end of day parties. Since we are dismissing a bit earlier this year, we are asking parents to come in to help with costumes at 12:45 and begin the parade at 1:15. Please contact classroom teachers for party details.
St. Patrick’s School has been invited to march in the Weston Bicentennial Celebration Parade. The parade will start at 1:00 PM from the Robert Bland Middle School. We are asking as many students who can to please meet us at the roadway between the school and the athletic field at 12:00 PM, noon. Participating students should come in their dress uniform (tennis shoes are okay since we are walking outside). We will be walking together with our school banner and passing out St. Patrick’s Shamrocks to the spectators. We would also like to invite St. Patrick’s Alumni to walk with us. We will have Irishwear for purchase for alumni who wish to show their colors. The path of the parade will be along Fourth Street to Main, up main to First Street and down it. We hope everyone turns out to show their St. Patrick’s Pride!
This year St. Patrick School will unite with the Community Trunk or Treat held at the RLBMS field. It will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 6-7:30. St. Patrick School will have their own designated area and a tent representing our church and school. Set up will begin at 4:30 on October 28th. The event will also feature a Magic Show and Haunted House for everyone to enjoy. Parents interested in reserving a spot should contact Melissa Jordan at (304) 517.8619.
Friday, October 12, St. Patrick’s School will have its Fire Safety Day. The students will be participating in a walking field trip to the local fire house. Our brave firefighters of Weston have prepared a series of activities to increase fire safety awareness, what to do in an emergency, and demonstrate the work of firefighters (e.g. hose work). Please contact your child’s teacher for details and if you wish to chaperone.
Parent-Teacher conferences for Kinder through 8th grade will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM. 4th grade will have parent-teacher conferences the following day, Wednesday, October 24. Parents will receive a copy of report cards at the conference early for participating. Remaining report cards, including 4th grade, will be distributed to students the next day to be signed by parents and returned. Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten do not receive report cards. If you wish to schedule a conference, please call Mrs. Frazier at the school office (304) 269.5547.
The St. Patrick’s School Choir will be following a new schedule starting this week. Rather than meeting after-school on Thursdays, rehearsal will take place during school on Fridays. The students will meet during the second half of recess and during Rule Time (i.e. quiet recess). This change will allow for a slightly longer rehearsal, allow Mrs. Tillman the music teacher to more actively participate, and help resolve schedule conflicts with other clubs and teams. Thank you all for your flexibility!
St. Patrick’s School will have a full-day on Friday, October 12, 2018. This schedule is different than Lewis County. Students who ride the county bus will be dismissed at 1 PM and given assignments to cover missing class-time. These are the only students who are to be dismissed early. Any other parental pick-up will follow normal attendance policies.
Picture days for the school will take place Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10. Pre-Schoolers and 7th grade will have pictures taken on Tuesday and Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade will have pictures taken on Wednesday. Please remember picture days are formal uniform days.
Odyssey of the Mind will have its Open House and Interest Meeting, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 5:30 PM in the school cafeteria. All students from Kindergarten through 8th are invited to participate. Odyssey of the Mind is a creativity competition which focuses on problem-solving, team-work, humor, and versatility. There are a range of long-term problems focusing on robotics, engineering, acting, classical literature and art, and performance. At the meeting, more information will be provided about the program, problems, and the initial set-up of teams will take place. We look forward to seeing our OMers compete!