OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Saint Patrick School serves students in preschool through eighth grade. We are dedicated to providing quality education within a caring family atmosphere, deeply committed to Christian values.
This commitment encompasses:
- Instilling Catholic/Christian doctrine and ideals
- Creating an environment of academic excellence through quality education
- Fostering parent involvement in meeting educational goals
- Providing experiences and opportunities to serve the larger community
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Extended Care is a before and after school program which include students whose parents work late or are late to pick them at dismissal.. The students are required to do their homework from the time they get to extended care until the time they are done or their parents pick them up. After homework time, which is 3:30 p.m., the students are provided with snacks and drinks which are allergen free. Also, students with various allergies have their allergies listed and care providers make certain that they do not eat any harmful food.
Extended Care can be very crowded at times, and it seems to be hard for two or three adults to be able to keep up with all of the students. This is why there are ten students per adult supervisor. To keep track of all of the students, their names are written on a sign-in/ sign-out sheet when they enter Extended Care.. When all of the students are signed in, the supervisors take a roll call. Periodically, during Extended Care there is another roll call to make sure all the students who have not been picked up are accounted for. When the students are picked up, the adult must sign the sign-in/sign-out sheet as well as the time they picked up the student.
To ensure a safe environment for all of the students, they are required to follow school rules at all times. If they opt not to follow school rules they are reprimanded and must face the consequences. The adults that work in Extended Care are very vigilant, and responsible.
I interviewed Mrs. Rearick the head of Extend Care as follows:
Q. How long have you worked in Extended Care?
A. " This will be my fourth year."
Q. Do you enjoy working in Extended Care?
Q. Why do you enjoy working in Extended Care?
A. " I like working with children, and helping them with homework. I like watching them grow from the beginning of the year to the end year after year."
Q. What made you want to start working in Extended Care?
A. " Jenna was going to school and I decided to get a job, but I wanted a job where I could still be close to my kids."
Q. What qualities do you want in your Extended Care workers?
A. " The workers have to be good with children, nice but stern, be able to follow as well as enforce the rules, and have fun with the children."
Q. Why are those qualities important?
A. " They are important because it will make the job a lot easier, and everyone can have fun that way."
Q. Why do you think an Extended Care program is important for a school to have?
A. " Because there is a lot of families that work, and need somewhere to send their children. Also, it is a lot cheaper than a daycare, and the children can be around the people they like and know. "
Q. As a parent yourself why would a parent choose Extended Care over a daycare?
A. " Extended Care is cheaper, and convenient because the parents don't have to take their children there. Also the children get to be with their friends."
Q. How do you think St. Pat's could improve Extended Care?
A. " Have more options for the kids to do stuff, especially in winter when we can't go outside."
All I can say is come join us!
And I, Deion, as a member of Extended Care, I also say, JOIN US!
And they win again! The 7th and 8th grade girls’ volleyball team has done it again! They played St. Paul’s in a very exciting game. In the first game, Sammy Devereaux had a fantastic serving streak. She also had a couple amazing jump serves! Jessica Plinovich had a great spike which resulted for us, in yet, another point. Furthermore, Emily Krygoske had an amazing tip. The final score was 25-6.
In the second game, the girls played phenomenal. Jessica Plinovich had some great over- hand serves. Taryn Schermer’s serves were spot- on as she provided the winning serves. The final score of the second match was 25-10. Great job girls! St. Pat’s is proud of your victory.
GO ST. PAT’S!