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Thursday
Jul102014

Letter from Father Meade

TO: School Families FR: Fr. James Meade DT: 10 July 2014 RE: School Enrichment Programs and Activities for 2014-2015

I hope God is blessing all of you with a rejuvenating summer! I wonder how your students’ Summer Assignment work is progressing. One student told me years ago that the last week of July was her favorite time in the summer because, “it is too late to actually learn anything from the Summer Assignments while it is yet too early to cram for their completion!” I still think those Summer assignments, when done bit by bit, are just enough to get the curious mind to keep thinking; moreover, we hope these assignments help our students in becoming responsible, self directed learners. I would even argue that such are the kids with whom it is easier to live in the summer, as they are not so dependent on parents and others for entertainment, or simple containment as the case might be!

One of the Summer Assignments of our Faculty is the review of education enhancing programs and activities. I was pleased with this past year’s Student of the Month and the Wrestling innovations. I believe that the people involved in the Scouting programs are doing the work of God on earth because there is no program that I know that gives so many learning, producing, cooperating, and leadership experiences at the youth’s personal pace as Scouting. We all have to be proud of Science Olympiad performances. It is my personal opinion that the parent coaches are striking a proper balance between every team member getting a chance to participate in sporting games while remaining students and participants with their families. Depending on undiscovered assets in our community, faculty members are on the look-out for other educational experiences that could release talents and open horizons for your children and their students.

Mrs. Laura Thorstadt and Mr. Rick Rupcich are working together on the school schedule and educational expectations which have to deal with the amount of time children and their families have to devote and invest in maturing experiences. Our school is so much more than high test scores because we think about the possibilities and challenges for our students’ success. We think you parents have some ideas about this.

Rick Rupcich has responded to my feeling that each family ought to have the experience of thinking about improvements for our programs and how they could happen. Starting July 14, Mr. Rupcich will collect your ideas which I hope you might get to him by 5 August. You may want to Email him, or you may more generously (but, I think more productively) phone him to schedule an appointment. Our School is a real community that depends and profits from the sacrifices and commitments which parents, faculty, students, and the larger parish make in providing at St. Patrick School the best learning environment available in this community, and one of the best in the nation. I want you to share your creative ideas with us.

Contact Mr. Rupcich by Email: rrupcich@stpatsparish.org; by Telephone: 219-309-0443.

================================== School Office Administrator St. Patrick School Chesterton, IN 46304 phone: 219-926-1707 email: school@stpatsparish.org ==================================

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Monday
Jun302014

Prayers Please

Please keep the family of Vickie Lipniskis in your prayers. Vickie's father, Victor Valadez, recently died. Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Laura Thorstad

================================== Mrs Laura Thorstad Teacher St. Patrick School Chesterton, IN 46304 phone: 219 926 1797 email: lthorstad@stpatsparish.org ==================================

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Wednesday
Jun182014

Registration Reminder

If you have not already turned in your registration paperwork, please either bring it to the school office or mail it to the school ASAP (the office is open on Monday- Thursday mornings). Don't forget that Giveback Funds may be applied to this tuition payment and/or your fees payment (due August 7th).

Thank you for your cooperation,

Lynne and Joyce

================================== School Office Administrator St. Patrick School Chesterton, IN 46304 phone: 219-926-1707 email: school@stpatsparish.org ==================================

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Wednesday
Jun182014

Clover Ride Volunteers

Hello Clover Ride Volunteers!

For those that are still interested in volunteering we can still use your help. Below are the meeting times to attend or bring baked goods for the event.

Baked goods: 1 profit hour = 2 dozen items (ie: cookies/muffins) Please drop off the baked goods on Saturday June 21st at the teachers lounge between 2-4pm. Please bring items in a disposable container. Thank you!

Bike Ride volunteers/guides: Currently I have the following volunteers: Anna Aden Christian Aden Rebecca Bazil Mary Finke Carla Frenzel Regina Portugal Kristen Villanueva Mike Villanueva

I will be having a very short (20 minutes max) meeting to hand out poster boards and maps to assign guides for the bike routes. Location: Coffee Creek Pavilion 173 E Sidewalk Rd Chesterton, IN Date: Friday, June 20th Time: 6:30pm

Early Registration Pick-up Volunteer: (Amy McDaniel)If you can also come to the meeting at Coffee Creek on Friday (listed above). I can hand you the registration packets and time to be at the Chesterton Bike Station on Saturday.

Thank you everyone for all your time and efforts!! See you soon!

Lourdes Lorino Clover Ride Chair

================================== School Office Administrator St. Patrick School Chesterton, IN 46304 phone: 219-926-1707 email: school@stpatsparish.org ==================================

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Tuesday
Jun102014

Summer Reading Requirements and Supply Lists

The Summer Reading Requirements and the Back-to-School Supply lists are now posted on the school's website. Please follow this link to view them: http://stpatsparish.org/school-home, then click on the Summer/Back-to-School link on the left hand side of the page.

Your child should complete the requirements for the grade they are entering this fall.

If you have any questions, please call the school office. Have a wonderful summer!

Joyce and Lynne

================================== School Office Administrator St. Patrick School Chesterton, IN 46304 phone: 219-926-1707 email: school@stpatsparish.org ==================================

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Monday
Jun092014

Clover Ride

Hello! The Second Annual St. Patrick Clover Ride is fast approaching!!! You can go on the school's website and click on the logo to register. In order to guarantee a T- shirt you must register by June 11th, 2014.

Please come out and support our school and enjoy a fun filled day!!

For those of you that have not volunteered, you can still contact me at 3lorinos@comcast.net and get a jump start on your profit hours for next year!!

Hope to see you all there!!

Lourdes Lorino St. Patrick Clover Ride

================================== Mr. Dan McCabe Administrator St. Patrick School Chesterton, IN 46304 phone: 219-926-1707 email: principal@stpatsparish.org ==================================

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Saturday
Jun072014

8th Grade Graduation- Mass and Pics

We have posted both the 8th Grade Graduation Mass and some graduation photos.  It's always so wonderful to see the friendship the 8th graders have developed!

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