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Toys for Tots
St. Patrick School will be a drop off location for Toys for
Tots again this year. The collection box is located outside of
the school office.
Canned Goods Drive
The Portland Community Fund is collecting non-perishable
food donations again this year and will provide a complete
Christmas dinner for families in need in the Portland Public
School district. St. Patrick School has been assigned to collect canned fruit and vegetables. We will be collecting these
and other non-perishable food items at school Mass on
Thursday, November 20. The program will run through
December 14 and these items may be dropped off outside
the school office after November 20.
Kids Against Hunger
As Fr. Larry announced at Mass this past Sunday, our parish
is participating in the “Kids Against Hunger” campaign to
help feed the hungry in Ionia County and around the world.
This will take place on Saturday, November 22 at PHS from
8:30 – 11:00 am. I would encourage you to attend and assist
with this project. Many hands make for light work.
Stewardship Celebration
November 22nd is the St. Patrick Parish Stewardship Celebration after 4:30 Mass in the Parish Hall. Free food, raffles,
essay winners and fellowship. All are invited to attend.
Fall Sports Banquet
The fall sports banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, November
18 at the K of C Hall beginning at 6:30 pm. Each family is
asked to bring their favorite dish to pass.
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher conferences are on November 25. High
School Conferences are on a walk-in basis. Elementary and
Junior High conferences are by appointment. Schedules
have been sent home with your scheduled conference time.
Jean Day Money
Friday, November 21: The high school jean day collection
will go to the “Kids Against Hunger” food project the parish
is participating in next weekend.
Thank You
Thank you to the senior class for doing a great job leading at
school Mass for this week.
Library News
Non-fiction books were read by all of the classes this week.
Most students were able to easily tell the difference between
11/14/14 fiction and non-fiction. In addition, they were quite intrigued
by the topics. It is important that our students also read non-
fiction literature since it is a big part of the Common Core
Standards as we work to read for information.
We read the following:
D.K.-Eddie and Ellie’s Opposites…At the Farm
Kindergarten-What Does It Do? Tractor
1st-Machines at Work: Fire Trucks
2nd- What Does It Do? Ambulance
3rd- Dolphin Baby
4th- Mountain Lion Attack
5th- We learned about databases and what is available in
mel.org as we begin our reports about explorers
Give Thanks! Give Blood!
The St. Patrick School chapter of the National Honor Society is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on November
18th from 10:00am to 4:15pm in the St. Patrick Parish
Hall. To schedule an appointment to donate, please see an
NHS member or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-In
donors are welcome as time and space allows.
Christmas Program
The Christmas programs will have two performances on
December 4th. The fist being held at 2pm and the second at
6:30pm. Both performances will be held in the church.
Wreath Pick-up
Students that sold Christmas Wreaths are to pick their orders
between 7 pm and 9 pm on November 24 th at the Scheuer
Farm located at 3861 East Peck Lake Road, Ionia 48846. If
you are unable to pick up your wreaths at the scheduled
time, please make arrangements for someone to pick them
up for you. If you need more information, please contact
Mr. Holman or Mrs. VanHaren at school.
Calendar of Events
11/16
- 6th Grade Boys BB @ St. Therese 2p
- Alter Server meeting in Parish Hall 2p
- Youth Ministry trip to St. Joseph Church in Pewamo 5:30p
11/17
- 7th/8th Grade Boys BB @ Bath 5p
11/18
- NHS Blood Drive Parish Hall 10a
- PFCU Student Branch OPEN during Lunches
- High School Fall Sports Banquet K of C Hall 6:30p
- 5/6th Grade Boys BB @ St. Mary’s 5p
11/19
- Quiz bowl @ Potterville 4p
- 7/8th Grade Boys BB @ Dansville 5p
- PTO Meeting room 208 6p
11/20
- PTO Wine Tasting Fundraiser Wagon Wheel 6:30p
11/21
- 3rd Grade Pilgrim Feast 11a
- 7th/8th Grade Youth Ministry Parish Youth Facility 2:25p
www.portlandstpats.com
2015 Shamrock Auction
“The 50’s”
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Mark your calendars for the GREATEST event of the year! The 2015 Shamrock Auction planning has
begun. We have many rockin’ events planned for the night. Dust off those poodle skirts, shine those
saddle shoes, pull out the Varsity jackets with pins, and grease that hair back! Be ready to “rock
around-the-clock”.
The Auction Committee is seeking help for the following positions:
2016 Chair & Co-Chairs (works best with couples)
(who would be willing to shadow this year’s event)
2016 Financial organizer
Anyone interested in these positions, please contact Victoria Klein @ 517-526-2113.
If you’d like to send in your donations or $25 per family now, it’s not too early!
Calendar of Events
11/10
- 7/8th Grade Boys BB vs Saranac @ SPS 5:30p
11/11
- PFCU Student Branch CLOSED
- Veteran’s Day Assembly SPS Gym 10a
11/12
- Quiz Bowl @ Fulton 4p
- 7/8th Grade Boys BB @ Fowler 5:30p
11/17
- 7/8th Grade Boys BB @ Bath 5p
11/16
- 6th Grade Boys BB @ St. Therese 2p
11/18
- NHS Blood Drive Parish Hall 10a
- PFCU Student Branch OPEN during Lunches
- High School Fall Sports Banquet K of C Hall 6:30p
- 5/6th Grade Boys BB @ St. Mary’s 5p
11/19
- Quiz bowl @ Potterville 4p
- 7/8th Grade Boys BB @ Dansville 5p
- PTO Meeting room 208 6p
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