A second collection will be taken the weekend of January 26th and 27th to benefit our parish school to help offset operating expenses. Your generosity is appreciated.
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP O’CONNELL
Catholic Schools Week begins January 27th! This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”
For Catholics learning is not simply informational but formational. Catholic education invites young people to view the world and all its wonders through a vision of faith: to learn why God made the world, us and for what purpose each one has been put on this earth. Our Catholic schools can freely speak of science in connection to our faith which is increasingly important in our world that demands separation of the two. The Catholic vision for humanity fosters lasting values that build personhood and character. We are grateful to all our parishes for contributing to making this a viable opportunity here in the North Region.
In the North Region, we have 18 elementary schools, 3 middle & high schools combined, and 4 high schools. This past September, there was a very promising sign in the region when Malden Catholic opened its School for Girls. All of these schools enhance opportunities for our youngest members and are a tremendous place of faith and learning that I hope all our parishes support.
The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2019 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” During the week schools typically celebrate with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.
Support our schools! Encourage enrollment in our Catholic Schools in the North Region! For more information, visit www.catholicschoolsboston.org.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
January 27, 2019
To start Catholic Schools Week, St. Patrick School will be hosting an Open House after the 12:00 pm Mass on January 27, 2019. Please join us for a collation and tour from our National Junior Honor Society in OLPH following Mass.
Mrs. Bailey Magazzu, M. Ed.
ST. PATRICK’S TRIVIA NIGHT & AUCTION
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Our Lady of Providence Hall
Featuring Gorham Productions
Doors open at 6:00 pm – Trivia & Auction start at 7:00 pm
$30 / person (21 & older)
(Checks payable to St. Patrick’s PTO)
Registration forms available at the parish office. Come join in a fun night of Trivia, School Auction, and laughs. Teams are tables of 10 people. Bring your own food and supplies. Cash bar available (beer, wine, soda, water and more)
Any questions please contact Jackie Petrillo at email@example.com
SAINT PATRICK SCHOOL TOURS
The reputation of St. Patrick School has spread! We have begun giving tours for the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact our office at 781-438-2593 if you would like a tour or to receive more information about our programs. Our next Open House is January 27, 2019. Our PreK program is filling up fast!
Mrs. Bailey Magazzu, M. Ed.
NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We are off to a great start here at St. Patrick School. We welcomed back 248 students and 7 new faculty members. We take great pride in our faculty; we never look to just fill a position. Here at St. Patrick School, faculty and staff must embody the St. Patrick spirit.
We are offering a new STEAM program for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Our kindergartners up to 8th grade are now taking Spanish. A music program has been missing from our middle school curriculum for many years which I’m proud to say has returned this year. We are even looking into doing a talent show and end of year small production.
Rob Surette from Amazing Hero Art performed a show of a lifetime on Friday, September 14th. His message of positivity and just “be yourself” inspired all ages while he painted pictures of Jesus, Mother Teresa, Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln.
St. Patrick School will have two open houses this year after the 12:00 pm Mass on November 4th and January 27th. I would love to take you on a tour of our school!
Mrs. Bailey Magazzu, Principal
A LETTER FROM THE NEW PRINCIPAL OF SAINT PATRICK SCHOOL
Dear Families of St. Patrick Parish,
It is with great humility that I accept the appointment as Principal of the beloved school I have worked at for 10 years. I am grateful for the support of Fr. Mario and the Catholic Schools Office as I embark on this endeavor. I have been a parishioner for 19 years, baptized and confirmed my children here, as well as served as a volunteer catechist. I started in 2008 at St. Patrick School as a part-time reading teacher in the 3rd grade. I have substituted, taught Spanish, middle school ELA, Religion, Social Studies, and just completed my year long training as an Apprentice/Assistant Principal. During these years, to say that I have been impressed by the commitment of our families would be an understatement. I have witnessed the success of our students and community. I will work tirelessly to provide students with a nurturing environment, allowing them to reach their spiritual and academic potential.
We are blessed to have Sr. Maureen Joseph Hunt continue as the Assistant Principal of Catholic Faith Formation. I look forward to working closely with her to foster our Catholic identity. She has worked with our faculty this year to institute the Faith Formation Standards in the classroom for curriculum and assists our students each morning in leading our daily prayers. Students as young as PreK can recite the Rosary thanks to her guidance.
As a school, we have always taken great pride in the success of our students. As a teacher, I was committed to teaching the whole child using project-based learning, compassion, and establishing a sense of community. As a leader, I will work to guide our faculty and staff to drive instruction with the same philosophy.
I would be thrilled to show your family the benefits of our school, which includes daily prayer and religion class, a buddy system, experiential field trips, and much more. Recent studies have shown that students who attend Catholic school show higher achievement, higher graduation rates and higher college enrollment. Please call to set up an appointment. Thank you for your dedication to St. Patrick Parish.
Mrs. Bailey Magazzu
ST. PATRICK SCHOOL: NOW ENROLLING PREK 3-GRADE 8
Why choose us?
Faith-based rigorous curriculum with technology integration
Data-driven instruction to meet the needs of all learners
Foreign language instruction and fine arts starting in early elementary grades to middle school
Community service projects
After-school care from PreK 3-8
Opportunities to participate in school and parish liturgies
Did you know that Catholic schools show higher achievement, higher graduation rates and higher college enrollment?
Call the office for a tour and interview today!
Mrs. Bailey Magazzu, M. Ed.
Visit our website at http://stpatrickschoolstoneham.org/.