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/.