“Catholic schools prepare every student to meet the challenges of their future by developing their mind, yes, but also their body and their soul and spirit.”
— David Vitter
Farewell from Principal Magazzu
Bailey Magazzu, M.Ed
Dear St. Patrick Community,
For fourteen years I have served St. Patrick School in a multitude of capacities: Reading Teacher, Spanish Teacher, Middle School ELA/Religion and Social Studies Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. The most honored of these roles has been as Principal. In the past four years, enrollment has increased over 40%, a second 4 year old preschool program opened, a summer program was started, a new STEAM program was created, music class was brought back to middle school, Spanish moved to include K-5, a Development Director was hired, Chromebooks were made available for most grades, and we managed to successfully sustain in person instruction during a global pandemic. We have made tremendous progress as a school. I have met my best friends here, been honored to work with some of the most talented and dedicated teachers, and loved every second with the children as if they were my own. I have given my all to St. Patrick School. After much prayer, deep reflection, and many conversations with my family, I have made the difficult decision to leave as Principal for the simple reason to have more time to focus on my health and family. God has called me on a new path. While I do not know what will be next for me, I know that I carry the love and support of the hundreds of families I have met throughout my time here and the amazing school and parish staff that I served. I also would not leave the school unless I felt confident with the next leader’s ability to foster and grow all of our accomplishments. I am thrilled that the next principal of the school will be our own Assistant Principal, Dr. Laurie Sullivan. Dr. Sullivan will take over upon my departure at the end of June.
I cannot thank this community enough, especially Father Mario, for all the support and love that I have received. We have endured a lot together. I hope to continue to see many of you at weekly Mass. I ask that you continue to keep me in your prayers as you will be in mine. I will miss you all dearly, and I know that St. Patrick School will continue to Rise Up!
Mrs. Bailey Magazzu
20 PLEASANT STREET/STONEHAM, MA/
(Posted May 18, 2022)
First Mass, Student Council, and Open House
There are many exciting things happening at our school. Our students attended their first Mass together on Monday, October 18th to celebrate the Feast of St. Luke. At Mass, Fr. Mario reminded us all of our part in evangelizing our faith.
On Tuesday, October 26th our new Student Council members were inducted. We are blessed, so many students want to help serve the school. I can't wait to see what they plan. We'll be hosting an Open House on Sunday, November 14th, starting in Our Lady of Providence Hall from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. We're very lucky to be receiving so many inquiries so early! Please see our website at stpatrickschoolstoneham.org to pre-register. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers.
Mrs. Bailey Magazzu, M. Ed.
Saint Patrick School Fundraiser
In Cooperation With
Calareso's Farm Stand & Garden Center
100 Main Street, Reading
(Posted Oct 13, 2021)
We opened our doors on September 7th to 276 students and 188 families! We are thrilled that so many families have heard about the great things we have been doing as a school and we welcome them back. We thank you in your cooperation for keeping our students safe by parking on the perimeter of the Church while our students are in school. As always, we will continue to keep you in our prayers and ask that you continue to keep us in yours. If you or anyone you know is looking for more information about the school, call our Main Office at 781 438 2593.
Mrs. Bailey Magazzu, M. Ed.
Saint Patrick School
20 Pleasant St.
Stoneham, MA 02180
Many blessings this Easter season! Our students celebrated this beautiful season learning all about Holy Week and the significance of the Resurrection. Our grade eight class acted out the Living Stations of the Cross and we were able to share it via video to our community.
We are planning for all of end of year activities following all Church COVID protocols including second grade First Holy Communion on May 1, preschool graduation, and of course of eighth grade graduation in June. We couldn't be prouder of our students' accomplishments during this difficult year.
We will continue to pray for all of you and ask that you keep our school community in your prayers as well. If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about the school, call the Main Office at 781-438-2593 or visit our website at stpatrickschoolstoneham.org.
Mrs. Bailey Magazzu, Principal
We are so proud of our progress here at St. Patrick School. Even during this pandemic, our students have sought ways to give back to our community. Students of the NJHS continue to reach out to our Saint Patrick parishioners with monthly community service projects. For Saint Patrick's Day, the students prepared leprechaun treat bags for the attendees of the noon Mass on March 17, 2021. Each treat bag contained a Twinings Irish tea bag, individual cookie treats, and a Saint Patrick prayer card. We are now preparing for the month of May which honors the Blessed Mother and all Mothers on Mothers' Day. We look forward to planning a special surprise for our parishioners for the month of May.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers for our community. We have limited spots left for school year 2021-2022. Call the Main Office at 781-438-2593 for more information or go to the website at stpatrickschoolstoneham.org