Dear St. Patrick families,

Once again we have had to witness another horrific mass school shooting but also an individual school shooting, all within a week’s time. We are heartbroken over these events and we want to keep the families and school faculties in our prayers. It is sad to see this type of senseless tragedy continue. We will continue our quarterly lockdown and other emergency drills to be as prepared as possible in case something would ever happen here. Since we do have two more lockdown drills to perform, I will announce the day in advance when it will happen as to not cause any undo panic or strain on our students and staff.

The Malley’s Easter candy order forms were sent home last week. Paper order forms must be turned into the office by Monday, March 5th, with cash or a check written to “St. Patrick Home and School”. You may also order through the link below by March 26th and have your items shipped directly to your home. Online orders of $65 or more will be shipped for free. The online link is Remember to register as a participant/seller so sales may be tracked and award prizes for top sellers. The link is also available on the Home and School Facebook page.

The Home and School Association is excited to announce the “First Paint and Sip” evening. Mark your calendars for a fun night of painting and socializing with friends. On Saturday, April 21st, from 7 to 10 PM, you will have the opportunity to create a work of art while enjoying laughs with friends. Space is limited. so please don’t wait! Tickets are $40, and will include painting, wine and appetizers. Tickets may be purchased through the office starting Monday, March 5th.

There will be a child protection class, March 8th, at 7 PM, in the Captain’s Cabin. If you want to chaperone class trips or parties, this class, plus fingerprints, must be done.

After school ice skating, at the Kent State Ice Rink, begins next Wednesday, Feb. 28th, and will finish on March 21st.

Our Read to Succeed campaign is off to a great start. We are about four weeks into the eleven week and have already read over 500 books! We should hit our goal of 1.329 books in no time. Please remind your child to read and fill out the book slips. They can get them in their classrooms or in the library. Thank you everyone and keep READING!

Have a great weekend! And, as always ….. GO PANTHERS!