Portland St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551 0r (877) 405-0841 

We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!

Located in Portland, Michigan, St. Patrick Catholic School has been educating the minds and spirits of its students for over 100 years.  Our school mission statement contains just six words, six powerful words that are a guide for life:  We Pray!  We Learn!  We Achieve!

For more information about our top-rated preschool through 12th grade programs, please contact the school office at 517-647-7551 or e-mail Mr. Randy Hodge.

Notes and Reflections from Mr. Hodge

Welcome Back!

     I would like to take this opportunity to say Welcome Back!  I would like to welcome our staff, students, and parents to another new and exciting school year.  The back to school mailing went out Thursday to our school families.  It contains important information---and it also lets you know that it is time for the staff to attend some professional development days; we'll be holding our Back-to-School Open House; and soon after, the students will be returning for the beginning of the new school year.   .... >>>>>


Morning prayers: 7:25-7:30 am & 8:45-8:50 am.  Please do not phone the school office during these times.

(8/27)  From the PTO

Are you ready for some football? How about a tailgate with lots of fun and great food? If you had fun at the open house then you'll really enjoy the tailgate! 
  • PHS parking lot 6 p.m. Tomorrow- Thursday, August 28th.  Everyone is invited!!
  • Preschool, DK,  K and all new families to St. Patrick School and their immediate families will get in free to the football game courtesy of the Athletic Association. 
  • So come out and show your Shamrock Pride!  Invite your grandparents, aunts, uncles, family and friends and join us for food, fun and football! 

(8/27)  From the Athletic Association

  • Great news---we sold out of Shamrock Sports Raffle Tickets this year!  Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket!  First drawing will be September 7.
  • Minutes from the August meeting
  • Fall sports assignments---thank you to everyone who has signed up to help!
  • Season Passes:  Are available in the school office; they will also be available at the first home games.

(8/27)  From the Counselor

(8/25) Blood Donors Needed!!!

The St. Patrick Catholic School chapter of the National Honor Society is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on September 23rd from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM 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 accepted as time allows.    

(8/24)  For your calendar

Homecoming:  September 26, 2014
Fall Scrap Metal Drive (Athletic Association):  October 18, 2014
Shamrock Auction:  April 18, 2015

(8/24)  From the Marketing Committee

For the past several years, parishioner Jayne Klein has volunteered her time to come to school and take photos of the students/facilities that we use for marketing purposes (website headers, newspapers, postcards, posters, etc.)  Jayne will be at school on Thursday, September 18, and again, we ask that students dress as nicely as possible on that day. We'll send a reminder when the time is nearer.

(8/22)  News from the Preschool

We have had two open house opportunities to showcase our new preschool room. All of the parents and children who have dropped in to visit agree it is awesome! We are preparing for the first day of preschool classes on September 2nd, and getting staff development time before we embrace a new school year. There is excitement all around us. Check out the preschool panorama in the Photo Gallery

It's not too late to register for fall classes, if you've been waiting for any reason. Call the school office for information.

(8/22)  Students in grades 9-12: If you have not picked up your schedule they are available in the school office.

(8/22)  The link to Infinite Campus is now functional

(8/21)  From the PTO:

  • TAILGATE INFO: August 28,2014 before the first home football game, 6:00 pm PHS parking lot.  Food, games and great social time to meet other parents and kickoff the school year and football season.   Hot dogs and water will be provided, bring your favorite dish to share and join us for the fun.  Everyone is invited!  If you'd like to help out, please visit the PTO website.
  • KIRK MARTIN PRESENTATION: The PTO is pleased to be cosponsoring Kirk Martin on September 11, 2014 at the PHS auditorium at 7 pm. Kirk is a behavioral consultant who uses research based education to offer workshops for teachers and parents. We are excited to join with the Portland Public PTO and St. Mary’s to bring him here for 2 workshops, one for teachers and one for parents. Please help us fill the PHS auditorium for a parenting workshop at 7 pm. Check out Kirk’s website at www.celebratecalm.com for more information about Kirk’s workshops. The workshop is free. It is worth your time to get some great advice on parenting.  All are welcome.
  • PLAYGROUND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The PTO needs volunteers to work playground from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm every day.  If you are Virtus trained and back ground checked, we would love to have your help.   It is especially important at the beginning of the school year getting everyone into a good routine and getting our youngest Shamrocks across the street.  There are sign up links for all calendars on the PTO website. We greatly appreciate your help.  You can also contact the PTO with any questions.

(8/21)  Picture Day is Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Students must  be in school uniform for pictures.

(8/21)  Forms and Publications

The hot lunch menu for the beginning of the new school year is now available.  Please note that there is a new link to the hot lunch menu---see the button at the top right.