St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!

Located in Portland, Michigan, St. Patrick Catholic School has been educating the minds, bodies, and spirits of its students for over 110 years.  Our school mission statement contains just six words, six powerful words that are a guide for life:  We Pray!  We Learn!  We Achieve!

St. Patrick School is open to all families who are looking for a faith-based education for their children.  For more information about our top-rated preschool through 12th grade academic, athletic, and extra-curricular programs, please visit the Prospective Families page, contact the school office at 517-647-7551 or e-mail Mr. Randy Hodge.

Announcements

 
Daily Intention:

Today we pray that we will all have a restful and safe summer break.

St. Patrick School 2017 Summer Office Hours

Thursday, June 22: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Thursdays, July 13, 20 & 27: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday, August 1-3: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Monday-Friday, August 7-11: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

August 14-22: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

School starts with full day on Wednesday, August 23

(8/17)  From the Administration

Dear School Parents,

It is with great sadness we are announcing that our first grade teacher, Mrs. Tiffany Sherwood will not be returning for the 2017-18 school year. We wish her the best in her new endeavor in life. Please keep her in your prayers as she begins her new position.


Due to shifting enrollment, we will not be replacing ​her position on our teaching staff. Instead, we have reassigned the current members of our teaching staff. The following changes have been made:


*Mrs. Mary Cook will  teach the 1st grade students previously assigned to Mrs. Sherwood and will continue to use Room #104 as her classroom.


*Mrs. Judy Fleischer will be teaching the 2nd grade and will continue to use Room #107.


*Mrs. Joanne Goodman will teach all 3rd grade students in one section. She will continue to use Room #112.


Students in grades 1 - 3 whose teacher and classroom have changed are invited to come in for a second open house to visit their classroom and meet their teacher on Tuesday evening, August 22 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


We are sorry we had to make these changes so close to the beginning of the school year and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused your child or your family. We ask for your prayers and patience as we make these changes.


Sincerely,

Mr. Hodge

Mrs. Townsend


(8/17)  From the Diocese

More than 500 Catholic school clergy, faculty and staff members will gather for Mass on Tuesday, Aug. 22to welcome the new academic year. The alliance of Catholic elementary and high schools throughout the Diocese of Grand Rapids, along with Aquinas College, will be represented.

Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew (301 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) by Reverend Monsignor William H. Duncan, vicar general of the diocese.

(8/17) First Grade Changes

Dear School Parents,

It is with great sadness we are announcing that our first grade teacher, Mrs. Tiffany Sherwood, will not be returning for the 2017-18 school year. We wish her the best in her new endeavor in life. Please keep her in your prayers as she begins her new position.

Due to shifting enrollment, we will not be replacing ​her position on our teaching staff. Instead, we have reassigned the current members of our teaching staff. The following changes have been made:

*Mrs. Mary Cook will  teach the 1st grade students previously assigned to Mrs. Sherwood and will continue to use Room #104 as her classroom.

*Mrs. Judy Fleischer will be teaching the 2nd grade and will continue to use Room #107.

*Mrs. Joanne Goodman will teach all 3rd grade students in one section. She will continue to use Room #112.

Students in grades 1 - 3 whose teacher and classroom have changed are invited to come in for a second open house to visit their classroom and meet their teacher on Tuesday evening, August 22 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

We are sorry we had to make these changes so close to the beginning of the school year and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused your child or your family. We ask for your prayers and patience as we make these changes.

Sincerely,

Mr. Hodge

Mrs. Townsend


(8/14)  2017-18 School/Athletic Handbook


(8/14)  PTO Looking for new members

Be sure to read Mr. Hodge's article at the right about the PTO.  They are a great group of parents who are super-supportive of our school and our school staff.  Please consider attending their next meeting on September 20, or contact President Jackie Morris for more information.

(8/11)  URGENT!  Need home for incoming exchange student!

St. Patrick families:  We urge you to prayerfully consider providing a home to Isaac, the exchange student who is coming from Mexico.  Isaac is already enrolled at St. Patrick School and his tuition has been paid.  He only needs a family to host him. He spent a year at Fowler High School already, so is well-acclimated to this area.  Almost every family who has taken in an exchange student will say that it was a wonderful experience.   Please give Randy Hodge a call if you are at all interested in doing this.

(8/4) Preschool Open House Letter


(8/2) Latchkey Positions Open

St. Patrick Catholic School is accepting applications for Before School & After School Child Care Supervisors. This can be 1 person filling both rolls, or 2 people. Interested candidates should send their resumes, letters of interest, and references to Principal Randy Hodge, either by mail, drop off during office hours, or email at randyhodge@portlandstpats.com.


(7/31) Supply lists

Supply lists can be found on the Elementary, Middle School, and High School webpages.  Click on ACADEMICS and choose from the drop down menu.