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 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 extracurricular programs, please visit the Prospective Families page, contact the school office at 517-647-7551 or e-mail Mr. Randy Hodge.

 

Announcements

(04/18) Varsity Golf @ P-W Jamboree is cancelled. Rescheduled for 5/8 @ 3:00 pm.
(04/18) This week’s newsletter

April 18, 2019

(04/17) There is no school on Good Friday, but we will be in session on Easter Monday.
(04/17) DK/Kindergarten Screening on April 26

Letters indicating appointment times for screening on April 26 were mailed home on Monday, April 15. If you did not receive your letter, please contact the school office.

(04/16) From Mike Coyne—Results of Saturday Clean Up Day

This past Saturday more than 20 volunteers responded to an open request from the Athletic Association, our Plants and Grounds team, and the St Pats Website and Facebook page to tackle the large project of cleaning up Father Flohe field and the surrounding areas.  Specific areas of clean up included:

 

  • The hill behind the Father Flohe property from Alton Park to the end of our softball field
  • Removal of unnecessary fencing and posts
  • Leaves everywhere
  • Removal of waste from the woods behind the Simon house

 

The team worked from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and accomplished more than we thought we could.  At the end of our day we had collected about four pickup trucks full of non-metal waste that was taken to Granger today.  We have another pickup truck full of metal waste that will be cleared from our about to be paved new parking lot later this week.

 

I would like to personally thank those who helped raise awareness of our event and those who helped on Saturday including:  Mike Theis, Mike Bozung, Andy/Nikki Mosser and kids, Mike Weller, Brian Brown, Chris Pung, Neil Miros, Dale Cook, Todd and Jen Davlin, Jeff Davlin, Mike, Alex and Riley Kissane, Tyler Coyne, Pat Fitzsimmons, and especially Pat Heckman.

 

Michael Coyne

(04/16) Kindergarten Screening is next week

Be sure to read Mr. Hodge’s column from last week which talks about the upcoming Kindergarten Screening.  Screening takes place on Friday, April 26.  Call the school office if you still need an appointment.

(04/16) Shamrock Auction coming next week!

Don’t forget the Shamrock Auction—Hawaiian Luau—on Saturday, April 27.  Mr. Hodge’s column this week talks about the auction.  You can also visit the auction Facebook page for additional information.

(04/10) Father Mike Announces New Principal

I am pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Cortney Smith as the new principal of St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School effective at the end of the current school year. Mrs. Smith will oversee the operations of St. Patrick School Pre-K through Grade 8 as principal while Mr. Randy Hodge will continue to oversee the operations of St. Patrick High School as principal.

Mrs. Smith is an active member of St. Patrick Parish, a teacher in the school, and a parent of students in the school. She brings with her a number of years of classroom experience in the public-school system and the proper academic background to do this job and to do it well. I find Mrs. Smith to be a person with a high level of energy and the ability to communicate openly, honestly, and positively. She has been a great addition to our staff this last year while stepping up as a concerned parent and making herself available to take on a classroom at the sudden departure of a teacher at the beginning of the school year.

I am genuinely excited to see what will transpire over the next couple of years as Mrs. Smith and Mr. Hodge lead our school to new heights.

Sincerely,
Rev. Michael J. Alber

(04/09) No shorts

Please remember that shorts may not be worn to school Mass on Wednesday or Thursday.

School Calendar

Tuesday, April 23
  • Varsity Golf CMAC Laingsburg Jamboree @ Pine Hills

    Tuesday, April 23  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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  • JV Softball vs. Laingsburg HOME @ Father Flohe

    Tuesday, April 23  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Father Flohe Field, Union St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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  • JV Baseball vs. Laingsburg HOME @ Father Flohe

    Tuesday, April 23  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Father Flohe Field, Union St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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Wednesday, April 24
  • Varsity Golf CMAC Fulton Jamboree @ North Star (Reschedule of 4/15)

    Wednesday, April 24  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    North Star Golf Course, 4550 S Bagley Rd, Ithaca, MI 48847, USA

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  • Varsity Softball @ Laingsburg (Reschedule of 4/25)

    Wednesday, April 24  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Laingsburg High School, 8008 Woodbury Rd, Laingsburg, MI 48848, USA

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  • Varsity Baseball @ Laingsburg

    Wednesday, April 24  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Laingsburg High School, 8008 Woodbury Rd, Laingsburg, MI 48848, USA

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  • Varsity Track CMAC TRI @ Fowler

    Wednesday, April 24  4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Fowler Public School District, 11214 W Kent St, Fowler, MI 48835, USA

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Thursday, April 25
  • JH Track @ Fulton

    Thursday, April 25  4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Fulton High School, 8060 S Ely Hwy, Middleton, MI 48856, USA

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Friday, April 26
  • Varsity Track @ Webberville INV.

    Friday, April 26  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Webberville High & Middle School, 309 E Grand River Ave, Webberville, MI 48892, USA

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Monday, April 29
  • Varsity Softball vs. P-W HOME

    Monday, April 29  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Father Flohe Field, Union St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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  • Varsity Baseball vs. P-W HOME

    Monday, April 29  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Father Flohe Field, Union St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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Tuesday, April 30
  • JH Track @ Potterville

    Tuesday, April 30  4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Potterville High School, 422 High St, Potterville, MI 48876, USA

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Wednesday, May 01
  • Varsity Golf St. Patrick CMAC MIDSEASON TOURNAMEN @ Portland Country Club

    Wednesday, May 01  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Portland Country Club, Lyons, MI 48851, USA

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  • Varsity Track CMAC TRI @ Laingsburg

    Wednesday, May 01  4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Laingsburg High School, 8008 Woodbury Rd, Laingsburg, MI 48848, USA

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  • JV Softball @ Saranac

    Wednesday, May 01  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Saranac High School, 150 Pleasant St, Saranac, MI 48881, USA

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  • JV Baseball @ Saranac

    Wednesday, May 01  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Saranac High School, 150 Pleasant St, Saranac, MI 48881, USA

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Thursday, May 02
  • Varsity Softball vs. Saranac HOME

    Thursday, May 02  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Father Flohe Field, Union St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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  • Varsity Baseball vs. Saranac HOME

    Thursday, May 02  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Father Flohe Field, Union St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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Friday, May 03
Saturday, May 04
  • Varsity Softball @ Lake Leelanau INV.

    Saturday, May 04  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    St. Mary School, Lake Leelanau, 307 St Mary's St, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653, USA

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  • Varsity Baseball @ Lake Leelanau INV.

    Saturday, May 04  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    St. Mary School, Lake Leelanau, 307 St Mary's St, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653, USA

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  • JH Track @ Webberville INV.

    Saturday, May 04  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Webberville High & Middle School, 309 E Grand River Ave, Webberville, MI 48892, USA

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  • Varsity Track @ Portland INV.

    Saturday, May 04  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Portland High School, 1100 Ionia Rd, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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