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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  (ext 119) or Mrs. Cortney Smith (ext 120).

 

Announcements

Due to the Governor’s order, St. Patrick School will remain closed until further notice.  Please refer to the announcements on this page and on the St. Patrick Church website for further information.

(04/07) 2020-21 Scholarship Applications – Round 3 Deadline is April 17

​Families wishing to apply for scholarships for the 2020-21 school year will need to complete the Smart Aid application. Applications and complete instructions are available on the school website (portlandstpats.com) under Prospective Families, Tuition/Scholarships.

Applications and supporting document deadlines:
Round 3 of Bishop Scholarship: 4/17/20
Round 4 of Bishop Scholarship: tbd
Application Fee: $30.00/family

Any and all scholarships are awarded to families that have submitted a Smart Aid application and meet scholarship requirements: be parishioner in the Diocese, show real need, and register students for K-12 (no preschool). Scholarships are reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible families. Even if your family does not qualify for the Bishop Scholarship from the Diocese, your application through Smart Aid is needed for the school to award aid through the Shamrock Scholarship Fund.

Family information from the 2019-20 school year was rolled over and is available in Smart Aid  2020-21. If you applied last year and use the same email and password, this part of the  application does not have to be filled out again. However, please be sure to review your family’s data in Smart Aid to ensure it is correct for the upcoming school year. This is especially  important if your income has changed.

If you have any questions, please email luannkinsman@portlandstpats.org, randyhodge@portlandstpats.org, cortneysmith@portlandstpats.org, or Sr. Anna Rose in the business office at sannarose@portlandstpats.org.

(04/05) Videos from our teachers and staff

Watch another video message from teachers and staff at St. Patrick on what they are doing for self care and stress relief.

Watch a video message from the teachers and staff to the students at St. Patrick School

(04/03) St. Patrick 2019-20 Winter and Spring Sports Season Announcement from MHSAA

MHSAA has cancelled the remainder of the 2910-20 winter and spring sports seasons.

If your student has school issued equipment, please return it on Tuesday, April 14, at the St. Patrick School office entrance. The uniform drop off time will coincide with the scheduled drop offs for school work, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. There will be designated areas for the uniforms and equipment in front of the school offfice.

(04/03) Third Quarter Report Cards

Report cards for the 3rd quarter are now available on the parent/student portal. You should have received an email with instructions. If you did not, and you need assistance, please email luannkinsman@portlandstpats.org.

(03/31) 2020-2021 School Calendar

The 2020-2021 Calendar  can be viewed here.

(03/30) Athletic Association meeting is cancelled

From President Mike Coyne:  The April 5th Athletic Association meeting is cancelled.  If anyone has questions about the association or SPS sports, please feel free to reach out to Pat Russman or myself.

Take care and look forward to a time when we can all enjoy St Patrick sports again-

(03/27) A Shamrock Legacy

Did you know that St. Patrick School is developing an advancement and development program. For more information check out their first two editions of the Shamrock Legacy newsletter.

A Shamrock Legacy Fall 2019

A Shamrock Legacy Winter 2019

(03/26) School Work Pick Up/Drop Off Update

Dear Families,

There will not be a pick up or drop off of educational materials on Monday, March 30.
Elementary students have received work to extend through April 3rd.  Secondary students will continue to receive lessons via Google Classroom. We hope students will be able to turn in all completed work when school resumes on Tuesday, April 14. Please note that teachers will not be sending any coursework or lessons during Spring Break.
(02/24) St. Patrick School Prepares for Lent

The students and staff at St. Patrick School have begun to spend time preparing for Lent.  Students and staff in grade preschool through 12 attended Ash Wednesday Mass with Fr. Mike.  The distribution of ashes reminds us of our own mortality and calls us to repentance. In the early Church, Ash Wednesday was the day on which those who had sinned and who wished to be readmitted to the Church would begin their public penance. The ashes that we receive are a reminder of our own sinfulness and many Catholics leave them on their foreheads all day as a sign of humility.  Some of the other activities that our students will be involved with during Lent are:

  • Stations of the Cross: Each Friday during Lent, students will come together and pray the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross are a Catholic devotion which commemorates the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Each of the fourteen traditional stations represents an event which occurred during Jesus’ passion and death on Good Friday.
  • Operation Rice Bowl: Middle school students put the Rice Bowls together and study some of the areas around the world and discuss how this program will help those affected areas. On Wednesday, April 1, the staff will serve our students lunch and the students will donate that day’s lunch money to the Rice Bowl.
  • Preschool students will be talking about and reading age appropriate books about Lent and Easter. Each day they will have a Lenten activity. They will collect coins throughout the Lenten season and the money will be donated to the Rice Bowls.
  • Students individually commit to fasting or performing acts of Christian service.
  • While students will not be attending reconciliation as a class, students have opportunities to receive this sacrament throughout Lent by attending during parish times. Fr. Mike will also be in the confessional on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. so secondary students may attend on their own after dismissal. Fr. Mike encourages all students in the 2nd grade or older to attend reconciliation with their families during the time that was already been mentioned. Other times include Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. or on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Lent is a time for all of us to focus on repenting from our sins and consecrating ourselves to God, not on trying to earn God’s favor or increase his love for us. It is our goal that all our student body and faculty be well prepared for the resurrection on Easter.

School Calendar

Nothing from Wednesday, April 08 to Wednesday, April 22.

Friday, March 13, 2020

ATTENTION

 

St. Patrick School is not in session until further notice due to the Governors ordered shut down.

While the school building is closed during the Governor’s ordered shutdown, we will continue with the education of our students via Google Classroom online (grades 6-12) and weekly assignment packets (grades K-8).

There will not be a pick up or drop off of educational materials on Monday, March 30.
Elementary students have received work to extend through April 3rd.  Secondary students will continue to receive lessons via Google Classroom. We hope students will be able to turn in all completed work when school resumes on Tuesday, April 14. Please note that teachers will not be sending any coursework or lessons during Spring Break.