St. Patrick School, in Kapuskasing, welcomed our New Junior Kindergarten students with the Ready, Set, Learn Program. Mrs. Lanthier and Mrs. Smokowich planned some pretty unique and fun activities for these eager beavers! They had circle time, crafts, centers and games in the gym. The children became familiar with the school by visiting the classrooms and the school. During the last session parents and siblings were invited to join in the fun. We are super excited to welcome our newest members to our St. Patrick School Family in September. We know you will learn many exciting new things.Ready, Set, Learn Program Picture
Students at St. Patrick School wore Pink Shirts in support of anti-bullying efforts at St. Patrick School on February 27th, 2013.Pink Shirt Day Picture
The St. Patrick School students, staff and parent community came together on Friday, February 22nd for a drum circle workshop. Each class had the opportunity to take part in a drum circle where participants used various hand drums and percussion instruments to work toward a common goal: making in-the-moment music. Respect of differences, cooperation and inclusion were also addressed during the workshop - because in the circle, everyone belongs! The workshop was led by Natalie Lanthier of The Music Within Me. After the workshop was complete, participants had milk and yummy treats by local restaurant Back To The Grind. Thank you to Lisa Innes - Aboriginal Liaison worker for helping us to organize and fund this special event through our parents reaching out grant.St. Pat's Drum Circle Workshop Picture
St. Patrick School conducted a "movember" fundraising activity from moustache day held on Friday November 23rd. Staff and students donated $1.00 to have a moustache drawn on their face. We raised over $75.00."Movember" Fundraising Picture
St. Patrick School had an amazing turn-out for our first-ever student-led conferences.
We had over 96% of families in attendance for this very special event.
A big thank-you to the parents of the Grade 7 & 8 students who raised an amazing $600 for their education trip with a Christmas bake sale.
The purpose of student-led conferences is to open the eyes of students to their own learning and to help them take personal responsibility for their progress. In the traditional parent-teacher conferences, students are "third parties" to assessment, hearing about their progress through the grapevine of teachers and parents. Teachers and parents do play a vital role in assessment, but students must also take an active role in this area to maximize their potential for success.
St. Pat's school celebrated anti-bullying from November 12-16. Students created a bulletin board entitled "bully-free school". Each student was given a fish to decorate and then put a statement about how they were going to ensure our school is a bully-free school.
The theme of the week was to be an "upstander" - this means instead of standing by and watching bullying happen (bystander), students are encouraged to stand up and help to eliminate bullying. Students in the primary grades were given wrist bands that said "upstander" while our older students received ones that said "think before you type" - targeting cyber bullying.Mme Boulet's (JK/K immersion), Mme deMontigny's (Gr. 1/2 immersion) and Mrs. Oldaker's (Jk/K/Gr. 1 English) classes show off their "upstander" wrist bands in front of our "bully-free school" bulletin board.
Please visit the St. Pat's Photo Gallery for more pictures of students dressed up for Halloween.St. Pat's Staff celebrating Halloween Picture
St. Patrick School ran a food drive this past week in order to put our virtue of gratitude into action.
We collected 200 items for the Kapuskasing food bank.
Thanks to all staff and students who participated and special mention to Mme. Tremblay's class who collected the most food per student.St. Pat's Staff celebrating Halloween Picture
St. Patrick School enjoyed a Spaghetti supper and Information night held on September 13th. We had representation from 49 families. Congratulations to the Meilleur family who won our 50/50 draw of $115.00. We had a delicious meal in the Parish Hall while one of our former students, Will Davidson played dinner music on his guitar acoustically. Special thanks to our Catholic School council members and the St. Pat's Staff who did a wonderful job ensuring this was a successful night.St. Patrick School Spaghetti Dinner & Information Night Picture
Another school year has started! We would like to invite you to our 1st Annual Back to School Spaghetti Supper and Information night. during this busy tiume of year, let us do the cooking1 Please jion us for this FREE event.
5:00 pm - Sit down Spaghetti Supper in Parish Hall
6:00 pm - Information Session #1 and Dessert will be served in CORE classrooms
6:20 pm - Information Session #2St. Patrick School Back to School Spaghetti Supper Poster