Welcome to Kindergarten Night
Each Spring our excellent Kindergarten Teams host a Welcome to Kindergarten Night. Mrs Wood/Mrs Wood and Mrs Mills/Mrs Willett invite our new Junior Kindergarten students and their parents to enjoy a curriculum presentation and various learning stations. This is a lovely way for children and parents to meet and get excited about the year ahead. Thank you to our Kindergarten Teams and our SERTs, Miss Jen Walton and Ms Mary Saunders, for planning and hosting this important start for our youngest.
Good News Assemblies
Our monthly assemblies celebrate students' gifts and talents.
Appreciation and acceptance
Accomplishments in Athletics and Sportsmanship
We encourage students to treat one another with respect, appreciate individual differences, and create an inclusive and welcoming school community. We review the Fruit of the Holy Spirit each month, celebrate our student virtue awards, review school routines and expectations, and share information on upcoming events. Parents are welcome to attend these assemblies.
Thanksgiving / Christmas Food Drives
St Patrick Catholic Elementary organizes and collects food for those in need in our school community and/or Peterborough through our Food Drives. Each classroom collects items for the food drive. We are so proud of everyone's generosity. Thank you, Mrs Cheryl Dorris, for your support organizing the drive and thank you, Mr James P. Stephen, for your support delivering the goods.
United Way Campaign
Our Staff fully support the Peterborough and District United Way Campaign. Activities are offered for the students to participate as well. Thank you to Mrs Janel Wood and Mrs Kelly Armstrong for all of your work organizing.
Thank you to Mr James P. Stephen and Mr David Buckley who have dedicated countless hours to our exciting Robotics Club. With their support, St Patrick initiated and convened the first two Annual Board Elementary Robotics Tournaments. The Missions, which include the Maze, Sumo Wrestling, and Hockey, require skills in programming, designing, and building Lego Robotics to be successful. We are very proud to have championed many of these Missions in both years running to date!
St Patrick Eco-Club
We are very proud of our awesome Eco-Club, organized by Ms Mary Saunders. Since its conception in 2013, we have been provincially certified as a Gold level school! This standard is the highest standard and very difficult to attain... and maintain. Activities are offered throughout the school year to raise awareness of our environment and our carbon footprint. They include Car- Free Wednesdays at the beginning of each month, litterless lunches, sweater day, and composting and recycling to name a few. Plays or student presentations highlight the activities- Congratulations to Ms Saunders and the Club for your Gold Standard!
Since 2015, Mrs Karan Leal has run elections for our Student Government. The Government is composed of several Grade 8 Executive positions plus Class Representatives from Grades 6-8. Working with the Principal, our Government promotes school spirit and organizes fun events. Each year, we apply for a Speak Up Grant which has funded our Games Club and supports our Math Fair Night.
Each year, the St. Patrick Catholic School Council and volunteers organize a Christmas meal. Students are served a delicious Christmas lunch with food items generously donated by the Catholic School Council and our parents. This is a very special time to celebrate the birth of Jesus with classmates. Special shout out to Mrs Anne-Marie Condon who is a key organizer of this event.
Mrs Laurie Gordon and the Grade 8 class organize our Christmas Extravaganza in December. Students and staff donate new and gently used items. All items are priced to sell and can be gift wrapped for a minimal cost. Students are welcome to do their Christmas shopping for families and friends at this fun event.
St.Patrick hosts a Halloween Dance-A-Thon as our annual fundraiser. All monies raised support our Catholic School Council.This year, St Patrick surpassed its goal of $6,000! Mrs Anne-Marie Condon does an awesome job calculating winners - many excellent prizes were given to individuals and classrooms to celebrate the students' great work!
Our Catholic School Council hosts a family Fun Fair annually in the Spring. This extremely popular event is highly anticipated annually. Games, bouncy castles, and food are available for students to enjoy. Thank you to our CSC for funding this event and to Mrs Anne-Marie Condon for being our Staff Representative.
Pizza days are generally 2 times /month at St. Patrick (as indicated on the monthly school calendar). Pizza is $2.50 a slice. Thank you to Mrs Laurie Gordon and the Grade 8 class for organizing our hot lunches.