Good morning St. Patrick families, There are many exciting opportunities coming up in the weeks ahead!   *  STEM Activity Day and Open House for new families is coming up this Sunday, immediately following the 11:00 school led mass.  We are hoping to see a lot of new faces at this event!  Please invite friends and family who might be interested in learning more about our school. *  CSW begins this weekend at our 11:00 mass. Many students will be serving at mass this weekend!  All students are asked to wear their uniforms to mass this weekend and will receive a dress down pass for doing so. *  We have many different dress up days and classroom donations going on this week.  Be sure to check the newsletter to learn more about these.  Our service project this week is creating “giving bags” for the  homeless, and we will also serve our school/parish as well. *  Wednesday January 29 is the NCEA Day of Givign Campaign, where for 24 hours we invite you and your family and friends to donate to our school! *  Friday, Feb. 1 is Grandparents Day!  Please invite grandparents to join us!  We will begin in the gym at 7:45am and the activities will conclude around 10:15.  Grandparents are invited to stay for the volleyball games after if they would like. *  Feb. 7 will be our Kindergarten Enrollment night at 6:00.  If you have a child entering kindergarten next year, we invite you and your child to join us for this fun filled, informative event! *  Feb. 7 at 7:00pm we will host a representative from the Missouri 529 program to talk to our families about using the 529 program to earn tax deductions on educational expenses.  This is a really great opportunity for all of our families! You can find out more about all of this information in my newsletter at the link below. Have a great weekend!  Kaci Monaghan Principal St. Patrick School