Principal's Message

Principal’s Message,

Dear Parents,

   Next week we will celebrate Respect Life. We have several activities planned including specific dress days. Please remember, if students choose not to dress according to the day, they are to be in uniform. This includes when we have VBRD shirt and jeans day.   See flyer for details on the schedule for the week.

     Please remember to check the parent portal on PowerSchool for 1st quarter progress reports!

    

May God Bless St. Patrick Catholic School with an abundance of Peace and Love!!

                 

Principal's Message

Principal’s Message,

 

Dear Parents,

 

    I trust all of you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. We are wrapping up baseline assessments and are making plans to address student needs that may go beyond the regular education classroom.  There will be a few changes due to the reduction in personnel. I am still working with the State of Kansas and USD 331 to determine how Title I services will be conducted as well as with the South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative for any student who qualifies for special education services (learning difficulties or gifted).  

    Today we celebrated First Friday through Benediction and offering prayers in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  What a wonderful way to start each month. Please continue to pray for a successful school year! If you ever have any questions or just want to visit, please feel free to contact me.

 

May God Bless St. Patrick Catholic School with an abundance of Peace and Love!!

Principal's Message

Principal’s Message

    On Monday of this past week, Senseney Music company put on an instrument Showcase for the 5th and 6th graders.  Beginning band will be offered two times a week here at St. Patrick Catholic School. My intention is to work closely with Mrs. Kerschen at the public school so students are where they need to be by 7th grade when they join the public school.  If your child is interested in band, please send the form back to school by Friday, September 7th. Students will be required to purchase their own book and bring their own instrument.

     We are still looking for a few parents to join our School Council. If you are interested, please contact the school office. We will extend the deadline for the application to September 5th.

     Today we held our VBRD kick-off assembly by practicing the definition of Virtue and peace. Fr. Andy joined us to share a bit about St. Louis who represents just one of the crusaders who were instrumental in bringing peace to many.  I’d like to give special recognition to Mrs. Jeralyn Hill for her guidance in making the tie-dye shirts. She spent many hours making sure they turned out and I must say they look awesome!!!! Thank you, Mrs. Hill!!

     I’d like to wish you all a fantastic Labor Day weekend!  See you in September!

 

May God Bless St. Patrick Catholic School with an abundance of Peace and Love!!

 

Dr. Harmon's Message

Principal’s Message

It has been a great pleasure getting to know so many of you and your children these past few weeks!!  I would like to thank you for your cooperation regarding standard operating procedure changes. We are always looking for ways to make the school run smoothly but more importantly, safely!!  Your patience is much appreciated!

Please welcome Melissa Thimesch to our school staff. She will be working Monday through Thursday afternoons in the resource room. We are still looking for a morning resource teacher so if you or someone you know may be interested, please call the school office.

Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Walker for being awarded the South Central Special Education Cooperative teacher of the year. We are so proud to have her part of the St. Patrick Catholic School staff. Way to go!!!

This year we will be implementing Virtue Based Restorative Discipline (VBRD). We will have a kick-off assembly next Friday, August 31st at 2:45 in the gym. All are welcome!  Our virtue for this first quarter is Peace:  a state of calm or quiet showing love and unity.  Over the next quarter, students will be participating in various activities that focus on ways to live out this virtue daily.  We need the support and commitment of all parents in order for this program to be successful. There will be some days that students will be bringing home "family homework."  Please take advantage of these opportunities to grow in faith with your family. I realize time is in strong demand with various other commitments you may have so I thank you in advance for making this a priority.

As your principal, I hope to do all I can to support you in forming your children as Disciples of Christ.  I want you to know that I welcome any comments or concerns anytime!! I wish you all a wonderful and blessed year.

Notes from Dr. Harmon

Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Community,

I would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce myself.  I began my career in education in March of 1990. I have served the Diocese of Wichita for the past 28 years as a music teacher, band teacher, p.e. teacher, and administrator. I earned my bachelors in Music Education from Wichita State University, my master's in Educational Leadership at Newman University, and my doctorate in Educational Leadership at Baker University.  My husband Kelly and I have been married for 29 years and together we have 3 daughters and one grandson. 

I look forward to many wonderful years here at St. Patrick Catholic School. I ask that you pray for myself and all the staff so we may continue to do God's work of forming your children as disciples of Christ. 

Peace and Blessings,

Dr. Eva Harmon

 

"Catholic Education for Catholic Action"

Dr. Eva Harmon


Dr. Eva Harmon
Principal
eharmon@stpatskingman.org

 

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