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School News

2017

Family Summer Fun!

RDCRS sponsors Family Pizza and Game Night July 5 as well as a Family Picnic and Bike Parade August 9!  Join us for some fun this summer! Click poster for details on both events.  

Closed for Summer!

School is CLOSED for summer break July 1 - Aug. 9 inclusive. The office will RE-OPEN on August 2. STUDENTS return on Thurs., Aug. 10

END OF SCHOOL YEAR CHANGES

** Please note year-end CHANGES: June 29 - TEACHER ADMIN DAY (staff only) June 30 - LAST STUDENT DAY

First Time Rider

Come out on August 15 to learn about riding the bus if you are new or just need a refresher. 

NEW! Changes to School & Playground zones

Student safety is our top priority. Please note on August 1, 2017 Red Deer school and playground zones times will change.  See the City of Red Deer website for more information.

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Tonight, June 19 at 4:00 we are holding our Welcome to Kindergarten information session for parents and your kindergarten child.  Come and meet the teacher and see your classroom!

Aquathon

Come cheer on students and staff in our 7th Annual Aquathon competition on Friday June 16 at 1:00!  Run, swim, run!!

Year-end Mass

Please join us for year-end Mass June 13 at 9:30a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, all are welcome!

Grade 9 Farewell Mass

Grade 9 students will celebrate their final year at St. Pat's with a Mass and celebration at Sacred Heart Church on June 9, 5:00p.m.  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Grade 8/9 Poetry Slam

On June 7 at 9:30a.m. we are holding the 3rd Annual Poetry Slam event for Grade 8 and 9 students in which original poetry is created and performed for an audience and a panel of judges.  Parents are welcome!

Yoyo Presentation

Elementary students get to join Tim Johnson, performer for a yoyo presentation today!

Elementary Success Assembly

Come out to celebrate the successes of our Elementary students on May 31 at 2:30p.m. in the gym!

Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday!

On May 30, (150th day of school) Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools is extremely proud and honoured to participate in Canada's 150th Birthday celebrations. The colours red and white symbolize Canada's rich diverse heritage and as a school division we…

Alberta Education Survey

Parents, we need your input. In fall 2016, we asked Albertans to help confirm the direction of our work and provide feedback on the current K–12 provincial curriculum. Since then, Alberta Education has used input gathered from the fall curriculum survey…

Twin/Triplet Day - School Spirit

On May 26, show your school spirit and dress up for Twin/Triplet Day!

World Catholic Education Day

May 25 is World Catholic Education Day!  Various activities will be going on in our classrooms throughout the day to celebrate!

Family Play in the Park - CANCELLED

**CANCELLED - due to weather** School Council is hosting "Play in the Park" on May 25, 3:30 - 5:00.  Come join us outside to play and have fun!

New Vice-Principal for 2017-2018 school year

We would like to congratulate Brandon Heck on being appointed Vice-Principal for the 2017-2018 school year. Brandon is a University of Alberta graduate, who received his Bachelor of Education degree in 2008 and obtained a Masters of Arts in Counselling…

Victoria Day long weekend

Reminder there is no school Friday, May 19 and Monday, May 22 for Victoria Day long weekend.

A World of Flavours

International Appetizer/Dessert Event – A WORLD OF FLAVOURS. All students and families of St. Pat’s are invited to attend. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, in the school gym.

Spring Band Concert

Please join us on May 16, at 6:30p.m. in the St Patrick's gym for our annual Spring Band Concert - students in grades 4 through 9 are performing!

Grow Boys/Go Girls

On May 11, Grade 5 boys and girls participate in a day of activities to promote happy, healthy growth and development.

School Council Meeting

All are welcome to join us for our School Council Meeting, Monday, May 15 at 6:30.  Childcare available.

Commemorative Tree Planting

On May 10 as part of an Arbour Day celebration, the City of Red Deer has chosen St. Patrick's School to plant a tree on the West side of the school.  The mayor has been invited as well as City Councillors to join our Grade one and two students for this…

13 Reasons Why

The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why is trending nationally, as well as in our school community. It is generating controversy and concern amongst mental health authorities and school officials. While we are unaware of any specific incidents related to…

Grade 5 Rosary Presentation

On May 9, all Grade 5 students will go to St. Mary's at 10:30am and each be presented with a Rosary of their own.

PD Day - May 5

Reminder that May 5 is a PD Day and there is no school for students.

Elementary Success Assembly

Come and support the Elementary students in their successes at the assembly April 28 at 2:30p.m. in the gym!

Fertilizer Fundraiser

Fertilizer Fundraiser info is now available on the Hot Lunch page. Second order due by May 4.

Family Dance - School Council

School Council is hosting a Spring Family Dance on April 27, 6:00 - 7:30p.m.!  $5.00 per family. Concession, cake walk, DJ - come on out and have some fun!

Register now for 2017-2018 school year

Are you new to Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools and wanting to register your child for the 2017-2018 school year? Grade 1-9 registration is now open.

Spring Photos

Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25 are Spring Photos!

Kindergarten Here I Come!

On April 25, there is a drop-in event at Parkland Mall for new Kindergarten students starting in the fall. 

Easter Mass

All are welcome to join us at Sacred Heart Church on April 25, 9:30a.m. for celebration of Easter Mass!

Garage Sale!

Come one!  Come all!  Check out our community garage sale on April 21, 3:30 - 7:00p.m.  Items may be donated April 18 - 21 (no mattresses).  All proceeds to charity.

Easter Break

Reminder that Easter Break is April 14 - 17 inclusive.  Have a blessed long weekend!

Spring Break!

Spring Break from March 24 - April 9 inclusive.  Enjoy your rest.

School Project Announcement

Province announces modernization of St. Patrick’s Community School.

Parent Teacher Interviews Spring 2017

Come and see what your child has been learning in parent teacher interviews!  If you need to book, please click the link for instructions.

Spotlight

This event will showcase student talent and passion. The community is invited to tour the newly built St. Joseph High School and watch live student entertainment and see art displays beginning at 7:00 p.m. on March 16.  Tickets available at the door…

No SCHOOL

Reminder that there is no school this Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10.  Enjoy the extra long weekend!

Minister's Youth Council

All junior and senior high students in Alberta are invited to apply to be part of the Minister’s Youth Council! Students on the Minister's Youth Council will provide their perspectives to the Minister and Alberta Education on educational issues.…

Lenten Ideas

Please see our Family Calendar for ideas your family may participate in for Lent. 

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Students will gather in an assembly in the gym on March 1 at 9:00a.m., for Ash Wednesday.  Parents welcome! 

Shrove Tuesday

Come out tonight, Feb. 28 with your family for our FREE pancake and sausage supper for Shrove Tuesday!

Success Assembly

Elementary students celebrate their successes today in an assembly at 2:30, parents welcome!

NO SCHOOL

Feb 20, 23 and 24 there is no school for students.  Enjoy your short week!

Pink Shirt Day!

Wear a PINK shirt in support of anti-bullying on Feb. 22.

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten online registration will start this upcoming Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. Please note that parents/guardians are able to access online registration to start filling out the application for: Pre-Kindergarten…

School Council Meeting TONIGHT!

We hope to see everyone at the School Council meeting tonight, Monday, February 13 at 6:30p.m.  Childcare available.

Red and White Day

Wear Red and White for Valentine's Day on Feb. 14 and show your school spirit!

Hot lunch due

The next hot lunch order is due on Tuesday, Feb 14.

Spotlight Auditions

Talented students are needed to perform for sponsors and the general public at the Red Deer Regional Catholic Education Foundation's Spotlight event on March 16, 2017. We are looking for current students who excel in the following areas, but not limited…

Celebration of Light

Our students will come together on Jan. 27 to celebrate that Jesus is the Light of the World and how we are called to share His light with others.

National Family Literacy Day

January 27 is National Family Literacy Day.  Since we are a school family, our reading buddies will be together that day to share in an activity.   

School Spirit - "Fandom Day"

Friday is "Fandom Day" - wear anything you are a fan of, books, movie characters, sports, show your school spirit!

Grade 9 Field Trip to Notre Dame

Grade 9's get to "Try-A-Trade" at Notre Dame High School on Jan 25!  Have fun! :-)

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school on January 16th!

2016

Christmas Holidays

Our school is closed for Christmas holidays from Dec. 24 - Jan. 15 inclusive.  Blessings to you and your family over the break - enjoy your rest!

Pyjama Day or Red and Green

Show your school spirit and wear your pyjamas or red and green Christmas colours for the last day of school on Friday, Dec. 23!

Success Assembly

Join us in the gym as elementary students celebrate their successes and terrific kids on Dec. 15 at 9:00a.m.! 

Advent Mass

Join us for Advent Mass on Dec. 14 at 9:30a.m. at Sacred Heart.

School Council Meeting - CANCELLED

School Council is cancelled for tonight Dec. 19 at 6:30.  It is rescheduled for Jan. 30 as a budget meeting, hope to see you there!

Archbishop Smith's Christmas Message

Archbishop Richard Smith has a special Christmas message to our school communities. Please click below in this blog post to read it in full. The message includes a letter and prayer for all our families, both of whom were inspired by this season, and…

Wake-A-Thon - POSTPONED until January

Due to extreme cold weather, the Grade 9 Wake-A-Thon has been postponed until January.

School Fundraiser

Bear Tracks Ice Melter is a school fundraiser - final orders due Dec 12 for pick-up Dec. 16 Bear Tracks cover letter Bear Tracks info letter Bear Tracks order sheet

Brad Glynn presenter!

Middle School students hear from Brad, Youth Ministry Coordinator, in presentations throughout the week about the Sacraments and how they relate in our everyday lives. 

Pep Rally

Middle School boys and girls volleyball teams will play the teachers in a pep rally Wed, Nov. 30 afternoon!  Good luck all!

School Spirit - Jersey Day

Wear your favourite jersey to show your school spirit on Friday, Dec. 2!

Introduction to Mass

All students will go to Sacred Heart for a lesson "Introduction to Mass" by Father Jozef on Nov. 29.

PD Day Reminder

** Reminder there is no school on Friday, Nov. 25 for PD - teachers only.

Hot Lunch Due

Next hot lunch orders are due Tuesday, November 22.

Provincial Curriculum Survey

Last week, Education Minister David Eggen and Premier Rachel Notley announced the launch of our online curriculum survey as part of our broad engagement to hear feedback from Albertans in every corner of the province. The survey can be accessed at curriculumsurvey.alberta.ca,…

November Break

November 5 - 13 (inclusive) - Remembrance Day and break - NO SCHOOL!

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Parents are welcome to join us for our Remembrance Day Ceremony at 10:45a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 in the gym.

Picture Re-take Day

Reminder that picture re-takes will be done on Tuesday, November 1, bring your smile!

RDCRS Reads - Survey

Parents, plesae do our 2-minute survey by October 30 for the summer reading program. Take Survey

Living Rosary

On Oct 26, the Grade 5 classes will host the Living Rosary in our gym and lead other classes through this liturgy celebration.

Halloween Family Dance

Come out with your ghouls and goblins to our Family Halloween Dance on Oct 26,  6:00-7:30pm. $5 per family. DJ! Cakewalk! Glow sticks! Cantina with hot dogs and other snacks!  Let's have some halloween fun!

Field Trips

Oct 25 - Grade 9 social studies class to the Red Deer Court House, Grades 2-4 go to the Memorial Centre for a fire safety presentation.

School Council Meeting

School Council meeting on Monday, Oct 24 at 6:30p.m.  Childcare is available.  All are welcome to join!

Crazy Hair Day!

Show your school spirit and wear your craziest hairdo on Friday, October 21!

Trade Show 2016

"Falling into Christmas" our Food Truck and Trade Show is coming up!  October 18, 3:30 to 7:00p.m.  For more info, click here.

October Break!

No school from October 7 - 16 (inclusive) for our October break!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful rest!

Parent Teacher Interviews

Come and meet the teacher in our parent/teacher interviews on Oct 5 and 6, from 4:00 - 7:00p.m. 

Thanksgiving Mass

Come join us as we celebrate Thanksgiving Mass at Sacred Heart Parish on Oct. 6 at 9:30a.m.

Grade 4 Bible Presentation

Today the Grade 4's go to St. Mary's Parish where they are each presented with a bible.

Turkey Trot

On Oct 5 our Pre K to Grade 3 students will run in the annual Turkey Trot while the turkey mascot cheers them on!

Success Assembly

Great to see all of our elementary students gathered in the gym and wearing orange. Congratulations to all our award winners.

Orange Shirt Day

Thank you to all students who wore an orange shirt to honour this important day.

Orange Shirt Day

Please join us in this national movement by wearing an orange shirt on September 30th to recognize the experience of survivors of Indian residential schools, to honour them, and to show a collective commitment to ensure that every child matters.

Parent Teacher Interviews

It's that time of year again!  Parent/Teacher Interviews are set for October 5th and 6th.  See link on the right to click and book yours!

Read and Write-A-Thon

Students are reminded to bring in your donations by Sept 26th for our fundraiser!  Prizes awarded to top students and classes!!

Dawe Run today!

Students best of luck in the Dawe Run today!! 

Picture Day!

Dress up nice for Sept 8th & 9th picture day!

School Council Meeting

Please join us - everyone welcome - to our first School Council meeting on Monday, August 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the band room.  Child care provided for the meeting! Fundraising meeting, Thursday, August 25th at 6:30 in the band room.

School Opening Mass

All are welcome to join us for our first Mass of the school year.  Our liturgy will be held at Sacred Heart Church Wed., August 24 at 9:30a.m.  Students are asked to wear GREEN to support this year's district theme Rooted, Nourished and Growing.

First Time Bus Rider

If you have a first-time bus rider, or need a refresher, please attend this free event!  August 16 from 1:00 - 3:00p.m. OR also 6:30 - 8:30p.m. Westerner Grounds Parking Lot. Parents and students are welcome to attend.

Welcome back/Meet the staff BBQ!

Come out on August 11th at 5:30-7:00 to meet our staff and have a bbq together!  For more info, click here!

AUG. 4 - FIRST DAY BACK!

See you back for the first day of school on August 4th!  School office re-opens July 27th. 

New student registration starts July 27!

New student registration for the 2016-2017 school year starts July 27! For registration information and to download forms needed to register at St. Patrick's Community School, please click on the links below: Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Registration…

Summer Activities 2016

For some great free or low-cost ideas to do this summer, click here

RDCRS READS Summer Reading Program

Our school is excited to participate in the 2016 RDCRS READS Summer Reading Program! This award-winning program is designed to eliminate summer reading loss and foster a love of reading through continued access to books. Kindergarten to Grade 5 students…

LAST DAYS OF SCHOOL!

June 28th - Last full day of classes Thurs. June 30th - Report card pick-up!

Elementary Success Assembly

Join us June 28th at 11:30 to celebrate our elementary students in their Success Assembly!

Track & Fun Day!

Elementary students participate in Track and Fun Day races and games on Friday June 24th!  

Staff/Student Soccer Game!

Come and cheer on staff vs. students in a soccer game on June 23rd at 1:45!

Kindergarten Farewell

Kindergarten students will celebrate their achievements in their first year of school with a small ceremony on June 23 at 6:30.

Field Trips!

Kindergarten goes to the Jungle Farm on June 22, have a great day everyone!

Middle School Awards

Join us to celebrate the year-end awards for our Middle School students on June 22 at 1:30!

Aquathon

Students and teachers participate in the annual Aquathon on June 16th - run, swim, run!  We're proud of you!

Field Trip!

Kindergarten to Innisfail Jungle Farm on June 16 - enjoy your day exploring the farm!

Track & Field

Grade 6 students compete in track and field events at Lindsay Thurber on June 15th!  Good luck everyone!

Year-End Mass

Join us at Sacred Heart Church on June 10th for year-end mass liturgy at 9:30 a.m.

Welcome to Kindergarten

June 9th, Kindergarten Orientation at 6:30p.m. for our new fall Kindergarten parents and students! Look forward to seeing you there!

DiscoverE presentations

Grades 1 - 3 and 5 & 9 will participate in hands-on, curriculum-based science workshops on June 8th & 9th presented by U of A.

School Council Meeting

Join us at 5:30 on Tuesday, June 7th at Moxies for the last school council meeting of the year!  

Grade 9 Farewell Mass

Please join us at Sacred Heart at 5:00 on June 3rd, as we celebrate the Grade 9 students moving up to high school.

Field Trips!

On May 31st, Grade 4's enjoy your time at the Red Deer Museum and Band students take a trip to Jubilations in Calgary!

Fancy Dress-up Day! School Spirit

Show your school spirit and dress in your "Sunday best" on May 27th!

Living Rosary

There will be a liturgy celebration with the Grade 5's hosting the Living Rosary on May 27.

Spring Band Concert

We welcome families to join us for our Spring Band Concert on Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  Our students in middle school will showcase their talents for us!

May Long Weekend

Reminder that there is no school on Friday May 20 and Monday May 23 for the Victoria Day long weekend!

Field Trip & Presentation

Kindergarten to Safety City today!  Grade 9's hear presentations about Economics for Success.

Field Trips!

Grade 8's have fun on your trip today to Telus Science Centre in Edmonton and Kindergarten is off to Safety City!

District Band Clinic

Grade 6 - 9 Band students participate in a Band clinic on May 17th with an evening concert at Crossroads Church at 5:00 pm.

Welcome Author G.C. McRae

We welcome Alberta author to our school on May 13th to engage elementary students in a reading!  Parents welcome!

Go Girls and Grow Boys!

Enjoy your time today Grade 5 girls and boys as you learn about all you can do as healthy, active individuals!

Spring Fling Dance

Our "Spring Fling" Dance will be held May 12th from 6:00 - 7:30p.m.  There will be a concession, glow sticks and a cake walk!  Come have some fun with us and dance the night away!

Grade 5 to Grade 6 Orientation

Parent Orientation evening 7:00 tonight, May 11 for those students moving up to Grade 6 Middle School!  Grade 5 students are welcome to come!

Grade 5 Rosary Presentation

Grade 5's go to St. Mary's for a liturgy and Rosary presentation May 10th!

Popcorn Sale!

At lunch on May 6th, there will be popcorn for sale $1.00 per bag!

World Catholic Education Day!

Our school will be celebrating in many ways today, May 5th!  We are having a litterless lunch as well as hot dog day for the students to help reduce waste.  Other activities of the "Caring for Creation" theme are: used battery collection, thank-you…

Hats On for Mental Health

Wear your hat and donate a toonie to support Mental Health on May 4th!

Father Tom - visit

Welcome Father Tom as he visits our school to bless our classroom prayer tables on May 3rd.

PD DAY - NO SCHOOL!

MONDAY, May 2 is a PD Day - No school - Have a great day!

Elementary Success Assembly

Join us on April 29th at 2:30p.m. to celebrate the successes of our Elementary students!

International Dessert Event 2016

Come and join us for an evening of International Dessert on April 28, 5:30 - 6:30p.m. International Dessert Event 2016

Easter Mass

Easter Mass at Sacred Heart on April 27th, 9:30a.m. - all are welcome!

Spring Photos

Get your best spring outfit on for photos on Monday, April 25th!

Litterless Lunch

For Earth Day, April 22, try to bring a lunch that leaves no garbage.

Middle School Awards

Join us to celebrate Middle School awards on April 22 at 2:00pm.

Kindergarten Here I Come!

See our postcard for the Kindergarten Here I Come, April 19th event information!  Kindergarten Here I Come poster

Presentation for Grade 7's

Dollars with Sense presentation today for Grade 7 students.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Join us for Parent Teacher Interviews on April 13th and 14th. 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

No School April 15th

Due to Parent Teacher Interviews, there will be no school on Friday, April 15th.

Presentations Today

Grade 7's hear a presentation about Dollars and Sense, Grade 9's see a play about workplace safety.

Welcome Back!

We look forward to seeing you back from Spring Break on Monday, April 11th!

Spring Break

Spring Break, March 25 - April 10th - Have a wonderful Easter everyone! Here is an Easter video for you to watch.

School Spirit - Pink and Purple Day

Wear your pink and purple in school spirit for Cancer Awareness Day.

Pep Rally

On March 24 cheer on our Basketball players in the pep rally!

Stations of the Cross

Join us for our Stations of the Cross liturgy in the gymnasium on Wed. March 23 at 9:15 a.m..  This year it is an interactive journey through Jesus' eyes from the last supper until his resurrection.

Father Tom - visit

We welcome Father Tom to bless our prayer centres in classrooms today!

Elementary Success Assembly

Please join us to celebrate the successes of our elementary students on March 22 at 11:30!

Parent Information Night

Welcome Grade 9 parents (and students) to an information evening at St. Pat's about Notre Dame on March 21 at 7:00.

Saint Patrick Liturgy Celebration

Students will gather in assembly on March 17th to celebrate Saint Patrick, the namesake of our school!

St. Pat's has talent!

March 17 is our annual St. Pat's Talent show!  Elementary at 11:15, Middle School at 1:00.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wear green and white to show your school spirit for St. Patrick's Day on March 17!

Stations of the Cross

Grade 6 classes go on March 16 to Camille to participate in Stations of the Cross.

PD DAY - NO SCHOOL!

March 10 and 11 are both PD days, teachers only... enjoy your long weekend!

Family Movie Night

On Wed., March 9th our School Council is hosting a Family Movie Night in the gym!  Movie is a surprise.  School will be open at 6:00 p.m. and movie begins at 6:15 p.m.

Father Tom - visits

Father Tom will be here to bless our classroom prayer centres on March 2.

School Council Meeting

All are welcome to join us for our next School Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 1st. at 6:30 p.m.

Grade 8 Poetry Slam

The grade 8's will be reading or reciting original poetry on morning of Feb 25 for their peers and a panel of judges.

Anti-bullying Pink Shirt Day

Wear a pink shirt on Feb. 24th in support of anti-bullying!

Community Movie Evening

CATCA is presenting a FREE movie Feb 17th evening - click for details. Central Alberta Teacher's Convention Association's (CATCA's) community night on Wednesday, February 17th.  Time: 7:00 - 9:15 p.m.   Place: Margaret Parson's Theatre, Red Deer College…

Teacher's Convention

There will be no school on Thursday, Feb. 18 or Friday Feb 19th due to the Teacher's Convention.  Have a great extra-long weekend!

Family Day!

Monday is Family Day - enjoy your day off to spend with family and friends!

Red and White Day - school spirit

On Friday, Feb. 12th, show your school spirit for Valentines Day and wear red and white!

Ash Wednesday Mass

Please join us at Sacred Heart for Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:30, February 10th.

Grade 3's Science Project

Grade 3's have fun with science and constructing large structures from cardboard and masking tape!

Privilege Day!

A fun day Feb. 9th. for students to make a donation to get a privilege of their choice ie. wear your p.j.'s, chew gum, buy lunch at the Dawe etc. 

Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Supper

Please join us Tuesday, February 9th for pancake & sausage supper hosted by School Council. Volunteers needed.  All families are welcome!

PD DAY - NO SCHOOL!

Jan. 29 there is no school today!

"FAN-DOM" Day

Dress up as whatever you are a Fan of today for school spirit!

Read for 15 Challenge

Help Red Deer to be the provincial champions! Read for 15 minutes on January 27 - see link for more. Read for 15 Challenge

Celebration of Light

Celebrate God's light with us Jan 27th!

Jump Rope for Heart

Jump! Jump! Jump! All students participate in a challenge on Jan 26th for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

Elementary Success Assembly

On Tues., Jan 26  we're celebrating our terrific kids in Elementary!

School Council Meeting

School Council meeting on Tuesday, January 19th at 6:30 - all are welcome!

Welcome back!

Welcome back to school - January 11, 2016!  Hope you are well-rested and ready to start the new year!

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration

New! Parents/Guardians wishing to register their child for our 2016-2017 Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten program now have the option to do so online or in person. Registration at our school will begin on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. Online…

2015

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all!

Christmas break

Enjoy your Christmas break with friends and family.  We welcome you back January 11th!

Sock hop

A little dance celebration Dec. 18th in the afternoon before our Christmas holidays begin!

Pyjama & Christmas colours day!

Wear your pyjamas or dress in Christmas colours to show your school spirit on this last day before our holiday break!

Elementary Success Assembly

Elementary students will celebrate their successes in an assembly on Dec. 17th.

Student/Teacher Hockey Game

On Dec. 17, we will have our annual Student/Teacher Hockey game at the Dawe arena!  

Chase the Chill

Miss Steeves Grade 6 class is taking donations of scarves, (touques and mitts too) for a social justice project Thurs. Dec. 17.  Garments will be tied to trees with a note to "Take Me if you Need Me". 

Advent Mass

December 16, 9:30am at Sacred Heart, join us for our Advent Celebration!

First Christmas in Canada

Students who are new to Canada and are celebrating their first Christmas here, learn about Canadian Christmas traditions and get to take a picture with Santa!

Grade 9 Wake-A-Thon

Our Grade 9 classes will have their annual Wake-A-Thon December 11th and raise funds for the Red Deer Food Bank!

School Council Meeting

Budget meeting Tues, Dec. 8th at 6:30pm - all welcome!

Middle School Awards

Please join us at 1:15, Dec 8th for our Term 1 awards ceremony for Middle School!

Syrian Refugee Info Session

The info session for Syrian Refugee resettlement to Red Deer is tonight at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7:00p.m. See attached link for more details.  http://rdcrs.ca/parents/whats-new/post/incoming-syrian-refugees

St. Nicholas Feast Day

Grade 1 classes learn about and celebrate St. Nicholas Feast Day with crafts and stories!

St. Patrick's School Production: Scrooge

Tickets selling fast for our school production of Scrooge on Dec 3rd & 4th. Click on image for details.   

Praying the Rosary for Advent

In this first week of Advent, we will be praying the Rosary together as a school community each day with morning prayer. 

Jersey Day!

Show your school spirit and wear your favorite jersey Friday Nov 27th!  

Hot Lunch orders DUE NOV 24

To order, please see our hot lunch page: Hot Lunch

Pep Rally

Come on out and cheer on the Volleyball game between teachers and students!

PD DAY - No school

There is no school on Monday, November 23 due to PD Day for teachers only.

Elementary Success Assembly

November 18th, 11:30 Our Terrific Kids will celebrate their successes!

School Council Meeting

November 17, at 6:30 all are welcome!

Return to School Nov 16th

November break 7 - 15th inclusive!

Remembrance Day Break

School will break from Nov 7 - 15 (inclusive).

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Students will gather in an assembly in honor of Remembrance Day.

Know-A-Thon & Dance-A-Thon!

Today is the wrap up for our school fundraiser!  Elementary will participate in their Know-A-Thon and Middle School in their Dance-A-Thon!

Kindergarten to Safety City

Have fun on your field trip today to Safety City!

Kindergarten to Safety City

Have fun on your field trip today to Safety City!

Annual Christmas Trade Fair!

Our 5th Annual  Christmas Trade Fair 2015  is on Nov 3rd! Click to see poster!

Daylight Savings Time

**Remember to set your clocks back an hour Nov 1st for Daylight Savings Time!

Photo Retakes Nov 3

A reminder that photo retakes are on Tues, Nov 3rd in the morning only.

Halloween Dress-up Day!

Friday, Oct. 30th is Halloween Dress-up Day or wear orange & black to school! No costumes depicting violence, no weapons or masks please.

Fire Drill Practice

There will be a fire drill practice this afternoon, Oct. 22nd.

Family Halloween Dance

Thurs, Oct 22nd, 6:30 - 8:00pm! All ghouls & boys welcome!  Costumes welcome, spooky cake walk, hot dogs & snack concession, photo booth. $5 per family  OR Food Bank donation.

October Break

Happy Thanksgiving!  Hope everyone enjoys the break, see you back on the 19th! 

Parent Teacher Interviews

Looking forward to seeing many families tonight at Parent Teacher Interviews! 

Turkey Trot

Run! Run! Run!  Grade 3 to Grade 1!  Have fun at your Turkey Trot today.

Grade 4 Bible Celebration

Our best to the Grade 4's as they are each presented with Bibles today!

Parent Teacher Interviews

Looking forward to seeing many families tonight or tomorrow at Parent Teacher Interviews! 

Thanksgiving Mass

Students, enjoy the Mass on Friday, Oct. 2nd and be thankful everyone! 

Fire Safety

Grades 2 - 4's attend a fire safety presentation!  Learn and be safe!

School Council Meeting

All parents welcome to our School Council Meeting on Tues, Sept 29th at 6:30 pm

Elementary Success Assembly

We will celebrate all of our Terrific Kids at the Success Assembly on Wed, Sept. 30th. Congratulations!

Garage Sale TONIGHT, Sept 24th!

Grade 8/9 students are holding a garage sale for charity.  Donations accepted Sept 18-23. Open to the public from 3:30 - 7:30 pm. See calendar for more details!

Crazy Hair Day!

Show your school spirit on Friday, Sept 25th and wear your craziest wacky hair-do!

Student Pictures Available Online

Your child's school picture is available online. Simply go to mylifetouch.ca to view your school pictures. Use the Portrait ID & Access Code on your proof sheet to claim your school pictures online. To redeem your complimentary digital Pictures2Protect®…

RDCRS Reads! Summer Reading Survey

Here are the links to the RDCRS Reads! surveys for students. Teachers will be having students complete these surveys before the end of September. Thanks to everyone for your support of this program! Gr. 4-9 Studentshttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/59WWCPBGr.…

St. Pat's/Dawe Run

Grade 4 - 9's across Red Deer participate in our annual St. Pat's/Dawe Run.

Picture Day

St. Patrick's Community SchoolPicture Day:  Wednesday, September 9 Picture Day ID: QW485745YP  Get ready for Picture Day,  Mark your calendar.  See our tips for Picture Day at lifetouch.ca  After Picture Day, you will receive a proof of your child's…

School Opening Mass

All students will attend Opening Mass on August 26th ~ parents welcome!

Welcome Back/Meet the Staff BBQ!

All families please join us for our annual BBQ on Wednesday, August 19th, 6:00-7:30.  We look forward to seeing you there!

School Council Meeting

Join us for the first School Council meeting of the year on Wednesday, August 12th!  It is at 6:30 in the forum.  All parents welcome! 

We're Back!

Classes start today!!! Welcome back to all our returning students and welcome to all our new families joining us for the 2015-16 school year. We are extremely excited about the year ahead. Make it a great year everybody!

We are now open for Registration

St. Patrick's Community School is now open on weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to register new students for the 2015-2016 school year. Please note that our first day of school is on Thursday, August 6.  Please see the appropriate links below to download…

Registration

New student registration starts July 29 at St. Patrick's Community School. See links below for registration information and to download forms needed to register: Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Grades 1 - 9 Classes start on August 6.

First Day of School

The first day of school is August 6th.  Enjoy your summer!

Report Card pick-up

Report cards are ready for pick-up today!  Have a great summer!

Elementary Fun Day!

A well-deserved fun day of sports for Elementary students today - great work all year!

LAST FULL DAY of SCHOOL

Students, enjoy your last full day of classes as we wrap up the school year!

Elementary Success Assembly

Join us as we celebrate our terrific kids for our final success assembly this year.  Great job everyone!

Staff/Student football game

The staff are back for more vs. students in a football game!  Play on!

Grade 6 Track Day

Best of luck Grade 6's as you compete in the Track and Field Meet.

Kindergarten Farewell

Way to go kindergarteners!  A celebration, and farewell for your first year of school.

Staff/Student soccer game

This time, it's staff vs. students in a soccer game - GOOD LUCK ALL!

Middle School Awards

Let's celebrate our amazing Middle School students' successes this year!  Way to go everyone! 

St. Pat's Annual Aquathon

Run! Swim! Run! Some people would do anything for a free t-shirt!  Have fun and best of luck to all competitors in our annual Aquathon today!

Year-End Mass

We will celebrate the year-end in our final school-wide Mass today.

Elementary Talent Show

Elementary kids will show their talents in our fun competition today!

"Fandom" Day

For our final spirit day, students will dress in their favorite outfit to show what they are a "Fan" of!

St. Pat's has Talent!

Middle Schoolers show their talent in this fun competition today!

Grade 7 Track Day

Best of luck Grade 7's as you compete in the Track and Field Meet.

Grade 9 Farewell

Farewell mass and celebration for Grade 9's moving on to high school! 

PLAY in the Playground

PLAY in the Playground is this Thursday June 4th from 6-7pm. Take this opportunity to connect through activity and enjoy some wonderful family time. Simply show up to the school playground and please bring cookies to share. School Council will provide…

Grade 9 Track Day

Grade 9's, we wish you well with your Track & Field competition today!

Parent Council Meeting

Our final Parent Council Meeting tonight ~ all are welcome!

Grade 8 Track Day

Grade 8's, we wish you well with your Track & Field competition today!

Grade 1 Field Trip

Hoping for good weather Grade 1's, enjoy your field trip adventure!

Last Chance for Yearbooks

Friday, May 29th is the deadline to order 2014-2015 yearbooks.  Make sure you get yours before it's too late!

Kindergarten Field Trip

Have fun and enjoy your field trip today Kindergarteners!

Field Trips

Lots of field trips are occurring these days. Today we wish the grade 3 & 7 students and staff blessings on their outings. Have fun and learn lots!

Living Rosary

Students prayed the rosary together yesterday in a student led prayer gathering. Very powerful experience for everybody.

Victoria Day Weekend

Wishing everybody a safe and blessed long weekend. See you back at school on Tuesday!

World Catholic Education Day

Today we took a few moments to celebrate the gift of Catholic education. We have a wonderful faith community at our school and we are proud of our faith. The students at our school all helped make a Solidarity Flag that now hangs in our corridor to remind…

Transportation Changes for the 2015-2016 School Year

In response to the budget constraints for the 2015-2016 school year, the transportation department is making some changes to their current practices. A summary of the changes are provided below: Fees: A new fee has been approved by the Board of Trustees…

RDCRS Reads - Summer Reading Program

'RDCRS Reads' - our district Summer Reading Program - is taking place again this summer, with more schools and more students accessing books and libraries. Have a look at the various programs that will be operating throughout our school district. Brochures…

Upcoming Dances

St. Patrick's Community School family dance is this Wednesday, April 29th from 6:00 - 7:30.  Food and refreshments will be on sale.  It is a spring formal.  Come and socialize, dance and enjoy the St. Pat's community!   All families and all ages…

Band Festival

Over 80 Band students performed wonderfully yesterday at their festival performance. Congratulations students on your fantastic efforts this year. Thanks to Mrs. Shippelt for her dedication to the Band program.

Back to School

First day back from holidays and right back into the swing of things. 8S volunteered to help prepare for 'Kindergarten Here I Come' which occurs tomorrow. They stuffed 1200 bags to make sure we're taking care of those kids coming to our schools next…

Meet and Greet with Provincial Election Candidates

The Alberta Teachers Association would like to invite all stakeholders in our education system to a drop-in “meet and greet” event with Provincial Election candidates, on Monday April 20 between 6-9pm at the Red Deer Lodge.  Enjoy light refreshments…

Save the Date - Around the World with C.A.R.E.

Please see the invitation to join in a wonderful event occurring April 24th. Save the Date - Around the World with C.A.R.E.

Confirmation Retreat - Sacred Heart Parish

Just a reminder that this Saturday is the Confirmation Retreat at Sacred Heart Parish. See the poster for details. Confirmation Poster - Sacred Heart

Happy Easter Holiday

Wishing everybody a wonderful, blessed Easter. We look forward to seeing everybody on April 20 when classes resume.

Happy Easter - from the Archbishop

Here is an Easter message from Archbishop Smith.

Long weekend

Just a reminder that there will no school tomorrow so there is a 3-day weekend for students. We will see you all back here on Monday, March 30. Enjoy the extra day off!

Parent Teacher Ineterviews / Showcase of Learning

Interviews will be from 5-8pm Wednesday March 25 and Thursday March 26. Various student work will be on display in conjunction with our Parent Teacher Interviews on Wednesday for all to peruse. Please make sure to check out the wonderful work our students…

Eva Olsson - Holocaust survivor presentation

We are bringing Eva Olsson, a Holocaust survivor, to St. Patrick’s Community School for a presentation to Grade 5 - 9 students, on Friday, March 20th, at 1:30 p.m., please see the letter (attached) for information about her presentation “A Legacy…

Parents Night Out at Notre Dame

As part of their fund raiser for Cystic Fibrosis, the Notre Dame grads are hosting a Parents Night Out this Friday, March 13. Click here for more info.

Staff Faith PD

Just a reminder that there is no school Monday, March 9 as we have our district Faith PD taking place. Enjoy the extra day off! See you Tuesday.

Pre-Kindergarten is now offered at our school

Pre-Kindergarten is a half-day language rich play-based program for children with special learning needs to build a strong foundation for learning success. Children who take part in Early Childhood Learning often benefit in several ways including…

Teacher's Convention

Just a reminder that Teacher's Convention is upon us so there is no school for students on Feb. 19 & 20. Enjoy the extra long weekend. We'll see you all on Monday, Feb. 23. God Bless!

Pancake Supper

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday and we will be hosting a pancake supper here at the school for all St. Patrick's School families. Free sausages, pancakes, and fellowship as we gather in Jesus' name. 5:30pm - 7:00pm. We hope to see you there! 

Alberta Health Services says to "Walk like a Penguin" to avoid injury this winter

This winter, Alberta Health Services is encouraging all Albertans to leave the hibernating to the bears, and to "walk like a penguin" to avoid injury due to slipping on ice. For more information please visit Alberta Health Services at: www.penguinwalk.ca

St. Patrick's Community School is still accepting Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten registrations

St. Patrick's Community School is still accepting Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten registrations! Please visit http://stpatsschool.ca/parents-students/pre-kindergarten-and-kindergarten-registration for registration information and forms. Then bring…

Stepping Out from the Shadows

A powerful presentation is taking place on Feb. 18. Please see the attached document for details. Stepping Out from the Shadows Poster

Interested in Becoming a Host Family?

For more information please see: http://whyihost.ca/apply-to-be-a-homestay-host-in-red-deer-alberta.html

We want your input on naming the new K-9 Blackfalds School

We want your input to help us name our new K-9 school in Blackfalds. When naming the school, please review the following guidelines:• The name should be upheld as a role model to students, instead of honouring individuals• Canonized saints are acceptable•…

Commitment Ceremony for Confirmation

This weekend our Confirmation candidates will take part in a Commitment Ceremony during mass at Sacred Heart Parish. We are very proud of you. May God bless the wonderful journey these young men and women are embarking upon.

100 Day

Yesterday was 100 Day and the 1F class was celebrating. Everybody was having fun and learning lots!

Confirmation Information

The final time to register for Confirmation at St. Mary's Parish is this Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6pm. Please contact the parish or the school if you have any questions about your child receiving this sacrament. 

Parish Events

This Friday evening St. Mary's Parish is having a youth bowling night for kids grade 6 and up. Sacred heart Parish is having a used book sale this Saturday. See the links below for details. St. Mary's Parish Youth Bowling Night Sacred Heart Parish Used…

Sacred Heart Parish Used Book Sale

Sacred Heart Parish is having a used book sale on Feb. 7. See the attachment for details. Sacred Heart Parish Used Book Sale

St. Mary's Parish Youth Bowling Night

St. Mary's Parish is hosting a youth bowling night on February 6. See the attached document for more information. St. Mary's Parish Youth Bowling Night

Celebration of Light

Please be aware that we have had to change the time of our Celebration of Light tomorrow. The celebration will begin at 10:00am. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ralph Cervi Visit

Ralph Cervi from the Crisis Center spent some time with our middle school students this week to discuss making positive and safe life choices. His topics covered subjects such as online safety, relationships, etc. Thanks to Ralph for a fantastic week!

Movie Night!

Thursday Jan. 22 is Movie Night at St. Patrick's School. Bring a bottle of water and whatever you need to be comfortable. Popcorn will be served along with an entertaining family movie. Doors open at 6pm and the movie will start at 6:15pm. Fun for the…

SCREAM is in the house!

SCREAM is here this week working with our grade 6 students as part of our Health and Life Skill program. Some of the topics covered include self-awareness, ethical decision making, and healthy relationships. The students are having a blast and learning…

Registration for Confirmation

Registration for Confirmation is upon us. St. Mary's Parish is on January 15 at 7pm and Sacred Heart Parish is on Jan. 20 at 7pm. Parents are asked to bring a copy of the child's Baptism Certificate, sponsor's name, and a photo of the child (for St.…

Welcome back!!!

We are back in business. We hope everybody had a wonderful and blessed Christmas and look forward to a phenomenal second half of the school year.

Register Now!

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration is now open. Please visit http://stpatsschool.ca/parents-students/pre-kindergarten-and-kindergarten-registration for registration information and forms. Then bring all forms to St. Patrick's Community…

Information Session on Positive Parenting

Registration for Family Oriented Programming begins today

Registration for Family Oriented Programming begins for all families in Pre-Kindergarten and those accessing Program Unit Funding in Kindergarten for the 2014/2015 school year. Click to view the program guide and to register online.  Please note…

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2015/2016 Kindergarten Registration Starts January 12

For families interested in year-round schooling, St. Patrick's Community School registration starts at 8:15 a.m. on January 12.  Our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs offers the following: Pre-Kindergarten  Pre-Kindergarten is a play-based,…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Remember that classes resume on Monday, January 12. Have a blessed Christmas break everybody. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten registration packages are now available online!

At St. Patrick's Community School we want your child to have a strong start. Come learn with us. Our welcoming Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs offer active learning experiences where children blossom. Registration starts at 8:15 on Monday, January…

Alberta Health Services has declared a whooping cough outbreak across Central Alberta

Alberta Health Services has declared a whooping cough outbreak across Central Alberta. For more information, CLICK HERE. 

Celebrations this week!

Lots of celebrating to do this week. Middle School Awards at 10:55 on Thursday. Elementary Success Assembly Friday at 11:30. Join us in celebrating the wonderful accomplishments of our kids!

Advent Is Here!

St. Patrick's School community celebrated the beginning of advent by participating in mass at Sacred Heart Parish this morning. Wishing everybody a blessed advent season!

Character Day

Friday is 'Character Day' so we hope to see as many people as possible dressed up like their favourite character from a book. Remember that we need to follow the school dress code and be appropriately dressed so that we don't scare or offend others in…

iPhone Bus App Update

A new version of the app will be released on Friday, November 28. The 1.1.0 update must be installed for you to continue to receive notifications about your bus status. Users MUST upgrade to continue receiving notifications about your bus status before…

Academic Programming for Elite Athletes

Blended Program for Elite Performers and Athletes  Parent and Student Information Session Monday, November 24 at 6:30 Montfort Centre Are you a high level performer or athlete? Do you have a hard time balancing school work and training? Does your training…

We Want to Hear From You

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools wants to hear from you. We want your help planning for the next three years! We would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete this short survey by November 30, 2014. Please click on the following link: …

Bullying Prevention and Healthy Relationships Webcast

Each year, National Bullying Awareness Week provides an important opportunity to reflect on how each of us has a role in promoting welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments.   To help kick off National Bullying Awareness Week (November…

RDCRS Progress Report for November 2014 is Now Available

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools November 2014 Progress Report is now available. RDCRS continues to strive for excellence, as the Division remains above the provincial average in many categories.  All information was gathered from the 2014 Accountability…

Remembrance Day Long Weekend

Just a reminder that this is a long weekend. We are back at it on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Have a restful and blessed long weekend everybody!

December Hot Lunch Forms

The latest Hot Lunch forms are on our web site and the deadline for submitting them has been extended to  Thursday, Nov. 13 at 9:00am. We hope you take advantage of the opportunity to still get your orders in.

Final Notice: Nov. 4 - Christmas Trade Fair

Come out to St. Patrick's 4th Annual Christmas Trade Fair. This event has over 45 vendors along with a silent auction and bake table. This year we have brought in vendors from all over Central Alberta. All proceeds from the silent auction and bake table…

Red Deer Catholic Education Foundation

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Education Foundation is seeking new board members. Note that Board members need not have children attending our schools The Education Foundation nurtures and promotes Catholic Education and provides funding for school…

Halloween Dance

This Thursday from 6-7:30pm School Council is hosting a family dance! $5/family. We hope to see you there! See attached poster:  Halloween Family Dance

Christmas Trade Fair

The annual Christmas Trade Fair is approaching. See the attached poster for details. 2014 Christmas Trade Fair Poster

Halloween Is Almost Here...

Halloween can be a fun event for us but please remember that costumes have to meet the following guidelines: 1) Regular dress code expectations are still in place 2) No masks allowed 3) Weapons (including toys) are not allowed as part of any costume…

Active Parenting Session

Family School Wellness is inviting people to register for Active Parenting Session 5-12. Click the link for further information.

School Newspaper Ready To Read

Mrs. Herndier's class has created a school e-newspaper. Check out the work of our students and catch up on what's been happening. Click here to view.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent - Teacher Interviews are tonight and tomorrow from 5-8pm. We look forward to seeing everyone before we go on our fall break.

Bus App for Android Phones

Click for instructions to get the bus app for android phones. Bus App for Android Phones

Fair Notice Letter - Safety Protocol

Please read the 'Fair Notice Letter - Safety Protocol' for important information regarding safety protocols in our school Please contact us if you have any questions.

Dance-A-Thon & Know-A-Thon

The Dance-A-Thon and Know-A-Thon takes place this Thursday. Keep collecting those pledges for chances to win great prizes. We're going to have a lot of fun.

AED Training at St. Patrick's Community School

All Grade 4 to 9 students received CPR/AED awareness training today. This is a very important component of our Safe and Caring Schools practices. To learn more about it, click here to view the RDCRS AED letter from our Superintendent of Schools.

School Bus Drivers Wanted!

Looking for a rewarding experience, one that impacts the lives of the students in our community? Do you love driving and being around students? This work is very popular with mothers who want a work schedule that matches the school calendar. A nice…

New School Bus App

It's here! A school bus app for your iPhone that lets you know if your child's school bus in on schedule, delayed or cancelled. Just go to the iPhone app store and search rdcrs. You'll love it! Sorry folks, there is no app for non-Iphone users…

St. Pat's / Dawe Run Coming Soon

The annual St. Pat's / Dawe Run is approaching. This is an off site event for all grade 4-9 students that will take place on Sep. 16 (weather permitting.) Our students have been training hard and we know will represent our school wonderfully.

Picture Day

Picture day went great today! Lots of smiling faces. Thanks to the parents that came and helped organize things with the photographers in the gym. If your child missed school today there will still be an opportunity to get their pictures taken tomorrow. 

PowerSchool News

There will be a disruption of service to our PowerSchool and Google mail accounts for students between August 28 and September 1 so that our IT department can address some needed updates.  Service to both platforms should resume on September 3.  Thank…

We're Open!!!

Kids have been back in school since August 7 and we have lots going on already. Check out the Upcoming Events in our news or see the calendar.