Upcoming Open House!
The principal and staff of Saint Patrick School invite prospective parents and children to tour our school on Wednesday, May 6th from 9:00am to 2:00pm or 6:00 - 7:30pm!
This school year, we celebrate the 146th year of Saint Patrick School! Located near downtown Portsmouth, our school has classic character with a historic feel. Saint Patrick School, established 1868, offers an outstanding education that combines Catholic tradition with academic excellence. Caring, experienced, NH State Certified teachers provide a balanced curriculum that includes art, music, physical education, technology and Spanish. We prepare students to be productive citizens and future leaders and instill in students the value of service to others.
Join us at our open house to learn more and receive a guided tour by a current family and student.
Registration now open for the 2015-2016 school year!
The principal and staff of Saint Patrick School invite prospective families to tour our school!
This school year, we celebrate the 146th year of Saint Patrick School! Located near downtown Portsmouth, our school has classic character with a historic feel. Saint Patrick School, established in 1868, offers an outstanding education that combines Catholic tradition with academic excellence. Caring, experienced, NH State Certified teachers provide a balanced curriculum that includes religion, art, music, physical education, technology and Spanish. We prepare students to be productive citizens and future leaders and instill in students the value of service to others.
We would love for you to be part of the Saint Patrick School family! Call the school or email Amanda Stewart for more information at email@example.com
"Pot O' Gold" Gift Card Raffle!
We are having a gift card raffle! Starting April 6th, we are collecting donated gift cards for any amount to any local restaurant, store, gas station, etc. All gift cards will be added to a large bowl called the "Pot O’ Gold". Purchase a ticket by contacting the school office for your chance to win! Tickets are only $10.00 each and will be sold until the drawing on Thursday, June 11th!
Click this link to view the Pot O' Gold inventory!https://docs.google.com/a/stpatsportsmouthnh.org/spreadsheets/d/13A2h0ZQ73HihM4qusXKMPNEcjfzY2gI3EGc_RwWx68E/edit?usp=sharing
Summer Science Camp at Saint Patrick School!
Summer with Mad Science this year! The week-long, fun-filled summer science programs are packed with amazing experiences for your child! These programs are designed for children ages 7 to 12 and integrate STEM components into a fun, enriching blend of activities that will engage and excite! Spaces are limited so register today! Save $25.00 per week if you register your child by April 30th!
July 20 - July 24
Rockin' Rockets and Fantastic Flight
August 3 - August 7
Mad Machines and Crazy Contraptions
To register, go to the "Summer & Vacation" section online...
Saint Patrick School's 2nd Annual Clover Run Road Race was a success!
Over 250 runners participated in the Clover Run Road Race that was held on Saturday, March 14th in downtown Portsmouth. It was a successful and fun event and we were fortunate that it did not rain until after the race was over! There are many people who made this road race possible so thank you, thank you, thank you to the dedicated volunteers and race committee for all their time and efforts, the sponsors who sponsored and/or participated in the event and a special thank you to the McFarland family for organizing the race for the second year in a row! We are blessed to have such a supportive community!
PMAC's Spring Fever Event!
The Saint Patrick School community is invited to PMAC's Spring Fever Event! The fun takes place on April 10th at 7:00 at PMAC. Dinner, dessert, drinks for two, live music, a silent and live auction and musical guest The Soggy Po' Boys...all for $60.00 per guest. Saint Patrick School will receive a portion of the sales so please let us know if you purchase your ticket online so we can receive credit. Tickets will be available in the school's front office by the end of the week. Click the following link for more information: http://www.pmaconline.org/SpringFever2015.html
A thank you letter from the United States Airforce!
During Catholic Schools Week in January, the students of Saint Patrick School donated items for care packages for active duty soldiers. The students made cards and packaged and shipped the boxes to the special men and women who fight for our country eveyday. The following is a thank you letter from the Sergeant:
On behalf of the men and women of the 380th Expeditionary Logistics
Readiness Squadron, I would like to say THANK YOU for your relentless
support during our tour here in Southwest Asia. Receiving the items that you
sent over here was like Christmas morning and really showed us the
unwavering support that we receive from those back home. It's the little
things here that make a huge difference! We could not do what we do every
day without the prayers and support from you all. We are in the final months
of our tour over here and can't wait to be back in the home of the brave and
the land of the free with our loved ones. We are eternally grateful and
cannot say thank you enough. God bless you all.
MSgt Michael Page
Catholic Schools Week- 1/25 to 1/31!!
Students at Saint Patrick School are gearing up for next week when we celebrate Catholic Schools Week! This year's theme is Catholic Schools, Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service. Students will not only participate in activities that exemplify this theme, but will also take part in several fun events that celebrate the school and its 146th year!
Saint Patrick School and Toyota of Portsmouth Car Raffle Winner
Congratulations to the Vendola family for winning the 2015 Toyota Rav4! The former Portsmouth Mayor, Ted Connors, won the second place prize which was an iPad! The raffle drawing took place at Toyota of Portsmouth on Saturday, December 13th. Many supporters of St. Pat's as well as other participants enjoyed Christmas music, treats, pizza and even met Santa! Thank you to all of the participants and supporters of Saint Patrick School and Toyota of Portsmouth. A special thank you to Jim Boyle, owner of Toyota of Portsmouth, for sponsoring and helping to coordinate this event!
Saint Patrick School's 9th Annual Auction was a great success!
Friday, November 7th was Saint Patrick School's 9th annual auction. Not only was it an evening complete with laughter, happiness, and great people, it was also a great success! Due to the generous donors, community members and parents of St. Pat's, a grand total of over $70,000.00 was raised, exceeding last year's total! Immediately following the auction, some last wish items were requested. Within minutes, funds were raised to purchase Chromebooks, Chromebook carts, iPads, a SmartBoard and microscopes! On behalf of all students and staff, I thank you for your support and we are very excited to receive our new devices. Saint Patrick School is truly blessed to have such a wonderful, dedicated community and I am delighted to be a part of it.
Congratulations to Dale Letourneau, parent of Simone in grade 5, for winning the wine raffle!
Of course, this success would not have been possible without the amazing auction committee who organized this event. Shannon Bowser, Amy Leahy, Charlene Theriault, Sonja Baroni, thank you for your dedication, time, talents and support!
2 yr old / early 3 yr old Play Group
Saint Patrick School is offering a free Play Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See the flyer for more information.
Early Childhood / Preschool Program
There are places available in our Early Childhood- 3yr old, Pre-K and Kindergarten programs. See the flyer for more information.
Jr High Dresscode Changes
Open Enrollment in progress for 3 year olds through 8th Grade
To schedule a tour or for questions on enrollment please contact Amanda Stewart in our Admissions Department (603-436-0739).
Jr High Barnraising!
30 parents, students and community members gathered on August 2nd to clear and clean the convent and help to convert the building into classroom space. Our heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers.
Did you know that St. Patrick School has a facebook page? It is the perfect tool for connecting and communicating with parents, alumni and faculty. Link to Parent Facebook Group.
2014 Walk A Thon
The weather cooperated for us as the kids enjoyed a morning of running/walking, dancing and singing. Thank you to all who sponsored the children of St. Pats. The event brought in nearly $15K! These funds are used to bridge the gap between the children's tuition and the actual cost to educate our students.
U.S. Bishops acknowledge and address Common Core concerns
“Catholic schools must consider standards that support the mission and purpose of the school as a Catholic institution,” states the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Secretariat of Catholic Education in a recent document answering frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Read more...
A Runner's Perspective on St. Pat's Clover Run 5K
A runner from Bedford, NH (Susan Vetters), gives her perspective on the March 15th race held in Portsmouth.
Second Trimester Honor Roll and Award winners
See the Honor Roll list and the Faith, Wisdom and Love Award winners for the Second Trimester.
Clover Run 5K a Huge Success!
Thank you to our sponsors, the 400+ registered runners and our volunteers who helped make our inaugural race such a huge success! Read more...
Happy St. Patrick's Day to All!
Please enjoy the following article from St. Pats parent Jan Henderson: "Where Every Day is St. Patrick's Day" .
St. Pats 5th Grade Girls are Portsmouth League Champions!
Our St. Patrick School 5th Grade team captured the girls championship of the Portsmouth Elementary School basketball league with a 24-7 victory over Rye on Thursday (2/20/14) at the Connie Bean Community Center. The school congratulates the team on an amazing season.
What makes Catholic education special?
Saint Patrick School essay winners respond...
The Saint Patrick School Community thanks the Corpus Christi Parishioners
Saint Patrick School held it's annual Corpus Christi Parishioner "Partnership in Catholic Education" appeal in the Fall of 2013. The appeal asked parishioners to assist the "parish school" by sponsoring our students, faculty, student enrichment programs and/or utility costs for the 2013-14 school year. With Fr. Gary's support and blessing, the parishioners donated nearly $30K to the school. The school is blessed to have such generous support from our Parish Community. We thank you all!
St. Pat's children collect winter gear for St. Vincent de Paul Society
During the four weeks of Advent, the students in Middle Meeting collected cold weather gear. The goal was to have one pair of gloves/mittens, one hat or one scarf from each student. The students surpassed their goal by leaps and bounds. In all, they were able to donate 113 items to the Exeter St. Vincent de Paul Society. Miss McNamara's (Technology Teacher) parents volunteer there and they said, "We had just given out the last of our supply and your gifts were a Godsend. Many children will be "warmer", because of your sacrifices." Nice work Grades 2,3,4 and 5!!!
Spelling Bee Event
St. Pats held their annual school bee on 1/8/14. The spelling bee is open to all students in grades 4-8. It is affiliated with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Each class has a preliminary bee and two finalists move on to the school bee. The winner was Maria Willerer. She will move on to the State Spelling Bee hosted by the Manchester Union Leader in Concord, NH in early March. Second place was Aidan Lena and third place was Isabella Marin. Finalists from the classes were: Grade 8: Emily Zaleski, Bella Pizza; Grade 7 Aidan Lena, Isabella Marin; Grade 6: Maria Willerer, Paul O'Brien; Grade 5: Grace Frazier, Patrick Reidy; Grade 4: Mia Clarizio, Dolly O'Brien.
K-Kids and Builders Club Members Collect Over $1700 for the Salvation Army
Students from the K-Kids and Builders Club were bell ringers for the Salvation Army on December 14th and 21st at the Portsmouth Walmart. Some of the students dressed up in elf costumes and sang Christmas carols while ringing the bell. The total amount collected over the two days was $1712! Thank you to all who volunteered!
Congratulations to the St. Pat’s winners of the Fosters Daily Democrat Showcase Art and Writing Contest!
Our winners this year are: Chase Bishop (grade 4 writing), Ryan Tobin (grade 5 art), Macy Shevlin (grade 7 writing) and Madelyn Baughn (grade 8 writing). Check out their winning submissions on Foster’s website! Thank you to all of the contestants who participated this year; your work is truly appreciated! Click here to read the article.
The Fifth Graders Presentation of Los Pasadas
Saint Patrick School's new Literary Magazine
Hot off the press...Check out the school's new literary magazine!
The new shed has arrived!
Funds for the new shed were collected at the 8th Annual Auction for Education during the "Last Wish". Thank you to all who donated funds for this much needed improvement.
2013 - First Trimester Scholastic, Faith, Wisdom and Love Awards
Please see the award winners. Congratulations on a great First Trimester!
Weekend Summary of St. Pat's 5th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball Teams
The 5th Grade Boys getting geared up for the game...Here are the results from last weekend...summary
St. Pat's Kiwanis Kids Club receives it's official Charter
On Dec. 3rd, the St. Pats Chapter of the K-Kids received their official charter from The Seacoast Kiwanis Club (the sponsoring club). The club officers are: secretary Ben McFarland, treasurer John Paul Frasier, president Kieryn Hewitt, and vice president Abbi Marchand. For more information on this community service club, click here. All 3rd through 5th grade students are eligible to join.
Saint Patrick School Glee Club
Please click here to learn more about our new enrichment program for our Junior High Students. Boys and girls are welcome!
2013 Saint Patrick Students montage video
Please click here to see the 2013 photo compilation presented at the 8th Annual Auction for Education.
Funds generated from the 8th Annual Auction's "Last Wish" begin to bear fruit!
The school's 5th Eno board (electronic whiteboard) was installed in the 3rd Grade classroom on the evening of 11/14/13. The following morning, cheers and beaming faces were abundant from the 3rd and 4th grade students who will be sharing this new resource. These interactive boards have proven to be a fun and exciting way for the children to learn. Thank you to all who donated to the cause!