Special Mass to celebrate the 146th year of Saint Patrick School!
Father Gary Belliveau and Mrs. Susan Graham would like to invite you to a special family Mass this Monday, 8/25 at 6:00pm at Immaculate Conception Church in Portsmouth. At this Mass we will kick off the 146th year of Saint Patrick School! The principal and teachers of Saint Patrick School will receive a special blessing too! We hope to see you there!
First Day of School!
The first day of school for all students is Monday, August 25th. It is an early release with dismissal at noon for students in Kindergarten to grade 8. Early Childhood 3 and Pre-Kindergarten dismissal is at 11:30am. There is aftercare until 5:30pm.
Welcome Principal Susan Graham!
We are delighted to introduce Mrs. Susan Graham as the new principal of Saint Patrick School! Please see the Principal Newsletter section to the left of this page and click on the links to read about Mrs. Graham's visions and school updates.
Open Enrollment in progress for 3 year olds through 8th Grade
To schedule a tour or for questions on enrollment please contact Amanda Norris in our Admissions Department (603-436-0739).
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.
Congratulations to the Elementary Track Team!
St. Pats took home over 22 ribbons at the championship meet. Congratulations to the following students:
Adison- First place in the girls 4th grade 400 meter race
Kyle- First place in the long jump
Ben- First place in the long jump for the 4th grade boys
Simone- First place in the 800 meters
Marcus and John Paul- Tied for first place in the boys 4th grade 200 meter race.
John Paul- 200
Miz Clarizio- long jump tie
Chase Bishop- 800
Christian St. Jean- softball throw
Simone Letournea- 800
Callie Driscoll- softball throw
Anique- softball throw
Ben Baroni- 800 tie
Patrick Reidy- 100
Julia Fortin- long jump
Abby Marchand- softball throw
Kyle Lawton- 100 and long jump
Relay teams of Sarah, Catie, Julia and Simone- girls season record!
Relay teams of Marcus, Kyle, JP, Ben- boys season record!
Thank you to coaches Rachel and Jan for a great season!!
St. Pats Mega Raffle Winner(s) Drawn!
The lucky ticket (purchased by Geraldine Carter, Vanessa Anair, Dannielle Dwyer, Mary McNamara and Diane Shannon) was drawn this morning. They will share $3,350! The school thanks everyone who purchased the 67 tickets that were sold!
8th Grade Graduates
Congratulations to the Saint Patrick School Class of 2014! We wish you continued success - we'll miss you!
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!