Jones County Economic Development in partnership with Levi Architecture and other community partners, including Child Care Resource and Referral, is conducting a county-wide childcare solutions feasibility study. The purpose of the study is to collect information on the childcare needs for families, businesses, and childcare providers.If interested, please complete the Jones County Economic Development survey: https://forms.gle/ydE3UXjhekcHS79y6
Iowa Teacher of the Year Nomination process. Anyone, including school administrators, colleagues, students, parents, college faculty, and associations may nominate teachers for the award. Self nominations and nominations by family members are not accepted. Winners are chosen by a committee that includes representatives of the Iowa Department of Education (DE), the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA), the School Administrators of Iowa (SAI), the Parent Teachers Association (PTA), the past Iowa Teacher of the Year, and representatives from higher education institutions. 2022 Iowa TOY Nomination Form - Nominations for Iowa's TOY are due April 1, 2021. The IATOY is usually announced in the fall of each year
Michael J. Volk FRIENDLY REMINDER: Parents, It is that time of year to apply for Tuition Assistance options for the 2021-2022 school year! You only need to complete one FACTS application per family at online.factsmgt.com/aid. The application fee is $31.00 per application (not per child). Deadline for application and submitting 2020 federal tax returns is April 15, 2021. FAQs for Parents: https://www.ourfaithsto.org/faqs-for-parents God Bless, Michael J. Volk, Principal
With ACSD going back to a regular, face-to-face, full-day school schedule starting January 18, our Wednesday early-out schedule will return to normal with dismissal at 1:00 PM instead or 12:00 PM. Both AM and PM busing will be provided on early-out days. Unless COVID-19 affects ACSD's regular, face-to-face, full-day school schedule, St. Patrick School will have normal early-out days, reflected on the academic calendar, on the following days at 1:00 PM: Mar. 3 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal Mar. 11 Parent Teacher Conf. Early Dismissal Mar. 17 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal Apr. 7 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal Apr. 21 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal May 5 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal May 19 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal Special Thank You to Matt English, ACSD Transportation Director, and Larry Hunt, ACSD Superintendent, for accommodating our busing needs during ACSD's hybrid learning schedule first semester. God Bless, Michael J. Volk, Principal
Parents, Parent Teacher Conferences: After discussion with Jones County Public Health, St. Patrick School is allowed to have Parent Teacher Conferences at school as long as all participants wear masks, all participants practice social distancing, all participants limit the conference to 15 minutes or less, and all participants disinfect surfaces between each conference. If you prefer to not meet in person for conferences, please contact your teacher directly. Otherwise, please complete the online Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up sheet as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. God Bless, Michael J. Volk, Principal
Parents, Guardians, and especially new families to St. Patrick School: To Receive Text Message Alerts through School Messenger: Using your cell phone, text Y to 68453. You will receive an automated text response back stating that you are now registered to receive notifications. If you are not sure if you are signed up, go ahead and do it again. These text alerts are mainly for school delays, school cancellations, COVID announcements, or for notifying parents of emergency situations, but may also be used for reminders too. Please notify Terrie directly if, after signing up to receive text message alerts, you did not receive a text alert at 2:30. Terrie will check PowerSchool to make sure your number is in the database correctly. If you do need to contact Terrie, please make sure you provide your full name and cell phone number (along with student name) for her to verify. Her email address is: email@example.com Thank you! God Bless, Michael J. Volk, Principal
Parents, Teachers, and St. Patrick School Board: Supplies: Staff will help carry students' supplies to class. Busing: If you have any questions with busing, please call the ACSD Bus Barn at 319-462-2392. Early out: Updates to early outs for the remainder of the year and updates to the new school calendar will be made available soon. Water Bottle: Drinking fountains are not allowed per CDC guidelines but students may bring a water bottle to school and fill the water bottle using the touch less water bottle filler on the drinking fountain. Phone:Mediacom is still working to get completely restored connectivity for our phone and internet service. If you are unable to reach school at 319-462-2688, please call 319-435-1918 to speak to Terrie. Drop off: On the first day of school parents may take pictures in front of school while wearing face masks and practicing social distancing (please wait your turn). However, parents are not allowed in the building and staff will escort students directly to the classroom. All St. Patrick School Calendars can be found on our school website, but I have attached them for your convenience. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask. God Bless, Michael J. Volk, Principal
Teachers can get free supplies from Paper Mate. Click HERE to go to the link to sign up. According to the page. nothing to purchase.