Dear Parents,

If you follow the Mitchell Advocate you will have read that I referred to this school year as having the "smoothest" start I have even experienced in 27 years of teaching.  What makes our schools run so well is the faithful people in them - students, parents, staff and the community helpers we are blessed to have.   A Catholic School is a special place where our students learn not only reading, writing, and math (where we are doing very well) but most importantly in the lessons of Christ.  These lessons of the heart are built on the virtues we model in the home and at school.  This year we focus on the virtues of gratitude, peace, patience, respect, responsibility, forgiveness, cooperation, joy, and honesty.  We are all God's servants and we all model the ways of his Son.  Our prayer together is to help each other build the faith.  We invite all of our community member to celebrate with our students and staff at our mass of Thanksgiving on October 9th, 9:15 am, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.  Please take time to read and chat about the coming events and news at our school.  This year we will continue to "tweet" information on our Twitter site, provide information in our emails, and post school news and photos on our school website.  Families who have any questions please feel free to call or visit our schools. 

Happy Fall,

Principal John McCarroll

Principal, St.Patrick's & St. Columban Schools

Thanks to CSAC and Shawn of Snyders Graphics, St. Patrick’s School now has a beautiful contemporary mural of St. Patrick to brighten up the hallway.  It has already invoked questions from the students about St. Patrick, who he is and how he is important to our school, parish & faith.


"The best gift we can give to any child is to make that child feel wanted, loved and cared for because that child is the greatest gift of God." Mother Teresa