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November 3, 2021

Picture Day

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 4, 2021 is picture day for all students!

COVID Testing Reminder

If a student is absent or sent home and is required to have a COVID test, parents are reminded that must be scheduled within 24 hours, preferably on the same day.  While some pharmacies may not have same-day appointments, the RI state-run testing sites usually do (and it is free of charge).  To schedule through the state testing sites go to the RI Department of Health website, click HERE. 

Win Tickets to See Hamilton!

Seniors are in the process of selling raffle tickets to fundraise for senior activities.  A pair of tickets to see Hamilton (with free parking) were offered as a raffle item.  Tickets are $5 apiece or 5 tickets for $20.  The play will be on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) at 8:00 PM.  The drawing will be held at our next Open House, Tuesday, November 23rd.  Contact any senior student or Mrs. Cipriano, the Senior Class Adviser, (mcipriano@stpatsri.org) to purchase your tickets today!

October Student of the Month

Each month the faculty nominate and vote for Student of the Month.  Criteria for nominating a student include positive attitude, Christian charity, consistent effort, respect for self and others, and successful or improving grades.  The student chosen for October is Senior Sofia Paiz!  Teachers who nominated and voted for her stated she "an excellent all-around student, a wonderful role model, and a superb representative of St. Patrick Academy.  She has a curious mind and is an excellent writer and is always courteous and respectful.”

 
 
RI Leadership Training Workshop

Mr. Toste took four students – sophomores Hanny Garcia and Anderson Bonilla-Disla, junior Wendelyn Bonilla, and senior Sofia Paiz – to Camp Fogarty to take part in the “Overcoming Obstacles & Learning to Lead with Confidence” leadership training put on by the RI Interscholastic League and the RI Army National Guard.  They participated in interactive team-building activities focused on communication skills, confidence building, and problem solving.

 
Deacon Raymond Honored

Deacon Raymond was honored at a special Mass on Monday, November 1, 2021, All Saints’ Day (and also Deacon Raymond’s birthday).  With his family in attendance, Mrs. Stimson and Mr. Myron both spoke in regard to Deacon Raymond’s impact on the SPA family over his many years of service and surprised him with a plaque dedicating the main office as the Deacon M. Raymond School Office in his honor. 

 

 

 

In Our Classrooms

US History I

Sophomores in Mrs. Proulx’s US History I class recently participated in a 3-day simulation that reflected the mercantilist policies of England with her colonies.  Students had to arrange trades to obtain the items they could not “make” for themselves while simultaneously holding on to as much wealth as possible.  Students quickly noticed that the odds were always in England’s favor, as laws were passed to ensure England made more money than the colonies.  In the photo, students are engaged in a round of negotiations to try and obtain more wealth.

 
American Government 

Seniors in Mrs. Akey’s American Government class recently wrapped up their unit on the Principles of Democracy with their “Democracy Is…” project.  With this, they were tasked with creating a visual representation of what democracy means to them, focusing on principles like compromise, equality, and justice.  Seen here is Sofia Paiz’s project, which was voted as Best Poster by her classmates.

 
US History II Honors

 Juniors in Mrs. Proulx’s class have been studying the influx of immigrants to the US in the late 19th and early 20th century from Eastern and Central Europe and from Asia.  As part of this unit, students conducted research by interviewing their families to learn more about their own history and then creating a visual presentation to share with the class.  Krystal Valentin is shown here, presenting her family’s story.

Pre-Calculus

Seniors in Mr. Esau’s class have been working on their Teaching Pre-Calculus project.  Each student chose a topic of interest and presented and explained their project while teaching the class.  They had to write a 2-page summary of their content and submit their work for approval prior to presenting.  Here, Chasterin Peralta presents her content.

 

 

Important Dates

Tuesday, November 9, 2021:  Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3 – 6 PM

Thursday, November 11, 2021:  NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 12, 2021:  Sophomore Retreat

Friday, November 19, 2021:  Harvest Dance, 6 – 10 PM

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 – Sunday, November 28, 2021:  Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 23, 2021:  Open House, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


October 21, 2021

 
Padres Online Store

Our online store is open!  There are multiple types of clothing to purchase, including Nike, Adidas, & Under Armour sweatpants and casual gear, as well as fleeces and pullovers that students can wear with their uniform! 

The Grand Opening Sale runs from 10/18/21 – 10/31/21 and if you use the code STPATPRVFALL2021 you can get 20% off your entire order!  Click HERE to go shop!

Class Happenings

 
World History 

Freshmen in Mrs. Akey’s World History recently wrapped up their study of civilizations with a Museum Gallery Walk for the class.  Students were tasked with creating their own unique civilization that demonstrated their knowledge of the essential features of all civilizations, past and present.  Gabriel De La Cruz Viloria views a classmate’s finished project.

Geometry

Sophomores in Mr. Esau’s Geometry class are working on their Parallel City Project, in which they design their own city with streets, cross streets, and buildings set at different angles.  Neveah Latimer and Brianelly Rivas work on their project together.

Biology I

Mrs. Ramirez’s Biology I class completed a lab to discover the properties of water:  adhesion and cohesion.  Students put drops of water onto pennies to observe adhesion as the droplets formed a “dome” of water.  They then dropped paper clips in a beaker of water to better understand cohesion as the paper clip would float.  Jacey Nolasco-Bello and Dariana Munoz work on their lab.

Alumni News

David Bardales, Class of 2018, was featured in the Rhode Island Catholic in September as he prepares to become a seminarian.  The full Q&A can be found at the RI Catholic website.  We are proud of his achievements and continue to pray for him as he continues to discern his calling.

Important Dates

Thursday, October 28, 2021:  Club Soccer Scrimmage at Bishop Connolly High School

Friday, October 29, 2021:  1st Quarter Ends

Monday, November 1, 2021:  All Saints’ Day Mass, 7:50 AM – 9:00 AM

Tuesday, November 9, 2021:  Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, November 11, 2021:  NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 12, 2021:  Sophomore Retreat

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 – Sunday, November 28, 2021:  Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 23, 2021:  Open House, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


October 5, 2021

National Art Honor Society

Ms. Hart oversaw the first National Art Honor Society induction ceremony since the pandemic began this past week.  Membership is based on outstanding artistic scholarship and service to the school and community.  Congratulations to the students on all their accomplishments!

 

Class 0f 2022

  • Roysel Galvan
  • Danielle Lanoue
  • Nataly Larios
  • Daniela Morales
  • Christelle Parfait
  • Arianna Tavares

Class of 2023

  • Valarie Aguilar
  • Elon Anderson
  • Aleysha Avila-Mejia
  • Wendelyn Bonilla
  • Jennesy Dume
  • Sergio Espinoza
  • Hayley Fernandez
  • Alessandra Gonzalez
  • Brianna Montoya
  • Gabriella Rojas
  • Krystal Valentin

Class of 2024

  • Luna Almanzar
  • Emily Izazaga

Student of the Month 

Each month the faculty nominate and vote for Student of the Month.  Criteria for nominating a student include positive attitude, Christian charity, consistent effort, respect for self and others, and successful or improving grades.  The student chosen for September is Senior Roysel Galvan (pictured at left)!  Teachers who nominated and voted for her stated she “takes honors courses to push herself, is willing to take risks and participate in class, works hard, and is always polite.”  Roysel was recognized at Morning Prayer and received a certificate and $25 gift certificate to the Providence Place Mall.

Important Updates & Events:

Friday, October 8, 2021 & Monday, October 11, 2021:  NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, October 13, 2021:  Full day of school:  PSATs for all students in grades 9-11; college visit field trip for grade 12

Providence College Basketball Season Tickets Raffle

 


Important Updates & Events

September 29, 2021

The SPA Student Council was presented with a sizable contribution toward the purchase of a new water dispenser for the school. Now the students are well on their way to raising $1,600. In the photo below the Student Council members, and President, Oscar, along with Mrs. Akey, receive the contribution from Mrs. Seda of the Development Office.

Author & Illustrator Book Talk & Signing

St. Patrick Academy will hold a talk and book signing with the author and illustrator of the children’s book, Wherever I Go. Author Mary Wagley Copp and illustrator Munir D. Mohammed will offer insight into the creation of the book, described as “a hopeful and timely picture book about a spirited little girl living in a refugee camp [in Ethiopia].”

The event will take place on Wednesday, 6 October 2021 from 4 -6pm in the St. Patrick Academy gym, 244 Smith Street in Providence. The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP by calling the SPA Development Office  at (401) 421 - 9300 ext. 13 or emailing vseda@stpatsri.org.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Feel free to purchase a book to give away to a SPA student or family who may not be able to afford one.


Glorify Eucharistic Adoration

The Diocese of Providence hosted Glorify (pictured below), a religious event to bring a greater understanding and love for Eucharistic Adoration this week. 

Open House

Potential students will have two opportunities to visit St. Patrick Academy this year for an Open House the first one in on Sunday, October 3, from 3pm – 5pm. 


September 15, 2021

 

St. Patrick Academy will be promoting and participating in Hispanic (Latino) Heritage Month starting on September 15th and ending on October 15th.  We are excited to promote our Latino cultural during this time period.  We would also like to invite you to a Mass celebrated in Spanish on Friday, October 1, 2021, at St. Patrick Parish from 12pm – 1pm.

  

Important Updates

Special Drawing

In order to promote a positive awareness of vaccination, all students that have been vaccinated will be entered into four drawings at lunch beginning on Friday, September 17.  Every two weeks, students will have an opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate to Dunkin Donuts or a Swag Bag.


Glorify Eucharistic Adoration

Monday, September 27th, 2021 – 9:04-9:58

We are honored that the Diocese of Providence will be hosting an event at St. Patrick Academy called Glorify.  This religious event is meant to bring a greater understanding and love for Eucharistic Adoration to high school students. 

Open House

Potential students will have two opportunities to visit St. Patrick Academy this year for an Open House.  The first one in on Sunday, October 3, from 3pm – 5pm. 

PSAT Testing Grades 9-11

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 (full day of school)

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, College Visits for Seniors