Congrats Class of 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Next fall they will be attending Stuyvesant, St. Joseph Hill, Xaverian, Xavier, Fort Hamilton, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, and the United Nations International School among others.

Class Valedictorian Mary Gogoladze gave this heartfelt speech during the Class of 2017’s graduation ceremony on June 16:

“When I was three-years-old, I went with my brother to Georgia in Eastern Europe where we lived for two years. My parents were students during this time and my family in Georgia took care of us to help. By the time I turned five-years-old, I was back in New York and it was time for me to start Kindergarten.

Since I was in Georgia for so long, I had forgotten English, so it was hard to ?nd a school that I liked. My mother was about to give up and just have me start school in ?rst grade, but then my dad mentioned St. Patricks.

I reluctantly went and expected the same things that happened at all the other schools: kids I didn’t know would talk to me in a language I didn’t understand. When I arrived for my visit at St. Patricks, it was snack time, but I didn’t have any food. I wanted to leave as soon as possible. Then, a boy came up to me and gave me a green apple. So, I stayed, ate the apple, and asked my mother to bring me back the next day. Later I learned that the boys name was Stephen, and so hes technically why and how my journey at St. Patricks started.

My nine years at St. Patricks were ?lled with the love and care of all of my teachers. I want to say a special thanks to Mrs. McGivney, who when I was in ?fth grade, gave me the con?dence, self-esteem, and a love of reading that I will always appreciate.

Around the end of ?fth grade, I started reading books about middle school life. All of them had the same idea: that middle school was a place where cliques form, teachers are mean, and you’re sad because you weren’t as popular or as smart as you wanted to be. I can tell the younger kids here that Mrs. Gammone, Mrs. Shapiro, and Mrs. Keenan proved that middle school is nothing like that, and for the most part, its a very nice place to be.

My story at St. Patricks is a clear example of what Catholic education and inclusiveness is about. I would like to thank all the people who made it possible for me: Mrs. DEmic, Ms. Curatolo, and Msgr. Hardiman.

Finally, one of the biggest things St. Patricks gave to me and my friends is hope. Hope that the Earth is a great place to live in and to explore your potential. Hope that no matter how unknown, dif?cult, and complicated life can be, there will always be a stranger with a kind heart and a green apple (or the equivalent of a green apple) to help you and make life easier. Thank you very much.”

Mary will be attending the United Nations International School in the fall.

 

Alumni Reunion 2017

A little (well… actually a downpour of) rain didn’t stop St. Pat’s alumni from turning out for the Alumni Reunion on June 17, 2017. The gathering of graduates from the 1950’s-2010 shared memories, reconnected with classmates and celebrated the unique spirit of St. Pat’s. More photos will follow!

Alumni Reunion Photos

 

 

Smart Tuition

Beginning in 2017-2018, the Academy will use SMART Tuition, a service that gives families many options to pay tuition and school fees.  Smart Tuition

Parents: please note that you will receive your registration login information after the school inputs your tuition information. You will receive notification from Smart Tuition when your registration is complete.

Cyclones Tickets June 20 @ 7PM

St. Patrick’s Spirit Night: June 20, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

St. Patrick’s HAA is sponsoring School Spirit Night at MCU Park in Coney Island on June 20 at 7PM! Gates open at 5:30pm; Spirit Parade lineup 6:15pm in Section 24 | Tickets: $17

Join us to celebrate opening day for the Brooklyn Cyclones and the end of the school year. Free Cyclones cap and wristband – pre-game School Spirit Parade around the field – free t-shirt to first 2,00 fans in attendance – personalized scoreboard welcome.

Buy tickets online: choose your own seats, print tickets at home, hassle-free:  Buy your online tickets here…use Event Code: Patrick

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School News

All school information will now be shared on the school website: stpatrickca.org. The calendar is live and can be downloaded to your phone today! Next year teachers will have class pages on the website and we will be totally paperless! Option C will only be used for alert messages.   St. Patrick’s May 2017 News