We aim to provide additional art, science, technology, and sports opportunities at school for our students to integrate into their lives. Some of our students attend after school clubs and after school care.
The Saint Patrick School Science Club is open to students in grades 1-4 and meets once a week. This club is for those students interested in engaging in some hands on learning and experimenting in the middle school science lab. The focus will shift from week to week and will touch upon many different fields of science from biology to chemistry and engineering.
Your kids use computers every day. What if they could use computers to turn their dreams into reality? Our students learn to design and program autonomous race cars, become star DJs in electronic music concerts, and create interactive light shows. While creating hands-on projects, your kids discover the fundamentals of electronic circuits, the power of programming, and the way computers think and see the world. Guided by expert instructors, students learn and play in a fun, supportive environment where experimentation is encouraged and the only limit is their imagination.
Download registration form: Circuit Lab Flyer-St-Patrick-Spring-2017-1.pdf
Chess Wizards is a premier chess education company providing fun, informative and challenging chess lessons to students. Chess Wizards teaches children many important life concepts, such as learning the ability to win graciously and accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a mini-chess tournament.
Download registration form: Chess-Wizards-After-School-Program.pdf
Volleyball will be offered after school on Wednesday afternoons for students in grades 5-7. This will be an informal setting with teams made up on the day of play. There is no charge. The dates will be January 11, 18, 25, and February 1. Play will be in OLPH. Games will go until 3:30 and participants should wear sneakers. This is an opportunity for some afternoon fun and exercise.
The Saint Patrick School Debate club is open to middle school students who wish to learn more about debating. Following a modified Lincoln/Douglas Debate Format, students learn to research topics, participate in team discussions and put together a cogent arguments. Skills such as public speaking and the ability to “think on your feet” help young debaters prepare for high school and beyond. Students meet weekly and will plan to present a debate at the end of the year.
Registration form: Debate Team Flyer
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
Girl Scout and Boy Scout programs, although not sponsored by the school, are organized by parents. The School tries to assist and provide for meetings if possible. More information can be attained by contacting the girl/boy scout association.
St. Patrick School is starting a running club for the students. The beginning date will be April 3rd and the final date, which would be race day, will be June 10th. Training will be held two days a week. We are using the running club to gauge interest in starting a cross-country team next fall to compete in local meets.
Training days will be Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30. Students will follow a program designed to help them to successfully complete a 5k race that we will enter. There will be no practice during the week of April Vacation. Students will meet in Room 4 immediately after school and we will begin our workouts from there.
Running club will be offered to 5th grade through 8th grade.
St. Patrick School students participate in the Mathematical Olympiad for Elementary and Middle School students, an organization which distributes five challenging online math exams per season, once a month from November to March. Our math team members practice once a week after school focusing on topics such as fractions. logic games and factorization, thus preparing them for the monthly exams. Scores are compared to other teams throughout the country, and a trophy is given to the St. Patrick School student with the highest score at the end of the season.
The Shamrock News is a publication written by 4th through 8th grade students of St. Patrick School who report on school clubs, events, and other happenings and also submit poems, recipes and jokes. The newspaper staff meets at lunchtime to discuss story ideas and accept assignments, then reporters work on their submissions after school on their own time. The Shamrock News is published approximately five times per year.
HSPT Preparation Course
St. Patrick School is providing 7th grade students with the opportunity to get prepped by the leading HSPT tutor in the area, William Murray. Mr. Murray is a long time teacher at Arlington Catholic High School and has a great reputation for preparing students to be as successful as possible on their Placement Exams.
- The course will meet 6 Wednesday’s on the following dates from 2:40-3:40: April 5th, 12th, 26th, May 3rd, 10th, and 17th
- The course will be partly subsidized by the school and the cost per student to register is only $60 (please make check payable to St. Patrick School)