Principal's Message

September 2019

Dear Parents and Families of St. Patrick Elementary,

On behalf of the entire staff at St. Patrick Elementary, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support throughout each school year. The team at St. Pat’s believe that the successes that each student achieves during their years at school are directly connected to the cooperation and collaboration maintained between teachers and parents. A final ‘Thank You!’ to all of our parent volunteers – from classroom and library support, field trips and special activities, our Governing Board, our amazing Home & School Committee members and so much more – your commitment and involvement at St. Pat’s makes this one special community school!

Our Home & School parent committee meets monthly in the school building, as does our Governing Board committee, and our school community comes together many times throughout the school year to discuss curriculum, celebrate our students achievements and share in the joys and successes that make each school year unique and special. Please be sure to check out our school calendar so that you don’t miss our parent Curriculum Night, Parent/Teacher Interviews, Celebration of Learning, School Play and Music Concerts, as well as all of the Phys. Ed. Tournaments that happen throughout the school year – just to highlight a few of the special events that we share as a school community.

We are excited for another OUTSTANDING school year and we want to again thank all of you for all of your support in making St. Pat’s the amazing school we strive to be. Our Open House in January is our next opportunity to welcome our newest families to our school.

Yours most sincerely,

Mr. Rabinovitch, Principal                     Mme Paquette, Vice Principal


We started off in September with our Home & School ‘Welcome Back’ BBQ and ended the month with the 3rd annual Terry Fox Run fundraiser with our neighbours over at Edgewater Elementary. In October, we celebrated Hallowe’en as a school and in November, we honoured our Veteran’s with our annual Remembrance Day ceremony. Our H&S hosted their annual Scholastic Book Fair during the P/T interview evening. In December we celebrated in style with our annual Christmas Lunch/Santa Store – another outstanding H&S/Volunteer event - which was once again another huge success!



January began with our amazing Open House for new families. Our Class of 2019 skied on their 1st Grad Trip over at Mt. Rigaud and we all had a terrific time enjoying our snow-mountain in the middle of the school yard. February saw several of our cycle 3 leaders joined over 300 fellow students at the 7th annual LBPSB Jr. Leadership Conference. In March we showcased our 3rd annual ‘Celebration of Learning’ and our traditionally GREEN St. Paddy’s Day celebration. April and May were packed with educational field trips across different grade levels. The amazing talents of our senior students who performed in our drama production of Getting to Know… Once Upon a Mattress was another highlight of this past spring season.


In June, the grade 5’s headed out to Quebec City and we enjoyed a terrific Splash Day organized by our staff and the H&S. We closed out the year with our Virtues Assembly and several athletic senior students went over to Riverdale to participate in the LBPSB’s annual Track & Field event. Once again St. Pat’s participated in the Jr. Cross Country Run and the Kindergarten ‘Wheel-a-Thon’ was a huge success for a third year in a row – our school community came together to raise money in support of the MUC in honour of two of our students – a tremendous school community endeavour! The grade 3’s visited an Iroquoian Village and our grade 6’s were OUTSTANDING at their Graduation on June 21st. WOW… SIMPLY SENSATIONAL!!!



Another unbelievable school year together! Terrific memories and amazing learning opportunities crammed into our most amazing and awesomely special school called “ST. PAT’S”!