Bishop Garrigan Schools

Parent Page

Link to the Resource Page

I had a couple of questions from parents, so I decided to send one last email.

  • The Parent Resource Page has many items that you may be looking for this summer such as: concussion form, physical forms, calendar and the school supply list.

  • Chamber Information - Kids Q Showdown

  • The Uniform Exchange will be August 3 and 4 from 8:00 - 11:30. Please see the 'Uniform Exchange' tab on the Parent Resource Page for more details regarding donating your uniforms. Proceeds go to Parents in Action (PTO).

  • The August 8 email will include the paperwork for Free and Reduced Lunch.

  • The Bishop Garrigan office will be open again beginning August 1. Our hours will be 8:00 - 3:00.

  • The Seton office is open during the summer due to Bear Care. Someone is not always in the office due to staff possibly being in a childcare room. You can leave a message on our voicemail at 515-295-3509. You can also call our cell phone number at 515-341-7226.



May 23 - Last Email until August 8

  • The August 8 email will include the paperwork for Free and Reduced Lunch.

  • The School Supply List for next year is located on the Parent Resource Page and the website.

  • Beginning on May 23 through June 30 the Bishop Garrigan office will be open from 8:00 - 11:30. We will be closed the month of July. If you have questions during the month of July, please email Mrs. Peterson or call or text Mr. Miller (515-341-1592).

  • The Seton office is open during the summer due to Bear Care. Someone is not always in the office due to staff possibly being in a childcare room. You can leave a message on our voicemail at 515-295-3509. You can also call our cell phone number at 515-341-7226.

  • School Supply Boxes can be ordered online through June 12. School Supplies boxes are a quick and easy way to purchase your child's classroom supplies for next year. The general school supply list is available the Parent Resource Page under the school supply tab. The Parent Resource Page will be available throughout the summer.

  • Link to the City of Algona Summer Activities

May 16 - Almost there!!!

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2022! You will be missed.

  • Thank you for your cooperation with the drop off and pick up. It has been a great success!

  • The 8th graders will celebrate their transition to high school at mass on May 17. We can't wait to see them on court, field, stage, and in the classroom.

  • Thank you for your support of the Walk for Juvenile Diabetes. We were able to rise almost $500. Good luck to Charleigh as she completes this event!

  • Beginning on May 23 through June 30 the Bishop Garrigan office will be open from 8:00 - 11:30. We will be closed the month of July. If you have questions during the month of July, please email Mrs. Peterson or call or text Mr. Miller (515-341-1592).

  • The Seton office is open during the summer due to Bear Care. Someone is not always in the office due to staff possibly being in a childcare room. You can leave a message on our voicemail at 515-295-3509. You can also call our cell phone number at 515-341-7226.

  • We will dismiss on Wednesday, May 18 at 11:30. Students in grades PreK - 7 will eat lunch. This is also an out of uniform. Please remember if you choose to wear shorts, wear uniform shorts. Parish busing at the 11:30 dismissal.

  • K-6 students: a paper copy of your child's report card will be sent home with your child on the last day of school. The classroom placement will be written on the paper copy of the report card. A electronic will also be sent, but that will not have the written class placement on it.

  • Bishop Garrigan Annual Salt Sales Flyer

  • School Supply Boxes can be ordered online through June 12. School Supplies boxes are a quick and easy way to purchase your child's classroom supplies for next year. The general school supply list is available the Parent Resource Page under the school supply tab. The Parent Resource Page will be available throughout the summer. School Supply List for 2022 - 2023

  • High School Yearbook Link Ordering Closes May 20th $60

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1072184/BISHOP-GARRIGAN-HIGH-SCHOOL/2022-Yearbook/20210921041655010117/CATALOG_SHOP


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May 9

  • Fishing Derby Flyer

  • Road Construction Update - Starting on Wednesday, May 11 all parents and buses will use the south parking lot for drop off and pick up. The buses will have a lane in the shape of an "U" marked off with cones. The buses will enter from the east and exit through the west. Parents will need to park in the center of the parking lot. Staff will be available to help students navigate through the parking out. Thank you again for your flexibility and understanding. Our top priority is student safety.

  • Elementary Yearbooks are in! If you didn't get one ordered in time there are some over run copies available to purchase for $25 until May 9th. Email Mrs. Rahm if you would like to purchase an overrun copy at rahmc@bishopgarrigan.org. All yearbooks were passed out Friday during school.

  • School Supply Boxes can be ordered online through June 12. They are setting up the website today, so be patient if you can't get on today. School Supplies boxes are a quick and easy way to purchase your child's classroom supplies for next year. The general school supply list is available the Parent Resource Page under the school supply tab. The Parent Resource Page will be available throughout the summer. School Supply List for 2022 - 2023

  • Summer Camps at Garrigan Flyer - Summer camp sign up deadline May 11th and Payment due May 13th.

  • High School Yearbook Link Ordering Closes May 20th $60

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1072184/BISHOP-GARRIGAN-HIGH-SCHOOL/2022-Yearbook/20210921041655010117/CATALOG_SHOP

  • May 13 - Out of Uniform for grades K-8 - This will be a free out of uniform to celebrate the end the year. Both buildings will also have collection jar for the Juvenile Diabetes Walk. Charleigh Steier has recently been diagnosed with diabetes and she will be participating in the walk. She will be sending out a letter with more details. Donation to this is optional.

  • May 18 - Last day of school for grades K-7. We will serve lunch at 11:00 and dismiss at 11:30.



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May 2

  • The road on the west side of Bishop Garrigan is McCoy. This road will be undergoing construction throughout the spring and summer. Starting today McCoy will be closed from just north of Poplar to Locust. They will open the intersection of Poplar and McCoy today. Parents can still drop off at the main entrance, but you will need to come from Walnut.

  • Elementary Yearbooks are in! If you didn't get one ordered in time there are some over run copies available to purchase for $25 until May 9th. Email Mrs. Rahm if you would like to purchase an overrun copy at rahmc@bishopgarrigan.org. All yearbooks were passed out Friday during school.

  • Tonight there will be public meeting on streets plan for McCoy. This is a overall view of the project, not specific to Bishop Garrigan. Link to details

  • School Supply Boxes can be ordered online through June 12. They are setting up the website today, so be patient if you can't get on today. School Supplies boxes are a quick and easy way to purchase your child's classroom supplies for next year. The general school supply list is available the Parent Resource Page under the school supply tab. The Parent Resource Page will be available throughout the summer. School Supply List for 2022 - 2023

  • Grandparents' Day will be this Friday, May 6.

    • Grades Prek - 8 - Grandparents can attend mass with us at 8:30 and then tour the buildings with their grandchildren. Light refreshments will be in the Parish Center and Rochleau Center following Mass for Grades PreK-2. Grandparents of students in grades 3-8 can come to the main lobby to meet your grandchildren. There will be cookies and water.

    • Grades 9-12 - Grandparents will eat lunch with their grandchildren at 11:15. We will be having a baked potato bar with sides. Thank you to the lunchroom staff for preparing this meal. High School students will meet their grandparents in Friedmann.

  • Summer Camps at Garrigan Flyer - Summer camp sign up deadline May 11th and Payment due May 13th.

  • High School Yearbook Link Ordering Closes May 20th $60

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1072184/BISHOP-GARRIGAN-HIGH-SCHOOL/2022-Yearbook/20210921041655010117/CATALOG_SHOP

  • May 13 - Out of Uniform for grades K-11 - This will be a free out of uniform to celebrate the end the year. Both buildings will also have collection jar for the Juvenile Diabetes Walk. Charleigh Steier has recently been diagnosed with diabetes and she will be participating in the walk. She will be sending out a letter with more details. Donation to this is optional.


April 25

  • The road on the west side of Bishop Garrigan is McCoy. This road will be undergoing construction throughout the spring and summer. Starting tomorrow McCoy will be closed from Poplar to Locust. This will mean that the parking lot can only be accessed by using Finn to Popular. (You must come from the east.) Parents can still drop off at the main entrance, but you will need to come from Walnut.

  • Summer Camps at Garrigan Flyer

  • Is your Haiti Lenten Box still on your counter at home or in your child's backpack? No problem! You can still return the Haiti Lenten Box to the office.

  • High School Yearbook Link Ordering Closes May 20th $60

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1072184/BISHOP-GARRIGAN-HIGH-SCHOOL/2022-Yearbook/20210921041655010117/CATALOG_SHOP

Upcoming Dates

May 6 - Grandparents' Day - We will have mass at 8:40 for grandparents and students in grades PreK-8. Snacks and refreshments will be available in each building after mass. There will be a luncheon for grandparents and students in grades 9-12 at approximately 11:15.

May 9 - May 9 - 3rd Grade Orientation (Current 2nd graders) - Follow this link for details

May 17 - 8th Grade Celebration - Follow this link for details.

May 18 - Last Day of School - Dismissal at 11:30 - Students in grades Prek-8 will eat lunch at school.

April 18

  • Free Tuition Flyer! Parents are the best promoters of Bishop Garrigan! If a family has shown interest in coming to Bishop Garrigan, please contact Kristie Hough or Christy Peterson to schedule a tour or phone call.

  • Summer Camps at Garrigan Flyer

  • May 9 - 3rd Grade Orientation (Current 2nd graders) - Follow this link for details

  • High School Yearbook Link Ordering Closes May 20th $60

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1072184/BISHOP-GARRIGAN-HIGH-SCHOOL/2022-Yearbook/20210921041655010117/CATALOG_SHOP



Upcoming Dates

May 6 - Grandparents' Day - We will have mass at 8:40 for grandparents and students in grades PreK-8. Snacks and refreshments will be available in each building after mass. There will be a luncheon for grandparents and students in grades 9-12 at approximately 11:15.

May 9 - 3rd grade orientation

May 17 - 8th Grade Celebration - Follow this link for details.

May 18 - Last Day of School - Dismissal at 11:30 - Students in grades Prek-8 will eat lunch at school.

April 11

  • Link to sign up for Grandparents' Day - Grandparents' Day will take place on Friday, May 6th. In order to ensure all grandparents receive their invitations, we request that you complete the Google form. Invitations will be mailed out on April 13th, so we need information by Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00. Please complete the information below for all students in 4 year old preschool through 12. Call the Development Office with questions at 515-395-3525 or email Alison Rosenmeyer, rosenmeyera@bishopgarrigan.org

    • Grandparents' Day will be May 6. We will have mass at 8:40 for grandparents and students in grades PreK-8. There will be a luncheon for grandparents and students in grades 9-12 at approximately 11:15. More details to come.

  • April 14 - Out of Uniform for Haiti Boxes - Please bring your Haiti box with your donation.

    • Day of Reflection for High School students

    • 8:30 - 6th graders present the Living Stations

    • 2:15 dismissal

    • Please return your Haiti Boxes. Even if you chose not to participate in this activity, please return the box.

  • Placement Request Policy for 2022-2023 School Year

  • Free Tuition Flyer! Parents are the best promoters of Bishop Garrigan! If a family has shown interest in coming to Bishop Garrigan, please contact Kristie Hough or Christy Peterson to schedule a tour or phone call.

  • 8th Grade Celebration will be May 17. Follow this link for details.

  • Summer Camps at Garrigan Flyer



Upcoming Dates

May 17 - 8th Grade Celebration

May 18 - Last Day of School - Dismissal at 11:30 - Students in grades Prek-8 will eat lunch at school.


April 4 - Thank you for your support of Gala 2022!

  • This is National School Library Week-- As part of our National School Library Week, Seton will have a Book Fair on April 4th and 5th.

  • Placement Request Policy for 2022-2023 School Year

  • April 5 - Fundraiser Pick Up in the Garrigan gym - We will send a text message when the items are ready for pick up. Please have items picked up by 5:30.

  • Free Tuition Flyer! Parents are the best promoters of Bishop Garrigan! If a family has shown interest in coming to Bishop Garrigan, please contact Kristie Hough or Christy Peterson to schedule a tour or phone call.

  • Grandparents' Day will be May 6. We will have mass at 8:40 for grandparents and students in grades PreK-8. There will be a luncheon for grandparents and students in grades 9-12 at approximately 11:15. More details to come.

  • We will have an Out of Uniform on April 14. Please return your Haiti Boxes with your donation.

  • May 18 - We will dismiss at 11:30. We will have a sack lunch for grades preK-8.

March 28

  • This week we will be creating videos that feature various parts of Gala. Thank you to the high school students who are helping with these videos. Monday - Welcome to Gala 2022

  • Pick Your Passion is up and running! Share your passion or show your appreciation by purchasing an item from the list. Email Christy Peterson at petersonc@bishopgarrigan.org

  • We are excited to announce that we are waiving the bidding fee this year as we transition back to our live event. We invite members of our Garrigan community both near and far who will not be attending to participate silent auction online too! The link will be sent on Monday to those attending and on Wednesday to the general public.

  • Free Tuition Flyer! Parents are the best promoters of Bishop Garrigan! If a family has shown interest in coming to Bishop Garrigan, please contact Kristie Hough or Christy Peterson to schedule a tour or phone call.

  • Monday, March 28 - Parish busing PM , Tuesday, March 29 - Parish busing PM, Wednesday, March 30 - No School, Thursday, March 31 - Parish busing AM/PM, Friday, April 1 - Parish busing AM/PM

  • National School Library Week is April 4-8. A flyer will be sent home with more information. On Monday, April 4th, wear a shirt your friends can read! Uniform pants/shorts (Grades K-6)

  • As part of our National School Library Week, Seton will have a Book Fair on April 4th and 5th.

March 21

  • Gala 2022 is less than two week! There are still a few tables left, so don't wait to long! Call the Development Office for details. It is also time for my FAVORITE part of Gala. Today we will unveil the Pick Your Passion list for Gala 2022! You can participate in the fun of Pick Your Passion without a bid number or attending Gala. Simply click on the link above and start shopping. The items will be available from today until the items have been sold. You can purchase the items by emailing me the item name. (petersonc@bishopgarrigan.org) Payment can be made by sending a check or charging it to your Gala bid number.

  • March 23 - Early Childhood Concert (3 and 4 Year Old Preschool) at 6:30 in Friedmann Auditorium

  • March 24 - Author Coach Sloth will be here Thursday. There is no cost for this program, but Coach Sloth does sell his books. We will be sending home an order form.

  • March 28 - Transitional Meeting for parents with a student on an IEP in grades 8-12 . The link will provide information regarding the details for this meeting.

  • March 30 - No School

  • March 28, 29 - PM only Parish Busing and March 31 and April 1 - AM and PM Parish Busing

  • Congratulations to Coach Marty Wadle. Coach Wadle will be inducted into the Football Hall of Fame.


Upcoming Dates

  • April 6 - Prep-2 Concert at 7:00 PM in Friedmann Auditorium

  • April 14 - 2:15 Dismissal

  • April 15 and 18 - No School

  • April 27 - No School

  • May 6 - Grandparents' Day


March 14

  • March 17 - St. Patrick's Day Out of Uniform!

  • March 28 - Transitional Meeting for parents with a student on an IEP in grades 8-12 . The link will provide information regarding the details for this meeting.

  • There are still seats available to attend Gala 2022 on April 2! The proceeds from this event support our general budget and specific classroom projects. This year will be live and in person! You must be present to bid on the live items. Please call the Development Office if you would like to attend. (395-3525) We look forward to hearing from you.


February 28


February 21

  • No School on Wednesday, February 23

  • The girls basketball team will play on Wednesday at 7:00 in Clear Lake. 1A plays postseason on March 2, March 4, and March 5.

  • Classroom Gala Gift Baskets - Thank you for your support. We are continuing to collect items and money until March 1.


February 14 - Thank you to everyone who attended conferences. A special thanks to PTO for providing the evening meals for teachers.

  • February 16 - Lenten Speaker at St. Cecelia (See Parish Page)

  • February 18 - Out of Uniform for Gala Chest of Chance

  • Classroom Gala Gift Baskets - Gala is right around the corner. This year we are adding a fun new element to our silent auction. Each grade level will be donating a basket. The link above will take you to a letter that will describe the baskets and let you know how you can participate.

  • February 23 - No school

February 7 - Thank you to everyone who contributed to making Catholic Schools Week a huge success!

  • February 11 - No School

  • Classroom Gala Gift Baskets - Gala is right around the corner. This year we are adding a fun new element to our silent auction. Each grade level will be donating a basket. The link above will take you to a letter that will describe the baskets and let you know how you can participate.

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - Conferences will be help this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please contact the Seton or Garrigan office if you need to make changes.

  • We will begin our elementary fundraiser on Wednesday. Please watch for packets.

  • Dance Clinic - Ages 3 - 6th grade

  • Ag in the Classroom - Students in grades preK-8 will enjoy Ag in the Classroom this week.

  • Attention Seton/Bishop Garrigan parents, students, alumni and anyone that visits our current website www.bishopgarrigan.com! We are working on a website re-design to make our site more user-friendly. Our goal is to provide you with valuable information relating to school in a way that’s easier to navigate so you can find what you’re looking for. We’d love your feedback! This simple survey will help us understand what you like, don’t like and would like to see in the future. Thank you!

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 16 - Lenten Speaker at St. Cecelia (See Parish Page)

  • February 23 - No school



January 31

  • The junior high are looking for Garrigan t-shirts to make into bags. Please any shirts that you may have to the Bishop Garrigan office on Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, February 2 - Bishop Garrigan Community Celebration 6:15 - Come and enjoy appetizers and refreshments in Friedmann.

    • 6:15 - 7:00 Social

    • 7:00 Speech Performance

    • 7:15 Highlights from the year

    • 7:30 Staff Recognition

  • Sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences - February 8-9

  • Valentine Cookie Fundraiser for the Danz Team

  • Deacon Dave has started to add faith opportunities to the Parish Connection Page. Please use the tabs at the top of the Resource Page to navigate to his page

  • CSW - Schedule of Events

    • Teacher Wishlist - Elementary teachers at Seton and Garrigan have created a wishlist of items that they need for their classrooms.

    • Catholic Schools Week Uniform Schedule

      • Monday - School uniforms

      • Tuesday - Black and Gold

      • Wednesday - School uniforms

      • Thursday - PJ Day/ Out Uniform

      • Friday - Free Out of Uniform

  • February 5 - Family Game Night sponsored by the Algona Chamber

  • High School Yearbook Link Ordering Closes May 20th $60

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1072184/BISHOP-GARRIGAN-HIGH-SCHOOL/2022-Yearbook/20210921041655010117/CATALOG_SHOP


  • Elementary/JH Yearbook Link Ordering Closes Feb. 28th $25

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/2988235/BISHOP-GARRIGAN-ELEMENTARY-SCHOOL/2022-Yearbook/2021092004151915785/CATALOG_SHOP

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, February 3 - 8th Grade Registration - During the school day - A separate email will be sent to parents of 8th graders

  • February 8 -9 Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Friday, February 11 - No School

  • Wednesday, February 23 - No School



January 24

  • Deacon Dave has started to add faith opportunities to the Parish Connection Page. Please use the tabs at the top of the Resource Page to navigate to his page.

  • CSW - Schedule of Events

    • Teacher Wishlist - Elementary teachers at Seton and Garrigan have created a wishlist of items that they need for their classrooms.

    • Catholic Schools Week Uniform Schedule

      • Monday - School uniforms

      • Tuesday - Black and Gold

      • Wednesday - School uniforms

      • Thursday - PJ Day/ Out Uniform

      • Friday - Free Out of Uniform

    • The Catholic Schools Week Committee would like to ask for volunteers to speak before mass at each of the Divine Mercy parish sites. You can either read something that you write or I have some comments already written by another parent. The idea is to share with others why you send your children to Bishop Garrigan. I know that reading in front of people can be very frightening, but we are hoping to find 6 brave people! Sign up link

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, February 3 - 8th Grade Registration - During the school day

  • Wednesday, February 2 - Bishop Garrigan Community Celebration 6:15 - Come and enjoy appetizers and refreshments in Friedmann

    • 6:15 - 7:00 Social

    • 7:00 Speech Performance

    • 7:15 Highlights from the year

    • 7:30 Staff Recognition

  • February 8 -9 Parent/Teacher Conferences- The link will be sent next week.

  • Friday, February 11 - No School

  • Wednesday, February 23 - No School


January 17

  • Senior Yard Signs by Mary Schaaf - Mary is selling customized yard signs for seniors. Please use the link to view the flyer.

  • CDA Scholarship for Seniors due April 1

  • High School Parents - We are now beginning 2nd semester. Fees for 2nd semester courses will be posted in JMC at the end of the week.

  • Diocesan Survey -

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, we announced your opportunity to participate in an online survey asking for your personal insights and opinions about your Catholic elementary and/or high school. Please complete and submit the survey as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, January 26th. It should take approximately 10-15 minutes to answer the survey questions. All responses are confidential, read only by the Meitler Team, and very important.

Please complete the survey at https://survey.meitler.com/s3/Diocese-of-Sioux-City-2021-22-Current-School-Parent-Survey

Thank you for your prompt response and your commitment to quality Catholic education.


Upcoming Dates

  • January 30 - February 4 - Catholic Schools Week

  • February 23 - No School


January 10

Wednesday, January 12 Parish Busing


Note from the Diocese:

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Catholic school education has a long and successful history in the Diocese of Sioux City.

The diocese is blessed to have 16 Catholic school systems maintaining the values and faith

traditions of the past while working toward a viable future.

The Diocese of Sioux City is committed to providing Catholic school education rooted in

faith with a rigorous academic program and a sustainable future. This renewed dedication

“Illuminating Our Path” provides for a spirit of cooperation and prayerful planning. As a

national Catholic school planning firm, we are partnering with the diocese in constructing a

comprehensive strategic growth plan.

As part of an ongoing effort to ensure strong and vibrant Catholic schools, we are excited to

offer you as a parent, an opportunity to share your insights, issues, and concerns in order

to help ensure their long-term sustainability.

As part of the study, we are conducting market research to clearly understand the needs

and perceptions of your school. This analysis is an important component of the planning

process and provides you the opportunity to share more personally your insights, issues,

and concerns regarding your child’s Catholic education. The study link will be shared on

Monday, January 17th and available for participation through Wednesday, January 26th.

Thank you for your participation in this important endeavor. We appreciate the opportunity

to work in partnership with you as we move schools toward a sustainable future.

Know that in the coming months you will have other opportunities to participate in the

planning process in a more in-person fashion. We pray for continued good health for each

of you and your families.


God Bless,

The Meitler Team



January 4 - Happy New Year!


It has been a while since there have been changes to our Covid protocol, but 2022 is bringing some changes. The Bishop Garrigan administration team has spoken to Kossuth Community Health and we will be implementing the following changes as of January 3, 2022

  • Students that test positive will be asked to stay home for 5 days with the onset of symptoms being day 0. If there are no symptoms, please use the test day as day 0. It is recommended, but not required, that students wear a mask for days 6-10.

  • If someone in the home tests positive - Unvaccinated students who are asymptomatic will be asked to stay home for 5 days with the last day of contact being day 0. Vaccinated students may attend school without interruption.

  • If students are in close contact with a non-household member - Monitor symptoms and use your best judgement concerning staying at home.

  • Beginning tomorrow we will provide at-home Covid tests for students who are ill while supplies last. Please contact the school secretary if you would like one.


We appreciate the efforts that were made during the months before break to keep students healthy. We will continue to monitor each classroom and communicate if there are concerns.


Kristie Hough

Christy Peterson

Lynn Miller



Upcoming Dates

  • January 12 - 14 - Semester Testing

  • January 31 - February 4 - Catholic Schools Week

Monday Email - On Tuesday evening!

  • December 22 - Wednesday - Out of Uniform - Celebrate Christmas with Ugly Sweaters and Red/Green

  • December 22 - Dismiss at 2:15 with regular busing

  • We will return to school on Tuesday, January 4.

  • Benefit for Matt Koppen (Matt is Mrs. Roethler's son-in-law)

  • KRHC asked us to share this flyer regarding consent for treating children. This may be interesting for parents of teens!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Monday Email December 13

  • December 15--Grades 7-12 Choir Concert

  • December 20 - December 22

    • Monday - PJ Day - We will be collecting money for Haiti! An anonymous donor will match up to $3,000!

    • Tuesday - Christmas Hats and Socks (Students can also wear reindeer antlers!)

    • Wednesday - Out of Uniform - Celebrate Christmas with Ugly Sweaters and Red/Green

  • December 22 - Student will be going to the movie. Teachers will be sending a letter home with the details. The cost for the movie is $6.


Monday Email - December 6

  • There is no school on Wednesday, December 8th.

  • Ms. Seiler is looking for 22 corded computer mice. If you have an old mouse, please bring it to either office.

  • The library is opening today! Opening Information Cocoa and Carols

  • Family Holiday Show - Wilcox Center

  • The Student Council has planned a lot of fun for the Week of December 20.

    • Monday, December 20 - PBJ Day (Prayer, Books, and Jesus) - Grades K-12 will begin their day with a prayer service in Friedmann. Students will then read with buddies. Student may wear PJs on this day.

    • Tuesday, December 21 - Christmas Headgear - Students may wear Christmas hats or headbands.

    • Wednesday, December 22 - Christmas Spirit- Students may be out of uniform. Wear your Christmas shirts or show your Christmas spirit. All students will go to the movie on this day. There will be letter sent later this week regarding the details. We will also collect money for Haiti today!

Monday Email - November 29

  • Virtues in Practice Home Connection due on Thursday, December 2.

  • December's virtue is generosity. Here is the link to the Home Connection.

  • Mrs. Hough is looking for substitutes in our early childhood programs. This would be in our childcare, 3 year old preschool, 4 year old preschool, or the den. Please call the Seton office at 295-3509 or email Mrs. Hough if you are interested in subbing in one of the rooms.

  • Beginning on December 1 - Students in grades K-6 must wear pants or shorts with leggings/tights.

Monday Email - November 22

  • Fundraiser Details for Divine Mercy Youth Ministry

  • Holiday Lighting Contest/ Holiday Lighting Rules

  • Cows for Haiti - We will once again be collecting money for Haiti. Students can bring their donation to their classroom teacher the week of December 20. Our goal is to raise $3000! We have a pledge to match the amount that we raise. We will celebrate our efforts that week with some Christmas fun! (There will be more details to come!)

  • Important Dates

    • November 23 - Parish Busing in the PM

    • November 24 - Deceased Alumni Mass at Bishop Garrigan at 9:00 AM in Friedmann Auditorium

    • November 24 - Parish Busing in the AM and PM with a 1:30 Dismissal for the Thanksgiving Holiday

    • November 25-26 - No school

    • November 28 - First Sunday of Advent

Monday Email - November 15

  • Stuff the Trailer - We will be having our annual “Stuff the Trailer” food drive on Friday, November 19, for the Kossuth County Food Pantry. The Bishop Garrigan System would like to participate along with the community to help line the shelves of the pantry with lots of non-perishable food. We are asking the students to bring non-perishable food items to school. If you prefer to send money, you can do that as well. Items can be brought throughout the week to your child’s classroom. Be checking our Facebook page for daily updates. We thank you so much for helping us with this very worthwhile project. (Due to the Calendar Sales Trip high school students will be out of uniform on Thursday.)

  • Cows for Haiti - We will once again be collecting money for Haiti. Students can bring their donation to their classroom teacher the week of December 20. Our goal is to raise $3000! We have a pledge to match the amount that we raise. We will celebrate our efforts that week with some Christmas fun! (There will be more details to come!)

  • High School Service Hours - Grades 9-11 will now be entering their service hours through Varsity Bound. We are still working on the app feature, but the website is up and running!

  • November 23 - Parish Busing in the PM

  • November 24 - Deceased Alumni Mass at Bishop Garrigan at 9:00 AM in Friedmann Auditorium

  • November 24 - Parish Busing in the AM and PM with a 1:30 Dismissal for the Thanksgiving Holiday

  • November 25-26 - No school

  • November 28 - First Sunday of Advent

Monday Email - November 8

  • We will celebrate Veterans' Day at school mass on Tuesday. Please feel free to invite all veterans to join us.

  • The city of Algona is asking for input regarding the improvement to Central Park. Please take a moment to complete this survey by November 11.

  • The calendar rewards trip for high school students will be on November 12. Students received permission slips last week. There will be classes for students who are not going on the trip.

  • Annual Fall Dinner Volunteer Sign-up - This is a great opportunity for students to earn service hours.

  • We are now using Varsity Bound to enter high school service hours (grades 9-11). All students in these grades have learned how to access this page and they have been shown how to enter data. Students can also see the hours that they have entered which will be very helpful when completing scholarship information. Please ask your child to show you have this new program works.

Monday Email - November 1

  • November 1 and 4 - Parish Busing in the afternoon. Regular busing in the morning.

  • November 2 and 3 - Conferences

  • November 5 - No School

  • https://youtu.be/LkybltYbTvQ Talent Search will have a table at conferences. This is a service provided to students who qualify. Please watch the YouTube video to learn more about Talent Search

  • This month's Virtus in Practice home connection will be due on Tuesday, November 2.

  • November's Virtue is Stewardship. Thank you to Mrs. Kutchara and the 3rd graders for our video. The November Parent Connection will be sent home as a paper copy and it can be found under Virtues in Practice on the Parent Resource Page.

  • State Dance Shirts are due on Friday.

  • We are excited to see everyone at conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday. We have turned off the sharing link, so please call the office if you need to schedule or reschedule your conference. Link to the Conference Schedule. High School Parents - Please feel free to drop in an speak with teachers. There are scheduled conferences, so please check the schedule before coming.



Monday Email - Monday, October 25

  • Thank you to everyone who donated supplies and volunteered for the Craft Show luncheon. This event raised more than $1200 for the PTO. Thank you to Lisa Muller and Sarah Casey for organizing this event.

  • Conference Sheet - Please take a moment to sign up for Conferences.

  • November 4 - Parish Busing

  • November 5 - No school

  • High School students are currently signing up for basketball, basketball cheer, Right to Life trip (January 20 - 23), track, and the Mississippi Mission Trip (juniors and seniors). Please check in with your child to see if they are interested in any of these activities. The sign-ups can be found on the counter outside of the office.

Monday Email - Monday, October 18

  • October 20 - No School

  • Sign Up - Please sign up to provide supplies, donate money, or to volunteer at the Annual Craft Sale PTO luncheon.

  • The link to sign up for Conferences will be emailed later this week. Please note that you will have an option for in person or virtual conferences. You will indicate that you would like to Zoom with the teacher by putting the letter "Z" after your name on the sign-up.

Monday Email - Monday, October 11

  • No School on October 20

  • October's Virtue is Reverence - Parent Connection for the month. This sheet will also come home in a paper copy.

  • October 18 - Flu shot clinic at Seton and Bishop Garrigan


Monday Email - Monday, October 4

  • Please remember to return your September Virtues in Practice Parent Connection tomorrow. We will take the picture on Wednesday morning. Watch Facebook for this month's participants.

  • October's Virtue is Reverence - Parent Connection for the month. This sheet will also come home in a paper copy.

  • No School on October 20



Monday Email - Monday, September 27 - Happy Homecoming!

  • Picture Retake September 30. The Seton Building is on Friday, October 1st.

  • Homecoming Plans - Please see the Homecoming Tab on the Parent Resource Page.

  • The Virtues in Practice Parent (Home) Connections are due next Monday. Paper copies of the form were sent home. You can also access it under the Virtues in Practice tab and then click on your child's grade level. These forms are all the same. This video explaining the program was sent at the beginning of the year.

  • Hearing check will be done through the AEA. More details will come in a later email.

  • If your child needs a ride to Garrigan for the Cheer Clinic on Friday, Mr. Byrkeland will pick your child up from Seton and deliver them to Garrigan. Please let your child's classroom teacher know by Thursday if you would like them to ride this bus.


Upcoming Dates:

  • October 20 - No School for PD

Monday Email - Monday, September 19

  • The Diocese of Sioux City has issued a press release regarding masks. Here is a link to that press release.

  • Picture Retake September 30. The Seton Building is on Friday, October 1st.

  • Homecoming Plans - Please see the Homecoming Tab on the Parent Resource Page.

  • No School on Wednesday, September 22.


Monday Email - Monday, September 12

  • The Federal Erate program is providing schools with the funds to provide families with devices to use at home. These Chromebooks would be kept in a cart at school, but students in all grades would be able to check out these Chromebooks on a nightly basis. The use of these devices is not linked to quarantine, so they can be used by any students who may need them on a temporary basis. Please indicate by using this survey if your family could benefit from this program. The funds we receive will be determined by this survey. (Your answers will be kept confidential.) Please use this link to indicate that your family would like the opportunity to have a device available.

  • Lunches and breakfasts will continue to be free this year, but we would ask that if you qualify you still complete the free and reduced lunch paperwork. There are many federal funds that are generated by this number. If you do not apply, we will lose some of the funds that we currently receive. The free and reduced lunches are subsidized by the federal government, not Bishop Garrigan. Your participation in this program can only help our funding sources. Please use link to find the forms.

Monday Email - Wednesday, September 8

  • You can order pictures throughout the year. The directions are located under the forms tab on the Parent Resource Page.

  • Our Virtues in Practice Parent Connection should arrive home by the end of the week. These forms are also available on the Parent Resource Page under Virtues in Practice. Here is also a link to the September Parent Link.

  • Game Day Friday! - We will have an out of uniform on Friday. This was originally called "Iowa/Iowa State Day". Students and staff are encouraged to wear clothing to support their fall sports team. It can be Bishop Garrigan, college, or NFL. Please remember to wear appropriate clothing for school. No ripped jeans, cropped tops, or hats.


Monday Email - Monday, August 30

  • What a great start to the year! Thanks to everyone who helped make memories.

  • Pictures Day will be Tuesday, September 7. Paper forms will be sent home when school begins. You can also find the information on the Parent Resource Page under the 'Forms' tab.

  • We will have a Black and Gold Day on Friday to celebrate our fall sports and our first home football game (Grades K-12).

  • We will dismiss at 2:15 on Friday and there will be no school on Monday.

  • Grades 5-12 will begin calendar sales on Monday.

  • The week of homecoming will be be September 27 - October 1. This year's theme is 'It's a Celebration'. Information regarding the schedule and dress up days is located under the Homecoming Tab on the Parent Resource Page .

  • This year will be participating in an amazing program called Virtues in Practice. This PreK-12 program will teach students about virtues and saints that embody the spirt of that Virtue. Please watch this short video to learn more about the program and how your family can support the program at home. There is also a tab on the Parent Resource Page which has more details. The Bishop Garrigan Dance Team also created a video to help explain our first Virtue - Faith. Click here to view their video. THANKS to the dance team for helping with this project.

  • We would like to welcome Sara Kollasch to our staff. She will begin the year as our Title teacher for Seton and our reading support teacher at the Garrigan building. The previous Title position at Seton was provided by our LEA. This year we have decided to use a 3rd party company which allows more instructional time than in previous years. The use of EANS moneys will also allow this individual to serve the Bishop Garrigan building as a reading interventionist.



Monday Email - Monday, August 23 -WELCOME BACK!

  • Volleyball t-shirts order Forms due August 25th - Forms Tab on the Parent Resource Page

  • Football t-shirt order forms due August 24th - Forms Tab

  • Please review this Covid information from Community Health

  • We will have parish busing today and tomorrow (PM only). Parish busing information on the Parent Resource Page under Bus Information

  • The Scrip program is a wonderful opportunity to help families with tuition. Please refer to this information sheet to learn more about Scrip.




Monday Email - Monday, August 16

  • If you have changes, please call office. Sign Up for Back to School Conferences

  • Pictures Day will be Tuesday, September 7. Paper forms will be sent home when school begins. You can also find the information on the Parent Resource Page under the 'Forms' tab.

  • Updated Covid details (Full statement on the Parent Resource Page)

Quarantine/Covid Guidelines:

  • If a member of your family tests positive for Covid, all unvaccinated family members will be required to stay home for 10 days.

  • Please remember to stay home if you are not feeling well. This will help stop the spread of any number of illnesses.


Monday Email - Monday, August 9

  • Please remember to review the handbook for questions regarding dress code, grooming, and tattoos. The guidelines have not changed.

  • Sign Up for Back to School Conferences

  • 3rd Grade Orientation - I know that some students were not able to join us for the spring visit. I will be giving another tour on August 16 at 5:00pm. Please email me by Friday, August 13 if you plan on attending.

  • Junior High Orientation - There will be two options for Junior High Orientation. Both sessions will be in Mrs. Stephany Plathe's room. The first will be on Wednesday, August 18 at 5:40 and the second will be Thursday, August 19 at 5:20.