Welcome Booklet

Kindergarten Schedule
Music - 3 days per week Physical Education - 2 days per week Computers: 2 days per weekSpanish - 1 day per weekMass - All School - Wednesday (sometimes Thursday) Daily Events Mornings7:55 - School BeginsCalendar - Pledge - Prayer - Story time - Counting - WeatherAcademics - Reading - ReligionSnack9:30 AM RecessAcademics - Math 11 AM Lunch11:30 AM - RecessAfternoonsAcademics - Social Studies/Science - ArtNap TimeSpecials (Music, Computers, Physical Education
Academic Materials Allelu Religion and Jesus A to ZSaxon Math (K Level)Rowland Reading (Happily Ever After and some Superkids)A to Z Reading - Leveled ReadersScholastic News and Science Yearly ThemesLetter of the WeekHolidays - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day, St Patrick’s DayFall, Winter, Spring, Summer Special Events Grandparents Day (October)Thanksgiving Dinner (November)Christmas Program (December)Catholic Schools Week (January)Dr Seuss/ Guest Reader Day (March)Stations of the Cross (Lent) Kindergarten Admission Procedures
Criteria for enrolling 4 year old kindergarten students Students must be 4 years old by September of enrolling school year.Families that currently have students enrolled at St. Patrick’s have first priority.Families that are active parish members have second priority.Non-parish Catholics and non Catholics have third priority and will be accepted by date that the registration form and payment is received.No students will be admitted if they do not meet the enrollment age
School Funding
Registration Fee
$100 per student (discount of $25 if paid prior to April 15)
Parish Member (actively registered and using weekly church envelopes)$1950 1st student, $1850 2nd student, $1750 3rd student, etc
Non-Parish Member$2600 per student
WI Choice VouchersIncome basedApplication period Feb 1-April 20 each year
Some financial assistance available - more information available upon request
School and Home AssociationCalendar Sale (Fall)Pie/Bake Sale (November and May)Chicken Q (May)Collection of the following itemsBoxtopsAluminum CansComputer Ink CartridgesElectrical Cords
St Patrick SchoolSt Patrick’s Day Dinner

Sycamore Education

Sycamore Education is our School Management Program. Each family has an individual login and password. Sycamore is a secure website only accessible to current school families and school staff. The school uses this program as our main communication portal. Each family can find tuition/lunch/aftercare account balances, school news, school/event calendar, lunch menu, school forms, student academic grades (older students), and classroom web-pages. Families can communicate with the office and classroom teachers through the Pass-A-Note (PAN) feature.

WI School Choice Information

Application Period - Feb 1-Apr 22, 2019

Step 1: Complete online application at https://apps4.dpi.wi.gov/ChoiceParent/ before the end of the application period (April 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.). Step 2: Bring Residency and Income Documentation to St. Patrick School, 100 South L Street, Sparta, WI, before 4 p.m. on April 22, 2019. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Principal, St. Patrick’s School, 100 South L Street, Sparta, WI 54656, 608-269-4748 or principal@stpatricksparta.net.

Additional Information

School Hours4K-4th grade 7:55 AM -2:55 PMGrades 5-8 7:50 AM - 2:55 PMSchool Doors are locked from 8 AM-2:50 PMUse doorbell on L Street entrance to gain admittance to building
School CalendarSt Patrick’s School follows the Sparta Public School calendar as much as possible. There are some Diocese inservice days that change the calendar slightly. A calendar is given to all families at the Fall open house and an updated calendar is always available on Sycamore.
Dress CodeShirts with collars - usually polo type shirtsBlue jeans are acceptable except for on School Mass Days. Blue jeans with holes in them (even if purchased with holes) are not acceptable.Shorts are acceptable before Halloween and after Easter.Students in grades 4K-4 may wear leggings.If female students are wearing dresses, they must wear a collared shirt underneath the dress.
After-School CareOpen to all St Patrick studentsHours - After school until 5:30 PMStaffed by St Patrick EmployeesCost - $7 per day/studentPay only on days that students are hereAftercare services are not provided on non-school days.Inclement Weather/Early Release Procedure: If school is called off due to weather, there will be no after care. If school is dismissed early due to weather, there will still be after care.Takes place in aftercare/activity room, gym, or outside playgroundPlease notify office of aftercare changes prior to 2 PM
School Lunch/MilkEnrolled in National School Lunch ProgramLunch Price: $2.65Free/Reduced Lunch forms available to all familiesMorning Milk/Cold Lunch Milk $ .40Lunch Menu can be found on Sycamore webpage
Student IllnessPlease keep student home if they have a fever or are vomiting.Specific protocol can be found in the family handbookPlease call/email if your child will be absent.
School and Home AssociationParent Group - all families are membersMeetings are 2nd Tuesdays of Month (Sep, Nov,Jan, Mar, May)Sign-up sheet is given out at Open House
Family Volunteer HoursEach family is asked to donate 25 hours of volunteer time each year.Any school or parish activity can be used as volunteer hours.Volunteer hours are logged on the Sycamore website.
Morning Drop OffStudents can be dropped off at Main Street (doors open at 7:30 AM) or L Street entrance (doors open at 7 AM)4K and 5K students go directly to classroomStudents in Grades 1-4 drop off belongings and then have outside recess from 7:40-7:55 AMStudents in grades 5-8 go directly to classroom
Afternoon Pick-upAll students exit through front doors (L Street)Parents are asked to wait in main lobby or outside of front doorsStudents riding the bus will receive a letter from the public school with bus number and pick up/drop off time.
Late Arrivals or Leaving EarlyStudents need to be signed in and out by a parent if they are arriving/leaving outside of normal school hours. A sign in/out book is located in the office.If students are leaving school early (any time prior to 2:55pm), they must wait for their parents to pick them up in the school office. If pick up arrangements change on a certain day, please send in a note with your child. Should there be a change during the school day, please call the office and they will notify teacher of the change.
RecessRecess is outside unless there is inclement weather. Students do not go outside if the temperature or windchill is below zero. Students should dress appropriately for the weather.Students should have appropriate footwear for a blacktop playground.
Inclement WeatherSparta Public School determines if Saint Patrick’s school is delayed, closing early, or cancelled. No separate announcement is made for St. Patrick SchoolVisit the local news station websites (WKBT/NEWS8000, WXOW, etc) to sign up to receive Sparta School District weather related messages to your phone (text) or email
SCRIPSCRIP is a Parish gift card program Cards can be purchased in the school office or after weekend MassesFamilies receive a portion of the profit to be used toward school tuitionSCRIP will be credited to accounts in January and July.