St. Patrick hosts successful sixth grade day

Friday, April 8th, 2016, was sixth grade day at St. Patrick. Sixth grade day is a day dedicated for the Campus Ministry team and a few other students to share all that St. Patrick has to offer. Activities and information about the school is expressed to the sixth graders through displays, speeches, skits, and school tours. Students from Nativity, Our Lady of Fatima, Sacred Heart, St. Alphonsus, St. James, and St. Vincent de Paul elementary schools traveled to the St. Patrick campus with their teachers for a day spent at the school.

The day was first led by prayer, just like the start of everyday at St. Patrick. After, the Campus Ministry team was introduced along with Ms. Previto. Campus Ministry Team members, Claire, Corynn, Rachel, Hannah J., Ramsey, Kathleen, and Chet, led the sixth graders in the Five Finger Prayer and discussed how special prayer is at St. Patrick. Hannah H. and Desiree performed a couple songs with corresponding hand motions with the sixth graders, which tied in with a speech about the choir and band program at our school. The first game played with the sixth graders was called poster preference. After this game Shebly gave a talk on how God is the center of the lives of people at St. Patrick. A skit called making pasta was performed to the sixth graders before a talk that tied in with the drama program. Art projects were displayed in the gym for the sixth graders that represented the art program. The seventh grade class officers gave a short talk about their first year at St. Patrick and what they participate in as officers of their class. The Robotics team showed the sixth graders what their robot can do and also discussed what the St. Patrick Robotics team is all about. The Campus Ministry team also led the students in a sports-themed Ships and Sailors game. This game was an icebreaker for a description on all the sports offered at St. Patrick by students that are participated in them. A game of freeze dance was played before the students were informed of the cheer and dance teams at St. Patrick. Tours were then led all around the school, showing the sixth graders the layout of St. Patrick.

Thanks to the Campus Ministry, Ms. Previto, and all others involved in making sixth grade day so successful.

Story by Lindsay Holmes