Upcoming Dates

  • November 17
    • NO SCHOOL – Teacher Plan Day
  • November 21
    • CSS Food Truck
  • November 22-24
    • NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
  • December 5
    • Christmas Program 7 pm
  • December 6
    • St. Nicholas – Silly Sock Day
  • December 7
    • 1:00 Release
  • December 8
    • NO SCHOOL – Immaculate Conception
      Thursday vigil – 5:30pm
      Friday  – 6:30am, 8:00am, 12:10pm, 6:30pm

Silly Stockings for St. Nicholas

The spirit of St. Nicholas makes a visit to St. Patrick school each Dec. 6th and leaves a treat in student shoes in honor of St. Nicholas’ Feast Day.

Students may wear ‘silly stockings’ this day as they will be removing their shoes during their morning class.
(Christmas / Religious socks are encouraged – but not mandatory 🙂

Baker’s Chocolate Fundraiser

Join us in the season of giving! 

St. Patrick HSA will again kick off the Christmas season with a Baker’s Chocolate fundraiser.  We have an assortment of bags/boxes for gift giving…or gift yourself with a box!

All order forms with payment must be returned to the school office by December 5. 

  • Checks made out to: St. Patrick HSA
  • Orders will be disbursed December 15th.

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas

CSS Food Truck

Catholic Social Services (CSS) has partnered with the Food Bank of Lincoln to provide healthy choice options for our school families at no cost!

The CSS Food Market Truck will be here Tuesday November 21st at pick up – all families are welcome to take groceries home.

Christmas Program

Please plan to join us to celebrate this Advent and Christmas Season at our annual Christmas Program!

WHO:   All students at Saint Patrick School PreK-8th grade are preparing musical numbers to perform.   All family and friends are welcome to attend.
WHERE:   Saint Patrick School Gymnasium
WHEN:  Tuesday, December 5th @ 7:00pm

*Doors open at 6:45pm, students will report to their designated homeroom area
*Students should plan to wear their Christmas/ Mass Clothing or school uniform
*All students’ hats, gloves, and coats should be left with families
*Students who are absent due to illness on Tuesday Dec. 5th should NOT attend that evening

Cold Weather / School Closings

School Messenger is a communication tool we use throughout the school year for announcements: snow days, etc. You are asked to opt into this system by texting YES to: 67587

SCHOOL CLOSING: St. Patrick school typically adheres to the school closing policies of the Lincoln Public Schools, BUT the Diocesan Education Office may elect to keep schools open, even if LPS chooses to close. The decision to close schools due to inclement weather is normally made before 6:00 a.m., at which time the local radio and television stations are notified. School closing information will be shared via email,  and text to those who opt in, and may be heard on local television channels 8 and 10/11 and AM radio stations KFOR (1240), KLIN (1400), and KLMS (1480).

INDOOR RECESS:  Students may go outside when the ‘feels like’ temperature is 15 degrees or higher. Please send your student dressed for the coldest part of the school day.  Warm coats, hats, and gloves are encouraged for all students throughout the winter months.  Students can always opt to remove items if it gets too warm.  Please do not send snow boots or snow pants with your child.  All school entrance/exit paths and play areas will be cleared of snow and no snow gear will be required.

Health Policy

It is cold and flu season!  Please read our health policy below, and as always, please consult with your healthcare provider regarding medical decisions (such as school exclusion) for your child..

St. Patrick Health Policy

Health Exclusion

Students are to be excluded from school if they have a cough that can’t be subdued with cough suppressants, a fever (100.4 or higher), or any orally communicable condition such as vomiting, diarrhea, ringworm, pink eye, etc. If a child becomes ill with an uncontrollable cough, fever, vomiting, or diarrhea while in the care of the school or extended care program, parents or emergency contacts will be called to come and pick up the child.  Children must be symptom free for 24 hours from before returning to school.   As with anytime your child is not going to be at school, we ask that you call and notify us before 9:00am if they are ill.

Illness Exposure

If your child was in contact with someone with the symptoms above or any viral infection such as flu or covid, we ask that:
*Exposed students who remain symptom free may continue to attend in-person school as long as they remain symptom free
*Exposed students who develop symptoms, will be asked remain at home until they are symptom free


Fall 2024 PreSchool / Kindergarten

It is early – but we have started to get calls for families to enroll their children in PreSchool and Kindergarten for Fall 2024.  We have limited spots and want to ensure that all current St. Patrick Families are able to enroll.

If you have a NEW child that you plan to enroll in PreSchool or Kindergarten for Fall 2024 – will you let the office know and we can add them to the list?  Even if you aren’t sure – we would rather have them on the list and NOT come, then end up not having a spot for them if needed!

Teacher Christmas Bonus

At St. Patrick School, we have a long-standing tradition of gifting the teachers with a Christmas ‘bonus’ made up from donations from school and parish families.

Donations to the Teacher Christmas Collection will be collected beginning at the Christmas Program on Tuesday Dec. 5th and through  Dec. 15th.

  • Monetary donations can brought to school in an enveloped marked ‘Teacher Collection’  or you can Venmo your donation to @StPatrick-Lincoln with a comment of ‘Teacher Collection’.
  • A 2nd collection will taken up after masses mid-December.
  • There will be a box available the night of the Christmas program for donations.

While our teachers can never be thanked enough for their endless commitment and sacrifices they make for our school family, this Christmas Collection is one way to say ‘thanks’.

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.”
Matthew 6:21

Holy Moments

Give your teacher your full attention once every day.
Whether you struggle to pay attention a lot, or just a little, take time every day this week to fully focus: sit straight. Look up. And do your best to put in all your effort. These small moments will grow over time, and you’ll be amazed at how you improve.

Tips to Create This Holy Moment:
– When your child comes home from school, take a few moments to really ask them how their day was, without any distractions.
– Talk to your student about their behavior and grade goals for this school year so they have an extra reason to focus in class.
– Encourage your student to come to class prepared and on time!

Lunch + Events Menu

Area Events (click to enlarge)

Parish Groups & Events

Please call the rectory for additional details.

  • Legion of Mary – Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
  • St. Patrick Mom’s Group – Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
    • Any interested Mom is welcome, and should call Monica Ottinger for details (402-490-5178)

School Messages

Pius X High School Parent Association

Pius X High School Parent Association representative for St. Patrick’s parish is BJ Hobelman. BJ can help you find answers to Pius X High School -related questions.
She can be reached at 402-466-3710 or BJ-Hobelman@cdolinc.net

Classroom Wishlist

Many teachers have updated their classroom wish lists!  Purchasing an item from the wish list is a great way to say THANK YOU!

Check out all of the lists here:  Teacher Wishlists | St Patrick’s Catholic School (stpatricklincolnschool.com)



What is Scrip? “Scrip” turns everyday shopping into cash for the St. Patrick Church and School. Purchase gift cards at face value in advance to use at checkout, instead of paying with credit, debit card, check or cash.

How Does It Work? Purchase gift cards at face value from local merchants who designate their own discount percentage ranging from 1.5% to 30%. The discount amount translates to profit for the St. Patrick!

  • $50 Marcus Theatres gift card at 8% = $4 St. Patrick profit
  • $100 Walmart gift card at 2.% = $2.50 St. Patrick profit

Purchase SCRIP before shopping by filling out this form and turning it into the parish office or call in your order to the rectory at 402.466.2752 and we can prepare your order ahead for you. SCRIP can  also be purchased at the parish office or after weekend masses.

We’re excited to share that our school is participating in Cash for Classrooms, part of Casey’s Rewards. This opens up St. Patrick School to new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students.
The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket. When you buy from Casey’s and use their rewards program you can simply turn your points into a donation to our school.
Help St. Patrick School make the most of this program and learn more at Caseys.com/schools.

Box Tops are now digital only! You can download the app Box Tops for Education, register and select St Patrick School, and then scan eligible receipts containing Box Tops products. Online retailers that are eligible: Instacart, Jet.com, SamsClub.com, Shipt, Target.com, Target Pick-Up/Drive-Up, Walmart Grocery, Walmart.com.

Traditional Box Tops are being phased out and we are no longer receiving enough to mail in so please direct your efforts towards the digital app. Thank you to everyone who has contributed box tops over the years!

Digital Box Tops FAQ

  1. Where do I go to enter Box Tops digitally? Download the Box Tops for Education App or visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/ to learn more
  2. How long are Box Tops receipts eligible for scanning? Scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase.
  3. What products are eligible?: Download the full list of eligible products here: https://www.boxtops4education.com/en/Participating-Products-Page or just look for the Box Top logo on products you purchase.
  4. Can I still clip and send in physical Box Tops? Unfortunately no, we are no longer receiving enough to make it worth sending in for payment.
  5. What if I shop online? Submit your email receipts to receipts@boxtops4education.com
  6. How do I help earn more? Scroll down to the bonus offers on the Box Tops App to learn how to earn extra.