End of 3rd Quarter Soon!

February 24, 2015

It is hard to believe that we are rapidly approaching the end of our 3rd quarter already! It is Tuesday, March 17th. We have been reminding the students at school during focus and foundation classes to continue to check their grades on PowerSchool.

 Interesting facts about St. Patrick’s Day:

The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th century.

The very first St. Patrick's Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737.

In Chicago, on St. Patrick's Day, the rivers are dyed green. Mayor Daley is also of Irish descent.

In Seattle, there is a ceremony where a green stripe is painted down the roads.

Shamrocks are worn on the lapel on this day.

In Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair.

Many young people dye their hair green for the special day.

Many people wear green on this holiday to avoid being pinched.

Lucky Charms, a favorite cereal brand among many, young and old, was created in 1963, with its popular mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun. Its jig is a memorable tune for many, including the young at heart:


Hearts, Stars, and Horseshoes
Clovers and Blue moons

Pots of gold and rainbows,

And the red balloon
That’s the luck of me lucky charms! 

They’re magically delicious!