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AFTER SCHOOL
ACTIVITIES
We have an After-School Activities Program for students Grade 1 through Grade 5 that are mostly all included in the school tuition.

Cheerleading, Karate and Homework supervision have an additional fee. Some of the other activities/sports are soccer, basketball, volleyball, arts and crafts, chess and drama. They last for approximately one hour and a half depending on the activity. Some activities are once a week, others twice a week.

You need to ensure that your child is picked up by 4:30 respectively, in order to continue in an activity. For the safety of your child and to comply with the requirement that all children be supervised when they are on campus, we need you to pick your child up at that time. If you are unable to consistently collect your child in a timely manner and we cannot resolve the issue, the school reserves the right remove your child from the activity.

In the event that you sign your child up for an activity and for one reason or another, the child is not participating or does not want to participate, or behaves in a way that prevents other children from participating, your child will be asked to withdraw from the activity and your money will be refunded.

SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR

Always check the school calendar.

“Make Someone Happy”

“Make Someone Happy” is a program that resulted from the need to create an educational community more committed with the needs of the most vulnerable communities in our society. Through this program we bring sensitivity to our students as we create proactive leaders for the benefit of society, and we also Make Someone Happy.

It has diverse fund-raising activities that take place during the whole school year. Different institutions are chosen every year.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday which is celebrated in the United States the last Thursday of November. There is no school on Thursday or Friday. We have a special activity the Wednesday before with a feast and a Mass where we all thank God for everything we have.

Christmas Concert

Christmas presentations take place during the 2nd or 3rd week of December in a large auditorium in our city. Parents, students and all teaching staff enjoy this Christmas event filled with lights, love and peace.

Dominican Independence Day Celebration (February 27th)

St Patrick School values Dominican patriotism. Students in Preschool and Elementary School exhibit the importance of patriotic values and represent the relevance of Independence Day.

Family Day – St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick is Ireland’s patron saint who contributed to Christianity in Ireland and its spread around the world. St. Patrick School celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17th) with a family field day. The whole community is integrated in this activity which is the most expected event in school.

Mother’s Day

Mothers are invited to enjoy an activity that the students prepare together with their teachers.

Science Fair

The Science Fair is celebrated every other year under the responsibility of the Science teachers. Elementary students participate presenting their projects and experiments, as well as their investigations and conclusions. These presentations are in groups and they are open to school parents.

International Fair

The International Fair is celebrated every other year. The theme changes year to year.

Flag Ceremony

As our school emphasizes the Dominican culture and moral values, love and respect for the country, is promoted during the Flag Ceremonies. They are assigned by day to each grade level.

We raise both Dominican and American flags, and we play both anthems. Important aspects of these ceremonies include presentations of figures in the area of history, our culture, sports, science, as well as participation from parents of the community.

Preschool’s flag ceremonies will take place on Wednesdays.
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Through our leadership culture, “The True Mission”, we provide the necessary tools to help our entrepreneurial leaders thrive and excel through their talents and skills.

We adopted THE LEADER IN ME program, as an important complement to reinforce the institutional values of our school.

The international corporation, “Franklyn Covey”, has certified us to implement this leadership program based on the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. It promotes the practice of each habit as a way to improve every aspect of our students’ lives, influencing positively our entire community.
The Leader in Me parts from the premise that every child is a born leader and that it is important for them to discover their talents in order to improve their personal worth, giving them the opportunity to first direct their own lives and then influence others. It also promotes and motivates students to acquire and apply the essential skills required by the 21st century citizens. In addition to increasing their self-confidence and discovering their special talents, they develop the inner leader within them.
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The Common Core
The Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school.
The new Common Core State Standards have been adopted by more than 48 states. These K–12 standards are informed by the highest state standards from across the United States. If your child is meeting the expectations outlined in these standards, he or she will be well prepared.
Why are Academic Standards Important?
Academic standards are important because they help ensure that all students, no matter where they live, are prepared for success in college and the workforce. They help set clear and consistent expectations for students, parents, and teachers; build your child’s knowledge and skills; and help set high goals for all students. Students will be receiving higher level material but they will be covering less objectives per grade level. More time will be spent on each objective to guarantee learning.
Of course, high standards are not the only thing needed for our children’s success. But standards provide an important first step — a clear roadmap for learning for teachers, parents, and students. Having clearly defined goals helps families and teachers work together to ensure that students succeed.
Standards help parents and teachers know when students need extra assistance or when they need to be challenged even more. They also will help your child develop critical thinking skills that will prepare him or her for college and career.
Mission Statement
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education. The first of these are the NCTM process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections.
The second are the strands of mathematical proficiency specified in the National Research Council’s report Adding It Up: adaptive reasoning, strategic competence, conceptual understanding (comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations and relations), procedural fluency (skill in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently and appropriately), and productive disposition (habitual inclination to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in diligence and one’s own efficacy).
English Language Arts Standards
The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the Standards”) are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K–12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.
The Standards set requirements not only for English language arts (ELA) but also for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Just as students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, so too must the Standards specify the literacy skills and understandings required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines. Literacy standards for grade 6 and above are predicated on teachers of ELA, history/social studies, science, and technical subjects using their content area expertise to help students meet the particular challenges of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language in their respective fields. It is important to note that the 6–12 literacy standards in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects are not meant to replace content standards in those areas but rather to supplement them.
As a natural outgrowth of meeting the charge to define college and career readiness, the Standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person in the twenty-first century. Indeed, the skills and understandings students are expected to demonstrate have wide applicability outside the classroom or workplace. Students who meet the Standards readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works of literature. They habitually perform the critical reading necessary to pick carefully through the staggering amount of information available today in print and digitally. They actively seek the wide, deep, and thoughtful engagement with high-quality literary and informational texts that builds knowledge, enlarges experience, and broadens worldviews.
As a team, the St. Patrick Rhinos participate in various friendly competitions and tournaments. We encourage our students to enjoy and love sports, as it is one of the basic pillars for Sharpening the Saw, which invites us to take care and love our selves.
The sports included in our After-School Activities program are:
  • Chess
  • Karate
  • Soccer
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball

Go Rhinos!

Go Rhinos! Our Soccer program is professionally designed to promote teamwork, responsibility, loyalty and sportsmanship.

To ensure this, we have an alliance with the DV7 Soccer Academy, which is a network of international youth soccer clubs led by David Villa, former World Cup winner and Spain’s all-time leading goalscorer.

OUR MISSION

We are an educational community forging enterprising leaders through an innovative and international program, promoting the holistic development of our students and respect for diversity, while honoring one’s identity.
Inspiring future leaders through our commitment to academic excellence for students from Preschool to Grade 12.

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