Portland St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551 0r (877) 405-0841 

We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!

Located in Portland, Michigan, St. Patrick Catholic School has been educating the minds and spirits of its students for over 100 years.  Our school mission statement contains just six words, six powerful words that are a guide for life:  We Pray!  We Learn!  We Achieve!

For more information about our top-rated preschool through 12th grade programs, please contact the school office at 517-647-7551 or e-mail Mr. Randy Hodge.

Notes and Reflections from Mr. Hodge

Christmas Break Begins with a Rush of Activities

Advent is a time to prepare for Christmas. That means the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks is always busy and packed with activity. Each year, much preparation and planning takes place to assure that our students were well prepared for the coming of Christ on Christmas day. The activities that have taken place throughout Advent are as follows:

  • Our high school campus ministry team hosted an Advent Wreath lighting ceremony each Monday in the church.
  • After Mass on December 4, Big Rocks assisted their Little Rocks in writing “Letters to Santa,” as part of a program sponsored by Macy’s. The company donates $1.00 to the Make A Wish Foundation for each letter to Santa.
  • Our annual preschool through 5th grade Christmas music program was held on December 4 in the church. Our teaching staff did a masterful job of preparing the students and the students were outstanding in their performance.    >>>>>


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Announcements

Morning prayers: 7:25-7:30 am & 8:45-8:50 am.  Please do not phone the school office during these times.


(12/19)  Permission slips needed
7th Grade students wanting to go with Mr. Rutherford to visit St. Carol’s must have a signed permission slip. You can pick one up in the office.

(12/19)  Happy birthday...
Happy Birthday to Hannah Greenwood who celebrates today and to the following students who celebrate during break:  Marlie Bengel, Blake Hodge, Matthew Frazee, Eden Zimmerman, Isaac Fox-Elster, Grant Dixon, Adia Ryder, Sam Smith, Nick Rooks, Connor Fox, Carly Scheurer, Mrs. Fedewa and Mr. Ward.

(12/18)   Happy Birthday to Teddy Brown

(12/14) Scrip Alert from Ralph Willemin

Up until now, our best complete year showed a Scrip sales volume of around $560,000.  As of November 30th of this year, our total is $640,000!  

I still think we are barely scratching the surface on this program.  No overpriced pizza kits or rolls of wrapping paper to buy.  In fact no "new money" is required.  We just use the money we would use anyway for the things we buy all the time.  With the Presto Pay option along with reloads and Scrip Now, it becomes even more streamlined.  

Our long range target has always been $1,000,000 in sales.  That number is coming into much clearer focus.  I can see it happening next year.

As for the holiday ordering schedule, I'll place an order at 8:00 pm on Thursday the 18th to insure arrival in time for Christmas.  This will take the place of the regular order for Monday, the 22nd.  

The new Scripware site offers each of you a dashboard to receive announcements as well.  Keep an eye on that spot too.  Don't ever hesitate to call me at 616 308-3282 with questions.


(12/12)  Happy birthday to Shane Cook

(12/12)  Changes to Dansville girls basketball games
The SPS varsity girls basketballgame v. Dansville on Friday 12/19 will be held at Portland Middle School at 6:00 p.m.  Dansville does not have a JV team.
We will play Dansville away on February 5 at 6:00 p.m.