Volunteers Help St. Patrick’s Elementary School Kick Off New Year in New Building

December 27, 2004

Students and staff of St. Patrick School will start the New Year in a new school building! More than 30 volunteers will help the school – the first new Catholic elementary school in Montgomery County in 10 years – move into its new home:

Friday, December 31, 2004
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
St. Patrick School
4101 Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD

Teams of volunteers, including many parents of children at the school and parishioners of St. Patrick Church, will carry student desks, bookshelves, teachers’ desks and other items from classrooms in the parish center to the new school building. Classes will be held for the first time in the new school on Monday, January 3.

St. Patrick School opened this fall with its first 40 students in Grades K-3 attending classes in rooms in St. Patrick’s parish center. The new two-story school is over 31,000 square feet and includes nine classrooms, a music room, art room, science lab, library and media center, elevator, health room, conference room and administrative offices. The groundbreaking for the new school was held on March 17, 2002. One grade will be added each year up to the 8th grade, with the school eventually serving about 240 students.

St. Patrick’s is one of 36 Catholic schools in the county, serving nearly 12,600 students, and one of 115 schools and early learning programs in the Archdiocese of Washington, which includes the District of Columbia and Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, Montgomery and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland. During Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005, Catholic elementary schools throughout the Archdiocese will host Open Houses so prospective students, their parents and the community can learn more about Catholic schools and what makes them so successful. More information about Catholic schools is available at www.catholicschoolswork.org.

Jennifer Reed
Asst. Dir. of Communications, Schools
[email protected]