St. Paul Newsletter

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - January 16, 2015

Inspirational Quote

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

--Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) - was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader, best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.

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  • St. Paul Parish School - Calendar Link
  • From the Principal's Desk

  • Inclement Weather Policy

  • Point of Pride!

  • A Dozen Reasons to Choose Catholic Schools #1

  • Catholic Education Foundation allocates new funding for tuition assistance

  • ---CEF Applications Now Available Online

  • ---CEF Applications - Link

  • Catholic School Week - 1/26-1/30

  • Super Bowl Party - 2/1

  • From the PTO

  • Super Bowl Party Volunteers Needed
  • The Super Bowl Party is February 1st and we are collecting for our class theme baskets!
  • From the Houses
  • ---Cecilia House
  • -----The Talent show is Coming Soon! - 1/27
  • From the Classroom
  • ---Preschool
  • ---Second Grade
  • ---Art
  • ------PreK mixes colors with cardboard
  • ------Kentucky Derby Festival Student Art Contest
  • ---Library
  • ---Social and Physical Development (SPD)
  • ---Technology
  • ------Electronic Device Collection at Our Lady of Lourdes - 1/31

  • Holy Cross High School Middle School Mixer!! - 3/6

  • St. Paul School Class Pictures Video
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From the Principal's Desk

Point of Pride!

We are happy to announce that Billy Schnieders, current 7th grader, took the ACT exam through the St. Paul Duke Tip Program and scored a composite score of 22. This is a tremendous score! He scored 72% better than seniors in high school in the state of Kentucky and 62% better than seniors who took it nationally. WOW!

Congratulations Billy! We are very Proud of you!

A Dozen Reasons to Choose Catholic Schools #1

We offer an education that combines Catholic faith and teachings with academic excellence.

-Courtesy of the National Catholic Education Association

Catholic Education Foundation allocates new funding for tuition assistance

A big boost in funding allows more families who can't afford tuition the option of sending their children to private schools.The Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville just announced plans to provide $200,000 in new funding to help families who qualify.The foundation hopes to boost enrollment at four Catholic elementary schools in southwest Louisville. They include St. Andrew Academy, St. Nicholas Academy, St. Paul School and Notre Dame Academy.

For the full story, click on the link below.

CEF Applications Now Available Online

I am pleased to announce that the 2015-16 Catholic Education Foundation applications for tuition assistance are NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE. Paper copies will be sent to us shortly and available in the school office. We will let you know when we receive them.

Please click on the link below to begin your online application process.

If you wish more information, please visit our facebook post at St. Paul Catholic School. If this is your first visit to our facebook, please "like" us so you can continue to receive great information provided through this social medium.

You may also call CEF directly at 585-2747.

Online CEF Applications

Click here to apply online.

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Catholic School Week Activities 2015


Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

January 26-January 30, 2015


PAJAMA DAY-Monday January 27

1. Shorts and/or tank tops are not allowed

2. Sweat pants and nylon sweat suits may be worn

3. Shirts may not have any inappropriate slogans or logos.

4. Follow the guidelines in the handbook regarding jewelry

5. House shoes and/or slippers are not allowed

DRESS UP DAY-Tuesday January 28

1. No Jeans allowed.

2. Dress should “dress up” and appropriate. Girls should not wear shoes with high heels or skirts that are too short.


1. Students may wear shirts, jerseys, etc of their favorite college or high school team. Uniform slacks and shirts required.

2. No hats are allowed.

3. Do not wear anything considered inappropriate or skimpy.

4. Dress appropriately for the weather.

5. Shirts may not have any inappropriate slogans or logos.

6. Follow the guidelines in the handbook regarding jewelry.


1. Students may dress in the era of 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90”s.

2. Student should research what their era choice and make appropriate choices.

3. Dress appropriately for the weather.

SPIRIT DAY-Friday January 31

1. Jeans, nylon or cotton sweats are allowed.

2. You must wear something that says St. Paul or it must be red, black, gray or white.

3. No other shirts, sweat shirts or tops are allowed.

4. No painted hair.

5. Cheerleaders may wear their uniforms and student athletes may wear their jersey with a shirt underneath.

6. Follow the guidelines in the handbook regarding jewelry.


Super Bowl Sunday February 1, 2015

  • Tickets available but going fast!
  • Over $35,000 given away Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Call Jessica at school to get in on the action!
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From the PTO

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Super Bowl Party Volunteers Needed

Hello Parents,

  • The PTO Super Bowl Party is just a few weeks away and we are in need of some volunteers to help Vicki Gillespie in the kitchen. This is a good way to fulfill some of your stewardship hours. Basic duties would be serving the soup and chili and keeping the tables stocked with food and condiments. It is a fairly easy job and there will be plenty of TVs in the cafeteria so you can keep up with the game. If you could help on Sunday, February 1st it would be greatly appreciated.
  • We need 6 people for each of the following shifts:
  • Sunday, February 1: 3:00 – 6:00, or 6:00 – 9:00
  • We are also looking for two men who would be available from 7:00 – 8:00 for some lifting during clean up.
  • If you are available, please email me at or call 502-417-4829.

Thank you for any time you can spare. We can’t be a success without the help of our volunteers and we appreciate everything you do.

--Kellie Wilson

The Super Bowl Party is February 1st and we are collecting for our class theme baskets!

These baskets are always a big hit and bring in a lot of money for the school and we can't do them without your help! We are asking each child to please make a donation to their class basket. If you're not sure what to buy or don't feel like shopping, you can send a monetary donation in an envelope with the student’s name and grade and we will do the shopping for you or send in a gift card for our gift card tree. You may also purchase items for other baskets if you wish.

The Class themes and suggestions are below:

Pre-K – “Office Supplies”, pens, pencils, envelopes, stamps, tape, post it notes, stapler, printer paper, garbage can, date book, calendar

3 Year Olds & Kindergarten -“Handy-Man Repair kit, screw drivers, hammers, wrenches, duct tape, tape measure, batteries, flashlight, saw, shop clock

1st and 2nd – “Be My Valentine”, Valentine’s candy, craft items, stuffed animals, romantic movie, book of poems, candles, restaurant gift card, lotion

3rd and 4th – “Family Game and Movie Night”, games, cards, movies, popcorn, candy, snacks, movie passes

5th and 6th – “At the Car Wash”, rags, bucket, brush, auto cleaner, wax, shampoo, car freshener, window cleaner, car wash gift card

7th and 8th – “Let’s Go Fishing”, lures, hooks, fishing poles, buckets, twine, weights, tackle box, fishing books

Please turn in items or monetary donations to the teachers by Thursday, January 29th.

Thank you for your support. We couldn’t be a success without your help!

From the Houses

Cecilia House

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The Talent show is Coming Soon! - 1/27

The Cecilia House will be putting on a talent show for Catholic School’s Week on Tuesday, January 27th at 1:00. Sign up to show us your talent in singing, dancing, sports skills, etc. This year we will be judging the contestants in three divisions: Preschool-1st, 2nd-5th, and middle school. Categories for judging include originality, personality, humor, and skill.

Let us know if you would like to participate in the show!

Please return the form to your classroom teacher by Friday, January 23th.

Thank you,

Kayla White and Alyssa Keene

Cecilia House Captains

Note-Deadline date January 23rd

From the Classrooms


  • Our 3yr olds learned about the letter Pp and the number 6 this week.
  • We also had fun talking about and doing activities on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • In Religion we learned that "God Made Me Happy: I Can Laugh".
  • We love getting on!
We are learning so much and having fun!
- Mrs. Gibson
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Second Grade

  • Our class started working on their 3rd part of speech. We are talking about Adjectives and our sense. We are discussing how they are used to describe nouns in a sentence.
  • In Reading we started the 4th Unit in our reading series. The first story in this series is called, The Quilt Story, which is about how two little girls love and use a quilt they find in the attic. In this story we are learning how to compare and contrast things such as the differences between a blanket and quilt. We are also learning how to recognize the organization of a story.
- Amy


PreK mixes colors with cardboard

Kentucky Derby Festival Student Art Contest

  • I will be working with students in grades 1, 4, and 7 (I have these classes with me this trimester) on entries for this student art contest. However, any students who might be interested can participate and make entries. Visit this link for more information:
  • Parents and/or students should contact me for more information.
Nancy Lambert


Library News

This week the students have been researching famous civil rights leaders.
  • 6th and 7th grade students are researching chosen leaders and making a final timeline of their life.
  • 8th graders are making an online biographical encyclopedia of famous civil rights leaders to share with the younger grades.
  • Elementary grades are learning about encyclopedias so, this is a great opportunity to teach others what we know.
  • During these projects, students will need to research biographical information and summarize into terms that younger students can understand. We discussed how, as older students, we have a responsibility to share history and past experiences with younger students. We also discussed the importance of learning from history so that we can make a brighter future.

Social and Physical Development (SPD)

We have been working on our fitness in SPD and making our bodies healthy!

  • Preschool learned all about our body parts this week with fun games and songs.

  • Pre-k classes are learning how to kick a ball when rolled to them.

  • Kindergarten classes are becoming jump rope pros! We have been working on jumping rope a little each day in class and they are doing such a great job! We have also been working on how to move a ball with your feet.

  • 3rd grade did an exercise experiment this week during class. The students have been learning about our resting heart rate, target heart rate, and maximum heart rate, and we put our knowledge to the test! Students made a hypothesis about how our heart rates would change with different forms of exercise. We tested our hypothesis by controlling the variables (which types of exercises we did in class). We then collected our data and came up with a conclusion about how our heart rates change with exercise.

  • 6th grade has been working on a soccer unit. Students have also been working on an online assignment on facts about the heart.


Electronic Device Collection at Our Lady of Lourdes - 1/31

  • Electronic equipment has toxic metals in them. That is why our government requires regulated recycling of that equipment.
  • On January 31, Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes , you can drop off most items for free (no appliances and $5 fee for monitors made of glass [is leaded].
  • For more detail contact David Dutschke @ Catholic Charities at 6379786.
  • Bring us you e-waste and let us joyful celebrate our CARE FOR GOD’S CREATION!!!!!
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St. Paul School Class Pictures 2014-2015
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