St. Paul News

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - 11/24/15

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Inspirational Quote

“In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus."

~Thessalonians 5:18

From Desk of the Principal
  • TWELVE DAYS OF WELCOME

  • The Hour of Code is Coming - 12/7-12/13

  • ---What Most Schools Don't Teach

  • ---This Isn't Just About Tech Companies

  • ---Technology Affects Every Field

  • EdChoice KY

  • --- Scholarship Tax Credit Programs

  • St. Paul Parish School Calendar Link

From the Classrooms

  • Preschool
  • 1st Grade
  • 1st Grade Art Class

PTO NEWS

  • St. Paul Spirit Wear
  • THE PTO 2015-2016 CALENDAR
  • PTO Committee Members

Community Happenings

  • Mercy Academy Annual Jr. Jag Dance Clinic
  • Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

Special Links

  • Lunch Menu

  • Bookworm of the Month is the First Grade Class!

  • St. Paul Catholic School Facebook Link

  • Sacrament Information
  • Inclement Weather Policy
  • Saint Paul Catholic Community App

From the Desk of the Principal

There are 12 days to the beginning of Advent.

In order to begin preparation for Advent with the children and families, I am presenting to you and the children the TWELVE DAYS OF WELCOME by Katie Cook.

Each day I will post a Welcoming Activity that you may want to talk with your child or children about. It is important that the children have talked with a parent/guardian or another grown up before they do any of these activities.

I hope you will participate in these activities with your child or children so they begin feeling the true meaning of Advent.

Thanks,

--Kevin

TWELVE DAYS OF WELCOME

DAY 1-November 9, 2015-Monday

  • Think of someone in your class who does things that make it hard for you to like him or her. Think of something nice to do for that person. You might consider praying for him or her.

Day 2-November 10, 2015-Tuesday

  • Find out about someone in your church or school who is sick and make a get-well card for him or her. Perhaps you could encourage your whole class to do this.

Day 3-November 11, 2015-Wednesday

  • Make a Christmas stocking for a homebound person in your family or in your church or school.

Day 4-November 12, 2015-Thursday

  • Encourage a group to go to a nursing home and sing Christmas carols for the residents.

Day 5-November 13, 2015-Friday

  • Make a welcome basket for someone new in your school, church or neighborhood
Day 6-November 16, 2015-Monday
  • Help your neighbor with their fall yard work.
Day 7-November 17, 2015-Tuesday
  • Make a handmade Christmas ornament or gift we can share with our neighbors in the apartments next door.
Day 8-November 18, 2015-Wednesday
  • Give up one of your gifts for a child whom you know won’t get much for Christmas.
Day 9-November 19, 2015-Thursday
  • Pray for the people in Paris
Day 10-November 20, 2015-Friday
  • Pray for all those who have been victims of terrorism
Day 11-November 23, 2015-Monday
  • Encourage your family to “adopt” a refugee family. Each family member could give a gift to each of the members of the refugee family.
Day 12-November 24, 2015-Tuesday
  • Find out about immigration laws in your state. Ask a leader to help you understand them. Consider writing a letter to your state legislator. A letter from a young person makes a huge difference.

Knights of Columbus Pizza With Santa - 11/29


The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring 'Pizza with Santa" on Sunday, November 29th from 2-5 PM in the St. Paul Cafeteria.

Storytime from 2-3 pm with Mrs. Clause and Santa will arrive at 3:00 PM.
FREE PIZZA AND PICTURES TAKEN WITH SANTA.

CEF News Article - Point of Pride!

Below is an article that will appear in the next issue of the CEF Newsletter (http://ceflou.org/newsletters.html). Please take the time to read this wonderful letter.
Special thanks to the entire St. Paul Community and CEF for helping make this happen. It is a great accomplishment and I am very proud. Continue to spread the word about the good things happening at St. Paul.
Give More...Get More
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The Hour of Code is Coming - 12/7-12/13

Dear Parents,

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and fewer students are studying it than a decade ago.

That’s why our school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

Our Hour of Code is a statement that St. Paul School is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.

This is a chance to change the future of education in Louisville, KY.

See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word.

Sincerely,

Kevin Brever

What Most Schools Don't Teach
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EdChoice KY - Scholarship Tax Credit Programs

Parents and families,

The 2016 Kentucky General Assembly is almost upon us. One important issue that will be brought up in Frankfort is Scholarship Tax Credit Programs. Parental choice is essential for quality education and scholarship tax credits will enable more parents to make that choice, no matter their economic standing.

Over the next few months, you will hear about this issue from EdChoice KY. The coalition is educating the Commonwealth on Scholarship Tax Credit programs which allow individuals, businesses and banks to contribute money to a 501(c)(3) scholarship granting organization and in return, donors will receive a tax credit to offset their state tax liability. The scholarships ensure that all students have the opportunity to obtain the education they deserve at a school that best suits their educational needs.

Help EdChoice Kentucky reach 500 Facebook likes and 500 Twitter followers by Christmas Day!


  • Facebook: EdChoice KY
  • Twitter: @EdChoiceKY
  • Sign up for the newsletter at www.edchoiceky.com!
St. Paul Parish School Calendar

Click on this link for Upcoming Events

From the Classrooms

Preschool

Preschool is ready for Thanksgiving! We have had so much fun learning about the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Native Americans!
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1st Grade

First grade has been having fun learning about the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrims. We learned that the First Thanksgiving feast included cornbread, cranberries, turkey, pumpkin, clams, eels, deer, peas, squash and fish to name a few things.

We read "A Plump and Perky Turkey" by Teresa Bateman and then made a plump turkey. We had so much fun!

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1st Grade Art Class

1st Grade Turkeys - These were done free-hand with instruction.
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Mason K, Colten, & Jishnu

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Jaden & Cody

From the PTO

St. Paul Spirit Wear

Click this button to find the order form for our terrific Spirit Wear!

THE PTO 2015-2016 CALENDAR

Click on this link to find the Parent-Teacher Organization Calendar

PTO Committee Members

President -------- Stephanie Gayheart ----- 502-379-0323
Vice President -- Michelle Huber ----- 502-671-3851
Secretary -------- Melissa Logsdon ----- 502-762-5066
Treasurer -------- Becky Baird ----- 502-418-6343

Community Happenings

Mercy Academy

Mercy is having their annual Jr. Jag Dance Clinic for students PreK thru Grade 12 on December 19, registrations are now open. For information please contact:

Angie Laemmle Athletic Assistant

Mercy Academy alaemmle@mercyjaguars.com

w. 502.671.2010 x.2312 f. 502.491.0661

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Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

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Special Links

Saint Paul Catholic Community App

The Saint Paul app is designed to keep parents and students informed with recent news and information regarding the school and parish. Features include things such as push notifications, calendars, request for information forms, menu updates, athletics, etc.

To begin using the new app, scan the appropriate QR Code below for your device or click on the website links below the QR Codes.