St. Paul Newsletter

St. Paul School-Kevin Brever, Principal-March 20, 2015

Inspirational Quote

“A knotty puzzle may hold a scientist up for a century, when it may be that a colleague has the solution already and is not even aware of the puzzle that it might solve.”


- Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) Russian-born, American author, professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, having written or edited more than 500 books, published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System.

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From Desk of the Principal
  • A Dozen Reasons to Choose Catholic Schools #10

  • Good Luck to Our Regional Governors Cup Participants! - 3/21

  • Thank You Message for Parents--HB 384 – "Putting Families First" Tax Credit Program
  • Lenten Fish Fry - Only Two More! - 3/20 & 3/27

  • ---Fish Fry Menu

  • Super Bingo - 3/28

  • Stewardship Forms Due - 4/1

  • Channels of Grace Presentation - 4/13, 20, & 27

  • Celebrate Calm Event at St. Andrew Academy - 4/16

  • Saint Paul Catholic Community App is Now Available!

  • ---QR Codes for iPhone & Android

From the Classrooms

  • 2nd Grade
  • Math
  • ---Pi Day - 3/14
  • ------What's Your π (Pi) Number?

Sacrament Information

Inclement Weather Policy
Stay Connected with EngradePro

EngradePro Support Articles for Parents

St. Paul Parish School Calendar

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A Dozen Reasons to Choose Catholic Schools #10

We have a 99 percent high school graduation rate. 85 percent of our graduates go to college.

-Courtesy of the National Catholic Education Association www.ncea.org

Good Luck to Our Regional Governors Cup Participants! - 3/21

Please join me in wishing good luck to our Regional Governors Cup participants. They will compete tomorrow at St. Margaret Mary.

Fourth Grade

Mia L --Arts and Humanities

Makayla T--Language Arts

Fifth Grade

Jack B --Science and Social Studies

Jenna T --Language Arts

On Tuesday, the following students competed in the written composition for Regionals:

Kelsey H, Madeline A and Reagan G

Special thanks to their coaches Mrs. Towles and Ms. McClinton

Thank You Message for Parents--HB 384 – "Putting Families First" Tax Credit Program

The Kentucky General Assembly is winding up its 2015 session, and much remains unfinished. This includes House Bill 384, a bill which would create a tuition assistance tax credit program. Many of you responded to a message that the Catholic Conference of (“CCK”) circulated during February. The message asked for families to contact their legislators and ask for their support.


House Bill 384 did not receive a hearing in the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, and no action is expected this year. This was not unexpected since 2015 is a non-budget year. In most instances, the General Assembly only considers matters related to the budget, including taxation, during sessions on even numbered years.


Despite these procedural obstacles, your voices were heard and a great deal of progress was made towards passing this important legislation. The focus of this session was to lay the groundwork for 2016. A major component of this strategy was educating legislators about the bill and determining where they stand.


On several occasions, legislators had heard from their constituents prior to meeting with CCK’s staff about House Bill 384. As a result, the vast majority of the legislators that CCK met with expressed support for the bill and pledged to assist CCK in its efforts during the 2016 session. The importance of your voice in this matter cannot be understated.


The 2016 campaign for tax credit legislation will be the largest push for this bill to date. CCK will be partnering with like-minded groups in order to make the case to legislators that families need this legislation. Expect big things to happen in 2016.


In the meantime, it is very important that we keep the conversation alive. Please continue to ask your legislators to support this legislation during the interim. If your legislator is a supporter, be sure to thank them. House Bill 384’s sponsors, Representatives Tommy Thompson and David Floyd, were very appreciative of the outpouring of support that they received within their districts. Standing behind our supporters is just as important as gaining new ones.


If you need assistance with regard to reaching out to your state legislators, please feel free to contact CCK’s office. We are also very interested in hearing about your conversations with legislators. If your legislator has taken a position on the bill, please let us know.


Follow the Catholic Conference of on Facebook and Twitter.


Andrew J. Vandiver

Associate Director

Catholic Conference of Kentucky

PH: 502-875-4345

Cell: (859) 308-9048

avandiver@ccky.org

www.ccky.org

Lenten Fish Fry - Only Two More! - 3/20 & 3/27

Don't forget tonight's Fish Fry!

These fish fry’s are very important in funding the school. It is important that all families provide the necessary support to ensure the success. Last year we netted $13,875. Our goal this year is to net $14,500.

A complete schedule of dates and classes responsible for workers is below. Please note the date your class is responsible for working and ensure you sign up to help by sending an e-mail or calling the room mother of your class listed below:

You may sign up for the following times:

  • 2:30-4:30 PM 4 adults Preparation
  • 4:30-6:30 PM 12 adults Serving
  • 6:30-8:30 PM 12 adults Serving/Clean Up


We also need cakes, pies, etc for the cake wheel. If you work and bring in a cake your child will receive 2 dress down days (1 for working and 1 for the cake).

The Fish Fry Committee is composed of school parents, parishioners, and other parish organizations. The entire parish community is helping support this function. All of us working together will ensure the financial success of these fish fry’s and we will achieve our goal.

Class Schedule

Fish Fry's will start at 4:30 PM

Date Classes

  • 3/20/2015 -- PS - K - 1st - 6th
  • 3/27/2015 -- PK-Gray - 2nd - 3rd - 5th

Fish Fry Menu

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Super Bingo - 3/28

The Saint Paul’s Faith Formation and Youth Ministry will be sponsoring a Super Bingo on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and Bingo will start at 7:30 PM. The ticket cost is $20.00 per package. Additional game packages will be available for $10.00 for those of you who like playing more cards.

  • Tickets will be available at the door.
  • Each family that sold at least one ticket will be entered into a drawing for $100.00 in cash (2 tickets sold - names entered twice, etc.) and your child or children will receive a dress down day. The winner will be drawn during halftime of the Super Bingo.
  • Please return any sold and unsold tickets for the Super Bingo March 28th by Monday March 23rd.
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Stewardship Forms Due - 4/1

Stewardship Forms have been mailed from the Parish Office. You should have received them by now. If you have not you should call the Parish Office and speak with Jennifer Elbert (935-1223).

Each year these need to be completed and returned to the parish office in order to receive a parishioner tuition rate. Failure to complete them will result in your receiving either an area catholic or non-catholic rate.

FORMS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY APRIL 1ST TO ENSURE A PARISHIONER RATE

Channels of Grace Presentation - 4/13, 20, & 27

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Celebrate Calm Event at St. Andrew Academy - 4/16

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Assumption High School Summer Camps

Now is the time to start planning for summer. AHS is offering more than 35 enrichment and athletic summer camps taught by our award-winning faculty and top-ranked coaches, for children in grades K-9. With over 25 new camps offered, there are interests for everyone. We hope your family will be able to take advantage of some of these opportunities, and we ask that you please help spread the word with prospective families that you know! Space is limited, so visit ahsrockets.org to learn more and register today! Contact lauren.alter@ahsrockets.org for questions.

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.

From the Classrooms

2nd Grade


  • Reading - The 2nd Grade has spent the last two weeks reading, "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" by Beverly Cleary. The students were very enthusiastic about reading the book. As part of the project, we completed a character list, graphic organizers, a vocabulary journal, and a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the book to the movie that we watched on Friday.
  • In Math, we have started a new chapter on Geometry. This past week we have been comparing Plane Figures to Solid Figures by watching Brain Pop Jr. videos as well as working in our workbooks. The students have really enjoyed drawing the figures and examining the foam shapes in class.
  • In Religion class, we have started the official preparation book to complete before making our First Communion in April. This week we spent time discussing the sacrament of Baptism. The students have been sharing their own Baptism stories as well as reading the bible story about John the Baptist and how he baptized Jesus in the Jordan River.

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Pi Day - 3/14

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

This year's Pi Day has even greater significance as it includes the first FIVE digits - 3.14159

How did you celebrate Pi Day?

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Over 700 people at Veterans Memorial Intermediate School celebrated Pi Day on March 13 by creating a 'Human Circle with Circumference' in the school's parking lot.


  • Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point.
  • As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

What's Your π (Pi) Number?

FIND YOUR PI(E) DAY: To celebrate a "super π (pi) moment," Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, decided to do something special.
The result: mypiday.com, which allows anyone to enter your birthdate (or any date) to see when the numbers (in month/day/year sequence) shows up in pi. Stephen Wolfram, born on August 29, 1959, has a pi number is 151,653.
Those who with a pi number of 1 include:
What's your π Number?
Sacrament Information

Stay caught up on Sacrament Information and link to some very user friendly family resources at the "St. Paul Catholic Community Faith Formation".

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

Click on this link to see the Inclement Weather Policy

Stay Connected with EngradePro

Please check your Engrade e-mails regularly so you are aware of happenings in the school.

EngradePro Support Articles for Parents

Learn all of the ways parents can make the most of EngradePro for their children at St. Paul.