School Newsletter


February is "I Love to Read" Month

We have many ways we will be celebrating "I Love to Read" Month. Please see the following dates below for special dress days:

February 7- Sock it to Books: Students can wear crazy socks with their regular school uniform

February 14- Show your Love for Books: Students can wear red and pink

February 21- Slip into a Good Book: Students can wear slippers with regular school uniform

February 28- Be a Bright Reader: Students can wear neon or other bright colors.

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Geography Bee

Congratulations to all our participants! (pictured from left to right)

Sophia B, Porter I, Yacob T, Kara S, Zac F, Tristan L, Matthew G, Henry K, Emma B & Will M

Congratulations to our finalists- 1st place: Zac F, 2nd place: Yakob T, 3rd place: Matthew G

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January Virtuous Tigers

Gracie W. (K) Charity; Marissa F. (3) Stewardship; Seamus M. (7) Generosity/Courtesy; Joseph M. (3) Mercy; Will M. (3) Mercy; Olivia M. (2) Diligence; Isaac T. (2) Zeal; Henry M. (K) Justice; Joseph M. (K) Justice; Mico G. (7) Patience; Lucy R. (3) Stewardship; Brayden N. (8) Patience; Addie T. (8) Generosity; Kendall B. (8) Generosity; Dominik H. (7) Generosity; Jesse H. (8) Generosity; Garrett A. (7) Generosity; Maura R. (4) Generosity; Eva K. (2) Kindness; Mitch S. (2) Honesty; Sophie B. (4) Charity; Siena M. (3) Mercy

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Early Childhood Screening

If you have a son or daughter who is between the ages of 3 and starting Kindergarten, now is the time to make your appointment for Early Childhood Screening! This is an important screening for both your child’s physical development (they screen both hearing and vision) and their emotional and academic growth. Appointments typically take 1 hour and your child will enjoy working with 1-2 specialists (depending on the district). Below you will find the links to sign up depending on what school district your mailing address falls into. ***Remember, this is highly recommended for our preschool enrollment as well as our Kindergarten class.

District 622 - Maplewood, North St. Paul, Oakdale

District 832 - South Washington County Schools

District 833 - Stillwater

Top 10 Reasons to Enroll in Faithful Beginnings Preschool

1. Pro Family Culture - PreK is part of & involved in K-8 Catholic School and activities

2. Passionate teachers focused on each child!

3. Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs), individual needs, learning styles and student choice driven instruction & assessment.

4. Daily Specialists (Spanish, Phy. Ed., Library, Music)

5. Classroom interactions focus on Social & Emotional Growth

6. Preparation for Kindergarten

7. Variety of program options to meet individual/family needs & interests

8. The love and kindness of Jesus is reflected throughout the daily schedule (prayer, devotions, CGS)

9. Communication tailored to family preferences

10. Creative Curriculum & theme-based learning with hands-on activities

Preschool Enrollment is NOW OPEN for the 2020-2021 school year. We are offering the following options for your child/family:


MWF – half day (8:45-11:45)

MWF – full school day (8:45-3:15) * extended care available


MWF - half day (8:45-11:45)

MWF – full school day (8:45-3:15) * extended care available

M-F – full school day (8:45-3:15) * extended care available

Contact Kristen Thomas (Preschool Director), 651-259-4196,

to get started today. Classes are filling!

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Women’s Night

On Tuesday, February 18, all women of the parish are invited to our monthly Women’s Night. The evening will include Adoration, confession, dinner, social time, and a speaker. This month’s speaker will be Nell Alt, who will be giving a talk on “Finding Time to Nurture Your Spiritual Health.” Please join us Tuesday, February 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Men’s Night

On Wednesday, February 19, all men are invited to our Monthly Man Nights once a month. Man Night is a time to come together for prayer, confession, inspiration, fellowship and food. The topic for the night is "How to have a Manly Lent." It will be casual night to make connections and to come together as men of Transfiguration. Transfiguration seeks to serve all men in their primary role of getting themselves and their families to heaven. Join us Wednesday, February 19, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to build each other up in the mission together.