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♥ St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - 2/5/16 ♥

♥ Saint Valentine ♥

    Officially, Saint Valentine of Rome is a widely recognized third-century Roman saint commemorated on February 14 and associated since the High Middle Ages with a tradition of courtly love.

    Born: Terni, Italy

    Died: Rome, Italy

    Patronage: Beekeeping, Bubonic plague, Epilepsy

Inspirational Quote

♥ “Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because [of] love." ♥

~Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time

From Desk of the Principal
  • St. Paul Pennies for Patients Program Kickoff!

  • ---Rachel's Story

  • Join us Every Friday During Lent - Fish Fry

  • ---Fish Fry Raffles 2016

  • ---THEME BASKETS - during Fish Fry & Bingo

  • Hen Party - 2/15

  • Open House - 2/16

  • Regional Archery Tournament - Congratulations!

  • CEF Application for 2016-17 NOW AVAILABLE thru MARCH 15th

  • Expanding Opportunities for all Kentucky Students

  • Aladdin, Jr. Spring Musical Rehearsal Calendar & Info Link

  • St. Valentine's Day Activities - 2/12

  • St. Paul Parish School Calendar Link

From the Classrooms

  • Pre-K Red
  • ---100th Day Celebration
  • Library
  • ---Book Fair - 2/12-2/18


  • Upcoming Sports Events
  • St. Paul Sports Calendar Link
  • Signups for Spring Sports Deadline is this Friday - 2/5

  • Baseball Signups - Deadline - 2/10


  • Catholic Sports Athletic Association Basketball Website Link

From the PTO News

  • PTO Committee Members
  • The PTO 2015-2016 Calendar

Community Happenings

  • Mercy Academy Pre-Season Softball Clinic - 2/27-2/28

  • Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

Special Links

  • Lunch Menu

  • January Bookworm of the Month

  • St. Paul Catholic School Facebook Link

  • Sacrament Information
  • Inclement Weather Policy
  • Stay Connected with Engrade
  • Last Week's Newsletter Link
  • Saint Paul Catholic Community App

From the Desk of the Principal

St. Paul Pennies for Patients Program Kickoff!

  • On February 1st, St. Paul kicked off our Pennies for Patients Program! Pennies for Patients is a fundraising program that helps fund the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). During our assembly, we met a survivor named Margo who stole our hearts. She was two years old when she got sick with Leukemia. She is now four and is a survivor! Margo is a survivor of this terrible disease because of people like us who raise money to help research and find the cure for childhood blood cancers.
  • Throughout the month of February, students will be collecting money to help support research and treatments to help save the lives of those affected with blood cancers. Students were given a small box on Monday to help them collect coins and bills. Students may also ask for donations from family and friends. Any amount will help out!
  • This year we are able to ask for donations online! Our link to the school fundraising page is http://events.lls.org/pages/ky/StPaulSchoolLouisville. Students and parents can set up their own personalized page to fundraise for Pennies for Patients. Students who raise $50 or more on the website will receive a free t-shirt!
  • This year our goal is to collect $2500 so that we, St. Paul School, can help to make a difference in the lives of those that are suffering with blood-borne cancers like Margo. Help support St. Paul Pennies for Patients Program by helping your child raise money and save lives!

Dear Families,

I wanted to share with you the reason that I feel so strongly about the Pennies for Patients program. I watched one of my very best friends fight a long, hard two-year battle against leukemia with her daughter, Addison (pictured below).

  • Here is Rachel’s story.

Rachel's Story

"When Addison was diagnosed with infantile leukemia at 4 months old, I didn’t know much about childhood cancer. When I found out how many children were seen at Kosair Children’s Hospital for cancer on a yearly basis, my mind was just blown away. Since I didn’t know much about childhood cancer I expected that number to be pretty low. Do you know that over 600 different cancer kids are seen each year at Kosair Children’s Hospital alone?

I also didn’t know much about leukemia. We were fortunate to have the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to send us educational materials and their support along the way. However, one of the most important things the L&LS does is support cancer research. Did you know that only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s (your federal tax dollars at work) total budget goes to childhood cancer? That’s ridiculous. Thank goodness for fundraisers like Pennies for Patients to help raise money for cancer research. Addison fought a long hard two-year battle; however, without the advances of science, she would not have made it out of ICU that first week she was diagnosed. Treatment for leukemia has come a long way and that’s not possible without donations from people like us.

What would you do if tomorrow you were told your brother, sister, son or daughter had cancer? Want to find a cure? Donate!"

~Rachel Miles

I want to thank Rachel for allowing me to share her story with all of you. Please help St. Paul support this very special organization. With our fundraising efforts, we can help children win the fight against blood cancers. This year’s goal is $2,500. Let’s surpass this goal and give more to help save lives!

Give more, get more!

~Mrs. Beth Trusty

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Fish Fry Raffles 2016

In order to make up for the loss of revenue from our Super Bowl we will have raffles during our Fish Fry’s this year. In addition, I am asking that all families sell or purchase chances on the various items being raffled.
  • First, we are asking that each family donate an item to your class basket (see article below). The class baskets will be on display at each Fish Fry and chances will be $1.00. Drawing will be March 18th at intermission of our bingo and our goal is $1000.
  • Second, we will raffle a 60” LG Smart TV, valued at over $1000. Chances will be $5 and we will be sending home 5 chances per family as well as selling during our Fish Fry’s and Bingo. Drawing will be March 18th at intermission of our Bingo and our goal is $5000.
  • Third, we will have a special “Parking Spot” raffle. The winner of this raffle will receive the first spot daily in the dismissal line. The chances will be $2.00 and we will send home 5 chances for each family. The drawing will be February 26th at 6:00 PM and our goal is $1500.
  • Lastly, we will have a Super Bingo on Saturday, February 20th at 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM). The cost of admission is $20 and we will send home 1 admission ticket per family to sell or buy. Our goal is $3000.
If we reach our goal on each of these raffles and events we will achieve $10,500. It is very important we reach this goal and each family do their part in the support of the school.
We need individuals (minimum 2) to help sell chances on the baskets and TV raffle chances during the Fish Fry. When you are volunteering on any of the evenings your class works the Fish Fry’s, please indicate to your room mother that you would like to volunteer sell chances. We will have tables set up to sell chances.

THEME BASKETS - during Fish Fry & Bingo

As many of you know, we are not able to have our Super Sunday Party this year. In an attempt to make up for lost funds, we will be selling chances on theme baskets during the Fish Fry and the Bingo. We will draw the winner’s name on Friday, March 18 for each basket during the Bingo.
Once again, we asking for your help with supplying items for the theme baskets listed for your child’s class. In addition to the class basket item, feel free to send items for any of the other baskets.
Don’t feel like shopping? Please send in your donation in an envelope with the student’s name and grade and we will do the shopping for you!
Please turn in items or envelopes by February 10.
  • Pre-School and Kindergarten TOOL TIME, hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, duct tape, tape measures, flashlights, etc…
  • Pre-K Classes - OFFICE SUPPLIES, pens, pencils, paper, post-it notes,
  • paper clips, etc…
  • 1st and 2nd Grade - SPRING/EASTER, Easter candy, craft items, stuffed animals, flower pots, seeds, garden flag, etc…..
  • 3rd and 4th Grade - FAMILY GAME NIGHT, movies, games, popcorn, snacks, candy, etc…..
  • 5th and 6th Grade - CAR WASH, buckets, sponges, air freshener, car wash soaps, wax, etc…
  • 7th and 8th Grade - WHAT’S COOKING, cooking utensils, dish towels, dish detergents,
cookbooks, aprons, etc…
We will also have a GIFT CARD TREE! If you would like to send in a gift card, it would be appreciated.
Thanks for your support!

Hen Party - 2/15

Saint Paul’s annual Hen Party will be held Monday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the gym. All proceeds from this fundraiser are used to purchase altar bread, wine, candles, vestments, etc., essentials for our worship experience. Admission is $5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bring a friend and join us for an evening of fun!
Thank you,
Jeanie Schmuckie
Hen Party Committee
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Open House - 2/16

Open House Tuesday, February 16, 2016, from 6:30-8:30 PM

It is that time of the year we begin gearing up for families to consider St. Paul School for their children next year (2016-17).

  • St. Paul is the only school in the area that has experienced a 10% enrollment growth the past three years.
I previously sent you some information regarding the work of the CEF and what they are doing in making catholic education affordable for all. This is the message we want to give to everyone. I do not want any family thinking they can not afford Catholic Education for their children if they want one. I will personally work with them to help get whatever needed assistance they may need.
We received a total of $165,000 for tuition assistance for the current school year (2015-16).
In addition, we will once again offer a $1000 discount to all new families who enroll their children in grades K-8. This does not apply to those who are entering Preschool (3YO) or Pre-Kindergarten 4(YO). We will also continue to offer any current family a $500 discount on their 2015-16 tuition for any family they recommend and enroll in St. Paul for next school year. This is a great way to help reduce your tuition. Many current families have taken advantage of this and have had as much as a $1500 discount (3 families) on their tuition this year. GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
Please share the Open House Information with all your contacts and help us get as many families to our Open House as possible.

St. Paul School OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 6:30-8:30pm

6901 Dixie Highway


Come see for yourself all the exciting things happening at St. Paul School.
  • A strong Catholic Identity that has incorporated gospel values in teaching for 105 years
  • Technology Leader in the Archdiocese of Louisville
  • Enrichment classes for all students
  • Affordable tuition with one of lowest tuition rates of all Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville
  • Tuition Assistance available through the CEF, Parish, School Choice and Archdiocese
  • Enrollment has grown 10% over the past 3 years
  • Curriculum-based Preschool (3YO) and Pre-Kindergarten (4Y0)
  • Inclusion Program for students with academic challenges
  • Terra Nova (standardized testing) scores over the national percentile in all classes and all tests
  • 99% Parent satisfaction as evidenced by recent surveys
  • Fully Accredited
  • Grades available in real time to parents
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Regional Archery Tournament - Congratulations!

Congratulations to all the all the archers and coach Gayheart for their participation in the Regional Archery Tournament this past weekend.
The following archers scored over 200 or better
Elementary Division
  • Alexander W-231
  • Dawson H-218
  • Adalyn S-206
  • Landon S-205
  • Brandon G-201
Middle School Division
  • Trenton M-261-Top Archer for St. Paul
  • Mathew B-250
  • Shelby M-243
  • Kaden F-242
  • Alyssa P-233
  • Zachary T-228
  • Jonathon G-228
  • Billy S-225
  • Donovan O-225
  • Peyton V-224

CEF Application for 2016-17 NOW thru MARCH 15th

As we begin a new year, I want to encourage each of you to invite more families to join the Catholic school experience than ever before. Last year with your encouragement and with the help of the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) we were able to achieve record-breaking enrollment. We have not stopped growing and with your help, we expect our enrollment to once again grow in 2016.
  • The 2016-17 Private School Aid Service (PSAS) tuition assistance application is available online at www.ceflou.org. We also have applications available in the office for those families who prefer to mail their information. Families only need to complete one PSAS application to be eligible for tuition assistance for all their children. The completed application, along with the $25 fee, should be submitted to PSAS on or before March 15, 2016.
  • We sent an instructional flyer and application to every St. Paul family recently. Asking for tuition assistance is a very private family decision. Often families who are experiencing difficulty are reluctant to take the steps needed to request assistance but let me assure you, if this is the case the answer will be “Yes” to assistance. Last year with the help of the CEF, needs-based to tuition discounts, archdiocese voucher fund and school choice St. Paul families were awarded $151,960 in assistance.
  • NOW IS THE TIME for more families to join our storied Catholic school community with 105 years of tradition.
Together let’s make this happen! Give More…..Get More
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Expanding Opportunities for all Kentucky Students

Expanding Opportunities for all Kentucky Students

“Education is the greatest gift that a parent can give to their children- and it is also one of the most personal decisions that a parent can make. That’s why we need to support parental choice in education.”

– Governor Andrew Cuomo

Parents and families,

The 2016 Kentucky General Assembly has begun and there is an important issue you need to pay attention to: Senate Bill 44 and House Bill 336 would create a Scholarship Tax Credit Program in Kentucky. 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, the issue will be heard in committees and EdChoice KY, a coalition of educators, business owners and citizens who want more choices for Kentucky students, will be educating citizens on the legislation. Senate Bill 44 and House Bill 336, also known as the “Opportunities in Education” act, create a nonrefundable tax credit which may be applied against the individual income tax, corporate income tax, the limited liability entity tax, or the bank franchise tax, for donations to scholarship granting organizations. Specifically, this legislation would allow donors to give more to groups like the Catholic Education Foundation, thereby producing more tuition assistance funds for families seeking a Catholic school education for their children.

Senate Bill 44 and House Bill 336 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 grow its statewide reach as we educate the Commonwealth on Scholarship Tax Credits. Follow us on social media TODAY!

Facebook: EdChoice KY

Twitter: @EdChoiceKY

Sign up for the newsletter at www.edchoiceky.com!

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Aladdin Jr. Calendar

I post all schedule information on this Aladdin Jr. Calendar You can also find various links or files to download that I will post from time to time as rehearsals progress. ~Mr. Ransom

St. Valentine's Day Activities - 2/12

Due to the number of scheduled events that are currently on our school calendar for February 12th and in the best interest of the student’s academic success, we have decided to make some adjustments in Valentine’s Day activities.
The teachers will conduct Valentine’s Day activities, including the traditional exchanging of valentine cards. Parents should not plan activities or plan to attend. Since we have stations of the cross at 1:30 PM and we need to begin setting up for our first fish fry around 2:15 PM, we could not establish a specific time for all classes to have parties with parents, without disrupting classes for extended periods of time.
I assure you that the children will have a rich and fun experience in learning the meaning of Valentine’s Day and more about St. Valentine of Rome.
I apologize for the late notification but because it was never published on the school calendar, so it escaped my attention. If you have already purchased any item(s), please forward to the teacher. I am sure they would appreciate.
St. Paul Parish School Calendar

Click on this link for Upcoming Events

From the Classrooms

Pre-K Red's 100th Day Celebration

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Dear Parents and Families:

Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

  • Set the example. Let children see you read.
  • Have a collection of books in the home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills.
  • Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: Friday, February 12th - Thursday, February 18th

Shopping hours:

  • During school hours

  • Feb.12th from 4-8

  • During conferences

Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs. And if you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our online book fair site is http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/stpaulelementaryschool2. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.


~Mrs. Beth Trusty

Scholastic Book Fair Chairperson


Upcoming Sports Events

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St. Paul Sports Calendar Link

To see more upcoming Sports events, click this link.

Signups for Spring Sports Deadline is this Friday - 2/5

REMINDER!!! Deadline is this Friday!
Spring is coming! The Sports Committee is now accepting signups for spring sports including Boys Volleyball, Soccer, Track & Field, and Softball. Sign up by clicking on the "STUDENT ATHLETE INFORMATION & SIGN-UP FORM" button below..
Signup deadline for all sports is Friday, February 5th.
Please contact Lisa Bisig at lisabisig@yahoo.com for more information regarding signups.
  • Boys Volleyball - All boys in grades 3-8 are eligible to participate.
  • Soccer - All boys and girls in grades 3-8 are eligible to participate.
  • Softball -- All girls in grades 3-8 are eligible to participate.
  • Track & Field -- All boys and girls in grades 5-8 are eligible to participate.
St. Paul is committed to sponsoring all 4 of these sports within our own parish. If we do not obtain enough participants to host a team of our own for a particular sport, everyone signed up will be offered the opportunity to participate on a team at Notre Dame.

Baseball Signups - Deadline - 2/10

"Any boys in grades 3-8 interested in playing baseball should signup by clicking on the "STUDENT ATHLETE INFORMATION & SIGN-UP FORM" button below.
Signup deadline for baseball only Wednesday, February 10th. (All other sports is February 5th)
Please contact Lisa Bisig at lisabisig@yahoo.com for more information regarding signups.

Click here for Sports Information and Sign-up Form.

From the PTO

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

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

Community Happenings

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Mercy Academy Pre-Season Softball Clinic - 2/27-2/28

Get ready for your upcoming softball season at the Mercy Academy preseason softball clinic. Participants will work on hitting, base running, fielding and position work. Mercy coaches and current players take you through drills and games to build and fine tune your softball skills. Join us for this 2-day clinic and be ready for your season!

  • When: February 27 & 28
  • Where: Mercy Academy
  • Cost: $50 for the Softball Clinic, $30 for a Pitching Clinic
  • Preregister a group of 6 or more and save $10 per player
  • For more information visit the softball page on our website at Mercyacademy.com

~Angie Laemmle Athletic Assistant

Mercy Academy alaemmle@mercyjaguars.com

w. 502.671.2010 x.2312 f. 502.491.0661

Click the link below for a pre-registration form.

Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

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