St. Paul Bulletin

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - February 1, 2013

Inspirational Quote of the Week

“If education is to be the great equalizer, then it’s the job of schools to help get everyone on the same side.” - Suzette Lovely


2-5-13 Grades K-3 (K) 8:15

2-6-13 Grades 4-6 (4) 8:15

2-7-13 Grades 7-8 (8) 8:15

2-8-13 All School Mass (5) 8:15

2-10-13 4th Grade Class Liturgy 9:30

Please attend the Mass of your choice

Saturday or Sunday

Important Dates

1 – Friday Bingo 7:30 PM

3 – Sunday Super Bowl Party 3:00 PM

4 – Monday Professional Development Day

– No School

– Young at Heart Lunch 1:00 PM

5 – Tuesday Registration for current families

6 – Wed. School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

8 – Friday Bingo 7:30 PM

11 – Monday Men’s Club Meeting 7:00 PM

12 – Tues. Registration New Families 6:30 PM

13 – Wed. Ash Wednesday Service 8:15 AM

Top Ten Reasons to Choose Catholic Schools

In challenging economic times, why should parents choose a Catholic education for their children? The National Catholic Educational Association asked its executive committee members to give their responses. Here are their top ten reasons.

Catholic elementary and high schools offer:

1. Catholic tradition and academic excellence in a community grounded in a common faith

2. Balanced curriculum including art, music and fitness

3. Emphasis on moral development, service to others and leadership skills

4. A 99 percent graduation rate in Catholic high schools

5. Strong preparation for further education

6. Safe and disciplined environment

7. Exceptional faculty who help students reach their highest potential

8. Individual attention in a caring community

9. Commitment to technology use to enhance education

10. Good stewardship of resources

is the only elementary school in the area that:

· Has a rich 103 year Catholic tradition

· Did not merge with other Catholic schools.

· Has a current faculty and staff who have 11 children and grandchildren enrolled in 2012-2013

· Has a current faculty and staff with over 60 current and/or alumni who have attended St. Paul

· Has a 1:1 Computer Program where every middle school student is provided with their own laptop.

· Offers Daily liturgies for students PK-8

· Offers Weekend liturgies planned by students in all grades

· Has a 8th Grade Retreat Program

· Has won Over 70 City championships in 12 sports

· Has a Prayer Partner Program for PK/7 and K/8 students

· Includes student lunch in the PK tuition price.

· Has a Music Program for all students

· Uses Success Maker for all students

· Have graduates with a collective 3.36 GPA in area high schools

· Has a principal that has served as both a Catholic High School principal and a Catholic Elementary School principal

· Has a principal, that as a parent and parishioner, served as a volunteer Athletic Director and Chairperson of the School Board


Next week we will be sending out current families re-enrollment forms. In order to secure a position in school next year you must complete the form and return to the office with your re-enrollment fee ($100 per student K-8 or $200 family K-8). The enrollment fee for PK is $50 and should be a separate check. The form will also be posted on Edline.

Next year we will be accepting 3 year olds in our Pre-K program. Students must be 3 year’s of age before October 1, 2013.

If you know anyone interested in our school, please let them know we will have our Open House on Tuesday February 12th form 6:30-8:00. Also we are open for tours daily. To schedule a tour call the office at 935-5511.

Shirley Dunn-Good Samaritan Award

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Shirley Dunn-Good Samaritan Award. These students' best exemplify Shirley Dunn and her faithfulness and stewardship to her family and the St. Paul Community.

PK Ayden Lynch

K Emma Thompson

1 Kali Willamson

2 Jayden Diebold

3 Ireland Masticola

4 Logan Trusty

5 Madison Harrod

6 Rachel Key

7 Reagan Settles

8 Kelly Chen

Congratulations to Maddie Wilson for winning the school spelling bee!



4#1 Boys St. Nicholas 1:00 St. Helen

4#2 Boys St. Stephen 10:00 St. Andrew

Adult Volleyball League Now Forming!

The 8th grade class will be sponsoring an adult co-ed volleyball league beginning March 2nd. It will be held on Saturday nights with times to be determined later. The cost is $30 a player. For information or to enter a team, please contact Jeff Adams at 817-5061. Thank you.

3rd-8th Grade Volleyball & Softball Sign-ups

Attention parents/guardians of students in the 3rd through 8th grade. We are now conducting sign-ups for boys’ volleyball and for girls’ softball to see what interest we have. Please use the following link and select the appropriate sport and enter all the correct information.

Thank you, Jeff Adams

Quick Recall Games

2/6 4/5 Team vs. St. Rita (Home)

2/13 4/5 Team vs. St. Edward (Away)

2/20 4/5 Team vs. St. Athanasius (Home)

St Paul Hosting Annual Parish Mission

This year we have acquired the knowledge of a National Key Note Speaker/ Actor, Mark Price. He will share a preview of our mission at our Parish Masses:

· Feb 16 at 4:00 Mass

· Feb 17 at our 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 Masses

Then Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 in church we will have the opportunity to enlighten and transform our lives!
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

-Amy Gaekle

Tax Deductible - Recycling Fundraiser for Consumer Electronics & Metal Jewelry

Did you receive Christmas gifts that included any new electronic items? What can you do with the older electronic items? You don’t want to throw them away for several reasons!

St. Paul School is conducting a fundraising program with EcoPhones' Recycling Fundraiser for Consumer Electronics & Metal Jewelry. This fundraising company will pay the highest dollar amount for, and accept the widest variety of, used consumer electronics items and used jewelry. St. Paul School will earn cash for every item, even for damaged, non-working and non-listed models.

  • Used, Broken or Unwanted Gold Jewelry
  • Cell Phones
  • Ink Jet Printer Cartridges
  • Laptop & Netbook Computers
  • iPads & Tablets
  • Apple iPods & MP3 Players
  • Digital Cameras
  • Digital SLR Cameras and Lenses
  • Digital Video Cameras
  • GPS Devices
  • Radar Detectors
  • Kindle & Sony Book Readers
  • Handheld Game Systems
  • Game Consoles (Wii, PS3, Xbox) and Video Games
  • Range Finders and SkyCaddies
  • Mobile Hotspots, 4G USB Air Cards and MiFi Devices
  • Graphing Calculators

We are also collecting used Ink Jet and Toner Cartridges: HP, Brother, Lexmark, Dell only - no generics, please

Simply bring your old or unwanted electronics, cartridges and jewelry to the St. Paul School Office. Donations are tax deductible

Common Core Standards

Common Core State Standards at St. Paul School

This is the eighth ninth article in a series of articles that present the importance of adopting Common Core State Standards in all schools. Last week’s article presentedthe 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th of thirteen standards for effective Catholic elementary and secondary schools.

This week’s article week’s article includes a partial list of the Traditional Values & Virtues from the Common Core Catholic Initiative.: This week’s article week’s article includes the rest of those Traditional Values & Virtues:

  • Love (towards God) – reverence, worship, submission, prayer
  • (towards self) – self-esteem, prudence, temperance, creativity
  • (toward others) – care, concern, respect, acceptance
  • Reconciliation: - forgiveness, mercy, compassion, humility, conflict resolution, work to eliminate evil
  • Community: - personal dignity, belonging, equality, fellowship, trust
  • Beatitudes:

o Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
o Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
o Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
o Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.
o Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
o Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
o Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
o Blessed are those who suffer persecution for justice sake, for there is the kingdom of heaven.

  • Commandments:

o I am the Lord your God. You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.

o You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

o Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.

o Honor your father and your mother.

o You shall not kill.

o You shall not commit adultery.

o You shall not steal.

o You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

o You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.

o You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.

  • The corporal works of mercy are:

o Feed the hungry.

o Give drink to the thirsty.

o Clothe the naked.

o Shelter the homeless.

o Visit the sick.

o Visit the imprisoned.

o Bury the dead.

  • The spiritual works of mercy are:

o Counsel the doubtful.

o Instruct the ignorant.

o Admonish the sinner.

o Comfort the sorrowful.

o Forgive injuries.

o Bear wrongs patiently.

o Pray for the living and the dead.

  • Catholic Social Justice Themes:

o Life and Dignity of the Human Person

o Call to Family, Community, and Participation

o Rights and Responsibilities

o Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

o The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

o Solidarity

o Care for God’s Creation

  • Conscience and free will
  • Parables / Miracles
  • Communion of Saints
  • Paschal Mystery
  • Common Good


Next week’s article will include the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching.