St. Paul News

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - 12/4/15

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Inspirational Quote

“It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope."


~Pope Benedict XVI (b/ 1927) [Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger] Pope of the Catholic Church 2005-2013), highly regarded university theologian and had a long career as an academic and was a professor of theology at several German universities.

From Desk of the Principal
  • Catholic Education Foundation News & Wall Street Journal Articles - Point of Pride!

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

  • ---Why computer science?

  • EdChoice KY

  • --- Scholarship Tax Credit Programs

  • St. Paul Parish School Calendar Link

From the Classrooms

  • Pre-K Red

Sports

  • Basketball Schedule
  • Catholic Sports Athletic Association Basketball Website Link
  • CSSA Apps

PTO NEWS

  • Want to Order Spirit Wear for Christmas gifts?
  • ---St. Paul Spirit Wear Link
  • 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 for November is the Third Grade Class!

  • St. Paul Catholic School Facebook Link

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

From the Desk of the Principal

Catholic Education Foundation News & Wall Street Journal Articles - Point of Pride!

Below are articles that appeared in the latest issues of the CEF Newsletter and the Wall Street Journal. Please take the time to read these wonderful articles.
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.
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DRAWING FOR THE WINNER OF THE PTO "HOLIDAY CASH"

Total collected to date $10,685 or 71% of total ($15,000). Any class from here out that achieves 100% will get a PJ day. Grade 5 is the only class with Ice Cream Party and first for PJ day.
Raffle doesn't end until DECEMBER 11, so please keep those sold chances coming in until DECEMBER 11.
Below is the update on the classes:
  • PS- 32%
  • PKR- 62%
  • PKG- 21%
  • K- 69%
  • 1- 64%
  • 2- 50%
  • 3- 98%
  • 4- 55%
  • 5- 106%
  • 6- 61%
  • 7- 47%
  • 8- 32%
  • Faculty- 34%
As you can see, the 5th grade made their goal of 100% participation! They also get Bobo for the week.
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KINDERGARTEN FAMILY LUNCH - 12/10

MENU = Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Roll, Green beans, Fruit, Milk and Dessert.

The special family lunch will start at 12:00 noon. COST = $4.50 PER PERSON.

Please contact Debbie Skaggs (debbie.skaggs@saintpaulschool.net) if you have further questions.

KINDERGARTEN FAMILY LUNCH

Click here for the KINDERGARTEN FAMILY LUNCH order form.

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

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere, can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. There will be 184,471 Hour of Code events around the world!


The goal of the Hour of Code is not to teach anybody to become an expert computer scientist in one hour. One hour is only enough to learn that computer science is fun and creative, and it is accessible for all ages, for all students, regardless of background. The measure of success of this campaign is not in how much Computer Science students learn - the success is reflected in broad participation across gender and ethnic and socioeconomic groups, and the resulting increase in enrollment and participation we see in CS courses at all grade levels. Millions of the participating teachers and students have decided to go beyond one hour - to learn for a whole day or a whole week or longer, and many students have decided to enroll in a whole course (or even a college major) as a result.

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Why computer science?

Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. See more stats on code.org. Code.org tutorials work on all devices and browsers.

  • There are brand new tutorials featuring Star Wars, Minecraft and Anna and Elsa from Frozen!

St. Paul students will also be participating in the Hour of Code next week. Some classes began learning to code this week. They are completing fun, and challenging, lessons at code.org and at Tynker.com. We will go beyond the one hour completing at least one of the courses available to us.

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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

Pre-K Red

  • We really are having fun on our scooters!

Sports

Basketball Schedule

Saturday, December 5

9:00am - 3rd & 4th Boys Basketball Div. #2 vs St. Rita

10:00am - 3rd & 4th Girls Basketball Div. #1 vs St. Athanasius

10:00am - 5th & 6th Girls Basketball Div. #1 vs Sacred Heart

11:00am - 7th & 8th Girls Basketball Div. #1 vs Nativity Academy

1:00pm - 5th & 6th Boys Basketball Div. #2 vs St. Andrew Academy


Sunday, December 6

1:00pm - 5th & 6th Boys Basketball Div. #1 vs St. Andrew's Academy

3:00pm - 3rd & 4th Boys Basketball Div. #1 vs St. Nicholas Academy

4:00pm - 7th & 8th Boys Basketball Div. #2 vs Ascension

From the PTO

Want to Order Spirit Wear for Christmas gifts? Click the link below.

Anyone who wants to order spirit wear for Christmas gifts, the order must be turned in by December 8th in order for them to be ready for Christmas.
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.