St. Paul Newsletter

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - April 29, 2015

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Inspirational Quote

“You can't win the Kentucky Derby unless you're on a thoroughbred.”


Joe Torre (July 18, 1940) - American professional baseball executive and former baseball manager and player, nine-time All-Star, he was a Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher, first baseman and a third baseman for theMilwaukee/Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, and the St. Louis Cardinals during his playing career.

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From Desk of the Principal
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  • Student Voice - Newsletter by and for Students - Link

  • Grade 8 Family Lunch - 5/7

  • Market Day Pickup - 5/19
  • Upcoming Parenting Classes - 5/20 & 5/26

  • Picnic Chances

From the PTO
  • Teacher Appreciation Week - 5/4 - 5/8

From the Classrooms

  • Kindergarten
  • 2nd Grade
  • Music
  • SPD/Library/Technology News
  • ---Library/Computer Lab Renovation - Summer 2015
  • ------From Library to Learning Commons
  • ---St. Paul SPD/Library News Website Link

From Your DiCaff Team

  • Vacation Bible School - 6/7 - 6/10
Community Happenings
  • ---Assumption High School Summer Camps
  • ---Mercy Movie Night - 5/8
  • ---Mercy High School Summer Camp Programs
Saint Paul Catholic Community App
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Student Voice

Newsletter by and for students. Click this button to see!

GRADE 8 FAMILY LUNCH - 5/7

MENU

Lasagna, Roll (WG), Salad, Fruit, Dessert, Milk

Alternates - Uncrustable Grilled Cheese Uncrustable Grape PB&J

COST = $4.25 PER PERSON

Please send money no later than Monday, May 4th.

Market Day - 5/19

Market Day orders were sent home Wednesday, 4/29, for the May 19th pick up. This will be the last order until September.

upcoming Parenting Classes - 5/20 & 5/26

Hello all!

The next Parenting Class we are offering is May 20th and will focus on Boys to Men. It will be held from 7:00pm- 8:30pm at the Marshall Women’s Center. We have an excellent panel lined up and will encourage questions and conversation. Please forward to anyone you feel may benefit. We would love to have a large crowd! All parents struggle at times and it’s important for them to see that they aren’t alone. All classes are free!

(Girl Talk was cancelled due to snow and has been rescheduled for May 26.)

Please and thank you!

Amy Medley, BS

Coordinator, Office of Child Advocacy

Kosair Children’s Hospital

(502) 629-7346

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Picnic Chances

Parents, Today (4/30/15) your child will be bringing home chances for our summer picnic.

Ride night will be Thursday, June 18th. In order to get wrist bands for unlimited rides, each family needs to sell $50 worth of chances. Each additional wrist band will be given for $15 of additional chances sold.

If your family needs additional chances, please let me know by emailing (jessica.votaw@saintpaulschool.net) or calling me.

Your sold chances can be turned into the school office with my name on it. If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks!

-Jessica Votaw

From the PTO

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Teacher Appreciation Week - 5/4-5/8

Please join us in celebrating our Teachers and Staff during Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th – 8th

We have the best Teachers and Staff at St. Paul and during Teacher Appreciation Week we want them to feel like Superstars by showing them how much we love them. There are many ways that you and your children can help!

Here is how you can help:

  • Have your child make a poster about school and his or her favorite teachers so that we can decorate the halls with them. (Please turn posters in to office by Thursday, April 30th.)
  • Have children make thank you cards for their favorite teachers and staff. (Cards don’t have to be just for primary teachers.)
  • Please remember our art, computer, SPD, music and all teachers and staff Monday,

May 4th – Breakfast Day We are in need of the following: 1 gallon of milk, orange juice, coffee, yogurt, fruit, bagels, muffins, cups, napkins, plates, forks, bottled water - 2 liters for the week.

May 5th – Sweet Treats Day Send in your favorite homemade dessert. I know we have a lot of great bakers in our school family. Let’s shower everyone with sweets! Wednesday,

May 6th – Teacher luncheon Lunch will be provided by the PTO. We will also have gift cards and prizes to raffle to the teachers. If you could provide a small gift card or know of a business that could provide a service that would be great. Thursday,

May 7th – Snack packs We will be putting together snack packs for the teachers to take to their classrooms. Supplies needed are: bottles of water, chips, candy bars, granola bars, fruit, drink mixes, gum, etc. (these items should be sent in prior to Thursday, May 8th) Friday,

May 8th – Texas Roadhouse Lunch We will have lunch provided by Texas Roadhouse. During the week, Mrs. Jones will provide shellac manicures to the teachers. __________________________________________________________


  • There are many ways that you can show appreciation to the teachers and staff. They make a powerful and positive impact on our children every day and deserve to be recognized for their care and dedication.
  • We cannot make this week a success without your help. If you have any suggestions or could help provide any of the items above it would be greatly appreciated.
  • We have 27 teachers and staff members. Please send me an email at kellie.wilson@integrity-group.com or call me at (502)417-4829 if you are able to help so that we will be able to coordinate all donations and make sure that we have enough items to support all of the staff.
  • Thank you for your support. Because of our teachers and staff, we have a great school! Let’s make this the best Teacher Appreciation week ever!!

From the Classrooms

Kindergarten

The kindergarten class are working on learning about the Kentucky Derby and horses. We also had a fun Kindergarten Kentucky Derby this morning!

2nd Grade

  • The 2nd Grade class spent the week reading about the history of our American Flag. We looked up pictures of all the different versions of the flag and discussed the differences using our reading strategy of fact and opinion.
  • We also finished the first section in the math chapter about money and will be moving on to telling time.
  • In English we reviewed proper nouns and the importance of using capital letters appropriately.
  • In Science we started talking about the Sun and how it is our heat source. We will be discussing our Solar System and Planets next week.
  • We also discussed the history behind the Kentucky Derby and picked out our Derby Winners!!

4th Grade

  • Fourth Graders are off and running. . . . . . . . . . It's DERBY Week!! The students made these adorable horses using a wood spoon, sock, stuffing, ribbon, felt, and buttons with googly eyes!

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Music

Kindergarten - Is learning how music is organized in patterns of 2's 3's and 4's. They are also learning about the orchestra families, and what it means to be a family of musicians who work together to create something great, similar to what we do as individual families.
3rd Grade - Is currently learning about the Classical period of music including the music from composers, Beethoven, Mozart, and Hayden. They also are learning how culture during that time period was simple and balanced.
6th Grade - Has been learning about the Medieval, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Impressionist musical periods. They are currently exploring projects to create their own rhythm compositions, and how they can create patterns in Quaver music as well as apply them to percussion or drum instruments.

SPD/Library/Technology News

Library/Computer Lab Renovation - Summer 2015

From Library to Learning Commons


  • Printed books still play a critical role in supporting learners, but digital technologies offer additional pathways to learning and content acquisition. Students and teachers no longer need a library simply for access. Instead, they require a place that encourages participatory learning and allows for co-construction of understanding from a variety of sources. In other words, instead of being an archive, libraries are becoming a learning commons.
  • The design and implementation of the new library will transform our traditional library and computer lab spaces into one space that fosters learning and communication. To meet the needs of our teachers and learners, we intend to construct a flexible space with moveable chairs, desks, laptops and tablets. It will be easy to change from several small spaces into one large space to allow for group projects.
  • Rather than focusing on the role that a library has played in the past, we are designing a space for what students need now and what the school could envision for the future.
  • Technology does not supplant the traditional, it enhances the traditional. We will use a combination of paper, books, televisions, Android tablets, iPads, Chromebooks and augmented reality to create custom learning environments for our students. We want them to interact with the content, the technology, the space, and each other in order to gain context and increase their knowledge.
  • Not only will the new space embrace the concept of a learning commons, it also will thoughtfully merge the best of the physical and digital worlds, including paper books and physical artifacts, as well as flexible furniture and an open environment. digital content encourages students to explore, play and delve deeper into subjects they may not otherwise experience.

From Your DiCaff Team

Vacation Bible School - 6/7 - 6/10

6:30-8:30 hosted by Incarnation, St Lawrence, Mary Queen of Peace, and St Paul at: St Paul Church, All invited!!! Ages 4 yrs old-6th grade… 7th grade thru High School PLUS Adults can assist as helpers and leaders!!!! Please mark your calendar.

  • This is a great way to begin Confirmation Service Requirements!

Community Happenings

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.

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Mercy Summer Camp Programs

What are you doing this summer? Mercy offers over 20 different academic and athletic camps for boys and girls. Check out our camp guide at mercyacademy.com for a complete list and registration information. Spend your summer with Mercy!

Mercy Movie Night - 5/8

Friday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. Mercy will show The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Free Chick-Fil-A sandwiches will be provided for the first 200 guests. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free!


  • *Due to the PG-13 rating, we are asking that a chaperone accompany each group/person*

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