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

Inspirational Quote

"A horse gallops with his lungs,

Perseveres with his heart,

And wins with his character."

~Federico Tesio (1869–1954) was one of the most important breeders of Thoroughbreds and has been called "the greatest single figure in the history of Italian racing".
From Desk of the Principal
  • Aladdin, Jr Musical a Great Success!

  • St. Paul Alumna Article Published in Courier-Journal!

  • April Book of the Month Student Submissions

  • 2016 Southwest Writers' Conference - 5/21

  • Remaining Calendar for the School Year

  • Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative - 5/21

  • Vacation Bible School - Expedition Norway - 6/12-6/15

  • Community Arts Organizations Kick Off City-wide Celebration of William Shakespeare

  • St. Paul Parish School Calendar Link

From the PTO

  • PTO Committee Members
  • The PTO 2015-2016 Calendar


  • Upcoming Sports Events

  • St. Paul Sports Calendar Link


  • Catholic Sports Athletic Association Basketball Website Link

Community Happenings

  • Mercy Academy Summer Camps

  • Bellarmine University Summer Youth Camps

  • Holy Cross Summer Athletic Camp

  • Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

Special Links

  • March Bookworm of the Month

  • Lunch Menu

  • St. Paul Catholic School Facebook Link

  • Sacrament Information
  • Inclement Weather Policy
  • Stay Connected with Engrade
  • Last Week's Newsletter Link
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From the Desk of the Principal

Aladdin, Jr Musical a Great Success!

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Congratulations to the cast and crew of the Aladdin, Jr musical last week! A heartfelt thanks to Mr. Ransom, Mrs. Lambert and Mrs. Schnieders for their hard work and expertise to make this show such a success!

Great job!!!

St. Paul Alumna Article Published in Courier-Journal!

This great article in the Courier Journal, Girls Leadership | Knowledge is Empowerment, was written by former student Brianna Bragg. Brianna attends Holy Cross and is the daughter of Mrs. Bragg who is our third grade teacher. Great job Brianna. We are very proud of you!

April Book of the Month

The Book of the Month for April was Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream. This story is based on the childhood of Marcenia Lyle (1921–1995). Marcenia was an African-American girl who grew up to become the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team.

Marcenia had played baseball with the neighborhood boys since she was a small girl. One day, Mr. Street, the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals came to town looking for recruits for a summer baseball camp. When Marcenia was told that the camp was only for boys and that she didn’t have enough money to buy equipment, she made up her mind that she was going to attend anyway. Finally, Marcenia’s determination and spunk earned her an invitation to the camp. She had shown her father and Mr. Street that she was a “ballplayer”. She was on her way to making her dream of becoming a baseball player come true.

This book brought about many topics including setting goals, dreaming of future plans, the role of money in our lives and gender roles. The students discussed these themes in class and were given time to brainstorm before writing.

The Book of the Month writing workshop has been a great success this year! I can see great improvement in our students’ writing. My hope is that our students will foster the love of writing in their own ways to continue improving.

~ Mrs. Trusty

Here are some fine examples of writing this month.

Sadie E. - Kindergarten

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Avery C. - 1st Grade

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Laney L. - 2nd Grade

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Lucy J. - 3rd Grade

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Kenzie T. - 4th Grade

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Makenna J. - 5th Grade

I think the thing we realize for this book of the month is all Marcenia went through to be able to play on a boys baseball team.When I was listening to the story it made me realize how lucky I am that my parents do not have to be worried about never getting food. I also noticed that back in the 1900’s women were not treated as fair as men and the way people used to treat African Americans was even worse. Could you even think of never getting anything, never being able to live your life the way you wanted to live it or waiting on someone your whole life ?

Kasie K. - 6th Grade

We all know that when we are little that we want to be everything, an astronaut, a teacher, a scientist, a soccer player, a baseball player, etc. But when you get older you think about it more often. I wanted to be a teacher and a singer and more but now that I am in middle school I know that I am happy as a writer. I have started writing my own personal books on my own. My friends read them and give me pointers on what to change to make it better. I have really loved writing when my ideas come to me and I have a subject. Writing will be harder as I get older and start trying to write books to be published, but as I progress I believe I can get better. The world is full of many things and beliefs and some people like different things, like fantasy, fiction, non-fiction. I like writing fantasy and fiction. I will have to achieve this slowly and take my time trying to perfect my books of grammar mistakes and punctuation. I believe anything is possible if you try hard enough and believe you can achieve it. If I don’t like being a writer when I am older I would want to be an actor. I really like acting and want to do that also when I am older. I really liked being in the school play and would Love to be in the next one there is. I love being creative and I believe that when I am older that I can be anything if I just try hard enough. :)

Jordan S. - 7th Grade

There are good athletes all over the world. However, some people don’t look at how good you are at that sport, they look at your behavior. Behavior tells a big part of you. In order to be a true “good athlete", you must show good behavior. Here are some things you must have or know to be a good athlete.

One thing you must have is sportsmanship. Sportsmanship goes with everything you do not just necessarily sports. You may be the best basketball player in the world but have the most sportsmanship or behavior during a game or even after the game. Sportsmanship must occur on and off the field. By doing this, this makes you a good athlete.

Again with sportsmanship, if you just won the softball championship for your school for the first time in 5 years, you are probably going to be really happy, right? Yes! That would be everyone's answer. This is where sportsmanship comes in, your celebrating and the other team is crying because they just lost their first game in 5 years. The right thing to do is go ever and shake their hand and tell the that they played a good game. Then, after the game when you see them walking out to the car you might even want to tell them again. They will see you as a good athlete and so will you.

Another thing that makes you a “good athlete” is the determination to do that sport whether it is basketball, softball, football, track, volleyball or soccer. This will make you a good athlete because if you put you all into these sports and practice and want to get better you will eventually get there. However,you have to want to get there, you have to be able to work for it. You can give it all on the court or on the field but you have to be willing to do that off the court or the field.

I play basketball, softball, volleyball and I just started to run track this year. I am constantly doing something to make me better at anyone of these sports, to make me get where I want to be. It is mostly a different sport every day but that’s okay because I’m still trying to find my sport that I want to make it far in. One day I might be playing basketball outside. The next hitting into the net in my backyard, or bumping the volleyball with my sister, or even running around the neighborhood. These are all thing that will make you a better or “good athlete”.

There are two main things that I think make a good athlete. Those two things are sportsmanship/ behavior and determination. You need sportsmanship to show how people look at you: are you a “good” athlete but has really poor behavior and sportsmanship or are you a good athlete with positive behavior and sportsmanship on and off the court. You need determination to become the good athlete you want to be. I think these two got perfectly together because determination also goes with your behavior.

These are what I think it takes to be considered a good athlete. Be the person who people want to talk about, the person who is a real “Good Athlete”.

Savannah S. - 8th Grade

My dream is to become an actress. No, No I can tell what your thinking. Many people think I want to be this huge movie star with adoring fans. However, that is not the case. I want to be on Broadway or being a teacher at Walden Theatre or even be a member of Derby Dinner. Acting isn’t always about fame or fortune, actually, most of the time actors are as poor as anything. But the thing is we don’t care. We just love the feeling of getting up in front of an audience and the bittersweet moment of final bows. Because getting to be someone else and feeling their emotions and demonstrating them on stage is a magical experience. Actors are the storytellers of the human condition and I hope to make a living out of it one day no matter how little it pays. This will not be easy of course this is a hard thing to get into and I am completely aware of this but it being my calling I will work as hard as I can to make this dream a reality. To make my dream this will take practice. Like my acting teacher always says “ Actors are constantly doing homework”. This is true actors are constantly preparing monologues for auditions, studying lines, exploring their characters and learning new tips and tricks all the time. We even learn a bit from each other. Along with the hard work put into it, you need to be organized and responsible as well. Directors love organized and responsible actors they are easy to work with and more likely to be on time to every rehearsal . Another thing is being able to take rejection. This is about the hardest thing for every actor to deal with especially me. Many times even the best actors will be turned down for a part they auditioned for no matter how good their reputation is. It is ok, it happens to everyone. Most of the time we want to cry and question... is acting really for me ? But instead, we keep our heads held high and go audition for more until we get a part. Acting is a rollercoaster of events off stage and on. But I love it and that will never change.

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2016 Southwest Writers' Conference - 5/21

Louisville Public Library Southwest Regional Library

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Remaining Calendar Dates 2015-16

  • May 6 - Derby Holiday
  • May 11 - Early Dismissal 11:30 - No Lunch - Faculty Meeting 12-3 PM
  • May 18 - PreSchool Ceremony - 9:00 AM
  • May 18 -Pre-Kindergarten Ceremony - 7:00 PM
  • May 19 - Awards Ceremony - 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • May 20 - 8th Grade Last Day (Dismissal at 11:00) Breakfast - 9:15 AM
  • May 24 - Kindergarten Graduation - 8:15 AM
  • May 25 - 8th Grade Graduation
  • May 27 - Last Day of School Regular day - Report cards distributed to PS/PK/K
  • May 30 - Memorial Holiday
  • June 1 - Final Grades available for grades 1-8 on Engrade
  • June 6-10 - Kindergarten Camp (9:00 AM-12:00 PM)

Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative - 5/21

AAUW Presents:

TechSavvy 2016

Grades 6th - 9th • May 21st • Cost: $5
Registration Deadline: May 6th

Are you a girl in middle school? Or are you an adult who wants to support the education of middle school girls? Then you must find out about and attend Tech Savvy, coming to Frankfort, Kentucky on May 21 for a day of fun and intriguing sessions led by women who work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields in places like Toyota USA, Alltech, Kentucky State University, the University of Kentucky, and more!

Learn More

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Vacation Bible School - Expedition Norway - 6/12-6/15

June 12 - June 15, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Incarnation Gym, Lower Hunters Trace

COST: $10/Individual or $20/Family

DAY 1 When Life Changes…God is good!

DAY 2 When Life is scary…God is good!

DAY 3 When Life is sad…God is good!

DAY 4 When Life is good…God is good!

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You can register online after April 1, 2016 @

Community Arts Organizations

“ be, or not to be...”

Celebration of William Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary

Kick Off City-wide Celebration of William Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary

  • Accompanied by representatives from Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions, Mayor Greg Fischer officially announced an eight-month-long, city-wide celebration of William Shakespeare called Will in the Ville. This collaborative initiative—spearheaded by the Frazier History Museum, University of Louisville, and the Louisville Free Public Library—involves more than 45 arts, cultural, and educational organizations throughout Louisville and Southern Indiana. As part of the international commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, it aims to make Louisville a “city of Shakespeare.”
  • Shakespeare events begin this month and continue throughout 2016.
  • “Shakespeare’s writing is timeless – beautiful and poetic – and the city is honored to host this important celebration of all things from the Bard of Avon,” Fischer said.
  • The First Folio, published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, is the first collected edition of his plays, many of which were not published during his lifetime.
  • When the First Folio arrives in Louisville, its pages will be opened to the most quoted line from Shakespeare and one of the most quoted lines in the world, “To be, or not to be,” from Hamlet. Accompanying the rare book will be a multi-panel exhibition exploring the significance of Shakespeare, then and now, with additional digital content and interactive activities. "...this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come within inches of one of the most influential books in history,” said Penelope Peavler, President & CEO of the Frazier History Museum.
  • First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare premieres in Louisville at the Frazier History Museum on November 10 and will be free and open to the public. A schedule of programs, activities, and performances is available online at And you can follow the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using #WillintheVille.
St. Paul Parish School Calendar

Click on this link for Upcoming Events

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

Mercy Academy - Summer Camps

Mercy Academy is hosting over 25 academic and athletic camps this summer for students, including several new STEM camps! We would like to see if you can pass our camp information along to your families. I have included a small description and a link for our online camp registration form.

  • What Are You Doing This Summer?

Mercy Academy is hosting a variety of academic and athletic camps this summer. From Engineering Design through STEM to On Stage and Volleyball to Dance, we have something for everyone! Check it out and register online at

Thank you so much!

Angie Laemmle, Athletic Assistant

Mercy Academy

w. 502.671.2010 x.2312 f. 502.491.0661

Bellarmine University Summer Youth Camps

This summer, Bellarmine University is offering a variety of Summer Youth Camps for students in Grades 3-8. A complete list of camps, ages and dates was sent home with your child earlier this month. Please look it over. There are some very interesting and good camps that would be very beneficial to your child.

You can view these Youth Camp offerings at this link: Bellarmine University Summer Youth Camps.

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Holy Cross Summer Camp Guide

Click this link to see the schedule flyer.

Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

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Special Links

Here are some ideas writing over the summer:

  • Write in a summer journal each day in order to keep a log of the exciting things that you do on summer vacation.

  • Start a Blog.

  • Write a letter or send a postcard to someone special.

  • Write your own poem.

  • Write a short story.

  • Attend the 2016 Southwest Writers' Conference at the Southwest Regional Library on Dixie Highway. (See the flyer below.)