St. Paul Bulletin

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - January 11, 2013

Inspirational Quote of the Week

“Self-assessment by pupils far from being a luxury is in fact as essential component of formative assessment.” - P.Black & D.William


1-29-13 Grades K-3 (3) 8:15

1-30-13 Grades 4-6 (6) 8:15
1-31-13 Grades 7-8 (7) 8:15

Please attend the Mass of your choice Saturday or Sunday

Important Dates

1/28-2/1 Catholic School Week

28 Monday Parish Council Meeting 7:00 PM
29 Tuesday Dress Up Day
30 Wed. Staff Meeting 8:30AM
Catholic Relief Service (Rice Bowl)
31 Thursday All School Mass (grade8) 8:15 AM
1 Friday Spirit Day
3 Sunday Super Bowl Party
4 Monday Professional Development Day
– No School
Young at Heart Lunch 1:00 PM
Bingo 7:30 PM

Congratulations to our Middle School Governor's Team

Members and awards received are listed below:

  • Caroline, Brianna-2nd Place Composition-Language Arts
  • Olivia, Kelly, Bailey-5th Place Arts and Humanities
  • Camryn-4th Place Science
  • Dalton, Peyton, Amber-1st Place-Arts and Humanities, 4th place Language Arts
  • Jill-2nd Place-Language Arts, 2nd place Social Studies
  • Tommy-3rd Place Science
  • Madison-1st Place Arts and Humanities

The Quick Recall Team placed second. Congratulations Caroline, Brianna, Kelly, Olivia, Amber and Jill1

Special thanks to Mrs. Bragg, Mrs. Burris, Ms. McClinton, Mr. Streble, Mrs. Decker and Mr. Zimmerman for their help and support to our team.



4#1 Boys vs. St. Andrew 10:00 at St. Helen

4#1 Girls vs. St. Leonard 2:00 at Holy Family

16#1 Boys vs. Holy Spirit 11:00 at Ascension


8#1 Boys vs. St. Andrew 4:00 at St. Andrew


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

4#2 Boys vs. St. Stephen 10:00 at 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

1/23 4/5 Team vs. Ascension (Blue)

1/30 4/5 Team vs. Holy Family (Away)

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)

Talent Show is Coming Soon!

The Cecilia House will be putting on the talent show again this year during Catholic School Week. This year the show will be held on Tuesday, January 29th. Sign-up slips will be coming home next week. Start thinking about what talent that you would like to share with us at the show! I look forward to seeing all of our talent here at St. Paul!

Mrs. Beth Trusty

It's That Time of Year!!!

The PTA is hosting the annual Super Sunday Party on Sunday, Feb. 3rd.

Once again we will have the Theme Basket Booth. Last year we profited over $1800

We are asking that the students bring in items for the theme listed for their grade. In addition to the class basket item, feel free to send items for the other baskets. We are listing a few suggestions for each theme.

Don't feel like shopping? Please send your donation in an envelope with students' name and grade and we will do the shopping for you.

Please turn-in items or envelopes to the homeroom teachers by Wednesday January 30, 2013.

  • Pre-K & K-Sick in Bed- Kleenex, hand sanitizer, chicken noodle soup, crackers, cough drops, Sprite/Ginger Ale
  • 1st and 2nd Grade- Have a Heart- Valentine's candy, craft items, stuffed animals
  • 3rd -UL Basket
  • 4th Grade-UK Basket
  • 5th and 6th Grade-Another Day at the Office-pens, pencils, post-it notes, paper, paper clips
  • 7th and 8th Grade-Tool Time- screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, duct tape, tape measure, batteries, flashlights
  • Faculty-What's Cookin'-cooking utensils, spices, dish towels, dish detergents, cookbooks, aprons, candles

Please remember this is a PTA Fundraiser. This organization contributes much to St. Paul School.

Thanks for your support,

Mrs. Thornhill


St. Paul will have a Super Bowl Party Sunday February 2nd from 3:00 PM-10:00 PM. Game time is scheduled for 6:00 PM. Admission is $100.00 (for 2 people) and includes:

  • Your name on a 100 square board

With your name of the board you are eligible to win $2000.00 per quarter for 3 quarters and the end of the game. Total payout is $8000.00. Winners are determined by the score of the game and the numbers you receive from a random draw. New numbers are drawn after each quarter.

  • All food and drink for the entire day

There will be Big Screen TV’s to watch the game and raffles, wheels, additional boards ($2 ,$5 and $10) and prizes for your playing enjoyment. Gambling tables include: Showdown, Black Jack, Pull Tabs, Texas Hold’em and much more.

· LG 50” Plasma HDTV!

Drawing to be held at the end of the Football Game in St. Paul Gym. Tickets: $5.00 each. For ticket information contact us at Phone: 935-5511; E-mail:


St. Paul PTA Super Bowl Sunday Volunteer Form February 3, 2013

Please fill out one pledge form (found on for each parent/guardian in your family and send back to school.

Volunteer Interests and Availability

Kitchen Server,

Kitchen Clean Up,

Kitchen Food, Prep

Pull Tabs,

Small Boards,

Dealer – Black Jack,

Dealer – Showdown,

Dealer – Texas Poker,

Silent Auction,

TV Raffle Table

Concession Stand - Gym

Concession Stand – Cafeteria

The following times volunteers are needed:

2:00pm – 5: 00 pm (setup and work)

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm (cleanup)

Contact: Robyn Davenport at 935-5511 or

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

Additional Thanks

I failed to offer my thanks to Roy Decker, grandfather of Andrew Schmitt, for the hard work he did in creating the beautiful manger for the Christmas play. He crafted it from his own backyard fence and it was a beautiful addition to our Christmas play this year. It is something we can use for many years to come. I thank Mr. Decker for his willingness to step up whenever needed by offering his generous gift of time and talent.


Mrs. Lambert

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 article in a series of articles that present the importance of adopting Common Core State Standards in all schools. Last week’s article presented the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th of thirteen standards for effective Catholic elementary and secondary schools. This week’s article week’s article includes Traditional Values & Virtues from the Common Core Catholic Initiative:

Following is a partial list of values/teachings that could be incorporated into Unit and Lesson Plans at St. Paul

Theological Virtues:
faith, hope, love
Cardinal Virtues:
prudence, justice, fortitude, temperance
Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation, Matrimony, Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick
Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, fortitude, reverence (piety), wonder and awe in God’s presence (fear of the Lord)
Fruits of the Holy Spirit:
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity
Gospel values animating Catholic schooling:
Source: Reck, Carleen. Vision and Values. NCEA: Washington, DC. 1983.

Next week’s article will include more of the Traditional Values & Virtues from the Common Core Catholic Initiative.

Kroger Cards Profit!!!

As of 12/22/12 we had $33,123.01 in recharges with those using Kroger Cards. This represents a profit to the school of $1422.52. This was done with only 17 families using Kroger Cards. Think what it could be if 132 families used the cards.

If you would like a St. Paul School Kroger Card all you need to do is send us $5. After you receive your card apply money to the card and use for groceries, gas, pharmacy products and anything you purchase at Kroger. If you use the card the school will receive a percentage of what you spend. In addition for every $300 recharge your child or children will receive a dress down day.

Please consider getting your St. Paul Kroger Card and using it often.