St. Paul Bulletin

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - December 14 2012

Inspirational Quote of the Week

"If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you are doing.”

- W. Edwards Deming


12-18-12 Grades K-3 (3) 8:15

12-19-12 Grades 4-6 (5) 8:15

1-3-12 Grades 7-8 (7) 8:15

Please attend the Mass of your choice

Saturday or Sunday

Important Dates


16 – Sunday Knights of Columbus 11:30 AM Chicken Dinner

17 – Monday Derby Dinner Grades Pre-K-K-1 (back for lunch)

18 – Tuesday School Concert 1:30 PM

19 – Wednesday Classroom Christmas Parties

No Lunch

Early Dismissal 12:00 PM


1 – Tuesday Super Bingo 3:00 PM

3 - Thursday Return to School

All You Can Eat Knights of Columbus Famous Chicken Dinner this Sunday!

Knights of Columbus Msgr. Newman Council Famous Chicken Dinner - December 16, 2012

11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, in the cafeteria

Broasted Chicken


Green Beans

Mashed Potatoes & Gravy


Rolls Desert

Tea and/or Coffee

Adults $8.00

Seniors (65 or older) $7.00

Children under 12 $5.00

Future Dates:

January 27, 2013 February 24, 2013

March 24, 2013 April 28, 2013

Children’s Christmas Concert

The elementary and middle school will have a Christmas concert on Tuesday, December 18th at 1:30 pm in the gym. The elementary students will perform a couple of Christmas songs with their new Orff instruments and sing. The Glee Club will perform three songs between the elementary and middle school performances. The 6, 7, and 8th will perform their choral concert following the elementary and glee club. The concert will approximately last an hour.

Please join us for this wonderful show. This

Madrigal Dinner Broadcast

Here is the information for the broadcast of our Madrigal Dinner. Air Times:

- Insight 98 all month starting the 4th on Tuesdays @ 7:30pm.

- WBNA 21.3 / 285 cable Thursday 20th @ 6:30pm & will be online all week starting the 20th @ Look for "The Rest of the News".

Classroom Christmas Parties

Christmas parties will begin at 10:30 on December 19th. The only exception is the 5th grade which will begin about half hour earlier.

There will NO lunch served on December 19th. Dismissal is at 12 noon.

There will be NO After School Care on December 19th.

This is just a reminder that we currently collecting blankets for Blanket Louisville. Last year we collected a total of 137 blankets. This was a 22% increase from the previous year. I hope we can exceed 2011 total this year.

Point of Pride

St. Paul Alumni, Christine Roush is having an amazing basketball season so far. Check out this article:


Date Our Team Vs. Time Place

Dec. 15 4#1 Boys St. Francis 12:00 @ St. Helen

Dec. 15 4#2 Boys St. Martha 9:00 @ St. Rita

Dec. 15 4#1 Girls St. Stephen 3:00 @ Holy Family

Dec. 15 6#1 Boys John Paul 11:00 @ Ascension

Dec. 15 6#1 Girls Ascension 11:00 @ St. Andrew

6#2 Girls Has a Bye

Dec. 16 8#1 Boys Holy Family 4:00 @ St. Andrew

Dec. 16 8#1 Girls St. Rita 5:00 @ St. Rita

Fall Raffle Final Report

Congratulations to Candie Liford, winner of the Smokies Vacation Raffle.

After publishing the round-up report we collected and additional $350 bringing our total to $4,420.00.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

Bingo News

Super Bingo - FUND RAISER FOR THE 8TH GRADE CLASS TRIP - January 1, 2013

Doors open at 3:00pm

Bingo starts at 4:00pm

Great day to relax & have fun while supporting locally

18 FACE Packet $20

Free 9 Face Pack -

Last week we had several families take advantage of the Bingo Promotion and received a Free 9 Face Pack. Our attendance was 133. This was a considerable increase from the previous weeks.

If you would like to join us this Friday (December 14th) for a fun night of bingo and take advantage of the Bingo promotion, e-mail us and we will ensure your pass is awaiting.

Help Needed With Bingo - We are in need some help with our bingo. Bingo is a very important school fundraiser and the funds go directly to the school. If you can help on any of the Fridays listed below, please let us know. It would be a tremendous help!

2nd Friday of Month Kids/Payouts 6:30-10:00

3rd Friday of Month Pickle Jar 6:30-10:00

4th Friday of Month Front Table 6:30-7:30

Kids/Payouts 6:30-10:00

SPD Equipment Drive

Dear Parents and Students,

The Christmas season is fast approaching. I know many of us will be cleaning out our children's' closets to make room for the new. While you are cleaning out these items please think of our SPD program at St. Paul.

During the month of December we will be holding our first SPD Equipment Drive. We will be gathering items that can be used for our SPD classes. We will take any item that you feel can be useful to our SPD program.

Please do not feel that you need to buy any new items. We are accepting any items that you or your child no longer need or use. However, items should be in working condition as students will be using these throughout the year.

Some suggestions are: tennis balls, hockey pucks, jump ropes, bean bags, bowling pins, Nerf balls, plastic bats, wiffle balls, foam balls, Frisbees, tennis racquets, any sport balls, etc.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Mrs. Trusty

Save on Taxes. Help our school. Protect the Environment. Donate your used electronics & jewelry!

Christmas is coming very quickly and many of us will be giving and receiving new electronic items as gifts. What to do with the older electronic items? Bring them to St. Paul School. We will be collecting them to earn cash for every item, even for damaged, non-working and non-listed models.

Save on Taxes. Help our school. Protect the Environment.

Donate your used electronics & jewelry!

Dear Parent or Guardian:

St. Paul School is conducting a recycling fundraiser. There’s nothing to buy. We are simply asking you to protect the environment by donating your used consumer electronics and unwanted, broken or mismatched jewelry. Your used item(s) may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. 100% of the proceeds will help fund St. Paul School’s technology needs.

During the months of January and February, please bring any and all of the following items:

  • Cell Phones
  • Laptop and Netbook Computers
  • Inkjet Cartridges
  • Apple iPods & MP3 Players
  • Digital Cameras
  • (SLR & Lenses, also)
  • iPads & Tablets
  • Gold, Silver & Platinum Jewelry
  • GPS Devices
  • Digital Video Cameras
  • Radar Dectectors
  • 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

Please drop off any items you would like to recycle at the St. Paul School Office or Media Center.

We greatly appreciate your support!

Best regards,

St. Paul School

Tim Dooley


Please acknowledge that you have reviewed the material by checking one of the boxes below, initialing and having your child return the form to their teacher at school. Thank you.

Yes, I pledge my support by donating my used consumer electronics.

Note: We cannot accept accessories such as car chargers, ear-pieces, etc. Thank you.

I am unable to help at this time.


Parent or Guardian’s Initials


(Tear along dotted line and retain for your records)

Tax Deductible Donation Acknowledgement

Thank you for your donation. We cannot make any determination as to the value of the specific item(s) you have donated to us. Generally speaking, older items will not warrant a tax deduction (but still can be recycled). You should consult your tax advisor regarding value determination for tax purposes. The IRS requires the following information for tax deductions of $250 or less. Please fill in the information indicated below and retain this for your tax records.

St. Paul School________ ______________ ____________________

Donation Organization Donation Date Description of item(s)

___________ $__________________ _________­­­­_____ _____________________

# of Items Value of Donation Donor’s Name Donor’s Address

Common Core Standards

Common Core State Standards at St. Paul School

This is the fourth 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 Nine Defining Characteristics of Catholic Schools.

This week’s article week’s article will include an overview of the first four of the thirteen standards for effective Catholic elementary and secondary schools.-


1. “An excellent Catholic school is guided and driven by a clearly communicated mission that embraces a Catholic Identity rooted in Gospel values, centered on the Eucharist, and committed to faith formation, academic excellence and service.

2. “An excellent Catholic school adhering to mission provides a rigorous academic program for religious studies and catechesis in the Catholic faith, set within a total academic curriculum that integrates faith, culture, and life.

3. “An excellent Catholic school adhering to mission provides opportunities outside the classroom for student faith formation, participation in liturgical and communal prayer, and action in service of social justice.

4. “An excellent Catholic school adhering to mission provides opportunities for adult faith formation and action in service of social justice.”


Next week’s article will present the next four of the thirteen standards regarding Governance and Leadership.