St. Paul News

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - 5/27/16

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Inspirational Quote

"Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....

Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline.

From Desk of the Principal
  • 106th Graduating Class - Congratulations!

  • Very Proud of Alumnus, David Zou


  • A Letter from Pennies for Patients

  • Honor Thy Children Newsletter - May 2016

  • CITY CHAMPS!!!!!!

  • Summer Picnic Chances Sent Home

  • Calendars

  • ---Remaining Calendar for the School Year

  • ---St. Paul Parish School Calendar Link


  • ---2016-2017 High School Calendar

  • LFPL-Exciting Summer Reading Program-Beanstalk

  • Vacation Bible School- Expedition Norway - 6/12 to 6/16
  • Middle School Mid-Summer Mixer - 6/25
  • Community Arts Organizations Kick Off Citywide Celebration of William Shakespeare

From the PTO

  • PTO Committee Members


  • Football Signups Extended

  • Cheerleading for the 2016-2017 School Year

  • 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

  • April 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
  • Saint Paul Catholic Community App

From the Desk of the Principal

106th Graduating Class - Congratulations!

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Good luck in the future and come back anytime to visit and tell us how you are.

  • You will be missed!

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Very Proud of Alumnus, David Zou

I am very proud of one of our alumni, David Zou, and hope all families read what David is trying to do and will help him. We will be collecting during the summer months so please help David in his very worthy service project. David now attends Vanderbilt University.

Dear St. Paul Students and Parents,
My name is David Zou and I graduated from St. Paul in 2011. When I was at St. Paul, one of my favorite actives to do was to read books. I am very proud and thankful that St. Paul instilled in me the drive to learn more about what I don't know through reading. However, not every child in the world is allowed that kind of opportunity to read and learn. This is why I am organizing a book drive where I am collecting 1000 books for a library in Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leona the adult literacy rate is 35%. That means only 35 adults out of 100 have the ability to read in Sierra Leone.
You can help change this statistic by donating gently used books or even brand new books to the book drive. I will be putting a box outside Ms. Cochran's office. For this particular library, I am collecting books from Kindergarten to 8th grade reading level. I want to thank you all for supporting this wonderful cause and I also want you all to know that by doing this you are giving another child, who are just like your sons and daughters, the gift of education.
If you have any questions regarding whether or not a particular book can or cannot be donated please feel free to contact me through email at and if you want to learn more about the children that will benefit from book drives like this one please watch this Youtube Video.


David Zou

House of Books


See the public announcement (link below) of an exciting new partnership between Jefferson County Public Schools and Catholic Schools that will provide a great lift to 1,200 youngsters who will enter kindergarten this fall. On behalf of everyone at the Catholic Education Foundation and across the Catholic community, we are thrilled to be invited by Superintendent Donna Hargens and her team to participate in this wonderful and meaningful endeavor that will undoubtedly produce great results for our kids!

Special thanks to my friend Sam Corbett, Executive Director of the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation, and my partner Leisa Schulz, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, for their leadership in bringing this idea to life.

And, of course, none of this would have been possible without the vision of our friends at the C. E. & S. Foundation who launched the pilot program last summer and serve as the major benefactor of this year’s project.


We can’t wait to see the results of this program in the fall!

Click below to see the press release.


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A Letter from Pennies for Patients

Below is a letter from Pennies for Patients. Thanks to all students, parents, and teachers for the wonderful job in this year's service project. Special Thanks to Mrs. Trusty for leading this service project.
~Kevin Brever

Dear Beth,
As of today, Pennies for Patients Programs have raised over $379,000 for blood cancer research, thanks to schools like you! We are thankful for your donation of $3,613.55 that contributed to this significant amount.
We also want to remind you that St Paul School is pre-registered for the Pennies for Patients / Pasta for Pennies Program for the 2016-17. Your dates are: 2/1/2017 to 2/28/2017
Please mark these dates on your school calendar so that you can be successful and not encounter any schedule conflicts.
Again, thanks for raising $3613.55 in 2015-16. We look forward to working with you again!
Enjoy your summer!

~Shelia Gustafson, Campaign Director


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Congratulations girls!! The 7th and 8th-grade girls' softball team won city championship game! Way to go Raiders! Four years in a row!! It's a great day to be a Raider!!

Congratulations girls and coaches!

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Summer Picnic Chances Sent Home

Picnic chances were sent home on 5/11 with your child. Please be sure you've checked their backpack. If you did not receive them, please let the school office know.
it is very important that you do your part and sell all your chances to insure the success of summer picnic. Unsold tickets will have to be turned back in for gaming tracking purposes, so please sell them all and you will not have worry about this.


Remaining Calendar Dates 2015-16

  • 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)
St. Paul Parish School Calendar

Click on this link for Upcoming Events

School Calendar for 2016-2017

Click on this link for next year's calendar.

2016-2017 High School Calendar

Click on this link for Important Dates for Archdiocesan High Schools

LFPL-Exciting Summer Reading Program

The Louisville Free Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is almost here. Last year, the program encouraged more than 60,000 children and teens in the Metro area to read for fun during the summer, with 30,500 of them completing the program. That’s more than 290,000 books read! New this year, LFPL is offering online registration for Summer Reading through an exciting new digital service called...

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Beanstack a parent engagement tool that connects families with free reading recommendations — helping take the guesswork out of finding books for young readers—as well as educational programs like Summer Reading and the Mayor’s Cultural Pass. Parents, caregivers, and educators can pre-register online for Summer Reading and the Cultural Pass and, by creating custom profiles for young readers, receive learning tips and book recommendations that are available for checkout from the Library. Parents can then easily track on a personal dashboard their child’s reading progress while their children earn special badges for reaching goals in the Summer Reading Program and participating in the Cultural Pass – all in a simple, fun, and easy-to-use format!

To preregister for the Summer Reading Program and the Cultural Pass, visit today. Preregistration will speed up the process for picking up a Cultural Pass once they become available on May 23 (all 18 library locations).

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Vacation Bible School

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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!

Parent Name: _________________________

  • Address: __________________________
  • Child’s Name: 1. _______________ Age:___
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  • Parish: ____________________________
  • Phone: home ___ ____ cell# ___ ____
  • Alternate #___ ____
  • Email:________________________

Friend to be paired with: ___________________________

You can register online @

Middle School Mid-Summer Mixer - 6/25

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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.

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


Football Signups Extended

If your son is interested in playing football for Notre Dame and you haven't signed up, it's not too late! To sign up go to, click the Athletics tab, click the Signups/Tryouts tab.
  • Last day to sign up is June 1st.
Please call Brian Minor at 819-8800 is you have any questions.
Lisa Bisig
St. Paul Athletic Director

Cheerleading for the 2016-2017 School Year

K-8 grade Parents/Guardians,
I just wanted to let you know that I am having sign-ups for cheerleading for the 2016-2017 school year. Any girls Kindergarten - 8th grade who may wish to cheer, please have them contact me, by email or text, (502) 876-8007. The deadline is June 6th.
Thank you, and have a wonderful summer.
Janine Harmon
Registered Client Service Associate
Office (502) 420-1425
Fax (502) 429-5377
Toll Free (800) 395-5966

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