St. Paul Bulletin

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - February 8, 2013

Inspirational Quote of the Week

“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” – Publilius Syrus


2-10-13 4th Grade Class Liturgy 9:30

2-12-13 Grades K-3 (1) 8:15

2-13-13 All School(5) 8:15

2-14-13 Grades 7-8 (7) 8:15

Please attend the Mass of your choice Saturday or Sunday

Important Dates

8 – Friday - Bingo 7:30 PM

11 – Monday - Men’s Club Meeting 7:00 PM

12 – Tuesday - Registration New Families 6:30 PM

13 – Wednesday - Ash Wednesday Service 8:15 AM

14 – Thursday - Valentine Parties 1:30 PM

15 – Friday - Stations 1:00 PM

- Fish Fry 4:00 PM

- Bingo 7:00 PM

16 – Saturday - First Confirmation Retreat

19 – Tuesday - Market Day Pick Up 6:00 PM

21 – Thursday - 5th Grade Family Lunch 12:00 PM

22 – Friday - End of 2nd Trimester

23 – Saturday - 2nd Confirmation Retreat

28 – Thursday - Early Dismissal 12:00 PM

- Conferences start at 3:00 PM

1 – Friday - No School

Congratulations to Ms. McClinton and our 6-8 Grade Governors Cup Team!

Congratulations to Ms. McClinton and our 6-8 Grade Governors Cup Team. They finished in 5th place, out of 17 teams, in the recent Regional Competition. Members of the team include:

Bailey Kelly, Camryn Muss, Brianna Bragg, Amber Miller, Jill Roberts, Caroline Allen, Madison Wilson, Kelly Chen, Olivia Burris

The following members will be participating in the State competition in March for their placing in the Regionals:

Amber Miller 3rd Place Language Arts

Madison Wilson 4th Place Language Arts

Brianna Bragg 5th Place Language Arts and 2nd Place Composition


Open House!

If you know anyone interested in our school, please let them know we will have our Open House on Tuesday February 12th form 6:30-8:00. Also we are open for tours daily. To schedule a tour call the office at 935-5511.

Next year we will be accepting 3 year olds in our Pre-K program. Students must be 3 year’s of age before October 1, 2013.

First Fish Fry is February 5, 2013

Once again we will be having our regular Friday Lenten Fish Fry dinners. These fish fry dinners are very important in funding the school. It is important that all families provide the necessary support to ensure the success. Last year we netted $9723.57 money is used for teacher reimbursement for supplies and school support. We would have netted more but had to cancel the fish fry March 2, 2012, because of weather. Our goal this year is to net $10,000.

The first Fish Fry is Friday February 15, 2013.

A complete schedule of dates and classes responsible for workers is below and on Edline. Please note the date your class is responsible for working and ensure you sign up to help. You can e-mail Mr. Brever for sign-up.

It is also important that cakes are supplied each week for the cake wheel. This is total profit and helps with our overall profit.

The Fish Fry Committee is composed school parents, parishioners and other parish organizations. The entire parish community is helping support this function.

All of us working together will ensure the financial success of these fish fry's and we will achieve our goal.

Dear (Pre-K, K, grade 8 and 3) Families,

Your class is responsible to provide adult workers for the Fish Fry on February 15th. Please let me know when you can work. You may sign up for the following times:

2:30-4:30 PM 5 adults

4:30-6:30 PM 10 adults

6:30-8:30 PM 10 adults

We also need cakes, pies, etc for cake wheel. If you work and bring in a cake your child will receive two dresses down days (1 for working and 1 for cake).

Please let me now as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Thanks, Kevin Brever

Class Assignment Dates

2/15 - Pre-K, 8th, 3rd

2/22 - 1st, 7th, 4th, K

3/1 - 2nd, 6th, 5th

3/8 -Pre-K, 8th, 3rd

3/15 - 1st, 7th, 4th

3/22 -2nd, 6th, 5th, K

Announcing – “Making Sense” Blog

A brand new blog for parents! Discusses parenting, media, internet use and safety, and everything in between! Check it out, and share it with your friends and neighbors. Click on this link to visit the parent blog.

8th Grade Pizza Nights

Please remember that the 8th grade class is hosting a fundraiser at PRP Pizza on the Thursdays in February. Please come out and support them for their class trip by having some good food and good times for a very good cause.

Thank you,

The 8th Grade Students



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

4#2 Boys St. Stephen 10:00 St. Andrew

City Basketball Tournament

Come out and support our 5th & 6th Grade Boys tonight as they take on St. Francis of Assisi at 6:00 at Our Lady of Lourdes' Gym in the Semi-Finals. Both of our 5th & 6th Grade Girls' teams are in action this weekend as well in the Semi-Finals. The 6th #1 team plays Ascension at 10:00 Saturday morning at St. Helen's Gym.� The 6th #2 team plays Sacred Heart Model at Noon Saturday at Holy Trinity's gym.� Please come support our teams as the try to advance to the City Finals!!

Good luck to all the teams!!! Go Raiders!!!!

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.

Attention Athletes!

Soccer Sign-ups

The following is for all students in the 3rd through 8th that are interested in playing soccer with Notre Dame Academy.

NDA Boys'& Girls’ Soccer sign-ups are now being taken for any students in grades 3-8. If you want to play, sign up on the website no later than Sunday February 24 at, select "Athletics" tab then "Tryouts/Signups"

Coaches are needed! Anyone interested in coaching soccer please contact Eric Johnson (, 494-6248). A Field Manager is also needed for the St. Lawrence CSAA Soccer League games. St. Lawrence is the home field for 6th grade and 8th grade girls teams and will not host games without an adult to fill this role. If you feel you may be interested please contact Eric.

Sign-ups will also be taken for PreK – 2nd graders interested in participating in intramural soccer. Students wishing to play will need to sign up on the website no later than Sunday February 24 at, select "Athletics" tab then "Tryouts/Signups".

Quick Recall Games

2/13 4/5 Team vs. St. Edward (Away)

2/20 4/5 Team vs. St. Athanasius (Home)

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

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

This is the tenth and final article in a series of articles that present the importance of adopting Common Core State Standards in all schools. Last week’s article presented more of the Traditional Values & Virtues from the Common Core Catholic Initiative. This week’s article week’s article includes the Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching.

  • Life and Dignity of the Human of the Human Person
  • Call to Family, Community and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
  • Solidarity
  • Care for God's Creation

For a summary of the Common Core State Standards and their importance to Catholic Education, you can download a document that gives more information on:

- Defining Characteristics Of Catholic Schools
- Standards And Benchmarks
- o Mission And Catholic Identity
- o Governance And Leadership
- o Academic Excellence
- o Operational Vitality

That document can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: