St. Paul Bulletin
St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - Nov. 15, 2012
Inspirational Quote of the Week
“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” -Marian Anderson
3 – Monday Blanket Louisville Begins
Young at Heart 1:00
4 – Tuesday First Reconciliation at St. Denis
5 – Wednesday School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
6 - Thursday Bunko Christmas 6:00 PM
First Reconciliation 7:00 PM
7 – Friday Bingo 7:30 PM
8 – Saturday Holy Day: Immaculate Conception
High School Placement Exam
9 – Sunday 6th Grade Liturgy 9:30AM
10 – Monday Men’s Club 7:00 PM
Parish Council 7:00 PM
11 – Tuesday Market Day Pick Up 6:00 PM
12 – Wednesday Sports Committee 7:00 PM
13 – Thursday 4th Grade Family Lunch 12:00 PM
14 – Friday All School Mass
Dinner School/PTA/Faculty 6PM
17 – Monday Derby Dinner Grades Pre-K-K-1
(back for lunch)
18 – Tuesday School Concert 1:30 PM
19 – Wednesday Early Dismissal 2:00 PM
Script Cards due by December 7th
If you are planning to order script cards for Christmas the cut off for ordering is December 7th. This will ensure you receive your cards prior to our last day of school December 19th.
Friday November 30th
4th Girls vs. St. Raphael, 7:00 pm at St. Helen's Gym
Saturday December 1st
4th #2 Boys vs. Our Lady Of Lourdes, 10:00 am at St. Andrew's Gym
4th #1 Boys vs. St. Rita, 11:00 am at St. Rita's Gym
6th Boys vs. St. Leonard, Noon at St. Leonard's Gym
Sunday December 2nd
6th #2 Girls vs. Sacred Heart Model, 2:00 pm at Ascension's Gym
8th Boys vs. St. James Louisville, 4:00 pm at St. Andrew's Gym
6th #1 Girls vs. Holy Spirit, 6:00 pm at St. Andrew's Gym
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.
Free 9 Face Pack!
In order to help boost our attendance at our weekly Friday bingo the bingo workers would like to offer all school families one FREE 9 Face Pack, beginning with our December 7th bingo, and running through the month of December. This is a $12 savings. You have the opportunity to purchase additional 9 packs for $4. In addition, if you attend any of the bingoes in the month of December (7, 14, 21, and 28) your children will receive a dress down day.
The bingo is a great opportunity to have fun with friends and family, help the school and who knows you may win some money, which we feel certain you could use this time of the year or any time for that matter.
We hope you will take advantage of this offer and attend!
PS. If you plan to attend a bingo please e-mail Mr. Brever at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know so we can have your FREE pass ready at admission.
Recycling Fundraiser for Consumer Electronics & Metal 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? You don’t want to throw them away for several reasons!
St. Paul School is planning a new fundraising program with EcoPhones' Recycling Fundraiser for Consumer Electronics & Metal Jewelry. A ten year old established fundraising company, they pay the highest dollar amount for used consumer electronics items and used jewelry and also accept the widest variety of used consumer electronics (listed below) which means even more opportunities for St. Paul School to raise much needed funds! 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
The environmental aspect of the Recycling Fundraiser program is another very good reason to donate your items. For example did you know that for every cell phone your school collects 158,000 gallons of water will be protected from potential toxic contamination? That’s 1.2 million 12-ounce sodas for every phone!
Moreover, 2 and ½ ounces of oil are used to make a single inkjet cartridge. Stacked end to end, cartridges thrown away in 2004 could circle the Earth!
More information in next week’s bulletin!
Common Core Standards
Common Core State Standards at St. Paul School
This is the third article in a series of articles that present the importance of adopting Common Core State Standards in all schools. In previous articles it was noted that the CCSS have been adopted by 46 states, with Kentucky being the first to adopt.This week we begin a series of articles that present the importance of adopting Common Core Standards in all schools Those standards (CCSS) are “a set of high quality K-12 learning standards that includes rigorous content and application of knowledge using higher-order thinking skills, leading students to college and career readiness.”
Why are the Common Core State Standards important to St. Paul students?
We want to make sure that every child who attends St. Paul School is given the tools they need to succeed. High standards that are consistent across states provide teachers, parents, and students with a set of clear expectations that all of us can work toward together. This will ensure that we maintain a competitive edge, so that all of our students are well prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to compete with not only their peers here at home, but with students from around the world.
The CCSS are evidence-based, aligned with college and real-world work expectations, include rigorous content and skills, and are informed by other top performing countries so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society.
The Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative is a national working group that is developing and sharing resources and guidelines to assist Catholic to integrate the elements of Catholic identity (Catholic values, Scripture, Church social teachings, encyclicals, etc.) into curriculum and instruction based on the Common Core State Standards.
In early 2012, a national committee of Catholic educators was formed to develop rubrics for each of the seventy Benchmarks, which schools can use to self-assess their current level of implementation in the four domains of:
- Mission and Catholic Identity,
- Governance and Leadership,
- Academic Excellence, and
- Operational Vitality.
Standards are established norms or requirements for learning at each level of education.
Benchmarks are standards, showing the best performance possible at a certain time. This performance level is recognized as the standard of excellence for a specific learning process.
Benchmarking is a process inside a school with the aim to improve its students’ performance by learning about good practices in other, better-performing schools, building on evaluation of relevant performances in its own and others’ schools.
Rubrics are printed sets of scoring criteria for evaluating student work and for giving feedback.
Next week’s article will include more information about the seventy benchmarks the rubrics to measure those benchmarks that have been developed by the CCCII.