St. Paul School-Kevin Brever, Principal-January 10, 2014

St. Paul News Bulletin

Inspirational Quote

"Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take no responsibility."

-- Michael Korda - (Writer and novelist, editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster in New York City.)

Happy New Year! May 2014 be Blessed Year for All!

Table of Contents

St Paul Parish School Calendar of Events

St. Paul Sports Calendar

4th & 5th Grade Boys Win Basketball Tournament

Market Day Orders - January 16th

CEF Tuition Assistance 2014-2015 - 3/14

PTO Fundraising Efforts for Remaining School Year


St. Paul Weekly News Video

The 21st Century Learner

--- Learning and Innovation Skills

--- Information, Media and Technology Skills

--- Life and Career Skills

Stay Connected

4th & 5th Grade Boys Win Basketball Tournament

The 4th & 5th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament for 2013 was won by our very own St. Paul team! Congratulations to you and to your coach!!!

Market Day Orders - January 16th

Market Day orders need to be placed by Thursday, January 16. Pick up is Tuesday, January 21. Remember any family that orders, their child gets a dress down day. Have a good weekend!

CEF Tuition Assistance 2014-2015

The Catholic Education Foundation is the primary source of tuition assistance for Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville. This year, the Foundation will grant over $1.3 million in elementary school tuition assistance. For eligibility and information about applying, click on this link:

Catholic Education Foundation Tuition Assistance 2014-2015

PTO Fundraising Efforts for Remaining School Year

Our PTO has organized 3 school fundraising efforts for the remainder of the school year – and your help is needed for success. 100% participation by school families is needed to help keep our tuition rates from sky-rocketing. The 3 efforts are:

  • A Spring Break Condo raffle,
  • Silent Auction theme baskets at the Super Bowl Party and
  • The Fish Fry nights.

FIRST EFFORT - Spring Break Raffle

We are selling chances for a one-week stay at the Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida! This fabulous resort is adjacent to Walt Disney World Resort. This package includes a 3 bedroom condo for March 30, 2014 to April 5, 2014 (Spring Break). Tickets are $10 each. The drawing will be held on February 14, 2014. The trip was 100% donated by Wyndham Vacation Resorts and is valued around $2800! Check out this beautiful resort on their website:

There are 130 families with children currently enrolled in St Paul. We are asking each family to sell 10 chances – which will net the school $13,000!

Please return both sold and unsold chances by Friday, January 24.

Here are some ideas on where you might be able to sell chances: friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, at mass, at bingo, at the Sat basketball intramural games. Perhaps take a photo of the tickets and post it on your facebook page. Ask family and close friends to take to work with you. Take to children’s non-school related after school activities and share with parents from other schools that might be interested in a Spring Break get-away.

Incentives for selling chances

  1. If we make the school goal of every family selling at least 10 tickets, then school children will be treated to a field day during the last month of school. The field day will be a day-long celebration of games, activities, and food.
  2. $50 Visa gift card to the family selling the most chances.
  3. For each family that sells 11 or more chances, your name goes into a drawing for $50 Visa gift card.
  4. The school “stuffed” mascot will reside in the classroom with the most chances turned in each Tuesday and Friday. The mascot will reward the class small prizes. As families turn tickets in, their sold tickets will be divided equally among their children’s classes.


Sunday, Feb. 2nd, 3-10pm

6901 Dixie Highway

Pleasure Rdg Pk, KY




Chili, Bean Soup, Ham, Brats, Hotdogs, Potato Salad,Baked Beans, Soft Pretzels, Nacho’s, Popcorn, Vegetable trays, Cheese trays, Draft Beer and Softdrinks


Can Beer and Wine Coolers will be sold for $2.00


CALL Jessica AT St. Paul School



(SPECIAL GAME BOARDS $2, $5, $10 and $25 Available)






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St. Paul News Dec 9

St. Paul School is a GoogleApps in Education School

Technology News

Did you know:

Over 20 million students use GoogleApps for Education?

Over 7 milliion students in K-12 schools throughout the country have adopted GoogleApps for Education?

72 of the 100 Universities in the US use GoogleApps?

7 out of 8 Ivy League Institutions use GoogleApps?

Using GoogleApps for Education saves schools several thousands of dollars each year?

At St. Paul we use GoogleApps for Education because:

  1. It includes dozens of critical security features specifically designed to keep our students' data safe, secure and in our control.
  2. Emails, documents, calendar and sites can be accessed - and edited - Anytime, anywhere and on almost any mobile device or tablet.
  3. It provides a an ideal environment for learning in the 21st century. Fast, easy collaboration with other students and with teachers is possible because the document creation tools offer real-time editing, powerful sharing controls, and seamless compatibility.
  4. It helps streamline academic tasks like essay writing and class scheduling. Apps frees everyone up to spend more time on learning and teaching.
  5. Our students, teachers and administrators always have access to the latest software, including the newest features and security updates. Apps is updated every time we log in, so we get the newest features as soon as they're ready.
  6. Since we don't need to buy or maintain servers, as everything can be managed from a single interface, and yes, it really is free.
  7. Moving to Google Apps helps us reduce both St. Paul’s overall expenses and its environmental impact. Apps is powered by Google's energy-efficient data centers, so it’s less energy and carbon-intensive than on-premise servers.

The 21st Century Learner

Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes

Mastery of core subjects and 21st century themes is essential to student success. Core subjects include English, reading or language arts, world languages, arts, mathematics, economics, science, geography, history, government and civics.

In addition, schools must promote an understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects:

  • Global Awareness
  • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy
  • Civic Literacy
  • Health Literacy
  • Environmental Literacy

Learning and Innovation Skills

Learning and innovation skills are what separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in today’s world and those who are not. They include:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Communication and Collaboration

Information, Media and Technology Skills

Today, we live in a technology and media-driven environment, marked by access to an abundance of information, rapid changes in technology tools and the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. Effective citizens and workers must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills, such as:

  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) Literacy

Life and Career Skills

Today’s life and work environments require far more than thinking skills and content knowledge. The ability to navigate the complex life and work environments in the globally competitive information age requires students to pay rigorous attention to developing adequate life and career skills, such as:

  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility

2 1 S T C E N T U RY S U P P O R T S Y S T E M S

A comprehensive and innovative support system must be created to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities that will be required of them. St. Paul School is committed to continue to provide and improve this support system for our students.


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