St. Paul Bulletin
St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - December 7, 2012
Inspirational Quote of the Week
“If there is no struggle there is no progress.” –Frederick Douglas
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 12:00 PM
3 – Thursday Return to School
The Men's Club invites all the school children to their annual Children’s Christmas Party this Saturday December 8th from 5:00-8:00 in the gym. Santa will be there for pictures and getting children’s wishes for Christmas and plenty of food, games and fun. This annual event is something special and I hope all will attend.
Date Our Team Vs. Time Place
Dec. 8 4#1 Boys St. Michael 11:00 St. Rita
Dec. 8 4#2 Boys St. Raphael 9:00 St. Andrew
Dec. 7 4#1 Girls Notre Dame 8PM St. Helen
Dec. 9 4#1 Girls St. Raphael 1:00 Holy Family
Dec. 9 6#1 Boys St. Andrew 2:00 St. Rita
Dec. 8 6#1 Girls Holy Family 12:00 St. Andrew
Dec. 9 6#2 Girls Ascension 1:00 Ascension
Dec. 9 88#1 Boys St. Rita 4:00 St. Rita
Dec. 9 8#1 Girls St. Stephen 1:00 St. Stephen
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? 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. During the months of January and February, please bring any and all of the following items
- 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
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. Previous articles have described the need for these standards and the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative's (CCCII) development of guidelines to assist Catholic to integrate the elements of Catholic identity.
This week’s article includes more information about the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools, which contain "...nine Defining Characteristics of Catholic schools based on Church teachings, thirteen Standards and seventy Benchmarks. Together they describe what it means to be a Catholic school, and how the most mission-driven, program effective, well managed and responsibly governed Catholic schools operate." - http://catholicschoolstandards.org/standards
The Defining Characteristics of Catholic Schools are:
- Centered in the Person of Jesus Christ
- Contributing to the Evangelizing Mission of the Church
- Distinguished by Excellence
- Committed to Educate the Whole Child
- Steeped in a Catholic Worldview
- Sustained by Gospel Witness
- Shaped by Communion and Community
- Accessible to All Students
- Established by the Expressed Authority of the Bishop
Next week’s article will include an overview of the first of the thirteen standards. More standards will be presented in future articles.
Ozar, L. A., & Weitzel-O’Neill, P. (Eds.). (2012). National standards and benchmarks for effective Catholic elementary and secondary schools. Chicago, IL: Loyola University Chicago, Center for Catholic School Effectiveness