St. Paul News Bulletin

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

Inspirational Quote

"[Students] must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to past and present experiences, and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves."


-- Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson, educational researchers.

Table of Contents

1. Calendar of Events
2. School Safety - AFTERNOON DISMISSAL Changes

3. Kroger Report

4. Blanket Louisville

5. Teen Beach Movie Dance Clinic at Presentation

6. St. Paul Weekly News Video

7. News from the Classroom

- 7.1 - First Grade

- 7.2 - Third Grade

- 7.3 - Fifth Grade

- 7.4 - News from Mr. Zimmerman

- 7.5 - Computer Science Education Week: December 9-15, 2013 - The Hour of Code at St. Paul.

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1. St. Paul School Calendar of Events

2. School Safety - AFTERNOON DISMISSAL Changes

Dear Families,

During a recent safety audit it was observed that our afternoon dismissal procedures need to be changed in order to provide safety for our children and families.

Below are the AFTERNOON DISMISSAL NEW PROCEDURES that will go into effect on Monday, November 11, 2013.


All children will be picked up through the procedures STATED BELOW.



  • All families must use the car line procedures. This has been approved by our safety audit team, which includes the Metro Police and the School Board.
  • Please inform all those who are responsible to pick up your children of this change so they are aware of the new procedure.
  • Again, this is the best interest of your children and removes the risk of individuals entering our gym that are unwanted and should not be here.



AFTERNOON DISMISSAL PROCEDURE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 11, 2013


  • Each family will be issued two (2) identification cards with the family’s number on them. One of these cards is to be placed on the dashboard of the car picking the students up each day. These identification cards will be returned to the office during the last week of school.
  • All cars will enter St. Paul’s parking lot by the rear entrance only. Cars should precede single file to the front of church, where the first car will stop in front of the church. When a parking monitor gives the signal cars will proceed to the back of school and stop at the rear gym exit door.
  • Students will be sent to cars in the order of their arrival. After students are loaded in cars, the cars will proceed behind school to the stop sign and out to the light at Dixie Manor. If the line of cars that turned left waiting for the light is backed up, please turn right and use one of the other exits in the area. Do not attempt to exit through the alley behind church.
  • If you need to speak with a teacher after school, you may park in the Dixie Manor lot behind school and enter the school through the back doors. Teachers are not available to conference until all students have been dismissed. If you need to talk with a teacher or pick a child up early you must call the office to make arrangements.

  • Students not picked up by 3:15 PM will be sent to After School Care and there will be a charge of $15.00. Parents/guardians must pick up their children from ASC in the cafeteria, using the side entrance.


3. Kroger Report

Please continue to use your Kroger Card. As you can see we are doing much better than year. Use of this card brings the school valuable funds. If you do not have a Kroger Card and would like to get one, please send $5 to the office with a note you wish a card and we will get you one.

2012-13 ----------- Recharges -- % to school --- 2013-14 ---------------Recharges - % to school

7/8/12-8/4/12 ------ $2,020.00 --- $ - - - - - - - - - -7/1/13-8/10/13 ---- $6,500.00 ---- $257.32

8/5/12-9/1/12------- $2,350.00 --- $272.40 - - - - 8/11/13-9/7/13 ---- $6,200.00 ---- $248.00

9/2/12-9/29/12----- $5,423.00 --- $216.92 - - - - 9/8/13-10/5/13 -----$6,256.64 ---- $250.27

9/30/12-10/27/12-- $8,911.00 -- $356.44 - - --10/6/13-11/2/13 ---- $9,626.00 ---- $385.04

Total ----------------- $18,704.00 ---- $845.76 - - - - - -Total -------------- $28,582.64 - $1,140.63

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Increase - - - - - -$9,878.64 ------- $294.87


Thanks,

Kevin

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4. Blanket Louisville

Blanket Louisville is starting next week. There will be boxes in the school and at the church.

Blanket Louisville is a non-profit organization whose mission is to warm the hearts and bodies of Louisville’s homeless through the collection and distribution of new and gently used blankets.

At the start of its 11th year, Blanket Louisville has collected over 64,000+ new and gently used blankets, which have been donated to various homeless shelters in Louisville in cooperation with the Coalition for the Homeless.

Blanket Louisville NEW

5. Teen Beach Movie Dance Clinic

Saturday, Dec. 7th 2013 at 11am-4pm

arts & athletic center, 900 s. 4th st.

Presentation Academy’s Dance Team presents Teen Beach Movie Dance Clinic


K - 8th grade girls

$35 includes registration, t-shirt, lunch, & door prizes

Doors open at 10:30 AM

Parents return at 3:30 PM for showcase

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 11 am - 4 pm


Registration Deadline: November 22, 2013 ... registration at the door is accepted!

Register early in order to guarantee your shirt size!

Wear clothes that are easy to more in - no jeans. Girls will perform at halftime of a basketball game (TBA)

Questions?

Contact Melissa Herberger:

502-541-2054 or dmaherberger@aol.com

Registration Form can be found at:

Teen Beach Movie Dance Clinic Registration Form

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7. News from the Classroom

7.1 First Grade

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First grade has been working hard on learning the parts of a plant and what it's job is for the plant.

We have also been learning about the Mayflower and how the pilgrims lived once they landed at Plymouth Rock.

7.2 Third Grade

Pray the rosary for those who have been affected by cancer.

Third Graders learned how to pray the rosary this week. We said the rosary for those individuals whose lives have been affected by cancer.

7.3 Fifth Grade

In the Fifth Grade we are:

Reading The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.

Studying Subject-Verb agreement in English.

Working on dividing by two digit divisors.

Learning about Plants with seeds in Science.

Studying in Religion, about Jesus calming the storm!

7.4 News from Mr. Zimmerman

5th Grade: is finishing up their Native American Habitats where students will demonstrate how Native Americans adapt to their environment (Diorama)


6th Grade: producing 3D or relief maps of North America designed to examine the physical and economic regions as well as the opportunity to bring the history and culture of both Canada and the United States alive.

7th Grade: Discovering the Greek Culture and will produce a religious mythos for the gods and goddesses as well as eventually bringing to life an Ancient History Museum

8th Grade: Will be studying the American Revolution where students working collaboratively to produce a newspaper on one of the many events involved with the war including an editorial, human interest story and an article to demonstrate their knowledge of the vent they chose.

7.5 Computer Science Education Week: December 9-15, 2013


“ Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer . . . because it teaches you how to think.”

Steve Jobs (1955- 2011), entrepreneur, marketer, inventor, co-founder/chairman/CEO of Apple Inc.


The Hour of Code is coming

The Hour of Code at St. Paul

We live in a world surrounded by technology. But only a tiny fraction of students learn how computers work, or how to create software technology. Computer Science provides a foundation for virtually any career and all our students can benefit from learning the basics.

This year, for Computer Science Education Week, a massive campaign called the Hour of Code is introducing 10 million students to try one hour of introductory computer science. St. Paul 3rd through 8th grade students have signed up and will participate by learning to code with several tutorials and a project where they create a small software program.


We have done some coding in technology classes over the last three years with a program called "Scratch" and last year added an online program called "Tynker". The students really enjoy telling the computer what to do and seeing the results of their logical thinking and creativity.


You can learn more about this by reading the handout at http://bit.ly/forschools

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