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♥ St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - 2/12/16 ♥

Inspirational Quote


“There is no friendship, no love, like that of a the parent for the child.”


~Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887) was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love.

♥ Saint Valentine ♥

    Officially, Saint Valentine of Rome is a widely recognized third-century Roman saint commemorated on February 14 and associated since the High Middle Ages with a tradition of courtly love.

    Born: Terni, Italy

    Died: Rome, Italy

    Patronage: Beekeeping, Bubonic plague, Epilepsy

The History of Valentines Day -Saint Valentine
From Desk of the Principal
  • Book Fair - 2/12-2/18

  • ---Book Fair News!

  • Open House - 2/16

  • Hen Party - 2/15

  • Parent/Student Conferences - 2/18

  • St. Paul Parish School Calendar Link

  • Pennies for Patients Update!

  • Join us Every Friday During Lent - Fish Fry

  • ---Fish Fry Raffles 2016

  • ---THEME BASKETS - during Fish Fry & Bingo

  • CEF Application for 2016-17 NOW AVAILABLE thru MARCH 15th

  • Aladdin, Jr. Spring Musical Rehearsal Calendar & Info Link

SPORTS

  • City Championship Finals! - 2/14
  • Upcoming Sports Events
  • St. Paul Sports Calendar Link
  • STUDENT-ATHLETE INFORMATION & SIGN-UP FORM Link

  • Catholic Sports Athletic Association Basketball Website Link

From the PTO News

  • PTO Committee Members
  • The PTO 2015-2016 Calendar

Community Happenings

  • Mercy Academy Pre-Season Softball Clinic - 2/27-2/28

  • Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

Special Links

  • Lunch Menu

  • January Bookworm of the Month

  • St. Paul Catholic School Facebook Link

  • Sacrament Information
  • Inclement Weather Policy
  • Stay Connected with Engrade
  • Last Week's Newsletter Link
  • Saint Paul Catholic Community App

From the Desk of the Principal

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Book Fair News!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: Friday, February 12th - Thursday, February 18th

Shopping hours:

  • During school hours

  • Feb.12th from 4-8

  • During conferences

Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs. And if you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our online book fair site is http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/stpaulelementaryschool2. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:


  • Set the example. Let children see you read.
  • Have a collection of books in the home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills.
  • Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

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St. Paul School OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 6:30-8:30pm

6901 Dixie Highway

KY

Come see for yourself all the exciting things happening at St. Paul School.
  • A strong Catholic Identity that has incorporated gospel values in teaching for 105 years
  • Technology Leader in the Archdiocese of Louisville
  • Enrichment classes for all students
  • Affordable tuition with one of lowest tuition rates of all Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville
  • Tuition Assistance available through the CEF, Parish, School Choice and Archdiocese
  • Enrollment has grown 10% over the past 3 years
  • Curriculum-based Preschool (3YO) and Pre-Kindergarten (4Y0)
  • Inclusion Program for students with academic challenges
  • Terra Nova (standardized testing) scores over the national percentile in all classes and all tests
  • 99% Parent satisfaction as evidenced by recent surveys
  • Fully Accredited
  • Grades available in real time to parents
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It is that time of the year when we begin gearing up for families to consider St. Paul School for their children next year (2016-17).

  • St. Paul is the only school in the area that has experienced a 10% enrollment growth the past three years.

I previously sent you some information regarding the work of the CEF and what they are doing in making Catholic Education affordable for all. This is the message we want to give to everyone. I do not want any family thinking they cannot afford Catholic Education for their children if they want one. I will personally work with them to help get whatever needed assistance they may need.
We received a total of $165,000 for tuition assistance for the school year (2015-16).

  • PLEASE SPREAD THIS WORD TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

In addition, we will once again offer a $1000 discount to all new families who enroll their children in grades K-8. This does not apply to those who are entering Preschool (3YO) or Pre-Kindergarten 4(YO). We will also continue to offer any current family a $500 discount on their 2015-16 tuition for any family they recommend and enroll in St. Paul for next school year. This is a great way to help reduce your tuition. Many current families have taken advantage of this and have had as much as a $1500 discount (3 families) on their tuition this year. GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
Please share the Open House Information with all your contacts and help us get as many families to our Open House as possible.

Hen Party - 2/15

Saint Paul’s annual Hen Party will be held Monday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the gym. All proceeds from this fundraiser are used to purchase altar bread, wine, candles, vestments, etc., essentials for our worship experience. Admission is $5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bring a friend and join us for an evening of fun!
Thank you,
Jeanie Schmuckie
Hen Party Committee
447-3418

Parent/Student Conferences

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 1-5pm

6901 Dixie Highway

KY

Dear Families of all PreSchool: (PS-3YO)--8th-grade Students


  • In order to effectively conference with the students and families that are most needed, we have decided to conference with only those students and families their teachers have identified as needing a conference. This will give the teachers the opportunity to spend more time to discuss an improvement plan in each of the subject areas where the student needs to show improvement. We will conference with all new students and families in grades K-8 in order to meet and continue building a solid teacher, student, parent relationship.

  • If you have been identified as having a student that the teacher needs to conference with you will receive a conference request form with dates and times. Please complete the form and return to the office. Some may need to conference with more than one teacher depending on the student’s performance in the subjects he/ she is taking.

  • If you do not receive a conference request form then a conference is not needed, unless you wish. The student will not be marked absent since a conference was not needed at this time.

  • Conference Request Forms will be sent home with the students on Monday, February 15, 2016
St. Paul Parish School Calendar

Click on this link for Upcoming Events

Pennies for Patients Update!

  • As of February 12th, we have collected $1,805.06 for Pennies for Patients!!

Winning Classes

  1. The 2nd grade is in the lead with a total of $378.42!
  2. 4th grade is in 2nd place with $286.10
  3. 6th grade is in 3rd place with $284.55
  4. 1st grade is in 4th place with $226.99
  • We are doing a great job so far! Keep collecting your money for Pennies for Patients!

Remember:

  • This year we are able to ask for donations online! Our link to the school fundraising page is http://events.lls.org/pages/ky/StPaulSchoolLouisville. Students and parents can set up their own personalized page to fundraise for Pennies for Patients. Students who raise $50 or more on the website will receive a free t-shirt!
  • This year our goal is to collect $2500 so that we, St. Paul School, can help to make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering from blood-borne cancers like our friend Margo. Help support St. Paul Pennies for Patients Program by helping your child raise money and save lives!
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Fish Fry Raffles 2016

In order to make up for the loss of revenue from our Super Bowl we will have raffles during our Fish Fry’s this year. In addition, I am asking that all families sell or purchase chances on the various items being raffled.
  • First, we are asking that each family donate an item to your class basket (see article below). The class baskets will be on display at each Fish Fry and chances will be $1.00. Drawing will be March 18th at intermission of our bingo and our goal is $1000.
  • Second, we will raffle a 60” LG Smart TV, valued at over $1000. Chances will be $5 and we will be sending home 5 chances per family as well as selling during our Fish Fry’s and Bingo. Drawing will be March 18th at intermission of our Bingo and our goal is $5000.
  • Third, we will have a special “Parking Spot” raffle. The winner of this raffle will receive the first spot daily in the dismissal line. The chances will be $2.00 and we will send home 5 chances for each family. The drawing will be February 26th at 6:00 PM and our goal is $1500.
  • Lastly, we will have a Super Bingo on Saturday, February 20th at 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM). The cost of admission is $20 and we will send home 1 admission ticket per family to sell or buy. Our goal is $3000.
If we reach our goal with each of these raffles and events we will achieve $10,500. It is very important we reach this goal and each family do their part in the support of the school.
We need individuals (minimum 2) to help sell chances on the baskets and TV raffle chances during the Fish Fry. When you are volunteering on any of the evenings your class works the Fish Fry’s, please indicate to your room mother that you would like to volunteer to sell chances. We will have tables set up for that.
Thanks!
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THEME BASKETS - during Fish Fry & Bingo

As many of you know, we are not able to have our Super Sunday Party this year. In an attempt to make up for lost funds, we will be selling chances on theme baskets during the Fish Fry and the Bingo. We will draw the winner’s name on Friday, March 18 for each basket during the Bingo.
The baskets themes are:
  • Preschool and Kindergarten TOOL TIME, hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, duct tape, tape measures, flashlights, etc…
  • Pre-K Classes - OFFICE SUPPLIES, pens, pencils, paper, post-it notes,
  • paper clips, etc…
  • 1st and 2nd Grade - SPRING/EASTER, Easter candy, craft items, stuffed animals, flower pots, seeds, garden flag, etc…..
  • 3rd and 4th Grade - FAMILY GAME NIGHT, movies, games, popcorn, snacks, candy, etc…..
  • 5th and 6th Grade - CAR WASH, buckets, sponges, air freshener, car wash soaps, wax, etc…
  • 7th and 8th Grade - WHAT’S COOKING, cooking utensils, dish towels, dish detergents, cookbooks, aprons, etc…
We will also have a GIFT CARD TREE!
Thanks for your support!

CEF Application for 2016-17 NOW thru MARCH 15th

As we begin a new year, I want to encourage each of you to invite more families to join the Catholic school experience than ever before. Last year with your encouragement and with the help of the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) we were able to achieve record-breaking enrollment. We have not stopped growing and with your help, we expect our enrollment to once again grow in 2016.
  • The 2016-17 Private School Aid Service (PSAS) tuition assistance application is available online at www.ceflou.org. We also have applications available in the office for those families who prefer to mail their information. Families only need to complete one PSAS application to be eligible for tuition assistance for all their children. The completed application, along with the $25 fee, should be submitted to PSAS on or before March 15, 2016.
  • We sent an instructional flyer and application to every St. Paul family recently. Asking for tuition assistance is a very private family decision. Often families who are experiencing difficulty are reluctant to take the steps needed to request assistance but let me assure you, if this is the case the answer will be “Yes” to assistance. Last year with the help of the CEF, needs-based to tuition discounts, archdiocese voucher fund and school choice St. Paul families were awarded $151,960 in assistance.
  • NOW IS THE TIME for more families to join our storied Catholic school community with 105 years of tradition.
Together let’s make this happen! Give More…..Get More
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Aladdin Jr. Calendar

I post all schedule information on this Aladdin Jr. Calendar You can also find various links or files to download that I will post from time to time as rehearsals progress. ~Mr. Ransom

Sports

City Championship Finals! - 2/14

Come out and support our 7th & 8th-grade girls and boys in the City Championship Finals! It'll be another WHITE OUT so wear your white and cheer them on.
  • Both games are on Sunday. February 14th, at Trinity High School. The girls battle St. Stephen Martyr at 2:00 and the boys take on Ascension at 3:00.
  • And don't forget our 5th & 6th graders!
  • The 5/6th girls advanced to the second round and play Saturday, February 13th at 9:00 at St. Rita.
  • The 6th-grade boys are also in the 2nd round and play Saturday, February 13th at 12:00 at St. Anthanasius.
  • Our 5th-grade boys are in the semi-finals on Monday, February 15th at 7:00 at St. Martha.
We wish all our athletes and coaches the best of luck! GO RAIDERS!

Upcoming Sports Events

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St. Paul Sports Calendar Link

To see more upcoming Sports events, click this link.

STUDENT ATHLETE INFORMATION & SIGN-UP FORM

Click here for Sports Information and Sign-up Form.

From the PTO

PTO Committee Members

President -------- Stephanie Gayheart ----- 502-379-0323
Vice President -- Michelle Huber ----- 502-671-3851
Secretary -------- Melissa Logsdon ----- 502-762-5066
Treasurer -------- Becky Baird ----- 502-418-6343
THE PTO 2015-2016 CALENDAR

Click on this link to find the Parent-Teacher Organization Calendar

Community Happenings

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Mercy Academy Pre-Season Softball Clinic - 2/27-2/28

Get ready for your upcoming softball season at the Mercy Academy preseason softball clinic. Participants will work on hitting, base running, fielding and position work. Mercy coaches and current players take you through drills and games to build and fine tune your softball skills. Join us for this 2-day clinic and be ready for your season!

  • When: February 27 & 28
  • Where: Mercy Academy
  • Cost: $50 for the Softball Clinic, $30 for a Pitching Clinic
  • Preregister a group of 6 or more and save $10 per player
  • For more information visit the softball page on our website at Mercyacademy.com

~Angie Laemmle Athletic Assistant

Mercy Academy alaemmle@mercyjaguars.com

w. 502.671.2010 x.2312 f. 502.491.0661

Click the link below for a pre-registration form.

Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

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Special Links