St. Paul News

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - 1/15/16

Inspirational Quote

“The most exciting acting tends to happen in roles you never thought you could play."

~John Lithgow (1945) an American actor, musician, singer, and author. He has received acclaim and many accolades in his career including two Tony Awards, five Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and more.

[See Aladdin, Jr. Auditions - Information below.]

From Desk of the Principal
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Day - NO SCHOOL - 1/18

  • Tuition Policy Change

  • CEF Application for 2016-17 NOW AVAILABLE!

  • Re-Enrollment for Current Families - Now Until 2/1/16

  • Aladdin, Jr. Auditions - 1/22

  • Congratulations Archery Tournament Students!

  • St. Paul Pennies for Patients Program Kickoff!

  • EdChoice KY --- Scholarship Tax Credit Programs

  • St. Paul Parish School Calendar Link

From the Parish Office

  • Journey to Poland Presentation - 1/19

From the Classrooms

  • Library
  • ---January Book of the Month
  • ---Contest - Jan Brett - Author Visit
  • ---Clifford the Big Red Dog Literacy Program - 1/23
  • ---Book Fair - 2/12-2/18
  • ------Seeking Volunteers for Book Fair!
  • ------Seeking Junior Book Fair Staff


  • St Gabriel Archery Tournament Roster - 1/16/16
  • Upcoming Sports Events
  • St. Paul Sports Calendar Link
  • Catholic Sports Athletic Association Basketball Website Link

From the PTO News

  • PTO Committee Members
  • The PTO 2015-2016 Calendar

Community Happenings

  • Girl-Powered Intro to Programming - 1/18

  • Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

Special Links

  • Lunch Menu

  • Bookworm of the Month for November is (coming soon)!

  • 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

Martin Luther King, Jr Day - NO SCHOOL - 1/18

"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

~Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968) an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Tuition Policy Change

Any student/family that withdraws or is dismissed from St. Paul School and has an outstanding tuition or fee balance is unable to participate in any parish athletic function (ie: intramurals) or be a member of a team regardless if they are participating in Religious education. Once the outstanding balance is paid in full and they are attending Religious education on a regular basis they should be allowed to participate in the parish athletic program if they maintain compliance to the rules and regulations as outlined by the Religious Education program.

See the complete St. Paul Parent/Student Handbook 2015-2016 at

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CEF Application for 2016-17 NOW AVAILABLE!

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 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 last week. 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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Re-Enrollment for Current Families Now Until 2/1/16

Re-enrollment Fee for 2016-17 school year:

The Re-enrollment fee for current families with students entering grades K-8 is $100 per student or $200 per family. The amount charged for new families with students enrolling in grades K-8 is $150.00 per student. The enrollment fee for all families with Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten students (Age 3 and 4) is $50.00 per student.

  • The re-enrollment and registration fees did not increase this year.

All fees are a one-time, non-refundable charge that help subsidize the expenses that accrue for standardized testing, school handbook, marketing and communications materials, copying equipment and supplies, accreditation, professional development for teachers and other general operating expenses that tuition, parish investment and fundraising do not cover.

  • In order to secure a space for next year, your re-enrollment fee is due Friday, February 1, 2016, along with the Re--enrollment Form (click the link below).
  • If you have a child entering Pre-School (3YO) or Pre-Kindergarten (4YO) and another entering any grade K-8, please write separate checks.

Re-enrollment Form 2016-17 Link - download, complete and return with fee.

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Aladdin, Jr. Auditions - 1/22


St. Paul School will be presenting the musical "Aladdin, Jr." this spring. The dates for the musical are Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.
If your child is in grades 3 - 8 and interested in being a part of this production, we will have auditions on January 22nd at 3:00PM.
This is a great opportunity for your child! If you have a child that is interested in the arts this a great way to experience them and learn.

Congratulations Archery Tournament Students!

Congratulations to all those students who participated in the Mercy Archery tournament this past weekend. Those who scored 200 or better are listed below:
Grades 6-8
Johnathon G - 216
Justin H - 219
Zachary T - 223
Peyton V - 225
Billy S - 227
Shelby M 235
Kaden F - 240
Alyssa P - 240
  • Matt B - 247 - Top Scorer!
  • Trenton M - 247 - Top Scorer!
Grades 3-5
Tyler V - 203
Alexander W - 221
Dawson H - 222

Special thanks to Coach Marc Gayheart and his wife Stephanie!

St. Paul Pennies for Patients Program Kickoff!

On February 1st, St. Paul will kickoff our Pennies for Patients Program! Pennies for Patients is a fundraising program with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Throughout the month of February students and families will be collecting money to help support research and treatments to help save the lives of those affected with blood cancers. 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 that are suffering with blood borne cancers.

Our link to the school fundraising page is

Students and parents can set up their own personalized page to fundraise for Pennies for Patients. Look for more information to be sent home on February 1st.

EdChoice KY - Scholarship Tax Credit Programs

KY State Sen. Ralph Alvarado Files Scholarship Tax Credit Legislation
  • The bill is called “Opportunities in Education” and would provide more choices to lower income Kentucky students. This bill creates a nonrefundable tax credit beginning January 1, 2016 which may be applied against the individual income tax, corporation income tax, the limited liability entity tax, or the bank franchise tax, for donations to scholarship-granting organizations or a fund to improve public schools.
St. Paul Parish School Calendar

Click on this link for Upcoming Events

From the Parish Office

Journey to Poland Presentation - 1/19

Collett Travel and Father Dismas will discuss the Pilgrimage to Poland in September 2016 in Hilary Hall at 7:00 PM. For more information call the church office at 502-935-1223.

From the Classrooms

Pre-K Red

Feeding the Birds

During winter, birds have a hard time finding food. So students in Pre-kindergarten made bird feeders and hung them on the bushes so the birds would have something to eat!

~Ms. Blain

~Ms. Thornill

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January Book of the Month

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

  • Pay-it-Forward - What does it mean?

  • Ripple Effect - What is it?

Contest - Jan Brett - Author Visit

We have a chance to win a visit from Jan Brett! With over forty million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author-illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer, her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.
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The school or library that has the most parents, teachers, friends, or supporters who enter the contest will win a free school or library visit from Jan in the 2016-2017 school year.

Contest ends April 4, 2016. One entry per person allowed. 2nd to 10th prizes of 10 Jan Brett books. 11th to 100th prize of a signed Jan Brett Poster.

Click Here to Enter

Clifford the Big Red Dog Literacy Program - 1/23

The Southwest Regional Library is hosting a fun, literacy program on Saturday, January 23. Clifford the Big Red Dog will be our special guest for a morning full of fun activities at Clifford's BIG Pajama Party on Saturday, January 23, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • This special family event celebrates the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge and is presented with support from Junior League of Louisville.
  • If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me at 502-933-0029 or through email at:

Book Fair - 2/12-2/18

Our school will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from February 12th through February 18th! The book fair will run throughout the school hours. The book fair will also coincide with the start of our Fish Fry and second-trimester conferences.

  • This will be a great time to earn free books and money for our school, but this also means that we will need several volunteers to help run the fair.
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Seeking Volunteers for Book Fair!

  • Volunteers are the motivators to help any Book Fair become a success. We hope that you share with us your skills to help students discover the power of reading.

If you have some time to help us conduct our Book Fair, please complete the form by clicking on this link and circle the areas where you would like to help out. Send the form back to Beth Trusty by January 15th. I will send a more specific volunteer form with dates and times when I receive forms from interested volunteers.


Mrs. Beth Trusty

St. Paul School - Media Specialist

Book Fair Chairperson

Seeking Junior Book Fair Staff

Attention 7th and 8th graders!

Mrs. Trusty is seeking junior book fair staff for our upcoming book fair!

Our school will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from February 12th through February 18th! I am seeking responsible 7th and 8th graders to join my book fair volunteer staff to help our school have a successful book fair!

I am seeking Junior Ambassadors, Junior Merchandising Specialists, and Junior Customer Service Specialists.

Job Descriptions

  • Junior Ambassadors (2) - Junior ambassadors will share book fair news and book talks on announcements throughout the book fair dates.

  • Junior Merchandising Specialists (3) - Junior merchandising specialist will be responsible for arranging products, displays, and signage on tables. They will also be responsible for keeping track of books that are low in stock.

  • Junior Customer Service Specialists (5 ) - Junior customer service specialists will be responsible for helping shoppers locate products and assist with price checks. They will also be responsible for overseeing the classroom teacher wish lists.

Since our book fair will be running during school, I will need candidates to be available to come to the CLC before school and and the end of the school day. I would also like candidates to be available on the evening of February 12th (first night of the Fish Fry).

If you are interested in these positions, you may sign up in the CLC anytime. I will have a sign-up sheet available for interested students. After sign-ups, I will discuss the candidates with the middle school teachers and positions will be filled by teacher recommendation. I would like to have all interested candidates sign-up by Friday, January 22nd.

Thank you!

Mrs. Beth Trusty

Readers are Leaders


Upcoming Sports Events

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St. Paul Sports Calendar Link

To see more upcoming Sports events, click this link.


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

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

Community Happenings

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Girl-Powered Intro to Programming - 1/18

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Learning Opportunity:

Girl-Powered Intro to Programming

Ages 11-17 • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM • Cost: $75

On January 18th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), Newton's Attic in Lexington, KY will offer a girls-only coding class designed to introduce girls to object-oriented programming, a key component of all modern programming languages. A simple, fully customizable, object- oriented game will be completed by the end of the day.

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Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

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Special Links

Saint Paul Catholic Community App

The Saint Paul app is designed to keep parents and students informed with recent news and information regarding the school and parish. Features include things such as push notifications, calendars, request for information forms, menu updates, athletics, etc.

To begin using the new app, scan the appropriate QR Code below for your device or click on the website links below the QR Codes.