St. Paul News

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - 3/25/16

Inspirational Quote

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

~John 11:25-26

Good Friday Prayer

O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us

hast willed to be crucified

and to shed Thy Most Precious Blood

for the redemption and salvation of our souls,

look down upon us here gathered together

in remembrance of Thy most sorrowful Passion and Death,

fully trusting in Thy mercy;

cleanse us from sin by Thy grace,

sanctify our toil,

give unto us and unto all those who are dear to us our

daily bread,

sweeten our sufferings,

bless our families,

and to the nations so sorely afflicted,

grant Thy peace,

which is the only true peace,

so that by obeying Thy commandments

we may come at last to the glory of heaven.


St. Dismas' Feast Day - 3/25

The Catholic Church remembers St. Dismas (known as the Penitent Thief, the Good Thief or the Thief on the Cross), on 25 March.
  • Two other men, both criminals, we also led out with him to be executed... One fo the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!"
  • But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "We are punished justly, but this man has done nothing wrong." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
  • Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you today you will be with me in Paradise."
From Desk of the Principal
  • Annual Salute Dinner Nets All-Time Record for Catholic School Tuition Assistance!

  • ---His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York

  • ---Listen to Cardinal Dolan's Speech (video)

  • ---CEF Annual Fund in Full Swing

  • Raiders Class of 2017 Fundraiser at Masterpiece Mixers

  • Remaining Calendar for the School Year

  • Young Authors Winners

  • Bellarmine University Summer Youth Camps

  • St. Paul Parish School Calendar Link

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

From the Classrooms

  • Art
  • ---8th grade Modigliani Inspired Portraits
  • Kindergarten
  • ---Kindergarteners React to The True Story of the Three Little Pigs


  • 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

  • Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

Special Links

  • February Bookworm of the Month

  • Lunch Menu

  • 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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Annual Salute Dinner Nets All-Time Record for Catholic School Tuition Assistance!

With a sell-out crowd of nearly 1,900 guests, this year's Salute to Catholic School Alumni event generated a new record high $750,000 in net proceeds, shattering the previous year record of $665,000. All of the funds from the Salute will be used to provide tuition assistance to families who cannot afford the full cost of Catholic elementary education for their children in the Archdiocese of Louisville.

His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York

  • Timothy Michael Dolan is an American Cardinal prelate of the Catholic Church. Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, Dolan serves as the tenth and current Archbishop of New York.

Cardinal Dolan provided a rousing keynote address calling on everyone to expand the mission of Catholic education. Among several themes, Cardinal Dolan stressed the importance of Catholic education and the widespread benefits that it provides to Catholic school students, families and our communities. Listen to his speech below.

Cardinal Dolan | Louisville Catholic Education Foundation

CEF Annual Fund in Full Swing

The Catholic Education Foundation Annual Fund is in full swing. Your support helps kids attend Catholic elementary schools throughout the Archdiocese of Louisville. What a great investment! Click below to donate to the Annual Fund.

Donate to the Annual Fund Here
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Remaining Calendar for the School Year

Our remaining calendar for the year will remain the same except for one change. The last day of school is Friday, May 27th and it will be a full day and not a half day. We will use this to make up for a snow day. The other missed days for snow (3) were built into the calendar. Final Report cards for PS and PK will be distributed on May 27th to the students. Final report cards for students in K-8 will be available online by Wednesday, June 1st and if necessary, you can send an email to the teacher to request a conference date.
Please check the school website for calendar dates of interest.

Remaining Calendar Dates 2015-16

  • March 28 - Easter Monday Holiday - No School
  • April 4 - April 8 - Spring Break
  • April 12 - PTO Meeting (7:00 PM)
  • April 13 - Early Dismissal 11:30 - No Lunch - Faculty Meeting 12-3 PM
  • April 25 - Mid-Third Trimester Progress Reports
  • May 6 - Derby Holiday
  • May 11 - Early Dismissal 11:30 - No Lunch - Faculty Meeting 12-3 PM
  • May 18 - PreSchool Ceremony - 9:00 AM
  • May 18 -Pre-Kindergarten Ceremony - 7:00 PM
  • May 19 - Awards Ceremony - 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • May 20 - 8th Grade Last Day (Dismissal at 11:00) Breakfast - 9:15 AM
  • May 24 - Kindergarten Graduation - 8:15 AM
  • May 25 - 8th Grade Graduation
  • May 27 - Last Day of School Regular day - Report cards distributed to PS/PK/K
  • May 30 - Memorial Holiday
  • June 1 - Final Grades available for grades 1-8 on Engrade
  • June 6-10 - Kindergarten Camp (9:00 AM 12:00 PM)

Young Authors Winners

Congratulations to Dawson Hawkins and Kali Williamson winners of the 4th grade Young Authors. Special thanks to Mrs. Towles for moderating this event.

Bellarmine University Summer Youth Camps

This summer, Bellarmine University is offering a variety of Summer Youth Camps for students in Grades 3-8. A complete list of camps, ages and dates were sent home with your child this past week. Please look it over. There are some very interesting and good camps I feel would be very beneficial to your child.

You can view these Youth Camp offerings at this link: Bellarmine University Summer Youth Camps.

St. Paul Parish School Calendar

Click on this link for Upcoming Events

Spring Picture Day - 4/21

Mark your calendars: Spring Picture Day will be Thursday, April 21st. More information will be posted at a later date.
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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

From the Classrooms


8th grade Modigliani Inspired Portraits

  • Critiquing each other's work
  • Working on a reflection
  • Touching up on details
  • Giving this guy Swishy hair
  • Busy on portraits
  • Doing what good students do

Getting Ipad “APPY” in Primary Grades!

Over the past two weeks, I have been working with kindergarten and 1st grade with new Ipad apps for the classroom. The first app that we experimented with was Facetalk.

Facetalk is an app that allows the user to take a picture, of someone else or a selfie, and make it talk! We learned how to use the camera to take pictures of each other and edit to make the face fit into a template (we learned to pitch and pull). We also learned how to click and drag a mouth to fit the mouth in the picture. After all this, we were able to record our voices!

The students were able to react to the book of the month, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, by discussing which version of the story that they believed and why. The students picked up on this very quickly, and they turned out really cute!

Here is the Kindergarten Facetalk video.


Kindergarteners React to The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Look for the 1st-grade video, First Grade Reacts to The True Story of the Three Little Pigs in next week’s newsletter.

Pic Collage

The next app that we experimented with was Pic Collage.

Pic Collage can be used a multitude of ways in the classroom. This app is basically a way to organize photos in a collage by using backgrounds, templates, stickers, etc.

The First grade used this app to review addition problems. Here are a few examples:

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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

Events at Local Branches of the Louisville Public Library

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Special Links