St. Paul Newsletter

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - December 5, 2014

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Inspirational Quote

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."

--Chinese Proverb

  • St. Paul Parish School - Calendar Link
  • From the Principal's Desk

  • ---Men's Club Annual Christmas Party - 12/6

  • From the Houses

  • ---George House

  • ---Francis House
  • From the PTO

  • ---PTO Raffle Drawing at Tonight's Bingo!

  • From the Classroom
  • ---Second Grade
  • ---Fourth Grade
  • ---SPD
  • ---Library
  • ---Technology
  • ------Why must we teach Coding to our students, even as young as Pre-Kindergarten?

  • ------Did You Know that in the State of Kentucky...?
  • ------The Hour of Code is coming - 12/8 - 12/14!
  • St. Paul School Class Pictures Video
  • ParentPermit.com Registration and Signing Instructions Link

  • Sacrament Information

  • Stay Connected with EngradePro

St. Paul Parish School - Calendar

Click on this link for "The Latest Happenings!"

From the Principal's Desk

Men's Club Annual Christmas Party - 12/6

  • The Men's Club is once again sponsoring their Annual Christmas Party for the children on Saturday, December 6th from 5-8 PM in the gym. This is great time for all. There will be food and games and an opportunity for your children to take pictures with Santa.
  • Hope to see you there!

---Men's Club

Dare to Care 2014-George House Sponsor

Below are the results of Dare to Care. I want to thank Mr. Streble and the George House for sponsoring this service project and thank them for all their hard work. I also thank the teachers for encouraging your students to participate. We achieved +150 above our goal of 360 cans.

Class --------------Cans ----- Top 3

Pre-School ------- 28

Pre-K Red -------- 52 ---------- 2

Pre-K Gray ------- 26

Kindergarten --- 36

First Grade ------ 26

Second Grade -- 22

Third Grade --- 133 ---------- 1

Fourth Grade --- 28

Fifth Grade ------ 34

Sixth Grade ----- 22

Seventh Grade - 28

Eighth Grade --- 51 ---------- 3

Church ----------- 24

Total ------------- 510

From the Houses

George House

  • George House collected 480 cans for "Dare to Care". The third grade donated the most with 133 canned goods!
Thanks,
---Madison, Andrew, and Mr. Streble

Francis House

Franciscan Kitchen - through 12/14

The Francis House is collecting items for the Franciscan Kitchen. We are collecting basic items for people in need.

Some possible items that you can donate include:

  • shaving cream,
  • underwear,
  • clothes, and
  • toothpaste.

Please help us support the Franciscan Kitchen and the people in most need in our community. Send all donations to St. Paul School. We will be collecting items until December 14. Thank you for your support!

From the PTO

PTO Raffle Drawing at Tonight's Bingo!

Tonight is the Raffle Drawing!
  • This year’s raffle will offer a cash prize of $2500! Cash that can be spent any time or anywhere you please. The cost of the chance/donation will be $5 for each.
  • The drawing for the raffle will be held at tonight's Friday Night Bingo.

From the Classrooms

Second Grade

  • This week in Religion we started talking about the Liturgical Calendar and the first season that the church celebrates.
  • We are discussing that Advent is a time for preparation and that we need to be good and honest during this time.
  • We created a Christmas tree in preparation for Advent using ornaments and writing about who we will pray, share, and care for on the tree. These trees are displayed in the hallway.
  • We will also continue to talk about the Ten Commandments as well.

Third Grade

Social Studies

We are learning about different cultures throughout the world. Third graders are working with a partner to research a country and learn all about its culture. Some of the topics they are researching include:

  • holidays,
  • religion,
  • language,
  • food,
  • music,
  • transportation, and
  • geography.

They are using books from the public library to aid them in their research. They are having a lot of fun with this project.

Fourth Grade

The fourth graders are moving into their final week of preparation for their First Reconciliation. They will be a part of this special Sacrament next Saturday, December 13. Please keep them in your prayers.

SPD

Keep the Germs Away!

  • On Tuesday, Mrs. Tanya Woods from the Louisville Water Company visited our SPD classes.
  • Pre-K Red, K, 3rd, and 6th grades learned about the importance of proper handwashing. The students were able to use pretend germs and a glow light to discover how many germs are actually left on our hands from improper handwashing.
  • The students also learned about the most common germs that make us sick. Some of these germs are the strep virus, flu virus, and e-coli.
  • We also learned about what the Louisville Water Company does for our community, and the way that our water is cleaned for usage.

Library

Library News

This week classes have been getting down to business on several fun library projects.
  • Kindergarten and 1st grades are learning about Laura Numeroff, the author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
  • 2nd and 3rd grades are beginning an author study and research project on Jan Brett.
  • 4th and 5th grades completed a Fakebook project on their favorite fictional book character.
  • Middle School students are working on a two week project about comparing books vs. movies.

Technology

Why must we teach Coding to our students, even as young as Pre-Kindergarten?

Why must we teach Coding to our students, even as young as Pre-Kindergarten?
  • Computer science drives innovation in the US economy and society. Despite growing demand for jobs in the field, it remains marginalized throughout the US K-12 education system.
  • Currently, 25 states still don't allow students to count computer science courses toward high school graduation.

Did you Know...?

That in the state of Kentucky there are:

  • 3,638 open computing jobs (growing at 4.4x the state average)
  • 444 computer science graduates
  • 34 schools teach computer science
  • Computer Science counts as math or science credit
  • Clear certification pathways for Computer Science teachers
  • No Computer Science curriculum standards yet

Download Kentucky fact-sheet

  • Kentucky is one of 25 states where students can count computer science for credit towards high school graduation!

Sources: The Conference Board, National Science Foundation, Code.org database. More info.

The Hour of Code is coming - 12/8 - 12/14!

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer programming, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn.

St. Paul students will be participating in a variety of self-guided tutorials that anybody can do. Participants don't need any prior experience or even a computer.

St. Paul School Class Pictures 2014-2015
Sacrament Information

Stay caught up on Sacrament Information and link to some very user friendly family resources at the "St. Paul Catholic Community Faith Formation".

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