St. Paul Bulletin

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - April 26, 2013

Inspirational Quote

“Indecision becomes decision with time.” – Author Unknown

Table of Contents

CATHOLIC IDENTITY Mass Schedule............................ I

Important Dates........................................................... II

"The Raider Report".................................................... III

News from the Classroom........................................ IV

Internet Advice Parents Can View Online.................. V

City Golf Tournament................................................. VI

Technology Planning Committee.............................. VII

Cafeteria Volunteers Needed................................... VIII


4-30-13 - Grades K-3 (3) - 8:15

5-1-13 - Grade 4-6 (6) - 8:15

5-2-13 - Grades 7-8 (8) - 8:15

Please attend the Mass of your choice Saturday or Sunday

II. Important Dates


30 - Tuesday Mid 3rd Trimester


3 - Friday - No School

4 - Saturday - Derby Day

6 - Monday - Young at Heart Luncheon - 1:00 PM

7 - Tuesday - JA Biz Town (Grade 5) - 9:30 AM

8 - Wednesday - School Board Meeting - 10:00 PM

9 - Thurs. - Muffins with Mom - 9:00 AM

- - 8th Grade Family Lunch - 12:00 PM

10 - Friday - Bingo - 7:30 PM

11 - Saturday - Young at Hearts Dinner - 6:00 PM

12 - Sunday - Class Liturgy (8, 7, PK, K) - 9:30 AM


3 - Monday - 2013 CSAA Golf Tournament for girls and boys - 7th and 8th Grade Division.

4 - Tuesday - 2013 CSAA Golf Tournament for girls and boys - 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Divisions.

III. "The Raider Report"

St. Paul News April 15 2013

IV. News from the Classroom


Pre-K has been working on beginning sounds. We also starting learning how to subtract. WOW! They have done awesome with subtraction. Each day we have been practicing for our ceremony. It's hard to believe this year is almost over. We have really enjoyed teaching these little ones.

2nd Grade

The 2nd Grade Class will be learning about the history of the Kentucky Derby as well as how to tell time in Math.

5th Grade

Fifth Grade is continuing our study of the Human Body. We are working on the Nervous System and we will be soon be �learning about the Circulatory System.


We are rounding up lost library books the last couple weeks of school. All library books for the year will be due by May 17th. We are working hard on achieving our AR goals in Library. Classes are reviewing the library classification systems.


8th grade had our health fair on Wednesday. The whole school explored each booth and learned about different aspects of health. We learned about hygiene, our heart, physical activity, how to keep our lungs healthy, and the five food groups. Classes discussed our muscles and worked on team building games this week.

Next week we will have Derby events during SPD!

Technology - Middle School Laptop Return

Middle School laptops must be turned in to the Technology Department for the summer.

8th Grade: The machines must be turned in by Monday, May 13th. They will be taken off of the SAINTPAUL domain and converted to privately owned laptops. Students will pick them up the day after graduation. Be sure to put your names on your laptops so that they can be returned to the proper owner.

6th & 7th Grades: The machines must be turned in by Monday, May 20th. They will be cleaned up, operating systems and all software updates completed. Be sure to put your names on your laptops and all accessories so that they can be returned to the proper owner. Students will pick them up shortly after school begins next year.

V. Internet Advice Parents Can View Online

Guidance tips for parents on managing how their kids interact with games and virtual worlds:

Online Gaming Tips

All About Avatars

Online Worlds for Young Kids Tips

Club Penguin Tips

Tech Tips for Parents - Parent Tips for Kids Online Games

VI. City Golf Tournament

Attention students in 3rd through 8th grade. If you are interested in golfing in the City Tournament please sign up at the following link:

Here is some further information:

The 2013 CSAA Golf Tournament for girls and boys will take place on June 3rd and June 4th.The Boys 8th grade division will be an 18 hole tournament and 9 hole tournament for all others. A 4th grade division is being added this year.

DATES: Monday, June 3rd - 7th and 8th Grade Division.

Tuesday, June 4th - 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Divisions.

TIME: Tee times start 8:00 AM

We will be teeing off on hole #1 and #10 at 8:00 AM.

Everyone must arrive and register 30 minutes prior to your tee time. Late registration may mean disqualification.

PLACE: Seneca Golf Course


FEES: Current Greens Fees at Seneca Golf Course are $9.00. This fee must be paid on the day of tournament in the pro shop (Annul passes are valid).

2013 CSAA Tournament entry fee is $11.00 per participant. The CSAA fee is separate and must be paid to the CSAA, or we can bill the parish.

TEAMS: The top three finishing individual scores will determine the winning parish. If you don't have three golfers for a team, they may compete as individuals only.

REMINDER: Parishes may not merge together to form a team. They can practice together but must play for their own parish. The CSAA does not allow consolidation of parishes for individual sports.

AWARDS: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team trophies will be awarded to each grade level (5th, 6th, 7th and 8th).

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place individual awards will be given out in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade

TIE BREAKER: Score cards will be used to break ties for teams and individuals. Awards will only be given to the top 3 teams and the top 4 individuals after the tie breaker. The tie breaker will be determined from the score card using a hole from the front side and/ or the back side. This hole will be selected by the course professional or his designee prior to the tournament.

  • Each foursome that goes on the course will be responsible for another person’s scores in the group.
  • No personal coolers allowed on the course.
  • No range finders or GPS yardage/distance/slope measuring devices allowed.
  • No beginners. This CSAA event is tournament format and not a clinic.

Mr. Kevin Greenwell is the Head Professional at Seneca golf course. He will be the rules judge in this tournament and his decisions are final. Please be respectful of all course rules and regulations at all times. Improper behavior or unethical conduct will not be tolerated at any time. The CSAA appreciates the opportunity to utilize this facility and requires all participants to be respectful to all involved at all times.

Please fill out and return the enclosed form by May 1st, 2013. Please list each participant’s approximate score and indicate if the score is a 9 hole or 18 hole score.


Rick Arnold

CSAA Executive Director

Dave Baron

CSAA Golf Director

VII. Technology Planning Committee

A new Technology Planning Committee is beginning the process of updating our school Technology Plan. Our last plan, for Fall 2010-Spring 2013, set several goals to help us meet National Standards. We are happy to report that we achieved almost all of those goals. *
The new committee includes:
  • Principal;
  • Technology coordinator/computer teacher/Technology Integration Specialist;
  • 1 Library media specialist;
  • 3 Teachers, representing different grades and content areas;
  • 2 Students;
  • 1 Local business representative;
Still needed are:
  • 1 Board member and/or school committee member;
  • 1 Support staff;
  • 2 more Parents;
  • 1 Community, town official;
  • 1 Business expert (district or community).

We will set regularly-scheduled meetings, but stagger the meeting times to help meet everyone’s different workloads. A timeline of meeting topics and tasks might unfold like this:

    • First meeting – meet, lay groundwork, begin work on vision and mission,
    • Second meeting – assess current technology, conduct needs assessment, analyze data and make recommendations,
    • Third meeting – establish goals and objectives,
    • Fourth meeting – develop technology action plans,
    • Fifth meeting – plan implementation schedule and evaluation methods,
    • Sixth meeting – secure funding options, submit final draft for internal review,
    • Seventh meeting – finalize the plan and get approved by local school board,
    • Final meeting – submit plan for state approval.

If you are interested in participating in this planning committee, please contact Mr. Brever ( or Mr. Dooley (

* 2010-2013 Goals Accomplished

  • Established a 1:1 Computing environment in the Middle School grades. Each student in grades 6-8 has a laptop computer that they use on a daily basis in school and at home.
  • Providing laptops for the teachers to help them prepare new lessons and curriculum that include 21st Century learning skills and the Common Core Standards.
  • Updating our computer lab with new computers.
  • Updating our infrastructure with wireless access points.
  • Updating our SuccessMaker Lab with newer computers.
  • Putting one or two computers in each classroom.

VIII. Cafeteria Volunteers

We Have Some Shoes To Fill for the 2013/2014 School Year:

Cafeteria Volunteers - Part-time Cafeteria Assistant-Paid position, Monday through Friday.

If interested contact Debbie Skaggs, Cafeteria Manager