St. Paul Newsletter

St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - January 23, 2015

Inspirational Quote

"Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study."


--Francis Bacon (1531-1626) - English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author. His works established and popularised inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, and is called the father of the scientific method.

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

  • Point of Pride!

  • A Dozen Reasons to Choose Catholic Schools #2

  • Catholic Education Foundation allocates new funding for tuition assistance

  • ---CEF Applications Now Available Online

  • ---CEF Applications Link

  • School Choice Scholarships

  • ---More Opportunities for Tuition Assistance

  • ---SCS Applications Link

  • Catholic Schools Week - 1/26-1/30

  • Super Bowl Party - 2/1

  • Archery Tournament - 2/7

From the PTO
  • Super Bowl Party Volunteers Needed
  • The Super Bowl Party is February 1st and we are collecting for our class theme baskets!
From the Classroom
  • ---Pre-Kindergarten (Gray)
  • ---Second Grade
  • ---Fourth Grade
  • ---Sixth Grade - Science Blogs with Podcasts
  • ---Art
  • ------Kentucky Derby Festival Student Art Contest
  • ---Technology
  • ------Electronic Device Collection at Our Lady of Lourdes - 1/31

  • -----Robotics World Championship - Be a Part of the Action! - 4/15-4/18

  • Holy Cross High School Middle School Mixer!! - 3/6

  • Sacrament Information
  • Stay Connected with EngradePro

St. Paul Parish School - Calendar

Click on this link for Upcoming Events

From the Principal's Desk

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

Click on this link to see the Inclement Weather Policy

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Point of Pride! - Governors Cup Results 2015

Congratulations to our Middle School Governors Cup Team who this weekend finished 3rd in the competition and won the Sportsmanship Award. Below is a list of the individual winners.

Thanks to all the parent volunteers and teachers and special thanks to Mrs. Towles and Ms McClinton for their organization of the event. We are without doubt the best host of this event. I also want to thank the family of Ms. McClinton for hosting our hospitality room and providing food and drinks for all.


  • Billy S., 4th Place in Math
  • Conner W., 1st Place in Science
  • Jackson B., 4th Place in Science
  • Nathan B., 5th Place in Science
  • Ethan H., 2nd Place in Composition
  • Jade T., 3rd Place in Composition AND 4th Place in Social Studies
  • Justin H., 5th Place in Composition
  • Ian B., 5th Place in Arts and Humanities
  • Madison W., 2nd Place in Language Arts

A Dozen Reasons to Choose Catholic Schools #2

We partner with parents in the faith formation of their children.

-Courtesy of the National Catholic Education Association www.ncea.org

Catholic Education Foundation allocates new funding for tuition assistance


A big boost in funding allows more families who can't afford tuition the option of sending their children to private schools.The Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville just announced plans to provide $200,000 in new funding to help families who qualify.The foundation hopes to boost enrollment at four Catholic elementary schools in southwest Louisville. They include St. Andrew Academy, St. Nicholas Academy, St. Paul School and Notre Dame Academy.

For the full story, click on the link below.

CEF Applications Now Available Online

I am pleased to announce that the 2015-16 Catholic Education Foundation Applications for tuition assistance are NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE. Paper copies will be sent to us shortly and available in the school office. We will let you know when we receive them.

Please click on the link below to begin your online application process.

If you wish more information, please visit our facebook post at St. Paul Catholic School. If this is your first visit to our facebook, please "like" us so you can continue to receive great information provided through this social medium.

You may also call CEF directly at 585-2747.

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More Opportunities for Tuition Assistance

From School Choice:

This year we will be utilizing Private School Aid Service (PSAS), a third party processing system, to verify income eligibility. There will be a $25 processing fee for each parent.

If any parent needs assistance with this processing fee they can email info@schoolchoiceky.org or call (502) 254-7274.

Completing this application also allows any parent to be considered for Catholic Education Foundation assistance at eligible schools.

A version of our application, that you can download, is available at School Choice Application 2015-2016. (Please remember to download the interactive PDF and save it to your computer before filling it out. To properly complete the form and ensure the information is recorded correctly, you must open it in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.)

An Online Application Guide, if you prefer to apply online go to http://www.schoolchoiceky.org/20152016-application/ The deadline for this Application is March 16, 2015

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Catholic School Week Activities 2015

CATHOLIC SCHOOL WEEK

Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

January 26-January 30, 2015

Monday-January 26th -Pajama Day

  • Students will write thank you letters to parents thanking them for the gift of sending them to a Catholic school. Send home today
  • 9:30 AM-All School Pajama Party-Movie-Air Bud-Gym
  • Special Shirley Dunn “Good Samaritan” Presentation (Liturgy on Thursday)

Tuesday-January 27th-Throw Back Tuesday

Talent Show-Cecilia House

  • Archdiocesan Liturgy at St. Michael 10:00 AM. Four House Captains (Alyssa Keene, Madison Wilson, Dustin Horn and Austin Ferguson) and their prayer partners will attend. with Mr. Brever
  • Talent show-all school assembly at 1:00 pm

Wednesday-January 28th - Favorite College or High School (tops only)

George House

  • Game Day: Students (Grades PS-5) have the opportunity to bring to school their favorite game. All games must be approved by the teacher.
  • Read In: Students in older grades will read to younger grades (8-K, 7-PK, 6-1, 5-2, 3-4 Mrs. Pearce). 10:30-11:00
  • Corn Hole: 8:00-8:30-PK-red, PK-gray, PS,8:30-9:00-K, grade 1, 9:00-9:30-grade 2 & 3, 9:30-10:00-grade 4 & 5, 12:00-grades 6,7,8
  • Pep Rally for the entire school at 1:30 PM in the gym.

Thursday-January 29th - Dress Up Day

Michael House

  • Catholic School Week All School Liturgy-Shirley Dunn Presentation
  • 9:30 AM-Spelling Bee Finals-gym
  • All School Pep Assembly 1:00 PM –gym. Recognize all athletic and academic teams.

Friday-January 30th - Spirit Day

Francis House

  • Student 3 on 3 basketball competition Preliminary Games begin at 10:00 AM
  • Grades 3-8 Finals at 12:15 PM. Lunch at 11:00 AM
  • Special Basketball events for Pre-K-2 8:30-9:30 Gym
  • Faculty vs. 8th Grade Volleyball Game 1:00 PM


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DRESS RULES

PAJAMA DAY-Monday January 26

1. Shorts and/or tank tops are not allowed

2. Sweat pants and nylon sweat suits may be worn

3. Shirts may not have any inappropriate slogans or logos.

4. Follow the guidelines in the handbook regarding jewelry

5. House shoes and/or slippers are not allowed

DRESS UP DAY-Tuesday January 27

1. No Jeans allowed.

2. Dress should “dress up” and appropriate. Girls should not wear shoes with high heels or skirts that are too short.

FAVORITE COLLEGE OR HIGH SCHOOL-Wednesday January 28

1. Students may wear shirts, jerseys, etc of their favorite college or high school team. Uniform slacks and shirts required.

2. No hats are allowed.

3. Do not wear anything considered inappropriate or skimpy.

4. Dress appropriately for the weather.

5. Shirts may not have any inappropriate slogans or logos.

6. Follow the guidelines in the handbook regarding jewelry.

THROW BACK THURSDAY-January 29

1. Students may dress in the era of 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90”s.

2. Student should research what their era choice and make appropriate choices.

3. Dress appropriately for the weather.

SPIRIT DAY-Friday January 30

1. Jeans, nylon or cotton sweats are allowed.

2. You must wear something that says St. Paul or it must be red, black, gray or white.

3. No other shirts, sweat shirts or tops are allowed.

4. No painted hair.

5. Cheerleaders may wear their uniforms and student athletes may wear their jersey with a shirt underneath.

6. Follow the guidelines in the handbook regarding jewelry.

IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THE DRESS ACTIVITIES YOU MUST WEAR YOUR REGULAR UNIFORM.

Super Bowl Sunday February 1, 2015

  • Tickets available but going fast!
  • Over $35,000 given away Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Call Jessica at school to get in on the action!
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Archery Tournament - 2/7

THE ST GABRIEL TOURNAMENT, WHICH IS OUR FIRST TOURNAMENT, WILL BE HELD 02/07/15 AT FERN CREEK HIGH SCHOOL. COACH MARC IS ASKING EVERYONE TO BE THERE AT 11:30AM. BELOW IS THE LIST A PARTICIPANTS THAT HAVE AGREED TO SHOOT AND YOUR FLIGHT TIME.


  • Nathan Beck - noon --------- Nolan O'Donoghue - noon
  • Noah Bushnell - noon ------ Brent Padgett - 1pm
  • Madelyn Gripp - noon ------ Greg Pendleton - noon
  • Dawson Hawkins - noon --- Seth Pendleton - noon
  • Dustin Horn - 1pm ----------- Alyssa Perkins - 1pm
  • Baylee Kaberle - noon ------ Billy Schnieders - 1pm
  • Rachel Key - 1pm ------------ Ally Schum - 1pm
  • Hannah Lee - noon ---------- Logan Jones - noon
  • Peyton Lee - noon ------------ Zachary Thompson - 1pm
  • Kayla Liford - 1pm ----------- Peyton Votaw - noon
  • Trenton Meuschke - 1pm -- Tyler Votaw - noon
  • Shelby Mundy - noon ------- Alexander Wiley - 1pm

From the PTO

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Super Bowl Party Volunteers Needed

Hello Parents,


  • The PTO Super Bowl Party is just a few weeks away and we are in need of some volunteers to help Vicki Gillespie in the kitchen. This is a good way to fulfill some of your stewardship hours. Basic duties would be serving the soup and chili and keeping the tables stocked with food and condiments. It is a fairly easy job and there will be plenty of TVs in the cafeteria so you can keep up with the game. If you could help on Sunday, February 1st it would be greatly appreciated.
  • We need 6 people for each of the following shifts:
  • Sunday, February 1: 3:00 – 6:00, or 6:00 – 9:00
  • We are also looking for two men who would be available from 7:00 – 8:00 for some lifting during clean up.
  • If you are available, please email me at kellie.wilson@integrity-group.com or call 502-417-4829.


Thank you for any time you can spare. We can’t be a success without the help of our volunteers and we appreciate everything you do.

--Kellie Wilson

The Super Bowl Party is February 1st and we are collecting for our class theme baskets!

These baskets are always a big hit and bring in a lot of money for the school and we can't do them without your help! We are asking each child to please make a donation to their class basket. If you're not sure what to buy or don't feel like shopping, you can send a monetary donation in an envelope with the student’s name and grade and we will do the shopping for you or send in a gift card for our gift card tree. You may also purchase items for other baskets if you wish.

The Class themes and suggestions are below:

Pre-K – “Office Supplies”, pens, pencils, envelopes, stamps, tape, post it notes, stapler, printer paper, garbage can, date book, calendar

3 Year Olds & Kindergarten -“Handy-Man Repair kit, screw drivers, hammers, wrenches, duct tape, tape measure, batteries, flashlight, saw, shop clock

1st and 2nd – “Be My Valentine”, Valentine’s candy, craft items, stuffed animals, romantic movie, book of poems, candles, restaurant gift card, lotion

3rd and 4th – “Family Game and Movie Night”, games, cards, movies, popcorn, candy, snacks, movie passes

5th and 6th – “At the Car Wash”, rags, bucket, brush, auto cleaner, wax, shampoo, car freshener, window cleaner, car wash gift card

7th and 8th – “Let’s Go Fishing”, lures, hooks, fishing poles, buckets, twine, weights, tackle box, fishing books

Please turn in items or monetary donations to the teachers by Thursday, January 29th.

Thank you for your support. We couldn’t be a success without your help!

From the Classroom

Pre-K Gray

  • We learned all about the letter Rr and the sound it makes. We came up with words beginning with the letter Rr, practiced writing it, and learned a song to help us remember what sound it makes.
  • We learned how to write the number 9 and how to pronounce it in Spanish, along with counting its quantity.
  • We talked about Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. and all the great things he did for our world.
  • In Religion we talked about God creating the land and all the things that come from that.
  • -Miss Schum & Mrs. Jones

Second Grade

  • The 2nd grade class has been studying about Martin Luther King Jr. The class completed a packet of information about his life and looked up some research about the peaceful marches that he lead.
  • Starting in February, we will be researching presidents. Our main focus will be on Abraham Lincoln and George Washington as they both have birthdays in February.
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Fourth Grade

Above is a picture of the fourth graders who performed King in the Kitchen play for the first graders last week.

Sixth Grade - Science Blogs with Podcasts

Students in the 6th grade have created blogs for a variety of topics related to science. Here are the finished blogs with podcasts from the 6th grade:


  • Reservoirs - Maddie E., Jordan D., CorbinS., Kaylee O.

Art

Kentucky Derby Festival Student Art Contest

  • I will be working with students in grades 1, 4, and 7 (I have these classes with me this trimester) on entries for this student art contest. However, any students who might be interested can participate and make entries. Visit this link for more information:
  • http://discover.kdf.org/student-art-contest/
  • Parents and/or students should contact me for more information.
Thanks,
Nancy Lambert

Technology

Electronic Device Collection at Our Lady of Lourdes - 1/31


  • Electronic equipment has toxic metals in them. That is why our government requires regulated recycling of that equipment.
  • On January 31, Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes , you can drop off most items for free (no appliances and $5 fee for monitors made of glass [is leaded].
  • For more detail contact David Dutschke @ Catholic Charities at 6379786.
  • Bring us you e-waste and let us joyful celebrate our CARE FOR GOD’S CREATION!!!!!
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Robotics World Championship - Be a Part of the Action!

The Robotics World Championship will be here in Louisville and they are asking for volunteers to participate. The game for the 2014-2015 competition year is VEX Skyrise; an exciting, fast-paced game with robots trying to score in a variety of ways.

  • DATES: April 15-18, 2015.
  • LOCATION: Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky.

What Positions Are Available?

Volunteer opportunities for students in grades 4-8 include:

  • Team Check-in (Welcome teams as they arrive. Verify teams and hand out materials. Use online registration system to enter and update team information),
  • Volunteer Check-in (Welcome volunteers, guests and/or media as they arrive. Verify schedule and hand out materials),
  • Field Reset (Be in the middle of the action on the competition field, resetting game objects at the end of each match),

Middle school students can also volunteer to:

  • Queue Crew (Assist referees in keeping matches running accurately and on-time by managing teams moving from the queue tables to the competition fields.

How Do I Volunteer?

Volunteers can sign up by simply filling out the online form. This allows you to provide experience and contact information so we can contact you about an appropriate volunteer opportunity.

What Benefits Will I Receive as a Volunteer?

Donate at least a full day and receive:

  • A free event t-shirt
  • Free meal credits for each day

Consent Form Required for All Volunteers:

VEX/RECF Waiver Form

Questions?

Please contact our REC Foundation National Volunteer Coordinator, Martha Proulx, at martha_proulx@roboticseducation.org.

For more information, click on the link below.

VEX Skyrise - 2014-2015 VEX Robotics Competition Game
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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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