St. Paul The Apostle Catholic School

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish
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Principal Post

November 21, 2017

 

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the faculty and staff, have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with your families! We are thankful and blessed to work with your children each day. I can’t imagine being in a more joy-filled atmosphere every day. Thanksgiving Day Mass will be at 9:00 AM in Denning Hall. Eucharist means “thanksgiving” and what an appropriate way to express your gratitude for all of God’s gifts.

 

Welcome Kaylon Spengler

Welcome to Mr. Kaylon Spengler as our new Buildings and Grounds Manager. So far the transition has been seamless. He brings a great skill set and knowledge to his position. We are excited to have him on board.

 

Holiday Reading Challenge

It’s time again to challenge our students to spend time each day reading. The best way to improve any skill is to practice it; so reading each night outside of school will help our students to become better readers. This holiday challenge is ...

  • 200,000 total minutes of reading for the entire school.
  • 20 minutes per day, per child, 6 days of the week.
  • Thanksgiving Break, November 22 through December 20, 2017.
  • Pajama Day with a read and feed including hot chocolate is our school wide prize!

A great thought for chilly winter evenings...Make it a family challenge! Have your entire family read for 20 minutes each night. Read the Christmas story of Jesus’s birth, The Night Before Christmas, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol, or some other holiday favorites. Reading aloud to your children counts as well for their 20 minutes!

 

Grant News

We received a $25,000 SCRA grant to help us complete our electrical updates in the school this summer. Every grant and donation we receive helps us to get closer to our ultimate goal for the school and church project. Thank you to the Scott County Regional Authority for helping us to achieve our goals!

 

Home & School

  • Don’t forget to Perk for your holiday shopping needs!!
  • Volunteer hours are always available. Please watch the Weekly Announcements for opportunities.
  • Volunteer needs coming up and ongoing
    • Helping with costumes and make up for the 5-8 grade musical
    • Selling Panther Perks
    • Classroom help for Catholic Schools Week
    • Yearbook Advisor
    • Coaching for 6-8 grade athletics
    • Blue and Gold Bash

 

Advent: “A Season for Prayer, Repentance, Patience”

Advent begins Sunday, December 3rd, 2017.

The students and staff will Pray this Advent when we gather in the gym for a weekly prayer service and to light the Advent candles. In addition, Mrs. Delaney will read daily prayers in the morning and the classroom teacher will light the Advent wreath candles in their homerooms.

We will seek Repentance when we participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent. All students in grades 3-8 will go to Reconciliation. God is merciful and will forgive us when we confess our sins.

During the 3 weeks of Advent we will practice Patience. As we wait for the birth of our Savior, students are asked to bring gifts each week to help those in need in our community.

1st week of Advent December 4-8

Please bring in monetary donations. We will purchase picture books for Haitian students at the school of St. Francis Parish, Haiti. Any amount is much appreciated.

2nd week of Advent December 11-15

Please bring warm items for Café on Vine guests to school. 8th grade students will be serving a meal at the Café on Vine on Christmas Eve, and will give each guest a warm clothing item.

Do not wrap these items: adult thick gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, long johns and socks.  

3rd week of Advent December 18-20

Please bring Baby items for Birthright to school.

Do not wrap these items: Size 1-6 month sleepers and pajamas, sweater sets, baby bottles and diapers size 1. No onesies.

Thank you!

Happy Thanksgiving!!