November 23, 2021
COVID 19 Update – Current data
Students/Faculty Quarantined - *Fewer than five
Students/Faculty Covid Positive – * fewer than five
God has blessed us at St. Paul’s with a wonderful community of families and friends. This Thanksgiving I count the students, families, faculty, and staff among the greatest blessings God has given me. I pray you all have a Thanksgiving Holiday filled with love and laughter.
When we return from Thanksgiving Break, we will be in the season of Advent. Advent is a time to prepare ourselves for Christ’s coming in history, mystery and majesty. While preparing for Christmas and the concerts that go with the season, we will be trying to keep our focus on the Advent season of deepening our faith, and not focusing on the secular aspects of the holiday. We want to help our students remember Jesus is the reason for the season. Please check your child’s folder for the information about Advent and our Christmas concerts.
December 2 – 7:00 PM Band and 7/8th Choir in the gym
December 7 – 6:00 PM K-2 Christmas Program in the gym
December 9 – 6:00 PM 3-5 Christmas Program in the gym
December 17 – 11:45 PM Nativity Program in the Church
Axis: Resource for Parents
It is difficult to navigate social media and apps on your child’s devices. There are also many topics that as parents we may not feel equipped to talk with our children about from a Christian perspective. There is a great resource called Axis, https://axis.org/. There are free materials and if you join even more available if you decide to subscribe. One of the free resources is called the Culture Translator. It is an email that you will receive weekly that demystifies teen culture, shares new slang and the latest viral media. I would highly recommend this resource. It is never too soon to get in touch with what your children are encountering or will in the near future. I use this resource to keep up with trends and highly recommend it for parents.
Save the Date for the Assumption Knight Players production of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR
3 performances of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. are open to the public on Friday, December 3 at 6 PM and on Saturday, December 4 at 2 PM and 6 PM.
Admission is $5, and tickets are available at the door.
Be Our Guest at Beauty and the Beast Jr!”
It’s so Good to Sing Again! Advent Carols and Cookies on Wednesday, December 1
Join us for great music, treats and time with friends! It’s been 2 years since we’ve had this event so it will look a little different this year, but we didn’t want to miss another year. Join us for Cookies and Carols right after the 6PM Mass. Members of the parish and school are invited to attend this festive celebration of music and fellowship. Music will be led by Jacob Bancks. This is a family friendly event. Please join us, even if for only part of the evening. For more information, check the parish website or contact Jen Brooke 505.3509 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are beginning to plan for our school Multicultural Day on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. We are currently looking for volunteers who can share traditions or food from their heritage. If you or someone you know would be a good fit for this, please contact me at Julie.Delaney@st-paul.pvt.k12.ia.us.
- No School Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 24 -26 for Thanksgiving Break.
- Folders are being sent home today with announcements and information about Advent and our Christmas programs.
Not new but still important….
Thank you for your Participation in Panther Perks!!
Our profits are up over last year currently for Panther Perks. Thank you for using this program! The funds raised support many academic and co-curricular activities in the school enriching your children’s education.
Please check Mrs. Boche’s Weekly Announcements for additional important information.