February 14, 2018
Today begins our Lenten observance. Please take some time to reflect on how you and your family can grow closer to Jesus these next 40 days. Our Reading Committee has come up with a challenge that can bring you closer to Jesus and your children, while working on reading skills. Take on the Lent Reading Challenge to “Turn Off the TV and Turn On to Reading!” Please see the flier being sent home today for more information.
Students in 1st through 8th grade attended Mass and received ashes today in observance of Ash Wednesday. Fr. Tony is going to the Kindergarten classrooms to distribute ashes to our little ones. Please take time to talk with your children today about the Lenten practices of prayer, penance, and almsgiving. At school we will be collecting donations for our sister parish in Haiti to help them build their church. We are praying the Act of Contrition each morning as part of our morning prayer. Our goal is to take these next 40 days to grow closer to Jesus.
Please let your friends and family know that our Kindergarten and Preschool Round Ups are on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Transitional Kindergarten: Must be 5 years old by January 1, 2019 and toilet trained.
Recruiting is not a bad word in Catholic education. We need to recruit every child that comes to St. Paul’s and we need your help. Our families are our best recruiters! Please share the good news about the faith and education your child is receiving at St. Paul’s with your friends and neighbors. We have room for additional students in all grade levels at this time.
Family Information Books for the 2018-19 school year are going home today with youngest or only. Tuition information for next year is located in the center pages. The Family Tuition Plan (financial assistance) for next year is an online application. The application is located at www.assumptionhigh.org/familytuitionplan/
There are also St. Paul the Apostle Scholarships that will come available in April/May. More information will be coming out in future communication.
Thank you for sending your children to St. Paul the Apostle School. We love having them with us everyday. We hope that all of our families plan to return for the 2018-19 school year. Please turn your pre-registration forms into the office by Friday. Registration fees for returning families increase to $125 per student after Friday.
We are halfway through the school year so please assess where you are with your Panther Perks purchases or volunteer hours. Panther Perks is an easy way to fulfill your $200 obligation. If you shop frequently at Kohl’s, Walmart or Sam’s, go out for pizza at Wise Guys, or like to treat yourself to Starbucks or Whitey’s, you can easily make your target without spending any extra money or time.