Principal Post

Principal Post

November 16, 2022


We have a short week next week due to Thanksgiving. No school Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday! I will not be sending out a Principal Post next week due to the short week.


SPS Blessings

We have so many blessings to thank God for here at St. Paul’s!

  • Supportive families who work as a team with our educators.
  • Dedicated faculty and staff who have a vocation for Catholic education and sharing their faith with our students, including office and maintenance staff.
  • Flexible and highly qualified substitute teachers and aides who are with us when our regular faculty and staff need to be out of school. We couldn’t survive without these wonderful educators!
  • Volunteers who step up to help so many things from putting together lockers, to changing out gym lights, selling Panther Perks, putting on the Block Party and Trunk or Treat, to stepping up to direct our musical. We would be lost without our volunteers.
  • A dedicated Pastor, Fr. Bruce, and the parish staff who see the school and parish as one and work as an evangelization team to bring our families and students into a relationship with Christ.
  • A Home and School Association that works tirelessly to provide fun and funds to enrich the educational and social experiences of our students and families.

God has been so good to us, so as Thanksgiving approaches, I give praise and thanks for all He provides for us!


Thank you!! Locals Love Us #1

Thank you for voting for St. Paul the Apostle School programs as your favorite with Locals Love us! Thanks to you we are the:

#1 K-8 Private School

#1 Preschool

#1 Childcare


Our Father in Spanish

Mrs. Paar has been teaching the students the Our Father in Spanish. This week we have been praying it over the intercom for morning prayer. I’ve put the prayer below if you would like to use this with your family at home.


Padre nuestro,
que estás en el cielo.
Santificado sea tu nombre.
Venga tu reino.
Hágase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día.
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
como también nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden.
No nos dejes caer en tentación y líbranos del mal.


Important Dates

November 17, Thursday – Ladies Night Bingo

November 18, Friday – Senior Thanksgiving Dinner 11:00 AM

November 20, Advent at Home Event

November 23-25, Thanksgiving Break

November 27 – 1st Sunday of Advent

December 5 Advent by Candlelight


Not New but Still Important



Advent begins on Sunday, November 27. Please join us for the following opportunities to grow in your relationship with Jesus as we await His coming in history, mystery, and majesty. Please see the attached list of Advent Activity details.

  • Wednesday evenings Adoration at 5:00 and Mass at 6:00 PM.
  • Advent by Candlelight – for women on Sunday December 5.
  • Advent Family Faith Celebration – November 20


5-8th Grade Musical

Plans are underway for this year’s 5th through 8th grade musical. We could still use an assistant director/stage manager, costume and make up help. Please let me know if you are interested in helping and I will connect you with our musical team.


Covid-19 Protocols

 The CDC has updated protocols for Covid-19.

  • Please keep your children home if they are sick.  If they are positive for Covid they must stay home for 5 days and for the following five days a mask should be worn while at school.
  • Family members and close contacts do not need to quarantine.

Please check Mrs. Boche’s Weekly Announcements for additional important information.


Julie C. Delaney, PhD


St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School

1007 E.Rusholme

Davenport, IA   52803

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." 

Proverbs 3:5-6