St. Paul The Apostle Catholic School

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish
Due to COVID19, SPS students will be learning from home for the remainder of the school year . Office hours 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM Monday through Friday.

Principal Post

June 5, 2020

 

Dear Parents,

As we end this year, I have such mixed emotions. I have loved my time on Facebook with the families in the mornings. Selfishly, It has really kept me connected to the students and parents. I have missed seeing the children’s smiling faces and hearing their chatter and laughter in the hallways.

 

Students, parents and teachers have shown amazing tenacity, flexibility and perseverance throughout the school closing. The learning accomplished goes well beyond regular classroom skills, standards and benchmarks. Everyone has so much to be proud of!! SPS students, families, teachers and staff are the best!

 

Mrs. Tallman sent out a time capsule for the students. I hope they make time to fill those out because we are living in a historical and pivotal time. How wonderful for future generations to have first hand accounts of the year 2020 from their grandparents or great grandparents.

 

On our school website and on Facebook I have posted a video the faculty and staff put together. You can view it at https://www.stpaulcatholicschool.org/apps/video/

 

Report cards will be emailed on Wednesday. Each child’s report card will be emailed separately. That is how our system works, so I apologize in advance to our families who have multiple students in the school.

 

2020-2021 School Calendar

We are waiting for DCSD to approve their school calendar so that we can finalize our SPA calendar. We are looking to an August 24 start day.

 

Still Relevant

 

Return to Learn Plan

As we wind down the 2019-2020 school year, we are looking ahead to the 2020-2021 school year. We are working on our Return to Learn Plan for the state Department of Education. A few items to be aware of

  • An SPS parent survey will be sent out via Google Forms to seek parent input on various aspects of our plan. Please take time to fill it out when it comes to you. It will provide us with valuable information as we plan.

 

Library Books

If you have SPS library books still checked out, please return them to school. The school office is open M-F 7:30 – 11:30 AM. Books can be dropped off in the main door vestibule.

 

Textbooks and Materials

  • Returning SPS students – when we return to school in August, we will set up times for students to return textbooks and materials that belong to SPS, and students to pick up belongings they left behind.
  • 8th grade students and students moving – please return your textbooks and materials to the school before June 19, 2020. They can be dropped off in the main door vestibule. Please label with your name so we can check off that you have returned textbooks and materials. If students have items left at the school, please call the office to schedule a time to gather student belongings.

 

8th Grade Graduation and Traditions

  • Graduation date is August 6, 2020, 5:30 PM in the church. (If we are able to gather live.)
  • 8th Grade Posters – Our tradition is to post 8th grade posters in our front hallway. This year posters can be viewed on the school Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SPSCatholic
  • May Crowning - Our Virtual May Crowing video is posted on the school Facebook page and in the next few days on our school website picture shuffle, https://www.stpaulcatholicschool.org/

 

Remote Mass and Prayers

Join Fr. Tony and Fr. Scott for daily and Sunday Mass on the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stpauldisciples/?ref=br_rs

Along with Mass you can join different parish families for a Rosary at noon and at 7:30 PM different parish staff and leaders will be sharing a reflection.

 

Panther Perks

Panthers perks will be suspending processing ANY physical card orders during the government directed school closing & social distancing.

However, we encourage ALL families to utilize the Escrip . Please not , not all retailers and restaurants have this feature! 

Enroll today (enrollment code is BD28ALA135L9 ) 

https://www.myscripwallet.com/ - /home
Thanks for your understanding and Stay Safe!

 

 

Have a blessed, safe and healthy summer! See you in August!

 

 

Julie C. Delaney, PhD

Principal

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School

1007 E.Rusholme

Davenport, IA   52803
563-322-2923

"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