Principal Post

May 4, 2022

 

Dear Parents,

 

ISASP Celebration

Tomorrow we will be celebrating our SPS success on the ISASP tests with Kona Ice provided by the Home & School Association. The students did a fantastic job, and we can tell they did their very best on these state assessments. We don’t have individual student reports yet to send out to parents. We will be sharing that information as soon as possible. Please watch for information in the future. Please help us congratulate the children for their hard work and effort!

 

2nd Grade First Communion Congratulations

Congratulations to our 2nd grade students who made their First Holy Communion this past weekend. What a beautiful gift to receive Christ, truly present Body, Soul, and Divinity, in the sacrament of Eucharist. I know the students have been preparing both their hearts and minds for this sacrament.

 

St. Paul the Apostle Parish Scholarships

St. Paul the Apostle Parish offers scholarships for our students whose families are active parishioners. Applications will be accepted through Friday of this week. If you have not yet applied, don’t miss out on this opportunity.

 

Teacher Appreciation Week Thank you!!

A huge THANK YOU!! to the Home and School Association, Future Club, and our SPS parents for making this Teacher Appreciation Week special. On behalf of the faculty and staff I want to express our appreciation for the treats and recognition. You have made our week!!

 

Multicultural Day Help

Thank you to our committee for their work on putting together a day filled with learning about countries and cultures throughout the world!  The date is May 18. I appreciate the presenters from our school, parish and wider community who will be presenting. We have a full schedule!!

If you can help with set up on Tuesday after school, that day with logistics or clean up, we’d love more helping hands. Please email me if you would like to be a part of the fun and help us out!

 

Dates

May Crowning – May 13

Multicultural Day – May 18

Day of Awesomeness – May 26

Field/Fun Day – June 2

Kindergarten Graduation – June 3

8th Grade Graduation – June 3

Last Day of School – June 3

 

Not New, but Important

 

Gym Renovation

The Buildings and Grounds Committee has recommended, and the Finance Committee approved replacing our gym floor with a hardwood floor! It fits perfectly in our budget for the renovations. I am so excited to see the transformation! Thank you for your support of the Step It Up/Day of Awesomeness Fundraiser!

 

Financial Assistance for the 2022-2023 School Year

Family Tuition Plan

All families are encouraged to apply! Think of the Family Tuition Plan like applying for FASFA, but much easier! The Family Tuition Plan evaluates a family’s financial status and applies aid from the Mississippi Valley School Tuition Organization or Embracing Our Future, whichever is most appropriate for one’s situation. Applications and awards for the Family Tuition Plan are held in strictest confidence. The online application can be found at www.assumptionhigh.org/familytuitionplan/. Make sure you click on the 2022-2023 dropdown box so that you are applying for the correct year.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish Scholarships

St. Paul the Apostle Parish offers scholarships based on various criteria, not all being financial need. Applicants for the financial need-based scholarships must first apply for the Family Tuition Plan, then the St. Paul the Apostle Parish Scholarship Fund if further assistance is needed. Parishioners are not turned away from the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School because of financial need. This does presume that the family is active in the parish. Scholarship applications are available now and will be attached to Mrs. Boche’s announcements.

 

Haiti Service Project - St. Paul Earrings

Mary Huber, one of our 8th grade students is selling St. Paul earrings as a fundraiser for Haiti.

Link to purchase earrings.

 

COVID 19 Update – Current data Preschool -8th grade

  • We have had no reported cases of Covid since Thursday February 10, 2022!
  • Even though we are having great success with no Covid, the rules do still apply according to the CDC for isolation and quarantining with positive cases of Covid.
  • If your child is in their second five days of quarantine or isolation at school, they must have their mask on at all times except while eating. If your child is not willing or able to keep a mask on during this time frame, they must remain home to complete their quarantine/isolation the full 10 days. These are guidelines from the CDC, and SPS is following the CDC recommendations in order to get children back in the classroom sooner to help prevent learning loss. Please reinforce mask wearing with your children when you send them back.

 

Home and School Association

If you want to stay up to date on our Home and School Association Activities, please subscribe to https://mailchi.mp/17e731714cf0/spshsa

 

Family Referral Program

Last year we announced the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School Family Referral Program, Let Your Light Shine! We had several families qualify for the program.

When an SPS refers a new family to our school and they enroll, the SPS family will receive a $250 tuition credit. This referral program is designed to boost enrollment and help our school thrive! 
Here is how the program works:
Families with children enrolled at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School becomes eligible to receive a $250 referral bonus for referring a new family who enrolls and attends our school for the entire 2022-2023 school year. This referral bonus is available for each new family who attends. For example, if you refer three new families who enroll, you will receive $750 off your second semester tuition next school year. To receive your referral bonus, the new family must mention your family as their referral source when registering. 

 

 

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

 

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