News and Announcements

Wednesday Email 11/22/22

Week at a Glance:

Tues., Nov. 22


Wed., Nov. 23

No School – Thanksgiving Break

Thurs., Nov. 24

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fri., Nov. 25

No School – Thanksgiving Break

Sat., Nov. 26


Sun., Nov. 27

1st Sunday of Advent

Mon., Nov. 28


Tues., Nov. 29

Hosting Games in Gym

Wed., Nov. 30

Mass with Bishop Zinkula – 12:50

Midterms go home (6-8 grades)

Religious Ed 6PM

Thurs., Dec. 1

Christmas Band and Choir Concert 6:30 PM Gym

Fri., Dec. 2

Cozy Up P.J. Day for Reading – students may wear pajamas to school

1st Grade Read and Feed 2:15


If you have a submission for the Wednesday email, please submit it to the school office no later than 8AM on the Tuesday before.  Please email announcements to [email protected]




Advent Note (in folders)

Pajama Day (attached)

Holiday Perks Incentive Flyer (attached)

School Lunch form (attached)

Sounds of the Seasons Flyer (attached)


Adore Registration (attached)




 2nd Semester Lunch Orders 12/9




Thanks to everyone for a great night of Bingo!

Thank you to Katie Oswald and all of our wonderful volunteers for coordinating a great event last week! Denning Hall was packed with ladies having a great time and winning some awesome prizes. Thanks to everyone who came out to play and support SPS Home & School, and a big thank you to all of our generous donors!



St. Paul’s Players are excited to announce that the SPS musical is making a comeback!  Dear Edwina, Jr. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Although likely unfamiliar to most, Dear Edwina will be a delight for both cast and audience!


Auditions for the show will be held for students in grades 5th-8th on

Monday Dec. 12th 3:00-4:15, and Tuesday, Dec. 13th 3:00-4:15 in the Music Room.  Students will only need to come to ONE of the audition dates, and they do not need to prepare anything for the audition.


ALL students who audition will be cast in the show. Audition information and permission slips will be passed out to the students on Monday, Dec. 5th.

Performances of the show will be held March 9th and 10th. We will have three total performances: a day and an evening performance on Thursday, March 9th, and a performance for the school on Friday the 10th. Please note that the 10th is the Friday before Spring Break.  If your child will not be able to perform at all three performances, they should not audition. 


Auditioners should come with their permission slip and the one-time non-refundable fee of $35.


If you have questions, or your child is unable to attend either of the auditions but would like to be involved, please contact Tara Greufe at [email protected].

We are looking forward to another great turn out of SPS performers!

Scott Peake- Director

Eleanor Kiel- Music Director

Caroline Sieren- Choreographer

Tara Greufe- School liason




We are moving the marketing committee meeting to Tuesday, Nov. 22nd at Jersey Grille at 7:00 pm.


Skip the cold weather and holiday crowds and take care of all your gifting needs with Panther Perks!

Our Panther Perk Elves will be collecting your Panther Perk Envelopes with completed forms at drop off and in the school office before 8:30am on the mornings of Monday, December 5th and Tuesday, December 6th.

Families who turn in a Panther Perk Form on these two days will get a special treat from our Elves!

All families will earn their children an out of uniform day** on Friday, December 9th.


We have increased our inventory for the holiday season! Get your orders in for Black Friday shopping! Stock up on Dick's Sporting Goods, Best Buy and Target! Don't forget your local favorites like Whitey's, Happy Joes and more!  New to Panther Perks - Twin Span Brewing, 10% rebate profit ($25 cards available).


December Incentive!

All families' orders submitted using Presto Pay will be entered in a $50 monthly drawing in December!

**You still have time to enroll online to get doorbuster incentives starting soon! Please contact us with any questions at [email protected]**

**Online Orders will be recognized for out of uniform if purchased on the 5th or 6th of December.


Shannon M. Elliott



Mr. Bevins is in need of helpers for volleyball games at St. Paul’s. These hours count towards your H&S hours. We need help on the following dates/times:


11/29 @ SPS 4:00-8:30


Anyone high school age and older can do it. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Bevins at [email protected]



6th-8th grade boys basketball coaches are needed for St. Paul’s. The season will be starting up in a month and we still need coaches for all levels. If you are interested in coaching or helping out, please let me know. We currently have enough players for 1-2 teams per grade. Email [email protected].



Order forms for 2nd semester lunches came home last week in Wednesday folders.  Please turn them in by Friday, December 9th.  There will be a $25 late fee added after December 9.  No lunch orders will be accepted after December 16.  If you would like to pay online, go to 2nd Sem Lunch/Band.


2nd Semester lunches will begin on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.


If your child is in band, please submit the $60 2nd semester band fee by January 13th.  *(There is no late fee for band)



The music department is in need of volunteers to decorate the stage for the upcoming Christmas music programs. Help would be needed sometime between Sunday, Nov. 27th and Wednesday the 30th. (Date determined by group availability.) Please contact Tara Greufe at [email protected]  if you are interested. This will count toward Home and School hours.



Please join us for our traditional performances to celebrate Jesus’ Birth!!

Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 PM – 5th – 8th band and 6th, 7th and 8th grade choirs will be performing.

Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6:00 PM – we will present our Kindergarten through 2nd grade music program.

Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:00 PM – 3rd through 5th grade classes will perform.

Friday, Dec. 16 at 11:45 – join us for the 8th grade Nativity.



Sunday December 4th. at 5PM (registration attached).  Advent by Candlelight is an opportunity for women of all ages to set aside the hustle and bustle of holiday preparation and focus their minds and hearts on Jesus and the real meaning of Christmas.  Please join us to enjoy the company of friends, dine on a fabulous meal, and enjoy the wonder of the season. 

Each table will have a hostess who will provide the table setting, holiday decorations, and a dessert for a table of 8-10 ladies.   Dinner will be served by Bridges Catering.  Cost of the evening is $25.  Registration forms can be found in the Gathering Space as well as on the Parish Website, selecting “On-line Giving”; registration deadline is Monday, November 21st.   contact Sara Sieren with any questions and hostess registration 563.210.6554 or [email protected]