St. Paul The Apostle Catholic School

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish
Now enrolling all grades Preschool through 8th grade. We'd love to set up a tour for your family!

News and Announcements


Week at a Glance:

Wed., Oct. 9

School Pictures for K-8 and 3yoMW preschool

Out of uniform for school pictures

Religious Ed 6PM

Thurs., Oct. 10

School Pictures for 3yoTTH, 4yo AM and PM, and TK

7th/ 8th Grade Band Students march at AHS game

Fri., Oct. 11

6B Bake Sale

Sat., Oct. 12


Sun., Oct. 13


Mon., Oct. 14

7th Grade field trip 9:30 – 11:30

Student Council 3:00 – 3:45

Hosting Games in Gym

Board of Education Meeting 7PM Media Center

School Pictures viewable online

Tues., Oct. 15

STEM Club 3:00 – 3:45

Wed., Oct. 16

Preschool Education Night 6PM Media Center

Religious Ed – Catechists only

AHS Info Knight 5:30


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




Trunk or Treat flyer (attached)

Parent University flyer (attached)

Preschool Education Night flyers (in folders, preschool students only)

Empowering God’s Children opt out form, letter, and overview (attached)


Adore Flyer (attached)



Cub Scout Flyer (In folders, K-5 all)





School pictures are today for 3yo MW preschool and K-8 students, and t0morrow for 3yoTTH, 4yo AM, 4yo PM, and TK.  Students may be out of uniform for pictures.  Pictures will be online and ready to view by Monday, Oct. 14.  If you are unhappy with your child’s picture, retakes are scheduled for NEXT Thursday morning, October 17.  If you would like to order your pictures online, please visit and enter event number #27080776.  If you have any questions about pictures, please call 309-558-8226. 



A STEM club is being offered for grades 3- 5 that will explore basic coding and creative problem solving through engineering.  The next meeting is Oct. 15 from 3- 3:45. You must sign your child up each time because space is limited.  Please email Mrs. Harvey at to register your child (name and grade) for the Oct. 15 meeting.  There is no cost to this club.  I will walk them out the courtyard door near the elevator.  If you are not here at 3:45 they will be walked over to aftercare.



Hello parents of children 3 to 5 years old! Our next installment of education is coming up on October 16 at 6 PM in the Media Center (school library). Bring a friend and get a prize! Please join us as we continue to educate you in child development, transition into kindergarten, and ways to connect in our community! Any questions please contact Lauren Ragone at 309-536-0776



We will be teaching a safe environment program to all students during Religion class between Oct. 21 and Oct. 31.  Please see attached letter from the Bishop and Overview.  There is also an opt out form if you don’t want your child to participate in this class.  Opt out forms are due to the office by Friday, Oct. 18.



Internet Safety and Cyber Crimes

Please join us on Thursday October 17, 2019 at Assumption High School in the Carroll Lab (next to the library, please use the student entrance) at 6:00 Pm for our first Parent University for this school year!  Cpl. Hank Jacobsen from the Davenport Police Department will be presenting on Internet Safety and Cyber Crimes.  Please come and learn about potential dangers and ways to keep children safe online.  Childcare will be offered- we need to RSVP’s by 10/14 to ensure we have enough help with childcare!  See attached flyer for more information. 



All families interested in learning about everything AHS has to offer are encouraged to attend the

Information Knight Session on Wednesday, October 16th from 5:30-6:30 PM in the AHS Carroll Lab.


This is an informative session for parents to learn about academic offerings and financial aid options.  Assumption High School offers a challenging curriculum designed to give students a solid foundation in preparation for life beyond high school.  Please join us to learn more.


Any K-8 student in attendance will be partnered with a group of AHS Student Ambassadors for a variety of activities and a tour of the school.  Please park in the main student entrance.  There will be AHS Student Ambassadors showing families to the Carroll Lab.  Contact Kris Kellenberger, AHS Director of Admissions at 326-5313 ext. 230 or with questions .




The 2019-20 School Directory is attached to this email.  Please note there are two tabs – one is alphabetical and one is by classroom.  Please save this to your desktop for easy reference throughout the school year. 

If the information is incorrect, please email



Monday, October 21, 2019

7:00 - School Gym

All students in grades 5 & 6 and 7/8 Choir will perform.

The 6th grade band will also perform.

Students need to be at school on October 21st by 6:45.

*5th grade to the stage,

* 6th grade to the gym,

*7 & 8 Choir to the balcony.

* 5th & 6th grade students need to wear dress up clothes. No jeans, sweats or shorts.

* 7/8 Choir will wear uniform khaki pants or skirts and their choir shirts.

I’ll give them this shirt before the concert.



The St. Paul can food drive will begin Oct. 1 and will go through November 1.  SPS is competing against the other area Catholic schools to see who “can” bring in the most cans.  Last year our school brought in over 4000 cans.  For fun we are going to compete within our school K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.  Each week the class from each pod with the most cans will receive a treat delivered by a Student Council member.  We are not setting a school goal this year, but will keep track of the total as a pod and as a school on the wall in the front hall. All of the food collected goes to Assumption to help them compete in the Student Hunger Drive.  The cans will be collected and counted in each homeroom by student council members.



Congratulations to our September Box Top winners: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The Simmering Family and The Harvey Family!

Did you know:

-Each box top is worth $0.10 and ST. Paul can use the earned money for anything that we need!

-Box Tops are going fully digital! Download the app and start scanning to earn money for our school.

-Box Tops are still printed on some products so we can submit those too. Make sure they are not expired, clip them, bag or attach them to a collection sheet, and turn them into your teacher.

-Each family that submits box tops on the 1st Friday of the month will be entered into a drawing for a Box Top Giveaway Gift. We will also have a drawing for each family that submits their tops via the mobile app… That’s right, two families will be eligible to win goodies each month!

Note: The box tops can be submitted to 1 teacher by 1 student in the family and that will cover everyone.

All school collection day: Friday October 4, 2019.



Genesis will be offering FREE seasonal flu vaccines here at St. Paul’s School on Wed., Oct. 30 for all students K-8.  Please fill out the consent form coming home in folders and return to the school office by October 25. 



Join us for a night of worship, preaching and adoration.  Confessions will be available. Wednesday October 16th at 7:00pm.  Benediction will be at 8:15pm.  Come and greet the silence and quiet. 



Wednesday, October 16
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Denning Hall

To schedule an appointment, call Susan Meenan at 515-971–5843 or online at

Walk-ins are welcome and first time donors are especially needed!



Registration Nights: Monday, Oct. 7th and Wednesday, Oct. 9th from 4:30-6:30  (only need to attend 1 night)


Registration Fee: $90 (Includes Club Shirt). 2nd, 3rd wrestler in same family: $45 (Includes Club Shirt)

Practices begin Monday Nov. 4th, in the Assumption HS Wrestling Room


Practice Schedule:

Beginners Monday & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30

Advanced Monday & Wednesdays 6:30-8:00

Girls Only Tuesday 6:30-8:00

Mandatory Parents Meeting (wrestling room):

Beginners Wed. Nov. 6th 5:45-6:15

Advanced Wed. Nov. 6th 6:45-7:15

Girls Only Tues. Nov. 5th 6:45-7:15


Registration form and Code of Conduct are available on the RKWC webpage:


If you are unable to make it to registration night, you can also sign up online or at the first practice your athlete attends.


If you have any questions please call Ben Jobgen @ 563-370-2495 or Kelly Vrana @ 563-370-5055.


Facebook: Rising Knights Wrestling Club



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The code for St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School is 2683803