St. Paul The Apostle Catholic School

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish
K-4 Christmas Program - December 11, 6:30 PM in the gym. Nativity Prayer Service - December 19, 11:45 AM in the church.

News and Announcements

Wednesday Email
Wed., Dec. 5  
Thurs., Dec. 6


Fri., Dec. 7

Out of Uniform if you purchased Panther Perks Monday or Tuesday

2nd, 3rd and 4th grade field trips – 9:15 – 11:30

TK Christmas Program – 2:00 Denning Hall

1st Grade Read and Feed – 2:15 PM

3:15 – Set up gym for K-4 Christmas Program
Sat., Dec. 8
Gym Closed
Sun., Dec. 9
Gym Closed

Mon., Dec. 10


3yo M/W Preschool Christmas Program – 10 AM ELC

Board of Education Meeting 7PM Media Center
Tues., Dec. 11

3yo T/TH Preschool Christmas Program - 10 AM ELC

K-4 Christmas Program 6:30 PM
Wed., Dec. 12

K-4 Christmas Program 9:30 AM

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




Panther Times (in folders, Y&O)

Teacher Gift Incentive (in folders and attached, Y&O)

Advent Letter (in folders and attached, Y&O) 

Box Tops (in folders and attached, Y&O)

Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Calendar (in folders, Y&O)

Alice in Wonderland Audition Info (attached)



Miss Nelson is Missing Flyer (attached)

Pack the gym knight flyer (attached)

Information Knight flyer (attached)



2nd Semester Lunch forms – PAST DUE ($25 late fee until Dec. 14)

2nd Semester Band Fees – Dec. 14




As we wait for the birth of our Savior, students are asked to bring gifts each week to help those in need in our community.


1st week of Advent December 3-7

Please bring in monetary donations. We will purchase picture books for Haitian students at the school of St. Francis Parish, Haiti. Any amount is much appreciated.


2nd week of Advent December 10-14

Please bring warm items for Café on Vine guests to school. 8th grade students will be serving a meal at the Café on Vine on Christmas Eve, and will give each guest a warm clothing item.

Do not wrap these items: adult thick gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, long johns and socks.

Thank you!



Panther Perk 2 Day Holiday inventive Recap!

$43,000 in sales and $2800 in rebate Profit!


YTD Rebate Profit

$17,210 vs. last year $14,700


November Drawing Winner - Neiemeyer Family!


Family Rebate profit earnings for the year can be accessed online under reports. Not signed up online, it’s not too late to get started. Earning period is from June 1-May 31 every calendar year.

Enrollment Code



Did you know????

If you have an 8th grader you can apply your Tuition credit for your family to AHS for the following year?


Only have children attending AHS?? 50% of your rebate is applied to SPS, and the other 50% towards AHS Tuition! Take advantage of this great incentive!


Thanks for Supporting SPS!



Our Panther Perk Holiday Elves are offering you the opportunity to purchase Panther Perks/scrip    as a Christmas gift for the St Paul the Apostle Faculty and Staff. Your family can choose the desired amount for each individual staff member. All forms and payments must be turned in by Tues Dec 11th. Our elves will present the Holiday Panther Perks certificates with the total amount received and a list of the gifting families to each staff member on Monday Dec 17th (No individual amounts will be mentioned). Your chosen staff member will have the luxury of shopping at over 700 retailers thanks to your generosity!  Forms are coming home today and are attached to this email.



One of the ways we teach kids about not bullying at school is teaching them about our virtues and emphasizing kindness and respect all year.  Our virtue for December is Moderation.  In school, we will be focusing on ways to practice having more balance in our life.

One opportunity to teach kindness would be to use the Random Act of Kindness Christmas Calendar your child will be bringing home in his/her Wednesday folder today.  

Anti-Bully Committee



St. Paul’s Players are excited to announce that for the 2019 musical we will be going down the rabbit hole with Alice in Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr.! 


Auditions for the show will be held for students in grades 5th-8th on Thursday, Dec. 13th  3:00-4:30, and Friday, Dec. 14th  3:00-4:30,

in the Music Room (ELC).  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 in the show!!!) Audition information and permission slips will be passed out to the students on Monday, Dec. 10th, and you may find the audition permission slip attached below.  Performances of the show will be held March 28thand 29th. (Please note that this year's show will be performed AFTER spring break, and rehearsals will NOT be held the week of break.)

Auditioners should come with their permission slip and the one time non-refundable fee of $20.


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


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


VISION 20/20
The Diocese is sponsoring a video-making contest for youth grades K-12: As part of the Vision 20/20 process all youth (individuals or groups) of the diocese are invited to create a 30-90 second video to celebrate their Catholic faith. The winning submission will celebrate with Bishop Zinkula. Entries are due by January 15. For contest rules go to



The next Stem club for 3rd-5th grade will be on Dec. 18 from 3 to 3:45.  Please register by emailing with your child's name and grade. 


We are looking for parent volunteers to run two spelling bee practices during the weeks of January 7th-11th and January 14th-18th during student's recess time.  Dates for the spelling bee practices can be flexible depending on the availability of volunteers who would like to help!


Volunteers are needed from 11:30-12:00 for 4th and 5th grade, as well as at 12:00-12:30 for 3rd grade, which is during recess time, for practicing the list of spelling words for the Spelling Bee.


If you are interested, please email Ms. Frideres to let her know of your available volunteer dates at:



An invite from Fr. Bill Kneemiller that he's having a ‘Pizza and Psalms' Party on all the Thursday’s in Advent, at Wise Guys Pizza back Banquet room, at 2408 53rd St in Davenport, with 2 sessions from 4:30-6:00 pm, and 6:00-7:30 pm. Come, even, if you can stay for just a ½ hour—during either the first or second session. (Hint for busy families—the buffet is from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm and, and kids have a discount.)  If you have the ‘Shorter Christian Prayer book, bring it, and I will also have printouts.  For families or groups larger than 4, please email me at, or call 563-321-0124 as I co-ordinate groups coming in—come for the Pizza, and stay for the Psalms!        


The pancake breakfast for St. Paul’s Boy Scout Troop 20 will be held on Sunday January 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is traditionally a great way to kick off Catholic schools week.  More details to come.



Student council has begun their warm clothing drive.  We will be serving a meal at Cafe on Vine on Christmas Eve.  Along with the meal each person will receive a snack bag filled with items to eat the next day and an uplifting note. We also will have warm clothing items available for them to get what they need.  We are looking for long underwear L-XXL, thick gloves, blankets, hats and scarves. Donations can be dropped off at the school office.




We love St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School and so do you!

The Marketing Committee for St. Paul the Apostle school wishes to foster meaningful relationships with our core parish, school families, and the extended community. A strong marketing and communications plan and committee is essential in doing so effectively. We are looking for members that see the added value of a Catholic education and are able to donate their time and expertise to help us execute our marketing plan.  All time spent on the marketing committee count as volunteer hours! If you are excited about St. Paul and want to help, please join us!  Contact Lauren Ragone or (309) 536-0776 for more information. 


We are also looking for members to help with our social media platform.  Do you love to blog? Connect on Facebook and Instagram? These are volunteer hours you can do from your own home or while watching your kids games.  Contact Lauren Ragone to find our more. or (309) 536-0776.  



Next all school collection day: Friday December 7, 2018. Each family that turns in box tops on this day will be entered in the monthly giveaway drawing! You can use the attached collection sheet! There’s also a Box Top Bonus App so you can buy, scan, earn!

Visit: for more details on how to register.


-Each box top is worth $0.10. St. Paul’s can use the earned money for anything that we need. So far, we have collected $357.90 in box tops. Thanks for your support!


Congratulations to our Box tops prize winners so far this year…..the Akers family in October and the Kreinbring family in November. 



Our Next Yearbook Photography Staff meetings is on:

Date:             Thursday, December 6th

Time:            3:00-3:45pm

Location:     Mrs. Miller’s Classroom (1B)

Pick Up:       Outside of the Elevator Doors



If you have a 5th-8th grade student who is in band, your student should have a note in their Wed. folder reminding you of 2nd semester band fees.  Please remit $60 cash or check to the school office by Dec. 14. 



Children's Theater Workshop

Saturday, December 8th 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 9:45 a.m.

1st - 6th Grade students are invited to join the Assumption Knight Players for a behind the scenes theater adventure!

$25 Registration fee per student includes:

  • Workshops
  • Lunch
  • Miss Nelson is Missing! T-shirt
  • Admission to Saturday’s performance
  • And a whole lot of FUN!

Please return registration form (attached) and fee before Friday, November 30th to

Assumption High School,

Attn: Children’s Theater Workshop

1020 W. Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52804

*Please make checks payable to Assumption High School*



Now is the time to register for DPR Youth Sports Spring Soccer 2019!  Registration is now available for students from pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade until January 31st for soccer.  Please go online to, then follow the sidebar link to Youth Sports or then follow the top link to Youth Sports.  Registration forms may be completed in person at the Davenport Parks and Recreation at the River’s Edge any time 7 AM – 7 PM Monday – Saturday.  Or you may go online to register 24 hours a day!  Special side note, late registrations will also be allowed online.  But do not delay as there is a $10 late fee and no guarantee of placement.  If you have any questions please text or email Susan Ewen or (563) 570-0812






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