FROM MY DESK TO YOURS #13
November 6, 2016
“The Heart of St. Paul … Growing Together in Faith, Knowledge, and Virtue”
Dear St. Paul Families:
On Sunday evening, I witnessed, once again, the outpouring of affection and support of our St. Paul families for each other in one’s hour of need. The Candlelight Prayer service for the Cadenbach Brothers had over 100 adults and children participating. Please remember the boys and their family at this sad time in your prayers. The boys are the nephews and cousins of St. Paul’s Viau family. At the bottom of this page is a link to a Gofundme page to help defray funeral expenses for the boys.
Conferences are just around the corner along with our First Trimester Report Cards. Grade-book will be shut down to parents this Wednesday in order for our teachers to begin inputting report card grades. They will reopen on Wednesday, November 16th, the day before our parent / teacher conferences. If you have not signed up for a teacher conference, please do so as soon as possible. K-5 teacher conferences will be held in your student’s classroom. Middle School will be hosting conferences in the Café for this trimester.
Student Leadership Council elections will be held tomorrow. Each child and teacher will receive one vote. We will be voting in room 206 on our I-pads. The students are excited to finally have the results of our election process. We will be announcing those results tomorrow afternoon. The nominees will meet in the gym with me first and I will announce the results to them and then I will introduce our new officers to our school.
Don’t forget about our traditional Veteran’s Day Celebration. This year it will be hosted by seventh grade. All of the information concerning Mass and the assembly is listed below on our week at a glance.
Beginning this week Mrs. Murphy and I have added a new section to our weekly newsletter. It’s called “Food For Thought.” In this section we will pass on interesting articles that either of us have read and would like to pass on. I received some wonderful information each month from West County Psychological. Many of them are parenting articles and merely informational but all and all, interesting reading. If anyone comes across some interesting reading they would like to share, just send it our way and we will enter it into the weekly news.
That’s it for this week, until next,
With blessings from my heart,
HATS OFF TO / OUR VIRTUES IN PRACTICE:
• Colleen Hoelfinger, Katie Rummel and their wonderful committee – for the Auction that took place this past Friday evening. There was a great time had by all and many colorful 80’s costume!!!. The Direct Buy Total for our school was $2,205.00. That should give us a good start on another cart of computers or I-pads.
• To the Students at St. Paul – Our JDRF Walk-a-thon raised $702.20
• The following students gave up time after school and some on Tuesday spreading mulch on the Kindergarten/Preschool Playground. We had it all taken care of before the rain hit last week. Ben McCaslin, David Breuer, Christian Myers, Seamus Gerner, Owen Moss, Andrew Keenan, Adam Eveker, Adam Lorenz, Evan Gresham, Addyson Gresham, Madi Struckoff, Sydney Struckoff,Remi Haegele, Riley Clark Teagon, Clark, Makayla Archambeault, Kaylie Drysdale, Emily Kidd, Carolin Slade, Madison Gnade, Jessica Wheeler, Caitlin Torralba, Lani Nilges, Abby Diffley, Alyssa Purcelli
• Mrs. Craft -for making the awesome M&M costumes for the teachers on Halloween.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Please do not forget that kindergarten/second grade are collecting extra Halloween Candy to make goody bags for the needy. This has been a St. Paul tradition.
Monday, November 7th
o Marketing Meeting – 7:00 p.m. – Church Basement
Tuesday, November 8th
o Student Leadership Council Elections – Winners will be announced at the end of the day.
o SURGE – Fifth grade – after school
o Choir Practice
Wednesday, November 9th
o NO ALL SCHOOL MASS TODAY – we will be celebrating Mass on Friday, Veteran’s Day.
o St. Paul’s Night at Viviano’s
o Grade-book will be closed to parents in order to enter first Trimester Report Card Grades.
Thursday, November 10th
Friday, November 11th – HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY!!!
o EARLY DISMISSAL – Record’s Day for teachers
o Red, White, and Blue Accessories for students in honor of Veteran’s Day.
o All School Mass – Prepared by Mrs. Clodius’s 7th grade class – 8:00 a.m.
o Veterans have been invited to attend Mass with us. We will have Coffee and Donuts in the Church Basement for all who attend. This will be hosted by our new Student Leadership Council.
o We will have a raffle with all Veteran’s attending our Mass and/or assembly for a Quilt of Valor. This quilt was donated by our Quilting Group. What a wonderful way to recognize one of our Community Veterans. Our hopes are to make this a St. Paul Veteran’s Day tradition.
o We will end our day with an Assembly in the Parish Center at 10:45 a.m. This will be hosted by the Seventh-Grade students.
o Please remind your students about the Cracker and Pretzel donations for the Vets. These are due on Thursday, November 10th.