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President's Letter
May 2018

"I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit."
John 15:5
 
Peace and Greetings,
 
The calendar and the weather have arrived in May and unbelievably the homestretch of our academic year. While it has been successful on many fronts, we recognize our work is not yet finished.
 
CONGRATULATIONS! On May 1, the Class of 2018 finalized their college commitments. From Maine to Florida and Rhode Island to Washington, our seniors will soon be spreading their Falcon wings as they travel across this country to live the next chapter of their promising lives. We're very proud of them!
 
May is filled with several opportunities for our school community to come together as we welcome our incoming Class of 2022 at the Falcon Fest, recognize our scholars at the annual Academic Awards Night, appreciate our student's gifted talent at our Art Show & Spring Concert and serve our neighbors at the BARC Prom and United Way Day of Caring, just to highlight a few events.
 
You're encouraged to consider attending, "Parenting for Prevention: Parent/Guardian Forum on Vaping and Juuling: What You Need to Know and Helpful Ways to Talk to Your Kids" hosted by the Bristol Catholic schools on Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 pm in the St. Paul auditorium. Maria Coutant-Skinner from the McCall Center for Behavioral Health will address this latest youth health concern that has spread across our country.    
 
Our exciting gymnasium renovation project will begin on Monday, June 4 with the existing bleachers being disassembled and removed. Abatement and removal of the gym wood floor is scheduled once school ends from June 20 through July 6. During the floor removal period, there will not be any student activities scheduled on our campus. Therefore, students who need to "make up" missed final exams will schedule them with Mr. Cooper in a classroom at the St. Gregory CCD Center. Student summer programs will resume on our campus July 9. The gymnasium project is projected to be completed by September 7. In addition to the gymnasium, renovations will be made to both the boys' and girls' locker rooms as well as the athletic lobby restrooms. Thank you to everyone who has contributed, to date, to our capital campaign. If you haven't made a gift, I ask that you prayerfully consider participating in this milestone campaign to help transform our campus for years to come.
 
Graduation exercises for the Class of 2018 will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at 6:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, S.T.D. will preside. The last day of final exams for all other students is Tuesday, June 19. Additional end of the year information will follow.       
 
In reflection, there isn't a day that goes by that I'm not inspired by the moments of greatness of our students, proud of the dedication of our faculty and coaches, or humbled by the gift of volunteer time or financial resources from our parents, grandparents, alumni and friends of St. Paul. This community is blessed to have so many caring people calling it home.
 
I extend my thoughts and best wishes to all our students but especially our seniors and their families during these final weeks before graduation. It's a very exciting and proud time for all of them.
 
In the Spirit of St. Paul,
Cary signature
Cary M. Dupont '72
Presiden/Chief Administrator
Faith Feature
 
Sophomore boys and girls were on their own separate retreats Tuesday, May 1. To prepare for their retreats, students watched a 2-minute video overview of what a Synod is (on the homepage of the Synod 2018 website) and read Pope Francis' Letter to Youth about the Synod. Each student submitted questions about the Synod for our presenters, Father Michael Casey and Sister Mary Elizabeth Endee, F.S.E. and discussed. These are the girls taking a break during the day!

Guidance Department

AP Exams will be held next week! Students were given the schedule and were advised to show up 30 minutes before the stated exam time and that the test may run longer than the times listed. (click image to enlarge)  
 
 
St. Paul students visited Tunxis College for the Tunxis College Planning Conference last week. Kade Van Linter, an SP Alum, was the keynote speaker about success and vulnerability.

Taylor Crawford '10, Imani David '10, Josie Kendrick '10, Kade VanLinter '14, Victoria Janelle '11, Spencer Sinkwich '11 and Joseph Sefcik '11. 
 
TONIGHT!!!

Academic Excellence
Back row: Timothy Lemieux, Spencer Planco, Fulvio Alibierti, Brendan Kendrick -- Front row: Katie Pauloz, Victoria DiPinto, Victoria Kilbourne, Tessa Coleman, Gabriella Hamlin, Alena Hauer, Kathryn Smith
These Seniors enjoyed a wonderful breakfast hosted by our Renaissance club. These seniors earned honor roll status all four years of high school! Congratulations!













In addition, all students who earned honor roll the first three quarters this school year were also treated to this breakfast hosted by the Renaissance Club! Congratulations!!!

Performing Arts

St. Paul Performing Arts held their awards dinner at The Aquaturf Club Monday night 4/30. What a fun night celebrating the work of Angel in the Night and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Good luck to all the Seniors!
Finance Department
 
Financial Contracts for the 2018-2019 academic year were due to the Finance Office by May 1, 2018. If you have not signed and returned your contract yet, please do so as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding payment plans, please contact the Finance Office.
 
Out-of-Bristol Bus Contracts for 2018-2019 were also due to the Finance Office by May 1, along with a $100 deposit to reserve a seat. We anticipate that some bus routes may reach maximum capacity. Once maximum capacity is reached, bus service may not be available. If you have not already done so, please send in your bus contract and deposit as soon as possible. 

Math Department


The YHack Organization at Yale University invites high school students each spring to participate in CodeBoola, a computer science boot camp. This daylong event was held April 14on the Yale campus. Representing the SPCHS Math and Data Teams this year were freshmen mathletes Sammi Brey from Southington and Emma Schatz from Burlington.
 
"We had a lot of fun and we learned a lot. We took different classes throughout the day, focused on coding, machine learning, design, and technology and law which was my favorite by far. We would definitely recommend and do it again!  Thank you for letting us know about this opportunity." - Sammi Brey
Attention Graduating Class of 2018

Seniors dues are being collected now. Dues are $55 which off sets the cost of graduation and senior week activities.

Senior exams will be held beginning May 22 - May 25. Check the website calendar for which period and what times.

We will be taking back student used books from 12:00 - 1:00 on 5/24 and 5/25. These books are used books that you would like to try and sell through St. Paul used book store. If you have rented a book from a book company please make sure to return on your own. St. Paul is NOT responsible for rented books turned in to be sold here.   
Athletics

To download a registration form please click on the image. 

Parent Presentation Here at St. Paul

All parents are encouraged to attend this important presentation!

Alumni Golf Tournament


You're invited to join us for one of our largest fundraisers of the year! 
 
The 11th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament in memory of Sharon Mielcarz brings together Alumni, Parents, and Friends of St. Paul in celebration of another successful year of Catholic Education.  We are so proud of your students who are living examples of our core values of Faith, Character, Community, Excellence & Service. 

The Golf Tournament proceeds go directly to help fund Scholarships and provide Tuition Assistance to many deserving students every year.  Students who, like yours, are striving for excellence in all they do!
 
We would be so grateful for any support you could give to this year's tournament.  
Support for this event comes in many forms.  We have many
Sponsorship Opportunities available , as well as the opportunity to play golf, donate to our raffle and silent auction, volunteer at the event, or just make a donation.

Visit our website by clicking below to REGISTER or to learn more about the ways you can participate! Hope to see you there!  
 
 
Kids Kicking Cancer is raising money for Relay for Life

Admissions

Host families are needed for international students attending St. Paul Catholic High School for the 2018-2019 school year.

AIEP  
Daisy Benson
Local Coordinator Supervisor
203.992.2437
www.aiepusa.com. 
 
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Boston Global 

Kelly Auner
CT Branch Manager
Boston Global Education, Inc.
860-521-0700
www.bostonglobaledu.com 
 
SPCO Coordinator for NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!

We are sad to see our current SPCO coordinator, Cathie Norton leave us after 6 years. Cathie, we thank you for all you have done for St. Paul school, its faculty, staff and especially the students!

We need to fill this spot for next school year and would like to have Cathie walk the next person through the steps before the end of the school year. 
Are you interested?

Volunteer position description is:
Coordinating, maintaining, and collecting volunteers for various St. Paul events throughout the year. Please contact the Advancement Office, advancement@spchs.com for more detailed information!
Spring Break 2019 Travel
   
Congratulations! Your child is invited to participate in an international travel program to England and Scotland!  
Why Are We Going? Your child will...
  • Step outside the classroom and engage with the world firsthand
  • Go beyond his/her comfort zone and experience new foods, cultures and people
  • Receive an experience that will help him/her stand out on college applications
  • Learn how to navigate new situations with a broader global perspective
  • Have a life changing experience
Where Are We Going?                                                  
Selected students will participate in an educational tour to England & Scotland in April 2019! How do two nations that share a border, an island and a           
government maintain their own cultural identities? Though bonded politically by the United Kingdom and geographically by the island of Great Britain, England and Scotland each maintain their own distinct character. In Edinburgh, experience kilts, bagpipes and haggis as you absorb proud Scottish history. At Windsor Castle and Oxford University, the English accent reveals its royal tradition.
 
What's Next?
There are a limited number of 20 spots available, 5 of which have already been spoken for. To enroll visit
 
The deadline to enroll is June 1st!

I hope your child will be able to attend this unique opportunity

Warm regards,
Ms. Strycharz

Summer of 2019 Educational Tour of Costa Rica
 
Mrs. Jalbert is organizing a once-in-a-lifetime educational tour of Costa Rica from June 28 to July 7, 2019. Explorica is the the tour program the group will use to plan the trip/tour. They offer fun, learning as well as providing everything the group will need. Students are signing up now. If you would like to be a part of this educational immersion travel experience - please contact Mrs. Jalbert. We are encouraging current and former Spanish students of St. Paul to take advantage of this great opportunity. Contact Mrs. Jalbert at njalbert@spchs.com for further details.
Community Wide

Looking for volunteers for the Pequabuck River Duck Race - THIS Sunday 5/6 if interested (student and parents) please contact the Advancement Office at mlindquist@spchs.com

Check out the events going on that day!
St. Paul Spirit Wear!
 
***Gift Certificates NOW Available***

- Treat your student for their birthday 
- Class of 2022 - Middle School Graduation gift? 
- Need something to wear for Spring sport spirit?

Please contact Melissa Lindquist @ mlindquist@spchs.com   if you are interested in seeing what we have in our store!

Another way to order is to download this order form, fill out with the items you would like and then send into the main office with payment. We will fulfill the order (based on available inventory) and call you when ready to pick up OR we can send home with a student.
St. Paul Gift Card Program

Need a Mother's Day gift? Purchase her a gift card to Nordstrom, Lord-n-Taylor, Dinner and a movie!  
Are you traveling this Spring or Summer? Purchase your airfare, hotel or uber gift cards through SP!!!  
Have you purchased that gift for your family member yet? Purchase your store, online or experience gift cards through SP!!!
 
We have gift cards available for sale at the school which helps support our students! ORDER FORM HERE 

SUMMER HOURS/FULFILLING SCHEDULE

For the summer months we will fill your gift card orders every other Wednesday. The last order (if submitted by June 13) will be fulfilled on the last day of school - June 19th.
Here is the schedule for summer fulfilling:
June 19, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 22
Send in your form with payment to the main office at St. Paul and the order will be ready for you to pick up on the dates listed above.  
 
Don't see what you are looking for? Email our coordinators at scrip@spchs.com and they will be happy to check if the item is available for order.
Fundraising for Clubs, Classes and Teams

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