Falcon Athletics Calendar
President's Message for March
March 2, 2017
"Remember you are dust and unto dust you shall return."
Ash Wednesday, marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for Easter. It's a time for all of us to reflect and create habits of the mind and heart centered on Christ. Pope Francis, in his 2017 Lenten Message emphasizes, "The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift." He writes, "The word of God helps us to open our eyes to welcome and love life," and that, "each life that we encounter is a gift deserving acceptance, respect and love. May the Holy Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that we can rediscover the gift of God's word, be purified in the sin that blinds us, and serve Christ present in our brothers and sisters."
All are invited to a Lenten Evening of Reflection and Prayer Service facilitated by Fr. Gary Simeone, co-chaplain, on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 pm in the St. Paul chapel. Take a few moments to reconnect, refresh and revive yourself. We'll save a seat for you!
We look forward to welcoming Archbishop Blair and all the educators in the Archdiocese of Hartford to our campus on March 28 & 29 as we host the Catholic Educators Faith Conference. There is no school for students on those two days.
After very successful regular seasons, we wish our girl and boy student athletes well in the CIAC state basketball tournament. Congratulations to the girls' team who won the NVL Tournament last week in stunning fashion defeating Holy Cross High School. And don't be left out! Tickets will be going on sale Monday for our much anticipated spring musical, Mary Poppins, coming in April.
You may have seen yesterday the article on the front page of the Bristol Press announcing that our Haitian Outreach Initiative has exceeded $50,000 during our 50th Anniversary year. I'm very proud of our community for raising $53,808, over the last five years, in our effort to bring improved health and comfort to the lives of some of the poorest people in the western hemisphere. Through our prayers, financial generosity and summer mission trips, the spirit of St. Paul is wherever we take it. "Whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters you do to me."
Recently, you should have received, in the mail, the latest St. Paul edition of the
"Honoring Our Past, Shaping Our Future" 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign report. I'm pleased and sincerely grateful to share that we have now exceeded $1.2M toward our $2M goal. The next project phase, to be completed later this spring, will be air-conditioning our 700+ seat auditorium. I ask that you prayerfully consider investing in this special anniversary campaign, at any level, as we continue to grow and transform the educational experience provided to our students and families. Our time is now!
I am reminded every day, all day of the gifts that comprise our St. Paul community. Let us remember to pray for each other as our Lenten journey begins.
In the Spirit of St. Paul,
Cary M. Dupont '72
St. Paul Pro-Life
In conjunction with the launch of St. Paul participating in the Baby Bottle Boomerang to benefit Carolyn's Place (a nonprofit, faith-based organization that provides loving support to mothers, fathers, and their babies), founding members of the newly-formed St. Paul Pro-Life Organization invite new members to join.
As Christians, we recognize the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Best put by Pope Francis, "The right to life is the first among human rights."
We invite you to join us in spreading God's message that all life is sacred. We will be giving a voice to the voiceless through advocating for the protection of life and through charitable works.
In addition to the baby bottle drive as our first project, future projects may include advocacy, hosting speakers and video screenings, and a spiritual adoption mission. Students who are interested in joining our Pro-Life Organization may sign up with Sister Marie Benedict (Room 119) or contact Chloe Ferraro.
Students, parents, faculty and staff can pick up a bottle in the main office, at lunch or email
Sister Marie Benedict
. The goal is to fill each bottle with spare change. We will collect the bottles on Monday and Tuesday of Holy Week to present at Wednesday's Holy Week Mass.
The $200 Registration Fee for returning students for the 2017/2018 school year was due with your student's course selection sheet. Without payment of this fee, your student's registration is not complete. If you have any questions about whether your registration fee is paid, please call the Finance Department at 860.584.0911 x 20.
ACT Registration for Juniors
The registration deadline for the April 8, 2017 ACT is March 3rd. St. Paul is a test site for the April 8th test.
Juniors: Permission slips for the Hartford National College Fair will be handed out on Monday. The Fair is April 7th!
Congrats to the girls basketball team
who defeated Griswold in round 1 of the state tournament Tuesday night. They will play, at home, on Friday 3/3 in round 2 of the state tournament @ 7:00pm. Go Falcons! Fill the Nest!
St. Paul boys basketball team
earned the No. 8 seed in the Class S tournament and will host another one of the local playoff teams: No. 25-ranked Terryville on Tuesday 3/7 at 7:00pm.
Bristol Boys Swim Co-op
, CCC League Swim Championship will take place at Buckley on Saturday, 3/4 at noon.
Dates for Spring Sports
Pre-Season Player/Parent Meetings
1.) Boys Lacrosse - March 8th @ 6:00 in the Cafe
2.) Girls Lacrosse - March 8th @ 7:00 in the Cafe
3.) Girls Tennis - March 15th @ 6:00 in the Cafe
4.) Boys & Girls Golf - March 20th @ 5:30 in the Library
5.) Softball -
March 18th @ 11:45 in the Cafe
6.) Track & Field - team meeting - March 7th at 2:30 in the auditorium & player/parent meeting on March 18th @ 10:00am in the Cafe
Baseline Concussion Testing Dates
for Spring Sports
March 6, 7, 8, & 10 @ 2:30 in the computer lab (for freshman who have not yet been tested and juniors who need to update their test).
Join us during the Lenten Season
for Mass held every Thursday morning
at 7:15am in our Father Edmund O'Brien Chapel.
March 9 - Family Siblings
March 16 - Athletic Team Captains
March 23 - Baseball
March 30 - Performing Arts Cast & Crew
April 6 - Softball
April 12 - Monthly Mass - Holy Week at St. Gregory Church 10:30am
Make sure to check the school calendar on
for the Thursday Mass schedule noting the groups we will pray for that week.
Performing Arts News
Tickets for St. Paul's Spring Musical - Mary Poppins - will go on sale Monday, March 6!
or call 860.584.0911 x20
to reserve your seats, they will sell quickly.
Friday, April 7 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 8 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 9 at 2:00pm
|What Are We Doing?
St. Paul Food Club
is looking for canning jars of all sizes to use in an upcoming fundraiser. Students will be making
spice mixes and
cookies-in-a-jar to sell at the upcoming craft fair to be held at the school.
The club needs donations of at least 100 jars (with or without lids and bands), especially half-pint and quart size by
Items (not damaged or chipped) can be dropped off in the main office, attention Mrs. Zillich. Any questions, please e-mail Mrs. Zillich at
Senior Quilt Time!
Senior class students work on creating their quilt square, which will eventually become "The Senior Quilt" and hung at the school. This quilt is filled with memorials, prayers and memories.
The St. Paul Sewing Club is assigned to putting the quilt together each year and is a wonderful tradition at St. Paul.
Join us for St. Paul Catholic High School's
Saturday May 6, 2017 at 6:00pm
A Celebration of 50 year
DoubleTree by Hilton
42 Century Drive
Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres & Silent Auction,
followed by Dinner, Live Auction & Dancing
Look for an invitation to come shortly!
Contact Shelley Mendoza at
for more information or questions.
Come help celebrate our
50th Anniversary year at our:
10th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament
in memory of Sharon Mielcarz
held this year at the beautiful Chippanee Country Club in Bristol.
Thursday June 22nd 2017 10:30am
Save the date for a challenging but fun day
out on the course with St. Paul Alumni, friends and families!
Golf, Lunch, Dinner, & Prizes galore.
Raffles, silent auction, hole in one contest, and so much more!
We hope you'll join us!
Look for registration information online at the end of April or contact Shelley Mendoza for more information or questions at
Safe Grad - Night Out Fundraiser
The Renaissance Club Fundraiser
Munson's Chocolates - Great for Easter!
This fundraiser will run from March 1 - March 17
Munson's Chocolates just in time for Easter!
TO ORDER: Please contact Mrs. Conner at
The Renaissance Program at St. Paul, is meant to recognize student achievement in a variety of ways and at a number of levels. The Renaissance Program distributes birthday cards, recognizes honor roll achievements, and sponsors golden attitude awards and student of the week and of the month.
Show your SPCHS Spirit
Alumni, Students, Parents and Friends of St. Paul are welcome to browse our School Spirit Wear at any time! Just contact
Shelley Mendoza at
OR Melissa Lindquist at
in the Advancement Office.
NEW WEARS COMING SOON!
Check out the new wears at the home basketball games OR visit the us when you are on campus!
(inventory or sizes are limited).
Not familiar with the SCRIP program? It's an incredible way to support St. Paul Catholic High School and for you to earn discounts on your student tuition just by purchasing gift cards to pay for your everyday shopping or as gifts. This program is
not required but highly recommended.
Purchase gift cards for gifts or for your everyday shopping. Retailers provide % rebates back to the school. Once
you earn $250 in
gift card rebates for St. Paul,
YOU then earn credit towards your family SCRIP rebate that can be applied to tuition. (Rebates are calculated by the discount percentage per merchant - i.e. Stop & Shop @ 4% x $100 purchased = $4.00 earned).*
THREE WAYS TO ORDER:
1) View the list of SCRIP retailers SPCHS carries in-house by downloading this
If you are interested in ordering, drop off the completed order form in the main office.
2) If you would like to shop online through the SCRIP programs website you can do that too (many more retailers to choose from)!
Click here to get started and order online,
once there click on Join Your Existing Program and enroll with St. Paul Enrollment Code: DCACE4AC14275.
All SCRIP orders placed by the above options will be filled on Wednesday's and sent home with your student!
3) Order online and print from your home printer OR use for online purchases. This is called SCRIPNow. Use the same
St. Paul Enrollment Code: DCACE4AC14275 and use immediately! No orders sent home with students.
Social Media News
Be sure to "like" us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter @spchs_buzz
Check us out on Instagram @spchsfalcons