Faith Feature

For Women, For Life
St. Paul students welcomed Christina Bennett, Client Services Manager at ABC Women's Center in Middletown and friend of St. Paul sophomore Chloe Ferraro, for an after-school meeting to hear her story and learn about her work. Christina shared her own journey, learning about the special circumstances of her birth and her call to promote the dignity of every human life. Christina features in a video about human life entitled "Hear from Heaven".  Students asked questions about how to support the work of ABC Women's Center and look forward to developing a fruitful relationship in the future.

 
April is dedicated to pray for those suffering after abortion or the loss of a child. A Mass of Remembrance for all who have lost children (of any age and to any cause) is an annual event of the Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese and will take place this evening. 
Please pray as some members of the St. Paul community will participate in the March for Babies this coming Sunday 4/30.

Mary Poppins Was Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows sold out!
The St. Paul Performing Arts cast, crew, director and musicians were amazing!

See what some audience members had to say...

"Went to see Mary Poppins with some friends and have to say it was one of the best
shows I have ever seen. Like going to a Broadway show. Thanks to all the people behind the scenes (wardrobe, sets, orchestra, etc.) for your hard work. A special thanks to the actors. You were all truly phenomenal and blessed with a beautiful talent.
Can't wait for the next show." - Kathleen Fabiano

"I took my mother to the Sunday show (our first time to a St. Paul's performance) and we were both just blown away. It was simply an amazing show with stellar performances by the entire cast, crew, and orchestra. Mom and I are now officially hooked and can't wait for your next show!" - Cynthia Jendrejcak

 


Academic News

On Monday, April 24 the following students were recognized by the Archdiocese of Hartford as Summa Scholars:
 
Jaymie Bianca
Benjamin Czuprinski
Meagan Mulcahy
Nicholas Palumbo
Jordan Silva

 
These students, along with 48 students from the seven other
Catholic high schools within the Archdiocese of Hartford, represent the top 5% academically in their class.
 
 Congratulations to all!!!

Athletic Updates
 


Come visit us as the Spring sports season is in full swing.
Find the TEAM SCHEDULES here and come visit us!


Mark Your Calendars for...

The Spring Art Show and Concert  
St. Paul Band and Chorus presents
"Showstoppers"
Chart topping hits from the 1960s to the present.
Celebrating 50 years of St. Paul High School.
Guest Performances from a few St. Paul Alum!

  Tuesday, May 16th
Art Show begins at 6:30 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
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The Softball Can and Bottle Drive
  
Saturday, April 29th --- 8am - 2pm 
The team will collect outside the gym door.










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THANK YOU SCRIP day is Monday, May 8th!
 
Thank-Scrip-ing Day is coming up Monday May 8th. 
This is a day that several
GIFT CARDS from our gift card program retailers have higher
percentages and are available for a week or two. Bonus percentages and deals can be found at www.shopwithscrip.com
     


Our Annual Pastor's Luncheon was Held Today!
Students had lunch and chatted with Priests from local parishes. Students shared what they love about St. Paul academics, how their faith has grown and how they feel at home being a part of the St. Paul community.  Priests also shared their story of how they decided on their faithful career.

In Case You Missed It!



St. Paul Summer Programs are NOW open for ONLINE REGISTRATION!
Share with friends and family
members too. Our Summer Programs
are open to all!




Saturday, May 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
The DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol

St. Paul Catholic High School and Presenting Sponsor, McPhee Electric, Ltd., invite you to join us for a night of food, fun and falcons at
"Forever Falcons, a 50 Year Celebration"

Our annual auction will include cocktails, hors d'ouevres, dinner and dancing and will feature silent and live auctions with everything from sought after concert tickets and sporting event tickets to amazing getaways and trips.

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Here are just a few of the things you will see in our live auction   this year, all presented by special guest and professional auctioneer, Lucas Hunt. You'll love his energy and enthusiasm and be mesmerized by his skills! Check him in action here  !
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Red Sox/Yankees fans?
We've got you covered with amazing tickets and the limo  to take you there!




Senior parents? How about front row graduation seats? Have the best seat in the house to see your favorite girl or guy!


 

Need a vacation? How about tickets to Disney World or an overnight at a 5 star hotel in New York City!



Don't miss out on this fun evening! Gather some friends at a table or be paired with some new friends from your child's class, team, etc. 

Tickets can be purchased online by credit card at www.spchs.com/foreverfalcons.
(To pay by check, simply fill out the form online & submit, you will be directed to PayPal for payment, just close out screen & send in your check made out to SPCHS.)












If you have any questions, or want to donate a great item to our auction, please contact Shelley Mendoza at smendoza@spchs.com or 860-584-0911 ext 21.

We are currently seeking donations for our "Falcon's Nest", a grab and go gift card station at the auction. Would you like a quick, fast and easy way to help us feather the nest with gift cards?  How about purchasing gift cards through our Gift Card Program? Click here for the list of gift cards being offered for the Auction! Just check off the gift card(s) and amount you wish to buy and we will do all the rest! Send in your check for the correct amount and your gift card(s) will be delivered to the Advancement Office for you. All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you to our PRESENTING SPONSOR, McPhee Electric, Ltd.!

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 beginning of May or contact
Shelley Mendoza for more information or questions at  
smendoza@spchs.com


This year we will have a Silent Auction as part of our
Alumni Golf Tournament. We are currently accepting donations, Please c
ontact Shelley Mendoza, i f you are interested!


Host Families Needed
 
St. Paul Catholic High School has several international students from China who are looking for host families for the upcoming school year.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your family to learn about another culture, share your home with a dedicated student who wants to learn about the United States, and experience the once-in-a-lifetime gift that comes from hosting a child.

Interested St. Paul families are asked to contact the following agencies for more information:
 
AnB Education
Sue French
Regional Director
413.348.2274
Fax: 413.224.1181
 
Apex International Education Partners, LLC (AIEP)
David J. Guerrera
President, Director of Host Families 
51 Depot St. Suite 211
Watertown, CT 06795
Office: +1.203.992.AIEP
U.S. Cell: +1.203.768.8079
 
Boston Global Education, Inc.
Kelly Auner
Admission and School Coordinator
998 Farmington Avenue, Suite 205
West Hartford, CT 06107
860-521-0700
 
ICES
Shani Williams
ICES Local Coordinator/CT
International Cultural Exchange Services
Cell:  (860) 706-6535  or (860) 574-2665
 
Ivy Bridge Group
Deborah Litwinko
District Consultant
Cell: 860-919-3790

Alumni News  
 
Upon graduation, Kiersten Healy '06 went to the Merchant Marine Academy. There was an indoctrination period of three weeks similar to boot camp, all while learning the basics of being at the Academy. During her period at the Merchant Marine Academy, also known as Kings Point, she sailed on cargo ships throughout the world.  A total of 360 sailing days was needed to sit for her US Coast Guard license as a third mate on any gross tonnage ship in the world. On her voyage she visited ports in Tampa, FL, New Orleans, LA, Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Honolulu, HI, Guam, Hong Kong, Yantian, Shanghai,China and Koahsiung,Taiwan.

Upon graduation as an Ensign in the Navy, she took a job at the Staten island ferry where she started out as a deckhand. She moved up through the ranks to mate, assistant captain and to captain.

She is the first female Staten Island Ferry captain in history!

She always wanted to become a harbor pilot - a captain that boards inbound cargo ships, oil tankers, cruise ships, drives them into New York Harbor and docks them alongside their birth. She will complete a 5-year apprenticeship where she will ride over a 1,000 ships. During that time she complete 20 pieces of pilotage where she has to draw the chart of the water with buoys, tides, and depth of water in the bay.

We are so proud of you Kiersten and wish you all the best!!! Come visit us sometime soon; we'd love to hear more about your journey.

Keep a look out on our website for the next
"THIS WEEK IN ST. PAUL HISTORY"
segment about Kiersten!

Calling All St. Paul Alumni
 
 Visit our Alumni Page on our website to keep up-to-date on
all the happenings here at St. Paul!
 
If you have news you would like to share
Recently married? 
New baby? 
Service?
Travel? 
Reunions? 
Other Fun News and Photos? 
email advancement@spchs.com and we will update our alumni files and possibly share in upcoming school materials!
 
Share with your fellow classmates too! This in particular is such an exciting year as we celebrate our 50th Year and we want to celebrate you too!

Is It Your Reunion Year?
Start Planning NOW! 


Class Reunions are being organized for the years ending in "7" or "2".

If you would like more information or would like
to plan your reunion, contact Shelley Mendoza, Event Coordinator
at 860.584.0911, ext. 21 or  smendoza@spchs.com.

 

Anyone can stock up on their gift card needs and support the St. Paul SCRIP program. Parents/Grandparents, when you support the SCRIP program you can earn discounts on your student tuition just by purchasing these gift cards.

HOW IT WORKS:

Once you earn $250 in gift card rebates for St. Paul's, 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). *

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 order form . 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.  
If you have any questions regarding SCRIP, please email scrip@spchs.com or call the Advancement Office at 860.584.0911 x21.

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