Faith Feature
  
Life in Lent
St. Paul started the week with an inspiring Monday MorningAssembly. President Cary Dupont shared an excerpt from Pope Francis' Message for Lent, reminding us that each other person is a gift to us, as is the Word of God: "Lent is the favorable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in his word, in the sacraments and in our neighbor" (3).. Our community reflected on concrete ways in which we can live the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving (or works of mercy), which have their origin in the words of Jesus in the Gospel according to Matthew on Ash Wednesday. 

For prayer, Mr. Dupont encouraged us to come to at least one of our weekly Masses on Thursday mornings at 7:15am in our Father Edmund O'Brien Chapel. Even if we cannot get to school on time, we can find a moment to stop in the Chapel to pray during the day. For fasting, our student-driven Social Media Task-force introduced us to the archdiocesan-wide  "I Phone Fast" movement, which involves pledging to fast from unnecessary uses of technology (e.g., social media) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, in addition to the norms for fasting from food, so as to make more space to listen to God. For almsgiving, the newly-formed St. Paul Pro-Life Organization launched a Baby Bottle Drive in support of Carolyn's Place, a pregnancy care center in Waterbury. We will collect baby bottles during Holy Week and present them at our Mass on Wednesday that week. 

All are welcome to join us for our Ash Wednesday Mass  at 10:15am  at St. Gregory the Great Parish as we begin the season of grace that is Lent!






Athletic Updates

Congratulations to the Girls Basketball Team for their NVL Tournament Championship win over Holy Cross! Way to go Falcons!!!



Congratulations to Girls Basketball, All NVL Tournament Team Selections are-- Brigid Johndrow, Amelia Sanchez, and tourney MVP Janessa Gonzalez.



Congratulations to Austin Jones who was selected to the 2016-17 NVL All Copper Team.


 
Congrats to Mike Palmieri -member of the 2016-17 ALL NVL Basketball Team.


Boys will start their post season run at home
next Tuesday, March 7!!!


Congratulations to Matt Gray - 220lb Champion at Berkshire/Valley Tournament and All NVL Team member and a qualifier for State Open wresting championship.

Bristol Boys Co-Op Swimming. CCC League Swimming Championship at Buckley - This Saturday, March 4 @ noon


St. Paul 
Students Participate in National Mathematics Competition

Twenty students at SPCHS were nominated and participated in the 68th annual American Mathematics Contest 12, and the 18th annual American Mathematics Contest 10.  The contests were held at SPCHS on Wednesday, February 15th. 

 
The AMC 12 is one in a series of examinations (followed in the United States by the American Invitational Examination, AIME and the USA Mathematical Olympiad) that culminate in participation in the International Mathematical Olympiad, the most prestigious and difficult secondary mathematics examination in the world.

 One purpose of the AMC 12 is to identify those few students with truly exceptional mathematics talent. This contest will provide students with some indication of how they stand relative to other students in the country and around the world. 

Scores have not yet been released for this competition. 

Congratulations to the following students that participated!

AMC 12
Fulvio Aliberti
Minji Choi
Chris Dionne
Alena Hauer
Lucy Min
Katie Pauloz
Matthew Raymond
Jordan Silva
Max Watson
Nicole Wroblewski

AMC 10
Natalie Diaz
Shou Li
Natalie Millerick
Hannah Mulcahy
Thomas Pauloz
Zack Pei (Zhenhao)
Jeremy Rinaldi
Jordan Rinaldi
Jason Yang (Shuoyun)
Stephan Zwolinski


Our ANNUAL AUCTION,
is being held at  
The DoubleTree by Hilton in Bristol 
on Saturday, May 6th from 6:00PM-11:00PM!


***Interested in being a Sponsor for this popular event?***

***Interested in donating an item or two to be auctioned at the event?***

***Interested in advertising your business or well wishes
in the event program?***

Visit  http://spchs.com/events/   and find out all the details
OR email Shelley Mendoza at smendoza@spchs.com

Mary Poppins is coming to St. Paul!!!

April 7 - 7:30pm
 April 8 - 7:30pm
April 9 - 2:00pm!
Tickets will be available SOON - check our website often 



2016 Annual Report of Catholic Schools

2016 Annual Report of Catholic Schools presents an overview of excellence and a reflection of the dedication and achievement found in all the schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford. The school communities continue to pursue the highest standards of a Catholic education grounded in faith, values and exceptional academics. THANK YOU!
 
This report is now posted to the OEEC website for your review  http://catholicedaohct.org/school-resources/annual-reports

Host Families Needed
 
Are you and your family interested in a wonderful
opportunity to learn about another culture?
International students attending St. Paul will need
a home for the next school year.
 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 families are asked to contact
the following agency for more information:
 
Boston Global Education, Inc: 
860-521-0700
508-320-0703

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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