Faith Feature

Made for Love
Students in St. Paul Religion classes have been learning about the mission of Carolyn's Place pregnancy care center in Waterbury and our call to image the Communion of Persons that is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through our universal call to love.

Dr. Katie Rose Boissonneault, PhD, has presented to the all classes. During her visit with the freshmen on April 27, Dr. Boissonneault received blankets and knit baby socks for Carolyn's Place from the St. Paul Sewing Club. 

Our co-chaplain Father Hector blessed these items at our Thursday Chapel Mass that morning. Dr. Boissonneault announced that our St. Paul Lenten almsgiving through the baby bottle drive has collected over $3,000 to date!


Save the Date: Holy Hour for Vocations
On Saturday, May 20, Archbishop Leonard Blair ordained three new priests for the Archdiocese of Hartford. St. Paul students have been praying for our archdiocesan seminarians throughout the year. Students and families have the opportunity to pray with and meet our seminarians during a Holy Hour for Vocations at the Chapel of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist in Meriden (275 Finch Ave).

Vocations Director Fr. Jeffrey Gubbiotti will lead the Holy Hour from 7-8pm on Wed., June 7, followed by refreshments. Please join us to pray for vocations in our Archdiocese and to meet our seminarians and Sisters!

 

St. Paul Catholic High School Forty-Eighth Commencement Exercises

The forty-eighth commencement exercises for St. Paul Catholic High School will take place Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford at 6:00pm. 

Jordan Silva '17
Ben Czuprinski '17


We will proudly hear from the Class of 2017 Valedictorian, Jordan Silva and Salutatorian, Ben Czuprinski at the evening ceremony. Both received these honors last week at St. Paul's Academic Awards Night.


Athletic Updates
 
Golf plays in city championship on Thursday 5/25.

Girls Lacrosse play their final game of the season on TODAY, 5/24 at Bristol Central @ 7:00

Congratulations to the following St. Paul Softball team members who were chosen to the All NVL and All Divisional teams

All NVL
Brigid Johndrow (St. Paul)
                         
All Copper
Brooke Perez (St. Paul)
Janessa Gonzalez (St. Paul)
Alessandra Milardo (St. Paul)

Parents:
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER is this THURSDAY
Click on the Athletic banquet registration form below
and send in to the Main Office no later than MAY 25th!



Performing Arts
 
At the 10th annual St. Paul Performing Arts Awards dinner students were recognized for their work In this year's productions of Anne of Green Gables and Mary Poppins.

Anne of Green Gables
Outstanding Leading Actress -Sarah Stanford
Outstanding Leading Actor -Joseph Schigas
Outstanding Supporting Actress -Kayleigh Grustas
Outstanding Featured Actress -Tessa Coleman
Outstanding Featured Actor-Noah DeFeo
 
Mary Poppins
Outstanding Leading Actress -Kayleigh Grustas
Outstanding Leading Actor -Anthony DiPietro
Outstanding Supporting Actress-Tessa Coleman
Outstanding Featured Actor- Nick Palumbo
The Rising Star Award- Pedro Garcia
The Spotlight Award- Joseph Schigas
The Directors Award-Mae Archacki
 
St. Paul Performing Arts Academic Awards: Sarah Lynch, Cassie Dubitsky
Also announced Next Year's Stage Manager:
Liam Norton, Ass't Stage Manager Molly MacAllister


United Way Day of Caring
 
The United Way of West Central Connecticut, serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth, celebrated its 26 Annual Day of Caring on Friday, May 19 2017.

Day of Caring is an annual United Way sponsored event offering hundreds of people the opportunity to volunteer at non-profit agencies in our community. This annual community-wide volunteer event is a chance for individuals to give, advocate and volunteer.  It's a day to join hands, open your heart and find your voice.  It's an opportunity to show the community how to Live United.
 
Thank you St. Paul for showing your commitment to our community core value!
Dominic Aiello
Jaymie Bianca
Patrick Carbone  
Maggie Carroll
Brian Collins
Taylor Connor  
Ben Czuprinski
Alyssa Daly 
Elizabeth Darragjati 
Noah Defeo 
Natalie Diaz  
Chris Dionne 
Victoria DiPinto 
Elizabeth Etter 
Michael Ferraro
Matt Garry  
Matthew Goodwin 
Ryan Greene 
Molly Hooks  
Gianna Houle 
Julianna Iacovelli 
Brendan Kendrick 
Victoria Kilbourne 
Melissa Lyder 
Elizabeth Melvin  
Morgan Middleton  
Savannah Murphy 
Lindsey O'Bright 
Michael Palmieri 
Vinny Penisse 
Katie Plourde 
Damien Rabis
Irene Rotondo 
Jake Sanzone 
Briana Senese
Annie Sullivan
Adam Ward
Darek Wiecki
 
 


St. Paul's Social Media Task Force

Take a look at the video the entire task force was involved in...
https://vimeo.com/218002219

St. Paul's Social Media Task Force is a student-led initiative to discuss social media issues, what should be talked about and brought to the forefront with students and social media today. Meetings are held once a week and there are about 40 students on the task force, consisting of Seniors, Juniors, Sophomore and Freshmen.

The task force kicked off the school year with a guest speaker, for the entire student body, on the harm of irresponsible social media and how a persons reputation and potentially career can be jeopardized.

This was followed up with a survey to students and a discussion about the speakers topics which was all led by the social media task force.

Next was a discussion on the responsibility of using social media and a number of different scenarios that can come up.

After sharing a video and "fake" profiles that the task force created they led a safety discussion called, "would you follow these people?" which opened up a lot of discussion
.
The task force ended the year with this video about protecting yourself by going private.

After being very well received, the social media task force will begin up again in the Fall with potentially more videos, guest speakers and small group discussions.
Take a look at our video and share with everyone!!!

 

Some Upcoming Events
Mark Your Calendars!


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As a proud supporter of the Steven J. Suzio Memorial Golf Tournament we would like to invite you to 18 holes of golf, two delicious meals, and one great cause. The annual Steven J. Suzio Memorial Golf Tournament brings out hundreds of golfers for the chance to win great prizes and benefit the local community. Since the tournament's creation in 1986, we have awarded over $200,000 in college scholarships to students of St. Paul Catholic High School, over $40,000 to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel students to continue their Catholic Education, and have donated over $75,000 to local charities - all thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

Thursday, June 8
Tunxis Plantation in Farmington, CT
Registration begins at 8:45
Tee-off is at 10:30
Reception at the Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT
Begins at 4:00


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



We are thrilled to be holding our Alumni Golf Tournament in
Memory of Sharon Mielcarz, at the beautiful Chipannee Country Club in Bristol this year, and we are excited to continue the celebration of our 50th year at St. Paul and the 10th Anniversary of the tournament. 

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3
to support this last fundraiser of the year. 
 
 
1. Become a Falcon, Eagle, or Hole Sponsor!  
  • Have a business you'd like to promote, or want to support St. Paul in honor of a family member or student name? Try a Hole Sponsorship.
     
  • Like to play Golf? Eagle and Falcon Sponsorships come with individual   players included. We welcome both men and women to play.  Sign up with a foursome, or be paired up by us.

 

2.  Make a Raffle/Silent Auction Donation!  
 
We are accepting raffle and silent auction donations of baskets, restaurant and retail gift cards, tickets to sporting events, concerts, etc, as well as bottles of nice wine, bourbon or other liquor and golf related items as well.  
 
 
We have made it easier than ever to support St.Paul by making online registration easy and accessible through our website.  Please go to www.spchs.com/alumnigolf to register for Sponsorships or Golfers or simply reply to this email with questions, etc.   You may also print this form, fill it out and mail it in.
 
Thank you in advance for your support and consideration! 
 
Contact Shelley Mendoza for more information or questions at  
smendoza@spchs.com


 
 
A FOREVER FALCON THANK YOU!

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, our annual auction, "Forever Falcons, A 50 year Celebration!"  was held at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton on Saturday May 6th, with over 220 people in attendance. 

St. Paul students 
Ben Czuprinski '17, Victoria Bairos '17, Dan Spatafore '17,
 
 
Paul Alderete '18 , Chris Dionne '18, Elizabeth Etter '18, Brigett Fithian-Giantonio '18, Brendan Kendrick '18, Melissa Lopez '18, Liam Norton '18, Spencer Planco '18, John Ivers '19, Abby Aldieri '18, David Richardson '19
 
 
Patrick Carbone '20, Josie Kendrick '20, Louis Perugini '20, Alicia Spatafore '20
 
greeted guests, and represented St.Paul with class as they registered guests, sold raffle tickets and basically ran the show flawlessly!

Guests arrived and were treated to an array of passed hor d'oeuvres and our Signature cocktail, "The Forever Falcon" while they bid on over 100 Silent Auction items.  

Professional Auctioneer, Lucas Hunt, presented our Live Auction and special "Keep the Falcons Soaring, Fund a Need" portion of our program to raise funds for a new Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Lab Senior, Dan Spatafore '17 and Junior, Liam Norton '18 spoke on behalf of our students. 


An enthusiastic auctioneer and a ready to bid crowd made for an exciting and successful evening grossing over $90,000!


Top it all off with a rousing conga line & dancing with St. Paul Alum, Bryon Daley '77 as our DJ, and a silly and fun Photo Booth/Selfie Station and we'd say everyone had a great time!


Special thanks to The DoubleTree by Hilton, our fabulous auction committee, our student volunteers, and everyone who attended and made this evening such a great success!  
SAVE THE DATE:
We are excited to announce the date of next year's Auction: 
Saturday, November 4th 2017 
NEW time of year, more info. coming soon, so stay tuned!  

" BOXTOPS4EDUCATION"

St. Paul's participation in the Box Tops for Education program has been inactive for a while. We would like to become active again and are asking for your help.

Simply start clipping the box tops off of participating products ( see list here) that you use every day and send them to school either by mail or with your students. Please check the expiration date as we cannot send in expired box tops. 

We will do the rest!

There's free money available for redeemed Box Tops and Bonus Certificates that we can earn from the local grocery stores. For each redeemed box top we earn $.10. While it doesn't sound like much, you'd be surprised at how quickly it can add up.

Don't throw it away... take a moment to clip the box top and we could potentially earn hundreds, even thousands of dollars for our school.

PARENTS: Watch for future communications about specific turn in dates as well as information regarding how the students can get involved and earn Falcon Points for their class.

To learn about the Box Tops For Education Program and get additional information on ways you can help, please visit www.boxtops4education.com
 
Thank you in advance for your support!

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

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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