Faith Feature

Liam Norton '18 shares how the
Sharon Mielcarz Memorial
Marian Garden came about.


"After several meetings with Mr. Dupont, in August, 2016, I decided to undertake an Eagle Scout project that would benefit the faith community of St. Paul and, with the help of family and friends, I created a tree island to define the main back entrance of the school. The island includes a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was donated by the class of 2015 in memory of Sharon Mielcarz, surrounded by two trees and a variety of plantings, including tulips, hostas, ornamental grasses, and day lilies. Local businesses, including Hinman Lumber in Burlington and Winterberry Landscape and Garden Center in Southington, gave generous donations or discounts which allowed me to complete the project. The island was created to welcome students, faculty, and visitors to St. Paul when they arrive through the rear entrance and to honor Mrs. Mielcarz, who served as teacher and dean at St. Paul for 38 years before passing away from breast cancer in July of 2014. This display is a perfect showing of how our faith community can come together."

Mother Church
In anticipation of Mother's Day, St. Paul freshmen transplanted marigold ("Mary's Gold") seedlings from their classroom into the Sharon Mielcarz Memorial Marian Garden behind St. Paul on Monday, May 8. Students had originally sown their marigold seeds on a Friday during Lent, reflecting on Jesus' words that, "unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit" (Jn. 12:24). This week, they reflected on Jesus' Parable of the Sower (Mt. 13, Mk. 4, Lk. 8) and the kind of soil we want to be to receive the seed of God's word. SP co-chaplain Father Hector Rangel-Guerrera was with us for the first class period and blessed Holy Water to use in blessing the seedlings.

We thank God for the gifts of Mother Church, our Blessed Mother Mary, and each of our St. Paul mothers!

Academic News

The following students attended the Annual Connecticut State Latin Day field trip.
Thank-you to Mrs. Norton for coming as the parent-chaperone.

Derek Angelicola
Emma Cretella
Chloe Ferraro
Celine Gambuzza
Emily Haase
John Ivers

Victoria Janelle
Joseph Leone
Sarah Lozinski
Griffin McGowan 
Austin Michele
Liam Norton 
Kristina Posten
Tucker Raymond
Catharine "Casey" Roberge
Ava Rozmajzl 
Stefania Schuler
Nick Stolfi 
Ryan Sulvester
Tashon Wilkins  

Athletic Updates
 

2017 CIAC Scholar Athletes
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference honored 354 seniors during its 34th annual CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Sunday night at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

The event recognizes two high school seniors - one boy and one girl - from each member school whose "academic and athletic careers have been exemplary, whose personal standards and achievement are model to others, and who possess high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage."

Congratulations
Morgan Middleton and Jordan Silva
on receiving this award!


Parents:
Make sure to click on the image below to download the Athletic banquet registration form and send in to the Main Office no later than May 24th!






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


One of the Capital Campaign Projects is Underway!

The HVAC system will be installed beginning in early June. They are feverishly working on building the platform the unit will sit on. Concrete will be poured this week and then the HVAC system soon! We are excited for this project to be complete and to have air conditioning in our auditorium for our community!


In Case You Missed It!

On Thursday, May 4th the St. Paul United Way Youth Board hosted a Senior Citizen Prom at the Bristol Senior center. Our youth board is made up of five St. Paul students Seniors: Jaymie Bianca, Ben Czuprinski, and Alessandra Milardo and two Juniors:  Brian Collins, and Victoria Kilbourne. The Youth Board works with area high schools on projects in the local community. The Senior Citizen Prom was their end of the year project. 120 Senior Citizens listened to a band and enjoyed an Italian Dinner.





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



Mark Your Calendars for...

The Spring Art Show and Concert  
St. Paul Band and Chorus presents
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
Visit the Art Show at 6:30 p.m.
and the Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
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St. Paul Catholic High School is a proud supporter of the Steven J. Suzio Memorial Golf Tournament  and we would like to invite you to play 18 holes of golf, have two delicious meals, and support one great cause.
The annual Steven J. Suzio Memorial Golf Tournament brings out hundreds of golfers for the chance to win gre
at prizes and benefit the local community. Since the tournament's creation in 1986, w e have awarded over $200,000 in college scholarships to students of St. Paul Ca tholic 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 at 
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


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!

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

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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