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President's Letter
April 2018
He has risen ...
"This is the day which the Lord hath made,
let us be glad and rejoice."
                                                                                                            Psalm 118:24
Peace and Greetings,
April has arrived but only on the calendar does it feel like spring! As you know,  March's snowfalls played havoc with our school calendar. Hopefully the weather warms up in time for spring vacation the week of April 16 - 20. Graduation remains on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. For everyone else, the end of the school year has been moved to Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Final exams, with noon dismissals, are scheduled for June 14, 15, 18 and 19.
CONGRATULATIONS to members of our senior class who have been accepted to over 125 colleges and universities across the country. A sampling of acceptances includes:
Albertus Magnus, American Univ., Arcadia, Assumption, Bard College, Baylor, Belmont Abbey, Belmont Univ., Bentley, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Bryant, Catholic Univ., CCSU, Champlain College, Curry, ECSU, Eckerd College, Elon Univ., Embry-Riddle, Emmanuel, Endicott, Fairfield, Fairleigh Dickinson, Flagler College, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida Inst. of Technology, Florida Southern, Fordham, Franklin Pierce, Gettysburg, Hofstra, Holy Cross, Iona, Ithaca College, Johnson & Wales, Keene State, King's College, LIM College, Lipscomb Univ., Loyola Univ. Maryland, Manhattan College, Marist, MCPHS, Massachusetts Maritime, Merrimack, Middlebury College, Mitchell College, Montana State, Montclair State, Mount St. Mary, Murray State, NE Institute of Technology, New York Univ., Newbury College, Northeastern, Norwich Univ., Nova Southeastern Univ., Pace, Plymouth State, Princeton, Providence College, Purdue, Queens Univ., Quinnipiac, Ramapo College, Regis College, RPI, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roger Williams, Rollins College, Sacred Heart, Saint Anselm, Saint Joseph's Univ., Saint Leo Univ., Saint Michael's, Salem State, Salisbury Univ., Salve Regina, Seton Hall, Siena, Sierra Nevada Univ., SCSU, Southern New Hampshire, Springfield College, St. John's, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Stetson, Stonehill, Suffolk, SUNY College, SUNY Polytechnic, Syracuse, Temple, Texas State Univ., Tunxis CC, Tiffin Univ., Univ. of Alabama, Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of Bridgeport, UCONN, Univ. of Hartford, Univ. of Maine, UMASS, Univ. of Mississippi, Univ. of New England, Univ. of New Haven, URI, Univ. of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Univ. of Scranton, Univ. of St. Joseph, Univ. of Tampa, Univ. of Vermont, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Virginia Commonwealth Univ., West Chester Univ. of PA, WCSU, Western New England, Widener Univ., Xavier, and York College of Pennsylvania.
I'm pleased to share that registration for the incoming Class of 2022 is approaching capacity and currently stands at 112 students ... with a few more on the way. I extend my sincere thanks to everyone for your trust, partnership and commitment to being ambassadors for St. Paul in your respective communities. This makes all the difference!    
Tickets are selling quickly for this weekend's spring musical, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Show times are Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 at 7:00 pm and a Sunday, April 8 matinee at 2:00 pm. You can purchase tickets on our website or at the door.
I'm pleased to share that St. Paul will be well represented along with other Catholic high school students in the Archdiocese at a special Mass, to pray for persecuted Christians in the Middle East, on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 pm at St. Mary's Church, 5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven. Archbishop Blair will be the principal celebrant and Bishop Bawai Soro, of the Chaldean Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto, will concelebrate and deliver the homily. St. Paul is praying for and financially supporting the reconstruction efforts of our adopted "Sister City" of Ankawa, Iraq. There will be a student bus, however, all are welcome to join us in New Haven.    
Save the date for a relevant parent presentation in today's society, "Parent/Guardian Forum on Vaping and Juuling: What You Need to Know and Helpful Ways to Talk to Your Kids" presented by the McCall Center for Behavioral Health on Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 pm in the St. Paul auditorium. If time permits, they will also address the widely publicized issue of opioid abuse. This event is being sponsored by St. Paul in collaboration with St. Joseph School, Bristol and St. Matthew School, Forestville.  
In spite of the weather, lots going on around here. Congrats and thanks to everyone for making St. Paul such a vibrant community.
May the risen Lord continue to bless your family and our St. Paul community!
In the Spirit of St. Paul,
Cary signature
Cary M. Dupont '72
President/Chief Administrator
Faith Feature
As we mentioned in the Easter message sent last week, Catholic high schools throughout the Archdiocese of Hartford have been asked to participate in a project to aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Each school was assigned a Sister City for whom to pray and aid in their reconstruction efforts. St. Paul has adopted the city of Ankawa, Iraq.

Below you will find an invitation from Archbishop Blair to attend a special Mass for persecuted Christians on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00p.m.

St. Paul students may earn four service hours (either category) by representing St. Paul in uniform at the Mass. Permission forms are available from students' religion teachers to ride a bus from St. Paul, departing at 12:40pm and returning at 4:15pm, and should be returned on Monday, April 9. Families are welcome, and students may also find other transportation to the Mass. 

Guidance Department

To-Do list for Juniors:
-  Please be sure to ask two teachers for letters of recommendation BEFORE we leave for April Vacation on 4/13. Make sure you provide them with the reflection sheet (that can be found in the counseling office) and a copy of your resume.
-  You should also e-mail a copy of your resume to your School Counselor.
-  The deadline to register for the May 5th ACT at St. Paul is Friday, 4/6
-  If you have not heard from your School Counselor about a Junior Planning Meeting it is because you have not filled out the Junior Questionnaire on Naviance. Please fill this out ASAP and we will reach out to schedule an appointment with your family.
Don't forget to tell your School Counselor what your College choice is! National College Decision day is May 1st.
Sophomores & Juniors:
The Tunxis College Planning Conference is being held on 4/27. If you would like to go please pick up a permission slip in the Counseling office; space is limited.
Reminder: **If you have not paid for your AP test please do so ASAP**
Performing Arts

St. Paul Performing Arts is proud to present the amazing new musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, on stage THIS WEEKEND 4/6, 4/7, 4/8, making the St. Paul one of the first high schools in Connecticut to stage this new musical.

Purchase your tickets ONLINE today OR you can purchase your tickets at the door this weekend.

See you there!


Last week, Dominic Aiello '18 and Matthew Goodwin '18 were two of six city athletes receiving the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame scholarships at the annual dinner held for Bristol Central High School, Bristol Eastern High School, and St. Paul athletes and their families. Recipients of this scholarship must have earned at least three varsity letters and have a GPA of 88 or better.

These two St. Paul students have not only demonstrated their athletic abilities but their every day contributions to the community and their teams. Dominic will attend Middlebury College in VT and he will play football in the Fall.   Matthew will attend Providence College in the Fall. 

St. Paul Senior, Christopher Dionne '18 was chosen as the scholar athlete speaker for the annual dinner.

The BSHOF mission is to permanently honor, document and preserve distinctive contributions and achievements to the sports heritage of Bristol.
So proud of all of our Athletes!!! Congratulations!

Alumni Golf Tournament

You're invited to join us for one of our largest fundraisers of the year! 
The 11th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament in memory of Sharon Mielcarz brings together Alumni, Parents, and Friends of St. Paul in celebration of another successful year of Catholic Education.  We are so proud of your students who are living examples of our core values of Faith, Character, Community, Excellence & Service. 

The Golf Tournament proceeds go directly to help fund Scholarships and provide Tuition Assistance to many deserving students every year.  Students who, like yours, are striving for excellence in all they do!
We would be so grateful for any support you could give to this year's tournament.  
Support for this event comes in many forms.  We have many
Sponsorship Opportunities available , as well as the opportunity to play golf, donate to our raffle and silent auction, volunteer at the event, or just make a donation.

ATTENTION LEGACY PARENTS --- We'd also like to invite you to join us for an Alumni Reception after the tournament for all St. Paul alumni and friends! This
"Cocktail Party" style reception will be a fun, casual, happy hour event to get some friends together and catch up! OPEN TO ALL, and includes amazing food stations, dessert and a cash bar. Get some friends together and join us!  

Visit our website by clicking below to REGISTER or to learn more about the ways you can participate! Hope to see you there!
CAS High School Art Award Winners

The Connecticut High School Fine Arts Awards annually honors two outstanding seniors from each of the member schools in the state who excel in the performing or visual arts. They must possess the qualities of scholarship and leadership. Excelling in the performing or visual arts is of primary importance in the selection. Scholarship and Leadership are also supporting criteria.

Congratulations to Rachael Casertano '18 and Xuege Zhang '18 who received the award this past week at a dinner honoring all award winners!

Left: Rachel Castertano; Middle: Ms. Linda Schiwall - St. Paul Art Teacher; Right: Xuege Zhang.  

Host families are needed for international students attending St. Paul Catholic High School for the 2018-2019 school year.

Daisy Benson
Local Coordinator Supervisor

Boston Global 

Kelly Auner
CT Branch Manager
Boston Global Education, Inc.

Prom Pasta Palooza
April 11th
5:00 - 7:00 pm
St. Paul Café
All proceeds will help
defer the cost of prom.
$10 per person
$5 children
(ages 12 and under)

Students are selling tickets in advance of the dinner. Please send in money for any tickets sold by Tuesday, April 10th (Attn: Pasta Palooza)

The Pasta Palooza is open to everyone.  Tell your family and friends to join the fun!

We are in need of donations. Can you donate???
- A pasta dish (any style, any type, your families, favorite, anything goes!)
- salad (green salad, pasta salad)
- italian bread and butter or margarine
- cases of bottled water
- iced tea or lemonade mix
- desserts

Please email Mrs. Kendrick ( with what you can donate.


SPCO Coordinator for NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!

We are sad to see our current SPCO coordinator, Cathie Norton leave us after 6 years. Cathie, we thank you for all you have done for St. Paul school, its faculty, staff and especially the students!

We need to fill this spot for next school year and would like to have Cathie walk the next person through the steps before the end of the school year. 
Are you interested?

Volunteer position description is:
Coordinating, maintaining, and collecting volunteers for various St. Paul events throughout the year. Please contact the Advancement Office, for more detailed information!
Spring Break 2019 Travel
Eager to travel?  Ms. Strycharz is sponsoring a trip to  Scotland and England  during spring break of 2019! Join classmates and high schoolers from other area schools on a journey through the beautiful countryside and cities of Britain. You can also use this opportunity to earn college credit!
This trip is open to all students who will be in high school next year.   Please email Ms.
Strycharz at for further details of how to reserve your spot!

Summer of 2019 Educational Tour of Costa Rica
Mrs. Jalbert is organizing a once-in-a-lifetime educational tour of Costa Rica from June 28 to July 7, 2019. Explorica is the the tour program the group will use to plan the trip/tour. They offer fun, learning as well as providing everything the group will need. Students are signing up now. If you would like to be a part of this educational immersion travel experience - please contact Mrs. Jalbert. We are encouraging current and former Spanish students of St. Paul to take advantage of this great opportunity. Contact Mrs. Jalbert at for further details.
Community Wide

THIS SATURDAY --- NHS Craft Fair - Saturday, 4/7 from 10:00am-3:30pm - Many different vendors to shop from. Admission is $1.

NO NEED TO COOK DINNER - Tuesday 4/10! Join us for dinner to support United Way Youth Board. Chipotle -110 Albany Tpke in Canton from 4-8:00pm. Tell the cashier you're supporting the United Way Youth Board to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated.

PASTA PALOOZA - Wednesday, 4/11 --- St. Paul Cafeteria from 5-7pm;
Tickets: $10 per person; $5 children (ages 12 and under)

Softball Breakfast - Sunday, 4/29/18 from 8:00am-noon - Come support the softball team by having breakfast at St. Paul! Meet us in the St. Paul cafeteria.

St. Paul is selling Duck Race Tickets!!!
St. Paul Catholic High School (Bristol Catholic Schools) is a Race Partner and is selling Duck Race Tickets. Tickets are $5 each and the race will be held on Sunday, May 6 beginning at 2pm. For more information about the race, the days events or the prizes you can win...check out their Facebook page at

If you would like to purchase tickets - please contact the Advancement Office at 860.584.0911 x21 or x30.
St. Paul Spirit Wear!

Every Wednesday,
our Spirit Wear store is OPEN during the hours of 11:30-1:00 (lunch time), for you and your students to shop!
***Gift Certificates NOW Available***

- Treat your student for their birthday 
- Class of 2022 - Middle School Graduation gift? 
- Need something to wear for Spring sport spirit?

Interested in spending a Wednesday at the Spirit Wear store during lunch?  We could use your help selling during lunch time - please contact Melissa Lindquist @  if you are interested.

Another way to order is to download this order form, fill out with the items you would like and then send into the main office with payment. We will fulfill the order (based on available inventory) and call you when ready to pick up OR we can send home with a student.
St. Paul Gift Card Program

Are you traveling this Spring or Summer? Purchase your airfare, hotel or uber gift cards through SP!!! 
Do you have dinner date plans coming up? 
Purchase your favorite restaurant gift cards through SP!!!
Have you purchased that gift for your family member yet? Purchase your store, online or experience gift cards through SP!!!
We have gift cards available for sale at the school which helps support our students! ORDER FORM HERE 

Orders are filled each Wednesday. Send in your form with payment to the main office at St. Paul and the order will come home with your student (or you may pick up in the office).  
Don't see what you are looking for? Email our coordinators at and they will be happy to check if the item is available for order.
Fundraising for Clubs, Classes and Teams

Big Y Shopping Program!