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September 2021

Back to school success!
 Our new school year has kicked off to a great start! Thank you to our new principal, Jill Conaway, and all our SPS teachers and staff for planning a safe return!

School News and Events
Meet and Greet Success!

Our Back to School Meet and Greet was a huge success! What a beautiful evening welcoming our students and teachers back. This event was a great opportunity for our new principal, Jill Conaway, to meet SPS families. We are very excited for the 2021-2022 school year!

*Photo to the left is with some of our 7th grade students and parents with Mrs. Conaway.
Back to School Night
Parents/guardians of Preschool and
K-8 students are invited to our Back to School Event on Wednesday, September 8th at 6:30pm.

Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza
SAVE THE DATE for our first annual Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza! Families are invited to the Parish Green on Saturday, October 9th from 10:00-1:00 to carve pumpkins. Later that evening all are invited to return for fall treats and refreshments at 6:00 pm, and to walk through the very first SPS Pumpkin Extravaganza path of glowing pumpkins on the Parish Green!

The Pumpkin Extravaganza path will include Class Scarecrows that students will be creating during the month of September with Art Teacher, Mrs. Lindsey!

Italian Night
SAVE THE DATE: November 13th

St. Paul Parish will hold the annual Italian Night in the school gymnasium from 5:00-10:00 pm. More information will be shared soon. Thank you!
HSA Fundraising
Mums Fundraiser
The annual mums fundraiser is running until Sept 8th. Mark your calendar for mums pick-up: September 16.

32nd Annual Golf Tournament
The 32nd Annual Saint Paul School Golf Open will be held Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Stanley Golf Course in New Britain. We are very excited to be returning to this venue and make this the most successful tournament yet! 

Please click below to register to play as a single, twosome, threesome, or foursome and/or purchase a sponsorship!

Scholastic Book Fair
We are excited to share that we will be holding our annual Scholastic Books fair this year! The fair will be set up in the school gym and we will follow the schedule below:

Sunday, October 3rd The fair will be open for parents and children from 9:00-1:00.

Monday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 5th The fair will be open to students only. All students may bring in cash if they wish to make purchases. Teachers will bring their students to the book fair.

Wednesday, October 6th Parents are welcome to shop the book fair alone, or with their children, from 8:00-5:00.
Birthday Messages
HSA is excited to continue this FUN fundraiser! You can submit a birthday wish or other message which will be displayed on our digital screens in school. Students love to see a special message from mom, dad, siblings or even grandparents!
All requests should be sent to k.esposito@stpaulkensington.org. Please include your message along with photos or clipart you would like included (or we can supply the clip art). Include the date you'd like the message posted. Send payment to the school office after placing your email order. Messages are $10.00 each - cash, or check payable to Saint Paul School.
Grandparents Day/Special Person
Our annual Grandparents/Special Person's Day has been postponed. We hope to hold this event in the spring.
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear clothing is once again available for purchase. This has proven to be a very popular clothing line!

Show your school spirit with SPS face masks! Both children & adult sizes available.

First School Mass
Thank you, Father Joe, for holding a beautiful Back to School Mass, and to our student readers, who did a wonderful job.
Our new Library Media Specialist, Craig Schmidt, is settling into his new role at the school. Mr. Schmidt is excited to soon be rolling out Makerspace, which offers STEM activities for students. More information on this great new opportunity will be shared soon.
Saint Paul School Admissions and Marketing
Kelly Esposito will be working with the Record Journal on new digital marketing - creating moving ads for the 2022-2023 school year - along with AD NOTES that will be placed in local newspapers.
Open Enrollment for 2022-2023
Saint Paul School will begin accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year on
October 1, 2021. This is the time for current SPS families to apply for any new enrollments from their family (not currently enrolled children).

*Due to the small size of our Pre-K3 classroom, current SPS families have first priority in applying with this program. We strongly encourage current families to apply by the end of October as we receive many applications for this class each year.

School Lawn Sign Challenge
We will be holding our annual lawn sign challenge. More information will be shared soon with families.
School Tours
This past year, prospective families were able to tour our school safely via virtual video, Facetime, and after school hours. Admissions and Marketing Director, Kelly Esposito, is very pleased to resume in-person tours of the school!

Prospective families interested in touring Saint Paul's this upcoming school year should contact Kelly to schedule a visit: admissions@stpaulschoolkensington.org.
Berlin Fair: September 17th
We are so excited to see the return of the Berlin Fair! And the tradition will continue... our school will be closed the day of the fair.

Our Art Teacher, Mrs. Lindsey, will submit students art work for display at the fair. Be sure to stop in and view their creativity.

A Saint Paul School marketing table displaying materials for prospective families will be set up in the St. Paul Parish food booth.