April 3, 2020
Dear Saint Paul School Community & Friends,

I n our prayers today, we ask you to remember For the homeless, unable to practice the protocols of social distancing in the shelter system: Protect them from disease, and provide isolation shelters in every city.

Some of our Grade 7-8 NJHS members are here to support our K-5 students! They are available to touch base on spelling words, math facts, or read a story. It might even be a wellness check-in! Please complete the short survey sent to you yesterday and we will be in touch shortly. 

At 10:00 am today the faculty, staff and I joined together for a virtual retreat. It was wonderful to regroup together at the close of three week of remote learning to thank God for all the blessings in our lives and pray for continued strength, inspiration and good health.

Please remember that this new model of instruction of learning is as if we are first year teachers and it takes much longer to plan, present and provide feedback! Teachers will respond to email in a timely manner. We are all still navigating technology and if you have technological problems please reach out to Mrs. Heather Carroll at   hcarroll@spshingham.org

Sincerely,
Principal
DAILY PRAYERS

3-MINUTE RETREAT

As we enter Holy Week, Ms. Fasano wants to share with you a link for a daily 3-minute retreat that she has been using since our school closure began: 

HOLY WEEK LITURGIES

Holy Week Masses will be live streamed from
St. Paul Parish and Resurrection this weekend and throughout next week:

Palm Sunday Mass - Pre-recorded and
available after 4pm Saturday via website and/or Hingham Catholic Facebook

TRIDUUM Services - Live stream and available online if missed
Holy Thursday, April 9 - 7:30 pm
Good Friday, April 10 - 3 pm
Easter Vigil, April 11 - 7:30 pm
Easter Sunday, April 12 - 10 am
:

WOULD YOU SHARE
MORNING PRAYER?
Would your student or family like to lead our school in morning prayer? Please share a video clip (no longer than 2 minutes) of your morning greeting and prayer. We look forward to feature as many of our families as possible.

Email to or text videos to: Jean Schnorr at 617.416.4934
SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATES

APRIL CALENDAR

Thurs, April 9: Holy Thursday - Half Day of School
Fri, April 10th: Good Friday - No School
Mon, April 20 - Fri, April 24: Spring Break - No School

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OTHER IMPORTANT SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATES

MAY

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR / GRADE 5 SCIENTISTS - Moved to May 20th
GRANDFRIENDS DAY - (May 1) Recognition Activities TBD
FIRST COMMUNION - (May 2) n ew date to be announced
SPRING MUSICAL - (May 8 & 9) TBD
MIDDLE SCHOOL NYC TRIP -rescheduled to May 11-14, 2021
GR 4 STATES FAIR / GR 5 FAMOUS REVOLUTIONARY AMERICAN - May 27
PTO END OF YEAR SOCIAL - TBD (daytime June 2?)
GRADUATION - June 5

The nurses at Saint Paul School welcome you to contact them at any time with questions or for resources that may be of support to you or your family:
Maintaining Mental Wellness
EMOTIONALLY CONNECTED

COVID-19 has introduced a level of stress and uncertainty to our daily lives that leads to more anxiety, for parents and for kids. We encourage you to examine the following resources available to support your own mental health and well-being:
 
for  a rticles on self care and supporting kids during Coronavirus crisis


  • One of the most powerful tools for lowering anxiety is mindfulness, and in another article this site offers tips for using mindfulness to help face down anxiety and depression as we ride out this crisis.




www.mass.gov/   info-details/maintaining emotional health & wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak


Stay healthy! 
All our best, 

Rose Trogele RN.
Florence Richardson RN.
PROJECT GRATITUDE:
Honoring our Healthcare Heros
On behalf of all our SPS families, we want to thank the Hussey Family (Braden, PS) for devising and organizing this thoughtful endeavor and all planning efforts.

Special thanks to Mrs. Emily Andrassy (Elle, PS) for sharing her graphic design talents
and Anchor Press(Norwell) for donating the resources to print and produce our signs of appreciation and care.

The response from our SPS has been incredible: 45 families participating from 9 towns with over 135 "signs of support" created!

Click below and share in the joy of their efforts & stay tunes for more next week:
ONLINE LEARNING
Saint Paul School teachers are creating videos that inspire discovery and creativity for our school community and friends.
OUTDOOR DISCOVERIES
Mrs. Jennifer Lightfoot, our Middle School Science Instructor shares a bi-weekly video series designed to encourage all SPS students to explore and enjoy their yards and neighborhoods.

Check out her Thursday outdoor adventure! 


ART CHALLENGE


Mrs. Jackie Bruno, our Art Instructor, encourages every SPS student to use their creative talents with items you can find easily in our home.
ZOOM ART CLASSES
SPS Parents will see noted under ART in the LMS that Zoom (live) art classes have begun.
Please join Mrs. Bruno for this opportunity
Also noted is all log-in information and a listing of the art supplies to have prepared prior to the start
of class is noted.
Tuesday 10-10:30a: Preschool - Kindergarten
Wednesday 1-1:30p : Grade 6-8
Thursday 10-10:30a : Grade 1-5

Mrs. Bruno will take attendance, If classes are too large large, she will split further.
STORYTIME WITH MRS. MONTGOMERY

Mrs. Montgomery is happy to share that she is reading a book a day and uploading it to our school LMS
Please continue to share these wonderful daily (by 11:30a) "reading breaks" for your students!
"SPECIAL TREATS" WITH MRS. KNOBLOCH

Its a rainy afternoon so Mrs. Knobloch thought we could use another "treat!"

Starting next week, Mrs. Knobloch plans to host an special Easter treat videos and (if the weather cooperates) show us all how to start a garden!

Click the title below and enjoy these step by step video directions, for:



1 package of Fillo dough 
3 large Apples peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup of bread crumbs
3 Tbsp of Sugar 
1&1/2 Tbsp of Flour
1&1/2 tsp of lemon zest( 1 lemon)
1 tsp of lemon juice 
1 tsp of cinnamon 
1 stick of butter melted 
Sprinkle of salt 
Icing : 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp of milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Line pan with parchment paper or wax paper
In a bowl combine apples ,sugar,flour,lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt.
Unfold phyllo dough and cover it with slightly damp towel. Place on sheet on a clean surface and brush sheet with butter ....sprinkle with a little bread crumbs, put on next sheet on top repeat ....
Continue with until you have 5 sheets .
Put apple mixture in sheets two inches from end and spread out.
Fold short sides over apples and roll . The seam should be on the bottom .
Brush generously with butter. Cut 5 slits in top .
Bake for 25-30 mins and it is lightly browned .
Mix powdered sugar with milk . Drizzle on strudel.
Enjoy !
IMPRESSIVE SCHOOLWORK: Grade 5
Fabulous instruction and learning going on in Grade 5 ELA!  
Mrs. Woodgate started with prayer, alliteration, a review of the LMS and a preview of next week’s assignments. Students then presented their book talks. 
You can see highlights from this on Facebook (click on each image below).
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PREPOSITION CHALLENGE
Mrs. Woodgate's Preposition Challenge
As we know, a preposition is a word that connects a noun or a pronoun to a verb or adjective in a sentence. Prepositions can be tricky. But, memorizing common prepositions can help us to easily identify them in writing. Grade five has been challenged to memorize the attached list of 49 common prepositions before May 4th. Studies have shown that memorization improves neural plasticity, which helps maintain cognitive functioning (your brain is a muscle - it needs exercise). 

Any student who achieves this memorization goal may choose a prize from Mrs. Woodgate's prize box, and will get his or her name added to the running list. Email a video submission to Mrs. Woodgate's SPS email ( awoodgate@spshingham.org ) to win. 
PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE
During this time away from school, it is important for all of us to balance our body and mind. Each day Principal Fasano is challenging our students to take a break from their learning and see how many of her favorite childho od activities they can complete!

Saint Paul School has done a fabulous job completing the "1st Round" of challenges.
Starting Monday, Ms. Fasano challenges you to comlete and enjoy the April Principal Cahllenges below (click image for PDF).

What can you complete this week?
ADMISSIONS UPDATE

Saint Paul School will continue to process applications, render admissions decisions and respond to any inquiries.

During this time of school closure, tours will be postponed. We will plan to conduct screenings and Imagine Days for all prospective PS – Grade 8 applicants upon our return to school.  

We welcome you to contact us with interest and any inquiries by calling: (781) 749-2407 or email the Director of Enrollment, Jean Schnorr, at  jschnorr@spshingham.org
LEARNING IS FUN!
Keep sharing these great ideas and images of our students and families 
making the most of learning opportunities at home! 
Have a Tea Party
with your Dolls!
Build a 'Castle-fort!'
Plant Marigolds!
For more resources, ideas and school updates from Saint Paul School, watch us on: