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

I am sure that over the past few months of being at home there were moments when siblings had their differences but field day was one of those days where they bonded. Thank you to all of the moms and dads that helped organize the day for their children and for turning in their scorecard. Mrs. Snell tallied and the top three classes are …. 

First Place – Grade 2
Second Place – Grade 5
Third Place – Grade 3

Students in 1 st , 2 nd , and 3 rd  place will receive tokens and all participants will receive certificates in their end of year packets. 

Many thanks to Mrs. Jackie Bruno for creating a stunning virtual Celebration of the Arts showcasing many of the beautiful works created by our students. This is a wonderful piece that could be shared easily with family and friends.

Over the past few months I have been reading excerpts from “To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings” by John O’Donohue and I want to share the following blessing with you:

For Freedom

As a bird soars high
In the free holding of the wind,
Clear of the certainty of the ground,
Opening the imagination of wind.
Into the grace of emptiness,
May your life awaken
To the call of its freedom.
As the ocean absolves itself
Of the expectations of land,
Approaching only
In the form of waves
That fill and please and fall
With such gradual elegance
As to make of the limit
A sonorous threshold
Whose music echoes back along
The give and strain of memory,
Thus may your heart know the patience,
That can draw infinity from limitation.
As the embrace of the earth
Welcomes all who call death,
Taking deep into itself
The tight solitude of a seed,
Allowing it time
To shed the grip of former form
And give way to a deeper generosity
That will one day send it forth,
A tree into springtime,
May all that holds you
Fall from its hungry ledge
Into the fecund surge of your heart.

Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility. Please reach out with questions and comments and I will respond either via email, videoconference or phone. 

Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 7am, 9:30am and 5:30pm ALL OUTDOORS ON THE GROUNDS OF RESURRECTION CHURCH
Please bring your own chair, mask and hand sanitizer.


Friday Mass will be streamed LIVE via Facebook for our last two school Masses:
Friday, June 5 @ 9a
Friday, June 12 at 10:00 am to celebrate our  Closing Liturgy


All Saint Paul School students and parents are invited to participate in the Rosary Club.

The Saint Paul School Rosary Club meets Monday at 9:00 am. Rosary Club schedule and log-in information can be found in today's morning message (subject: COVID-19 Update 4-29-2020) Students learn about not only the Holy Rosary and the prayers, but also the meaning of a heavenly mother and an advocate. Each week the club begins with a new mystery. 

Jun 8, 2020 09:00 AM - Sorrowful Mysteries
Jun 15, 2020 09:00 AM - Glorious Mysteries
PS - Delia Quinn
PK - Annie Hume
K -Leah Cohen
to our MAY Virtue Award Winners:
1 -Alexandra Kondracki
2 - Cameron Dalrymple
3 - Reilly Disch
Preschool – Delia Quinn
Prekindergarten – Annie Hume
Kindergarten – Leah Cohen
Grade 1 – Alexandra Kondracki
Grade 2 – Cameron Dalrymple
Grade 3 – Reilly Disch
Grade 4 – Lucy Disch
Grade 5 – Natalie Shaw
Grade 6 – Kaitlyn Oravitz
Grade 7 – Shamus Larnard
Grade 8 – Nicholas Oravitz
4 - Lucy Disch
5 - Natalie Shaw
6 - Kaitlyn Oravitz
7 - Shamus Larnard
8 - Nicholas Oravitz


4  GRADE 8 RETREAT (9 - 11:30a)
12noon PARADE for 8th GRADE
19  GRADUATION   @ 6:00p at St. Paul Parish
THURSDAY, JUNE 4th @ 12 noon
Art Instructor, Mrs. Jackie Bruno has compiled an impressive array of student art for the 2020 Saint Paul Art Show. This video will fill your heart with joy and hope.

Gather your family, give them a hug & enjoy this show together!
Discussions of racism and violence dominate the national conversation — and the conversations we’re having at home. Children are listening, and they may be scared, angry or confused about what’s going on, while parents (many of whom are struggling to manage our own emotions) are wondering how to help.

Talking to kids about racism and violence is difficult, but it’s also necessary — both now and as children grow up. 

CLICK HERE for a website a helpful resource for offering guidance and advice for helping your children process their feelings as well as ideas to help parents dig into challenging questions without turning away.

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

We welcome you to contact us with interest and any inquiries by calling Jean Schnorr, Director of Enrollment, on her cell at 617.416.4934 or at  jschnorr@spshingham.org
How wonderful to meet over 30 new families yesterday during our Orientation discussion. If you were unable to make the call, please reach out to Mrs. Jean Schnorr. ALL of what was covered will be shared in more detail via communications to our school next week and during the summer.
What a wonderful day our teachers had meeting their future homeroom students. Many thanks to all able to join this morning. More information to come from the Main Office about Summer Packets being mailed to all new students and more opportunites to meet members of your class.
Keep sharing these great ideas and images of our students and families 
making the most of learning opportunities at home! 
Set butterflies free
DIVE in the Ocean!
Biking the Cape Cod trails!
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