May 22, 2020
Dear Saint Paul School Community & Friends,

On Monday we observe Memorial Day – the day we honor all men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. The below resource offers some ways to introduce and reinforce its meaning to our students:  https://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson119.shtml

Next week teachers will be holding ZOOM Sessions with current grade level parents. Homeroom teachers emailed you the link and if not received please reach out to her ASAP. This will be an opportunity hear about:

·Curriculum since Progress Report 
·ZOOM Classes and/ or 1:1 Sessions 
·Last week of school activities and events
·Summer Math and Reading Requirements
·Time for parents to ask questions

The best way for our students to learn is to be back in the classroom with their teachers and that is what we will strive for. Saint Paul School prides itself on the personal interpersonal relationship that our teachers create with their students. 

At this time I am working on formulating multiple plans, each which will provide safe reentry to our school. That being said, I am required to follow directives and guidance from Governor Baker and the Diocese of Boston. Ideally, I would like to be able to release a communication regarding September before we leave for summer break on June 12 but this may or may not be possible. 

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, May 25 Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL / Remote Classes 
Friday, May 29 May Procession – Liturgy at 10:00 am
Friday, May 29 Field Day at 12:00 pm
Monday, June 1 – Rosary Club at 9:00 am
Wednesday, June 3 – Move-Up Day at 10:00 am (ZOOM links to follow)
Monday, June 8 – Rosary Club at 9:00 am
Friday, June 12 – Closing Liturgy at 10:00 am

Save the Date/Time for Drop-off and Pick-up of Materials!  Monday, June 15 AND Tuesday, June 16
We will be offering these two dates and in the coming days provide more specific instructions regarding entrance/exit of school, number of adults in school at a given time, mask requirement, etc. 

Save time and start gathering now ... The following items will be returned to school:
·Basketball uniform
·Wizard of Oz scripts
·Textbooks
·Loaner devices (Chromebook, iPad)

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. 
Sincerely,
Principal
JOIN US THIS MAY

WEEKLY MASS

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming weekly school liturgies with Fr. Nestor. We would like to see 100% student participation and love to have parents join in as well. Attending liturgy is very important to our school community and brings us closer to God.

Friday, May 29 at 10:00 am to hold our annual May Procession (New date) 
Friday, June 12 at 10:00 am  to celebrate our Closing Liturgy

Masses will be streamed via the Hingham Catholic Collaborative Facebook Site - links to their website and Facebook are below. When updates are announced about attending Mass at church

ROSARY CLUB

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. 

May 25, 2020 09:00 AM - Luminous Mysteries
Jun 1, 2020 09:00 AM - Joyful Mysteries
Jun 8, 2020 09:00 AM - Sorrowful Mysteries
Jun 15, 2020 09:00 AM - Glorious Mysteries
SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATES

MAY

22 HALF DAY - NO PM classes
25 MEMORIAL DAY - NO classes
Week of May 26 Parent ZOOM with Homeroom Teachers
27 GR 4 STATES FAIR / GR 5 FAMOUS REVOLUTIONARY AMERICAN Projects
29 MASS - May Procession @10a
FIELD DAY - starts at 12noon (no classes)

JUNE

2 CELEBRATION OF ARTS
NEW PARENT ORIENTATION (ZOOM) @ 6:30p
3 “MOVE UP DAY" for all grades - class times TBD
5 GRADUATION - TBD
12 CLOSING LITURGY @10
IMPRESSIVE SCHOOLWORK: Kindergarten
Kindergarten created "5 finger prayers" this week.
Some of them were so cute Mrs. MacKay wanted to share!
Jack
Lucas
Caroline
IMPRESSIVE SCHOOLWORK: Middle School SCIENCE
CONGRATULATIONS!
What impressive Science Fair presentations!
Our Middle School students spent countless hourspreparing and did such an impressive job presenting their projects. Many thanks to Mrs. Lightfoot and more than 45 volunteer judges who all helped make this virtual event a fabulous learning experience.

We are so pleased to share the following 2020 Science Fair Winners and some presenation highlights:
Nicholas ( How does temperature affect a magnet’s strength?)
Maeve (What soap removes most bacteria?)
Kaitlyn ( Which soda blows the biggest balloon?)
Trent (Water Filtration)
Caitlin (blood splatter)
Veronica
2020 Saint Paul School Science Fair Winners:

GRADE 6
First Place 
Liam Hopkins 

Second Place 
Drew Vandermeulen

Third Place
Tie: Hanna Lloyd and Emma Collins

Honorable Mention  (No particular order)
Connor MacLeod
Aubrey Commesso
Tommy O'Connor


GRADE 7
First Place
Vivi Hitt

Second Place 
Maeve Schnorr

Third Place: 
Tie: Nick Anderson and Ned DeGraan

Honorable Mention  (No particular order)
Bridget Pellicano
Sophie Rigaud
Teddy Heffernan


GRADE 8
First Place
Tie: Finn Straub and Ben Wheeler

Second Place
Shannon MacLeod

Third Place
Owen Price

Honorable Mention  (No particular order)
Ella Richards
Andrew Boucher
Jillian Johnson
Nick (water filtration)
Sophie (light robot)
Liam (WiFi)
2020 FIELD DAY
FRIDAY, MAY 29th
getting ready....
Field Day is an important and FUN end of year tradition at our school!

It is a significant day for our students and our staff, and we feel that in these challenging times this event is a unique way that we can stay connected as a community and support one another in a fun and meaningful way.

During the Mondays in May, your family will receive the link to a set of event cards that you can use to begin practicing.  HAVE FUN - Activity Pack #2 is below! 

We will continue to send you weekly updates on this fun and festive event. We appreciate your cooperation and are hopeful that your entire family will use it as a fun and meaningful way to be physically active together and with our entire school community.
RED SOX HOME FUN
shared by guidance counsellor: Mrs. Donna Brown


I received this great resource from the RedSox.com   
Think you may enjoy these HOME FUN ideas too! 
Go Sox!

ONLINE LEARNING
Saint Paul School teachers are creating videos that inspire discovery and creativity for our school community and friends.
AT HOME ART WITH MRS. BRUNO


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
Our students are creating spectacular projects!

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.


Tuesday 10-10:30a: Preschool - Kindergarten
Wednes day 1-1:30p : Grade 6-8
Thursday 10-10:30a : Grade 1-5
Bridget (Gr. 7) "Cityscape"
Declan (PS) & Jack (K) - 'Flowers"
PRINCIPAL'S CHALLENGE #3
During this time away from school, it is important for all of us to balance our body and mind. Principal Fasano has "switched it up" a bit this month and is challenging our students to take a break from their learning and see how creative you can be based on this "National Day" calendar.
(click image for PDF)
ADMISSIONS UPDATE

NEW FAMILIES ~ WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US

TUESDAY, JUNE 2nd
at 6:30pm
PARENTS OF ALL NEW STUDENTS
ORIENTATION
This will occur via a ZOOM call
(details will be re-sent on June 1st in email).
Contact Jean Schnorr if log in needed)

We look forward to sharing helpful summer updates, start of school year information, the 2020-21 school calendar, and guidance about uniform ordering and more with the parents of new students (ALL new and current families with new students welcome) .

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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
LEARNING IS FUN!
Keep sharing these great ideas and images of our students and families 
making the most of learning opportunities at home! 
Give your mailbox a face-lift!
Enjoy the sunshine - YAY!!
Boogie board !
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