May 8, 2020
Dear Saint Paul School Community,

For families with young children at home for the foreseeable future: God, help mothers and fathers to partner together creatively for the care and flourishing of their children. 

Last night the  Saint Paul School PTO   held it’s closing meeting. I cannot thank the PTO EBoard – Lisa Richards, Maura Naughton, Katie McHardy, Cassie Siegmann, M.E. Bailey – Jean Schnorr and all of the parent volunteers for their dedication of time, energy and resources for the love of our school. The teachers, students and I are very lucky to have you!

I am speechless, and pleased to announce our Annual Fund / Financial Aid Appeal has raised a total of $69,815 this school year.  In the past week over $58,000 was raised towards this appeal. The additional $11,500 was raised in our first appeal last December. I am forever grateful to all that contributed and feel relieved that no family, parent or student will be deferred from a Saint Paul School education next year. 

If you ordered  Mother’s Day Treats  from Mrs. Knobloch do not forget to pick-up tomorrow between 9:00-11:00 am at school.

Today at noon  Saint Paul "Take-out"  will be launched. Chicken, broccoli and ziti and baked ziti are just some of the offerings! Look for an email later today with the link to place order. 

All Saint Paul School students and parents are invited to participate in the  Rosary Club  on Monday at 9:00 am. Below is the ZOOM link and we will start by praying the “Sorrowful Mysteries”.

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. 

As we close out  Teacher Appreciation Week I am thankful for the Saint Paul School community for rallying together and educating our students during remote learning … thank you!

Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

Sincerely,
Principal
JOIN US THIS MAY

WEEKLY MASS

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming weekly school liturgies with Fr. Nestor. While not mandatory, we would like to see 100% student participation. We would love to have parents join in as well. Attending liturgy is very important to our school community and brings us closer to God.
May 15 at 10:00 am
May 21 at 10:00 am to celebrate Ascension Thursday
May 29 at 10:00 am to hold our annual May Procession (New date) 
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.

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 11, 2020 09:00 AM - Sorrowful Mysteries
May 18, 2020 09:00 AM - Glorious Mysteries
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

15 MASS @10a
20 MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR / GRADE 5 SCIENTISTS
21 MASS - Ascention Thursday @10a
27 GR 4 STATES FAIR / GR 5 FAMOUS REVOLUTIONARY AMERICAN Projects
29 MASS - May Procession @10a
FIELD DAY - starts at 12noon

JUNE

2 NEW PARENT ORIENTATION / UNIFORM FITTING NIGHT / ARTS NIGHT
5 GRADUATION - TBD
12 CLOSING LITURGY @10
NOTE FROM SUPERINTENDENT THOMAS CARROLL

Dear Friends,

We are immensely grateful to all who have signed our petition to Governor Baker requesting that Catholic schools receive just funding from the  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act  or the CARES Act. We implore you to spread the word and share this petition with family members and others who value Catholic education, as the COVID-19 crisis is posing extreme financial hardship on our schools.

Please share this petition to assist Catholic schools (deadline for signatures is Friday 5/8/2020):  https://forms.gle/SbQLsZx9fLxRcTXM7


The  Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund  allows Governor Baker to provide much needed financial support to education related entities within the state using funds from the CARES Act. Massachusetts Catholic schools serve the academic, spiritual, and community support needs of many low-income, working-class and middle-income families. Public schools benefit from the tax dollars of Catholic school families and, at this time of unprecedented need, Governor Baker should value the work of Catholic schools with financial support through the relief fund.

We implore you to spread the word with three friends and let your voices be heard!
PROJECT GRATITUDE:
SUPPORTING OUR FIRST RESPONDERS
& HEALTH CARE HEROES
MGH NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Mrs. Angela Abate (mom to Brinalyse, grade 7) received a request from the Nurses on her unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) . They are asking for some encouraging signs for their unit from the Saint Paul School students. Their "sister unit," across the hall, is completely decorated & our unit need some bright and encouraging artwork to brighten the days of the patients and staff.

Click the image for an art template
or simply draw on BIG poster paper you may have at home.

We ask that you drop these picture off at the Abate house by THIS AFTERNOON - Friday, May 8th (place in the box / basket outside the front door):

Mrs. Abate
re: MGH Project Gratitude
10 Jerusalem Road
Cohasset, MA 02025
"HONK" FOR OUR GRADS
Keep a look out for the yard signs placed in Hingham, Hull, Norwell, Scituate and Cohasset recognizing our 8th grade graduates. Honk your horn a couple times in front of their homes to share how proud you are their hard work!
Here's just a few...
...More to come in our social media recognizing this fun class!
SPS STUDENT NEWSPAPER 
shared by advisor: Mrs. Donna Brown

The student writers who have published a weekly newspaper this year want to share a few thoughts during quarantine. Enjoy this week's edition of SPS Student News "From the Homes of St. Paul" :
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.
HELP US PREPARE FOR THE ART SHOW

Mrs. Bruno is collecting art from each student at school to feature in our upcoming Art Show. If your student has a piece of art they are particularly proud of at Saint Paul School, please send Mrs. Bruno a message via the LMS or an email to jbruno@spshingham.org know by FRIDAY, MAY 1st. Mrs. Bruno will be visiting the school and will try to take a picture of this piece of art to feature in the show!
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
ZOOM CLASS - Photos of projects
Parents, if it is possible to send pictures of your student's work when completed remotely, it would be wonderful to collect. We have good attendance for classes, and Mrs. Bruno would love to highlight the work from all our students. Thank you for emailing them to Mrs. Bruno.
"MOTHERS DAY BREAKFAST" WITH MRS. KNOBLOCH

Treat your Mom to a special breakfast and much TLC this Sunday morning!


Baked French Toast Casserole 
Ingredients :
1 stick of butter
1 Cup of brown sugar
2  TBSP of Maple syrup
6 slices of thick bread
5 eggs 
1&1/2 Cup of half &half or milk
1tsp of vanilla 
1 tsp of cinnamon 

Melt butter on stove or microwave until melted add brown sugar and maple syrup and mix .
Pour into bottom of 9x13 pan. Arrange 6 slices of bread on top , squeezing together to fit.
In a medium bowl , Whisk 5 eggs , add half and half , vanilla and cinnamon until well combined. Bake in oven at 350 for 40-45 mins. Drizzle some maple syrup on top and a sprinkle of powdered sugar . Top with your favorite fruit .
Can also be made the night before and stored in the fridge overnight .
Muffin Tin Eggs 
Spray a muffin tin with Pam . Crack egg into the muffin tin.
Add salt and pepper on top .
Bake at 400 for 10 mins 
Perfectly cooked eggs for a crowd k
 Dalgona Coffee or Whipped Coffee
Ingredients
for 1 serving

  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • milk, to serve
  • ice, to serve

Preparation
  • Add the hot water, sugar, and instant coffee to a bowl.
  • Either hand whisk or use an electric mixer until the mixture is fluffy and light.
  • To serve, spoon a dollop over a cup of milk with ice in it and stir.

ENJOY!
IMPRESSIVE SCHOOLWORK: GRADE 3
Mrs. Melcher sent out Flat Stanley inspired "Mini-Melchers" to her students. They received them in the mail on Monday and are excited to start posting our adventures together into a shared scrapbook.
Here is the link to this unique scrapbook for you to also follow these "M ini-Melcher" adventures:  
IMPRESSIVE SCHOOLWORK: GRADE 6
SUPERMOON
Last night, Grade 6 students joined Mrs. Lightfoot via Zoom to view the last supermoon of 2020. They learned about the common misconceptions people sometimes have about the Moon. Some families joined from their backyard while enjoying a nice fire in their fire pit. One family even (safely) viewed the Moon rising from their roof! Students shared their view of the Moon on the screen, which really made them feel connected.
What a magical night spent in the best seats in the Theater of God’s Universe! 
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)
National Nurses Day
National Day of Prayer
National
Coconut Cream Pie Day
ADMISSIONS UPDATE

Current Saint Paul School families are thrilled to be reaching out to greet and meet new classmates starting at SPS in the Fall. New families, more information will be forthcoming regarding spring events that we hope you will be able to join.

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

During this time of school closure, tours are postponed. We will plan to continue with screenings for all prospective PS – Grade 8 applicants.

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! 
Learn how to play an instrument!
Share some love...POSTER SIZED!
Help plant a garden!
For more resources, ideas and school updates from Saint Paul School, watch us on: