Saint Paul School is a Catholic community in which love of God, neighbor and self are foremost. 
We provide a challenging curriculum promoting academic excellence
infused with Catholic traditions and values.
October 1, 2021
Dear Saint Paul School Community,

Last night we had over 30 parents, faculty and staff join Dr. Elizabeth Englander via ZOOM as she shared her expertise on bullying, cyberbullying and social conflict. If you were unable to attend it was recorded, and we will be sharing the link to view when received from our presenter.  

A goal of mine this year is to bring in (or via ZOOM) guest speakers for our school community.  Please take a moment to complete this two-question survey so I may better plan for the needs of our school.  Some of these topics could very well be led by a current teacher, parent or professional outside of our school community.  Your input is very important to us!


There were two other surveys sent out this week and both will close at 5:00 pm:

Survey: AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMING and CLUBS (Sent to PS-Grade 8 Parents)

Survey: Washington DC May 2022 (Sent to Grade 6-8 Parents) 

This morning our Grade 6-8 students joined Fr. Nestor to pray a decade of the rosary.  It was a wonderful experience to witness and an even better way to start their day!

We invite you to join us for our first in-person liturgy of the school year – Thursday, October 7 at 10:00 am. This liturgy is hosted by our Grade 5 Students and Teacher.  

Help us speed up the process of afternoon pick up by:
  • following pick up times and do not arrive until 5 minutes before your designated time.

12:30p Half Day PS/PK
2:20p Full-Day PS / PK
2:45p: Full Day K - Grade 8
(and PS/PK sibs, only)

  • Bring your name tag (or make one if yours is lost) & hold up when receiving your student(s) - this will help our teachers support the process

THANK YOU to Maura and Larry Naughton for lunch from Comella's in Hingham yesterday!  

TRAVELING … Domestic (out of state) and/or International … regardless of vaccination status please complete the following link.  If your child is vaccinated, we must have proof on file in the Health Office. https://forms.gle/dcMNcWPBSdCfz4h38

Thank you for entrusting us with your most precious gift … your children!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,
Principal 
Learning is an Adventure of a Lifetime!
BAND INSTRUMENT LESSONS
Grade 1 - Grade 8
Paul Effman Music came to Saint Paul School this week to introduce a variety of band instruments to our students. 
Grade 1-8 enjoyed listening to each piece and guessing the fun songs played.
 
The Paul Effman instructors will join us again this school year on MONDAY AFTERNOONS to host band instrument lessons after school for our students.
They will follow-up directly with you regarding instrument lesson times.

As a reminder to parents,
  • Grades 1 and 2 are eligible for violin, only, due to the fact that violins come in different sizes
  • Trombone is available for only Grades 4 - 8
  • ALL other instruments are available to Grades 3-8.

CLICK HERE to hear the band instruments and violin played individually. Be sure to watch the last 5 minutes of this video to hear all instruments playing together - it’s the best part!
ALL School Liturgy:
Thursday, October 7 
at 10:00 am

We invite you to join us for our first in-person liturgy of the school year.

Fifth grade is hosting this Mass on the Feast of the Holy Rosary.
During the month of October the students will pray the Rosary, and come to know why it had been such a treasured devotion in the Catholic church.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6th
is an Early Release Day for our students.

Please note the following pick up times:

12:30p
Full-Day PreSchool /PreK

12:45p
Full Day K - Grade 8
(and PS/PK sibs, only)
AFTERNOON PICK UP

Help us speed up the process of afternoon pick up by:
  • Following pick up times and do not arrive until 5 minutes before your designated time.

12:30p Half Day PS/PK
2:20p Full-Day PS / PK
2:45p: Full Day K - Grade 8
(and PS/PK sibs, only)

  • Bring your name tag (or make one if yours is lost) & hold up when receiving your student(s) - this will help our teachers support the process
REMINDER:
TRADITIONAL UNIFORM
STARTS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th

Please see our Uniform Guidelines for details.

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SPS TIES:
CLIP TIES are sold out!
TRADITIONAL TIES: 9 remain.
If you would like to purchase one for $18 please send an email to Mrs. Schnorr.
SPS UNIFORM CLOSET
UPCOMING OPEN DATES

Monday morning Oct 4, 8:15-10am
Tuesday morning Oct 5, 8:15-10am
Friday afternoon Oct 8, 2- 4pm
Friday afternoon Oct 15, 2-4pm

Donations may also be dropped off during these indicated dates and in bags clearly marked
"SPS Uniform Closet Donation"

Please contact Mrs. Kate Anderson (kate.anderson07@verizon.net) or Mrs. Caitlin Jamali (caitlin.jamali@gmail.com) with any inquiries.

All staff and volunteers at Saint Paul School are required to complete the compulsory screening and training programs established by the Archdiocese of Boston to ensure the protection of all our children. To assist with planning for the special volunteer opportunities available to our families (ie: lunch duty volunteers, room parents, field trip chaperones, read to your child’s class), ALL Saint Paul School parents, guardians, and/or caregivers are required to complete the following before providing service to our students:
SAINT PAUL SCHOOL
TRAVEL POLICY
(as of 9/9/2021 - subject to change)
FOR STUDENTS, ONLY

Domestic (out of state) and International travel for students, only:
Please complete the following link regardless of vaccination status:

PLEASE NOTE: Only a few seats remain for Afterschool Care on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6th (early release day). Register this weekend if interest.

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Our Extended Day Program is off to a great start! 
If you are utilizing the program or plan to do so in the future, just a few reminders:

-- Be sure to register your child(ren) online. The form contains important information such as the dates he/she will attend and who is authorized for. pick up
-- Please send an extra snack and drink and, as the weather changes, a jacket/sweater for outside play
---Any changes to the days/dates. ( ie doctor's appointment, no longer needed, etc) , please email Jbruno@spshingham.org no later than the evening prior.
--Photo id is required at pick up 
As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please email our Extended Day Coordinator, Jackie Bruno at jbruno@spshingham.org
We are pleased to share with our school community this week's Student News: "From the Halls of St. Pauls."
Last week we had our annual staff flu clinic with the majority of our staff participating. We have already started to see students with flu in our school. We recommend an annual flu vaccine for all students. 

Every student should come to school with an extra mask to change into incase their masks breaks or gets soiled. 
All staff and volunteers at Saint Paul School are required to complete the compulsory screening and training programs established by the Archdiocese of Boston to ensure the protection of all our children. To assist with planning for the special volunteer opportunities available to our families (ie: lunch duty volunteers, room parents, field trip chaperones, read to your child’s class), ALL Saint Paul School parents, guardians, and/or caregivers are required to complete the following before providing service to our students:
REMINDERS & UPDATES
Rev. Tom F. Nestor, Pastor
Fr. Matthew Norwood, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Mike McNamara, Part-time Parochial Vicar
St. Paul
Resurrection

MASS SCHEDULE
DAILY MASSES
Resurrection: 7:30am Monday thru Friday.
St. Paul: 9:00am, Monday thru Saturday.

Resurrection:  7:00pm Wednesday, (followed by Confession, Adoration and Benediction until 9pm)

  • The 91.3 FM radio frequency will continue to be heard from Resurrection parking lot.
  • The courtyard speaker system will continue to be used at St. Paul.

SUNDAY
Resurrection: Saturday, 4:00pm, Sunday, 9:30am, 11:30am, and 5:30pm.
St. Paul: 7:00am, 10:00am.
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MONDAYS at 9:00a
*please note new time*
Every Monday morning Saint Paul School families and friends join together for a weekly rosary prayer group.  We welcome anyone who would like to join!  You may sit silently and pray or decide to be an active participant.  

Please join using the below information: 
Meeting ID: 846 0847 7021 
Password: Rosary 
SCHOOL CALENDAR


OCTOBER
6  Early Release at
12:30 PS/PK and
12:45p K-8 
7  Liturgy at 10:00a @ St. Paul Parish
PTO Meeting @6:30p (ZOOM)
8 Principal for the Day
11  NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day
12  Traditional Uniform begins
2022-23 Admissions Application opens
13  Picture Day 
14 Middle School Retreat
15 PTO Harvest Dance
20 MARC - student presentations
207 MARC - student presentations

NOVEMBER
1  Liturgy @ 9:00a
3  Early Release at 
      12:30 PS/PK and 12:45 pm K-8
    Parent / Teacher Conferences 1:00 - 3:30p
4  Parent / Teacher Conferences 4:00 - 7:00p
11 NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
18 DARE Graduation
23  Liturgy @ 9:00a
24-26 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving
 
Parents please check your FACTs Family Portal for the most up to date class calendars.
PTO NEWS
PTO HARVEST DANCE
October 15 @ 5:30pm
This event will be held outside in the back parking lot of the school.
Come for dinner - pizza, calzone, chili and treats!

For more detailed information and to register in advance please use the following link.
We hope to see you at this fun SPS event!
Getting ready for Christmas...

SPS WREATH SALES will be occuring again this year. We wil be sending an online order form to our school community when the sales begin.

In the meantime, "BOW MAKERS WANTED!"
A big part of the process is making the bows for our wreaths. We'll supply you with everything you need including a video on how to make them. 

If you'd like to help please call/text Rebecca @305.793.4764 or send an email:
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