October 30, 2020
Dear Saint Paul School Community,

THANK YOU for a Spooktacular week for the students and faculty provided by the Hallow Harvest Committee – Christiana Olayan-Baker, Julie Danner, Amy Doherty, Felita Dortch, Janelle Kelley, Maura Naughton and Nicole Storey. The students enjoyed decorating pumpkins, a balloon arch, Mrs. Knobloch’s famous cupcakes, costume day, bagged treats, and movies.  


We are excited to announce that SPS has been enrolled in Active School/ Active Kids 2.0.  This is a nationwide school program to help students (and families) improve their fitness, mood and cognitive skills through exercise videos and live workouts.  Every SPS family and teacher will have membership access to the site so you can login from school or home.

Our Physical Education classes will use the program in three ways.
1.     Students will be encouraged to login in at home and choose a 20-30 minute workout 4-5 times a week.  The library includes a variety of classes from cardio and strength, dance, yoga and boxing.
2.    As the weather turns cold PE class will be have to move inside.  We will be tapping into the Active Kids 2.0 library for some fun workouts.
3.    If we are forced to go back to Remote Learning we can use this site as part of our PE class.  The students can download a Fitness Log to track their weekly progress and report back to the teacher.

Let’s Get Started:
1.     Once you login in to the Member Only section with your username and password go to the Home button and Active Schools will come up.  This will give you an overall view of the school programs.
2.    Go to the Members Only section and check out all the classes.
3.    Lastly, would you like a little competition?   Check out the “Competition” section. You can compete against other Active Kids 2.0 members in a weekly challenge.  You may earn a prize!!
NOW LET’S GET UP. GET MOVING AND HAVE FUN!!!!!

THANK YOU….
We have AWESOME families at Saint Paul School and cannot thank you enough for keeping the faculty and staff well fed.  

The Lubrano Family– Thank you for bagels and coffee on Tuesday!

The Sherman Family – Thank you for providing the faculty and staff with lunch on Thursday!

UPDATES and REMINDERS…
As the holidays approach I remind our families that Massachusetts continues to have travel restrictions.  Students will be required to provide a negative test 72 hour before return to Massachusetts and/or quarantine for 14 days.  More information can be found on the mass.gov website. This is for the safety of our students AND faculty. 

Feedback from “Better than a Suggestion Box” ….
We have seen an amazing positive change in our preschooler! We give the credit to your staff and specifically Miss Fiotto! ...She is kind, caring and a positive influence in the young children's lives! She is a very special teacher and we're so lucky to have her! Thank you for all you do!!

We want to thank all of the amazing staff at drop off and pick up! It's so nice to have such a friendly and helpful group to start and end our day! We know everyone is working hard out there and we appreciate everyone's help!

Such a lovely, polite and helpful school. Enjoy being creative with music classes this year.

TEAM SPS: Embarking on a new adventure together! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,
Principal
ANNUAL FUND / FUND A NEED
THANK YOU!
Thanks to our generous donors, we have secured funding to upgrade our building access and security and have exceeded our Annual Fund goal. Your support allows Saint Paul School to provide a full-time, in-person education, as well as remote instruction, all while keeping tuition increases as low as possible.
If you have not had a chance to give, please do so via the link below or reach out to M.E. Bailey (mebailey@spshingham.org) to arrange a pledge.

If we've learned anything this year, it is to expect the unexpected. We are grateful for your continued support to meet these unknown challenges.  
or
mail your gift to:

Saint Paul School
attn: Annual Fund
18 Fearing Road
Hingham, MA 02043
**IMPORTANT UPDATE**
Wednesday, November 4th

NO SCHOOL DAY for students.
 Teachers will hold conferences from 8:00a – 3:00p
  
Additionally, conferences will be offered on
November 5 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  

Grade 4-5 and Grade 6-8 will hold conferences together allowing each parent an opportunity to meet with all teachers at once..
Before conference dates you will receive a ZOOM link and on conference days teachers will admit you from the waiting room at your time.
WEEKLY ROSARY
via Zoom
Mondays at 9:00a
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.  It starts at 8:55 am for volunteer assignments and begin praying at 9:00 am. 

Please join using the below information: 
Meeting ID: 846 0847 7021 
Password: Rosary 
Message from Mrs. Breen

💙 THANK YOU 💙

My family and I are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of so many. 
The past 2 weeks have been very difficult, but the support we have received from our family, friends and the Saint Paul Community have made each day brighter. 
We are blessed to be surrounded by so much love and we will be forever grateful!
xoxo
Holly, Mike, Katie and Emma Breen

Please remember that the Flu vaccine is a requirement for school attendance this year.  A proof of vaccination must be sent to the school nurse before December 31st.

For further guidance please click the link below
from Mass.gov
SAINT PAUL SCHOOL
2021-2022 ADMISSIONS UPDATES
The application for our 2021-22 school year is now open.

Should you have any questions when completing, please contact a member of our Admissions team at (781) 749-2407.
SAINT PAUL SCHOOL
2021-2022 ADMISSIONS UPDATES
TOURS / MEETINGS

To ensure the well-being of our prospective families, all 2020 admissions events will be held virtually. We hope you will join us to learn about Saint Paul School, our mission, our offerings and most importantly, what makes our community so special. 

Our Admissions staff look forward to prospective families getting to know our school better and responding to any inquiries. Please click below to to schedule a time to talk or Zoom with the Director of Enrollment, Jean Schnorr, as she welcomes the opportunity to secure a block of time to discuss your questions and interest. 
BETTER THAN
A SUGGESTION BOX

Please use this online form to offer virtual compliments, shout outs, concerns, suggestions and solutions. Ms. Fasano will check weekly and either respond individually or include in her Friday newsletter. 

2020
VIRTUAL CROSS COUNTRY
OCTOBER 12 - NOVEMBER 22
for Grades 5 - 8 
“If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes!"

This certainly has been a challenging week of weather for our runners...and we are SO impresses by those who have persevered and kept up with their training schedule!
This week members of the SPS Cross Country team also joined with Coach Rohnstock to talk about stretching, finding motivation, running challenges, and many fabulous happenings they are proud of.

The next team meeting will be
Tuesday, November 3 at 5:00p
(ZOOM links to be sent to teammembers.)
New England weather is not stopping Leah (Grade 7) from getting her training completed. Way to go!
CAR DROP OFF / PICK UP
Thank you for your patience and care.
As a reminder - please keep your name placard available for staff to see and keep to this arrival & departure schedule.

**As the weather gets cooler, please make sure your students are prepared with their coats on and bags are completely packed BEFORE arriving to SPS in the morning. This will ensure an easy start to the student's day and help us maintain a steady flow of traffic**

MORNING Drop-Off 
8:00 am: Families last name A - F 
8:10 am: Families last name G - Q 
8:20 am: Families last name R - Z

AFTERNOON PICK UP
2:15 pm: Families last name A - F
2:25 pm: Families last name G - Q
2:35 pm: Families last name R - Z
2:45 pm: All walkers / bikers & students
on buses to be dismissed 
REMINDERS & UPDATES
NOVEMBER MASS TIMES

At all Masses, wearing of a mask properly over nose and mouth is required

Weekend Masses:

Saturday Vigil, 4pm
Sunday 7am, 9:30am, 11:30am and 5:30pm Life Teen Mass
Outdoors at Resurrection, weather permitting
Advance registration required in the event that Masses must be inside
ADDED: Indoor Mass at St. Paul, Sunday 10am
Advance registration required

Daily Masses:
9am Monday - Friday, Indoors at St. Paul 
please wear a mask - you may choose to bring a chair to sit outdoors in the courtyard
Doors open at 8am, Rosary at 8:30am
7pm, Monday - Friday, outdoors at Resurrection
please wear a mask and bring a chair

Adoration and Confession:
Following the 7pm Daily Mass at Resurrection until 9pm,
Wednesday through Friday only
SCHOOL CALENDAR

NOVEMBER
4 NO SCHOOL (Students)
Parent / Teacher Conferences
Virtual Open House @ 9a
5 PTO Meeting @ 9a
Parent / Teacher Conferences (evening)
11 NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day
25-27 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving

Parents please check ParentsWeb
for the most up to date class calendars.
THANK YOU, PTO!
Saint Paul School students celebrated its first Hallow Harvest week. 

In lieu of the Annual Fall Harvest Dance, students enjoyed a week of festive activities. 

It started with pumpkins from Sauchuk’s Farm. Each student was given a pumpkin to decorate at home and brought back to display their creative colorful pumpkins for all to enjoy at school.

With much surprise and awe, students entered school through a stunning balloon arch made of orange, black and bats that lifted the spirits of students, teachers and staff including parents at morning drop-off. 

Throughout the week, students donated non-perishable foods for the Saint Paul School Annual Fall Food Drive, a tradition over the last 10 years, to support the food pantries located in the South Shore. 

The festivities continued with handmade Spooktacular treats for students by Saint Paul School chef, Mrs. Jennifer Knobloch. 

To top off the week, students wore their Halloween costumes or orange and black to school on Friday. Afternoon activities were planned with themed music and movies while students received goody bags and Student Council’s first published newsletter to enjoy at home. 

Thank you, families, for all donations!
What a way to start the day!
No tricks this year!
Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 7
Grade 5
PreKindergarten
Grade 6
THE SPICE GIRLS
(thank you Ms. Rohnstock & Mrs. Woodgate!)
Can you
find your favorite
spice?
For more images from this fabulous week, please visit us on Facebook & Instagram.
We welcome all SPS families to join us.
Please note for your calendars the following PTO meetings planned this school year:
Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 9:00am
Thursday, December 3, 2020 @ 6:30pm 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 @ 9:00am
Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 6:30pm 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 9:00am
Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 6:30pm
Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 9:00am 
June End-of-Year Social/Thank You Event, TBD 
THIS WEEK AT SCHOOL...
Enjoy our the activities and fun at Saint Paul School.
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