October 23, 2020
Dear Saint Paul School Community,

I am making a plea to our school community to adhere to all of the precautions put in place by Governor Baker and the CDC regarding COVID19.  Saint Paul School has worked hard and spent a lot of money to bring our students and staff back to school full-time.  We realize students need outlets afterschool but please remember their exposure to COVID19 not only effects your household but my staff, classmates and their families. 

With Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks approaching I also ask that you follow Governor Baker’s message that “this might not be a good year to travel”.  Believe me, no one would like to travel more than me right now! The August 1st TRAVEL ORDER will be reinforced at Saint Paul School.  Should you make the decision to travel to a higher risk state, students will be required to test and/or quarantine for 14 days upon return.  Please consult the following site https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information when making decisions to travel. 

In addition, on Wednesday of this week, the CDC made a revision to its definition of close contact - 6 feet or less for a total 15 minutes within a 24-hour period.  This puts even more of our staff and students at risk.  

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

The Grade 4 Families– Thank you for providing the faculty and staff with lunch on Monday!

The Hopkins Family – WOW … Whoopie Pies on Wednesday! 

Our PTO is working to make Halloween special at Saint Paul School this year!  The Hallow Harvest Committee has lots planned.  We wish we could have done more but be are following all guidance to promote safe social distancing for our staff and students.  Students went home with a pumpkin flier this week and I can’t wait to see all of the decorated pumpkins next week!  

FOOD DRIVE – As of yesterday we have collected 322 items!  Let’s beat last year and we have 1028 items to go!  Meet our goal and each student will receive a dress down coupon to use on the day of his/her choice! A special thank you Ms. Wade for counting.  Last day to bring in is October 30. 

Feedback from “Better than a Suggestion Box” ….
No suggestions this week but we continue to receive many emails and words of encouragement at drop-off and pick-up … THANK YOU for your support! 
TEAM SPS: Embarking on a new adventure together! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

raised to date: $35,700
We reached our goal of $26,000 for a card access intercom system and motion sensors for doors within our school. This project will help modernize the access to and security of our school and equiptment and installation has been ordered.
Thank you!

All donations above the cost of the system will go directly to our Annual Fund. In addition to budgeted operational funding, the Annual Fund provides flexible, immediate resources, allowing us to pivot to new challenges and address student and faculty needs while keeping tuition increases as low as possible.
Our yearly goal is to reach $20,000,
and we are almost halfway there!
Your support has allowed Saint Paul School to offer a full-time, in-person education, as well as remote instruction.
The generosity of the Saint Paul School community has resulted in every Fund A Need being implemented and Annual Fund goal met, and we are hopeful this remains true even in such a challenging year.

mail your gift to:

Saint Paul School
attn: Annual Fund
18 Fearing Road
Hingham, MA 02043
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Parents, please visit your ParentWeb account to order NOVEMBER hot lunches and treats for your student(s).
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 
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.  Teachers sent out a google or doodle.com link to sign-up this week. Before conference dates you will receive a ZOOM link and on conference days teachers will admit you from the waiting room at your time. If you have already met with a teacher please do not sign up for a conference on these dates as we are short sessions to accommodate all families.  
with Ms. Barnes

Ms. Barnes recently participated in a professional development workshop conducted by the STEM Education Center
at WPI. The program is called "I am Stem, Stem I am." 
Starting this week Ms. Barnes is shared a lesson with a book and stem activity with SPS classes (PS, PK & Gr 5). They have followed the STEM lesson plan of brainstorm, plan, create, test, and communicate. 
Ms. Barnes and Pre-K, read the Story Harry the Dirty Dog. Students used problem solving strategies to build a bathtub for Harry the dog. We had some very creative strategies and ideas from our students in Pre-K! 
During the STEM lesson with Ms. Barnes, PS had a great time using LEGO education tools, Super Builder gears, pillars, axles, & connectors, Candy Construction building sets, and Dynamo dominoes.
Students in Grade 5 read along with Ms. Barnes today with the children's book "Hidden Figures." Afterwards they completed a STEM activity- the challenge- to design and build a model of the Apollo 13 space capsule. 
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.

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. 
We look forward to prospective parents joining us to learn more about our school and community from SPS staff and parents.

Join us for an upcoming Virtual Open House:
We appreciate all current SPS parents interest in helping us welcome families and share their experiences at our school during these Open Houses. Please click below to email Jean Schnorr with your availability.

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. 

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.

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

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 
With Halloween approaching these tips from the CDC will help to keep you and your family safe while enjoying the fall activities. 

Please also check your town's department of health website to get the town's recommendations for Halloween. 
for Grades 5 - 8 

This week members of the SPS Cross Country team joined with Coach Schnorr and Coach Rohnstock to discuss what motivates them to pursue the impressive training scheudle set forth by their team.
It was exciting to hear what inspires these teammates to run:
"It clears my head" "I love achieving a time better than the last run" "Exploring outdoors"
"I like getting stronger and more fit"

Over the last 2 weeks our team has trekked over 79 miles and shared the following images from their adventures:
Maeve (grade 8) returned to Bare Cove to explote the trails along the water's edge with her running buddy.
Jake (grade 8) safely ran on Main Street sidewalks after his evening weitghtlifting class.

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

Weekend Masses:
All outdoors at Resurrection
Saturday Vigil, now 4pm
Sunday 7am, 9:30am, 
11:30am (added) 
and 5:30pm Life Teen Mass (also on Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/6215047380)

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

30 "Hallow Harvest" events (see your email for details)

4 NO SCHOOL (Students) - Columbus Day
Parent / Teacher Conferences
Virtual Open House @ 9a
5 PTO Meeting @ 9a
Parent / Teacher Conferences (evening)
11 NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day
17 Virtual Open House @ 6:30p
25-27 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving

Parents please check ParentsWeb
for the most up to date class calendars.
Grade 7 has moved on from their study of the Sumerians to the Ancient Egyptians.
They made bookmarks with their names written in hieroglyphics!
Proud PK preparing for Halloween by making spook-tacular spider hats!
How wonderful to be a part of this year’s Hingham Arts Walk! Thank you, kLoTH for featuring the awesome art created by SPS students depicting how they would make a positive impact in our world Thank you, Mrs. Bruno, for organizing this display and students for overseeing the sale of mask lanyards that raised $300 for the Hingham Food Pantry. An exciting and successful day for everyone!
Great start to our week - thank you, Grade 4 families, for the fabulous Peel Pizza Co. “eats” and the sweet treats! Our faculty so appreciate families thinking of them in this way.
While some routines have changed this Fall, we are so grateful that Fr. Nestor, Fr. McNamara and Fr. Norwood make sure every day starts with our school sharing morning prayer together.
Click to download PDF
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 
Enjoy our the activities and fun at Saint Paul School.
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