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.
September 24, 2021
Dear Saint Paul School Community,

Our Back-to-School Nights and Book Fair were a huge success! 

Close to 100% of our student body had a parent attend Back to School Night. This is amazing!  I thank you for being an active participant in your student’s education.  I especially like having all of you back in the building. If you were not able to attend, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Hussey and all of the parents that volunteered to set-up, cashier and break down.  We can’t do it without you! 

We are working hard to plan afterschool enrichment activities for our students.  Our top priority is to keep our students healthy and planning for age-appropriate groupings.  More information to come out shortly.

In the meantime, band instrument lessons with Paul Effman Music are back at Saint Paul School!  Grade 1-8 students had an assembly and demonstration by some of the instructors.  This year’s lessons will be on Monday afternoons CLICK HERE for online registration and more information about the instruments offered, renting vs buying, and fees.

Did you know that our faculty come together to pray and enjoy each other’s company with a lite breakfast monthly?  I kicked it off this morning and teachers were presented with “12 Prayers for Teachers” to guide them through the year. Below is one I would like to share with you.
Fruits of the Spirit
But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

My desire is that my students and colleagues know that I am a follower of Christ by my fruit. I pray I walk in love and possess true joy. My desire is to have a peaceful classroom and to operate in patience. I want to interact with my students with gentleness and goodness and remain faith-filled in spite of my circumstances. Help me to be humble and teachable at all times.

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.

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!
Thursday, September 30 
via ZOOM at 7:00 pm

Presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Englander at the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) at Bridgewater State University Social Conflict, Cyberbullying and Bullying
ZOOM LINK:

Please take a few minutes to complete this quick survey to better help us pinpoint areas that may be of concern to our school and to help us to better utilize the MARC Anti-Bullying/Anti-Cyberbullying Curricula. Your participation also helps MARC to further their research, obtain grant funding, and continue to provide many of their resources and student presentations free of charge. 
REMINDERS FROM
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

  • Thank you for sending in updated physicals. Updated physicals are needed for new students entering the school and for students in Kindergarten, Grade 4 and Grade 7.  

  • Please communicate to us any contagious illness such as a strep throat or a stomach virus so we can notify other parents.

  • We continue to be a "Nut Free" school. Students who love peanut butter sandwiches may like sunbutter, a sesame seed spread, instead. Please identify the sandwich as sunbutter on the sandwich wrap. 

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:
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."
OCTOBER LUNCH
ORDER FORM OPEN

Visit your ParentWeb account to order OCTOBER hot lunches and treats for your student(s).

The order site closes at
Tuesday, September 28 @ 12noon 
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.
SCHOOL CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER
30 Massachusetts Aggression Reduction
Center (MARC) Presentation

OCTOBER
6  Early Release at
12:30 PS/PK and
12:45p K-8 
7  Liturgy at 9:00a
PTO Meeting @6:30p (ZOOM)
11  NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day
12  Traditional Uniform begins
2022-23 Admissions Application opens
13  Picture Day 
 
Parents please check your FACTs Family Portal for the most up to date class calendars.
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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 
PTO NEWS
PTO BOOK FAIR
A fabulous day for our students at our annual Book Fair. Thank you Chris & Janelle Hussey for leading a fabulous team of parent volunteers who made this happen safely for our students.
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HINGHAM GIRL SCOUT HOUSE
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