PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
September 2019

“O Lord, how worthless this knowledge would be,
if it were not for the enlightening of my mind for thy service,
 or for making me more useful to my fellow men.”

                                                                          St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
                                                                              Patron of Catholic Schools

Peace and Greetings,

They’re back … and we’re absolutely thrilled! It’s a very special moment to watch smiling teenage faces walk through the doors and hear the abundance of youthful excitement fill the halls bringing our school back to life from summer recess in just a few short minutes. Actually, it’s priceless!
 
On behalf of all of us blessed to be part of the ministry of this school, thank you for choosing St. Paul and the trust you place in us as your educational partner. It’s going to be a truly great year!
 
We are pleased to “welcome home” 110 new students into the Class of 2023 and transfer students.
 
A few housekeeping items that need your immediate attention: (1) It is imperative, if you haven’t already, that your Emergency Information Card and SPCHS Information Form (Emergency Parent Reach) be returned this week. We will be conducting our emergency lockdown procedures and testing our parent notification system soon. (2) You are expected to read and discuss with your child the 2019-20 Student Handbook, located on our website before printing, signing and returning the Agreement for Students and Parents (found under the Student Life tab). 
 
An important New Parent Athletic Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at 5:45 p.m. in the auditorium for new parents/guardians whose child plans to participate on a St. Paul athletic team (varsity or sub-varsity) this school year. Our annual Parent Back-to-School Night will follow the Athletic Parent Meeting from 6:15 - 8:30 p.m. Following a brief welcome, you will have the opportunity to meet your child’s teachers. A parent/guardian from every family is encouraged to attend.  
 
With the fall athletic season underway, a reminder to our parents, as we have stressed to our students and faculty, to be gracious hosts to our visiting guests on our campus … that includes opposing teams, their parents and officials. We expect guests to leave St. Paul, regardless of the outcome of any contest, impressed by the level of hospitality shown by our entire school community. Thank you for helping create this welcoming environment. 
 
Our first “Open House” for prospective students for the Class of 2024 or interested transfer students will be Saturday, September 21 at 10:00 am. You are our best ambassadors and we are truly grateful for your encouraging testimonials to prospective families and friends in your local community.
 
Special thanks to local businessman, Mr. Craig Yarde, who generously donated the new front sign/message board along our Stafford Avenue entrance. Also, thanks to current parent, Mario Calcagni, whose crew completed the beautiful landscaping.    
 
Happy New Year … we’re off and running! Lots to be grateful for at St. Paul!

In the Spirit of St. Paul,
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Cary M. Dupont ‘72
President/Chief Administrator
Faith Feature
Touched by Mercy Event

A Day of Reflection
for those Affected by Suicide
Saturday, October 12, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Chiara Center,
275 Finch Avenue, Meriden, CT
Presented by:
Sister Colleen Ann Nagle, FSE

We invite all who have been touched by the suicide of a loved one to a day of reflection, sharing, questioning, and prayer. Lunch included. RSVP (203) 237-8084
Visit flcenter.org for more information.
Student Information Form AND Health Room
Emergency Information Card
Please send in to the main office NO LATER than WEDNESDAY, 9/18.
Admissions News
Open House - Make sure to invite those you know!
If you or someone you know is a prospective student/family and interested in seeing all St. Paul has to offer, take an interactive tour of our classrooms, visit our faculty and meet our family, make sure to - sign up for our open house !

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OPEN HOUSE DATES:

Saturday, September 21 at 10:00 am
Sunday, October 6 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 26 at 10:00 am
Anyone interested in putting a sign on their front lawn to promote SPCHS' Open House and Placement Exam???

Email admissions@spchs.com and we will have it ready for you at Back to School night (or sooner)!

We would love for you to share with prospective grade 9 or grade 10 students looking to attend St. Paul Catholic High School in the 2020-2021 school year, our Placement Exam dates.

Incoming students must take the Placement Exam on either November 2, 2019 at 8:00 am or December 14, 2019 at 8:00 am.

Registration is open NOW -
Athletic News
Our Fall Sports teams are in full swing with practices, games and meets.

See below for this week's schedule!

To see the full season schedule visit our website at http://spchs.com/team-schedules/
Save the Date
Back to School Night
Next week -- Wednesday 9/18 it’s “Back to School Night”!

Athletic meeting at 5:45 followed by informational meeting at 6:15 in the auditorium. After a short welcome you will the opportunity to “walk” your child’s schedule and meet the teachers.

***Don’t forget during study hall come visit the St. Paul Spiritwear and SCRIP gift card tables in the lobby!***
Join us in raising money for our organization simply by using gift cards where you’re already shopping. It’s easy, rewarding, and fits perfectly into your busy life.

Did you know you can now pay for your gift cards with your credit card? Yep!

Learn more at Back to School Night or email scrip@spchs.com
Advancement Department News
Performing Arts
Meet the amazing cast of St. Paul Performing Art's Charlotte's Web .

It's premiering this
November 22-24!

Stay tuned for more information about times and ticket sales.
Parent Facebook Page
Are you on Facebook? Want to keep in touch with the St. Paul Parents? Keep up-to-date with events happening at St. Paul, share your ideas, community events, ask questions, etc.
Request to join “St. Paul Falcon Parent Community” and you’ll be approved shortly after! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2268656876536761/
Lunch PrePay Option!
Always scrambling for lunch money as the kids are walking out the door?

No worries - Stella accepts prepayment.

Have your child bring in cash or a check (made payable to John Gregory’s). 
She will keep track of the balance and let your child know when the balance is running low.
Bristol Mum Festival
Make sure to stop by and say hello as we participate at the Mum Festival event this Friday and Saturday as well as give us a wave in Sunday's Mum Parade starting at 1:30.

Schedule of Mum Festival events are here
Upcoming Public Activities - Be in the Know
TAD Talks - How Screen Time Effects Children's Vision, Thursday, 9/26 at 5:30pm - Bristol Public Library

Women's Work - Monday, 10/7 at 5:30pm - Bristol Public Library

Catholic College and University Meet and Greet - Friday, 10/11 at 7:00pm - St. Francis of Assisi Church New Britain
Trip to Spain and Paris - Spring Break of 2020
Students AND Parents are invited to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime educational tour to Spain and Paris!

When? Spring Break April 9, 2020 - April 17, 2020
Where? Spain and Paris

We will explore famous historic sites, discover rich heritage and diversity of different cultures and experience the places we’ve studied in class. Students will grow and mature as individuals and return home with a whole new worldview. 

October 3 is the first deadline to sign up! please visit www.Explorica.com/Jalbert-892
or contact Mrs. Noemi Jalbert at: NJalbert@spchs.com for more information.
Travel to Italy and Greece the Summer of 2020
FIRST INFORMATIONAL MEETING
THIS Tuesday, 9/17 at 6:00pm in Dr. Gnoza's room (rm 118).

Why Are We Going? Your child will...
  • Step outside the classroom and engage with the world firsthand
  • Go beyond his/her comfort zone and experience new foods, cultures and people
  • Receive an experience that will help him/her stand out on college applications
  • Learn how to navigate new situations with a broader global perspective
  • Have a life changing experience

When? July 11, 2020 - July 19, 2020
Where? Travel from Boston to Rome

What's Next?
There are a limited number of 30 spots available! You can enroll @ www.eftours.com/2209043PJ  or call EF's Traveler Support Team from Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM at 800-665-5364.  
 
I hope your child will be able to attend this unique opportunity! Please email Dr. Gnoza at jgnoza@spchs.com , or Mrs. Posten at tlposten@aol.com with any questions!