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May 23, 2018

Saturday, May 26th, 6 PM – Lesley Sloan
Sunday, May 27th, 8 AM – Gabe Schibel & Sienna Meza
10 AM – Sarah Naegeli & Conner Zielinski

SLE of the week:  SPPS Students are Responsible Citizens who: Demonstrate self-control and accept the responsibility and consequences of their actions.

FRIDAY, MAY 25TH….Noon Dismissal. If your child rides the bus in the afternoon, please make other arrangements for transportation home. Also…NO School on Monday, May 28th, Memorial Day - Be sure to thank a Veteran!

RODEO PARKING…Every year, Saint Paul Parochial School depends on successful fundraisers to continue to offer our children excellent educational opportunities. For the last three years, SPPS parents and staff covered parking shifts on a private lot during the Rodeo. This event has been highly advantageous, as all of the proceeds directly benefit our school. The Rodeo will be upon us very soon. A signup sheet is attached and there is one in the office for quick sign up. Please, select your shift ASAP! You may email the office with your preferred shift. We're also using SignUp.com to organize this event.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/xGJPCOd
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact the office and we can sign you up manually. 

SERVICE PROJECT… FREE DRESS THIS FRIDAY… see letter from 7th/8th grade below:

Here at Saint Paul Parochial School we are so privileged to have an education that allows us to thrive through our community and school. But for kids in third world countries that is not the case. Every class in our school has done a service project that deals with the Corporal Works of Mercy. The seventh and eighth grade is helping and comforting the imprisoned. Now it may sound like imprisoned means being in jail, but kids in Africa are imprisoned because they don’t have access to a good education which does not let them be successful. They can’t grow and learn like us. But how are we going to help children that live so far away? The answer is Camfed. Camfed has been helping girls in third world countries to help them pay for books, transportation and uniforms. Most people in Africa send their male child to school instead of the female. But when you educate a girl they learn not just basic knowledge, but they learn social and leadership skills helping them to be successful in real life. With these skills girls will have more job opportunities and will be more successful. Our goal is to raise $250 which is enough money to send a girl to school for one year. It may not sound like we are helping that much, but one small act can make a big impact on someone’s life. If your child brings in two dollars into school  they will get a Free Dress Day on Friday. If everyone brings in the money then that will send a girl to school for a whole year. We appreciate your support. Go Mustangs!
Sincerely, The Seventh and Eighth grade class

  *For the office to give your child medication, sunscreen, etc. a form must be filled out by the parents. 
Parents are to bring any medication, sunscreen to the office; please do not have your child deliver it to us. Thank You!
  *REGISTRATION MATERIAL...If you haven’t turned in your registration material, please do so as soon as you can; even if you don’t turn in all the fees. This helps us know our enrollment numbers for ordering for the fall. If your child is not returning to SPPS, please let the office know. Thank You!

LIBRARY BOOKS… Please return all Library books by May 31st. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sloan: gsloan@saintpaulparochial.org

SCRIP…The following is Scrip available for purchase by the end of the school year.
  Regal – 2 @ $15 ea.
  20 @ $10 ea.
  Chipotle – 3 @ $10 ea. 
  Papa Murphy’s – 9@ $10 ea. 
  Walmart – 3 @ $25 ea. 
Stop by the office to purchase any of these.


We are pleased to announce that our school is participating in the School Tool Box program. Avoid the cost, time, and inconvenience of back to school shopping. Here’s how: Register at Schooltoolbox.com. Shop on-line: Teacher approved supply list provided using quality products. Customize your order (only order the supplies that you need). There are 2 flyers attached to this email. One is instructions on how to set up your account. To receive delivery of your box by the start of school, orders need to be submitted by August 16th. In addition, SPPS will receive a kick back for every order that is made. School Tool Box will also provide a meal to a child in need through Feed My Starving Children organization for each tool box sold. Thank you for supporting SPPS!

FIELD DAY/TALENT SHOW…will be held on June 1st. Please see the attached flyer.

PARENT CLUB POSITIONS OPEN FOR 2018-19… The positions of President and Scrip coordinator are open for next school year. Please contact Tori Wolf if you are interested in filling one of these positions. 

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE…Wednesday, June 6th, 1-6:30 PM at the Fire Hall. All donors who come to donate will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. All are asked to make an appointment. For more information contact: Mary Ellen Pohlschneider at 503-633-8341 or Carol Brentano at 503-633-4141.

It’s that time again….St. Paul Parish CHICKEN BBQ 2018….more excitement, more fun than ever before!!
Our division days are as follows: Tuesday, July 3rd – fill in, Wednesday, July 4th AM shift North End, PM shift South End, Thursday, July 5th – fill in, Friday, July 6th – East End and Saturday, July 7th – Dutch Lane. If you are unable to work on your specific day, please remember we welcome the help anytime! We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming event. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/HnXQJwy
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me, Laurie Nicklous at (503)780-8441 and I can sign you up manually.
Look forward to seeing you!!

ST. PAUL PAROCHIAL SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY… SPPS is looking for an afternoon bus driver to transport students from St. Paul to the Gervais/Woodburn area. All training and licensure will be paid by SPPS. This would be a perfect part-time job for someone who enjoys working with children. Please pass the word along to anyone you know who may enjoy this opportunity.  
St. Paul Memorial Day Observance….The public is invited to the “New” St. Paul Cemetery May 28th at 10:30 AM for a special Memorial Day Ceremony. This year’s program will include a history of the 1848 Cayuse Indian Wars and recognition of St. Paul soldiers of those wars by David Rebner. As in past Memorial Day ceremonies, there will be the Invocation by Msgr. Moys, welcoming by Mayor Kim Wallis, Presentation of the Colors, laying of a wreath to honor all for their service, military service members Roll Call and music by St. Paul Schools. The event will be held rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating.

  Kg. – Lane Woodhouse
  1st/2nd Gr. – Makaela Lozano
  3rd/4th Gr. – Jack Wymore
  5th/6th Gr. – Aidan Britten, Stella Koch & Emma Matthiesen
  7th/8th Gr. – Emily Alicata & Isabelle Alloway

  -Friday, May 25th – NOON Dismissal
  -Monday, May 28th – NO School – Memorial Day 
  -Friday, June 1st – Field Day/Talent Show 
  -Tuesday, June 5th, 7 PM – 8th Gr. Graduation 
  -Wednesday, June 6th- NO PM Public School bus 
  -Thursday, June 7th – Tuesday, June 12th – NO Public School Bus & NO Hot Lunch
  -Students need to bring a cold lunch Thursday, June 7th; Friday, June 8th & Monday, June 11th
  -Thursday, June 7th – Kickball Tournament in PM 
  - Friday, June 8th – Hobby Recess in PM 
  -Monday, June 11th – School wide Service project 
  -Tuesday, June 12th – Last day of school – 11 AM Dismissal

 - Two flyers for School ToolBox
 - Rodeo Parking


Most Holy Trinity
Deuteronomy 4:39-40; Psalm 33:4-5, 6, 9, 20, 22;
Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28:16-20

Jesus Sends Us On a Mission

Jesus met the disciples on a mountain in Galilee. He said: “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth! Go to the people of all nations and make them my disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to do everything I have told you. I will be with you always, even until the end of the world.”

Because monotheism is a predominant belief in our society, we have no trouble believing in one God. The problem comes in trying to understand how one being can be three distinct persons with whom we can relate. We simply and humbly have to admit that we can’t understand or explain the Trinity. It is only when we let prayer and faith rule our lives and hearts that we can accept this mystery of God.