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March 21, 2018

Saturday, March 24th, 6 PM – Mikayla & James
Sunday, March 25th, 8 AM – Clancy & Gracie Koch
10 AM –Brody & Brooke Schindler

SLE of the week: SPPS Students are Active Christians who: use their talents for service to their family, school, church, and community. 

LOGO WEAR ORDERS... a Mustang Logo Wear order is being placed. If you would like to order Mustang Logo Wear t-shirts or sweatshirts, an order form is attached. Keep in mind that these are the only sweatshirts approved for wear in the classroom (along with solid red or blue). We need at least 12 orders to be able to submit an order to the company that does the printing. Orders must be in the office by Friday, March 23rd. 

BLESSINGS BAGS…The second service project of our Lenten works of mercy focuses on “Feed the Hungry” and "Shelter the Homeless". The preschool and kindergarten students have assembled blessing bags to distribute to those who are in need. These bags contain items such as Kleenex, wet wipes, toothbrushes and toothpaste, bottled water, and trail mix. All the items in the bags were either donated for this project, or purchased from a “pay it forward” donation the school received this Fall. The intent of the project is for each family to keep their blessing bag in their car so they can give it to someone they see who may benefit from the gift. Thank you for your help in spreading God’s love! 

EASTER FLOWER SALES….SPPS Parent’s Club is selling beautiful Tulip & Dutch Iris bouquets for only $11. Pre-order by Friday, March 23rd for pickup on Saturday, March 31st at the Easter Egg Hunt. See attached order form.

EASTER EGG HUNT/BAKE SALE…Our SPPS Easter Egg Hunt & Bake Sale will be taking place on Saturday, March 31st. The signup sheet to volunteer to help is attached. Thank you!

St. Paul Knights of Columbus welcome you to their 58th Annual Chicken BBQ Dinner at the Community Hall, 20239 Main ST, St. Paul, OR on Palm Sunday, March 25th from 11 am to 3 pm, or while chicken lasts. Full dinner with dessert $11, children $7. Dinners or chicken to go available.

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.  

YEARBOOK INFO….This year we are excited to announce again that you will be able to upload pictures directly to our yearbook program, Lifetouch Online Yearbooks. Uploaded pictures will be considered, but not necessarily guaranteed to be used in the yearbook. Thank you for your understanding. Here is the following link: community.lifetouch.com. The access code is WJSHDE. Follow the step online to begin the uploading process. Please upload high quality pictures in a JPEG format and select the best pictures from the particular event. For example, rather than uploading 20 pictures from the pumpkin patch, we are asking for 2-3 pictures. Photos need to be at least 300 dpi to ensure acceptable print quality. In other words, some phones and iPad photos will not work for this program. Also, please make sure to upload pictures to the correct online folder and please add a detailed description of the picture(s) being uploaded. Thanks you! Any and all pictures have to be downloaded by Tuesday, May 1st. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Williams at jwilliams@saintpaulparochial.org. 
  Thank you! Mr. Williams and Mrs. Stout, Yearbook Advisors.

The St Paul Historic Resources Board is having a Treasure Sale in the Community Hall on Friday, April 20th and Saturday April 21st from 9 AM to 3 PM. The funds raised from this event will go to support the board’s efforts in making improvements in our historic district. Possible projects include benches placed on the walking tour and new public bathrooms in the city park. Along with tables full of “treasure”, we will also have copies of the 2002 Foxfire project “From Wild Meadows … And Days Remembered” Volume 3 for sale. Mark your calendars, bring your friends and hunt for treasure! We welcome donated items for the sale but please bear in mind that this is a treasure hunt, not a rummage/yard sale. We would like items gently used and in working condition. Antique/vintage holiday decorations are welcome. We will not be accepting clothing, shoes and books. Donations will be accepted at the Community Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday the week of the sale. If you are interested in donating items or your time, please contact us through the city office at 503-633-4971.

KG. – Skyler Erickson
1st/2nd Gr. – Claudia Vachter
3rd/4th Gr. – Carter Murphy-McKillip
5th/6th Gr. – the Whole Class
7th/8th Gr. – Gabe Schibel

  -Monday, March 26th – Friday, March 30th – Spring Break 
  -Monday, April 2nd – School resumes
  -Friday, April 6th – No Public School – No Bus, No Hot Lunch
  -Wednesday, April 11th – ArtSmarts/3rd Quarter ends
  -Thursday, April 12th – Preschool/Kg. RoundUp
  -Friday, April 13th – 11 AM Dismissal– Prof. Dev. for teachers
  No Public School – No Bus – No Hot Lunch
  -Wednesday, April 18th – Report Cards out
  -Sunday, April 22nd – 10 AM, First Communion
  -Thursday, May 3rd - 6:30 PM – Spring Musical at the Community Hall
  -Wednesday, May 16th – Progress Reports
  -Friday, May 18th – FunRun in the PM
  -Friday, May 25th – NOON Dismissal
  -Monday, May 28th – NO School – Memorial Day 
 -Friday, June 1st – Field Day
 -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
 -Thursday, June 7th – Kickball Tournament in PM 
 - Friday, June 8th – Hobby Recess in PM 
 -Monday, June 11th – School wide Service project

Isaiah 50:6-7; Psalm 22:7-8, 16c-17a, 18-19, 22
Mark 15:1-39

“This man really was the Son of God”

The chief priests brought Jesus to the emperor and charged him with many false crimes. Although Jesus was innocent, the crowd demanded his death. The emperor ordered Jesus tortured and crucified. The Roman soldiers put a crown of thorns on his head, beat him, and nailed him to a cross. After much suffering, Jesus died. The curtain in the temple tore into two pieces. A Roman soldier exclaimed, “This man really was the Son of God.” 

At the start of the week, Jesus was greeted as a hero. By the end of the week, he was nailed to a cross. Faithfulness is not a human strong suit. When things get difficult, we often bail out. Children need people who are faithful. They need to see faithfulness within our families, to our commitments, and to God. They need to understand that sacrifices are often a part of these commitments.

  -Easter Bouquet Order Form
  -Easter Egg Hunt/Bake Sale Sign Up form
  -LogoWear order form
  -April HL menu
  -April calendar