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St. Paul Parochial School News

January 9, 2019

WEEKEND ALTAR SERVERS:
Saturday, January 12th, 6 PM – Peyton Alloway 
Sunday, January 13th, 8 AM –Meredith Coleman & Maggie McKillip
  10 AM – Marylou & Yulanie Lozano

SLE OF THE WEEK:  SPPS students are Life-Long Learners who: Use study, research, and technology skills effectively. 

REMINDER…Whenever your child is going to miss school due to a trip, etc., remember to notify the office along with the teacher. If you email the teacher, please also include the office in the email. Thank You!
  ALSO….if your child is participating in the public school middle school basketball program, please send a note to the SPPS office giving your permission for them to walk to practice and go to the games. This can be an email to the office.

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST…The entry date for the Yearbook Cover Contest has been extended to Thursday, January 24th. See the attached flyer for information.

PARISH BREAKFAST…Please join us January 13, 2019 for our St Paul Parish Winter Breakfast, St. Paul Community Hall, 8:30-11:30 AM. We will be serving sausage, eggs & hash browns! Hope to see you there!  

AUCTION INFO…The Auction/Dinner Dance is just a few weeks away. Last year we had the students decorate the place mats for the dinner. We will do that again this year. You will find a box of placements on the table in the lobby. Please have your child decorate/create at least 5 each. They can be western theme with “Thanks for Coming!”, “Welcome”, etc. on them. Make sure they put their name and grade as well. Please return the completed placements to the school office by February 1st. 
  Thank You, Jen Koch & the Decorating Committee
  ***Please see the attached Auction Flyer!
  ***Childcare During Auction Sign Up Flyer

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION CONTEST... The SPPS classroom Box Top contest is now underway! Please send in Box Tops with your child in ziplock bags with their names on the bag. The class that has the highest average of Box Tops/student will earn donuts for their class. All Box Tops are due by Friday, February 22nd! A check in the amount of $163.50 was recently received from Box Tops. Let’s make the next one bigger!

SCRIP…We are planning on doing a Scrip order next week. If you need something special, please let the office know by 8 AM, Tuesday morning, January 15th.

FACTS…FACTS is a tuition assistance program through the Archdiocese. In order to qualify, you must be Catholic and complete the application process. Please see the attached flyer with information on applying. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school office.

MUSICAN NEEDED…St. Paul Catholic Parish in St Paul, Oregon is seeking to hire a seasoned, talented musician to prepare, play and lead MUSIC (Hymns, Responsorials, Mass Parts) for our two Sunday Masses (8 and 10). Time commitment is 7:30am to 11:00am. We have amplified Yamaha digital piano and boom mic for song leading. Congregation is familiar with Mass of Renewal, Heritage, and Mass of Spirit and Grace. For more info: Call Kevin Smith, 503-537-7211.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS WEEKS’ HIGHLIGHT AWARD WINNERS…
  KG – Addison Gray 
  1st/2nd Gr. – Nate Naegeli
  3rd/4th Gr. – the Whole Class
  

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING ATTACHMENTS:
  - Auction Flyer #2
  - Childcare During Auction Sign Up Flyer
  - FACTS flyer
  - Yearbook Cover Contest Flyer

DATES TO REMEMBER:
  - Sunday, January 13th – St. Paul Parish Winter Breakfast
  - Monday, January 21st – MLK Day – NO School
  - Wednesday, January 23rd – 2nd Quarter ends
  - Monday, January 28th – Thursday, January 31st – Catholic Schools Week
  - Wednesday, January 30th – Report cards out
  - Friday, February 1st – NO School – Faith Formation Day for teachers
  - Saturday, February 2nd – Auction/Dinner/Dance
  - Monday, February 4th – NO School – Conferences as needed
  - Monday, February 18th – President’s Day – NO School
  - Tuesday, February 19th – NO School – Archdiocese Curriculum In-service for teachers
  - Wednesday, February 27th – Progress Reports
  - Thursday, March 7th – Spring pictures
  - Friday, March 22nd – Noon Dismissal (Teacher Prof. Dev.)
  - Monday, March 25th – Friday, March 29th – Spring Break 
  - Monday, April 1st – School resumes

FAMILY FAITH SHARING
Baptism of the Lord
Isaiah 42-2, 4, 6-7; Psalm 29:3abcde-4, 3cde, 9ef-10;
Acts 10:34-38; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

Jesus is Baptized

People wondered, “Could John be the Messiah?” John said, “No! Someone more powerful than I is coming. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” After everyone else had been baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. Afterward, as he prayed, the sky opened up and the Holy Spirit came down upon him in the form of a dove. A voice from heaven said, “You are my own dear Son, and I am pleased with you.”  

In today’s Gospel, we experience all three Persons in the Trinity. We see Jesus being baptized. We hear the voice of the Father. We feel the presence of the Holy Spirit. What a peaceful, harmonious scene. It gives us hope for the world we live in, which seems anything but peaceful and harmonious.