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June 6, 2018

Saturday, June 9th, 6 PM – Siena & Ariana Barsuglia
Sunday, June 10th, 8 AM – Mere Coleman & Carter Murphy-McKillip
10 AM – Yulanie Lozano & Claudia Vachter

SLE of the week:  SPPS Students are Responsible Citizens who: practice Catholic Christian values in making healthy and moral choices.  

REMINDER….NO Hot Lunch Thursday, June 7th – Monday, June 11th.  Students need to bring a cold lunch on these days. AND, NO Public School Bus. Please make alternative transportation arrangements for your student. 
   ***LAST DAY OF SCHOOL…Tuesday, June 12th – 11 AM Dismissal
  (NO Lunch at school)

FREE DRESS DAY…Tomorrow, June 7th…Please keep in mind school dress guidelines for free dress day. Students will be having a Kickball Tournament in the afternoon. Please make sure your child has sunscreen and a water bottle as we will be outside for an hour for the tournament. See Student/Parent Handbook or contact the office if have any questions.

HOBBY RECESS …Friday, June 8th in the afternoon. Students may bring bikes, scooters, balls, mitts, outdoor games, remote control cars, and books/board games/card games to school for this favorite afternoon recess. Helmets must be worn if your child is riding a bike/scooter/etc. Students will not be allowed to share their bikes/scooter/etc. with other students. All electronic toys (iPods, iPads, hand held devices, etc.), hard baseballs, and bats will not be permitted. We are looking forward to a great end of the year recess celebration!

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. 

  *If you have any student medication, etc. in the office, the parent needs to pick it up by the last day of school. If not picked up, it will be disposed of.
  *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!
  *All tuition, Homework Club fees and Hot Lunch fees need to be paid in full by the last day of school. Should you have any questions, please contact the office.

SCRIP…The following is Scrip available for purchase by the end of the school year.
  Regal – 2 @ $15 ea.
  7 @ $10 ea.
  Chipotle – 3 @ $10 ea. 
  Papa Murphy’s – 7 @ $10 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!

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…Today, 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. Please visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information and to make an appointment.

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!!

  Kg. – the Whole Class for their “Scientists of the Day”
  1st/2nd Gr. – Stella Gonzalez & Olivia Robinson
  3rd/4th Gr. – Cy Coleman & Noah Hockett
  5th/6th Gr. – Austin George, Mere Coleman, James Davidson, Gracie Koch, 
  Juliana Marshall & George Pohlschneider

  -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 (No lunch at school)

 - Two flyers for School ToolBox
 - Rodeo Parking 

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Genesis 3:9-15; Psalm 130:1-5, 6d-7a; II Corinthians 4:16-5:1;
John 12:31B-32; Mark 3:20-26, 31-35

We are Jesus’ Family

Large crowds followed Jesus to hear him teach. Jesus’ family was worried about him and wanted him to stop speaking to the crowds. Some teachers of the Jewish law said about Jesus, “He is under the power of evil. How else can he force out demons?” Jesus told the people to gather around him. He spoke to them in riddles. He said, “How can the devil force himself out? If he did, that would be the end of him, and that is not what the devil wants.” Jesus’ relatives came and stood nearby. Someone said, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters want to see you.” Jesus looked at the people and gathered around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who obeys God is my mother, my sister, and my brother.”

In today’s Gospel we read that some people rejected Jesus. Jesus is used to this. His teaching and miracles were hard for some to understand. But he continues to welcome everyone and teach. This Gospel includes a reference to Jesus’ family: his mother, brothers, and sisters. In the language of Jesus’ time and place, these terms are applied to extended family. Jesus extends their meaning further by including as family all people who love and obey God.