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October 17, 2018

Saturday, October 20th, 6 PM – Peyton Alloway
Sunday, October 21st, 8 AM – Meredith Coleman & Carter Murphy-McKillip
  10 AM – Lila Wolf & Claudia Vachter

SLE OF THE WEEK:  SPPS students are Responsible Citizens who: Contribute positively to the community.

RAFFLE…Please bring your sold and unsold tickets to the office tomorrow by noon or before. All tickets need to be accounted for before the drawing. 

SPIRIT DAY...Our first Spirit Day of the year happens tomorrow. Students may wear their logo shirt with uniform bottoms or regular uniform attire.  

ATTENTION PARENTS OF STUDENTS ON GARY’S BUS...We have been informed that on Friday, October 19th, the public school will have only one bus running that day. Gary’s bus will not be available, so you will need to make other pick up arrangements for your student on that day. Thank You!

IT’S EASY AS PIE!.....The 5th/6th Grade Outdoor School Pie Fundraiser at St. Paul Parochial School is starting this week. Be looking for a call from one of the 5th/6th Graders. Orders are due by Monday, October 29th. Pie distribution will take place in the school lunch room on Wednesday, November 14th at 3pm. 
  Large 9" pies $14.00-American Apple, Cherry Crunch, Marionberry, and Raspberry/Rhubarb.
  Large 9" Specialty and Artisan Pies $16.00-Pumpkin Chiffon, Caramel Apple, and Peach Raspberry
  Cobblers $12.00-Forest Berry, Marionberry, and Peach
  2 Pound Bags of IQF Frozen Fruit $10.00-Blueberry, Peach, and Strawberry
  Mini-Pies (box of 6) $35.00-Apple, Marionberry, Peach, and Raspberry/Rhubarb or Varity Pack (1 Apple, 1  Cherry, 2 Marionberry, 1 Peach and 1 Rasp/Rhub)
If you are interested in placing an order please contact the school by email at office@saintpaulparochial.org or call 503-633-4622.  

CHILD PROTECTION…Every year the Archdiocese requires those who are background checked and volunteer in the school to do an on-line training. The training this year is: “Preventing Sexual Harassment” and if you haven’t done it, “Duty to Report”. The directions to get on Praesidium for the online training are: Go to www.praesidiuminc.com. On the right at the top, click on “Log in to your service”. In the drop down box click on “Armatus Online Training. The screen for you to log in will come up. Log in: ID is first initial, last name (ex: jsmith); PW is month & day of birth (ex: 0101or) followed by “or”. Once logged in, find the training needed on the left. Click on it and proceed as it tells you. Once you have finished, it will register into Praesidium that you have completed the course. These trainings need to be done by December 1st. Should you have any questions, please contact the office. Thank you for helping to keep our children safe!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION…We are having a contest…boys vs girls. All Box Tops need to be turned in by October 26th. Check your cupboards, ask your neighbors, grandparents, etc. Let’s get those Box Tops in. There will be a reward for whichever one brings in the most!

SCHOOL DIRECTORY…The 2018-19 School Directory was given out at conferences. If you didn’t receive one, please contact the office.

UNIFORM CLOSET... The Uniform Closet is getting very full and is open to all SPPS families. It is located across from the 1st/2nd classroom. Please, come see what is available!

CONFIRMATION CLASS…Sunday, October 21st, 11 AM-Noon.

  - Thursday, October 18th – Spirit Day – students may wear their Mustang Shirts with dress code bottoms or 
  full dress code attire. 
  - Friday, October 19th - NO Gary’s Bus….please make other pick up arrangements
  - Thursday, October 25th – Picture Retake Day (Uniform dress code) 
  - Friday, October 26th – 11 AM Dismissal – NO Lunch at school -Teacher Professional Development Day
  - Friday, November 2nd – NO Public School Hot Lunch or Bus
  - Monday, November 12th – Veteran’s Day – NO School 
  - Monday, Nov. 19th & Tuesday, November 20th – NO Public School Hot Lunch or Bus
  - Wednesday, November 21st – 11 AM Dismissal (no lunch at school)
  - Thursday, November 22nd & Friday, November 23rd – Thanksgiving Holiday – NO School
  - Wednesday, December 12th, 6th/7th Gr. Band Concert with public school
  -Thursday, December 13th, 6:30 PM – Christmas Musical
  - Tuesday, December 20th – Noon Dismissal 
  - Friday, December 21st – Tuesday, January 1st – Christmas Break
  - Tuesday, January 2 – Monday, January 7th – NO Public School Hot Lunch or Bus

Hebrew 4:14-16, Psalm 33:4-5, 20 & 22
Mark 10:35-45
Jesus Teaches About True Greatness

James & John asked Jesus, “When you come into your glory, please let one of us sit at your right side and the other at your left.” Jesus replied, “That is for God to decide.” When the other disciples heard this, they were angry with James & John. But Jesus said, “You know that people who call themselves kings like to order people around. Don’t act like them. If you want to be great, you must be the servant of others.” 

Today’s readings help us understand what it means to be God’s servants. The first reading reminds us that Jesus offered himself to God in obedience and love. In the Gospel, Jesus reminds the Apostles and us that if we want to excel we should excel in being of service to others. If there is to be any competing in the family, it should be about who can be the most kind and helpful.