- The footings have been put in for the new school’s foundation. The students are watching all that is going on. Exciting times.
- The teachers have and will continue to attend Professional Development in STEM Integration
- We are continuing to research a new Math curriculum, and will have that in place for the new school year.
- 7th & 8th grade will be gone on their Washington DC trip from May 21-26th. Please keep them in your prayers. Mr. Rogers and Mrs. Price will be leading this trip.
- We are continuing to increase in Summer Camp students. Summer Camp is from June 4th to July 27th.
- We will be updating the dress code after school ends, and we will get that to you right away through this newsletter email.
Dear Mrs. Katz,
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful education my children received from St. Paul. My children have done so well because of their foundation from St. Paul. Christian is graduating from high school this weekend with not only a high school diploma, he was awarded with The Career Pathway Award because he took additional classes at a technical school and scored so well. He is now moving from Utah to Arizona to get his associates degree in Diesel & Gasoline Mechanics. Thank you for all St. Paul did. The foundation was very good. You helped create a vision in Christian. What a wonderful school!
Keep up the good work!
LOVE and LOGIC
The other day I caught myself giving a lengthy speech about the importance of kids doing their chores and respecting their parents. Unfortunately, the speech was not to a group of people at a Love and Logic event. It was to my son in response to his eye-rolling and huffing about having to clean up after the dog.
I used to be a parenting expert. That is… until I had kids.
Parenting is tough because we love our children. Since highly effective teachers also love their students, they struggle with the same temptations. We want the best for them. We worry that they’ll become irresponsible. We sometimes feel panicked because they don’t seem to be turning out the way we hoped. As educators we mourn when we aren’t reaching a child in the way we hoped.
Lots of intense feelings can muddy our minds and leave us forgetting that we can’t talk tykes… or teens… into being respectful, responsible and self-controlled. In fact, the more extensive our vocabularies become, the less effective we become.
The more words we use when things are going poorly,
the less effective we become.
Many excellent and loving parents and educators are faltering. Not because they lack skills. No. It’s because they talk too much while they’re using their good skills.
Run an experiment: see what happens if you simply use fewer words when things are going poorly. The odds are high that you’ll be glad you did.
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
Reading this Bible verse, one might say, “I’ll sit on the fence then.” That is not possible for long either. The world tries to tell us we need to be rich, powerful, successful, beautiful, funny, and outgoing. But, as Christians, the world is not our maker, and it is certainly not our master.
Yet, sometimes we act like it is. The world tells us what we need to believe, how we should act and what we should say. And we follow. Its words can often seem louder than the Word of God, especially if we aren’t taking time to hear the Word of God. The world’s magnetic pull draws us close, and we tend to get consumed into its standards rather than getting consumes with the One who holds all life, all love, and all power.
The truth is, we can’t focus on two destinations. It’s impossible. We can’t drive to two places at the same time. And quite often that is exactly what we attempt to do each day.
God calls us to focus; to keep our eyes on Christ; to avoid looking at what everyone is doing, being, and saying – and to instead see Him. The Message Bible has a great translation of Hebrews 12:2 – “Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how He did it because He never lost sight of where He was headed – that exhilarating finish in and with God.”
Let’s fix our eyes on the one who provides all direction, all hope, and all-purpose by keeping focused eyes on the Jesus who provides all good things and is greater than any circumstance.
Calling all St. Paul School volunteers!!! Please join us for our Annual Volunteer Thank You Breakfast on Thursday, May 31st from 8:00-9:00 in the Family Life Center. We so appreciate all that you do to help us make our school a great place to be! Please join us for breakfast so that we can say Thank You!
8th Grade Graduation will be Thursday, May 31st. Kindergarten through 7th grade will be singing at the graduation. It will be held in the sanctuary. Reports cards will be passed out after the ceremony in the entry way of church by your child’s teacher.
Suzette Brown’s son is graduating this month from St. Paul. She has faithfully run the lunches every Friday for many years. We thank you, Suzette, for all you have done for this program!! We are looking for a new person to step up and take this program over. These lunches help buy new sports uniforms, pay for the refs, and enter our teams into tournaments. If interested, please contact Lori Erickson or Diane Katz.
As we near the end of the school year, we respectfully ask that if your child is returning to St. Paul next year, you send in your registration form asap. Once school is out, we begin the process of ordering workbooks for next year and we will need as accurate of a count as possible. You may send in your registration without the fee if need be and we will settle that up at fees and records day.
Sometimes we all need reminders, so here it goes. We are a nut free church and school. Please read labels when packing lunches. Thank you so much for your help.
Parents – just a reminder that if you are parking by the modular to drop off your student, please walk them across. Cars pulling through for drop-off don’t see all the little heads running in front their cars. We thank the Lord that their have not been any accidents. Thank you for your help.