Extended care will be offered on the half-day of conferences, Thursday, November 2, from noon to 6 pm. Send a lunch with your child. If you need this service, please let the school office know so that Extended Care is properly staffed.
LOVE and LOGIC
The kids are back in school and it won’t be long before they start getting report cards. One of the most common questions I’m asked by parents and educators is how to respond to bad grades.
The first thing to remember is that the child’s report card is the child’s… not ours. While it’s easy to get down on ourselves when kids perform poorly, it’s very important to our mental health and theirs to remember the following:
We can’t learn for kids.
As educators and parents we can up the odds of high achievement by modeling responsibility, establishing a safe and calm environment, providing excellent instruction and demonstrating excitement for learning.
We can’t control every action they take or decision they make.
Secondly, it’s comforting to remember that some of the world’s most successful people have struggled with grades. Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Jim Fay and Dr. Foster Cline are some notable examples. What’s most important is that our children develop good character, curiosity, and problem-solving skills.
Many highly successful people struggled with grades as children.
Thirdly, if we can consistently demonstrate empathy rather than anger or frustration, the odds of them overcoming their difficulties dramatically increase. Is empathy really that powerful? Yes indeed! In fact, a growing body of research is demonstrating that warmth (i.e., empathy) is strongly correlated with higher achievement and better behavior. (If you like reading research studies: Rivers, Mullis, Fortner & Mullis, 2012 and Silt, Hughes, Wu & Kwock, 2012.)
So… let’s remember to respond with sincere love and concern:
Oh man. I bet these grades are really disappointing for you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. The good news is that this doesn’t change the way I feel about you.
Mrs. Diane L. Katz, Principal
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School
85 S. Constitution Dr.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: 630-896-3350 Ext. 601
If you have not already done so, please contact your student's teacher to sign up for parent/teacher conferences. Conferences are November 2, 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm and November 3, 8 am until noon.
Our 7/8 grade volleyball team will be playing in the Aurora Central Catholic League Championship game tomorrow, Saturday 10/20 at 11:00 a.m.
The game will be played in the main gym at Aurora Central Catholic High School, 1255 N. Edgelawn Dr..
Come out and support the girls. Go Cougars!
We will be having a big celebration for groundbreaking for our new school addition on Sunday, November 12th, at noon. We need some help with this event on that Sunday. If you are able to help, please call the school office (630-896-3350) to let Mrs. Katz know.
St. Paul Fall Resale is around the corner!
Friday October 27, 2017 2-8pm thru Saturday October 28, 2017 8a-4pm (1/2 price sale all day!)
85 S Constitution Dr, Aurora
No fee to enter, something for everyone!
Follow signs to the gym, see you there
The donation bin is in the Narthex (lobby) by the elevator. If you have been cleaning closets, outgrown clothes, have left-overs from a garage sale or are downsizing, please consider donating to the St. Paul ReSale. 100% of the proceeds benefit our school. Anything left over from the sale will benefit our 7/8th grader class trip to Washington DC. Drop off anytime in the next 4 weeks. If you have a large load contact Kschmidt@oldsecond.com directly.
We accept Clothes, shoes, books, toys, household items, furniture big and small, just to name a few things.
Chapel Offerings for the month of October are going to Tom & Debi Going in Japan.
Tom is Mrs. Katz’ brother. He teaches English at a Lutheran school in Japan.
Reagan Banik Levi Merlo
Liam Voelkner Angello Murrell
Ella Rakow None
Sarah Nierman None
Taylor Schmidt Miss Jane Miller
Mr. Craig Mattes
Miss Krystal Hardy
Mrs. Angie McKissick