Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
We are now entering our final week of school. What a year it has been! As we have all navigated the storms of COVID, inflation, supply shortages and disruptions, $5.00+ gas prices, and all the other worries of life, it is still important to remember God is in control. We can take joy and comfort in knowing He loves us, died for us, and lives to redeem and save us! The end of the year is always bittersweet, especially for our 8th graders as they graduate from St. Paul and go on to their respective high schools. Please pray for this year’s graduates, that they will finish the year strong, and look ahead with optimism and excitement for what high school will bring. Also pray that they will continue in the faith and not be swayed by the winds of anti-Christian influences in pop culture, social media, their high school peers, and all the other forces at work to pull them away from Christ. These are frightening times, but our Savior is more powerful than all of these other influences. There is always strength in numbers. May God help us continue to grow closer in community and fellowship with one another in our St. Paul Family!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 5-8 GRADE FAMILIES:
The St. Paul 8th Grade Graduation Commencement will be on Friday, May 27, at 7:00 p.m. We
look forward to seeing all 5-8 grade students and families in attendance that evening for this very special St. Paul Family event. Grades 5-7 will be singing at this service and report cards will be handed out to Grades 5-8 parents that evening. For those of you who are new to our school over the past two years, our Commencement service has traditionally been an all- school attendance event. We had to change this during the two COVID years, but are returning to a full in-person event this year. Due to the size of our church sanctuary, we must limit the attendance to the upper grades, 5-8. Grades 5-7 have a special part in the ceremony, and we urge all 5-8 grade families to attend. Please mark your calendars and set other routine events aside so you can be present that evening. Thank you!!
Once again, thank you for your ongoing support in making St. Paul Lutheran Church & School the vibrant ministry that it is. Please keep telling others about the great things going on here. Our mission of “Making Disciples Who Make Disciples” begins and ends with every one of us.
** If you have not yet re-enrolled for next school year, please submit your reenrollment forms as soon
as possible. Some classes have reached maximum capacity for next year and others are getting closer
each day. We are experiencing a significant amount of interest from new families and conducting
tours on an almost daily basis, so please reenroll soon to make sure your child’s spot is secured. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the form and send it back to school. Re-enrolling now also helps us with planning and budgeting for the next school year to ensure all classes’ equipment and material needs are met. **
Some other items of note:
We would love to see you in worship each weekend!
Saturday service 5:00 p.m. Sunday services at
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (Spanish), and 11:00 a.m.
The St. Paul Lutheran Church & School Voters’ Assembly met on April 25 and voted to call an
additional teacher to our junior high teaching staff. Plans are underway to expand our classes and
improve our class schedules. The candidate has accepted the designation for his call to St. Paul and
we are now awaiting the formalization of the call by receiving the completed call documents. We will
continue to provide updates as this process progresses.
For more information on the call process and the different called positions within the Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod (LCMS), please click the following link: https://blog.cph.org/study/understanding-the-
May 23 – “Bring your favorite board game to school”
May 24 – Field Day – wear outside active clothing / bring water bottle, hat, and sunscreen
May 25 – Nothing Bundt Cakes delivery
May 26 – Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
May 27 – Last day of School with Noon Dismissal / Graduation Commencement at 7:00 p.m. for Grades 5-8 families
Blessings in Christ,
Eric V. Rogers, Principal
Financial Aid Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available. Please contact Lori in
the school office if you are in need of an application.
Nothing Bundt Cakes Orders will be distributed after school on Wednesday, May 25 th .
Uniform Resale Due to a lack of donations, we’ll be postponing our uniform resale. More information
regarding new dates will be released soon.
5B’s BBQ Fundraiser Join us on Sunday, May 22nd for a BBQ fundraiser prepared by 5B’s! This event will be held from 4:30-6:30 in the St. Paul parking lot. All dinners include beans, coleslaw, applesauce, and a roll. For $15, you can pick between 2 pork chops, 2 pieces of chicken, or a combo. Hot dog meals will be available for $6. Payment will be collected at the time of pick up (Cash or check made out to St. Paul PTL). If you know you’ll be attending, please help us plan appropriately by ordering at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/5BsMay22 If the weather is nice, you can “tailgate” in the parking lot or have a picnic on the soccer field!
Helping with 5B’s BBQ Fundraiser If you’d like to help set up and serve on May 22 nd (don’t worry – no
cooking involved!), please sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/5BsMay22-help
Field Day The all-school Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 th . PTL will be providing lunch for all students and staff members. If you’d like to help with lunch, please sign up at the following link:
If you have any questions, please contact us directly (not the school), at PTL@stpaulaurora.org.
Follow us on Facebook to see what we’ve got planned and what’s going on at the school:
May Chapel offerings go to the LCMS Life Ministry
St. Paul School would like to invite any of our school volunteers from throughout this past year
to join us for a Volunteer Breakfast on Thursday, May 26 th from 8:00 am – 9:00 am in the gym.
We so appreciate everything that you do for us during the school year and hope you can join us
for this small token of our appreciation.
We hope to see you there!