Newsletter


Newsletter for November 24, 2014

Articles for the Newsletter

Please email articles for the newsletter to Mrs. Ramsey at cramsey@spsvisalia.com

***The deadline for articles is Monday, no later than 5:00 p.m.

Daycare Phone Number has Changed

The number to the daycare phone has changed!  Please be sure to update this new contact number.   

The new number is (559) 747-9700. 

Hot Lunch Menu Available for December and January

The hot lunch menu for December and January is NOW online and available for ordering.  The deadline for ordering for the first week of December is Friday, November 28.  

Make sure to get your orders in soon! December 1st is just a week away!  

Just click on the link to order now: https://spsvisalia.schoollunchchoice.com

Poinsettia Fundraising Event

The 8th graders will be selling Poinsettias for $20.00 a plant for the large 8 1/2 inch red plants beginning November 17th through December 1st.  They can be purchased out front of the school or inside the office.  Delivery will be made on Tuesday, December 2 and must be picked up that day after 3:00.  Please help support our class project by purchasing these beautiful plants!! Should you have any questions, please contact Taranjit Dhillon at 901-2470.

Canned Food and Turkey Drive

We are collecting non-perishable foods throughout the month of November until the 25th.  Please keep the food in your classroom or bring donations into the Chapel where we will be storing all of the donated items!  Let's see if we can beat last year's record of over 4,000 lbs. of food for our local community! THANK YOU!!

Bring frozen turkeys on November 25th ONLY!

Candy Cane Lane Parade

It's finally time again for the annual Candy Cane Lane Parade.

St. Paul's School will be decorating the float and we'd love for you all to hop on and help represent our school.  This year's parade is Monday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. and the theme is Christmas in Toyland.  Sign up sheets are in the office.  Also, this year we are selling sweatshirts for both students and parents that are riding on the float.  You may purchase them when you sign up for the parade.

Santa's Workshop is coming to SPS!!

On Saturday, December 6th, Santa's Elves will once again be hosting Santa's workshop from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  The workshop is open to students from Kindergarten through 8th grade to make gifts for family members.

Students may be dropped off no earlier than 9:00 a.m. and all students must be picked up no later than 11:00 a.m.  The cost for each gifts is $6 (cash or checks payable to SPS).  Because supplies are purchased ahead of the scheduled date, we cannot refund money if students are unable to attend.  This activity is open to SPS students only.

Students wishing to participate must PRE-REGISTER BY DECEMBER 1st.  Please turn in the forms to the front office.

Click here for the Registration Form: Santa's Workshop

Christmas Tree Auction

Hello St. Paul's families!

For the first time ever, a lucky St. Paul's family will win the St. Paul's School Christmas tree which will be displayed at the annual Christmas Tree Auction Friday, December 12th!  Our tree is always amazingly beautiful, thanks to our wonderful Parents' Guild Christmas Tree team, co-chaired by Lisa Beno, Adele DeSousa, and Kim Brandenburg.

Please look for information coming home with your students.  The decorated tree will be displayed at St. Paul's school in addition to being displayed at the auction.  The drawing will be held at school the week before the auction... the winning family can pick up the tree after the auction!  We ask that each SPS student sell one raffle ticket- a $20 donation per ticket.  The tickets will go into the SPS Christmas Tree drawing which means there is a lucky St. Paul's family out there who will win the special tree this year and have a very merry Christmas!!

Happy Holidays to all!!

Wonders Access at Home

Available for Kindergarten through 5th grade, Wonders provides a great way for parents and students to review what they are learning in class.  It allows access to assignments, vocabulary, games to help your child learn, and much more!  Please click the link below to learn how to access the website and see everything Wonders has to offer!

Wonders Access

Box Tops

We are continuing to collect Box Tops just as we did before!  Box Tops will be collected from each classroom on February 20, 2015!  We will be rewarding the class who collects the most Box Tops with a donut party!  Please encourage family members and friends to collect as many BOX TOPS as they can!  Each Box Top makes a difference, so we greatly appreciate your support!!

Thank you!

Order your 2014-2015 St. Paul's School Yearbook Today!!

Yearbooks are $30.00 cash or check payable to SPS in the front office.  The yearbook price will go up to $40.00 after December 19.

Supply is limited don't miss out!  Order forms are available in the front office or you may click on the link below.  Bring order form along with payment to the front office.

2014-2015 Yearbook Book Order Form

2014-2015 Yearbook Personal Announcement Order Form

Marquee!  Your Name in Lights!!!

Purchase space on SPS Marquee, only $20.00 per day.  Forms are available in the school office.

St. Paul's School 2014-2015 Donation Drives

November:  Canned food, frozen turkeys

December:  St. Nicholas Day gifts

January:  Jackets, sweaters, warm clothes

February:  Stuffed animals, dolls

March:  Gently used toys

April:  Hygiene supplies

May:  Gently used clothes

Items will be collected monthly in designated bins in front of the school, as well as in the Giving Corner shed located in the southeast corner of the parking lot.

Thank you for your participation!

St. Paul's School Shirts/Hoodies Ordering Information

We will begin ordering St. Paul's School shirts and hoodies on a quarterly basis.  Students must have a red St. Paul's School shirt for all field trips as well as any chapel presentations.  Should your child need a t-shirt  or hoodie, please order yours today!  Click on the link below for your order form or you may pick one up in the office.

SPS Shirt and Hoodies Order Forms

SPS on Facebook

Check us out on Facebook!

FACEBOOK/TWITTER/INSTAGRAM

Please follow St. Paul's School on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

If you DO NOT  want your student's picture to be posted on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, please email Mrs. Guadagni at cguadagni@spsvisalia.com .  Students are only posted in groups and are never identified.

Escrip Online Mall

Remember the Escrip Online Mall!  The Escrip Online Mall allows you to earn scrip credit while shopping online at many popular merchantssuch as:  Amazon, Apple, Macys, Williams-Sonoma, Target, Wal-Mart, Chico's, Sephora, and many more.

You must register with Escrip using the St. Paul's School ID number. St. Paul's School group ID number: 140581490. Then simply log into Escrip and begin your shopping at the Escrip mall website. Your purchases earn credit towards your scrip obligation. It takes approximately 90 days for your credit to post.

Giving Corner

All donated items are being collected in the Giving Corner, located at the southwest end of the parking lot.    Thank you!

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS IMPORTANT

We use email to communicate quickly and ecologically with our families. Some of the items sent by email include: 

  •  Weekly newsletter 

  •  Hot Lunch

  •  Special events information – concerts, special fundraisers, etc. 

  •  Parent's Guild events 

  •  Health and Safety information that affects St. Paul’s School.

Grandparents or other family members are welcome to join our email list as well! To be included in our email list please click on the link above to subscribe to our newsletter.  This is through Constant Contact.