Weekly Newsletter 1/23/18
Dear St. Paul Families and Friends,
There are a number of important updates and announcements in this week’s newsletter. Please take a few minutes to read and stay up-to-date with all that is going on.
We have had multiple cases of flu at St. Paul. Several of our friends are out today with fever, confirmed flu, or confirmed strep. While we are sanitizing as often as we can, and staying diligent with hand washing, students and staff have likely already been exposed. Please keep a close eye on your child for signs of illness. Many students simply don’t feel good, or complain of headache and/or stomach ache, with no fever, before a VERY RAPID onset of high fever and obvious illness. In order to help curb any outbreak, and to allow for scheduling appointments and beginning treatment, parents will be contacted at the first sign of illness here at school and may be asked to pick up their child even without a fever. Remember students must be fever-free WITOUT MEDICATIONS FOR 24 HOURS before they can return to school. Thank you for helping us keep our students, staff, and their families at home as safe as we can!
We are thrilled to congratulate our competitors for a job very well done at Friday’s Spelling Bee! These students (and teachers and families) worked diligently to prepare to compete against other central Texas Lutheran schools – Cross, New Braunfels; Immanuel, Giddings; St. Paul, Serbin; Zion, Walburg; and Redeemer, Austin. When all was said and done, our own Lions claimed the overall championship for the third year in a row! Kudos to the following students for advancing to the final round and placing in the top three:
- Grade 3: Grant Van West (1st), Ethan Schramm (finals), Garrett Schramm (finals)
- Grade 5: Bella Qualls (2nd)
- Grade 6: Emily Reeves (2nd) and Madison Masek (3rd)
- Grade 7: Natalie Newton (2nd) and Harrison Bender (finals)
- Grade 8: Emmerson Fisher (1st) and Chloe` Qualls (finals)
The beginning of the calendar year is also the time we begin to look at next school year. Two very important issues guiding our planning are a possible Mother’s Day Out program for two year-olds and classroom ratios for our elementary grades. In order to plan, we will send surveys to current school families regarding these issues. Your feedback is extremely important. If you receive a survey (emailed) please take the few minutes to read and reply. Registration for next year is slated for early March.
- Tonight: Meeting for Washington, DC trip (spring of 2019) at 6 PM in cafeteria. This trip will include our current Grade 6-7 students. At least one parent per student is asked to attend, as we discuss the new format of this optional opportunity.
- Tomorrow: GAMES HAVE CHANGED! Lions host First Baptist, Caldwell. Due to cancellations by the visiting team, we will only have two games. JV Boys at 3 PM and V Girls at 4 PM. Sign-up for concessions HERE.
- Thursday–Friday, JAN 25-26: No Pre-K classes. Teachers will attend their annual educators’ conference.
- Tuesday, JAN 30: Lions host St. Paul, Serbin. JV Girls at 3 PM, JV Boys at 4 PM, V Girls at 5 PM, V Boys at 6 PM. Sign-up for concessions HERE.
- Thursday, FEB 1: Lions host Aggieland Homeschool. JV Boys at 4 PM, JV Girls at 5 PM, V Girls at 6 PM. Sign-up for concessions HERE.
- Saturday, FEB 3: JV Lions travel to Immanuel, Giddings for JV tournament. Bracket will be sent home with players and posted to BAND app. Hard copies in the office.
NOTES AND REMINDERS:
- Registration forms for Milam County PONY (baseball and softball) are available in the office. Please see their website for turn-in dates or more information.
- Flyers for local karate instruction are available in the office.
- Concordia High School will host a Prospective Parent Dinner Wednesday, JAN 24 at 6 PM. Their campus is located at 1500 Royston Lane, Round Rock, TX 78664. Register HERE.
- Keep in mind that all students should have a parent/guardian with them if they choose to stay for basketball games. Students should not be asked/expected to just stay for games without an adult here with them. Unsupervised students who are not playing that afternoon, cheering, or watching the game with an adult will be checked into the after school program. This allows us to keep all students safe and supervised, until they are in the care of a parent/guardian.
- Keep in mind that students participating in activities after school should be picked up at the scheduled end of the activity. Volunteer coaches are asked to not leave until all students are picked up, and we want to minimize their time waiting.
- Lion athletes/families should book their hotel room for the state tournament ASAP. Information was emailed to families or posted on BAND. Contact School Office for more information.
Serving Him and You,
Mr. Corey Moss
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School