Sunday Evening News 9.20.2020
September 20, 2020
SUNDAY EVENING NEWS
“When people forget themselves, they usually do things others remember.”
Peace and Greetings:
A small step in the scope of things but certainly an important step in the right direction – we made it through our first five-day week of classes and simultaneous in-person and remote learning seem to be running fairly smoothly. The general sentiment seems to be while things are certainly different, it’s great to be back together again. We planned extensively but it’s the implementation that makes all the difference. While we need to remain vigilant, kudos to our students and faculty for making it happen, so far. Keep it up!
EVENING REFLECTION & PRAYER
In the second reading of this Sunday’s Mass taken from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians, St. Paul reminds us: “conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the Gospel of Christ.” These words are a reminder to us that as followers of Jesus we have the moral obligation to conduct our way of life that reflects the goodness and splendor of the Gospel. I was encouraged last week as the Senior and Junior Classes gathered in the Church for our opening School Masses – their conduct was intent on prayer and there was a reverence for being in God’s holy house. May we always strive to live for Christ and do it in a way that is holy and pleasing to God.
Let us pray: Lord Jesus Christ, in you we live, move, and have our being. Allow us with your grace and example to live authentic lives which point to the kingdom of heaven. May we have the strength to continue the good work begun in this academic year and strive all the more to press on with the grace you give us in the sacraments.
St. Paul, pray for us.
Have a blessed week, everyone! Father Glen
SCHOOL CALENDAR (Week of September 21 – 25)
Monday, 9/21 (Day 1); Tuesday, 9/22 (Day 2); Wednesday, 9/23 (Day 3); Thursday, 9/24 (Day 1); & Friday, 9/25 (Day 2)
ABSENT FROM SCHOOL – ZOOM CLASSES
Just to clarify possible confusion for some students and parents/guardians. Currently, in-person learners are allowed to attend scheduled Zoom classes when not in school. However, you should not expect to be able to attend a virtual class if the class does not already have remote learners enrolled. When not in school, you can attend only those classes that are already being live streamed on Zoom. The exception is when you will be out of school for an extended period of time (i.e. recovering from surgery, quarantined, etc.). In that case, please contact Mr. Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org who will notify the respective teachers to temporarily make the necessary remote accommodations.
A reminder that in-person student’s parents must still contact the main office first thing in the morning to notify the school that you will be out sick (or any other reason) for the day.
ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD, OFFICE OF RADIO & TV (ORTV) MASS
Fr. Glen will be celebrating the televised weekday Mass this Wednesday, September 23 at 10:00 am on the ORTV network, WCCT-TV (CW20) and WCTX-TV (My TV9). In addition to his responsibilities as parochial vicar at St. Gregory the Great Parish and chaplain at St. Paul, Fr. Glen serves as the director of the Respect Life Office for the Archdiocese of Hartford. Coincidentally, this Wednesday kicks off the 40 Days of Life campaign for the Archdiocese.
Emma Schatz ‘21, Richard Scott ‘21 and Mr. Junko, music director, will be representing St. Paul at the ORTV Mass.
ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD, RESPECT LIFE MASS
The annual Respect Life Mass is being held on Sunday, October 18 at St. Bridget of Sweden Parish, Cheshire at 2:00 pm. Archbishop Leonard Blair will be presenting Sammi Bray ’21 with the Youth Witness Award recognizing her leadership involvement with our active Pro-Life Club. Congratulations Sammi!
OPENING MASSES FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR
|Class of 2023||Tuesday, September 22||1:15 pm|
|Class of 2024||Friday, September 25||1:15 pm|
Masses will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Church (physical distance observed). Fr. Michael Whyte, the new Vicar for the Office of Education, Evangelization & Catechesis (OEEC) plans to visit classes on Friday, September 25 prior to concelebrating Mass for the Freshman Class. We look forward to welcoming Fr. Whyte to St. Paul.
Our weekday Mass this Wednesday, September 23 at 7:15 am will be offered for the special intentions of the Girls Soccer team. Students and faculty/staff are invited. Please enter St. Gregory the Great Church by the side parking lot entrance.
DAILY HEALTH CHECK (MANDATORY)
A reminder to parents/guardians, as required by the Bristol-Burlington Health District (BBHD), to submit the online Daily Heath Check for your child(ren) each morning. We will begin notifying families of their noncompliance. Please submit only one survey response per student before 8:00 am. The survey should not be completed the night before. Use the following link:
All responses will be received by the health room and are confidential. If a student answers YES to any of the survey questions they must stay home from school and follow the recommended protocol.
COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS
- EMERGENCY VOICE REACH
We will be testing our parent/guardian Emergency Voice Reach system this Wednesday, September 23 at 9:15 am. If we don’t have your SPCHS Information Form completed and returned, you will not receive an alert call. If you submitted your emergency information and don’t receive a call, please email Sue Fazzuoli, email@example.com in the main office.
VIRTUAL BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
A virtual Back to School Night has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 29 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to meet your child’s teachers in ten-minute class periods. Details and Zoom access codes will be forthcoming.
VIRTUAL PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Virtual parent teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 14 from 1:30 – 7:30 pm. Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to schedule your own appointments, in ten-minute blocks, prior to that day. Scheduling details and Zoom access codes will be available as the date approaches.
Students are reminded they can open a café account by prepaying cash or making checks payable to Paul Gregory’s. We will begin expanding menu options starting October 1.
OPEN HOUSE – September 26, 2020
Do you know any prospective 7th or 8th grade students that might be interested in attending our first Open House on September 26 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm? This fall our in-person Open House tours are by appointment only. Prospective students can also contact Mr. Crowley, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Mone, email@example.com to schedule a virtual tour.
This is the Zoom information meeting link for Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 pm for upper classmen who have volunteered to be tour guides at the Open House. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85682530034?pwd=WmNyTXpGMk9KWE0rdk40RDBGN2VQQT09
Meeting ID: 856 8253 0034
BLUE KEY CLUB
A general Zoom meeting has been scheduled on Monday, September 21 at 6:30 pm for all students in Grades 9 – 12 who have signed up or are interested in becoming a St. Paul student ambassador. If interested in joining the Blue Key Club, join the Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83883644771?pwd=QnVUSm5oSXowRHM5amNpeHp0clJxQT09
Meeting ID: 838 8364 4771
Mrs. Glynn’s Appointment website: https://mrsglynn.clickbook.net/sub/mrsglynn#.X0_amnlKjIV Mrs. Mancini’s Appointment website: http://MRSMANCINI.ClickBook.net
Transcript Request Form: https://forms.gle/sCnKgpy9yrQ8GVJX9
Seniors are reminded to email a copy of your resume to your school counselor.
INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL SAT & PSAT REVIEW
Lentz & Lentz SAT Prep is offering two sixteen-session, 24-hour professional virtual SAT & PSAT prep programs hosted through ZOOM for St. Paul Catholic High School students beginning September 23 or 26. Class time is split equally between English and math, covering all facets of the exam. If interested, click the following link for more information: https://files.constantcontact.com/b715260d001/779184f7-efb2-432b- b781-89d209e5db1f.pdf
COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
College Financial Aid Night for parents/guardians is scheduled for Thursday, October 1. More details to follow.
The College Board PSAT test will be administered at St. Paul on Wednesday, October 14 for sophomores and juniors. Seniors – no school. This is a good day to visit colleges for those offering on campus visits this fall.
VIRTUAL COLLEGE REP VISITS
College representatives will begin meeting virtually with St. Paul students this week. Students should contact their school counselor, in advance, if interested in registering for a visit.
Colleges visiting St. Paul this week include:
- Champlain College, Burlington, VT on Tuesday, September 22 at 8:34 am
- Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, ME on Thursday, September 24 at 7:45 am
- The College of St, Rose, Albany, NY on Friday, September 25 at 8:34 am
PRACTICE SCHEDULES (Week of September 21) Cheerleading: TBA
Cross Country: 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Football: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Boy Soccer: Study Hall 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Practice 4:00 – 5:30
Girls Soccer: 2:45 – 4:15 pm
Girls Swimming: 6:00 – 7:00 am (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)
Volleyball 5:00 – 6:30 pm
SENIOR DAY/NIGHT RECOGNITION
Cross Country Tuesday, October 6 at 3:45 pm
Boys Soccer: Thursday, October 15 at 6:00 pm
Girls Soccer: Saturday, October 3 at 6:00 pm
Girls Swimming: TBA
- Fall Schedules can be accessed via the St. Paul website by using the following link: https://spchs.com/sportscalendar/
- Another good resource to access fall schedules is ciacmoblie.com which can be downloaded onto your phone as an app.
- Sub-varsity schedules in boys & girls’ soccer and volleyball are still being populated due to new CIAC and league guidelines addressing COVID-19.
FAN ATTENDANCE AT GAMES
We will begin the fall season without fans at our home contests in an effort to focus entirely on the safety of our student athletes and the new normal of what COVID-19 protocols of hosting a home event will look like. We will make exceptions for our early season Senior Day/Night contests so that the families of senior players can be in attendance. It is our goal to work to create policies and standards that will eventually allow families and fans (in limited numbers) to attend our home outdoor contests. Schools within our league will vary in their policies when it comes to fan attendance. Prior to October 1, those policies will be posted on the St.
Paul website for you to review for away contests.
A reminder that this fall you will be able to watch all St. Paul games taking place on McPhee Field or in the Rev. Brian Monnerat Gymnasium streaming live on the NHSF Network – https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/. Details regarding accessing the NHFS Network will be posted on the St. Paul website by the end of the week.
Juniors playing fall sports or any Freshman who needs to take a baseline concussion test, should come to the CAD lab this week on either Tuesday, Thursday or Friday after school from 2:30 – 3:00 pm.
St. Paul Performing Arts is proud to announce its fall production, Monologue Mashup. This original production created by our director, Mark Mazzarella, will be featuring our talented actors presenting well known monologues from classic shows complete with music, costumes and a spectacular set design.
We’ll be highlighting dramatic productions like Our Town, St. Joan, the Crucible and The Diary of Anne Frank. We’ll also feature theatrical gems like Peter Pan, Charlie Brown, Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland and so much more!
Congratulations to the Monologue Mashup cast: Lili Alderete, Alecia Barbieri, Lucas Courtmanche, Joseph DiBiaso, Madison Howe, Anna Kronen, Daniel Kozmon, Davis Kroll, Madeline Kurnik, Olivia Lanteri, Sarah Lindquist, Samantha Millerick, Mackenzie Murphy, Abigail Patterson, Kendall Raymond, Christian Roach, Riley Skarupa, Kirsten Ward, Rose Wolfgang, Brianna Wood and Nina Zwolinski.
Congratulations to all the students who ran for junior and sophomore class offices. Your leadership and commitment to St. Paul is truly valued. The following students were elected officers for this school year:
|Class of 2022||Class of 2023|
|President||Gabe Duncan||Allison Barton|
|Vice-President||Keira Dubitsky||Teresa Strasser|
|Secretary||Olivia Belfonti||Kirsten Ward|
|Treasurer||William Kurnik||Dylan Bird|
The Freshman Class election will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020. There will be a Zoom meeting where you’ll be able to hear from the candidates on Monday at 7:00 pm. The log in information is as follows: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82109819967?pwd=MmhxYnBETEl0Ui92dHR5U3RxUlhsdz09
Meeting ID: 821 0981 9967
STUDENT GOVERNMENT – WELCOME HOME WEEKEND
Scenes from Welcome Home Weekend … thanks for your participation and AMAZING talent and school spirit!
Friday Night at the Movies COVID Art – Marina Classen COVID Art – Ava Boucino
COVID Art – Julie Swicklas COVID Art – Madison Bloom Chalk it Up – Marina Classen
Chalk it Up – Dylan Bird, Chalk it Up – Dr. Gnoza Kevin Grodecki & Eric Suzio & Mrs. Kendrick
Chalk it Up for the Falcon Cup!
Class of 2021 Class of 2022
Class of 2023 Class of 2024
The Virtual Club Fair will be on Wednesday, September 23 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Come explore all the different club opportunities we have at St. Paul for the 2020-2021 school year. Advisors will be available to give an overview of each club as well as answer questions. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to students on Monday for this event. See you there!
SAVE THE DATE: October 1 at 7:00 pm will be our live YouTube Trivia Night. Start brushing up on trivia for great prizes … details to follow.
JUNIOR CLASS RINGS
Jostens will be at St. Paul on Tuesday, September 29 at noon for a brief presentation to the Junior Class for those interested in purchasing a class ring.
BIRTHDAY WISHES (SEPTEMBER 20 – 27)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go to: Isabella Crowley, Cole Raymond, Brendan Foley, Sebastiano Garofalo, Chase Mendela, Daniel Ormsby, Mikel Palaj, Emilia Rodriquez, Kerissa Salsbury, Eleni-Sofia Stephani, Peyton Upson, Riley Wagner and Mrs. Kilbourne.
Game plan to stay in school
Wear a mask Practice physical distancing
Wash your hands with soap and water or sanitize frequently throughout the day
FAITH … pray for our SP community
CHARACTER … hold myself accountable especially when no one is watching COMMUNITY … take care of myself and my classmates/teammates EXCELLENCE … everyone consistently practicing the mitigation strategies
SERVICE … committed to the social emotional well-being of all – leave no one behind Stay well … see you tomorrow,
Cary M. Dupont ‘72 President/Chief Administrator