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  • March 15, 2018 Your weekly information link to Saint Paul Catholic School

    thelink From our P.E./Health Instructor

    Jump-a-thon “Madness”—Lisa Hargarten



    Fri, March 16 - End of 3rd Quarter - Abe Lincoln Visit - Family Friday

    Sat, March 17 - Saint Patrick’s Day

    Tues, March 20 - Parish Penance Service

    Thurs, March 22 - Report Cards

    Fri, March 23 - Spirit Wear Day

    March 26-30 - Spring Break—NO



    Sun, April 1 - Easter

    Mon, April 2 - Easter Monday—NO


    Wed, April 4 - Talent Show Rehearsal

    Thurs, April 5 - Spring Open House


    Fri, April 6 - Christian Attitude Awards

    ...and it was Magical!

  • 2 Saint Paul Catholic School — The Link — March 15, 2018

    Business — Jane Scupham NO WHITE ENVELOPE/LINK Next Week There will be No White Envelope and No LINK next week due since we will be on Spring

    Break the following week.

    Report Cards Distributed Reports cards will be distributed next week in paper form on Thursday afternoon. Please sign

    the report card envelope and return to your child’s homeroom teacher.

    2018-2019 Diocese of Gary Tuition Assistance Applications The Diocese of Gary would like to announce that tuition assistance applications for the 2018-

    2019 school year are available. FACTS Management will continue to provide and process our

    tuition assistance applications.

    The applications are only online at the Diocesan website, www.dcgary.org. You will the appli-

    cation by clicking on the Schools tab and then clicking on the blue rectangle labeled Tuition

    Assistance Application. There are no paper applications. The regular application period will

    close on March 19, 2018. After that date, families must wait for initial awards to be distributed

    before the application will open again sometime in June for late applications, appeals, and new


    Tuition assistance is only open to Catholic families who are registered members of parishes within the Diocese of Gary. You

    may complete an application if you have children entering grades kindergarten through 12. Preschool students are not eligible

    for tuition assistance. There is a $27 fee per family to apply. If you need help with the application, FACTS will have an email

    address, phone number, and chat line on the application website for customer service.


    We often have many SPCS family members and friends in need of your prayers. Please pray for them.

    Catherine Barber Mary Cooper Mary K. Kepchar Caitlin O’Shea Grace Sullivan Tim Sullivan, hus-

    band of Mrs. Alene Sullivan (3)

    Bob Tittle Michael Zajac

    Critics gave Magic & Mischief over three hundred thumbs up! (That’s two thumbs from every

    person that attended.)

    We promised, we delivered, and you enjoyed an all new, refreshed event. It’s too early to tell

    how much was raised, but it has been confirmed that 9.75/10 people LOVED the event!

    The highlight of the Live Auction was this little gal who found magic in her new home with

    the Kovanda family. Her name is Brizzley (after the Cubs’ Bryant, Rizzo and Wrigley Field)

    and she’s an 8-week old full-bred Labrador Retriever from Creekside Kennels. The Silent

    Auction had over 130 packages to bid on and with online bidding (new this year), bidding

    wars were at full peak starting on Friday night!

    Ally Christian serenaded everyone early on, and attendees were mesmerized by magician, Norman Basile and The Mind Trip-

    ping Show. How did Katalina know the serial number of that $100 bill? Arrested Sounds kept the tunes rocking all night long.

    And, The Market’s Philly Cheesesteak sliders did NOT disappoint!

    This production was brought to the families and friends of Saint Paul by an outstanding Benefit committee of volunteers!

    And, of course, we couldn’t have done it without the support of our fantastic sponsors and Scholar Circle Members.

    Our goal was for everyone to have fun, while raising funds for the school we love! Thank you for

    everyone who attended, donated, admired from afar! We couldn’t have done it without you!

    The Reviews are in... — Kristin Kantroski and Karen Welch

    Family Friday Tomorrow — Family Friday Committee Tomorrow we celebrate another Family Friday together. Please have your child wear their Family

    Friday t-shirt with uniform bottoms. We will meet in our groups for morning Mass. In the after-

    noon, we will be taking pictures of each Family group and mentor for the yearbook.

  • 3 Saint Paul Catholic School — The Link — March 15, 2018

    Call Out for Track!— Ray Tarnow, SPCS Athletic Director Track call out meeting will be Thursday, April 5th, after school until 3:30pm. The meeting will take place in the gym. All

    paperwork for practice dates, meet dates will be passed out at that time.

    The 7th and 8th grade CYO Boys’ Volleyball Team had a great sea-

    son. They ended their regular season undefeated with a record of 5-0. The

    boys and I had a great time getting to know each other as this was their first

    time playing volleyball together. It was so fun watching all of them grow

    and come together as a team. Throughout the season it didn't matter who I

    chose to play because they all played well. We went into the tournament as

    Conference Champs and received the bye for our first match. We went on

    to play St. Thomas More and we beat them in two sets to win the

    match. Jack Gotsch had 6 serves in a row to help us win.

    On Sunday we returned to play St. John the

    Baptist. We lost the first set, but came back to

    win the second. The last set was close. The

    boys played hard and there were long volleys

    back and forth. We ended up loosing by one

    point 14-15. It was a tough loss, but the boys

    can hold their heads high as the game could

    have gone either way. I'm so proud of all of

    them and I enjoyed every minute of being

    their coach. Such a great group of guys.

    Volleyball Season Wrap Up— Coach Bakota

    The Checkered Flag has been Waved!— Scout Leader, Doug Wassilak The Saint Paul Cub Scouts held their annual Pinewood Derby on March 3rd. Scout families enjoyed delicious food, great

    fellowship, and intense derby races. Winners of the day included William Torres (Best in Show), Christian Sutliff (4th Place),

    Lucas Gary (3rd), Nolan Erdelac (2nd), and Benjamin Wassilak (1st).

  • 4

    Mission Statement At Saint Paul Catholic School,

    teachers, parents, and students

    work together

    to create a safe,

    caring environment,

    based on Christian values and

    service to others,

    that enables students to learn

    and develop

    spiritually, academically,

    emotionally, and physically.

    Saint Paul Catholic School — The Link — March 15, 2018

    Saint Paul Catholic School — Faith in Education

    1755 W. Harrison Boulevard, Valparaiso, IN 46385 Phone: 219-462-3374 Fax: 219-477-1763 Email: [email protected]

    Website: www.stpaulvalpo.org

    The Link is the newsletter for Saint Paul Catholic School. Publisher: Jane Scupham Editor: Vicki Schmidt Photographer: Natalia Cox To submit articles for publication in The Link, please send an email to or send a hard copy labeled “Link” to the office. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

    Girls’ Basketball Tournament

    Saturday, March 17th Semi-Final 6th (C) - 10:00AM @ St. Mary Griffith

    If our team wins, they will continue to play in the Championship Game:

    Sunday, March 18th 6th (C) - TBA @ Andrean High School

    Alumni News

    Do you keep in touch with SPCS alumni? Drop us an email at to share their news. Thank you!

    Calling all Bible Campers!! Saint Paul Religious Education will offer Vacation Bible

    Camp again this summer. It is time to plan for this action packed, “bring ‘em closer to

    Jesus” event. Anyone interested in being part of the team that works to provide our chil-

    dren with a meaningful experience of our Lord through fellowship with the community

    of faith and Catholic tradition should contact either the Religious Education office at

    464-8502 or [email protected] or Ann Garling-Geiser at 219-921-5073. This

    invitation extends to both adults and middle/high school students who will serve as

    volunteers. Please note that this program does not fulfill the requirement for Religious Educa-

    tion. We hope that you will join us!







    Congrats to our

    5/6th Gr. AND 8th Gr. BOYS’ CYO


    Vacation Bible Camp Needs Your Help— Religious Education Office

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