Wednesday Memo

"For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord,

plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11

Welcome Back Panthers!!

Message from Sister Mary Lawrence, O.P.


Dear Saint Paul Panther Family,

We have had GREAT beginnings, with our Family Day Kick-off and the first days of school underway here at SPCS. I want to extend a special welcome to our new Panther families. Thank you all for your continued partnership and support as we work together to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, community, and world!

This year, we at St. Paul School are preparing to celebrate 75 years of Catholic Education in the Whitehaven Community, and I have chosen the following Scripture passage for our school theme: “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). May each of us look to God this year with trust that His plans are always the best for us!

I look forward to meeting with the Middle School Parents at Back to School Night this Thursday at 6pm in the School Cafeteria. Our Middle School program continues to grow, and this year we are offering several new opportunities for our 6-8 th grade students: Spanish Class four days per week, quarterly special area classes for each grade, and two 8 th grade Math courses (8 th grade Math and Algebra 1). The quarterly special area classes include: Music/Performing Arts, Computer Skills, and a Learning Enrichment class.

Whether your child is in PreK3 or 8th grade, we are committed to providing a quality Catholic Education to prepare them for High School and beyond. We began our Middle School Program in 2019, and our 8 th grade graduates are thriving in High School. Among the schools where our 8th grade graduates attend are St. Benedict at Auburndale, St. Agnes, Christian Brothers High School, and Compass Midtown.

Be assured of my prayers for you each day, especially as we begin this school year. Go Panthers!

In Christ,

Sister Mary Lawrence Wright, O.P.

Upcoming Events in August

  • Aug 18 - Middle School Back to School Night, 6:00pm

  • Aug 25 - PreK - 5th grade Back to School Night, 6:00pm

      • 6pm: PreK parents meet in the cafeteria then visit classrooms (or go to K-5th grade parent meeting if you have children in different grade levels)

      • 6:15pm: K-5th grade parents meet in the gymnasium

  • Aug 31 - Chick-fil-A Lunch (pre-orders only)

Good afternoon Panther Parents, we are so excited that the ESA Program has been approved and is available to our St. Paul families. Thank you for spreading the word. The parent application has OPENED and you can submit your information via paper or online. If you have any questions regarding the application, you may reach out to ESA at If approved for the ESA funding, your student would receive $8,192.00 per year for tuition, fees, supplies.
ONLY students entering Kindergarten and NEW students entering St. Paul School for the 2022-2023 school year may apply.
Lunch Menu

Lunch Menu

  • Lunch is $3.00 a day

  • Lunch can be paid to your homeroom teacher (please label), or in the school office

  • You can view lunch menu, lunch balance, and school calendar at any time in your FACTS Family Portal.

Concession Stand

  • The Concession Stand will open Sept 2.

  • Items range in price from $ .50 - $1.00

  • Concession Bucks can be purchased any time during the week with your child's homeroom teacher. (Please label money)

Announcements from Coach Wood

Congratulations to the members of our 2022-2023 Volleyball Team

Fetina Woldemicael, Xion Adams, Delina Efrem, Avery Pittman, McKenzie Staten, Alyce Bady, Shola Adeleke, Kaylee Jones, Itzel Casas-Jimenez

Volleyball Game Schedule
Athletic Letter - Aug 22

Athletic Letter from Coach Wood

Athletics - Sign up (2022-2023)

Sports Sign Up form

PE Winter Uniform Order Form

⛄Winter Uniform Order Form

PE Summer Uniform Order Form

🌞PE Summer Uniform Form

Chick-Fil-A Lunch

We will continue to serve our monthly Chick fil A meal at lunch for the month of August (instead of serving chick fil a at breakfast as we did before COVID) 😁. We are still working out how/if we want to return to monthly Chick fil A breakfast or to keep the meal during lunch. We will keep you posted!

  • Lunch must be preordered with your child's homeroom teacher.

  • One form per child. (Siblings must use separate forms)

  • Order forms will go home on Monday Aug. 22 and are due Friday Aug. 26

  • Orders will no be accepted after Friday.

  • Cafeteria will be closed for lunch.

  • Parents may not bring or deliver outside fast food on this day. (see parent/student handbook)

Student Information Packet

  • A student information packet was sent home this week. Please update your child's information for our records.

    • Student Information, Photo/Video Release, IRIS Alert, Emergency/Illness Form, Required Signature Page

  • Please read the Parent/Student Handbook and sign the Required Signature Page sent home with your student packet.

  • Students who return their completed Student Information Packets by Aug 26 will receive a Concession Buck!

Saint Paul Catholic School Parent Student Handbook

PreK Morning Drop-Off

  • Sign your child in at the PreK entrance.

  • Allow them to walk themselves to the classroom.

  • If you need to talk to the teacher please set up a time to meet by contacting the school office.

K-8th Morning Drop-Off

  • Pull up to the orange cones.

  • Make sure your child is ready to exit the vehicle once you pull up.

    • Back pack and lunch box ready.

  • Do not exit your vehicle. Staff members will open the door for your child.

PreK Afternoon Pickup

  • Park in church parking lot

  • Gate opens at 3:00 pm

  • Sign your student out at the PreK entrance.

  • Full day students must be picked up by 6:00 pm

  • If you are checking out early you must arrive 45 minutes before dismissal time

K-8th Afternoon Pickup

  • Pull up to the orange cones as close and safe as you can to the vehicle in front.

  • Make sure your child's name is displayed on your dashboard. This will make the dismissal process quicker.

  • Do not exit your vehicle. Staff members will open the door for your child.

  • If you are checking out early you must arrive 45 minutes before dismissal time

  • Tuesday is 2pm dismissal

  • Students may not return to the classroom after they have been dismissed.

Back to School Free Haircuts

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