St. Paul Newsletter
St. Paul School
10001 57th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98178
Volume 2, Issue 1
August 19, 2011
~ Note from the Principal ~ challenges and opportuni- parents to join us for coffee
ties. I’m happy to introduce and treats the first morning, Important Dates ~
Welcome back to school!
you to Ms. Aidee Orbegozo September 1. After you drop
Summer always goes by
way too fast. I hope that
as our new K-8 Spanish and off your child(ren), come in September 1—First
5-6 math teacher. She to the main hallway for a Day of School! Noon
everyone had a chance for
comes to us from Seattle cup of coffee and a chance to Dismissal, Full Dress
some rest, relaxation, and
Public Schools where she reconnect with other parents Uniform, No Hot Lunch
time with family and
worked with a variety of you may not have seen for Program, ESS opens in
friends. The faculty, staff
students. Before starting the past couple of months. the PM
and I look forward to see-
her teaching career, Mrs.
ing all of the students and First day of school is Sep-
Orbegozo worked in archi- September 2—Noon
parents return to campus tember 1, 7:55am—12:00pm.
tectural design. Dismissal, First Friday
on September 1. This is a FULL UNIFORM
I also welcome Ms. Sonyong day. Friday, September 2 is non-uniform day, No Hot
There are a few changes
Yim to our 4th grade. As noon dismissal day, how- Lunch Program, ESS
around campus when you
you’ll read below, Ms. Bald- ever, since it’s also a first open AM & PM
return in September. A
win has left St. Paul to pur- Friday, the students will
new fire alarm system was September 5—NO
sue a teaching position with have a non-uniform day.
installed. We are now School—Labor Day
Seattle Public Schools. Ms.
fully current and up-to-
Yim comes to us with 4
date with our alarm sys- September 6—Full Day
years of teaching experience
tem. We had the original Schedule starts—
in Archdiocesan and Ed-
system still working, and 7:45am—2:30pm.
monds Public schools and
it’s reassuring to know we
many years of experience in
are fully updated and September 7—
the accounting field before
ready in case of an emer- Magazine Sale begins
she became a teacher.
With many returning faces September 10– Parish
We have new faces in our
and a few new ones, we Italian Dinner, 6:30pm
staffing this fall. As you
welcome the 2011-2012
know, Mr. Cadenas left us September 15—
school year. I invite the
in June to pursue new Curriculum Night
August, 10, 2011 September 16—No
School, Teacher Excel-
St. Paul School Family,
It is with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that I am informing you of my leaving
St. Paul School. As you may be aware, I was previously employed in the Seattle September 17— Back -
Public Schools for twenty years. During the month of July, I received an unexpected to-School Picnic for
opportunity to return to Seattle Public Schools. I will be working with highly school and parish com-
impacted populations, which has always been my passion. munity 12-2pm
The past five years have been an enriching experience, which has provided me with September 22—last day
both professional and spiritual growth and development that I will always treasure. of Magazine Sale
Thank you for the kindness and support extended to me. I look forward to future
opportunities to interact with the families and staff of St. Paul School. My prayers September 29—Called
and blessing will be with the entire St. Paul family. to Protect, Safe Environ-
ment Class for adults @
God Bless, St. George 6:30—
Bridgett Y. Baldwin 9:30pm
Ms. Baldwin will be missed. I thank her for her 5 years of dedication to St. Paul and
wish her well in all of her new opportunities.
As we start our fall sports, we have some changes for this year… Michael Carter has stepped down as our Athletic Direc-
tor for CYO sports. I thank Michael for being the Athletic Director for the past year and a half. CYO sports run fall,
winter and spring (for the school-age programs). I am looking for a parent (or parents) who are interested in taking on
the role of CYO Director or Co-Chairs. If you are interested, please give me a call or send me an email
The fall sports are soccer and cross country. St. Paul has a few soccer teams registered. I registered these teams based
on the early registrations that were turned in last June. There are spots available on these teams. If you are interested,
please contacted either the coach listed or call the school office. The registration form is avail-
able in the school office. Coaches need confirmation of players by Aug. 23 to ensure we
have a team. If you are interested in playing, please contact your coach ASAP. Regis-
tration forms can be completed the first week of September, however, parents need to confirm
their child participation by Aug. 23.
Fall Soccer Teams for 2011:
Grade 1 (co-ed) - Galan Ruelos coach (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Grade 3 (boys)- Manny Ovena coach (email@example.com)
Grade 5/6 (girls)—Martha Branham coach (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are in need of assistant coaches for each team, so please contact the school office if you are interested.
Cross Country for 2011—registrations are due by Sept. 8. We are in need of a head coach and many assistant
coaches (especially for the practices), please contact the school office to volunteer.
~ Paperwork Needed ~ ~ Drop Off/Pick Up ~ ~ St. Paul Auction ~
It’s time to start planning
Please enter the parking lot via the Ryan St. en-
If you have not yet turned in all your for Auction 2012. Our auc-
trance at the top of the hill. Student drop off is
paperwork for registration, this must tion isn’t until May 5, 2012,
next to the portables.
be done as soon as possible. All 6th but now is the time to start
graders must have their 2nd MMR For the afternoon pick up, please park in the planning. Are you inter-
drive- through lanes, while you wait for the stu- ested in helping out with our
Vaccine plus the Chickenpox Vaccine
dents to be released to vehicles. Do not exit your biggest event of the year? If
or the dates of the chickenpox disease car if you are in the drive-through lanes. so, please plan to attend a
before entering the 6th grade. Please organization/planning meet-
send these dates to school as soon as If you need to leave your car, please park in the
ing on Wednesday, Septem-
back of the lot (by the fence).
possible if you have not already done ber 8 at 6:00pm in Romans
so. Also, if you are a new student en- Hall. We are looking for
tering St. Paul School, PK—8th grade, Chairs, co-chairs, and many
you must have an Immunization ~ Hot Lunch Program ~ helpers for this all aspects of
Status Form completed. These forms this event. If you are inter-
Order forms for September Hot Lunch will go
ested in Chairing /Co-
are available in the school office and home on Sept. 1. Order forms are due back by
chairing this event, please
must be completed before the start of Thursday, Sept. 8. Hot Lunch Program will
contact Ms. Kromer at
school. begin on Monday, September 12.
Please plan on sending a sack lunch Sept. 6 —9.
~ PTO NEWS ~ ~ Magazine Drive ~
Save the Date! Our Annual Magazine Drive is starting
The Back to on September 7 and runs until Septem-
School Picnic is ber 22. We’ll have an assembly at school
Saturday, Sep- on September 7 to present the sale mate-
tember 17th, 12— rials to the students. This year please
2pm. The PTO
note that online ordering is available and
will provide the
burgers, hot dogs, encouraged, you’ll get orders processed
condiments, fastest with the online ordering. Look
drinks, and paper for your packet of information on September 7.
goods. They ask Our turn in dates are on Thursdays. Online orders submitted by
each family to bring a pot luck dish to share
5:00pm PST on Thursdays will count for that week’s tallies. Save
( salad, side, chips, or dessert).
the date! September 7—22 Magazine Drive.