Curricular & Spiritual Connections 1-14-22

Bremer SWCD Poster Contest
Bremer Soil and Water Conservation office is sponsoring a local poster contest for any student grades K-12 that live in Bremer County. The theme for this year’s contest is “Healthy Soils: Healthy Life.” We thought you may have children that would be interested in this contest. One local winner in each of the age categories will be awarded a $10 prize and will be sent on to the regional competition. Entry forms and rules are available at the SWCD office at 1510 3rd St SW in Waverly or at All entries need to be submitted to the Bremer SWCD in Waverly by Friday, April 29, 2022 with the entry form attached to the back. Please feel free to make copies as necessary.

–Mary Beth Zelle: CA Bremer County, 1510 3rd St SW Waverly, IA 50677 319-483-0127

2022 Tax Credit
The Our Faith School Tuition Organization awarded $4,128,422 in 2021in need-based tuition grants to 2,954 students representing 34% of the students attending Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Families are eligible for STO assistance if their taxable income is at or below 400% of the federal poverty rate for the previous tax year. The STO grants are made possible through the support of hundreds of donors across the Archdiocese. These donors not only receive the satisfaction of helping thousands of students, but also receive an Iowa income tax credit equal to 75% of the total donation. The goal for the 2022 tax year is $7,011,658. Donor applications, as well as a complete explanation of the program, are available at This program benefits all of the schools within the Archdiocese and St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Please support and share this program with others.

Did you Know?
As a part of our 150th year celebration the school is putting together 150 facts about St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School. If you know some facts and you’d like to add them to our list, please send  your ideas to (Examples: Mrs. Groth’s father was a former St. Paul’s student. Immigrants from Germany organized St. Paul’s congregation on May 9, 1872.)

Student Newsletter
Dhani Miller and Isabelle Gidley have written their second edition of their student school newsletter.  Here is a link to their January edition, be watching our school newsletter for links to future editions.

School Photo
On Thursday after worship our K-6th grade students posed for an all school photo.  ENJOY!