Curricular & Spiritual Connections 2-11-22

St. Paul’s School Board made a decision to remove one of the barriers that prevent families from applying for STO. St. Paul’s Church & School WILL NOW PAY the fee associated with the STO Application Process, with the hopes that more families will apply. The video linked below says 1 in 3 families qualify.Video: School Pay Application Process-Get to Know STO
This video gives a brief background on the STO program, provides detail on the impact in 2021-22, and gives instruction on how to apply for 2022-23. As you watch the video, you will  notice it references Catholic Education, but St. Paul’s is also included in Our Faith STO.You can also find instructions for the application process in this document: STO School Pay Application Process

The 2022 poverty rates are available on the website We also have our St. Paul’s Church Tuition Assistance which is not bound by these poverty rates. We are hoping to increase the amount of scholarships the church awards, BUT, in order to be eligible for this church assistance you must apply for STO first. Even if you may not qualify for STO you are still eligible to apply for our local assistance. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

STO Questions: 
Specific questions about how to complete the FACTS application: FACTS Helpline at 866-315-9262 Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For general assistance with internet access or uploading tax documents contact Allison @ St. Paul’s Lutheran School 319-352-1484 or

Important Dates:

  • April 15 – STO Round #1 Deadline
  • May 16-20 – Schools Announce Round #1 STO Awards to Parents
  • July 1 – Round #2 Deadline
  • Aug. 1 – Schools Announce Round #2 STO Awards to Parents

Recruitment Recognition Reward
St. Paul’s Lutheran School uniquely equips children with a worldview that is caring, inclusive and positive. Each year, an entire student body embraces a hard fought, all-important, life-changing love of life. In an often turbulent world, this calm, deep-down love of life creates a life energy that both elevates St. Paul’s Lutheran School children and sets them apart. Students contagiously gain an energy to learn, an energy to dream dreams, an energy to embrace a sometimes troubled but wonderful, God-created world. And most importantly, St. Paul’s students use this energy to begin the life journey to first recognize, and then develop and use their God-given talents, gifts and abilities to become the people God has created them to be!That mission has the full embrace of the St. Paul’s School Board as it initiates a Recruitment Recognition Reward to successfully share and recruit K-6 students and their families to join our St. Paul’s parochial school or encourage former families or students to return.New Enrollees must enter the name of the referrer when they register. New recruits must be enrolled by the Oct. 15 Certified Enrollment Deadline.

Reward/Fee credited to the tuition accounts or remitted to the individual that recruits designee by Nov. 1 (1 reward per family recruited)

***$500 Per Family Recruited and Registered***

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

Save the dates: 
Below are some important dates to look for:
  • Spring Break March 14-18
  • Lutheran Schools Week, March 7-11
  • K-6 Grandparents Day  Mar 11, 2022
  • Spring Social May 7, 2022 (Adult only Event–we hope to see you all there!)

Operation Christmas Child
Thanks for the missionary work of our 5th grade class. God did remarkable things around the world through Operation Christmas Child in 2021! There were many obstacles and challenges, but He was faithful and prepared the way for Samaritan’s Purse to take shoebox gifts and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children in more than 100 countries and territories. To learn more about their missionary work, please explore some of this year’s highlights in our Special Report and get a glimpse of just how God expresses His love through simple shoeboxes. We are grateful you partnered with us in 2021 as we together “declare His glory among the nations!” (Psalm 96:3)