Curricular & Spiritual Connections 4-01-22

Student Newsletter
Dhani Miller and Isabella Gidley, have published their next edition of their student school newsletter. Here is a link to their April 1, 2022 Edition, be watching our school newsletter for links to future editions of their student newsletter.


School Board
School board information, meeting agendas and meeting minutes are posted on our webpage at https://www.stpaulswaverly.org/school/school-board/.


Family Fun Fair
The annual 2022 Family Fun Fair put on by the Bremer County Community Partners will be Saturday April 9 at WSR Middle School. Area organizations will be available to share information regarding resources and programs that support parents and promote healthy families.


STO-DUE April 15, 2022
Instructions for the application process are in this document: STO School Pay Application Process. The 2022 poverty rates are available on the website https://www.ourfaithsto.org/faqs-for-parents.

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 school@stpaulswaverly.org 319-352-1484.


One Spiritual Family-Strength Together
Each Thursday before and/or after worship we will be providing a fellowship time with treats and worshipers can help themselves to the coffee bar in the Narthex. No obligation, just a time to have some adult conversations with family members and friends that attended worship on that Thursday morning.


CLASSROOM FEATURE
By Mrs. Groth-4th grade 
Fourth graders have had a busy March. The second week of March was Lutheran Schools Week. Fourth graders were in charge of the greeting and the sending at the daily worship services. At the Thursday worship, they read the book The Tale of the Three Trees. Tuesday was the Living Wax Museum where each student selected an inventor. They researched that person, created a poster, dressed like that person and then developed a short speech which gave information about their inventor.

We also had a student teacher, Miss Ambriel Jacobs, from Wartburg. She completed her time with us last week. We have a new student, Aaron Johnson, who joined us after spring break.

In math, we are finishing a unit which has covered new information (using a protractor to measure angles) as well as review of such things as multiplying and adding fractions and division.

This week we had Mr. Winkey, the band instructor at the middle school, and Mrs. O’Neill, the orchestra teacher, come to our school and showed the fourth graders the different instruments they may choose to play. Fourth graders will soon have a chance to choose the instrument(s) they may play next year.

During the lunch hour, I am reading a book from the Adventure in Odyssey series Darien’s Rise. This book tells about two children who somehow end up in another world. The girl becomes a voice (being able to see into the future), and the boy becomes a protector of the future king. As I read further into the book, there will usually be a student who makes the connection that this story is modeled after Samuel, Saul and David. Since we study the Old Testament, we can make connections with our religion curriculum and the Bible as I continue reading the book. We lead worship on Maundy Thursday. That will be the last worship service the fourth graders will be in charge of.

The fourth graders also have begun Junior Achievement. The focus for our grade is business. Thanks to Tyson and Mandy Keith who are leading this 5-week series.

In May, we will be participating in Safety Day with other schools from Bremer County. We have done this for several years, but in the past, it was always held at the Fairgrounds. This year it will be in Sumner. And the school year will be over before we realize it!


SPRING SOCIAL
May 7 will be here before you know it! The Annual Spring Social Committee is knocking it out of the park this year. Lots of great food, entertainment, a large variety of auction items and a chance to bond with other St. Paul’s parents and supporters. Please mark the date on your calendar, today. The committee also has answers of what to do with your kids that evening. They are working with students in the Wartburg Service Trip group to take care of your kids while you have some long-needed adult time. The best thing is that the fee collected for the babysitting service also supports another non-profit group. Click here to follow the link to the reservation form to sign your child up for a fun-filled night at The Wartburg W with dinner included, 4:30-9 p.m.! You deserve a night out, don’t forget to return your registration form (deadline is April 22) to order your tickets for the event held at The Centre Hall on Saturday, May 7 from 5-8 p.m.


SAVE THE DATES: 

  • April 15 – No School
  • April 26 – 4:15 to 7 p.m. McTeacher Night @ McDonalds-Come one and all!
  • May 7 – Spring Social (Adult only Event–we hope to see you all there!)
  • May 20 – 6th Grade Graduation
  • May 27 – Last Day of School