St. Paul’s School Smoke Signal : November 12, 2015 Volume 1, Edition 11




VIP DAY – Nov. 20th


Dear Parent of St. Paul’s School,

Our faculty is enjoying the seasonable weather, all the activities in and out of the classroom, and teaching and training your child in the way the Lord would have them go. We enjoyed connecting with you at the parent-teacher conferences and we are always willing to talk with you when the need arises. Please be sure to stay informed by reviewing all of the attached school news.

SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Bcropped-498-st-pauls.jpge sure to tell any friends and neighbors about St. Paul’s School and to come visit tomorrow between 9 AM and 5 PM. St. Paul’s parents are our #1 publicity tool!

BAKE SALE: The Student Council will be sponsoring our monthly bake sale tomorrow morning. Grades 3 and 7 will be providing the baked goods. The proceeds will go toward the Honor Flights for our military veterans.

STUDENT COUNCIL IS SPONSORING A FOOD DRIVE: We will be collecting canned and non- perishable food items for the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission’s Thanksgiving food drive. We appreciate your help by donating a can or two for a needy family in the Valley.

DECEMBER HOT LUNCH:  Attached to the Smoke Signal today are the order forms. Open Hot Lunch Menu

BOOK FAIR: Our annual School Book Fair will be held in the school gym tomorrow, November 13th 3:30 – 7:30 PM and Sunday, November 15th after church.

VIP DAY: Attached is a schedule for VIP DAY, Friday, November 20th


During the first week of February our school students and faculty will have a unique and interesting experience when we will host several 11-13 year old children from China for a week. These children will be visiting the United States and our school to learn more about our culture and educational system. What an opportunity this will be to share the blessings of St. Paul’s School and the knowledge of our Savior! The children will be in our school for 5 days.During their stay in the U.S., host families will be needed to house them for 7 days, provide meals and lunches, and transport them to and from school for one week. Host families will also be encouraged to do some weekend sightseeing with the children on one weekend. Host families will receive compensation for hosting each child. Host families could host more than one child, which would actually be more beneficial for everyone. Please know that the children will understand little English and speak even less, but they will be eager to be here with us for a short time in our country and the students will appreciate our care and hospitality.If you are interested in serving as a host in February, please contact Mr. Koeppel.

SPRING PLAY: There will be a short meeting Monday, November 16th @ 3:15 in the music room, for  those interested in trying out for The Wizard of Oz. Grades 6, 7 & 8.

SPORTS TEAMS PICTURE DAY: November 18th, Wednesday afternoon photographs will be taken of all the fall sports teams in their team uniforms. These pictures will go in the school yearbook. All elementary and Junior High athletes should bring their St. Paul’s jersey to school next Wednesday for the team pictures.


Food Drive

Crusader Choir Reminder

First Quarter Honor Roll


Nov.13 School Open House / Family Book Fair

Nov. 18 Sports Teams Picture Day

Nov. 20 VIP Day

Nov. 24 3rd Grade Field Trip

5th and 7th Grade Field Trip

Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Worship Service 1:15 & 7:00 PM

Nov. 26 & 27 Thanksgiving Day/ No School


Mr. Koeppel

Ms. Miller

Ms. Cynthia

Ms. Gusman

Ms. Hartel

Mrs. Bredendick

Ms. Stone

Mrs. Mindock

Mr. Meitner

Mr. Zarnstorff

Mr. Bredendick

Mr. Mindock

Mr. Bauer

Pastor Wiedmann

Pastor Meitner pastorm@stpaulsfirst.or

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