St. Paul Weekly Cardinal Note

Be Bold, Be Strong

Mission Offerings – Children of Nepal

Collected Friday, March 16 - $95.91

Collected to Date - $786.77

School Dates to Remember

April 20 – K-2 Play 6:00
April 23 – Confirmation Rehearsal 3:15 PM
April 24 – Grade 4 Band Introduction 1:00
April 24 – Confirmation Rehearsal 3:15 PM
April 25 – Math Meet at Lakeside 4 PM
April 25 – Confirmation Examination 6:30 PM
April 27 – Gr. 5&6 to Play at Lakeside 10 AM
April 29 – Confirmation 10:30 AM

Music & Performing Arts

April 8 – Cherub Choir sings 8:00
April 14 – Fine Arts Fair at Lakeside
April 15 – Fine Arts Fair Concert at Lakeside 1:30 PM
April 22 –4K sings 8:00  (3K does NOT sing-this is a change from the calendar) 


 Jump Rope for Heart information will be sent home today. Your child is under no obligation to participate in the raising of funds, but later in the spring everyone in grades K-8 will participate in the rope jumping event. Those that receive key ring prizes, may receive those from Mr. Gartner.

 8th GR. CONFIRMATION information & payment due in the school office by April 11…..reminders include:

=         Rehearsal Mon &Tues Apr 23-24 at 3:15 PM
=         Examination Service Wednesday, April 25 6:30 PM
=    Confirmation is Sunday April 29 at 10:30 AM.

4th grade will team-up with White House of Music’s Karen Brunk to explore opportunities to learn a musical instrument & join a school band program on Tuesday, April 24 from 1-2pm.

Fine Arts Fair information and final schedules are coming home today.  Please be sure you receive this packet from your child.  Any questions should be addressed to Miss Radue.

Final School Tuition & Band payments are due soon. Parents, contact Secretary Mrs. Happel with questions about amounts owed and to make final payments.  If unusual circumstances exist, call School Board. President Dennis Gulczynski at 920-648-8976.

Empty Toner cartridges are no longer being accepted.  Please do not bring your empty toner cartridges to school or church.

Organization Group Pictures will be taken after chapel on Friday this week.  If your child is in band or Jr. Choir, he/she should wear the black music shirt to school that day.  Please have them bring an extra shirt so that after the picture they can change.

"Stuff the Truck" with Donations for Twice is Nice Resale Store

"Stuff the Truck" at Lakeside Lutheran on the Saturday of Fine Arts Fest, April 14. Anyone who will be visiting campus for the grade school music festival -- or who could be in the area -- is encouraged to bring household donations, including furniture, to the big truck in the corner of the LLHS east parking lot from 9 am - 1 pm. Teens will unload your vehicle, pack the truck & get it all down to Jefferson that day. Donation receipts available. Thanks for your generosity as we help keep Twice Is Nice supplied with donations this time of year, and thanks to Thrivent Financial for helping provide the truck! Otherwise, donations can be brought to the door behind the store from 9-4:30 any day the store is open. Questions?  Call 920-674-6868 & ask for the day manager. Items that cannot be accepted are TVs, computer monitors and printers, appliances, console pianos/stereos/sewing machines, mattresses/box springs, organs and paint.


 Every family Invite – 3K-8th Grade

The leaders are planning a meeting to discuss the plans for the new sanctuary and early childhood center. A hot dog dinner will be provided on April 11 from 6:00-6:30 and a brief presentation will follow beginning at 6:30. There will be childcare provided during the presentation portion for children up to 5th grade. A sign up genius email will be sent out so we can get an accurate count for those attending the dinner and/or presentation. Hope to see many of you there so you can hear the many exciting things happening here at St. Paul.

Preschool will be in session April 6.  It was previously reported that there would be no preschool on Friday, April 6.  Plans have changed and there will be preschool as scheduled on April 6.

4th Quarter Mission Offering

The 4th quarter mission offering will be designated towards Operation Go. Operation Go consists of Lakeside students going out to various parts of North America from as far south as the Caribbean, as far north as Alaska, out east to New York, and as west as Idaho. Each designated group will have its own mission focus. A number of our past St. Paul students will be involved in these mission outreach ventures. Let’s remember these teenagers in our prayers and our offerings.

April 14-15 – Fine Arts Fair at Lakeside.  In addition to instrument, music, and proper black & red attire, each band student must bring his own music stand.  While stands will be provided for solos, they will not be provided for the group band.  If you need a music stand, please get one.  They are available for purchase at White House of Music.

After verification is complete for a Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) application, are there factors that could prevent a student from receiving a voucher?

Next school year, up to 3% of all students living in each school district may receive a voucher. For a district with 1,000 students in K-12, this means that as many as 30 students are eligible for vouchers to any approved choice school. For most students, the “3% rule” will not be an issue.

The other factor is whether the school to which the student has applied has enough open seats. For 2018-2019, Lakeside opened 107 seats - including 50 for freshmen. The board determined this number.

Using the freshman number of 50 seats, what if 52 students apply? The state will allow Lakeside to slide unused seats from other grades to the freshmen level. If there are still too many applicants for the number of open seats, the state will conduct a random lottery to select those freshmen who will receive seats. At this time, there are plenty of available seats for freshmen. Lakeside also set aside one or two seats per grade for transfer students in grades 10, 11, and 12.

For further information how the WPCP may serve your family, contact Principal Grasby at Lakeside (920-648-2321). The application period closes on April 20.

School Calendar 2018-2019 – Please mark these important dates on your calendar for next year. More activity dates will be added in the weeks to come.

August 22 – 1st Day of School K-8
August 27 – 1st Day of School – Preschool
August 31-Sept 3 – Labor Day Weekend
September 28 – No School – Curriculum In-service
October 25-26 – No School – Teachers Conference
November 2 – No School – Parent Teacher Conferences
November 21-23 – No School – Thanksgiving
December 22-January 2 Christmas Vacation
January 3 – School Resumes
February 14-15 – No School – Curriculum Conference
March 18-22 – No School – Spring Break
April 19-22 – Easter Break
May 23 – 8th Grade Graduation
May 24th – ½ Day – Noon Dismissal

Coaches Needed We are looking for 3 assistant track coaches and 1 assistant softball coach.  If you can help in this way, contact Mr. Seim.  Track meets will be held May 5 & May 12.  Softball tournament is May 18.

Student/Parent Handbook Revisions – We are looking to revise areas of the student handbook in the near future. If you would be interested in helping out in these revisions, please contact Mr. Gartner either in person, or by emailing him at If we get enough volunteers, we can break off into several groups to take smaller sections.

Yearbook Photos: Please, please email any pictures you have for the yearbook to . We need sports, music, classroom candids like parties and field trips, Science sensations, Science Fair,  Spirit Week, etc. 

Summer Softball it is time to start preparing for 2018 summer ball.  Here is the upcoming schedule for our open gym rotations for girls’ softball. All girl students and friends are invited.

Sundays at St. Paul 1-3p

1-2p - Drills by age group (age as of Dec. 31, 2017)

April 8- age 12 and under and 14 and under
April 15 - age 10 and under and 8 and under
April 22 - age 12 and under and 14 and under
April 29 - 8th Grade Confirmation

2-3p - Pitching / Catching (all ages - HS age too)

You are invited to join us for Chapel every Friday at 8:00 AM and then stay for coffee fellowship. Volunteers are needed to brew some coffee, buy or bake breakfast goods, set up before Chapel, and clean up afterwards. Please sign up to help. It’s a wonderful way to get involved in the fellowship of St. Paul School.


April 9 – April 13

Sunday            God’s Word in Church
Monday           Chicken patty
Tuesday          Walking taco
Wednesday     Hamburgers
Thursday         Chicken fajitas
Friday              Fish sandwich

All menus subject to change