SPPS Healthy Living Expo

The SPPS Healthy Living Expo will be on Friday, March 31.  Health professionals from our school and the community will be speaking to students about different health related topics. There will be displays in the theater about nutrition, infectious disease, safety, dental health, tobacco use & more. Extreme Fitness will be here to do a special training activity in the gym. It will be an exciting & fun day for learning about keeping our bodies (temples of the Holy Spirit) healthy!  If you would like to be a presenter at the Health and Wellness Fair, please contact Mrs. Schenck at aschenck@sppslex.org
Healthy Living Expo volunteer sign-ups

Lenten Eucharistic Adoration

During Lent, the Cathedral will be hosting “24 Hours for the Lord” beginning at 5:30 pm on March 24.  This 24-hour Eucharistic adoration will be led by parishes and schools with each hour beginning with a reflection.  Sts. Peter & Paul School has agreed to lead the 12:00 – 1:00 pm hour on Saturday, March 25.  

This event is open to Catholics and non-Catholics.  It is a time of reflection, prayer and receiving of graces.  Priests will be on hand to hear confessions. We hope you will participate in this prayer hour led by our school.  We will invite SPPS students and their families as well.  While only one person’s presence is necessary,  our hope is that our school community is well-represented and shows that our priorities lie in prayer.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  God Bless you during this season of Lent.

Spring MAP testing

Students at the Short St Campus will have MAP testing April 17 – May 3.  The testing schedule for Kindergarten – 8th grade can be found by clicking here.  Please make sure your child is well rested and has a healthy breakfast each morning. If at all possible, please try to schedule any appointments around the testing schedule.

Joseph-Beth Book Fair

Joseph-Beth Book Fair

The Jospeh-Beth Book Fair will be arriving at school March 13th-17th.  Shopping will begin on Tuesday, March 14th and end Friday, March 17th.  You will receive more information about what days your child will attend the book fair from their homeroom teacher.  Below is a coupon that you may use at the store on Nicholasville Road for the school to receive 20% of your sale during that week. 

Joseph-Beth Book Store coupon

Eagle Arts Spring 2017

We happy to offer another session of after school Eagle Arts classes for our students.  To register, please complete the online registration. Registration will close on March 8.  If classes do no meet the minimum enrollment required by the organization sponsoring the class, the class will be cancelled.  We will notify families via email on March 10 if a class is cancelled.  

EAGLE ARTS SPRING 2017 REGISTRATION

Bricks 4 Kidz (Kindergarten – 5th grade)
Cost $75
Classes will meet on Mondays from 3:00 – 4:00 PM in the Art Room
This is a six week class meeting from March 20 – May 1 (3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1)

Your child’s learning doesn’t need to stop when the bell rings.  At Brick 4 Kidz, we believe it’s important to tap into a child’s potential by encouraging their curiosity and creativity in and out of the classroom.  Our fun-filled model plans designed by engineers and architects, teach children to learn with LEGO bricks.  Our theme based projects kids motivate children by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles while enhancing self-esteem, improving fine motor-skills, and teaching important classroom lessons such as organization and following directions.  All classes include a S.T.E.M. lesson, model building with instructions, and creative/free play.  All participants build and keep a mini figure after each session.  Join us Mondays, March 20 – May 1 from 3:00-4:00 in the Art Room.  

Living Arts & Science Center – Mosaic Tile Weaving: Kentucky Quilts with Victoria Gress (Grades 3-5)
Cost is $80
Classes will meet on Thursdays from 3:15-4:30 in the Art Room
This is a six week class meeting from March 16 – April 27 (3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27)

Weave up some wonderful art in this class.  We’ll learn about the history of woven textiles in our culture and about the heritage of Kentucky barn quilt paintings.  Working with yarn, cardboard, markers, paint, and glitter, together we will design and create a decorative wall hanging out of our handmade quilt squares.  

Newton’s Attic After School STEM program (Grades 4-8)
Cost $90
Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:30 in the Science Lab
This is a six week class meeting March 21 – May 2 (3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2)

This is a 6-week after school program being offered to 4th-8th grade students with little or no experience using tools or building projects. This highly structured and closely supervised class introduces young minds to the engineering process and hand tool use. Students will work on a variety of simple projects such as wooden games, catapults, model rockets and elementary remote control robotic mechanisms. All the activities are designed to be fun and educational and students get to keep all the projects they make.

Notes: Safety glasses or goggles and gloves provided. Loose clothing, jewelry, and open toed shoes should not be worn. Long hair must be pulled back. When working with power tools there is always the risk of cuts, scrapes and scratches. Constant adult supervision will be provided.

Fantastic Creatures (Grades 1-5)
Cost $65
Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 in the Art Room
This is a six week class meeting March 22 – May 3 (3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3)

Let’s explore the world of crafting through animals during Cut & Paste Craft Club. We’ll tryout out mosaics, decoupage, paint mixing and more as we create our own fantastic creatures.

Please contact Connie Carr  (ccarr@sppslex.org) if you have any questions about the classes.  Thank you for your continued support of the Arts at SPPS!