1) ALL students are scheduled with their
class groups to sing in worship throughout the
year. Worship and music is a vital part of who we
are at St. Paul. There is a schedule available under #2 below,
however changes may still be necessary as community illness rates
fluctuate. All changes are in consultation with the principal and
following the School Board guidelines put in place.
Please make it a priority to be there. Your children feel most
secure when everyone is there to sing like they practiced. We do
understand you maycontact Ms Bremer or you child's teacher if there
are other concerns or conflicts. Clear communication is what we
always strive for to keep a strong relationship with you.
2) Schedule for Gr. K-8 Music in worship and other
special events A
new schedule for 2021-22 is available HERE or through the
online calendar at calendar.splgrafton.org. You can
narrow what you see by choosing a group from the dropdown menu or
search terms in the box at the top.
3) There is a Extracurricular
Handbook for all students in an
extracurricular activity - athletics, music group,
forensics. (Children's Choir, PraisePower, JiVE,
Chapel Singers, JuBellate, or Jazz Band) You can find it
on the school resources page or a link under the extracurricular
groups page at the right. Paper versions available on request.
After reading the handbook, the last page needs to be signed by
you and your middle school child(ren) then returned to me
or Mr. Kell before Sept. 2.
4) Extracurricular Choirs & Handbells are all going
this week! We need some new singers
in Chapel Singers- if you haven't tried it yet, this is your
time! You should have gotten an email from Ms Bremer - please
contact her if you haven't!
5) Grade 3-5 (ALL Students) musical is moved to
Friday, April 29. Everybody in these classes
will be part of a play with their class! There will be
performances for the school in the afternoon as well as that
night. Because of the large number of students, the classes
will be divided so there will be a day & evening performance
for each group. Specific details will come out in March.
6) Planning ahead...Christmas services for
students will be at different times. Pre-K
and Kindergarten will have their services on a Saturday morning,
Dec. 18 at either 9 or 10:30 am. Grades 3-4 will have their
service on Dec. 1 at 6:30 pm. Grades 1-2 will have their
service Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 pm. [Grades 5-8 will have their
service Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 pm.NOTE that the grades
7) Playing piano/instrument for
worship is a great way to encourage students to
use their gifts for the Lord. Often classical pieces are
fine to use in worship or there many levels of piano books
with hymns and worship songs in them. Pieces should be practiced to
their very best so as to assist (not distract) in worship. I want
to encourage students of intermediate skill level or higher to aim
for playing in church. Students at an elementary skill level can
aim to play for chapel services. Please
contact Miss Bremer if you are interested - even if a piece isn't
ready or not even chosen yet!
8) Helpers are needed for running
powerpoint in chapel/weekend worship services (all
year long). If your 6th grade student (or older) would
like to do it, sign up online at tinyurl.com/SPLSignups. With 5
services every weekend, there are many opportunities to serve. The
first couple times, it imay be helpful to have a parent sit with
them to assist if necessary. Powerpoints are used, but 10-15
minutes of training will explain the unique aspects of our setup
and things to be aware of in worship.