Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, Friends and Family,
Please join us on Saturday, December 9th at 5:00 p.m. for our Panthers Winter Wonderland. Advance tickets are available for purchase. For more information please click Panthers Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you there. There will be NO ticket sales at the door.
Good afternoon Administrators,
It is that time of year again! Renewal families can now apply for a scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. Please remind your families and encourage them to apply as soon as possible. This year renewal families will have processing priority until December 31, 2017.
- Their username will be the email address associated with their account. If a parent has forgotten their password they should select the "Forgot Password" link and a new, temporary password will be sent to them via email.
- Parents will be able to upload documents immediately to their online application. They will also be able to submit required documents via fax.
- Schools MAY NOT ask for or require a parent to provide their username or password in order to access the student’s scholarship account.
We are excited to announce that this year we have a new On-Line Application system. This system is mobile-device friendly. We hope that our families will find this system easier to use and upload their required documents. Below is a link to see a tutorial video on how this new application system works.
Step Up For Students
This message does not apply to the Gardiner Scholarship Program for children with certain special needs.
Our Diocese Superintendent has provided principals with direction for implementation of make-up school days for Hurricane Irma. We missed a total of four days. The Governor has waived one day. And, our Superintendent has waived one day. That leaves us a total of two days to make-up. Our Superintendent has allowed us to use our Service PD day and another PD day for make-up. That means, as of now, Friday, February 16th and Friday, March 9th will now be incorporated back in as regular school days.
You are welcome to join us on Thursday, September 28th for a special visit from our Guest Author, Keith Roman. Listed below are just a couple of books that Keith will be reading to the students. These books and will be available for purchase. Information will be sent home with your students. We hope that you will come out and enjoy his wonderful presentation.
Pre-K and Kindergarten - 9:00 a.m. 1st & 2nd Gr. - 10:15 a.m. 3rd & 4th Gr. - 11:30a.m.
Spare Change Drive
Monday, September 25 - Pennies
Tuesday, September 26 - Nickels
Wednesday, September 27 - Dimes
Thursday, September 28 - Quarters
Friday, September 29 - Any
The winning class will win a very special prize!!! Don't forget to bring in your change!!!!
Our Wild West Book Fair is set to arrive at our school Friday, September 29th.
School shopping hours will be Monday, October 2nd through Thursday, October 5th from 7:30a - 4:30p.
Friday, October 6th is the last day and the book fair will close at 11:30a.
Parent Night will be on Thursday, October 5th from 5:30p-7:30p.
You can shop our Online Book Fair beginning September 24 through October 7
This is an invitation to all Basilica School of St. Paul families to attend an afternoon Mass with our Pastor, Father Tim Daly, followed by food and fellowship in the Mullally Hall.
Faculty, Staff, Ft. Tim and Deacon Edwin will lead discussions about our Catholic traditions and beliefs that are practiced daily in our Catholic Faith. Please join us with your family to learn and grow in this opportunity here at the Basilica School of St. Paul.
Mass begins at 4:00p.m. in the Church
Dinner at 5:00p.m. in the Mullally Hall
Presentation to follow at 5:30p.m.
School will close on Monday, August 21st at 12:00p.m. due to the Solar Eclipse. Please take a moment to read the following letter explaining how to safely watch the Solar Eclipse. We hope you safely enjoy the Solar Eclipse and school will resume normal school hours on Tuesday, August 22nd.
Parents and Guardians,
For the 2017-2018 school year, the following technology software and hardware opportunities will be available for the students at the Basilica School of St. Paul:
- Media Center with 30 individual lab stations which includes 26 laptops and 4 desktop models. Classroom teachers can schedule into Media Center for classroom projects.
- All Classes have 4 desktop computer stations for center use.
- Grades 4th - 8th each have access to 7 Chromebooks each day.
- Grades 2nd - 3rd have access to 15 Chromebooks each day.
- Grades K - 1st have 11 Netbooks each day.
- VPK - Grade 3 have an I-pad and OSMO Instructional Kit.
- Middle School and 5th Grade have SMART boards in their classrooms.
In addition to the above hardware, the following software is used by all students and faculty throughout the school year:
- Moby Max
- Brain Pop
- GO Math
- Science Fusion
- Encyclopedia Britanica
Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year included a Technology Fee. Monies generated from this fee will allow the Basilica School of St. Paul to continue to provide up to date software and hardware opportunities for our students and faculty. We will continue to upgrade throughout the school year.
Join us Thursday, August 31 at 7:05p.m. at Jackie Robinson Ballpark
$8.00 game ticket (includes voucher for Free Meal)
(Click on link for more details)
Show your school spirit and wear your school uniform and receive a "FREE Dress Day Pass"
Risse Brothers will be at our school on Friday, July 21st from 9:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.
Our School Uniforms will be available for purchase. Please make sure you go online and register your account with Risse Brothers.
You can register online at https://www.rissebrothers.com/store/site/customer.cfm?mode=newCustomer
Happy Summer Break...
Just some important information regarding the 2017-18 School Year.
Dear Administrators,Today, we are sending a communication to our parents with students who have received a scholarship award but have not enrolled their students. The email will remind them of the new scholarship amounts that our state lawmakers approved for the 2017-2018 school year.Under the new legislation, the maximum scholarships have increased to $6,420 for grades K-5, $6,712 for grades 6-8 and $7,004 for grades 9-12! The higher levels in middle and high schools were in direct response to concerns about reducing the gap between the scholarship and tuition in higher grade levels.We are encouraging the parents to take their award letters to their chosen school to enroll their students before their award letters expire on.If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 877-735-7837 option 2, through , , reach out to us via online chat on our website, or email us at .Thank you,Step Up For Students
Back to School Night (Meet the Teacher)
August 8, 2017
1p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Parents and Guardians,
Applications are open for both new and renewal families for the 2017-18 school year. They anticipate funding 105,000 scholarships for next school year and have already awarded more than 70,000 scholarships, so it is important that interest families apply ASAP. The deadline to apply for scholarship is May 1. This means entire applications must be completed, including the submission of all documentation. The deadline is early this year as they are doing everything they can to process and award all scholarships prior to school beginning in August. Currently, the turnaround time for new applications is about three weeks.
While Step Up is still give priority to the lowest income bracket, they've begun awarding students of higher income families who qualify for the 88% scholarship. They have several hundred lined up to be awarded this week, so please ensure that any of your higher income families (>185% of poverty level) have their applications complete and all of their documents submitted. Please make sure that you go online to apply at https://www.stepupforstudents.org/ and bring your completed documents to the front office. If you need any help, please contact the front office for additional assistance.
Cap and Gown Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, March 28th. Students must be dressed in their Sunday's Best.
Kindergarten Cap and Gown Pictures will be on Tuesday, March 28th .
8th Grade Cap and Gown Pictures will be on Tuesday, March 28th.
Spring Pictures MUST be pre-paid before student will be photographed.
Family Night will be on Tuesday, January 31st from 5p-7p. Please come out and join us. There will be representatives from I-ready to talk to parents about tutoring, MAP Testing Q and A, Step Up Renewal, Parent Survey and Shopping Time for parents in the Book Fair. There will also prizes and food. Please come out and join us.
It's BOOK FAIR TIME!!!
The Book Fair will begin on Monday, January 30th and end on Friday, February 3rd.
Shopping Days and Times are:
Monday, Jan. 30 - 7:30a-4:30p
Tuesday, Jan. 31 - 7:30a-4:30p
Wednesday, Feb. 1 - 7:30a-4:30p
Thursday, Feb.2 - 7:30a-4:30p
Friday, Feb. 3 - 7:30a-11:30a (LAST DAY)
It's Catholic Schools Week (January 30 - February 3). Students can participate in many activities this week including our Themed Dress Down Days.
Monday - School Spirit Day (Students may wear their Notre Dame Shirt/School Spirit Shirt with their uniform bottoms)
Tuesday - Tacky Tuesday (Students may wear a tacky outfit - following the school dress code in handbook)
Wednesday - MASS uniform
Thursday - Career Day (Students may dress in the career of their choice)
Friday - Wacky Day (Students may wear a wacky hat or crazy socks with their school uniform)
Christmas Musical tonight at the Basilica Church at 6:30p.m.
Catholic Youth Sports Program will be selling Hot Dogs, Snacks and Drinks in Mullally Hall today beginning at 4:00p.m.
Students should come in their "Sunday's Best" and arrive no later than 5:45p.m. and will meet in their classrooms.
Greetings Panther Family,
Please come out and support our Catholic Youth Sports Program THIS Saturday, December 17th from 9a-1p. We will be having a CAR WASH in the church parking lot. Student athletes are to wear their CYS shirts and their athletic shorts.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.
Scholarship Renewals Now Open!
It is now time to renew the Step Up for Students Scholarship! Every year Scholarships are getting more competitive. Because scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first –served, basis, I urge you to please renew your scholarship as soon as possible.
For assistance, please attend our scholarship Renewal Night on Wednesday, November 30th from 5:00 pm – 7:00pm @ the Basilica School of St. Paul in the Media Center Room # 16. If you are not available to attend our scholarship Renewal Night and would like help completing the renewal application, please contact me to schedule an appointment.
Basilica School of St. Paul
Ya se pueden renovar las becas de Stop Up!
Estimados padres de familia,
Ya es hora de renovar las becas de Stop Up for Students. Cada año estas becas son más competitivas. Porque las becas son otorgadas en el orden en que las aplicaciones son recibidas, les recomiendo que renueven las becas lo más pronto posible.
Para obtener ayuda, por favor asista a vuestra Noche para Renovación de Becas Miércoles, 30 de Noviembre de 5:00pm a 7:00pm En la Basilica School of St. Paul en el Laboratorio de Computación. Si no está disponible para asistir a la Noche para Renovación de Becas, por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo para hacer una cita para recibir asistencia.
Basilica School of St. Paul
Thankful Spirit Dress Down Week begins Monday, November 14th. Dress Down Tickets are available for purchase for $3.00
Monday, November 14th - THANKFUL T-Shirt and Jeans
Tuesday, November 15th - FALL COLORS
Wednesday, November 16th - MASS UNIFORM
Thursday, November 17th - FAVORITE TEAM WEAR
Friday, November 18th - SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Registration is OPEN
1. Go to www.docys.org
2. Click Volusia Region
3. Click Register Online
Make sure you scroll to select the correct program. There are 2 programs for each region, Middle School CYS Flyer and Grade School. Also, please make sure you have placed your child on the proper team for their age.
4. After filling out each section, please click Submit.
Grade School (K-5th Grade)
Registration Opens: August 7, 2016 and Closes: September 12, 2016
Regular Season - 9/10/16 to 10/22/16
Middle School (Grades 6th - 8th)
Co-Ed Soccer and Girls Basketball
Registration Opens: August 7, 2016 and Closes: September 12, 2016
Regular Season - 8/29/16 to 10/7/16
Parents, Guardians and Students:
MAP Testing will begin on Monday, August 22nd and will end on Thursday, September 1st. The MAP Testing is a Measurement of the Academic Progress demonstrated by each individual student. How a student can prepare for this test is to make sure that they get an adequate amount of rest each night and come to school on time. The test will be given to students in grades K - 8th during their scheduled times. If you have any questions, please contact the Front Office.