HUSKY WEEKLY: Friday, August 18, 2017
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T8 History 1
T8 History 2
Our Team 8 historians used old photographs of The de Paul School
to draw conclusions about the building's past

The FIRST Week Of School?

I was amazed this week to see just how quickly the students became engaged in their classrooms throughout the school.
  • Students in a circle stating what they expect from their Team 8 year
  • Students reading a short story about first day jitters
  • Students learning how to go through the lunch line for the first time
  • Students learning new names and faces
  • Students learning how to head their papers
  • Students reviewing place value
Be it learning new routes around the school, putting supply kits together, or establishing classroom procedures for the year – our faculty and students are already in step together, making the most of every classroom moment.

Teachers, students, and families – Thank you for all you have done to prepare for this week. And off we go...!
-Lisa Stepp, Principal
Eclipse Phases

The Great American Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, we will experience a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event: The Great American Eclipse. This solar event will begin just before 1:00pm as a partial eclipse, and will reach maximum eclipse just before 2:30. The de Paul School has approved these procedures for this particular afternoon.
  • Each student and teacher will have a personal pair of ISO-certified eclipse glasses to wear on Monday. These are NOT the glasses which were recently recalled by Amazon
  • Students will be provided opportunities to view the eclipse in highly-controlled, teacher-led sessions
    • K-1 partnering with Team 8....1:15–1:25
    • Teams 2-3 partnering with Team 7....1:25–1:35
    • Teams 4-5....1:35–1:45
    • Team 6....1:45–1:55
    • ALL STUDENTS are outside at 2:25 for viewing the event at its maximum/peak eclipse
  • Between 12:30 and 3:00, unless participating in the brief controlled observations noted above, all students will remain indoors (i.e., no playground visits)
  • If you wish for your child to remain indoors all day without an observation opportunity, please call or email the school before 11:00am on Monday, August 21
  • We will have regular dismissal of students and bus riders on Monday
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Physical Education Class

Flamingo Stretch
Puzzle & Race
Planned for your student this year is an exciting Physical Education (P.E.) program filled with activities for everyone! With Coach Wilson's encouragement, students will be actively engaged in traditional sports, fitness testing, and organized play.

Each student will be participating in gym for 45 minutes twice a week, as well as an additional class every other Friday. During scheduled P.E. times, the requirements for class include the following:
  • Proper athletic shoes with non-marking soles (No dress shoes or boots of any kind will be allowed on gym floor)
  • An appropriate T-shirt under school shirt (optional)
  • A positive attitude and good sportsmanship
  • Daily showers and deodorant
Coach Wilson is dedicated to making Physical Education a fun and inviting class for each student. Should you have any questions or concerns, contact him directly by email or at (502) 459-6131 ex.1013.

Dismissal Safety

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Carpool 2
Our dismissal procedure has quickly become the efficient routine that we see each year. Thank you for your role in this! Please note two important safety points:
  • We are observing distracted driving during this time, where phone calls or other conversations are pulling drivers’ attention away from traffic and the loading of students into cars. Please help us keep dismissal safe by avoiding distractions.
  • We know it is difficult to time your arrival precisely, but please avoid arriving before your scheduled dismissal time. Early arrivals lead to congestion on our small street.

The de Paul School: Month At A Glance

Mon, Sept 4 - NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
Thurs, Sept 7 - High School Night for Teams 7 & 8, Gymnasium, 7-9pm
Fri, Sept 29 - Parents/Teachers/Students Conference Day
Mon, Oct 2 - Student Council Skate Night
*Check our website calendar by clicking the Full Calendar button below to see all that's going on at de Paul! We update our website calendar regularly to reflect any changes in our schedule.


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1925 DUKER AVENUE  |  LOUISVILLE, KY 40205  |  (502) 459-6131

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