Welcome To The 8th Grade Page

This grade page will be updated infrequently, so please refer to weekly email updates  for the most current information about grade-specific information.  Links to the weekly emails are provided below.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Your 8th Grade Room Parents,

Paige Astbury, Donna Caruso, Lisa Gascou, Paige Greenspan Monika Merchan, and Julie Merges

Contact Us!  8th Grade Room Parents

8th Grade Yosemite Trip

November 27th – December 1st

Registration & Payment Due by October 6th

Mrs. Pinkofsky sent out a message on Sept 12th with important information and links on the Yosemite trip. There are several forms and payment that need to be submitted by October 6th. Please clink the button below to view that message and links.


8th Grade September Traffic Duty

It is mandatory for all families to sign-up

We are up this month for traffic duty.  Know the day, shift, and location you are signed up for.  If you can’t make your shift, it is your responsibility to find a replacement. Be at your spot NO LATER THAN 7:20 AM! No drinks or cell phones in hand.  No children, play yard supervision starts at 7:20 am.

8th Grade Traffic Sign-Up Link

High School Information

We will be sharing information forwarded to us by Ms. Danielski on upcoming high school events.

Click below to see this week’s flyers:

High School Open House

Important! Some schools require your to register for Open Hours tours and they do fill up. Sign up now to grab a spot.

Notre Dame High School: NDHS hosts a SPA student only “Shadow Day’ on Oct 23rd (this is the Monday after festival). More details to follow.

The NDHS general public open house is on November 5th

Notre Dame Academy: October 28th

Chaminade College Preparatory: November 5th

Marymount High School: November 5th

Saint Monica Catholic High School: November 6th

Loyola High School: November 12th

Immaculate Heart: December 3rd

Louisville: December 3rd


HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: This year, we are providing high school admission links for the high schools presenting at high school night.  Please check the schools’ sites for important dates and key information.  There are numerous high schools to choose from.  We have only listed those schools that the school administration advised us to list:

  1. Chaminade College Preparatory: https://www.chaminade.org/admissions/apply
  2. Crespi Carmelite School: https://www.crespi.org/admissions/your-journey-starts-here
  3. Immaculate Heart: https://www.immaculateheart.org/high-school-admissions/admissions-process
  4. Louisville: https://www.louisvillehs.org/admissions/how-to-apply
  5. Loyola High School: https://www.loyolahs.edu/admissions/
  6. Marymount: https://www.mhs-la.org/admission/applying-to-marymount
  7. Notre Dame Academy: https://academy.ndasla.org/admissions/apply-to-nda
  8. Notre Dame High School:https://www.ndhs.org/why-choose-notre-dame
  9. Saint Monica Catholic High School: https://www.stmonicachs.org/

8th Grade Newsletters

(Recent to oldest)

Newsletter #3  (9/26/23)

Newsletter #2  (9/3/23)

Meet Our New 8th Graders (8/28/23)

Newsletter #1  (8/22/23)


Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • September – Mandatory Traffic Duty for 8th Grade
  • Tuesday, Sept 5 – Hot Lunch Begins (Organic Kids LA)
  • Monday, Sept. 11 @ 6:30 pm – Back to School Night
  • Thursday, Sept. 14 – Picture Day
  • Monday, Sept. 25 – Sister Stella Day & Big Chill Fundraiser
  • Friday, Sept. 29 – 8th Grade Sandwich Builders, Parish Center
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 @ 8:15 AM – 8th Grade Parent Orientation in the Parish Center – It is mandatory that one parent attends this meeting
  • October 20-22 – “Totally 80’s” Festival
  • Monday, Oct. 23 – No School & NDHS “Shadow Day” (for SPA Students only)
  • Thursday, Oct. 26 @ 6:30 pm – High School Night
  • November 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 – Teacher Parent Conferences (early dismisall at 12:00 pm)
  • November 10 – No School – Veteran’s Day Holiday
  • November 6-9 – Book Fair (Sister Stella Media Center)
  • November 22-26 – Thanksgiving Break
  • November 27-December 1 -8th Grade Yosemite Trip