APOSTLE’S ATTIC

Get ready for Apostle’s Attic! Held in the JCPC on November 5th and 6th, just in time for your holiday shopping!  For more information, please contact Leslie Johnson or Ali Gardiner. Donations will be taken near the Parish Office (below the JCPC on Selby near the driveway) from 8:15 to 9am on the following days:

Tues. 10/12

Tues. 10/19

Mon. 10/25

Mon. 11/1

 

A few donations they are looking for:

  • Home decor – baskets, bowls, jars, trays and boxes; new, unused candles and gently used candlestick pairs or sets – we say it’s okay to re-gift!
  • Holiday – Thanksgiving and Christmas accessories, faux Christmas trees and ornaments (new or like new condition, please). Free up some storage space and give that decor a new home for the holidays.
  • Children’s books – give a few away to make room for some new reading material!
  • Gently used or new children’s games, puzzles and sports equipment – be a good sport and play it forward!
  • Kids’ formal wear – for example, that beautiful First Communion dress or the adorable suit your child wore 3 years ago!

Apostle’s Attic Webpage below

FreshLunches Returns to Campus

Beginning Monday, October 4th FreshLunches will start serving pre-packaged hot lunches every Monday – Thursday (with the exception of every other Tuesday which are Jersey Mike’s days). The deadline to order is every Wednesday by midnight for the following week’s delivery so place your orders today!
Important – Students DO NOT need to bring trays or containers to school for hot lunch days. All plates, containers, utensils and napkins will be provided by FreshLunches. However, there will NOT be a water station with cups. Students will need to bring their own water bottles filled with water or, parents can purchase milk, juice or small water bottles for an additional cost when placing orders.
For more information on the program and signing up, please review the flyer below:FreshLunches Flyer
FreshLunches is prepared to adhere to all of the required safety protocols:
  • Meals will be pre-packaged, with the exception of pizza slices which will be served with gloves.
  • One server will be assigned to our school location.
  • The server will be vaccinated and wear a face mask at all times
For more information on FreshLunches Covid-19 safety response, please review the safety response button below:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Liz Lee (Hot Lunch Coordinator) at lizkwon@gmail.com.

Catalina Overnight Field Trip, November 1st-3rd

This is a letter from our 7th Grade teachers regarding the upcoming Catalina overnight field trip.  (This corrects an error in an earlier letter that your student may have brought home today.)
September 30, 2021
Dear Parents,
     The 7th grade students have been granted an amazing opportunity to take a school-approved, overnight field trip to Catalina Island on November 1st – 3rd. You may wish to visit the camp’s website. If for any reason your child will not be attending, please notify your homeroom teacher as soon as possible.
     Students will travel by school bus on Monday, November 1st, and need to arrive at school by 6:30 a.m. We will depart from St. Paul the Apostle, take a bus to Terminal Island, and take a ferry to Catalina Island. They will return in the afternoon on Wednesday, November 3rd, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Room parents will be contacted if arrival time is changed.
     As in past years the Sr. Stella Foundation has generously offered to fund a portion of the trip. Their donation helps to offset the cost of the trip from $300 to $220. We are so grateful for their donation.
     Please submit your payment of $220, made payable to Saint Paul the Apostle School, at your earliest convenience. This cost includes all meals, lodging, transportation, and insurance. If you are interested and able to sponsor a student in 7th grade, please email Mayora Hiney. Similarly, if you need financial assistance, please contact Mayora as well.
     This is sure to be a memorable and exciting experience for your child.
     Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Thank you for your support in making this possible.
Sincerely,
Kyla Garibaldi (7A homeroom teacher)
Eric Santos (7B homeroom teacher)
Michael Doreza Dimaya (7th grade science teacher)

OCTOBER SANDWICH BUILDERS

During these uncertain and challenging times, we believe that it is important to continue to support and give back to a community much in need. It is because of this, that we have decided to continue to organize Sandwich Builders for 2021-22 school year. We have had to adjust the traditional program for the well being of all involved. Please see the detailed changes and donate generously to this important program. For the modified SB during COVID restrictions, our goal is to make approximately 750 lunches that will be primarily donated to the Union Rescue Mission downtown LA.

Although supplies will be solicited for a specific grade each month, all school and parish families are encouraged to donate and/or participate.

  • Sandwiches will be made at home on Friday, October 8th.
  • There are 20 sign-up spots available and each spot is responsible for making 30 sandwiches.
  • We will provide gloves and foil sheets to wrap the sandwiches, which can be picked up at the church office during the week prior to Sandwich Builders.

Per 30 sandwiches you will need approximately:

  • 3 loaves of bread
  • 1 32oz. jar of jam/jelly
  • 2 32oz. jars of peanut butter.

Families that sign up to make sandwiches are responsible for getting the supplies for the sandwiches.

Feel free to sign up for more than one sandwich making spot and get together with another family for a socially-distanced sandwich making party!

We ask that the sandwiches be made on Friday afternoon/evening, refrigerated over night, and delivered to the JCPC at 7:30 am Saturday morning, October 9th. Lunches will be assembled and delivered to the Union Rescue Mission Saturday morning.

Lunches will be assembled Saturday morning, October 9th at 7:30am with a limited number of volunteers, 10 adults and 10 children.

Mask must be worn when we meet in the JCPC for assembly on Saturday morning. Social distancing protocols will be observed at all times. Temperature checks will be done at the door, and everyone will need to sign in.

Since we are only allowed to have a limited number of people inside the JCPC, we are asking families to sign up in pairs, one child and one adult to attend the assembly of the lunches on Saturday morning. Please leave them in the church office during the week of October 6th.

Supplies can be sent or delivered to the church office any time leading up to the SB date just as in the past.

We are accepting financial donations toward supplies. Donations can be made directly to the parish office or through Push Pay at pushpay.com/g/spapostle. Please note funds to Sandwich Builders.

SIGN UP HERE

Debate Club 2021-2022

Ms. Alessi will offer Debate Club on Tuesdays after school to students in grades 6-8.

  • Ms. Alessi first introduced the program to Saint Paul students in 2005. The club operates under the auspices of the Middle School Public Debate Program, a program developed and initiated by Professor John Meany and Kate Shuster of Claremont McKenna College. The Public Debate Program currently runs in 38 countries and includes more than 800,000 students.
  • The program “empowers students to develop and practice excellence in critical thinking and oral communication. It educates students to understand and debate, discuss, and deliberate current and historical public policy and educational controversies.” Debate provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in “public speaking, argumentation, critical listening, note taking, issue analysis, and evidence evaluation.”
  •  Meetings will take place every Tuesday, starting October 5th, after school until 5:00p in room 8A.

Debate Club 2021-2022

Ms. Alessi will offer Debate Club on Tuesdays after school to students in grades 6-8.  An introductory meeting will take place on Thursday, September 30, at 3:15 in 8A for interested students and parents.  Ms. Alessi first introduced the program to Saint Paul students in 2005.  The club operates under the auspices of the Middle School Public Debate Program, a program developed and initiated by Professor John Meany and Kate Shuster of Claremont McKenna College.  The Public Debate Program currently runs in 38 countries and includes more than 800,000 students.   The program “empowers students to develop and practice excellence in critical thinking and oral communication. It educates students to understand and debate, discuss, and deliberate current and historical public policy and educational controversies.”  Debate provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in “public speaking, argumentation, critical listening, note taking, issue analysis, and evidence evaluation.”

Week of September 27th

THANK YOU! What a fantastic festival weekend for our community to come together and celebrate One Love! A heartfelt thank you to ALL our 7th grade families for making the weekend possible: whether you served on the Festival Committee, sponsored a festival ride or booth, donated to the auction, worked your festival shifts (especially in the 7th grade booth!), bid on auction items, or came and enjoyed the festival atmosphere with your family and friends—you made an essential contribution to the success of the weekend. And special thanks to Staci Puryear and Kelly Wiggins, our 7th grade raffle basket captains, for building such a desirable Movie Night basket on behalf of our grade!
OCTOBER TRAFFIC DUTY. Thank you also to all the parents who are working traffic duty shifts in October: those shifts begin THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1st. Please check the sign up genius LINK to confirm the location of your shift (Ohio or Selby). We will keep you apprised of any changes to drop off procedures or locations that may result from the anticipated parent traffic survey.
      Please remember that ALL volunteers, including those for traffic duty, need to submit either: (a) proof of vaccination, or (b) proof of a negative Covid test result within 72 hours prior to each volunteering opportunity. If you have not already done so, please email your required documents to Nurse A at nursesoffice@sp-apostle.org as soon as possible.
SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY. St. Monica’s Green Team is hosting their first annual youth climate summit on Saturday, October 2nd, from 9am to 2pm at St. Monica’s Church in Santa Monica. REGISTER HERE before Wednesday for your 7th grade student to attend. Ms. BJ will offer service hour credit to attendees.

DON’T MISS OUT ON 3RD GRADE KID PARTIES

We have a lot of great options this year to get our 3rd graders together. Make sure you check out the parties our class is hosting.


#1417 3RD GRADE BOYS SPORTS PARTY (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021)

Come join Coach Gustavo for some races, games, and activities in a backyard party for 3rd grade boys. Capture the Flag, relay races, dodgeball and more! Refreshments, snacks and a pizza lunch will be served! Open to all 3rd grade boys. A bid is for one (1) child.

DATE: Friday, October 22, after school.

Thanks To:  The Doody Family, The McLean Family, The Mostafavi Family, The MacNab Family

1418 3RD GRADE END OF THE YEAR BEACH PARTY (FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2022)

Come join your third grade classmates for a fun afternoon at the beach!  Join us for lunch, treats, and a whole lot of fun to kick off the summer.  Each bid is for one (1) third grade child.

DATE: Friday, June 3rd after school.

Thanks To:  The Castle Family, The Klein Family , The Oswald Family , The Redmond Family, The Merges Famiy, The Stromsborg Family, The Astbury Family, The Greenspan Family, The Hoogenkamp Family

#1435 3rd GRADE GIRLS CHRISTMAS JAMMIES PARTY (FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021)

Third Grade Girls Christmas Jammies Party. The third-grade girls will gather together to spread Christmas cheer, drink hot chocolate, sing Christmas carols, make crafts and play games. Join us for a special bonding event to usher in this most special season.  Each bid is for one (1) 3rd grade SPA girl. Open to all 3rd grade girls.

DATE: December 10, 2021

Thanks To:  The Greenspan Family, The Hoogenkamp Family, The Jadon Family, The Klein Family , The Redmond Family, The Stromsborg Family, The George Family

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20th

MORMON FIELD PERMISSION SLIP

Students will eat and play on the LDS/Mormon Field for lunch this week. PLEASE COMPLETE, SIGN AND RETURN THE MORMON FIELD PERMISSION SLIP WITH YOUR CHILD(REN).

Download Permission Slip


FESTIVAL WEEK SCHEDULE CHANGES

Monday, September 20th
  • Normal drop-off and pick-up procedures before and after school.
  • Yes, there will be After-School Care.
Tuesday, September 21st
  • DROP-OFF: Regular morning drop-off schedule; Ohio will be coned off to prepare for the delivery of rides, but students can still access the campus from Ohio Avenue in the morning.
  • DISMISSAL: Regular afternoon pick-up schedule; DK students may be picked up in the Enrichment Classroom by the Health Office.
  • Everyone entering and exiting the campus MUST utilize the Selby front gates.
  • Yes, there will be After-School Care. Be aware that we will not have access to playing on the yard Tuesday through Thursday so homework, indoor games, a possible movie, and crafts will be the planned after-school activities.
  • There is a volleyball practice scheduled in the gym after school from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday, September 22nd and 23rd
  • DROP-OFF: All students MUST enter campus through the Selby gates as the back gate to the yard will not be accessible. Students will remain in the courtyard/patio from 7:15 -7:30 a.m. and then enter their classrooms.
  • NO OHIO AVENUE DROP-OFF.
  • Students will eat and play on the LDS/Mormon Field for lunch. PLEASE COMPLETE, SIGN AND RETURN THE MORMON FIELD PERMISSION SLIP WITH YOUR CHILD(REN). See link above.
  • DISMISSAL: Regular afternoon pick-up schedule; DK students may be picked up in the Enrichment Classroom by the Health Office.
  • Everyone entering and exiting the campus MUST utilize the Selby front gates.
  • There will be After-School Care. Pick-up will either be in the gym or in the Enrichment Classroom by the Health Office.
  • The Library/Media Center will not be open after school on Thursday due to Prizes and Inventory being stored in that area.
Friday, September 24th
  • Students should wear their FESTIVAL SHIRTS, comfortable and appropriate bottoms, and closed-toed shoes to school. Students should also bring a small bag (fanny pack, string backpack, etc.) for their tickets.
  • DROP-OFF: All students MUST enter campus through the Selby gates as the back gate to the yard will not be accessible. Students will remain in the courtyard/patio from 7:15 -7:30 a.m. and then enter their classrooms.
  • The Festival will open at 12:00 p.m. with the 8th grade students going first. The remaining classes will be dismissed according to their Patronage percentages!
  • There is NO AFTER-SCHOOL CARE today!
  • Kindergarten, DK, and 1st grade students will be released to their parents beginning at 12:00 p.m. These students may not be released to older siblings. Older siblings may not be the sole caregivers of these students after they are checked out.
  • Beginning at 2:45 p.m. parents may sign out students with the teachers at the main tent in the parish lot. Students MUST be signed out by their parents by 3:05 p.m. Older students may sign themselves out if they have permission to do so on regular school days.
Monday, September 27th
  • Please note that school will NOT be in session on Monday, September 27, due to ride and booth dismantling, Festival clean-up, and general restoration of the property. Classes will resume Tuesday morning.

DON’T FORGET YOUR COVID TEST CONSENT FORM!


3rd GRADE GIRLS JAM

One of our 3rd grade parties did not make it into the auction book, BUT you can find it online!!

#1435 3rd GRADE GIRLS CHRISTMAS JAMMIES PARTY

(FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021)

Third Grade Girls Christmas Jammies Party. The third-grade girls will gather together to spread Christmas cheer, drink hot chocolate, sing Christmas carols, make crafts and play games. Join us for a special bonding event to usher in this most special season.  Each bid is for one (1) 3rd grade SPA girl. Open to all 3rd grade girls. Event date is December 10, 2021.

THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING BASKET!

Special shout out to our basket mavens: Leila Gharache and Belen Griswold. They knocked it out of the park with this one!


BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 

If you missed our Back to School Night, access the recordings by clicking the link below.

Week of September 20th

Everyone is getting excited for the return of festival this week! Please keep an eye on your email and the festival page for the schedule of events. Because of festival, there will be some changes to traffic and recess this week (see below).  Please make sure to complete a PERMISSION SLIP if you would like your child to be able to go to the Mormon Field during lunch later this week.  And, NO SCHOOL on Monday, 9/27.

If you would like to access the recordings of the Back to School Night presentations, those are now available HERE.

FESTIVAL WEEK SCHEDULE CHANGES:

Monday, September 20th
  • Normal drop-off and pick-up procedures before and after school.
  • Yes, there will be After-School Care.
Tuesday, September 21st
  • DROP-OFF: Regular morning drop-off schedule; Ohio will be coned off to prepare for the delivery of rides, but students can still access the campus from Ohio Avenue in the morning.
  • DISMISSAL: Regular afternoon pick-up schedule; DK students may be picked up in the Enrichment Classroom by the Health Office.
  • Everyone entering and exiting the campus MUST utilize the Selby front gates.
  • Yes, there will be After-School Care. Be aware that we will not have access to playing on the yard Tuesday through Thursday so homework, indoor games, a possible movie, and crafts will be the planned after-school activities.
  • There is a volleyball practice scheduled in the gym after school from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday, September 22nd and 23rd
  • DROP-OFF: All students MUST enter campus through the Selby gates as the back gate to the yard will not be accessible. Students will remain in the courtyard/patio from 7:15 -7:30 a.m. and then enter their classrooms.
  • NO OHIO AVENUE DROP-OFF.
  • Students will eat and play on the LDS/Mormon Field for lunch. PLEASE COMPLETE, SIGN AND RETURN THE MORMON FIELD PERMISSION SLIP WITH YOUR CHILD(REN). See link above.
  • DISMISSAL: Regular afternoon pick-up schedule; DK students may be picked up in the Enrichment Classroom by the Health Office.
  • Everyone entering and exiting the campus MUST utilize the Selby front gates.
  • There will be After-School Care. Pick-up will either be in the gym or in the Enrichment Classroom by the Health Office.
  • The Library/Media Center will not be open after school on Thursday due to Prizes and Inventory being stored in that area.
Friday, September 24th
  • Students should wear their FESTIVAL SHIRTS, comfortable and appropriate bottoms, and closed-toed shoes to school. Students should also bring a small bag (fanny pack, string backpack, etc.) for their tickets.
  • DROP-OFF: All students MUST enter campus through the Selby gates as the back gate to the yard will not be accessible. Students will remain in the courtyard/patio from 7:15 -7:30 a.m. and then enter their classrooms.
  • The Festival will open at 12:00 p.m. with the 8th grade students going first. The remaining classes will be dismissed according to their Patronage percentages!
  • There is NO AFTER-SCHOOL CARE today!
  • Kindergarten, DK, and 1st grade students will be released to their parents beginning at 12:00 p.m. These students may not be released to older siblings. Older siblings may not be the sole caregivers of these students after they are checked out.
  • Beginning at 2:45 p.m. parents may sign out students with the teachers at the main tent in the parish lot. Students MUST be signed out by their parents by 3:05 p.m. Older students may sign themselves out if they have permission to do so on regular school days.
Monday, September 27th
  • Please note that school will NOT be in session on Monday, September 27, due to ride and booth dismantling, Festival clean-up, and general restoration of the property. Classes will resume Tuesday morning.