Operation Gratitude & Outreach Drives for the Thanksgiving Season

Operation Gratitude

PWC Outreach Chairs, Ann Goodgame and Jess Gunderson, will be collecting Halloween candy to be donated to Operation Gratitude as part of their Halloween Giveback Program. Operation Gratitude is one of the largest and most impactful nonprofits in the country in support of military, veterans, and first responders serving overseas and in the U.S.
The collection will be November 1-4 (Monday-Thursday), and a box will be set up in the front lobby of the school during that time period.

Outreach Drives for the Thanksgiving Season

  • The Thanksgiving Bags for SJC.  We have committed to provide 250 bags.
  • Hygiene Kits for Westside Thanksgiving.

Please see below for more information.

2021 SJC Requested Items for Thanksgiving Drive
2021 hygiene flier

Procedures for Picking Students Up During School Hours

If you are picking up your student during the school day for appointments or other reasons, please follow this procedure.
1. Email your homeroom teacher and Nurse A ahead of time. For upper grades, you may also email your teacher for the class(es) your student is missing if you know the schedule.
2. Remind your student to go to Nurse A’s office before the time of pickup.
3. About 10 minutes before arriving, call Mitchell at the front office so he can inform Nurse A.
4. When you arrive at school, please drive up to the playground gate.
5. Let the guard know you are picking up your student from Nurse A and give your student’s name.
6. Wait for your student near the playground gate.

SEESAW

 

 

Below is a link to instructions on how students should log into SeeSaw for the first time. They need to log in to Classlink first which will log them into Seesaw (via Classlink), and thereafter they can access Seesaw directly from the app. For anyone who is not familiar, Classlink is an app that stores all the different apps that are needed for a class so only one login is needed.  There are tons of apps in the kinder class link app, but many are not being used.  The only one needed for the saint project is Seesaw.

Seesaw Login Instructions

Also, see below for a video of Mrs. Slapnicka describing how to log in to Seesaw. If you still have trouble login in to Seesaw or Classlink, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@sp-apostle.org .  For questions about the project, please contact Mrs. Splanicka and Mrs. Bravo.

3rd Grade Update – Week of Oct 25th

RUNNER’S CLUB 

Please bring these forms in as soon as possible.  Everyone should participate.  It is a wonderful experience and the students love it.  We are happy to start this again since it was not done during Covid.  Starting this week weather permitting.


LEAF PROJECT 

Students should be finding leaves and pressing them into a heavy book.  The more leaves you collect the better and the flatter you press a leaf, the better it will look in your booklet.  If you need any leaf that you can’t find, please tell the teacher and the class because we can share leaves.  Students will be graded for cover decoration, neatness and finishing the project. Hopefully, this is a good experience for the whole family.  Thank you.


SCIENCE SPIDER PROJECT  

This project will be assigned this week and done exclusively at school.  No work can be done at home for this project.  The project is being done to compliment the book, Charlotte’s Web being presently read in Language Arts Class.


MATURITY  

This cannot be rushed and many of your children just don’t have a lot of maturity at this time.  Example…Friday, the 3B class got a wonderful compliment from Mrs. Pinkofsky that she announced to the whole school.  Great news.  Then in Library on Friday and in PE on Friday that class got reprimanded for talking and not following directions.  Disaster.  Why does this happen?  Maturity.  We need to always be trying to improve hand responsible for our actions.  And there you have it.


POETRY

Students will find a poem of at least 8 lines for memorization to be presented in front of the class. I will be grading on:  eye contact, knowledge of material, expression, correct volume and speed. They must sign up for the poem by November 5th.  Poems will be presented starting in the middle of November. Students in each class must choose different poems.

The poems must have a Thanksgiving or Christmas theme.  I must approve of the poem before they sign up.


THIS WEEK

MONDAY 10/25/21

  • MATH
    • I can learn a new program on the Ipad to help me improve in math.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can investigate and write general information about SPIDERS with a classmate before I get a special spider to report on.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand how Jesus teaches us to put our love for one another into action.  This starts chapter 3 God is our Father.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Poetry presentations for November and December
    • Charlotte’s Web chapter 7
    • Spelling words – 3 times each. The first 5 words must be written in a sentence as well as written 3 times. PROPER HEADING ON PAPER.
      1. to
      2. too
      3. two
      4. their
      5. there
      6. toast
      7. easy
      8. socks
      9. Friday
      10. stuff
      11. paid
      12. cheese
      13. eighteen
      14. shiny
      15. piles
      16. holiday
      17. moment
      18. eager
      19. blossom
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Regions of California project- students will receive a print out with information on California.

TUESDAY 10/26/21

  • MATH
    • I can subtract across zeros.  p.171-172. Assignment p. 175-176.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can make my SPIDER BOOKLET and get it ready for my spider report.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand that God has many names. p. 22  Activity to follow.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the day. “soar”
    • Charlotte’s Web chapter 8
    • Grammar- possessive nouns
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive practice

WEDNESDAY 10/27/21

  • MATH
    • I can start my half book by gluing in the necessary information that will help me draw bar diagrams and show me visually how math stories work and make sense.  Teacher directed.  No Assignment.
  • SCIENCE
    • I will pick my Spider Topic from the basket and write it on the Spider Letter outlining the steps I need to follow in doing this report.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the Gospel with Sr. Theresa.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • word of the day.  “aghast”
    • Library
    • Word on Charlotte’s Web and turn in to Mrs. Damski for checking all completed chapters so far.
    • Students will read their Scary Stories to the class
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Spelling game
    • Cursive

THURSDAY 10/28/21

  • MATH
    • I can practice fluency in subtraction.  P. 177-178.  No Assignment.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can investigate my spider topic and start to write information about the spider in my spotted blue science book.
  • RELIGION
    • I can identify 4 kinds of prayers.  Teacher directed.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • word of the day. “caption”
    • spelling test
    • Charlotte’s Web chapter 9
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Work on Regions of California project

FRIDAY 10/29/21

  • MATH
    • I can do My Foldable on p. 129-130 and cut out vocabulary cards.  This starts the review for the chapter test next week.
    • No Assignment.
  • RELIGION
    • I can show forgiveness and live my faith.  p. 26
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • word of the day “obvious”
  • LIBRARY
  • SPANISH
  • CATCH-UP DAY
  • HALLOWEEN FUN

 

Virtual High School Night

Tonight, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Parents and Students are invited to join our Virtual High School Night via Zoom. This evening is entirely optional and meant to give you some insight into our local Catholic High Schools. Use the link below to access the Zoom Links for each session.
Monday, October 25th, 2021
6:30pm – 8:40 pm
Schedule
6:30-7:00 pm Louisville High School (female)
7:00 -7:30 pm Notre Dame High School (co-ed)
7:35-8:05 pm Crespi Carmelite High School (male)
Marymount High School (female)
8:10-8:40 pm Loyola High School (male)
Notre Dame Academy (female)

Updates

 

 

  • A reminder for families to please submit their Patient Consent Form for COVID testing at the beginning of the week so that the teachers have them all for Wednesday. Make sure they are turned in with a signature and that the email provided is legible, otherwise this will delay receiving results. All families are encouraged to type in the information on the top section and just sign and date the bottom each week. This will ensure that everything is legible and will make the process quicker for you each week.
  • If a student is absent the day of COVID testing, they will not be able to return to campus until they are tested outside of school AND receive a “NEGATIVE” result.
  • Please remember to check Schoology.  If you are having difficulty accessing Schoology feel free to contact Mr. Lopez (elopez@sp-apostle.org) so that he can support you in getting that access.
Pick-up procedure for planned pick-ups during school hours:

If you are picking up your student during the school day for appointments or other reasons, please follow this procedure.

  • Email your homeroom teacher and Nurse A ahead of time. For upper grades, you may also email your teacher for the class(es) your student is missing if you know the schedule.
  • Remind your student to go to Nurse A’s office before the time of pickup.
  • About 10 minutes before arriving, call Mitchell at the front office so he can inform Nurse A.
  • When you arrive at school, please drive up to the playground gate.
  • Let the guard know you are picking up your student from Nurse A and give your student’s name.
  • Wait for your student near the playground gate.

Catholic High School Information

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

(Last Updated 10/26/21)

 

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

Please find below links to 12 Catholic Schools in the greater Los Angeles area. In an effort to keep the calendar of events for each school easy to find and the posting of requested event details by Miss Danielski and Ms. Alessi, we have created an information page for each school. As new dates, events, and information is passed along to us, it will be posted on this page. Check them often, as well as high school websites for more details and updates.

Any question, feel free to reach out to us.

8th Grade Room Parents,

Donna, Jackie, Alice & Kasi

CLICK SCHOOL LINK BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS

 

 

Upcoming Calendar of Events

 

Upcoming Calendar Of Events

  • November 15th-19th: Parent-Teacher Conference Week – Early dismissal @12:00 pm everyday
  • Friday, November 19th: Night of Lights Ornaments Due
  • Thursday, November 24th-26th : Thanksgiving Holiday Break – No School
  • Monday, November 29th – Friday, December 3rd: 8th Grade trip to Yosemite National Park
  • December 4th @ 6-9pm: Night of Lights Event
  • December 20th – 31st: Christmas Break
  • Monday, January 3rd: Classes Resume
  • Monday, January 17th: Martin Luther King Holiday – No School