January (4th Grade) Traffic & Safety Duty

4th grade traffic duty month is January.  Please visit the link below to sign up for a day to volunteer.  Each family is required to volunteer one day a week for the entire month of January.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

4th Grade/January Traffic Duty

All volunteers for traffic duty must be vaccinated against Covid and masked at all times while on campus.


  • Please wear a mask and we encourage volunteers to sanitize their hands after handling of car doors & backpacks.
  • Keep hands free from cell phones, coffee mugs, etc.
  • Stay focused on upcoming cars
  • Vehicles must come to a complete stop before opening door(s)
  • Children must exit the vehicle through doors facing you
  • Help children gather their bags/belongings
  • Make sure children exit the vehicle safely before shutting door


If you are unable to make a shift, it is your responsibility to find a replacement. Make-up shifts may be available to work in an upcoming grade month. Any concerns, please email your child’s grade Room Parents or the PWC Traffic & Safety Chair, Stephanie Tsai steph.tsai@mac.com & Monika Merchan monikamerchan@yahoo.com


To reserve your position, please reserve one slot on one day. If you signed up for Monday, you are signed-up for ALL MONDAYs of this month with that same position. You will receive an automatic reminder only before your first slot. Please make sure to mark your calendars for all days of that month outside of holidays!

For morning traffic in the schoolyard please arrive by 7:10 A.M.

Afternoon traffic at the Selby driveway is from 2:40 – 3:30 P.M. (12:15 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. on Fridays)

You are able to change your reservation on your own (clear your reservation and then make a new reservation). If you have any questions, please contact your child’s grade Room Parents or the PWC Traffic & Safety Chair.

Monika Merchan & Stephanie Tsai 2021/2022 Traffic & Safety Co-Chairs

4th Grade/January Traffic Duty

5th Grade Updates – For the Week of December 13th

Updates from Our Teachers:

-Students should be dressed in Christmas-formal appropriate attire on Monday, December 13th for the Christmas pageant recording. This includes nice pants, collared shirts, formal tops, appropriate length dresses, appropriate length skirts, and nice shoes. This does NOT include jeans, sweatpants, t-shirts, etc. Please keep in mind that students will be in these clothes all day, so they should try to be relatively comfortable. If students would like to bring a change of shoes for after the recording, they may do so. Also, please keep in mind the weather as it is supposed to be chilly, so bundle up!

-The Christmas pageant recording will be available and shared on Thursday, December 16th at 7pm for families to watch.

-Students will have a Christmas-themed free dress day on Friday, December 17th, as long as one item of clothing is either green or red. Get festive and be sure you are still abiding by SPA policy!

-Please provide a well-fitting mask to your student(s) that covers their mouth and nose at all times when inside! Also, have your student keep an extra mask in their backpack at all times in the event that their other mask becomes lost, wet, or dirty.

-Bring your fully-charged Chromebook to school everyday. Recently, students have been arriving with Chromebooks that have no battery and are not prepared for classThis is important!

-A reminder for families to please submit their Patient Consent Form for COVID testing at the beginning of the week so that we have them all for Wednesday. We will collect them on Monday and Tuesday mornings. 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 daily, especially the Homeroom pages. 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.

With gratitude,

Ms. Drake and Mr. Sánchez



It’s 5th Grade’s turn for Traffic Duty for the month of December.  For changes to sign ups, please click on the Sign Up Link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084bacab2eabf85-november4

Traffic Duty Guidelines:

  • 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.orgas soon as possible.
  • Mask required and social distancing enforced
  • Morning start time is 7:15 AM
  • Afternoon traffic at the Selby driveway is from 2:40 – 3:30 PM (12:15 PM – 1:00 PM on Fridays)
  • Keep hands free from cell phones and coffee mugs
  • If you are unable to make a shift, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.


We have been hearing that the daily lunch lists for Freshlunches are not always accurate. Please double check your orders each week and let you your child know if he or she can expect to receive a hot lunch that day.

If your child is mistakenly excluded from the lunch list, instruct your child to speak to the server and ask for one of the extra lunches that are available.


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.


It’s time to order your 2021-2022 St. Paul the Apostle School yearbook! Don’t miss out! It is a wonderful way to remember the school year! You can just click HERE to order.

  • $35- if ordered between November 16th – December 17th
  • $45- if ordered between December 18th – January 18th
  • $55- if paid for in June during yearbook distribution, but there is no guarantee there will be any yearbooks left.

·      Monday, December 13th– Christmas Pageant Filming: Send children to school in appropriate
       Christmas attire. 5th Grade filming is scheduled to tape between 10:45-11:15am.
·      Friday, December 17th– Last Day of School, 12:30 PM Dismissal
·      Monday, December 20th- Christmas Vacation Begins
·      Friday, December 24th @ 4PM- Christmas Children’s Mass
·      Monday, January 3rd– School Resumes

  • December 20 to January 2 – Winter Vacation
  • January 17 – Martin Luther King’s Day
  • February 21 – President’s Day
  • March 11 – Ski Weekend
  • March 18 – Religious Education Congress
  • April 15 to 22  Easter Vacation
  • May 20 – Campout Weekend
  • May 30 – Memorial Day

It should be noted that since “Ski Weekend” and “Campout Weekend” are not school-sponsored events, the administration has no control regarding the dates selected or anything that may occur resulting in a last-minute change of date. This has occurred in previous years, and we do apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause our SPA families.

Week of Dec 6: Lesson Plans


We are in Christmas Mode for the next two weeks.  That means that we will be doing Christmas activities in some of the classes as well as our regular work and tests.  TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY!




  • Please stop by to see our beautiful Christmas Tree that Ms. Cisneros did for third grade.  We will decorate this tree with Math ornaments and Language Arts ornaments.


  • THURSDAY: Spelling
    • Religion: Chapters 4 and 5. Understanding Multiplication and Understanding Division.  Know fact families and pictures to do multiplication and division.
    • Math: Chapter 4. JESUS IS WITH US.  P. 29-35 in the text.  We will review this chapter two times this week.

MONDAY 12/6/21

  • MATH
    • I can draw math diagrams to solve math stories in my half book. (Mixed Addition and Subtraction)  No Assignment.
    • I can finalize my Spider Project this week by cutting, pasting in pictures, and text.
    • Review for Chapter 4 Test JESUS IS WITH US.  p. 29- 35 in the religion text.
    • Pass out packets – Read about the Native Americans, The Hupa
    • Vocabulary words to know: culture, historian, settler, shaman, natural resources
    • Idiom of the Week: toot your horn
    • Word of the Day: weary
    • Pronouns: Subject/Object agreement
    • Charlotte’s Web: Chapter 20
    • Spelling Words: Write the words 5 times each. Use in a sentence, or you may write a short story using the words.
      1. Christmas
      2. jolly
      3. turkey
      4. reindeer
      5. sleigh
      6. Jesus
      7. Santa
      8. Mary
      9. Joseph
      10. Wise Men
      11. Advent
      12. presents
      13. mistletoe
      14. joyous
      15. Bethlehem
      16. hot chocolate
      17. snow
      18. skiing

TUESDAY 12/7/21

  • MATH
    • I can make a math ornament.
    • I can finalize my Spider Project this week by cutting, pasting in pictures, and text.
    • I can listen to a Christmas Read-a-Loud in class.  This will be done this week and next until the book is finished.
    • The Chumash Indians
    • Word of the Day: adolescent
    • Charlotte’s Web: Read chapter 21


  • Covid Test Day
  • Mass at 8:30am
  • MATH
    • I can successfully use and understand division and multiplication vocabulary.  p. 283-284.
    • I can finalize my Spider Project this week by cutting, pasting in pictures, and text.
    • Gospel with Sr. Theresa and/or Mrs. Buchanan
    • Practice for spelling test
    • Cursive practice
    • Word of the Day:  rumor
    • Subject Pronouns
    • Charlotte’s Web

THURSDAY 12/9/21

  • MATH
    • I can read a math story and use a strategy to solve it.
    • I can finalize my Spider Project this week by cutting and pasting in pictures and text.
    • Fr. Ryan to visit third grade classes.
    • The Miwok Indians
    • Word of the Day: rarely
    • Object Pronouns
    • Spelling test
    • Charlotte’s Web: Finish all chapters

FRIDAY 12/10/21

  • MATH
    • Test on Math chapters 4 and 5, Understanding Multiplication and Division)
    • Test on Chapter 4 Jesus Is With Us. p. 29-35.
    • Assessment
    • Library
    • Spanish
    • Word of the Day: contribute
    • Turn in completed Charlotte’s Web