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Week of Jan 31: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


MASS THURSDAY AT 8:30:  “Blessing of the throats.”  Students will watch the mass in their homeroom.

BOOK REPORT

  • January BOOK REPORT will be written in class next MONDAY, January 31.
  • BRING YOUR BOOKS TO SCHOOL.

TESTS

  • WEDNESDAY: Math
  • THURSDAY: Spelling

MONDAY 1/31/22

  • MATH
    • I can explore patterns in the 5x tables, talk about strategies and multiply by 5.   p. 313-316.   My HW p.317-318
  • SCIENCE
    • I can draw electrons, protons, and neutrons to show how they work with static electricity.  Teacher handout and story.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand that following Jesus is not easy.  Session 7 Following Jesus.  p. 55
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Idiom of the Week: not by cup of tea
    • Word of the Day: drab
    • BOOK REPORT
    • Spelling Words: (ur/or/ir) Write each word 5x each.
      1. nurse
      2. hurt
      3. curly
      4. turn
      5. churning
      6. work
      7. word
      8. worry
      9. shirt
      10. chip
      11. dirt
      12. stir
      13. firm
      14. skirt
      15. swerve
      16. squirm
      17. twirling
    • Literature
    • What can sports teach us about working together?
    • “Soccer Shootout”
      • Vocabulary
        • collaboration
        • symbiosis
        • determination
        • unity
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Settling in California (Explorers and Missions)
      • Vocabulary
        • citizen
        • discriminate
        • immigrant
        • mission

TUESDAY 2/1/22

  • MATH
    • I can divide by 5.  p. 319-322    My HW p. 323-324.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can determine the cause and effect relationship of electric or magnetic interaction between two objects not in contact with each other.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the story of the Rich Man and answer questions about the story.  p. 56-57
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: fidget
    • Black History Month (activities to go with this topic)
    • Continue reading “Soccer Shootout”
      • Critical Vocabulary
        • apprehensive
        • technical
        • deflected
        • competition
        • intercepted
        • sprawling
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Why Settlers Came to California

WEDNESDAY 2/2/22

  • Covid Test Day
  • MATH
    • Math Test on 2x, 4x and 10x tables.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can make a compass in class with my tablemates.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the Gospel with Sr. Theresa or Mrs. Buchanan
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: memorable
    • Library
    • Silent writing in Journal
    • Work on  “Soccer Shootout”
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive and spelling practice

THURSDAY 2/3/22

  • MATH
    • I can explore the 9 table and strategies to solve it.  Teacher directed.  No Homework
  • SCIENCE
    • No science class due to Mass in the morning.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand the importance of the greatest Commandment.  p. 58-59
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Feast of St. Blaze
    • Word of the day: lavender
    • Spelling test
    • Writing
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

FRIDAY 2/4/22

  • MATH
    • I can review the 2x, 4x, and 10x tables.  Origami Lesson to follow.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the book, Stone Soup, to understand how important it is to help your neighbor.  Discussion to follow.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: odor
    • Writing and finishing “Soccer Shootout”
  • LIBRARY
  • SPANISH
  • CATCH-UP DAY

Volunteering at School

In order to volunteer for playground duty, hot lunch, coaching and field trip supervision, all parent volunteers need to have : (1) been fingerprinted through the Archdiocese, (2) current VIRTUS certificates, and (3) TB test results on file with the school.

VIRTUS Training
The archdiocese has been offering these sessions online.  For more information, please also visit the Virtus website or contact Mary Ann Bertolucci directly.
  • If you have never participated in a VIRTUS training session or your certificate expired, please sign up for one of the Protecting God’s Children sessions.
  • If you took a Protecting God’s Children session between January 2017 and January 2018, please sign up for one of the Keeping the Promise Alive sessions. Typically you need to re-certify every four years; however, the Archdiocese has extended that period to five years temporarily.
  • After you have completed the course, please make sure to keep a copy of your training certificate and also send an electronic copy to the school office via Mitchell Lord and one to Mary Ann Bertolucci in the parish office.
TB Tests
TB tests are available at the CVS Minute Clinic near the school. Please schedule an appointment here.

Covid-19 Testing Forms

Students are tested on campus each week for Covid-19. Please remember to send your child to school with a dated and signed copy of the COVID-19 Patient Test Request Form.


Students in grades 4 – 8 may receive the NOSTRIL swab or NASAL swab. If this is the type of COVID test you want for your child, just check either one of those boxes on the form, otherwise he/she will receive the MOUTH swab.
When completing the Patient Request Form, please remember to include your email address so that the results of the lab test can be sent directly to you, as well as Nurse Anderson. We strongly suggest that you TYPE the requested information onto the form so that everything—including your email address—is legible. Keep in mind that we are not using a “rapid” test, so we should expect to receive the results in approximately 24 hours. If you have not received the results by then, please contact the lab or Nurse Anderson. Any measures that we can take to help keep our community safe is well worth the effort. Thank you for your cooperation regarding this very important matter!

Valentine’s Day

 

Dear 4th grade Families,

We are SO excited for Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 14th!   The 4th graders are welcome to participate in 2 activities at school on
Valentine’s Day……(Students may participate in both activities, one, or none at all)

Activity #1: Valentine’s Day ~ BOX EXCHANGE
• Students may decorate a box however they’d like (a shoe box is a
good size) and put their name on the inside of the box so it is hidden.
• The box should include one savory snack (pretzels, chips, etc.)
o NO candy or sweet items are included in the box.
o The savory food item MUST BE STORE BOUGHT &
INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED.

• When students bring the box to school on Valentine’s Day, it should
be inside of a bag so nobody can see it.
• During Recess, the teachers will take the boxes out of the bags and
spread them around the classrooms. The students will then pick a
box randomly and enjoy their snack. Students will use the decorated
box to hold the Valentine’s Day cards/candies from their classmates

Activity #2: Valentine’s Day ~ CARDS
• If a student chooses to bring cards, he/she MUST have one for each
student in his/her homeroom (31 for 4A, 31 for 4B).
o Please DO NOT address the cards to individual students (Helps
with a faster distribution)

• If a student would like to add candies to their Valentine’s cards, that’s
fine, but again all food items MUST be individually wrapped.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Thank you,
Ms. Mizo & Ms. Fisher

Update – January 27, 2022

 

4th Grade Hot Lunch Duty 

 

It is 4th grade’s turn for Hot Lunch Duty in March. Please sign up for one of the shifts below.

Please note these important guidelines for volunteering:

Proof of Covid vaccination or negative Covid test, Virtus certification, TB test and fingerprinting must be on file with the school front office and Nurse A.

PLEASE EMAIL NURSE ANDERSON YOUR VACCINE CARD OR NEGATIVE COVID TEST AT nursesoffice@sp-apostle.org

Check in at the front office and report to the lunch service tables near the gym.

For DK – 4th Grade, arrive by 11:15 AM and stay until 12:10 PM.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Liz Lee at lizkwon@gmail.com.

 

Please visit this link to sign up

 

UPCOMING DATES:

  • Sunday, January 30thSaturday February 5th– Catholic Schools Week
  • Tuesday, February 1st @ 7PM- Zoom VIRTUS Training- Keeping the Promise Alive
  • Thursday, February 3rd @ 6PM- Zoom VIRTUS Training- Protecting God’s Children
  • Sunday, February 6th, 8AM-10:30am- Pancake Breakfast by SPA Father’s Club NEW DATE!
Pancake Breakfast – February 6th
The Father’s Club will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast in celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Sunday, February 6th starting at at 8:00 A.M. immediately following the 7:30 am and 9:30 am masses. $5 pp/$20 per family. The breakfast will be set up in front of the Parish Center with outside seating. Please mark your calendars!
YEARBOOKS
Don’t miss out! It is a wonderful way to remember the 2021-2022 St. Paul the Apostle school year! You can just click HERE to order.
$55- if paid for in June during yearbook distribution, but there is no guarantee there will be any yearbooks left.

Week of Jan 24: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


FLIP BOOKS DUE

MASS TUESDAY AT 8:30

SPIDER WEB CONTEST  Congratulations to the following winners.

3B                                    3A

1st place    Malina and Reese                 Will J. and Will O.

2nd place   Elsie and Mia                       Amelie and Kate Vu

3rd place   Quinn B. and Henry              Max G. and. Julian

BOOK REPORT

  • January BOOK REPORT will be written in class next MONDAY, January 31.

TESTS

  • MONDAY: Social Studies (Lesson 4)
  • THURSDAY: Spelling

MONDAY 1/24/22

  • MATH
    • I can multiply by 10.   p. 333-335.   HW. p. 337-338
  • SCIENCE
    • I can do experiments with North and South magnets.  Bring a North/South magnet to school if you have one.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the parable of the yeast.  p. 52-53
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Idiom of the Week: see eye to eye
    • Word of the Day: stagger
    • Journal writing
    • Reading
      • “The Traveling Trio.” An informational video
        • Vocabulary
          • Baroque
          • Pulleys
          • Backdrop
          • Performance
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • TEST ON LESSON 4 today

TUESDAY 1/25/22

  • MASS TODAY
  • MATH
    • I can divide by 10.  p. 345-347.   HW p. 349-350
  • SCIENCE
    • NO CLASS DUE TO MASS
  • RELIGION
    • I can do a project to help perform acts of kindness.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: habit
    • Journal writing
    • Paragraph writing
    • Reading: “Gigi and the Wishing Ring”
      • Vocabulary
        • eminent
        • peasant
        • stately
        • deceive
        • superior
        • merciful
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Settling in California
      • Define the vocabulary words: citizen , discriminate, immigrant, mission

WEDNESDAY 1/26/22

  • Covid Test Day
  • MATH
    • I can understand what a multiples of ten is.  Teacher directed. No textbook used.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can understand how static electricity works by doing experiments.   Teacher directed.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the Gospel or readings for Sunday, January 30.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: swarm
    • Writing
    • Special intention day
    • Quiz on Adjectives (maybe)
    • Library for 3B
    • Continue with “Gigi and the Wishing Ring”
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

THURSDAY 1/27/22

  • MATH
    • I can solve multiples of 10.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can do a series of drawings based on the experiments from yesterday.
  • RELIGION
    • I can review for the  religion test on Session 6 in the text about the two important parables:  The Mustard Seed and Yeast.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: notorious
    • Spelling Test
    • Homework due today
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

FRIDAY 1/28/22

  • MATH
    • I can review the 2x, 4x, and 10x tables.  Origami Lesson to follow.
  • RELIGION
    • Test on Session 6 Parables.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: identical
  • P.E. for 3A
  • LIBRARY
  • SPANISH
  • CATCH-UP DAY

Week of Jan 18: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


TESTS

  • THURSDAY: Spelling

TUESDAY 1/18/22

  • MATH
    • I can multiply by 4.  Use the strategy, “Double, double.”  p.383-386.
    • HW. p.387-388
  • SCIENCE
    • I can investigate magnets.  New Unit.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand my role in serving God’s Kingdom.  p.48-49.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Students must sign up for a book for the January book report by today.
      • Free choice, but must be approved.
      • Report will be written in class during the last week of January.
    • STAR TESTING FOR ALL LANGUAGE ARTS STUDENTS
    • Spelling Words: 5x each 1.  I’d  – I would2.  aren’t-   are not

      3.  haven’t – have not

      4.  doesn’t – does not

      5.  hadn’t –  had not

      6.  would’ve – would have

      7.  wouldn’t –   would not

      8.  should’ve – should have

      9.  we’d  -we did

      10.  weren’t- were not

      11.  hasn’t-  has not

      12.  couldn’t- could not

      13.  he’d – he had

      14.  they’d  – they  had

      15.  shouldn’t-     should not

      16.  won’t –  will not

      17.  contractions

      18. placement

  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • HW: READ pages 57 through 65  and complete the packet called Preview Lesson 4
    • We did not get to the flip book last week so we shall start today.
    • New books finally have arrived!!! Please put a book sock on the hard covered book and cover the workbook with contact paper.

WEDNESDAY 1/19/22

  • Covid Test Day
  • MATH
    • STAR TESTING FOR ALL MATH STUDENTS
  • SCIENCE
    • I can make a spiderweb with a partner.  This completes our Spider Project. Awards are given for lst, 2nd, 3rd place in each class.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the Gospel with Sr. Theresa or Mrs. Buchanan.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day:  brittle
    • Idiom of the Week:  under the weather
    • Continuing with Pecos Bill – did not get to it last week, too many students absent
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Project – spelling practice , cursive

THURSDAY 1/20/22

  • MATH
    • I can divide by 4.  p. 389-392  HW. p. 393-394
  • SCIENCE
    • I can do experiments with North and South magnets.  Bring a North/South magnet to school if you have one.
  • RELIGION
    • I can name ways that help show the Kingdom of God in small things. p. 51-52
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: antique
    • Spelling test
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

FRIDAY 1/21/22

  • MATH
    • I can explore the 10x tables.  Teacher directed.  No homework.  Origami today.
  • RELIGION
    • I can review the chapter and prepare for the religion test next week.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: bamboozle
    • Work on adjectives
  • LIBRARY
  • SPANISH
  • CATCH-UP DAY

Week of Jan 10: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


FREE DRESS ALL WEEK!

STAR TESTING

  • Students who did not take the Star Testing before vacation will take it when they return to school this week.

EPIPHANY

  • We will celebrate the feast of the Three Kings Monday.  Make sure you bring your decorated shoes to class.

TESTS

  • THURSDAY: Spelling

MONDAY 1/10/22

  • MATH
    • I can draw bar diagrams in the half book for addition and subtraction problems.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can present my spider report to the class.
  • RELIGION
    • I can do a project on the best gift that I gave to someone at Christmas.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Idiom of the Week:  hit the nail on the head
    • Word of the Day: graceful
    • Spelling Words: (homophones) Write each word 5 times and put each word in a sentence.
      1. whole
      2. hole
      3. its
      4. it’s
      5. hear
      6. here
      7. won
      8. one
      9. our
      10. hour
      11. their
      12. there
      13. fur
      14. fir
      15. piece
      16. peace
      17. waste
      18. waist
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Read section on Early Settlers

TUESDAY 1/11/22

  • MATH
    • I can divide by 2.  p. 307-309.
    • HW 311-312.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can present my spider report to the class and watch a video about spider webs.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand the importance of being a good listener.   p. 45-46 in text.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: anonymous
    • Silent writing for 10 minutes
    • Students will explain what a play is and how actors act out written words on a page. We shall discuss how acting out a play is different from reading a story aloud.
    • Students will watch Get Curious Video:  “Auditions”
    • Vocabulary words to know: audition, rehearse, ability, actor
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Work on Flip book

WEDNESDAY 1/12/22

  • Covid Test Day
  • Mass at 8:30am – Students will watch in the classroom.
  • MATH
    • I can find patterns in the 4x tables.  No textbook used.  No HW.
  • SCIENCE
    • No Class due to Mass and altered schedule.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the gospel with Sr. Theresa or Mrs. Buchanan.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day:  famished
    • Library for 3A.
      • BOOK FOR JANUARY BOOK REPORT – FREE CHOICE (ALMOST, SHOW ME YOUR BOOK)
    • Parts for the play — practicing
    • Adjectives
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive practice

THURSDAY 1/13/22

  • MATH
    • I can double a known fact and use this strategy to solve the 4x tables. No textbook used.  No HW.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can make a spiderweb with a partner.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand what a parable is and why Jesus told parables.  p. 47-48 in text.  Video clips shown.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Spelling homework due
    • Spelling test
    • Adjective work
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

FRIDAY 1/14/22

  • MATH
    • I can review the weeks work and make a snowflake based on the book Snowflake Bentley.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand my role in serving God’s Kingdom.  p.48-49.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: browse
  • LIBRARY
  • SPANISH
  • CATCH-UP DAY

5th Grade Updates – January 10

Updates from Our Teachers:

-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

MILES TO GO – DRUG PREVENTION EDUCATION

Dear 5th-8th Grade Parents,

Miles to Go is our annual drug education program for students in grades 5-8. Jonathan and Kelly have worked with our school and other local middle and high schools in our area. Here is their website for your information: Miles To Go

The parent session will be given by the presenter at each grade level.

Topic: Miles To Go Parent Meeting 5th & 6th grade Monday 1-10-22
Time: Jan 10, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 820 2376 3648
Passcode: S8QUdi

HOT LUNCH UPDATE

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.

HOT LUNCH INFO LINK


PICK UP PROCEDURE 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.

REMINDER: NEW POLICY FOR DROPPING OFF LUNCHES

If you forgot to pack a lunch and would like to drop one off for your child during the school day, please review and become familiar with our policy.
Please drop off your forgotten snacks and lunches at a table next to the school front office before 10:00am. Please clearly label all snacks and lunches with your child’s name and homeroom. For grades DK and K, staff will continue to deliver snacks and lunches to the students. For grades 1st through 8th, students will be given the opportunity to look for their missing food at the table. Please tell your child to go look for his or her lunch at the table if it was forgotten that day. 

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOKS

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.

  • $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.

U.C.L.A.S.A.F.E. COLLECTION CENTER

As we begin to rearrange closets, cabinets and desk space to make room for our new Christmas gifts, please know that UCLA could possibly accept some of the items you may be wanting to discard. Please note the lists and information below:

THEY ACCEPT: paint and solvents; used motor oil and filters, anti-freeze, and other automotive fluids; cleaning products; pool and garden chemicals; aerosol cans; all medicine; auto batteries; household (alkaline) batteries; fluorescent tubes and bulbs, thermostats, and other mercury-containing lamps.

THEY ALSO ACCEPT: computers, monitors, printers, network equipment, cables, telephones, televisions, microwaves, video games, cell phones, radios, stereos, VCRs, and electronic toys. *Residents are limited to a total of six pieces of electronic waste per visit to a SAFE Center and items will be accepted on Saturdays only.

THEY DO NOT ACCEPT: business waste, ammunition, explosives, radioactive material, biological waste or tires. Bulky Items: furniture, refrigerators, washing machines/dryers, conventional ovens, paper, or computer software

The Center is located at 550 Charles E. Young Dr. West, Los Angeles, 90095. Their hours of operation are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday* from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Follow the drop-off signs. *** They will accept electronic waste on Saturdays only.

For more Information, please call 1-800-98-TOXIC (1-800-988-6942).

 


UPCOMING DATES
  • Monday, January 10th- In-Person School Resumes
  • Tuesday, January 11th @7:45AM- SPA Business Breakfast in MPR
  • Tuesday, January 11th 7:45AM- 1:45PM- UCLA Blood Drive @JCPC
  • Wednesday, January 12th 3-6PM- Vaccination Clinic @JCPC
  • Monday, January 17th- Martin Luther King Holiday- NO SCHOOL
  • Sunday, January 30th @8AM- Pancake Breakfast by SPA Father’s Club
  • Sunday, January 30th @10:30AM- School Open House
  • Sunday, January 30th-Saturday February 5th- Catholic Schools Week

NO SCHOOL DAYS
  • 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.