Welcome to the 6th Grade

Dear Families,

Welcome back to school! We are Jessica Dixon and Jamie Grobecker, your 6th grade room parents. This grade page will be updated with information regarding the class and school, so visit often! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We are here to support you.

Warmly,

Jessica and Jamie

Important Dates

  • Hot Lunch is Back – Wednesday, September 7th
  • Back to School Night – Monday, September 12th
  • Picture Day – Thursday, September 15th
  • Fall Festival – October 14-16th 2022
  • November – 6th Grade Traffic Duty
  • December 3rd – Night of Lights
  • December 9th – Sandwich Builders
  • February 6th – 6th Grade Liturgy Dinner

School Supply List

Contact Info

Room Parents

Jessica Dixon – jkjdixon@gmail.com
860.778.4578

Jamie Grobecker – jamie@sugarpaper.com
310.600.6143

Uniform Reminders

Teachers have reviewed the Uniform Code in the Student Handbook with the students. They have also given reminders to students who are “out of uniform.” A few reminders:

  • Hair styles need to be out of students’ eyes. The length of hair should be collar length for boys.
  • Skirt lengths should be just above the knee and not mid-thigh length.
  • Tennis shoes may be worn to school, mainly black or white with a bit of color. Students may not wear canvas shoes nor slip-on shoes of any kind.
  • Socks should be ankle length (not the ones that disappear into the shoe).
  • Jewelry includes only a watch, one tasteful ring, or one necklace with a cross or medal of our Catholic faith. No dangling earrings.
  • No nail polish or acrylics.

School Uniform Notices

Beginning Monday, teachers will issue SCHOOL UNIFORM NOTICES to those students who are not complying with the Uniform Code. Please note that any combination of eight Tardies and Uniform Notices will result in a Detention Notice.

Detention is served with Ms. Bjelajac from 3:05 – 4:00 pm. Parents will receive a copy of the Detention Notice. Please contact Ms. BJ if you have any questions.

A Message from your Teachers

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

We couldn’t be more excited to meet all of you! We have so many things to look forward to this year. It’s going to be a year of a lot of learning, hard work, and fun! This first week will mainly be about getting to know each other, going over rules, practicing routines, getting organized, and learning about the subjects in 2nd grade. On Tuesday, students will be taking home an information packet with a little survey for parents to fill out and return on Wednesday. Please check your child’s home folder for this. You may keep all the information pages for yourself; we only need the survey sheet returned in the home folder the next day.

Starting the first week, we will also be posting updates with all the general information parents need to know on the 2nd Grade Homeroom pages. (You will select either the “2A Homeroom” or “2B Homeroom” course page to find that information). The other course pages will have extra information specific to that class if you want to view it, but you will only need to go to the homeroom page for the important general information.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns at mvina@sp-apostle.org (for Mrs. Viña) or mvaldivieso@sp-apostle.org (for Ms. Valdivieso). We are looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Viña and Ms. Valdivieso

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Below is the usual morning schedule:

  • 7:15 am – yard supervision begins.
  • 7:50 am – the first bell rings. The students line up and Grades K – 4 are escorted to class by their teachers while Grades 5 – 8 make their way to their homerooms.
  • 8:05 am – the second bell rings. At this time students must be in their homeroom for prayer and announcements. Students arriving after 8:05 am are considered late and must get a tardy slip from the front office to be admitted to class.

Dismissal for Students in Grades 6 – 8

Students in grades 6 – 8 who wish to sign themselves out from their classrooms at the end of the school day or pick up their younger siblings at the lunch table area must have written permission from a parent.

Once you have turned in a permission note:

  1. Students in grades 6 – 8 may sign themselves out at 3:05 pm (or 12:45 pm on early dismissal days).
  2. Students proceed to the lunch tables to pick up any younger siblings.
  3. Students may wait in either of the 2 supervised areas: the lawn by the school entrance on Selby or in front of the Church on Ohio.
  4. To pick up, parents may pull their cars up to the curb area on Selby starting at 3:05 pm (no need to park and exit your vehicle), or find a parking space near the Church entrance (please do not park in the red zone).
  5. Supervision ends at 3:30 pm and any students not picked up will be signed into After Care.

 

 

 

A Message from our Teachers

Dear Kindergarten Family,

Our teachers would appreciate if you could complete the following list.  Thank you!

1. The parent questionnaire. This will help us get to know the students and prepare contact lists, birthday lists, allergy lists, etc. Please share the following link with parents:
2. We kindly ask for an individual photo of each student to help us recognize students on the first day! We would love to have these as soon as possible so we can start learning everyone’s names and faces! Please email photos to both teachers and include the child’s name and homeroom in the subject of the email.
3. Just a heads up, in the first week of school we will ask every student to provide a copy of a family photo that students will present to the class as a get to know you activity. We will then hang the photos in our prayer corner to keep our families with us all year long! Please do not send a framed photo; we won’t be able to hang all of them. A paper copy will be perfect! 🙂

HELLO 4th GRADE!

Dear Families,

Welcome back to school! We would like to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves to the new families joining us this year and a big welcome back to the returning Saints! We are your new room moms — Sarah Nassiri (Kate’s mom) and Sara Mostafavi (Sasha’s mom) — and we are very excited to embark on this new year with you. This grade page will be updated with information regarding the class and school, so visit often! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you to make this 4th grade year a success!

Warmly,

Sarah & Sara


Hot Lunch

The order link for Jersey Mike’s 1st trimester is now open! Sandwich meals are bundled and pre-ordered for the entire trimester.

Order Jersey Mike’s

FreshLunches will start hot lunch service on Wednesday, Sept. 7th. To avoid late fees, the deadline to order is every Wednesday by midnight for the following week’s delivery. Use the registration code stpaul-1 to add a new student or set up an account.

Order Fresh Lunches

If you have any questions, contact Hot Lunch Chair Jorge Gonzalez.


AFTER SCHOOL

Musical Theatre

Grades: 4 – 8

Have the musical theatre experience, complete with the audition process, rehearsals, and a final weekend of performances! Students will act, sing, and dance in a full musical theatre production while making memories that last a lifetime. For details and to register please click the link below.

Details Here

Show Dates are April 28th and April 29th.

Start date for 4th graders is October 5th.  Practice days are on Wednesdays.

For questions, please contact Ms. Newton at jnewton@sp-apostle.org

St. Paul’s Children’s Choir

Grades: 3 – 6
Day and time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays OR Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:00 pm

Start date: August 30

Instructor: Mr. Casey

Choir Sign-Up

Downbeat Music Club
(musical instruments)

Grades: K – 8
Day and time: Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:20 pm (K – 2), 4:20 – 5:15 pm (3 – 8)

Start date: Sept. 21

Instructor: Mr. Oscar Martinez

Downbeat Music Sign-Up

Sewing Class

Grades: K – 5
Day and time: Fridays, 1:15 – 2:15 pm

Start date: Sept. 16

Instructor: Miss Shannon

Sewing Class Sign-Up

Yoga Class

Grades: 3 – 6
Day and time: Mondays, 3:15 – 4:00 pm

Start date: Oct. 2

Instructor: Miss Jess

Yoga Sign-Up

Chess Club

The SPA Chess Club is back! Advanced and Intermediate players will have club on Mondays and beginner students will have club on Tuesdays. Depending on demand we may open up a second beginner or intermediate group on Tuesday as well so please indicate in your registration if you prefer Tuesday. All levels of chess, from novice to advanced are welcome to join the Club (Grades K-8)

Questions? Contact Erin Atkinson Cook <mrserincook@gmail.com>

Sign-Un Links Below:

Beginner Chess

Intermediate Chess

Advanced Chess

After School Care Program

Remember to sign up! After School Care is available starting on the first day until 6:00 pm each day. After School Care is complimentary from 12:30 – 3:30 pm every Friday. On all days, parents are billed for After School Care starting at 3:30 pm.

After School Care Program

Sports

The Fall sports season at St. Paul’s offers Girls Volleyball, Flag Football (Co-ed), and a CYO Fall Golf Tournament (Co-ed). The athletic department would like to encourage 4th-8th grade students the opportunity to represent St. Paul the Apostle School on the field of play in competition alongside their classmates.

The Catholic Youth Organization is composed of local Catholic schools in the greater Los Angeles area. The CYO’s mission is to build teamwork, sportsmanship, and confidence for student athletes through sports. CYO leagues are offered to 4th-8th grades for all sports at St. Paul’s.

For questions, please contact:
Anthony Palmieri (Athletic Director)
Josh Clarke (Assistant Athletic Director)


Parent Teacher Conferences

When: Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 15-17 (see full schedule below)
Where: Classrooms

Please take a moment to note the following schedule in your calendar:

Mon 11/7 – 2:45 PM regular dismissal
Tue 11/8 – 2:45 PM regular dismissal
Wed 11/9 – 12 PM early dismissal
Thu 11/10 – 12 PM early dismissal
Fri 11/11 – NO SCHOOL Veterans Day

Mon 11/14 – 2:45 PM regular dismissal
Tue 11/15 – 12 PM early dismissal
Wed 11/16 – 12 PM early dismissal
Thu 11/17 – 12 PM early dismissal
Fri 11/18 – 12:30 PM regular early dismissal


Reminders

 

  • Check school supply list (attachment is available on this page).
  • Check uniforms – check handbook for requirements.
  • Updated Virtus training, fingerprinting and TB testing are required for volunteering on campus and field trips, but are not required for mandatory traffic duty and festival duty.
  • Turn in form for family badges, required for entry on campus at https://school.sp-apostle.org/school-info/family-badge-submission-form.

Important Dates

  • Month of September: 4th Grade Playground Duty
  • Friday, Oct. 14 – 16, 2022: Fall Festival
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 17: Parent Teacher Conferences (early dismissal 12:00 pm)
  • Monday, Nov. 14, 2022: 4th Grade: Prayer Service & Liturgy Dinner
  • Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022: Night of Lights
  • Monday, Dec. 19 – Jan. 2, 2022: Christmas Vacation
  • Month of January: 4th Grade Traffic Duty
  • Thursday, March 16, 2022: Spring Sing I
  • Friday, April 7 – 16, 2022: Easter Vacation
  • Thursday, May 4, 2022: Spring Sing II
  • Friday, June 9, 2022: Last Day of School
  • Sandwich Builders: TBD

St. Paul’s Children’s Choir

Students in grades 3 – 6 are eligible to join the St. Paul’s Children’s Choir! No audition is required, but students are encouraged to attend weekly choir rehearsals for 2 weeks before deciding whether or not they want to commit for the school year. Rehearsals begin the week of August 29.

For details regarding rehearsals and performances, please click here.  Further questions can be directed to Mr. Casey.

 

 

Traffic & Safety

Crossing Guard Update

St. Paul’s is on the priority list for a crossing guard, but the city is still short-staffed. Please pay extra attention to pedestrians when driving around the school during pick-up and drop-off hours.

Safety Reminders for Drop-off and Pick-up

  • Please have your children exit on the passenger side.
  • No backpacks in the trunk, so kids and volunteers do not go in between vehicles.
  • While dropping off your kids in the carline, please do not make phone calls or text in the car.
  • Please pull up to the front of the line before dropping off your kids. Don’t let your kids jump out prior even if you’re late! This is a safety issue and a respect issue for folks that you might be holding up behind you.
  • Please don’t pull out of line before the car in front of you does so – Cars have been hit in the process by oncoming cars who are not in the traffic line.
  • Please do not drop off in the red zone across the street from the church.
  • Please keep dogs in the cargo area.  Please do not keep them in the same area where the kids are jumping out.
  • Please no parking in red.
  • Please drive slowly in our neighborhood and be respectful of our neighbors.

Back to School Reminders!

August 23rd, 2022 School begins
September 5th, 2022 Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
October 17th, 2022 Festival Clean-up – NO SCHOOL
November 11th, 2022 Veterans Day – NO SCHOOL
November 23rd – 25th, 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday – NO SCHOOL
December 19th – January 2nd Christmas Vacation – NO SCHOOL
January 16th, 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
February 20th, 2023 Presidents’ Day – NO SCHOOL
February 24th, 2023 Religious Education Congress – NO SCHOOL
March 3rd, 2023 Ski Weekend – NO SCHOOL
April 7th – April 14th, 2023 Easter Vacation – NO SCHOOL
May 19th, 2023 Camp-Out Weekend – NO SCHOOL
May 29th, 2023 Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
June 9th, 2023 Last day of school

TEACHER’S NOTE

WATER BOTTLE! Please have your child bring a reusable water bottle to school, they are not allowed to use the water fountains and it’s been really hot lately.

LABEL EVERYTHING! So important: hats, sweaters, lunch containers, pencil packs, water bottles, backpacks, ANY personal items.

BRING A SNACK! They must bring their own snacks to school, along with their lunch, of course.

Supplies: 
-Backpack
-Lunchbox (lunch with 2 snacks with easy to open items), Fresh Lunches will be back in October
-Water bottle
-Extra set of clothes for accidents and an extra mask
– No blankets or snuggies for rest time
All items should be clearly labeled with the student’s name
 
For the class room we will need:
Disinfecting wipes
tissue boxes
gallon size ziplock bags
2 cases of water bottles
 
Weekly Activity Schedule:
Monday: Yoga & Library
Tuesday: Music
Wednesday: PE
Thursday: Spanish
 

Welcome to 7th Grade!

Welcome back to school!  This grade page will be updated with information regarding the class and school, so visit often! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We are here to support you.

Warmly,

Noot and Alma

Reminders

  • Check school supply list (attachment is available on this page).
  • Check uniforms – check handbook for requirements. Students may wear festival clothing every day until the weekend of the festival. Thereafter, festival t-shirts may be worn on Fridays only, and festival sweatshirts may be worn at any time.  Please note that festival attire from any previous years may no longer be worn to school.
  • Updated Virtus training, fingerprinting and TB testing are required for volunteering on campus and field trips, but are not required for mandatory traffic duty and festival duty.
  • Turn in form for family badges, required for entry on campus at https://school.sp-apostle.org/school-info/family-badge-submission-form.
  • Check Schoology for assignments and grades, set reminders (if desired).
  • Student self sign out (if desired). Send note to teacher (no form this year).

Important Dates

  • Aug. 20 – Uniform Exchange & Festival Wear Sale, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, JCPC
  • Aug. 21 – Back to School Mass, 9:30 am
  • Aug. 23 – Back to School Coffee, First Day of School (early dismissal – 12:30 pm)
  • Aug. 24 – First Full Day of School
  •  Aug. 28 – In-N-Out End-of-Summer Picnic, 6 pm – 8 pm at the School Playground
  • Sept. 5 – No School – Labor Day
  • Sept. 12 – Back to School Night, 6:30 pm
  • Sept. 15 – Picture Day
  • October– Mandatory Traffic Duty for 7th Grade, sign ups will be available in September
  • Oct. 14-16 -Fall Festival
  • Nov. 2-4 -7th Grade Catalina Field Trip
  • Nov. 4 – 7th Grade Sandwich Builders, JCPC
  • Nov. 7 – 7th Grade Liturgy Dinner