Shine On Yoga

Grades: 3 – 6

Day and time: Mondays, 3:15 – 4:00 pm

Start date: Jan. 16

Instructor: Miss Jess

Shine On Yoga’s After School Yoga Class provides a non-competitive outlet for students to move their bodies, lift their hearts and calm their minds. In this class we’ll practice basic and challenging yoga poses and partner poses, we will balance, twist, strengthen and stretch. Students will explore age-appropriate breathing techniques, and we will place focus on mindfulness and meditation.

Welcome to 7th Grade!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We are here to support you.

Warmly,

Noot and Alma

Reminders

  • 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.
  • A family badge is 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).

Important Dates

  • Sept. 26 – Sign ups open for Festival Duty
  • October– Mandatory Traffic Duty for 7th Grade
  • Oct. 7 – Catalina field trip forms due to 7th Grade Teachers
  • Oct. 14-16 -Fall Festival
  • Nov. 2-4 -7th Grade Catalina Field Trip
  •  7th Grade Sandwich Builders will be moved to a later date.
  • Nov. 7 – 7th Grade Liturgy Dinner

Parent/Teacher Conferences

When: Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 15-17

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

 

 

Follow the link below if you wish to print or download the schedule:

https://files.constantcontact.com/6c8f1ef4701/650e0023-b52b-4ede-a708-6f11081f1395.pdf

Kindergarten Important Dates

9/20 – First Jersey Mike’s Lunch

9/22 – Bigg Chill Day (order here:  Bigg Chill

10/4 – Jersey Mike’s Lunch

10/14-10/16 METAVERSE Fall Festival

10/17 – NO SCHOOL Festival Clean Up

10/18 – Jersey Mike’s Lunch

10/27 – Make Up Picture Day

11/1 – Jersey Mike’s Lunch

11/9 – 11/10 Early Dismissal 12:00 P.M Parent Teacher Conferences

11/11 – No SCHOOL Veterans Day

11/15 – 11/17 Early Dismissal 12:00 P.M. Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/21 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Lunch (more details to follow)

11/23 – 11/27 NO SCHOOL Happy Thanksgiving!

12/3 – Night of Lights (more details to follow)

12/9 – Sandwich Builders (more details and signup to follow)

12/16 – Merry Christmas!  Christmas Vacation Starts!

 1/3 – School Starts

1/25 – School Mass (Full Uniform Required for Kindergarten)

Musical Theatre

Grades: 4 – 8

Day and time: Wednesdays, 3:15 – 5:15 pm

Start date: Sept. 28 (Grades 7 – 8), Oct. 5 (Grades 4 – 6)

Instructor: Ms. Newton

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.  Show dates will be April 28th and 29th.

 

Welcome and Important Dates

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,

Addy, Katrina, Virginia, and Yvette

UPCOMING ITEMS:

HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: This year, we are providing high school admission links for the high schools presenting at high school night.  Please check the schools’ sites for important dates and key information.  There are numerous high schools to choose from.  We have only listed those schools that the school administration advised us to list:

  1. Chaminade College Preparatory: https://www.chaminade.org/admissions/apply
  2. Crespi Carmelite School: https://www.crespi.org/admissions/your-journey-starts-here
  3. Immaculate Heart: https://www.immaculateheart.org/high-school-admissions/admissions-process
  4. Louisville: https://www.louisvillehs.org/admissions/how-to-apply
  5. Loyola High School: https://www.loyolahs.edu/admissions/
  6. Marymount: https://www.mhs-la.org/admission/applying-to-marymount
  7. Notre Dame Academy: https://academy.ndasla.org/admissions/apply-to-nda
  8. Notre Dame High School: https://www.ndhs.org/admissions
  9. Saint Monica Catholic High School: https://www.stmonicachs.org/

Reminders

  • Check uniforms – check the handbook for requirements. Students may wear festival clothing every day until the weekend of the festival. After that, 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 the 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, and set reminders (if desired).
  • Student self-sign out (if desired). Send a note to the teacher (no form this year).

Important Dates

  • Christmas Break – December 16, 2022 – January 2, 2023
  • School Resumes – Tuesday, January 3, 2023

GRADUATION ACTIVITY DATES

Thursday, May 25th – 8th Grade Retreat

Thursday, May 25th – 8th Grade Dinner & Slide Show 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 1st –Disneyland Trip

Friday, June 2nd – Graduation Rehearsal

Sunday, June 4th – Pentecost Mass & Blessing

Monday, June 5th – Courtyard Reception 8:00 a.m.

Monday, June 5th –  Graduation Liturgy & Ceremony 9:30 a.m.

Monday, June 5th – Graduation Dance 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Religious Education Program (CCD)

Grades: DK – 8

Day and time: Wednesdays, 3:45 – 5:15 pm

Start date: Sept. 28

The ministry of religious education for Catholic children of pre-K (age four) through eighth grade who do not attend Catholic schools helps form our children in faith and for those children preparing to receive First Holy Communion.

 

Chess Club

Grades: K – 8

Day and time: Beginners – Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:00 pm, Intermediate – Mondays, 3:15 – 4:15 pm, Advanced – Mondays, 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Start date: Jan. 23

Instructor: Ms. Ivona Jezierska

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.  Contact Erin Cook with any questions.

 

 

A NOTE FROM HOMEROOM TEACHERS:

Please make sure to check and read Schoology daily, or at least weekly. It is important to know how to navigate this site. All of the teacher correspondence and information about school assignments are on Schoology. You do not need to open every course. All the assignments will be posted in the “Homeroom” page.

Please make sure your student’s soft covered books are covered in contact paper by festival.

(parent project to be done at home)

Amazon link: for contact paper

The books get a lot of wear and tear throughout the year.

This will help protect them!

 

Teachers would very much appreciate some classroom donations.

Please click the signup genius below to see the list of needed items.

SignUp Genius for Supplies

Items can be sent to the homeroom classes with the children.

 

October is 3rd Grade’s designated month for Playground Duty.

You must be Virtus trained, fingerprinted, and TB tested to volunteer on campus during school hours.

Please Follow the St. Paul the Apostle Festival account on Instagram!

@spafestival #saintpaulmetaverse

Lots of great info about our upcoming SPA METAVERSE festival is shared on this account.

Stay in the loop and follow!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

            • Monday, Sept. 5 — Labor Day NO School
            • Monday, Sept. 12 — Back to School Night
            • Thursday, Sept. 13 — Picture Day
            • Wednesday, Sept. 21 — School Board Meeting
            • Thursday, Sept. 29 — 3rd Grade Parent Party
            • Friday, Sept. 30 — 3rd Grade Sandwich Builders
            • October 14, 15, & 16 — SPA Metaverse Festival 
            • Monday, Oct. 17 — NO School for Festival Clean-up
            • Tuesday, Nov. 1 — School Mass for ALL Saints Day
            • Nov. 9 to Nov. 17 — Parent Teacher Conferences EARLY DISSMISAL at 12:00pm
            • Thursday, Dec. 8 —- 3rd Grade Hosted School Mass
            • Monday, Jan. 23 —- 3rd Grade Liturgy Dinner

After school programs- registration open!

Please see the After School page for more information or click on the links below to register.

Many of your favorite after-school activities have returned, along with some very exciting new programs for all grades. We can’t wait for your kids to enjoy these enrichment programs right here on campus!

More information available on the After School page on the school website.