5th Grade Updates – February 2022


-Students should all have a well-fitting mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times when inside! It is encouraged that these masks be either N95/KN95 or surgical masks rather than cloth masks. Also, please 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.

-Please submit a Patient Consent Form for COVID testing on Monday and Tuesday morning. Make sure they are turned in with a signature and that the email provided is legible. 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” PCR 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.


Ms. Drake and Mr. Sánchez

Principal Pinkofsky let us know that cards and individually wrapped, store-bought treats/candy will be permitted at school for Valentine’s Day. 
Our 5th-grade teachers have requested the following:
  • Valentine’s Day celebration at the end of the day on February 14th.
  • Teachers will supply students with Valentine’s day bags that they can collect any goodies that they would like from their classmates.
  • Students are welcome to bring in any store-bought treats/cards/etc. that they would like (optional), but they must supply one for each classmate if they choose to do so (in their homeroom). They are also welcome to bring hand-made cards. Please make sure that it’s Covid-19 friendly.
  • Do not put names on the items (to make it easier to handout).
  • 5A – 30 Students
  • 5B – 29 Students


Please start checking for outgrown uniforms and ski clothes! Drop-off any gently used items in the MPR at morning drop-off or afternoon pick up from Wednesday, February 16th to Thursday, February 24th. We are also looking for volunteers to work the event.



The In-N-Out truck is coming to our school on Tuesday, March 1st! Order a delicious burger lunch for your child using the link below. One order costs $5.50 and includes a hamburger or cheeseburger with a bag of potato chips and a drink. If ordering multiple lunches for the same child, enter as multiple attendees on the second page of the order link.
IMPORTANT CHANGE: This year, we won’t be able to invite parents to join their children for lunch. The cookout will be limited to students, teachers and staff in an effort to keep our campus safe.
Treat a teacher or staff member! Use the same link below to order a burger lunch for our wonderful faculty and staff members. All donations are pooled to cover all teachers, staff and administration.
There will be no FreshLunches service that day so don’t forget to order a burger or pack a lunch for your child! 
Please e-mail Liz Lee (Hot Lunch Chair) with any questions: lizkwon@gmail.com



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.


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. 


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.

  • $55- if paid for in June during yearbook distribution, but there is no guarantee there will be any yearbooks left.


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).


  • Tuesday, February 8th, 7:45AM- SPA Business Breakfast at John O’Groats-Featuring Amber Mazzola
  • Tuesday, February 8th, 9:30AM-2:30PM- Vaccination Clinic in Parish Center
  • Wednesday, February 9th- Last Day to Pre-Order Yearbooks
  • Saturday, February 12th- Sandwich Builders in Parish Center
  • Wednesday, February 23rd @ 7:55AM- New Family Traffic Orientation
  • Friday, February 25th- Ski Clothes and Uniform Exchange in MPR
  • Tuesday, March 1st- In-N-Out Burger Day
  • Friday, March 11th- NO SCHOOL
  • Sunday, March 27th- PWC Presidents and Mother’s Celebration Lunch
Please also check the School Calendar on the PWC Dashboard for important school dates as well.

  • 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.