Notre Dame Academy Virtual Information Night – May 13th

Notre Dame Academy

Virtual Information Night

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7:00pm

 

Notre Dame Academy all girls high school is hosting a Virtual Information Night this Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. The evening is designed to give you an overview of NDA with details on admissions events, an overview of the application process, and answers to all of your questions. Join our admissions staff and Queen’s Council students for this informative presentation. Hear how NDA is focused on girls, how they learn, how they grow, and how they thrive! We look forward to meeting you! 

Questions: (310) 839-5289 x213 or mwhite@ndala.com

Thank you message from Miss Danielski

Message from Graduation Committee

 

Dear 7th Grade Families,

It is a special and long-standing tradition at St. Paul the Apostle School that the 7th grade families help “host” the 8th grade graduation events as a gift to the departing 8th graders and their families. Typically, there would be a courtyard reception, a mass, and a dance. This year, with so much uncertainty, we still do not know exactly what those events will look like. Particularly given the challenges we all faced this year, we want to assure that our 8th graders have a beautiful send off. The 8th Grade Graduation Committee is asking for your contribution to the cost of events as a gift to the 8th graders.

If each of our 7th grade families makes a donation of $35, we can cover the estimated cost of the typical events and prepare for the unknown.

Your family’s participation is completely voluntary but we are hoping for 100% participation! This tradition carries forward each year and our Class of 2022 will receive this gift from next year’s 7th grade class.

We have tried to make participation as easy as possible. Please click on the button below or the link found on the 7th Grade Page to make your donation:

 

We appreciate and thank you in advance for your generosity!

8th Grade Graduation Committee

Zelin’n Gartlan, Tiffany Jamison, Patty Musitano & Alice Segars

8TH GRADE – RETURN TO CAMPUS

WELCOME BACK, 8TH GRADE!

We are so excited to welcome our 8th grade students back to campus! Please review the following information regarding cohorts, procedures, and the supplies you will need for your return.

Please remember that you cannot leave items at school that you will need for your Zoom day at home the next day. You are welcome to leave a set of school supplies in your cubby, but class-specific notebooks, hand-written assignments, and any textbooks you might not have online access to should go with you to and from school. All sweaters and supplies must be labeled to avoid mixing up materials with peers. Students must come to campus with a fully-charged computer and headphones, as they will be Zooming for some classes (TBA) for the time being and completing work online. Students should bring a snack for recess, but please remember that snacks and school supplies will not be shared. Lastly, students should bring at least one extra face mask to school (no bandanas or neck gaiters).

2nd Grade: Back-to-Campus (Hybrid) – Week of February 1st

 

Back-to-Campus Information

from the 2nd Grade Teachers

 

Devices….

Fully charged school ipad (they should bring to and from school daily to have at school and at home)

School Books/ folders, etc…

Students will need to bring some things to/from school in their backpacks due to the hybrid situation requiring them to use supplies both at school and home, including journals, folders, planners, and workbooks. However, we will be making adjustments in order to ease the load students will have to carry. 
 
Since the math book is heavy and bulky, Mrs. Amos has decided to allow students to rip out only the needed pages so they don’t have to carry the whole book back and forth. 
 
We will also be posting the religion pages so students can tear out those rather than bring the book. (Parents will likely need to assist in ripping the pages). 
 
For ELA, we will make a consistent effort to not require the mybook, handwriting book and the journal on the same day. We will be specific about exact materials/folders are needed and page numbers on Powerschool (PSL), so if it’s not listed, students should assume they don’t need the book/item. 

 

School Supplies…

They will be able to keep basic school supplies at school if they have duplicates at home (markers, scissors, silent reading books, etc). The desks won’t be able to open due to the plexiglass, so students will need to only store essential items at school as they will have to rely on the tops of their desks and seat sacs on the back of the chair. 
 
In terms of requested supplies, students will only need wipes and tissues for their own personal use. We won’t be using things communally, so no need to donate supplies to the class. (Personal wipes/ tissues can stay at school on the student’s desk or in their seat sack). 

 

Free Time Materials…

A silent reading book (can be left at school if desired)

Free draw notebook or coloring book (can be left at school if desired)

 

 

With Gratitude, 2nd Grade Team

Kindergarten Welcome Back-to-Campus (Hybrid) – Week of February 1st

 

Back-to-Campus Information

from Kindergarten Teachers

 

Hello Kindergarten Families,

We are so excited to welcome your children back to campus beginning Monday, February 1st!  Below you will find a button to the document providing information on the following areas:

  1. Start Dates & Hybrid Class Rosters
  2. Updated, On-Campus Schedules
  3. Student Classroom Materials
  4. Drop-off & Pick-up Procedures

Attached to this message is the school yard traffic flow map. It is also located on PSL.

We understand that this is a lot of information, so after carefully reading through the entire document, please feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions or concerns.  As always, we appreciate your patience and support as we begin this next phase in our Kindergarten learning experience.

Best, The Kindergarten Teachers

DK-2nd Grade: Back-to-Campus Information from Administration

 

Back-to-Campus Information

from School Administration

SchoolPass App

  • The “Welcome” letter from SchoolPass (click here) was sent to all DK-2nd grade families via email before the Christmas holidays (click button at bottom of post to view). If you have not already done so, please download the app so that you are ready to complete the Health Assessment each morning before bringing your child to campus. A green check mark means your child may come to school. A red X means that your child must remain at home that day.  Try it out prior to Monday as a trial run for next week. It is user-friendly.  We will have a paper form as a back-up, just in case you run into any problems. Feel free to email Mayora Hiney Mayora Hiney at mhiney@sp-apostle.org. with any questions or if you need assistance with the app.  

Drop Off & Pick-Up

First Drop-off Window   7:30 – 7:45 a.m. – Drop-off time for Grades 1-2

Second Drop-off Window   7:45 – 8:10 a.m. – Drop-off time for DK – K

First Pick-up Window   2:15 – 2:30 p.m. – Pick-up time for DK – K

Second Pick-up Window   2:30 – 2:45 p.m. – Pick-up time for Grades 1-2

If you have one student in the first window and one in the second window for both drop-off and pick-up, please use the SECOND window.

Please be respectful of the drop-off and pick-up windows. We are trying to keep the wait to a minimum and adhering to the schedule is a critical part of that.

Wellness check

  • You will need to download the app to submit the wellness check each day.  Please have this app ready go prior to Monday.

General information for drop-off and pick-up:

  • Please enter the school/church driveway from the south (driving north from Santa Monica Boulevard) so that you can make a right hand turn into the driveway.  There are no left turns allowed from the Selby entrance.
  • Remember to fasten your child into the passenger side of the car. 
  • Please have a picture of the wellness check completion screen for each student on the driver’s phone.  The easiest way to do it is to screenshot the green “WELLNESS STATUS.”
  • All drop-offs and pick-ups are via car only.  Walk-ins prohibited at this time.
  • No cell phone usage once you pull into the driveway.
  • Keep it slow — 5 MPH on campus.
  • Follow posted traffic flow directions.
  • There will be four/five car unloading/loading stations.
  • Four/five cars will enter a given station.
  • When you pull into the unloading/loading point, turn your car off, exit your vehicle, and help your student in/out of the car.
  • Please limit talking with TAs and/or teachers so the car line flows continuously.
  • ALL four cars will proceed out TOGETHER after loading/unloading.
  • Please be patient – the process will get more efficient over time.

Everyone will receive two rearview mirror hang tags for pick up when you arrive on your first morning. If you need extras or have any questions, contact Mayora Hiney at mhiney@sp-apostle.org.

Uniform Policy

  • Students must wear the St. Paul the Apostle School uniform.  Please refer to the Uniform Template for guidelines.

Mask Policy

  • All of our students must wear a face mask while on campus. The masks may be removed when students are eating snacks/lunch, and when it is “rest time.”

Lunch

  • We currently do not have a hot lunch program on campus. Please pack snacks, a lunch, and water for your child. Clearly label all of your child’s belongings (backpacks, lunch pails, water bottles, etc.) so that these items can be sent home with your child at the end of each day.

Heath & Safety Agreement (Required by 2/1)

  • If you have not already done so, please review the Health and Safety Agreement (click here) that you received before the holidays, sign the last page, and return it to Principal Pinkofsky before next Monday, February 1st. This can be done via an email attachment to Cheryl Crump at ccrump@sp-apostle.org.

Help To Make In-Person Learning Possible

  • We respectfully request your support and cooperation in helping us to maintain the health and safety of everyone in our school community. By not participating in large group gatherings and wearing a mask when you are out in public, you will be doing your part to help us mitigate and reduce the risk of spread that is associated with the COVID-19 virus. Your positive actions regarding this matter will help us to ease the concerns that have been expressed by some members of our school community.

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Outreach Concern Counseling Services

We are pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, Outreach Concern Inc. has contracted with SPA to provide counseling and support services to help our students meet their potential. Ms. Mandi Duncan and Ms. Eri Ashlock will be available to work with our school community beginning today, and will remain with us through June 2021. Counseling can provide a student support and direction with their academics, develop an understanding of the behavior they demonstrate and how it may impact themselves or others, help a student control their emotions, or improve social skills. Sometimes a child’s behavior can impact their ability to succeed both in and outside the classroom. This is where counseling can help both the student and their parents focus on meeting whatever needs are identified to support their success. Students may need to see one of the Outreach Concern counselors:

  • If the student feels sad, confused, shy, angry or anxious.
  • When changes in the student’s environment affect their well-being.
  • When a student’s family circumstances change.
  • When influences distract or cause a student to feel anxiety, fear or concern.
  • When a student experiences a loss of a family member, friend or pet.
  • When home stressors affect school performance, behavior or social life.
  • When a student is consistently absent from school.
  • When a student struggles academically.

Partnering with parents and teachers, the school counselor’s goal, much like yours, is to support your child in identifying whatever problem or concern is keeping them from achieving success, enhancing their self-esteem, confidence and motivation. If you would like to request the services and support of our counselors, please note the following guidelines:

  • Parents can go online to outreachconcern.org
  • Complete the online Consent Form below. Forms at the moment will be in English and Spanish.
  • You will be asked for your first name, last name and email address, then hit submit.
  • You will then receive an email with a document from “doc u sign.”
  • At that point you should complete the necessary information on the Consent Form and be able to submit the form.
  • An email will go to the Outreach Concern office and they will update the google doc with the student’s information under the tab “Consent Forms 20-21”

Please use the following “referral links” if you would like your child to have access to the SPA School Counselors this year.