Talent Show | Pre-Sale Festival Tickets | Apostle’s Attic

 

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FESTIVAL TALENT SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT

 

The talent show sign-up is open! Click for the Submission forms

WHEN: Talent show will be Sat., Sept. 25th on the main stage from 2-3:30PM.
Submission forms are due at front office by 9/17.
Any requested music must be submitted to Mrs. BJ by 9/17, must be cued to exact spot needed in an iTunes or mp3.
Masks are required for all performers.

 

ALSO Pre-Sale Festival Tickets Now Available!

Get your ride, game and booth tickets now while they are at an amazing discount! Deadline to place your order for classroom delivery (oldest/only child) is Saturday, September 18th at 8pm. Classroom delivery will be Wednesday, September 22nd.  The ticket prices go up to full price at noon on Friday, September 24 when the Festival opens to the public.  Follow this link to order tickets and valet passes: SPAgives.com.

AND Apostle’s Attic is Back!

Apostle’s Attic will be held in the JCPC on November 5 and 6, just in time for your holiday shopping!  For more information, please contact Leslie Johnson or Ali Gardiner. Donations will be taken near the Parish Office every Monday from 8:15 – 9:00am starting Mon., Sept. 13

VOLUNTEER & DROP OFF UPDATES!

*VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT UPDATE*

Parents/caregivers need to either submit proof of vaccination or provide proof of a NEGATIVE Covid test result within 72 hours prior to each volunteering opportunity they plan to fulfill at the school (e.g., traffic duty, playground, hot lunch, etc.)

All vaccination cards, or an email regarding your plan to test, must be emailed to Nurse A before festival shifts open up next week, failure to do so can result in your shifts being deleted, in which case you will need to sign-up again with whatever spots are available.
Email proof of vaccination or plan to test to Nurse A at Nursesoffice@sp-apostle.org

**NEW DROP OFF ROUTINE UPDATE**

The following procedures will be used beginning Tuesday, September 7th:
  • Vehicles will not be driving on to campus for morning drop-off.
  • There will be two curbside drop-off locations; one on Selby Avenue in front of the school, and one on Ohio Avenue, just east of our church entrance on the south side of the street.
  • These two curbside drop-off locations will be overseen by parent volunteers who will open car doors and assist students with exiting the vehicles. Students will then walk directly into the front entrance on Selby Avenue, or through the gate on the east side of the church.
  • Students MUST exit on the passenger side of the car.
  • Parents of students from all grades may choose to park in the neighborhood and walk students into the front entrance on Selby Avenue, or through the gate on the east side of the church.
  • Security officers will be positioned at the front entrance on Selby as well as at the crosswalk on Holman and Selby Avenues. There will also be a staff member on the church plaza.
  • There is no crossing guard at the Ohio/Wilkins/Selby intersection. Therefore, there is NO DROP-OFF on the NORTH SIDE of OHIO.
  • Drop-off procedures will begin at 7:15 a.m.  Upon arrival to campus, students will proceed to the playground where they will be supervised by school staff.
  • All students are expected to be on the playground by 7:50 a.m.  (This start time has been selected to avoid traffic conflicts with Emerson School, whose start time is 8:00 a.m.)
  • At 7:55 a.m., the bell will ring for students to proceed to their homeroom classrooms.
NOTE: Afternoon pick-up procedures will remain the same as they are currently. Staggered dismissal times will remain in place.

 

Reminders!

Congratulations on surviving the first week of school!  

A few important points to keep in mind as we continue throughout the year:

  • Circle drop off is from 7:15-8:00am, with younger kids arriving on the latter end.
  • Pick up starts at 2:45pm in the classroom, if you arrive after 3:05pm the children will be at the lunch table.  Aftercare starts at 3:30pm.
  • Fridays are half day with dismissal at 12:30pm.
  • Weekly COVID-19 testing will now be on Wednesday.
  • Festival Wear/Gear can be worn ALL DAY, EVERY DAY up until the fall festival.
  • Mrs. Morgan and Ms. Newton will be sending home weekly newsletters every Monday which contain academic info.  Please check your child’s homeroom folder daily!

DROP-OFF and PICK-UP

Morning drop-off will be in the traffic circle in the yard between 7:15-8:00am (same location as last year). Cars may only approach the Selby Avenue driveway entrance from the south (turning right) and there will be no drop-off stations on Ohio Ave. There are no time slots assigned this year; however, we urge younger students to arrive in the later part of this window.

You will need to complete your child’s wellness check on the SchoolPass app prior to drop-off. However, you will no longer need to show proof of “wellness” while in the drop-off line. There will also be NO temperature checks. Students dropped off between 7:15am-7:30am will be directed to the gym. After 7:30am, students will go directly to class.

Pick-up is at 2:45pm. There will be no traffic circle. You will need to park your car and enter the school for pick-up. Remember to check out your child on the SchoolPass app prior to pick-up. Teachers will be confirming on their end that the child was been checked out before releasing them. Also, remember to add those authorized to pick up your child as “drivers,” this includes older children authorized to pick up siblings.

At 3:05pm, teachers will release students to a supervised area at the lunch tables in the yard where they may be picked up.

At 3:30pm, all students still on campus will be signed into After-School Care and charges will apply. Please refer to the After-School Care information sheet for further details. If you do you anticipate, using After-School Care, please complete the registration form and return it to Mayora Hiney at mhiney@sp-apostle.org or if you have any specific questions about After-School Care, please refer to Mayora.

 

HEALTH GUIDELINES

We have been informed that COVID-19 testing will now occur every Wednesday.  Each week you will need to complete a new COVID consent form, but you do not need to provide a copy of your insurance card each time, which is a bonus!  

Form links below:

For more information, contact Nurse A at vanderson@sp-apostle.org

 


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! First graders do not have access to use the vending machines, they must bring their own snacks to school, along with their lunch, of course.

WEEKLY LETTER:  The First Grade Teachers will be sending home a weekly newsletter each Monday that contains academic info.  Make sure to check your child’s homeroom folder daily!


ONE LOVE FESTIVAL WEAR

If you haven’t already heard, there are some new festival wear items that can be worn ALL YEAR LONG!  The Smily Polo & Green T-shirt (pictured below) are uniform approved, meaning they are literally part of the uniform for the rest of the school year!

You may also wear festival gear (in any color) to school ALL DAY, EVERY DAY until the fall festival!  After the festival weekend, you may wear festival gear on Fridays only, with the exception of the TWO shirts (pictured above) that are uniform approved to wear any day of the week, for the rest of the school year.

Please visit the Festival Shop, click here.

 

 

HANDY DOWNLOADS

On the left you will find, handy downloads, including the class roster.

Here you can download the PDF file at your convenience.

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If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding the First Grade, please let us know!  We are here to help!  Have a wonderful 2nd week of school!

Jessica & Leah (your ROOM PARENTS)

 

Welcome Back 1st Grade!

We hope you all had a great summer and are ready for the year ahead! All of us are looking forward to a “return to normal” this year, which means the return of many beloved SPA traditions.

We are your 1st Grade Room Moms and if there is anything we’ve missed below or you have additional questions at any point this year, please feel free to contact us directly at any time.


Leah Smith | leah@leahjsmith.com | (310) 916-6829
Jessica Rebholz | jessica.a.rebholz@gmail.com| ‭(816) 590-3863


Don’t forget to say hi to our new students and their families!

RHODES, BRENDAN, RORY, BROOKLYN, ROMY, ROCCO, SOPHIE


FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL

A few important points to keep in mind as we prepare for the first week of school:

  • First day of school is Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
  • Tuesday and Friday are half days with dismissal at 12:30pm.
  • Wednesday and Thursday are full days with dismissal at 2:45pm.
  • After-School Care will be available beginning the first day of school.
  • For the first day of school only, parents may park in the neighborhood and walk their child to his or her classroom through the Selby entrance. Parents are asked not to linger on campus, but you are welcome to catch up with friends at the back-to-school coffee in the JCPC.

DROP-OFF and PICK-UP

Morning drop-off will be in the traffic circle in the yard between 7:15-8:00am (same location as last year). Cars may only approach the Selby Avenue driveway entrance from the south (turning right) and there will be no drop-off stations on Ohio Ave. There are no time slots assigned this year; however, we urge younger students to arrive in the later part of this window.

You will need to complete your child’s wellness check on the SchoolPass app prior to drop-off. However, you will no longer need to show proof of “wellness” while in the drop-off line. There will also be NO temperature checks. Students dropped off between 7:15am-7:30am will be directed to the gym. After 7:30am, students will go directly to class.

Pick-up is at 2:45pm. There will be no traffic circle. You will need to park your car and enter the school for pick-up. Remember to check out your child on the SchoolPass app prior to pick-up. Teachers will be confirming on their end that the child was been checked out before releasing them. Also, remember to add those authorized to pick up your child as “drivers,” this includes older children authorized to pick up siblings.

At 3:05pm, teachers will release students to a supervised area at the lunch tables in the yard where they may be picked up.

At 3:30pm, all students still on campus will be signed into After-School Care and charges will apply. Please refer to the After-School Care information sheet for further details. If you do you anticipate, using After-School Care, please complete the registration form and return it to Mayora Hiney at mhiney@sp-apostle.org before the first day of school.


HEALTH GUIDELINES

As described in Mrs. Pinkofsky’s August 17th email, all students will be tested for Covid-19 each week.

Please print and complete the required Covid testing paperwork (Patient Consent and Blanket Consent Forms) and deliver to your child’s homeroom teacher on the first day of school.

Along with your paperwork, please include either a copy of your insurance card (front and back) or a completed CARE’s Act form.

For more information, contact Nurse A at vanderson@sp-apostle.org

If you have not already done so, please review and sign theHealth and Safety Agreement for In-Person Instruction. When complete, email it to Mitchell Lord at mlord@sp-apostle.org. This must be turned in before the first day of school.

TEACHER’S NOTE

Your child will be sent home with a piece of paper from their Homeroom teacher on the first day of school.

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

BRING A SNACK AND LUNCH ON FIRST DAY!  Even though it is early dismissal on the first day of school please provide a snack and packed lunch for your child.  First grade lunch time is 11:30am daily.

 


ONE LOVE FESTIVAL WEAR

If you haven’t already heard, there are some new festival wear items that can be worn ALL YEAR LONG! Also, if you placed an order before August 16th, you can pick up your things before or after school on Tuesday. For more information on what you can wear and when you can expect a Festival Pop-Up Shop, click here.

 

PARENT COFFEE SOCIAL

On Tuesday morning, August 24th, the PWC Hospitality Committee will host a coffee social at 8:00 a.m. in the Parish Center.  All of our parents are welcome to attend.  Coffee, juice, and pastry will be served.  This is the perfect time for our new families to meet the “veteran” families of our school community, and for everyone to become reacquainted after the long summer months.