Valentine’s Day


Dear 4th grade Families,

We are SO excited for Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 14th!   The 4th graders are welcome to participate in 2 activities at school on
Valentine’s Day……(Students may participate in both activities, one, or none at all)

Activity #1: Valentine’s Day ~ BOX EXCHANGE
• Students may decorate a box however they’d like (a shoe box is a
good size) and put their name on the inside of the box so it is hidden.
• The box should include one savory snack (pretzels, chips, etc.)
o NO candy or sweet items are included in the box.
o The savory food item MUST BE STORE BOUGHT &

• When students bring the box to school on Valentine’s Day, it should
be inside of a bag so nobody can see it.
• During Recess, the teachers will take the boxes out of the bags and
spread them around the classrooms. The students will then pick a
box randomly and enjoy their snack. Students will use the decorated
box to hold the Valentine’s Day cards/candies from their classmates

Activity #2: Valentine’s Day ~ CARDS
• If a student chooses to bring cards, he/she MUST have one for each
student in his/her homeroom (31 for 4A, 31 for 4B).
o Please DO NOT address the cards to individual students (Helps
with a faster distribution)

• If a student would like to add candies to their Valentine’s cards, that’s
fine, but again all food items MUST be individually wrapped.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Thank you,
Ms. Mizo & Ms. Fisher

Update – January 27, 2022


4th Grade Hot Lunch Duty 


It is 4th grade’s turn for Hot Lunch Duty in March. Please sign up for one of the shifts below.

Please note these important guidelines for volunteering:

Proof of Covid vaccination or negative Covid test, Virtus certification, TB test and fingerprinting must be on file with the school front office and Nurse A.


Check in at the front office and report to the lunch service tables near the gym.

For DK – 4th Grade, arrive by 11:15 AM and stay until 12:10 PM.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Liz Lee at


Please visit this link to sign up



  • Sunday, January 30thSaturday February 5th– Catholic Schools Week
  • Tuesday, February 1st @ 7PM- Zoom VIRTUS Training- Keeping the Promise Alive
  • Thursday, February 3rd @ 6PM- Zoom VIRTUS Training- Protecting God’s Children
  • Sunday, February 6th, 8AM-10:30am- Pancake Breakfast by SPA Father’s Club NEW DATE!
Pancake Breakfast – February 6th
The Father’s Club will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast in celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Sunday, February 6th starting at at 8:00 A.M. immediately following the 7:30 am and 9:30 am masses. $5 pp/$20 per family. The breakfast will be set up in front of the Parish Center with outside seating. Please mark your calendars!
Don’t miss out! It is a wonderful way to remember the 2021-2022 St. Paul the Apostle 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.

January (4th Grade) Traffic & Safety Duty

4th grade traffic duty month is January.  Please visit the link below to sign up for a day to volunteer.  Each family is required to volunteer one day a week for the entire month of January.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

4th Grade/January Traffic Duty

All volunteers for traffic duty must be vaccinated against Covid and masked at all times while on campus.


  • Please wear a mask and we encourage volunteers to sanitize their hands after handling of car doors & backpacks.
  • Keep hands free from cell phones, coffee mugs, etc.
  • Stay focused on upcoming cars
  • Vehicles must come to a complete stop before opening door(s)
  • Children must exit the vehicle through doors facing you
  • Help children gather their bags/belongings
  • Make sure children exit the vehicle safely before shutting door


If you are unable to make a shift, it is your responsibility to find a replacement. Make-up shifts may be available to work in an upcoming grade month. Any concerns, please email your child’s grade Room Parents or the PWC Traffic & Safety Chair, Stephanie Tsai & Monika Merchan


To reserve your position, please reserve one slot on one day. If you signed up for Monday, you are signed-up for ALL MONDAYs of this month with that same position. You will receive an automatic reminder only before your first slot. Please make sure to mark your calendars for all days of that month outside of holidays!

For morning traffic in the schoolyard please arrive by 7:10 A.M.

Afternoon traffic at the Selby driveway is from 2:40 – 3:30 P.M. (12:15 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. on Fridays)

You are able to change your reservation on your own (clear your reservation and then make a new reservation). If you have any questions, please contact your child’s grade Room Parents or the PWC Traffic & Safety Chair.

Monika Merchan & Stephanie Tsai 2021/2022 Traffic & Safety Co-Chairs

4th Grade/January Traffic Duty

4th Grade updates 10-12-21

School wide updates as of October 12, 2021

  • Halloween: No Costumes, However students are allowed to wear free dress on Friday 10/29 as long as one article of clothing is black or orange.


  • We will be having mass on All Saints Day November 1. 4th Grade & 5th grade will be in church for this mass. Father Gil is allowing students to dress up as a saint if they wish for this day.

We have reached the midpoint of our first trimester, and parents are strongly encouraged to login to Schoology to view your children’s academic, effort and behavior progress. The grades that are posted will give you a snapshot of how your children are progressing in each of the subject areas. At St. Paul the Apostle School, we also see the importance of student effort and positive behavior in the classroom, and how this affects their academic progress and social-emotional learning. Please note any information that has been posted regarding these components as well.
To clarify, Schoology is our new Learning Management System where students and parents have access to courses, assignments, and grades. Gradelink and Powerschool Learning are no longer being used. A Parent Access sheet on how to create a parent account and link your child has already been distributed to each student. You must have a Schoology Parent account to access your student’s courses and grades. If you are not yet familiar with Schoology, an information document has been created for you to help you navigate through Schoology and generate a student grade report. Please click on the link below to access it. If you have not received the parent access sheet or have any questions, please contact Enrique Lopez, our Director of Educational Technology at

4th Grade Updates


  • Teachers will be sending home the folders with completed work every couple weeks
  • Schoology course pages will begin to have materials posted for easier accessibility to classwork & homework when students are ill or have to be out of the classroom. 

Sara Pennypacker’s virtual author visit:
MONDAY OCTOBER 18 at 10:30 – 11:10 AM PT (it could run a bit longer)

Here is the link for book orders:

Debate Program Beginning October 18

There will be two program options:


  1. a) An introductory program consisting of five 90 minute classes over five weeks on Monday afternoons via Zoom from 3:45-5:15pm covering the building blocks of debate ($75/student)


  1. b) A 10 week intermediate program (also 90 minute Zooms on Monday from 3:45-5:15pm) for students who completed the introductory course last Spring ($135/student)


Financial Aid is available from the Sister Stella Foundation. Please contact the school for financial aid requests.


Sign up for Debate HERE


Hot Lunch

If your child will be absent from school, please note the hot lunch policies for FreshLunches and Jersey Mike’s.

  • For FreshLunches, please try to cancel your child’s meal as soon as possible. If you cancel by 10:00am two days prior to delivery, you will receive 100% credit for the meal in your FreshLunches account. If you cancel by 8:00am on the morning of delivery, you will receive 50% credit. After these deadlines, you will not receive any credit for your child’s meal.
  • For Jersey Mike’s, there are no cancellations or refunds for any reason.
  • For BOTH FreshLunches and Jersey Mike’s, if you cannot cancel your child’s meal and you would like to pick it up from school, please contact Mitchell Lord in the front office by 11:00am to ask for the meal to be set aside. Otherwise, all meals for absent students will be given to teachers, coaches and students who forgot to bring lunch that day.

If you have any questions, please contact Hot Lunch Chair Liz Lee at


Festival Talent Show


Talent show will be Saturday, September 25th on the main stage from 2-3:30PM

Submission forms are due at front office by 9/17

Please fill out the form linked HERE

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











Volunteer Requirement & Drop Off 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



Based on communication from our parent traffic chairs, room parents, and emails that were sent directly to the Administration; we feel it is time to revisit our MORNING drop-off procedures. We would like to take this opportunity to prepare for our upcoming Festival week drop-off, and at the same time use this alternate option. Many of you will recognize it as our pre-COVID drop-off procedure with a few slight modifications. We will be using this procedure for the upcoming two weeks, plus the Festival set-up week, and then we will follow up with a survey to all of our SPA families where you will be able to select which drop-off option you prefer.
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.

September Playground Volunteers Needed

September is playground volunteer month for 4th Grade!
Volunteering on the playground is a great way to see your child in action at school! For students in grades DK through 4th Grade, parent volunteers are needed for extra supervision on the playground during lunch (11:30 AM – 12:20 PM, Monday through Thursday). Please volunteer by signing up through the Sign-Up Genius link below:

For all volunteers, proof of Covid vaccination, Virtus certification, TB test and fingerprinting must be on file with the school front office and Nurse A.

Don’t forget to check the status of your Virtus certificate

Email Mayora Hiney (

Welcome Back 4th Grade!


Welcome back,

My name is Ashley Mackel and I have 2 daughters Morgan (4th) and Molly (1st) here at Saint Paul the Apostle school. My Co-Room Parent is Molly Moursi, she too has 2 daughters, Libby (8th) and Cleo (4th). We will be updating the 4th grade page regularly to keep you all in the loop as well as contacting you all through email which is sent out through a system called Constant Contact. Both Molly and I will always be available to answer as many questions as possible and collect your concerns to be then handed to the appropriate person. We are looking forward to a “Back to Normal” year with our resilient class of 2026.


Ashley Mackel & Molly Moursi

4th Grade Room Parents


Message from your Teachers

Dear 4th Grade Families,
Welcome back to school!! We are so excited to be your 4th grade homeroom teachers this 2021-2022 school year! We will be doing fun activities, reviewing class policies, and getting to know one another these first couple weeks of school! Looking forward to building our 4th grade community and the year ahead!
This will be Ms. Fisher’s fourth year teaching at St. Paul, and third year teaching the 4th grade. Ms. Fisher loves playing soccer and tennis, her dog Winnie, and just about any beach activity! Helping students develop their love of reading and writing is what she loves most about being a teacher!
This is Ms. Mizo’s third year at St. Paul. She loves teaching Math, Science, and Religion and is super excited to meet the new 4th grade class. She loves art and spends her free time drawing, visiting art museums, and attending live concerts and theatre.
Ms. Fisher & Ms. Mizo




On Tuesday you will receive a welcome email from SchoolPass, the app we used last year for wellness checks. This year we will not only use it for daily wellness checks, but also for classroom end-of-the-day sign-outs. 

As a change from last year, you will add parents, family, childcare providers, etc. to the app as Drivers. Since we will not be using the carline function this year, DO NOT enter or add your students to another family’s carpool.  

  • Each morning please complete the wellness check (this includes a temperature check) for each student. You don’t have to show it as you enter campus, but we will be monitoring it at the beginning of the school day. Everyone MUST complete it each day to help ensure that we stay on top of the health and well-being of the community.  
    • When you come on campus to pick up your student(s), you will need to go into the app, select pick-up and then sign them out.  
    • If your student is going to After-School Care, you don’t need to sign them out. The teachers will add them to the After-School Care roster each day.

After-School Care

After-School Care will be available this year. If you are interested in enrolling on a regular or drop-in basis, submit an After-School Care Enrollment Form to Mayora Hiney ( before the first day of school.  



Drop-Off and Pick-Up for the Week

Tuesday, August 24th

  • Drop off 7:15-8:00am
  • Pick up 12:30pm

Wednesday, August 25th

  • Drop off 7:15-8:00am
  • Pick up in classroom 2:45pm-3:05
  • Pick up on school yard 3:05-3:30pm

Thursday, August 26th

  • Drop off 7:15-8:00am
  • Pick up in classroom 2:45pm-3:05
  • Pick up on school yard 3:05-3:30pm

Friday, August 27th

  • Drop off 7:15-8:00am
  • Pick up 12:30pm



What you need for the first day of school


Fresh Lunches

We will be reinstating our school’s hot lunch program in October. Fresh Lunches is prepared to adhere to all of the required safety protocols:

  • The meals will be pre-packaged. One server will be assigned to our school location. 
  • The server will be vaccinated and wear a face mask at all times.
  • The students may come up to the server to receive their lunches, or the lunches can be sorted by classrooms and dropped off. 


Upcoming Calendar Events

Tuesday, August 24th: First Day of School

Tuesday, August 24th: @ 8:00 am Back to School Coffee (JCPC)

Monday, September 6th: Labor Day NO SCHOOL

Monday, September 13th @ 6:30pm Back to School Night (Start in Church)

Thursday, September 16: Picture Day

September 24-26th: ONE LOVE Festival

Monday, September 27th: NO SCHOOL



Volunteer Opportunities

Playground Duty Volunteer Requirements

(4th Grade/SEPTEMBER)

  • TB test must be on file with Nurse A
  • Must be Vaccinated against COVID 19, please send proof to Nurse Anderson (
  • Must wear a mask
  • Cell phone use is not allowed
  • Arrive at 11:20am to check in and be on the yard prior to the children
  • Be proactive, walk around the yard and see where the children may need assistance
  • It is fine to ask a coach/teacher on yard duty if specific assistance is needed
  • Do not stand/socialize with other parent volunteers-we need to have the entire yard supervised
  • Aim to stop any issue before it escalates
  • Any injuries should be directed to Nurse Anderson
  • Anything serious MUST be reported to coaches immediately. Coaches will then follow up with teachers
  • Virtus is up to date (if you do not know contact Mayora @ )


Traffic & Safety Duty Requirements

(4th Grade/January)

  • Must wear mask
  • Must be Vaccinated against COVID 19, please send proof to Nurse Anderson (
  • Cell phone use is not allowed
  • Keep hands free from coffee mugs, etc.
  • Stay focused on upcoming cars
  • Vehicles must come to a complete stop before opening doors
  • Children must exit the vehicle through the doors facing you
  • Help children gather their bags/belongings
  • Make sure children exit the vehicle safely before shutting door
  • Virtus up to date


For tech questions contact Enrique Lopez at


For all other questions please feel free to contact us.  Ashley Mackel ( and/or Molly Moursi (