Updates

 

Hot Lunch Duty:

Please find the sign-up sheet for February Hot Lunch Duty:

Hot Lunch Duty Signup

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. PLEASE EMAIL NURSE ANDERSON YOUR VACCINE CARD OR NEGATIVE COVID TEST AT nursesoffice@sp-apostle.org
  • 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.
  • For 5th Grade – 8th Grade, arrive by 12:40 PM and stay until 1:35 PM.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Liz Lee at lizkwon@gmail.com.

  • A reminder for families to please submit their Patient Consent Form for COVID testing at the beginning of the week so that the teachers have them all for Wednesday. Make sure they are turned in with a signature and that the email provided is legible, otherwise this will delay receiving results. All families are encouraged to type in the information on the top section and just sign and date the bottom each week. This will ensure that everything is legible and will make the process quicker for you each week.
  • 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” result.
  • Please remember to check Schoology.  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.
Pick-up procedure for planned pick-ups during school hours:

If you are picking up your student during the school day for appointments or other reasons, please follow this procedure.

  • 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.
  • Remind your student to go to Nurse A’s office before the time of pickup.
  • About 10 minutes before arriving, call Mitchell at the front office so he can inform Nurse A.
  • When you arrive at school, please drive up to the playground gate.
  • Let the guard know you are picking up your student from Nurse A and give your student’s name.
  • Wait for your student near the playground gate.

Report Cards & Schoology


  • 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 elopez@sp-apostle.org.

Parent Schoology Guide 

Volunteers / Sign-Ups

For the health and safety of our SPA community, and in order to be compliant with our Covid- 19 guidelines, we need your help…

When signing up for any on-campus volunteering (hot lunch, playground, traffic sign-ups, etc), please sign-up with the name on your vaccination card, as well as your child’s last name if it differs from your card. Do not sign-up using your child’s name.

Debate Club 2021-2022

Ms. Alessi will offer Debate Club on Tuesdays after school to students in grades 6-8.

  • Ms. Alessi first introduced the program to Saint Paul students in 2005. The club operates under the auspices of the Middle School Public Debate Program, a program developed and initiated by Professor John Meany and Kate Shuster of Claremont McKenna College. The Public Debate Program currently runs in 38 countries and includes more than 800,000 students.
  • The program “empowers students to develop and practice excellence in critical thinking and oral communication. It educates students to understand and debate, discuss, and deliberate current and historical public policy and educational controversies.” Debate provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in “public speaking, argumentation, critical listening, note taking, issue analysis, and evidence evaluation.”
  •  Meetings will take place every Tuesday, starting October 5th, after school until 5:00p in room 8A.

Lunch

Fresh Lunches

Starting Monday, October 4th, FreshLunches will return to campus and serve pre-packaged hot lunches every Monday – Thursday (with the exception of every other Tuesday which are Jersey Mike’s days). Lunches are available in size small ($9.10 each) and large ($10.50 each) and include a main entree and two sides. The deadline to order is every Wednesday by midnight for the following week’s delivery.

FreshLunches is prepared to adhere to all of the required safety protocols:

  • Meals will be pre-packaged, with the exception of pizza slices which will be served with gloves.
  • One server will be assigned to our school location.
  • The server will be vaccinated and wear a face mask at all timesIf your child will be absent from school, 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.
  • FreshLunches Flyer
    Hot Lunch Update
    Daily lunch lists for Freshlunches may not always be accurate. Please double check your orders each week and let your child know if he or she can expect to receive a hot lunch that day. If your child is mistakenly excluded from the lunch list, instruct your child to speak to the server and ask for one of the extra lunches that are available. 

Jersey Mike’s is Taking Orders

Jersey Mike’s order link for the 2nd trimester is now open! 
 
All sandwich meals are pre-ordered for the entire 2nd trimester. These are the Jersey Mike’s lunch dates (every other Tuesday) in the 2nd trimester: 
Dec 7, Jan 11, Jan 25, Feb 8 and Feb 22. 
Sandwiches are available in regular size ($6.45 each) or large ($8.30 each). The choices are ham, turkey, Italian and veggie and each sandwich comes with apple slices and a cookie.
 
Please click on the link below to pre-order sandwich meals for the 2nd trimester. The deadline to order is Tuesday, November 30th. Late orders will NOT be accepted. 

Please note that you must pre-order the same sandwich size and type for each date. Once you pre-order, there are NO REFUNDS or CHANGES for any reason, including illness and school events (e.g., field trips). There are no scheduled field trips on these dates but this is subject to change. Please consider this strict policy before ordering.

Jersey Mike’s Order Form


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 or concerns, please contact Liz Lee (Hot Lunch Coordinator) at lizkwon@gmail.com.

6th Grade Page

 


6th Grade Schedules 2021 – 2022

A Message from Your Homeroom Teachers

Dear 6th Grade Students and Families,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We’ve scaled mountains to reach the summit, thrown axes at targets, used axes to save our lives, and moved from place to place—all in an effort to reach goals we never thought possible. We hope your summer was just as refreshing and adventurous!

We, Mrs. Calvillo and Mrs. Doreza Dimaya, will be your homeroom teachers as well as your Religion and English Language Arts teachers.

To share a little bit about ourselves: This will be Mrs. Calvillo’s third year at SPA and 38th year of teaching. This will be Mrs. Doreza Dimaya’s fourth year at SPA and 10th year of teaching.

For the first week of school, please remember to bring all of your necessary school supplies and Covid-19 test permission forms on the first day of school.

Please email ccalvillo@sp-apostle.org and pdorezadimaya@sp-apostle.org for any questions, comments, or concerns.

We are looking forward to working and learning together with all of you, in person!

Best,

Mrs. Calvillo (6A) & Mrs. Doreza Dimaya (6B)


A Message From Your Room Moms

Dear 6th Grade Families,

Welcome to the new school year!  We hope everyone had an enjoyable summer break.  We would like to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves to the new families joining us this year and a big welcome back to the returning Saints!  We are your new room moms — Sarah Nassiri (Jack’s mom) and Sally Mirhadi (Joey’s mom) — and we are very excited to embark on this new year with you, as our children advance to middle school.  This is the beginning of a new social and educational journey and we plan to assist in any way that we can.  We look forward to working with you to make this 6th grade year a success!  Check on our grade page for the latest information and feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions:

Sarah Nassiri: (714) 418-7575; sarah.h.nassiri@gmail.com
Sally Mirhadi: (818) 515-4012; sallyyousefi@hotmail.com


Drop Off & Pick Up

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:
            • Selby Avenue in front of the school
            • 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.
  • Afternoon Pick-Up requires parents to park and walk into school. Pick up begins at 2:45 p.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Pick up between 2:45 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. will be from classrooms and after 3:05 p.m. will be from the lunch tables in the school yard. At 3:30 p.m. students who have not been picked up will be signed in to After-School Care and charges applied.

6th Graders, with a written permission slip from their parents, may sign themselves out at 3:05 p.m. If they are picking up siblings, they do so at the lunch tables, and immediately exit the South Selby Gate. 

  • When you come on campus to pick up your student(s), you will need to go into the School Pass 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. We will add them to the After-School Care roster each day.

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.

If you have not already done so, please review and sign the Health 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.  For more information, contact Nurse A at vanderson@sp-apostle.org.


Back-to-School Night


If you missed Back to School Night, here is the link to the Google Slides presentation: 

Here is the Back to School Night zoom recording:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yJTHpo0Rb87DiCkoBUugqboTyik8tmd-/view?usp=sharing


Spring Sing I

Grades 5-8 perform on Thursday, March 17, 2022.


Sixth Grade Prayer Service and Dinner

TBD (Volunteer Opportunities are forthcoming)


 Sandwich Builders

TBD (Volunteer Opportunities are forthcoming)


Field Trips

6th Grade Field Trip – Pali Camp, April 11 – 13th, 2022


Sports

Sports are BACK! The Fall sports season at St. Paul’s offers Girls’ Volleyball and Flag Football.

The Catholic Youth Organization is composed of local Catholic schools in the greater Los Angeles area. The CYO’s mission is to build teamwork, sportsmanship, and confidence for student athletes through sports. CYO leagues are offered to 4th-8th grades for all sports at St. Paul’s.

Student athletes will sign up at recess on the first and second day of school if they would like to participate in a given sport.

The Winter sports season at St. Paul’s offers Girls’ & Boys’ Basketball.

The student athletes in 4th – 6th Grades play in the Catholic Youth Organization League (CYO) against local Catholic schools in our region. The practice days for those levels will be dependent on the coach’s and gym availabilities.

If your student athlete is interested in signing up to play Girls or Boy Basketball this upcoming season, please have them sign-up with Coach Anthony and Coach Josh on Wednesday, November 10th, during recess.