FAMILY BADGES

Beginning Monday, May 2, all visitors will be required to wear a badge to enter the school campus. This will include morning drop-off, any time during the school day, afternoon pick-up, and after-school events, including sports. Each family can receive up to three badges to assign to the family members and caretakers who most frequently need to come on campus. Please complete the form in the link below to get started. In addition to providing some basic information, you will also need to upload a photo. When your badges have been printed, we will send them home with your oldest or only child.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mayora Hiney at mhiney@sp-apostle.org. For any technical assistance with the Family Badge Request Form, contact the helpdesk at helpdesk@sp-apostle.org.

 

KINDER TRAFFIC DUTY

May is our Traffic Duty Month!
Please remember that traffic duty is mandatory. Each family needs to sign up for a weekly shift.
RESERVING YOUR SPOT
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)

FESTIVAL WEAR IS HERE!

The new Festival Wear store is open. Place your orders by 4/22 to get it in time for the campout. Festival shirts and hoodies can be worn in place of a uniform shirt on Fridays (with the exception of the Metacamper shirts)! https://spaspiritshop.com
Also don’t forget to follow the festival on Instagram! Follow us on Instagram.

SEESAW

 

 

Below is a link to instructions on how students should log into SeeSaw for the first time. They need to log in to Classlink first which will log them into Seesaw (via Classlink), and thereafter they can access Seesaw directly from the app. For anyone who is not familiar, Classlink is an app that stores all the different apps that are needed for a class so only one login is needed.  There are tons of apps in the kinder class link app, but many are not being used.  The only one needed for the saint project is Seesaw.

Seesaw Login Instructions

Also, see below for a video of Mrs. Slapnicka describing how to log in to Seesaw. If you still have trouble login in to Seesaw or Classlink, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@sp-apostle.org .  For questions about the project, please contact Mrs. Splanicka and Mrs. Bravo.

VOLUNTEERING ON CAMPUS

In order to volunteer for playground duty, hot lunch, coaching and field trip supervision, all parent volunteers need to have : (1) been fingerprinted through the Archdiocese, (2) current VIRTUS certificates, and (3) TB test results on file with the school.

VIRTUS Training
The archdiocese has been offering these sessions online.  For more information, please also visit the Virtus website or contact Mary Ann Bertolucci directly.
TB Tests
TB tests are available at the CVS Minute Clinic near the school. Please schedule an appointment here.

HELPFUL INFO

ROOM PARENTS

We are your Kindergarten 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.

Lindsay Amos | lindsayannamos@gmail.com
Lisa Gascou | lisagascou@gmail.com
Jamie Grobecker | jamie@sugarpaper.com
Rebecca Traboulsi | rebtraboulsi@gmail.com

KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE

  • Recess is 9:10-9:30am
  • Lunch is 11:00-11:50am (on full days they have a morning snack/recess, lunch, and an afternoon snack break; on Fridays students will have a two snack breaks only)
  • KA has PE on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • KB has PE on Wednesdays and Fridays

 


AMAZON WISH LIST

Our amazing kinder teachers have shared a couple wish lists for classroom supplies. Please know that this is truly a “wish list” and no one is under any obligation to purchase anything. These lists will be updated as needed by the teachers throughout the year. If you are wanting to donate, please use the links below and supplies will be delivered directly to the classrooms.

KA wish list click here

KB wish list click here


FRESH LUNCHES and JERSEY MIKES

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. For more information on the program and signing up, please click here to review the flyer
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 times

JERSEY MIKES

All sandwich meals are pre-ordered for the entire 2nd trimester. These are the Jersey Mike’s lunch dates (every other Tuesday)
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.
PLEASE NOTE: 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, quarantine 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.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Liz Lee (Hot Lunch Coordinator) at lizkwon@gmail.com

 

IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT

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 Liz Lee at lizkwon@gmail.com.

DROP-OFF, PICK-UP and AFTERCARE

DROP OFF: Morning drop-off procedures will begin at 7:15 a.m.  There are two options for drop off (see below) 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. At 7:55 a.m., the bell will ring for students to proceed to their homeroom classrooms. You will still need to complete your child’s wellness check on the SchoolPass app prior to drop-off.

OPTION 1: Drop students at one of the two curbside 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. Parent volunteers will be stationed at these locations to help students out of the car. 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.

OPTION 2: 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.

ONCE AT SCHOOL: Kinder students are encouraged to go to their respective yards outside homeroom classrooms.  Teachers and/or assistant teachers will be there to supervise.  Kinder students are also allowed to go to the big yard if they feel comfortable doing that.

PICK UP: Pick-up procedures will remain the same. Pickup is at 2:45pm Monday through Thursday and 12:30pm every Friday. There will be no traffic circle. You will need to park your car and enter the school for pick-up. On normal release days, 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.

AFTERCARE: If you anticipate using After-School Care, please complete the registration form and return it to Mayora Hiney at mhiney@sp-apostle.org. More information about After-School Care can be found here.


WEEKLY COVID TESTING

Please complete the required Covid testing paperwork EACH week and turn in to homeroom teachers. Testing will be done with a saliva swab. On the Patient Consent Form, please mark RT-PCR COVID Swab Test and Oropharyngeal Swab (Mouth).

Patient Consent

For more information or if you prefer to do weekly testing on your own, contact Nurse A at vanderson@sp-apostle.org


PARENT VOLUNTEERS ON CAMPUS

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 on file with Nurse A.

For playground and hot lunch volunteers, your Virtus certificate and fingerprinting results must also be on file with Mayora Hiney and negative TB test must be on file with Nurse A before your volunteer duty.

Mayor Hiney at mhiney@sp-apostle.org

UNIFORMS

Be sure to send your child in the school approved uniform every day!   Uniforms may be purchased on the Land’s End website.  The St Paul The Apostle School Preferred School Number for Land’s End is: 900190414

Remember, before Festival, 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 here) that are uniform approved to wear any day of the week, for the rest of the school year. Students may also wear any festival sweatshirts on any day throughout the year.