After school programs- registration open!

Please see the After School page for more information or click on the links below to register.

Many of your favorite after-school activities have returned, along with some very exciting new programs for all grades. We can’t wait for your kids to enjoy these enrichment programs right here on campus!

More information available on the After School page on the school website.

Hot Lunch Updates

Jersey Mike’s Sandwiches: Order by Friday Sept 9 Deadline!

The order link for Jersey Mike’s 1st trimester is now open! Sandwich meals are bundled and pre-ordered for the entire trimester. The deadline to order is this Friday, Sept. 9 for the first delivery on Tuesday, Sept. 20. No orders will be accepted after the deadline!

FreshLunches

FreshLunches will start hot lunch service on Wednesday, Sept. 7th. To avoid late fees, the deadline to order is every Wednesday by midnight for the following week’s delivery. Use the registration code stpaul-1 to add a new student or set up an account HERE.

  • A small lunch is $9.90 and a large lunch is $10.95.
  • Order by Thursday, 12:00 am for the following week to avoid late fees.
  • Late orders will be accepted until 11:00 am the day before delivery (late fees will apply).
  • For cancellations, you will receive 100% credit if you cancel by 10:00 am two days before delivery and 50% credit by 8:00 am morning of delivery.

 

Uniform Reminders

Teachers have reviewed the Uniform Code in the Student Handbook with the students. They have also given reminders to students who are “out of uniform.” A few reminders:

  • Hair styles need to be out of students’ eyes. The length of hair should be collar length for boys.
  • Skirt lengths should be just above the knee and not mid-thigh length.
  • Tennis shoes may be worn to school, mainly black or white with a bit of color. Students may not wear canvas shoes nor slip-on shoes of any kind.
  • Socks should be ankle length (not the ones that disappear into the shoe).
  • Jewelry includes only a watch, one tasteful ring, or one necklace with a cross or medal of our Catholic faith. No dangling earrings.
  • No nail polish or acrylics.

School Uniform Notices

Beginning Monday, teachers will issue SCHOOL UNIFORM NOTICES to those students who are not complying with the Uniform Code. Please note that any combination of eight Tardies and Uniform Notices will result in a Detention Notice.

Detention is served with Ms. Bjelajac from 3:05 – 4:00 pm. Parents will receive a copy of the Detention Notice. Please contact Ms. BJ if you have any questions.

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Below is the usual morning schedule:

  • 7:15 am – yard supervision begins.
  • 7:50 am – the first bell rings. The students line up and Grades K – 4 are escorted to class by their teachers while Grades 5 – 8 make their way to their homerooms.
  • 8:05 am – the second bell rings. At this time students must be in their homeroom for prayer and announcements. Students arriving after 8:05 am are considered late and must get a tardy slip from the front office to be admitted to class.

Dismissal for Students in Grades 6 – 8

Students in grades 6 – 8 who wish to sign themselves out from their classrooms at the end of the school day or pick up their younger siblings at the lunch table area must have written permission from a parent.

Once you have turned in a permission note:

  1. Students in grades 6 – 8 may sign themselves out at 3:05 pm (or 12:45 pm on early dismissal days).
  2. Students proceed to the lunch tables to pick up any younger siblings.
  3. Students may wait in either of the 2 supervised areas: the lawn by the school entrance on Selby or in front of the Church on Ohio.
  4. To pick up, parents may pull their cars up to the curb area on Selby starting at 3:05 pm (no need to park and exit your vehicle), or find a parking space near the Church entrance (please do not park in the red zone).
  5. Supervision ends at 3:30 pm and any students not picked up will be signed into After Care.

 

 

 

St. Paul’s Children’s Choir

Students in grades 3 – 6 are eligible to join the St. Paul’s Children’s Choir! No audition is required, but students are encouraged to attend weekly choir rehearsals for 2 weeks before deciding whether or not they want to commit for the school year. Rehearsals begin the week of August 29.

For details regarding rehearsals and performances, please click here.  Further questions can be directed to Mr. Casey.

 

 

Traffic & Safety

Crossing Guard Update

St. Paul’s is on the priority list for a crossing guard, but the city is still short-staffed. Please pay extra attention to pedestrians when driving around the school during pick-up and drop-off hours.

Safety Reminders for Drop-off and Pick-up

  • Please have your children exit on the passenger side.
  • No backpacks in the trunk, so kids and volunteers do not go in between vehicles.
  • While dropping off your kids in the carline, please do not make phone calls or text in the car.
  • Please pull up to the front of the line before dropping off your kids. Don’t let your kids jump out prior even if you’re late! This is a safety issue and a respect issue for folks that you might be holding up behind you.
  • Please don’t pull out of line before the car in front of you does so – Cars have been hit in the process by oncoming cars who are not in the traffic line.
  • Please do not drop off in the red zone across the street from the church.
  • Please keep dogs in the cargo area.  Please do not keep them in the same area where the kids are jumping out.
  • Please no parking in red.
  • Please drive slowly in our neighborhood and be respectful of our neighbors.

After School Care Program

Remember to sign up!  After School Care is available starting on the first day until 6:00 pm each day. After School Care is complimentary from 12:30 – 3:30 pm every Friday. On all days, parents are billed for After School Care starting at 3:30 pm.

For more info about the program and how to register, click here.

 

 

Festival Updates

Festival Wear: NEW Black Zip Hoodie is Here!

There is still time to get Festival Wear!  Our online store will be taking pre-orders for T-shirts, hoodies, hats, and the BRAND NEW BLACK ZIP HOODIE, which can be worn year-round!  Be sure to stock up, because the Festival Wear store will only be open for pre-orders until August 31.  Remember, Metaverse shirts can be worn every school day other than mass days from the start of school through Festival weekend (and every Friday the rest of the year)!    See the amazing designs at SPA Spirit Shop.

Patronage

Making a donation to Patronage is one of the easiest ways to support the Festival.  Your Patronage donations today help pay for the costs of hosting our Festival, and as we inch closer to this special weekend we need your donations now.  Click here to donate: SPAgives.com.
See Your Name at the Metaverse Festival!
All families who donate $5,000 or more will be sponsors for their favorite rides at the festival.  We are incredibly grateful for such generous donations and will recognize these families with banners displayed prominently at the Festival.  Please email us if you have any questions about this special recognition or how it works.
Patronage Grade Contest
Ice cream party for any class that reaches 100% participation.  You know your kids would love an ice cream party — and with your donation, (no matter how big or small) you can help them reach their class goal.  A single donation of any amount will count as participation for all grades of your children.  Our goal is 100% participation from our wonderful community.  Come on Saints — Let’s all become Patrons today!

Auction

Please contact our Auction Team if you have any party ideas or items to contribute.  We would love to have the most successful auction ever, but we need your stuff to do it!  Click here to donate now: Donate your item.  For questions about the auction, email: festivalauction@sp-apostle.org.

Shop & Support SPA

Oliver’s Labels*

(*not just for kids named “Oliver”!)

Let’s put the “found” back into “lost and found”!  Shop for completely customizable waterproof labels, clothing labels, even bag tags in tons of sizes and designs, including the adorable MyMojis™, PetMojis™, and sports jersey labels!  Shop through this link and 20% of your purchase will go toward SPA (excludes gift cards). Feel free to share the link with your family and friends!

 

 

 

 

Medical Records

For students who need to drop off medical records, records may be submitted to Nurse Anderson during regular school hours.  Please note that the school front office cannot accept medical records.