Father’s Club Events in Jan/Feb

Pancake Breakfast

When: Sunday, January 29th, immediately following the 7:30 am and 9:30 am masses

Where: JCPC

Cost: $5 per person or $20 per family

The SPA Father’s Club is hosting a delicious pancake breakfast next Sunday! Breakfast will be served in front of the JCPC with outdoor seating.

Please click HERE to register. See you there!

Father’s Club Poker Tournament

When: Thursday, February 9th

Look out for more details on both in the coming weeks. If you have any questions please email FathersClub@sp-apostle.org.

 

Ministry Updates

NEW! Sunday School

Who: babies, toddlers and pre-K children

When: Sundays, 9:30 am mass

Where: KA Classroom (drop-off starting at 9:15 am, pick up directly after mass)

Your children will be in good hands, learning about Jesus through reading, praying, arts & crafts and songs, while you enjoy mass in the church.

As a reminder, K – 4th grade can participate in the Children’s Liturgy of the Word in the DK room.

We are also seeking volunteers to help with the children’s ministry on Sundays. Please click the button for more info and to sign up!

Altar Server Ministry

Who: girls ages 10 – 17, and adults

Requirements: baptized in the Catholic Faith and received First Communion

Calling all St. Paul the Apostle girls! Altar serving is a wonderful way to participate in the mass, and 7th and 8th graders can earn service hours, too. For more information, click here.

 

Lector Ministry

Who: 6th, 7th and 8th graders

When: First Sunday of each month, 9:30 am mass

Requirements: baptized in the Catholic Faith and received First Communion

We are seeking students in grades 6, 7 and 8 to be Lectors at the 9:30 am Mass on the First Sunday of each month.

Training will be provided to all interested students. To sign up or if you have any questions, please contact Lisa Wellik of the SPA Liturgy Council at ministries@sp-apostle.org.

Parking Reminders

NO PARKING in the Mormon Temple parking lot! We are aware that it can be difficult to find parking when you are in a hurry. However, only our teachers are permitted to park in the Mormon Temple lot, and we could lose this privilege if it is abused. Please take the time to find another spot!

NO PARKING in the red zones! This is so important for the safety of our children. When cars are parked in the red zones (even if you are waiting in your car) it is impossible for drivers to see who might be walking across the street. Please don’t be the cause of a tragedy by parking in any of the red zones around school.

Yearbook photos wanted

Who: DK – 7th Grade

What: collage photos needed

The Yearbook Staff is seeking photos of students in grades DK through 7th for this year’s grade collage pages. Photos do not have to be school-related or only from this past year.

Please email your photos of activities, parties, trips, etc. to yearbook@sp-apostle.org. Thank you!

After School Literacy Enrichment Club

The After-School Literacy Enrichment Club will be an after-school program designed to help improve the reading comprehension skills of students in Kindergarten and 1st grade. Picture books and short stories will be read to the students by our 7th and 8th grade club monitors, and students will be encouraged to read to their peers as well.

Sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. in the Media Center (library). Please see below for an informational flyer and the sign up link.

Informational Flyer: CLICK HERE

Uniform Reminder

Just a quick reminder about festival and uniform shirts now that festival is over:

Monday through Thursday and Mass days: only uniform shirts OR the Metaverse green or white polo shirts may be worn.

Fridays (except Mass days): Metaverse t-shirts may be worn.

Every day: Metaverse sweatshirts/hoodies may be worn.

 

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

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.