End of Year Gift Fund

Please consider expressing your gratitude to our SPA teachers and staff for all their hard work during the extraordinary 2021-22 school year by donating to a year-end bonus fund. This is a wonderful tradition, in lieu of gifts, to help recognize everyone that contributes to our children’s well-being.
The PWC will distribute all donations with a note of gratitude listing all donors. Any amount, large or small, is welcome.
Donations due by Tuesday, May 31st.

Festival Updates

Festival Wear

Orders are ready for pick up next week!

WHERE:

Outside the JCPC on Selby (in front of the Parish Office)

WHEN:

Monday 5/9, Tuesday 5/10, Wednesday 5/11

7:30 – 8:15 am

2:30 – 3:15 pm

Orders will not be delivered to homerooms, so please stop by at one of the above times. Please bring your order slip or order number and the name used to place the order. To locate your order number, search your inbox for an email from “SPA Spirit Shop”.

Patronage

Get ready for the launch on May 1oth.

Watch your inbox for all of the exciting new contests and giveaways!

St. James Inn Spring Gala

ST. JAMES INN SPRING GALA
MAY 13th @ 7PM
After two years of not being able to be together, we are thrilled to invite you to join us for an evening under the stars to enjoy drinks, buffet dinner, silent auction and reconnecting with dear friends old and new.
The evening will include a SURPRISE presentation of this Year’s Fr. Pat Traynor Award that you won’t want to miss!
With your support we can continue to provide a home away from home for families with loved ones in critical care at UCLA and other nearby medical facilities. We are so grateful for your generosity!
Friday, May 13, 2022
7:00 p.m.
St. Paul the Apostle School
Sister Stella Courtyard
1536 Selby Avenue
Los Angeles

Spring Sing II

SPRING SING II & ART SHOW
Spring Sing II is quickly approaching. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.
Join us in the church at 11:00AM on May 5th for the announcement of the 2022-2023 PWC Board followed by the 7th, 6th, 2nd, 1st, Kindergarten and DK performances.
After the performances, the JCPC will be open and displaying artwork from the performing grades. Light refreshments will be served.
A big thank you Ron Aggabao, Jim Casey and Joanna Lewandowski for all the joy and creativity they bring to our children through art and music.
RSVP with the link below. Only RSVP for the adults attending, do not count your performing student(s).
Please contact Erin Heimbold or Jennifer Collins with any questions.

Carpool

INTERESTED IN CARPOOLING?

Who wouldn’t love a day or two or three off from driving to and from school every week? And particularly now, who wouldn’t want to save money on gas and time sitting in LA traffic?

If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, we’ve got a solution for you. SPA is launching a carpool portal to connect fellow SPA families that live near each other and want to carpool. Carpooling is not only easy on you, the environment, and your fellow Angelenos, it’s also great for your kids. Carpooling is a great way to make new friends, learn to compromise, be flexible, and share.

If you are interested, please fill out the linked google form and we will sort the demographic information and send you a list of families in your area that want to try carpooling: SPA Carpool Survey.
By the end of the year, we hope to have a carpool portal up so families can use it at any time. Thank you!

2022-2023 Nominations

2022-2023 NOMINATIONS
Room Parent, Graduation Committee, & New Family Liaison
Submit nominations now by clicking on the left button, below. The responsibilities and list of current Room Parents, Graduation Committee members, and New Family Liaisons are available on the PWC site, or by clicking on the button below.

Please reach out to Head Room Parents, Jen Collins and Erin Heimbold, or your current Room Parents if you have any questions about the role. Thank you!

Festival Wear – Saintpaul Metaverse

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Monday, April 4

The brand new 2022 Festival Wear Line is coming. Samples will be on display after school on Monday near the school front office. Stop by to check sizes so you are ready for the launch.

Online orders open on April 8.

Mothers’ Luncheon Photos

Thank you to all of those that attended our beautiful Mothers’ Luncheon. Please enjoy the slideshow!

Photobook Photos

Update on Hot Lunch and Playground Volunteering

Thank you to everyone for diligently filling up the hot lunch and playground volunteer slots this school year. Please read below for a few updates.

Hot Lunch

Since both FreshLunches and Jersey Mike’s are serving pre-packaged lunches, the servers do not need as much assistance as they have in the past. However, we still need 1 parent volunteer for each lunch period to help resolve issues so that the servers are able to pass out lunches as quickly as possible. Please see below for some ideas on how you can help as a hot lunch volunteer:
  • On pizza days, hot pizza is being boxed up for each student right before they arrive so a parent volunteer is absolutely necessary on these days. If you are signed up for a Tuesday time slot, please be ready to help serve the pizza.
  • If there are any students who forgot to bring a lunch, please find out about the student’s allergies and help the student obtain one of the extra meals from the servers. Servers often bring extra meals (to be charged later) and many meals are left over from students who are absent. Meals of absent students are donated to the teachers and staff but they can also be given to students who don’t have lunch. For a younger student, please call his or her parent to find out about any allergies before giving a meal.
  • If the server does not need help passing out meals, please monitor the lunch lines and tables for any disruptive behavior and encourage students to clean up after themselves and dispose trash correctly.
  • If the lunch lines and tables seem well supervised, please help the playground volunteers monitor the playground. We can always use extra help on the playground!
  • A reminder, please check in at the front office and report to the lunch service tables next to the gym.
    • For DK – 4th Grade, arrive by 11:10 AM and stay until 12:00 PM.
    • For 5th Grade – 8th Grade, arrive by 12:40 PM and stay until 1:30 PM.
Playground

Please note these important guidelines for volunteering:

  • Check in at the front office and report to the playground by 11:20 AM and stay until 12:10 PM.
  • Proactively walk around the playground and help students with any issues.
  • One volunteer should monitor the soccer and kickball area to make sure the younger students are taking turns and following the rules.
  • Report injuries to Nurse A or serious issues to the coaches immediately.
  • Please refrain from using your cell phone or conversing with the other parent volunteers.
Thank you to everyone for your help! If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Liz Lee at lizkwon@gmail.com.

Help For Ukraine

HELP FOR UKRAINE
As the war in Ukraine continues to intensify and spread, more and more families are being forced to flee their homes with only a few of their possessions.

To help these refugees, SPA is working with St. Vladimir UkrainianOrthodox Church to gather much needed items. Once collected, those items with be shipped directly to the border and into Ukraine.

Please click on the button below and select the items that you would like to donate. It has been requested that all donated items be new and unopened. Then, bring your items to the SPA church office by Thursday, March 24th. The church office is open and taking donations Monday-Friday from 9:00-3:00.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.