Congratulations to our second grade class on making their first communions. Fr. Tony celebrated two beautiful masses for our students on Saturday. Our second grades will be celebrating again on Wednesday with a student mass attended by the 5th through 8th grade classes as well.
Progress Reports go home today for TK through 3rd grade and will be posted in the portals for 4th through 8th grade. These are a snapshot of your child’s current progress. For questions and concerns reach out to the teacher.
Friday is our Spring Concert at 3:15 pm in the school yard. Bring your chairs and blankets and come enjoy the beautiful talents of our students. The gates will open at 2:45 pm. If you bring a taller chair please sit in the second section. Those with beach chairs can sit in the front section. Our 8th grade salsa dance is back after two years and will close the show again. It is going to be a joyful way to start the weekend and celebrate our school.
The dress code for Friday’s Spring Concert is as follows;
I look forward to seeing you on Friday.
Have a lovely week.
Thank you to Annie Van Dyke, our Policy and Planning committee chair, for hosted St. Philip the Apostle School’s Strategic Plan 101 webinar on September 16th. It was a wonderful, concise update on the current state and future of our plan. If you didn’t have the chance to join in, I suggest catching the replay because our Strategic Plan is the guiding light for everything we do at our school.
To access the replay, click here and request permission to access the video.
Didn’t know we have a Strategic Plan?
Every six years in conjunction with our school accreditation renewal process, a group of parents, parishioners, teachers and administrators gathers to create a Strategic Plan. Four years ago, one such group of 20 people, led by professional strategic planner (who donated all of her time), spent nearly 50 hours refining the school’s mission statement and philosophy and created long-term strategic goals focused on five different areas.
SPA School’s Strategic Goals:
We will develop and implement a plan to create long-term financial stability and eliminate our reliance on current-use fundraising.
We will develop and implement a master communications plan for internal and external audiences.
We will develop and implement a facilities use, maintenance, and expansion plan.
We will competitively compensate and support our faculty and staff.
We will maintain and expand our excellent curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs.
Each one of these goals is broken down into annual action steps which serve as a road map to accomplish the goal. It is the job of one or more school board committees to work on these action steps. For example, the Finance, Endowments and Advancement committees are responsible for working on Goal 1. These three committees where instrumental in the creation of the Father Joe Fund, a first step toward building our endowment.
Several times a year, the school board’s Policy and Planning committee reviews the progress of each goal. The chair of the committee responsible for the goal provides Policy and Planning committee with a status update on each of the action item and suggest any necessary changes. All of this is done to ensure we stay on track.
If you are interested in learning more about the Strategic Plan, email me your questions (SaraAlexanderVanis@gmail.com) or watch the replay of our Strategic Plan 101 webinar.
If you want to join a school board committee to work on one of the goals above, please email our Board Affairs Chair Tara Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fr. Joe Moniz Educational Fund
Fr. Joe served St. Philip the Apostle Parish for 20 years as our pastor. To honor his legacy of supporting Catholic education, we established an endowment in his name at the Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles to support tuition assistance and the educational needs of all St. Philip the Apostle School students. As this fund grows, our school will greatly benefit from financial stability in the future years.
The Fr. Joe Fund will be supported through our annual “Paddle Raise” at the Red Tie Bash. Be sure to attend, and raise your paddle to support the FJF!
You can also donate by mailing a check to the school office or by going HERE
Father Joe Moniz St. Philip the Apostle School Educational Fund
Please CLICK HERE to view St. Philip the Apostle School's Exposure Management Plan and Reopening Protocol Documents.
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