It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Centennial Celebration for the parish. The school is six years behind the parish, with our 100-year celebration in 2027.
I also loved seeing our new families at the welcome mass on Sunday. I hope that you always feel welcome at the school and the parish.
Our surveillance testing continues on Thursdays for grades TK through 5 and Fridays for junior high. The students are given the option of a cheek/throat swab or a nostril swab, not a deep sinus swab. Discuss with your child which one they prefer. The more testing we do, the better chance that infection is caught early and exposure limited. Don’t forget to send the testing form with your child on those days and ensure that your child knows that they have it with them.
Our first STAR testing window is now closed. We will send the results home next week. We use these results to inform the curriculum, check for student progress, and look for any gaps in learning. We will send the kindergarten through 5th-grade results home in the blue folders. The junior high results will be mailed home.
Have a lovely week,
Welcome back to school! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to enjoy all the in-person fall festivities we virtually participated in last year. Not to mention my three children sitting at a classroom desk instead of my kitchen table. I will miss them being around, but I look forward to starting the school year on campus. Thank you, Principal Ramirez, our teachers, and all St. Philip the Apostle staff for all the hard work it took, and continues to require, to make this happen.
With the 2021-22 year off to a promising start, SPA School Board is proud to welcome several new members. Admond Fong and Aaron Luna are school parents and the new Technology Committee co-Chairs. In addition, Rosemary Johnston, Assistant Principal at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, and Emily Goodell, a math teacher at Mayfield Senior School, are filling two community member-at-large seats. These individuals bring valuable experience to our board, and we are blessed by their gift of time and talent.
In addition to our typical fall agenda items, we plan to have a Strategic Plan milestone meeting. As you know, we are two years away from the current plan ending, giving us one year until we start formulating the new one. This meeting will gather the action teams for each of the five goals to ensure we are on the path to bringing our current plan home successfully.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Otherwise, I look forward to seeing you all on Meet the Teacher Day.
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.
If you did not have a chance to donate during last Saturday's virtual Red Tie Ball, you can still contribute today! We understand that not everyone is in a position to donate, but we greatly appreciate your prayers that this fund continues to receive support. You can 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.
No School Friday October 15!
Save the Date! The PTO Fall Fest/Pumpkin Patch is coming on Sat 10/16!!!
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