Week of January 19, 2021
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On-Campus Guidelines
  • Temperature checks and masks are required for anyone entering the school grounds.
Open House
This year's Open House will be virtual for prospective parents. The Virtual Open House will take place this Sunday, January 24 9am-12pm. Attached is the information.

Please share the attached with your friends and family who may be interested. Also, like and share our social media posts for your friends to see! Thank you!

Click here for a flyer.
Announcements and Events
Re-Registration for 2020-21 School Year
It's time to start planning for the 2021-22 school year. Please complete the form below by Thursday, January 28th to let us know if your child(ren) will be returning to St. Philip the Apostle School next year. Please let us know before that date if you are not returning so you are not charged. 

The non-refundable re-registration fee of $100 per child/$200 maximum per family will be due on your FACTS account on February 12.

Picture Make-Up Day Photos
Pictures from Make-Up Day are ready for pick-up in the Main Office.
Directory Updates and FACTS
Do you need to update your home address, cell phone number, or email address? Please email Karen Conley, kcconley@stphiliptheapostle.org, for information changes.

Please remember to log into your FACTS account to update your information there as well.

Please update the following records below. Changes are noted in bold.

Brandy and Mary Mayer
1497 New York Drive
Altadena, CA 91001
Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week begins next Tuesday, January 26th.

Join us and show your Falcon spirit! Share pictures with mbalderama@stphiliptheapostle.org.
Save the Date for "Move-a-Thon"
We’ve gotten creative and taken our annual Jog-a-Thon and adapted it to today’s “reality!” Without further ado, we would like to introduce everyone to a beloved fundraiser with a new twist. It’s called the virtual "Move-a-Thon!”

The basics of the virtual Move-a-Thon are like the Jog-a-Thon for which students collect pledges/sponsors, then participate in a day of jogging at St. Philip the Apostle parking lot, completing laps. This year there are some fun changes. Instead of jogging at school, students get to select an activity of their choice! They can pick from running, walking, skipping, jumping rope, biking, throwing hoops – or any physical movement they can do alone or with their family. Students will have a week (Feb 21-27) to record their times, as well as make any contributions on the Get Movin' Fund Hub website. There will be a lot of fun prizes and options for most funds raised per student and classroom.

The Move-a-Thon will still be a healthy and educational fundraising alternative that promotes positive character qualities, healthy habits and teamwork, all while supporting our school!

More information to follow!
Susan Harden & Cherlene Stones
Move-A-Thon Co-Chairs
Used Uniforms
PTO is currently not accepting any used uniform donations. Please do not leave them at the school.
Helping Hands
Helping Hands reaches out to school families in need of assistance due to hardship. If you are interested in helping, gift cards can be dropped off/ mailed to the school office to the attention of PTO Helping Hands, or email to ptohelpinghands@stphiliptheapostle.org

If looking to help a specific family during this time, contact Ana Shephard at ptohelpinghands@stphiliptheapostle.org for additional details. 
ParentPlus Mobile App: How to Get Started
To set up the ParentPlus mobile app, you should download the app to your device and then register the app with your student's school.

Downloading the ParentPlus App:
The ParentPlus app for iOS and Android is available on the Apple App Store or the Google Play store. To locate the app, you can search for ParentPlus or Rediker.

Register a School in the ParentPlus App:
When you first open the app, you are prompted to enter your PlusPortals username to search for your school and register the app.
Before you can register a school in the app, you must activate your PlusPortals account on that school's PlusPortals website. After activating your account (or changing your password), you may experience a brief delay before the app recognizes your login credentials.

  1. In Username, type the PlusPortals username associated with your account. For parents and students, an account username is an e-mail address; however, for student accounts, schools have the option to assign a username. If you don't know your username, contact your school.
  2. Tap the search icon to look for our school.
  3. Select your school from the list and tap Register. If you have PlusPortals accounts at multiple schools with the same username, all associated schools appear in the search results. Select one school from the list.
  4. When prompted, type your password for the selected school, and then tap Login. You can repeat the registration process for each school that you want to add to the app. If you use the same username and password for multiple schools, each school is registered at the same time. Otherwise, you must repeat the steps above for each school.
4th-8th Grade Mental Health Days
Our next 4th-8th grade Mental Health Day is Thursday, February 4th. Look below for more information.

On Campus Dates and Times:

Thursday, February 4
  • 8:15-9:00am 4B
  • 1:00-1:45pm 5B
  • 2:15-3:00pm 6A
  • 3:15-4:00pm 6B

Wednesday, February 17
  • 8:15-9:00am 4A
  • 1:00-1:45pm 5A
  • 2:15-3:00pm 7A
  • 3:15-4:00pm 7B

Monday, March 8
  • 8:15-9:00am 4B
  • 1:00-1:45pm 5B
  • 2:15-3:00pm 8A
  • 3:15-4:00pm 8B

Tuesday, March 23
  • 2:15-3:00pm 6A
  • 3:15-4:00pm 6B

Friday, April 16
  • 2:15-3:00pm 7A
  • 3:15-4:00pm 7B

When not on campus the day will include a health speaker and/or be a remote free day.
Tuition and Withdrawal
If a student is withdrawing during the school year, the school office is to be notified prior to the last day of attendance by written notification. Your family is still responsible for the full tuition amount, and fees must be paid before the last day of attendance to avoid delay in forwarding school records.
If your child will be absent, please contact Karen Conley.
Email: kcconley@stphiliptheapostle.org Phone: (626) 795-9691 ext 203
Grandparents to Receive the Newsletter and Falcon Wrap-Up
If you would like your child's grandparents to receive the Weekly Newsletter or the Monthly Falcon Wrap-Up, please fill out this form so that we can include them. Thank you very much!
After-School Activities
Parish News and Events
Present over Perfect
Join POP at their next meeting on January 21st at 7:30pm! Contact Kathleen at pop@stphiliptheapostle.org for details on how to join online. See you there!

School Parent Rosary
Come pray with us! 

8:30am via Zoom on Thursday mornings. Parishioners (non-school families) welcome, too! 
Email Julie Schnieders at jjschnieders@yahoo.com for Zoom link to join or with prayer intentions. 
Community Events
What to Know This Flu Season
Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. While it’s not possible to say what will happen, it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter.

Protect yourself, your family, and your community against flu this fall and winter by getting a flu vaccine. Also follow other CDC recommendations to protect yourself from both flu and COVID-19.

Reflection of the Week