Week of October 10, 2022


MONDAY 10/10

Progress Reports Go Home


5th-8th Grade 8am Mass

K-4th Grade 9am Mass

FRIDAY 10/14

No School - Faculty In-Service Day

Fall Fest Set Up


Fall Fest


5th-8th Grade 8am Mass

K-4th Grade 9am Mass

SUNDAY 10/23

Dine to Donate - Handel's Homemade Ice Cream 12pm-10pm

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Principal Notes

Dear Parents,

Last Saturday the Strategic Plan Committee met to begin the process of ensuring the success and sustainability of the school for the next six years and beyond.  A wonderful group of dedicated parents, staff, school board members, and PTO spent the day analyzing the past, present, and future needs of the school.  Terrific work is already happening.  I cannot wait to share the results with you in January,

This coming Saturday is Fall Fest!  Our chairs Suzy Oppenborn and Kelly Paulus are working round the clock to make sure that we have a great event.  Their many volunteers have had weekly meetings for months just to plan for Fall Fest.  Please come out and enjoy the community, play lots of games, eat lots of food, and help PTO.  The teachers will be working in the Sweets Booth between four and seven pm so stop by there to say hi and to enjoy a treat.  

I’ll see you on Saturday,


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Announcements and Events

Virtus Classes Coming Up -TODAY

We have an upcoming VIRTUS class today, 10/10 at 6pm. You can register for the class by emailing Susie Lopez at re@stphiliptheaposte.org

Hot Lunch

Ordering for November opens today!

To open an account for the first time, visit www.boonli.com and use the school password falcon174 to create your profile.

8th Grade Dine to Donate at Handel's Homemade Ice Cream

Support the 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip! 

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream, Hastings Ranch

October 23rd, 12pm-10pm

20% of the sales will be donated to the D.C. Trip. 

Bring in the flyer below or show it on your phone.

Click here for the flyer

Pictures and Student IDs

Lifetouch pictures and student IDs coming home today. Check your child's backpack/blue folder! 

BATC Pledge Reminders

BATC pledge reminders will be going home this week. If you feel there are any errors, please contact Tricia Ortega at tortega@stphiliptheapostle.org. Thank you to all for your support!

Pictures Retakes and Make-Up Day

Mark your calendars for 11/15 picture retakes and make-up day. If you are not satisfied with the portraits that came home today, send them with your child on retake day. 

Videographer Wanted

The PR committee is looking for a videographer who can assist with shooting and putting together videos for the St. Philip website, social media and other PR related needs. The first commitment is scheduled for November 30th and appropriate school hours will be honored. If you are interested, please contact Emily Montanez at emilymontanez518@gmail.com.

Book Character Pumpkin Contest

The Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest is back! Pumpkins are due on October 28th with voting happening that week. Please read all the directions carefully. They can be found on The Falcon's Fables. Happy pumpkin decorating!


Interested in coming out to help coach Malorie with Playworks? Looking for volunteers to assist with lunchtime games and recess. This is a fun way to get out there and play with the kids and making sure that all are included. Please see the sign up genius below. When submitting hours, please submit under Playworks- Kelly Paulus.

Playworks Volunteer Sign Up Genius

School Tours

Do you know anyone who may be interested in St. Philip the Apostle School? Encourage them to join us on a tour! The available tour dates are listed below. All tours start at 9am. To sign up, they can contact Tricia Ortega at tortega@stphiliptheapostle.org.

2022-2023 Tour Dates: October 11 & 25, November 8, 15, & 29, and December 13.

Directory Changes

We will publish corrections to the physical directory in this section. Please make a note of them in your directory. Changes are noted in bold:

Directory Change:


Liz Meher 

740 Pinehurst drive

Pasadena, ca 91106

Cell 323.314.8588


Jeh Meher

45 Chandler Place

San Marino, CA 91107



Fall Fest


OCTOBER 15th, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM, with lots of fun new activities!

PLEASE NOTE - FF Signup Genius closes tonight, 10/10, at 9pm!

WE LOVE SPONSORS – PTO relies on sponsors to underwrite Fall Fest, so that all money made can go directly to our school, instead of event expenses. Please use the Fall Fest Sponsor Form, donate online, or drop off or mail a check to school. THANK YOU to all who have sponsored! 

RAFFLE TICKETS – Raffle tickets went home on Friday, please make sure you received them. You should have received 6 books of 5 tickets for a total of 30 tickets. If you are missing any tickets, please contact Tricia Ortega. If you are on Tuition Plan A or C, you must sell $120 of tickets (per family). 

SKIP THE LINE, PRE-ORDER TICKETS! – Pre-order tickets for Fall Fest now, and pick them up at the ticket booth! Credit card and/or checks will be accepted for pre-order tickets. Credit card only will be accepted at the event. Please refer to this form for ticket price ranges. LAST DAY to turn in forms is Thursday, 10/13.


We are looking for wine donations for our wine booth! For every 3 bottles of wine = 1 school hour. 6 bottles = 2 hours. Max of 2 hours. Rose and Sauvignon Blanc please! ($10+/bottle)

If interested you can drop off wine by Friday, 10/14....and make sure to record your name and bottles on the sign-in sheet by the front door. When entering your hours into Track it Forward, please put them under Fall Fest rollover-Mari Bean.

Drop off location:

The Harden Home

1661 Rose Villa Street

Pasadena, CA 91106

How to check in for your volunteer slot:

Please arrive at the Volunteer Check-In 15 minutes prior to your time slot. The check-in booth is located on the brick patio between HAH and the church. 

How to log your Fall Fest hours:

To receive approval for your hours, you must LOG YOUR HOURS in Track it Forward. If you work MORE THAN 4 hours you must log in two separate entries in Track it Forward: submit your first 4 hours under Fall Fest Hours - M. Bean.  

Submit any additional hours earned under Fall Fest Roll Over/Baking/Confetti - M. Bean. Use the comments sections in each entry to detail what you did to earn your hours. 

*All baking and confetti hours are REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS ONLY and need to be submitted under Fall Fest Roll Over/Baking/Confetti - M Bean. 

Fall Fest Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for making Fall Fest possible!

1927 Society


Gina Cockriel, TravelStore

Delaware Pacific

Hambleton & MacFarlane Orthodontics

J.R.’s Tree & Landscape

The Knoll Family

Sam Lamb, State Farm

The Laundry Room

In Memory of Paige R. Parrish

Pie ‘N Burger

Print Lab Direct

Sarah Rogers, The Agency

The Welsh Family

Prize Sponsors

Castellano McPheeters

The Connelly Family

Anthony and Michelle DiMeo

Marisela & Alex Islas

The Rencehausen Family

The San Luis Family

The Wise Family

Craft Sponsors


Andy's Transfer & Storage

Christopher and Khristinne Angeles

Mr. Manny

Holly & Richard Borghello

The Bracaliello Family

Castellano McPheeters

The Fesenmaier Family

Susan and Michael Harden

James Harley-James and Chris James

Ellin & Shant Kocharian

Sheridan and Thomas Link

Yudit Erica Modesto

The Montes Family

The Ramos Family

Diane & Barry Sharma

Cortney & Michael Vanis

Nail Lounge

Game Sponsors

The Burk Family

The Chow Family

The Converse Family

Kim & Kevin Delaney

Mary & Ryan Forrest

Allison & Ryan Fuller

The Kan Family

Celene & Brad Lyddon

Johannes and Amy Masserer

The Mathisen Family

The Pudi Family

Rey-Crest Roofing and Waterproofing Co.

Marcos & Frania Rodriguez

Susan & Grier Ross

The Rubke Family

Mary Ellen & Curtis Sather 

Petting Zoo Sponsors


The Crist Family

James and Tina De La Torre

John and Mary Gilbaugh

Adrienne and Lionel Mabasa

Claire and Darren Marco

The Morrissey Family

The Rose Hills Foundation

Ana & Greg Shephard

Becky & Steve Vranes

MingXia Wu

Karleen & Julian Yniguez

Entertainment Sponsors


The Kingston Family

TK Transportation Inc - Tiffany and Andrew Ewing

Our sponsors underwrite this event allowing all the proceeds to go to the school . If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please leave a check in the school office, or donate online.

Click Here To Donate

PTO News

Used Uniform Office Hours

The Used Uniform Committee will be holding office hours the 1st Friday of each month. Stop by the PTO Closet, outside of the Ministry Center (at the TK parking lot), on Friday 11/4 and 12/2 from 7:45 am to 8:30 am if you are in need of used uniforms or would like to drop off donations. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Used Uniform Committee at uniforms@stphiliptheapostle.org.

Updated Volunteer Requirements

If your family is on tuition plan A or C, volunteer requirements must be up to date for both parents before service hours can be earned. If you are on a non-service plan but would like to volunteer you must satisfy all volunteer requirements.

We must have the following on file : 

  • Current TB 
  • Virtus
  • LiveScan

Proof of covid vaccination and/or negative covid test is not currently required to volunteer on campus. 

As a reminder, you must be feeling 100% healthy to volunteer on campus. We thank you for your efforts in helping keep our campus safe and healthy. 

Service Hours Update 9/12/22

The service hour requirement has been reduced by 4 hours. Tuition plans A and C are no longer required to perform parish service hours. Instead, we encourage you to volunteer at the parish and a maximum of 4 hours will count towards regular school service hours. 

30 hours school + 4 hours Fall Fest + 2 Red Tie Benefit hours (when applicable) = 36 service hours total per school year. 


Updated Quarantine Pathway Flow Chart 8/19

The health department has recently updated their health requirements, please refer to the flow chart below. Questions regarding Covid please email our Health Aide - Dorene Flores dflores@stphiliptheapostle.org

Click here to view the Quarantine Pathway Flow Chart

Covid Vaccination
Please send a copy of your child's covid vaccination card to the following email address once your child is fully vaccinated (14 days from last dose):


Tardies and early pick ups

If your child is late because of a doctor or dental appointment, please bring a note to the office from the professional for an excused tardy. 

If you pick up your child early, please sign them out at the front desk. If someone other than the parent picks up a child during the school day, we need a note signed and dated by a parent giving that adult permission to take the child out early. This is the case even if they are on the carpool and/or the emergency list. Thank you for understanding that this is to keep your child safe!

Popsicle Fridays

Popsicle Fridays are back! Be sure to send your child to school with $1.00 for a cold treat that will benefit the 8th grade fundraising efforts for the DC trip.

Reporting Absences

When reporting your child out, please state the reason for the absence. Thank you for being a partner in keeping everyone safe!

You can report your attendance to Karen Conley at kcconley@stphiliptheapostle.org.

School-Time Accident Insurance Plans

To help families handle the cost of school-related injuries, the Archdiocese provides excess accident medical expense insurance. Optional low-cost plans are also available for all students. Click here for more information


Safeguard the Children

Safeguard the Children's Committee is inviting 1 or 2 parents to join the committee for the 2022-2023 School Year. Your commitment consists of 2 one-hour meetings ( Oct. 13 & Mar 16 at 4pm in the Parish Center). 

Please contact Susie Lopez at re@stphiliptheapostle.org or 626-793-0693 ext. 108. Your insight is needed to help us ensure a safe environment for all God's Children. 


Free Covid-19 and Flu Vaccines

The Pasadena Public Health Department is hosting free Covid-19 and flu vaccines at the City of Pasadena Libraries. Click here for dates and times. 

Reflection of the Week

"May you be filled with joy."  - Col. 1:11

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