Week of October 12, 2020
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Announcements and Events
Kindness Week
Welcome to Kindness Week!

This year for Kindness Week the Student Council will be focusing on kindness through our Choose Love Program.
Students are invited to wear a specific color shirt to go with the corresponding strand of the Choose Love Equation: Courage + Forgiveness + Gratitude = Compassion in Action.

Send pictures and/or videos to Malissa Balderama, mbalderama@stphiliptheapostle.org .
Posting on social media? Use the hashtag #SPkindnessweek

Monday: Red for Courage
I Choose Kindness poster or pictures: On a piece of paper write “I Choose Kindness” and decorate it or draw a picture of what kindness looks like to you.

Tuesday: Pink for Gratitude
Students will share what they are grateful for with their classmates.

Wednesday: Yellow for Forgiveness
TK-4 can enjoy a story read by our student council members. The stories will be on our school YouTube. Please enjoy a story throughout the day. 

5th-8th Challenge: Complete at least one act of kindness today.

Thursday: Blue for Compassion and Kindness
K- Cards: Send a kindness note virtually to your friend. The card will be provided by the student council.

Friday: Spirit Shirt Day
TK-4 can enjoy more stories read by our student council members. The stories will be on our school YouTube. Please enjoy a story throughout the day. Watch a special skit performed by Student Council on YouTube!


The Giving Tree Story with Student Council
Pumpkin Character Contest
It's that time of year again!

Click the link for more information. Falcons Fables Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Pumpkin pictures must be submitted by October 29th at 3pm. Contest will run from October 30-31st.
CKW Uniform Sale
Need some new uniforms? CKW has 5 days of Spooktacular Deals starting Tuesday, October 13th. Click on the Flyer for more details.

Attendance
TK-3
Parents are responsible for submitting attendance every day for each student on both Guided Learning and Direct Instruction days by 8:00 am. If your child will be absent, please contact Karen Conley.
Email: kcconley@stphiliptheapostle.org Phone: (626) 795-9691 ext 203

4-JH
Due to the schedule change, daily attendance for grades 4th-8th will be recorded by their homeroom teacher each day. If your child will be absent, please contact Karen Conley.
Email: kcconley@stphiliptheapostle.org Phone: (626) 795-9691 ext 203
PTO
Pumpkin Patch
Join us for the Pumpkin Patch! Buy your pumpkins! Wear your costume! Enjoy Snow Cones! Win a giant pumpkin! Wear your mask! 

Credit card payment only.

PTO Pumpkin Patch is on October 23 from 9:30 am- 4 pm. Please sign up for a time so that we can comply with social distancing protocols. The sign up is for each family, not each person. One family=one slot.  If you have a large family (5+) , please sign up for two spots.


Family Visit Sign Up:

We are also in need of a few volunteers to help with Pumpkin Patch. Thursday to help unload and set up pumpkins, and Friday to help with the sale. Your VIRTUS, Fingerprinting, and TB must be current in order to volunteer.

Volunteer Sign Up:
Pumpkin Patch Sponsorship
This year's Pumpkin Patch will be on Friday, October 23rd. We thank Kelly and Lon Duncan for donating all the pumpkins! We invite you to help additionally support this event by becoming a sponsor! Please see the attached for additional information. Thank you!

Flu Shot Clinic
A BIG Thank You to Karen Dunn and the nurses and nursing students from Huntington Hospital for a very successful Flu Shot Clinic! We gave out 142 Flu Shots!

If you still need a flu shot- the last page of the flyer has a list of additional free flu shot clinics.
Click here for the flyer and more information.
Reminders
Library Curbside Pick-up
Fourth through eighth graders who have placed books on hold for pickup can be pick them up in the school office today, October 12th from 7:45am-4pm.

All Grades are now welcome to begin placing books on hold. Hold requests submitted by Thursday each week will be ready for pick up on the following Monday.
Make-Up Picture Day
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, November 10th 1:00-3:30pm

If your child(ren) missed last week's picture days, please bring them on Tuesday, November 10th
Student Tutoring
Some of our all-star 8th grade students have created a Tutoring Team for our TK-6 grade students!

Check out their flyer here.
Contact Information Updates and FACTS
Do you need to update your home address, cell phone, 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.
2020-2021 Calendar
Click the link below for a list of calendar dates. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Parent Talent Database
Do you have skills and talents to offer to our school? Please take a minute to complete this form and let us know! Parent Talent Database Form
After-School Activities
Parish News and Events
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. 
Mustard Seed Diaper Donation
Click here for more information about Mustard Seed and diaper donations.
Walking with Purpose
Walking with Purpose is hosting a Virtual Open house on October 29th.

Contact information can be found on the flyer.
Community Events
Pueri Cantores San Gabriel Valley
Click here for more information about an opportunity to join the children's choir, Pueri Cantores San Gabriel Valley.

Reflection of the Week
“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

-L.M. Montgomery