Week of November 30, 2020
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Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
  • Parents must pick-up and drop-off their child(ren) through carline. Do not walk them in. We are limited to only having essential adults on campus.
  • A staff member at carline will assist with any items that may need to be dropped off in the office.
  • Students may be dropped as early as 7:30 am.

  • Please have your yellow placards on the dashboard for both drop-off and pick-up.
Procare App
A few notes for our on-campus families using the Procare app.

  • All parents must check in their child participating or learning on-campus through Procare.
  • Click here for a tutorial video to help you get started.

  • Please do not send messages through the Procare app. Contact your child(ren)'s teacher or the main office to leave a message.

  • Parents must sign in their child every morning and sign out every afternoon on the Procare app. The app will not allow you to sign in your child, if you do not sign out the previous day.

  • If a child is being picked up after school by someone other than their guardian, that person must be on the school Carpool list and Procare's Authorized Pick-Up.
  • If a child is being picked up during school hours by someone other than their guardian, a note from their guardian must be brought to the school office.
Important Return to Campus Reminders
  • Temperature checks and masks are required for anyone entering the school grounds.
  • If your family traveled or visited extended family for Thanksgiving, your child will need to quarantine for two weeks upon return from travel.
  • If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms ever so slightly, please keep them home!
  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Runny Nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Nausea/ Vomiting /Tummy Troubles

Please contact Dr. Aimee Ramirez for Remote Learning arrangements.
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.

Announcements and Events
4th-8th Grade Walk and Talk
We are holding "Walk and Talks" for our 4th through 8th graders between now and Christmas vacation. It is a chance for them to be on campus and see each other before the holidays.
These are not mandatory. They are optional.
While on campus all students will be expected to follow school safety protocols. Temperatures will be checked, masks will be worn at all times and social distancing maintained.

All parents must check in their child participating or learning on-campus through Procare.
  • Click here for a tutorial video to help you get started.

Below is the schedule for the classes.

Tues 12/1 
4A - 2:30 to 3:20
7A - 3:30 to 4:20

Thurs 12/3
4B - 2:30 to 3:20
7B - 3:30 to 4:20

Tues 12/8 
8A - 3:30 to 4:30

Wed 12/9
5A - 2:30 to 3:20
6A - 3:30 to 4:30

Tues 12/15
8B - 3:30 to 4:30

Wed 12/16
5B - 2:30 to 3:20
6B - 3:30 to 4:30
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.
Disguise a Gingerbread Man Contest
The Gingerbread Man needs your help!

He’s looking for the perfect disguise so he won’t be recognized and eaten this holiday season. The directions, a gingerbread template, and contest details are available here on Falcon's Fables: Gingerbread Contest.

Submissions are due to Miss Leah (lweidman@stphiliptheapostle.org) by Wed. December 9th.
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. 
Used Uniforms
We are currently not accepting used uniform donations. If you have any uniform needs, Please contact Used Uniforms directly at uniforms@stphiliptheapostle.org
Save the Date:
The Polar Express
Our faculty and staff are excited to invite our school families to a drive-thru experience of The Polar Express.

Put on your pajamas and hop in the car!

Families will stay in the car and stop at 4 stations for some fun surprises.
Apply Now!
Do you have a little one who will be starting TK or Kindergarten next year?

The online application for the 2021-22 school year is now available on our website. Click the link for the School Online Application. Contact Karen Conley with any questions regarding the application process

Sibling Application Deadline: Friday, January 8th, 2021
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!
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.
If your child will be absent, please contact Karen Conley.
Email: kcconley@stphiliptheapostle.org Phone: (626) 795-9691 ext 203
After-School Activities
Parish News and Events
FosterAll Christmas Celebration
The Girl Scout and Cub Scout Ministries ask for your support to create some merry for 18 teenage boys living in group homes. You can help by making a financial contribution, buying an item from the wish list, or writing a letter of encouragement. Please see the flyer for more information.

Blanket and Food Drive
Pantries are empty! Our local community food banks are in desperate need of your support. The Special Need Ministry here at St. Philip is sponsoring a contactless blanket and food drive collection for: Friends in DeedShephard’s Pantry and Mater Dolorosa. Dates and details can be found here 
Present over Perfect
POP on over and say Hi!

You are invited to save the date for Thursday Dec. 3 for POP’s Open House where you are invited to join us for an online meeting where we will dive more into the season of Advent and what it means to us as Catholics.
St. Vincent de Paul
Click here for more information on upcoming 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. 
Community Events
Reflection of the Week
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” 
-A.A Milne