Week of December 7, 2020
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Health
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.
  • No passing cars. After your child gets out of or into the car you must wait in line.
  • Driver must be wearing a mask during drop off and pick up.
  • Name placards must be placed in the window.
  • Wait for your child's temp check.
  • Be patient.

Please remind anyone who is going to be dropping off or picking up your child as well.

By following the above guidelines we can ensure that all of our students are dropped off and picked up in the safest manner possible. Thank you!
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
Immaculate Conception Mass
We will be celebrating Mass for the Immaculate Conception Tuesday morning at 8:15 am.

Remote Families can access the stream through the Parish YouTube channel or click here.
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 12/8 
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
Blessed are the Children
Pledge reminders were mailed last week. Thank you all for your pledges and commitment to this year’s Blessed Are the Children campaign!
 
In addition to covering the gap between tuition and the cost of education, your generosity has allowed us to successfully adapt to the challenges brought on by Covid-19. We have met and exceeded Pasadena Health Department’s requirements to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe, we have been able to keep up with the demands of technology and remote learning, and we are able to provide financial assistance to any school family in need, ensuring no one leaves our school community due to financial reasons.

Something to consider for 2020 taxes: under the CARES Act taxpayers who don't itemize deductions may take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions made in 2020 to qualifying organizations, which St. Philip the Apostle is. 
 
We appreciate your donations and support of our school! 
If you would like to make your donation online, you can do so here: https://stphiliptheapostle.ejoinme.org/MyPages/DonationPage/tabid/83871/Default.aspx
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.
Cancelled: The Polar Express
Due to the stay-at-home order, The Polar Express drive-thru event has been cancelled.

We are still determined to help create a special memory for our families. More information about a special pick-up and surprise video will be sent out soon.
PTO
Holiday Meals
PTO is happy to announce Holiday Meal purchases from NOOR Catering. The meals can be purchased for any Holiday Occasion. The minimum order for delivery is $250.00. Go to the NOORtogo website to view options. 
In order for St Philip to benefit, you will need to place orders through PTO. If interested, please email at pto@stphiliptheapostle.org  and let us know a good time to call you back to place order.  Orders must be placed six days prior to delivery date. The only date not available for delivery is Christmas Day.
Used Uniform
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. 
Reminders
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.
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.
Attendance
If your child will be absent, please contact Karen Conley.
Email: kcconley@stphiliptheapostle.org Phone: (626) 795-9691 ext 203
After-School Activities
Winter Crochet Class
Winter Crochet and Knitting Class registration is now open for grades 3rd and up! Check out the flyers for more below for beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes.




Parish News and Events
Help Needed for Annual Toy Drive
We are in desperate need of donations for the annual toy drive. Please consider donating via the wish list link below. The item will be shipped directly to the Church if you use the link below.


Check out the flyer here.
Thank You: Thanksgiving Food Drive
A tremendous thank you to all of the St. Philip families who brought in food for the SVDP Thanksgiving collection! We received over and above what was needed for our parish families. It looks like we collected as much as we’ve collected in past years when all students were on campus.

A special thank you to those 7th graders who made Thanksgiving cards for the baskets! Kudos to everyone who participated in this project! The extra food is being given to the Special Needs Ministry who is holding a drive now for local food banks.
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
"God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it."
-Pope Francis