Week of September 26, 2022



5th-8th Grade 8am Mass

K-4th Grade 9am Mass


Falcon Fun Thursday Begins 


Yosemite Trip Parent Meeting 8am in HAH


Family Activity


Dollar Dress for DC

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Principal Notes

Dear Parents,

The vision screening last week went really well.  Those who were identified as needing an eye exam will receive a notification email.  The mobile lab is here all week conducting the additional eye exams.  

Our parish is participating in the Family Promise ministry, which helps to house temporarily homeless families.  We will have a family here in the Parish Center the week of October 8.  We need help providing for this family.  Please help out however you can.  You can receive up to 4 service hours for your participation.  To sign up, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4ea4aa2ea75-stphilip . Thank you for helping us to serve a family in need.

The extreme heat is with us this week again.  Our cut off temperature is 95 degrees.  When the temperature hits 95 we have indoor lunch and indoor dismissal.  Most outdoor sports are canceled as well.  We will let you know by noon each day if we are making changes or canceling anything.  

Have a wonderful week,


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Announcements and Events

Parent Volunteers Needed!

We need a few parents to help escort students to their vision exams on campus this week. Please click here to lend a helping hand!

Vote For Us!

Pasadena Weekly is in the middle of its annual “Best of Pasadena” voting. Please take a moment to vote for St. Philip the Apostle School! And while you are at it, please be sure to also vote for our family businesses who always support us: Delaware Pacific, Gus’s BBQ, Harmony Nail & Threading Salon, JD Audio Visual, The Laundry Room, Los Tacos, Nail Lounge, The Original Tops, Pie ‘N Burger, San Antonio Winery, and TravelStore. (If you have a business that has been included in the voting that we didn’t mention, please let us know!)


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: September 27, October 11 & 25, November 8, 15, & 29, and December 13.

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

Student Cantors Needed

8:00 am school mass needs cantors 5-8 Graders. The rehearsals are on Tuesday mornings 7:30-7:55 am. Contact Ms. Ruiz at oruiz@stphiliptheapostle.org if you would like to sing at the 8:00 am mass on Wednesdays.

High Schools Options Fair

Mayfield Junior School is hosting its annual High School Options Fair again in person on Tuesday evening, October 4. Over 20 local independent and Catholic high schools will be present for this event. This even is for 7th-8th grade students to attend. Families must register ahead of time to avoid crowding the exhibitors. Please see the flyer and link below for more information and to register. Parking is on the street, and the event's entrance is on Waldo.  

High School Options Fair Flyer

Registration Link for the event

Fall Fest

Fall Fest

Save the date for Fall Fest  

October 15, 2022 4PM - 9PM

More details to come, please see flyer for information! Click here for flyer

Fall Fest Sponsors

PTO relies on sponsors to underwrite the event so that the money raised can be profit and not go to expenses. Please help PTO and consider being a sponsor of the Fall Fest!

Use the Fall Fest Sponsor Form and drop off or mail a check to the school office.

Or, donate online: Fall Fest Sponsor Donation

Fall Fest Sign Up Genius

Fall Fest Sign Up Genius goes live on Monday, October 3rd at 9pm. More information to follow in next week's newsletter! 

Fall Fest Booth Captains Wanted

We are looking for 4 people to lead the Fall Fest game booths. Will be in charge of running the game booths and prizes. Must attend weekly Wednesday meetings from 7-8pm in Parish Hall until Oct 12th. Will get all your school hours. If interested please email ptofallfest@stphiliptheapostle.org

PTO News

Used Uniform Office Hours

The Used Uniform Committee will be holding office hours the 1st Friday of each month starting October 7, 2022. Stop by the PTO Closet, outside of the Ministry Center (at the TK parking lot), on Friday 10/7, 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. 

Sports News

Coaching Information

If you are interested in helping coach, please fill out the form at the below. 

If you are interested in having your child[ren] participate, and haven't done so already, please fill out the sports permission form and return it electronically or physically. Click here for sports permission form.

2022-23 Sports Coaching Interest Form


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):

After School Activities

Crochet Class

All levels of experience welcome! Click here for more information about weekly crochet classes with Mrs. Nieto.


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.


Family Promise 

The parish host week for Family Promise is fast approaching on October 9th-16th! Please click on the link for more information and sign up to help make the week a success. Thank you! 

Family Promise Sign Up Genius

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. 

Walking with Purpose

Make authentic connections with other women - Refuel and refresh | Learn more about God

The Touching the Divine Bible study focuses on qualities of Jesus revealed through the Gospel of John. This study draws us into a deeper, loving relationship with Jesus as

we reflect on His life and personality. Saint John referred to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved,” and as we study, John will teach us how much Jesus loves us and how His love is the true satisfaction of our souls.

Join us at our OPEN HOUSE: October 6th, 2022, 7pm-8:30pm at St. Philip The Apostle Parish Center, Landa Room

Questions? Contact: Andrea Leos at 626.644.3272 or drealeos@gmail.com

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Reflection of the Week

"I always thank my God for you." -1 Cor. 1:4

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