Anti Bullying Policy

Our Positive Behavior Support System helps to promote consistent school-wide expectations and procedures in every location on the campus. Expectations and procedures are below. Our faculty and staff learn about the menacing nature of bulling: characteristics, negative effects, strategies for protecting oneself, and how to intervene on another’s behalf. Our Catholic faith guides us and Jesus’ life of peace and acceptance model the behavior we embrace.

Our students learn the concepts and skills of anti-bullying, along with the school-wide expectations and procedures. We are aware that one occasion, students will display behavior that interferes with learning, or that hurts a person’s body, feelings, or reputation. Students who display this behavior will receive an Office Referral. If your student receives an Office Referral, a copy will be sent home. If your student accumulates three Office Referrals, you will be required to meet with the classroom teacher and/or the principal.

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St. Paul the Apostle School Procedures

Practice Respect 

  • Use quiet voices and quiet, walking feet, so as not to disturb others
  • Close lockers quietly
  • Hold the door open for the person behind you
  • Walk around others, not in between them; yield to adults
  • Greet adults
  • Stay in a straight line and keep personal space
  • Use restaurant voices
  • Say please and thank you
  • Raise your hand and request help politely
  • Use table manners: chew with your mouth closed, no talking with food in your mouth
  • Be caring and kind to those with food allergies
  • Take turns, play fair, and be a good sport; use words of encouragement
  • Respect play equipment, adults and other students
  • Take care of all of God’s creations in nature
  • Include everyone
  • Obey recess supervisors
  • Leave wood chips, sticks, and snow on the ground
  • Use quiet voices
  • Knock on stall door
  • Give others privacy
  • Flush toilet after use
  • Respect those who clean the restrooms
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Follow the dress code
  • Be on time
  • Use appropriate voices
  • Active listening: eyes on the speaker, silence, quiet hands
  • Wait for your turn
  • Raise your hand
  • Keep personal space
  • Complete and turn in your assignments
  • Use quiet voices
  • Keep personal space
  • Use active listening: eyes on the speaker, silence, quiet hands
  • Keep kneelers quiet
  • Display reverence
  • Participate in responses and songs

Act Responsibly

  • Keep quiet, walking feet on the floor
  • Keep hallways and cubbies clean
  • Keep hands and bodies away from walls, not on each other or artwork
  • Go directly to your location
  • Use restroom before
  • No trading or giving away food
  • If you want to sit at the Allergen Safe Table, your lunch must be food allergy safe
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Stay seated until you are excused
  • Dress for the weather
  • No jumping off the equipment
  • Slide: climb the ladder, slide down on bottom, feet first
  • No fake fighting or aggressive play
  • Flag or tap football only
  • Return equipment to class
  • Flush toilet after use
  • Use toilet paper, paper towel, and soap sparingly
  • Wash your hands; throw paper towel in the trash can
  • No climbing or standing on any bathroom fixtures
  • Be on time
  • Return borrowed items in same condition
  • Take care of your property
  • Active listening: eyes on the speaker, silence, quiet hands
  • Keep personal space
  • Complete and turn in your assignments
  • Use quiet voices
  • Keep personal space
  • Sit up straight with feet on the floor
  • Keep kneelers quiet
  • Display reverence
  • Participate in responses and songs

Work Hard

  • Go directly to your location
  • Stay focused on the learning that you are moving towards
  • Line up when asked by an adult
  • Always walk quietly so as not to disturb others
  • Line up as soon as you hear the bell
  • Walk in quietly so as not to disturb others
  • Walk into the classroom and focus on the new activity
  • Return to the classroom as soon as you are finished
  • Walk in quietly so as not to disturb others
  • Be on time, walk in quietly
  • Sharpen pencils right away
  • Attempt everything, even when it’s hard
  • Find out how and when to ask for help

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St. Paul the Apostle makes every effort to create an environment that is safe and secure for all of our students. Click here for our Violence Prevention Rubric.

Electronic Info Access and Use Policy

Parents of students in grades 2-8 must sign and return the final page of the policy. The form can be found in registration packets or downloaded here.

Emergency Drills

2015-2016

Fire Drills

9/15/15 9:45 am

10/7/15 2:05 pm

11/9/15 12:50 pm

3/15/16 1:25 pm

Tornado Drills-

9/23/15 1:15 pm

3/13/16 1:30 pm

3/15/16 9:20 am

Lockdown Drills-

9/11/15 8:45 am

1/12/16 1:00 pm

2016-17

Fire Drills – 

9/15/17 12:50 pm

9/26/17 10:35 am

10/12/16 2:00 pm

2/16/17 10:15 am

4/11/17 9:05 am

5/11/17 10:45 am

5/16/17 9:20 am

Tornado Drills-

9/21/16 9:30 am

3/6/17 1:20 pm

4/19/17 1:00 pm

Lockdown Drills- 

11/9/16 9:00 am

1/12/17 1:00 pm

4/19/17 11:10 am

2017-2018

Fire Drills –

9/11/17 1:15 pm

10/19/17 1:25 pm

11/29/17 9:15 am

4/16/18 2:20 pm

5/2/18 9:30 am

5/25/18 1:30 pm

Lockdown Drills-

10/3/17 8:30 am

12/7/17 2:00 pm

2/21/18 1:20 pm

Tornado Drills-

4/11/18 1:00 pm

4/24/18 1:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Home and School

Overview of Volunteer Opportunities

  • Room Parents coordinate with volunteers to provide class parties. They also assist classroom teachers with anything else they may need.
  • Hospitality Committee works to provide food for teachers’ dinner during November Parent/Teacher Conferences. May include other events as needed.
  • Hot Lunch helps serve lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year, the time commitment is from 11:00 – 12:30. Help with serving the students and a quick clean up.
  • Library Aides work reading aloud to the students and assist students in checking out books.
  • Other committees are formed based on that years need for party planning such as Daddy-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Night, Family fun activities, etc.

What does Home & School Fund?

Home and School hosts one fundraiser “The Cougar Dash” every year and then plans and pays for numerous school events and teachers needs:

  • Daddy Daughter Dance (zero admission fee)
  • Mother Son Bowling (zero admission fee)
  • 5th Grade Camp Manitou-Lin Trip (zero admission fee)
  • Teacher Mini Grants
  • Middle School Orientation Treat
  • Ambassador Dinner
  • Welcome Back Coffee
  • Back to School gifts for staff
  • CC Football Game Tailgate
  • Trunk or Treat
  • The Price is Right (Catholic Schools Week)
  • Teacher Conference Meals
  • Coffee & Donuts with St. Nick
  • Staff Christmas gifts
  • Santa Secret Shop
  • Cannonsburg Tubing
  • Roller Skating Party
  • Shrove Tuesday Breakfast
  • Teacher Appreciation Week (food & gifts)
  • 8th Grade Rosebushes
  • Philippians Award
  • Cougar Dash
  • Room Parent Communications
  • Caring Hands (meal train)

Contact

Morgan Veldheer

Home & School President

homeandschool@spagr.org

School Uniforms

The Dress Code Policy can be found in the Family Handbook.

Note: The Uniform Code does not apply to Preschoolers. 

Students at St. Paul the Apostle are expected to strive for personal and academic excellence.  The school uniform is meant to signify school membership, minimize competition, maximize convenience, and be close conscious.  In addition, the uniform should promote self-respect and pride in being identifiable as a St. Paul the Apostle student. Our uniform policy is in effect for the entire duration of the school day.  The school reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of uniform dress and personal appearance. It is the responsibility of the parent that the child is dressing according to the uniform. Students coming to school out of uniform code will be asked to call home for an appropriate change of clothing.

All clothing worn should be of the correct size, neither too tight nor excessively baggy. Skirts may be no more than one inch above the knee and shorts must have an inseam of at least 4 inches (at leaset 3.5inch inseam for Gym uniform shorts). Pants may not drag on the floor. Frayed or overly worn clothing may not be worn.

SPECIFIC TO GIRLS: 

Plaid: 

FOR ALL STUDENTS: 

Shirts: 

Grades K-8: 

  • Plain white collared shirts, long or short sleeves, may be purchased from any store.  Shirt shall have no contrasting colors and absolutely no logo with the exception of the approved SPA logo, available through Schoolbelles or SPA Spirit Shop.
  • Green collared polo shirts or green turtlenecks may be purchased from any store – Evergreen.

Sweater: 

  • Grades K-8: All sweaters may be purchased from Lands’ End, Target, etc… 
    • Solid navy or solid white vest, cardigan or pullovers are permitted.

Fleece: 

Grades K-8: A navy fleece vest, jacket, half-zip, or quarter-zip pullover with logo purchased from Lands’ End or SPA Spirit Shop may be worn during the school day. 

Crewneck sweatshirt:

  • Navy or forest green crewneck sweatshirts may be purchased from SPA Spirit shop. Students MUST wear a collared shirt underneath the crewneck. Hooded sweatshirts are NOT permitted. 

 Pants:

  • Grades K-5: Solid navy pants may be purchased at any store; including Lands End, SchoolBelle, and Target. 
  • Grades 6-8: Solid tan khaki or navy pants may be purchased at any store; including Lands End, SchoolBelle, and Target. 

Shorts: 

  • Grades K-5: Solid navy walking shorts may be worn August/September, and May/June. They may be purchased at any store and must have an inseam of at minimum 4 inches.
  • Grades 6-8: Tan khaki or navy walking shorts may be worn during August/September & May/June. They may be purchased at any store and must have an inseam of at minimum 4 inches.

Shoes: 

  • Grades K-8: Closed toe and heel shoes.  Shoes are to be clean, shoes with laces must be laced and tied or Velcro closures must be fastened at all times. No other footwear types are permitted. 

Socks: 

  • Grades K-8: Solid navy, grey, black or white tights or socks must be worn at all times. Grades 6-8 may wear plain nylons. 

Belt: 

  • Grades K-8: A plain navy, brown, khaki, or black belt must be worn. 

General: 

  • Grades K–8: Undergarments other than plain white may not show through the uniform. The sleeves of the undergarment may not extend beyond the uniform sleeve. Good grooming for elementary school children should be in keeping with their ages. Lipstick, nail polish and other makeup is not allowed. Earrings for boys are not allowed. Only stud earrings are allowed for girls, worn in the lower lobe. Other body piercings are not permitted. 

Middle School:

  • Nail polish is not permitted in middle school. Natural make up (including concealer, blush, etc…) may be worn. 

Hair: 

  • Grades K-8: Hair for boys and girls must be simple, neat, clean, well groomed, and of natural color. Hairstyle and color should not be distracting. Hair accessories for girls must be navy, forest green, white, dark brown, black or appropriate plaid. In addition, the boy’s hair may not touch or extend neither below the eyebrows nor below the earlobes, and may not reach the collar of the shirt in back. Ponytails are not allowed for boys. 

Non-uniform Day: 

Cougar Spirit Days are typically scheduled for the last Friday of the month. Non-uniform clothing such as jeans, T-shirts, sweat shirts, or nice play clothes may be worn. Clothing may not be torn or ragged; inappropriate writing, slogans, or logos on clothing is not permitted. Skirts, shorts, or skorts worn on special dress days must follow uniform guidelines (1 inch above knee skirts/skorts or inseam of at least 3.5 inches athletic shorts; 4 inches for denim or other shorts)

Students wearing inappropriate clothing will be required to call home for a change of clothing. Students who forget it is a non-uniform or dress-up day will not be allowed to call home for a change of clothing.

Winter Boots

  • During inclement weather, students must wear boots that are to be removed before they enter their classroom or they must bring an extra pair of shoes to wear in the classroom if shoes are worn. Boots may not be worn in the classroom.

Bookbag

  • All students must have a waterproof backpack to carry books to and from school. Books may not be taken back and forth without backpack protection. Because the cost of book replacement can be quite high, students will be fined for book damage beyond normal wear (including damage to the binding and writing in books) during the year.

Entire Uniform can be purchased through Schoolbelles:

Logo application fee: Free
Layaway program available
Loyalty Program
www.schoolbelles.com/register or
TEST “schoolbelles” to 22828
to be added to their email list and
be the first to know about upcoming sales, special
store hours and career opportunities.

Family Handbook

To ensure that you and your child(ren) are familiar with the procedures and rules of St. Paul the Apostle School, you are asked to read through the handbook each year. If you have questions concerning any handbook item, contact the school office for clarification.

Download the Family Handbook

Virtus Training

Prior to volunteering with our students you must take VIRTUS training. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the students in the school Church settings.

Click below to register:

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