We had two 7th graders film this years jog-a-thon and they did a great job! Here is their video.
The new Learning Commons was featured in this year's auction video. With the auction theme of Back to the 80's our fabulous parents, 8th grade students and Mr. W. made a Breakfast Club inspired video. These videos are always a lot of fun! Great job everyone!
This week was Catholic School's week and Spirit Week. It's always fun to see the students dress up and have fun. Unfortunately Ms. Malissa and I didn't take picture every day. We totally missed 80's day but managed to have some fun capturing the students doing their thing on Fancy/Dapper Day and Star Wars Day.
St. Philip the Apostle participated in Digital Learning Day. Teachers planned special lesson that allowed students to explore the technological abundance offered by St. Philips. Smart boards were used, YouTube was watched, iPads were in many hands. It was a fun day to be part of the St. Philip community. I'm sure every falcon big... Continue Reading →
Photo courtesy of Ms. YanishThat adorable sentiment came from a second grader passing by the library moments after watching the space shuttle Endeavor fly over Pasadena and St. Philips. As you can see from the video, the entire school waited in the heat to live a truly historic moment in all our lives. While the... Continue Reading →
There are many times when I am thankful for the fact that I have started using Twitter. When I first started tweeting it was with my personal account. It was just...ok! It wasn't until I started using it for the Falcon's Fables as a way to connect with my fellow teacher librarians that I starting... Continue Reading →
Today we crowned Mary in our celebration mass with Grandparents and Special Friends. This beautiful tradition at St. Philip the Apostle school is held every May and combines sharing our school with special people and honoring the Mother of our Lord, the Virgin Mary. From singing songs in mass to partaking in the 7th grade... Continue Reading →
Today St. Philip the Apostle School is celebrating the feast day of Saint Philip. This tradition finds the St. Philip school community gathered in Holy Angel Hall, eating pan dolce and hearing about our patron saint. This year there is a little more of a surprise in store for the students. The teachers are going... Continue Reading →
Open house is always such a fun time. When I was a St. Philip's student I remember it being a very exciting day full of anticipation and fun. I see that same excitement on the children's faces today. This is not the same excitement that occurs on the first day of school. Instead of wondering... Continue Reading →
This past weekend the Drama Club had their fall production of The Little Prince. This is a book for all ages. Perhaps the youngest of us may not understand the philosophical reasoning behind the story or maybe, just maybe they are the ones that will understand it the most. After all the main theme of... Continue Reading →
One of my all time favorite picture books is Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen. It is a very sweet tale of a lion that wanders into a library and quickly gains a love for story time. Being an animal lover and book lover I immediately take to these types of books and there are plenty out... Continue Reading →
Well another book fair has come and gone. It is probably one of my favorite events. I just adore seeing children and parents getting excited over books. As part of the St. Philip's book fair tradition parents are given the opportunity to purchase books for the classrooms and library. I thought I would give a... Continue Reading →