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NO SCHOOL MONDAY, JANUARY 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MINIMUM DAY MONDAY, JANUARY 24 - Teacher In-Service
If you have a child (sibling) you want to register for our school for the 2010-2011 school year, you should have responded to the previous notices that went home before Christmas. Application Packets for siblings were sent home on Tuesday, January 4. Applications (K-6) are due back to the office by Wednesday, January 12. Please call the school office if you have not received an Application Packet.
On January 12 and 13, from 8:30-11:00, our school (Grades K-8) will be open for both current and prospective parents to visit. All are welcome!
Holy Name Tournament
The St. Cecilia vs. Holy Name Annual Boys’ Basketball Tournament (Grades 6, 7, 8) Saturday, January 8, at S.I.
There will NOT be a Jamboree on Friday.
Click here for a tournament schedule.
To show our school spirit for all of our Boys’ Basketball Teams we will have two spirit days and a rally!
Wednesday, January 5
7th vs. 8th Grade Boys' Exhibition Basketball Game. The game will be held in the Durocher Pavilion, from 1:30-2:00. All classes will attend to cheer for our boys!
Thursday, January 6
Color Day. Students may wear free dress as long as they wear the color of their grade. Clothes should be appropriate for school. Students should wear closed toed shoes and socks. The grade colors are as follows:
1st Grade Orange
2nd Grade Red
3rd Grade Purple
4th Grade Brown
5th Grade Blue
6th Grade Pink
7th Grade Green
8th Grade Gray
Friday, January 7
Blue and Gold Day/Rally Students may wear free dress as long as they wear Blue and/or Gold to show our school spirit. At the rally, all boys' basketball teams (Grades 3-8) will be introduced. All team members are asked to have their basketball uniforms here at school so they can be introduced to the school in their basketball uniforms at the rally. The rally will begin at 1:45, in the Durocher Pavilion. The highlights of the rally include a faculty vs. Board of Commissioners "Knock-Out" game and a freeze dance competition featuring representatives from each homeroom.
Tickets for the tournament will be on sale each morning through
January 7. Please include the student's name, grade, room number, and the number of tickets ordered. All players, cheerleaders, and spectators need tickets for the tournament. The proceeds from the tickets sold at school go directly to the St. Cecilia Athletic Program. Proceeds from the tickets purchased at the door are split with Holy Name. So please buy your tickets at school. Let's have fun and show that S.C. Spirit!
Please send in pictures of any school event for the 2010-2011 School Yearbook. We would like to include as many students and events as possible in the yearbook. We especially need pictures of athletic events. Please send pictures to: Yearbook Staff—Grade 8 Room 14. We will be collecting pictures through the end of January.
Mr. Watters will be offering his keyboarding class once again this spring. An application form will be sent home to Grades 4-6 on Wednesday, January 5. This class will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:25-7:55. They will begin on Tuesday, January 18 and end on Thursday, April 21.
The schedule for our annual January Concerts is on the January calendar. We look forward to having our student musicians play for their classmates. Parents, relatives, and friends are invited!
New Music Department Tuition Policy
Music tuition for the Spring Semester is due on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. The fee is one payment of $540 or two quarterly payments of $270 per child. New families to music should add the annual registration fee of $45 per child. Lessons will not continue if tuition has not been received by January 19. Exceptions need to be arranged with the Director of the Music Department, Bonnie Knight, at (415) 665-1583 or Musicroom8@aol.com Lessons missed due to overdue tuition will not be made up. Please note: the Spring Semester registration form is also in the music tuition envelope and should be returned along with the tuition.
New Openings for Music Lessons
There are a few openings for new music students in nearly all the instruments offered in the school: piano, recorder, violin, cello, guitar, recorder, flute and clarinet. The woodwind opening is unusual, because the open times are during extended care. The other openings are during school hours. If you would like to enroll, click here for the Music Department Registration Form and the Music Makeup Policy. Please make an extra copy of both forms for yourself. Please complete both forms and return them with a check to the school office, Attention Music Department by Wednesday, January 12, 2010.
Save the Date: Friday, February 25, Multicultural Day
Make adjustments at work, and plan a fun day to help! Encourage your children to perform in our International Talent Show! Make plans to send in a cultural dish!
Any questions, please email:
Talent Show: Lilly Angelopoulos at email@example.com or Claudia Granucci at firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Fair: Sandy Jadallah at email@example.com
Calling All Artists
If you are an artist in Grades 4-8, then today is your lucky day! The SC 3rd Annual Art Show is coming up. The Art Show is a collection and display of in-school artwork completed by our Grade 4-8 students. The Art Show will be open to the public after the 9:30 Mass on Sunday, January 30, 2011, in our school auditorium. That is the Sunday we celebrate Catholic Schools Week.
If you would like to have your artwork displayed in the show, please make sure that you bring it to Room 23, or put it on Mrs. Little's shelf, on or before January 14, 2011. Include the following on the back of your art work: your first name, grade, room number, and a TITLE for you artwork. You may submit 1 or 2 pieces of art. The size of all art pieces submitted is limited to a maximum of 12 in x 18 in; smaller pieces are most welcome.
The Art Show Committee is looking forward to seeing your art and presenting it at the show! Remember the dates and get your masterpieces in by January 14th!
Click here for a revised January calendar!
Click here for the Sunshine Newsletter which recognizes the Primary Grades Citizens of the Week and reminds us to pray for those who have died.
Click here for the Scrip Form. Send your order with your check to the school office on Thursday morning. Be sure to indicate your preferred method of delivery. Orders will be filled on Thursday morning and delivered on Thursday afternoon.
Volunteers Needed for Hot Lunch: January-May 2011
We are in need of volunteers to help with Hot Lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in January! Please come and try it out. It is a fabulous opportunity to be involved in the school on a small level, but one that means so much to the kids. All the kids LOVE to see their dads & moms when they come through the hot lunch line! You can pick and choose the dates that work for your schedule. Volunteers are needed in the McKay Center from 11:00-1:15. However if you can only make it from 11:30-1:15, just let us know as your volunteer time is wanted and appreciated. We can make the shorter hours work for some of the volunteers who leave work on a long lunch to help out!
There is a sign-up form on the website ( www.stceciliaschool.org ) or you may simply email Kathryn_Ann@Dougery.com with the date you would like to help! Please include your name, eldest child’s grade and room number, your telephone number, and the best email address. Reminders and most communication are done via email.
The dates for hot lunch for which we need volunteers include:
Jan: 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
Feb: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24
March: 1, 3, 8, 10,15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
April: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19
May: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
Box Tops Contest Now through February 25
It’s time to start saving and turning in those Box Tops! St. Cecilia School earns $ .10 for each "Box Top For Education" clipped from participating products. Clipping box tops is an easy way to support our school. Please submit your Box Tops to your class teacher in a zip lock bag with your child’s name, grade, and room number. The class submitting the most Box Tops by Friday, February 25, will win a free dress pass and a cupcake party! There are now hundreds of products in the "Box Tops For Education" program that you can purchase to earn Box Tops. For a complete list, please visit http://www.boxtops4education.com
SAVE THE DATE: Chevys Nights
Have fun and raise money for St. Cecilia School by having lunch or dinner at Chevys on Monday, February 28 and Tuesday, March 1! TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to
St. Cecilia School. You can also increase the money we earn at Chevys by purchasing Chevys Scrip to pay for your meal.
*Monday, February 28 (Minimum Day at school)
Chevy’s at Stonestown, 3251 20th Ave.
*Tuesday, March 1
Chevys at 141 Hickey Blvd., South San Francisco
Click here for a flyer which you must bring to Chevys and present to your server. Don’t forget to bring your friends and family. For more information, email Randa Ghnaim at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 260-1949.
Teaching the Subject Matter to Students Who Are Struggling with Reading, Writing, and Spelling
(for parents of students in Grades 1-12) Saturday, January 22, 9:00-3:30, at Star Academy, San Rafael
Does your child have a hard time reading and/or understanding textbooks? Are you unsure of how to help? Join the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and C. Wilson Anderson, Jr., MAT for a hands-on, interactive workshop that will give you practical, common-sense strategies to help your child better understand their texts, materials, and novels and reach their educational goals. Click here for more information.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) which operates Muni will be transitioning from the Muni Youth Monthly Pass to the Youth Clipper Card. The last month to purchase the Muni Youth Monthly Pass will be April 2011. After that date, your child must have the Youth Clipper Card. You can transition to the Clipper Card at this time. Click here for more information and for the Clipper Card Application.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Holy Name v. SC Tournament
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Open House, 8:30am-11am, Grades K-8
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Open House, 8:30am-11am, Grades K-8
Friday, January 14, 2011
Kindergarten Sibling Testing: NO SCHOOL FOR KINDERGARTEN
Monday, January 17, 2011
NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 21 - 23, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
3:30pm Mass for Confirmation candidates and parents followed by dinner.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Minimum Day: Teacher-In-Service
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Men's Club Crab Feed
Sunday, January 30, 2011
9:30am Family Mass, Celebration of Catholic School Week, School OPEN HOUSE, Alumni Sunday
School Wide Learning Expectations
Students at St. Cecilia School are problem solvers who:
- Utilize research skills
- Plan, set, and work
effectively toward goals
- Solve a problem in different ways
- Compromise and negotiate with others
- Evaluate themselves
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