||St. Cecilia School eNewsletter
January 13, 2010
SCHOOL NEWS: January 13-19, 2010
NO SCHOOL MONDAY, JANUARY 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MINIMUM DAY MONDAY, JANUARY 25 - Teacher In-Service
BOYS’ HOLY NAME VS. ST. CECILIA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30
Report Cards will be distributed on Friday, January 15. They should be signed and returned to the teachers by Friday, January 22.
Keyboarding Class - Last Call!
Mr. Watters (teacher of Grade 5 Room 19) will offer a keyboarding class for students in Grades 4 - 6, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 7:25-7:55 A.M., from January 19 – March 31. Registration forms have been given to the students. There are only a few places left!
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!
Musical Merit Certificate Program
The deadline for enrollment in the Musical Merit Certificate Program has been extended to Thursday, January 14, Noon. If your child has been invited to participate and you have not yet enrolled, please return your invitation form and a check for $25 to Bonnie Knight in the school office. If you have any questions, contact Bonnie Knight, Director of the Music Department, at Musicroom8@aol.com or (415) 665-1583 (home phone).
Spring Semester Music Lesson
Music teacher, Tina Digesti, has two openings for students (Grades K-5) for violin, cello, or guitar. To enroll, contact Bonnie Knight, Director, Music Department, at (415) 665-1583.
The staff of the SC SCREAMER is pleased to invite you to now read the school newspaper on-line. Click here for news, puzzles, and coloring fun!
School Days at Bookshop West Portal--Friday, January 15 through Monday, January 18
Earn money for St. Cecilia School by shopping at Bookshop West Portal! Just mention our school’s name while shopping during School Days, and they will give 15% of your purchase to St. Cecilia School.
Bookshop West Portal
80 West Portal Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127
Open 10 A.M. – 9 P.M, seven days a week
Multicultural Day Is Coming--Wednesday, February 10
Every year the International Talent Show and Food Fair brings us together to share culture with talent and cuisine and to celebrate the unique backgrounds of the St. Cecilia community.
At this time we are calling all chefs! Share a special food representing your heritage! Contact Sandy Jadallah at email@example.com You can also celebrate your culture by participating in our annual multicultural talent show. Present a poem, play an instrument, dress in traditional costume, or sing and dance. Please contact us by Friday, January 22 with your talent of choice: Lilly Angelopoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org 415-664-7612 or Claudia Granucci at email@example.com.
Hot Lunch Volunteers Needed
It is volunteer time to help out in January, February, March, April, & May! To keep the FABOULOUS hot lunch food coming we need 8 volunteers each day from 11:00-1:15. There is not food preparation! You just help the students pickup their meals. It is great fun and the kids LOVE to see their parents helping out. Please consider taking on a few shifts in 2010!! Here are the dates for which we need assistance:
Jan: 12 ,14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Feb: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
March: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
April: 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
May: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
Please email Kathryn Ann Dougery at Kathryn_Ann@Dougery.com with the dates you are available to help. Please include your telephone number and your child’s name, grade, & room number!
Click here to download and print the one-page scrip form. Questions? - contact Elaine Shanahan at 415-269-5562.
Our Annual St. Cecilia Mothers' Club Dinner Dance Auction is scheduled on Saturday, March 20- LUAU at Paradise Cove (Durocher Pavilion). Here's how you can get involved:
Click here for the Fundraiser Wish List.
Click here for the Fundraiser Live/Silent Auction Form.
Sponsorship & Advertisement Forms
Please consider purchasing an advertisement for your company or business in our program. Or maybe you’d like to send a special tribute to your future graduate, your Confirmation candidate, your husband, your child’s teacher, your friend--anybody! Or perhaps you could lend a hand by becoming a sponsor! Click here for details about sponsorship. Your contributions not only help defray the cost of the event, but also directly benefit the children of St. Cecilia. Of course, all contributions are graciously and gladly welcome!
We sincerely appreciate your help with making our fundraiser a success! If you have any questions, please call either Christina Sauvageau at 415.826.4426 or Luana Letele at 415.682.3610. Mahalo!
Fundraiser Classroom Projects
To those of you who have stepped up and volunteered your time to organize and lead your classroom project - thank you! However, we are still in need of classroom project leaders for the following grades:
Ms. Denehy--Grade 3 Room 9
Mrs. Gonzalez--Grade 6 Room 16
Mrs. Connelly--Grade 6 Room 22
Mrs. Little--Grade 7 Room 23
Mrs. Truesdell--Grade 7 Room 24
Mrs. Fergus--Grade 8 Room 15
Please contact Elaine Shanahan at Shanfam@pacbell.net or 415-269-5562. Let's get all of our classes represented to help make this the most successful fundraiser yet!
Announcing The Latest Box Tops Contest:
The class submitting the most Box Tops 4 Education will win a free dress day with a cupcake party! Have your box tops to your teachers by February 19 to be eligible. Parents who are interested in earning additional easy money for St. Cecilia can log on to http://www.boxtops4education.com and explore the marketplace where a percentage of online purchases from various well known stores will be credited to St. Cecilia's Box Tops account!! While you are there, enter the 100K Box Tops Giveaway and give us chance at winning $10,000 just by logging on daily.
Have fun and raise money for St. Cecilia School! Please mark your calendars for our Chevy’s fundraisers. TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT of the proceeds will be donated to St. Cecilia School. Attend one or both (even better)!
* Monday, February 22 (Minimum Day at School) Chevy’s at Stonestown, 3251 20th Ave. 1–10 P.M.
*Tuesday, February 23 Chevy’s, 141 Hickey Blvd., South San Francisco 5-10 P.M.
Please click here for an invitation and plan to bring it with you to Chevy’s. Don’t forget to bring your friends and family. For more information, email Randa Ghnaim at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 867-1380.
MEN OF ST. CECILIA
Saturday, January 23, 6:00 - 11:30, $60 per person includes Crab (or veggie plate), salad, pasta, wine, water, open bar, tax, gratuity, and dj dancing featuring our own Paul Haettenschwiller. Click here for more information and the reservation form! Reservations with check payable to MOSC are accepted at THE RECTORY. The guest list is NOT limited to St. Cecilia parents as ALL are welcome! HOWEVER, MOSC members do have priority if there is a sellout. Your MOSC are also looking for a few good volunteers to waiter. For more information, please contact Ray Williamson at (415)587-7329 or email@example.com
St Cecilia vs. Holy Name Boys’ Basketball Tournament
On Friday, January 29, at St. Cecilia Pavilion Holy Name and St Cecilia basketball players will play together in various games. The jamboree is closed to all spectators. It is a mandatory event for all players. If a player does not attend the jamboree, he cannot play in the tournament on Saturday. All coaches need to come to the assigned time for their grade level to assist with the jamboree. The schedule for the jamboree is as follows:
6th Grade 4:30 – 6:00
7th Grade 6:00 – 7:30
8th Grade 7:30 – 9:00
The annual St Cecilia vs. Holy Name Boys’ Basketball Tournament will on Saturday January 30, at St Cecilia Pavilion. Tickets for the tournament will be on sale at school during the week of Monday, January 25. If bought at school, the tickets are $2, and all of the proceeds will go to St Cecilia. If the tickets are bought at the door on the day of the tournament, the cost is $3, and the proceeds will be split between St Cecilia and Holy Name. Everyone will need a ticket for the tournament including all players and cheerleaders. Click here for the tournament schedule.
Events & Reminders
January 13 (Wednesday)
- Open House all Grades: 8:30-11am
January 14 (Thursday)
- Open House all Grades: 8:30-11am
January 15 (Friday)
- REPORT CARDS
- NO School for Kindergarten!
January 18 (Monday)
- NO SCHOOL: ML King, Jr. Day
January 20 (Wednesday)
January 21 (Thursday)
January 22 (Friday)
January 23 (Saturday)
- Confirmation Retreat
- MOSC Crab Feed: 6-11pm
January 24 (Sunday)
January 25 (Monday)
January 26 (Tuesday)
January 28 (Thursday)
January 29 (Friday)
- “Blue and Gold” Day
- Spirit Rally: 1:30pm
January 30 (Saturday)
- Boys’ Holy Name Tournament
January 31 (Sunday)
- Catholic Schools Liturgy: 9:30am
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 realistically
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