Great New Pictures!
Click here for pictures of Alumni Sunday.
Tuesday, February 14: Valentine's Day
Students may wear free dress as long as they are dressed in the Valentine Theme: Red, Pink, White, or Valentine Theme. All students must follow the directions for Free Dress found in the Parent/ Student Handbook. Please note: Closed shoes and socks are required. Shoes must also be appropriate for pavilion use: non-marking, white soled, and soft soled!
Mandatory Parent Meeting For Grs. 6, 7, 8
"Connect and Protect"
On Thursday, February 23, at 7:30 P.M. in the school auditorium we will have a Mandatory Parent Meeting for parents of students in Grades 6, 7, and 8. This meeting is in response to parent concerns related to the recent teen deaths. Monsignor Harriman and Kevin Gogin, MFT, Director of Health Services for San Francisco Unified School District will address parents on ways to broach sensitive issues with your children.
At least one parent from each family MUST attend this parent meeting. Please, no children. If you cannot attend due to a previous commitment, you must put that in writing and send your note to the attention of Sr. Marilyn. There will be no homework on February 23 and no tests the next day.
Click here for information regarding the BASIC Fund 2012 Program. Applications are for new students attending private school for the first time only. Siblings already attending St. Cecilia School and not receiving the BASIC Fund can be included as long as one student in the family is attending St. Cecilia School for the first time.
Please note that there are three deadlines for new applications: February 10, March 9, and April 13. The earlier families apply for a scholarship the better the chance they will be awarded one.
Renewal packets will be distributed to the schools during March 2012 for all renewing students. Renewing families do not fill out a new application unless they are adding a new child in the fall. Renewing families adding a new child in the fall must complete a new application for the new child.
If you have any questions, please contact the BASIC Fund at 415-986-5650 or visit www.basicfund.org.
The Re-registration letter for 2012-2013 school year was sent home last week with your oldest child. Those families whose tuition account is not paid to date and have not made arrangements with a member of the School Finance Committee are not eligible for re-registration. The Re-registration Fee ($225 per child) will be due by Wednesday, February 29.
Archdiocesan Family Grants
The Archdiocese has chosen a new company this year, TADS, to process all applications for the Archdiocesan Family Grant tuition assistance program. In the past, parents filled out a paper application and then mailed it to a company back east. This year, all families will now fill out applications on-line. To apply for an Archdiocesan Family Grant, parents should go to the TADS website, www.tads.com. Once on their homepage click the link “Apply for Financial Aid” on the right side of the page which is under the “Parents & Families” heading. Once you have completed filling out the online form, submit it on line and your application will be processed. The deadline for completing the application for elementary school assistance is April 15, 2012. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give the school office a call.
Fall Harvest Festival 2011 Success
The parish festival is always a success in many ways. The months of preparation are a tribute to the many individuals and families of our school and parish who participate in a labor of love in planning all the activities: the silent auction, raffle tickets, food, and games. Thank you to the many parishioners who bought raffle tickets and silent auction items which helped to make our festival so successful. The team of adults and junior high students who set up the auditorium, Lower Church, Green Room, and Pavilion and put everything away after the weekend is an indispensible element of the festival spirit. Thank you to the hundreds of parishioners, school families and alumni who fill our festival with sounds of fun and laughter as they come together as one. You are truly inspirational. It is always the leadership team who is the driving force behind everything that happens. Monsignor Harriman and Sister Marilyn congratulate the chairpersons: Donita Murphy and Michelle Mikovich for making this year's festival an incredible success. The total net profit was $98,580!
A special thanks again to all the wonderful booth chairs that worked endless hours leading up to the festival and were there until the last "spin of the wheel". We feel honored to have worked with each of you.
Click here for a list of the Committee and Booth chairs.
— Michelle Mikovich and Donita Murphy
MOTHERS' CLUB FUNDRAISER
Totally Awesome 80’s Bash on Saturday, March 24, in the Durocher Pavilion
Please note that our next planning meeting is Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 P.M., in the school library.
Visit our new event website at www.stcecilia.com/80s filled with everything you need to know about our biggest fundraiser of the year! You will be able to preview raffle and auction items, become a sponsor or buy an ad, volunteer to help, and join the fun!
1. Buy Raffle Tickets and Sell to Your Friends and Family
Our Awesome 80's Bash team is sponsoring some extraordinarily, awesome raffles! Try your luck and ask your family members and friends to do the same.
- It'll be a Celebration for the winner of the $3,000 cash prize. Tickets are $25 each or 6 for $125.
- Rock the Casbah with a new Apple iPad2. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100.
- 10 Free Dress Passes will have your kids Walking on Sunshine. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25.
- Don't Walk this Way. Ride in style on a modern 6-Speed Urban Bike. Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50.
Click here for descriptions of our prizes and click here for raffle tickets. Send your completed ticket stubs and check, made payble to St. Cecilia, to the school office in an envelope marked Attn: Elaine Shanahan, Raffles.
2. Become a Sponsor/ Help with Ad Sales
There are some new and fun sponsorship opportunities this year! Be the hit of the party by sponsoring the BAR and having your name printed on all of the cocktail napkins! Dying to dance to your favorite 80's tune? You can pick the first song of the night and see your name in lights (well almost) by sponsoring the DJ. Or consider purchasing an advertisement for your company or business in our program. You may also send a special tribute to your future graduate, your Confirmation or Eucharist candidate, your husband, your child's teacher, sports team, your friend-anybody! Click here for details about sponsorships, ads, and dedications. Your contributions will benefit the children of St. Cecilia. If you have any questions about sponsorships or ads, please call Barbara Bonilla at 650.255.0857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Donate to the Auction
We need your donations! Check out our Auction Wish List on the website, and see if you can donate (Click here for the donation form) or connect us with a vendor who will donate something totally awesome. Your connections and contributions will directly benefit the children of St. Cecilia School. And if you're at your favorite restaurant, hotel or with a favorite vendor, please ask them for a donation for our auction!
To donate or for information on donating contact Karin Haskell at email@example.com.
4. Volunteer Your Time
We need your help! Please attend our next meeting or contact one of us to let us know how you can help to make this a great event.
- organize a table of your friends to attend the event
- sell 3 ads in the program
- ask your favorite business to become a sponsor or buy an ad in the program
- join a committee
- help with set up the days before the event
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.
Calling all SC Moms!
Come to the next TOTALLY AWESOME Mothers' Club meeting on Thursday, February 9, at 7:00 P.M. Let's get RADICAL as we LIKE get ready to kick off the countdown to the TOTALLY AWESOME 80's auction in March.
We will have Scrip at the meeting for you to purchase or donate to the auction. We're also asking for alcohol donations of the following based on your last name.
- A-L: Vodka
- M-S: Gin
- T-Z: Bourbon or Tequila
There will be also be a Uniform Exchange at the Mothers' Club Meeting on Thursday, February 9, at 7:00 P.M. Drop off freshly cleaned and mended uniforms to the office by February 9. The night of the exchange pick up fresh uniforms for the rest of the school year!
If you can't attend the meeting but would like to donate items, please leave them in the school office.
Come relax with fellow moms and enjoy some GNARLY drinks and food! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date for Multicultural Day: March 8
Multicultural Day is Thursday, March 8. 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:
Scrip Order Form
We have removed Chevys, Toys 'R' Us, and Nordstrom from the order form. To place your orders, Click here to download the order form and send it with your check to the school office by Thursday morning. Be sure to indicate your preferred method of delivery. Orders will be filled on Thursday morning and delivered on Thursday afternoon.
Lucky S.H.A.R.E.S. Cards
Help our school earn 3% when shopping at Lucky Supermarkets. We just recently received a check for $475. Simply swipe the S.H.A.R.E.S. card before paying for your groceries (whether you pay by cash, check, credit, debit or gift card). If you do not have a Shares Card, contact Lynda Buckley at email@example.com who will send one to you via your oldest child. Thanks for your support of our school!
Attention eScrip Registered Families
Use the Online Mall at www.escrip.com before going to your favorite online merchant's website. A generous percentage goes to our school. Please remember to use the eScrip online mall before large purchases such as airline tickets, computers, or anything you purchase on Amazon.com. Hundreds of online merchants are represented at www.escrip.com.
Lunch Volunteers Needed for Jan—May 2012
Lunch Volunteers Needed for January through May 2012. We need 8 volunteers each Tuesday and Thursday to assist students in picking up their meals. There is NO COOKING OR FOOD PREP! Volunteers are needed in the McKay Center from 11:00 am until 1:15 pm. Please mark the days that you are able to volunteer. If you work and need to arrive at 11:30, just make a note of it. We would still LOVE to have your help!
The days for which we need volunteers are:
- February: 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28
- March: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
- April: 3, 17, 19, 24, 26
- May: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
Please email Kathryn Ann with the dates you would like to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a cell phone number and your eldest child’s name, grade, and room number. You will receive confirmation notices via email. So please include the email address that we should use.
Please continue saving your Box Tops for the next contest that will end on Wednesday, February 22. Again, we will be offering a cupcake party and a free dress pass to the class that brings in the highest number of Box Tops! We can also help the school earn more money by shopping at Box Tops for Education where you can find over 175 retailers!
The Birthday Book
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
St. Cecilia Chinese Club New Year Dinner
Please join us to celebrate the YEAR OF THE DRAGON!
- Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
- Time: 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
- Place: St. Cecilia Lower Church
- Cost: $30 Adults, $15 Children (age 6-12), Free for children under 5 years old
Enjoy a delicious catered dinner by KC Catering, raffle prizes, and entertainment! Click here for the flyer to reserve your seat. A guest list will be held at the door. Checks should be made payable to our Treasurer Cynthia Stengel and sent to Jana Gee (c/o Jazlynn Gee Gr.7/ Rm. 24) Questions? Please email Stephanie at email@example.com.
Attention All Girls' Soccer Players
As soon as your season has ended, please return your WASHED and CLEANED jerseys in a bag with your name on it. Leave it on the bench outside office. Congratulations on a great season.
Attention All Girls in Grades 3-8
If you are interested in trying out for basketball, see schedule below.
Sunday, February 12
- 3rd grade 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. (final selection)
- 4th grade 3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. (final selection)
- 5th grade 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. (final selection)
- 6th grade 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. (final selection)
Online Athletic Experience Survey
(Formerly known as the “Coach Evaluation”)
In support of the SC spirit of going green, the Athletic Board now uses the online Athletic Experience Survey to hear players’ as well as parents’ feedback on our Athletic Program! Sport participants and parents have the opportunity to complete surveys for each sport season throughout the school year at links below. It takes only 5-10 minutes to complete! Please participate to help improve the Athletic Program! If you have any questions regarding this online survey, please contact John Calonico, President of the Athletic Board at John.Calonico@compass-usa.com. The survey is open from January 14 to February 19 to accommodate boys’ basketball and girls’ soccer seasons.