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Our last eNewsletter for this school year will be on Wednesday, June 1! Enjoy your summer and watch for us in August.
Click here for pictures of the Student Council Installation and First Eucharist.
School Newspaper Click here for the latest edition of the SC Screamer.
Free Dress on Wednesday, May 25 for Field Day
Girls should not wear skirts or dresses! Closed shoes and socks are required and must be acceptable for pavilion use.
Email Address Update?
Please email Karen Carberry in the school office at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a new email address. We want to make sure that you will receive our eNewsletter in August before school starts!
Friday, June 3 and Monday, June 6
In order to facilitate making uniforms available for the Uniform Exchange, the students will have free dress on Friday and Monday
(June 3 and 6). Hopefully, this will allow some time for you to wash any items you would like to donate to the Uniform Exchange and send them to school on Monday, June 6,
Students may wear play clothes Tuesday through Thursday (June 1-3). Please follow the FREE DRESS POLICY as stipulated in the Parent/Student Handbook: “Students may wear pants or jeans provided they are not torn, faded, or frayed. No low cut or skin tight jeans! No baggy clothes! Tennis shoes and walking shorts (NOT SHORT SHORTS) may also be worn. Mini skirts, short cropped tops, and tank tops are not allowed. Shirts are to be appropriate for school, avoiding logos which are insulting or suggestive. Closed shoes and socks are required and must be acceptable for pavilion use. Not allowed: make-up, nail polish, multiple earrings, hanging earrings, necklaces!”
Since Free Dress is a privilege, cooperation of both students and parents is requested so that the standard of school dress is maintained. We reserve the right to send anyone home who comes to school inappropriately dressed.
LARGEST UNIFORM EXCHANGE OF THE YEAR ON MONDAY, JUNE 6 AT 12:00 IN THE LOWER CHURCH!
In order to facilitate making uniforms available for the Uniform Exchange, the students will have free dress on Friday, June 3 and Monday, June 6. Drop off your freshly cleaned and mended uniforms to the office by Monday, June 6 at 8:00 A.M. That afternoon pick-up fresh uniforms for the new school year!
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-- Dress Up Clothes Tuesday, June 7
On Tuesday, June 7, the last day of school, students will attend the 9:00 Mass and may have free dress, but they should be DRESSED UP. No shorts, jeans, or T-shirts are allowed on this day. All shirts must have a collar!
School begins 8:10 A.M.
School Mass 9:00 A.M.
Dismissal 10:00 A.M.
Parents, remember there is no Extended Care on the last day of school!
School Year Re-opens!
Registration Day Tuesday, August 23 9:00-11:00
Classes Begin Wednesday, August 24 Minimum Day
Thursday, August 25-Monday August 29 Minimum Days
We do expect that all students be present for the opening of school! No extended vacations!
Today we sent home a packet of information for the 2011-2012 school year:
August Calendar: Click here
School Supply List
Many families have pre-ordered School Supplies through the Mothers’ Club. If you did not, you will need to purchase your own supplies. Click here to access the supply list.
Office Depot “5% Back to Schools Year Round Program”
This Program is in effect year round. Our School ID# is 70014090. Using this number and shopping at Office Depot for school supplies will help St. Cecilia School earn credits for free supplies. If you don’t have the school ID, ask the clerk to look up our school’s number! Thank you for participating in this program.
Click here for a list of the uniform requirements for next year. A school sweater is REQUIRED for all students (K-8) and a belt is REQUIRED for all boys! Uniform shoes for both boys and girls will be SOLID WHITE, LOW CUT, tied or velcro, no zippers.
If your child received a block and/or star emblems at the sports awards assemblies, you can sew them onto the lower right side of the sweater.
School Supply Sales
Time is running out! The last day to order your packaged school supplies is Monday, May 30. Support your school and have one less errand this summer. Go to www.myschoolsuppliesusa.com and order today.
Summer Music Lessons
The music teachers have private studios that are open for summer music lessons. The school music program is closed and the summer music lessons are not affiliated with the school. The summer session has no required number of lessons. If your child would like to be a musician but has never studied an instrument, the summer is an excellent time to sample lessons to see if music or a particular teacher is a good fit before you commit to a contract in the fall. If your child is already a musician, the summer is an opportunity to learn new pieces or get a head start on preparation for future concerts. The instruments available are piano, violin, viola, 'cello, guitar, recorder, flute, saxophone, and clarinet. Please note that if you want piano lessons, you need to own or rent a traditional acoustic piano, not an electric piano. If your child wants to study flute, saxophone, or clarinet, he/she needs to be in the third or fourth grade, depending on how tall your child may be. Contact your music teacher directly or Bonnie Knight at (415) 665-1583 or email@example.com for further information.
You have been so generous all year providing lunches on Wednesdays for the needy. Today, Wednesday, May 25, is our last “Wednesday Sandwich Day” for this school year. We will begin again next October. Thank you!
Thursday, May 26th is the last day to order scrip before school finishes. Any backorders we receive on that day will be filled by June 2nd. Thank you to all the families who helped make the scrip program a big success this year. Click here for the Scrip Form.
We have the following cards currently in stock:
Burger King (2)
Outback Steakhouse (1)
Pizza Hut (4)
Radio Shack (9)
Smart and Final (5)
T.J. Max (1)
Toys R Us (1)
Registration Day Volunteers Needed
The Mothers’ Club needs volunteers to help with the collection of the Mothers’ Club family dues on registration day, Tuesday, August 23. Volunteers will be assigned to a classroom from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Volunteers will be able to register in their children’s classrooms at 8:30 A.M. before the beginning of general registration at 9:00 A.M. Volunteers will be given enough time during the morning to register for the various activities in the auditorium. Please note that you may not be assigned to your child’s classroom.
Volunteers are asked to be in the library at 8:15 A.M. to receive their assignments and instructions. Thank you for helping the Mothers’ Club kick off an exciting new school year. Click here for the volunteer form and return it to the school office c/o Membership and Volunteers. Should you have any questions, please contact Teresa Ira at
415.933.6706 or Jai Dudum at 415.564.6279.
Birthday Book Club
Thanks for Growing Our Library! The Birthday Book Club would like to acknowledge the students who donated books during the month of April. We, the faculty and staff, and your fellow students appreciate your generosity!
Edward Dudum Red Zone
Brianna Kyne The Princess and the Three Knights
Parker Lewis Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Grade 1 Room 4
Katharine Tong The House in the Night
Grade 1 Room 8
Aidan Shea Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Ugly Truth
Grade 3 Room 9
Brooke Taylor Katie Kazoo and Switcheroo
Grade 4 Room 17
Steven Tong The Battle of the Labyrinth
Grade 5 Room 18
Julie Ira Nancy Drew #1 The Secret of the Old Clock
Grade 6 Room 16
Sarah Paul Captains Courageous and Oliver Twist
Kevin, Frankie, Joseph & Vinnie Ryan First Family (in memory of Frank McManus)
Peyton and Morgan McDonnell Worth the Wait (in memory of Anne W. Peterson) and
Goosebumps - The Campfire Collection (in honor of Owen Walsh)
Our final dinner meeting is rescheduled for June 9. The table/chair set up will be at 5:30 P.M. with beverages served at 7:00 P.M. Dinner will follow.
Annual dues Paid: $5 at door. No Annual Dues: $15 at door. Guests welcome! Dads with last graduating child from SC in 8th grade: FREE!
Contact Ray Williamson firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
St. Cecilia CYO Athletics Information Night for all Second Grade Parents THURSDAY, May 26, 7:00 P.M., Lower Church
The St. Cecilia Athletic Board invites you to an informational night for incoming third grade students who will be participating in the Athletic Program. We will discuss coaching (and how to volunteer to be a coach!), team selection, and participation requirements. At least one parent of each participating future third grader is strongly encouraged to attend, even if he/she has older siblings!
SC Athletic Board 9:30 Family Mass Sponsorship
On Sunday, May 29, the Athletic Board will sponsor the 9:30 Family Mass. As is our custom, we invite all student athletes to wear their SC T-shirts or warm up shirts to Mass that morning to show your SC team pride and spirit! Go Blue and Gold!
On behalf of the Athletic Board, the Athletic Directors, and all the athletes here at St. Cecilia's, we would like to thank all the students and families who participated in the 2011 Jog-a-Thon. We had a fun and very successful fundraising event collecting over 17,000 to support the sports programs here at St. Cecilia.
The daily raffles had many winners representing every grade: Julia Zarich, Cormic Mandel, Katelynn Hoo, Colette Niglio, Alex Basco, Mike Mikovich, Collin Murtagh, Bianca Rivera, Madeline Bonilla, Gigi Moulia, Angelica Scott, Mary Shanley, Davis Pollino, Joshua Blas, Catrina Grimaldi, Terri Cipparrone, James Zaczek, Grayson Sulentic, Matt Jereza, Siobhan O'Donovan, Natalie Stans, Emily Kanellos, Maggie Baglin, Ivan Herrera, Micaela Kelly, and Mia Medina.
Free Dress passes for classes with full participation went to:
Miss Kays Grade 8 Room 14
Sister Margaret Grade 2 Room 1
Ice Cream parties for the three classes who raised the most money went to:
Mrs. Donohoe KPM $2,013
Sister Margaret Grade 2 Room 1 $1,447
Mrs. Holtshouser Grade 4 Room 20 $1,330
Grand Prize Winners of cash prizes went to:
Mary Shanley Grade 3 Room 3 $100
Jazlynn Gee Grade 6 Room 22 $75
Jalene Gee Grade 3 Room 2 $75
GIANTS ticket raffle was won by:
Grace Colindres Grade 1 Room 8
Thanks to all our parent volunteers and SC teachers who spent Friday, May 13, helping children in the schoolyard and at Larson Park. We couldn't have done it without you. Also, thanks to Sr. Marilyn, Sr. Catherine, both Karen's in the office, Mr. Ide, and the SC Board of Commissioners. Everyone helped to make this a very successful Jog-a-Thon.
Attention All Track Members
Congratulations on a great season. Please return your CLEAN track top in a bag with your name on it and bring it to the office. Thank you.
Attention All 2nd Through 7th Grade Parents
Are you interested in coaching in the 2011-2012 school year? If so, you must fill out a Coaching Application form whether you are a new or a returning coach. Please download the application found on the parish
website www.stcecilia.com ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY FRIDAY, MAY 27 to be considered as a coach for next year.
Attention All Girl Basketball Players
Congratulations on a great season! As your season winds down, please return your CLEAN basketball uniform to the school office It should be in a bag with your name on it. Thank you.
Attention All Basketball Coaches
Congratulations on a successful season! As your season winds down, please return all basketballs to the bench by the office. Please label the bag with your name. Thank you again for volunteering to coach.
Summer Skills Camp at S.I.
The Saint Ignatius High School girls’ and boys’ basketball coaching staff is sponsoring the annual "Summer Skills and Drills" camp on Sunday nights beginning June 5th for all interested 3rd-8th graders. The camp is 5:30-7:30 pm. For more information visit www.siprep.org/skillsanddrills or the Saint Ignatius website.
Last day for sandwich collection
Altar Servers Picnic
CYO Information Night for 2nd Grade Parents 7:00 P.M.
Reflection Afternoon—Gr. 8
11:20 Sports Awards—Grs. 3-6
Memorial Day Observed—NO SCHOOL
Eighth Grade Picnic
Last hot lunch day of the year
6:30 P.M. Mothers’ Club Joint Meeting
12:00 DISMISSAL FOR ALL GRADES
7:30-10:30 P.M. Graduation Dance
12:00 DISMISSAL FOR ALL GRADES
10:45 School Graduation Liturgy
12:00 DISMISSAL FOR ALL GRADES
Free Dress: Play Clothes
7:00 P.M. Graduation Ceremony
12:00 DISMISSAL FOR ALL GRADES
Free Dress: Play Clothes
10:30 A.M. Kindergarten Celebration
12:00 P.M. Uniform Exchange
7:00 P.M. Athletic Board
8:10 A.M. School begins!
9:00 A.M. School Mass
10:00 A.M. Dismissal
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
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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