||St. Cecilia School eNewsletter
September 21-27, 2011
MINIMUM DAY - 12:30 Dismissal
Monday, September 26 Teacher In-Service
Yesterday each student in Grs. 2-8 received a copy of the Archdiocesan Model Policy and Parent/User Contract Pertaining to the Acceptable Use of Internet and Electronic Information Resources. During computer class, Mr. Ide, our Technology Coordinator, will explain this policy to each class.
Please discuss this policy with your child. Each parent and student should sign the form and return it to the child’s classroom teacher by Friday, September 23.
We began standardized testing for Grades 2-8 on Monday, September 19 will continue through the week. Children should be well rested and have a nutritious breakfast! Students should not be leaving for appointments on these days.
CROSSING 18TH AVENUE
Parents, we ask that you do not cross in the middle of 18th Avenue. Jose is not a crossing guard! His job is to direct traffic, and that is a full-time job. We have a crossing guard on the corner of 18th Avenue and Vicente St., so please take advantage of his services.
There are still openings for private music lessons for the recorder, flute, clarinet, and piano at all grade levels. The string department (guitar, violin) is fully enrolled. If you study the piano, the piano in your home needs to be a traditional, acoustic piano (not an electronic piano). Click here for the Music Registration form, and click here for the Music Make-up Policy.
Please download these forms, complete them, and send along with your music tuition check to the school office. Please download an extra copy of these forms for your reference.
Questions: Contact Bonnie Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org (Bonnie's telephone is out of service for one week during a move.) The music faculty welcomes the chance to guide your child on his/her music journey.
If your child was absent on the original School Picture Day, missed the opportunity to purchase pictures, or needs to have his/her picture re-taken, Make-Up Picture Day will be on Thursday, October 20, at 8:30 A.M.
New Purchases: If your child has not yet had his/her picture taken, now is your opportunity. Call the school office, and we will send home an information packet.
Re-Takes: If you desire a re-take, you must return the complete package to the school office before Tuesday, October 18.
ATTENTION ALL ST. CECILIA MOMS
Save the Date! The first Mothers’ Club meeting of the year will be on Thursday, October 6, at 7:00 P.M., in the Lower Church.
Please RSVP to email@example.com if you will be attending so we can get an accurate head count. It will be a great way to reconnect with moms from last year and a chance to meet new moms. Details to follow next week!
We will run a contest for the month of September. The classroom with the highest participation will receive a free dress pass.
To place your orders, Click here to download the SCRIP order and send it with your check to the school office before Thursday morning. Be sure to indicate your preferred method of delivery. Orders will be filled on Thursday morning and delivered on Thursday afternoon.
A reminder to all Safeway shoppers, please renew or register your Safeway Club card by going to www.escrip.com
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
BOX TOPS CONTEST NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 12
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, October 12, will win a free dress pass and a cupcake party! There are now hundreds of products in the "Box Tops For Education" program. For a complete list, please visit http://www.boxtops4education.com.
BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB
The Birthday Book Club has added 15 new books from which to choose. More to come! Please click here to view the list. Click here for information on how the book club works. Click here for a donation form. Thank you for supporting our library!
Fall Harvest at St. Cecilia October 21, 22, 23
Come on by and enjoy a good old-fashioned “Fall Harvest Festival” at St. Cecilia.
Visit our website at www.scfestival.com filled with all you need to know about the festival. Preview raffle items, become a booth sponsor, volunteer to help out, and join in on the fun! Be sure to send in your Grand Award tickets for a chance to win $4000, $1000, or five shots at $100! The festival will be a very fun weekend for young and old alike. You’ll enjoy events and children’s games, Giants Slide, and our famous snack bar. We have several NEW features this year, including our Ice Cream Parlor and Pumpkin Patch. Festival favorites such as the children’s games, bingo, and face- painting will be back again this year.
Check out the Festival Raffles for this year:
Beats Studio Headphones
13' Mac Book Pro
Free Dress pass for a week
St. Ignatius Pool Party
Durocher Pavilion Overnight Party
Beautiful Irish Blanket
More info to come soon!
If you have any questions or other ways to get involved, please contact any of the Festival’s Executive Committee:
Co-Chairs: Michelle Mikovich 415-999-2466 and Donita Murphy 415-239-5887
Publicity and Communications: Grace Monares 415-260-6424
You can also reach us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also check out our web-site at www.scfestival.com Tell your friends and family!
An easy way to get involved is to become a Booth Sponsor. The contribution you make today will help defray the cost of booth set-up, maintenance, decorations, and prizes. You can contribute at four levels: Harvest Moon Level at $400, Pumpkin Pie Level at $200.00, Falling Leaves Level at $150, and Carmel Apple Level at $100.00. All donations are graciously accepted, and it’s a great way to show your support or advertise your business. Click here for the Booth Sponsor Form.
BOOTH VOLUNTEER FORM
Please be generous with your volunteer hours as we have a lot of fun booths this year. Remember, the festival benefits all the children of the parish, and we need your help to make this a successful weekend. Click here for the Booth Volunteer Form.
STUFFED TOY COLLECTION
Please bring in new and used stuffed animals/toys that you wish to donate to the festival. This is one of the most popular booths at the festival, and all donations are welcome. All donations are professionally cleaned by Coit Cleaners. The collection begins Friday, September 16 and ends on Friday, September 30. Leave your donations on the bench by the office. For questions or for anyone wishing to volunteer to help in the booth, please contact Siobhan Orford at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
This year we are again seeking your donations for our Silent Auction including new items, gift certificates, services, vacation rentals, etc. Click here for the Silent Auction Donation Form, and return it with your Silent Auction donation to the school office or the rectory.
Please make sure to sign up and volunteer for the silent auction (festival shifts, set-up, basket-making). If you can only donate a couple of hours of your time, we will be glad to have you! We look forward to another successful parish festival in October! If you have any baskets to donate or if you have any questions, please call Tanya Aloise at 650.270.7961 or email@example.com
BOOK & DVD BOOTH
It's that time of year again! The Book Booth is looking for your new or gently used books and/or DVD's. Clean out your closets and bookcases and know that the books will find a new home with one of our St. Cecilia family members. This booth is always a favorite. and you can always find a great book at “dirt-cheap” prices. Please bring your donations to school and leave them on the bench by the office. We will be collecting until October 13. Please NO VHS, cassettes or used coloring books.
Any questions? Contact Mona Burke:firstname.lastname@example.org, or Luana Letele: email@example.com Thank you!
Heads up all cookie, cake, and brownie bakers! Get out those baking essentials and recipe books. It’s about to be Festival Time once again, and Susan Dal Porto, Ann Hildula and Elaine Shanahan will be asking for donations for the Cake Booth. We ask that each family donate three items. Popular items are brownies, cookies, cupcakes, muffins, and rice krispie treats. We also appreciate whole cakes or pies for blackout and top shelf items. These may be home-baked items or purchased items (no items that require refrigeration, please). If you are not a baker, a $10 donation is welcome. Click here for the Donation Form and return it to the school office, Attention Cake Booth.
If you have any questions, just contact us. Our contact information is on the form. Many thanks!
CHOCOLATE AND CANDY BOOTH
It's almost time again to start collecting donations for the Chocolate and Candy Booth for the Fall Harvest Festival. Once again we will have a contest for the class who donates the most chocolate and candy. The winning class will receive a wonderful and delicious Ice Cream Social with all the trimmings.
There will be more to follow in the upcoming weeks regarding collection dates. For now, start looking for sales on candy and chocolate anywhere you usually shop. Most popular items include: Starburst, Skittles, Hershey's Chocolate, and Mixed Bags of Chocolates.
For questions or for anyone wishing to volunteer in the booth, please contact Laura Marchini at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support!
The Halloween Booth is back and we need your help! We are looking for new and gently used Halloween costumes and accessories as well as new Halloween decorations and, OF COURSE, Halloween candy! Please bring your donations to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 22 through October 13 and place them on the bench near the school office.
Click here for more information.
ATHLETIC BOARD—GENEVIEVE’S GIFT WRAP FUNDRAISER
Order forms were due Tuesday, September 20. If you have not turned in your orders, please get them in ASAP. We appreciate your participation in this fundraiser. Every order helps us with the costs of our sports program. The proceeds of this fundraiser will help pay for equipment and possibly some new uniforms!
If you have any questions, please contact Ann-Marie LaRocca at email@example.com or Laura Escobar at firstname.lastname@example.org
The S.C. Athletic Board would like to cheer all of you that came out this weekend and supported our talented volleyball players and the 2011 grand opening of the Snack Bar. We had a hugely successful first weekend and are looking forward to this Friday night!
For this Friday Night's Special we will feature our BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich.
Come and get it!
"Helpful Hint" for the parents in charge of team snack: consider our snack bar for your food and drink needs. It may cost a bit more than the grocery store, but keep in mind that all of the proceeds from the Snack Bar go directly to our kid's athletic program-a very worthwhile cause. Thank you again, and we will see you at the Pavilion!
ATTENTION ALL VOLLEYBALL FANS
As we begin the volleyball season, this is a reminder that no one is allowed to sit on the stage. Thank you and we hope to see you at the games cheering on the girls!
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
The St. Cecilia Adult Faith Formation is offering a session on Monday afternoons 1:15 P.M. to 2:45 P.M. in the Convent from October 3 through November 7 facilitated by Sally Holper. Please call or email if you would like to join us at 415-845-5795 or email@example.com
We will discuss The Ignatian Tradition (Spirituality in History) by Eileen Burke-Sullivan, paperback: 168 pages, Liturgical Press (October 2009), $12.44 @ Amazon
This introduction is a mere sampling of the men and women influenced by Ignatius and draws on the stories and writings of nineteen exemplary individuals as well as the corporate voice of the Jesuit order. Here we meet missionaries, scholars, artists, advocates, and martyrs. Contemplatives in action, they follow Christ by serving others. They embody the freedom born of a passionate knowledge of God's unending, unconditional love; precisely in this, they show us how to live well today.
FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
The Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association invites you to a FREE screening of HBO's Journey Into Dyslexia which will share personal stories and examine the complexities of the dyslexic brain. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. For more information go to http://www.dyslexia-ncbida.org/event.10.1.11.html
Events & Reminders
September 19 - 27
- Standardized Testing Grades 2-8
Wednesday, September 21
- Progress Reports
- Emergency Food Kits
Monday, September 26
- Minimum Day: Teacher In Service
Wednesday, September 28
- Head Room Mothers' Meeting 7:30pm
September 28 - September 30
- Vision Screening Grades K, 2, 5, 8
Tuesday, October 4
- Kindergarten Open House (A-L), 8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
- Blessing of the Animals, 3:15
Wednesday, October 5
Thursday, October 6
- Kindergarten Open House (M-Z), 8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
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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