||St. Cecilia School eNewsletter
October 21, 2009
SCHOOL NEWS: October 21 - 27
Due to preparations for the Parish Festival, Extended Care will be closed all day on Friday, October 23.
So that you can plan ahead -- all students may wear costumes to school on Friday, October 30. But, remember they must be simple so that the children can sit in their desks and can go to the restrooms. NO VIOLENT CHARACTERS; NO BLOOD AND GORE; NO CROSS DRESSING! ALL COSTUMES MUST BE MODEST (no bare midriffs) and in good taste.
No costumes are allowed which:
Show disfigurement of the human face or body
Depict boys dressed as girls or women
Imitate “heavy metal” music groups that advocate violence
All must use sensitivity towards people of other cultures and those less fortunate. No students should have “weapons” as part of their costume.
Any child who comes to school with an inappropriate costume will be sent home to change. If children choose NOT to wear costumes, they must wear their school uniform.
All parents are welcome to the parade of classes at 11:10 A.M. in the schoolyard. Dismissal is at the regular time (3:00). In the afternoon, the eighth grade will sponsor a mini Halloween carnival for Grades K-3 in the Pavilion. No money is necessary for this fun event!
Halloween Candy Guess
The Student Council is sponsoring its annual Halloween Candy Guess.
When: October 19th – 23rd during morning recess The cost is 1 guess for 10¢ or 3 guesses for 25¢. There will be a grand prize winner for the closest guess throughout the whole school and a winner for the closest guess at each level (primary, intermediate, and junior high).
The winners will be announced at the Halloween Parade on October 30th.
Box Tops News
Thanks to everyone who submitted Box Tops for the first round of our program this year. The winning class will be announced soon. Our Box Tops collection program raises hundreds of dollars for the school annually, so please keep on clipping. But there are other ways you can help too. Log on to www.thebigclip.com today and register for the chance to win between $25,000 and $50,000 for St. Cecilia School. Contest rules allow you to enter daily and it only takes a few seconds.
St. Cecilia School 2009-2010 Yearbook
Capture those memories that last a lifetime! All yearbooks must be pre-ordered. Click here for the order form. Just complete the form, print it, and enclose it in an envelope (marked “Yearbook”) with $15.00. All orders are due orders are due by Friday, November 13. Yearbooks will be distributed in May.
Please send in pictures of any school event for the 2009-2010 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.
Macy's Shop For A Cause
Thanks to all those who supported Shop For A Cause! All the proceeds collected went directly to our school. We sold 38 tickets! Thanks to Laura Wallace for coordinating this program.
FESTIVAL: Parish-Roman holiday OCTOBER 23 - 25
Only 2 days until the Parish Festival!
Visit our website at: WWW.SCFESTIVAL.COM. It is filled with all the facts you need to know about the Parish Festival. Preview Raffle and Silent Auction items, be a Booth Sponsor, Volunteer to help out and join in on the Fun! See what's new!
LAST CHANCE To Enter Unlimited Outdoor Games Raffle!
Don't miss your chance to WIN! For only $1.00 you can enter to Win Free Outdoor games on ALL of our outdoor inflatables, including the Giant Slide, Joust, and the Adrenaline Rush...all weekend long! 1st prize: Free Unlimited Use of Outdoor Inflatables-All Weekend Long! 2nd Prize: Free Use of Outdoor Inflatables for One Day of Your choice on October 23, 24, or 25. 3rd Prize: 5 Free Outdoor Inflatables....5 free tickets for outdoor inflatables to use any time during the festival.
Winners will be pulled on Friday, October 23, during afternoon announcements. Send in your tickets today by Friday, 11:00 A.M.! These tickets cannot be bought at the festival. Check your festival packet or (click here) to download and return to school office. Don't delay!
VOLUNTEERS DESPERATELY NEEDED!
WE NEED YOUR HELP to fill 40 slots for Saturday,
October 24 and Sunday, October 25! If you haven't signed up, here's your chance to join in on the fun and earn a free dress pass for every 3 shifts volunteered! Please contact Cindy Coyne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download your volunteer form.
Time is running out to become a Booth Sponsor! You can contribute at the Colosseum Level for $200, the Trevi Fountain Level for $150 or at the Spanish Steps Level for $100 or the Vatican Level of $400 will prominently display your business or family name on your favorite booth for the entire weekend! All donations graciously accepted. Please fill out the Booth Sponsor form (click here) and return it to the school office or parish rectory.
Grand Awards Cash Raffle...Big Bucks!
Get your tickets in early! Over $5,000 in cash prizes. Don't miss the Grand Awards Daily $100 Cash Drawing. In addition to the Sunday Grand Awards drawing, we will be pulling winning tickets each evening of the festival. Don't wait until Sunday at 5 P.M. to submit your tickets. You will miss out on the daily cash drawing. You need not be present to win. Extra tickets are available at the rectory and school office.
Flip Video Camera
This could be yours! Meet the world's slickest HD camcorder - The Flip MinoHD. You can have run making movies and recording memories. Show off your work on YouTube. Download tickets (click here) or check your festival packet.
American Girl Doll Raffle
Show your school spirit! Win Chrissa, a beautiful 2009 American Girl Doll-of-the-Year who shows her SC spirit. This 1st prize includes the doll, her American Girl doll outfit, and a custom sewn SC outfit. 2nd Prize: Lovable teddy bear in a SC uniform. Download the raffle tickets (click here) or check your festival packet.
iPod Touch Raffle
The Ring Toss booth is raffling an iPod Touch from Apple. You can be the lucky one to own it! With its revolutionary Multi-Touch surface, 3.5 inch widescreen color display, the iPod Touch handles music, videos, Wi-Fi, Safari, Mail and You-Tube. This iPod Touch has 8GB of storage and is sure to be a hit. Be sure to stop by the Ring Toss Booth. Download the raffle tickets (click here) or check your festival packet.
The Durocher Pavilion can be yours for a Saturday night party! The winner also receives a pizza from Mozzarella di Bufala and a $50 Safeway Gift card. Download the raffle tickets (click here) or check your festival packet.
Irish Blanket Raffle
Stay warm this winter with a beautiful wool Irish knit blanket. Gorgeously handcrafted, this blanket can be yours! Download the raffle tickets (click here) or check your festival packet.
Free Dress Passes For A Week
Show off your cool jeans or wear your favorite sports jersey. Don't do laundry for a week! Here's your chance to win free dress passes for an entire week. (The winner must follow St Cecilia Free Dress Guidelines). Download the raffle tickets (click here) or check your festival packet.
St Ignatius Pool Party Raffle
Pool party in San Francisco? In the Sunset? Yes, you can! Here's your chance to throw the coolest pool party ever at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. Great spot for birthday parties. Download the raffle tickets (click here) or check your festival packet.
Silent Auction Needs Your Help!
We are in need of more donations for our silent auction. You can help contribute to make this festival a success! Please consider donating an item or two. Even better, personalize and design a themed basket to be auctioned off! Please check out our "wish list" below. Click here for a donor form or look in the festival packet. Drop off your tax deductible donations along with the form to the church rectory. This is the perfect opportunity to clear your home of those not-quite-right gifts, never-used purchases, and miscellaneous gift cards you don't need! Please contact Kate Stein with any questions at 415-531-4315 or email email@example.com.
All Silent Auction winners can pick up your baskets, tickets, gift certificates at the Collins Center this year (not the rectory). Please note the days and times for pick up:
Tuesday, October 27, Wednesday, October 28, and Thursday, October 29
Silent Auction Wish List:
Gift certificates or donate scrip to restaurants, spas, or retail stores
Tickets to movies, symphony, theater, sporting events
Wine, or liquor
Anything Christmas themed, decorations, ornaments
Coffee mugs, glassware, stemware
Paper Magic Booth
Want to learn how to create a boat, airplane or snowflake out of origami paper? Volunteer at the Paper Magic Booth at the Festival. Sign up now (Click here) or look for the form in the festival packet.
Questions? Please contact Stephanie Pasini 415-516-2614 or Janice Calonico 415-309-8073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scrip Donations for Festival
Purchase scrip to donate to the upcoming parish festival, and your contribution will help out both the school AND the festival. Click here for the Scrip Form Questions-- contact Elaine Shanahan at Shanfam@pacbell.net. Thank you!
Donations are needed for the cake booth! Please bring in your favorite cake, pie, cupcakes, cookies, or brownies for the cake booth! We are asking that each family donate at least 3 items. If you are not a baker, a $10 donation is welcome. Questions? Please contact Elaine Shanahan at Shanfam@pacbell.net or Susan Dal Porto at email@example.com or Ann Hildula at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We continue to collect donations for the Chocolate and Candy booth and would welcome some of the booth favorites……Starbursts, Skittles, See’s, Lollipops and Chocolate. Please keep those donations coming, and be the winner of the fabulous class Pizza party with all the trimmings! Should you have any questions please contact Mary Laffey at 650-994-4798.
Book and DVD Booth
The Festival's Book and DVD Booth is looking for your donations of new or used books in good condition and DVDs. Clean out your bookcases and closets of those books you're never going to read or have already read, and donate them to the SC Festival! You can leave your donations on the bench in front of the school office. Although we greatly appreciate all your donations, we will not take any VHS tapes, cassettes, or computer games this year. Thank you very much for your consideration! If you have any questions, please call Luana Letele at 415-682-3610 or Mona Burke at 650-755-6281.
Here's A Preview Of What's In Store At The Festival!
Play BINGO in the Lower Church and Children's games in the Durocher Pavilion.
Get a tattoo or your face painted by one of our very own artistic and talented SC parents!
Take a ride down our giant slide, take a run through the Adrenaline Rush obstacle course, see who's the last man standing at the Gladiator Joust.
Bid on fabulous items at the Silent Auction.
Spin one of our many wheels and see what your luck has in store! Ring a bottle at Ring Toss! Win a Stuffed Animal! Browse Books & Video.
Take a home a gourmet dessert from the cake booth.
Get a head start with Halloween at the Candy Booth!
Spin and win at the Blue & Gold and Sports Booth!
Take a souvenir photo!
Get a sweet tooth at Sandy Candy!
Dine on delicious food at the snack bar!
Shop our Spirit Store for SC logo apparel and SC spirit items.
NEW! Soccer Kick Contest A prize awarded for making the most soccer goals over the weekend.
NEW! Win a Salami at the Salami Toss.
NEW! Chill out or warm up at the Italian Soda, Coffee and Espresso Bar!
Questions? Please contact Festival Chairpersons, Stephanie Pasini 415-516-2614 or Janice Calonico 415-309-8073 or email email@example.com.
Safeway Card Renewal Time on Escrip!
Renew your Safeway Club Cards by November 1, so that our school can continue to earn $$ on your Safeway purchases. It's fast and easy - all you need to do is log on to www.escrip.com and click "Yes renew" and you're done! If each of our 400+ families does this, we have the potential to earn over $25,000 annually in support of our school! So please renew before November 1. Also don't forget that you can double-dip by purchasing and using Safeway Gift Cards from our Scrip Program. Questions - email Elaine Shanahan at Shanfam@pacbell.net. Thanks for your support!
Scrip Gift Card Program:
Remember scrip gift card orders are filled every Thursday, and this is the easiest way for our school to earn money. Click here for the new order form. Please do not use previous order forms as there have been vendor changes for this year.
Renew your grocery and debit cards on eScrip. If you have not yet enrolled, registration is free and easy. For more information or to join eScrip: www.escrip.com or 1-800-592-0942.
St. Cecilia Parish group ID #136952501. For current members: You must RENEW your annual membership by NOV. 1, 2009 by visiting www.escrip.com, click "members/supporters", click "myescrip"
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 $450!). 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 Elaine Shanahan who will send one to you via your oldest child. Contact scrip coordinator Elaine Shanahan, 269-5562 or Shanfam@pacbell.net, with questions about any of this. Thanks for your support of our school!
Birthday Book Club
Thank you to the recent Birthday Book Club Members who have donated a book to the library. For a current list of donors, click here. If you want to purchase a book through the club for your child or for someone else, the necessary papers are found under the "Forms" section of the SC website.
Snack Bar Sign Up Dates
The Saint Cecilia Athletic Board fundraising activities help to defray many of the costs for our sports programs. We need your help. We are asking that each volleyball athlete’s parent sign up for ONE THREE HOUR SHIFT serving in our snack bar during volleyball season. A similar sign-up sheet will go out for boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons. It is really fun and serves a great cause.
Click here for schedule and sign up sheet. Return the completed form to the school office. Our snack bar coordinator will call you to confirm the date on which you will work.
Thank you in advance for your support and time.
-John and Janice Calonico
Click here for a preliminary boy’s basketball team selection schedule. We are still looking for five potential coaches: two Sixth Grade coaches, one Third Grade coach, one Fifth Grade coach, and one Eighth grade coach. If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, please give Pete a call (415) 250–6800.
Important dates for the upcoming season:
Mandatory St. Cecilia Coaches Meeting: Thursday, October 15 @ 7:00, Collins Center
Pre-season Tournament: Monday, November 23- Saturday, November 28
Coaches Clinic (3rd-5th): Sunday, November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm & Monday, November 30 @ 6:30 – 8:30
Coaches Clinic (6th-8th): Sunday, November 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm & Tuesday, December 1
@ 6:30 – 8:30
Regular Season starts: Friday, December 4
Christmas Break: No games scheduled between Sunday, December 20 – Sunday, January 3
Regular Season ends: Sunday, February 7
Post-season starts: Monday, February 8
Post-season ends: Sunday, February 21
Events & Reminders
October 21 (Wednesday)
October 23 (Friday)
- End 1st Quarter
- School Liturgy 11 A.M.
- FESTIVAL: 6 P.M. – 10 P.M.
October 24 (Saturday)
- FESTIVAL: 12 P.M. – 4 P.M.
- FESTIVAL: 6 P.M. – 10 P.M.
October 25 (Sunday)
- FESTIVAL: 12 P.M. – 6 P.M.
October 26 (Monday)
- NO SCHOOL: Festival Clean-Up
October 27 (Tuesday)
- Voyages of Discovery: Gr. 5
October 28 (Wednesday)
October 29 (Thursday)
October 30 (Friday)
- Halloween Parade: 11:10 A.M.
October 31 (Saturday)
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