St. Cecilia School

St. Cecilia School eNewsletter

February 7 - 13, 2018


I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life.

John 8:12

Schoolwide Learning Expectations

Students at St. Cecilia School are active Christians who exhibit listening skills.

Message from Mrs. Connelly

Dear Families,

The flu season is upon us! Please do not send your child to school if he/she has a fever. Also, help your child get caught up with schoolwork in a timely manner. Check SchoolSpeak to make sure all assignments and tests are made up.

If you are picking up schoolwork after 3:30 p.m. please use the Extended Care door to enter the school building. The school office closes at 3:30 p.m.

Students should wear their uniform sweater to school everyday. If your child is still cold, a St. Cecilia School sweatshirt or coat should be worn. All other sweatshirts are not allowed.


Mrs. Marian Connelly

Reminders This Week and Next

* 12:25 p.m. 5th and 6th Grade Book Club
* 2:30 p.m. Drama Rehearsal
* 2:45 p.m. BizWorld – Room 7

* 8:30 a.m. Gr. 5 Academy of Sciences

* Sandwiches for the Hungry
* BoxTops are due today
* 9:25 a.m. Zoomobile Gr. 3 Rm. 2
* 10:30 a.m. Zoomobile Gr. 3 Rm. 9

* 10:30 a.m. Drama Rehearsal
* 6:00 p.m. New Parishioners Dinner

* 9:30 a.m. Confirmation Program

* The school will celebrate Valentine’s Day
Red, White, Pink or Valentine’s themed Free Dress Day

* 11:00 a.m. Ash Wednesday Liturgy

School News

Valentine's Day

Since Valentine’s Day falls on Ash Wednesday, the school will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 13!

Yearbook Ordering

It is time to sign up for a 2017-2018 St. Cecilia School Yearbook account! Click here to create an account.
If you already have an account, make sure to select "Log In."

With an account, you can add pictures to our folders (that our student yearbook editors can use), build your own custom picture pages, purchase a yearbook in soft cover or hardbound, and more. Once you have created or logged into your account, you can help our student editors create the yearbook by adding pictures to our community folders for 1st Quarter & Second Quarter! Some great pictures to upload would be photos from Halloween, SC sports games, or other SC events. Although we are limited by page space and will be unable to print all submitted photos in the yearbook, we rely on families and teachers to provide quality photos for use in the yearbook.
Thank you in advance for all of your help!

Contact: Ms. Mary Beth McLean at with any questions.

Citizens of the Week

Congratulations to our Citizens of the Week for the week of February 5:

Kindergarten Blue Malia Soriano
Kindergarten Gold Sofia Tamburro
Grade 1 Room 4 Charlie Donohue
Grade 1 Room 8 Shane Burke
Grade 2 Room 1 Marina Jones
Grade 2 Room 3 Jack Sheehan
Grade 3 Room 2 Katelyn Tang
Grade 3 Room 9 Joseph Moriarty

Archdiocesan Family Grants

The Archdiocese has chosen TADS to process applications for the Archdiocesan Family Grant tuition assistance program. To apply for an Archdiocesan Family Grant, parents should go to the TADS website, 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 and your application will be processed. The deadline for completing the application for elementary school assistance is April 15, 2018.

Student Book Club

5th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, February 7th at lunch
Savvy by Ingrid Law or Holes by Louis Sachar

6th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, February 7th at lunch
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Tenton Lee Stewart

7th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, February 14th at LUNCH
Vengo: Between Sky and Earth by Timothee de Fombelle

8th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, February 14th at LUNCH
A Wrinkle in Time by Medeleine L’Engle

* No need for students to sign up. Just read one of the books and show up for the meeting!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mimi Pratt


SIGN UP NOW to Volunteer for the Mothers Club Family Mass THIS SUNDAY!

We need your help on Sunday, February 11th to help with the 9:30 a.m. Family Mass sponsored by the Mothers Club. Shifts include: early bird coffee maker, set up coffee & donuts, greeters and lectors and clean up crew. Interested in giving back an hour or two?

Please sign up here!


SCRIP Order Sheets will come home every other week, but you can always print an order form from the school website. We will fill orders every week!

Our Process is Simple:
1. Order forms come home by Tuesday or by CLICKING HERE.
2. Return your order with cash or check payable to St. Cecilia SCRIP by Thursday at 9:00 a.m. 3. All orders are filled Thursday afternoon with your oldest child or held in the office for pick up.
4. If your SCRIP is not available we will contact you directly to choose something on hand or a date it will be available.

*If you have a card that is not working or has a zero balance, please contact us immediately.

Cara Garcia 415-713-1555 or Heather Baria 415-971-3055

Guerra's To Go

Guerra’s To Go is proud to announce that it has partnered with St. Cecilia School to offer meals to go!
Ordering is easy:
1. Visit or download the app: text G2G to 33733
2. Select your school site and place your order*
3. Pick up at Guerra’s To Go
8% of all sales (online or walk-ins) will be donated back to St. Cecilia School.

For more information:
Call (415) 564-5201
Or stop by Guerra’s To Go 345 Taraval Street

* Place order by 11:00 p.m. the night before. Same day orders are not guaranteed.

BOXTOP Contest Now Through THIS FRIDAY!

Start sending in those BoxTops once again. St. Cecilia School is again participating in the BoxTop for Education program. Clipping BoxTops is an easy way for you to support our school. BoxTops are worth $.10 each, and they add up quickly to real cash. So far our school as earned $1,054.00 an amount we can easily surpass with everyone’s participation. Just look for the pink BoxTops on products, clip them and send them into your child’s teacher.

Our Deadline is February 9th. The classroom with the most BoxTops will win a free dress pass and sweet treat party!!

For more information on the BoxTop program and including a list of participating products, please visit Be sure to become a member to receive exclusive coupons and recipes and learn about extra ways for our school to earn. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Bianca Coleman at

Thank you for choosing to make a difference for our school with BOXTOPS!

Mothers Club Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 24th!

We are excited to announce the 2018 Mothers Club Fundraiser – Let the Good Times Roll on the S.C. Vicente!
We will go back in time to the 1920’s in New Orleans and board the S.C. Vicente riverboat to enjoy a night of jazz, games, and dancing as we raise funds for our school.

Join the Team

Join the fun and be a part of Letting the Good Times Roll Team!
Together we can achieve amazing things for our children and their futures. We are counting on your support to make this event a success! There are many ways to get involved and we are looking for people to help with:
· Ad Sales
· Programs
· Live Auction
· Pay to Play
· STEAM art Fair
· Silent Auction
· Bar Area
· Hospitality
· Décor
· Raise a Paddle
· Sponsorships
· Volunteer Coordinator
Sign up to volunteer today by filling out this brief form at: SC Let the Good Times Roll Volunteer Form

See you on the S.C. Vicente! Let the good times roll!
St. Cecilia Auction Chairs:
Diana Leonida (mom to Harley, 5th & Olive, 2nd) & Nicole Mullen (mom to Bridget & Chole, 2nd)

Calling All Student Artists
We need your original piece of art for the STEAM Art Fair

Themes: Prohibition era 1920’s-1930’s artwork.

Inspiration might come from:
· Geometric patterns (google: art deco wall patterns, Gatsby style)
· Fashion Illustrations (google: Erte)
· Sculpture
· Impressionism/Cubism/Surrealism (Monet, Delaunay, Picasso, O’Keeffe, Klee, Miro, etc)

Mediums: paint on canvas, textile, illustration, sculpture (2D and 3D)

Entry Deadline: Monday, March 12th

The art entries will be entered into three categories: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), and Junior High (6-8).

SAVE the DATE: Tuesday, March 13th 7:45 p.m.

We will be hosting the 1st ever STEAM Art Preview Night. This is a night for the students to showcase their creativity. The lower church will be transformed into an art gallery. Come preview the art pieces before they go to auction!
Please contact Anna Kearney at with any questions about the STEAM Art Fair.


Basketball Uniform Return

All uniforms must be returned to your coach at the end of the year. Uniforms will not be accepted at the school or gym office. Once coaches have received all uniforms they can be returned to the Athletic Director.

Baseball TRYOUTS

All tryouts are to be held at St. Ignatius at the football field and batting cages. The tryouts will be Sunday February 11. If your grade is not having a tryout it is due to there only being one team for that grade. The coach of that team will be in contact with players that signed up to arrange the first practice.

6th Grade 12:00 - 1:15

5th Grade 1:30 - 3:00

3rd Grade 3:15 - 4:30

If you are unable to attend the tryout, you must notify Pete Franceschi via email at

Parish Announcements

Father-Daughter Dance Pictures

Pictures can be purchased through Shutterfly. Click here ( The password is irish.

Saint Cecilia Chinese Club

The St. Cecilia Chinese Club will have its annual Lunar New Year Dinner Celebration on Saturday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lower Church.
ALL ARE WELCOMED! Cost is $45 for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Children 4 years old and under are free.
Capacity is limited, only guests with reservations will be seated. No walk-in tickets are sold.
Please RSVP at

About St. Cecilia School

Mission Statement

St. Cecilia School is a Catholic elementary school of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, whose purpose is to develop students who are active Christians, life-long learners, and socially responsible citizens.

Philosophy Statement

St. Cecilia School is a Catholic elementary school dedicated to the religious, academic, social, psychological, cultural, and physical development of each individual. St. Cecilia School is committed to providing instruction and opportunities in a Catholic community of faith which will lead the children to pray, to serve and respect others, and to make Christian choices.

Parents, as primary educators, and teachers, as facilitators of learning, work together to provide a quality education that assists students in developing their unique capabilities and prepares them to become responsible citizens.

Students develop intellectually by participating in age-appropriate and meaningful activities. As life-long learners, students develop the skills of effective communication and problem solving to help them face the challenges of the future.

Schoolwide Learning Expectations

Graduates of St. Cecilia School are:

• Active Christians
• Life-long learners
• Socially responsible citizens
• Effective communicators
• Problem solvers

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