St. Cecilia School

St. Cecilia School eNewsletter

March 28 - April 10, 2018


"Truly this man was the Son of God!"

Schoolwide Learning Expectations

Students at St. Cecilia School are active Christians who possess a knowledge and understanding of Scripture, tradition, history, and basic teachings of the Church.

Message from Mrs. Connelly

Dear Families,

Thank you to all who supported our school fundraiser “Let the Good Times Roll” last Saturday evening. CoChairs Diana Leonida and Nicole Mullen, and their committee, did an amazing job. We are grateful for their talent and hard work!

There are only 20 hot lunches left of this school year! We need volunteers on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. Please consider signing up here. Your children love to see you at school.

We received a check from Sports Basement for $699.78. Thank you for your support!

Please note there will be No Extended Care on Friday, April 13th, the first night of the spring musical
Into the Woods.

I wish everyone a peaceful and joyous Easter. Enjoy the break and see you back in school on Monday, April 9th.


Mrs. Marian Connelly


* 2:45 p.m. Drama Practice

* 12:30 p.m. Dismissal
* 3:00 p.m. Extended Care Closes Early

* Good Friday
* Noon - 3 p.m. Devotion NO Playing in schoolyard

* 8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil


April 2-6:
* Easter Break: NO SCHOOL - Enjoy!

April 9:
* School Resumes

School News


Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. Fun for the whole family!

Into The Woods will be performed in the school auditorium:
Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets for the general public go on sale today at 10 a.m. Please click HERE!

Program Ads:

If you would like to buy an ad to honor one of the performers or to promote your business, download the form HERE and submit it with payment to the school office ATTENTION: DRAMA CLUB. Deadline is Friday, March 30th.

Job Opportunity

Our Extended Care Department is looking for a few good workers who can commit to working Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This job would begin once the application is completed and continue until the last day of school June 1st.

If you are interested please contact our Director, Melanie Manning, at

MOTHERS CLUB: LAST Meeting of the year - April 9th


Please join us for our last Mothers' Club meeting of the year on Monday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Lower Church.

Ease back into the school routine after the break with a night celebrating the success of the spring fundraiser and learn more about key dates/events as we head toward the end of the year. Dinner and drinks will be served. REGISTER HERE by Friday, April 6th.

Citizens of the Week

Congratulations to our Citizens of the Week for the week of March 26th:

Kindergarten Blue Zachary Lee
Kindergarten Gold Mateo Mata
Grade 1 Room 4 Ashur Tamraz
Grade 1 Room 8 Annabel Kruse
Grade 2 Room 1 Aria Peralta
Grade 2 Room 3 Evan Kearney

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.

Birthday Book Club

Books can be purchased through the BBC for $18 at any time to honor your child’s birthday or for a special dedication to a friend or loved one for any occasion.

Click here to view the current list of available books.
Click here to download the donation form.
Click here for more details on how the Birthday Book Club works.

Please contact Alexis Chavez ( or Katrina Tomeldan ( with any questions.

Mothers Club Fundraiser

The SC Vicente has set sail!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone in the SC community who helped us make this fundraiser a success. Thank you for your generous donations to Raise the Paddle for SC, and for bidding in our online, silent, and live auctions. Each dollar contributed directly benefits our spectacular children and this wonderful school.

If you didn’t have a chance to donate to Raise the Paddle for SC, please consider making a donation by CLICKING HERE.
These funds will be used to continue the ever popular coding classes, install three water bottle refilling stations throughout the school building and to supply SC with Next Generation Science Standard curriculum kits.

Donation, Volunteer & Corporate Matching

Please remember that many companies, big and small, will match your gift to St. Cecilia and significantly increase the amount of funds we raise. Some will also match your volunteer hours. Please consider making even more of an impact towards your children's education at St. Cecilia School by applying with your company to match your donations.
Get more information on company matching on our fundraiser website by clicking HERE.

Silent Auction & Class Project Pick-Up TODAY!

Pick up your winning items in the Youth Room/Game Room next to the Pavilion today, Wednesday March 28, from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. Please check in with Ann Marie Porter when you arrive. Email if you cannot make it.

Prohibition Squares PICK-UP TODAY!

Pick up your winning prohibition square prize in the Youth Room/Game Room next to the Pavilion today, Wednesday March 28, from 2:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Please check in with Janet Avila.


The raffle has not closed!
We are extending the raffles and it will remain open until Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Don’t miss your chance to enter to win in each of our two raffles
1) Extended Care tuition for one year for one child
2) 50/50 raffle where the winner gets 50% of the cash collected for this raffle!
Purchase your raffle ticket by clicking here.
We will have tickets for sale at the next Mothers Club meeting on April 18.

Pay to Play Parties

The bidding is still open for 4 pay-to-play parties: Back to School Brunch at Vittorio’s, Great Gatsby Speakeasy, Private Urban Cycling, and 2nd Grade Bowling Night! Grab your friends and register today by clicking here.

THANK YOU to our Volunteers

The night on the SC Vicente was made possible because of those parents that give of their time and energy to pull it all together. Thank you to each member of our committee who truly went above and beyond:

Jennifer Lyons Munoz

Megan Horan

Kathleen Fergus

Nicole Mullen

Shana Combatalade
Linda Ciaburro
Andreliz McGlade
Jessica Sainez

Diana Leonida

Rachelle Considine
Teresa McLoughlin

Colleen Harvey

Philip Leonida
Patrick Mullen

Vikki Abendroth

Kelly O’Shea

Lisa Baisman
Will Lucey
Tara Moriarty

Kimberlee Caniglia

Anne Moriarty

Janet Avila
Maria Boman

Kate McCaffrey
Annie Reilly
Sharon Shea, Faculty Advisor

Veronica Granucci

Teruo Shiina

Ann Marie Porter
Alexis Heathcote

Anna Kearney
Anna Salumbides

Lisa Leese

In addition to our committee, we thank all the parents, grandparents, and students (current and former) who came out to help us set up and breakdown the event, as well as work at event. Thank you.

We would be remiss if we did not thank the faculty and staff for their support, including donating of their own time and resources for the ever-popular Faculty Auction. To our Principal and Vice Principal, Mrs. Connelly and Mrs. Murphy, thank you for input and guidance through this adventure.

Stay tuned, and watch this space as we finish tallying the final numbers for the event.

St. Cecilia Auction Chairs:
Diana Leonida (mom to Harley, 5th & Olive, 2nd) & Nicole Mullen (mom to Bridget & Chole, 2nd)

First Annual Art Preview
(a note from Anna Kearney & Anna Salumbides)

We would proudly like to thank all the students who participated in this year’s First Annual Art Preview!! We know that time, effort, resources, and hearts were put into all of the art that was entered into the show. We were so excited to see as many as 50 entries!! So please encourage your children to continue exploring their creative sides and hopefully we can keep this momentum going.

Artists don’t always win every contest or get selected for the Call for Artists, but sometimes things do work out and it is amazing when it does. So keep trying!! Please consider making a donation to your artists grade by by clicking here! The grade with the most donations will get a special treat!

The winners of this years Art Preview are:
-Primary Category-
First place - Aria Peralta
Second Place - Bryce Killion
Third place - Chase Salumbides

-Intermediate Category-
First place - Dylan Russo
Second place - Genevieve Kohlmeyer
Third place - Riley Freeman

-Junior High Category-
First place - Jolie Barrett
Second place - Pianna Luu
Third place - Liam Donohue

* First place will receive $250 with an additional $150 to charity of choice.
* Second place will receive $75
* Third place will receive $50

All artwork is available for pick up by the artist or artist’s parent. Parents, please contact us at if your child won.

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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