St. Cecilia School

St. Cecilia School eNewsletter

April 25 - May 1, 2018


“Go and teach all nations, says the Lord; I am with you always, until the end of the world.”
Matthew 28: 19-20

Philosophy Statement

As lifelong learners, students develop the skills of effective communication and problem solving to prepare for the challenges of the future.


* 2:30 p.m. Dismissal
* 2:45 p.m. BizWorld – Resource Room

* Sandwiches for the Hungry

School News

Tuition Agreements/Collins Fund Tuition Assistance: 2018-2019

Today we are sending home important information regarding tuition rates and financial assistance with your oldest child today. Please ask him/her for this information.

Tuition Agreements for 2018-2019
The tuition agreement must be completed by Wednesday, May 2. Please turn in this agreement to the school office.

Monsignor Collins Endowment Fund Tuition Assistance Program
The deadline for submitting an application for tuition assistance is Friday, May 11th.
Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Parent Support Night - SAVE THE DATE

What: Parent Support Night: Greif and Healing
Presented by: Maryellen Mullin, LMFT; Mimi Pratt- School Counselor will also be present
When: Tuesday, May 1st 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lower Church

*Light refreshments will be provided by the Mothers’ Club

Citizens of the Week

Congratulations to our Citizens of the Week for the week of April 23rd:

Kindergarten Blue JB Bannan
Kindergarten Gold Nathan Paller
Grade 1 Room 4 Cassidy Hunt
Grade 1 Room 8 Madeleine Mauberret
Grade 2 Room 1 Darby Powell
Grade 2 Room 3 Isaac Luongo


On Saturday, May 5th at 10:30 a.m. the parish will present 71 candidates to Bishop William Justice for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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

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.

Student Book Club Meeting and Selections

5th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, May 2nd at lunch
Greenglass House by Kate Milford

6th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, May 2nd at lunch
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

7th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, May 9th at lunch
Hooper by Geoff Herbach

8th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, May 9th at lunch
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

* Students may join at any time, just read the book and show up for the meeting! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mimi Pratt at

Music Department News

Spring Recitals

Congratulations to all our music students and faculty for completing the semester of music lessons!
Please come and see them perform at their May Concert. All are invited!

Recital Dress Code

Boys — Shirt with a collar, pants that are not baggy
Girls — Dress Up

Good luck to all the musicians!

Spring Recital Dates 2018

Location: School Auditorium

Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Students of Lyle Sheffler

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Students of Tomoko Goto

Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Students of Jill Wenzel

Friday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Students of Maya Gorodetsky

Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Students of Tanya Mikhaylenko

Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Students of Tina Digesti

Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Students of Justin Nash and Cecilia Cardenas

Monday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Students of Lisa Garcia, Courtney Wise, and Eliza Rodriguez

Mothers' Club

Mothers' Club Installation Mass and Brunch

Sunday, May 6th
Installion Mass: 9:30 a.m.
St. Cecilia Church
Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. United Irish Cultural Center

Please RSVP to your online invitation and plan on attending our Mass.

Lunch Volunteers Needed

We need 4 volunteers each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to assist students in picking up their meals. There is NO COOKING NOR FOOD PREP!
Volunteers are needed from 10:45 a.m. - 12 noon and 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We encourage all families to volunteer at least once per quarter.

Please visit to signup.

If you have questions, please email Stephanie Dekker at!


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.


Playdate at Parkside Park

The St. Cecilia Young Families Group invites you to a playdate at Parkside Park on Sunday, May 20 after the 9:30 a.m. Family Mass. Muffins, bagels, coffee and juice will be provided.
Please RSVP by May 16th to Fr. Patrick at

The event will take place at Parkside Park Playground: 28th Avenue & Vicente Street.

Saint Cecilia's Chinese Club

The Saint Cecilia Chinese Club will have its General Meeting at the Collin Center (2560 18th Ave) on Friday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m.
This is a potluck event and ALL (including children) are welcomed.
The club will provide desserts and drinks and cookie.
Please RSVP to Tuyet Ontiveros via email at or call/text (415) 570-3876 as soon as possible for head count.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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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