Last eNewsletter for 2017 - 2018 School Year
Our last eNewsletter for this school year will be next Wednesday, May 23rd. Watch for our 2018 - 2019 eNewsletter this August.
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End of School Schedule
Our last day of school is Friday, June 1st. Please note the schedule below.
Tuesday, May 29 through Thursday, May 31
12:30 Dismissal for all grades.
Wednesday, May 30
Kindergarten Celebration - Pavilion 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 31
Altar Servers Picnic - Raging Waters
Friday, June 1 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
School begins 8:10 a.m.
School Mass 9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. Dismissal - No Drive-through at dismissal
* REMEMBER THERE IS NO EXTENDED CARE ON THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Students may wear free dress on Tuesday, May 29 through Thursday, May 31. Follow the FREE DRESS POLICY as stipulated in the Parent/Student Handbook.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Dress-Up Clothes: Friday, June 1st
On Friday, June 1, the last day of school, students will attend the 9:00 a.m. Mass and may have free dress, but they should be DRESSED UP. No shorts, jeans, or T-shirts are allowed on this day. All boys' shirts should have a collar.
Information for NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
* TK Supply list - CLICK HERE
* K-8 Supply list - CLICK HERE
* School Uniform List (all students) - CLICK HERE
* Volunteer Information - CLICK HERE
A school sweater is REQUIRED for all students (K-8) and a belt is REQUIRED for all boys! If your child receives a block and/or star emblems at the sports awards assemblies they can be sewed onto the lower right side of the sweater. Remember to label all uniform items, book bags, backpacks, water bottles,and lunch boxes with the child's name.
Uniform shoes for both boys and girls are SOLID WHITE LOW CUT, tied or Velcro, no zippers, and court soles. White leather KEDS are acceptable.
Office Depot "5% Back to School Year Round Program"
This program is in effect year round. Our school ID is #70014090. Using this number and shopping at Office Depot for school supplies will help St. Cecilia School earn credits for free supplies. If you don't have the school ID simply ask the clerk to look up our school's number. Thank you for participating in this program.
Student Council Update
Thanks to this year's student Board of Commissioners: Colin Cabreros, Sujean Doo, Nelly Fabre, Nora Mannion, Sean McKeon, Shane Gavney, Luke Wachowicz, Michael McKeon, Lila Angelopulos, and Rebecca Chen for their hard work during the year, and living our theme "Keep Your Head Up." Congratulations on a job well done!
Congratulations to the newly installed Board of Commissioners for the 2018-2019 school year:
Commissioner General: Luke Wachowicz
Assistant Commissioner General: Nora Mannion
Commissioner of Assemblies: Marcella Fabre
Commissioner of Athletics: Jimmy McKeon
Commissioner of Ecology: Rolf Cimala
Commissioner of Finance: Brooke Gavney
Commissioner of Publicity: Lila Kopp
Commissioner of Religious Affairs: Con McKeon
Commissioner of Safety: James Keenan
Commissioner of Spirit: Kate Cassidy
Secretary to the Board: Sean McKeon
Sandwich Friday Ends May 25th
Everyone has been extremely generous this school year providing sandwiches on Fridays for the hungry. Friday, May 25, will be our last "Friday Sandwich Day" for this school year. We will begin again next October. Thank you!
Student Book Club
Last week we wrapped up another successful year of monthly book club meetings for 5th - 8th graders. We look forward to starting up again in the Fall and hope your children will join us.
Thank you to Leslie Bauer, Kathleen Fergus, Jennifer Stansbury, and Lailone Victorio, our grade 5-7 parent volunteers who facilitated the meetings. Thank you to Sarah Boone for overseeing the 8th graders. We couldn't have Book Club without you!
If your child is in need of books for summertime reading consider some of these. CLICK HERE for a list of the books we read over the year.
The search for a new principal of St. Cecilia School is currently being conducted in cooperation with the Department of Catholic Schools. The process is structured to assure that the leadership needs of the school are accurately identified and articulated in the process. The members of the Search Committee serve as advisory to the pastor and are listed below.
Pastor – Fr. Mark Taheny
Principal from another Catholic School – Sharon McCarthy Allen
Faculty Representative (lower/upper grades) – Kathy Kays and Sharon Shea
Parent Representative – Rachelle Considine
Non-Parent Parish Representative – John McKeon
Associate Superintendent Archdiocese of San Francisco - Susana Lapeyrade-Drummond
We ask that you keep the team in prayer as they continue on in the search process.
Associate Superintendent Archdiocese of San Francisco
Grief and Healing Resources
Parent Night- Healing in Hard Times presented on May 1st by Maryellen Mullin, LMFT
San Francisco Family Therapy http://www.sanfranciscofamilytherapy.com/
was a very insightful presentation and discussion about grieving and ways to help
our children (and ourselves) through the healing process.
Click here to view the slide presentation.
Here is an additional resource you may find helpful:
After a Loved One Dies: How children grieve and how parents and other
adults can support them
If you have concerns or need outside referrals for your family over the summer,
please contact: Mimi Pratt - School Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org