St. Cecilia School

St. Cecilia School eNewsletter

May 23 - June 1, 2018

Prayer to End the School Year

God of wisdom,
we thank you for all the gifts you have given us
throughout this school year.

We praise you for giving us life, for saving us in Christ,
and for choosing us to be your people.

As we come to the end of this school year, we voice our gratitude
for the good things you have done in us,
and we praise you for all who have shared in the work of this school.

We ask you to bless them in your love and give them refreshment and peace.
We praise you, God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers/Revised Edition. USCCB


* Noon Dismissal for 8th Grade ONLY
* 8th Grade Dance 7:30 p.m.

* Graduation Mass 10:30 a.m. NO FREE DRESS
* 12:15 Dismissal for 7th Grade ONLY
* Graduation Luncheon

* LAST Sandwich Collection
* GRADUATION 7:00 p.m.

* Memorial Day! NO SCHOOL

* Free Dress for all students
* 12:30 Dismissal ALL STUDENTS

* Free Dress for all students
* Kindergarten Celebration 10:30 a.m.
* 12:30 Dismissal ALL STUDENTS

* Free Dress for all students
* Altar Server Picnic
* 12:30 Dismissal ALL STUDENTS
* Uniform Exchange: Lower Church 12:30

* 8:10 a.m. School Begins
* 9:00 a.m. Mass
* 10:00 a.m. Dismissal
* NO Drive-Through at Dismissal

School News

August Mailer/Registration Day

Watch for our August mailing and email including registration information in early August. You should receive our first eNewsletter on August 22nd. We look forward to seeing everyone on Registration Day, Wednesday, August 29th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The first day of class is Thursday, August 30th. Have a great summer!

Faculty Update

We welcome Ms. Athena Nomicos, currently substituting for Ms. Mary Radanovich in Grade 1, as our new Kindergarten Gold teacher. Ms. Nomicos has worked as a classroom aide at our school while completing the credential program at the University of San Francisco. We are very pleased that she has decided to join our faculty.

Report Cards

Your child’s final STAR testing report will go home in the printed report cards on Friday, June 1.

SMART Tuition Outstanding Balances

Please log into your Smart Tuition account and pay any outstanding balances. If you registered your child for Extended Care for the 2018-19 school year, the fee was charged to your account after the May statements were sent out.

Remember all outstanding charges must be paid in order for your child(ren) to return to school in August. Thank you for your understanding.

Contact Mrs. Murphy with any questions regarding financial aid.

Yearbook Update

The 2017-2018 yearbooks have arrived!

* Correction: Mrs. Kimberlee Caniglia, our Grade 3 Rm 2 Aide, is mislabelled on the Staff/Faculty page. This error is fixed on the classroom portrait page.

Yearbook copies have been distributed to all students for whom an online order was placed. If you missed the deadline, you can still purchase a copy by writing a check for the yearbook price ($22.50) made out to Saint Cecilia's School & send it to the office. Please place the check in an envelope labeled "Attn: Ms. McLean" with your child's grade and room number. Your child will receive a paperback yearbook copy with the two default alternate pages. If you would like to upgrade to hardcover and/or include custom page designs, you must place an online order for home delivery. You can do this by clicking this link and creating or logging into your TreeRing account.

Please contact Mary Beth Mclean at with any questions.

Lenten Donations

Thank you for your generosity during Lent. The students raised $2,000 for Gracenter, a non-profit residence for women without resources overcoming addiction, and $1,582 for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco.

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


Free Dress

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

* August 2018 Calendar - CLICK HERE
* 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.

Sandwich Friday Ends May 25th - THIS FRIDAY

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!

Update your Email Address

Please email Karen Carberry at if you have a new email address so you don't miss our eNewsletters in August.

Mothers' Club

LARGEST Uniform Exchange of the Year

Thursday, May 31st 12:30 in the Lower Church
In order to facilitate making uniforms available for the Uniform Exchange, students will have free dress on Tuesday, May 29th - Friday, June 1. Drop off your freshly cleaned and mended uniforms to the bench outside the office before Thursday, May 31 at 12:20 p.m. All students should wear dress-up clothes on Friday, June 1, the last day of school.
If you have any questions please contact Grace Monares at or Chrissy McGoldrick at

Birthday Book Club

A total of 126 books were generously donated to our school library during the school year. An additional thanks to all the teachers, Karen Carberry in the office, and our librarian, Laura Wallace, for your support over the year.

A big congratulations to Ms. Balistreri's 2nd grade class on earning free dress and an ice cream party!

We'll see you next year!
Katrina Tomeldan and Alexis Chavez

Board Member NEEDED

New Board Position Needed: Hot Lunch Coordinator(s) - Work From Home

We are searching for a parent or two, to help fill the role of Hot Lunch Coordinator for the next school year. NEW THIS YEAR: the coordinator(s) will manage everything remotely and not be expected to be onsite unless he or she volunteers. This role will partner with a main contact from the school who will be responsible for meeting the vendor and setting up hot lunch everyday.

Duties include:

1. Coordinate Parent Volunteers via Online SignUp Genius
2. Communicate with Hot Lunch Vendor
3. Communicate to the Parent Community via the eNewsletter and MC Clipboard when needed

Please email Rachelle Considine ( if you are interested. We need someone to fill this role in order to offer Hot Lunch again next year. Training will be provided.


Celebrate Fr. Patrick!

St. Cecilia Church and the School Family invite you to join in a:

Thank You and Farewell to

Father Patrick Summerhays

Saturday, May 26th 2018

5:00 p.m. Mass
6:00 p.m. Reception

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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