St. Cecilia School

St. Cecilia School eNewsletter

August 30, 2018

From Mrs. Garcia

OOPS! Pardon our the sign says during a construction event. Well, here in the seismically refitted school building, I am reverting to that saying this way! Pardon us for all the missteps in last week’s newsletter! Dates were left out or incorrect and not all events were advertised! Now that the dust has been cleared, let me make some corrections and clarify some other “What the?’s”

Due to some wording and date missteps, The School Handbook is not online yet! It is a work in process! The previous Handbook remains a reference for School policies and specific codes.

Wednesday, September 26th TK – 3
Friday, September 28th 4 – 8
RETAKES Thursday, November 1st
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Graduation Photos

* St. Cecilia’s Annual Fall Festival – A State Fair Event – opens up on Friday evening, October 12th and continues through Sunday, October 14th. Monday is Festival Clean-Up and a No School Day for the students and Staff!

7:00 pm Wednesday, September 5th ~ Grades 7 & 8
7th Grade Parents meet in the Lower Church
8th Grade Parents meet in the Auditorium

7:00 pm Wednesday, September 12th ~ Grades TK – 6
Parents Meet in their respective classrooms


Capture your memories in this year's St Cecilia Yearbook! Order early and get 15% off the yearbook price if purchased by September 30! Log in to your TreeRing account at to order! If you are new, create an account by going to and entering our school's passcode: 1013442885293677. There, you can order a book and upload photos to the Family Submitted folder to help our yearbook crew collect memories from this year. You can also design custom pages for your child's individual yearbook! Two free custom pages are included with your order, with the option of purchasing more for a low price. Yearbooks will be distributed in May.
Please contact yearbook moderator Ms. Mary Beth McLean at with any questions.

Parish Picnic is Sunday, September 16th at Blackberry Farms 21979 San Fernando Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014
this event is free, compliments of the Men of St. Cecilia.
• Schedule of Events:
• 10:30 a.m. Mass
• 11:30 a.m. Relay Races
• 12:15 p.m. Horseshoes
• 3:00 p.m. Watermelon Contest
• BBQ grills, Charcoal and Picnic tables will be provided.
• Swim bands can be purchased onsite.
• For more information and volunteer options, please contact John McCaffrey

* All this news should keep everyone busy checking daily schedules so as not to miss out on our special events!

* The 2018-2019 school year is officially underway!

* Don’t forget that Monday is a holiday – I have declared it St. Cecilia’s Staff Day of R’n’R! They deserve a special day for their heroic efforts to bring their classrooms back to life!

* A big shout out – YAHOO – to the Dads of the Men’s Club! They worked long, hard, and diligently to fine tune the dings around campus! Thank you so much – you all know who you are! Yeah for a job well done beyond measure!

Parish Festival 2018

Save the Date: OCTOBER 12-14!

The annual Parish Festival will take place October 12, 13, and 14th. Please mark your calendars and join us for three fun filled days at the SC State Fair!

Schoolyard MOVIE Night: Saturday, September 29

We will host a Movie Night on Saturday, September 29, featuring Charlotte's Web. The movie will begin at sunset and concession stands will be open for snacks and beverages. Festival t-shirts and blankets will also be sold.

Please see attached list of additional dates to remember for the SC State Fair here. (CLICK HERE)

Be a Grand Champion!

Be a Grand Champion, Best in Show, and a Ribbon Winner at the Festival.

Our school and parish communities are rock stars; we have demonstrated our generosity year after year. Help us continue rocking it into the new year, and become a sponsor of SC State Fair. It's easy for you to contribute, with a range of sponsorships from $150 - $1,000. Every bit helps, and matching grants from employers will help even more!
Contact Stephanie Dekker ( for more information.
(Click Here for the sponsorship form.)

See you at the Fair!

Festival Co-Chairs,

Janice Calonico, Michael and Alexis Heathcote, Ailish McVeigh, Colleen Mulkerrins
Please contact us at with any questions.

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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