St. Cecilia School

St. Cecilia School eNewsletter

September 19, 2018


The excitement is mounting for the State Fair Festival. Be sure to find your perfect Volunteer Spot!

The Mothers Club and Men of St. Cecilia enjoyed full houses at their initial meetings! I want to thank both groups for their undivided attention to St. Cecilia School! They truly anticipate our needs and work to turn needs into successes!

The School Calendar was transferred to the School Speak platform on Monday. HOWEVER - we discovered that there is a hidden calendar filling in the School Speak Calendar. I am so sorry for the confusion. Let me clarify a few items:
YES, there is school on Monday, October 1st; the date for First Holy Communion is yet to be determined; the date for Confirmation should be finalized in late November. As we try to dislodge the hidden calendar, I appreciate your patience! The School Speak Calendar will be our official school event calendar.

I realize that parents of younger students are often anxious about delivering their little learner to class. Please, in the morning usher him or her to the Auditorium if you arrive before 7:45am. There are certified Staff members in place waiting to watch your child. We ask that Parents stay out of the Auditorium. If you want to stay with your child, then remain outside near the benches.

On a very important note: Adults are not permitted to be in Student Restrooms during school time or events. Please understand that this is a critical part of our VIRTUS Program – Safeguard the Children. Thank you for understanding.

The initial step in STAR Testing is completed. We will be evaluating data as we prepare for the next step in November. Each of these assessments encourages us as teachers to recognize the strengths and needs of our students so that we can make appropriate adjustments in curriculum planning.

Monday is the first day of October. October is the month of the Holy Rosary; the Rosary is the prayer for peace. Take a moment to pray a decade for international peace, national peace, and peace within our personal communities.


Mrs. Garcia

School News

Archdiocesan Maintenance Plan

The Archdiocese of San Francisco has prepared an operation and maintenance plan intended to minimize the risk to students from airborne asbestos. As part of this plan, the Archdiocese has repaired and/or removed any damaged asbestos contained in building materials and has undertaken a long-term management program, including removal of asbestos materials.

For more information on the Archdiocesan plan Click Here .

Request from St. Cecilia Rectory

Part-time Cook for the St. Cecilia Parish Rectory
Wednesday – Saturday 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Contact Fr. Landi at 415-664-8481

Festival News


We hope to see everyone this Saturday for Movie Night 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. Purchase tickets at the gate: $5 for kids and $10 for adults.


We are striving for 100% participation from all Saint Cecilia families! To start, we are looking for people to help with every aspect of the Festival from the Pan game, to rides, to the bier garden.
We are offering one SC free dress pass to each adult who individually works 3 shifts! Sign-up to volunteer today.

Please click here to sign up.

Chocolate and Candy! - September 21 - October 8th

It's time to start collecting donations for the Chocolate & Candy Booth! The class that donates the most Chocolate & Candy will receive a wonderful ice cream social with all the trimmings! Don’t miss out, donate today!

Here's how the contest will work:

* Every class will be given a box with their Grade and Room Number
* Boxes will be collected each week and replaced with new ones
* 1 point will be awarded for each bag (multi-serving please) donated with an extra point for chocolate and extra point for bags over 2 pounds
* The class with the most candy donated will win an Ice Cream Social!

* Contact: Beth Lucey or Kathleen McKeon

Books, DVDs, and Video Games

Ready to clear out your used books, DVD and video games? Please bring your donations to the SC Festival book booth to St. Cecilia School during regular business hours. Please place donations on the bench outside the office. (Video games should be rated E for everyone).

Contact: Kathleen Fergus at with any questions.

Halloween Booth - October 1-8

We are looking for donations of New Halloween Decorations, Spooky Halloween Candy, New Halloween Toys, and other Halloween items. Please bring your donations to school Monday through Thursday.
Be sure to mark your items "HALLOWEEN BOOTH"!
Contact: Lorna Walker

Donate to the SC Festival Silent Auction

We are still looking for donations to add to our list. Please take a moment to consider donating an item to the auction (wine, one-of-a-kind experience, gift cards, tickets to sporting event or concert, etc.) or asking your favorite business to do so. Click here for the Silent Auction Donor form.

Baskets are still needed for the Silent Auction. If you have any that are 12" in diameter or larger leave them on the bench near the school office. Please make sure you label them Silent Auction. Please contact Yvonne Fenton or Caroline Lalosh at with any questions.

Flyers with the Classroom Basket themes and donation forms will be coming home with students the week of 9/24. Please consider donating an item to your child’s class. It’s a wonderful way to contribute to the school! Room Parents will be the primary point of contact for questions related to the classroom baskets.

Saturday, October 13 - 6:30pm - 7:30p.m. - Durocher Pavillion

Online sign up is now available for the Parish Spaghetti Dinner Click Here!
Grab your Friends & Family and be sure to reserve your seat soon - this event is sure to sell out.
For more information please contact Patty Coggan at

Sponsorship - 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.)

Important Dates

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

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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