St. Cecilia School

St. Cecilia School eNewsletter

October 3, 2018


The month of October has started. It is a busy month for us because the St. Cecilia State Fair Festival, the close of the First Quarter, the fever-pitch of CYO Sports, and preparation meetings for First Reconciliation and Confirmation. The Eighth Graders will be experiencing their special retreat later in the month.

Amid all the hustle and bustle of frantic schedules, take a moment to note the other meanings of October Ė It is the month of the Holy Rosary. Mary gave the Rosary to St. Dominic in the early thirteenth century as a prayer for peace. Perhaps we can take a moment to use the prayers of the Rosary when we need a peaceful moment. The United Nations designates October as World Peace Month. Letís take every opportunity to model for our children peaceful interactions with family, friends, co-workers, and strangers! Peace is the presence of hope and good will!


Mrs. Garcia

School News

Part-Time Cook

St. Cecilia Rectory has a position open for a Cook Wednesday through Saturday Ė 4:00 p.m. Ė 7:30 p.m. Pay is $18.00/hour. Please contact Fr. Landi at 415-664-8481.

Candy Collection Leaders

Grade 2 Room 3 is ahead of the pack with 70 points, followed by Kindergarten Blue with 58 points and Grade 4 Room 20 with 27 points! Come on SC Ė letís fill those candy boxes!

Festival News

Thank you for everyone who came out for Charolette's Web. It was a great turn out and we all got into the festival spirit. This is the last week for many donations Candy Contest, the book/dvd/games donations, and Halloween booth. Please leave all your donations on the bench outside the office.


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.

PreSale WRISTBANDS for the Carnival Rides!

This year's Festival will have new carnival rides, ferris wheel, and attractions that appeal to kids of all ages. PRE-ORDER YOUR WRISTBANDS TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY!

Wristbands are $5-$10 more per day purchased at at the Festival. The PreSale option for three day is $90!
PreSale wristbands will be delivered to classrooms of your oldest child on Friday, October 12th.
Ride tickets will be sold at the Festival for $1 each. Rides will be 5-7 tickets each.

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! Donít 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 - October 5th

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

Cake Booth

Attention all cookie, cake, and brownie bakers!
Itís coming up on festival time once again, and weíre asking for donations to the Cake Booth. We ask that each family plan to donate three items. Popular items are homemade brownies, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, muffins, and rice Krispy treats. We also appreciate whole cakes or pies for blackout and top shelf items. (PLEASE NO ITEMS THAT REQUIRE REFRIGERATION). If you are not a baker, a $10 donation is welcome.

TOP 3 classes of donations will receive a free dress pass!

If you have any questions contact us, and thank you for your support:
Roxanne Parker (
Linda Barnes (
Jennifer Noyes (

Cake Decorating Contest - Saturday, October 13

Judging begins promptly at 6:00pm Saturday October 13th. Please have all cakes dropped off to cake booth no later than 30 minutes prior to judging.
Cake Decorating Contest Rules:
* All cakes must reflect this year's festival theme: SC Sate Fair
* Ribbons will be awarded for winners in two categories, children and adult.
* Cakes entered in the contest by children must be decorated by children, not parents.
* Be original! No decorated cake kits, please.
* Please bring your cake on a disposable plate or something you will not need returned.

For planning purposes, please return this form ASAP to school office in an envelope labeled Cake Booth cake decorating contest.

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 childís class. Itís 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! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@St.CeciliaParishFestival)!

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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