FIRST - Family Newsletter

August 24, 2022

Dear Parents,

I hope that you and your child(ren) have enjoyed our opening days of school. It was wonderful to see all of you arriving at school yesterday! There was a great deal of positive energy buzzing around everyone. I know you received a pile of papers and forms from the office and your child's teacher yesterday. Please know that we appreciate the time and effort you are putting into filling out the forms and getting them back to school by their due dates. Thank you.

Our Back To School Nights this year are set to take place on September 7 and September 8. September 7ths Back to School Night is for parents who have children in grades 6-8. The 6-8 grade Back To School Night will start out in our school's upper cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. and then families will go up to the classrooms. The Back to School Night for parents with children in grades K - 5 will take place on Thursday, Sept. 8 and will start out at 7:00 p.m. in our church and then continue down here in your child(ren)'s classroom(s). Please note that there will be a repeat classroom sessions for our K-5 families who have multiple children in those grades so you can get around to more than one classroom. More information will be coming home in the next two weeks.

Again, it is great to be back and see all of our great students and their wonderful families!!!



9/2 K-8 Faith Formation Day (Student Holiday)

9/5 Labor Day Holiday

9/6-16 STAR Assessment

9/7 Back-to-School Night (Grades 6-8) 7:00 p.m. in the upper cafeteria

9/8 Back-to-School Night (Grades K-5) 7:00 starting out in the church

9/16 "Welcome Back Happy Hour: hosted by SAPTO for ALL PARENTS!!

9/26 First SAPTO Meeting - Dinner 6:45 followed by our meeting.


Sofia Fong's (Grade 3) grandfather, Mikhail Dubnikov, died earlier this month. Please keep Mr. Dubnikov and his family in your prayers as they go through this sad time. As Catholics, we know that Mr. Dubnikov is now happy in heaven seeing God face to face. May he rest in peace.


- Student/Parent Forms (all students)

- Entry School Health Form and Immunization Record (new students)

- TDAP Immunization Record (7th graders)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the forms, please contact Mrs. Perez at

(415) 664-7977 or send her an email to:


This notification is the standard form that is sent out to all parents at all schools in the Archdiocese at the start of every year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call me.
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- We encourage all families to read the PARENT HANDBOOK to get familiar with the school policies. The parent handbook can be found on the school website at

- Please notify the school office when your child will be absent (415) 664-7977.

- Please submit a PHYSICIAN STATEMENT if we need to administer medication to your child (form attached). NOTE: One form per medication.


All parents are invited to come together for a Friday Night "Happy Hour" on Sept. 16. Please see the flyer below!!
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The following After School Enrichment Programs will be offered for the '2022-'2023 school year:

  • KidzArtz--Please note this program starts this Friday, Aug. 26.
  • Music Matters (Percussion & Wind Ensemble)
  • Academic Chess

For more information, please download the attached registration form.


Starting on Aug. 23, 2022, our school has made some policy changes to our school's Honor Roll policy. Please note that our 22-23 Parent Handbook has our OLD policy. The new policy for Honor Roll is:

  • Students in grades 5-8 are eligible for Honor Roll
  • Starting in the 2022-2023 school year there will be two (2) categories of Honor Roll
  • The first category is called Honors. Students in grades 5-8 who earn a 3.7 - 3.99 GPA will be recognized for "Honors."
  • The second category is "Principal's Honors." Students in grades 5-8 who earn a 4.0 GPA in a quarter will be recognized for "Principal Honors."
  • The remaining criteria for earning or not earning Honors or Principal Honors remains UNCHANGED as noted in the 2022-2023 Parent Handbook.


As most of you have noted, we have not started our Landscaping Project around the perimeter of our school yard. The reason for the delay is that the architect has not been able to find a landscape contractor to hire for the job. All contractors seem to be too busy.

I am now reaching out to any of our school families who might know of or have contact with a landscape contractor who is interested in bidding for this sizable job!!! If you know of any company, please have them contact me and I can share the plans with them. I would like to have this project started as soon as possible, so the sooner I can speak with interested companies, the sooner we can get this project started! Have them email me at

If you have not seen the plans for our school's landscape project, you can stop by the school's front office and look over the scope of the project. Thanks for your help!