All Souls Catholic School

Newsletter - January 10th, 2019

Number 10


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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to everyone for the start of 2019. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

The new year brings us a wonderful start to the basketball season. All our teams won their games last week. Congratulations students and coaches.

2nd Quarter

The end of the second quarter is upon us, and we look forward to celebration the academic achievements of our students on February 4th. With the quarter finishing on January 14th, I do need to remind everyone that financials need to be up to date for your child to continue into the third quarter. Ms. Escobar will be in contact with you if there is any outstanding tuition.

Open House

We will have our Open House on Sunday, January 27th with 9am Mass followed by classroom displays and the Science Fair. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Mass and the Open House.

Kindergarten Enrollments

We are taking enrollments and testing for Kindergarten now. If you have a Kindergarten age child please contact Mrs. Cierra. If you know of other families with Kindergarten age children or children for other grades please let them know that we have some vacancies.

Annual Crab Feed

The Athletic Board will be hosting their Annual Crab Feed. This will be held on Saturday, February 2nd. This is a wonderful night. Please register your tables as soon as possible so that you will not miss out. The flyer is attached. You can order and pay tickets on line. Go to: Crab Feed Order

Catholic Identity Surveys

As part of the Catholic Identity review that is conducted annually we survey all our shareholders. This year we will be focusing on Standard One The school has a mission statement and a philosophy statement which indicate the integration of the Roman Catholic Faith into all aspects of school life. and Standard Five (The school maintains an active partnership with parents whose fundamental concern is the spiritual and academic education of their children.

An email will be sent to you tomorrow to complete the two surveys. They will take a minute to complete for each survey. I thank you in advance for your assistance with this.

God Bless,

Vincent Riener


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SLE Recognition

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Enrollment Period begins January 28 and ends March 1. Applications should be submitted to the school main office. Please note Preschool Application is attached below.

Honoring our Fallen U.S. Veterans

On Saturday December 15th, some of the 8th graders and their families got together to honor some of America’s veterans by participating in the Wreaths Across America program. Wreaths Across America is an organization that aims to help people “Remember our fallen U.S. Veterans, honor those who serve, and teach…the value of freedom”. The students and their families were given the opportunity to recognize the ultimate sacrifice that a lot of the men and women who are buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno made for our country. Then, in an act of gratitude they helped lay wreaths at the veterans’ grave sites. Along with laying the wreaths, all who participated were instructed say the name of—and perhaps a little prayer for—the individuals who had been buried at that particular site so that they would not be forgotten. This was a great opportunity for the students involved to make a local connection to the more distant Arlington National Cemetery which a lot of the 8th grade students will be visiting in May.

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Sign ups for this year's Talent Show are happening now through next Monday, January 14th. The sign-up form is located below and on School Speak. We're looking forward to another amazing show!

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Printable Form


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"Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship" On January 19th at St Veronica School

1) Free for ages 9 to 14 (has to be age 9 by January 1st ) boys & girls

2) Parents have to sign waiver (may require proof of DOB for younger children)

3) Our Officers have taken Safety Environment.

4)Time line 5 advancements parents willing to take them if they advance

a) January 19th (3 warm up throws then 15 consecutive from foul line designated by age)

b) District Level February (TBA) (3 warm up throws then 25 consecutive from foul line designated by age)

c) Regional Level (optional) TBA February (3 warm up throws then 25 consecutive from foul line designated by age)

d) Jurisdictional Championship TBA March (3 warm up throws then 25 consecutive from foul line designated by age)

e) International Championship (rules will be provided at Jurisdictional Championship)

5) 3 judges Judge/Scorers/ Re-bounders score cards (We keep score card with waiver)

6) If Tie second round with 5 free throws (no warm up throws)

7) Only 3 winners will be awarded prizes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (All other participants will receive a Free Throw Championship Certificate)

8) If St Veronica school or parents would like to donate more to the children please inform me.

9) Snack Shack will be open for visitors to buy food

Ms Boland principal of St Veronica would like me to invite All Souls, St Augustine and Mater Dolorosa, I will also post at local library in SSF.

Time : Registration at 10 AM start from 11 AM to about 1:00 PM

Age 9 to 11 from 12 foot line (will need proof of age)

Ages 12 to 14 from 15 foot line

1st Prize $100

2nd Prize $50

3 Prize $25

Thank you

John Paes Worthy Grand Knight

(650) 270-3535


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Box Tops for Education was started by General Mills in California back in 1996, after the company decided they wanted to create a program to help support education and benefit America’s schools. All Souls has benefitted from this program over the years, receiving sports equipment, microscopes, and a variety of other educational items.

You can help by clipping the Box Tops off approved products you already have in your pantry. You don't need to clip the actual product UPC — just the Box Tops logo will do. From frozen foods to produce and household cleaning products, there are literally hundreds of opportunities to help, and each Box Top is worth 10 cents. Doesn't sound like a lot, but it adds up fast.

There are so many participating companies! Participating companies and product lines include General Mills, Green Giant, Totino's, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Ziploc, Hefty, Juicy Juice, Betty Crocker and many more. For a full list of eligible items check the Box Tops for Education website at .

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16- Athletic Board Meeting - 6:30pm

16- 8th Grade Graduation & Club Pictures

21- Martin Luther King Jr.Day - Holiday

22- School Board Mtg. - 6:30pm - Annex Meeting Room

25- Faculty Meeting - 12:20pm Dismissal - Athl. Board Hot Dog Sale

27- Catholic Schools Week Mass - 9am

followed by Open House & Science Fair

31- Junior High Dance - gr. 6-7-8



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Please Visit the Library Website for the Current Library Calendar