All Souls Catholic School

Newsletter - February 18th, 2016

Number 13


A Prayer for the Second Sunday of Lent

Thank you Lord God for the opportunity of worship
for the freedom to be amongst your family
meeting together in your house
and in the warmth of your embrace
Thank you that in worship we can put aside
the uncertainties of this world and rest
upon the certainties of the Kingdom
for your promises are not changeable
as those of a politician might be
but immovable and eternal
Thank you that we can bring to your feet
all the hurts and fears that trouble us
and leave them there
knowing that your strength and assurance
are all that we require
Thank you that as we draw near in worship
we are transported
from a world of concerns and fears
to a place where we can be at peace in your presence
find healing, wholeness and refreshment.
Thank you Lord God for the opportunity of worship


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From The Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This Sunday's Gospel tells us of the transfiguration. Jesus is soon to enter Jerusalem to suffer and die. The disciples will be overwhelmed and grief-stricken. In anticipation of this tragedy, Peter, James, and John were given a special grace at the transfiguration, ecstatic as the "saw his glory". This grace would strengthen them through the dark days ahead.

We too can experience times where we think we just can't go on. There is too must stress, too much hardship, too much suffering. We just feel as if we can't handle it. But in the midst of those times, there are little signs of God's love all around us, little rays of light in our darkest moments. Let's not forget that God is always with us.

Rite of Enrollment

Our seventh graders will participate in the Rite of Enrollment for Confirmation this Sunday, February 21st at 9am Mass. We wish the students the best in taking this next step on their faith journeys.

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures will be taken next Wednesday. Information was sent home with your student last week. If you did not receive that information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Enrollment 2016-17

We are in the midst of enrollment for next school year, and we do need your assistance if you are not returning. Please let Mrs. Cierra know now so that we can offer any available places to those families on the wait list.

Re-enrollment will begin March 1st and will conclude by March 15th. After March 15th, if families have not re-enrolled, those places will be given to students on the wait list. Therefore please complete the re-enrollment process as soon as it opens. We will be re-enrolling with our new school Information system, School Speak. You will notice some changes with the re-enrollment process especially when it comes to completing the activities for participation. There will be automatic cut offs for the various activities. So if there is an activity you wish to do, it is necessary to sign up as soon as possible.

Arrival and Dismissal Traffic

We would like to remind our parents, grandparents, and guardians to abide by the directions of the safety patrol and official rules of the road when dropping off and picking up students from the parking lot. The safety of all our students is always a priority. We would also hope that adults set an example of good manners and behavior during this time. Please do not use the clinic parking lot or the turn-around as your venue for arrival or dismissal.

Best Wishes and Safe Journey

Mr. Riener will return from Australia this weekend. Please continue to keep him and his mother in your prayers.

God Bless,

Karen Johanson

Vice Principal

Lenten Mass Attendance

Please refer to the schedule below for your child's assigned Mass day and other Lenten observences. It is important that your child arrive at church on their assigned morning by 7:55 a.m. Please do not bring your child into church once Mass has started. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
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The Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) follows the vision of its founder Bishop Forbin-Janson – “children helping children.” After learning about the great needs of the world’s poorest children, young people are invited to pray and to offer financial help so that children in the missions today may know Christ and experience His love and care.

Students are receiving a Lenten Mission Box today in which to save spare change that can be contributed to the MCA to help children around the world. We ask that students return the boxes to their homeroom teachers during the final week of classes before Easter break.

In the words of our Pope, we encourage parents, as the primary educators of their children, to promote this Lenten spirit of giving. “I encourage educators to cultivate in the little ones the missionary spirit, so that there may arise from among them witnesses of the of the tenderness of God and announcers of his love.” – Pope Francis, Solemnity of the Epiphany 2015


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Our annual Spell-a-thon will be coming soon! Information packets and pledge cards will be sent home with students tomorrow, Friday, February 19th. Please be on the look-out for this important information!


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Talent Show 2016

Sign-ups end tomorrow!

Please see the attached flyer for all the information!



Save the date for a fun evening of food and drink, friends, and music at Molloy's Tavern. More information will be coming soon!



18 - First Communion Parent Meeting - 7pm

21 - Rite of Enrollment for Confirmation - 9am

22 - Archdiocesan Staff Dev. Mtg. - 12:20 Dismissal - Athl. Board Hot Dog Sale

24 - Spring Picture Day

26-27-28 - L.A. Religion Congress


3 - Spell-a-thon 2016

3 - Family Fun Night

5 - First Reconciliation - 9am

6 - School Family Mass - 9am

7 - Faculty Meeting - 2:30pm Early Dismissal

9 - Athletic Board Meeting - 6:30pm

16 - School Board Mtg. - 6:30pm - Parish Office

19- School Board Parent Event

21 - Archdiocesan Staff Dev. Mtg. - 12:20 Dismissal - Athl. Board Hot Dog Sale

23 - Athletic Board Awards Night - Basketball

24 - Holy Thursday - Prayer Service 9am (Full School Uniform) -12:20 Dismissal

25 - Good Friday - No School

27 - Easter Sunday

28 - April 1 - Easter Vacation

Lunch Menus

February 22 Menu

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February 29 - March 4 Menu

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Sixth Grade

What better way to end the week than with a root beer float or ice cream sundae? Treat your sweet tooth and help support 6th grade's outdoor education trip tomorrow after school!
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Family Fun Night - Movie

Sixth Grade's annual Family Fun Night will be held on Thursday, May 3rd. Please check out the details on the attached flyer!

Eighth Grade

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As you are looking for a perfect birthday or special occasion gift, don't forget your shopping options that will benefit All Souls Catholic School!

Our Scrip programs offers a wide variety of gift cards from local stores and restaurants. You can also shop online at the eScrip Online Mall, which has many of your favorite online shopping sites. Information about the Scrip program, a Scrip order form, and directions to the eScrip Online Mall can be found on the school website.

Amazon shoppers please remember to use the handy Amazon link at the bottom of our web page. This link will take you directly to your personal Amazon page, shop as you normally would, and the school will earn a percentage of your purchase. There is no cost to you!

Additional Information

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Please visit the library website for 2016 Calendar