All Souls Catholic School
Newsletter - April 7th, 2016
Peter is always a dynamic presence. As the spokesman for the twelve disciples, he is quick to speak and bold in his words. As a fisherman, he is physically active (notice that in this story, he drags the bursting net ashore himself). And in his love for Jesus, Peter's heart is always fully engaged. We see this dynamic love displayed in an act as simple and spontaneous as leaping into the sea!
In the second half of the story, we are treated to an intimate conversation between Jesus and Peter. Here the vibrant love of Peter for the Lord, already declared in action, is declared in words. Three times, Jesus asks Peter if he loves him, and three times Peter declares his love. Many commentators have noted that these three declarations mirror Peter's three earlier denials. In the presence of the Risen Jesus, Peter has opportunity to set things right. He has been forgiven by his friend and his Lord.
We all want to be like Peter. We want to have that kind of passion for Jesus that would motivate us to jump into the sea so we can be with him immediately. We want to be able to answer Jesus wholeheartedly and without a moment's hesitation: "You know everything, Lord; you know that I love you." We want to be like Peter because he understands so clearly that at the heart of our religion is a relationship: the love between Jesus and his disciples, the love between God and his people.
From The Principal
I would like to wish everyone a happy Easter, and during this Easter season I hope we all will travel the journey with Jesus up until Pentecost Sunday.
All Student School Field Trip – May 5th
Our school has been selected to participate in the “Francis in the Schools" field trip program, which will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday May 5th. All students from Grades K to 8 will be attending. Students will be involved in learning about St. Francis and Junipero Sierra. A number of fun activities will be used by the organization. The day is in the format of a fiesta-style fair. There will be a play about St. Francis in the Cathedral. Transport and lunch will be provided. There is no expense to families. Adult chaperones and children with allergies to dairy or gluten need to bring their own lunches. This will be an all day trip from 8.15 to the end of the day.
Your child's homeroom teacher has sent an email requesting chaperones from each class. All staff will be attending the day as well.
We are all looking forward to this fun filled day.
Mrs. Balcaceres, our preschool director, informed us over the Easter Break that she and her family will be relocating to Los Angeles. We wish to thank her for all the work she has done over the past 4 years to develop our preschool program and make it into a thriving learning environment. We wish you all the best for the future.
Financial Aid Submissions
It is important that BASIC and TADS (Archdiocesan Financial Aid) applications are submitted by April 15th. If you are receiving BASIC financial aid this year you will receive a letter from BASIC regarding what you need to do to reapply. Please follow the guidelines and meet all deadline dates.
We have entered the fourth quarter, and it is an important quarter for all students. It is important that students work to their potential during this quarter. If your child’s teacher has any concerns about your student’s progress they will contact you over the next few days. Please do not hesitate to contact teachers regarding 3rd quarter grades. It is your responsibility to check Cornerstone to monitor your child’s progress.
Grade 6 Outdoor Education
This past week our sixth graders attended the CYO Outdoor Education Program at Occidental. Thanks to Mrs. Allen for organizing the trip and to parents and staff for assisting with supervision. All had a great time.
The 3rd Quarter Principal Awards Ceremony will be on Monday, April 18th at 9am in the Church followed by morning tea in the cafeteria.
Families received walk-a-thon sponsor forms during this past week. I wish to thank everyone for supporting this walk-a-thon this year. Our School Board members are responsible for the organization of the walk-a-thon. As you are aware the school budget requires around $80,000 in fundraising efforts. The walk-a-thon will be our last major fundraising activity. Let’s all make a big effort to make it another successful walk-a-thon.
Students are asked to return their Lenten collection boxes to their homeroom teachers as soon as possible if they did not do so before Easter break.
Talent Show update
4- School Resumes
4-5-6-7 - 6th Grade Outdoor Education
4 - Faculty Meeting - 2:30pm Early Dismissal
13 - Athletic Board Meeting - 6:30pm
18 - Staff Dev. Mtg. - 12:20 Dismissal - Athl. Board Hot Dog Sale
18 - Principal's Awards Ceremony - 9am
20 - School Board Mtg. - 6:30pm - Parish Office
21- Gr. 2 - Agape - 2pm – Cafeteria
23 - First Communion - 10am
27 - Women's Club Teacher Appreciation Dinner
29 - Athletic Board Jamboree
April 11 Menu
April 18 Menu
ALL SOULS WOMEN'S CLUB
Chocolate Milk & Donut Sale
PRESCHOOL SUMMER APPLICATION!!
Application available online
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!