All Souls Catholic School
Newsletter - October 4th, 2018
‘God made them male and female … and the two shall become one flesh.’
This is an extraordinary statement. It reveals that human beings are in themselves incomplete, that it is within the context of loving relationships that we truly become one.
This call to love and unity becomes visible within marriage. A married couple’s love for each other is a beacon to all precisely because the constancy, faithfulness, and passion of their love provides the world with a window onto God’s love.
This is a total commitment to each other – ’for better or worse’. It is a compelling, living witness that we have a God we can always turn to with confidence for healing and joy.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
This weekend is our Parish Festival, and I hope all will have a wonderful time. The children were certainly excited to see the rides arrive today. I wish to thank all parents for your assistance in meeting you commitment for festival hours. It is a great help with the success of the weekend.
On Sunday we have our first School Family Mass at 9am. Our 6th grade class has prepared the readings and will be completing other functions within the liturgy. We look forward to seeing many of our families at this Mass.
Health Concern and Lunches
We have noticed that children have been sharing food and drinking from the same bottles. As you know this can be a health issue, and I would ask all parents to reinforce with their children not to be part of this habit.
As you are aware we have children with allergies and specifically with peanut allergies. I would ask families to remind their allergic children not to eat their lunch around children who have peanut butter sandwiches. As you are aware we are a peanut free school for parties and sales from the cafeteria.
We have replaced the security lights on the school building and the annex with more efficient LED lights. We certainly will notice a difference in the brightness and coverage of such lights, and they will use less power.
Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
Once again we will be joining Spruce School on the Pumpkin Patch Field Trip on October 22nd. Permission slips went home yesterday. If parents wish to attend compliance must have been met with fingerprinting and completing the Virtus training. If you have any concerns please email Mrs. Cierra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be occurring from November 7th to 9th. The sign up form will be available on SchoolSpeak from Wednesday, October 17th from 12:00 to Wednesday, October 24th at noon. Please follow the directions on the form.
8th Grade News
Recently our 8th graders attended an overnight retreat at La Honda. This was the first time we had organized such an experience for the students. It was a very successful experience for the students. Thanks to Mr. Ceja and th 8th grade parents who assisted with this experience.
The Confirmation for the students will be celebrated on Saturday, October 13th at 10am.
On Monday, October 8th there is no school, as we will be celebrating Columbus Day.
New Program for Students
We will be introducing students to a new positive reinforcement program where by students will be able to give positive notes to other students through the Give Thanks app. The staff have been trained in this program and are very positive and excited about it for our students.
SLE Recognition Awards
Miss J's Journal
“Life is like a ferris wheel. One minute you’re on top, the next you’re at the bottom. Just stay in your seat, enjoy the ride, and hang on until you reach the top again.” - Susan Gale
Festival weekend is here! The excitement is growing as the rides suddenly appear on the playground, emerging from trailer trucks like gigantic fantastical transformer toys. The hall is ready, decorated with the children’s artwork and filled with those tempting games of chance. I flash back to memories of one of my elementary school festivals and a very expensive goldfish I finally won after many (and I mean many) attempts at the hoop toss booth. I also remember the big green canvas tent that used to house the St. Veronica’s carnival games when I was a kid. That tent terrified and fascinated me. It was dark and noisy inside, but it was filled with fun and adventure. Those carnivals hold some of my most vivid childhood memories. I hope you have a chance to help your child stock up some great memories at the festival this weekend. Enjoy the ride!
All the best,
5- 12:20pm Dismissal - Minimum Day
5-6-7- Parish Festival
8- Columbus Day - Holiday
10- Athletic Board Meeting - 6:30pm
13- Confirmation - 10am
15- Arch. Staff Dev. Mtg. - 12:20 Dismissal - Athl. Board Hot Dog Sale
16- School Board Mtg. - 6:30pm - Annex Meeting Room
17- School Retakes (Full School Uniform) NEW DATE
21- Athletic Board Family Picnic - hosted by 5th Grade
25- First Communion Parent Mtg. - 7pm
31- Halloween - Parade & Classroom Parties