All Souls Catholic School

Newsletter - February 4th, 2016

Number 12
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Almighty Father,

You sent forth your Son as a beacon of hope for all people.
As Teacher, he has given us the prime example of the importance of education.
As disciples, we look to him for inspiration and strength.

Thank you for the many sisters, brothers, priests, and laypeople who have dedicated their lives in service to our Catholic schools.
Thank you for the teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today.
Thank you for the parents who have given support and witness to the importance of Catholic education in their daily lives.
Thank you for the students who work hard to further their education.

Bless All Souls Catholic School and the many people who advance our mission.
May our building be a home for those who seek to grow in faith, knowledge, and service of others.
May our community always support one another and exhibit hospitality to newcomers.

Fill our minds with knowledge and wisdom.
May our understanding of the world help us to grow in appreciation for it.

Fill our hearts with gladness.
May we always turn to you in times of need.

Fill our hands with the tools we need to serve others.
May we show them your unceasing love through our actions.

From The Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week we are blessed at All Souls to have a wonderful staff who are supportive of the Catholic ethos and are so supportive of the children we serve. I wish to thank all the families who send their children to All Souls for the sacrifices they make so that their children will receive an excellent Catholic education. God Bless.

I wish to thank all those parents who have expressed sentiments for my mum and my family at this time. She had a massive heart attack followed by two strokes. By the time you read this I should be landing in Australia to spend time with her. It has been difficult for her as she has been an active person for close to 90 years. It is difficult for her to be bedridden at the moment, and with the assistance of doctors we hope she will regain movement with her right leg and arm.

Ash Wednesday

We will be celebrating Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, February 10th with Mass at 9am. (Full School Uniform)

On that day the cafeteria will not be serving meat as part of the menu. During Lent the students from grades 3 to 8 will pray the Stations of the Cross each Monday afternoon. Classes will attend a daily 8am Mass, and we ask that those students meet their teacher in the Church at 7.55am. We would encourage families to join in at Mass on those days. Please see the Lenten Schedule included with this newsletter.


Congratulations to the member of our Speech Team who have been performing in recent speech competitions. The following results attest to the talents of our students.

Dramatic Interpretation -1st Place- Lia DeLemos (8th Grade);

Humorous Interpretation -3rd Place- Shaun Parinas (8th Grade) - 4th Place- Michelle Alvidrez (8th Grade);

Original Oratory 1st Place- Rozet Parinas (7th Grade) - 3rd Place- Devin Kaya (8th


The Speech Club members are:

Humorous Interpretation:

Vincent Pena

Shaun Parinas

Michelle Alvidrez

Dramatic Interpretation

Lia De Lemos

Adriana Juricic

Sophia Chun

Original Oratory

Nico Alimarong

Rozet Parinas

Devin Kaya

Jeffrey Aldon

Nadine French

Diana Gutierrez


Olivia Williams

Aidan San Juan-Lam

Congratulations, also, to all our basketball players who are performing well this season. Keep up the good sportspersonship.

Crab Feed

Thanks to the Athletic Board for organizing the Crab Feed again this year. If you have not signed up please do so, as it is a great night. Its an adult only affair and lots of fun is had by all.

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. In those classes that are over 35, if students leave we will be keeping the class size at 35. There are times when we do have to go over due to sibling enrollment; we do not want to split families up. Our school budget is enrollment driven. If we do not have high enrollment, then services will have to be cut back. As you know we have many services that many other schools do not provide.

I am happy to announce that we will be splitting math classes in grades 7 and 8 next year. We will have an additional teacher in the junior high, so we are in a position to split some classes.

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 nest to sign up as soon as possible.

God Bless,

Vincent Riener


Catholic Schools Across the Nation - A Snapshot

St. Valentine’s Day Guidelines

At All Souls School. We believe that parents are role models for love, and we encourage students to appreciate their families on St. Valentine's Day. If students wish to celebrate with their friends they should do so on the actual day of St. Valentine’s Day outside of school. We do not hold classroom parties due to the loss of instructional time, and we do not encourage exchanges at school between students as children can be easily excluded and feelings can be hurt. We ask parents to be respectful of the school's position for Valentines.



4 - 8th Grade Dance

5 - Archdiocesan Curriculum Conference - Student Holiday

6 - New Student Testing - 9am

6 - Athletic Board Crab Feed

7 - School Family Mass - 9am

10- Ash Wednesday - 9am Mass (Full School Uniform)

10 - Athletic Board Meeting - 6:30pm

12 - Semester Holiday - 15 - Presidents' Day Holiday

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

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 - 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

12 - School Board Parent Event

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

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 8th Menu

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February 15 Menu

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Talent Show 2016


Congratulations to This Years Fundraiser Winners

1st Place Kayla and Alyssa Covington $200.00

2nd Place Darien Valdez $150.00

Tie for 3rd Place Evan Cowles and Sydney and Kayley Camilleri $100.00

The following students K-5 are going to Pump it Up:

Angelique and Goodrich Almordie

Jayden an Everett Gardner

Jonathon Avila

Natalie Forteza

Jacob Heaney

Jalen Mingoa

Ella Burgos

Elias Montes

Kayla Covington

Brianna Hernandez

Emilliano Cruz

Noah Montorio

Katelyn Song

Alex Pena

Paul Flores

Tianna Pitts

Noah David

Riley Hartman

Amaya Revelo

Aiden Rocacorba

Emma Rodriguez

Richie and Joe Roque

Selena Rosales

Cassandra Tostoda

Darien Valdez

Ocean Ragudo

Evangelina Alba

The following students 6-8 Limo/Lunch to Benihana:

Isabel Banayad Sydney and Kayley Camilleri

Eric Camilo Yuliana Caravantes

Julian Gomez Jessy Gonzalez

Derek Guillen Wyatt Hartman

Brandon Hernandez Aliana Huerta

Vincent Pena Jessica Avila

Noah David

Special Drawing for 2 Giant Tickets

$50.00 Gift Card and a visit at your seat by Lou Seal

Brandon and Brianna Hernandez

Congratulation also go out to our Raffle Prize Winners

1st Prize Brandon Yung- IPad Mini

2nd Prize Brandon Ho- Fitbit

3rd Prize Lester Flores -Target Gift Card

Sixth 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