St. Luke Catholic School
August 12, 2019
St. Luke Catholic School

A Message from Mr. Brehm

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Hello St. Luke’s Parents,

Some of my favorite things to see at the beginning of a school year are the blank notebooks.  A blank notebook is honestly exciting to me;  it holds so much promise and potential!  While blank now, these new notebooks will soon be filled with skills and learning.  The blank notebook is really an analogy for the students themselves.  Our students are starting fresh and refreshed from summer.  Yet soon through their lessons and interactions, they will be filled with knowledge, memories, and wisdom.  Let us pray that our children will be open to learn all that we hope to impart.

God bless,
Harrison Brehm

 

Dates to Remember

August 13 & 14: Noon Dismissal (Extended Daycare Available)
August 15: 8:30 AM Welcome Back Mass (Regular Uniform)
August 19 - 29: Star Testing Week
August 22 - 29: Scholastic Book Fair (Volunteers Needed)

August 28: 6:30 PM Back to School Night

What's Going On at St. Luke School

Included in today's Packet:

~ Handbook Agreement 
~ Acceptable Use Pledge
~ Standards of Conduct for Those Working with Children

 

First Day Paperwork

Included in your child's first day packet is a Handbook Agreement Form. Please take the time to read through the 2019-2020 Family Handbook and discuss with your child(ren). Please sign and return the Handbook Agreement by Friday, August 16.

The Acceptable Use Policy is a policy that all students at St. Luke School must follow. They will all be using Chromebooks throughout the year and are required to abide by these rules. Please discuss the Acceptable Use Policy and have them sign and return by Friday, August 16.

The Online Enrollment packet that you filled out asked for all emergency information that we would have sent out on the first day of school. If any information has changed, please log into ParentsWeb and click on Web Forms to update your information.  

 

Lunch Ordering Information

[Hidden image]As a convenience to parents we offer an optional hot lunch program on full days of school. Lunches are generally $5/$5.50 per day and range from Chicken Tacos and Rice, Spaghetti, Sandwiches, Pizza and more. Lunches are pre ordered on a weekly basis on ParentsWeb.

 

Lunch Ordering Instructions:

  1. Log into ParentsWeb (if you do not have a ParentsWeb account, please email Miss Nance at lnance@stlukestockton.com)
  2. Click on "Student Information" and then select "Lunch" in the left tool bar.
  3. Click on "Create Web Order" and select the days in which you would like to order hot lunch and then scroll to the bottom of the screen and select "Order Items".
  4. You will be redirected to the Online Lunch Payment Screen where you will enter your "payment information" and click "submit".
  5. Click "Pay" on the Verify Payment Screen

VERY IMPORTANT: You are not done until you click PAY on the VERIFY PAYMENT Screen. ​You will receive an email confirming your purchase. If you do not receive an email, please check to make sure all steps were followed. 

 

We Need You

[Hidden image]We are in search of a consistent lunch helper for Tuesday and/or Wednesday. Lunch helper (must be fingerprint cleared) will be responsible for picking up hot lunches from specified vendors and passing out to students who ordered. This is a great way to get your PPP hours done. Contact Miss Nance for more information.

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Keep an eye out in your email for an electronic Volunteer Sign Up Form for the Scholastic Book Fair that will be on campus August 22 - 29. Miss Tanya relies on parent volunteers to staff the Book Fair, if you are available any of these days, please consider signing up. Another great way to earn PPP hours. 

 

Birthdays at St. Luke School

[Hidden image]We love to celebrate birthdays here at St. Luke School! In fact, your child may wear free dress on their birthday and bring a birthday treat for their class (please arrange with the teacher prior to bringing treats)!

We also have a Birthday Book Club! Students are invited to bring a new version of their favorite age appropriate book to donate to the library. They will have their photo taken with the book and placed inside the book! 

 

Semi Casual Fridays

Back by popular demand... Semi Casual Fridays!!!

Every Friday (except Mass Days) the students are allowed to wear St. Luke's Spirit Wear or St. Luke's Logo T-Shirts along with uniform bottoms. This is a fun way to reward the kids for a great week!

Don't have St. Luke Spirit Wear? Don't worry, a spirit wear order form will be sent home shortly. Keep an eye out in the Newsbrief for more information. 

*** The third Friday of every month is College Wear Day!! You're child(ren) may wear college spirit wear and uniform bottoms!

 

Mustang Matrix 2019

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for August:

[Hidden image]            August 12..........Rubie Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

BoxTops for Education

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Click here to read more!

 

Protecting God's Children

Follow these steps in order to get started with the process:

  1. Click here to download the instructions and follow this link to get started.
  2. Print out your certificate of completion and turn it in to the school office (along with $5 as we are charged for everyone who takes the course).

ATTENTION CURRENT SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS:
You are required to take this online course even if you had previously taken the old course 'Shield the vulnerable'. If you cannot remember which course you took, please contact Miss Nance, and she will look it up. 

 

Up and Coming Events

Back to School Night 

Back to School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, August 28.

[Hidden image]Daycare is offered for free in the playground for the kids so that parents and guardians can meet in the gym for a few quick announcements and then break off into their child(ren)'s classroom for a brief 20 minute session with the teacher. A second 20 minute session will be held for families with more than one classroom to visit.

 

From our Parish

St. Luke Salesian Summer Camp

St. Luke Salesian Summer Camp is over, but the memories last forever.  All Campers and their families are invited to our Camp Reunion, this Tuesday, August 13from 7 pm – 8 pm in the gym.  Come share tales from camp, see our 2019 Camp Video/Slide Show, and enjoy a frosty root beer float with us!

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Diocesan News

Back to School Newsletter from the Diocese

Click here to view the 2019/20 Back to School Newsletter

 

Safe Environment

With the new school year beginning it is important to remain focused on the importance of keeping our children and young people safe from danger. Training requirements to safeguard children have been established in parishes throughout the Diocese of Stockton. These programs help ensure that all children and youth experience a safe environment in all parish activities and events.  The Diocese of Stockton mandates that all people who work with children and youth in our parishes and schools (parents, grandparents, aides, teachers, catechists, athletic coaches) must undergo child abuse prevention training through the guidelines established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This training includes being fingerprinted and background checked and completing the Virtus on-line training course entitled Protecting God’s Children. If you are planning on helping or assisting at your child’s school, you are required to complete this training.  No one is allowed to work with or around the children unless they have completed the live-scan fingerprinting and the online Virtus training.

It is important to remember that all clergy, staff, volunteers and employees are Mandated Reporters.  They are required by law to report any sign of abuse.

Please visit our website, www.dioceseofstockton.org and click on the Safe Environment Department tab for links on how to recognize abuse and how to report abuse within the Diocese of Stockton.

 

Holy Cross Catholic Church

Annual “Round-Up” Festival

August 17-18, 2019

 

Saturday, August 17

Mass:  5:00 pm

Music Fest #3 - The Nick Elwood Band: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BBQ Steak Dinner (tickets required):  6:30 pm

Live Auction!

 

Sunday, August 18

Mass on the Lawn:  10:30 am

Games, Food, Entertainment, Fun & Music:  11:30 am – 5:00 pm

BINGO, Silent Auction & Raffle!

 

To purchase tickets, volunteer or donate,

please call Janice at the Rectory (887-3341).