St. Luke Catholic School
February 04, 2019
St. Luke Catholic School

Principal's Message: Week of February 3, 2019
4th Week of Ordinary TIme

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Dear St. Luke Families,

Well, the New England Patriots just won another Super Bowl and the Groundhog did give her indication once again for an early spring (with conditions)! These coming weeks our students will be partaking in STAR Testing so please make sure they get plenty of rest and have a healthy breakfast before arriving to school. We conduct STAR testing three times annually. On Tuesday, we have our second of three ‘Chat with the Principal’ at 2:30 p.m. – we shall be re-capping what has occurred within our school and what is around the corner which will include our Diocese of Stockton Ministry Day, Catholic Identity, and Family Appreciation Day on Valentine’s Day!!

This coming week we hear the famous story where Jesus tells Peter, James & John to fish in deep water where there had not been a positive result that entire night. Without warning their nets became bloated with fishes and Peter cries out, “depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.” Experience of God lets us understand that we are far, far less than God. This is not bad, it is good! Our own being cannot make us holy but God’s can. We can be proud to be unworthy, if reception of God’s love is the result.

So, at mass, week after week, we echo the Roman centurion: “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” When we, as individuals, react with shame, God does not say in return, “I reject you,” but “I love you dearly, be with me, you are my child.”

Mr. Rieschick

Dates to Remember

February 4 - 15: Star Testing
February 5: 2:30 PM Chat with the Principal
February 7: $2 Paid Dress
February 13: Noon Dismissal - Extended Daycare Available
        Incoming Kindergarten Exploration Day
February 15: 2:30 - 4:30 PM Bancroft Uniform on Campus
        (in the Social Hall)
February 18: Presidents' Day - No School
February 20: 6:00 PM Incoming Kindergarten Parent Info Night 
February 22: St. Luke's Got Talent

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What's Going On at St. Luke School

Included in today's Packet:

~ Nothing from the office



Chat with the Principal

Join Mr. Rieshcick tomorrow at 2:30 PM for an informal Chat. He will be re-capping things our school has been involved with as well as things to prepare for, Catholic Identity and Family Appreciation Day. 


8th Grade vs. Staff Volleyball Game

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Game 1: 8th Grade 14 - Staff 25
Game 2: 8th Grade 21 - Staff 25
Game 3: 8th Grade 16 - Staff 25


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Click here to download the flyer! Permission slips to participate will be sent home next Monday!


Do you have an Incoming Kindergartner?

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*Please note: These days are not for current Kindergartners. 


Scholarship Applications

Effective January 1st, all families registered in one of our Catholic elementary schools are eligible to apply for a 2019/2020 In House and SEEDS Scholarship through FACTS Grant & Aid.  

The application process/timeline is as follows:

  • Applications are accepted from January 1st through April 1st for the 2019/20 school year through FACTS Grant & Aid.
  • There is a $30 per family application fee.
  • A family is to complete the application process by April 1st.
  • 2017 tax return / documentation will be required.  
  • An application is complete and eligible for consideration when all the required documentation has been filed and verified on or before April 1st.  Applications which are incomplete/not verified on April 2nd will not be eligible for a scholarship.
  • Recipients of a 2019/20 scholarship will be notified by the school administrator no later than early June.

SEEDS Scholarships are awarded as follows to qualifying families:

  • $1,000 for the first child
  • $  700 for the second child

To apply, please click here. If you currently have a FACTS account, please use your login information.



Sign-up food, beer, or wine vendors for Fruit of the Vine and earn PPP Hours! Does not count towards vendors that have already been solicited. For more information, contact Miss Lexie!
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Mustang Matrix 2019

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for the month of February:

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February 4..........Bruce Clardy



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Up and Coming Events

St. Luke's 

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Show Date: February 22, 2019

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Tickets On Sale Now

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Team entry packets can be picked up in the school office!


Prayer Spot

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

1 John 5:14


Please keep the following people in your prayers:


Freddy Tinder
Francisco Javier Sanchez
Salvador Ramirez
Linda Brown

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Bonnie Bergeleen
Stanley Anchetta

Clint Rich

Breana Brockl
Brenda Brockl

Mrs. Mirella Nelson
Kaylee Harris
Eryn Leman


If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at


Parish Ministries Working Together

CYO Girls Volleyball

Girls Volleyball registration is now open at our parish’s Catholic Youth Organization website:  Our parish’s CYO Ministry is open to all children of our parish that are enrolled in Children’s Religious Education classes or our Parish School.


DIVAS Parish Ministry

Next Thursday, February 7 at 6:00 pm  the St. Luke's D.I.V.A.S. women's ministry group  will hold their Creating Connections meeting in the Socilal Hall. The topic for this meeting is how to deepen your prayer life. All ladies are welcome to attend and free childcare is provided.
There will also be signups for the Women's Lenten Bible Study at the meeting. The Bible Study will begin on Ash Wednesay, March 6. for more information please call Andrea 209-609-6973  abear614@sbcglobal or check out thier Facebook page


Knights of Columbus Crab Feed

Feb 9, 2019
Doors open at 6 pm.

The menu includes
marinated crab, pasta, salad, bread, dessert.

Ticket prices: $55.00 each
or table of 8 for $420.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Lolly at 478-6565.