St. Luke Catholic School
January 28, 2019
St. Luke Catholic School

Principal's Message: Week of January 28, 2019
Catholic Schools Week

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Dear St. Luke Families,

Sponsored by National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. We opened with 8:45 am mass yesterday followed by our annual OPEN HOUSE. This week's Spirit Days are listed below. 

Through these events, St. Luke School shall focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, our local Stockton community, and the nation.

On Wednesday morning, the Student Senate, our Pastor, Miss Balancio, and I shall attend mass at St. George Parish with the twelve other Catholic schools in the diocese. Following mass, we shall have brunch together at Lumberjacks in thanksgiving for all the Student Senate does for our school. That evening, members of our schools advisory committee’s shall gather together for a supper at Central Catholic High School in Modesto.

Please join us throughout the week as we also hold our Scholastic Book Fair and 8:30 mass on Thursday as we celebrate the founder of the Salesian Order, John Bosco. After mass we shall hold our PRAISE AWARDS and MUSTANG SPIRIT AWARD.

I would ask that you please keep our school in your prayers. All the very best!

Mr. Rieschick

Dates to Remember

Now - 31: Scholastic Book Fair 
January 27- February 1: Catholic Schools Week (take a look below for spirit days)
February 1: 7:00 - 9:30 PM Father- Daughter Dance

February 4 - 15: Star Testing
February 4: Free Dress for students who attended Open House
February 5: 2:30 PM Chat with the Principal
February 7: $2 Paid Dress
February 13: Noon Dismissal - Extended Daycare Available
February 15: 2:30 - 4:30 PM Bancroft Uniform on Campus
        (in the Social Hall)

Click here for a complete monthly calendar.
Use the side arrows to view future months.

What's Going On at St. Luke School

Included in today's Packet:

~ Sylvan Learning Center Flyers
~ Father Daughter Tickets


Drama Club is Cancelled for Tomorrow

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Father- Daughter Dance

Tomorrow is the last day to purchase your
Father-Daughter Dance tickets!

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This out of the world evening will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM in our gym. It is for fathers/father figures and daughters enrolled at St. Luke Elementary School to enjoy. Stop by the school office to purchase your tickets!

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Catholic Schools Week

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Soccer Shots 

Soccer Shots is gearing up to start their Winter/Spring Session starting February 11.

Who: All Children Kindergarten to 3rd grade
When: Mondays at 3:15 (2/11 - 4/29)
Cost: Two installments of $75

How: Register online at 

Program flyers are available in the school office. 

A Special Note from our Sisters

To our beloved St. Luke School Staff, Students and Parents,

We would like to thank you all for the wonderful present you have gifted us with. The new windows for our convent have been installed. Now we have more light coming in our rooms and so it feels warmer too. Most of all, we are able to comply to the required safety regulations of the County.

Again, our warmest and deepest gratitude to all of you.

May God abundantly bless your generosity! You are all assured of our prayers!

With much love from the Heart of Jesus,
The Sacro Costato Missionary Sisters

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Do you want to get a free t-shirt, slap hands with the King's players, and sit on the floor during warm-ups?? This Friday is your last day to purchase tickets for our Family Night at the Sacramento Kings vs. Bucks game! You're sure to have a great time! 

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Click here to download the form


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.


Recycle Drive Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Recycle Drive last week at St. Luke School! We made a little over $600. Wow! Congratulations to the 4th grade class who had the highest participation! They have won a trip to West Lane Bowl. Good job, 4th grade! 

It's not over yet...We will have our last Recycle Drive on April 30th in support of Earth Day! Stay tuned for more info...

St. Luke School appreciates your continued support!



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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Library Birthday Book Club

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Josiah Rubio

for donating Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
to our Library Birthday Book Club

We hope your birthday was the best Josiah!!


Mustang Matrix 2019

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

  [Hidden image]January 1............Annabelle Arther
  January 7............Shaynie
  January 14..........Olga Hinayon
  January 22..........Megan Warren
  January 28..........Shiela Telmo


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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:


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

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 in the school office.  
Call Lolly at 478-6565 for questions.