St. Luke Catholic School
November 13, 2018
St. Luke Catholic School

Principal's Message: Week of November 12, 2018
32nd Week of Ordinary Time

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Sunday, we all paused and reflected on the lives of men and women who respond & have responded to the needs of our nation. We also remembered the many families who mourn the loss of a loved one or who support a disabled veteran.

This past Friday, St. Luke School’s National Junior Honor Society, one of the country's most highly recognized organizations for academics, honored our local Veterans and had the VFW Post 52 to our school to educate the students on veterans of foreign wars, the flag and most importantly praying for the brave men and women that have served our country and are so often forgotten.

Where has the time gone? This week we begin auditions for the Christmas Pageant and next week we are off from school due to Thanksgiving Break. The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in North America in 1621. The Pilgrims of Massachusetts were not accustomed to festivity, yet they decided to host a banquet in order to share their harvest with the Indians who had helped them grow food in the new land. They celebrated with games and contests, and then a dinner of fish, venison, turkey, corn and other vegetables, and berries.

In 1789, after his inauguration, President George Washington proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving for the new country. In 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the fourth Thursday of November as the official Thanksgiving Day of the nation.

May this autumn season bear much fruit for your family.  And, may you grow in love and God's good grace. I hope and pray this fall reflection reveals God in the cycles of life, bringing comfort and inspiration to your personal journey of faith. Thank you for supporting St. Luke’s with such generous hearts.

 

Dates to Remember

November 14: Noon Dismissal- Extended Daycare Available
November 19 - 23: No School- Thanksgiving Break
December 1: Breakfast with Santa
December 3: 1:30 The Story of Ebeneezer Scrooge Assembly
December 6: $2 Paid Dress
December 7: 8:30 AM First Friday Mass- Mass Uniform Required

 

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What's Going On at St. Luke School

Included in today's Packet:

~ Breakfast with Santa Pre Purchased Ticket's

 

Lunch Orders

Lunch ordering is open for lunches the week we return from Thanksgiving break (11/26-11/30). The deadline to order is still noon this Friday (11/16).

 

Air Quality

With the fires devastating much of California, the air quality has become a concern. We have and will continue to check the air quality advisory and make accommodations for our students. For now, students will have PE and morning recess indoors and lunch recess will be outside. This minimizes the amount of time the students are outside.

 

Lost and Found

The lost and found bin, located in the Jr. High hallway close to the faculty hallway, is overflowing with lost items. Please take some time to look through the bin for items that your child has misplaced. 

In addition, please look through your child's uniform items to make sure that it is their name on the tag. All the uniforms look the exact same and it is very easy to bring home sweatshirts or sweaters that are not theirs. 

 

Kudos

The Filipino American National Historical Society - Stockton Chapter would like to thank the following students for volunteering at the 19th Annual Community Recognition Awards Luncheon:

Abigail Bennett, Elektra Caras and Ayden Torres

From the events start to finish, they were helpful, courteous, respectful and worked with great efforts and sincerity.

 

A Message from CSAC

The Catholic School Advisory Committee (CSAC) invites parents, guardians, teachers and parishioners to CSAC meetings. Anyone who is interested in participating is required to send an agenda item request (topic of discussion) at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting for review. Please email your request to Board Chair, Jennifer Juanitas at jenniferjuanitas@yahoo.com. The next CSAC meeting is Janaury 9th 2019.

 

Coach Que's Christmas Mission

“Coach Que’s Mission”  will spend most of our time focused on the following to bring Christmas 🎄 & Joy🎊 to Vietnam:  

  1. Pre-School & Elementary from Hai Duong- Providence of Hue-  26-30 poorest students 
  2. House of the Blind:  20-30 members 
  3. Village of Dac Goc- Providence of Hue:  Coats 🧥 & Jackets 🧥 drive for up to 200 children in the Village.💥
  4. Traveling around Hue to give out Christmas presents 🎁 & money 💰 to elders and those in needs.  

I am very excited to again lead this great mission!  As I prepare for the trip, I need your prayers for safety and God to work in and through me.  I want to humbly ask you to consider supporting me financially and/or supplies to help make this third annual mission trip a huge success!  Any supplies and/or amount would be great, nothing is ever too small! 

 

🙏Things we need for this mission:🙏

  • Cash 💰 donation (help pay school tuition for pre-schoolers and elementary school students, purchase of outfits and jackets/coats 🧥)
  • Powdered Milk 🥛 drink 
  • PediaSure (powdered only)
  • Ensure (powered only) 
  • Bone Density Dietary Supplement 
  • Bone Restore 
  • Calcium Gummy Vitamins
  • Adults Vitamins & Kids Vitamins  

 

🙏🙏🙏Please continue to forward the news to others and lend a helping hand to do God’s work! All donations need to be collected by December 1st so it can be delivered in time for 🎄 🙏🙏🙏

Click her to view Coach Que's Mission Amazon Wishlist

 

Mustang Matrix 2018

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

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  November 5.......Robbie Lyberger
  November 13.....Maria Vasquez


  Congratulations to all those who have won the $100 drawing this year. 

 

Up and Coming Events

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December 1 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

It's that time of year again and Santa's Elves are busy preparing what is sure to be an event you don't want to miss! Come and enjoy reindeer games, fabulous raffle prizes,

FREE picture with Santa and of course the best breakfast in town!

Adults (12 and Up) $10
Children (3-11) $5
2 and under FREE
Get your tickets now! Tickets will be sell out fast and they will not be sold at the door!

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:

Kaylee Harris
Eryn Leman

The United States Bishops as they meet in Baltimore
Josh Allen
Frances Juarez
​Elvira Balancio

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Robert Shaw

Freddy Tinder

Froylan Tinoco
Maria Tinoco

Danny Herman

Margrito Muro Loera

If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at lnance@stlukestockton.com.

Catholic Charities Christmas Food Drive

[Hidden image]In partnership with the Catholic Charities Food Pantry, we are holding our annual non perishable food drive. From now  through December 7th we are collecting holiday food items to help Catholic Charities to provide food to families this holiday season. Desired food items are: macaroni and cheese, stuffing, canned soup, canned yams, corn bread mix, etc. 

Tidbit: In 2017 with the help of our school, Catholic Charities was able to assist 275 households for Thanksgiving and Christmas for a total of 771 individuals!