St. Luke Catholic School
September 11, 2018
St. Luke Catholic School

Principal's Message: Week of September 9, 2018
23rd Week Ordinary Time

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Dear St. Luke Families,

911. For years, those numbers simply meant a call for help. Now they also remind us of September 11, 2001, the date of the worst terrorist attack on the United States of America and one of the deadliest days ever on American soil. It is amazing to me that it has been 17 years since 9/11 and the thought that all of our students were not even alive when the tragedy occurred! 

On Tuesday of this week, we shall come together as a school and parish community to pause and celebrate Eucharist together. As we pray, let us honor those who protect our country from every form of violence. Let us honor both our deceased and living first responders and veterans.

Let us pray,

God of love, we place in your loving arms the thousands of innocent lives that were lost on that unforgettable morning of September 11, 2001. We also remember the courage of the countless men and women who put their lives at risk in order to rescue, alleviate and bring solace to the afflicted. Help us to continue to work for a world free from every form of hatred, violence and ignorance. May terrorism- in all its forms- disappear from the face of the earth.

We ask all this through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.


Dates to Remember

September 12: Noon Dismissal - Extended Daycare Available
September 14: 8:30 AM Sister's of Sacro Costato Feast Day Mass
     (Regular Uniform)
September 18: 8:30 AM Grandparents' Mass (Regular Uniform)
September 19: 8:15 AM Coffee and Chat with the Principal
September 24: Progress Reports (emailed)
September 27: Picture Day (Mass Uniform Required)
September 28: Mustang Matrix Tickets Stubs and Money Due

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What's Going On at St. Luke School

Included in today's Packet:

~ No Items from Office - be sure to check packet for notes or classwork from your teacher


Coffee and Chat with the Principal- 9/19

[Hidden image]Join Mr. Rieschick in the library on September 19 for an informal chat about the new school year while enjoying coffee and pastries next Wednesday at 8:15 AM. Be there or Be square!


You spoke, we listened...

We would like to offer a quick ParentsWeb Tutorial following the Coffee and Chat (at about 9 AM) in the library and again that Wednesday (9/19) evening at 5:00 PM in Room 7. 


Checking Homework Assignments 

Parents and Guardians of students in 3rd - 8th grade are able to check the homework assignments and grades on ParentsWeb. Students still utilize the assignment books that are given at the start of the school year; however, this is a great way to double check.

To view Homework Assignments:

  1. Log in to ParentsWeb (district code: SLK-CA)
  2. Click on Student Information and then select the student you wish to view from the center screen. Homework will show in the center of your screen.
    *Alternative: Click on Student Information and from the drop down menu click Homework- Then from the center screen you can select All or the student's name you wish to view. 

To View Grades:

  1. From the Student Information Screen select your student's name from the center screen.
  2. You can view grades toward the right of the screen (clicking on the percentage will direct you to the grade book.


BoxTops 4 Education

[Hidden image]Help our school earn cash by clipping Box Tops from products and sending them to school! Each one is worth 10¢ and our school can use the cash for assemblies. See a list of products at Collection sheets are available in the school office, on ParentsWeb or you can download one by  clicking here

Stay tuned for a BoxTops Contest!


After School Clubs

Thank you to all the families who showed interest in joining an Afterschool Activity/Club. Please be aware, some clubs start this week and some do not. Click here to be redirected to our After School Activities Web Page, at the bottom is the calendar where you can view start dates, times and locations of each club. 

*Bricks4Kids was listed on the Sign Up Sheet sent home as a Thursday program; however, Bricks4Kids will be on Fridays. 

* Caritas Journey has been postponed until January. Keep an eye on future Newsbriefs for more information.


Library Birthday Book Club

[Hidden image]Thank you to

Esai Rubio

for donating Dinosaurs

to our Library Birthday Book Club!

Happy Birthday Esai!!


Mustang Matrix 2018

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for the month of September"

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  September 3..........Spencer Regan
  September 11........Kim Camello



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


Mustang Matrix 2019

If you did not pick up your Matrix Tickets at Back to School Night or from the school office, they were sent home in your child's Monday Packet on August 27. As a reminder, Matrix stubs and money are due to the school office by September 28.


Up and Coming Events

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Feast Day 

WE LOVE OUR SISTERS and to show them, we will be having a special Mass in their honor on September 14th. Their actual feast day is September 15th. 

* The students are decorating envelopes in their classrooms so that they may place a donation (to help the sisters purchase new windows for the convent) or a special prayer inside. A collection will be held at mass on Friday.


Grandparents' Mass

Send in pictures of your children and their grandparents by Friday, September 14 for the annual Grandparent’s Day Mass and Reception to be held on

Tuesday, September 18th.


Put your child's name and grade on the back of your picture so we can return it to you. Turn in all pictures to your classroom teacher!



St. Luke's DIVAS Ministry Presents

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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:


​Joplyn Norris
Robert Shaw
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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


Pre School Newsletter

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Parish Information

In Search of Altar Servers

Deacon Glen is looking for Altar Servers. If interested, your child must have received 1st Holy Communion. Please call Deacon Glenn at 209-473-7907 for more information.

Diocesan Information​ 

St. Mary's High School Open House

Step on campus and feel the difference! Families interested in attending St. Mary's High School are invited to attend our Open House from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21. There will be information available from the academic, financial assistance, registration, guidance and athletic departments. St. Mary’s offers a diverse and challenging academic program from nine different departments that include 22 Honors/AP courses and 15 Visual/Performing Arts courses. Outside of the classroom, students can participate in cheer, drill and 19 different sports, including the newly introduced ice hockey program. There are more than 30 student-organized clubs, an award winning theater program, a successful Speech and Debate team, a thriving Model United Nations group, outstanding yearbook and newspaper, and several service programs. There is truly something for everyone at St. Mary’s High School. Visit Open House and learn what it’s all about!

Questions: Email  or call (209) 957-3340 ext 187


Human Trafficking - Is Your Soul For Sale 

Parents, Catechists, School Teachers (anyone who has or works with children)are invited to come and learn about the horrifying reality of human trafficking. Suzanne Schultz, San Joaquin County Family Justice Center, will present a comprehensive look at the dark world of human sex trafficking, what to do if you suspect a child is a victim and how social media/phone apps are used to target our children. 

Location: Annunciation Gym
When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM on Friday, October 5
RSVP Required, click here.