St. Luke Catholic School
September 17, 2018
St. Luke Catholic School

Principal's Message: Week of September 16, 2018
25th Week Ordinary Time

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Dear St. Luke Families,

I am pleased to say that we do not have any more days off until Veteran’s Day which takes place on Monday, November  12th!

This coming weekend parishes throughout the Catholic Diocese of Stockton acknowledge CATHOLIC CHARITIES.

As a church - as a Catholic community - it is through Catholic Charities that we - in the name of the Lord and in our own name – help families find the resources they need, help older people stay independent and in their own homes, help veterans get off the street and into their own places, help individuals become citizens, help parents and kids with counseling and support . We are actually doing what St. James says we’re supposed to do with our faith-  put it into practical love and real help!!

This coming weekend - bothersome St James asks us - point blank - what are we doing? Beyond our trust in God - beyond our love of the faith -beyond our good intentions, even - how are we putting our faith into action - personally -and through the many ways we have to help others in our own community? As one way to consider that question this week - I’d invite you to research the wonderful work of our Catholic Charities. This weekend is the only weekend throughout the year that there is a Catholic Charities Collection and next Sunday is the weekend! Please consider what you are doing - and what you are called to do – by your faith - and, as insignificant as it may seem, to decide to ‘do it anyway’. The Salesians shall be showing a video to you, so I am asking, please donate financially!!!


Dates to Remember

September 18: 8:30 AM Grandparents' Mass (Regular Uniform)
September 19: 8:15 AM Coffee and Chat with the Principal
          9:00 AM & 5:00 PM ParentsWeb Tutorial   
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:

~ Picture Order Form (Due on Picture Day)
~ Myers/Stevens/Toohey Accident Insurance
~ Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Flyer
~ Sacramento Kings Flyer
~ Ohana Luau Ticket Purchase Form


New Windows for the Sisters


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Help us buy new windows for the convent. For every dollar you donate the school will match the donation. 

We have almost hit our goal of $2500. So far we have received about $2000 in donations, only $500 more to go!! With the donated $2500 and the school matching it, we will be able to give the sisters $5000 to purchase new windows!

You have until Thursday to donate (cash, checks or credit card). Click here to donate online!


Picture Day - 9/27

[Hidden image]Picture day is on Thursday, September 27 this year and Mass Uniform (White Polo, Red Sweater, Navy Blue Pants or Skirt) is required as these are the photos that will be used in the yearbook. If you choose to purchase school pictures, the order form is due on picture day. Please make sure that your child(ren) have their order forms with them at the start of the school day, students will not be allowed to call home if they forget.

You may pre-purchase photos online at and then print your receipt so that your child can give to the photographer on picture day. 


Myers/Stevens/Toohey Accident Insurance

You are receiving a Student Accident Insurance pamphlet in your childs' packet today. Should your child get hurt during the school day, the school provides insurance to help with the cost of medical treatment not covered by the family health insurance. The pamphlet you are receiving outlines a number of additional plans that could cover school related injuries. It is completely optional. If you choose to enroll in the additional Student Accident Insurance plan please note, the enrollment does not get turned into the school office. The instructions are located inside the front page.


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 at 8:15 AM. Be there or Be square!


ParentsWeb Tutorial

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. 

*You may have noticed a new look to the lunch ordering process. We ran an update last Wednesday which changed the look of lunch ordering. Don't be afraid to click and explore, in the end, the process should be easier and direct you to your FACTS account, where you can either pay using FACTS or enter a credit card (a small fee will apply to use credit). 


Checking PPP Hours

  1. Log into ParentsWeb (district code: SLK-CA)
  2. Click on Family Information
  3. Click on oldest St. Luke Student's Name
  4. Click on Service Hours

PPP hours are updated 2 times a month (Parish Festival Hours have not been updated). If you find hours are not accurate, please contact Miss Nance as soon as possible. Please do not wait until June to turn in or correct hours. 



September flew by and it's already time to start thinking about October! If your child currently participates in the after school tennis program, you have until September 21 to pay for October. If you would like your child to start Tennis (not already attending), you may register and pay for your child September 24 - 28. Stop by the school office for the registration form. 


Library Birthday Book Club

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Caleigha Hosker

for donating The Great Gilly Hopkins

to our Library Birthday Book Club!

Happy Birthday Caleigha!!


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
  September 17........Francine Simmons


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.

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Up and Coming Events

Grandparents' Mass

Grandparent’s Day Mass and Reception to be held on

Tuesday, September 18th.






St. Luke's DIVAS Ministry Presents

Now that school is back in session do you find that you are in need of a night out. What better way than a night to boost your faith. Join the St. Luke's DIVAS Women's Ministry group at their Second Annual Ladies Night Out. Enjoy an evening of praise and worship, while listening to women of our parish share faith filled stories centered around the passage of Genesis 3:9. Where God ask Adam, "Where are You?"  
Tickets are $15.00 include small bites, wine and coffee. Vendors on site for purchasing items. For more information contact Andrea Bear 209-609-6973 or at 

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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:


​Elvira Balancio
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


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.