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Mission Statement
Event Schedule
Upcoming Meetings

Important Dates

12/17/15
Christmas Program
7:00 PM
in the Church

12/18/15
Evacuation Drill
10:45 Dismissal
NO SLED

Save the Date:
Daughter Dance
January 22nd
12/16/2015
Volume 10, Issue 18
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Dear (Contact First Name),  


Jesus, the Light of the World

Jesus, the Light of the World, as we celebrate your birth may we begin to see the world in the light of the understanding you give us. As you chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive the greatest news the world had ever known, so may we worship you in meekness of heart. May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this season of giving.
 Amen.


Christmas Program Reminder:
  TOMORROW IS OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.  IT WILL START AT 7:00PM IN THE CHURCH.  STUDENTS SHOULD DRESS IN THEIR SUNDAY BEST.  PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD(REN) AT THE CHURCH OR AT THE TIME AND LOCATION BELOW.
 
GRADES PREK - 2ND MEET INSIDE THEIR CLASSROOMS AT 6:30 PM
 
GRADE 3 MEET IN THE VESTIBULE OF THE CHURCH AT 6:30 PM
 
GRADE 4 MEET IN THE PRE-K CLASSROOM AT 6:30 PM
(ALL THE WAY AT THE END)
 
GRADE 5 MEET IN THE CHURCH AT 6:00 PM
 
GRADE 6 MEET IN THE CHAPEL IN THE PARISH CENTER AT 6:30 PM
 
GRADE 7 MEET IN THE CHURCH AT 6:00 PM
 
GRADE 8 PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH AT 6:15 PM AS INSTRUCTED BY YOUR TEACHER.

       
Evacuation Drill:
Friday, December 18th will be our schoolwide evacuation drill.  Please remember that every student must be picked up by a parent or other adult designated on the emergency form.  If you need someone who is not on the emergency form to pick up your child, please send in a written note to the school office no later than Thursday, December 17th.  Please make sure to include the person's full name.  A photo ID will be required for verification at the time of pick.  NO child will be released to an adult without written permission and a photo ID.  Please drive in to the parking lot of the big school and park, come to the tables at door #2 and sign out your child.  Students will be dismissed from classrooms and walked to the sign out tables to go home. 

School Messenger:  

We will be testing our School Messenger Alert System next Friday morning.  It will be launched between 10:30 and 10:45.  This will be a reminder notification of the beginning of our Disaster Drill. 

Popcorn Fundraiser:  

All missing popcorn orders are being shipped overnight to us to replace the popcorn orders that were not delivered.  They should come in by tomorrow.  We will call families as soon as it comes in for pick up. 

Super Kids-Super Sharing:
St. Leander School is taking part in a Super Bowl project to help local children in need. It's called Super Kids-Super Sharing. You can help by donating gently used or new items including books, sports equipment, school supplies (new, please) and used cell phones. As you may be cleaning out some closets over the Christmas break to make room for new items from Santa, please consider donating these items.

Our collection will take place from January 5- 18th, 2016.
Our Student Council will take all donated items to the Super Kids collection event on January 21st.
  
Save the Date:
The Moms Club will be sponsoring the annual Daughter Dance.  The theme will be a Black & White Masquerade Ball.  Don't miss out on the fun.  Please save the date to join us on the evening of January 22nd.

Service Opportunity
Thank you to the Gamez family for offering to help us with our recycling project.  Mr. Gamez came this morning to pick up all of our cans and bottles to take them to the recycling center. 
Thank you so much!   

 Tree Blessing
Last week we celebrated our multilingual tree blessing ceremony.  Our students shared prayers in the many languages of their families, and  Fr. Hugo and Fr. Mike blessed our tree.  It was a wonderful gift for all who shared in the celebration. 


     
Holiday Door Decorating
Each classroom decorated their doors with a holiday theme.  We had a contest to choose three winners based on the most creative ideas, teamwork and child created decorations.  Congratulations to our winners:  First Grade, Third Grade and Sixth Grade.  Wonderful job everyone!  Our classrooms look very festive!


Third Grade Classroom Door

CYO News

CYO Girls Basketball Sign-ups for grades 2-8 
 
**ONE DAY ONLY** 
NO early registration 
 
St. Leander Gym
Saturday, January 2nd
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
 
Cost: $150.00 per sport 
 
Registration Packets are available at the Church and the 
 School Office.
Pasta Dinner Planning
Save the Date!
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
6th Annual Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction

Thank you to all of the families who have already donated auction items and supplies to the Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction.  

It's not too early to start planning!  Sign up to help plan a fun-filled family evening supporting this school that we love.  The evening will be filled with good food, good friends, family, and a Silent Auction.  All proceeds from the evening go towards supporting our school.
 
Co Chairs needed!
Please contact Patty Vecchiarello if you are interested in any of the following co-chair positions:
 
Donations & Sponsorships
Decorating & Entertainment
Food & Beverage
Volunteers
Phone: 510-501-9508

Have a wonderful week! 


Sincerely,
Lynne's Signature
Principal

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