Faith, Academics, Service...We Make A World of Difference!  

Mission Statement
Event Schedule
Upcoming Meetings
PTG Meeting
6:30 PM

School Board
6:30 PM
Important Dates
Candy Sale

Eighth Grade Graduation Pictures
Thursday, February 5th
8:00 AM

Parish Transition Meeting
All are welcome to help plan our parish's transition to new pastoral leadership as Fr. Paul retires this May.

Elementary Staff Day
No School

Minimum Day
12:00 Dismissal
Teachers will be working on our upcoming accreditation visit in Spring of 2016.

Presidents' Day
No School
Thank you to our  Pasta Dinner &
Silent Auction Sponsors
Bishop O'Dowd
High School

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School

Knights of Columbus
February 4, 2015
Volume 9, Issue 18
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Dear (Contact First Name), 

Book Fair
We would like to say a BIG thank you to the Hutcherson Family for chairing our Book Fair.  Lexy and John went above and beyond to make our fair a fun and exciting celebration of reading!  This was one of our most successful and best decorated book fairs at St. Leander!

Candy Sale 
Our candy sale started yesterday and will end on February 17th.  Please remember that this is a mandatory fundraiser for our school operating budget.  Every family is required to sell two boxes of chocolate.  Thank you for your support!

 Daughter Dance
The Daughter Dance was an evening of food, fun and dancing.  The girls and their dads had a wonderful time and took some great photo booth pictures with fun props.  We would like to thank our Moms Club for a wonderful event!
Our moms worked hard to make this a special night to remember. 

Prayer and Pledge 
We love our parents to join us for prayer and pledge, and ask that you stand back from the lines so that a smooth transition to the school day may begin. We want everyone to focus on prayer, not socializing, and for the students to be ready to proceed with their day. Stay with us, pray with us!

Attention all Students, Parents and Staff:
 Please bring in any photos from this school year that you would like to see in the yearbook.  The photos can be submitted on a flash drive, CD or emailed to Ms. Moore at or Ms. Martinez at

Parish Crab Feed 
Tickets are available at the parish office and after Masses for the St. Leander Parish Crab Feed February 14th. The cost is $40.00 per ticket. Our Eighth Grade students are always our favorite servers at this wonderful parish event. 

No School for Students on Friday! 
Our teachers will be attending a diocesan Staff Day. They will be working on Math and Language proficiency scales and priority standards and will be working with other teachers to design effective assessments for those standards.   
Capital Campaign Countdown

Help Us Make a World of Difference!

                           The classroom before . . .  
                       The classroom so far!
We expanded the size of the classroom by demolishing the closet and plan to replace that space with cabinets for storage and sinks. We have installed new flooring with electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures,  whiteboard, a new bulletin board and a fresh coat of paint.  We also upgraded our handrails to comply with accessibility requirements. We still need to complete the second phase of our project to purchase and install the cabinets and sinks along the back wall and purchase appropriate classroom furniture and supplies.

Please Help Us!
Pledge donations for one or two years are still an option
to help us reach our goal of completing our classroom! Please consider making a one-time donation or a pledge which can be paid by monthly check or charged to your credit card. Help us bring St. Leander School's Science Classroom into the future.  
Star Students

 The following students were recognized for being
"Responsible Citizens." Congratulations to them for
shining so brightly! All parents are welcome to join us
for morning prayer in the church on Tuesdays at 8:15
AM when we celebrate our stars!


Eighth Grade              Maximo Rico 

Seventh Grade           Aaron Abarcar 

Sixth Grade                Morgan Vincent 

Fifth Grade                 Alan Rodriguez 

Fourth Grade             Nathaniel Berber 

Third Grade               Amira Hutcherson  

Second Grade           Sebastian Cabrera  

First Grade                Jason Hall  

CYO News


Congratulations to our Eighth Grade Boys Basketball Team for Winning First Place for the Season!  Great Job!




Construction Update from Dave Nielsen, Vice President/Operations Manager


Cannon Constructors is building a 115 unit affordable apartments and 409 subsurface  parking spaces. Work started 12/7/15 and will be completed by December 2015. We will provide weekly updates of our construction activities through e-mail. Here is our 1st update:


1.       An existing 6" sewer line will be replaced with an 8" sewer line from San Leandro Blvd to SE corner of Carpentier and W Joaquin Ave. Work started at San Leandro Blvd on 1/30/15 and will be completed at Carpentier by 2/6/15. The east sidewalk at Carpentier will be closed Thursday and Friday this week.


2.       On site fabrication of shoring beams will occur this week with some welding and cutting of steel being performed.



Starting 2/10/15 shoring soldier beams will be installed with vibratory equipment to drive the 30 long piles into the ground. This work will be completed by 2/16/15. The equipment will create noticeable vibrations within 100 feet to of the equipment. Beyond 100' the vibrations should not be noticeable.   


Mrs. Mullen's note:  As we receive these updates, we will post them to our newsletter to keep you updated as to the progress and the details of the work. It looks like we can expect some noise in the next few weeks, but we will monitor its effect on our students and our program.
Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction
Happy New Year!  2015 brings us the the 5th Annual Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 18th.  Money raised at this event will be fully dedicated towards improving our students' educational experience, including helping to fund the new Science Classroom and contributing to the Tuition Assistance Fund.  It's a fun family event that benefits all of our children!
Event co-chairs are needed!  If you'd like to be involved in planning this event, please contact Patty Vecchiarello at, or 510-501-9508.

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