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

Mission Statement
Event Schedule
Upcoming Meetings
Dads Club
6:00 PM
The Englander
Topic: Planning volunteer help for the Pasta Dinner

PTG Meeting
6:30 PM

School Board Meeting
6:30 PM
Important Dates
Dress Rehearsal
for the Talent Show
3:00-4:00 PM
in the Auditorium

Talent Show
1:30 PM
in the Auditorium
All are Welcome!

Cesar Chavez Holiday
No School

Holy Thursday
12:00 Dismissal

Good Friday
No School

Easter Break
School Resumes

Thank you to our  Pasta Dinner &
Silent Auction Sponsors
Bishop O'Dowd
High School

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School

Knights of Columbus

Christopher Flemming

San Leandro Smiles
March 18, 2015
Volume 9, Issue 24
logo School Front
Dear (Contact First Name), 

Lenten Prayer

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,

for his wonderful works to humankind.

And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices,

and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.

                                       -Psalm 107:21-22 



Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction 

The 5th Annual Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, April 18th, and we are still in need of your help. As you should know by now, this is a fun-filled night for parents, students, relatives, and friends to come together, celebrate, and support St. Leander School.


Money raised at this event will be fully dedicated towards improving our students' educational experience. It's a fun family event that benefits all of our children!


  • Purchase tickets or sponsor a table and attend the event. Bid early and often on the great items that will be offered! Tickets available now in the school office and from Event Committee members
  • Donate great items to the Auction: Here are some examples: Dinners, Parties, Pay to Play Events, Tickets to Sporting Events & Gift Certificates
  • Encourage others to attend the event.

Thank you so much for your involvement. This is a time for all of us to come together and have a great time while supporting the school that means so much to all of us.


If you have any questions contact Patty at or 510-501-9508.

Many thanks from the committee: Sandra Kleinpeter-Douglas, Lili Harrell, Angie Lucero, Patty Vecchiarello, and Theresa Velarde.





Healthy and Happy!

Thank you, thank you to Health Chair Sandra Hylton for a spotless health audit last week. All immunization records, emergency procedures, and staff health and training information was in perfect order. She was ably assisted by Sandy Kleinpeter-Douglas. Thank you for an amazing amount of work and attention to detail!!


On Friday, I accepted a letter from Mr. John Hall, our Technology Coordinator and Teacher, announcing his plans to retire at the end of this school year.
We are so grateful to Mr. Hall for bringing our Technology program into the modern era, and we hope and pray for a fulfilling and relaxing retirement!
We will begin a search for his replacement shortly.

Registration Time!
Paul Beasley, our school accountant, presented the 2015-2016 school budget to our School Board on Monday night. Please see the enclosed printed information about our school budget and our tuition rates for the upcoming year. Registration will be held next week on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30 AM until 5:30 PM.

If you are unable to complete your registration during those times, please contact Mrs. Rosas at (510) 591-3654. Thanks!

Pastor Fr. Paul Vassar to Retire

May 31, 2016 will be Fr. Paul's last day at St. Leander Parish. We will celebrate him at a fiesta on Friday, May 29th in the gym and he will be blessed at the Masses that weekend. More details will be forthcoming as plans are firmed up, but save the date! Fr. Hugo Fran´┐Ża has been appointed Parochial Administrator and will begin in June.   


Happy Lent!

Your children brought home cardboard boxes for our annual Lenten collection for Operation Rice Bowl. Families are encouraged to make small sacrifices during this Lenten season and contribute to this important collection. You may return the rice bowls to the school office before Easter break or the week we return, or you may bring them to Mass on Holy Thursday evening.  


Volunteer Opportunities (service hours)  

Please click on the link above, Pasta Dinner and Auction, to sign up to volunteer and earn service hours.    


Special Persons Day is another opportunity to earn parent service hours.  That event will take place on May 1st.  Please save the date on your calendars.  More information will be available soon.    


St. Leander Parish Festival 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Planning will soon be underway for our annual Parish Festival. Help will be needed to plan this wonderful annual event. If you are interested in being on the planning committee, please contact the school office or the parish office at (510) 895-5631.  


Candy Sale Reminder
We only need to sell 18 more boxes of chocolate! If we are able to sell the remaining boxes, we will have a school wide popsicle recess for everyone!  Please send in all payments for chocolate to the office.  

Capital Campaign Countdown
 Exciting news! Our sinks and cabinets for the Science Classroom have arrived! They were delivered and unloaded on Monday. They will be installed during Easter vacation. Mark your calendar for the blessing of our room on Sunday, May 24th at 12:15 PM. Fr. Paul will bless the room and we will serve light refreshments. Our final push is to purchase the student work tables and stools. If you have not yet contributed to this important project, we welcome all donations--large as well as modest.  Every bit helps us finish our project and get our kids learning and working in the fully-equipped new room! 
Star Students

 The following students were recognized for being
"Committed Christians." 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           Jason De Ocampo       

Seventh Grade        Brendan Lachelli   

Sixth Grade             Christian Bonardi                       

Third Grade             Nilan Crockett    

Second Grade         Zarahana Kargbo

Second Grade         Dylan Meeks-Crider    

First Grade              Sioi Salt 

Kindergarten           Anthony Hernandez

Pre-Kindergarten    Ethan Cabrera 

Lynne's Signature

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