Weekly Update - January 19, 2018
Dear Parents,
I hope you had a great week. It’s hard to believe that the school year is half over. Where does the time go? There’s never a dull moment around here - We are gearing up for Catholic Schools Week, re-registration will start soon, Mad Science will hold their winter session, auditions were held for our spring musical to be held in April, and of course we have Run for the Royals and Auction all in the next 2 1/2 months.

Sometimes it feels like there’s no rest for the weary. That being said, providing our students with a variety of fun filled experiences is a priority. If you hear about any programming that you would like us to consider please feel free to contact me.

Have a blessed weekend!!
Mrs. Bogataj
Upcoming Dates
Tues. Jan. 23rd - Boosterthon - Pep Rally

Thurs. Jan. 25th - Mandatory Home & School Meeting - 7:00 pm
** Barb Alderfer will present after the meeting (see below)

Jan. 26th - Royal Spirit Day

Sun. Jan. 28th - 9:30 School led Mass followed by Open House

Looking further ahead......
Friday, February 2nd - Grandparent's and Grandfriend's Day
Mon. Jan. 22nd - Basketball games vs St. John @ St. Pete Beach Rec Center - boys 4:00 & girls 5:00
Bowling practice 3:30 - 5:30 @ Sunrise Lanes

Tues. Jan. 23rd - Knights of Columbus free throw contest 3:00 - 4:30 in the gym

Wed. Jan. 24th - Basketball games vs St. Paul @ St. Paul's - boys 4:00 & girls 5:00
Bowling match @ Sunrise Lanes - 3:30 - 5:30

Fri. Jan. 26th - Boy's basketball tournament @ St. Pete Christian - 7:45 pm -- Saturday game TBD
Home & School
Home and School has a number of volunteer opportunities coming up in the next 8 weeks. Below are links for the Sign-up Genius pages for Run for the Royals, Spirit Sticks, and Auction. Please take some time to scroll through the opportunities and sign up to help our school!
Run for the Royals
Spirit Sticks


Updates and Reminders
**Our first activity for Catholic Schools Week will be our Made in the Middle Ages – Recycled Fashion Show ” - Your child should have brought a flyer home about this activity, but if you didn't see it then check out the flyer here or below.

**Students who are planning on being in the Talent Show need to complete an application and return it to Mrs. Hendrick or Mrs. Kranik. Download one below --- due to the application going out late, there will be an extension on music submission.

**Our next Spirit Night will be at Uncle Maddio’s Pizza on 4th street, Tuesday January 23rd, from 5 to 8 - dine in or carry out. We earn 20% back for all orders where St. Raphael’s is mentioned.

**The Council of Catholic Women will be holding their annual  Rummage Sale on Saturday, January 20th from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm in the Parish Center. They could use volunteers to help move all of the "treasures" from the stage to the floor. They will start moving everything Friday afternoon.
Faith Find
You may not be aware, but in the office we have a Lighthouse kiosk. For the next few weeks feel free to stop by and take a CD for FREE. There are many to choose from so you should be able to find one that interests you!
Special Presentation -
Thursday, Jan. 25th
Barbara Alderfer , a member of our parish and author of “ Stop Drop and Pray”, has been praying with people for healing for over 30 years.  Out of her experiences, she developed a method to enable people to pray with power! With humor and zeal, she shares a simple, exciting way to transform your life and truly PRAY WITH POWER! “Stop Drop and Pray” has earned an Imprimatur from Bishop Gregory Parkes and a Nihil Obstat from Monsignor David Toups. It is even being used in some diocesan ministeries! Barbara has given presentations at retreats and conferences, including the annual retreat for the Augustine Institute. 

She will be presenting after the H & S meeting on Thursday, Jan. 25th!! Mark your calendar!