Weekly Update -- October 20, 2017
Dear Parents,
In the midst of preparing for Festival NEXT weekend we are adding Red Ribbon Week activities and field trips to the already busy schedule. Please be patient as I know there will be a little bit of chaos going on--- A basic schedule for the week is below:
Monday- “Put a sock on drugs”- Students may wear crazy socks with their uniforms.
Tuesday- “Too Bright for drugs”- Students may wear neon colored shirts (any color neon) with PE shorts.
Wednesday- “Pledge to be drug free”- Students may wear a red shirt with PE shorts or jeans. 8th grade attends "Baron for a Day" at St. Pete Catholic
Thursday - Mass day - no dress down regular Mass uniforms - middle school to visit SPIFFS
Friday - Early dismissal at 12:00 - ROYAL spirit day - students may wear spirit shirts with uniform bottoms (PE or regular) - Spirit Sticks on sale under the breezeway before school. NO extended care will be offered

Please read over any communication you receive this week from the school office or from Home and School VERY CAREFULLY - You don't want to miss anything!!

Have a blessed weekend!
Mrs. Bogataj
Festival News!!!

Festival is around the corner. The two most important things you need to remember are
1. sign up to work and 2. buy your pre-sale tickets.

** The CCW runs a bake sale throughout the festival!! If anyone wishes to donate a baked good to the Sweet Tooth booth (my favorite booth at the Festival) then, 
please feel free to do so and drop off in the Parish Center Kitchen on Fri ( or directly to the booth Sat and Sun).

We love to have all bakers on board! Cookies, brownies, cupcakes... no need to wrap individually. 
Faith Find
On Thursday our National Junior Honor Society visited the residents of Shore Acres Care Center. They delivered crosses that our students made and spent some time chatting with the patients. We are called to serve others - it's part of our mission. This is an area in which we continue to grow - our Catholic Identity committee has identified a number of opportunities for us this year. Thank you for supporting our efforts.
Upcoming Dates
Oct. 25th - 8th grade attends Baron for the Day at St. Pete Catholic

Oct. 26th - Middle School attends Spiffs

Oct. 27th - Early Dismissal - noon - Festival Begins!!

Oct. 27 - 29 - Festival

Oct. 30th - School is in session - hurricane make up day

Nov. 9th - Menchies Spirit Night
Sports Schedule
Mon. Oct. 21st – Boy's & Girl’s JV B-ball practice – 3:00 – 4:30

Tues. Oct. 22nd – Boy’s JV B-ball practice - 3:00 - 4:30

Wed. Oct. 23rd – Boy's & Girl’s JV B-ball practice – 3:00 - 4:30

Knights of Columbus News
CONGRATULATIONS to the St. Raphael students who represented our Knights of Columbus Council and the school so well this past Saturday, Oct. 14 th in the Regional Finals of the Annual Soccer Challenge. The following students placed in their age groups: Luciana Ossa (9) – 1 st place; Valentina Baya (10) – 3 rd place; Taylor Hill (11) – 5 th place; Sara Mirza (12) – 1 st place; Alex Bielawski (11) – 4 th place; and Connor Ford (12) – 1 st place.
Luciana, Sara, and Connor have now qualified for the State Finals to be held in Orlando on Saturday, Nov. 4 th .
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