Summer Newsletter August 7, 2019

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August 7, 2019

Dear Holy Rosary School Families,
On behalf of the faculty and staff, I am happy to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! This summer newsletter has some information you will need as you prepare for the year ahead.
"Three things will last forever: faith, hope, and love-and the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13.
Holy Rosary's mission statement reminds us that

We, in partnership with our families, are a faith community, which shares its love of God, and instills high academic values. We guide students to an understanding of who they are and an appreciation for what they can contribute to the world.

My hope for our students and our families is that everything we do at Holy Rosary School is centered on the LOVE of Christ and for Christ.
The faculty and staff are committed to providing our students with a rigorous academic program, guiding them to understand who they are and what they can contribute to the world. We are excited about the new school year and the opportunities we have planned for our students. We ask for your prayers as we begin this new school year, and we have faith that God will grant us faith, hope and LOVE as we make this journey together.  

In partnership,

Mrs. Fely Fajardo
Ms. Gywn Binder, Lead Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Melissa Xavier-Young, Preschool Teacher
Ms. Blanca Ramos, Preschool Teacher
Ms. Jenn Hall, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Director
Mrs. Jolie Golinveaux, PreK-indergarten Teacher, Extended Care Director
Mrs. Paulette Santa Maria, Kindergarten Teacher, Vice Principal Curriculum & Instruction
Mrs. Keri Hourigan, 1st grade teacher
Mrs. Helen Rozman, 2nd grade teacher
Mrs. Stella McPeek, 3rd grade teacher
Miss Amanda Santa Maria, 3rd grade teacher
Mrs. Allison Hunziker, 4th grade teacher
Mrs. Leah Hall, 4th grade teacher
Mr. Tom Limtiaco, 5th grade teacher
Mrs. Luiza Marshall, 5th grade teacher
Mrs. Johanne Quinlan, 6th grade homeroom, 6th grade Science, ELA and Religion
Mrs. Denise Tillman-Martin, 6th grade homeroom, 6th grade History, ELA and Religion
Mr. Pete Celli, 7th Grade homeroom, 7th grade and 8th grade History, 7thgrade Religion, Technology
Mr. Cris Crisologo, 8th grade homeroom, 7th grade and 8th grade ELA, 8thgrade Religion
Ms. Jessica Lejano, 8th grade homeroom, 7th grade and 8th grade ELA, 8th grade Religion
Mr. Matt Riley, 7th and 8th grade Science, Prek - 8th grade Science Lab
Mrs. Gina Flint, 4th - 8th grade Math
Mrs. Beth Proctor, 4th - 8th grade Math
Mrs. Lilia Hamade, Prek - 8th grade Spanish
Mrs. Lisa Lavastida, Prek - 8th grade Physical Education
Mr. Daniel Khalil, 7th and 8th grade Technology
Mrs. Debbie Bongco, Resource Coordinator & Teacher
Mr. Tim McCain, 3rd-8th grade Choir & Performance Choir
Campus Supervisors:  Mr. Marc Lucio & Mr. Armando Pacheco 
Instructional Assistants & Extended Care:  Ms. Lety Venegas, Mrs. Maria Oseguera, Mrs. Rose Stevens, Mrs. Christine Hayr, Miss Rachel Garcia, Miss Melissa Noack, Miss Gina Flores, Miss Alyssa Boushey, Miss Alejandra Mayorga, Mrs. Laura Quill, Mrs. Susan Cabreira, Mrs. Susan Clayton
Office Bookkeeper - Mrs. Denise Imsand
Office Secretaries - Ms. Kiki Gonzalez & Mrs. Yadira Lopez

We want to take a moment to thank Mrs. Lisa Mejia-Bento.  Mrs. Bento has accepted a teaching position with St. Peter Martyr.  She will be missed and we wish her many blessings for the new year.  

We welcome Mr. Crisologo and Ms. Lejano as our new 8th grade homeroom teachers.  We also welcome Mrs. Proctor, math teacher for 4th-8th grade, and Mrs. Christine Hayr who will work with Mrs. Rozman as a full-time instructional assistant.  Click here to read their biographies
Important Dates and Events

August 9
* Office CLOSED for Faculty/Staff Retreat
August 12
* Office CLOSED for Faculty/Staff Meeting
August 13
* Office Hours 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
* CLASS LISTS posted @ 5:00 p.m.
August 14
* FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for Kindergarten - 8th Grade
* Welcome Coffee for Parents @ 8:00 a.m.  
* Live Scan (fingerprinting) @ 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. by appt. 
* Early Dismissal @ 11:00 a.m.
* Office closes @ 11:30 a.m. 
August 15
* Mass of the Assumption @ 10:00 a.m.
* Minimum Day Dismissal @ 12:00 p.m.
* Office closes @ 12:30 p.m.
August 16
* Summer Math & Reading Packets due to your teacher today
* Minimum Day Dismissal @ 12:00 p.m.
* Office closes @ 12:30 p.m.
August 19
* Choicelunch services begin today
August 20
* Tuesday Pizza Sales begin today
* Eucharist Meeting for 2nd Grade Parents @ 6:00 p.m. - mandatory if your student is receiving 1st Communion this school year
* BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT for 1st - 5th Grades @ 7:00 p.m. - parents only please
August 22
* A.U.S.D. Student Services Presentation @ 6:30 p.m.
* BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT for Pre-K, Kindergarten & Jr. High (6th, 7th, 8th) @ 7:00 p.m. - parents only please
August 23
* 8:00 a.m. Mass  
August 28
* SCHOOL PICTURES for all students - in uniform 
 * NO PEACE BUILDER SHIRTS should be worn today 
August 29
* Summer Reading Breakfast @ 7:30 a.m. - by invitation
August 30 
* 8:00 a.m. Mass
* Minimum Day Dismissal @ 12:00 p.m.
* Faculty Meeting 
September 2
Labor Day Holiday
September 4 
Peacebuilder Town Hall @ 8:15 a.m.
September 6
Peacebuilder Week School Mass @ 8:45 a.m.

STAR testing will be administered during the 3 weeks of
August 26 through September 13
Make every effort not to schedule appointments, arrive late or leave early during this time.  We appreciate your support in your child's success!
Purchase and bring your school supplies on the first day of school if you did not order from 1st Day School Supplies.

Bancroft Website - you must create an account to access your website; password is holyrosaryantioch

Familiarize yourself with the Morning Drive-Through Diagram

Drive Thru Procedures
Drive Thru Procedures

Lunch from Home 
Think "brown bag" healthy and nutritious.
* no fast food, take out, or delivery services please 
* no carbonated beverages, candy or gum
* no glass bottles
* school personnel cannot warm/heat/microwave or refrigerate food for student
Optional program available on scheduled dates of service - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Option available on scheduled dates of service - Tuesdays only

Please review the Parent Volunteer Dress Code
How do I sign up for Live Scan? (fingerprinting)
* Live Scan clearances for other jobs, etc. do meet our requirement; you must do it with Holy Rosary School to volunteer; it does not expire once you have done it
* Bring your CA drivers license or valid picture ID
* Cost is $40 cash/check or $45 debit/credit card
Virtus Safe Environment Program
* Complete the training for Protecting God's Children for Adults