August 28, 2018 Weekly Newsletter #3
Principal's Message
A New Beginning

“Behold, I make all things new.”
Revelation 21:5

Dear Families:

What a great start to our new school year. The ice cream social was a HUGE success. Thank you to our 8th graders for serving the community and thank you to Lauren and Joshua Cook for their generous donation of Tucker’s ice cream.
Safety Patrol: This week you were greeted by our 6th grade students living their service project of providing safety patrol for the morning drop off. Please remember to pull all the way forward when dropping your children off so they can assist you. Thank you 6th graders!
Back to School Night: I look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday evening at Back to School Night. This is a parent only event. It is your opportunity to meet your child’s teacher/s and learn about the upcoming year. Attendance at the General Session in the Hall at 6:50pm is mandatory for at least one parent. Please contact the school if you have any questions. See the complete schedule below.

All School Mass: Our first all school Mass is next Wednesday, September 5th and will be presented by our 8th grade class. All families are welcome to join us in the church at 8:30am. Please remember full uniform is required.*

Picture Day: Our Fall Picture Day is on September 6th. All students will be photographed, including 8th graders. White polo shirt/blouse and SPN sweatshirt or blue sweater are required. Photos are used for school ID and yearbook. Parents may order online at

MUSE Band: Please see attached flier if your child is interested in band. This is an after school program on Thursdays here at school. This program is for 4th-8th graders.

Attendance: Parents, please use this new email address to report absences or tardies - . You can also call the office at 510-521-0787 extension 10. If your child is absent and you would like to pickup homework at the end of the day, please report absence before noon.

Parent Ed Night: Our first Parent Education Night will be on September 18, at 7:00pm in O'Brien Hall. We are partnering with Being Adept to learn about drug and alcohol abuse prevention for middle schoolers. At least one middle school parent is required to attend; parents from other grades are welcome to join.

Calendar: The complete school calendar is available on our school website. Y ou may also print this pdf format. Scroll down for more information on upcoming events. Also please note that every Wednesday is an early dismissal day: 2:10pm. Our regular school days schedule is as follows: M,T, TH, F - 8am to 3:10pm; W - 8am to 2:10pm.

Family Envelopes: Please remember to return your Family Envelopes on a weekly basis. Today's envelope contains important forms with a due date this Friday.

Please keep Senator John McCain and his family in your prayers. Senator McCain, who passed away, was an American statesman and a war hero who dedicated his life to public service.

Peace and Blessings,

Jessica Murray

*Full uniform includes the SPN sweatshirt or the Classic Design sweater. No shorts please.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, August 29
This event is for parents or guardians only. At least one parent is required to attend, including the General Session. Childcare will not be provided. 

For Grades TK-5
If you have more than one student in the school,
please attend both sessions.

Session 1 - 6:00pm to 6:20pm
Meeting held in your child’s classroom

Session 2 - 6:25pm to 6:45pm
Meeting held in your child’s classroom

For all grades – Required Session
General Session with the Principal - 6:50pm, O'Brien Hall

Middle School Session - 7:20pm with Homeroom Teacher

6 th Grade – Ms. Ybarra
7 th Grade – Mr. Shimabukuro (Mr. Shim)
8 th Grade – Ms. Schuler
Aug 31 - Noon Dismissal
Sept 3 - Labor Day/No School/No Share &
Sept 4 - 1st full day for TK & K (8:00am
Sept 5 - All School Mass
Sept 6 - Picture Day
Sept 9 - 9/11 Memorial Mass
Sept 14 - Parent BINGO
Sept 16 - Catechetical Sunday
Sept 17 - Free Dress for Sept Bdays
Sept 18 - Parent Ed Night
Note: The following dates were added on the school website calendar in June.

Aug 31 - Noon Dismissal/All Grades
Sept 22-23- Fun Fair
Sept 28 - No School for Students/Staff Day
Oct 5 - Noon Dismissal
Dec 5 - Admissions Event: Information Night
Feb 1 - Noon Dismissal
Feb 9 - Crab Feed & Auction
May 29 - 8th Grade Dinner Dance/O'Brien Hall
May 30 - 8th Grade Picnic/No School for 8th graders
Cross Country registration is now open! Practices begin on Wed. 9/5 with some optional dates week of 8/27. Please email  for any questions. You can access registration here: "
Parent Resources
Parent Alert! Your Kid May Be Vaping More Than Tobacco
By now, many parents know kids are vaping sweet-smelling tobacco — often using devices that look deceptively like pens or flash drives. And most parents are hip to the prevalence of underage marijuana use. Now comes a combo of the two: vaping pot. Experts and educators say young people are — once again — one step ahead of the adults in their lives, experimenting with this new and more heady way to consume weed. “It’s only a matter of time” before adolescents are vaping nicotine and pot in equal measure, said Mila Vascones-Gatski, a substance abuse counselor at Arlington Public Schools in Virginia. “Anything in liquid form can go into a vape, and that’s scary.”

Lunch Provider
Check out this month's menu! You may now order online . First lunch will be served on Thursday, August 22. For new accounts, use the school code NERI.
Fun Fair T-shirts for sale for $5 each! Limited quantity and sizes. Free Dress on September 21 to those who purchase the Fun Fair t-shirts. Stop by the school or parish office.