Parent Letter April 16, 2014

EIGHTH GRADE PARENTS

A very important letter from me will be in your Family Envelope today.  Please be sure to read it.  Thank-you!

 

SPRING PICTURES – RETURN PACKAGE NOW IF YOU ARE NOT BUYING

Spring pictures were sent home.  Please return the package immediately if you do not wish to purchase it.  Prices are enclosed.  The entire package was $52 if paid by April 10, now the cost is $67.

 

DATE CHANGE FOR THE WASHINGTON TRIP FOR GRADE 8

The date of departure has been changed from Monday, April 21st to Tuesday, April 22nd.  You will return Saturday, April 26th instead of Friday, April 25th.  The date was changed because we wanted to keep everyone on the same flight and it also saved a great deal of money.  You will be sightseeing with Our Lady of Assumption School in Claremont and Our Lady of the Rosary School in Paramount.  There is a meeting tonight, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the grade 8 classroom.

 

DATE CHANGE FOR THE SACRAMENTO TRIP FOR GRADES 4 AND 5

The one day educational Sacramento trip for interested students in grades 4 and 5 has been moved to Friday, May 2nd to allow additional students and parents to join this enjoyable trip.  Visit www.worldstrides.org or call 800-468-5899 for more information.

 

PTO AND ROOM PARENT POSITIONS FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

If you are interested in any position or committee, including Room Parent, please return the pink form tomorrow.  There is usually a maximum of two Room Parents per grade.  Return your form right away if you wish to be considered.

 

UNIFORM DRESS CODE – A NEAT AND CLEAN APPEARANCE IS REQUIRED

Please review the uniform dress code rules listed on our website under Quick Links.  Take some time over the break to check the uniform and shoes.  We have a many used uniforms if you need larger sizes.   We have noticed that quite a few students are out of compliance.  Please check hair also.  It should not be colored or highlighted.  Boys’ hair must be above the shirt collar and cannot touch the ears.  No step hair cuts for boys are allowed.  We have seven weeks of school after Easter Break.  We must still be in uniform dress.

 

STUDENT COUNCIL EASTER BASKET RAFFLE

The winner of the Student Council Easter Basket is Ryan Gonzales in eighth grade.

 

ALL SPORTS FEES PAST DUE AND WILL NOW BE ADDED TO FACTS

All Sports Boosters Mandatory Golf Tournament fees and individual student sport fees were due by April 15.  They will now be added to FACTS.

 

STUDENT COUNCIL EARTH DAY RECYCLING CONTEST – SAVE YOUR PAPERS!

The classrooms are having a Newspaper Recycling Contest April 28 – May 2.  Start collecting and saving newspapers.  Do not bring them until April 28th.

 

PRAYERS – If you have someone that you would like us to pray for, please notify the office.

We especially ask that you continue to pray for Steve Measer.  We pray that Steve maintains his health.

 

FREE MATH TUTORING IN PRE-ALGEBRA, ALGEBRA1 & 2, and GEOMETRY

Free math tutoring is offered Monday through Thursday between 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. through May 22 at

Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.  Call 909-274-4937 for information.

THE DATE OF EASTER

Prior to A.D. 325, Easter was variously celebrated on different days of the week, including Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  In that year, the Council of Nicaea was convened by Emperor Constantine.  It issued the Easter Rule which states that Easter shall be celebrated on the first Sunday that occurs after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox.  However, a caveat must be introduced here.  The “full moon” in the rule is the ecclesiastical full moon, which is defined as the fourteenth day of a tabular lunation, where day 1 corresponds to the ecclesiastical New Moon.  It does not always occur on the same date as the astronomical full moon.  The ecclesiastical “vernal equinox” is always on March 21.  Therefore, Easter must be celebrated on a Sunday between the dates of March 22 and April 25.

 

EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS!  CALL THE OFFICE TO SIGN UP

  • Fulfill your Bingo hours on Saturday, June14th.   Each family must work 1 Bingo evening or pay $75.
  • Help with the Golf Tournament scheduled for May 12.
  • Organize and maintain the Lost and Found rack weekly.
  • Work a maximum of 10 hours at the Oak Tree Festival or get 30 hours for chairing a booth.
  • Work at the Dime Toss Booth at the festival.    Call Mrs. Hernandez at 626-969-5975 or email vero.jay@verizon.net.. She can use a lot of volunteers for all shifts.

 

. BINGO – OUR NEXT BINGO NIGHT IS June 14th  

 

OAK TREE FESTIVAL – COMING IN MAY

The Oak Tree Festival is May 16th, 17th, and 18th.  Plans are in progress for this big Parish Event.  Many volunteers are needed to run this festival. If you are able to help, please call Isela Terrazas or e-mail her at Gutierrez_isela@hotmail.com

 

DID YOU KNOW   - Working together to prevent child abuse
A hallmark of the Catholic Church is the protection of life and the dignity of the human person. Through Scripture and Catholic teachings we are called to protect the life and dignity of all human persons no matter how young or old. Working to prevent child abuse is an important response of what we are called to do as Church. For information on how you can become more informed and involved in keeping our children safe, please call your parish office or visit: http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/protecting/Pages/default.aspx. For particular help, you may call Victim’s Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.

 

SCHOOL HOT LUNCH PROGRAM – ORDER ONLINE!

Lunches can be easily ordered on-line at https://stdorothyslunch.schoollunchchoice.comThe drop-off box is for emergencies.   For the drop box, place the menu with your choice and check to “3rd Generation Domenicos” in an enveloped marked with your child’s name and grade.   Bring exact change; the office cannot give out change.

 

MATTRESS FUNDRAISER

Two dealers are giving 10% of sales from the St. Dorothy Community back to the school.  The two stores are:

Venti’s Mattress Outlet                                                Cost Plus Mattress

626-376-7986                                                              1167 Foothill Blvd.,   La Verne, CA 91750

timventi@aol.com                                                       (909) 392-5554        http://costplusmattress.com     Tim Venti is a St. Dorothy parent and is the husband of Shirley Venti, grade 4 teacher.  The Mattress Outlet sells Memory Foam beds for less than you will find at big box stores.  He also sells traditional, pocket-coil, and latex beds.  He carries a wide variety of bed frames and can get great deals on household furniture.

PLEASE SUPPORT HIS BUSINESS!                                                                                                                                       Paul Neiderer offers a variety of beds that are all made in the USA.  He also carries bed frames and furniture.

 

SCRIP NEWS – CHANGE IN ORDER DATES FOR EASTER

No Great Lakes Scrip orders will be placed April 7-10 because the company is closed.  The LAST order before Easter will be placed Friday, April 11 instead of Monday, April 14 so that we can receive it before Easter break.

 

 

SAN DIMAS DAIRY QUEEN SCRIP IS HERE!  GREAT EASTER BASKET STUFFERS

We now have special scrip cards at $10 and $15 for our local Dairy Queen.  The special 15% cards can only be used at the San Dimas Store at 667 W. Arrow Highway.

 

SCRIP COMMITMENT - You are required to purchase an amount equal to the profit of $350.00.   

Be aware of the percentage of profit each store gives.  To earn a $350 profit you would need to purchase:

$5,850 in Stater Brothers at 6% $1,750 in Sergio’s at 20%
$7,000 in Albertson’s or Superior at 5% $1,750 in The Corner Butcher at 20%
$14,000 in Arco or Walmart/Sam’s at 2.5% $3,500 in Macy’s at 10%

 

GREAT LAKES – Order by 9:00 a.m. Mondays – Send a separate check for this scrip.

 

REMINDER –E-SCRIP (VONS)

Purchases can only be made with checks, cash, debit cash, SmarkCheck, Vons gift cards, WIC, or CalFresh.   Credit card purchases will not count toward your percentage contribution.  You may not use Vons scrip to purchase other retailer gift cards.

 

REBATES AND MERCHANDISE FOR THE SCHOOL

The following are stores or programs that earn rebate money or merchandise for the school:

  1. BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION – This program runs continuously throughout the year.  Please save and bring your Box Tops to Flag Salute.
  2. CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS- please save and turn into school office.
  3. FUNDING FACTORY RECYCLING – This program accepts working CELL PHONES and USED PRINTER CARTRIDGES ONLY for recycling.  NO TONER CARTRIDGES ARE ACCEPTED! 
  4. TARGET Redcard(SM) – Enroll at www.target.com/redcard