PARENT LETTER June 11, 2014

OUTSTANDING TUITION

Children of families who have an outstanding tuition balance will not receive their report card until tuition is paid.  Please come to the school office and take care of this balance immediately!  All other fees that are outstanding need to be paid also or they will be added to your FACTS account.

 

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR

The first day of School for the next school year will be Wednesday, August 20, 2014. The calendar was sent by School Reach e-mail!

 

SUMMER MESSAGE

The faculty, staff, and I wish you a safe and fun summer vacation.  Please plan to spend some relaxing time with your family.  Continue to keep God in your lives throughout the summer by praying together and attending mass every Sunday.  Plan some academic activities for your children to maintain their skills and keep them from getting bored.  Read a lot of books together!  We pray that we will see you all back safe and sound on August 20th for the first day of school.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL – JUNE 16 – JULY 10    SIGN UP IMMEDIATELY

Summer School and Summer Choir is available for students for four weeks beginning on Monday, June 16.  Please see the flyers for more information.  Day Care will not be available.

 

 

SCRIP OBLIGATION

There are many families who have not met their Scrip Obligation.  Please be sure to take care of this immediately.  If you do not, you will be assessed the amount of profit that you did not meet.

 

SCRIP IN THE SUMMER – USE IT FOR VACATIONS AND MORE!

Many families did not complete their scrip requirement with purchases and need to pay all or part of their $350 profit.  We urge you to purchase scrip over the summer in order to give yourself more time to complete your requirement for next year.  Order online with ScripNow ecards, Reload or use the new MyScripWallet to get your scrip immediately wherever you are.   Remember, you must set up a PrestoPay account to place orders online.   Mrs. Marquez is available much of the summer at extension 214 if you need help to set up online scrip ordering.  You can also purchase scrip from her in the office.  The ShopWithScrip enrollment code is F657CF2F176L7.

 

MY SCRIPWALLET IS HERE!  JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER

Great Lakes Scrip is excited to announce the launch of MyScripWallet, their new mobile scrip website.  Log in to www.MyScripWallet.com and you will be able to easily order ScripNow eCards, reload existing plastic cards, pay for these products using your PrestoPay account, and redeem them directly from your smart phone.  You have access to over 250 of your favorite brands available in  ScripNow eCards and over 75 brands that can be reloaded.  You can use your iPhone or other Android device to purchase.

 

MANDATORY SUMMER READING FOR STUDENTS

Students entering grades 3-8 in August have summer reading assignments.  Please check with your child to make sure they know what is required of them.   They need to read books on the AR lists and will be tested on them the first week of school.  The teachers will be posting summer letters on our website with the reading assignments.

 

NEW STUDENTS WELCOME

We are looking for new students to increase enrollment and keep tuition costs down.   If you hear of families who are looking for a Catholic School for their children, please refer them to us.  If they are accepted and attend St. Dorothy School, you will receive $200 off your tuition.

 

BINGO – OUR NEXT BINGO NIGHT IS June 14th  

This will be your last opportunity to work your mandatory evening of Bingo.  You will owe $75 if you did not fulfill your Bingo requirement.  It will be added to your June FACTS.

 

Second Annual Wine Tasting Event benefiting Saint Dorothy School – JUNE 14

Last year’s inaugural event was so fun and such a success; we’re now planning our Second Annual Wine Tasting. The event is Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.   Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 the day of the event.  The Munoz/Mitchell families have once again generously donated the use of their beautiful family estate (R & M Ranch located at 610 Los Cerritos Road in Glendora).  The event will include Fine Wines, Appetizers, Desserts, Live Music, and 50/50 drawing. Please register via the flyer sent home in last week’s family envelope or at the school office.   If you wish to pay with credit card, go to stdorothyschool.com and in the “Search this website” field at the top of the home page type Wine Tasting then follow the link to process your payment. This event is for adults over 21 only.

 

PICK UP ALL MEDICINE IN HEALTH ROOM

Please pick up your medicine in the Health Room by Friday.  Any medication left will be thrown away.

 

 

SUPPLY LIST FOR 2014-15

The Supply List for next year will be posted on the school website.  Hard copies are available in the office.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Tdap BOOSTER IMMUNIZATION PROOF DUE FOR SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS

The Tdap booster is required for 7th grade admission.  Provide the school with proof of immunization on or after the 10th birthday. Students without proof cannot be admitted to school in the fall. 

 

RETURN YOUR SPORTS UNIFORMS!

Please return all sports uniforms to the office.   A charge will be assessed for any uniforms not returned.

 

GRADE FOUR CULTURAL AWARENESS PROGRAM – IT WAS A HIT!

Thank you to Mrs. Venti, Mrs. Tennant, Ms. Jennifer Seman, the fourth grade students and all the parents for working so hard to make this event a huge success.   The student’s skits and dancing were very entertaining and the food was delicious.  The student displays were very informative and interesting.

 

ROOM PARENTS  – A FEW OPENINGS LEFT

A few openings are available in grades 1, 2, 3, and 7.  Please return the yellow sheet from last week’s envelope if interested.   It is a great way to earn those volunteer hours.

 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

We wish to thank Shannon Jones for all the time and energy she put into the Eighth Grade Brunch slide show.  It was a wonderful trip down memory lane.

 

ALUMNI NEWS

Ashley Medina, sister of Arianna in grade 8, is graduating from UC. Riverside University on June 13.    We are so proud of you!

 

TURN IN HOUR HOURS SLIPS RIGHT AWAY

Please turn in your volunteer hours slips for the festival or any other activities you have completed.  Those on committees such as PTO, Room Mothers, and Endowment need to turn in signed slips also.

 

THE WASHINGTON TRIP FOR GRADE 8

The Washington Trip will be only for grade 8 next year.  It will include a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia.  The trip is during Easter break in 2015.

 

EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS!  CALL THE OFFICE TO SIGN UP

  • Fulfill your Bingo hours on Saturday, June 14th.   Each family must work 1 Bingo evening or pay $75.

•     Wine Tasting – Donate one or more individual bottles of wine for our Wine Tasting Event. Buy Scrip for

any retailer that sells wine and/or food (i.e. Vons, Sam’s Club), donate it to the Wine Tasting Event and the

committee will do the shopping for you! Drop off your donations at the school office. One hour is worth $15.

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION AND FOR OUR SCHOOL!

Please continue to clip and save the Big G Box Tops all summer.  This year we earned $1,548.10 with your help.  We would love to double that amount next year.    You can also earn eBox Tops by shopping online at over 400 retailers and earn bonuses through special monthly offers.  Visit www.boxtops4education.com for more information.

 

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.

 

Please pray for Art Bravo who is in the hospital.  He is the grandfather of Kaile Bravo in grade 6.

 

Please pray for Carmen Ybarra who is in the hospital.  She is the grandmother of Julia Mendez

 

DID YOU KNOW  - Tips for summer camp safety
Summer is almost here. School is almost out, and a whole host of new opportunities for recreation and relaxation await. Maybe you are sending your children to a music or sports camp? Or maybe they have been invited by their friends to go camping in the mountains or at the beach? Whatever the situation, it is important to remember that parents still have the responsibility of controlling access that new people will have to their children. If your children are attending a summer camp, insist that counselors or anyone else who might have access to your children have undergone an application process that includes a criminal background check and reference checks.  For a copy of the VIRTUS article “Summer Safety Tips can help prevent Sexual Abuse” VIRTUS article contact bmelendez@la-archdiocese.org at the Office of Safeguard the Children

Bullying is a form of abuse
Did you know that bullying is a form of abuse, and therefore is forbidden in our Catholic schools? Bullying typically consists of direct behaviors, such as teasing, taunting, threatening, hitting, shoving and stealing. But it might also be indirect, such as spreading rumors that cause victims to be socially isolated through intentional exclusion. Cyberbullying, which involves the use of the Internet or mobile phones to send inappropriate messages and images to or about others, is also behavior that is not tolerated in our Catholic schools. If you suspect bullying of a child at school, please contact the school principal with your concerns. For particular help, you may call the Archdiocese’s Victims Assistance Ministry, (213) 637-7650.

 

SAN DIMAS DAIRY QUEEN SCRIP IS HERE! 

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.

 

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 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.

 

The ShopWithScrip enrollment code is F657CF2F176L7.

 

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