TACO DUDE LUNCH THIS FRIDAY – ORDERS HAVE CLOSED
On Friday, January 27 we will not be having the regular school lunch. The 4th grade is sponsoring a special fundraiser taco lunch. Taco Dude will be here serving carne asada tacos and homemade rice and beans. We are sorry but we cannot accept any more orders. Please pack a sack lunch for your child if you have not already ordered a lunch.
OUR OPEN HOUSE IS JANUARY 29 – Please invite your friends!
Please save the date and invite your friends to our Open House on Sunday, January 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We cannot wait to show off our students’ good work and share all the great things that go on in our school with others. We would really like to increase our enrollment. The more students that we register, the less tuition has to increase. Please bring new, perspective students with you when you come to Open House on Sunday, January 29th!
We are also having our First Annual Art Show in the Board Room of the hall after the 5:00 p.m. mass on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29 after all the masses. Please stop by to see what our creative minds have done this year.
We need parent volunteers for this art show Sunday morning and after the Life Teen Mass. If you are able to help, please contact Becky Sakovitch in Day Care.
The parish will be hosting a Ministries Fair on that same day. If you are interested in joining a ministry, this would be a good time to sign up. The Ministry Fair will be held in the Parish Hall. Student Council will be selling donuts and coffee.
DONUTS WITH DAD – Tuesday, January 31!
The P.T.O. is having their annual “Donuts with Dad” event the morning of January 31. Please save the date.
CATHOLIC SCHOOL WEEK IS JANUARY 29 TO FEBRUARY 3
January 31 – Parent Appreciation Day
February 1 – Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day
February 2 – Students Appreciation Day
February 3 – Religious and Volunteer Appreciation Day
We are looking for a couple parents to watch each classroom during an extended lunch on Wednesday, February 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. so that the teachers and staff may enjoy a special lunch. Please call the office if you can help.
Thursday, February 2 is Students Appreciation Day. Parents should send LETTERS OR CARDS ONLY to the office for your child, letting them know how much you love and appreciate them. Please do not send flowers, candy, or gifts as they will not be passed out during school. Gifts may be given out at home after school. Please remember to send a note. The children are disappointed when they do not receive a note from their parents. Teachers try to write a note for these students; however, it is not the same as a special note from mom or dad.
Friday, February 3 at the 8:30 a.m. Liturgy we will honor our parish religious, Fr. John, and Fr. Mike. We will also honor parent volunteers who do over and above the required 40 hours of service and ask that you join us at the Liturgy. We will have refreshments right after the Liturgy in the faculty lounge. If you are a volunteer who will attend the liturgy, please fill out the form at the end of the letter or call the office to let us know.
PERMISSION SLIPS FOR COUNSELORS
Enclosed in to days parent envelope is a second permission slip request. The counselors would like to begin some educational classes with the different grades. The classes will be designed to meet the needs of the individual classes. They are not allowed to begin until they receive the permission slips from you. PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN THESE SLIPS TOMORROW IN YOUR PARENT ENVELOPE.
BUCK & A BLANKET FOR ST. BONAVENTURE SCHOOL – JAN. 23- FEB. 10
Please bring in a new blanket and a dollar for the children of St. Bonaventure School on the Navajo Reservation in Thoreau, New Mexico. They need our help. See the flyer in last week’s family envelope for more information.
P.T.O. HOOPSMANIA IS STARTING SOON
Hoopsmania is starting soon. If you did not return the pink form, then you will receive tickets to sell.
VIRTUS TRAINING FOR PARENTS
I am very happy to say that about 30% of our parents have been Virtus Trained. There are 7 parents who just need to have Recertification Training. I am going to schedule one evening class and one morning class for February. When I finalize the dates, I will give them to you.
I would like to thank Mr. John Catalano for training our parents. He is so generous in giving his time to help St. Dorothy School at this time. I would also like to thank Mrs. Bernie Martin for assisting John.
The parents who have already had the VIRTUS Training need to go through a recertification training which will be one hour. I am going to schedule some dates for recertification too.
Please bring to the school office your Virtus Certificate so that we can make a copy for our records. I have a copy of the certificates from the parents who attended the Wednesday, January 25, 2012 morning class.
All parents must also STILL be fingerprinted too! If you are charged a fee for fingerprinting, you will receive 3 volunteer hours for the $53.00 fingerprinting fee.
OFFICE MAX COPY PAPER DEAL AND VOLUNTEER HOURS – ENDS JAN. 28
We are asking parents who have an Office Max Max -Perks Bonus Rewards account to purchase 2 cases of Boise X-9 copy paper for the school. The cost per case is $41.99 and you receive $41.98 back in Max-Perks Bonus Rewards. Your final cost is one cent per case with a limit of 2 cases! We will give you 3 volunteer hours per case for your efforts. Please hurry, the sale ends Saturday.
DENNIS UNIFORM SALE THIS MONTH!
Dennis is offering 10% savings on all purchases in January, excludes marked down items. Do not forget that they moved to 2640 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles.
PUERI CANTORES SAN GABRIEL VALLEY
This is a parent funded, non-profit organization of boy and girl singers aged 7 and up. It is directed by Patrick and Lauren Flahive. It is celebrating eighteen years of excellence. Financial aid is available.
Call now to perform in 2012 for Musicianship and Voice Training, seasonal Concerts, touring Spain in 2012, Washington D.C. in 2013, and Paris in 2015. This year the choir will include performances with LA OPERA. Call for a sign up appointment or information at (626) 918-3994 or (626) 374 – 2410.
SCRIPPS COLLEGE - KICK LIKE A GIRL DOCUMENTARY
Scripps College is having a free film screening, discussion, door prizes and an opportunity to meet filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie, Ph.D. on February 1 at 7:00 p.m.. The documentary, Kick Like a Girl” is about an undefeated third grade girls’ soccer team who competes in the boys division.
We especially ask that you continue to pray for Steve Measer. We pray that Steve stays in good health.
Please pray for Mrs. Merrie Noel Denton. Pray that her treatments are successful and she is soon free of cancer.
Please pray for Mr. Tom Lane as he recovers from his cancer surgery. Pray that he has good health once again.
Please pray for Jeanie Tucker, who has been ill. She is the aunt of Molly and Hannah Tucker in grade 6.
Please continue to pray for Kathleen Sweetman, known to all the children as “Gana” as she recovers from back surgery. She is the mother of Sue Sweetman, our 8th grade teacher.
Please pray for Melissa Martin who had surgery on Friday, January 20th. Melissa is a St. Dorothy School graduate, 2009 and the daughter of Miriam Martin, our Spanish teacher. Please pray for a complete recovery for Melissa!
DID YOU KNOW? Protect your children from accidental poisoning
From fertilizer to antifreeze and medicines to makeup, poisonous items show up throughout our homes. By following some common-sense guidelines regarding these items, parents can help prevent kids ingesting poisonous substances by accident. For instance, Store all medications — prescription and nonprescription — in a locked cabinet, far from kids’ reach. Even items that seem harmless, such as mouthwash, can be extremely dangerous if ingested in large quantities by children. Just because cabinets are up high doesn't mean kids can’t get their hands on what’s in them — they’ll climb up (using the toilet and countertops) to get to items in the medicine cabinet. For more tips, please visit the Household Safety section at: www.kidshealth.org. For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.
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VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LITURGY
__yes, I will attend the volunteer Appreciation Liturgy and brunch on Friday, February 3.