P.T.O. BARBEQUE– LAST FRIDAY
The P.T.O. Family BBQ was a huge success. It was wonderful to see so many returning families and all our new families. Everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time visiting with friends and meeting new people. We wish to thank Lana Hiti and P.T.O. for hosting the BBQ, Student Council for selling drinks, and all the dads who barbequed the hamburgers and hot dogs. They were delicious!
VISITATION IN THE CLASSROOMS – SEPTEMBER 15th STARTING AT 6:30 P.M.
On Thursday, September 15th, we will have visitation of the classrooms. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a short meeting in the church followed by 3 thirty minute sessions beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the classrooms. Mrs. Burke will be available in the Library for any questions you may have.
SCHOOL PICTURES MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19th IN UNIFORM
Students will have their picture taken in school uniform on Monday, Sept. 19th. Order forms are in today’s envelope. Please enclose cash or a check payable to BARTOLO PHOTOGRAPHY. Pictures cannot be ordered and paid for later; they must be paid for on Sept. 19. We could use a couple parents to help escort students to and from the hall. Call the office if you can help.
FAMILY DIRECTORY – TURN IN CORRECTIONS/CHANGES – LAST CALL!
Please turn in any changes in addresses, phone numbers or emails by this Thursday so that our directory will be as accurate as possible.
HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 at 7:00 p.m.
This year Our Lady of Assumption School in Claremont will host the High School event. You will be able to attend three presentations. The following High Schools will be in attendance: Damien, St. Lucy, Pomona Catholic, St. Michael’s Abbey, Alverno, Bishop Amat, and Rosary. Flyers are in the 7th and 8th grade Family Envelopes.
P.T.O. FOOTBALL MANIA IS STARTING
The Football Mania flyers and instructions are in today’s envelope. Please fill out and return the pink form by September 22. Tickets will be sent home on September 28. You will receive tickets if you do not return the pink form and mark the Opt-out ($140) choice.
This “Buy Out” amount will be offered again in the spring for the Basketball Mania tickets.
The “Buy Out” amount is the exact amount that we make on the profit of the sale of the tickets.
There will be no other Mandatory fundraising done by P.T.O. for this school year.
ENDOWMENT FUND – WIN FREE TUITION FOR A YEAR!
The Endowment Committee is planning their Dinner-Dance to be held on Saturday, October 22nd at the Glendora Country Club. SAVE THE DATE! Please mark your calendar for an enjoyable evening filled with fun and prizes. The money raised helps our Endowment Fund grow so that “A Catholic Education is Affordable” now and for the future!
The committee will be selling tickets for a year’s tuition, $4,450.00 on Back to School Night. The tickets are one for $25.00 or five for $100.00.
They will also be selling “St. Dorothy School’s Mom and Dad” shirts on Back to School Night.
FRESH & EASY “SHOP FOR SCHOOLS” FUNDRAISER – STARTS NOW!
From September 15 though December 31, Fresh & Easy will give a $1 cash donation for every $20 spent in one transaction. Please save your receipts and bring them to the school. We are also planning our own”Shopping Night Event” where 5% of the store’s total sales will go to our school. This will be a fun evening with school staff bagging groceries and assisting customers. Watch for more information.
ALBERTSON’S AND BONUS BOX TOPS –BRING IN THE CODES
Albertson’s offers bonus Box Tops for Education when you purchase select items. The bonus Box Tops code will print out along with your grocery receipt. You can enter the code number yourself by going to the website listed or you can drop off the tickets in the office and we will enter the codes for you.
FAMILY ENVELOPE HELPERS
Please call the office if you are able to help stuff the Family Envelope on Wednesdays at noon. You will receive volunteer hours for your time.
NEW LUNCH PROGRAM IS OFF TO A GREAT START!
Canyon City Foods, Inc. is running our lunch program. So far we have had rave reviews from our students and staff. Lunches are $3.50 each. To purchase tickets, place your cash or check made out to “Canyon City Foods” in an envelope with your child’s name and grade on it in the drop off box in the school office. The school office cannot make change for lunch. If you need change back, please specify that on your envelope. Otherwise, a credit will be recorded for your child. Please keep track of the lunches your child orders on a menu and purchase more before he or she runs out.
Special note about food allergies: If your child has severe allergies to certain food items, it is advisable that you pack your child’s lunch and DO NOT order the school lunch.
A La Carte items may be ordered by students in grades 5-8 only. They place their order by 8:30 a.m. in the classroom and pay cash at the lunch window. We cannot offer IOU’S for A La Carte. Please try to have exact change; we cannot make change for large bills such as a $20 or larger. Students must check their change BEFORE leaving the window. There is no replacement if students drop their food items. The cost is $2.50 for pizza, $3.00 for a bagel, yogurt and fruit plate, and $2.75 for a homemade bean and cheese burrito. Water, Snapple, Sun Chips and cookies are available to purchase.
We are not able to warm food for students.
SPORTS BOOSTERS CLUB
The Sports Boosters Club will sponsor their annual Golf Tournament. The money raised helps subsidize the Sports Program, Physical Education, and Recess Equipment. Sports Boosters Club contributes about $20,000.00 to the school budget each year.
BIRTHDAY BANNER TECHNOLOGY FUNDRAISER FOR STUDENTS
Orders for a Birthday Banner must be placed 2 weeks in advance. All orders placed BY October 31 will be sold at the reduced price of $10. All orders AFTER October 31 will cost $12. A volunteer is needed to hang the posters before school in the morning. You will receive hours for your help.
TILE WALL TECHNOLOGY FUNDRAISER
The new Tile Wall Fundraiser is coming soon. Please watch your Family Envelope for more information.
PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR 2011-2012 – COMING SOON
Due to technical difficulties, the new Handbook has not yet been posted to the school website. We hope to have both the Archdiocese and school sections of the Handbook up by the end of today. Once it has been posted, please complete the online form to download the Handbook. You must sign and submit the Parent/Student Policies Agreement Form verifying that you and your child/ren read the handbook and understand all of the policies. This form will appear after you push the SUBMIT button.
2010-2011 BALANCES ADDED TO SEPTEMBER FACTS
Any outstanding balances for Tuition, Day Care, Volunteer Hours, Scrip, or Parish Contribution have been added to your F.A.C.T.S. account for the September payment. Also, if you did not pay the Parish Contribution balance, you will be charged Non-Supportive Tuition which is an increase of $550.00 for one child for the year. SCRIP PROFIT FEE PAYMENTS MUST BE PAID SEPARATELY.
DINNERS FOR NATHAN REINL’S FAMILY
Nathan Reinl was injured in a serious skateboarding accident last June. He is home now and continues to recover from his injury. If you would like to make a meal for the family, please contact Danielle Vitiello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We especially ask that you continue to pray for Steve Measer. We pray that Steve continues to feel well and thank God for Steve’s return to work.
Please continue to pray for Nathan Reinl, brother of Aubree, grade 7. Nathan is recovering from a skateboard accident. We pray that he is soon well enough to return to school.
Please pray for Mrs. Elizabeth Slez, who is very ill. Mrs. Slez is the mother of Mrs. Jurecki and grandmother of Daniel, grade 7. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Please pray for Mrs. Merrie Noel Denton as she receives her treatments. Please pray that her treatments are successful and she is soon free of cancer.
Please pray for Mr. Tom Lane as he continues to receive radiation treatment for his cancer. Pray that his treatment is successful.
Please pray for Babasandra Njeru, brother of Father Bernard in Kenya. He is very ill with pneumonia.
Please pray for Mr. Joseph Gallardo, father of three alumni daughters. Mr. Gallardo is undergoing surgery for cancer next week. Pray that his surgery is successful and that he has good health again.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Mike Puchta, grandfather of Aubrey, grade 8. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Eleanor Martinez, grandmother of Jared, grade 5, and Lea, grade 2. Please keep her family in your prayers.
DID YOU KNOW? - How many people suffer elder abuse?
It is difficult to say how many older Americans are abused, neglected, or exploited, in large part because surveillance is limited and the problem remains greatly hidden. But recent studies suggest that more than 500,000 Americans aged 60 and over are victims of domestic abuse. Studies have also found that only 16 percent of the abusive situations are referred for help -- 84 percent remain hidden. The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging estimates that there may be as many as 5 million victims every year. For more information, visit the National Center on Elder Abuse website: http://www.ncea.aoa.gov. For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.
We received from Target a check in the amount of $631.04. When you use the REDcard, Target donates up to 1% of their purchases to the eligible K-12 school they designate. Thank you to all of you who participated in this program! Please encourage others to designate our school before they make REDcard purchases.
SCRIP COMMITMENT FOR 2011-2012
We would like to remind you of the scrip commitment for this year. This information was discussed at the parent meeting in February. You are required to purchase an amount equal to the profit of $300. YOU MUST RE-REGISTER YEARLY FOR RALPHS AND VONS (E-SCRIP)! SEE BELOW.
For the 2010-2011 school year, the scrip program returned over $40,000 to the school. We are currently in the process of collecting $15,000.00 owed by families who did not complete their scrip commitment. This will bring our total up to $55,000.00 profit.
It is important for you to be aware of the percentage of profit that each store gives. For example, to earn a $300 profit you would need to purchase:
$5,000 in Stater Brothers at 6% $3,750 in American Airlines at 8%
$6,000 in Albertson’s or Superior at 5% $7,500 in Home Depot/Lowes at 4%
$15,000 in Arco or Walmart/Sam’s at 2% $3,000 in Macy’s at 10%
Please check the Great Lakes Scrip percentage updates of profit on the school website because they do change from time to time. The in house scrip percentages usually stay the same.
RALPHS PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FOR THE NEW TERM BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
REMINDER – SUPPORTERS OF E-SCRIP (VONS) PARTICIPANT RE-REGISTRATION FOR THE NEW TERM BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2011. It is necessary to re-register in order for St. Dorothy School to get credit from your sales! Please visit www.escrip.com for re-registration directions.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 10% GOES BACK TO SCHOOLS PROGRAM! ST. DOROTHY SCRIP CAN EARN 10% OF YOUR PURCHASE AMOUNTS ON THOUSANDS OF PARTICIPATING PRODUCTS FROM AUGUST 10-SEPTEMBER 13, 2011.
Ralphs – www.Ralphs.com – (NO receipts required)
GREAT LAKES – Order by 9:00 a.m. Mondays – Send a separate check for this scrip.
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 CELL PHONES and USED PRINTER CARTRIDGES ONLY for recycling. NO TONER CARTRIDGES ARE ACCEPTED! Our school receives points for working cell phones and printer cartridges.
4. TARGET Redcard(SM) - Enroll at Target.com/tcoe or 1-800-316-614