Late-Breaking News / Activities
January 1997

(Last updated 14 January 1997)

Vocation prayer: Loving God, you give each of us a special place in your plan for creation. Bless all who contribute to the life, harmony, and beauty of our world, especially priests, sisters, brothers, deacons, and lay ministers. Inspire others to join them in the ministries of word and sacrament in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Welcome Back!

We hope everyone's holiday season was a happy and memorable one!

Kindergarten is now full-day

Parents of kindergarteners, please remember that the kindergarten class is now from 8:15 am to 3:00 pm. For some of you it's a moment of sadness, for others, relief! In either case, please review the traffic patterns when dropping off and picking up your child, as you may not be accustomed to the change in the routine, and we have to be mindful of the children's safety.

New Student Registration

If you have a child who will be new to Saint Catherine's for the 1997-98 school year, please pick up the registration form in the office. If you have a child who will be 5 by December 1, 1997, it is time to register for Kindergarten.

St Patrick / St Vincent High School Tour

There will be an informational evening and tour of Saint Patrick / Saint Vincent High School on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria at 1500 Benicia Road in Vallejo.

Cold Weather

Parents, please make sure your children are dressed warmly, with jackets, hats, etc., when they come to school.

Special Computer Offer for Educators, Teachers and Parents

Apple Computer has extended its offer for a complete computer system (CPU, monitor, CD-ROM, speakers, microphone, fax modem, color printer, and educational software) for only $1699. Open only to parents, students, teachers, and educators in the K-12 system. In addition, each purchase earns points for the school of your choice! Call 1-800-800-APPL for details. Good while supplies last.

Minimum Day

On Friday, January 10, school will be dismissed at 12:30 pm so the teachers can have a faculty meeting.

National Vocation Awareness Week

January 12-18.

Parent Club Board Meeting

Thursday, January 9, at 7:30 pm. Held in the 6th grade classroom.

Work Party

Saturday, January 11 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Bring carpentry tools (hammer, saw, etc.) - call Rene Fortaleza at xxx-xxxx if you have any questions.

Spaghetti Feed

St. Vincent Elementary School's Student Council is hosting a Spaghetti Feed on Sunday, January 12 from 2:30-4:30 pm or 4:00-5:30 in the Memorial Center, 400 Florida Street. Adults: $5.00; Children 12 & under: $2.50.

Yard Duty

We are asking parents to drop off their children's lunches in the office, and if they wish to stay, please sign up for yard duty (12:00-12:45 pm).

During lunch time Saint Catherine's school campus is closed to all parents unless they have signed in to volunteer their services to do yard duty or hot lunch. (school policy)

School Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 14, at 7:30 pm. Location to be announced. Agenda will be posted one week prior.

Geography Bee

On Tuesday, January 14, the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will be participating in the Geography Bee at 1:30 pm. Parents are invited to attend.

Red & White Ball

The Red & White Dinner and Dance will be held on Saturday, January 18 at 7:00 pm. Come in and join the fun! Please see reservation form in the family envelopes. If you would like to help, please fill out the help request form in the family envelope and return to the office.

Martin Luther King Holiday

On Monday, January 20 the school will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

CYO/Science Camp Meeting

Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 pm in the 7th grade classroom. Available for 7th grade students only.

Catholic Schools Week

There will be a Mass on Friday, January 24 at 8:45 am to kick off this great week in celebration of Catholic schools.

The last week of January, 26-31, is Catholic Schools Week, culminating in a Rally at 1:30 pm Friday January 31. Let's show our spirit!.

Report Cards

Friday, January 31 is also the day the school distributes report cards.

Hot Lunch Menu for This Month

(all meals this month are $2.50)

Wednesday, January 8 - Sloppy Joes, chips, cookies or ice cream

Wednesday, January 15 - Beef burrito, nachos, ice cream or cookies

Friday, January 17 - Chicken chow mein, egg rolls, cookies or ice cream

Wednesday, January 22 - Arby's roast beef, chips, cookies or ice cream

Friday, January 24 - Pepperoni pizza, fruit, ice cream or cookies

Wednesday, January 29 - Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, ice cream or cookies

Friday, January 31 - Hot dogs or chili dogs, chips, ice cream or cookies

On a related note:

We will be needing someone to assume the responsibilities of the Hot Lunch program, as Mrs. Sharleen Luzano will be "retiring" when her son graduates.

The children enjoy having "Hot Lunch" and we would like to keep the program running, but it can only be done with your help! She is willing to work with the new person that will be in charge so that it will be a smooth transition.

If interested, please call the school office at 643-6691.

Parents of Choir Members

Please turn in the red capes worn by the students at the Outreach Concert and Christmas Mass. Also, please send the $7.00 in cash or check made payable to St. Catherine's. These capes will be stored and used for future concerts.

Valentine Party Fund Reminder

Just a reminder to those parents who have not made their $5 voluntary contribution to the St Catherine's Party Fund, with the classroom Valentines parties coming up on February 13. We need your support!

Girls Basketball

With Girls Basketball starting on February 16 we will need a chairperson for the concession stand. Interested volunteers please contact the school office at 643-6691.

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