April 26, 2017

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting. Psalm 107:1

Dear Saint Robert Community,

Welcome back from Easter break.  I hope that you had a wonderful, restful, time with your families and are ready for the last 26 school days of this school year.  As you know, this time will fly by.  We have many things to accomplish before that last day of school.  Teachers and students will be working hard to make every minute count.

The “Fun Run” is a week from Friday.  Thank you to all who have sent in your pledge forms and contributions.  The students love this fundraiser because everyone can be involved.  Thank you for your generosity.  Keep sending in those pledges!

If you are a person who likes to calendar ahead, please take a look at the school website calendar.  Over our break, I completed as many dates as we have defined at this point.  Hopefully, it will help you when planning vacations etc. around school days.  We only have 180 school days with the children and every day counts.

Our second graders will celebrate the sacrament of First Holy Communion this Saturday, a wonderful day for them, as well as their families.  Jesus said in John 6:35, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”  What a gift to us!

God Bless You and Your Families,
Mrs. Wright

P.S.  Please see below for opportunities to get involved in the Athletic Program or in the Children’s Liturgy of the Word.  We need you!

Attachments:
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Junior Giants
SR Tea Party
Updated SCRIP order form
Yearbook order form
Fun Run Prize Information
Fun Run Pledge Sheet K – 6
Fun Run Pledge Sheet 7 – 8

 SR NEWS

Fun Run -Mark your calendars May 5,  the 2017 Fun Run is coming soon!.   This is our last big fundraiser of the school year, so please help us make it a good one. Pledge forms were sent home before break and a link is available in attachments. We have prizes for early pledge returns and some great “Grand” prizes. (see prize sheet in attachments). We also have a new prize for the top earner in each class.  So get those pledges going !  We are looking forward to another fun event for our kids and some great fundraising for our school. Also new this year for 7th and 8th grade is the ability to participate in our first ever color run.

Sports Board Openings–Do you love basketball and helping young people learn the game?  Now is your chance to volunteer as a basketball commissioner for the Saint Robert Athletic Program.  As a commissioner, you would work with the coaches, parents, and students to ensure a successful season for all.  Please consider taking on one of these very important positions (there are four total-2  for girls and 2 for boys).  We are so grateful to our wonderful past basketball commissioners, Dante Venturi, Nick Paras, Ann O’Donoghue, and  Laura Davis, for  the many years of dedication given to Saint Robert. We are blessed.  If you would like to consider being a commissioner please contact Mrs. Wright at mrsmargowright@gmail.com or call the school office for more information.  Thank you!

Children’s Liturgy of the Word–Little Church–Three Sundays each month, at 9:30 Mass, volunteer celebrants gather the children of the parish to hear and discuss scripture readings at age appropriate levels. Conversations focus on what the Word of God means to them and how they can apply it to their daily life. Would you be willing to be a volunteer?  Please read the information in attachments to find out more.  Thank you!

CYO–For over 70 years, CYO Camp (home of Caritas Creek and OEE) has created an environment where children ages 8-17 can explore the world around them and develop powerful friendships that will last a lifetime.  Our 7-day, overnight camp sessions are filled with a variety of activities including swimming, hiking, archery, tie-dye, sports, canoeing and much more.  Catholic Charities CYO Camp provides financial assistance to eligible campers thanks to the generous support from many donors. For more information visit our website at www.cyocamp.org, call us at 707-874-0240.  Thank you.

Yearbook– If you would like to order a yearbook this year, please send in a check for $40.00 to the school office.   The on-line purchasing option has closed as of April 15th.  Please add yearbook to the memo line of your check.  You don’t want to miss out on this year’s memories!  Thank you.

SCRIP Commitment- Please remember that we are now working on the  SCRIP commitment for the 2017-2018 School Year.  The updates for the second part of this school year will be coming out the beginning of May.  Please contact Lory Tan Sangalang at lory.adrian.sangalang@gmail.com if you have questions.

Scrip Update:
We know you love to reload your Safeway cards, but unfortunately, Safeway reload won’t be available for a few more weeks. When it is available, you won’t be able to reload your previously purchased Safeway cards, so please use up any remaining balance and dispose of the cards you currently have.
We’ll let you know when reload becomes available again, but please note that families will have to purchase a new card at that time. None of their previously purchased cards will be eligible for reload.
Scrip New Addition:
BENEFIT is now here!  This is the electronic program through eScrip.  Benefit allows families to make electronic purchases ONLY using CREDIT CARDS on your smart phone!  Check out Benefit.Mobile.com on a smart phone to learn how to use it!
With the new year obligation starting April 1st, please contact lory.adrian.sangalang@gmail.com if you have any questions or are looking for additional tips & tricks!
TEA PARTY- Save the Date Sunday, May 21st.  Please feel free to contact Yvette Kinchen with any questions. Yvettek6@gmail.com  See attachments. Thank you

Men’s Club Dinner Monday, May 1st
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Open to all men of the parish.
Congratulations to Rico Medina on receiving this years Tony Modica Memorial Award.


Important Dates:

April 27- Garden Club
April 29- First Holy Communion
May 1- School Mass 8:30 am/Men’s Club 6 pm
May 2- 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade Field Trip
May 3-NEW Kindergarten Parent Orientation Meeting 6:30pm Hall
May 5-Fun Run

 


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