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November 1, 2017

..to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Romans 1:7

Dear Saint Robert Community,
     Yesterday’s Halloween festivities were so much fun.  I think after Grandparent/Special Person’s day, then Red Ribbon Week, then Halloween, we are ready for a few days of just school! Thank you to our 8th graders for leading our Halloween Parade, and for showing your 1st grade buddies such a good time illustrating your Halloween booklets.   We had a beautiful mass this morning in honor of All Saint’s Day, then right after Mass, our 8th graders departed for their CYO Retreat.  Please say a prayer that all attendees are able to cultivate an even closer relationship with our Heavenly Father.
     Parent Teacher Conferences begin very soon.  The link to use for sign ups is located in attachments.  Thank you for your commitment to these very important meetings. As a reminder, the 10th (Nonni’s Pizza Day), 13th, and 14th, are 12:00 dismissal days to accommodate conferences.
     Last week, we also had our first assembly with Haper for Kids.  The concentration was on the cornerstones of John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, the pyramid that encourages you to do your very best.  Each child was given a small poster of the pyramid, encased in plastic. Please talk with your child about this amazing program and what it can provide as character building tools.  We can’t be successful with this program without you.
God Bless You and Your Families,
Mrs. Wright
P.S.  We will sponsor a canned food drive on November 8th.  Please see info below.

Attachments:
Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-Ups
Christmas at Kohl
Organ Dedication
Respect Life Essay Contest Guidelines
Christmas/Halloween Festival Booth
SR Athletic Participation Registration Packet
SR Golf Tournament
SR Golf Tournament Sponsor Form
November’s Women’s Guild Meeting
Yearbook Photo Submission
Yearbook Online Ordering
Nonni Pizza Order Form

SR NEWS

Yes we “CAN”–It’s once again time for St. Robert School’s Annual Yes We “Can” Help Canned Food Drive.  Please have your student(s) bring in a non-expired can of food to donate to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.  Donations will be collected by the 7th grade on one day only–November 8, 2017.  If all families participate, we “can” really put a dent in hunger this Holiday Season.  Thank you in advance!

Texas Hold E’m Canceled–Due to low registration, the Athletics Texas Hold em fundraising event on Saturday, November 4 will be canceled.The Athletic Board appreciates all that have contributed or planned to contribute to the event and hope we can count on you at a later date. Our hope is that we will be able to find a date this Spring to try again.  While we haven’t had a lot fundraisers in the past we hope to create a culture moving forward of doing so. Any raised funds will allow us to expand and improve our programs, scholarship athletes and reduce registration fees in the future.  More important, I hope events like this will bring our community together around athletics, much like the festival and the dinner dance do.  If any would like to contribute to discussion, planning or help in any way please email me.  Thank you!  Keith Spataro, SR Athletic Director, kjspataro@yahoo.com

Yearbook–Time to order your yearbook!  Our on-line link is now ready to order this school year’s yearbook.  Why not do it now, before the holidays find us so very busy?  If you would like to order it on-line please click on the link above under attachments.  The 8th Grade Class will receive a complimentary yearbook. Thank you.

Spellathon–Don’t forget to turn in your Spell-a-Thon pledges by Friday, November 3rd to be entered into raffles for fantastic prizes to include iTunes gift cards, target gift cards, SF Giants gear and memorabilia, free dress passes, and much more! Potential earnings of $200 or more, the more fantastic the raffle prize! The  Spellathon test takes place on November 10th. Anyone interested in grading tests after school on November 10th, please contact Jenelle Wilson or Brenda Paton. Jla680@sbcglobal.net  and  DBPATON@msn.com Thanks.

Festival Christmas Booth–The Christmas Booth is looking for Halloween donations for the 2018 Festival. Goodie bags, lights, decorations & anything Halloween. No candy yet please. There are great sales after Halloween too! Please bring your donations to the front office or call Tina (415) 716-8745, I would be happy to pick up! Happy Halloween from the Christmas Booth!

Nonni’s Pizza - On November 10, join us in the cafeteria for another tasty lunch of Nonni’s Pizza.  Right after school (12:00), we will be serving up hot and delicious pizza-  $3 a square or $5 for 2 squares. If your child is at extension, they can come too.  All proceeds go towards counting to beautify our school through interactive paintings on the school yard. At the event, purchase a rock ($5) or another rock to honor of a loved one, your family, God, or for a special memory. Then paint it (at home) and return it to the butterfly garden.  Please RSVP by November 6th using the flyer in the attachments to ensure that we make enough pizza for all those who want to fill their tummies.  For questions, please contact Julie Cress  (julie.s.cress@gmail.com).

Respect for Life Essays–Many of you already know that our Archdiocese of San Francisco sponsors an essay writing contest each year.  Students in Grades 1-8 write an original one-page essay, discussing the reflections and questions provided.  (please see attachments).  Essays will be judged on the student’s ability to articulate his or her understanding of issues, the message of the Catholic Church in relation to those issues, his or her own personal commitment to implementing the Church’s message and creativity.  Last year we had a couple winners in this contest, so I hope this year to do the same.  Please take a look at the Guidelines for this contest, decide if you would like to have your child participate, and send completed work to their classroom teacher on or before December 1st.   Thank you!  Mrs. Wright

Sports-  Basketball Tryouts at the REC will be on Wednesday November 8th.  Times are as follows: NEW UPDATED SCHEDULE:

Basketball Updates…….Tryouts are scheduled for Wednesday – November 8, 2017...see below for the schedule.

Note….Boys 6th grade and Girls 7th and 8th grade will only have 1 team; therefore, wont need to tryout

San Bruno Recreation Center 
Date Time Grade
11/8/2017 3:30-4:00 p.m. 4th Grade – Boys
11/8/2017 3:30-4:00 p.m. 4th Grade – Girls
11/8/2017 4:00-4:45 p.m. 5th Grade – Boys
11/8/2017 4:45-5:30 p.m. 5th Grade – Girls
11/8/2017 4:45-5:30 p.m. 6th Grade – Girls
11/8/2017 5:30-6:30 p.m. 7th Grade – Boys
11/8/2017 5:30-6:30 p.m. 8th Grade – Boys

Practices will start on Monday November 27 and continue through Friday – December 22 per your assigned teams schedule.

Practice will resume January 2 with our first competitions on the weekend of January 5-7.

Uniforms will be handed out Wednesday – December 6…times and location TBD

SCRIP-Please note that $1,500 of SCRIP must be purchased by November 1st, 2017 and the balance of $1,500 must be purchased by April 1, 2018 to fulfill your SCRIP agreement if you picked plan 1.  Information has been sent home, please check with your child if you have not yet seen it.  This was only an update thru SEPTEMBER, NOT October.  You do not owe any money yet. Another sheet will be coming home next month. Thanks

All families using the Benefit Mobile app will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card!  There are four cards to be won.  Raffle to be held on December 1, 2017.  Sign up for Benefit Mobile today and start shopping!

Safeway is temporarily unavailable for purchase through the scrip program.  VISA cards are available and can be used at Safeway.  Thanks!

Woman’s Guild - On November 13,  Womens’ Guild has a special presentation from Buckley Education. They will discuss the important topic of creating a kind and strategic path for your child’s education. See the flyer in attachments for more details. Please RSVP in the SRWG site! St. Robert Women’s Guild 

Mixed Bags -Our Mixed Bags Fundraiser started last week!  The Mixed Bag fundraiser will run thru Wednesday,  November 15.  All checks should be made payable to St Robert’s, with MIXED BAGS noted on the memo line.  Our school ID # is 48700.  You NEED TO CHARGE 9% SALES TAX on the Mixed Bag catalog. Please look for many new and exciting items in the Kitchen And Home Catalog. Get started on your Christmas shopping! They have lots of fun kitchen gadgets, holiday gifts, wrapping paper & amazing bags. Be sure to look at both catalogs!  http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/Retail-Home  Any questions or problems please call Eileen Grealish at 650-583-5065. Thanks.  

See’s Candy-Flyers will be sent home on Monday, November 13.

St. Robert’s Mom’s Night Out and Paint Nite - The Womens Guild is hosting a Paint Nite on November 17 @ 6:30pm in Henessey Hall. Due to increased interest, we have added  tickets available for purchase.  Today will be the last day to get your tickets.  Looking forward to this event!  If you have any additional questions, please email Danielle Krol danielle318@yahoo.com.  Purchase your tickets here https://www.paintnite.com/events/holiday-red-bow-wreath-at-private-venue-st-robert-school-10018469

Men’s Club- Annual Golf Tournament.
Monday, November 6th – Green Hills Country Club.
Please contact Matt Toomey at 650-291-6328 if you have any questions.
 St. Roberts Men’s Club Meeting / Dinner Monday, November 6th.
All men of the parish are welcome, doors open at 6:00 PM.
If you have any questions please contact Rico Medina at 650/869-5009.

 Important Dates:
November 1- NO CHOIR REHEARSAL/8th Grade Retreat
November 2- NO Hot Lunch
November 3 Report Cards go home, 8th Grade returns from retreat
November 5- Organ Dedication
November 6- Men’s Club Golf & Dinner
November 7- NO Hot Lunch
November 8- Can Food Drive, Choir 3-4pm
November 9- NO Hot Lunch, Garden Club 3:05-4:30pm
November 10-Parent Teacher Conferences, Spell A Thon Test, Dismissal at 12pm, Nonni’s Pizza
November 13-Parent Teacher Conferences, Dismissal at 12pm, Woman’s Guild 6:30pm
November 14-Parent Teacher Conferences, Dismissal at 12pm


 

 

 



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