Friday, October 21, 2016

Fw: Calvary News & Events Weekly Newsletter (Fri., Oct. 21, 2016)

Welcome to
Weekly Newsletter
Friday, October 21, 2016
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PLEASE READ:  You are receiving this e-mail because you have expressed an interest in Calvary Lutheran School or your child is enrolled at Calvary.

Please read the weekly newsletter, or any e-mails from the as this is our way of communication to you of any changes, emergencies, or events that are happening in at or around the school.

Open House

         OPEN HOUSE
         Tuesday, October 25, 2016

         5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Come be a part of Calvary's Preschool Open House.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Come visit us to see why we are such a great place to grow!  You can stay and visit the whole time or visit for just a few minutes.   

We are now accepting applications for children ages 2 years, 9 months through 5 years of ago (must be potty trained).

Full-day program:  8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Half-days:  8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Monday - Friday
We also have three day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) program as well.
~ Before and After school chilcare available ~

Our preschool provides a rich, solid foundation in a loving Christian environment. The foundational skills and instruction that takes place in our preschool consists of academic, social, and emotional activities that form the foundation of your child's successful academic future.  

Dave Ramsey Dave Ramsey's D Ramsey - Financial Peace Univ
at Calvary Lutheran Church & School

This changes EVERYTHING!  Your money.  Your story.  Your life.

Learn God's way of handling money with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University!  The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months!  We have a few parents at CLS who have had great success with this plan and would like to share this amazing opportunity with you to find peace with your finances.  

Starting Tuesday, October 25, 2016
6:30 p.m.

Questions?  Contact Erica at (510) 646-5757

Can Food Drive

Canned Foods (1)

Can Food Drive is going on now.  Please do not forget to bring in your non-perishable items to help support our local food bank and those that depend on it throughout the year.  

Deadline to deliver all food items is Friday, November 11, 2016.  Drop box is located in the front office.

Parent-Teacher Conference next week!

Parent Teacher Conference

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Half-Day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)
Friday, October 28, 2016 - No School 

Calvary Club is open both days

Just a reminder

Clock (3) *AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP ~ Plan to pick up your child(ren) by 3:00 p.m. every day.Clock (11 30)
Half- days are 11:30 a.m.  If you are unable to pick up your child by 3:10 p.m. (or 11:40 a.m. on half-days), your child(ren) will automatically be sent to Calvary Club and you will be held responsible for any charges.

Hot Lunch*HOT LUNCH ~ Hot Lunch is on Friday, full-days only.  Hot lunch MUST be ordered no later than Tuesday, 12:00 noon, before the Friday Hot Lunch is served.  If you child brings money the day of hot lunch, your child may not be guaranteed a "Friday Hot Lunch." Students who paid and signed up ahead of time will be served first.  Click on the blue Hot Lunch Menu to download a menu  HOT LUNCH MENU (Sept - Dec, 2016)
Snack Table *SNACK TABLE ~ There is a snack table at the every Friday Hot Lunch table.  Each item is .25 cents and there is a limit of two (2) items per student.  We have items like cookies, fruit snacks, string cheese, pretzel, beef jerky, pickles and more.

Danger No Peanuts Severe Allergy *CLS IS A PEANUT/TREE NUT FREE SCHOOL CAMPUS ~  We have several students who are extremely sensitive to any and all peanut/tree nut products and this is very dangerous to their health and well-being.  Some students could even have such a severe reaction to nuts that it becomes life-threatening.  Please do not send your child to school with any snacks or lunches that have peanuts or are from a nut type tree.  These types of snacks and lunches might be reserved for something special, like a special treat at home.  

Punctual-3 *BE ON TIME/PUNCTUALITY ~ It is important for all of our children to learn that getting to school on time, turning in assignments thoroughly completed and within the allotted days, and always being prepared are not only vital for school but important elements of success as an adult.

Sleep *REST & NUTRITION ~ Make sure your child gets adequate rest every night and a nourishing breakfast each morning.  Your child needs a good fruit break and lunch each day.  Please do not send soft drinks or sugary treats.

Lost and Found *LOST & FOUND ~ Please check the Lost & Found bin and recover your child's clothes, or other valuables.  Please write the name of  your child/student on clothes and valuables in case they get misplaced.  If the name is on the item, we can often return it to its owner.  **Clothing items not recover at the end of each quarter are being donated.

Message from 
the California Department of Public Health  bronze-medicine-symbol.jpg
and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

To keep your school as healthy as possible this year, please promote flu vaccine among your students and staff.  The California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommend flu vaccine each fall for everyone 6 months of age and older.
Getting vaccinated is easy:
  • Contact your doctor, nurse, clinic, or pharmacy, and ask if they stock flu vaccine
  • Many local health departments offer low or no cost flu immunizations
  • To find other locations near you, visit

Take other important steps to help stop the spread of germs:
  • Stay home while sick and limit contact with others
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with your sleeve or disposable tissue
  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
To learn more about flu, visit


If you feel your child is sick or might be sick, we ask you to please 
keep them at home.  If your child's temperature is 99.8 or higher, it is considered a low-grade temperature.  Please keep your child at home as whatever you child has is now considered contagious.  

A child must be FEVER FREE (NO fever), no diarrhea, and no vomiting, WITHOUT any medication (i.e. Acetaminophen/Tylenol, Ibuprofen/Motrin) in their system for at least 24 hours before they can return to school.  

Washing Hands MAKE HAND-WASHING A HABIT ~ Kids who wash their hands at least four times a day have a 24 percent fewer sick days from colds and flue, and 51 percent fewer sick days due to stomach illnesses (Amer Public Hlth Assoc).  

Teach kids to scrub their whole hands - up to the wrists and under the fingernails - and to do it long enough to sing the ABCs or "Happy Birthday" all the way through.  A timer works well, too.

Tax Deductions
Year-end Tax-deductible Gifts  
Prayerfully consider making a generous year-end gift to Calvary Lutheran School to support our kids and the ministry here at CLS.  It is easy to do and is also tax-deductible for this year if it is postmarked by December 31, 2016. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated.
Most contributions to Calvary Lutheran School are check and/or cash gifts, entitling you to a tax benefits through itemized deductions.  Please make your checks payable to Calvary Lutheran School.  We will follow up with a donation letter.
Calvary Lutheran is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 

Calvary Calendar
(mark your calendars)

23 - Fall Partner's In Worship (Preschool - 2nd Grade), 9:00 a.m.
27 - Parent-Teacher Conference, Half-Day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.) - 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
28 - Parent-Teacher Conference (No School; Calvary Club Open) - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
8 - CFA Meeting (6:00 p.m.)
11 - Veteran's Day Observed (No School, Calvary Club and Offices Closed)
21-25 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
24 - Thanksgiving Day (No School, Calvary Club and Offices Closed)
2 - Fall Pictures - Retakes
11 - CLS Drama Department Presentation and Christmas Musical (6th - 8th) - 9:00 a.m.   "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
23-31 - Christmas Break (Dec. 23 - Jan. 6, 2017).
25 - Christmas
31 - New Year's Eve
**SAVE THE DATE - 2017: **
Jan. 23-26 - Spirit Week
Jan. 28 - Campus Beautification
Feb. 3 - Open House (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)
April 4 - Good Friday (No School, Offices Closed, Calvary Club Closed)
April 17-21 - Easter Break (No School)
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* Calvary Club (K-8th Grade; before and after school care) is available ($5.25/hour; after 6:00 pm $4.00/minute) for the Summer and 2016-17 school year.
** Means Change/Addition in Schedule

Click below to view next year's school calendar:  

                                       2016-17 - School Calendar
(Calendar Revised:  09/15/16)     
CFA Meetings   
                          (Calvary Family Association)
Calvary Family Association (CFA) Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Next CFA Meeting is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Come to the CFA Meeting and you will earn one PPP hour and your child will earn one free dress day at the end of the week, when it is a full-day.
Enrollment Pencil
If you know a family who is interested in attending Calvary Lutheran School, please have them contact the school secretary to receive an information packet, set-up an appointment to take a tour, or they may also be able to shadow one of our students.  
If they enroll and attend CLS for at least one semester, they will receive a "family referral discount!" In addition, you will receive a "family referral discount" as well.
Please contact the school secretary, Mrs. Nancy Schibler at, or by phone at (510) 278-2598, if you have any questions.
Click to the below for a NEW Student Application packet and welcome letter: 
Purchase your gift cards through Calvary and everyone wins!

Gift Cards
Gift cards are awesome to use for yourself as well as to give as birthday gifts, 
anniversary, teacher appreciation, and Thank You!
They make great stocking gifts for Christmas too!
Purchasing gifts cards through Calvary earns us points!

Scrip/Gift Cards - The easiest fundraiser we have! 

What is Scrip? Great Lakes Scrip Center explains it as "fundraising while you shop".  We sell many of the same gift cards you would purchase at retail outlets.  Great Lakes Scrip has over 700 of the country's biggest brands: Safeway, Lucky's, Starbucks, Chevron, Arco,, Old Navy, Kohl's, Walmart, Applebees, Chipoltle, Wendy's, Home Depot, and so much more.  Check out our "in house" listing as well as go to and view everything available thru their retailer's list.
How it works: We place our orders on Monday mornings (9 a.m.) so that you will receive your cards by the weekend, usually Friday afternoon. NEW You may also shop and place your order online, reload cards, and get e-cards. To order online you must register and sign up for Prestopay at  Enrollment code: 9AF2LD9C9L86.  
Who can participate
Everyone!!  All families at Calvary Lutheran, friends, extended family are encouraged to purchase Scrip throughout the year.  Come into the office during normal school hours and see Karla Regnier or Nancy Schibler, and on Sundays after service at the information booth.  Cash and checks are accepted.

Questions:  Contact Karla by e-mail at or by phone at (510) 278-2555

Gift cards are available all year around!
Below you will find a few of the school forms that parents may need throughout the school year.
Please Click below, to your right, next to the form (in blue) that you need to download.  Make sure you fill the form out completely and return it to the school secretary.  If you do not find the form you need, please contact the school secretary. 
Medication Form (Permission to Use:   Medication Form
Please remember children are not allowed to self-medicate themselves. Form(s) and medicine must be brought to the school office revised/updated every new school year.

Parent's RenWeb Instructions:   Parent RenWeb Instructions   
Change of Address and/or Emergency Form: Address Change and/or Emergency Form

Re-Enrollment (returning students) Form:   Re-Enrollment Forms (2016-17)

New Student Enrollment Form (2016-17):     Welcome Letter and Application for Admission - PS-8th   

Dress Code Guideline (K-8):  Dress Code

Calvary Club (before and after school) K-8th Guidelines:  Calvary Club Guidelines (2016-17)
"Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 
Take delight  in the Lordand he will give you the desires of your heart. 
Commit your way to the Lordtrust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret -it leads only to evil.
For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land. 
A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity."
(Psalms 37:3-11, NIV)

Bible and Glasses
Please continue to keep our Pastor, Superintendent, teachers, students, parents 
and volunteers in your prayers throughout the school year.  
Calvary Lutheran School
17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
School:  (510) 278-2598*
Calvary Club:  (510) 278-7688 

Shepherding Hearts ~ Sharpening Minds ~ Shaping Lives
Calvary Lutheran Church & School, 17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fw: Teacher In-Service Day Fri., Oct. 21, 2016 - Half-Day (11:30 a.m. Dismissal)

Teacher In-Service Day
Friday, October 21, 2016
Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Attention:  Kindergarten thru 8th Grade

Friday, October 21, 2016
Teacher In-Service Day

Half-Day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)

Half-days are free dress days!

Calvary Club will be open right after school 
and closes at 6:00 p.m. 
After 6:00 p.m., the charge is $4.00 per minute,
so please do not be late.   
Those going to Calvary Club, do not forget to
bring your lunch!
Calvary Lutheran School
17200 Via Magdaelna
San Lorenzo, CA  94580
(510) 278-2598 - School
(510) 278-7688 - Calvary Club
Calvary Lutheran Church & School, 17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
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