Saturday, August 20, 2016

News & Events Weekly Newsletter (Sat.., Aug. 20, 2016)

Welcome to
Fall Back to School
Weekly Newsletter
Saturday, August 20, 2016
                                                               PLEASE READ!!!                      
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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.It is also very important that you review the calendar below for any recent updates/changes.

~ Everyone is Invited to ~
"Staff Installation & Rally Day!"

Sunday, August 21, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
"Rally Day & Staff Installation" is Sunday, August 21th (9 a.m.- 12 p.m.) - Food, Fun and Music.  Hot dogs will be provided at no cost!  We will start in the sanctuary with a short service as the faculty and staff of CLS are installed.  Afterwards we will gather in the Parish Hall for some food and fellowship with our returning and new teachers.
If the first letter in your last name begins with A-N, please bring a Dessert, if the first letter of your last name begins with M-Z, please bring a salad.  Please bring your food items to the kitchen first before attending the staff installation in the Chapel.  (Please let us know if your dessert or salad has nuts in them by labeling them).  Thank You.
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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.
We have information available to you in the office regarding the possibilities of applying for tuition assistance through Calvary and/or an outside source.
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: 
Click to the right to download RE-enrollment form here:  RE-Enrollment Application (2016-17) 

     ATTENDANCE AND GATESBack to School-3
     Class begins at 8:15 a.m.

Being prompt and in attendance for school days is the foundation to a child's education. To ensure the safety of our students, the following schedule will be adhered to:
A.M. Gates Open at 7:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.   -    A.M. Classroom Doors Open:  8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.    
P.M. Gates Open at 2:50 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.    -    P.M. Classroom Door Open:  3:00 - 3:15 p.m.     
Half-Day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)  -  Gates Open at 11:20 a.m.  -  Gates Close at 11:40 a.m. 

Students who arrive on campus before 7:55 a.m. will be checked into Calvary Club (Calvary's before and after school care program).  Students who arrived once school has started and are tardy (after 8:15 a.m.), will go directly to the classroom. Student's who are not involved in after school activities will be checked into Calvary Club at 3:10 p.m.  The cost for Calvary Club is $5.25/hour, per child.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance in ensuring the safety of your children.      

Happy Children  
To view "Calvary Club Guidelines" for 2016-17, please click below

"Calvary Family Association"
The Calvary Family Association (CFA) is an organization of parents, teachers, and administration united to promote the educational and spiritual warfare of the students and provide fellowship among families. Every parent, guardian, teacher and administration is a member of CFA.  
  • CFA membership consists of all school parents, teachers, and administration
  • Our commitment is to organize events that are enriching and provide programs that offer educational opportunities for our students, teachers and families
  • We are advocates for students, therefore, we work with the teachers and administration to enrich the school experience for all students
  • CFA will coordinate fundraisers to raise funds for the benefit of all students of CLS.  Fund will be raised for, but not limited to, special events, programs, and classroom needs
  • Calvary parents are encouraged to participate in meetings, fundraisers, and to volunteer for students events
  • CFA provides a link between parental and teacher communities, which enhances communication among all elements of our school system.
  • Attend a CFA meeting and you will earn 1 PPP hour.
Just a reminder      IMPORTANT NOTES & REMINDERS     

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 tree nut.  These types of snacks and lunches might be reserved for something special, like a special treat at home. 

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.  Classroom doors open at 8:00 a.m., classes start at 8:15 a.m. sharp.

REST & NUTRITION:  Make sure you 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.

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

LOST & FOUND:  Please check the Lost & Found bin and recover your child's clothes or other valuables.  Please write the names or initials of your students 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 recovered are being donated.

Calvary Calendar
(mark your calendars)

21 - Teacher Installation Service & Rally Day, BBQ (9:00 a.m.) - Come meet your teacher, see your 
         old friends and have enjoy some BBQ!  Don't forget to bring a salad or dessert to share with 
24 - First Day of School - Half-Day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)

5 - Labor Day (No School, Offices Closed, Calvary Club Closed)
15 - Back-to-School Night (6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
16 - Teacher In-Service, Half-Day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)
30 - School Pictures (8:15 a.m.)

10-14 - 6th - 8th Grade - Outdoor Ed
21 - End of 1st Quarter, Teacher In-Service, Half-Day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)
23 - Fall Partner's In Worship (Preschool), 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.

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)

**SAVE THE DATE - 2016: **
Dec. 11th - MS Drama Presentation and Christmas Musical (K-5)
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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:  08/09/16)
SCRIP - The easiest fundraiser we have!

Gift Card Display
Gift cards are awesome to use for yourself as well as to give as birthday gifts, 
teacher appreciation, and Thank You!

Order Scrip for your back to school shopping today
Purchasing gifts cards through Calvary earns us points!
Order by Monday morning and receive your card by Friday.

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, JC Penny's, Kohl's, Walmart, Macy's, Sears, Target, Wendy's, Home Depot, and so much more.  Full list of vendors available in the office.  You can also 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 Press to pay at   Enrollment code: 9AF2LD9C9L86.  

Benefits: At Calvary Lutheran we offer scrip as a way to reduce your family's annual tuition.  A commitment of $3,000 in Scrip purchases will give your family a $100.00 annual tuition discount.  A commitment of $5,000 in Scrip purchases will give your family a $200 annual tuition discount.  Our Scrip year is May 1 - April 30th.  Scrip is available during the summer. 

- Should you not reach your commitment you will be charged 10% on the unpurchased balance.
- Once all discounts are paid back to the tuition fund, the remaining monies will be used to support school activities.

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 the church or school secretary, Sundays after service at the information booth too.    Cash and Checks are accepted.

Other ways to earn points:    - E-Script,     - Target,     - Box Tops,     - Amazon-Smiles     - S.H.A.R.E.S.    
                                          - Coke Points     - Labels for Education     - Office Depot

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

Gift cards are available all year around!

STOP Sign PARKING LOT SAFETY RULES       car-front-icon.gif  
        Please do NOT enter the school ground from Via Magdalena.
  This is designated as an Exit Only!
  • Cars must enter the parking lot from Via Arriba (back side of lot, behind Wendy's), and exit the parking lot Via Magdalena before and after school.  
  • Speed limit is 5 mph.
  • Please leave handicap parking spot for those who have placards.
  • ALL GATES close at 8:40 a.m. (except for Chapel and special events).  
  • Gates will open in the afternoon at 2:50 p.m., and close at 3:15 p.m.  
  • On Half-Days, gates will open at 11:20 a.m. 
***Please be careful and sensitive to students opening the gates.  
Wait until the gate is open, student is out of the way BEFORE
you proceed to your destination.  Thank You!
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
he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
It is right  for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, 
whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me. 
God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
This is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 
so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God.
(Phil. 1:4-12, NIV)

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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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Friday, August 19, 2016

Beautification Day - Tomorrow, August 20, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. to noon

All Hands On Deck!
We need your help...
Kids Cleaning  CLEAN  Cleaning Supplies   
 Church and School 
Beautification Day
August 20, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Quick Reminder:  

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 20th is our Annual Calvary Lutheran Church and School Beautification Day.  It starts at 9:00 a.m. until about 12:00 noon.   Come on down to Calvary at 9:00 a.m. with some cleaning supplies and you can lend a hand wherever you would like.  Many parents like to help in their child's classroom and that is great! Go for it.

Please plan to come and help Dr. C, Pastor, and all the teachers as a team to finish up these final projects and touch-ups before school starts. 

We will have some donuts and coffee in the morning, so bring your family and friends--the more, the merrier!  Start working off those PPP hours early and have some fun and fellowship while you're doing it.   

Here are some ideas of cleaning items to bring:
Clorox Wipes, paper towels, rags, dusters, paint brushes, Windex (or other surface cleaners), broom (to sweep or knock down cobwebs), wood cleaner/polish, dry erase board cleaner/conditioner, or anything else you think we could use.  

Please contact the office if you are planning on coming to help this day.  If you have any questions, please call the school office at (510) 278-2598 or the church office at (510) 278-2555
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Let's get ready for the First Day of School!

Teacher Installation - Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.
Refreshments and Fellowship after service

First Day of School - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 8:15 a.m.
(This is a half-day; dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)
We will need people to help wipe desks and seats in all classrooms, clean and polish white boards, wash windows (inside and out), replace any burnt out lights in all classrooms and wash covers, wash tables in the court yard, sweep walkways and much more. We can also use a few parents to help touch up some painting needs that we have on campus.   


Calvary Lutheran Church & School
17200 Via Magdalena
San Lorenzo, CA  94580
(510) 278-2555 - Church
(510) 278-2598 - School
Calvary Lutheran Church & School, 17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
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