Monday, January 23, 2017

Hot Lunch Sign-ups are past due. Penny Wars and Spirit Week is going on now!


 
 
 
   
 CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

~ REMINDER ~ 

Monday, January 23, 2017


 
   
HOT LUNCH MENU AND ORDER FORM

LAST CALL - Hot lunch order forms are due tomorrow morning
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hot Lunch

CCS Hot Lunch schedule/order form for January thru May 2017 is due today.  To download the form, click below on the blue "Hot Lunch - Guidelines and Order Form", print the menu, complete it in full, and return the form with a check to the teacher or school secretary.  Please make your checks out to Calvary Lutheran School.


If you have any questions, you may contact Rachel Scott, Hot Lunch Coordinator, or the school secretary, Mrs. Nancy at (510) 278-2598.



 
  
Calvary Christian School
17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
School:  (510) 278-2598*
Calvary Club:  (510) 278-7688
www.calvaryslz.org 

Shepherding Hearts ~ Sharpening Minds ~ Shaping Lives
    
Calvary Lutheran Church & School, 17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Sent by schoolsecretary@calvaryslz.org in collaboration with
Constant Contact

Friday, January 20, 2017

Newsletter (Fri., January 20, 2017)



 
 
 
CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
 
  January (1)
 
NEWS & EVENTS 
Weekly Newsletter
Friday, January 20, 2017
 
Reading Glasses

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 schoolsecretary@calvaryslz.org as this is our way of communication to you of any changes, emergencies, or events that are happening in at or around the school.



   
RE-ENROLLMENT FOR 2017-18 

IS NOW OPEN TO OUR CURRENT STUDENTS

RE-ENROLLMENT 

Monday, January 9, 2017, parents/guardians should have received a letter from Dr. C regarding 
re-enrollment for the 2017-18 school year.  Re-enrollment is open to our current families and their siblings first.

Tuition increase is for tuition only and it is annually; not per month.
 
Application for new students to CCS is coming January 30, 2017.

Re-enrollment forms and re-enrollment fees are due in the office as follows:  
Friday, February 10, 2017, with a registration fee of $250.
After February 10th thru February 28, 2017, re-enrollment fee increases to $275.
March 1, 2017, re-enrollment fee increases to $300.
April 1, 2017, re-enrollment fee increases to $325.
May 1, 2017, re-enrollment fee increases to $350.

Click below view/download the letter and re-enrollment form for 2017-18



 

Enrollment Pencil
 
                             
                               ENROLLMENT INFORMATION ~ 2016-17
  

Enrollment packets for this school year 2016-17 may be downloaded from the link below.

If you know a family who is interested in attending Calvary Christian 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 Calvary 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, Nancy Schibler at schoolsecretary@calvaryslz.org, or by phone at (510) 278-2598, if you have any questions.
 
Click to the below for a NEW Student Application packet for this year (2016-17) and welcome letter and below that, the Re-enrollment form for 2017-18: 


(2017-18) - RE-Enrollment - Re-Enrollment (2017-18)

(2017-18) - Application form(s) Coming
   
 
 
 
    P L E A S E     R E A D 
   
                        CCS - HEALTH & MEDICAL INFORMATION Sick child and mom
 
*COLD AND FLU SEASON ARE HERE AND IT IS HITING THE WEST COAST AND BAY AREA VERY STRONG THIS SEASON 
~ 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 99.6 or higher, it is considered a low-grade temperature.  Please keep your child at home as whatever your 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.  
 
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
If you have any questions regarding your child's symptoms, please contact your physician's office and/or doctor.

Thank you!
 
   
 
MAKE HAND-WASHING A HABIT!

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.


  
   
YOUR PPP HOURS ARE DUE 

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!


Please remember to complete your PPP hours before the deadline, April 1, 2017, or the charge will be placed on your Smart Tuition, April 15, 2017.

There are many ways to complete those PPP hours.  Below you will find just a few examples:
  • Attend a CFA Meeting.  1 hour meeting, deduct 1 PPP hour.  There is a CFA Meeting this Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
  • Rachel Scott and the CFA Hot Lunch program can use your help on Fridays. Great way to help with hot lunch, see your child(ren) with their classmates, as your child sees their mom, dad, aunt, uncle, or even a grandparent helping and serving in the kitchen, while you are burning those PP hours away - how cool!
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon) - School Beautification Day.  It's that time to spruce up the school campus.  Come and bring a family member or two, help clean up your child's classroom or campus and you can burns more of those PPP hours.  

If you have any questions, you may contact the school secretary, Mrs. Nancy or Rachel Scott, CFA/Hot Lunch Coordinator, at (510) 278-2598.


 
   
HOT LUNCH MENU AND ORDER FORM

Please Note:  Hot lunch is not available until Friday, January 27, 2017

Hot Lunch

CCS Hot Lunch schedule/order form for January thru May 2017 is here.  To download the form, click below on the blue "Hot Lunch - Guidelines and Order Form", print the menu, complete it in full, and return the form with a check to the teacher or school secretary.  Please make your checks out to Calvary Lutheran School.


If you have any questions, you may contact Rachel Scott, Hot Lunch Coordinator, or the school secretary, Mrs. Nancy at (510) 278-2598.


 
Just a reminder
  
 
~ IMPORTANT NOTES & REMINDERS ~   
(updated 11/04/16)
 
 
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.
 
Kids Worshiping God
*PARTNERS IN WORSHIP (PIW) ~ Video(s) are now on-line.  If you would like to view a CLS Partners in Worship you can see it on-line via CLS' website.
Go to www.calvaryslz.org  Look on the left side of the page under "Church"   Go to the bottom of the page and click on "Albums"   Most recent PIW was "Preschool thru 2nd Grade Partners in Worship - Oct. 23, 2016.    More videos to come!
  
 
 
Calvary Calendar
(mark your calendars)
Calendar
  
JANUARY 2017
20 - End of 2nd Quarter. - Teacher In-Service  K-8th Half-Day. (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)
22-27 - National Lutheran School/Spirit Week
23-27 - Penny Wars!! 
26 - Speech Contest (Grades 3-5; 6-8)
28 - Campus Beautification (9 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

FEBRUARY 2017
3 - Open House (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)**
12 - Partner's in Worship (3rd - 5th Grade)
17 - Teacher's In-Service - Half-Day (11:30 a.m. Dismissal)
20 - President's Day (No School; Offices and Calvary Club Closed)

MARCH 2017
13-17 - Achievement Tests
24 - End of 3rd Quarter - Half-Day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.).  Calvary Club is open

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**SAVE THE DATE - 2017: **
  
April 14 - Good Friday (No School, Offices Closed, Calvary Club Closed)
April 17-21 - Easter Break (No School)
May 6 - Carnival!
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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 Meeting
                        Thursday, February 16, 2017
                  6:00 p.m. 
 
     
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, January 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., in the Parish Hall. 
 
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.
   
 


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SCHOOL FORMS
 
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
(Reminder: Children are not allowed to self-medicate themselves. Form(s) and medicine must be brought to the school office revised and/or 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)
 
   
     
 

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!  Purchasing gifts cards through Calvary earns us points!

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, Amazon.com, 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 www.shopwithscrip.com 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 www.shopwithscrip.com.  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 Nancy Schibler, and on Sundays after service at the information booth.  Cash and checks are accepted.

Questions:  Contact  Margie Luehrs via e-mail at scrip@calvaryslz.org or by phone at (510) 278-2555

Gift cards are available all year around!
 
     
 

Hearts Purchase your Valentine's gift
 cards through Calvary and everyone wins!   
 
Gift cards are awesome to use for yourself as well as to give as a special Valentine's gifts.  Purchasing gifts cards through Calvary earns us points!
 
 Come into the office during normal school hours and see the church or school secretary and on Sundays after service at the information booth.  Cash and checks are accepted.

Download Information here:  Valentine's Day with Scrip 

Questions:  Contact  Margie Luehrs via e-mail at scrip@calvaryslz.org or by phone at (510) 278-2555
 
 
 
 
 
"Jesus Our Intimate Friend"      
  
I've counseled plenty of folks who argue that they are not worthy of God's love. Of all the passages I could point to that describe the Lord's devotion, today's is the one I think best showcases the unqualified friendship He offers His followers.

As Jesus was praying in the garden of Gethsemane on the night before His crucifixion, Judas Iscariot approached him with a band of men. The betrayer stepped forward and kissed the Lord's cheek. And what was Jesus' response? According to another disciple, Matthew, He called the man "Friend" (Matt. 26:50).

Judas expected Jesus to establish His kingdom on earth and drive the Romans out of Israel--anyone who could calm a storm at sea could easily remove an oppressive government! But Judas's interest in Jesus was more personal and political than spiritual. In fact, John reported that his fellow disciple stole from the money box (12:6). Today the man's name is synonymous with those who betray others for personal gain.

In spite of Judas' greed, blind ambition, and betrayal, Jesus never stopped loving him; He still used the word "friend" to address the one-time disciple. The Lord does not place conditions on His love or reject people who fail to meet certain standards. He simply cares for us as we are.

People cannot earn Jesus Christ's love and friendship. He takes the initiative, reaches out, and draws into fellowship those who are willing. We are not worthy, but we are privileged to live in His love anyway. In the Lord, we find a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Prov. 18:24). 
 
Bible and Glasses
   
Please continue to keep our Pastor, Superintendent, teachers, students, parents 
and volunteers in your prayers throughout the school year.  
(Borrowed from Dr. Charles Stanley, In Touch Ministries, Inc., 2016)
   
 
  
Calvary Christian School
17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
School:  (510) 278-2598*
Calvary Club:  (510) 278-7688
www.calvaryslz.org 

Shepherding Hearts ~ Sharpening Minds ~ Shaping Lives
    
Calvary Lutheran Church & School, 17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Sent by schoolsecretary@calvaryslz.org in collaboration with
Constant Contact