Monday, September 8, 2014

News & Events - Sept 8, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 

News & Events


You do not want to miss Back-to-School Night which is tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 9th @ 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  We will start in the church with the teachers and Dr. Chivalette (Dr. C), and then we will adjourn to the classrooms.  This is a fantastic opportunity to partner with your child's teacher and hear about the exciting year ahead in the classroom.

Child care will be provided for students in Kindergarten on up in the Calvary Club room.  Doors will open at 6:20 p.m and close promptly at 8:10 p.m.
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Do not forget, CFA (Calvary Family Association) will be selling a pizza dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall, which includes two slices of pizza, a drink and great fellowship for only $5.00 per person.   Please e-mail the school secretary at, or call (510) 278-2598, or sign-up in your classroom before 12:00 noon and let us know if you will be joining us for the dinner.

                                           ~ See you Tuesday!!


Next CFA (Calvary Family Association) meeting is Tuesday, September 23rd @ 6:45 p.m.  Make sure you join us.   Learn more about what is going on in your child's school and share your thoughts and ideas.

Calvary Calendar

9 - Back-to-School Night 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm  (Child care provided, students in Kindergarten
     on up.  Doors open at 6:20 and will close promptly at 8:10 pm).
19 - Teacher In-Service Day - 11:30 a.m. Dismissal (Calvary Club available, $5.00/Hour)
23 - CFA (Calvary Family Association) Meeting @ 6:45 p.m.
23-26 - 7th & 8th Grade Outdoor Ed Trip

12 - 7th & 8th Grade Partners in Worship
16 - Fall Pictures (more information to follow)
17 - Quarter 1 ends.  Teacher In-Service, Half-Day, 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
23 - Conferences 3:30 - 8:00 p.m.
24 - No School - Conferences 8:30 am - noon  (Calvary Club available)
30 - Walk for Cans

School Calendar Link:   2014-15 School Calendar


Parking Lot Safety
  • Cars must enter the parking lot from Via Arriba (back side of lot), and exit the parking lot on Via Magdalena before and after school.  All Gates close at 8:35 am (except for Chapel and special events).  Gates will open in the afternoon at 2:50 pm.
  • Please park your car when dropping off or picking up students.
  • Students in grades Preschool through 4th grade must be walked to class and picked up by an adult.  (Please pick up your  youngest child first).
  • Children must stay behind the blue line and ropes (near buildings) in the parking lot.
  • When driving on the school grounds, please slow down!  Be sensitive to students opening the gates.  Please watch out for the little ones.
  • The speed limit is 5 mph.

Giving Back Gets Easy @ Calvary

Scrip Gift cards - Stop by or call the office for gift cards to local restaurants,  retailers, movie theaters, gas stations, iTunes, and more.  You purchase the card for the full value, and the vendor donates a percentage back to the Calvary!  No waiting in lines at the store or hassles finding parking!

Gift Card Display

e-Scrip -  Sign your Safeway Club Card up through eScrip and Safeway will donate 4% back to our school.  Go to to sign up or to renew your membership. (Membership must be renewed each year by Nov. 1st)  Many debit cards also participate; check online.
Target - Go to "" on Target's website or apply the register or customer service and vote for our school. You can purchase with a red card a donation will be made to Calvary Lutheran School.  Make sure you establish that you want to have your donation go to Calvary Lutheran School.

Coke Points - If you drink Coke or any of their products, you can cut the Coke Rewards code on the inside of box, or save the cap from the 2-liter bottle and send them to the school office. Or if you already have a Coke Rewards account, you can choose to donate your points to our school for cool school supplies!   


Box Tops - Clip and send box tops to class with your child each quarter, and the class with the most box tops wins either a free dress day or a class treat! 


Labels for Education - These work the same as the box tops-- Please Clip your coupons, save, and send to school with your child for a free dress day or a home-baked treat! 


Office Depot - If you shop at Office Depot, you can use our number   

(#: 70014535) and they will donate 5% back to our school to use on supplies!


Amazon offers a Give Back program called Amazon Smiles.  It is 0.5% of the purchase if the member designates the school beforehand as a part of their account settings.


S.H.A.R.E. cards can be picked up at the front office.  Using your S.H.A.R.E. card on qualified purchases at Lucky's, Save Mart, Smart Foods or Food Maxx earns Calvary Lutheran Schools its share of the annual S.H.A.R.E.S. donation - up to 3% of qualified purchases. 

Verse of Encouragement

"It is the Lord who goes before you.  He will be with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.  Do not fear or be dismayed.  Deuteronomy 31:8