Saturday, January 30, 2016

News & Events (Fri., January 22, 2016)

Goodbye Jan Hello Feb 
Friday, January 29, 2016


E-Mails:   You are receiving this e-mail because you have expressed an interest in Calvary Lutheran School or your child is enrolled at Calvary.  Please add to your address book or contacts so we will be sure to make it to your personal inbox.   
Unsubscribing from one Calvary e-mail may remove you from receiving all church and school e-mails, including significant announcements that will benefit you and your child(ren).  We strongly recommend that you do not unsubscribe from receiving CLS e-mails. 
Note:  This is our way of  communication to you of any changes, emergencies, or events that are happening in at or around the school, other than RenWeb.

Deadline for early Re-enrollment and lock into your 2015-16 tuition 
is this Friday, February 5, 2016

REMINDER:  This Friday, February 5, 2016, is the last day to re-enroll and lock into your 2015-16 tuition payment (same rates) plan.  

Families who choose to re-enroll after February 5th will be subject to the new and higher tuition rates.

Meanwhile, 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.
Contact the school secretary, Mrs. Nancy Schibler at, or by phone at (510) 278-2598, if you have any questions.
Click to the right to download Re-Enrollment Form Here:  Re-Enrollment Application (2016-17)
Enrollment Pencil
             BEGINS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016                

Enrollment for New Families:  Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year will be open to the public on Monday, February 1, 2016.  We are expecting a full house this coming school year, so it will be on a first-come first-serve basis. 

Meanwhile, 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 older students may also be able to "shadow" one of our students during the day.  
Family Referral Discount:  There is a $250 discount for each family referred to CLS and $250 credit towards the new family (the new family must stay a minimum of one semester at Calvary).  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.   They must write your name down on the application at the time of submission to receive this discount.
Contact the school secretary, Mrs. Nancy Schibler at, or by phone at (510) 278-2598, if you have any questions.
Download CLS Welcome Letter and Application for Admissions Packet for the 2016-17 school year, Preschool thru 8th Grade here:   Welcome Letter and Application for Admissions Packet
 Church and School Beautification/Service Day

Kids Cleaning        CLEAN


Calvary's Campus Beautification Day - Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon is Calvary's Beautification Day.  This is another great opportunity to earn PPP Hours and help spruce up our campus as we get ready for Open House, which is the following Friday, February 5, 2016.
Washing Hands
Make Hand-Washing a Habit   


Kids who wash their hands at least four times a day have 24 percent fewer sick days from colds and flu, and 51 percent fewer sick days due to stomach illnesses.  (American Public Health Association).
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.

STREP THROAT     Strep Throat
Please note that a case of strep throat is going on at Calvary. 
Please watch your child for any symptoms.  

Strep throat is a common and contagious infection caused by Group A streptococcus bacteria. Strep throat may affect anyone, but it is especially common among children

What Are the Symptoms of Strep Throat?  
  • Sore throat that comes on rapidly
  • Pain and Difficulty swallowing
  • Headaches
  • Fever, sometimes greater than 102 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3 C)
  • A raw, red appearance to the back of the throat
  • White pus on tonsils
  • Tender, high lymph nodes in neck
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash
  • Absence of a cough, stuffy nose, or other upper-respiratory symptoms
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck and tonsils
Although by definition strep throat is caused by the Streptococcuspyogenes bacteria, other bacteria, such as neisseria, can occasionally invade the throat and cause similar symptoms.

If you have any questions regarding your child's symptoms, please contact your local physician.  

It is easy to tell when you have a sore throat or a cold. It is harder to know when you have strep throat. Typically, sore throats are caused by a viral infection and not strep bacteria. Strep throat usually does not occur with cold symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, or a runny or stuffy nose. The more cold symptoms you have, the less likely it is that your sore throat is a strep infection. 

If you have any questions regarding your child's symptoms, please contact your local physician.

Please note:  THE ABOVE IS ONLY A GUIDELINE.  Please contact your local physician if you have any questions or concerns.

Thermometer       Sick Child      Sick Boy     Child Vomiting
 Cold and Flu Season are here!   


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 degrees 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 not vomiting, WITHOUT any medications (Acetaminophen/ Tylenol, Ibuprofen/Motrin) in their system for at least 24 hours before they can return to school.

If your child suddenly comes down with the following symptoms:  fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, cough, fatigue, rash, nausea or vomiting - we encourage you to contact your local physician and discuss your child's symptoms.
Again, a child must NOT have had a fever and/or not vomiting, without any medication in their system for at least 24 hours before they may be able to return to school.
Do not forget to let your school secretary know that your child will not be in school. If you would like to pick up any homework after school, please let the secretary know at that time.
Just a reminder     IMPORTANT NOTES & REMINDERS     
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 your child brings money the day of hot lunch, your child may be not be guaranteed a "Friday Hot Lunch."  Students who paid and signed up ahead of time will be served first.  Click on the blue to download menu  Hot Lunch Menu (Jan. 22 - May 27, 2016).
Snack Table - There is a snack table at every Friday Hot Lunch table.  Each item is 25 cents and there is a limit of two (2) items per person.  We have items like cookies, fruit snacks, string cheese, pretzel, beef jerky, pickles and more.  

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.

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.

               Do not forget to upload your submit school pictures!!  camera
Deadline:  Sunday, February 28, 2016
Our school yearbook provider, Inter-State Studio & Publishing Co., is now offering a yearbook image upload feature. You may now submit photos for the 2015-2016 Yearbook online. You may select up to 10 images for each upload.  

Go to  and enter the school code 03455E.  Please enter your name, your child's grade & the event as filename.
Photos may be of your child's field trips, classroom photos, special projects in the classroom or on the playground.   You can also bring in your USB (thumb drive) into the office and we will download it for you.  We will try to return your USB to you via your child's teacher.

In addition, you will receive 1 PPP hour credit for submitting 10 or more quality photos.   
If you have any questions, please see Jean Mussack or the school secretary.

After reviewing all photo submissions, the CLS Yearbook Staff will determine the final selections for publication. Submitted photos are not guaranteed to be included in the yearbook.

If you have any questions, please call Calvary Lutheran School at (510) 278-2598.

The Calvary Lutheran School Yearbook Staff  thank you for your image contribution.

Yearbook on sale now

Hurry!  Order now for the best price

February 1 - February 22 @ $13.00 per yearbook

February 23 - March 15 @ $15.00 pear yearbook 

To order your yearbook visit:   Enter the Order Code:  03455E

Please note - Yearbooks will be delivered to the school.

If you have any questions, please call Calvary at (510) 278-2598.
Calvary Calendar
(mark your calendars)
3 - Student Awards (Honor Roll, Faithful Worship, Spelling Bee, Superintendent Honor Roll, Perfect 
      Attendance) - handed out after chapel **
5 - Open House (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) - Donation of cookies needed for Open House. (More info 
      to follow).
10 - Ash Wednesday
14 - 1st Grade - Partner's In Worship (9:00 a.m.) - Hearts!!!!! 
15 - President's Day (Church and School Offices Closed, No School, No Calvary Club)
19 - Teacher's In-Service.  Half-Day - Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.  (Calvary Club Open)
19 - Father-Daughter Dance, Parish Hall (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)**

MARCH 2016

13 - 2nd Grade - Partner's In Worship (9:00 a.m.)
14-17 - Achievement Tests
24 - Quarter 3 Ends
25 - Good Friday  (No School, Offices Closed, No Calvary Club)
27 - Easter Sunday
28-31, & 04/01 - Easter Break  (No School.  Calvary Club Open)
APRIL 2016

1 - Easter Break
4 - School Resumes
7 - Spring Pictures
8 - District In-Service - No School (Calvary Club Open)
10 - 5th & 6th Grade - Partner's in Worship (9:00 a.m.)
22 - Panoramic Picture
25-29 - 5th & 6th - Outdoor Ed

** Calvary Auction - May 7, 2016  (5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) **
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* Calvary Club (before and after school care) is available ($5.00/hour; after 6:00 pm $4.00/minute)

** Means Change/Addition in Schedule

Click below on the blue highlighted notice below
(Revised:  09/18/15)

SCRIP - 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, Applebee's, Chipotle, 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 Press to pay at   Enrollment code: 9AF2LD9C9L86.  

Benefits: NEW At Calvary Lutheran we offer scrip as a way to reduce your family's annual tuition.  Currently, a commitment of $3,000.00 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 $200.00 annual tuition discount.  Our Scrip year is May 1 - April 30th.  Yes, 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.
Purchase your gifts cards through Calvary and everyone wins!
Gift Card Display    
Make sure you purchase your GIFT CARD(S) from Calvary Offices. You can purchase gift cards to local restaurants, retailers, movie theaters, gas stations, iTunes, Disneyland, Starbucks and so much more.  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!
You purchase the card for the full value, and the vendor donates a percentage back to Calvary! No waiting in those long lines at the store and no hassel finding parking.  Stop by the office today.
Special Orders/Questions:  Contact Karla by e-mail at or by phone at (510) 278-2555  
Other ways to earn points:
               E-Scrip                       Box Tops                                 S.H.A.R.E.                        Labels for Education
               Target                        Amazon - Smiles                     Coke Points                       Office Depot
Gift cards are available in the office today and all year around!

        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.
  • 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 - 2015-16
Please remember children are not allowed to self-medicate themselves.  Form(s) and medicine must be brought to the office.

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   
"Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating 
on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious - 
the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. 
Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. 
Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
(Phil. 4:8 MSG.)

 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