Saturday, May 28, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016 - Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2016

Calvary Lutheran Church & School will be observing Memorial Day

There is No School,
Offices and Calvary Club are Closed 

Memorial Day  

In memory and honor to all who served... 
and those who are serving today,
we at Calvary Lutheran say
Thank You!

Please continue to keep all those in your prayers who had family members that served and those who are still serving today.

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

Friday, May 27, 2016

Important Message from Dr. Chivalette - (Friday, April 27, 2016)

Calvary Lutheran School

Important Message from Dr. Chivalette 

Friday, April 27, 2016 
May 27, 2016
Dear CLS Families and Friends,
Soon we will be closing out another school year at Calvary Lutheran School.  This year marks the sixty-sixth year the school has positively impacted its students and surrounding  community members.  The following is a brief update on the progress of CLS as it prepares for the 2016-17 year:
Continuation of our five-year plan. Our primary objective has been to move our combined classrooms to single classroom settings.  At present, we have separated grades first and second,while separating grade five for 2016-17 as well as moving it back to the elementary part of our school.  We will continue to combine the third and fourth grade classrooms through 2017 and separate them the following year in 2017-2018. 
Replacing LED lighting in classrooms.  The three remaining classrooms:  room 2, room 6,and room 7 will have their LED lighting completed over the summer months.
All full-time faculty will be returning next year!  We are excited that our entire full-time faculty will be returning for 2016-17.  They have been a blessing to get to know and work alongside. 
New fifth grade teacher hired.  We are pleased to announce the hire of Mrs. Irma Mora as our new fifth grade instructor.  Mrs. Mora has twelve years of classroom experience and will also be overseeing our elementary and middle school music program. 
Spanish class will go online in 2016-17.  In order to continue to provide a foreign language offering to our K-8 students we will be utilizing an online program for each of the grades in conjunction with our technology room.
The National Beta Club honors CLS.  Calvary Lutheran School has been recognized by this prestigious organization as a Beta School of Merit for its dedication to academic excellence and commitment in celebrating its students achievements.  Calvary Lutheran has thirteen students in grades fourth through eighth grade who are currently members. 
School enrollment is on the rise.  At present, 93 students are enrolled for the next school year.  We are expecting a surge in enrollment numbers particularly in the preschool during the summer months.  CLS will also be dividing our school into preschool, elementary (grades K-5) and middle school (grades 6-8). 
Summer help needed.  Our primary goal is to scrape and clean the picnic lunch area as well as to repaint all of the tables.  We will also be repairing lockers, removing and discarding outdated materials, and repainting the walls near the lockers  and lunch areas as well as the outside walls from kindergarten to room 9.  Please contact the school office if you can help in any of these areas.  We will begin work the week of June 20th
I pray God's richest blessing on both you and yours over the next few months while looking forward to seeing you again in August!
Serving God through education,
Dr. Michael Hemme Chivalette

Calvary Lutheran Church & School, 17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
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News & Events (Fri., May 27, 2016)


Friday, May 27, 2016
                                                               PLEASE READ!!!                      
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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. 
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.


DVD's are now available in the office Music
of the 
2016 Music & Talent Show 
7th & 8th Grade "Meet Me in St. Louis Musical"

DVD's are now available in the office of the 2016 Music and Talent Show 
for only $5.00.

Please see the school secretary if you would like to purchase one 
as they are going quick! 


Robert Livermore Aquat
*Everyone at CLS is invited to join us for a day of fun in the sun to celebrate another 
wonderful year at 
Calvary Lutheran School

Sponsored by CFA

June 9, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Robert Livermore Aquatic Center
4444 East Avenue
Livermore, CA  94550

Free Lunch and Admission provided for (active) CLS students and staff

All others $8.00 each

(Children under 2, Free)

Lifeguards are in the swimming pool area.

*All students must be accompanied and supervised by an adult

Please remember to bring:  Sunscreen, Towel, Swimsuit* and a hat.

*Swimsuits must be appropriate and follow CLS dress code guidelines.
Girls:  One-piece swimsuit please.  If you wear a two piece swimsuit, then you 
must wear a 
          long t-shirt to wear over your swimsuit.
Boys:  Please wear swim trunks.

This is a school day activity so it is a "required activity" and will be an unexcused absence. Parents must provide transportation for your children).  If you would like to coordinate car pool with other parents, please do that on your own.

Please note:  There is no Calvary Club this day.

If you still are in need of PPP Hours, CFA can use your help with serving food.  Please contact Karla, Rachel, or Nancy if you can help.

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District - General Pool Rules, click on blue for the rules:   General Pool Rules

Directions click on the blue: 
It's Summer 
Lost and Found LOST & FOUND!             


Please look in the Lost and Found bin which is located in the hallway of Calvary Club for any missing clothing or articles. Anything left behind at CLS in the bin, classroom, or offices, after June 10, 2016, will be donated to a local shelter.  
Lost and Found



David Mazilu
Calvary Lutheran School

Oro Loma Sanitary District and Waste Management Earth Day 2016 Poster Contest Award Proudly Presents David Mazilu received Honorable Mention and Calvary Lutheran School was awarded with a matching gift of $150!

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.
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.

Enrollment Pencil
If you have not yet RE-enrolled for the 2016-17 school year, please download the forms at the bottom of this page.  You may also speak to the school secretary and she will be able to assist you.

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.

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)
Calvary Calendar
(mark your calendars)
MAY 2016

30 - Memorial Day  (Offices are closed, No School, No Calvary Club)
JUNE 2016

3 - Preschool Stepping-Up (TBA)
3 - 8th Grade Banquet (TBA)
6 - K-8th Grade - "Field Day" (on campus). Time: TBD**
7 - 8th grade Graduation (6:00 p.m.)
8 - Kindergarten Graduation (9:00 a.m.)
9 - Last Day of School at The Robert Livermore Community Park - Information to follow**
13 - Preschool Summer Program begins (June 13 - July 29)
19 - Father's Day
**SAVE THE DATE - 2016: **
June 6th - K-8th "Field Day" (12:30 p.m - 2:30 p.m.)**
June 9th - Lady Day of School at The Robert Livermore Community Park**

Aug. 24, 2016 - First Day Back to School**
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

* Calvary Club (before and after school care) is available ($5.00/hour; after 6:00 pm $4.00/minute) for the 2015-16 school year.
** Means Change/Addition in Schedule

(Calendar Revised:  05/17/16)
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.

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.

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!   
Purchasing gifts cards through Calvary earns us points!
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: 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!

        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 - 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   
"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind  toward each other 
so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed and, moreover, 
that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written:
"Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
    I will sing the praises of your name."
Again, it says, "Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people."
And again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles; let all the peoples extol him."
And again, Isaiah says, "The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations;
    in him the Gentiles will hope."
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, 
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Romans 15:5-15, 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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