Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ash Wednesday Service

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Ash Wednesday Worship Service

Ash Wednesday worship service with Holy Communion will take place this Wednesday at 7:00pm.

Please join us!

There will not be a Soup Supper this Week but, please look at the soup supper sign up sheets

for a Wednesday that you would be willing to provide a Soup or Dessert

or help with set up and clean up.

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CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL, 17200 VIA MAGDALENA, SAN LORENZO, California 94580-2928, United States

Friday, February 24, 2017

Newsletter (Fri., February 24, 2017)


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Weekly Newsletter
Friday, February 24, 2017
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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 forms and re-enrollment fees schedule is listed below:
 **February 10th thru February 28, 2017, re-enrollment fee is $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 letter from Dr. C regarding re-enrollment (Jan. 9, 2017), and the re-enrollment application form for 2017-18.   
Tuition increase is for tuition only and it is annually, not per month.

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                                ENROLLMENT INFORMATION ~ 2016-17

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.

Enrollment packets for this school year 2016-17 may be downloaded from the link below.
Please contact the school secretary, Nancy Schibler at schoolsecretary@calvaryslz.org, or by phone at (510) 278-2598, if you have any questions.
Click below on the blue to download the form(s) you need:  

(2017-18) Application for Enrollment - Application for Enrollment (new students) - 2017-18

(2017-18) Preschool Parent Questionnaire and State Forms - PS Parent Questionnaire and State Forms (2017-18) 
                    CFA Meeting
                        Tuesday, March 14, 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, April 11, 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.

Yearbook on sale now
It's time to order your YEARBOOK!          
Order your Calvary Christian School Yearbook ONLINE! 

All orders must be made directly on-line.  Please see below. 
Orders will not be accepted in the office.  
Just follow the steps below: 

Step 2:  Enter your pay code  84354  and click next

Step 3:  Buy a yearbook for 
or a yearbook with personalization for $18.00

Deadline to order yearbooks on-line is:  Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Want to place an add?          Place an Ad:  $10.00 - 1/4 page ad
                                                Place an Ad:  $20.00 - half page ad
                                                Place an Ad:  $30.00 - full page ad

Eight graders graduating from Calvary - Families are welcome to place an ad congratulating their 8th grade student.  You can ad a saying, a verse, and even pictures.

Order Ads online through:  April 7, 2017

If you have any questions about ordering your yearbook contact your yearbook advisor Rachel Scott at Doularachel510@gmail.com 


JOSTENS' - Memory Book
    P L E A S E     R E A D 
                        CCS - HEALTH & MEDICAL INFORMATION Sick child and mom
~ 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!

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.

A Friendly Reminder

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!
  • Donate one dozen cookies and/or brownies to the Open House on Thursday, February 16, 2017,  and one PPP hour will be deducted from your account.  Donate two dozen and 2 PPP hours will be deducted.  Donate three dozen cookies and 4 PPP hours will be deducted.

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

Just a reminder
(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 - Guidelines & Order Form (Jan. - May 2017)
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.

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

APRIL 2017
3-6 - 5th Grade Outdoor Ed (tentative)
7 - District In-Service - No School (Calvary Club is Open)
14 - Good Friday (No School, Office and Calvary Club Closed)
16 - Easter (Happy Resurrection Sunday)
17-21 - Easter Break (No School, Calvary Club Open)
28 - Panoramic School Picture
MAY 2017
14 - Mother's Day
19 - Teacher's In-Service. Half-day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.), Calvary Club is open
19 - 8th Grade Banquet
26 - 8th Grade Graduation
29 - Memorial Day - (No school, Office Closed, No Calvary Club)
31 - Preschool Celebration (9:00 a.m.)
31 - Kindergarten Graduation (11:00 a.m.)
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**SAVE THE DATE - 2017: **
June 1 - Last day of school - Picnic
June 18 - Father's Ddy
July 4th - Indepenence Day
Aug. 23 - First day back-to-school
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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:  01/31/17)
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)


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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 can participate throughout the year!!  Just come into the office during normal business hours and see the church or school secretary, 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!

"Resurrection: Our New Body"
2 Corinthians 5:1-10

What a scene will occur at the sounding of the Lord's trumpet! The "dead in Christ" will emerge from their resting places all over the earth and soar into the sky; these saints' resurrected bodies will reunite with their spirits, which will have been residing in heaven with Jesus. Close behind them will follow believers who haven't yet departed this life--at that moment, they'll miraculously be changed as they are "caught up . . . to meet the Lord in the air" (1 Thess. 4:16-17).

The description sounds extraordinary, but in fact, the plan is practical. We're going to need a body with which to enjoy the new heaven and new earth that Jesus is preparing for His followers. However, earthly flesh and bones will not do. They age, break, and succumb to sin. So God promised to transform our humble structures into glorious bodies like the one Christ had after His resurrection. Common temptations and limitations will be gone. In addition, our physical substance will be altered so that we are not restricted by time and space. Remember, Jesus didn't bother with doors (John 20:19)! Our new bodies will be suited for the environment where we are to dwell forever--an ageless eternity in which all of our needs are perfectly met.

Each believer will still be him- or herself. Friends and family long separated will recognize one another; our personalities will be unchanged, except that we'll be absolutely sinless. At last, you and I will be the persons that God intends for us to be. And we'll be housed in a body fashioned like that of Christ--perfect, sinless, and complete.

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Please continue to keep Calvary Christian School - the faculty, staff, students,
volunteers, and parents in your prayers throughout the school year and for 2017-18. 
(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

Shepherding Hearts ~ Sharpening Minds ~ Shaping Lives

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