Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Clean Up - Work Day

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Reminder - We Need You

Tomorrow is our Clean Up - Work Day

8:00am - NOON

Some jobs to tackle are:

Install the 11 new Outside Canopy Lights

Dust and remove cobwebs in Overflow.

Trim Bushes.

Weed and Hoe Cut Back Ivy along Drive.

Remove Dead Limbs from Trees in Drive.

Change exterior light bulbs.

Change out Burnt out Light Bulbs in Sanctuary.

Remove and sort unused clutter in Overflow Room.

Remove Metal and Cut up Trash that has piled up at the side of the Parish Hall.

With the New Canopy Lights it points out the need to Paint the Sanctuary.

As far as tools to bring, general gardening tools, power drill or saw, small chain saw, basic hand tools - hammer, screwdriver type of things will be very useful. You can see  there are many jobs to choose from so we do appreciate your time and talents.


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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tool Sale!

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Tool Sale
This Saturday, April 1 
9am - 1pm

Maren Giannini is having a Tool Sale this Saturday from 9am - 1pm at her home located at 17849 Parker Rd. in Castro Valley.

Some of the tools for sale are:

Hand tools

Electric tools

Drill bits

Sockets & Wrenches

and more . . .


Come by and see if there is something you are interested in.

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

A message from our spokesperson

I wanted to thank each of the parents who worked so diligently to try and put forth a proposal that could have kept Calvary open!  Truly, you have done amazing work!

As I pray that you heard yesterday, the congregation appreciated your hard work!  No one in the church is pleased to be closing our school.  

You approached a Sisyphean task, that they had all attempted to roll uphill before!  They recognized your efforts and struggle as their own.

Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts! 

Pastor Smith and the members of Calvary Lutheran

Spring Picture Date - Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Pictures

Friday, March 31, 2017
Lifetouch Pictures

Spring Pictures will be taken this Friday, March 31st. 
This is a free dress day, and as always, clothing should be clean and in good taste.

If you have any questions, please contact the school secretary at or (510) 278-2598.

Thank you!
Calvary Lutheran Church & School, 17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
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Dining for Dollars-Panera-Tues., March 28, 2017 (4 pm to 8 pm)

Panera Bread
Panera Bread (A)
Panera Bread (B)
Calvary Lutheran-Christian School
Dining for Dollars!

24133 Southland Drive
Hayward, CA  94545

~ Tomorrow Night ~
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Please Remember - You must bring the attached flyer below so that Calvary Christian School gets the donation.

Panera Bread (C)
Make dinner easy tomorrow night by joining us for our monthly Dining for Dollar fundraisers to support Calvary (Lutheran-) Christian School at Panera Bread near Southland Mall.  

You must bring in the flyer, and show the cashier you're supporting Calvary Lutheran-Christian School for their Fund raising night, to make sure proceeds will be donated to Calvary (Lutheran-) Christian School.


Click here on the blue below to view/download the Panera Bread flyer -

Calvary Christian School
17200 Via Magdalena
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
(510) 278-2598

Fw: School Closing, Registration Refund Info, Office Changes

Calvary Christian School

Dear families of Calvary Christian School,


This morning, the congregation of Calvary Lutheran Church voted to approve the recommendation to close Calvary Christian School at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

 It is with deep sadness that this decision was reached!  Member after member of the Congregation got up and spoke of the impact that Calvary School had made in the lives of their family.  They also acknowledged that for the past 8-12 years they had seen this day coming.  Deficit budget after deficit budget had been passed until it is no longer possible to continue. 



If you have already registered for next year, your registration fee will be returned to you.  You have the option of either applying your paid fee to your monthly tuition or receiving a refund check.  Unless you notify us otherwise, we will apply your registration fee to upcoming payments.  If you would like to receive a check instead, please email  Include your name, your students name, and the address to which you would like the check mailed.



With all the items needing to be accomplished in preparing to close, the school office will only be open for the following needs:


Dropping off a student

Picking up a student

Dropping off lunches and items for your student

To speak with Dr. C. (Appointment needed)


Please plan your visits accordingly. 

 School Record Requests must come from a school, and will be sent directly to them.  School records are not (and never have been) released to a parent or individual.  This is the practice for all Educational facilities.

 I have been exceedingly proud of how our students have handled the past three weeks, since the first announcement of our closing!  How you handle and speak of today's final vote will go a long way in helping your student have the most positive educational experience through our final day.  I know that our teachers will continue to be diligent in making the most of each class.

 In closing, let me express what an honor and privilege it has been to have your student at Calvary!  The sadness of this day will only be eclipsed by the final day of school!  You are all in my prayers.

 In His Service,

Pastor Kelly

 Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Friday, March 24, 2017

News & Events Weekly Newsletter (Friday, March 24, 2017)


Weekly Newsletter
Friday, March 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 as this is our way of communication to you of any changes, emergencies, or events that are happening in at or around the school.


Important Meeting regarding Calvary Christian School
this Sunday, March 26, 2017
9:00 a.m.

As you know, members of Calvary Lutheran Church are voting this Sunday, March 26, after the 9:00 a.m. worship service, about whether to allow Calvary Christian School to remain open for the 2017-2018 school year. Please keep the outcome of this meeting in prayer, as well as for the church, school, and everyone that will be affected.
We also encourage you to attend church and the meeting at Calvary this Sunday to show your support for the school.  If a large crowd of parents show up for church and the meeting, this will send a powerful statement to church members, many of whom have made sacrifices for years and wonder if parents have the same concerns for the school and church.  Let's demonstrate how much we care by showing up to demonstrate support for saving our school

Remember:  This Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Thank you,
Rachel Scott and the CFA Team Members

Note:  Letter and proposal to follow in a separate e-mail.




Re-enrollment forms and re-enrollment fees:   $250

Tuition increase is for tuition only and it is annually, not per month.

** If you have any questions, please see Rachel Scott and any of the CFA team members **


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 

JOSTENS' - Memory Book
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).   

Washing your hands with soap and water is far better and healthier than washing your them with any hand sanitizer. Use hand sanitizer when you are not able to use soap and water.  

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.

                        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!

Enrollment Pencil
                                ENROLLMENT INFORMATION ~ 2017-18
If you know a family who is interested in attending Calvary Christian School (CCS), please have them contact the school secretary to receive a CCS information packet. Parents may call and set-up an appointment to take a tour, and upper grade students 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, 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) 
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.
  • We need lots of helpers for the "Western Stars" Talent Show, dinner and raffle.  Planning, preparing, shopping, set-up, and so much more.  We will also need helpers and servers the day of the show Saturday, May 6, 2017.
  • 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!
If you have any questions, you may contact the school secretary, Mrs. Nancy or Rachel Scott, CFA/Hot Lunch Coordinator, at (510) 278-2598.

(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)
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.  
*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.
Calvary Calendar

MARCH 2017
24 - End of 3rd Quarter - Half-Day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.).  Calvary Club is open
28 - Dining for Dollars @ Panera Bread near Southland Mall (4:00 to 8:00 p.m.)   Panera Bread Flyer
APRIL 2017
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
6 - "Calvary's Western Stars" - Talent Show  **
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 Day
July 4th - Indepenence Day
Aug. 23 - First day back-to-school (2017-18)
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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:  02/27/17)

Calvary sells many of the same gift cards you would purchase at retail outlets. For example, Safeway, Lucky's, Starbucks, Chevron, Arco, Walmart, Kohl's, Applebees, Chipotle, Wendy's, Home Depot, and so much more.  Check out the "in house" listing as well as go to and view everything thru their retailer's list.  

How it works: We have several cards in stock today. If not   , we place our orders on Monday mornings (9 a.m.) so that you will receive your cards by the weekend, usually Friday afternoon.  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  Enrollment code:  9AF2LD9C9L86

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 or by phone at (510) 278-2555. 

Order gifts on-line to AmazonSmile and help Calvary increase their donation potential.  Just sign into or  and click on Marketing Tools to access customized online tools to let your supporters know that their AmazonSmile shopping can support Calvary.

Calvary (EIN#: 94-1415305) from the AmazonSmile Foundation.

"Resting in the Faithfulness of God"
When plans are frustrated or life just seems to fall apart in some way, people often wonder, Has God deserted me? Why hasn't He answered my prayers? The Bible offers encouragement for such times by assuring us of the Father's faithfulness: "Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments" (Deut 7:9).

Five attributes of God make this possible. First, He is omniscient, which means He knows everything, including our every need, thought, frailty, desire, and life situation in the past, present, and future. Next, the Lord is omnipotent, or all-powerful, so nothing is too hard for Him (Jer. 32:17). Then, He is omnipresent--since He exists everywhere at once, He is never beyond reach.

In addition, our heavenly Father cannot lie. Everything that He says is true and reliable. And lastly, God is unchanging. Our circumstances and the world around us may seem to be in a constant state of flux, and the Lord may even modify the way He chooses to interact with mankind in different generations. But His character is always the same. So when Scripture tells us that God is faithful, we can rest confidently upon that promise.

Circumstances can be painful. But even when situations seem overwhelming, believers can trust that our sovereign Lord knows all, is in control, and lovingly works everything for His children's good. We can rest confidently knowing that the unchanging God of all creation is taking care of us.

Bible and Glasses
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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