Friday, March 10, 2017

Newsletter (Friday, March 10, 2017)


Weekly Newsletter
Friday, March 10, 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.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time

Move your clocks forward one (1) hour!


(Monday, March 13 - 17, 2017)   

Assessment test begin Monday, March 13 thru Friday, March 17.  Please make sure your child is at school on time as test will begin promptly.  

Standardized tests - Choose to do well
True or false:  Standardized tests are tough.  The answer depends on how prepared your youngster is.  Consider these four steps to help him handle test week.

1.   Explain that the tests will show how much he has learned.  Encourage him/her to try their best, but don't put so much emphasis on the tests that s/he feels stressed.


2.   Practice the test format.  For example, your child might have to read a paragraph and answer questions.  Using one of his textbooks, have him look at the questions at the end of a section first and then read the passage.  That will help him know what to read for and how to find the answers.


3.   Limit activities the night before tests. You may want to avoid having guests for dinner, or let him skip his brother's baseball game if it means being out late. Be sure your youngster gest to bed on time and set an alarm for the next morning.


4.  On test day, give him an energy-boosting breakfast. Try to include both protein (eggs, yogurt, milk) and carbohydrates (fruit, oatmeal, toast).



Jamba Juice Logo CCS - JAMBA JUICE DAY Jamba Juice-1  
Jamba Juice is coming to Calvary!
Everyone is welcome to join the CCS Jamba Juice Day.
You must pre-order no later than Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sign-up sheets are in classrooms
Please give the teacher your $4.00
Jamba Juice will be delivered here at school
Friday, March 24, 2017
11:30 a.m. (half-day)
Flavors:  Strawberry Wild or Mango   
Cost:   $4.00

Jamba Juice Scrip cards will be available for purchase starting Sunday, March 19, 2017



Re-enrollment forms and re-enrollment fees schedule is listed below:
** March 1, 2017, re-enrollment fee is $300 **

April 1, 2017, re-enrollment fee increases to $325
Tuition increase is for tuition only and it is annually, not per month.


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.

   ~ 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!

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
12 - Daylight Savings Time  (Spring forward!)
13-17 - Achievement Tests
24 - Spring Pictures
24 - End of 3rd Quarter - Half-Day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.).  Calvary Club is open
24 - Jamba Juice at Calvary.  Everyone is welcome.  You must sign up beforehand in your classroom.**

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, Dinner and Raffle  **
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 (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.

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"The Truth About Salvation"

Do you ever wonder if faith in Jesus is really the only way to be saved? Satan is a crafty liar who will twist God's Word to cause confusion. In order to steer people away from following Christ, he tries to create the impression that eventually everyone will make it to heaven. But that is not what Scripture teaches.

The truth is, we can choose to reject the salvation that Jesus Christ freely offers. John's gospel tells us, "God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God" (John 3:17-18).

The Word of God clearly states that whoever believes in Jesus will be saved (John 3:16). The Bible also stresses that we make this choice during our earthly life-there will be no further opportunities once we die.

So if you would like to be sure of your salvation, you can do so by inviting Jesus to be your personal Savior. God, who wants you to spend eternity with Him, offers compelling reasons to make this all-important decision: "He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life" (John 3:36).

There are no more chances to place faith in the Savior after death. The free gift of salvation is available only in this life-and only through Jesus (John 14:6). Receive Him now, and you will never have to wonder what awaits you in eternity.

"The Need for Salvation"
Ephesians 2:1-3
Followers of Christ know the importance of being saved, but the world sees no need for rescue. Let's think about some key truths regarding man's need for salvation.

Those who don't have a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus are:  Spiritually dead.
Many people don't realize that there are three kinds of death-physical, eternal, and spiritual. Eternal death comes at the end of the age, when all those who have refused Jesus as Savior are cast away from God permanently (Matthew 25:41). Spiritual death occurred in the Garden of Eden. Disobedience severed Adam and Eve's intimate connection to God and caused all of their descendants to be spiritually detached from Him (Romans 5:12). We're born as "dead" people in need of new life.

Living a life of sin. Our nature is to rebel against God, and that's called sin. Over and over, we choose what pleases us, not Him. We're enslaved to sin (John 8:34), and any effort to free ourselves from its power is in vain. We need someone to rescue us.

Under divine wrath. Because of our disobedience, we are under God's judgment, awaiting punishment. All efforts to earn His approval and escape our sentence are insufficient. Sinful man has nothing acceptable to offer holy God. Our only hope of escape is for someone else to take our penalty.

The good news is that the Lord has provided a way for all to pass from spiritual death to life, from the bondage of sin into freedom, and from condemnation to intimacy with Him. Jesus Christ alone is the way (John 14:6), and He meets our every need. 

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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