January 19, 2018
Dear God, You created a world of infinite good. Help us to be grateful for what we have. Let us be generous of heart and share with others out of love for You. May we grow to be true disciples of Your Son Jesus, and be humble and faithful in our lives of service. Amen.
PRAYERS: We ask that you keep in prayer all our families, extended families, and to all the many, many families in California, and all the other states who have experienced extreme devastation. God bless all these families.
BISHOP FLORES SCHOLARS FUND: Important reminder: If you are in need of tuition assistance we encourage you to go to Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program and apply. Application forms are available online just go to http://www.bishopfloresscholars.org. Deadline for applications is February 28th. Tuition assistance awards will be finalized March 23rd. Schools and families will be notified via email late March or early April. Do not apply through FACTS!
6TH GRADE SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER DINNER: Spaghetti dinner is almost here, Saturday, January 27th from 4:30-8:30 in the parish hall. Come out and show your support and get a taste of Italy and let the 6th grade students serve you the finest spaghetti dinner, cooked by our one and only Chef Daryl! All meals include: salad, bread, non-alcoholic drink, and dessert. Pre-sale tickets are $10.00 for adults and children 11 & under $5.00. Pre-sale tokens (beer & wine) are $5.00. You can also purchase tickets after the 9:30 Mass on Sunday, January 21st, and at Ascension after the Masses on 1/20 & 1/21. All pre-sale tickets must be received by Thursday, January 25th. Tickets at the door are $11.00 for adults, children 11 & under $6.00. Tokens for beer and wine at the door are $6.00. If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Campbell 858-449-6835. Look for the order form coming home today with your child.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OPEN HOUSE: We welcome all our St. Columba families, parishioners and friends to join us Sunday, January 28th at 9:30 for this special Mass. Following Mass our School Open House is from 10:30 – 12:00 pm. We invite you to visit our classrooms, preschool and computer lab. Bring a family who might be interested in finding out more about our school, and the gift that lasts a lifetime; Catholic Education. The American Red Cross will also be on campus from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for our 2nd annual blood drive. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.us sponsor code: St. Columba or stop by the office to register.
GRANDPARENTS DAY: To all our grandparents we welcome you to join us for this special day Friday, February 2nd. The day will start with Mass at 8:15 am, followed by a Continental Breakfast from 9:15 am – 9:45 until 10:15 grandparents will visit the classrooms. Student recess 10:15 – 10:30, and from 10:45 – 11:45 we end the day with students performing a special program for our grandparents. Reminder: So we can get an idea of approximately how many will be attending our Continental Breakfast, please contact the office by Monday, January 29th. This is also a minimum day, 12:00 dismissal. Extended care is available from 12:00 – 6:00 pm.
COLUMBA SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: Get ready for our Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair will be opened starting January 28th through February 2nd. Help get more books in the hands of our children and increase the teacher’s classroom libraries. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. Please contact Sonia Ortega; Ortega.firstname.lastname@example.org. or call the school office to sign up. Thank you.
“BLACK & WHITE” GALA 2018: Gala 2018 is just around the corner! We welcome all our families, parishioners, and friends to come join the fun Saturday, March 10th at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 8110 Aero Drive from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. Important reminder: Tickets for the drawing were sent home December 22nd with your child, and each family received 10 tickets to sell. To help support this event and to make it a great success we need every family to commit to purchasing these tickets so our goal can become a reality.
JAMBA JUICE SPORTS FUNDRAISER: Mark your calendar! Jamba Juice will be on campus Friday, February 2nd after school. This fundraiser is to help support our sports program to raise funds for new sports uniforms. Look for the flyer coming home today with your child.
8TH GRADE FUNDRAISER LUNCH: Friday, February 9th, the 8th grade is doing a special lunch fundraiser. The lunch includes; pancit, fried rice & lumpia for $6.00 per lunch, extra lumpia 2 for $1.00. All orders must be received by Monday, February 5th, no exceptions as food has to be pre-ordered. The regular hot lunch will not be available that day. If your child does not order the fundraiser lunch for February 9th, please make sure they bring their lunch. Look for the flyer coming home today with your child.
GIFT CARDS: Once again, thank you to the families and parishioners who use our gift card program. It’s such an easy way to earn funds for our school. You can order online, just go to www.shopwithscrip.com. Enter the school code: D6D72A8L5922 and follow the simple instructions. Or stop by the school office to pick up an order form. Thank you.
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