September 22, 2017
Heavenly Father, may I begin each day in prayer and gratitude for all the blessings You have given to me. Help me to be generous and to use those gifts to serve others. Let me be a cheerful giver to all ways. I ask this through Christ, Your Son, Amen.
PRAYERS: We ask that you continue to keep in prayer all our families and extended families who are experiencing difficult times. Our St. Columba community is a true blessing.
FALL FESTIVAL: Fall Fest 2017 is fast approaching! Mark your calendar and come join us for lots of fun starting Friday, October 13th through Sunday, October 15th. It’s exciting to see St. Columba parents putting together an event of this magnitude, with such potential and we need your help! This is one of our biggest fundraisers, and we need everyone to help make this a big success! All proceeds go directly into our school budget. SELL, SELL, SELL! We need every family to commit to “purchasing” the raffle tickets. Tickets are $20.00 each, (5) for $100.00 and (10) for $200.00. We can make this a great success, but we need YOU and your support to make this happen. The big drawing will take place on Sunday, October 15th at 4:00 pm. A chance to win a new 2017 Toyota! Another important reminder; lots of volunteers are needed to help make this big weekend happen….it’s a great way to work off your family service hours.
FALL FEST SKEWERS FOOD BOOTH: Fall Fest is looking for 5 to 7 volunteers to help prep the skewers. Help is needed Saturday, September 30th starting at 12:00 pm: volunteers needed to trim and marinate the meat. Help is also needed Sunday, October 1st starting at 12:00 pm: volunteers needed to place the meat onto the skewers. Please meet in the kitchen in the hall.
FALL FEST SPONSORSHIP: Interested in sponsoring our Fall Fest. There are a few ways you can help, and we welcome any support you have to offer. Each sponsor will have their logo displayed on our school website and at the event. Look for the sponsorship form coming home today with your child. Any questions, please contact Danielle Simmons at email@example.com or call the school office.
THANK YOU: A special thank you to the Kennedy family for providing the delicious Lumpia for our Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser last Friday. Thank you to Ms. Navarro for organizing this event. Thank you and a big “shout out” to Mrs.Lunn, and the 8th grade class for serving, and for a job well done! They raised $152.00!
COMFORT BAGS/EMERGENCY FORMS/ETC: Important reminder: If you still have not returned your comfort bag items, emergency card, or any of the important family information forms, please do so immediately. These items are critical to your child’s safety. Thank you for your assistance in these matters.
PICTURE DAY: Reminder: School pictures will be taken Tuesday, September 26th. Students need to be in formal dress uniform (with cardigan sweater or vest). All students, whether you are ordering pictures or not, will have their picture taken for the class composites for the yearbook. Send no money on picture day. Proof will be sent home for your approval. You will then choose the portrait packet from the price list accompanying your proofs. After you have made your selection, payment must be received within 10 days.
BAND STUDENTS: There is still time to register for the after school band program. If you haven’t returned your registration form, please do so by Monday, September 25th. Classes will begin Tuesday, October 3rd.
GIFT CARDS: Purchasing gift cards on a regular basis is a great way to help support our school. You can order online just go to www.shopwithscrip.com enter the school code: 5B7465D45922 and follow the simple instructions. You can also stop by the office to pick up an order form. Looking ahead: If you purchase a lot of gift cards for the holidays, plan ahead and get them from St. Columba, it’s a win-win situation for all! Thank you to all our families and parishioners who support this program for our school.
JV & VARSITY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL & JV & VARSITY BOYS FOOTBALL: Thank you to all the JV & varsity girls volleyball & JV & varsity boys football for signing up to play fall sports. Thank you to Jason Reyes & Steve Sawaya for volunteering their time coaching the boys football team, and, thank you to Karina Tijerina for volunteering her time coaching the girls volleyball team. Programs like these would not be possible without the time and dedication of our school volunteers.
MAD SCIENCE: After school Mad Science will begin Monday, October 2nd through Monday, November 13th from 2:55-3:55 pm for grades K – 6th. Look for the flyer coming home today with your child. Registration deadline is September 27th. If you have any questions, please contact Mad Science at 858-505-4880.
EXTENDED CARE: Important reminder: If your child is on the school grounds before 7:45 am they must go to morning extended care. If your child is on school grounds after 3:00 pm, they must be signed into extended care, and be signed out by a parent or guardian. We are concerned for everyone’s safety and everyone needs to follow these guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation in these important safety matters.
EXTENDED CARE FEE: Reminder: We still have a few families who have not paid the $20.00 per child enrollment fee for extended care. If you have not paid this fee, please do so as soon as possible.
EXTENDED CARE PHONE NUMBER: Kindly note that the School Extended Day Care Program mobile phone number is (858) 472-1882.
JV & VARSITY SPORT SCHEDULE:
Team Date Time Location
Boys Varsity Football 9/23 11:00 Saints
St. Columba vs. St. Theresa
Boys JV Football 9/23 4:00 Saints
St. Columba vs. St. Theresa
Girls Varsity Volleyball 9/23 12:45 CCHS Court 2
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