St. Columba Catholic School Newsletter April 28, 2017
Dear Father, help us to help our youth through encouragement and support. May they develop and fulfill all of their gifts with confidence and courage, and use those gifts to further Your kingdom on earth. May our example inspire our students to reach out to others in need. We ask this through Your Son, Jesus. Amen.
PRAYERS: We ask that you continue to keep in prayer all our families and extended families who are experiencing difficult times. May the love and support of our community bring you great comfort.
SCHOOL HONOR BAND CONCERT: We welcome you to join us this Saturday, April 29th at 2:00 in the parish hall for our Honor Band Concert. Mr. Pschaida, and the band students have been practicing very hard getting ready for the special concert. The following students have been selected and are participating in this honor concert: Congratulations to: Gabby McCarthy, Sohini Mody, Catherine Pham, Jeffrey Ring and Teresa Temprendola. Hope to see you there!
PTG BBQ/ICE CREAM SOCIAL/BAND CONCERT: Come join us for our last PTG of the school year for an evening of family fun Wednesday, May 3rd starting with a family BBQ at 5:30 pm (cost $5.00 per person) followed by our ice cream social, and ending the evening with our Spring Band Concert at 6:15 pm. Also, on display will be the K through 8th grade recyclables art projects. This is always a fun event for the entire family.
MASS/MAY CROWNING: May is the month of our Blessed Mary. We welcome you to join us Friday, May 5th for Mass & May Crowning starting at 8:15 am. We ask each student to bring a flower for this special Mass. During the month of May for Mass girls will be allowed to either wear their formal dress uniforms, or a spring Sunday’s best dress.
FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT: Saturday, May 6th our 2nd graders will be attending a special First Communion Retreat starting at 9:00 am until noon in the Ministry Center.
7TH GRADE APPLEBEE’S FUNDRAISER: Invite family and friends to join us Sunday, May 7th from 8:00 – 10:00 am for a delicious breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, juice & coffee at Applebee’s located at 7677 Balboa Ave. Breakfast will be served by our very own 7th grade students for the bargain price of $10.00 per ticket. Breakfast may also be ordered for take-out. This 7th grade fundraiser helps to raise funds for the 8th grade dinner/dance. Pre-order flyer was sent home on Tuesday, April 25th, and need to be received by Thursday, May 4th. Your support is greatly appreciated!
SPORTS BANQUET: Our Sports Banquet will be Thursday, May 11th from 5:30 – 7:00 starting with a buffet, followed with awards & recognitions in the parish hall. This evening is for all the students and their families who participated in sports from pee wee soccer to JV & Varsity sports, and cheer squad. There will be sandwiches, salads, & ice cream for $6.00 per person (athletes eat free). All orders must be pre-paid by Friday, May 5th. Look for the order form coming home today with your child. Dress attire for this event is Sunday’s best.
RE-REGISTRATION FOR 2017/2018: Important reminder: Parents, please make sure your registration form has been turned in with the fees due for the 2017/2018 school year as soon as possible. You can go online to the school website to download your forms. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Navarro.
GIFT CARDS: Don’t forget to order gift cards! This is an easy and great way to help support our school. Order forms are available in the school office. You can also order online, just go to www.shopwithscrip and follow the simple instructions. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. Thank you.
PTG BALLOT NEW BOARD MEMBERS: Look for the PTG Board information for the 2017/2018 school year coming home today in your family envelope. Please look over the various opportunities and if you’re interested, please submit your name or your nomination with position and return to the school office no later than Friday, May 5th.
VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS: Important reminder: Please make sure you have completed your service hours, and all your hours have been entered into the volunteer book in the office.
LIBRARY BOOKS: If your child has a library book that hasn’t been returned, please return to Mrs. Reinagel or the school office promptly. Thank you for your help in this matter.
LOOKING AHEAD TO OCTOBERFEST: Reminder: Keep bringing in those confetti eggs for one of our most popular booths. We’re off to a great start- but lots more are needed to make this booth a great success! Spring time is a great time to purchase these eggs at a reasonable cost. Again, thank you to those families who have brought in confetti eggs.
Team Date/Time Location
Varsity Boys Soccer 4/29 1:00 Holy Trinity
St. Columba vs. St. Gregory
Varsity Boys Soccer 5/06 Bye
Varsity Girls Basketball 5/06 6:00 Christ Lutheran
St. Columba vs. OLG
JV Girls Basketball 5/06 5:00 Christ Lutheran
St. Columba vs. Madeleine
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