Friday, December 2, 2016

Dining for Dollars @ Chipotle in San Leandro, tonight, Fri., Dec. 2, 2016

Chipotle to go
CLS Dining for Dollars!
Friday, December 2, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Chipotle at 1505 E. 14th Street in San Leandro (located next to the Pelton Shopping Center, corner of W. Juana; Downtown San Leandro), between 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

Bring in the flyer or tell the cashier you are with Calvary Lutheran School and you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Calvary. 

Do not forget to pick up your Chipotle Scrip cards that are available in the office for purchase. 
Click on flyer to view the Chipotle Flyer
Calvary Lutheran School
17200 Via Magdalena
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
(510) 278-2598

Weekly Newsletter (Fri., Dec. 2, 2016)

Welcome to
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Weekly Newsletter
Friday, December 2, 2016
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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.

Cans (1)
Food Drive  Canned Foods (1)
Food Donations Needed

We have collected several perishable (canned and boxed) food items for the local food bank.  Please be sure to bring in and drop off your donations in the church and school office to help those in need here in our community. We will continue to collect non-perishable items until Friday, December 16, 2016, and make another delivery before Christmas.
Suggested Foods:  Canned Goods (Tuna or Chicken, Fruit, Vegetables, Soups or Chili, Spaghetti or Ravioli), Peanut Butter, Cereal or Pop Tarts, Pancake or Muffin Mixes, Crackers or Cookies, Instant Soups, Rice or Beans, Pastas, Powdered Juice or Milk, Dried Fruits, Snack Bars.  Any other nonperishable foods items will work too.   

Please do not include frozen foods.          No open containers!            No glass containers!

Thank You! 

Tax Deductions
Year-end Tax-deductible Gifts 
Prayerfully consider making a generous year-end gift to Calvary Lutheran School to support our kids and the ministry here at CLS.  It is easy to do and is also tax-deductible for this year if it is postmarked by December 31, 2016. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated.
Most contributions to Calvary Lutheran School are check and/or cash gifts, entitling you to a tax benefits through itemized deductions.  Please make your checks payable to Calvary Lutheran School.  We will follow up with a donation letter.
Calvary Lutheran is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 

S C R I P    G I F T    C A R D S
Christmas is just around the corner.

Beginning November 27, 2016 and ending December 19, 2016, for every $100 of scrip purchased, your name will be put in a drawing for a $50 gift card of your choice.

The last date to special order scrip not in stock and receive by Christmas is December 12th!  Check our master list for all that is available.  Including generic VISA and Discover.

Scrip (gift cards) make great stocking stuffers and gifts for those who have everything.  Teachers and co-workers enjoy them too.  Pick-A-Scrip is available to give to Calvary people who you would like to purchase for but do not know what they would like.


Purchase your gift
 cards through Calvary and everyone wins!
Gift Cards
Gift cards are awesome to use for yourself as well as to give as birthday gifts, 
anniversary, teacher appreciation, and Thank You!
They make great stocking gifts for Christmas too!
Purchasing gifts cards through Calvary earns us points!

Scrip/Gift Cards - The easiest fundraiser we have! 

What is Scrip? Great Lakes Scrip Center explains it as "fundraising while you shop".  We sell many of the same gift cards you would purchase at retail outlets.  Great Lakes Scrip has over 700 of the country's biggest brands: Safeway, Lucky's, Starbucks, Chevron, Arco,, Old Navy, Kohl's, Walmart, Applebees, Chipoltle, Wendy's, Home Depot, and so much more.  Check out our "in house" listing as well as go to and view everything available thru their retailer's list.
How it works: We place our orders on Monday mornings (9 a.m.) so that you will receive your cards by the weekend, usually Friday afternoon. NEW 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.  
Who can participate
Everyone!!  All families at Calvary Lutheran, friends, extended family are encouraged to purchase Scrip throughout the year.  Come into the office during normal school hours and see Karla Regnier or Nancy Schibler, and on Sundays after service at the information booth.  Cash and checks are accepted.

Questions:  Contact Karla by e-mail at or by phone at (510) 278-2555

Gift cards are available all year around!
Just a reminder
(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 MENU (Sept - Dec, 2016)
Snack Table *SNACK TABLE ~ There is a snack table at the every Friday Hot Lunch table.  Each item is .25 cents and there is a limit of two (2) items per student.  We have items like cookies, fruit snacks, string cheese, pretzel, beef jerky, pickles and more.

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.  

Punctual-3 *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.

Kids Worshiping God
** PARTNERS IN WORSHIP (PIW) ~ Video(s) are now on-line.  If you would like to view a CLS Partners in Worship you can see it on-line via CLS' website.
Go to  Look on the left side of the page under "Church"   Go to the bottom of the page and click on "Albums"   Most recent PIW was "Preschool thru 2nd Grade Partners in Worship - Oct. 23, 2016.    More videos to come!

Message from 
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and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

To keep your school as healthy as possible this year, please promote flu vaccine among your students and staff.  The California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommend flu vaccine each fall for everyone 6 months of age and older.
Getting vaccinated is easy:
  • Contact your doctor, nurse, clinic, or pharmacy, and ask if they stock flu vaccine
  • Many local health departments offer low or no cost flu immunizations
  • To find other locations near you, visit

Take other 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
To learn more about flu, visit


~ 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 99.8 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.  

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).  

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.

Calvary Calendar
(mark your calendars)
2 - Dining for Dollars - School spirit tastes great at Chipotle (San Leandro) between 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
     Make sure to bring a flyer.  Chipotle gift cards available $10 each while they last in the office.
7 - Combined Chapel (PS-8th grade) at 8:30 a.m.
11 - CLS Drama Department Presentation and Christmas Musical (6th - 8th) - 9:00 a.m.   "A Charlie 
        Brown Christmas"
13 - CFA Meeting (Discuss Spring Carnival!)
21 - Combined Chapel (PS-8th grade) at 8:30 a.m. - Christmas sing-a-long
23-31 - Christmas Break (Dec. 23 - Jan. 6, 2017).
25 - Christmas
31 - New Year's Eve
2-6 - Christmas Break
9 - School Resumes (8:15 a.m.)
16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  (No School - Calvary Club and Offices Closed)
20 - End of 2nd Quarter. - Teacher In-Service  K-8th Half-Day. (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)
22-27 - National Lutheran Schools/Spirit Week
26 - Speech Contest (Grades 3-5; 6-8)
28 - Campus Beautification (9 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

3 - Open House (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
12 - Partner's in Worship (3rd - 5th Grade)
17 - Teacher's In-Service - Half-Day (11:30 a.m. Dismissal)
20 - President's Day (No School; Offices and Calvary Club Closed)

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**SAVE THE DATE - 2017: **
Feb. 3 - Open House (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)
March 13-17 - Achievement Tests
April 14 - Good Friday (No School, Offices Closed, Calvary Club Closed)
April 17-21 - Easter Break (No School)
May 6 - Auction and Dinner
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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:  09/15/16)     

  CFA Meeting
           Tuesday, December 13, 2016
    6:00 p.m.
Calvary Family Association (CFA) Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. 

Next CFA Meeting is Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., in the Parish Hall. 

Come to the CFA Meeting and you will earn one PPP hour and your child will earn one free dress day at the end of the week, when it is a full-day.

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Calvary Lutheran Church (EIN: 94-1415305) has been issued a $22.89 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between July 1 and September 30, 2016.  

We can increase Calvary's donation potential by spreading the word about AmazonSmile. Sign in to and click on Marketing Tools to access customized online tools to let your supporters know that their AmazonSmile shopping can support the church and school. 

Don't forget to shop for your Christmas gifts and supplies at and Amazon will donate to Calvary! 

Support us when you shop for holiday gifts. #StartWithaSmile at and Amazon donates.
Enrollment Pencil
If you know a family who is interested in attending Calvary Lutheran School, please have them contact the school secretary to receive an information packet, set-up an appointment to take a tour, or they may also be able to shadow one of our students.  
If they enroll and attend CLS 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 to the below for a NEW Student Application packet and welcome letter: 

                                        Welcome Letter and Application for Admissions (Preschool - 8th Grade) 
Below you will find a few of the school forms that parents may need throughout the school year.
Please Click below, to your right, next to the form (in blue) that you need to download.  Make sure you fill the form out completely and return it to the school secretary.  If you do not find the form you need, please contact the school secretary. 
Medication Form (Permission to Use:   Medication Form
(Reminder: Children are not allowed to self-medicate themselves. Form(s) and medicine must be brought to the school office revised and/or updated every new school year.)

Parent's RenWeb Instructions:   Parent RenWeb Instructions   
Change of Address and/or Emergency Form: Address Change and/or Emergency Form

Re-Enrollment (returning students) Form:   Re-Enrollment Forms (2016-17)

New Student Enrollment Form (2016-17):     Welcome Letter and Application for Admission - PS-8th   

Dress Code Guideline (K-8):  Dress Code

Calvary Club (before and after school) K-8th Guidelines:  Calvary Club Guidelines (2016-17)

"Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other.
None of this going off and doing your own thing.
And cultivate thankfulness.
Let the Word of Christ-the Message-have the run of the house.
Give it plenty of room in your lives.
Instruct and direct one another using good common sense.
And sing, sing your hearts out to God!
Let every detail in your lives-words, actions, whatever-be done in the name
of the Master, Jesus,
thanking God the Father every step of the way." (Col. 3:16-17, Msg)

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Please continue to keep our Pastor, Superintendent, teachers, students, parents 
and volunteers in your prayers throughout the school year.  
Calvary Lutheran 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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