Friday, December 12, 2014

News & Events (Dec. 12, 2014)


Calvary Lutheran School & Church
News & Events
December 12, 2014



Do you know of a CLS family who is not receiving our weekly (Friday) News & Events e-mails?  If you do, please have them contact the school secretary so that we can either check or enter their e-mail address into our mailing system and make sure they do not miss out on our important mailings.

CLS sends weekly (Friday) notices, as well as any and all updates, changes to the school calendar, emergency notices and other information via e-mail (Constant Contact) only, so it is very important for you the parent to check your e-mails from Calvary and read what is going on at Calvary.

Again, contact the school secretary by e-mail at or by phone (510) 278-2598.  



CLS Teachers need your help on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  


 Many of you are in need of PPP Hours.  What better way to start deducting those hours - by helping us at CLS volunteering to assist in covering recess and lunch breaks on TUESDAY and THURSDAYS!

Morning break is at 9:50 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., and then 

Lunch break/recess is at  11:25 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

Please see the school secretary if you are able to help.  
Remember, your time helping CLS helps you to deduct those PPP hours.  
It is also a wonderful time to see your child at lunch and at play with their friends and classmates and for your child to see you helping out at Calvary.

Do not forget to purchase your Scrips Cards!!!

   Christmas Stocking

Purchasing your scrips here at Calvary helps Calvary in many ways, besides they make great stocking stuffers!

Scrip Gift Cards - Stop by or call the office for gift cards to local restaurants, retailers, movie theaters, gas stations, ITunes, and much more.  Scrip cards are awesome to use for yourself as well as to give as birthday gifts, anniversary, Thanksgiving, Thank-You, and they make awesome Christmas Stocking Stuffers!!

All you have to do is come by the office, you purchase the card for the full value, and the vendor donates a percentage back to Calvary!  No waiting in those long lines at the store and no hassels finding parking.

Gift Card Display       Gift Card Image        Gift Cards
Other ways to help calvary earn points:

       e-Scrip (Safeway)               Box Tops                          Amazon - Smiles
       Target                                Labels for Education         S.H.A.R.E.
       Coke Points                        Office Depot
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office


Writing Checks to Calvary Lutheran School

Writing Checks

1.  Receipts for your checks will no longer be given, unless you specifically request for it.  Your check and the check number will be your receipt number. 

2.  W
hen you are writing out a check to Calvary Lutheran School - in bottom left hand corner of your check, the FOR or MEMO section, please write down your child's name and what the check is for.  Please note that HOT LUNCH should always be on a separate check.

For Example:  Memo  (
write your child's name - what the payment is for )

Karla Jones 
- Tuition 

Memo:  Blenda York - Hot Lunch

If there is more than one thing you are paying for (i.e. Tuition and Calvary Club), then enter as the following:

Memo:   Hannah Montoya - Tuition - $541.67
                                                Calvary Club - $53.00

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school secretary.

The Cold and Flu Season are here... Sick Child
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 degrees 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, without any medications in their system for 24 hours before they can return to school.

Is your child very tired?  Does s/he have a dry cough (as opposed to one that's mucus-y)?  Is his/her appetite decreased?  Any aches or chills?  

If your child shows any of these symptoms, we courage you to contact your local physician and discuss your child's symptoms.

Don't forget to let your school secretary know that your child will not be in and if you would like to pick up any homework after school.

Thank You.       

Calvary Calendar
(mark your calendars)
December 2014

17 - Bethlehem Express (6:00 p.m.) 
18 - Preschool thru 2nd Grade Advent Service (6:30 p.m.)**
19 - Half Day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.) - Calvary Club Open
22- 31 - Christmas Break  (Calvary Club Survey  Calvary Club - Survey  Christmas)  
25 - Christmas
31 - New Year's Eve

January 2015

1 - Happy New Year!
5 - Back to School
11 - Church Fellowship - Annual Bake Potato with high calorie toppings.  More information to follow**
15 - Spelling Bee  (6 pm)
16 - Quarter 2 Ends - 
16 - Teacher In-Service - Half Day (Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.) - Calvary Club Open
19 - Martin Luther King Jr., Day - No School, No Calvary Club
25-31 - National Lutheran Schools Week
30 - Talent Show (6:00 p.m.)
31 - Campus Beautification (9:00 a.m. - noon)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

* Calvary Club is available ($5.00/hour; after 6:00 pm $4.00/minute)
** Change/Addition in Schedule

School Calendar Link:     2014-15 School Year Calendar **

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             Don't forget to upload your pictures!!
      New Instructions

Submit your photos for the 2014-15 Yearbook online.  You may select up to 10 images or more for each upload. Photos may be of your child's field trips, classroom photos, special projects in the classroom or on the playground.

To upload your photos, please go to Calvary website and click on "share your photo" at the bottom of the page.  Follow instructions.

In addition, you will receive 1 PPP Hour for submitting 10 or more quality photos.
If you have any questions, please see Jean Mussack.

Calvary Family Association (CFA) Meeting

There is NO CFA Meeting in December.  Have a Blessed Christmas.  

Next meeting is Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:45 p.m., at Porky's Pizza Palace. 

CFA Meetings are every Third Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m., except in December.

Make sure you join us this evening and "bring a friend or two."

Free dress on Friday, January 23rd for those students whose parents attend the CFA Meeting!  


          Please do not enter the school ground 
from Via Magdalena.
           This is designated as an Exit Only!           
Thank You.            
  • Cars must enter the parking lot from Via Arriba (back side of lot), and exit the parking lot on Via Magdalena before and after school.    All Gates close at 8:35 am (except for Chapel and special events).  Gates will open in the afternoon at 2:50 pm.  On Half-Days gates will open at 11:20 am.  Please be careful of those students opening the gates.
  • Please do not enter into the parking lot from Via Magdalena, as this is only to serve as an exit.
  • Please park your car when dropping off or picking up students.
  • Students in grades Preschool through 4th grade must be walked to class and picked up by an adult.  (Please pick up your  youngest child first).
  • Children must stay behind the blue line and ropes (near buildings) in the parking lot.
  • When driving on the school grounds, please slow down!
  • Please watch out for the little ones
  • Speed limit is 5 mph.
       ***Please be sensitive to students opening the gates.  Wait until the gate is open, student 
           is out of the way BEFORE you proceed to your destination.




    Canned Food

All donations were delivered to San Lorenzo Family Help Center on Friday, November 21.  

Point totals per class:

3rd & 4th* = 3,855                              7th & 8th = 951
1st & 2nd = 1,910                              5th & 6th = 400

The 3rd and 4th grade students have received a free dress day determined by Mrs. Heinitz*

"I've loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love. If you keep my commands, you'll remain intimately at home in my love. That's what I've done-kept my Father's commands and made myself at home in his love.  


"But remember the root command: Love one another."   (John 15:9-17 Msg)


Calvary Lutheran Church & School
17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Church: (510) 278-2555
School:  (510) 278-2598

Shepherding Hearts ~ Sharpening Minds ~ Shaping Lives




Due to a lack of interest, 

Family Movie Night is CANCELLED  

for tonight, Friday, December 12th

You will have another opportunity to have a Family Movie Night after the first of the year.

Please continue to read your e-mails, any and all updates and information will appear only via e-mails (and constant contact).