Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Urgent Help is needed to move desks

Important Messages from
Calvary Lutheran School

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
H E L P !


Your help is urgently needed tomorrow, Thursday, April 30, 2015. Pastor Smith is leading the way to pick up desk and chairs that are being donated to Calvary Lutheran School and need to be removed tomorrow.  We need at least 7 strong people to help load all the desk and chairs onto the moving truck that we are renting, and then unload everything at Calvary Lutheran.  The more help we get the faster this will go.

By helping Pastor move the desk and chairs, you will be able to double your PPP hours that are still due.  That's right, DOUBLE PPP Hours. These can be applied to your child or a family member. 

Pastor is leaving Calvary Lutheran at 5:00 p.m. and heading out to Zion Lutheran at 5102 Park Blvd., Piedmont, CA.  Pastor has room for two men to join him in the rental truck.  If you not able to meet us at Calvary, you may join us at Zion at 5:30 p.m.

Please contact the School Secretary at (510) 278-2598, or Church Secretary (510) 278-2555 if you will be able to help, or if you have any questions.


Thank you!
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lifetouch Pictures Due

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photos_5242cIf you were unable to have your portrait taken we are asking for you to submit your own picture to us either on a flash drive, scan and send it or bring it to us and we will scan for submission.

We are also looking for pictures from activities here at Calvary to add to the directory of all the fun things that we have going on. Don't worry about sending in too many as we will go through them and pick some out to use.
If you have any questions please give Karla a call in the office.


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Saturday, April 25, 2015

News & Events (Fri., April 24, 2015)

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Friday, April 24, 2015


tomorrow, April 25, 2015 @ 5:00 P.M.!
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
"It's All Greek to Me"

Hello!  Γεια σου. (YAH soo)

Calvary Lutheran School's 11th Annual Dinner and Auction being held at the Greek Orthodox Church at 20104 Center Street in Castro Valley (right off of Castro Valley Blvd.), tomorrow evening from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Dinner and Auction for adults.  Special program and dinner for the children in separate hall for those in Preschool to 8th grade.  Tickets are available at the door.

Adult Tickets: $20.00/each
Children:  $10.00/each

See you tomorrow night 
Τα λέμε αύριο το βράδυ - 
Ta léme áv̱rio to vrády)


Oro Loma Sanitary District and Waste is pleased to announce the 
following students from Calvary Lutheran School who are winners 
of the $25 Certificates of Merit in the Oro Loma/Waste Management 
Earth Day 2015 Poster Contest:

Lehem Atsebha,  2nd Grade
Keara Mussack,  4th Grade
Seth Putnam,  4th Grade
Jaydon Bui,  4th Grade
Pilar Portilla,  4th Grade

Great Job Calvary Cougars!!!


box tops

A big thank you to all who continue to participate in the 
Box Top for Education & Labels for Education program.  

Earnings for recent submission of labels:    $431.70

Awesome Job!  Please continue to bring in your Box Top Labels & Labels for Education to your teacher or drop them off with the school secretary.


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Dr. Chivalette and the CFA are in the process of looking into new flooring for the Preschool and Kindergarten playground.  Yes, we are getting rid of that old rubber tire junk.  If you know of anyone or a company that we should contact, please let Dr. C or the school secretary ASAP!   Thank You!


Do you know a family who is interested in Calvary, please have them contact the school secretary to receive an information packet and 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.

Remember to re-enroll if you have not already done so.

RE-enrollment fee is now $275 per child
After May 1, re-enrollment fee increases to $300 per child.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school secretary, Mrs. Nancy Schibler, at (510) 278-2598, or by e-mail at if you have any questions, if you would like to set-up a tour, or you would like to meet with Dr. C.

DVD's for the 2015 Musical "On the Radio"

now on sale in the front office 

for $5.00

Teaching students (our children) how to shine Online!

This website Safe Smart Social has some fantastic information regarding our families and social media today!  "Social Media Safety Tips" is very helpful with such information as who is using it, how it is impacting our families and children today, there are safety recources, and other fantastic and informative great articles.  


For example, this month's articles - 9 Signs that your Kid Might be a Victim of Cyber Bullying, 5 Student Tips to Build a Clean Online Reputation for Colleges, 5 Parenting Tips for Digital and Internet Safety in 2015,  7 Activities Teens Should Avoid On Social Media,  3 Tips To Keep Kids Safe On Their Cell Phones (Video Blog) - and so much more.  You can also download the ultimate parent social media guide to keep your child(ren) safe!


Please go to and sign up.  It is free! 


Calvary Calendar
(mark your calendars)
April 2015 
25 - Auction!  "It's All Greek To Me!"  5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Get your tickets!!!
27- May 1 - 5th & 6th Grade Outdoor Ed Trip 

May 2015

1 - Students return from Outdoor Ed
9 - Track Meet
10 - 1st & 2nd Grade Partners in Worship.  Tacos being served after service. 
10 - Mother's Day!!
15 - Teacher's In-Service (Half-Day).  Calvary Club is Open
21 - Activities/Sports Award Night
25 - Memorial Day (No School, Offices Closed, No Calvary Club)
29 - Preschool Stepping-Up 
        8th Grade Banquet

June 2015

2 - 8th Grade Graduation (7:00 p.m.)
3 - Kindergarten Graduation 
4 - Last Day of School (Half-Day)
21 - Father's Day
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

* 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 **


     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 99.6 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 and not vomiting, WITHOUT any medications (Acetaminophen/Tylenol, Ibuprofen/Motrin) in their system for at leaset 24 hours before they can return to school.

If your child suddenly comes down with the following symptoms:  fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, cough, fatigue, nausea or vomiting - we encourage you to contact your local physician and discuss your child's symptoms.

Do not forget to let your school secretary know that your child will not be in school.  If you would like to pick up any homework after school, please let the secretary know at that time.

Thank You!

Calvary Family Association (CFA) Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall
CFA Meetings are every Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Make sure you join us this evening and "bring a friend or two."

Attend the CFA Meeting and receive a 1 hour deduction from your PPP Hours! 
Free dress on Friday, May 22nd 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 8:40 a.m. (except for Chapel and special events).  Gates will open in the afternoon at 2:50 p.m.  On Half-Days gates will open at 11:20 a.m.  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.



    Do not forget to upload your pictures!!  

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. You may also bring in your USB (thumb drive) into the office and we will download it for you.  We will try to return your USB to you via your child's teacher.

To upload your photos, please go to Calvary website and click on "share your photo" at the bottom of the page and follow instructions.  You may also go  (Code# is:  716781) and 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 or the school secretary.

Scrips Cards are available in the office today and all year around! 
Gift Card Display

Purchasing your scrips here at Calvary helps Calvary in many ways.  
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, teacher appreciation, and Thank-You!
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 hassel finding parking.
Other ways to help Calvary earn points:

          E-Scrip (Safeway)                      Box Tops                           S.H.A.R.E.
          Target                                       Amazon - Smiles                Coke Points
          Labels for Education                 Office Depot

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

"For by grace you have been saved through faith
and that not of yourselves
it is the gift of God
not as a result of worksso that no one may boast."  


Calvary Lutheran Church & School
17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Church: (510) 278-2555
School:  (510) 278-2598
Calvary Club:  (510) 278-7688 

Shepherding Hearts ~ Sharpening Minds ~ Shaping Lives


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Calvary Lutheran Church & School Event

Calvary Lutheran Church & School
Month Day, Year
Dear Friend,

Get your auction tickets now!
Thursday we will have Dr. C and some of our parents in the parking lot on Thursday morning selling tickets to the
greatest event
of the year!!! 
Our annual auction.

You will be able to purchase your tickets by either cash, check or credit card for your convenience.

Hundreds of great items to bid on as well as some awesome projects made by our children. 
There is a list of some of the items on our website that will be available to purchase.

for your $20.00 ticket you will be entered to win the door prize, must be present to win.

50/50 raffle

$1.00 each and you win 50% of the money collected.
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Auction Tickets

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finance_4268cn50/50 Raffle Tickets
$1.00 each
for a chance to win
You child came home with pink 50/50 tickets last week (we hope they were given to you, if not check their backpack). Please sell the tickets to your family and friends.
Let them know that they can win 50% of all money collected. so far we have collected approximately  $200.00, so for 1 buck you could win $100.00.
We will continue to sell tickets this week, if you would like more to sell please contact the office and we will send more home with your child. The tickets will also be sold at the auction through out the evening and the winning ticket will be pulled at the end of the evening so we can built the total as much as possible.
Please return the money to the school no later than 3pm on Friday, however if you are attending the auction you may bring it then and add to the funds.


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Friday, April 17, 2015

Auction Apr 25!

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 Its Getting Closer!!!!!

When:    Saturday, April 25th 5-10pm

Where:   Greek Orthodox Church Castro Valley

20104 Center Street, Castro Valley

Get your tickets in the parking lot before and after school or in the office.

If you are unable to make it to school please call and reserve you tickets to pay at the door.


Auction tickets are on sale now in the school office for only $20.00 each for adults and $10.00 each for children
Lots of great items to bid on, great food, Traditional Greek dancing and much, much more.

Adult Tickets include:
• Entrance to the Auction
• Greek Dinner: Appetizers, Greek Salad, Chicken, Rice, Vegetable and Dessert
• Entertainment by Traditional Greek Dancers
• Door Prize Drawing (must be present to win)
• Chances to win:
Amazing Auction Items
50/50 Raffle
Heads Tails Game
Wonderful Live Auction items made by our students

Children Tickets include: (3 & fully potty trained - 13)
• Entrance to their own special evening with Nanny supervision
• Dinner: Chicken Strips, Salad, Rice, Vegetable, Drinks (water, juice, milk), Snacks
• Crafts
• Games
• Movies
• An appearance by a special guest. (Character, Face painting & pictures)
• Raffles throughout the evening



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Dining for dollars at Papa's

Dining For Dollars
Monday, April 20th
Green House Marketplace
Papa Murphy's is giving 20% back to Calvary Lutheran School

Bring in your flyer that went home with you child on Friday and get a great take n bake pizza for your family. Papa's is also giving take n bake cookie dough to all that order using the flyer.
They have Gluten-free pizzas!

We also have scrip available in the office for Papa Murphy's.
If you use a scrip card we get the 20% from Papa's and an additional 8% on the scrip card.

WIN WIN for the school.
Calvary Lutheran School
17200 Via Magdalena
San Lorenzo, CA  94580
(510) 278-2598  

Thursday, April 16, 2015

From Dr. Chivalette - "Five Year Strategic Plan"

Calvary Lutheran School

Important Message from Dr. Chivalette 

Thursday, April 16, 2015 




Educational Goals and Objectives

1)   Improve use of technology within classroom (2015-2016)

2)   Implement plan for Professional staff development

3)   Obtain acceptable three-year accreditation report from WASC

      and LSCA

4)   Restructure and upgrade school website (summer of 2015)

5)   Evaluate and address school curriculum issues (2015-2020)

6)   Revise school admissions policies (annually)

7)   Continued focus of single grade classrooms (2015-2020)

8)   Revise student policy handbook and staff manual (annually)


Buildings and Facilities

1)   Continue joint-effort with CFA in the enhancement of current

      facility (annually)

2)   Develop and implement capital campaign for future multi-

      purpose facility to house gym and classrooms (fall of 2015)

3)   Prepare to break ground for new facility (summer of 2020)

4)   Provide new signage for entrance and exit from school

      campus (2015-2016)

5)   Implement program to Enhance exterior and interior

      classrooms and offices (2015)

6)   Provide new playground foundation for preschool and

      kindergarten (2015-2016)

7)   Remove dated materials from storage and classrooms

      (summer of 2015)

8)   Assess and develop a plan for future student and classroom

      growth (2016)


Parents and Alumni

1)   Focus on improved communication regarding school

      information (annually)

2)   Develop homeroom parental support in conjunction with CFA


3)   Address need for continued parent involvement (2015-2016)

4)   Develop current alumni data base (2016)

5)   Develop CLS alumni association with class officers for each

      available class represented (2016-2017)

6)   Establish and implement two annual alumni-based events


7)   Recognize and honor successful CLS alumni for outstanding

      community service and achievement (2016)

8)   Utilize parents from various grades to serve with

      superintendent on committees and survey groups (2015-2016)


Academic Programs

1)   Provide after school enrichment programs for students in

      kindergarten through eighth grade (2015-2020)

2)   Develop and expand fine arts opportunities for students

3)   Utilize student government and upper elementary students in

      a local community outreach program, "Calvary Cares" (2015)

4)   Improve approach toward meeting individual student learning

      needs (annually)

5)   Raise standards and expectations for core subject areas: 

      math, social studies, language arts, and science (2015-2020)

6)   Institute STEM program for middle school (science,     

      technology, engineering and math) (2016-2017)

7)   Assess and implement proper "scope and sequence" for 

      preschool through eighth grade (2015-2020)

8)   Develop "weighted" numerical grading system for middle 

      school students (2015-2016)

9)   Restructure middle school to include grades sixth through 

      eighth (2016-2017)

10) Establish "career days" for students in grades seventh and 

      eighth (2016)



1)   Develop and implement a program focusing on fiscal 

      accountability and transparency for all CLS constituents and 

      stakeholders (2016)

2)   Implement program for financial aid through the development 

      of a specified endowment program supported by local patrons 

      and businesses (2016-2020)

3)   Continue to grow middle school student exchange program 


4)   Focus on 3-5% annual student growth in enrollment (annually)

5)   Develop five-year capital campaign toward building of new 

      facility (fall 2015)

6)   Continue program allowing current CLS families to "lock into" 

      their current tuition rate through timely re-registration (2015)

7)   Finish each year fiscally in the "black" (2015-2020)

8)   Continue Phases 1, 2, 3, and 4 in conjunction with capital 

      campaign (annually)



1)   Provide students with opportunities to perform at local 

      churches and civic functions (2015-2020)

2)   Implement an annual breakfast and to promote CLS to local 

      church and civic leadership within surrounding community (fall 


3)   Enable middle school students the opportunity to perform 

      charitable work within the community (2015-2016)

4)   Upgrade and expand student athletic opportunities (2016-


5)   Promote annual student growth, academic upgrades, and 

      future building plans (annually)

6)   Develop cutting edge promotion of the school (2016-2020)

7)   Upgrade and refine website continually seeking a "cutting 

      edge" approach (2015-2016)

8)   Develop promotional video to be presented to local leaders 

      individually with the opportunity to have them visit school and 

      tour campus (2016)

9)   Provide "Be a Cougar For The Day" class visit and lunch for 

      prospective students (annually)

10) Develop local partnership with preschools enabling CLS to 

      recruit future kindergarten students for CLS


In His Service,

Dr. Michael Hemme Chivalette