Saturday, September 26, 2015

News & Events (Fri., September 25, 2015)

Friday, September 25, 2015



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Note:  This is our only way of communication to you of any changes, emergencies, or events that are happening in at or around the school, other than RenWeb. 

Calvary Lutheran School (CLS) - News & Events are sent to you every Friday afternoon. 

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Kindergarten thru 8th Grade 

Please click below on the "Parent - Renweb Instructions" for instructions on how to access classes, homework, grades, and important messages from your child's teacher.   


Hot Lunch

CLS Hot Lunch - Order Form.  Please click here to download the menu

Please remember to submit your order form with your payment no later than Tuesday, September 29th, to your teacher or school office. 

Deadline:  Tuesday, September 29th!

Is your child not feeling well?  
 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 (no fever) and not vomiting, WITHOUT any medications  (Acetaminophen/ Tylenol, Ibuprofen/Motrin) in their system for at least 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, rash, 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.


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Students are not allowed to "self-medicate" themselves while at school.  All meds must go to the school office and must have a Medication Form filled out in full (see below).

Prescription medications will ONLY be given with written permission from the prescribing physician or with the prescription label on the medication container.  WRITTEN permission is needed from parent/guardian for OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS.  You may wish to ask your doctor to order medication divided into 2 bottles, each with a prescription label, so that you can keep one at school and one at home.

Please fill out a "Medication Form" for each and every medicine that is to be given to you child. Click here to download this form    

Medication that needs to be stored in the refrigerator will be stored in the school office refrigerator.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school secretary by phone at (510) 278-2598 or e-mail 

Thank You!

Calvary Calendar
(mark your calendars)


29 - Order Forms for Lunch due today.  Please submit to your teacher or in the office.
29 - Hot Lunch Program - Parent Meeting @ 6:00 p.m., Parish Hall.  Learn everything you need to know about the Hot Lunch Program at Calvary.

Lunch Program Beings!
6-9 - 7th & 8th - Outdoor Ed
11 - 3rd & 4th Grade - Partners In Worship (9 am)
21 - Storyteller Michael Katz "Do the Right Thing"
       Preschool - 4th grade 10:00 a.m.,    4th - 8th grade - 11:00 a.m.
23 - Quarter 1 Ends (Half-Day, 11:30 a.m. dismissal)
28-30 - Scholastic Book Fair
29 - Cougar Harvest Celebration (10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) - Half-Day
29 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)   - Half-Day
30 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (No School, Calvary Club Open)


1-4 - Scholastic Book Fair
8 - Preschool - Partners in Worship (9 am)
11 - Veteran's Day Observed (No School, No Calvary Club)
9-13 - Scholastic Book Fair (Parish Hall)
23-24 - Teacher Conference
23-27 - Thanksgiving Week  (No School)


4 - Fall Picture Retakes
16 - Bethlehem Express
18 - Half-Day (11:30 a.m. dismissal).  Calvary Club is Open
21-31 - Christmas Break
25 - Christmas Day "Happy Birthday Jesus!"
31 - New Year's Eve
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* Calvary Club (before and after school care) is available ($5.00/hour; after 6:00 pm $4.00/minute)

** Means Change/Addition in Schedule

Click below on the blue highlighted notice below
(Revised:  09/18/15)


Calvary Family Association (CFA)
                        Go Cougars!
All family members of students here at Calvary Lutheran School are part of CFA.  
CFA meets once a month on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. 

Parents who attend CFA are able to gather first-hand school information. "Find out what is happening at Calvary!
CFA is here to help support the teachers where needed.    

We encourage you to bring ideas to the table at our meetings.  
If you see something or hear something that sounds like a great idea and that it would work here, bring it to our attention.  
We are always looking for ways to improve the environment that our children are a part of.  We hope to see you all at our next meeting.

                                          Tuesday, October 13, 2015 
                                                    @ 6:30 p.m.
                                           Location:  Parish Hall 

Parent(s) who attend CFA meetings, at least 1 hour is deducted from their PPP hour balance. 
In addition, your child gets one free dress day at the end of the week too!

Child Care is provided to Calvary students at no charge for those 
attending the CFA meetings.

              Please do not enter the school ground from Via Magdalena.
This is designated as an Exit Only!
  • Cars must enter the parking lot from Via Arriba (back side of lot, behind Wendy's), and exit the parking lot Via Magdalena before and after school.
  • When driving on the school grounds, please slow down!
  • Speed limit is 5 mph.
  • Please watch out for the little ones.
  • Please park your car when dropping off or picking up student(s).
  • Children must stay behind the blue line and ropes (near buildings) in the parking lot.
  • Students in grades Preschool through 4th grade must be walked to class and pick up by an adult.  (Please pick up your youngest child first).
  • 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 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.  Thank You!
If you know a family who is interested in attending Calvary Lutheran School, please have them contact the school secretary immediately 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.  
Reminder:  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, 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.

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.  Another option is to send your photos to Jean Mussack.

In addition, you will receive 1 PPP hour credit for submitting 10 or more quality photos.
If you have any questions, please see Jean Mussack or the school secretary.
Purchase your gifts cards through Calvary and everyone wins!
Gift Card Display  
Make sure you purchase your GIFT CARD(S) from Calvary Offices.  You can purchase gift cards to local restaurants, retailers, movie theaters, gas stations, iTunes, Disneyland, Starbucks and so much more.  Gift cards are awesome to use for yourself as well as to give as birthday gifts, anniversary, teacher appreciation, and Thank You!  Besides purchasing gifts cards through Calvary earns us points!
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.
Need to make a special gift card order?  Contact Karla at (510) 278-2555 or by e-mail at  
Other ways to earn points:
       E-Scrip (Safeway)                    Box Tops                          S.H.A.R.E.
       Target                                     Amazon - Smiles               Coke Points
       Labels for Education                Office Depot

Gift cards are available in the office today and all year around!

Box Tops for Education &  Labels for Education
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3)  Put your labels in an envelope or ziplock bag with your grade and name on it, and hand it to your teacher.

  "Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end.
Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. 
Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. 
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. 
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
How I long for your precepts!
    In your righteousness preserve my life.
(Psalms 119: 33-40, NIV)

 Bible and Glasses
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


Friday, September 11, 2015

Remembering 9/11

  Please join us at Calvary Lutheran in remembering those whose lives were taken and affected on 09/11.
As we take time to reflect on the 14th Anniversary of a day none of us will ever forget, let us come together to remember and express our gratitude to those who demonstrated what it is to be a hero, and to pledge ourselves to live in honor of their bravery.  Let us all continue to pray daily for our nation, the United States of America.

We'll Always Remember...

God Bless and Protect America

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Anyone need a Hospital Bed?

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Custom ImageWe bought an air mattress for my mom when she went on hospice.  It was only used for three weeks or so and is nearly new.  It is the mattress part (includes pump) and not the bed frame.  It is ideal for bed-ridden folks as it is designed to help resist bed-sores from forming.  We thought maybe someone in the congregation or even the school who might be in need of one, a shut-in or someone else who might be in need.  If there is anyone who you can think of that might be able to use it, we would gladly donate it to them.  They can be quite expensive and in my mom's case, Medicare wouldn't pay for one – so maybe there is an elderly person who could use it.  If you can think of anyone, just let us know, we can deliver it too if needed. Thanks,
Steven Ellis
Please contact Karla in the office for Steven's contact information if you or someone you know could use this.
How great of them to think of others who might be in need.


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CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL, 17200 VIA MAGDALENA, SAN LORENZO, California, 94580-2928, United States

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dining for Dollars Wed. September 9th

Some children were given a misprinted flyer
sorry for any confusion 

Wednesday, September 9th
Calvary Lutheran School and Church

at Famous Dave's BBQ 
Famous Daves
Calvary Lutheran School & Church

Wednesday, September 9th
from 4pm-9pm

Calvary Lutheran Church and School invites you to attend our first Dining for Dollars at Famous Dave's BBQ in Hayward at 790 W. Winton Ave (Southland Mall area), Tomorrow night 9/9/15   

Present your flyer to your server and 20% of your bill will be donated to Calvary Lutheran School (excludes tax, tip and alcohol).  
Dine with other CLS students, parents and teachers Sept. 9th  

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

New Member class

New Member Class
Starting on
Wednesday, September 9th
Pastor will be holding this class to help any and all better understand the Bible.
Open to all new and old members.
Come and learn/refresh your understanding of the Lutheran Doctrine.
Hope to see you here!



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CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL, 17200 VIA MAGDALENA, SAN LORENZO, California, 94580-2928, United States

Friday, September 4, 2015

Calvary Lutheran School - Professional Development (Title 2)

Calvary Lutheran School

September 4, 2015

Dear Calvary Lutheran School Parents and Guardians,

Funding to provide Professional Development for our teachers and administrators here at Calvary comes from multiple sources, one of them is a federal program.  One of the requirements for our teachers and administrators to receive this funding is to provide our constituency with the following information.  If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Principal Marjorie Luehrs ( or me (

In order to provide our faculty and administrators additional professional development, Calvary participates in the federal program Title 2, which provides federal funding for Title 2: Professional Development to help ensure we maintain a highly qualified staff and administrative team. This funding provides the finances for teachers to receive professional development, such as our one day Spring in-service.

As our school is located in the San Lorenzo Unified School District, they are charged annually with the responsibility to administrate these funds to our school.  One of the other requirements is providing a way for individuals to register a Uniform Complaint.  This can be done by clicking on the link for the policy and forms provided by the San Lorenzo Unified School District cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid= 1244185493153 .

These funds are not for the operation of Calvary Lutheran School, but for the individual professional development of our teachers and administrators, which does not violate our commitment to not receive federal funding for the operation of Calvary Lutheran School.

In His Service,
Dr. Michael Hemme Chivalette