Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year - 2016

Wishing you good times, good cheer, and a wonderful new year.

All of us at Calvary Lutheran Church and School would like to thank you
for partnering with us and your support in 2015.

We look forward to a new, wonderful and growth and success  in 2016!

May God continue to bless you, your family and our nation
throughout the coming year.

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things  
will be given to you as well.   (Matt. 6:33, NIV)

Calvary Offices will be closed on New Year's Day and will resume normal
business hours Monday, January 4, 2016.

Have a Happy and Safe New Year!  

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

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Warmest Wishes for a wonderful Christmas season.

To all our friends and family,

A very Merry Christmas from the team at Calvary Lutheran Church and School.
May God continue to bless you, your family and our nation throughout the upcoming year.

Have a Joyful Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2015

News & Events (Fri., December 18, 2015)

Christmas Stocking
Friday, December 18, 2015




You are receiving this e-mail because you have expressed an interest in Calvary Lutheran School or your child is enrolled at Calvary.  Please add to your address book or contacts so we will be sure to make it to your personal inbox.   
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Note:  This is our 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 Church & School Christmas Schedule  Christmas balls
The Church and School Offices will be closed for the next two weeks during the Christmas break (Dec. 21, 2015 - Jan. 1, 2016).

Please leave a voice message on the answering machine and someone will be checking on it periodically the next two weeks.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 
Important Information regarding Calvary Club

Calvary Club will be closed for the next two weeks during the Christmas break (Dec. 21, 2015 - Jan. 1, 2016), due to a lack of interest.

Calvary Club will resume on Monday, January 4, 2016, 7:00 a.m.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 
Tax Deductions Year-end (2015) 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, 2015. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated.
Most contributions to Calvary Lutheran are check and/or cash gifts, entitling you to a tax benefits through itemized deductions.  Please make your checks payable to Calvary Lutheran.  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.
Just a reminder                 IMPORTANT NOTES & REMINDERS     
HOT LUNCH:  Hot Lunch MUST be ordered no later than Tuesday 12:00 noon before the Friday Hot Lunch is served.  If your child brings money the day of hot lunch, your child may be not be guaranteed a "Friday Hot Lunch."  Students who paid and signed up ahead of time will be served first.

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 tree nut.  These types of snacks and lunches might be reserved for something special, like a special treat at home. 

NOTE:  With all the Christmas parties that are to take place, please remember any candies or treats that you bring to school must be nut free.  Please check with your child's classroom teacher.  Thank You!

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 you 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.

AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP:  Plan to pick up your child(ren) by 3:00 p.m. every day.  Half-days are 11:30 a.m.  If you are unable to pick up your child up by 3:10 p.m., (or 11:40 a.m. on half-days), your child(ren) will automatically go to Calvary Club and you will be held responsible for any charges.

LOST & FOUND:  Please check the Lost & Found bin and recover your child's clothes or other valuables.  Please write the names or initials of your students 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 recovered will be donated next week.

Thermometer       Sick Child      Sick Boy     Child Vomiting
 Cold and Flu Season are here!   


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), no diarrhea, 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.
Again, a child must NOT have had a fever and/or not vomiting, without any medication in their system for at least 24 hours before they may be able to return to school.
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.
Washing Hands
Make Hand-Washing a Habit   


Kids who wash their hands at least four times a day have 24 percent fewer sick days from colds and flu, and 51 percent fewer sick days due to stomach illnesses.  (American Public Health Association).
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.

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!   Purchasing gifts cards through Calvary earns us points!
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.  Stop by the office today.
Special Orders/Questions:  Contact Karla by e-mail at or by phone at (510) 278-2555  
Other ways to earn points:
          E-Scrip              Box Tops                      S.H.A.R.E.            Labels for Education
          Target                Amazon - Smiles          Coke Points          Office Depot
Gift cards are available in the office today and all year around!
Calvary Calendar
(mark your calendars)


18 - Half-Day (11:30 a.m. dismissal).  Calvary Club is Open
21-31 - Christmas Break  (No School.  Church, School Office and Calvary Club - Closed)
25 - Christmas Day "Happy Birthday Jesus!"
31 - New Year's Eve  (No School; No Calvary Club)


1 - New Year's Day (No School, Church, School Office and Calvary Club - Closed)
4 - School Resumes (Calvary Club Open, 7:00 a.m.)
10 - Kindergarten - Partner's In Worship (9 am)
15 - Quarter 2 Ends - Teacher's In-Service.  Half-Day (Calvary Club Open)
18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School, No Calvary Club, Offices Closed)
24-30 - National Lutheran Schools - Spirit Week
30 - Campus Beautification (9:00 a.m. - 12 noon)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

* 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)

Yearbook!   yearbook
Do you like to work with photos?  
Then volunteer to work with Calvary's Yearbook!
You get PPP hrs for the time you work on the yearbook.

Please email your name & phone number to

If you have any question, please see Jean Mussack or contact the school office. 

The Yearbook Crew
                Do not forget to upload your school pictures!!  camera
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.   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.

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.

Re-Enrollment packets will be coming out after the first of the year.

Contact the school secretary, Mrs. Nancy Schibler at, or by phone at (510) 278-2598, if you have any questions.
                 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.  
  • Speed limit is 5 mph.
  • 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., and close at 3:15 p.m.  
  • On Half-Days, gates will open at 11:20 a.m. 
***Please be careful and 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!

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 - 2015-16
Please remember children are not allowed to self-medicate themselves.  Form(s) and medicine must be brought to the office.
Parent's RenWeb Instructions:   Parent RenWeb Instructions
Change of Address and/or Emergency Form: Address Change and/or Emergency Form

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: 
The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, 
and will call him Immanuel."   
(Isaiah 7:14 - 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