Friday, April 29, 2016

News & Events (Fri., April 29, 2016)


April May...
Friday, April 29, 2016

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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.It is also very important that you review the calendar below for any recent updates/changes.

Purchase your Gift Card ahead of time
Teacher Appreciation Day, is Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 
And don't forget mom!  Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 3, 2016.  Thank Teachers who make the Grade - At the end of the school year, don't forget to show your appreciation for those teachers who go above and beyond for your little learners!   
eachers would love a gift card for a cup of coffee, a nice dinner, or some shopping, just a little "thank you" for all their hard work.

Use Gift Card/Scrip to Show a Little Love this Mother's Day - Not sure what to get that extra special woman in your life.... Mom of course!   May 8, 2016 is Mother's Day! 

Some cards may need to be special ordered so pick up your card early.

Read below for more information with Scrip and Gift Cards.


Please join us for 
              12th Annual Auction
The Veteran's Memorial Hall in Hayward
22737 Main Street
Hayward, CA  

Saturday, May 7, 2016

5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25.00 per adult

Children 12 and under are FREE with a paid adult t

Additional children tickets will be $10.00 per child.

To order your tickets, download your ticket form here on the blue and return to the office when it is completed   12th Annual Auction Ticket Request Form 

Thank You!


Spaghetti Dinner Dinner, Night of Music and Talent Music
with Calvary Lutheran Students!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Spaghetti Dinner - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Spaghetti, Bread, Salad and Beverage)

Music and Talent Show - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cost:  $5.00 per person 

After May 11, 2016, Cost is $8.00

Please return the attached portion of the form with payment to reserve your dinner.  

Download your Dinner Reservation form below:  

Prices will go up after May 11!



CALVARY CLUB (Kindergarten - 8th Grade):
Please sign-up in the front office with Mrs. Nancy or with Mr. Stephen in Calvary Club if you are interested in Calvary Club this summer.  

PRESCHOOL Summer Program:   
Preschool Summer Program begins Monday, June 13, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016

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.

Enrollment Pencil
If you have not yet RE-enrolled for the 2016-17 school year, please download the forms at the bottom of this page.  You may also speak to the school secretary and she will be able to assist you.

Meanwhile, 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.

We have information available to you in the office regarding the possibilities of applying for tuition assistance through Calvary and/or an outside source.
Please contact the school secretary, Mrs. 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: 
Click to the right to download RE-enrollment form here:  RE-Enrollment Application (2016-17)
Calvary Calendar
(mark your calendars)

APRIL 2016

29 - 5th & 6th Grade Students return from Outdoor Ed!
30 - Auction Meeting at 3:00 p.m. (Putting baskets together and making final plans and preparation).
MAY 2016

2-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3rd - Teacher Appreciation Day)
7 - Calvary's 12th Annual Auction and Dinner (5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) - Veteran's Memorial Hall 
       (Main Street, Hayward, CA)
8 - Mother's Day
8 - 7th & 8th Grade - Partner's in Worship (9:00 a.m.)
13 - Dinner, Musical and Talent Show - 
Dinner at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.;  Musical & Talent Show at 
        6:30 p.m.   $5.00 for Dinner and Show!!
20 - Teacher In-Service (Half Day, dismissal at 11:30 a.m.). Calvary Club Open
21 - CLS Drama Team "Meet Me In St. Louis"  (10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.)
27 - Field Day (K-8th) - on campus.**
30 - Memorial Day  (Offices are closed, No School, No Calvary Club)
JUNE 2016

3 - Preschool Stepping-Up (TBA)
3 - 8th Grade Banquet (TBA)
7 - 8th grade Graduation (6:00 p.m.)
8 - Kindergarten Graduation (9:00 a.m.)
9 - Last Day of School at The Robert Livermore Community Park - Information to follow**
13 - Preschool Summer Program begins (June 13 - July 29)
19 - Father's Day

**SAVE THE DATE - 2016: **
May 7th - Calvary Auction (5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) **
May 13th - Dinner, Musical and Talent Show (K - 8th Grade) - May 13, 2016 (5:00 p.m.) **
May 21st - Meet Me In St. Louis Musical (10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.)**

Aug. 24, 2016 - First Day Back to School (tenative date)**
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

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

(Revised:  04/27/16)

Meet Me In St. Louis            
Meet Me In St. Louis-1



Saturday, May 21, 2016

Two Performances
10:00 a.m., and 
1:00 p.m.
7th and 8th Grade Students will perform "Meet Me In St. Louis" on Saturday, May 21, 2016, in the Chapel.
There will be two performances - one at 10:00 a.m. and the second one at 1:00 p.m.

Cost:  $3.00 per person, $5.00 for family of four.

Childcare will be provided free of charge for children 5 years of age and under 

Just a reminder      IMPORTANT NOTES & REMINDERS     
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 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.  Click on the blue to download menu 
Snack Table - There is a snack table at every Friday Hot Lunch table.  Each item is 25 cents and there is a limit of two (2) items per person.  We have items like cookies, fruit snacks, string cheese, pretzel, beef jerky, pickles and more.  

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. 

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 are being donated.

SCRIP - The easiest fundraiser we have!

Gift Card Display
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!
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, Applebee's, Chipotle, 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 Press to pay at   Enrollment code: 9AF2LD9C9L86.  

Benefits: NEW At Calvary Lutheran we offer scrip as a way to reduce your family's annual tuition.  Currently, a commitment of $3,000.00 in Scrip purchases will give your family a $100.00 annual tuition discount.  A commitment of $5,000 in Scrip purchases will give your family a $200.00 annual tuition discount.  Our Scrip year is May 1 - April 30th.  Yes, Scrip is available during the summer. 

- Should you not reach your commitment you will be charged 10% on the unpurchased balance.
- Once all discounts are paid back to the tuition fund, the remaining monies will be used to support school activities.

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 the church or school secretary, Sundays after service at the information booth too.    Cash and Checks are accepted.

Other ways to earn points:    - E-Script,     - Target,     - Box Tops,     - Amazon-Smiles     - S.H.A.R.E.S.    
                                              - Coke Points     - Labels for Education     - Office Depot

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

Gift cards are available all year around!
S.H.A.R.E.S. Card Information
(Lucky's, FoodMaxx, Save Mart Stores Card)

S.H.A.R.E.S. Card are no longer valid at your local grocery store.   Everything is going on-line.    Go online to   Click on Lucky's Store (or whatever store you use).  Follow the instructions as indicated on the screen.

        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.
  • Please leave handicap parking spot for those who have placards.
  • 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

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

New Student Enrollment Form (2016-17):     Welcome Letter and Application for Admission - PS-8th   
"In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used 
to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, 
being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, 
he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death- even death on a cross!"
(Philppians 2:5-8 - 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