Weekly Newsletter for September 21, 2017

Dear Parents,

It was nice to see some of our families join us this past Sunday, Catechetical Sunday, to honor our teachers, as well as the PSR teachers. Our teachers are such an integral part of imparting our faith to your children.   After the Mass, Lyn Gatti organized a brunch in the Parish Center for these teachers. It was an opportunity to join together as a faith community in common service. Thank you Father Mark and Lyn Gatti for supporting, guiding and honoring all of our teachers.

In less than a month it will be a Night to Bond at our annual school auction, October 14 at the Marin Country Club. You received an electronic invitation via SchoolSpeak—did you see it??? This will be a wonderful night and on these weeks leading up to the auction you will continue to receive exciting updates! This is the biggest fundraiser of the school year and you don’t want to miss any part of it. Be sure to secure your reservation early so you do not miss this opportunity to Bond.

The Men’s Club is looking to recruit new members. This is a great opportunity to meet other dads, learn about volunteer opportunities, and support your school and parish. The Men’s Club invites you to their first dinner meeting of the year, September 22, at 6:00 in the Parish Center. (See attached Flyer)

 Kindergarten, First, and Second grade Parent &Teachers Conferences are on September 27. Be sure you have signed up through SchoolSpeak with your child’s teacher.

 Outdoor Education Fee Schedule: Our sixth graders are the first class to attend their Outdoor School Adventure at Marin Headlands. Grades 4 – 8 will participate in an Outdoor Education during the school year. Below you will find the payment schedule for all the Outdoor Education payments. Payment may be made in full or in three adjusted payments by dates below. Please put the grade in your memo line to avoid confusion.

 2017-2018 Outdoor Education Fee Schedule: (Payment may be made in full or in three adjusted payments by dates below)

Grade
Total (in-full) Amt.
Due October 1st
Payment #1
October 1st
Payment #2
December 1st
Payment #3
February 1st
4th Grade
$240
$80
$80
$80
5th Grade
$345
$115
$115
$115
6th Grade
$350
$117
$117
$117
7th Grade
$300
$100
$100
$100
8th Grade
$565
$190
$190
$190

As all of our students receive daily religion instruction in school, it is important to support and strengthen your child’s faith formation by attending Saturday or Sunday Mass. Our Parish-School community will also be strengthened by the presence of school families at weekend parish masses as well as monthly school masses. Students in grade 1st through 8th, along with PSR students, will be taking responsibility for a monthly Parish Family “Spirit” Mass. The Third grade class is taking responsibility for our first mass, Sunday October 1 at 9:00am. This is a wonderful way to meet and grow closer to other families in our community. Be sure to come to the Pancake Breakfast as well, open from 8:00 – 10:30 hosted by our Men’s club.

October 4, Father Healy will celebrate our school wide Mass honoring Saint Francis of Assisi. The day will begin with a Blessing of the Animals by Father Healy at 8:05 Morning Assembly. Students will gather in the schoolyard and may join their parent and animal for this blessing. Animals must be in possession of parents and on a short leash and/or in a cage and must be taken home following the Blessing. Later that morning we encourage you to join with the school community at 11:00 for our liturgical celebration in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. More details are to follow.

Yours,

Susan Naretto

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