December News

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The children enjoyed our Thanksgiving service and their Friendship Breakfast.

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In addition to the thankful notes collected and read during the Thanksgiving service, St. Martin’s Kindergarten-3rd grade students also reflected on what they were thankful for during their computer classes.

Our thanks to everyone who attended our barbecue on November 13th. The event was to kick off our fundraiser for re-paving the playground/parking lot/basketball court. By now you should have received a letter from Fr. Gabri and a brochure explaining our plans. So far we have received approximately $10,000 towards the $20,000 we need to raise. The total cost will be approximately $40,000 and three incredibly generous Church families will match our donations up to $20,000. Please consider making a donation and if you would like copies of the letter to send to grandparents, family members, friends, etc., who you think might make a donation, please call the office.

Also in November, Harvard Westlake drama students performed a Variety Show followed by workshops for the children and these were enjoyed very much by everyone. Harvard Westlake art students are also giving after school art lessons to our 4th-8th Grade students. These are also enjoyed very much by St. Martin’s students. We are so grateful to the wonderful Harvard Westlake students and staff for all they do for us.

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We are looking forward to our special December events which include:

  • Santa’s Secret Shop – December 7th & 8th
  • Kindergarten-8th Grade Christmas Program – Thursday, December 15th at 7pm in the Church
  • Preschool Christmas Program – Friday, December 16th at 9am in the Church
  • Preschool Christmas Party – Friday, December 16th following their Christmas Program (no extended care for Preschool on December 16)
  • All School Blessing and Communion Christmas Chapel – Friday, December 16th at 9:45am in the Church
  • Kindergarten-8th Grade Christmas Parties – Friday, December 16th at 11:15am (noon dismissal and no afternoon extended care)

If you would like to make a donation to Annual Giving before the end of the current tax year, please send donations in before December 31st. They will be very much appreciated. Annual Giving bridges the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of operating the school and is an important fundraiser that allows our school to flourish and grow.

The school is also offering “Tribute Cards” this year and you can purchase these in the office or call us and we will send them home with the children. These are small cards that you enclose with your Christmas cards stating that a donation has been made to the school in honor of the recipient. Suggested donations for the cards are $5 each or 5 for $20. This is a thoughtful and caring way of showing your support of the school to friends and family.

Wow, It’s the Middle of October Already!

It’s hard to believe we’ve been back to school for over a month already but it’s true. A lot has happened including:

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Our First Blessing & Communion Service

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Our Welcome Back Picnic

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Blessing of the Animals

… our Middle School Girls are in the middle of their basketball season, field trips have started, and, of course, lots of learning!

Don’t forget that coming up in the next few weeks, we would love to see you at:

  • St. Martin’s Day Service on Sunday, October 30th at 10am in the Church.
  • Halloween Parade & Parties on Monday, October 31st starting at 2pm.
  • Veterans Day Service on Wednesday, November 2nd at 8:30am in the Church. Please join us and invite any veterans that you know so that we may honor them.

 

Welcome Back

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We are delighted to welcome our returning families and new families to the 2016-2017 school year! We had a great summer here at the school and hope that you did, too. Our camp was a great success. Many thanks to the school families that helped us with repairs and maintenance and with organizing in the library. Thanks also to Fr. Gabri and the parishioners of St. Martin’s for making the patio look so beautiful.

The start of school is always a busy time with many scheduled events for students, parents and families. It was wonderful to see so many of you at our first day get-together and we are looking forward to these future events as well:

  • Kindergarten-5th Grade Back to School Night on Thursday, September 15th at 7pm. This is for parents only and starts in the Church. Childcare will be available at no charge.
  • Middle School Back to School Night on Thursday, September 22nd at 7pm in Room 24. This is also for parents only. Childcare will be available at no charge.
  • School Photo Day on Wednesday, September 21st. All students in Kindergarten-8th Grade should wear school uniform.
  • Our first Blessing/Communion Service on Wednesday, September 21st at 1:30pm in the Church. Parent are welcome to join us for this and any chapel services.
  • Fall Fundraiser Kick-off on September 16th. Proceeds from this fundraiser go towards our wonderful PFA programs that help make school so much fun for the children.
  • Blessing of the Animals Service on Saturday, October 1st at 11am on the patio.
  • St. Martin’s Day Service on Sunday, October 30th at 10am in the Church.
  • Halloween Parade & Parties start at 2pm on Monday, October 31st.
  • Veterans Day Service on Wednesday, November 2nd at 8:30am in the Church. Please join us and invite any veterans that you know so that we may honor them.
  • St. Martin’s Kindergarten-8th Grade Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 15th at 7pm in the Church.
  • St. Martin’s Preschool Christmas Concert on Friday, December 16th at 9am in the Church.

Make sure to read the e-newsletters and announcements that we send out for important and/or time-sensitive information and check our calendars on this website for the latest information.