Principal’s Letter June 13, 2017

June 15, 2017


Dear Parents and Guardians,


We thank Patricia Rodgers for her 34 years of service to St. Dunstan School, mostly as our kindergarten teacher. Kindergarten builds the foundation from which basic learning skills and self-confidence are planted. Mrs. Rodger’s gracious and joyous approach to learning has influenced generations of students. We are most grateful. A beautiful reception occurred after the kindergarten graduation as we welcomed her family back to St. Dunstan where her daughters graduated. We wish her well as she settles into new adventures and possibilities. Mrs. Rodgers will return as a substitute teacher.


Families are reminded to pick-up any rescue medications kept on campus. We will need a new doctor’s note for 2017-18 school year to dispense Rx and O.T.C. medication.


After introducing Mr. James Spray at morning assembly, I spent the morning with our new principal. Mr. Spray visited classrooms, met faculty and attended the kindergarten graduation. I will work with him to insure a smooth transition into his role as principal. Please give Mr. Spray your support, as I know you will, in the spirit of St. Dunstan.


Thank you for your support during my tenure here. I am grateful for the privilege of partnering with you in Catholic education and in the faith formation of your children. I am grateful to my faculty and staff. They are the backbone of the school. They have built the foundation for our students to flourish in high school and beyond. Lastly, I ask for God’s good blessings for our treasured students and I pray for the very best in the years ahead. Wishing each of you a most pleasant and restful summer break. School resumes Monday, August 28, 2017.





Dr. Bruce Colville, Principal




Important Message from the Office

Please turn in all reimbursement request forms by Thursday, June 15th.  Thank you.


Summer Writing Workshop

Current UCLA student and St. Dunstan graduate Camille Chan announces a wonderful summer writing program entitled:

Power of Words: Healthy Bodies & Healthy Minds. To our students: Are you fascinated with the human body? Are you looking for ways to practice your writing skills? Sign-up for Power of Words: Healthy Bodies & Healthy Minds, a free, week-long summer writing workshop for 2nd-5th graders directed by our SD Alumni! LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! Contact to sign up.
For more information see posted flyer in today’s communication.



Extended Care Update

Extended care payments have been sent out.  Please turn in your payments to Mrs. Anderegg by June 15th.

Thursday, June 15 – 10:00AM dismissal. No morning or afternoon extended care.  End of School Eucharistic Celebration at 9:00AM in Church.  All are welcome.  Office closes at 1:00PM.


St. Ignatius Movie Event

There will be a film fundraising event sponsored by the organization “Bukas Loob sa Diyos” (BLD) (Open in Spirit of God).  Everyone is invited.   Please save the date.

BLD is a Catholic charismatic community in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Film Title:  Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier, Sinner, Saint – A story of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Founder of the Society of Jesus, (SJ) Jesuits.

Where:      St. Dunstan Parish Center, 1133 Broadway Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030

When:       June 25, 2017 (Sunday) @ 4:00 pm

General Admission: $15.00 (18 and above), $10.00 (17 and below) with popcorn and soft drinks. Contact Person: Rose Babasa 650-533-7342


Important Dates for 2017-2018 School Year

I would like to announce important school calendar dates for next year as many of you need advance planning notice. Our full calendar will be posted after Easter break and after it is populated with key events for next school year.

  • First Day: Monday, August 28, 2017
  • Last Day: June 13, 2018
  • Parish Festival: October 13-15, 2017
  • Christmas Break: December 21, 2017 – January 2, 2018
  • Mid-Winter Break: February 19-23, 2018
  • Easter Break: March 30-April 6, 2018


Coco Needs a Home for for the Summer

Coco needs a home for spring break and for the summer.  If you are interested, please notify Ms. Muller with a letter that you can take Coco home.  Ms. Muller will provide the food and needs for Coco for the break.




Dr. Colville



Weekly Reflection

This week’s reflection comes from

Through the Year with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections

A Little Mercy

A little mercy makes the world less cold and more just. 

We need to understand properly this mercy of God, this merciful Father who is so patient.

Angelus address, March 17, 2013

Reflection: Reflect on how patient God has been with you.  With whom do you need to be patient?






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