Principal’s Letter June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

We pray especially for our 8th grade students and their parents on the eve of commencement exercises on Friday. The class of 2017 is an excellent and talented class with high expectations. We bid farewell and wish them God’s good blessings as they begin their high school years. We are most grateful for their kindred spirit, exceptional gifts of inquiry as well as for their athletic, artistic, spiritual, and leadership qualities that have made their distinctive mark at St. Dunstan School. We are most appreciative and grateful to their parents for their partnership and support. Friday awards ceremony commences at 9:00 am in the Church. Graduation exercises starts at 6:00pm followed by a reception in the Parish Center hosted by our 7th grade parents. Indeed, we are grateful for the dedication of our 7th grade parents for their efforts and service at the dinner dance, swim party and at Friday’s reception. This is an exciting week for our 8th graders, our teachers, staff and school community as we send our terrific class of 2017 on their way. They remain confident and ready for the success and challenges that the coming years will bring them. St. Dunstan is, and always will be their second home, and their educational foundation. Fare thee well dear Knights!

 

It was a beautiful and enjoyable day at Blackberry Farm yesterday as we celebrated our end of the year picnic. We are thankful to our room parents, Men’s Club, staff and parent volunteers who drove, cooked, supervised the pool and helped out in any way. We especially thank our coordinators, Mrs. Hahn, and room parent moderator, Mrs. O’Neil, and to our hardworking office staff (Ms. Coustier and Mrs. Cordova), for their planning and paper work. Moreover, the staff at Blackberry Farms complimented us on our behavior, respectfulness and environmental approach in keeping things clean and recycling our materials. They were most appreciative!

 

Yesterday, I sent email congratulations to James Spray on the news he will be your new principal for the coming year. He is a good man, experienced in Catholic school teaching and administration and excited to begin here. I assured him of my support in making this a smooth and effective transition as he settles in to his new role. I had a chance to meet him at a workshop last spring and I am aware of his many positive contributions to the St. Gregory’s School community. Please keep him in your prayers as he completes his work at St. Gregory’s and commences his new position as principal at St. Dunstan School. In the coming days he will be on campus to meet you, staff and students. We will share dates and times as they are announced. My final day will be June 30th.  

 

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 powerofwordswriting@gmail.com to sign up.
For more information see posted flyer in today’s communication.

 

The Millbrae library staff was on campus today incorporating a play based on an African story to the delight of our students. A handout describing their summer programs went home today with your child. You can link to their website: www.summerlearners.org.

We thank our current student council who did an excellent job this year as we welcome next year’s student council whose names are listed below:

Co-Presidents – Joshua P. and Isabella S.

Vice-President – Sofia E.

Secretary – Elise H.

Treasurer – Rylie C.

Spirit – Kalia C.

Boys Athletics – Timothy J.

Girls Athletics – Abby O.

Religious Affairs – Gianna L.

Publicity – Mirelle F.

Traffic – Graciela

Team Green Presidents

6th Grade – TBA

7th Grade – Carlianne G.

8th Grade – Logan E.

 

Extended Care Update

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

Wednesday, June 14 – 12:00 PM dismissal. Extended Care available.  Kindergarten Graduation.  No extended for Kindergarten students after graduation.

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.

 

Sincerely,

 

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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