Principal’s Letter September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014

Thursday, September 11 – 3:00PM dismissal.  Extended care available.

Friday, September 12 – 3:00PM dismissal.  Extended care available. Used Uniform Store open from 3PM-6PM. 7:30PM Family Movie Night.  All are welcome.

Looking Ahead

Monday, September 15 – 2:30PM dismissal.  Extended care available. Men’s Club Meeting at 6:30 PM in the Parish Center. 4th Grade Coloma meeting at 6:30PM for parents and guardians only in the fourth grade classroom.

Tuesday, September 16 – 3:00PM dismissal.  Extended care available. Advisory Board meeting.

Wednesday, September 17 – 3:00PM dismissal.  Extended care available.

Thursday, September 18 – 3:00PM dismissal.  Extended care available.

Friday, September 19 – 3:00PM dismissal.  Extended care available.

Monday, September 22 – 2:30PM dismissal.  Extended care available.

September 22-26 – IOWA Standardized Testing.

Friday, September 26 – Fall dance. First quarter progress reports.

Monday, September 29 – 12:00PM dismissal.  Extended care available.

October 17-19 – Fall Festival.

Message From the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Yesterday, we held an assembly from Music From the Heart, which oversees our after-school instrumental program. It will be held Monday afternoons, starting next week. Registration forms went home. Also, Jane Wong who coordinates our popular afternoon Chinese class will be visiting classrooms on Thursday. Registration for the Chinese class is posted as well as registration for the fall Chess program.

We start our Mixed Bags and Cookie Dough fall fundraiser today. Information packets went home today. This fundraiser helps sustain our extracurricular programs and personnel such as Art in Action, Spanish Program, Reading Specialist, Resource Specialist and School Counselor. Please share the catalog with neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family. There is something for everyone.

We have hired Joseph Saba as a technology literacy instructor (computer teacher). Joseph works for the Millbrae library and oversees their technology education program for youth and adults. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he comes highly recommended. Joseph hopes to pursue his teaching credential. Once we have all his required safety background checks on file, he will start teaching, collaborating with students and teachers with our iPads usage, as well as maintain our technology infrastructure and serve on our school technology committee. Please welcome Mr. Saba to St. Dunstan School.

We have a fun family evening planned for this Friday starting at 7:00 pm. It will be Movie Night at St. Dunstan on the north yard lawn. We will be showing the Lego Movie. All are most welcome.

Our first Men’s Club meeting is this Monday, September 15 starting at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP if you have not done so. Also, you can check the new Men’s Club Facebook page by logging in from either the school or parish website.

I am looking for parent volunteers to assist in our Fall Intramural Sport Program (K-3), particularly with the girl’s volleyball program. We will discuss this at the Thursday Athletic Board meeting and will communicate with you regarding when it will begin. We also will be discussing the fall intramural baseball program (K-3). Communication will be forthcoming on our fall (K-3) intramural sports program.

After School Programs

Next week we will be posting registration information for our popular after school programs including: Chess Club, Chinese Class and Instrumental Music Class. Today, I have included information and registration for the fall Chinese program.

Chinese Program Description

Chinese Program Registration Form and Policy 2014-2015

Chess Program

Friday, September 12 Movie Night at 7:30PM in the North Yard

Please make plans to come to Back to School Movie Night Friday night from 7-10pm. Admission is FREE!!!
“The Lego Movie” will begin at dark (Around 7:45), and there will be refreshments for sale, as well as T-shirts and other items.
Bring your chairs, blankets and entire families.  We hope to see you there!

Friday Coffee Social – September 12

There will be a coffee social every Friday sponsored by the Advisory Board.  There is no agenda.  Just come by after assembly to the Parish Center to enjoy a cup of coffee before you go to work or run your errands.  All are welcome.

Friday Hot Lunch

September 12, 2014 Hot lunch is sponsored by the Athletic Board.

September 19, 2014 Hot lunch is sponsored by 8th Grade.

September 26, 2014 Hot lunch is sponsored by 7th Grade.

Please visit the Friday Hot Lunch Page to download the forms. Please remember to bring a lunch in the morning if you have not purchased a hot lunch.  Please see the 2014-2015 for clarification.  Reminder – You must submit an order form for Friday lunches. Order forms cannot be written on pieces of paper.  Please do not combine checks for multiple Friday lunches. The money goes to different sponsors and cannot be included in the same check.


Mixed Bag Design/Mrs. Field’s Cookie Dough Fall Fundraiser

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 6.29.55 PMMixed Bag Design and Mrs. Fields Cookie catalogs will be going home with your children today. All order forms and money are due on or before Thursday, September 25th. Please be sure to add 9.75% Sales Tax to Mixed Bag orders but do not add sales tax to the cookie dough orders. Checks can be made payable to St. Dunstan School. Extra order forms are available at the school’s office.

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 6.31.33 PMShare the catalogs with your co-workers, neighbors and friends. Out-of-town friends and family can also support our school by shopping on-line at and add our fundraiser ID number 54344 at checkout.

Prizes: The more you sell, the bigger the prize! Prize sheets are included with every catalog. In addition to the prizes, the top seller from each class WINS a free lunch with Dr. Colville at Round Table Pizza.

Delivery Date: Mixed Bags and Cookie dough orders will be delivered the week of October 27th. The exact date will be announced prior to delivery.

If you have any questions about the products or the fundraiser, please contact Leta Labson at or at (650) 678-0285.

Mixed Bag Designs Flyer

The Used Uniform StoreScreen Shot 2014-09-02 at 9.37.44 AM

We look forward to seeing you at our first used uniform sale for the year!

Sept 12, Friday, at the Parish Center, from 3-6pm ( just before Family Movie Night event)

There’s still time to drop off your gently used uniforms.

There’s a box by the front office for uniform drop off through Sept. 10.

Thank you all for your support.

OLA Fun Faire
Our Lady of Angel’s Gold Rush Fun Faire – September 12 and September 13

Come strike it rich at the upcoming Our Lady of Angels Gold Rush Fun Faire, taking place on Friday, September 12th from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, September 13th  from 2-11 p.m. Located at 1328 Cabrillo Avenue in Burlingame, Our Lady of Angels will be the place to be during two fun-filled days of rides, games, entertainment, food, prizes, a silent auction and much more. Hope to see you there.

Art in Action

Welcome back! I hope all of you had a fantastic summer! Are you ready for Art in Action?
This is such a fun way to get involved in your child’s class. Without parent volunteers, our Art in Action program would not be a success.

AIA-Docents & Helpers list 2014-2015

For each grade, I need 1 – 2 docents and about 3 classroom helpers.  The docent is the volunteer who leads the initial discussion about a piece of art and then the docent guides the kids through creating their own artwork, step by step. Some parents double up and share the docent role.

Art in Action publishes a series of books, grade by grade. They provide detailed, recipe-style directions for guiding successful discussions and projects, while still allowing the flexibility to ensure that each project will complement any classroom environment.

The online tools, in addition, are terrific. You’ll find step-by-step guidance through video tutorials, discussion points, other lesson-planning resources, and more.

You need to create an an Art in Action account first, before you can access the videos, lesson plans, along with all the other helpful tools. Please let me know if you need one.

*Classes starts September 6th. (Please see the attached training schedule link)

Thank you parents for all your help!

Mrs. Analee Estrada

(Mom of Xander,2nd and Logan,5th)

My School is Cool

Welcome Back St. Dunstan Families.  Hope everyone had a awesome and exciting summer.  As we begin another busy but funfilled school year, I’m very excited to share that we are once again enrolled in the Tanforan
Mall’s My School’s Cool (MSC)  Program.  With all your support and participation last year, we had a very successful year and received a total of $1,600!!   It is super easy to participate in MSC program.  Simply turn in your receipts from Tanforan Mall to school and we can turn them into CASH.  To learn more details, please refer to the attached document or contact me at any time.  Thank you again.
Anne Lam
MSC Coordinator


Weekly Reflection

This week’s reflection comes from Through the Year with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections.

Don’t Be Robbed of Hope

You know, it is easy to say don’t lose hope.  But to all, to you all, those who have work and those who don’t, I say: “Do not let yourself be robbed of hope!  Do not let yourselves be robbed of hope!”  Perhaps hope is like embers under the ashes; let us help each other with solidarity, blowing on the ashes to rekindle the flame.

But hope carries us onward.  That is not optimism; it is something else.  However, hope does not belong to any one person; we all create hope!  We must sustain hope in everyone, among all of you and among all of us who are far away.  Hope is both yours and ours.  It is something that belongs to everyone!

-Address, Meeting With Workers, September 22, 2013

Reflection: Do you know someone who needs hope and encouragement?  Take time to pick up the phone and call this person.

Sincerely in Christ,

Dr. Bruce Colville

Principal, St. Dunstan School

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