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Weekly Newsbrief

September 8, 2020

 

Dates to Remember:

September 9: Noon Dismissal
          3:00 - 5:30 PM Homework Drop Off/Pick Up
September 10: 3:00 - 5:30 PM Homework Drop Off/Pick Up
September 25: Fruit of the Vine (Drive and Dine)
October 14: Noon Dismissal

**Special Note: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Parish Festival has been cancelled for this year. This means we will not be taking off the Friday or Monday of Fesitval Weekend (would have been Sept 11 & 14).

Mr. Brehm's email on Friday included this letter from the Catholic School's Office. Click here to view the complete letter.

"As you will see, we are now awaiting instructions and guidance on our next steps.  Please continue to pray and hope for a safe and soon return to campus..." - Mr. Brehm


Join us on Friday, September 25
from 5 PM to 7:30 PM for the

Fruit of the Vine "Drive and Dine"
Drive Through Event



Tickets are $25 each and must be pre-ordered (link below). The price includes an individual meal of your choice, Fruit of the Vine stemless wine glass, a promotional program to include vendors who have previously supported Fruit of the Vine and one ticket for our door prize raffle.
 
We will be selling a sheet of raffle tickets, $15 pre-ordered and $20 at the door. Raffle baskets will be showcased soon.

There will also be a Mystery Beer and Wine Pull that can be purchased for $10 prior to the event or at the door A mystery bottle of wine or case of beer to be put in the trunk of your car.
 
Please bring credit or debit card if interested in purchasing raffle tickets or alcohol at the door. Meals are pre-order ONLY. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate meals purchased at the door.
 
ALL ORDERS AND PAYMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 18, 2020.



Fruit of the Vine "Drive and Dine" Drive Through Ticket Order Form

 

Distance Learning Dismissal Change

Based on observation and feedback, we will shift to having the school day end around 2:00-2:15 (depending on grade level schedules).  This will enable the students to rest and receive extra support from the teachers.  Teachers will still be available in Google Meet until 3 o'clock for questions and help.  This schedule will become effective September 8.  Please consult your child's teacher if you have any questions.  Thank you.

Homework Drop Off/Pick Up Days

The next two scheduled Drop Off/Pick Up Days are tomorrow and Thursday, September 9 & 10 from 3 PM to 5 PM. Your child's teacher should have communicated with you whether they have items for you to drop off or pick up. 

If you have not picked up your Mustang Matrix Tickets yet, you may come to the school during these times to pick them up. The Mustang Matrix is a mandatory fundraiser. 

School Photos

This year, our school photos will take place a little differently. We are are continuing to partner with Fritz Chin Photography for our school photos. Fritz Chin will be providing one evening (at their studio) for families to bring their students to have school portraits done. We are looking at September 22 from 3 to 7, but more details will follow. Appointments will be required. 

Answers to FAQ's:
  • All students are encouraged to have a photo done as we use school photos for RenWeb and miscellaneous identification procedures. Purchasing a package is not required to be photographed.  
  • Students should be in their white polo and red sweater (if they have one). We understand some families may not have the red sweaters yet.
  • 7th & 8th grade students can still be provided a printed ID card.  They can pick it up from the school office when ready.

2020-2021 Parent-Student Handbook

If you have not signed the Parent-Student Handbook Agreement yet, please do so ASAP.

Below are the links to view and read the Parent-Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year. Once you have had time to look it over and discuss the policies with your children, please complete and submit the electronic Handbook Agreement Form.
 

Mandatory Obligations

Parent Participation Program Hours- Due to the COVID-19 orders that have been put in place for our county, we are not currently able to have parents volunteer on campus. Therefore, the Parent Participation Program (PPP) requirement has been suspended until further notice.

Event Fundraising Requirements- The social distancing protocols limit the amount of event attendees, making it impossible to accommodate all families for the 3 mandatory event fundraisers. At this time, those event fundraising requirements are suspended until further notice.  We are planning on having some small events. Fruit of the Vine, Drive and Dine is the first on the list (more details to come), but they will not be mandatory. 

These are requirements that we cannot expect families to fulfill at this time, but we do thank each and every one of your for your willingness to help out any way you can. 
 
Mustang Matrix 2021 Fundraiser- Mustang Matrix Tickets will be distributed at the next homework drop off/pick up days September 9/10), if you would like to pick them up sooner, please call the office or email scastellanos@stlukestockton.com.
Here is how the Mustang Matrix works:
  • Each family is issued 30 tickets to sell over the next few weeks.
  • Each ticket sells for $10 and allows the purchaser a chance to win $100 in our weekly drawing. That's 52 chances to win! With a bonus drawing in December of $500!!!
  • Winning tickets get put back in the drawing for even more chances to win!!!
A few very important notes: 1. All families are responsible for selling and/or buying the 30 tickets. 2. Please be sure that first and last names as well as addresses and phone numbers are written clearly. 3. Ticket stubs and money are due by October 12. Late fees will apply. 

Mustang Matrix 2020

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for September: 
  • September 8.............Brenda Santiago
 
BoxTops for Education is the easiest way to earn money for the school. Every BoxTops eligible item that is listed on your receipt earns the school $0.10

Download the BoxTops App from:
Apple Store
Google Play
 

Prayer Corner

Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Rose Mary Rodriguez
Carlos & Theresa Mercado
Rob Kapina
Crystal Hosker
Maria Tinoco
Robert Gomez
Sylvia Aguirre
If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at lnance@stlukestockton.com.

As we begin the month of September, Bishop Cotta is calling for prayers to Mary throughout the month. Please see the below address from Bishop Cotta as well as a link to the Marian prayers.

 
 
Distance Learning Hub
From the Distance Learning Hub, families can report absences, tardies, or early exits, as well as view weekly lesson plans for all grades. 
 
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St. Luke School: Newsbrief September 8, 2020

 

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Weekly Newsbrief

September 8, 2020

 

Dates to Remember:

September 9: Noon Dismissal
          3:00 - 5:30 PM Homework Drop Off/Pick Up
September 10: 3:00 - 5:30 PM Homework Drop Off/Pick Up
September 25: Fruit of the Vine (Drive and Dine)
October 14: Noon Dismissal

**Special Note: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Parish Festival has been cancelled for this year. This means we will not be taking off the Friday or Monday of Fesitval Weekend (would have been Sept 11 & 14).

Mr. Brehm's email on Friday included this letter from the Catholic School's Office. Click here to view the complete letter.

"As you will see, we are now awaiting instructions and guidance on our next steps.  Please continue to pray and hope for a safe and soon return to campus..." - Mr. Brehm


Join us on Friday, September 25
from 5 PM to 7:30 PM for the

Fruit of the Vine "Drive and Dine"
Drive Through Event



Tickets are $25 each and must be pre-ordered (link below). The price includes an individual meal of your choice, Fruit of the Vine stemless wine glass, a promotional program to include vendors who have previously supported Fruit of the Vine and one ticket for our door prize raffle.
 
We will be selling a sheet of raffle tickets, $15 pre-ordered and $20 at the door. Raffle baskets will be showcased soon.

There will also be a Mystery Beer and Wine Pull that can be purchased for $10 prior to the event or at the door A mystery bottle of wine or case of beer to be put in the trunk of your car.
 
Please bring credit or debit card if interested in purchasing raffle tickets or alcohol at the door. Meals are pre-order ONLY. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate meals purchased at the door.
 
ALL ORDERS AND PAYMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 18, 2020.



Fruit of the Vine "Drive and Dine" Drive Through Ticket Order Form

 

Distance Learning Dismissal Change

Based on observation and feedback, we will shift to having the school day end around 2:00-2:15 (depending on grade level schedules).  This will enable the students to rest and receive extra support from the teachers.  Teachers will still be available in Google Meet until 3 o'clock for questions and help.  This schedule will become effective September 8.  Please consult your child's teacher if you have any questions.  Thank you.

Homework Drop Off/Pick Up Days

The next two scheduled Drop Off/Pick Up Days are tomorrow and Thursday, September 9 & 10 from 3 PM to 5 PM. Your child's teacher should have communicated with you whether they have items for you to drop off or pick up. 

If you have not picked up your Mustang Matrix Tickets yet, you may come to the school during these times to pick them up. The Mustang Matrix is a mandatory fundraiser. 

School Photos

This year, our school photos will take place a little differently. We are are continuing to partner with Fritz Chin Photography for our school photos. Fritz Chin will be providing one evening (at their studio) for families to bring their students to have school portraits done. We are looking at September 22 from 3 to 7, but more details will follow. Appointments will be required. 

Answers to FAQ's:
  • All students are encouraged to have a photo done as we use school photos for RenWeb and miscellaneous identification procedures. Purchasing a package is not required to be photographed.  
  • Students should be in their white polo and red sweater (if they have one). We understand some families may not have the red sweaters yet.
  • 7th & 8th grade students can still be provided a printed ID card.  They can pick it up from the school office when ready.

2020-2021 Parent-Student Handbook

If you have not signed the Parent-Student Handbook Agreement yet, please do so ASAP.

Below are the links to view and read the Parent-Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year. Once you have had time to look it over and discuss the policies with your children, please complete and submit the electronic Handbook Agreement Form.
 

Mandatory Obligations

Parent Participation Program Hours- Due to the COVID-19 orders that have been put in place for our county, we are not currently able to have parents volunteer on campus. Therefore, the Parent Participation Program (PPP) requirement has been suspended until further notice.

Event Fundraising Requirements- The social distancing protocols limit the amount of event attendees, making it impossible to accommodate all families for the 3 mandatory event fundraisers. At this time, those event fundraising requirements are suspended until further notice.  We are planning on having some small events. Fruit of the Vine, Drive and Dine is the first on the list (more details to come), but they will not be mandatory. 

These are requirements that we cannot expect families to fulfill at this time, but we do thank each and every one of your for your willingness to help out any way you can. 
 
Mustang Matrix 2021 Fundraiser- Mustang Matrix Tickets will be distributed at the next homework drop off/pick up days September 9/10), if you would like to pick them up sooner, please call the office or email scastellanos@stlukestockton.com.
Here is how the Mustang Matrix works:
  • Each family is issued 30 tickets to sell over the next few weeks.
  • Each ticket sells for $10 and allows the purchaser a chance to win $100 in our weekly drawing. That's 52 chances to win! With a bonus drawing in December of $500!!!
  • Winning tickets get put back in the drawing for even more chances to win!!!
A few very important notes: 1. All families are responsible for selling and/or buying the 30 tickets. 2. Please be sure that first and last names as well as addresses and phone numbers are written clearly. 3. Ticket stubs and money are due by October 12. Late fees will apply. 

Mustang Matrix 2020

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for September: 
  • September 8.............Brenda Santiago
 
BoxTops for Education is the easiest way to earn money for the school. Every BoxTops eligible item that is listed on your receipt earns the school $0.10

Download the BoxTops App from:
Apple Store
Google Play
 

Prayer Corner

Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Rose Mary Rodriguez
Carlos & Theresa Mercado
Rob Kapina
Crystal Hosker
Maria Tinoco
Robert Gomez
Sylvia Aguirre
If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at lnance@stlukestockton.com.

As we begin the month of September, Bishop Cotta is calling for prayers to Mary throughout the month. Please see the below address from Bishop Cotta as well as a link to the Marian prayers.

 
 
Distance Learning Hub
From the Distance Learning Hub, families can report absences, tardies, or early exits, as well as view weekly lesson plans for all grades. 
 
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Newsbrief: August 31, 2020

 

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Dates to Remember:

September 4: No School- In service
September 7: No School- Labor Day
September 9: Noon Dismissal
September 25: Fruit of the Vine (Drive and Dine)
October 14: Noon Dismissal

 

**Special Note: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Parish Festival has been cancelled for this year. This means we will not be taking off the Friday or Monday of Fesitval Weekend (would have been Sept 11 & 14).


Be sure to Shut Down the Chromebooks when you are done with them for the night. Do not just close the screen.

Step 1 - Close all windows and tabs
Step 2 - Sign out of account
Step 3 - Shut down Chromebook using the "Shut Down" option found in the lower left hand corner of the screen, NOT the power button.

Kindergarten Daycare Option

Our preschool now has the ability to provide supervision for a small number of our students under our current licensing.  We would like to make this available to our kindergarten students who definitely need as much one-on-one interaction and support as possible.  Therefore, we would like to begin offering daycare for kindergarten.  If you are interested in the Kindergarten Daycare Option, please complete the form by Wednesday, September 2.  We hope to notify kindergarten parents of the final details by noon this Friday so they may be able to start on Tuesday, September 11.
Please know that we are exploring all options and taking necessary steps in order to open campus to students in other grades. To date we are actively exploring the following options:
  1. Expanding our current daycare license to be able to supervise more students on campus
  2. Applying for a waiver to allow kindergarten-sixth grade students to receive in-class instruction
Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the endless series of guideline updates.

Fall Star Testing

Over the next two weeks, the teachers will administer the STAR tests to their students.
 
We have historically used this test to help us identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, particularly in math and reading.  This test helps us develop curriculum and make adjustments to instruction for whole classes and for individual students  Using this test, we can also track student’s progress over time, whether over the course of a year or several years.
 
While this test will not affect their grades, we would like to ensure that the results are as accurate as possible.  Therefore, be sure that your child’s environment is as free from distraction or interruption as possible.  Also, please allow the teachers to directly assist the students and refrain from offering guidance or hints to your children.
 
Again, we utilize this assessment to gauge the students’ strengths and weaknesses. 
 
Your child’s teacher will be in communication with you about when this will take place.
 
* For kindergarten, first-grade, and some second-grade students, because of the students’ unfamiliarity with this test, we will offer an opportunity for students to come on campus to take this test.  The teachers will email families a link to sign up for the on campus testing appointments which will be held on the afternoon of September 9.  Coming on campus is not mandatory, but will most likely enable us to get the most accurate reading as possible on students’ aptitude.
 
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.  Thank you.
 

A Note Regarding this year's Washington DC/New York Trip

Due to the pandemic and based on directives from the diocese, we will not be hosting field trips for the foreseeable future, including this year's 8th grade DC/NY trip.  Nations Classroom, our long-standing partner with the 8th grade trip, has been accommodating and flexible with us through this process.  They will shortly be in direct contact with all families who booked this trip to discuss their options, including refunds.  Any questions should be directed to them at 1(877)270-1776.  
 

School Photos

This year, our school photos will take place a little differently. We are are continuing to partner with Fritz Chin Photography for our school photos. Fritz Chin will be providing one evening (at their studio) for families to bring their students to have school portraits done. We are looking at September 22 from 3 to 7, but more details will follow. Appointments will be required. 

Answers to FAQ's:
  • All students are encouraged to have a photo done as we use school photos for RenWeb and miscellaneous identification procedures. Purchasing a package is not required to be photographed.  
  • Students should be in their white polo and red sweater (if they have one). We understand some families may not have the red sweaters yet.
  • 7th & 8th grade students can still be provided a printed ID card.  They can pick it up from the school office when ready.
 

A Few Notes Regarding Distance Learning:

  • Students are 'In Class' from 8 AM to 3 PM. 
  • Just like when students are on campus, they are not to have cell phones while 'In Class'. We understand some parents are away at work and need check on their little (or not so little) ones.  A great time to do that would be during the intermittent stretch breaks that are offered throughout the day. Check the Distance Learning Hub for times. 
  • Please make every effort to have a set work space up for your child(ren) to learn from. Some students are getting in the habit of walking around the house while on the Google Meets which can cause a distraction to the rest of the class. 
  • Also, please refrain from using Google Meet as a time for personal grooming.  

Practice On Campus Protocol at Home

Each day we are getting closer and closer to opening up the school campus. The school has made the following preparations:
  • purchased individual desk partitions for each classroom
  • installed Plexiglas dividers to separate sinks in the restrooms
  • installed hand sanitizer stations in every classroom
  • touch-less water bottle refill stations have taken place of some normal water fountains
  • purchased partitions for 'Make Shift' classrooms to be located in gym and social hall
  • developed an in-depth cleaning schedule for classrooms
While the school is busy fine tuning all the details of reopening to students, here is what you can do at home to help your children get ready to return:
  • Get into a hand washing routine.  Remind children to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds during their stretch breaks between subjects and definitely before and after eating lunch (Click here to watch a video on proper hand washing.)
  • Get into a cleaning routine.  Students can get into a habit of cleaning their workspace before or after washing their hands
  • Get into a morning temperature check routine.  When we reopen for on campus learning, students will have their temperatures checked prior to exiting their cars. We are also asking parents to take their temperatures before leaving the house to ensure no fevers. 

2020-2021 Parent-Student Handbook

If you have not signed the Parent-Student Handbook Agreement yet, please do so ASAP.

Below are the links
 view and read the Parent-Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year. Once you have had time to look it over and discuss the policies with your children, please complete and submit the electronic Handbook Agreement Form.
 

What to do if our power goes out during the school day:

  1. Notify the office (209-464-0801), we will notify the teachers.

  2. Check the Distance Learning Hub for lesson plans. Have your child do assigned reading or workbook pages that do not require internet access. 

  3. Encourage them to do the best they can and not stress out too much. We realize there are a lot of unprecedented factors that are beyond anyone's control. 

  4. If they have questions for the teacher, have them write them down and ask later. 

 

Chromebook Troubleshooting Points:

From time to time, your child may get 'kicked off' the Google Meeting. While we know, we cannot control a lot of the technology issues that arise, here are a few troubleshooting tips that may help with constant issues. 
  1. Close all unnecessary opened tabs in Chrome
  2. Restart Chromebook
  3. Move closer to WiFi Connection
  4. Contact your child's teacher and the school office
 

Mandatory Obligations

Parent Participation Program Hours- Due to the COVID-19 orders that have been put in place for our county, we are not currently able to have parents volunteer on campus. Therefore, the Parent Participation Program (PPP) requirement has been suspended until further notice.

Event Fundraising Requirements- The social distancing protocols limit the amount of event attendees, making it impossible to accommodate all families for the 3 mandatory event fundraisers. At this time, those event fundraising requirements are suspended until further notice.  We are planning on having some small events. Fruit of the Vine, Drive and Dine is the first on the list (more details to come), but they will not be mandatory. 

These are requirements that we cannot expect families to fulfill at this time, but we do thank each and every one of your for your willingness to help out any way you can. 
 
Mustang Matrix 2021 Fundraiser- Mustang Matrix Tickets will be distributed at the next homework drop off/pick up days September 9/10), if you would like to pick them up sooner, please call the office or email scastellanos@stlukestockton.com.
Here is how the Mustang Matrix works:
  • Each family is issued 30 tickets to sell over the next few weeks.
  • Each ticket sells for $10 and allows the purchaser a chance to win $100 in our weekly drawing. That's 52 chances to win! With a bonus drawing in December of $500!!!
  • Winning tickets get put back in the drawing for even more chances to win!!!
A few very important notes: 1. All families are responsible for selling and/or buying the 30 tickets. 2. Please be sure that first and last names as well as addresses and phone numbers are written clearly. 3. Ticket stubs and money are due by October 12. Late fees will apply. 

Mustang Matrix 2020

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for August: 
  • August 3.............Megan Warren
  • August 10 ..........Ana Mifsud
  • August 17...........Tom Augello
  • August 24..........Aymara Rico
  • August 31..........Angel Arther
 
BoxTops for Education is the easiest way to earn money for the school. Every BoxTops eligible item that is listed on your receipt earns the school $0.10

Download the BoxTops App from:
Apple Store
Google Play
 

Prayer Corner

Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Tonina Aguirre
Carlos & Theresa Mercado
Rob Kapina
Crystal Hosker
Maria Tinoco
Robert Gomez
Sylvia Aguirre
Melinda Gietzen

 
If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at lnance@stlukestockton.com.
LORD, WE TURN TO YOU AND PRAY FOR
AN END TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
AS WE CONTINUE OUR PURSUIT OF CATHOLIC
EDUCATION, KEEP US SAFE FROM ALL THAT
CAN HARM US. TOGETHER, WE PRAY TO
SOON RETURN TO OUR SCHOOL CAMPUS.

AS THE FAMILIES OF ST. LUKE SCHOOL,
WE THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THE GIFT OF A CHRIST
CENTERED EDUCATION. GRACIOUSLY BLESS OUR
FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY.

AMEN.

MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS, ST. LUKE, AND ST. JOHN BOSCO, PRAY FOR US.
 
 
Distance Learning Hub
Families can report an absence, tardies or early exits as well as view weekly lesson plans for all grades. 
 
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Website
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Newsbrief: August 31, 2020

 

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Dates to Remember:

September 4: No School- In service
September 7: No School- Labor Day
September 9: Noon Dismissal
September 25: Fruit of the Vine (Drive and Dine)
October 14: Noon Dismissal

 

**Special Note: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Parish Festival has been cancelled for this year. This means we will not be taking off the Friday or Monday of Fesitval Weekend (would have been Sept 11 & 14).


Be sure to Shut Down the Chromebooks when you are done with them for the night. Do not just close the screen.

Step 1 - Close all windows and tabs
Step 2 - Sign out of account
Step 3 - Shut down Chromebook using the "Shut Down" option found in the lower left hand corner of the screen, NOT the power button.

Kindergarten Daycare Option

Our preschool now has the ability to provide supervision for a small number of our students under our current licensing.  We would like to make this available to our kindergarten students who definitely need as much one-on-one interaction and support as possible.  Therefore, we would like to begin offering daycare for kindergarten.  If you are interested in the Kindergarten Daycare Option, please complete the form by Wednesday, September 2.  We hope to notify kindergarten parents of the final details by noon this Friday so they may be able to start on Tuesday, September 11.
Please know that we are exploring all options and taking necessary steps in order to open campus to students in other grades. To date we are actively exploring the following options:
  1. Expanding our current daycare license to be able to supervise more students on campus
  2. Applying for a waiver to allow kindergarten-sixth grade students to receive in-class instruction
Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the endless series of guideline updates.

Fall Star Testing

Over the next two weeks, the teachers will administer the STAR tests to their students.
 
We have historically used this test to help us identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, particularly in math and reading.  This test helps us develop curriculum and make adjustments to instruction for whole classes and for individual students  Using this test, we can also track student’s progress over time, whether over the course of a year or several years.
 
While this test will not affect their grades, we would like to ensure that the results are as accurate as possible.  Therefore, be sure that your child’s environment is as free from distraction or interruption as possible.  Also, please allow the teachers to directly assist the students and refrain from offering guidance or hints to your children.
 
Again, we utilize this assessment to gauge the students’ strengths and weaknesses. 
 
Your child’s teacher will be in communication with you about when this will take place.
 
* For kindergarten, first-grade, and some second-grade students, because of the students’ unfamiliarity with this test, we will offer an opportunity for students to come on campus to take this test.  The teachers will email families a link to sign up for the on campus testing appointments which will be held on the afternoon of September 9.  Coming on campus is not mandatory, but will most likely enable us to get the most accurate reading as possible on students’ aptitude.
 
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.  Thank you.
 

A Note Regarding this year's Washington DC/New York Trip

Due to the pandemic and based on directives from the diocese, we will not be hosting field trips for the foreseeable future, including this year's 8th grade DC/NY trip.  Nations Classroom, our long-standing partner with the 8th grade trip, has been accommodating and flexible with us through this process.  They will shortly be in direct contact with all families who booked this trip to discuss their options, including refunds.  Any questions should be directed to them at 1(877)270-1776.  
 

School Photos

This year, our school photos will take place a little differently. We are are continuing to partner with Fritz Chin Photography for our school photos. Fritz Chin will be providing one evening (at their studio) for families to bring their students to have school portraits done. We are looking at September 22 from 3 to 7, but more details will follow. Appointments will be required. 

Answers to FAQ's:
  • All students are encouraged to have a photo done as we use school photos for RenWeb and miscellaneous identification procedures. Purchasing a package is not required to be photographed.  
  • Students should be in their white polo and red sweater (if they have one). We understand some families may not have the red sweaters yet.
  • 7th & 8th grade students can still be provided a printed ID card.  They can pick it up from the school office when ready.
 

A Few Notes Regarding Distance Learning:

  • Students are 'In Class' from 8 AM to 3 PM. 
  • Just like when students are on campus, they are not to have cell phones while 'In Class'. We understand some parents are away at work and need check on their little (or not so little) ones.  A great time to do that would be during the intermittent stretch breaks that are offered throughout the day. Check the Distance Learning Hub for times. 
  • Please make every effort to have a set work space up for your child(ren) to learn from. Some students are getting in the habit of walking around the house while on the Google Meets which can cause a distraction to the rest of the class. 
  • Also, please refrain from using Google Meet as a time for personal grooming.  

Practice On Campus Protocol at Home

Each day we are getting closer and closer to opening up the school campus. The school has made the following preparations:
  • purchased individual desk partitions for each classroom
  • installed Plexiglas dividers to separate sinks in the restrooms
  • installed hand sanitizer stations in every classroom
  • touch-less water bottle refill stations have taken place of some normal water fountains
  • purchased partitions for 'Make Shift' classrooms to be located in gym and social hall
  • developed an in-depth cleaning schedule for classrooms
While the school is busy fine tuning all the details of reopening to students, here is what you can do at home to help your children get ready to return:
  • Get into a hand washing routine.  Remind children to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds during their stretch breaks between subjects and definitely before and after eating lunch (Click here to watch a video on proper hand washing.)
  • Get into a cleaning routine.  Students can get into a habit of cleaning their workspace before or after washing their hands
  • Get into a morning temperature check routine.  When we reopen for on campus learning, students will have their temperatures checked prior to exiting their cars. We are also asking parents to take their temperatures before leaving the house to ensure no fevers. 

2020-2021 Parent-Student Handbook

If you have not signed the Parent-Student Handbook Agreement yet, please do so ASAP.

Below are the links
 view and read the Parent-Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year. Once you have had time to look it over and discuss the policies with your children, please complete and submit the electronic Handbook Agreement Form.
 

What to do if our power goes out during the school day:

  1. Notify the office (209-464-0801), we will notify the teachers.

  2. Check the Distance Learning Hub for lesson plans. Have your child do assigned reading or workbook pages that do not require internet access. 

  3. Encourage them to do the best they can and not stress out too much. We realize there are a lot of unprecedented factors that are beyond anyone's control. 

  4. If they have questions for the teacher, have them write them down and ask later. 

 

Chromebook Troubleshooting Points:

From time to time, your child may get 'kicked off' the Google Meeting. While we know, we cannot control a lot of the technology issues that arise, here are a few troubleshooting tips that may help with constant issues. 
  1. Close all unnecessary opened tabs in Chrome
  2. Restart Chromebook
  3. Move closer to WiFi Connection
  4. Contact your child's teacher and the school office
 

Mandatory Obligations

Parent Participation Program Hours- Due to the COVID-19 orders that have been put in place for our county, we are not currently able to have parents volunteer on campus. Therefore, the Parent Participation Program (PPP) requirement has been suspended until further notice.

Event Fundraising Requirements- The social distancing protocols limit the amount of event attendees, making it impossible to accommodate all families for the 3 mandatory event fundraisers. At this time, those event fundraising requirements are suspended until further notice.  We are planning on having some small events. Fruit of the Vine, Drive and Dine is the first on the list (more details to come), but they will not be mandatory. 

These are requirements that we cannot expect families to fulfill at this time, but we do thank each and every one of your for your willingness to help out any way you can. 
 
Mustang Matrix 2021 Fundraiser- Mustang Matrix Tickets will be distributed at the next homework drop off/pick up days September 9/10), if you would like to pick them up sooner, please call the office or email scastellanos@stlukestockton.com.
Here is how the Mustang Matrix works:
  • Each family is issued 30 tickets to sell over the next few weeks.
  • Each ticket sells for $10 and allows the purchaser a chance to win $100 in our weekly drawing. That's 52 chances to win! With a bonus drawing in December of $500!!!
  • Winning tickets get put back in the drawing for even more chances to win!!!
A few very important notes: 1. All families are responsible for selling and/or buying the 30 tickets. 2. Please be sure that first and last names as well as addresses and phone numbers are written clearly. 3. Ticket stubs and money are due by October 12. Late fees will apply. 

Mustang Matrix 2020

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for August: 
  • August 3.............Megan Warren
  • August 10 ..........Ana Mifsud
  • August 17...........Tom Augello
  • August 24..........Aymara Rico
  • August 31..........Angel Arther
 
BoxTops for Education is the easiest way to earn money for the school. Every BoxTops eligible item that is listed on your receipt earns the school $0.10

Download the BoxTops App from:
Apple Store
Google Play
 

Prayer Corner

Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Tonina Aguirre
Carlos & Theresa Mercado
Rob Kapina
Crystal Hosker
Maria Tinoco
Robert Gomez
Sylvia Aguirre
Melinda Gietzen

 
If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at lnance@stlukestockton.com.
LORD, WE TURN TO YOU AND PRAY FOR
AN END TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
AS WE CONTINUE OUR PURSUIT OF CATHOLIC
EDUCATION, KEEP US SAFE FROM ALL THAT
CAN HARM US. TOGETHER, WE PRAY TO
SOON RETURN TO OUR SCHOOL CAMPUS.

AS THE FAMILIES OF ST. LUKE SCHOOL,
WE THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THE GIFT OF A CHRIST
CENTERED EDUCATION. GRACIOUSLY BLESS OUR
FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY.

AMEN.

MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS, ST. LUKE, AND ST. JOHN BOSCO, PRAY FOR US.
 
 
Distance Learning Hub
Families can report an absence, tardies or early exits as well as view weekly lesson plans for all grades. 
 
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Newsbrief: August 24, 2020

 

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Dates to Remember:

August 26 & 27: 3:00 - 5:00 pm Homework Drop/Pick Up Days
September 4: No School- 
In service
September 7: No School- Labor Day
September 9: Noon Dismissal
September 26: Fruit of the Vine (Drive and Dine)
October 14: Noon Dismissal

2020-2021 Parent-Student Handbook

Please see below to view and read the Parent-Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year. Once you have had time to look it over and discuss the policies with your children, please complete and submit the electronic Handbook Agreement Form by Friday, August 28.
 

What to do if our power goes out during the school day:

  1. Notify the office (209-464-0801), we will notify the teachers.

  2. Check the Distance Learning Hub for lesson plans. Have your child do assigned reading or workbook pages that do not require internet access. 

  3. Encourage them to do the best they can and not stress out too much. We realize there are a lot of unprecedented factors that are beyond anyone's control. 

  4. If they have questions for the teacher, have them write them down and ask later. 

Chromebook Troubleshooting Points:

From time to time, your child may get 'kicked off' the Google Meeting. While we know, we cannot control a lot of the technology issues that arise, here are a few troubleshooting tips that may help with constant issues. 
  1. Close all unnecessary opened tabs in Chrome
  2. Restart Chromebook
  3. Move closer to WiFi Connection
  4. Contact your child's teacher and the school office
 

Homework Drop/Pick Up

August 26 & 27 from 3 - 5 pm

By now, your teachers should have communicated with you regarding the Homework Drop Off/Pick Up days. In addition, we will be passing out the Mustang Matrix Mandatory Fundraiser Tickets (more information below). You may choose to pick up your tickets either during these two days, or at our next drop off/pick scheduled for Sept 9 & 10. We are not scheduling "Sign-Ups" for these days; however, all social distancing protocols will be enforced. Masks must be worn when on campus as well. 
* Please do not come on campus if you have a fever or have been experiencing COVID like symptoms.*
 


Library Services for You and Students

Hello Parents and Guardians of St. Luke Students,

My name is Lydia Tinder and I am the volunteer school librarian at St. Luke School.  I am a retired public librarian and am beginning my twelfth year at the school.  Beginning the week of August 31st, I will start meeting with each class.  The younger students will receive storytimes while the older students generally receive library and information literacy instruction.

During this time, while the students can not borrow books from the school library, I would like to promote using the public library -- the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library (ssjcpl.org, phone 209-937-8221 or toll free 866-805-7323 outside of Stockton), the Lodi Public Library (library.lodi.gov, 209-333-5566)  and/or the Calaveras County Public Library (library.calaverasgov.us/, 209-754-6510).  The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library covers every city and community in San Joaquin County except Lodi.  Lodi has a separate city library.  Calaveras County covers the community of Valley Springs and other areas in that county.  

All of the libraries are offering what they call curbside service.  Library card holders can request or reserve most titles online or over the phone.  You are notified when your items are ready and can be picked up.  You can contact the library if you do not have a library card so that they can issue you one.  A first card is free at each library.  All libraries offer materials in numerous formats including books, downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, music and DVDs.  They also offer access to online resources that are accessible from home.  Some resources might be accessible without a library card, while others require one to access.  Please check with your library to find out the hours that services and materials are available.  The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library also offers Wifi printing.

One online resource that is only available through the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library is Tutor.com.  A library card is not needed for this resource.  “Tutor.com offers students of all ages live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online in a multitude of topics from math to resume writing.  Access to worksheets and videos is 24/7.”  Students can connect one-to-one with a live expert every day from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. PST.  This valuable resource may assist you and your children when they are not in class.

One final note: if you received a card this summer from the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and did not go in to verify your address and information, your card will expire at the end of the month.  A note telling you this was sent with the card.  Please verify your card if you have not already done so.  That way you will still have access to the wide variety of resources and services from your library.  

Another item to assist you in finding books to read to and select for your children are these three sites: Commonsensemedia.org, Goodreads.com and Novelist Plus on the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library website under databases.  Library staff can also help with selection as well as can I.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Tinder

Mandatory Obligations

Parent Participation Program Hours- Due to the COVID-19 orders that have been put in place for our county, we are not currently able to have parents volunteer of campus. Therefore, the Parent Participation Program (PPP) requirement has been suspended until further notice.

Event Fundraising Requirements- The social distancing protocols limit the amount of event attendees, making it impossible to accommodate all families for the 3 mandatory event fundraisers. At this time, those event fundraising requirements are suspended until further notice.** We are planning on having some small events. Fruit of the Vine, Drive and Dine is the first on the list (more details to come), but they will not be mandatory. 

These are requirements that we cannot expect families to fulfill at this time, but we do thank each and every one of your for your willingness to help out any way you can. 
 
Mustang Matrix 2021 Fundraiser- Mustang Matrix Tickets will be distributed over the next few homework drop off/pick up days (August 26/27 & September 9/10). Here is how the Mustang Matrix works:
  • Each family is issued 30 tickets to sell over the next few weeks.
  • Each ticket sells for $10 and allows the purchaser a chance to win $100 in our weekly drawing. That's 52 chances to win! With a bonus drawing in December of $500!!!
  • Winning tickets get put back in the drawing for even more chances to win!!!
A few very important notes: 1. All families are responsible for selling and/or buying the 30 tickets. 2. Please be sure that first and last names as well as addresses and phone numbers are written clearly. 3. Ticket stubs and money are due by October 12. Late fees will apply. 

Mustang Matrix 2020

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for August: 
  • August 3.............Megan Warren
  • August 10 ..........Ana Mifsud
  • August 17...........Tom Augello
  • August 24..........Aymara Rico
 
BoxTops for Education is the easiest way to earn money for the school. Every BoxTops eligible item that is listed on your receipt earns the school $0.10

Download the BoxTops App from:
Apple Store
Google Play
 
Still unsure about using the BoxTops app? Check out this "How To" Video!

Prayer Corner

Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Tonina Aguirre
Carlos & Theresa Mercado
Rob Kapina
Crystal Hosker
Maria Tinoco
Robert Gomez
Sylvia Aguirre
Melinda Gietzen

 
If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at lnance@stlukestockton.com.
LORD, WE TURN TO YOU AND PRAY FOR
AN END TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
AS WE CONTINUE OUR PURSUIT OF CATHOLIC
EDUCATION, KEEP US SAFE FROM ALL THAT
CAN HARM US. TOGETHER, WE PRAY TO
SOON RETURN TO OUR SCHOOL CAMPUS.

AS THE FAMILIES OF ST. LUKE SCHOOL,
WE THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THE GIFT OF A CHRIST
CENTERED EDUCATION. GRACIOUSLY BLESS OUR
FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY.

AMEN.

MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS, ST. LUKE, AND ST. JOHN BOSCO, PRAY FOR US.
 
 
Distance Learning Hub
Families can report an absence, tardies or early exits as well as view weekly lesson plans for all grades. 
 
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Website
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Newsbrief: August 24, 2020

 

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Dates to Remember:

August 26 & 27: 3:00 - 5:00 pm Homework Drop/Pick Up Days
September 4: No School- 
In service
September 7: No School- Labor Day
September 9: Noon Dismissal
September 26: Fruit of the Vine (Drive and Dine)
October 14: Noon Dismissal

2020-2021 Parent-Student Handbook

Please see below to view and read the Parent-Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year. Once you have had time to look it over and discuss the policies with your children, please complete and submit the electronic Handbook Agreement Form by Friday, August 28.
 

What to do if our power goes out during the school day:

  1. Notify the office (209-464-0801), we will notify the teachers.

  2. Check the Distance Learning Hub for lesson plans. Have your child do assigned reading or workbook pages that do not require internet access. 

  3. Encourage them to do the best they can and not stress out too much. We realize there are a lot of unprecedented factors that are beyond anyone's control. 

  4. If they have questions for the teacher, have them write them down and ask later. 

Chromebook Troubleshooting Points:

From time to time, your child may get 'kicked off' the Google Meeting. While we know, we cannot control a lot of the technology issues that arise, here are a few troubleshooting tips that may help with constant issues. 
  1. Close all unnecessary opened tabs in Chrome
  2. Restart Chromebook
  3. Move closer to WiFi Connection
  4. Contact your child's teacher and the school office
 

Homework Drop/Pick Up

August 26 & 27 from 3 - 5 pm

By now, your teachers should have communicated with you regarding the Homework Drop Off/Pick Up days. In addition, we will be passing out the Mustang Matrix Mandatory Fundraiser Tickets (more information below). You may choose to pick up your tickets either during these two days, or at our next drop off/pick scheduled for Sept 9 & 10. We are not scheduling "Sign-Ups" for these days; however, all social distancing protocols will be enforced. Masks must be worn when on campus as well. 
* Please do not come on campus if you have a fever or have been experiencing COVID like symptoms.*
 


Library Services for You and Students

Hello Parents and Guardians of St. Luke Students,

My name is Lydia Tinder and I am the volunteer school librarian at St. Luke School.  I am a retired public librarian and am beginning my twelfth year at the school.  Beginning the week of August 31st, I will start meeting with each class.  The younger students will receive storytimes while the older students generally receive library and information literacy instruction.

During this time, while the students can not borrow books from the school library, I would like to promote using the public library -- the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library (ssjcpl.org, phone 209-937-8221 or toll free 866-805-7323 outside of Stockton), the Lodi Public Library (library.lodi.gov, 209-333-5566)  and/or the Calaveras County Public Library (library.calaverasgov.us/, 209-754-6510).  The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library covers every city and community in San Joaquin County except Lodi.  Lodi has a separate city library.  Calaveras County covers the community of Valley Springs and other areas in that county.  

All of the libraries are offering what they call curbside service.  Library card holders can request or reserve most titles online or over the phone.  You are notified when your items are ready and can be picked up.  You can contact the library if you do not have a library card so that they can issue you one.  A first card is free at each library.  All libraries offer materials in numerous formats including books, downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, music and DVDs.  They also offer access to online resources that are accessible from home.  Some resources might be accessible without a library card, while others require one to access.  Please check with your library to find out the hours that services and materials are available.  The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library also offers Wifi printing.

One online resource that is only available through the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library is Tutor.com.  A library card is not needed for this resource.  “Tutor.com offers students of all ages live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online in a multitude of topics from math to resume writing.  Access to worksheets and videos is 24/7.”  Students can connect one-to-one with a live expert every day from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. PST.  This valuable resource may assist you and your children when they are not in class.

One final note: if you received a card this summer from the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and did not go in to verify your address and information, your card will expire at the end of the month.  A note telling you this was sent with the card.  Please verify your card if you have not already done so.  That way you will still have access to the wide variety of resources and services from your library.  

Another item to assist you in finding books to read to and select for your children are these three sites: Commonsensemedia.org, Goodreads.com and Novelist Plus on the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library website under databases.  Library staff can also help with selection as well as can I.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Tinder

Mandatory Obligations

Parent Participation Program Hours- Due to the COVID-19 orders that have been put in place for our county, we are not currently able to have parents volunteer of campus. Therefore, the Parent Participation Program (PPP) requirement has been suspended until further notice.

Event Fundraising Requirements- The social distancing protocols limit the amount of event attendees, making it impossible to accommodate all families for the 3 mandatory event fundraisers. At this time, those event fundraising requirements are suspended until further notice.** We are planning on having some small events. Fruit of the Vine, Drive and Dine is the first on the list (more details to come), but they will not be mandatory. 

These are requirements that we cannot expect families to fulfill at this time, but we do thank each and every one of your for your willingness to help out any way you can. 
 
Mustang Matrix 2021 Fundraiser- Mustang Matrix Tickets will be distributed over the next few homework drop off/pick up days (August 26/27 & September 9/10). Here is how the Mustang Matrix works:
  • Each family is issued 30 tickets to sell over the next few weeks.
  • Each ticket sells for $10 and allows the purchaser a chance to win $100 in our weekly drawing. That's 52 chances to win! With a bonus drawing in December of $500!!!
  • Winning tickets get put back in the drawing for even more chances to win!!!
A few very important notes: 1. All families are responsible for selling and/or buying the 30 tickets. 2. Please be sure that first and last names as well as addresses and phone numbers are written clearly. 3. Ticket stubs and money are due by October 12. Late fees will apply. 

Mustang Matrix 2020

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for August: 
  • August 3.............Megan Warren
  • August 10 ..........Ana Mifsud
  • August 17...........Tom Augello
  • August 24..........Aymara Rico
 
BoxTops for Education is the easiest way to earn money for the school. Every BoxTops eligible item that is listed on your receipt earns the school $0.10

Download the BoxTops App from:
Apple Store
Google Play
 
Still unsure about using the BoxTops app? Check out this "How To" Video!

Prayer Corner

Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Tonina Aguirre
Carlos & Theresa Mercado
Rob Kapina
Crystal Hosker
Maria Tinoco
Robert Gomez
Sylvia Aguirre
Melinda Gietzen

 
If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at lnance@stlukestockton.com.
LORD, WE TURN TO YOU AND PRAY FOR
AN END TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
AS WE CONTINUE OUR PURSUIT OF CATHOLIC
EDUCATION, KEEP US SAFE FROM ALL THAT
CAN HARM US. TOGETHER, WE PRAY TO
SOON RETURN TO OUR SCHOOL CAMPUS.

AS THE FAMILIES OF ST. LUKE SCHOOL,
WE THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THE GIFT OF A CHRIST
CENTERED EDUCATION. GRACIOUSLY BLESS OUR
FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY.

AMEN.

MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS, ST. LUKE, AND ST. JOHN BOSCO, PRAY FOR US.
 
 
Distance Learning Hub
Families can report an absence, tardies or early exits as well as view weekly lesson plans for all grades. 
 
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Newsbrief: August 17, 2020

 

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Dates to Remember:

August 17: 8:00 AM First Full Day of School
September 4: No School- Diocesan In service
September 7: No School- Labor Day
September 9: Noon Dismissal

 

A Note from the Principal


Dear St. Luke's family,

On the first day of school, all students are to some degree apprehensive.  What will the new year be like?  Will I continue to succeed?  Will there be new students?  Will the teacher get my name right?
 
In case you didn’t know, all teachers (even the veteran ones) are also apprehensive at the outset of a new school year.  I will admit that many teachers I know (myself included) will frequently have sleepless nights or even nightmares in the days leading up to school.  Have I prepared everything?  What will the students be like?  How can I improve on this year based on last year?  Will my seating charts, schedules, tests, old curriculum, new curriculum, updates, routines, lesson plans, etc. work?  Will I get their names right?
 
To all of our apprehensions, we have now added, will the internet and computer work too?  Will the power stay on?  Will the A/C stay on?
 
After a long, confusing roller coaster of a summer, we have arrived at the beginning of St. Luke School’s 60th year of providing instruction.  The circumstances may have changed, but there are certain truths that are unchangeable and non-negotiable:
·         The students will learn.
·         The school will do all that it can to adapt to the situation.
·         We must do this together.
 
We are united in our purpose, our charity, and our faith;  that is one heck of a winning combination!  I lately have found myself agreeing with this maxim:  It all works out in the end.  If it hasn’t worked out, it’s not the end.  We will get past this point.  We will continue to improve.  Your ongoing patience, prayers, and perspectives continue to be needed.  Let us start this 60th year of the school honoring the legacies, alumni, pastors, and benefactors.  Let us make them proud by our perseverance in a situation few in history have faced or even imagined.  Let us continue to entrust all of our enterprises and above all our students to our loving Immaculate Mother who never ceases to intercede for us.  I write this wishing you health, safety, prosperity, and success at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
 
God bless,
Harrison Brehm
 
Distance Learning Hub
We are pleased to launch our Distance Learning Hub. The Hub is intended to be the one stop for classroom information. All teachers have a page where class information is posted. This will include links to various websites as well as weekly lesson plans and links to email addresses. You can even report your child's absence/tardy or early exit using the Student Attendance Form Button on the Hub.  Feel free to explore it!
 

Save the Date

Various teachers will have new packets to pass our or school work to drop off on August 26 & 27 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. We will not have  a "sign ups" form for this, but we do ask that parents remain 6 feet apart and wear face coverings during this time period. More information will come from your child's teacher at a later date.
 

First Day Posts

Even though this year's first day of school is not the norm, we thought it would be a good way to kick off the school year by posting our families' Back to School Pic! Send photos of your little (or teenage) Mustangs to scastellanos@stlukestockton.com so we can post them to social media!

Speaking of Social Media… follow our new St. Luke's Instagram Page @stlukeschoolstockton

 

Mustang Matrix 2020

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for August: 
  • August 3.............Megan Warren
  • August 10 ..........Ana Mifsud
  • August 17...........Tom Augello
 

Prayer Corner

Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Tonina Aguirre
The Aguirre Family
Carlos & Theresa Mercado
Rob Kapina
Crystal Hosker
Maria Tinoco
Robert Gomez
Sylvia Aguirre
Melinda Gietzen

 
If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at lnance@stlukestockton.com.
LORD, WE TURN TO YOU AND PRAY FOR
AN END TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
AS WE CONTINUE OUR PURSUIT OF CATHOLIC
EDUCATION, KEEP US SAFE FROM ALL THAT
CAN HARM US. TOGETHER, WE PRAY TO
SOON RETURN TO OUR SCHOOL CAMPUS.

AS THE FAMILIES OF ST. LUKE SCHOOL,
WE THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THE GIFT OF A CHRIST
CENTERED EDUCATION. GRACIOUSLY BLESS OUR
FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY.

AMEN.

MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS, ST. LUKE, AND ST. JOHN BOSCO, PRAY FOR US.
 
 
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Newsbrief: August 17, 2020

 

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Dates to Remember:

August 17: 8:00 AM First Full Day of School
September 4: No School- Diocesan In service
September 7: No School- Labor Day
September 9: Noon Dismissal

 

A Note from the Principal


Dear St. Luke's family,

On the first day of school, all students are to some degree apprehensive.  What will the new year be like?  Will I continue to succeed?  Will there be new students?  Will the teacher get my name right?
 
In case you didn’t know, all teachers (even the veteran ones) are also apprehensive at the outset of a new school year.  I will admit that many teachers I know (myself included) will frequently have sleepless nights or even nightmares in the days leading up to school.  Have I prepared everything?  What will the students be like?  How can I improve on this year based on last year?  Will my seating charts, schedules, tests, old curriculum, new curriculum, updates, routines, lesson plans, etc. work?  Will I get their names right?
 
To all of our apprehensions, we have now added, will the internet and computer work too?  Will the power stay on?  Will the A/C stay on?
 
After a long, confusing roller coaster of a summer, we have arrived at the beginning of St. Luke School’s 60th year of providing instruction.  The circumstances may have changed, but there are certain truths that are unchangeable and non-negotiable:
·         The students will learn.
·         The school will do all that it can to adapt to the situation.
·         We must do this together.
 
We are united in our purpose, our charity, and our faith;  that is one heck of a winning combination!  I lately have found myself agreeing with this maxim:  It all works out in the end.  If it hasn’t worked out, it’s not the end.  We will get past this point.  We will continue to improve.  Your ongoing patience, prayers, and perspectives continue to be needed.  Let us start this 60th year of the school honoring the legacies, alumni, pastors, and benefactors.  Let us make them proud by our perseverance in a situation few in history have faced or even imagined.  Let us continue to entrust all of our enterprises and above all our students to our loving Immaculate Mother who never ceases to intercede for us.  I write this wishing you health, safety, prosperity, and success at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
 
God bless,
Harrison Brehm
 
Distance Learning Hub
We are pleased to launch our Distance Learning Hub. The Hub is intended to be the one stop for classroom information. All teachers have a page where class information is posted. This will include links to various websites as well as weekly lesson plans and links to email addresses. You can even report your child's absence/tardy or early exit using the Student Attendance Form Button on the Hub.  Feel free to explore it!
 

Save the Date

Various teachers will have new packets to pass our or school work to drop off on August 26 & 27 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. We will not have  a "sign ups" form for this, but we do ask that parents remain 6 feet apart and wear face coverings during this time period. More information will come from your child's teacher at a later date.
 

First Day Posts

Even though this year's first day of school is not the norm, we thought it would be a good way to kick off the school year by posting our families' Back to School Pic! Send photos of your little (or teenage) Mustangs to scastellanos@stlukestockton.com so we can post them to social media!

Speaking of Social Media… follow our new St. Luke's Instagram Page @stlukeschoolstockton

 

Mustang Matrix 2020

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for August: 
  • August 3.............Megan Warren
  • August 10 ..........Ana Mifsud
  • August 17...........Tom Augello
 

Prayer Corner

Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Tonina Aguirre
The Aguirre Family
Carlos & Theresa Mercado
Rob Kapina
Crystal Hosker
Maria Tinoco
Robert Gomez
Sylvia Aguirre
Melinda Gietzen

 
If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at lnance@stlukestockton.com.
LORD, WE TURN TO YOU AND PRAY FOR
AN END TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
AS WE CONTINUE OUR PURSUIT OF CATHOLIC
EDUCATION, KEEP US SAFE FROM ALL THAT
CAN HARM US. TOGETHER, WE PRAY TO
SOON RETURN TO OUR SCHOOL CAMPUS.

AS THE FAMILIES OF ST. LUKE SCHOOL,
WE THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THE GIFT OF A CHRIST
CENTERED EDUCATION. GRACIOUSLY BLESS OUR
FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY.

AMEN.

MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS, ST. LUKE, AND ST. JOHN BOSCO, PRAY FOR US.
 
 
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First Week of School and more

 
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Dates to Remember:

August 10: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Teacher/Family One on One's
August 11: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Teacher/Family One on One's
August 12: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Teacher/Family One on One's
August 13: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Student/Teacher Log-Ins
August 14: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Student/Teacher Log-Ins
August 17: 8:00 AM First Full Day of School

 

A Note From the Principal

Dear St. Luke’s family,
 
Students have not been on our campus for months!  While I enjoy tranquility as much as the next person (maybe even a bit more), it has been too quiet here. It’s downright unnatural for a school campus to be so bereft of the hustle and bustle of children at work, at prayer, and at play.
 
Yet today has been a great sign of hope to me!  For the first time in forever (I hope you get that Frozen song stuck in your head), we have enjoyed welcoming students and parents to meet their teachers and to prepare everything in anticipation of the school year.  Honestly it was a genuine joy to see students carrying textbooks and waving to each other.  Despite their masks, you could see the smile in their eyes.
 
Even in these brief visits, I see a glimpse of what our eventual return to campus will look like.  All of this is different than what we may have envisioned or hoped for.  Nevertheless, this will be different from the spring;  this time we are ready.  We have plans for practically every contingency.  And even if we’re not in person, we are united in our mission and even more importantly in prayer.  Let us enter this school year with continued joy, renewed hope, and enough patience to get us through this next phase.  Let us pray for a return to health and normality.  Let us welcome our brand new students and staff.  Let us work together to make this school year as successful as it will be unforgettable.  And let us do it together!
 
As St. Francis de Sales, the inspiration to St. John Bosco for his spirituality said so long ago:  “Do not fear what may happen tomorrow. The same loving Father who cares for you today will care for you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings.”
 
God bless,
Harrison Brehm, Principal
The start of this school year is definitely one like no other. Even though we will be starting the 2020/2021 year off virtually, please know that we have made every effort to continue quality education that you know and love. The teachers have prepared their classrooms, while the students will not be there the first couple weeks of school, they will be ready when it is deemed safe by our county to do so. Meanwhile, the teachers will be giving the daily instruction live from their classrooms. If you have not had a  chance to view Mr. Brehm's two-part video explaining the Distance Learning Plan, please take a moment to check them out. 
In an effort to make Distance Learning less stressful on parents and caretakers, we are creating the Distance Learning Hub. This is a one-stop spot where anyone can report and absence or tardy, view contact information, classroom links, lesson plans, etc.  No passwords necessary. The Hub is not active yet, but it should be ready to go by next Monday.

Families with students in 3rd through 8th grade will still need to utilize ParentsWeb for the homework and gradebook feature.
 

Family/Teacher One on One
The first 3 days of school are designated for the Family/Teacher One on One appointments. Students will be issued textbooks, workbooks, Chromebooks and pre-purchased EduKit School Supplies at this time. Teachers will also go over their classroom rules as well as how their classes will work during distance learning. 

  • If you have students in different grades, you will need to click on each teacher and schedule your appointment with each of them 30 minutes apart. Do not sign up for multiple teachers at the same time. 

  • Families with two households, all supplies and learning materials will be sent home with the parent that has the first meeting with the teacher. 

  • Junior high students only need to attend their homeroom teacher's conference;  the teacher will have information on all of the classes. 

Click to View Our SignUps on SignUp.com
 

First Day Posts

(August 17, 2020)

Even though this year's first day of school is not the norm, we thought it would be a good way to kick off the school year by posting our families' Back to School Pic! Send photos of your little (or teenage) Mustangs to scastellanos@stlukestockton.com so we can post them to social media!

Speaking of Social Media… follow our new St. Luke's Instagram Page @stlukeschoolstockton

 
Reopening Parent Survey
On July 17, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom announced that if a county has been on the monitoring list within the prior 14 days, a school must conduct distance learning only, until the county has been off the monitoring list for at least 14 days.   California Department of Public Health (CDPH) placed San Joaquin County on its monitoring list.

On July 17, 2020 Governor Newsom also announced that schools may apply for a waiver for grades k - 6 for in person instruction. On August 3rd, the requirements for the waiver process were published.  

On behalf of the students, parents, and faculty of St. Luke Catholic Elementary School, we will be submitting a waiver application to our county. 

In order to complete the application process, we must show proof of consultation with our parent community. 

We ask you to complete this survey NO LATER than AUGUST 14.  

Once our application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by our local health authorities. Once they approve the plans, they must gain approval from the CDHP. The CDHP is committed to responding to local health authorities within 3 days. 

 

Mustang Matrix 2020

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for August: 
  • August 3.............Megan Warren
  • August 10 ..........Ana Mifsud
 

Prayer Corner

Please keep the following people in your prayers:
The soul of Maria Casillas
Tonina Aguirre
Alex O'Neill
Carlos & Theresa Mercado
Rob Kapina
Crystal Hosker
Maria Tinoco
Robert Gomez
Sylvia Aguirre
Melinda Gietzen

 
If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at lnance@stlukestockton.com.
LORD, WE TURN TO YOU AND PRAY FOR
AN END TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
AS WE CONTINUE OUR PURSUIT OF CATHOLIC
EDUCATION, KEEP US SAFE FROM ALL THAT
CAN HARM US. TOGETHER, WE PRAY TO
SOON RETURN TO OUR SCHOOL CAMPUS.

AS THE FAMILIES OF ST. LUKE SCHOOL,
WE THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THE GIFT OF A CHRIST
CENTERED EDUCATION. GRACIOUSLY BLESS OUR
FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY.

AMEN.

MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS, ST. LUKE, AND ST. JOHN BOSCO, PRAY FOR US.
 
 

Comcast Internet Service

To help provide additional support to students and families, Comcast announced it will continue to provide 60 days of free Internet service to new, eligible Internet Essentials customers. Originally set to expire on June 30, the free offer will now be available through the end of this year. In addition, Comcast will continue to waive, through the end of the year, the requirement that customers not have a past due balance with Comcast to qualify for the free offer. 

Internet Essentials has connected more than two million low-income families to the Internet, serving approximately eight million people. During that period, the program has grown from focusing on bridging the “homework gap” for school-age children to being deeply invested in providing digital equity. The program, which offers low-cost, high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax, also provides multiple options to access free digital skills training in print, online, and in person. In addition, customers have the option to purchase a low-cost Internet-ready computer.

Internet Essentials is structured in partnership between Comcast and tens of thousands of school districts, libraries, elected officials, and nonprofit community partners.

Applicants can go to: www.internetessentials.com using any web-connected device, including mobile phones. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. In addition, there are two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
It’s time to participate in the 2020 Best of San Joaquin Ballot! Click image above to nominate our school for Best Private School in San Joaquin County!
Thank you all for your continued support❤️
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First Week of School and more

 
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Dates to Remember:

August 10: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Teacher/Family One on One's
August 11: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Teacher/Family One on One's
August 12: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Teacher/Family One on One's
August 13: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Student/Teacher Log-Ins
August 14: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Student/Teacher Log-Ins
August 17: 8:00 AM First Full Day of School

 

A Note From the Principal

Dear St. Luke’s family,
 
Students have not been on our campus for months!  While I enjoy tranquility as much as the next person (maybe even a bit more), it has been too quiet here. It’s downright unnatural for a school campus to be so bereft of the hustle and bustle of children at work, at prayer, and at play.
 
Yet today has been a great sign of hope to me!  For the first time in forever (I hope you get that Frozen song stuck in your head), we have enjoyed welcoming students and parents to meet their teachers and to prepare everything in anticipation of the school year.  Honestly it was a genuine joy to see students carrying textbooks and waving to each other.  Despite their masks, you could see the smile in their eyes.
 
Even in these brief visits, I see a glimpse of what our eventual return to campus will look like.  All of this is different than what we may have envisioned or hoped for.  Nevertheless, this will be different from the spring;  this time we are ready.  We have plans for practically every contingency.  And even if we’re not in person, we are united in our mission and even more importantly in prayer.  Let us enter this school year with continued joy, renewed hope, and enough patience to get us through this next phase.  Let us pray for a return to health and normality.  Let us welcome our brand new students and staff.  Let us work together to make this school year as successful as it will be unforgettable.  And let us do it together!
 
As St. Francis de Sales, the inspiration to St. John Bosco for his spirituality said so long ago:  “Do not fear what may happen tomorrow. The same loving Father who cares for you today will care for you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings.”
 
God bless,
Harrison Brehm, Principal
The start of this school year is definitely one like no other. Even though we will be starting the 2020/2021 year off virtually, please know that we have made every effort to continue quality education that you know and love. The teachers have prepared their classrooms, while the students will not be there the first couple weeks of school, they will be ready when it is deemed safe by our county to do so. Meanwhile, the teachers will be giving the daily instruction live from their classrooms. If you have not had a  chance to view Mr. Brehm's two-part video explaining the Distance Learning Plan, please take a moment to check them out. 
In an effort to make Distance Learning less stressful on parents and caretakers, we are creating the Distance Learning Hub. This is a one-stop spot where anyone can report and absence or tardy, view contact information, classroom links, lesson plans, etc.  No passwords necessary. The Hub is not active yet, but it should be ready to go by next Monday.

Families with students in 3rd through 8th grade will still need to utilize ParentsWeb for the homework and gradebook feature.
 

Family/Teacher One on One
The first 3 days of school are designated for the Family/Teacher One on One appointments. Students will be issued textbooks, workbooks, Chromebooks and pre-purchased EduKit School Supplies at this time. Teachers will also go over their classroom rules as well as how their classes will work during distance learning. 

  • If you have students in different grades, you will need to click on each teacher and schedule your appointment with each of them 30 minutes apart. Do not sign up for multiple teachers at the same time. 

  • Families with two households, all supplies and learning materials will be sent home with the parent that has the first meeting with the teacher. 

  • Junior high students only need to attend their homeroom teacher's conference;  the teacher will have information on all of the classes. 

Click to View Our SignUps on SignUp.com
 

First Day Posts

(August 17, 2020)

Even though this year's first day of school is not the norm, we thought it would be a good way to kick off the school year by posting our families' Back to School Pic! Send photos of your little (or teenage) Mustangs to scastellanos@stlukestockton.com so we can post them to social media!

Speaking of Social Media… follow our new St. Luke's Instagram Page @stlukeschoolstockton

 
Reopening Parent Survey
On July 17, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom announced that if a county has been on the monitoring list within the prior 14 days, a school must conduct distance learning only, until the county has been off the monitoring list for at least 14 days.   California Department of Public Health (CDPH) placed San Joaquin County on its monitoring list.

On July 17, 2020 Governor Newsom also announced that schools may apply for a waiver for grades k - 6 for in person instruction. On August 3rd, the requirements for the waiver process were published.  

On behalf of the students, parents, and faculty of St. Luke Catholic Elementary School, we will be submitting a waiver application to our county. 

In order to complete the application process, we must show proof of consultation with our parent community. 

We ask you to complete this survey NO LATER than AUGUST 14.  

Once our application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by our local health authorities. Once they approve the plans, they must gain approval from the CDHP. The CDHP is committed to responding to local health authorities within 3 days. 

 

Mustang Matrix 2020

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for August: 
  • August 3.............Megan Warren
  • August 10 ..........Ana Mifsud
 

Prayer Corner

Please keep the following people in your prayers:
The soul of Maria Casillas
Tonina Aguirre
Alex O'Neill
Carlos & Theresa Mercado
Rob Kapina
Crystal Hosker
Maria Tinoco
Robert Gomez
Sylvia Aguirre
Melinda Gietzen

 
If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at lnance@stlukestockton.com.
LORD, WE TURN TO YOU AND PRAY FOR
AN END TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
AS WE CONTINUE OUR PURSUIT OF CATHOLIC
EDUCATION, KEEP US SAFE FROM ALL THAT
CAN HARM US. TOGETHER, WE PRAY TO
SOON RETURN TO OUR SCHOOL CAMPUS.

AS THE FAMILIES OF ST. LUKE SCHOOL,
WE THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THE GIFT OF A CHRIST
CENTERED EDUCATION. GRACIOUSLY BLESS OUR
FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY.

AMEN.

MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS, ST. LUKE, AND ST. JOHN BOSCO, PRAY FOR US.
 
 

Comcast Internet Service

To help provide additional support to students and families, Comcast announced it will continue to provide 60 days of free Internet service to new, eligible Internet Essentials customers. Originally set to expire on June 30, the free offer will now be available through the end of this year. In addition, Comcast will continue to waive, through the end of the year, the requirement that customers not have a past due balance with Comcast to qualify for the free offer. 

Internet Essentials has connected more than two million low-income families to the Internet, serving approximately eight million people. During that period, the program has grown from focusing on bridging the “homework gap” for school-age children to being deeply invested in providing digital equity. The program, which offers low-cost, high-speed Internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax, also provides multiple options to access free digital skills training in print, online, and in person. In addition, customers have the option to purchase a low-cost Internet-ready computer.

Internet Essentials is structured in partnership between Comcast and tens of thousands of school districts, libraries, elected officials, and nonprofit community partners.

Applicants can go to: www.internetessentials.com using any web-connected device, including mobile phones. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. In addition, there are two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
It’s time to participate in the 2020 Best of San Joaquin Ballot! Click image above to nominate our school for Best Private School in San Joaquin County!
Thank you all for your continued support❤️
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