Principal Weekly Newsletter – February 18th, 2020

February 18, 2020

Dear Parent,

Students of the Week

Preschool          Ian Kong and Ruby Powers

K          Keira Kochiya

1          Jianna Huot 

2          Johnnie Hamilton

3          Jack Hsiang and Lawrence Pimentel

4          Bella Chu and Tyler Le

5          The 5th Grade Class for their generous and cooperative spirit.

6          Stella Chen and Claude Garde

7          Miles Langworthy

8          Phillip Chin, Donald Keongam, Nicholas Lew, Vladislav Stadnyk, Chloe Wong, Kaylie Wu, and Calvin Yu

We are very proud of our Students of the Week.

The K-4th grade musical “Jumpin at the Woodside” will be tomorrow Wednesday, February 19th, at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

The annual 8th grade retreat will be this Friday, February 21st, and through this Sunday, February 23rd. It is conducted by Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Cabe-Reyes at Walker Creek Ranch in Marin County. It is one of the highlights of 8th grade. Please pray for them on this incredible journey.

Progress Reports will be distributed also this Friday, February 21st.

Next Monday, February 24th, is a minimum day with dismissal at 12:30 p.m.

Time is flying by! The registration form for 2020-2021 school year was distributed to your child couple weeks ago. The form and fee are due back also next Monday, February 24th.

Ash Wednesday Mass is next Wednesday, February 26th, at 8:30 a.m. in the church. You are all welcome to attend. Every Friday during Lent, our students attend the 8:30 a.m. mass followed by the Stations of the Cross. You are also welcome to attend.

Jog-A-Thon is next Thursday, February 27th, with PLENTY of volunteer opportunities. You can sign up at http://sfsta.org/volunteer. Register now at http://sfsta.org/jogathon. Simply enter your name and email address, then click register and follow the instructions on the screen. Please get all pledges in as soon as possible. The donations help support the Sports Program. GOOOOO TOMCATS!!

Come join us for STEAM Family Night on Friday, March 6th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the auditorium, Science Lab, and Computer Lab. There will be lots of new hands-on and exciting activities for the kids. Please see the flyer in today’s Tuesday packet. Sign up for service hours or pre-order pizza dinner at https://sfsta.org/steamnight.

The Scholarship Fund for Students (Boys and Girls Scholarship, grades 3-8 only) at STA will be accepting letters of application, beginning today. Letters of application will be due on Wednesday, March 11th. Please refer to page 19 of the Parent and Student Handbook for more information.

The Archdiocese of San Francisco offers financial aid for K-8th.  You would need to go to www.tads.com on the Internet for the application and directions on what to do. The Archdiocese’s Department of Catholic Schools reviews the completed applications, ranked on the basis of financial need. Late applications will NOT be considered. The Archdiocese will announce Elementary Family Grants to elementary families and their schools.

Pizza Bingo Night is on Friday, March 13th, at 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Preorder form is in today’s Tuesday packet. If you are interested in volunteering for this night, please sign up at http://staptg.org/pizza. If you are interested in donating for this night or have any questions or concerns, please email to pizza@staptg.org. The Sports Committee will be hosting this fun night. All proceeds go to STA Sports.

The Annual Gala and Auction is just around the corner!  Celebrating STA’s 70 plus years in providing quality education in the Richmond District, join the STA community on Saturday, April 4th, from 5:00-11:00 p.m. at the historic Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel on Nob Hill! This is the main fundraiser for PTG, which is working to raise money this year and will be a very special evening of alumni, current STA families, and community. If your family or business would like to buy an ad in our program book, sponsor, and or donate to our fundraiser, please see the attached forms. You can purchase tickets online at staptg.org/gala2020. If you have any questions, please email at info@staptg.org. I am looking forward to seeing you all there. Thank you for your support!

Grades 3-8 sports of boys’ baseball, boys’ basketball, and girls’ basketball registrations are now open. All registrations must be completed on line at http://sfsta.org/register.

If any parents have taken pictures at school events, such as Field Day, Halloween Festival, etc., please submit your photos to Mrs. Lockwood (1st grade teacher) as soon as possible to be included in the school yearbook.

If you plan on making a purchase from Amazon, please go to our website and click on the Amazon picture at the bottom of the first page of our website and it will take you to Amazon. You can also go directly to http://sfsta.org/amazon. STA receives credit for each purchase you make through our site.

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Judith A. Borelli

Principal