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St. Raphael School's 28th Annual Acution!

Join us for our school auction on Saturday, February 27th.

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Preparing for Tomorrow

A St. Raphael School education prepares our children for success in high school, college, and career.



 

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St. Raphael School's 3rd Annual Fund!

We are committed to building up the St. Raphael school family.

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2015 School Video

Enjoy our new video about St. Raphael School.

 

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Teen Sports Radio

Teen Sports Radio

The mission of Teen Sports Radio is to recognize Santa Barbara teens who participate in wholesome community based sports activities. Click here to check out St Raphael School's sports information.


 

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St Raphael Winners Elks

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our teacher and students that were honored by the Elks!

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Adoration

Adoration

The student body participated in adoration. It was a joyous opportunity to spend some quality time with Jesus.


 

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Welcome to St. Raphael School!

We have students from preschool-8th grade! Our school is located in northern Santa Barbara. All tours begin at 9:00 am. Upcoming School Tours:

2015-2016 Tour Dates:
October 21 
November 25      
January 20
February 17

 
March 9
April 20
May 18

Contact the school office to reserve your spot for a school tour. 

805-967-2115

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Newsletter February 8, 2016

 

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Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,      

Lent is a time of deep reflection and we begin our Lenten journey together this Wednesday with a special Mass at 10:00 am in the church, but it’s time to prepare for this journey now. This past week at Mass we listened to the Gospel story when Jesus told Simon to lower the nets to catch fish. Even though the disciples had worked for hours not catching anything, they listened to Jesus and suddenly they caught great multitudes of fish. What a great message for the beginning of the Lenten journey to remind us that the miracles of Christ are found in our lives everyday. We must find a way to remember the wonderful faith-forming experiences, and bring those encounters with us as we walk through life with our families, friends and neighbors. Just as Jesus told the disciples they would “now be fishers of men,” we are told to go forth and to share our faith with others by bringing them to our Lord and Savior. Please join Bishop Barron’s daily Lenten reflections by signing up at  http://www.lentreflections.com.

Last week, we had a great time celebrating Catholic Schools Week. Students honored our country by wearing red, white and blue and making Valentine cards for our troops. They also were excited to talk about college and higher education as we had College Day on campus. Students enjoyed their field trip to Bishop Diego High School and met our new regional bishop for the first time. We had first responders on campus and students learned from them about their careers and how they serve our community. Our school community gathered for our family lunch on the field and we had many new families attend our Open House! PHEW! That was a very busy week!

As we celebrated Catholic schools, it’s important for everyone to know the return on the investment that you are making by sending your children to our school. 99% of students that attend a Catholic high school will graduate. That number compares to only 78.2% in public schools. 85.7% of students that graduate from a Catholic school will attend college versus 39.5% for public schools. The numbers speak for themselves and show that we are preparing our students not only for college, but also for their future careers.

Our 28th annual auction is right around the corner so get ready to do the jitterbug for the “Classic 50s.” Please remember to check the auction news in the Tuesday Folder to purchase your tickets as well as make your family donation.   The Golden Ticket is now available! For the past three years, we have sold $25 raffle tickets for a grand prize raffle award of one year’s tuition paid. Tickets are available in the school office; get yours today! The auction is on Saturday, February 27th at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. Our school auction is always a fun-filled evening.

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is on March 16th. The Catholic Education Foundation Tuition Assistance applications are now available. You can download the forms from the e-newsletter or pick up a copy in the office. Applications are due no later than March 10th. Any late applications will not be accepted.

Important Dates:
February 10:
Ash Wednesday. School Mass at 10:00 am
February 12: Stations of the Cross 1:15 pm
February 15: No School for Presidents’ Day
February 19: End of 2nd Trimester. Stations of the Cross at 1:15 pm
February 22: Jeans for Jesus
February 26: Stations of the Cross 1:15 pm
February 27: School Auction at Fess Parker Doubletree Resort

In Mary’s Love,

Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal

A Prayer for Valentine’s Day
Love is patient, love is kind. It bears all things, believes all things,hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.     1 Corinthians 13:4,7,8

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St. Raphael School
160 St. Joseph St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Phone: 805.967.2115
Fax: 805.683.9765

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Mission Statement

SR_Emblem-150hSt. Raphael School was founded when God answered a Daughter of Charity’s prayer.  To this day, our mission is consistent with that of our founding Sisters: to educate all children in preschool through eighth grade in mind, body and spirit by imparting the values of Jesus through a rigorous curriculum, devoted faculty and an actively involved parent community.

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