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Newsletter September 22, 2014




Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,

Students have been enthusiastic about the Annual Fund and supporting their school. We are on our way to our $35,000 goal! Encourage your child to call grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles and Godparents to support our efforts in the Annual Fund! Remember all of the monies raised stays at St. Raphael School! You can bring your check to the school office or even donate online at  straphaelschoolsb.givezooks.com.   Let’s see how quickly we can reach not only our goal, but also 100% participation!

Last Wednesday, we celebrated our first school Mass with our new pastor, Monsignor Jon. He spoke about love and how Jesus has called us all to love each other. 1 Corinthians 13: 13 states, “So faith, hope love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” We are always thankful for the opportunity to gather as a community and celebrate the Eucharist.

ITBS testing is underway. Students in grades 2-8 are taking this test in the mornings of September 22-26 and September 29- October 3. It is extremely important that students arrive to school by 8:00 am and that you do not make doctor/dentist/orthodontist appointments during this time. Please make sure that your child comes to school after having a well-balanced breakfast and a good night’s sleep!

The St. Raphael Festival is just a week away. We are still looking for volunteers to work some of the booths and participate in this wonderful event. The festival is on Sunday, September 28th from Noon – 5:00 pm on the school field. We will need cakes for the cakewalk and help for all of the fun games! This will count toward your volunteer hours. You can sign up to volunteer online at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4BA5AB29A75-straphael1. 

Important Dates:
September 22 – October 3:
ITBS Testing for Grades 2-8
September 28:
Parish Festival from Noon – 5:00 pm
October 1:
Pizza begins
October 3:
Food for Catholic Charities
October 6:
Picture Day
October 13:
No school for teacher training day
October 20:
Jeans for Jesus
October 22:
Grandparents Day with Mass at 10:00 am

In Mary’s Love,

Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal

St. Joseph of Cupertino is the Patron Saint of test takers. Let us pray to him for another successful week of ITBS testing.

O, St. Joseph of Cupertino who by your prayer obtained from God to be asked at your examination, the only preposition you knew. Grant that I may like you succeed in the ITBS test.

O, St. Joseph of Cupertino, pray for me.

O, Holy Ghost, enlighten me.

Our Lady of Good Studies, pray for me.

Sacred Head of Jesus, Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten me.


St. Raphael, Pray for Us!


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St. Raphael School students and teachers honor US Veterans and Troops at the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Parade!


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

Phone: 805.967.2115
Fax: 805.683.9765


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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