Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
We want to extend a big congratulations to Mrs. Waples and Ms. Schiferl as they have been selected as “Co-Teachers of the Year” in Santa Barbara and Goleta from the Elks for the excellence in the classrooms. We also want to acknowledge students from both of their classes that participated in an American Essay contest writing about what the Pledge of Allegiance means to them. Jessica Froelicher, Alana Blue and Olivia Serverson were selected as top students from the 5th grade. Reade Varesio, Jacob Koeper and Kalissa Flint were honored from 7th and 8th grade. These students will head to the California district level with their essays and will be recognized with a special dinner and award on Tuesday, January 27th at the Elks Lodge 613.
On Thursday, we will have our fourth Mass at Bishop Diego High School. All of the Catholic school students will celebrate Mass with our priests from our local parishes. On Friday, January 30th, we will have our Family Lunch Day from 12:00 – 1:00 pm and our Open House from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Each classroom will have something special for you to see. It’s a great opportunity to visit our other classrooms to see what happens at the various grade levels. There will be an Open House Passport for you to visit all of our classrooms to receive a non-uniform pass.
Our 27th annual auction is right around the corner, so get ready to put on your boots for the “Round-Up.” 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 28th at Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort. Our school auction is always a fun-filled evening.
Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is on March 25th. 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.
January 25-31: Catholic Schools Week
January 30: Open House from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
February 9: Jeans for Jesus
February 16: No School for Presidents’ Day
February 18: Ash Wednesday School Mass at 10:00 am
February 20: Stations of the Cross at 1:15 pm
February 27: Stations of the Cross at 1:15 pm
February 28: School Auction at Fess Parker Doubletree Resort
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
Prayer for Catholic Schools
O Christ, our Teacher, You invite Your faithful people to make disciples in Your name and to announce good news to the poor. We thank You for the gift of Catholic schools, where the message of Your life, death, and resurrection is proclaimed, Christian community is experienced, service to our brothers and sisters is modeled, and worship of You is cultivated.
Increase our zeal for ensuring that all children and families can benefit from a high quality Catholic education, and that Catholic schools grow in their ability to nurture the soul of our nation. We ask this through the intercession of Our Lady, Mother of Catholic Schools. Amen.
St. Raphael, Pray for Us!
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