Newsletter February 6, 2017




Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,      

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. We had two exciting assemblies for the students on water and Bikers Against Child Abuse. 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 for Mass and being with all of the other Catholic school students in Santa Barbara. We cheered on the 2nd and 4th graders who have been improving their bike skills. 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 29th annual auction is right around the corner, so get ready to do the salsa for the “Havana Nights.” The auction committee has been working diligently to prepare for this event. 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 25th at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. Our school auction is always a fun-filled evening.

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is on March 15th. 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 20:
No School for Presidents’ Day
February 23: Science Fair at 6:00 pm
February 25: School Auction at Fess Parker
February 27: KinderKlasse and Kindergarten Evaluations for 2017-2018 School Year
March 1: Ash Wednesday. School Mass at 10:00 am
March 13: No School for a Teacher in-Service
March 15: Registration from 1:00-5:00 pm
March 17: Stations of the Cross at 1:15 pm
March 20: Jeans for Jesus

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

St. Raphael, Pray for Us!


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Contact Information

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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