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Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends, 

As we continue through the first weeks of school, many of our wonderful programs gradually get started.  Our fifth graders attended the Wilderness Youth Program. They go on adventures to the great outdoors twice a month and have experiences related to their science standards and much more.  This Wednesday, our 3rd and 4th graders start their garden program and the Kindergarten and 1st grade classes will begin their dance lessons.  Over the last few weeks, grades 4-8 have been involved in The Walking Classroom.  We have a very active school where the kids are engaged in their learning!

During Back to School Night, teachers presented our school-wide positive behavior intervention system.  It all stems from our students doing their BEST!  The acronym, BEST, is the format that was decided to represent these expectations.  The letters in the acronym stand for Be respectful, Engaged, Safe, and Trustworthy.  We look forward to all our students doing their BEST and being their BEST every day!

Our first school Mass is on Thursday, September 28th at 10:45 am.  Monsignor Jon will welcome the entire school community to another great school year and give a special blessing to our Student Council.  Please mark your calendars to join us as we celebrate!

The St. Raphael Festival is just two weeks away.  We are looking for volunteers to work some of the booths and participate in this special community event.  The festival is on Sunday, September 24th from Noon – 5:00 pm.  We will need cakes for the cakewalk and help for all of the fun games! This will count toward your volunteer hours.  Sign up here to volunteer: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4BA5AB29A75-straphael6   

Our Annual Fund is underway! Don’t forget to reach out to family and friends to support our phenomenal school.  Click here to make an online donation: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/StRaphaelSchool/AnnualFund2018.html

Important Dates:
September 17: Picture Day
September 23: Parish Festival
September 24: Jeans for Jesus
September 25: PE Begins
September 28: School Mass. Bike Helmet Distribution Day.
October 1: Special Classes Begin
October 3: Pizza Begins
October 8: No school for teacher in-service day
October 11: Fingerprinting on campus from noon - 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In Mary’s Love,

Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal 

Please pray this prayer with your child/ren this week as we prepare for the Feast Day of St. Raphael: 

St. Raphael, of the glorious seven who stand before the throne of Him who lives and reigns, Angel of health, the Lord has filled your hand with balm from heaven to soothe or cure our pains.  Heal or cure the victim of disease and guide our steps when doubtful of our ways.   Amen.

St. Raphael, Pray for Us!

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

Phone: 805.967.2115
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