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Happy Birthday to Us!

We had amazing energy for the first day of school. Smiles filled the hallways and The Rollercade. 70 years of educational excellence is worthy of more celebration. Click here to view our slideshow.
 
Early Childhood Library Event
On August 15th, St. Luke's welcomed new and returning early education students to the Newman Library for stories and songs. Librarian Mary Milligan told some favorite folktales, including The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Baby Rattlesnake, and The Fat Cat. Student library assistants (as well as Ms. Macha) helped by acting out characters. Writer and folksinger Bryce Milligan entertained the children by singing This Land is Your Land, I'm Being Eaten by a Boa Constrictor, and a special St. Luke's version of The Cat Came Back. Thank you to Student Voice Officers for all of their help. 

SEESAW

We are very excited about how this innovative app will allow us to "pull back the curtain" on your child's learning.  If you did not have a chance to sign up this week, be on the lookout for an email that includes a QR code for your child and simple directions on how to create your Seesaw account.  Teachers have already begun to upload items to Seesaw for your viewing.  You won't want to miss this window into your child's ongoing development.   
SAVE THE DATE
Aug. 21: Afterschool begins  
Aug. 23: First Community Eucharist (Dress Uniform)
Aug. 24: Early Childhood & Elementary Parent's Night of Classes 6:30-8:00pm
Enrichment demo week beginning Aug. 28

Aug. 31: Intermediate & Middle Level Parent's Night of Classes 6:30-8:00pm
Sept. 4: Labor Day - School Holiday
SLES Launched a Revamped Website 
We have implemented a responsive website that allows optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors). The new internet presence creates a "design for a website experience that provides fewer clicks to the information that is important. The site provides "quick links on the home page to items that are most often visited, such as RenWeb, news,
and lunch menu, as well as features including our new SLES logo. Visit our site here!

Solar Eclipse 2017

Throughout the late summer, we explored a variety of options regarding the engagement of our students in viewing the much-anticipated solar eclipse on Monday afternoon.  We have consulted other ISAS schools about their plans.  Further, we sought the advice of Dr. Ken Maverick, a respected Ophthalmologist and an SLES parent.  Exercising an abundance of caution, we believe that it is best for early childhood students to view this event on the NASA livestream in their classrooms.  These students will have outdoor recess earlier in the day, but will not be outside when the eclipse is set to occur.  We are planning to actively engage elementary, intermediate & middle school students in an indirect viewing by using the pinhole projection method.  Our Admin Team & faculty members will closely monitor all students during this period. Students will be discouraged from looking directly into the sky.  Please do not send your child to school with eclipse glasses that you may have acquired; we will not permit their usage.  Any students who are not exhibiting safe & appropriate viewing behavior will be sent into the building.  We recognize that some parents may prefer that your son/daughter not participate in this activity.  We will certainly honor your wishes.  If you want your child to refrain from the viewing, please send a short email to your division head (Mrs. Rossi or Mr. Duke) by Monday.  Unless we hear directly from you, we will take your silence as your consent for his/her participation as outlined here.  If you have any questions about these plans, please contact us.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Be assured that we will always use reasonable caution to protect the children who are in our care.
Sounds of St. Luke's
Sound of St. Luke's begins this Monday, August 21.
We will meet from 3:15 - 4:30
Students in grades 2nd - 5th are eligible to participate.
Pick up will be in the South loop.
Sign up through after school care or email Mrs. Boyers, lboyers@sles-sa.org
 
After School Care
ASC begins on Monday, August 21st.  If you have questions about the program options, please connect with Linda Barron at the main reception desk.
 
2017 Fall Enrichment
Check out all the extended learning opportunities offered this fall. You'll find many favorites mixed with exciting new classes. Having trouble deciding which one to register for? Enrichment instructors will offer 20 minute "demo classes" the week of August 28th. Demo classes will meet on the same day and time the course will be scheduled. Registration forms are available at the Jones Lobby front desk. To access the Fall Enrichment Booklet, click here
Back to School
Backpack Blessing on
Sunday, August 20th

A new school year means new classes, new books, new teachers, a chance to make new friends, and maybe even a new school!  St. Luke's Episcopal Church wants to join families in celebrating the beginning of this school year. Bring your backpack to church this Sunday to receive a special blessing. We'll do this at both the 9 and 11 a.m. services!
 
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15 St. Luke's Lane
San Antonio, TX 78209

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