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Friday, November 15

Shout outs to our 2nd annual Leadership Breakfast panelists Attie Jonker, Whitney Schones, Steven J. Mafrige, Mario Garza, and our moderator the Rev. Irv Cutter for modeling excellence, every day, every way!
Dear St. Luke’s families,

A busy week at SLES. Today our 4th-8th graders participated in an insightful “Leadership Breakfast” panel discussion with St. Luke’s parents Dr. Mario Garza, Mr. Attie Jonker, Mr. Steven Mafrige and Mrs. Whitney Schones, moderated by The Rev. Irv Cutter. Our students learned about what inspired these successful professionals and what they have learned in their careers. A great real-life exposure to what it takes to prepare for and enjoy a productive career. We also held our annual school wide Day of Service in which students participated in multiple aspects of service learning. Activities included preparing care packages for the troops in Iraq under the command of SLES alumnus 2nd Lt. Steele Sessions '10, learning about hunger and the need to donate food, and helping to clean up portions of Olmos Park. 

Earlier this week, we welcomed our incoming head of school, Chelsea Collins, who spoke Wednesday evening at a wonderful admissions program. Also, she was able to visit classrooms and spend time with current parents, trustees, and teachers. This week began with a wonderful Veterans Day Chapel, led by Student Voice, honoring those who have served our country in the armed forces. We were very fortunate to have the family of Steele Sessions with us and to hear about his time at St. Luke’s and in Iraq.


Next Friday our 4th-8th graders will participate in our annual Trade Fair where students imagine, design, promote and market their businesses in a bustling marketplace set up in the McNab Gymnasium. Our early childhood students will enjoy a great Thanksgiving Feast in the Parish Hall, a great start to the holiday celebrations. 

As some of you know, our director of development, Carol Katrana, is leaving us after three years of great service and support of our school. We will always be grateful for her outstanding leadership and management of our many development office programs and responsibilities, including our successful annual fund and Kaleidoscope celebration. I shall be working with Chelsea Collins and our trustee development committee about the future of our development office and programs which are very important for the long term well-being of our school.

Blessings,
James
MONDAY: November 18
Regular Uniform
 
TUESDAY: November 19
Regular Uniform
Taco Tuesday - $2 Breakfast Tacos at Morning Carpool

Boys Basketball Game vs. Keystone School - 4:30PM at Home
Girl Scout Meeting - 6:0
0PM in IL Community Room

WEDNESDAY: November 20
Dress Uniform (IL/ML)
7th Grade Declamations (No Eucharist) - 8:00AM in the Sanctuary

THURSDAY: November 21
Regular Uniform
Boys Basketball Game vs. Bracken Christian School - 4:30PM at Home
 
FRIDAY: November 22
SLES T-Shirt and Jeans
EC Thanksgiving Performance and Feast  - 8:20AM in the Parish Hall
IL and ML Trade Fair - 9:30AM in the McNab Gymnasium
EARLY DISMISSAL - 11:30AM (No ASC or Enrichment)

2019 Trade Fair

Trade Fair will open for business in one week! On Friday, November 22, at 9:30AM the McNab Gymnasium will turn into a bustling marketplace at our annual Trade Fair. Our 4th-8th grade entrepreneurs are eager to sell their products and make a profit. Don't miss out on the shopping excitement! Please note that we will have an early dismissal at 11:30AM and there will be no after school care or enrichment. 

Angel Tree

Let's spread some Christmas spirit this season! St. Luke's Church and School will join forces to provide Christmas cheer for many children in San Antonio. Each homeroom and advisory has adopted a child with a Christmas wishlist. Click HERE to see suggested items for each child. Please remember that all items must be new and gifts should not be wrapped. The deadline for bringing items in is December 2, the Monday after Thanksgiving Break. 

SA Food Bank Hunger Drive

St Luke's continues the spirit of service as we kick off our San Antonio Food Bank Hunger Drive, from November 18 to December 13. Donations can be brought in and deposited in the appropriate storage container in the Crossing or made ONLINE. Our school goal is to raise 1,000 lbs. of donations. The Food Bank helps feed over 230K people in our area every year, including 83K children and 32K seniors, and 98% of donations go straight to the people who need them. The level raising the most donations (elementary, intermediate, or middle) will win a free dress day!  

EC Thanksgiving Performance and Feast

Friends and family are invited to our Early Childhood Thanksgiving Performance and Feast on Friday, November 22. The performance begins at 8:20AM in the Parish Hall, followed immediately by the feast. We look forward to seeing you there!

St. Luke's Episcopal School Sunday Celebration

Join St. Luke's Church on Sunday, November 17, at our 9:00AM and 11:00AM services as we highlight the School, one of the Church’s most important ministries. The Rev. Dr. James Hamner, interim head of school, will preach, and students will serve in key roles in the services. We would love to share this occasion with all students and their families!

Chapel Lessons

Monday, Nov. 18
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Ecclesiastes 11:1-6
Wednesday, Nov. 20
7th Grade Declamations
Thursday, Nov. 21
Ecclesiasticus 1:1-18
Friday, Nov. 22
Philippians 4:4-9


 

Thanksgiving Break

St. Luke's will be closed for Thanksgiving Break the week of November 25-29. School will resume on Monday, December 2. Wishing you all safe travels and wonderful time with your families. 

Save the Date

St. Luke's Master Peace: Art Show and Holiday Concert is on December 12 and 13. More details to come soon!
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15 St. Luke's Lane
San Antonio, TX 78209

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