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Friday, November 9

Shout out to all of us! Together we reached 100% giving to the St. Luke's Fund. Thank you for helping us model excellence at SLES!  
Dear St. Luke's Families,

I am writing to you from Atlanta where I am attending the National Association of Episcopal Schools Biennial Conference. The sessions of the conference have focused on Isaiah 1:17: Learn to do Right. Seek Justice. Defend the Oppressed. We have been visited by some mighty orators including The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. He not only preached but also sang his message that we all must embrace a strong and muscular Christian love in order to bring hope and light to our world.
And do these school leaders love to sing! All our gatherings have been punctuated with hymns and songs. Yesterday, young singers and musicians from Atlanta area Episcopal Schools joined our Eucharist celebration and brightened our spirits as all the conference attendees shared God’s gifts.
Our sessions have offered not only information about Episcopal Schools and their governance structures and policies but also inspiration about our mission to provide a strong foundation for our developing students as they grow in faith and character. As educators share their own stories from their schools, we connect and learn from one another. Particularly powerful was yesterday’s keynote message from Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest who created a sanctuary for women who have survived difficult circumstances. On a farm, they grow food, create and market products for homes, and find strength in their common purpose. She has carried her vision forward with the kind of strong and muscular love that Father Curry described.
Another important dimension of these conferences is the opportunity to greet old friends and connect with new ones. I have loved seeing colleagues from Minneapolis, New York, and from San Antonio and other Texas cities. As well, I have met some amazing school leaders from Tennessee, North Carolina, Louisiana, and California. Although we are all at different stages of our professional lives, we share a deeply held commitment to enrich the lives of the students in our care, to mentor the faculty and staff with whom we work, and to reach out to all our families to offer support and appreciation for their many contributions to our communities. I look forward to sharing more of what I have learned here in the week ahead as we prepare for our Thanksgiving holiday. I feel I have more to be thankful for than I had ever imagined.

With warm regards,
Lenesa Leana
MONDAY: November 12
Free Dress Day

TUESDAY: November 13
Regular Uniform
Taco Tuesday - $2 Breakfast Tacos at Morning Carpool
Harvest: Bible Study - 8:15
AM in the Parlor
A Team Boys Basketball Game vs. Shepherd of the Hills - 5
A Team Girls Basketball Game vs. Shepherd of the Hills - 6:30PM @ SOTH

WEDNESDAY: November 14
Dress Uniform (IL/ML)
Community Eucharist - 8:05AM in the Sanctuary

THURSDAY: November 15
Regular Uniform

FRIDAY: November 16
SLES T-Shirt & Jeans
Day of Service: Give Thanks Give Back
EC Thanksgiving Performance and Feast - 9:00AM in Parish Hall

St. Luke's Fund Reaches 100% Giving!

"Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference." - Kathy Calvin

Our deepest gratitude to the St. Luke’s community for reaching 100% giving from every faculty member, board of trustees member, and student’s family! Students were informed of your generosity this morning in Chapel and were awarded a celebratory free dress day on Monday, November 12. 

The SLES dress code for free dress days: No pajamas, tights or leggings, bare midriffs, bare backs, bare shoulders, revealing necklines, or spaghetti straps.  No overly short apparel, no less than mid-thigh. For boys, all shirts should have sleeves.

As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, we give thanks to all of you for supporting our school and providing for our students. Together, we are achieving Excellence - Every Day, Every Way.

Thank you,
The Faculty and Staff of St. Luke’s Episcopal School

Salvation Army Angel Tree 

This holiday season, St. Luke's Episcopal Church and School will team up once again to bring a bit of Christmas to families in the San Antonio area. Each homeroom and MS advisory has "adopted" one child whose Christmas wishlist they will fulfill. Donations may include new clothes, books, and toys. All gifts must be unwrapped and brought to school by Friday, November 30. Please click on the button to sign up for your student's gift(s).

EC Thanksgiving Performance and Feast

Family, friends and neighbors are invited to the annual EC Thanksgiving performance on Friday, November 16. The show begins at 9:00AM in Parish Hall. The feast will be held in the McNab gymnasium immediately following the performance.

Day of Service: Friday, November 16

On Friday, November 16, students of all ages will participate in our annual Day of Service. Each grade level will perform different service learning activities to create items or perform tasks that benefit local charitable organizations. Donations are needed for some grade level activities. Please refer to your division Notes from the Hilltop for details. Thank you for helping our scholars achieve Excellence - Every Day, Every Way. 

The Children's Nutcracker at the Majestic

Start off your holiday season right with a performance of The Children's Nutcracker at the Majestic Theater on November 15 or 16. Show your support for our six SLES students in the cast, including Cecelia Weaver performing the role of Clara "en pointe." When you use the code STLUKE, 15% of your purchased ticket price will come back to SLES. 
For Thursday, November 15 @ 7:00
PM click HERE
For Friday, November 16 @ 7:00
PM click HERE

Uniform Exchange Donations

Uniform exchange will be accepting donations next Monday - Wednesday, November 12-14. Clear out some space in your closets and bring your child's gently used uniforms to school. Clean uniform items may be dropped off during morning carpool. 

Chapel Lessons

Monday, November 12
Isaiah 1: 16-20
Tuesday, November 13
I Corinthians 12: 4-11
Thursday, November 15
I Corinthians 12: 14-20

Thanksgiving Break

St. Luke's will be closed from November 19-23 for Thanksgiving break. School will resume on Monday, November 26. 

SAGE Dining FAQs

How do we keep the dining hall fresh and exciting? Through our Seasonings events. Read about them HERE

Our mailing address is:
15 St. Luke's Lane
San Antonio, TX 78209

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