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Friday, May 15

Shout outs to all the wonderful students, staff, and community members recognized at this year's Convocation for modeling excellence, every day, every way! Congratulations on your outstanding accomplishments. 
A Message to Dr. Hamner

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of St. Luke's Episcopal School, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Rev. Dr. James Hamner for his leadership  and dedication to our school this past year. We are blessed to have found such an experienced and capable leader to guide us through this time of transition. In accepting the position as St. Luke's interim head of school, Dr. Hamner and his wife Cindy made the major decision to come out of retirement and relocate from Atlanta to San Antonio. We were overjoyed to welcome Dr. Hamner, an SLES graduate from the class of '70, back to the hilltop. 

Thank you for the late-night board meetings, weekly Glance messages, daily chapel reflections, and your reassuring presence on campus every day. Though your time with us was brief, you have left a lasting impression and we will forever be grateful for your guidance of SLES this year. 

We encourage all our students and community members to flood Dr. Hamner's email inbox, jhamner@sles-sa.org, with your personal notes of gratitude before he heads back to Georgia at the end of May.

With warmest gratitude,
The Faculty and Staff of SLES

Our Two Part Class of 2020 Graduation Event

May 18 - Evening 8th Grade Virtual Graduation Celebration - 6:00PM on Zoom 
*On the morning of May 18, sealed grad boxes will be delivered to each 8th grader’s home.
August 12 - Chapel Service and High School Blessing for Class of 2020.
*Event will take place in the evening at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Details TBD

Congratulations 8th Grader Lauren Maverick!

Lauren Maverick's artwork, featured here, has been recognized by Southern Teachers as part of their 11th Annual Student Art Contest. Her artwork will be featured in their 2020-2021 Art Calendar. 

Summer Reading Resources

Follow the correct link below to find the summer reading resources for your student. We hope that your student will enjoy these books and projects as they prepare for a return to SLES in the Fall. To view this information on the school website please click HERE
 
Rising PK4 Students
Rising Kindergarten Students
Rising 1st Grade Students
Rising 2nd Grade Students
Rising 3rd Grade Students
Rising 4th Grade Students
Rising 5th Grade Students
Rising 6th Grade Students
Rising 7th Grade Students
Rising 8th Grade Students

Order Your 2019-2020 Yearbook Now!

This school year has to turned into one you will never want to forget. Log in now and order your SLES yearbook.
http://jostensyearbooks.com/?ref=A08566410

Spring Sports Pictures Are Ready!

If you ordered spring sports pictures, please call Benton Photography at (210) 804-1188 to schedule your curbside pick-up. Studio Benton is located at 10828 Gulfdale St., San Antonio, TX 78216. Click HERE for more information about Studio Benton. 

2020-2021 School Calendar Reminder

August will be here before we know it! Please refer to this tentative list of important school dates as you plan for next year.   
 
Meet the Teacher   Monday, Aug. 17
First Day of School   Wednesday, Aug. 19
Labor Day   Monday, Sep. 7
Columbus Day Break         Friday, Oct. 9 - Monday, Oct.12
Thanksgiving Break   Monday, Nov. 23 - Friday, Nov. 27
Christmas Break   Monday, Dec. 21 - Monday, Jan. 4
Teacher In-Service   Monday, Jan. 4
Second Semester Begins   Tuesday, Jan. 5
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day   Monday, Jan. 18
Presidents Day   Monday, Feb. 15
Spring Break   Monday, Mar. 8 - Friday, Mar. 12
Easter Break   Friday, Apr. 2 - Monday, Apr. 5
Battle of Flowers   Friday, Apr. 23
Last Day of Classes   Tuesday, May 25
Convocation   Wednesday, May 26
8th Grade Graduation   Thursday, May 27

Thank You to Our Parent Volunteers

As we reach the end of another busy year at St. Luke's, I want to thank all of the parents whose participation, enthusiasm and volunteering has helped make Parent Council a success. Thank you all for donating your time and energy to Kaleidoscope, Book Fair, classroom parties, monthly meetings & field trips. Thank you for the thoughtful gifts, treats and donations you so graciously supplied for teacher appreciation & birthdays, Angel Tree & Operation Christmas, book drives, uniform exchange, classroom items, and so much more. A special thank you to our Grade Level Captains for their continuous support in streamlining communications between teachers and parents, and to all of Parent Council leadership: Sarah Hager, Tamara Coyle, Mary Rentschler, Lacey Watson, Jennie Hart, Katherine Trimble, Kathy Bolner, Kristal Taber, Lina Triesch, Tanya Garza, Lacey Fischer, Susanna Frankland and Brian Schick.

Parent Council 2020-21 Grade Level Captains

Are you interested in volunteering for Parent Council next year? If yes, we are in need of Grade Level Captains for your child’s grade! Please send all inquiries to emilysytsma@gmail.com

VBS 2020 Update

Due to social distancing constraints St. Luke's Episcopal Church will not be having an in-person VBS this summer. Instead, the Children's Ministries Committee is looking at doing a VBS in conjunction with other churches which would include some online story videos and craft materials or other supplies that could be picked up from the church. If you are a parent of a child ages 3 to 5th grade please let us know in in this brief poll​ what your thoughts are on a virtual VBS alternative.
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San Antonio, TX 78209

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