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Friday, January 10

Shout outs to Evelyn (2nd), Ethan (3rd), Blair (PK4), Brianna (4th), Mia (1st), and David (6th) for modeling excellence every day, every way! 
Dear St. Luke’s families,

Welcome back! Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing Christmas holiday with family and friends. My thanks for all your thoughtful gifts and cards for me and my colleagues. We are very excited about the start of our second semester. January will be a very busy month. 

This past Wednesday, we welcomed the Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas and alumni parent at our school Eucharist. Next Friday (1/17) will be our annual “Step Up” day where our students spend time with their teachers for next year learning about all the exciting programs and activities they will enjoy. There also will be a program for parents starting after Chapel with breakfast in the Parish Hall. Speakers will include alumni, parents, and our incoming head of school Chelsea Collins. On January 23
we will have our admissions preview for prospective families which highlights the many strengths and advantages of a St. Luke’s education. Then on the next day (1/24), we shall have an early dismissal day with an afternoon of parent-teacher conferences. Please schedule time with your child’s teacher to learn more about your child’s progress – a strong relationship between teacher and parents is very important for each child’s learning and development.

This year parents will be re-enrolling their students online starting January 21 and concluding January 31. On the 21st, you will receive an email from the school with instructions on re-enrolling. We hope you find this a convenient and useful process. I strongly encourage you to re-enroll promptly! This greatly assists the school in planning for next year.

Best wishes for the New Year,
James
MONDAY: January 13
Regular Uniform
 
TUESDAY: January 14
Regular Uniform

WEDNESDAY: January 15
Dress Uniform (IL/ML)
Community Eucharist - 8:00AM in the Sanctuary
Class Pictures

THURSDAY: January 16
Regular Uniform
A Team Boys Basketball Game vs. Keystone - 6:30PM at Keystone
 
FRIDAY: January 17
SLES T-Shirt & Jeans
Spring Enrichment Registration Closes - Click HERE
Parent Step Up Breakfast - 8:15
AM in Parish Hall
Student Step Up Day
 
SATURDAY: January 18
C Team Girls Basketball Game vs. Gloria Deo - 9:00AM at SACS MS Gym

Class Photos

Class picture day is Wednesday, January 15. Please mark your calendars and make every effort for your child to be in attendance. This is a dress uniform day for IL and ML students. Order forms were sent home this week. Order forms and payment MUST be turned in to your child's teacher by noon on January 15. 

Step Up Day

On Friday, January 17, students will get a taste of their next year at SLES on Step Up Day. It's time for parents to step up too! Please join us in the Parish Hall after Chapel for breakfast and presentations from SLES alumni, current parents, and incoming Head of School Chelsea Collins. Hear about the benefits of an SLES education and the continuing excellence next year on the hilltop. 

January is Re-enrollment Month!

We are pleased to announce that re-enrollment for current students will open on Tuesday, January 21. This year all re-enrollment contracts will be completed ONLINE. On January 21, you will receive an email with instructions about the online process. The deadline for re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is Friday, January 31

SLES App Update

Please remember to update the SLES app on your smartphone to ensure that you continue to receive important school notifications. If you have downloaded the app and are not receiving notifications, please contact Betty Serna at bserna@sles-sa.org

Chapel Buddy Night at Home Basketball Games

Let's go Tigers! All SLES students and families are invited to our first ever Chapel Buddy Night at the SLES vs. Winston basketball game on Tuesday, January 21. The girls team will play at 4:30PM followed by the boys team at 5:30PM in the McNab Gymnasium. Admission and popcorn will be FREE! Students who attend will be allowed to wear an SLES t-shirt and jeans to school on Thursday, January 23. Get ready for a great time cheering on our Tigers! 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences are Friday, January 24, from 12:30-5:00PMThis will be a half-day of school with early dismissal at 11:30AM and no ASC or enrichment. Childcare will be available during your conference period. Click HERE to reserve your appointment time. 

Operation Christmas 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our December community service project. Your generous donations and handwritten notes made Operation Christmas a huge success. SLES Christmas care packages were warmly received by U.S. servicemen and women stationed in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. As Natalie Sessions wrote, "St. Luke's nailed it!"

Scouts BSA Troop 59

Scouts BSA Troop 59 invites all 5th and 6th graders to our open house and game night on Tuesday, January 21, at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church from 7:00-8:00PMMeet active scouts and learn about Scouting. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Parents are invited to talk with Troop 59 leaders and parents about the program. No previous scouting experience is required! Find us in the Christian Life Center by entering the "back" side of the church facing Nottingham. Call or text 210-538-1885 to let us know you're coming or for more info! 

2020-2021 Tentative School Calendar

Get a head start on your planning. The following is a list of tentative dates of important events and holidays for the 2020-2021 school 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

Parent Council 2020-2021 Nominations

Parent Council is looking for parents to serve next year on our 2020-2021 Parent Council. There are great positions available. Please send all nominations or inquiries to emilysytsma@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed

Please check our SLES SignUpGenius page regularly for parent volunteer opportunities. Teacher Appreciation Day (1/23), the Middle School Dance (1/31), and Book Fair (2/24-2/28) are all right around the corner, and we need you!

Chapel Lessons

Monday, Jan. 13
Matthew 3:13-17
Tuesday, Jan. 14
Matthew 4:1-11
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Acts 10:34-43
Thursday, Jan. 16
Matthew 4:17-23

MLK Holiday

Please mark your calendars. Monday, January 20, will be a school holiday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

Admission Preview

Our January Admission Preview is on Thursday, January 23. Help us by spreading the word now to your family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Thank you for supporting SLES!

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

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