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Friday, February 21

Shout outs to Lauren (K), Evie (3rd), Nico (K), Chloe (3rd), Sam (PK4), Maddox (3rd), Daniel (3rd), and Trinity (3rd) for modeling excellence, every day, every way!
Dear St. Luke’s families,

It was a short but busy week of learning on the Hilltop. On Wednesday, in honor of Black History Month, our 5th graders offered their declamations on African-American poetry. SLES 3rd graders presented their declamations on Greek mythology on Thursday. Our National Junior Honor Society inducted six new members who embody scholarship, leadership, character, citizenship, and service.  Congratulations to new members Ivana Kovalska, Kat Luna, Lauren Maverick, Allison Poulter, Cecelia Weaver, and Bianca Withers. This week when we recognize and remember two of our greatest presidents, our Kindergarteners created their special “Hall of Presidents” which features life size presidential cut outs along with student reports on their presidents.

Next week, our popular school wide Book Fair begins which celebrates learning and reading across all grades. SLES welcomes noted children’s author and illustrator George O’Connor who will be speaking with our students. The week concludes with our “Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day” chapel and program where we give thanks for our grandparents and special friends whose lives mean so much to us.  Friday, February 28 is an early dismissal day at 11:30am. 

Dr. Catherine Spezia has been a wonderful member of the St. Luke’s Episcopal School community for many years. Her four children graduated from St. Luke’s and she has been teaching English/Language Arts for the last several years. Next year, her youngest son will be a Senior in high school and she has decided to take next year off to spend it with him. We are very grateful for Catherine’s countless contributions to the St. Luke’s community.


Blessings,
James
MONDAY: February 24
Mythology Dress Up Day
Book Fair - Newman Library

 
TUESDAY: February 25
Regular Uniform
8th Grade Chapel Talks - Marcus and Mia
Book Fair - Newman Library
SA Reads Book Drive

National Mythology Exam Administration
Golf Tournament - 8:00
AM and 12:00PM at Oak Valley Golf Course

WEDNESDAY: February 26
Regular Uniform
Ash Wednesday Service - 8:00AM in the Sanctuary
Book Fair - Newman Library
Track Meet - 10:30
AM at Cornerstone Christian Middle School
 
THURSDAY: February 27
Regular Uniform
Book Fair - Newman Library
Guest Author Classroom Visits

 
FRIDAY: February 28
Dress Uniform (IL/ML)
Grandparents and Special Friends' Day
EARLY DISMISSAL @ 11:30
AM (No ASC or Enrichment)

Book Fair is Coming!

Monday, February 24 Dress Up Day
Tuesday, February 25 SA Reads Donations
  Mythology Creature Contest Deadline
Wednesday, February 26 Snack Time with Guest Author
  (Mythology Contest Winners Only)
Thursday, February 27 Guest Author Visits
Friday, February 28 Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day

Please click HERE to view and print an Account Charge Authorization Form for your child. 

Thank You Jefferson Bank!

This year Jefferson Bank will match all sales from the SLES Book Fair. Please help us to maximize this generous offer by purchasing books for your children, friends, and loved ones. Remember that books may be purchased from St. Luke's Newman Library and The Twig Book Shop in The Pearl until Friday, February 28. Be sure to mention "SLES 2020" so that we may receive credit. Spread the word to your family and friends to support our book fair. We hope to see you all next week!

 
We are excited to welcome grandparents and special friends on Friday, February 28. Students will report to their classes at 8:00AM and Chapel will begin at 8:30AM. School will end at 11:30AM. Here are some details that will help you plan for the morning.
 
Uniform: This is a dress uniform day for IL and ML students. 
 
Arrival: Valet Parking for grandparents and special friends will be on the north side in the north carpool lane. Morning student drop off will be on the south side of the building at the DiRaddo stairs. The south parking lot will be reserved for valet service.
 
Schedule: Schedules for the morning’s activities will be in visitors' packets that morning. Activities will include Chapel, classroom visits, family photographs with grandparents, and Book Fair visits. Food stations will be set up throughout the campus.
 
Dismissal: Students will have an early release at 11:30
AM. Please remember that there will be no after school care or enrichment classes. 

The Rainbow Fish Musical

St. Luke's Episcopal School Middle Level Musical Theatre presents The Rainbow Fish Musical (Script, music and lyrics by Austin Zumbro, adapted from the book written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver Colorado). 

Performances on Thursday March 5, at 2:00
PM and 6:30PM in the McNab Gymnasium

Shrove Tuesday Invitation

St. Luke's Church invites families to their Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 25, at 5:30PM in the Parish Hall. Enjoy a fun evening of Mardi Gras crafts, pancakes, and bacon! Cost is $5 per person or a maximum of $20 per family. Children under 3 are free. 

St. Luke's Church Vacation Bible School 2020

Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King's Armor! Plans are already underway for an amazing VBS this summer, so please mark your calendars for the week of June 22-26!

This year’s theme takes kids ages 4 through 5th grade to a frozen land on a quest for the king’s armor. Kids will spend the week exploring the strength of God’s power through scripture from both the Old and New Testaments. Through these scriptures kids will discover different pieces of protective armor - the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Justice, the Shoes of Peace, the Shield of Faith, and the Helmet of Salvation - at work in the lives of familiar Bible characters, and explore how that armor works in their own lives as they follow and serve God.

Junior and senior high youth may serve as “Teen Helpers” with registrations beginning in March. Our VBS Chairs this year are Xochitl Denton and Jenny Holshouser. If you feel called to help with VBS in ANY capacity, please contact Suzanna Frey at suzannaf@stlukes-sa.net

Chapel Lessons

Monday, Feb. 24
Matthew 9:23-27
Tuesday, Feb. 25
8th Grade Chapel Talks
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Ash Wednesday Service
Thursday, Feb. 27
Isaiah 58:6-12
Friday, Feb. 28

Grandparents' Day Chapel

End of 3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter will end on Friday, March 6. St. Luke's will be closed for Spring Break from March 7-15. Report cards will be available on ParentsWeb following Spring Break. Have a wonderful week!

Inclement Weather Drill

Great job to all of our students on a successful inclement weather drill today! Our drills help us to be prepared and keep SLES safe. 
 
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