Newsletter Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Happy Feast of All Souls! Today is the final day in the triduum of the “Days of the Dead” also known as All hallow tide. This includes Halloween, All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day. During these days we are reminded of the reality of Heaven and Hell. We are also called to pray with, to and for the Communion of Saints and the Holy Souls in purgatory. 
The students looked so cute yesterday dressed up as Saints. Please check out our Facebook page for pictures. 
THANK YOU! A big thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Gomez for chairing Trunk or Treat. Thank you to Mr. Hiatt for DJ’ing the event. Thank you to the PTG and room parents for your creativity and donations of time, talent and treasure. It was an awesome event! 

Conferences Please click the link to sign up for a conference.

Friends of the Poor Walk Today, an envelope for donations will be coming home. You can help your child by encouraging them to ask for donations from friends and family. Our goal is for each child to collect at least $25 prior to November 19th, the day of the walk. 
Parent Hour Opportunity
We will be selling Albertson’s gift cards before and after all Masses on the Weekend of November 13th and 14th. These gift cards will go with the Thanksgiving bags for St. Vincent De Paul. If you would like to sign up to sell the gift cards please contact the front office. 
Drama is Back! This year they will be performing Cinderella. Please see the sign up attached. Please complete and return by November 15th. 

Parents in Prayer Big shout out to the Negrete Family for joining Parents in Prayer! You too can join, every Tuesday morning, in the library at 7:40, we will be Praying for our students and their families. Please find time to join us for a cup of coffee and all or part of the Rosary. We will be done by 8:00. If you are unable to join us and need some prayers, ask for the PIP notebook in the office and write down your prayer requests.  

COVID Updates: We have had a positive case of COVID in one of our classes. The class will be learning on Zoom. This is a good reminder that if your child has symptoms to please keep them home. If you have had your child tested they should also remain home until you receive a negative test result and you have worked with the school to follow the decision tree regarding when to return to school. 
Please keep your child home if they show these symptoms:
 Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
When your child returns to school please have them come through the front office to verify they are ready to return.
Vaccine Update: I know that many of you are concerned about the COVID vaccine being mandatory for children. I attended a Zoom meeting with the Bishop and Head of School last week and they shared an update. Please read the note provided by them below. 
As a diocese, our policies on COVID-19 safety remain governed by three basic principles: Adherence to Catholic moral teaching; Protecting the health of our students, faculty and staff; and Respect for the law. State law currently requires that students in public, private and charter schools be vaccinated for measles, mumps, polio and seven other diseases in order to be enrolled in school. For those 10 required vaccinations, only medical exemptions are allowed. There are no religious nor personal belief exemptions for these 10. 
The list of required vaccinations can be expanded by the Governor and State health authorities, but if the list is expanded without legislative approval, the law requires that any mandate include a medical exemption and a personal belief exemption.
The consensus among legislative analysts with whom we have spoken it that it is unlikely that the legislature will give legislative approval for a mandate without a personal belief exemption. Thus any parent would be able to seek a personal belief exemption for the Covid mandate.
In implementing any legal mandate for Covid vaccinations that includes a personal belief exemption, the Catholic schools of the Diocese of San Diego will accept any parents request for exemption as valid.
The question of Covid mandates divides our parent communities as it divides our societies. We hope that this course of action by the diocese balances the need to protect the health of our students, teachers and staffs with the rights of parents to decide issues vital to their children.
Important Dates:
Monday, November 1st- Feast of All Saints- Mass @8am
Tuesday, November 2nd- Feast of All Souls- Mass @ 8am/ Tuesday Assembly/ Volleyball Practice
Wednesday, November 3rd- Football Practice/ Handbells
Thursday, November 4th- Volleyball Practice
Friday, November 5th- 1/2 day/ Mass @ 8am 
Monday, November 8th- Tuesday, November 9th- 1/2 Day/ Tuesday Assembly/ Conferences
Wednesday, November 10th- 1/2 Day/ Conferences/ Missions Visit
Thursday, November 11th- No School! Veteran’s Day
Friday, November 12th- 1/2 day/ Mass @ 8am/ Conferences
Saturday, November 13th- Sell Gift Cards
Sunday, November 14th- Sell Gift Cards
God Bless You! Miss Klant
drama sign ups.pdf