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St. Justin Martyr School
PASSING THE TORCH OF CATHOLIC LEARNING, LEADING, AND SERVING
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 8TH GRADE

SJM Weekly Newsletter 9/26/2017

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CURRENT EVENTS
AT ST. JUSTIN MARTYR PARISH SCHOOL
Established 1959
September 25, 2017                  Issue 4 Volume 44
School-wide Learning Expectation:

An SJM Student Is:
An active faith-filled learner who worships God through prayer

Dear SJM Families,

JOGATHON: Students will have the opportunity to jog for this fundraiser on November 09. Proceeds from the jog will go toward new carpeting for the Extended Care Room.

SERVICE HOURS:  Each family serves 20 hours during the school year.

  • Be responsible for your own hours.
  • There are 2 cycles, 10 hours each: June 1 – Nov. 30Dec. 1 – May 15.
  • Hours beyond 10 in first cycle are carried over.
  • Each hour is now valued $20.00.
  • After May 15 a maximum of 6 hours can be carried over to next school year.
  • Service Hours Coordinator, Maria Ocampo, is your contact to keep track of your hours (girlpurplegirl@yahoo.com).

 NEED SERVICE HOURS?  

  • Work lunch supervision.
  • Hop on the Jogathon Committee.
  • Donate to the Caught Being Good treasure chest ($20.00=1 hour; Shop at the 99cent store).

FAITH FACT: St. Matthew the Evangelist -The Feast of St. Matthew is celebrated on September 21.  He is the patron saint of accountants and tax collectors.  St. Matthew was one of the 12 apostles, and also one of the four Evangelists (travelling missionaries).  He worked as a tax collector in Capernaum.  According to history, as Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.”  And he got up and followed him. Matthew became a disciple of Jesus spreading Christianity after the crucifixion of Jesus.  He died as a martyr in Ethiopia.

Blessings,
Mrs. Balsis

OCTOBER CALENDAR (click to download)

DINNER DANCE KICK-OFF MEETING
Thursday, September 28 at 6:00pm. in the Teacher’s Lounge. All are welcome, if you have any questions please contact Anna Nguyen annatnguyen75@gmail.com

DAYCARE BILLING PERIOD
Invoices for the Extended Care period from 8/30/17 through 9/22/17 will be sent home this week. Payment is due upon receipt. If your child is enrolled to use the Extended Care, the charge is $4.75 per hour per child (calculated in 1⁄2 hour increments). If your child is not enrolled and is considered a “drop-in”, the charge is $8.00 per hour per child for any portion of the hour in daycare. If your child uses the morning and/or afternoon daycare on a regular basis, he/she should be registered to use the daycare. Registration paperwork can be requested from the school office. There is a $100 daycare registration fee that must accompany the registration form.

LUNCH MENU FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER (10/2 – 10/31: Mondays-Fridays)
If you would like to pay for only the first 2 weeks of hot lunches in October, the deadline is September 29th. The deadline for the last 2 weeks is October 13th. You can order for all the days during the period or select just the ones in which your child is interested.  Please note that each meal is $5.00 per person (each extra slice of pizza is an additional $1.00 when the $5.00 pizza meal is ordered).  PLEASE NOTE:  BEGINNING IN OCTOBER,  LUNCH WILL ALSO BE OFFERED ON FRIDAYS!  You can order using the link, but payment must be submitted to the office before/by the deadline to activate the order. The link in last week’s edition of the IT seems to have malfunctioned; the issue is now resolved. To reach the link, please click HERE.

ST. JUSTIN MARTYR CHILDREN’S CHOIR
The St. Justin Martyr Children’s Choir is open for membership to all children of our parish from Grades 3-8.  We practice on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Music Room at St. Justin Martyr School. Our first practice will be on September 18th , with the choir singing at Mass every third Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m. Parents, give your children the opportunity to serve God through music by having them join our parish’s Children’s Choir!!         Antoinette Miraflor, Music Director

BRING YOUR PETS!
In honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, please join us on Sunday, October 1, at 2 p.m. on the St. Justin field to receive a blessing for your animals. Bring all your four legged buddies, your furry little friends, or any pet that crawls, flies, or swims as we thank God for His wonderful creation and companions He has given us. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All pets must be on a leash, caged, or in an appropriate container. Please bring bags to dispose of animal waste.

SJM SCHOOL FUNDRAISER:  ENJOY A PRIME RIB DINNER
Join us once again for a prime rib dinner at the Dad Miller Golf Clubhouse, 430 N. Gilbert St., Anaheim, on Saturday, October 14th.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $35 each, seating is limited.  No host bar.  Make checks payable to St. Justin Martyr School.  For information and tickets call Hank at 714-776-3251 or Deacon Ray at 714-772-6534. Profits will go to St. Justin Martyr School.


Trunk or Treat will be held Saturday October 28th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the large parking lot behind the school/church and is open to the whole Parrish.
What is trunk or treat? 
You decorate your car and hand out candy from your trunk. You can dress up to go along with your theme if you wish. This is a great way to take your children to an event where you know the community and can feel safe.  If you are interested in having your car included in trunk or treat, please email Erin Frisbie at judesmama@gmail.com or call/text 714-928-5592.

CLASS OF 1976 REUNION
St. Justin Martyr School class of 1976, it is time for a reunion.  A gathering is planned for October 21, 2017.  It is time to dust off the yearbooks and find the old photos of that bicentennial year.  Let’s get together to catch up, tell the old stories, and share all those memories.  If you were part of that wonderful class, or if you know someone who was, we want to hear from you. Please contact Robin Randall at 714/875-8977 or robinrandall@mindspring.com or Patty Curran Buehler at 714/270-6698 or jjjbuehler@att.net

FOR UPCOMING DATES/EVENTS REMINDERS

You can always stay up to date on upcoming events on our new website in the “Upcoming” section of our home page. Click “Full Calendar” to see the entire month.
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