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Thursday Notes, June 8, 2017

Convent Elementary

A Message from Angela Taylor, Head of School

Dear Convent Elementary Families,

Before we close out the school year, please join me in publicly thanking all of the class parents who tirelessly and lovingly supported their classes and teachers this year. We have appreciated them always being willing to go the extra mile!

CES Parents Association Vice-President: Jennifer Jeffries

Lower Form:
Kindergarten: Sofie Dolan, Emily Doyle, Dana Le Grande, Nicole Hom, Marissa Moran, Sara

Fleming
Grade 1: Natasha Duong, Ali Turner, Karin Brooks
Grade 2: Juli Fraga, Sylvia Juarez, Kristen Aunapu (Worsdell)
Grade 3: Amy Kronk, Leah Boudraa, Catherine Krow, Jen Beyer
Grade 4: Kelley Myerberg, Eden Godsoe, Christina Carroll, Monique Koenigsberg, Lisa Hogan, Diana Horner

Middle Form
Grade 5: Valerie Houts, Eileen Thau, Monica Xu (St. Pierre), Mary Sky
Grade 6: Richard Mooney, Melissa Barber, Elaine Forman, Jenner Morrison, Kiran Verghese
Grade 7: Jana Stabile (McShane), Ruth Wu, Kathy Russell
Grade 8: Ann Simon, Elizabeth Clark (Camahort), Nicholas Baker, Jane Martin (Bonthron), Jane Paolucci, Alma Lerseth, Meg Niver, Laurette Hartigan, Janelle Kraynak

I also wanted to take the opportunity to thank and acknowledge the faculty members who will not be returning next school year. We will miss you and wish you all the best.

Associate Teachers:

    • Maclay Coldren
    • Jessica Fitch
    • Katie Zingheim

Lead Teachers:

    • Gemma Arguelles
    • Kelsey Barbella
    • Tara Donohoe
    • Lisa Isaacs
    • Liana O’Brien

Tomorrow will be WARRIORS SPIRIT DAY! Don your blue and gold and show your Warriors pride.

Best regards, (and Go Warriors!)
Angela


CALENDAR

Please visit this link to view the full calendar:

June
9 Warriors Spirit Day
12 Field Day (Ft. Scott in the Presidio)
13 Lower Form Clean Up Day: FREE DRESS
13 Middle Form Honors Assembly: Middle Form DRESS UNIFORM
14 Prize Day: K-8 DRESS UNIFORM
14 Midday Dismissal


PRAYER CORNER

Please send all prayer requests to: karen.glaub@sacredsf.org

~Claire Woodard’s (Grade 1) paternal grandfather, Steve Woodard, who recently passed away.
~God bless the generous spirits and hearts of the 2nd Grade Convent Girl Scout Troop who raised and donated $618.54 for our Sacred Heart school in Uganda.


CONVENT & STUART HALL PARENT COMMUNITY NEWS

Beginning next fall, Convent & Stuart Hall will have a new food service provider: SAGE Dining Services. SAGE has been a school lunch provider for 27 years and prides itself on preparing delicious, wholesome lunches from scratch with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. In addition to the main lunch entree, offerings will include rotating cuisine types, soups, salads and grab-and-go options. SAGE also offers the ability to view and filter ingredient lists for allergens. To read more about SAGE, please visit their website. We will send more information about this transition over the summer, including the new website we’ll use to fund your child's lunch account. Any balances in your child’s Epicurean/My School Bucks account will automatically be transferred to their SAGE account.

Thank you to all of you who already filled out the “Parent Survey.” For those who haven’t, we’ve extended the deadline until end-of-day tomorrow, June 9. Your feedback and perspective is highly valued, and we strongly encourage you to complete the survey. It is anonymous and should take no more than 10 minutes.

Come see all the changes happening at Seconds To Go at 2252 Fillmore Street. A white curb in front is provided for easy drop-offs. We are always looking for kids and adult clothing, shoes, housewares, accessories and even uniforms! All proceeds go to our financial aid program. Also, look out for volunteer opportunities coming soon!

Thank you for your help in ushering all books back to the library! Please check the reminders that were included in take-home folders (lower form) this week, which list all books that are currently checked out to your child. If you have questions about outstanding books, please feel free to reach out to Amanda Walker and/or Kathleen Esling. We will be getting in touch via email about books that have been checked out for over three months with information about next steps. Thank you!

Reminder: The Tech Department will be collecting all school iPads from students. We will keep the devices over the summer to install a new app-management system designed to improve app distribution and support our appropriate use guidelines. Note: All iPads will be completely erased. Students are responsible to back up any work they wish to keep. They have all received a similar email notice.

Some suggested backup methods include:

  • Students can put photos and documents onto their Google Drive; see these instructions if you need guidance.
  • Notability can be set to automatically backup to Google Drive; see these instructions.
  • If students want to create a full backup of their iPad, they will need to connect the device to a computer and do this through iTunes. Directions are here (scroll down the page past the iCloud instructions to “Backup with iTunes”). Using a PC? Use this link for instructions.

The return schedule is as follows:

6th - Friday 6/9
7th & 8th - Tuesday 6/13

Students are encouraged to come by the Spark Studio if they need help but we are asking them, perhaps with your help, to do this on their own if possible. You will receive further instructions about how to prep the device as well as details on when and where to turn it in.


ALL SCHOOL (K-8)

CES FIELD DAY - Monday, June 12th at Fort Scott in the Presidio.

Drop off your daughters directly at the field at 8:30am to start our day of outdoor fun and games. We still need lots of parent volunteers to make the day fun for the girls, so sign up now to help with the festivities and spend time with your daughter and her class before the summer starts. As an added bonus, all registered volunteers receive a free lunch! While transportation or set up/clean up might not sound glamorous, it's a limited amount of time and fun to be a part of it all. We can't do it without you!

Hot dog lunches for the girls are now available for order. Place your order using your daughter's lunch number/student ID here. Please fill out one order form per child. If you don't have an Epicurean account, you can still order a lunch by sending a check made out to Epicurean Group, for $8.50 per daughter, noting their names and grades. You may also use the form to buy yourself a lunch if you plan to stop by - but why not volunteer instead, then you'll automatically receive a free lunch! Note: if you prefer, you may send your daughter to Field Day with a packed lunch.

ASP IS Available After Field Day

To ensure proper staffing, ASP will need to know how many students plan on returning to campus after the day's events. Please RSVP HERE if your child will need to a ride back to campus via the school bus.

WE ARE RETIRING OUR OLD LOGOS

As a reminder, this is the last school year that students are permitted to wear uniform items featuring retired school logos. We are happy to accept all uniforms in good condition at Seconds to Go. Uniform items with no logo or the current school logo are eligible for exchange and items donated with retired logos are accepted and receipted as a tax deductible donation. These items will continue to be used by school children in Africa.

CONGE

We want to give special thanks to the 8th grade girls who threw a memorable and exhilarating Congé last Friday. They were willing to give so much time, energy and passion to serve the rest of the school for the entire day. Thanks also to every teacher who helped to make the day possible, including: Lisa Isaacs, Liana O’Brien, Kristin Monfredini, Mike St. Marie, and Jack Sheehy.


LOWER FORM (Grades K-4)

LF SINGING TOMORROW

Please plan to join us for our last Lower Form Singing of the 2016-2017 school year.

LF TEACHING TEAMS (2017-2018)

We want to share with you the teaching teams for next school year:

Kindergarten
Andrea DeVille - Tara McLaughlin (New Hire)
Kellie Irish - Haley Walker

1st Grade
Belle Akers - Kate Brecht and Audra Jones
Leah Clyman - Maggie Campbell

2nd Grade
Diane Holland - Emily Blaine
Betsy Wise - Tricia Cawley

3rd Grade
Barbara Mathieu - Brittany Omstead
Zoe Scott - TBD (New Hire)
McKenzie Corbett - Mackenzie Campbell

4th Grade
Corinne Corrigan/Kelly Rojas - Valerie Zander

A WINDOW INTO THE CLASSROOMS

Each of our K-4 classrooms maintains a blog for our parents to have a bit of a peek into all of the great learning happening. We welcome you to take a look at our Lower Form in action! The passkey is Blogs.


MIDDLE FORM (Grades 5-8)

Dear Middle Form Parents,

As the year comes to a close, I want to congratulate Raina Cohen, who will transition next year to a new position as our school’s part-time Lower Form Science Specialist.

I also want to highlight this interesting article, forwarded to me by a middle form parent. It is on the topic of the importance of kindness in education. It is called "How Making Kindness A Priority Benefits Students" by Linda Flanagan, and it comes from KQED’s Mind/Shift blog.


ART AS SOCIAL JUSTICE

How can art be used to promote Goal 3: Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a social awareness which impels to action?

Convent Elementary 8th grade students researched murals in San Francisco’s Mission District, and were inspired to create a mural that celebrates three courageous and confident women who stand for social justice - Susan B. Anthony, Malala Yousafzai, and Rosa Parks. It is the first mural made for the Siboni Building stairway, and is located on the 3rd landing. We hope that this artwork inspires students, teachers, and visitors to take action for social justice. See what students grades in 3-8 have been making in the Art Studio this year here.

7TH GRADE PERTUSSIS

California state law requires all incoming 7th graders to provide proof of the tDap (pertussis) vaccine before the start of school. We request all families of students currently in 6th grade to bring in proof of vaccination to the CES Office before August 29.

Thanks,

Bill Jennings

Middle Form Dean


AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

Last day of ASP- Weds, June 14th

ASP will be open, as usual, from the time of dismissal until 6pm for the remainder of the school year. Our final day of ASP will be Wednesday, June 14th from midday dismissal, until 6pm.

2017 Summer Program- Register now!

We're almost 1 month away from the start of the 2017 Summer Program- can't believe how fast the time is flying! We're working on finalizing theme day schedules, special event calendars, lunch menus...and all of the other details that make this one of the best and most balanced camps in the Bay Area. Many of our programs are filling up quickly so if you're planning to sign up, we'd encourage you to do so soon, so that you don't miss out.

Session 1: June 19th- July 7th (*No camp on July 4th)
Session 2: July 10th- July 28th

ZOOMX-PLEASE USE FOR ALL ASP PICK-UPS

Please remember to utilize the ZoomX app for all ASP-related pick-ups. Once you've downloaded the app, it's very easy to use: simply open the app, select the child(ren) that you intend to pick up (includes carpools), and then hit . The school will then be informed of who's coming through the line (with advanced notice), and for what variation(s) of pick-ups. The app also allows us to time-stamp student exits, which is very helpful in regards to safety and liability.

*Beginning in June, ASP will attempt to remove the staff "spotter" on Broadway. If you do not see a staff member on Broadway at that time, please be sure to notify us using your ZoomX app and we'll be sure to send your child to Broadway ASAP.

Stuart Hall for Boys

Message from Jaime A. Dominguez - Head of School

The end of the school year always tends to feel somewhat like the final sprint at the end of a race. I wish we could somehow slow down the process to fully savor each of these special moments. Nonetheless, being able to celebrate all the accomplishments and to give thanks to everyone who helped in creating such a successful experience, is an important component of drawing closure to the year. Some of the concluding rites include: Talent Show, Calling of Names Ceremony, Field Day, Prize Day, Baccalaureate Mass, Alumni Breakfast, and Commencement.

At our Lower Form Chapel on Wednesday we were able to perform our annual Calling of Names ceremony which is the official kick-off to our closing festivities. This event provides us the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments and gifts that each child has added to our community this school year. A special feature of this year's ceremony was the ability to present each boy with a commemorative 60th Anniversary pin to add to their dress uniform blazers. After cutting the cake and singing Happy Birthday to Stuart Hall, the boys were treated to a cupcake gouter. The middle form boys will celebrate this event on Monday.

I want to thank all the boys who shared their talents with us today during Part I of the Talent Show. We again witnessed some great talent and demonstrations of real courage...part II will take place tomorrow. A big thank you to the Student Council and Mr. Gordon who organized the Talent Shows.

To celebrate and provide that extra push that may help the Warriors close out the NBA Championship series against the Cavaliers, I have awarded the boys a special Warriors Spirit Day tomorrow (Friday, June 9) – blue and gold spirit wear is encouraged...Cav fans can wear dress uniform.

It is bittersweet when we have to say goodbye to some of our faculty/staff who will be leaving us at the end of the school year to pursue other opportunities. I want to thank these individuals for their contribution to the school and love of the boys.

  • Douglas Newkirk will be teaching in El Cerrito
  • Stefanie Marquette will be teaching mathematics at St. Gabriel’s School
  • Kelly Hoffmaster will be teaching mathematics and science at Head Royce School
  • Devin Harvey will be teaching mathematics at Convent and Stuart Hall High School
  • Meade Greenberg will be moving to Visalia, CA with her husband
  • Fred Jaravata will be moving to the Sacramento area with his family
  • Carol O’Malley will be retiring after 37 years at SHB and 43 years in education*
  • Glen Bowers will be retiring after 39 years at SHB and 40 years in education*

*Check out the photos from a recent retirement celebration for Glen and Carol.

Over the course of the next few days I hope that I am able to congratulate and thank each of you in person for the part you have played by supporting the educational needs of your own child, but also for the support you have showed the entire student and parent body, and to wish you a safe and relaxing summer break.


PARENT COMMUNITY NEWS

  • Beginning next fall, Convent & Stuart Hall will have a new food service provider: SAGE Dining Services. SAGE has been a school lunch provider for 27 years and prides itself on preparing delicious, wholesome lunches from scratch with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. In addition to the main lunch entree, offerings will include rotating cuisine types, soups, salads and grab-and-go options. SAGE also offers the ability to view and filter ingredient lists for allergens. To read more about SAGE, please visit their website. We will send more information about this transition over the summer, including the new website we’ll use to fund your child's lunch account. Any balances in your child’s Epicurean/My School Bucks account will automatically be transferred to their SAGE account.
  • Thank you to all of you who already filled out the “Parent Survey.” For those who haven’t, we’ve extended the deadline until end-of-day tomorrow, June 9. Your feedback and perspective is highly valued, and we strongly encourage you to complete the survey. It is anonymous and should take no more than 10 minutes.
  • Come see all the changes happening at Seconds To Go at 2252 Fillmore Street. A white curb in front is provided for easy drop-offs. We are always looking for kids and adult clothing, shoes, housewares, accessories and even uniforms! All proceeds go to our financial aid program. Also, look out for volunteer opportunities coming soon!
  • Thank you for your help in ushering all books back to the library! Please check the reminders that were included in take-home folders (lower form) this week, which list all books that are currently checked out to your child. If you have questions about outstanding books, please feel free to reach out to Amanda Walker and/or Kathleen Esling. We will be getting in touch via email about books that have been checked out for over three months with information about next steps. Thank you!

FOR GRADES 4-8:

Reminder: The Tech Department will be collecting all school iPads from students. We will keep the devices over the summer to install a new app-management system designed to improve app distribution and support our appropriate use guidelines. Note: All iPads will be completely erased. Students are responsible to back up any work they wish to keep. They have all received a similar email notice.

Some suggested backup methods include:

  • Students can put photos and documents onto their Google Drive; see these instructions if you need guidance.
  • Notability can be set to automatically backup to Google Drive; see these instructions.
  • If students want to create a full backup of their iPad, they will need to connect the device to a computer and do this through iTunes. Directions are here (scroll down the page past the iCloud instructions to “Backup with iTunes”). Using a PC? Use this link for instructions.

The return schedule is as follows:

5th (SHB) - Friday 6/9
6th & 7th - Friday 6/9
7th & 8th (SHB) - Monday 6/12

Students are encouraged to come by the Spark Studio if they need help but we are asking them, perhaps with your help, to do this on their own if possible. You will receive further instructions about how to prep the device as well as details on when and where to turn it in.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Week of June 9 - June 15:

June 8-9 - Talent Show (Syufy Theatre 8:30 - 9 a.m.)
June 9 - Warriors Spirit Day Dress
- Gr.K End-of-the-Year Performance (Syufy Theatre 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
June 12 - Alumni Breakfast (Reception Room 9 - 10 a.m.)
- Gr.5-8 Calling of the Names Ceremony (Chapel 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.) Gr.5-8 DRESS UNIFORM
- Baccalaureate Mass (Chapel 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) Gr.8 DRESS UNIFORM
June 13 - Field Day! (meet at Ft. Scott and wear Families Shirts)
June 14 - Last Day of School and Prize Day - DRESS UNIFORM
MID-DAY DISMISSAL (11:45-K, 12:00-1st/2nd, 12:15-3rd/4th, 12:30-MF)
June 15 - Grade 8 Commencement, 10 a.m., Syufy Theater, Gr 8: DRESS UNIFORM

Please visit this link to view the calendar.


ALL SCHOOL NOTICES

Prayer Corner

Contact Vitti for your notice to appear.

Tres Bien Awards

Congratulations to the following Middle Form students who received the Fourth Quarter Tres Bien Awards during Chapel this past Tuesday:

  • Goal 1 - Charlie Weber
  • Goal 2 - Spencer Pirie & Wolfie Tobiason
  • Goal 3 - Paddy O'Neil & Elliot Kob
  • Goal 4 - Trieu Tran & Xavier Callan
  • Goal 5 - Brock Bisaillon & Joseph Keith
  • Dean's Tres Bien - Cole Sypult

Incoming 7th Grade Students for the 2017-2018 School Year

Students will need to provide proof of the following vaccine before the start of the school year:

  • 1 dose of Tdap

Lost & Found

Thank you to Jennifer Friedland, Stacy Bonney and Bethany Proses for collecting, delivering and creating the April Lost & Found list of items without names. These items will be kept until Wednesday, June 14 and then they will be laundered and donated to Seconds To Go.

FIELD DAY - 2017

The school year is nearly finished and Field Day is almost here! We need your help! We still need parent volunteers for:

  • Field set up - (7 - 7:45 a.m.)
  • Pick up and deliver coffee for the volunteers - (7 a.m.)
  • Game monitors - (8:30 a.m. - 12noon) - “Over Take” - a new game, a great opportunity to grab a couple of friends and “own” the game!
  • 3rd grade class monitor - (8:30 a.m. - 12noon) - escort the class from game to game
  • 4th grade class monitor - (8:30 a.m. - 12noon) - escort the class from game to game
  • Field break-down - (2 - 2:30 p.m.)

To sign up, click this link for our invitation page on SignUp.com and enter your email address (SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone). Questions? Feel free to email Kathleen McCarthy.

Field Day is the last big event of the year, and it is all about the boys! Join your sons for a day of fun, games and sportsmanship as the grades and families compete for the coveted school trophy. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • When - Tuesday, June 13 from 8:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where - Fort Scott Field (in the Presidio)
  • What to wear - Families t-shirts + sunscreen

Field Day Lunch Order - LAST DAY TO ORDER

Students are invited to either bring a lunch from home or purchase one provided by Epicurean. The lunch offered this year is a beef or soy veggie hot dog with carrots, fruit, chips, flavored water and an ice cream sandwich. If you are interested in ordering a lunch, please click this link. Orders will be accepted until Thursday, June 8.

ASP IS Available After Field Day

To ensure proper staffing, ASP will need to know how many students plan on returning to campus after the day's events. Please RSVP HERE if your child will need to a ride back to campus via the school bus.

Middle Form Athletics

SHB soccer skill assessment dates:

  • 5th grade (in the fall)
    1) Tuesday, June 6 from 4 - 5:15 p.m. Fort Scott Field
    2) Thursday, June 8 from 4 - 5:15 p.m. Syufy Court (This is a change due to weather)
  • 7th grade
    No assessment as we will have only one team
  • 8th grade
    1) Tuesday, June 13 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. Fort Scott Field (directly after field day finishes)

For more information, check out news on Middle Form Athletics by visiting the athletics homepage


AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

Last day of ASP- Wednesday, June 14

ASP will be open, as usual, from the time of dismissal until 6pm for the remainder of the school year. Our final day of ASP will be Wednesday, June 14 from midday dismissal until 6pm.

2017 Summer Program- Register now!

We're almost one month away from the start of the 2017 Summer Program - can't believe how fast the time is flying! We're working on finalizing theme day schedules, special event calendars, lunch menus...and all of the other details that make this one of the best and most balanced camps in the Bay Area. Many of our programs are filling up quickly so if you're planning to sign up, we'd encourage you to do so soon so that you don't miss out.

  • Session 1: June 19- July 7 (*No camp on July 4)
  • Session 2: July 10- July 28

Convent High School

Message from Head of School, Rachel Simpson

Following Monday's Prize Day celebration where each student is recognized and called to receive a flower wreath in acknowledgement of the completion of the academic year, it is officially "summer break." As we begin vacation, I wish you a safe and joyful time away - whether you are spending that time at home, close to home or further afield. Over the course of the summer, we will send periodic updates, including a refreshed link to the Student and Parent Portals (currently being updated to reflect all the information related to the 2017-18 school year.) As we close out 2016-17, please see these notes and all the news below.


Parent Community News

  • Beginning next fall, Convent & Stuart Hall will have a new food service provider: SAGE Dining Services. SAGE has been a school lunch provider for 27 years, and prides itself on preparing delicious, wholesome lunches from scratch with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. In addition to the main lunch entree, offerings will include rotating cuisine types, soups, salads and grab-and-go options. SAGE also offers the ability to view and filter ingredient lists for allergens. To read more about SAGE, please visit their website. We will send more information about this transition over the summer, including the new website we’ll use to fund your child's lunch account. Any balances in your child’s Epicurean/My School Bucks account will automatically be transferred to their SAGE account.
  • Thank you to all of you who already filled out the “Parent Survey”. For those who haven’t, we’ve extended the deadline until end-of-day tomorrow, June 9. Your feedback and perspective is highly valued, and we strongly encourage you to complete the survey. It is anonymous and should take no more than 10 minutes.
  • Come see all the changes happening at Seconds To Go at 2252 Fillmore Street. A white curb in front is provided for easy drop-offs. We are always looking for kids and adult clothing, shoes, housewares, accessories and even uniforms! All proceeds go to our financial aid program. Also, look out for volunteer opportunities coming soon!

Calendar WEBSITE and current school stories on the Newsroom

Academic Notes from Betsy Pfeiffer

Congratulations on the completion of the school year! I am pleased to share the link here to the portal from which you may view grade reports and transcripts. Your user ID is the primary email address on file with the school. Your password remains the same. To retrieve a forgotten password, please contact roster@sacredsf.org

When reviewing the report card, note that semester grades only are grades of record, not quarter grades which are "grades in progress". Some teachers may have added a comment to your semester grade, while others may have noted your final grade only. All semester grades are reflected on the transcript as a grade of record. Note also that the GPA on your current report card reflects the GPA for the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year.; the cumulative GPA information may be found on the transcript.

The link to the booklists for Summer and for the 2017-18 school year will be available soon.

Student Life & IB from Devin DeMartini Cooke

  • Exchange: If a student is interested in participating in a Network exchange (domestic or international) please see more information here. We are looking for host families as well. If you are able to host a student from another network school, please email devin.demartini@sacredsf.org.

College Counseling from Rebecca Munda

Juniors

  • Fall SAT Test Registration-
    Registration deadline: July 28th for August 26th SAT
    Students who plan on to taking the SAT on August 26th can register on the College Board website now. Please register early as fall testing centers fill quite quickly. To register click here
  • Fall ACT Test Registration
    Registration deadline: August 4th for September 9th ACT
    Students who plan on taking the ACT on September 9th should register on the ACT website. Please register here
  • College Application Kickoff- Thursday, August 17th- Seniors, please mark your calendar for College Application kick off event. This is a dedicated time to focus on your college applications before classes begin. You will also receive feedback on your Common Application essay from a consortium of college admission officers. More details to come about this event.

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Families:

  • Summer Programs-Our office keeps a record of summer programs that reach out to us directly. Please keep in mind this is a very small sampling of options available to students. Please refer back to this link as we will update this as we receive more information. Click here to access summer program

Student Counseling from Annie Egan

Wishing you and your family a wonderful summer break - enjoy this link!

Two new summer programs to consider:

  • Volunteers for USF/MoMAGIC/Heart-to-Heart Summer Reading Program this summer in our Grant Building (SHB) from June 19-July 20 (no Fridays) from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. volunteers need to commit to consistent arrival time of 8:00, 8:30 or 9:00 am and stay until 12:00 pm. Volunteers need to commit to a minimum of 8 days of service. Contact: Helen Maniates, hmaniates@usfca.edu

  • New Volunteer Opportunity for Teens at the San Francisco Public Library. The FOG Readers program matches teen volunteers with elementary school students to help them with their reading skills. All volunteers must attend four training sessions at The Mix at SFPL, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street. training dates at The Mix:
    • Tuesday, June 13, 11:30 am - 1 pm
    • Wednesday, June 14, 11:30 am - 1 pm
    • Thursday, June 15, 11:30 am - 1 pm
    • Friday, June 16, 11:30 am - 1 pm
  • If you have any questions, please contact Laura Lay, laura.lay@sfpl.org

Athletics from Cody Lee Fusco

A reminder that the medical clearance form must be filled out by a doctor before the start of fall practice (August 14).

Stuart Hall High School

Dear Community of Stuart Hall High School,

As we say good-bye to the 16-17 school year, we also say good-bye to some wonderful adults in our community:

Brook Wiers - Dr. Wiers will be leaving Convent & Stuart Hall for a life of travel, at least in the short term. We wish Brook the best in his endeavors!

Scott Roos - Dr. Roos accepted a position as Dean of Students and Director of Residential Living at Squaw Valley Academy. He recently completed a doctoral program in Education with the hopes of landing such a role, and we are thrilled for him that he has!

Shuja Khan - Mr. Khan is off to Miami, FL and a position as Director of PreK-12 Enrollment Management at Gulliver Schools. He is at last back in a National League East city and has more than doubled the number of games he can watch his beloved Mets!

We look forward to your getting to know the new faces of our team on August 22 (First Day of School) and on September 6 (Back to School Night).

Links to other summer checklist items will be coming your way this month. As for report cards, they can be found at the link in the Dean’s Notes.

Calendar WEBSITE

CONVENT AND STUART HALL PARENT COMMUNITY NEWS

Beginning next fall, Convent & Stuart Hall will have a new food service provider: SAGE Dining Services. SAGE has been a school lunch provider for 27 years and prides itself on preparing delicious, wholesome lunches from scratch with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. In addition to the main lunch entree, offerings will include rotating cuisine types, soups, salads and grab-and-go options. SAGE also offers the ability to view and filter ingredient lists for allergens. To read more about SAGE, please visit their website. We will send more information about this transition over the summer, including the new website we’ll use to fund your child's lunch account. Any balances in your child’s Epicurean/My School Bucks account will automatically be transferred to their SAGE account.

Thank you to all of you who already filled out the “Parent Survey.” For those who haven’t, we’ve extended the deadline until end-of-day tomorrow, June 9. Your feedback and perspective is highly valued, and we strongly encourage you to complete the survey. It is anonymous and should take no more than 10 minutes.

Come see all the changes happening at Seconds To Go at 2252 Fillmore Street. A white curb in front is provided for easy drop-offs. We are always looking for kids and adult clothing, shoes, housewares, accessories and even uniforms! All proceeds go to our financial aid program. Also, look out for volunteer opportunities coming soon!

From the Dean’s View

Congratulations on the completion of an outstanding school year! Shared here is the link to the portal where you can access your grade reports and transcripts. Your user ID is the primary email address on file with the school. Your password remains the same. To retrieve a forgotten password, please contact roster@sacredsf.org

When reviewing your report card, please note that only semester grades are the grades of record, not quarter grades which are "grades in progress". Some teachers may have added a comment to your semester grade, while others may have noted your final grade only. All semester grades are reflected on the transcript as a grade of record.

For students thinking about changing their course preferences, now is the time to contact me about any changes. That said, I will be available all summer through email.

For students who are still looking for summer jobs and need a work permit, I will be in my office all day tomorrow, then Monday and Tuesday next week. I will return to school on June 21 through the rest of the month.

Students who have used books they no longer wish to use can sell them (in good condition) on Amazon or other bookstore sites; or you can bring them to my office for some lucky student next year.

Have a great summer! You have earned it!

Student Life & IB from Devin DeMartini Cooke

  • Exchange: If your student is interested in participating in a network exchange (domestic or international) please see more information here. We are looking for host families as well. If you are able to host a student from another network school, please email devin.demartini@sacredsf.org.

College Counseling from Cesar Guerrero

Juniors

  • Fall SAT Test Registration-
    Registration deadline: July 28th for August 26th SAT
    Students who plan on to taking the SAT on August 26th can register on the College Board website now. Please register early as fall testing centers fill quite quickly. To register click here
  • Fall ACT Test Registration
    Registration deadline: August 4th for September 9th ACT
    Students who plan on taking the ACT on September 9th should register on the ACT website. Please register here
  • College Application Kickoff- Thursday, August 17th- please mark your calendar for College Application kick off event. This is a dedicated time to focus on your college applications before classes begin. You will also receive feedback on your Common Application essay from a consortium of college admission officers. More details to come about this event.

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Families:

  • Summer Programs-Our office keeps a record of summer programs that reach out to us directly. Please keep in mind this is a very small sampling of options available to students. Please refer back to this link as we will update this as we receive more information. Click here to access summer program

Student Counseling from Laurie Pomeranz

Wishing you and your family a wonderful summer break!

Community Service-Updates from Ray O’Connor

Available links to our service form (PDF) and the online form. You may follow us on twitter@SHHSservice or our Facebook Page.

Reminder: Juniors are to have the service commitment completed by the end of May. Many juniors have accomplished this but some still need to engage service. Both Mr. Roos, Junior Moderator, and myself are meeting with students to map out a plan of service. Please check in with your sons to inquire about their service record. If they do not know it, please reach out to Mr. O’Connor at ray.oconnor@sacredsf.org.

Two new summer programs to consider:

  • Volunteers for USF/MoMAGIC/Heart-to-Heart Summer Reading Program this summer in our Grant Building (SHB) from June 19-July 20 (no Fridays) from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. volunteers need to commit to consistent arrival time of 8:00, 8:30 or 9:00 am and stay until 12:00 pm. Volunteers need to commit to a minimum of 8 days of service. Contact: Helen Maniates, hmaniates@usfca.edu

  • New Volunteer Opportunity for Teens at the San Francisco Public Library. The FOG Readers program matches teen volunteers with elementary school students to help them with their reading skills. All volunteers must attend four training sessions at The Mix at SFPL, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street. training dates at The Mix:
    • Tuesday, June 13, 11:30 am - 1 pm
    • Wednesday, June 14, 11:30 am - 1 pm
    • Thursday, June 15, 11:30 am - 1 pm
    • Friday, June 16, 11:30 am - 1 pm
  • If you have any questions, please contact Laura Lay, laura.lay@sfpl.org

Reminder: Students have access to all service events on Haiku/PowerSchool. All freshmen record their service to seholo.com

Art - Updates from Patter Hellstrom

See story about IB SFO Museum exhibition on view through early July. http://www.sacredsf.org/news-detail/~post/student-art-exhibit-unveiled-at-sfo-20170517

Athletics - Updates from Charley Johnson

Just a reminder that the medical clearance form must be filled out by a doctor before the start of fall practice (August 14).

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  • The Broadview

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