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Thursday Notes, Feb. 16, 2017

Convent Elementary

A Message from Angela Taylor, Head of School

Dear Convent Elementary Families,

I wish you all a relaxing and safe Winter Break (no broken bones allowed!)

Best regards,
Angela


CALENDAR

Please visit this link to view the full calendar:

February
20-24 Winter Break: No classes
27 Classes resume: Lice Check (K-4)
28 Mardi Gras: Purple, Green and Gold accents with regular uniform

March
1 Ash Wednesday: DRESS UNIFORM
2 Grade 4 Field Trip
5 Lenten Family Mass (4:30pm, Mary Mardel Chapel)
6 Grade 8: Washington D.C. Information Meeting (5:30pm, Reception Room)


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


CONVENT & STUART HALL PARENT COMMUNITY NEWS

  • It’s time to gather all the books your children have outgrown and donate them! Convent & Stuart Hall is proud to partner again this year with Project Cicero Bay Area, an all-volunteer nonprofit that collects and distributes over 25,000 books to over 300 teachers from under-resourced Bay Area public schools. Please bring in your children’s outgrown, pleasure reading books to school Monday, March 6 through Thursday, March 9. Young adult books are also welcome. Designated boxes will be set up in the school lobbies. Through the book drive, close to 10,000 students will gain access to new reading materials. For more information go to www.projectcicerobayarea.org, or email Michele Forté (mother to Helena, CES-2 and Alden SHB-K) at mmforte@sbcglobal.net.
  • Enrollment Contracts for the 2017-18 school year are now available online! Parents should have received an email on Wednesday, February 1 with instructions to access and complete the Contract(s). As a reminder, the username for each parent account is now the primary email address. Please note that if you have multiple children, you will need to complete a separate enrollment contract for each child. The deadline to submit the 2017-18 Enrollment Contract and enrollment deposit was Wednesday, February 15, 2017. If you did not receive the email and your Enrollment Contract has not been placed on hold, please contact admissions@sacredsf.org.
  • Please join our school community on Sunday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. (first Sunday of Lent) in the Mary Mardel Chapel to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist. This Family Mass is a child-friendly way to share our faith and connect with other families. Our presider will be Fr. Jeff Dillon S.J. from USF. Music will be provided by the Stuart Hall High School Liturgical Choir. Following our liturgy, we gather to share a sweet treat or goûter (a Sacred Heart tradition) in our Reception Room. If you are interested in you or your child participating in the liturgy as a reader, an altar server, an usher, in the procession or presentation of the gifts, please contact K-8 Spiritual L.I.F.E. Director Kristin Monfredini at monfredini@sacredsf.org
  • Tickets are now on sale for our Celebrate Spring's 25th Anniversary Celebration on March 17 & 18. Buy your Luncheon, Luncheon Lounge and Gala tickets today! For more information visit our website. Buy your tickets today. The deadline to be added to the program may have passed but you can still sponsor - click here for sponsorship opportunities.
  • Volunteers Needed for Celebrate Spring! This is a great way to support the event and be part of the fun. Volunteers are needed the week of the event as well as at the Marketplace on March 17. Sign up here!
  • The Easter Basket Committee is busy prepping baskets to sell at Celebrate Spring. We are in need of nice baskets, toys and gifts. We also appreciate gift card donations to shop with... anything from $10 - $50 from Target, Amazon, Books Inc, Toys r Us, Sports Basement... You name it, we’d love to have it! Please drop off donations at the Flood Mansion front desk or 1911 Pine Street. Contact the Parent Association with any questions.


ALL SCHOOL (K-8)

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
The Season of Lent begins on Wednesday, March 1. All Convent Elementary & Stuart Hall for Boys students will attend an Ash Wednesday Liturgy of the Word and Ash distribution service by form. This will be a dress uniform day. All students are invited to receive ashes. If a student does not wish to receive ashes, they may receive a blessing. (These instruction will be discussed in religion class and at the service.) The themes of Lent will be explored during religion classes. For more information on Lent and Ash Wednesday click here.

PINEWOOD DERBY-SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, April 23 from 10am to 1pm, is the 10th Annual Convent and Stuart Hall Pinewood Derby Fundraiser. All the proceeds will benefit our school in Uganda. Click here for the registration form.


LOWER FORM (Grades K-4)

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.

LOWER FORM PARENT EDUCATION COFFEES
We will be gathering as grade level families to discuss developmental stages and trends as well as grade-specific updates and information. These will primarily be led by Angela Taylor, Head of School, and Heather Rael, School Counselor.

Please note the following dates in the new year:

  • Monday, April 10, 2017-Third Grade (8:30am, Reception Room)-NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE
  • Monday, April 24, 2017-Fourth Grade (8:30am, Reception Room)


MIDDLE FORM (Grades 5-8)

Dear Middle Form Parents,

This week we were fortunate enough to host parent talks by Simone Marean, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Girls Leadership, speaking on Raising Resilient Girls, and Ann Arora, MFT & Wynn Burkett, MBA & PCC, speaking on A Mindfulness Approach to Parenting. Both talks were well-attended, and Angela and I have been hearing very positive feedback about each presentation. We are happy to announce that we are inviting Ann Arora & Wynn Burkett to give a follow-up Mindful Parenting presentation for the parents of 5th and 6th grade students later this spring.

If you attended Simone Marean’s talk, please complete this Raising Resilient Girls Survey.

5th and 6th grade Social Studies teacher Casey Vogel took some notes from Simone Marean’s talk that you might find useful. They were on the topic of what to do when an adolescent or teen girl is upset.

What can a girl do when she is upset with one of her friends?

1. Cool down.
2. Share her emotions, especially by using “I”- statements.
3. Offer her contribution and her change: “What I did in the moment, and what I will do moving forward.”
4. Ask for what she needs.

What can a parent do when a girl comes home upset?

1. Offer empathy, especially a hug and some simple understanding.
2. Talk with her about what she wants to do. Avoid giving advice. You just want to send a clear message that she can handle the situation and that you believe in her.
3. Role play, which teaches the HOW of communication. Remember to discuss body language, tone of voice and language (strive for assertive, not passive or aggressive). If she speaks up and still does not get desired outcome, that person is sending her a clear message- maybe that person is not a friend, more of a classmate.
4. Debrief afterward. Did it work?
One message might be: “Remember, you may not always get what you want, but you always learn when you try.”

In her Q&A, Simone Marean gave a few resources. She suggested that the parents of students who are shy or possibly introverted look at the website of Susan Cain, the author of Quiet. That website is Quiet Revolution: Unlocking the Power of Introverts.

Thanks,

Bill Jennings

Middle Form Dean

MIDDLE FORM MATH LAB
Math Lab is open to all Convent Middle Form students in grades 5-8. It takes place from 7:30am-8:00am every Tuesday and Thursday morning and from 3:45-4:45pm every Thursday afternoon. Math Lab is instructed by Mr. Sheehy, Ms. Barbella, Ms. Davis and Ms. Hogan.


CES ATHLETICS NEWS
The Athletic Department would like to give a huge thank you to all the families who came out to celebrate the close of the winter athletic season at Monday night’s Third Annual Sports Banquet. The food was yummy and the evening was a success! Thank you to all the parents and players for your dedication throughout the highs and the lows of the season. We recognize that sports is a large family commitment, but we also recognize that it is worth it! It was beautiful to see everyone honoring one another's successes and improvements that took place throughout this season. We appreciate everyone who came to support each other and end the season as a united and strong community.

Spring basketball will start after break. Players and parents will be receiving emails about practice schedules and will be receiving the CYO game schedule as soon as it is released. You can purchase your Convent gear for the Spring season by clicking here

Go Cubs!


AUXILIARY PROGRAMS
2017 SUMMER PROGRAM- Register now!
We're proud to bring back San Francisco's premier academic and recreation summer program. Last year's program welcomed nearly 350 students from 45 Bay Area schools and we expect to grow yet again this summer. Though it's hard to believe, it is already time to start thinking about summer plans as many camps begin to fill up by mid-late March. The summer leadership team is currently finalizing staffing plans, student schedules, and program offerings. We can't wait to share all of the exciting changes and upgrades that we're bringing to camp this summer, but until then, please mark your calendars for this year's summer program dates:

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

ASP OUTSTANDING BALANCES
The ASP office will be catching up on all outstanding balances during the President’s week break. Please log in to your account to see if you have any payments that are past due. Mr. Joey/Mr. Jason will be sending current statements to families during the break.

ASP CLOSED DURING WINTER BREAK
ASP will not be open for service during the week of February 20-24. If you are in need of care, please reach out to Mr. Joey or Mr. Jason and they can try to do their best to help connect families to ASP staff members who may be looking for shifts during the break.


GPS CORNER
Download our February GPS (Global Partners for Stewardship) calendar, relating to this month's theme, 6 Rs of FEBRUARY (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink, Refuse, Repurpose), features a collaboration of SHB and CES art students. Thanks to Will Jaggers (SHB) and Suzanne Miazga (CES) for helping students develop their art.

Stuart Hall for Boys

Message from Jaime A. Dominguez - Head of School
For all the obvious reasons, February is often associated with the concept of “love”. As a Catholic, Sacred Heart school, talking about love comes relatively easily and often. Nonetheless, explaining what love is is not so easy. During chapel this week, we were able to discuss the fact that our faith is one where love reigns supreme, in other words, love is God and God is love. We spent some time explaining that love extends beyond just that of a simple emotion. Love involves the whole being and does not always come easily nor is it always pretty, especially when we talk about unconditional love. For me love is that force that binds all three parts of being: mind, body and spirit. Love is multifaceted and both simple and complex at the same time.

As we head into the Winter break, I hope you are able to set aside time to just be with your children, to show and share your love with them. You may want takes some time to share what you love about each of your children and then allow them to do the same in return. The process of showing our gratitude for one another is an integral component of love.

I wish you a relaxing and love-filled break. We will welcome you back to school on Monday, February 27.

p.s. Good luck to our Grade 5-4 Basketball team who will take on St. Gabriel's tonight for the CYO Championship.


PARENT COMMUNITY NEWS

  • It’s time to gather all the books your children have outgrown and donate them! Convent & Stuart Hall is proud to partner again this year with Project Cicero Bay Area, an all-volunteer nonprofit that collects and distributes over 25,000 books to over 300 teachers from under-resourced Bay Area public schools. Please bring in your children’s outgrown, pleasure reading books to school Monday, March 6 through Thursday, March 9. Young adult books are also welcome. Designated boxes will be set up in the school lobbies. Through the book drive, close to 10,000 students will gain access to new reading materials. For more information visit their website, or email Michele Forté (mother to Helena, CES-2 and Alden SHB-K).
  • From the Admissions Team: Enrollment Contracts for the 2017-18 school year are now available online! Parents should have received an email on Wednesday, February 1 with instructions to access and complete the Contract(s). As a reminder, the username for each parent account is now the primary email address. Please note that if you have multiple children, you will need to complete a separate enrollment contract for each child. The deadline to submit the 2017-18 Enrollment Contract and enrollment deposit is Wednesday, February 15, 2017. If you did not receive the email and your Enrollment Contract has not been placed on hold, please contact admissions@sacredsf.org.
  • Please join our school community on Sunday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. (first Sunday of Lent) in the Mary Mardel Chapel to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist. This Family Mass is a child-friendly way to share our faith and connect with other families. Our presider will be Fr. Jeff Dillon S.J. from USF. Music will be provided by the Stuart Hall High School Liturgical Choir. Following our liturgy, we gather to share a sweet treat or goûter (a Sacred Heart tradition) in our Reception Room. If you are interested in you or your child participating in the liturgy as a reader, an altar server, an usher, in the procession or presentation of the gifts, please contact K-8 Spiritual L.I.F.E. Director Kristin Monfredini .
  • Tickets are now on sale for our Celebrate Spring's 25th Anniversary Celebration on March 17 & 18. Buy your Luncheon, Luncheon Lounge and Gala tickets today! For more information visit our website. Buy your tickets today. The deadline to be added to the program may have passed but you can still sponsor - click here for sponsorship opportunities.
  • Volunteers Needed for Celebrate Spring! This is a great way to support the event and be part of the fun. Volunteers are needed the week of the event as well as at the Marketplace on March 17. Sign up here!
  • The Easter Basket Committee is busy prepping baskets to sell at Celebrate Spring. We are in need of nice baskets, toys and gifts. We also appreciate gift card donations to shop with... anything from $10 - $50 from Target, Amazon, Books Inc, Toys r Us, Sports Basement... You name it, we’d love to have it! Please drop off donations at the Flood Mansion front desk or 1911 Pine Street. Contact the Parent Association with any questions.
  • Ash Wednesday Services: The Season of Lent begins on Wednesday, March 1. All Convent Elementary & Stuart Hall for Boys students will attend an Ash Wednesday Liturgy of the Word and Ash distribution service by form. This will be a dress uniform day. All students are invited to receive ashes. If a student does not wish to receive ashes, they may receive a blessing. (These instruction will be discussed in religion class and at the service.) The themes of Lent will be explored during religion classes. For more information on Lent and Ash Wednesday click here.


UPCOMING EVENTS
In our ongoing effort to send Thursday Notes in a more streamlined and digestible form we are moving all calendar events to the website. Please visit this link to view the calendar.


ALL SCHOOL NOTICES

Prayer Corner
Please contact Vitti for your notice to appear.

Lost & Found
Thank you to Susan Leupold, Laurie Loveless and Tamara Sypult for collecting, delivering and creating this list of Lost & Found items without names. These items will be kept until Friday, February 17th after which they will be laundered and sent to Seconds-to-go.

Pinewood Derby
Sunday, April 23 from 10am to 1pm, is the 10th Annual Convent and Stuart Hall Pinewood Derby Fundraiser. All the proceeds will benefit our school in Uganda. To register or volunteer, please visit our website or print a copy of the registration form.

High School Babysitter List - The new 2016/2017 is officially available. Please contact the SHB office if you would like to request a copy.


AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

2017 Summer Program- Register now!
We're proud to bring back San Francisco's premier academic and recreation summer program. Last year's program welcomed nearly 350 students from 45 Bay Area schools and we expect to grow yet again this summer. Though it's hard to believe, it is already time to start thinking about summer plans as many camps begin to fill up by mid-late March. The summer leadership team is currently finalizing staffing plans, student schedules, and program offerings. We can't wait to share all of the exciting changes and upgrades that we're bringing to camp this summer, but until then, please mark your calendars for this year's summer program dates:

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

ASP outstanding balances
The ASP office will be catching up on all outstanding balances during the President’s week break. Please log in to your account to see if you have any payments that are past due. Mr. Joey/Mr. Jason will be sending current statements to families during the break.

ASP Closed during President’s Week Break
ASP will not be open for service during the week of February 20-24. If you are in need of care, please reach out to Mr. Joey or Mr. Jason and they can try to do their best to help connect families to ASP staff members who may be looking for shifts during the break.

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


GPS CORNER
Download our February GPS (Global Partners for Stewardship) calendar, relating to this month's theme, 6 Rs of FEBRUARY (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink, Refuse, Repurpose), features a collaboration of SHB and CES art students. Thanks to Will Jaggers (SHB) and Suzanne Miazga (CES) for helping students develop their art.

Convent High School

Message from Head of School, Rachel Simpson

Last week, we welcomed back Libby Brittain, CSH ‘17, to present awards to the winners of the annual Kate Chopin writing contest. Please enjoy this interview with Libby who was recently named one of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” in the media.

I am also very happy to share this story of varsity basketball’s incredible (one might say “Warriors ‘16 like”) season.

Wishing you a safe and restful Winter Break next week.


Parent Community News

  • It’s time to gather all the books your children have outgrown and donate them! Convent & Stuart Hall is proud to partner again this year with Project Cicero Bay Area, an all-volunteer nonprofit that collects and distributes over 25,000 books to over 300 teachers from under-resourced Bay Area public schools. Please bring in your children’s outgrown, pleasure reading books to school Monday, March 6 through Thursday, March 9. Young adult books are also welcome. Designated boxes will be set up in the school lobbies. Through the book drive, close to 10,000 students will gain access to new reading materials. For more information go to www.projectcicerobayarea.org, or email Michele Forté (mother to Helena, CES-2 and Alden SHB-K) at mmforte@sbcglobal.net.
  • From the Admissions Team: Enrollment Contracts for the 2017-18 school year are now available online! Parents should have received an email on Wednesday, February 1 with instructions to access and complete the Contract(s). As a reminder, the username for each parent account is now the primary email address. Please note that if you have multiple children, you will need to complete a separate enrollment contract for each child. The deadline to submit the 2017-18 Enrollment Contract and enrollment deposit is Wednesday, February 15, 2017. If you did not receive the email and your Enrollment Contract has not been placed on hold, please contact admissions@sacredsf.org.
  • Please join our school community on Sunday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. (first Sunday of Lent) in the Mary Mardel Chapel to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist. This Family Mass is a child-friendly way to share our faith and connect with other families. Our presider will be Fr. Jeff Dillon S.J. from USF. Music will be provided by the Stuart Hall High School Liturgical Choir. Following our liturgy, we gather to share a sweet treat or goûter (a Sacred Heart tradition) in our Reception Room. If you are interested in you or your child participating in the liturgy as a reader, an altar server, an usher, in the procession or presentation of the gifts, please contact K-8 Spiritual L.I.F.E. Director Kristin Monfredini at monfredini@sacredsf.org
  • Tickets are now on sale for our Celebrate Spring's 25th Anniversary Celebration on March 17 & 18. Buy your Luncheon, Luncheon Lounge and Gala tickets today! For more information visit our website. Buy your tickets today. The deadline to be added to the program may have passed but you can still sponsor - click here for sponsorship opportunities.
  • Volunteers Needed for Celebrate Spring! This is a great way to support the event and be part of the fun. Volunteers are needed the week of the event as well as at the Marketplace on March 17. Sign up here!
  • The Easter Basket Committee is busy prepping baskets to sell at Celebrate Spring. We are in need of nice baskets, toys and gifts. We also appreciate gift card donations to shop with... anything from $10 - $50 from Target, Amazon, Books Inc, Toys r Us, Sports Basement... You name it, we’d love to have it! Please drop off donations at the Flood Mansion front desk or 1911 Pine Street. Contact the Parent Association with any questions.


Devin DeMartini Cooke, Student Life Director
  • Uniform: A reminder that all students must be in Uniform (tights, skirt, polo) when choosing to wear the uniform skirt. If students opt for the pants or bermuda shorts option, acceptable tops are blouses, polos, collared button-ups, and sweaters. Sweatshirts, T-shirts and jeans are not Dress Code attire.


Annie Egan, Student Support Director & Personal Counselor

Mark Your Calendars:

Counselors’ Coffee & Conversations
Topic: Drugs & Alcohol - What to know and how to talk about it.

Junior Parents: Tuesday, March 7th, 8:15 - 9:30 a.m., Reception Room
Senior Parents: Tuesday, March 8th, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Reception Room

Please RSVP to annie.egan@sacredsf.org if you can join us!


Elena De Santis, Athletic Director
  • Cubs Varsity Basketball - Check out the headline. The #1 seed Cubs took on #4 seed Marin Academy last night at Kezar Pavilion in the BCL West League Semi-Finals and won by a solid 20 plus points! Mason Cooney was the high scorer of the game with 14 points! As always the win was due to strong never-give-up defense and an offense that moves the ball and hits whoever has the hot hands of the night! Come cheer on the Cubs as they take on Lick Wilmerding in the League Tournament Championships this Saturday February 18, 8:00 p.m. at Kezar. Check out pictures from the Semi-Finals.
  • Spring team stores, please make sure you order your team gear before the deadlines: Soccer, Badminton, Swimming
  • Team Schedules/Calendars
  • Mark your calendars, Fall Sports begin August 14, 2017.


Rebecca Munda, College Counseling Director

Seniors

  • Please continue to encourage your student to check their college application status through web portals and/or her emails. Seniors please report results (defer, deny, waitlist, acceptance) in their Naviance accounts, and be sure to update Ms. Munda
  • Keep your spring break open as this is a good time to revisit colleges where you have been admitted.

Juniors

  • ACT deadline: March 3rd- registration deadline for April 8th ACT, Register here.
  • College Visits
    • Remember to visit the College Counseling folder on college visits for tips and suggestions.

Freshman and Sophomore Families:

  • The College Counseling Team is hosting a series of coffees for 9th and 10th grade parents. These coffees will be an opportunity to meet the College Counseling team and to hear an overview of the counseling program. There are two dates to choose from: March 1 & April 5. Please RSVP here.


Sergio Vasquez, Spiritual L.I.F.E. (Liturgy, Interiority, Faith & Engagement) Director

Save the Dates: SPRING OVERNIGHT RETREATS

  • Convent JUNIORS: Wednesday, April 5th overnight to Thursday, April 6, 2017; Redwood Glen Retreat Center in Loma Mar. We will return to campus by the end of the regular school day on Thursday for any sports commitments. Cost: 125.00 (transportation and meals are included). Please use this LINK to submit payment.

  • Convent SENIORS: Tuesday, April 18th overnight to Wednesday, April 19, 2017; The Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg; We will return to campus by the end of the regular school day on Wednesday for any sports commitments. Cost: 125.00 (transportation and meals are included). Please refer to email sent for more details. Please use this LINK to submit payment. .

75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

  • The Bay Area commemoration of this significant moment in history, titled “Fragile Freedoms: Carrying the Light for Justice” will take place this Sunday, February 19th at the AMC Kabuki 8 Cinemas from 2-4pm. Visit the event page HERE for more details. Learn more about our connection to the Japanese community HERE.

40 Days of Service

  • The liturgical season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017. We will gather as a high school community for a prayer service and the distribution of ashes with a particular focus on service. Stay tuned for ways in which you can participate.

Stuart Hall High School

Dear Community of Stuart Hall High School,

Last Friday’s Chapel provided a powerful moment to reflect on the history of our campus. In recognition of Sunday’s Executive Order 9066 signed 75 years ago, Mr. Hiroshi Shimizu, whose family was relocated 4 times, offered his memories of internment and incarceration, Ms. Melody Tanaka and Mr. Francis Wong offered a musical tribute, and Rev. Ronald Kobata from the Buddhist Church across the street closed with a prayer. You can find the story, a video and a student reflection on the event on our website.

Cheers to “Coach” Ren Marquette, our Dean and Head Coach of the Convent Cubs varsity basketball team, for the undefeated league season and league title the Cubs won last week. You can see him and our fantastic Convent squad on Saturday night in the play-off championship against Lick-Wilmerding.

Have a great break! Even with our many spring sports well begun with practices and games, the post-season of our winter teams, and the gear-up for our Spring Musical in early March, I hope our students can benefit from the change of pace and perhaps more sleep.

Calendar WEBSITE

CONVENT & STUART HALL PARENT COMMUNITY NEWS

  • It’s time to gather all the books your children have outgrown and donate them! Convent & Stuart Hall is proud to partner again this year with Project Cicero Bay Area, an all-volunteer nonprofit that collects and distributes over 25,000 books to over 300 teachers from under-resourced Bay Area public schools. Please bring in your children’s outgrown, pleasure reading books to school Monday, March 6 through Thursday, March 9. Young adult books are also welcome. Designated boxes will be set up in the school lobbies. Through the book drive, close to 10,000 students will gain access to new reading materials. For more information go to www.projectcicerobayarea.org, or email Michele Forté (mother to Helena, CES-2 and Alden SHB-K) at mmforte@sbcglobal.net.
  • From the Admissions Team: Enrollment Contracts for the 2017-18 school year are now available online! Parents should have received an email on Wednesday, February 1 with instructions to access and complete the Contract(s). As a reminder, the username for each parent account is now the primary email address. Please note that if you have multiple children, you will need to complete a separate enrollment contract for each child. The deadline to submit the 2017-18 Enrollment Contract and enrollment deposit is Wednesday, February 15, 2017. If you did not receive the email and your Enrollment Contract has not been placed on hold, please contact admissions@sacredsf.org.
  • Please join our school community on Sunday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. (first Sunday of Lent) in the Mary Mardel Chapel to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist. This Family Mass is a child-friendly way to share our faith and connect with other families. Our presider will be Fr. Jeff Dillon S.J. from USF. Music will be provided by the Stuart Hall High School Liturgical Choir. Following our liturgy, we gather to share a sweet treat or goûter (a Sacred Heart tradition) in our Reception Room. If you are interested in you or your child participating in the liturgy as a reader, an altar server, an usher, in the procession or presentation of the gifts, please contact K-8 Spiritual L.I.F.E. Director Kristin Monfredini at monfredini@sacredsf.org
  • Tickets are now on sale for our Celebrate Spring's 25th Anniversary Celebration on March 17 & 18. Buy your Luncheon, Luncheon Lounge and Gala tickets today! For more information visit our website. Buy your tickets today. The deadline to be added to the program may have passed but you can still sponsor - click here for sponsorship opportunities.
  • Volunteers Needed for Celebrate Spring! This is a great way to support the event and be part of the fun. Volunteers are needed the week of the event as well as at the Marketplace on March 17. Sign up here!
  • The Easter Basket Committee is busy prepping baskets to sell at Celebrate Spring. We are in need of nice baskets, toys and gifts. We also appreciate gift card donations to shop with... anything from $10 - $50 from Target, Amazon, Books Inc, Toys r Us, Sports Basement... You name it, we’d love to have it! Please drop off donations at the Flood Mansion front desk or 1911 Pine Street. Contact the Parent Association with any questions.

Student Life & IB from Devin DeMartini Cooke

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme:
    • Interested sophomore students and families are finishing their orientation meetings with the IB Coordinator and the IB Counselor. Families can select a time with their student here. These meetings are mandatory for a student to join the program.
  • Exchange: If your student is interested in participating in a network exchange (domestic and 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

  • ACT deadline: March 3rd- registration deadline for April 8th ACT, Register here
  • College Counseling class is in full swing. Spring family meetings will be scheduled upon the completion of both parent and student questionnaires. If you have not yet filled out the questionnaire, please check your inbox.

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Families:
Please view the College Counseling Calendar for upcoming events beginning in February. In the second semester the College Counseling Team will be hosting a series of coffees for 9th and 10th grade parents. These coffees will be an opportunity to meet the College Counseling team and to hear an overview of the counseling program. There will be 2 dates to choose from: March 1 & April 5. Please RSVP here.

Student Counseling from Laurie Pomeranz
Junior parents! Senior parents! Please mark your calendars for the next grade-level Parent Coffee and Conversation. We will discuss communication with your teen, particularly as it relates to talking about drugs and alcohol.

Junior parents’ meeting: Tuesday March 7th, 8:15-9:30am, Reception Room, 2222 Broadway.
Senior parents’ meeting: Tuesday March 7th, 6-7:30pm, Reception Room, 2222 Broadway

Please RSVP if you can join us:
laurie.pomeranz@sacredsf.org

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.

Thanks to all the students who offered to volunteer at the Japanese Community Day of Remembrance ceremony will be held at the Kabuki Sundance Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 from 2:00-4:00pm. We now have enough volunteers and If there is continued interest, please email Mr. Vasquez at sergio.vasquez@sacredsf.org. He will be the point person for this service.

If your son should volunteer over the Winter Break, please be sure all service is immediately recorded. Freshmen use seholo.com and the upper classmen use our online form. We have had issues with long delays in recording service and having it verified. If any service cannot be verified by a supervisor, it is not recorded to the record.

Reminder: Students have access to all service events on Haiku/PowerSchool.

Spiritual L.I.F.E.- from Sergio Vasquez
Save the Dates: SPRING OVERNIGHT RETREATS

Stuart Hall JUNIORS: Wednesday, April 5 overnight to Thursday, April 6, 2017; YMCA Camp Point Bonita in Marin. We will return to campus by the end of the regular school day for sports commitments.

Stuart Hall SENIORS: Friday, April 21 overnight to Saturday, April 22, 2017; NatureBridge Conference Center in Marin. Parent participation is required on Saturday at 1pm (see email sent home for specific details).

If you have not done so, please submit this year’s 75.00 retreat fee HERE.

75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 : Stuart Hall High School honored its connection to the history of Japantown and the Japanese Day of Remembrance with a special chapel last Friday. Watch the program HERE on our Broadcasting channel and a write up on our website HERE.. The Bay Area commemoration will take place this Sunday, February 19th at the AMC Kabuki 8 Cinemas from 2-4pm. Visit the event page HERE for more details.

Prayer Corner
Prayer and Intentions from our Convent & Stuart Hall community can be found HERE. Please remember to take some time to add your own intentions and to pray for those posted, as you hear the city-wide siren on Tuesdays at noon.

Art - Updates from Patter Hellstrom
VA1 murals engage the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 (Feb. 19, 1942). A significant act because it set into motion the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Incredible lessons can still be learned from this chapter in American History. Each period is a mural team (3 teams) using a photograph of our Morning Star Building to create an expressive mural, using color to create mood and impact of the historic event. Students also learn the role our Morning Star Building played 75 years ago. We prepared for this experience with a team building day called “the art of collaboration”.

ON VIEW: Envisioning Justice sees senior Dylan Kelly co curating the exhibition for the Headmasters Gallery. Angel Island: Exploring Power co curated by Seth Eislund in the MorningStar Gallery including photos taken on the annual Angel Island pilgrimage for the Ethics collaboration with Art. Advanced Portfolio sees paintings by Edward Emery in the SHHS foyer - CULTURAL ICONS. IB Visual Art has submitted 21 works for the SFO Museum exhibition Window To The World, April - June.

Athletics - Updates from Charley Johnson

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Basketball: The Hall fell to league rival Lick-Wilmerding 66-59 in the first round of the play-offs after handling the Tigers by double-digits during season play. After tying for first place with University in the regular season, the Devils win the tie-breaker by winning their first-round play-off game and are league champs. The next stop is the North Coast Section Division 4 (up from Division 5 last year) Championships. NCS Brackets will be available this Sunday. Stay tuned for details.

Wrestling: Congratulations to our wrestlers who placed second at the NCS duals tournament. On the way to second place The Hall defeated last year’s champions, Healdsburg! Seniors Jacob Hubbard & Alex McDonald had undefeated records and dominating performances. Wrestling travels to the California School of The Deaf tomorrow for the BCL East Conference Tournament.

The Knights are also looking forward to the NCS individual tournament at James Logan HS next Friday and Saturday.

Around Campus

Convent alumna announces essay contest winner
Convent alumna announces essay contest winner
  • The Broadview

Students and faculty gathered in the Chapel to honor the winners of the annual Kate Chopin Essay Contest. Read More

An American Dream deferred
An American Dream deferred
  • The Broadview

Executive Order prompts protests as travelers are detained. Read More

Teen development advocates speak to freshmen
Teen development advocates speak to freshmen
  • The Roundtable

Special guest leads workshop on gender politics and adolescent behavior. Read More

Alumni speak to students
Alumni speak to students
  • The Roundtable

Five Stuart Hall alumni returned to campus to speak with the current student body about issues relating to college life. Read More

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