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St. Columba School Cougar Connection Newsletter – St. Columba Catholic School

St Columba Church Sunset October 1 2015

June 01, 2018 

Lord, teach me to be patient, with life, with people and with myself. Teach me to trust Your sense of timing rather than my own, and to surrender my will to your greater and wiser plan. Teach me to slow down enough to appreciate life and all it holds. Amen.


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Dear Families,

On behalf of the entire St. Columba Community I would like to extend my Congratulations to the     Class of 2018. We are proud of the many accomplishments that the students in this class have achieved throughout their years at St. Columba. It is the mission of Catholic education to prepare our students with a foundation that will allow them to go forth in life with a strong faith in God and themselves. It is our hope and prayer that through faith, St. Columba’s graduates will use their gifts wisely to be personally successful and to share their talents and gifts with others less fortunate.

St. Columba’s Class of 2018 will graduate on Saturday, June 9, 2018. We send them off with the best of wishes for a bright future and pray God will continue to bless each graduate with love, peace, and happiness.

The last week of school will be a busy one for us. On Monday, June 4th, following the Student Assembly, I will host one last Coffee with the Principal. Please come and join me for some coffee and treats. There will also be field day for Grades K-7 led by the YMCA and teachers. Students are allowed to wear their PE uniforms all day. The teachers and graduates will have their annual volleyball game beginning at 1:30pm. We welcome you to join us.

On Thursday, June 7th, students are allowed to wear free dress. “Move it On Up Day” is scheduled on this day from 1:00-130pm. Students will move on up to the next grade level and get to know their teacher and a preview of what to expect for the 2018/2019 school year.

Friday is the last day of the 2018/2019 school year. Following Mass we will hold the Honor Roll/ Awards Ceremony in church.


Ms. Navarro

PRAYERS: Please continue to keep in prayer all our families and extended families who are experiencing difficult times. Our St. Columba community is a true blessing.

THANK YOU: Thank you, to all our families, extended families, alumni, parishioners, men’s club and friends for all your wonderful support throughout the year. Another very special thank you goes out to our fantastic PTG board members for all their hard work and many hours spent in making our biggest fundraisers so successful, and to all our parents who help with all the many different events. On top of that many families volunteered so much more than the required 25 service hours. We are truly blessed! What a true testament to the importance of Catholic Education for your children. We wish everyone a very peaceful summer, filled with relaxation and fun, and we look forward to seeing all of you on August 22nd, our first day of school.

Thank you to our school support staff, volunteers: Special thank you to Mrs. Perry for our after school Spanish program, our school choir Mrs. Nelson, our 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Gonzales and 5th grade teacher Mrs. Harkay. Without their gift of time and dedication we would not be able to offer our students these program. Last but not least, a big thank you to Kristina Campbell and Yolanda Vargas for all their many, many hours organizing Friday Night Bingo for our school. Thank you so very much!

MASS: We welcome you to join us for our last school Mass of the year, Friday, June 8th starting at 8:15. Students need to be in formal dress uniform. Following Mass, Honor Roll & Safety Patrol Awards will be presented for grades 5th through 7th.

MINIMUM DAY: Friday, June 8th is a minimum day, 12:00 dismissal. Extended care is available from 12:00 – 6:00 pm.

8TH GRADE: This is a very busy time in the lives of our St. Columba 8th graders. This week they’ve had a very special 8th grade ribbon ceremony, and enjoyed a fun day at Disneyland. They will finish off their special activities with yearbook signing & volleyball game, June 4th, dinner/dance, June 7th, and graduation June 9th.

FIELD DAY: Monday, June 4th is Field Day for our students grades K – 8th from 10:30 – 12:00 with lots of activities. Students need to wear their PE uniforms. Parents, if you can help, please join us!

COLUMBA’S FEAST DAY CELEBRATION: Saturday, June 9th please join us as we celebrate St. Columba’s Feast Day. After the 5:30 Mass join us in the school courtyard for a free BBQ, and on Sunday, June 10th, please join us for the 9:30 Mass followed by a celebration in the parish hall.

“SHARE THE JOURNEY”: Reminder: St. Columba will “Share the Journey” by collecting small household and personal items which will be donated to the Catholic Charities Office of Refugee and Immigrant Services. You can drop off items in the church vestibule or the rectory from June 3rd through June 10th. Please note: we cannot accept furniture, appliances, clothing or food. Flyers were sent home last Friday, May 25th with a list of items they are in need of. Thank you.

SCHOOL RE-REGISTRATION: If you have not registered for the 2018-2019 school year, please do so promptly and help us to plan for the upcoming school year.

BINGO VOLUNTEERS: With summer just ahead….we are in need of volunteers for Friday’s Bingo! One of our biggest financial stability of our school is Friday night Bingo! Bingo continues throughout the summer and to help make this happen we need YOU! It’s a great way to work off your service hours for the upcoming school year. Please contact the school office to start volunteering.

LOST& FOUND: Uniforms and miscellaneous clothing are accumulating in the lost and found. Stop by the office if your child is missing any items. All items unclaimed by June 8th will be taken to the uniform exchange. Also, if you have any uniforms that no longer fit your child, please drop them off for the uniform exchange. Thank you.


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