Parent Newsletter 11/16/17

Thanksgiving Prayer

Gracious and generous God,
We come before you today with grateful hearts.
In the beauty and bounty of creation we see the work of your hand;
in the loving faces around us we know your own love for us.
May this meal nourish us and strengthen us,
so others may know your plenty in our kindness,
and see our care and concern in our witness.
Let us live true lives of gratitude,
as we pray in thanks to you,
our God who lives forever and ever. Amen

Thank you for a very successful Winter Wonderland Event!

Income: $84,902.00
Tickets (Academy & Preschool) $39,000.00
Dinner $ 7,320.00
Corporate Sponsors $ 9,250.00
Family Sponsors $ 3,150.00
Misc. Donations $ 65.00
Family Photos $ 970.00
Grab Bags $ 2,515.00
Silent & Live Auction $ 16,907.00
Fund-A-Need $ 5,725.00
Expenses: ($26,289.60)
Cash Give-away Winners (3) $11,500.00
Dinner/Misc. Hotel Expenses $ 8,176.47
DJ $ 1,495.00
Decorations $ 413.06
Live & Silent Auction, Class Projects $ 793.83
Postage, printing $ 115.57
Credit card fees, processing fees, misc. $ 2,218.55
Preschool ticket proceeds and auction items $ 1,470.00
Misc. expenses $ 107.12

*Net Academy Profit: $52,887.40 and $5,725.00 Fund-a-Need

Preschool
Tickets: $1,325.00
Preschool Project: $ 145.00
Preschool Auction Item $ 200.00

NET Preschool Profit: $1,670.00

Thank you Volunteers & Donors!

Chair: Virginia Mullaly-Delamater

Christmas Ornaments: Ellen & Max Jacobs

Corporate Sponsorships: Mari Waldron

Decorations: Shirley Virissimo

Evening of the Event Volunteers:
Leyla Chavez, Alicia & Eric Crockett, Christina
Covington, Alicia & Danny DeAnda, Jen DeAnda,
Ron Dombroski, Tracy & Gabe Giordano, Livi Holliday, Luciana Hopkins, Ashly Makiling, Reina Castro, Darlene Hastings, Laura Morales, Janee & Vernest Parker, Teresa Propper, Rhea Santos, Jamie Stradling & Mari Waldron

Family Photos: Lucy Dugger

Family Sponsorships: Claudia Casanova

Student Projects:
Ellen Jacobs, Cory McMahon, Alicia Crockett

Wrapping Silent Auction Baskets:
Christina Covington, Virginia Delamater, Mitzi Elsten, Amanda Freeman, Alex Freeman, Katrina Phruksukarn, Teresa Propper, Alysia Rood, Rhea Santos & Ann Shafer

Donation of the Photo Booth: Mari & William Waldron
Donation of the Candy Buffet: Genevieve & Derek Suzuki
Donation of the Rosarito & Catalina Trips: Erika & Jeffrey Perkins

Coffee Social with the Principal
All are invited to a Coffee Social to discuss Chapter Three of Unselfie by Michele Bora: “Empathetic Children Understand the Needs of Others”, Thursday 11/30 from 8-8:30am. – Library. See flyer enclosed for excerpts from the chapter.

Soup Plantation
Thank you for all the families who purchased a lunch or dinner at Soup Plantation on Nov. 2nd. We received a check for $126.18 that will be applied to the tuition assistance fund. Thank you to school board member Lee Ann Iagmin who coordinated the fundraiser.

AmazonSmile Foundation Donation Disbursement

We received a check for $27.51 for those who purchased items from July 1st- Sept. 30th. Please consider shopping for everyone on your gift list this holiday at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3859839 and Amazon will donate to Pastor Of St Martin Of Tours Catholic Parish In La Mesa Ca Corp. #YouShopAmazonDonateshttps://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3859839

REMINDERS:
• The Life of Kids Online – What Parents Need to Know (cybersafety meeting) tonight at 6pm (Holy Trinity School)
• Mary Poppins tonight at 7pm in the parish hall
• Thanksgiving Food Drive (last day – Friday 11/17)
• Sports permission slips due 11/17. No late permission slips will be accepted.

Last call:
There are 10 Grab Bags with ornaments remaining in the office for $25. Grab Bags include a Free Dress Ticket.

Art & Science – Junior High

All are invited to see the art & science projects that the junior high have been working on this semester in the classroom on Thursday evening, Nov. 30th from 5:30 -7pm in the 7th & 8th grade classroom.

† Kohsake Kojima

November 19, 1936 – November 14, 2017

Kohsake Kojima passed away in Japan yesterday. He was a grandfather to Shoichi (gr. 8) and Miya (K) McCarter Father to Yukie and father-in-law to David. Yukie McCarter had plans to see him for his 81st birthday but will be going to Japan this week with Miya to be with her family. Please keep the McCarter and Kojima families in your prayers.

Please keep in your prayers. . .

Ramon Ruiz who is having knee replacement surgery on Nov. 21, Catherine Kingston, Fred Provence, Joyce Logsdon & Monica Dietsch

ENCLOSURES
~ December calendar
~ December lunch menu
~ Coffee Social with Toni Dimuzio
~ Astro Camp Letter (gr. 6)
~ classroom newsletter (gr. 5)
~ permission slips (gr. 5)
~ parish bulletin

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