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    The St. Luke’s School Parent Teacher Organization is excited to begin a new school year with you and your children! The PTO aims to provide our parents with many different opportunities to be involved in school life and build a happy, strong community of families. 

    As a parent or guardian, you are automatically a member of the PTO and are invited to all PTO meetings, as well as a wide variety of school events, which build our wonderful community. We welcome you and encourage you to volunteer your talents to one or more of our PTO activities. 

    Please contact the PTO at pto@stlukesri.org with any questions or suggestions. Thank you and welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! 


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    The annual SLS Christmas Pageant will be held on Thursday, December 14th. The morning dress rehearsal is at 10:00 am (all are welcome to attend) and the evening performance will begin promptly at 6:30pm (ticket holders only please).  The PTO will be selling whole item and individual baked goods at both performances in addition to our famous 50/50 Candy Cane Raffle (previous winners have won over $400!). 

    As always, all proceeds will help to reduce the cost of the 8th grade retreat in New Hampshire.   This beautiful, spiritual event will take place over 3 days in May and is extremely costly so we appreciate your support! 


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    JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!   St. Luke's School is an eligible charity on AmazonSmile!  If you love to shop through the convenience of Amazon, now SLS can benefit.  When you shop AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

    Before you shop, please be sure to visit smile.amazon.com.  When you choose your charity, please note that we are listed as St. Luke's Church in West Barrington, but SLS is the beneficiary of all purchases made.

    We appreciate your support.  This is yet another easy, painless way to raise funds for our school so that the PTO can continue to help fund field trips and sponsor wonderful events like Boston Museum of Science, Harvest Fest and much more! 

    If you have any questions or need any help signing up, please feel free to contact us at pto@stlukesri.org and we'll walk you through it.

    Thanks for all you do to support SLS!.

     

     

     
    SERVING OUR COMMUNITY 
     
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    SLS JUNIOR SERVICE MINISTRY

    John 12:26 

    If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

    Join us, using your time, talent and treasure to help meet the needs of others…through service.

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    Thank you to all  the students who used their time and talents to make Christmas ornaments for the residents at Orchard View Manor Nursing Home in Riverside, Rhode Island.  Thank you also to Fr. Bob who took the time to speak to Junior Service Ministry and bless the ornaments! 


     

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    DRESS DOWN DAY FOR CHARITY:  Thank you to everyone who participated in our November Dress Down Day.  We were fortunate to collect $647.  As always, 50% of the proceeds will go to the PTO toward enrichment programs for the school and the other half went to this month's charity, the East Bay Food Pantry.

    The next dress down day of the year will be on Monday, December 18, 2017.  The cost is $5 per child/$10 maximum per family.  More details on next month's charity are coming soon. 

     

     

    SANDWICH CLUB: 
     
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    16 children and 4 adults attended Sandwich Club Friday, December 1st in honor of Kaeleen Hennessey's Grandpa (Gr. 4). 200 sandwiches were made for our neighbors in need without shelter & will be distributed by Loaves & Fishes this weekend in the Providence area.  

    A heart-felt thanks to the Pre-schoolers who assembled 200 bags of candy! And a big thanks to Fr. Bob for always taking the time to speak with the Sandwich Club about service and provide a blessing over the sandwiches, for those who will receive them & also for all in attendance!

     

    Sincerely,

    Christina Frias-DiSanto & Cindy Osmanski

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    If anyone is interested in sponsoring Sandwich Club in honor of a loved one, please contact Cindy Osmanski at ozzy12@cox.net


    Thank you, 
    Christina Frias-DiSanto, Christine Hennessey & Cindy Osmanski
    SLS Junior Service Ministry
     
     

     

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    TROT OFF YOUR TURKEY ROAD RACE:  Thank you to everyone who helped put on this amazing race.  It was a great success and we thank all those who sponsored, volunteered, participated or donated items.  Over 900 runners and walkers participated in this sanctioned event and we couldn't be happier! 

    Extra thanks and gratitude to our new co-chairs Gus Rietheimer & Mark Wishneusky, for taking on this herculean task! 

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    Here is a list of our sponsors who supported our annual Trot Off Your Turkey Road Race:

    2017 TOYT Sponsors

    Platinum:

    Navigant Credit Union

    Gold:

    Dr. Andy Molak, Jaffe Orthodontics, McVay Physical Therapy, Rev. Robert Hawkins, Neighborhood Health Plan, Dunkin Donuts, Lisa Daft Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Edward Jones, Blount Fine Foods

    Silver:

    The Ruggieri Family, The DiSanto Family, FCP Properties

    Bronze:

    Warr & Warr Attorneys at Law, The Schiff Family, Kendbrin Swim Club, Donnelly’s, The York Family, St. Raphael Academy, Chick-fil-A, Bishop Hendricken, Thompson Properties, Domino’s Pizza, The Admiral Pub, Holmes Landscaping, YMCA, Shaw’s Barrington, Bishop Connolly, LaSalle Academy, St. Andrew’s School, RI Catholic, The Bartel Family, The Mello Group, The Beccue Family, Webster Bank

    Friends of the Run:

    Sanju’s Threading and Boutique, RBI Baseball Academy, John Alessandro-LPL Financial, The Vitale Family, Cardi’s Furniture, The Carbone Family, Swansea Center for  Psychotherapy, Gob Shop, Pawtucket Credit Union, Chili’s Bar and Grill


    LUNCH DUTY    If your schedule allows it, please consider volunteering for lunch duty.  Consider doing it with a friend to make it easier.  You can do it once a month, once a week, the first Monday of every month, etc.  It's up to you.  Just let the lunch duty coordinator know what your availability is and she'll put you on the schedule.  

     

    If you are interested, please send an e-mail to our brand new lunch duty coordinator - Jaime Finn (welcome aboard Jaime!) at mommafinn1972@icloud.com with your schedule preferences (i.e. the first Friday of every month, etc.).  

     

    For more details about lunch duty, please refer to the side menu under Lunch Duty.  The monthly schedule can be located under the Lunch Duty drop down arrow as well.


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    BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION:   Because of your diligence, SLS was able to raise just over $1,000 last school year!!!   For those that don't know, Box Tops can be found on various supermarket products and can be cut out and sent into school.  This is an easy way to generate money for our school!  SLS receives 5 cents for every box top submitted and are submitted for reimbursement twice per year - once in the Fall and once in the Spring. 

     

    Put all your clipped box tops in a zip lock and drop them off at the school office or send them in your child's backpack.  The box tops bin is located on the first floor near the center staircase.  The kids love to fill the bin!

     

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    Last Year’s Earnings: $1,452.40
    Program Dates: October – March  
     
    The Stop & Shop A+ Program is an easy way to raise funds for St Luke’s School. After you register your card, each shopping trip earns CASH for our school! 

    Even if you registered your card last year, you must re-register this year for our school to receive credit. Attending to this simple process makes a HUGE difference to our school.  

    If you have any questions or input, please contact pto@stlukesri.org
     
    Haven’t registered?    Just fill out this form by clicking HERE and send it back to school with your child.
    https://www.stopandshop.com/aplus      
    St Luke’s School Code: 05980