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EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE

Mark your calendars! Please note that all dates are tentative. More details on events, and any potential date changes will be shared here as they get closer. Please note that COVID protocols will be followed at all events. 

Book Fair ends Wednesday! 

 

Shop at the Virtual Scholastic Book Fair NOW  through 10/13!  Please help to support Shrine Catholic Grade School by purchasing books during the fair dates.  Twenty-five percent of the proceeds of the sale come back to us as "Scholastic Dollars" and can be redeemed for classroom supplies! 

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=shrinecatholicgradeschool 

Daddy Daughter Event: Fall Ball

🍂🍁🎃 
Save the date! This year’s Daddy Daughter event will be a “Fall Ball” Friday, October 15th from 7-9pm in the Grade School Parking lot!  Dress warm, as this event will be completely outdoors. There will be a bonfire, fall games and and campfire music presented by The Music Lady. Pumpkins will also be available for sale by the Dads Club. For more information click here

Sign up to help volunteer at the Fall Ball: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4dabae22a5f85-daddy1

Trunk or Treat

Join us in the grade school parking lot on 10/29 for Trunk or Treat. This event is cohosted with the Dad's Club. Print out the flyer here to sign up to attend or host a trunk. 

Mothers' Club Events

9/30 - 10/13  - Virtual Book fair
10/15 - Mothers' Club Walk (Every Friday 8:10am Shrine Basilica Grotto)
10/15 - Daddy Daughter Fall Ball 
10/22 - Donut Order Pick-up on Porch
10/28 - Half Day
10/29 - No School 
10/29 - Trunk or Treat
11/28  -  Advent by Candlelight (Shrine Basilica) 
12/10-12/11  -  Grade School Santa Shop

Shrine Events

10/2 - Dad's Club Pumpkin Sale Begins
11/10 - 11/11 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
12/18 - 12/2 - Christmas Break 

 

Board Member Contact Information

Co-Presidents
Jacqueline Stagner
jacquelinestagner@gmail.com

Sonia Valdez
soniamcleod19@hotmail.com 

Vice President
Erin Bankowski
eebankowski@gmail.com 

Secretary 
Jennifer Southwood
jsouthwood33@gmail.com

Treasurer
Gina Sheahan
gsheahan@live.com

NEWS

Mothers' Club Fall Friday Walks

Yearbook Photo Request
 
It’s the beginning of the school year and we want to remind you to start uploading your photos for the yearbook!  We need photos of your kiddos during recess and lunch, at the Step-by-Step Run, at Fall Fest, on the first day of school, playing or cheering on Shrine sports, wearing Shrine gear and showing #shrinepride.
Please start uploading your photos for consideration for the yearbook. 
1.   Upload your photos by going to:  commpe.pictavo.com (Must use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge version 79 or newer)
2.  Enter school ID 701682
3.  Click “Share Your Pictures
4.  You will need to create an account if you don’t have one already.
5.  Click, Upload Photos and then select photos for Upload
6.  Tag your photos (to the best of your ability).  Pictavo asks for first and last name for the tag, but you can also add a description.  (Like “Colin Tulley 2021 Fall Fest” or  “4th Grade Girls at Step-by-Step”)
7.  Choose an album
iPhones: To upload the best resolution photo, tap “upload photo” in Pictavo Community, tap photo library, select the image in your library, then tap choose image size at the bottom of the screen. Important to select LARGE or ACTUAL SIZE
 
Spirit Wear Sales at HS and Academy!

You can now shop for spirit wear in person at Shrine High School and Academy! If you prefer, you can still shop online here: 
https://shrinespiritshop.itemorder.com/shop/sale/?saleCode=442M6

Volunteers Needed! 

Lunchroom Volunteers

Hours: 10:45am – 1:10pm
Duties: Assisting and interacting with students in the lunchroom and wiping tables between lunch periods to provide a pleasant and healthy lunchroom environment. We need 3 volunteers to work the lunchroom every day. https://sites.google.com/a/shrineschools.com/cafecal/

Playground Volunteers

Hours: 11:00am – 12:50pm
Duties: Watching and interacting with students during recess to ensure fun and safety.
We need 4 volunteers to work the playground every day. In the event of bad weather, recess will be moved indoors. https://sites.google.com/a/shrineschools.com/playgroundcal/

Toyology Kickback Program 

Did you know that you can earn credit for Shrine just by shopping at Toyology? Shrine participates in their kickback program, so 20% of your purchase goes to an in-store credit for the school, used to pick up fun stuff for the classrooms! Just mention Shrine when purchasing!

Do you have something to include in the weekly blast? 
 
Please send an email to shrinegsmc@gmail.com with your submission by SATURDAY at 1:00pm. If you have images to include, please make sure they are in .jpg format. This way we can be sure it is included in next week's email blast.  
Check out our Mothers' Club Facebook Page for Services offered by Shrine Moms! 

Be sure and visit the services section of our page for ways to support the Mothers' Club and fellow moms' businesses. Please note that this section is under construction as we add and update services. As a Shrine mom, if you have a service or business you provide that you'd like to have listed, please let us know! Send an email with details to shrinegsmc@gmail.com 
Prayer Requests

We give thanks to God always for all of you, remembering you in our prayers unceasingly...              (1 Thessalonians 1:2)


* Xander, Ms. Liford's Nephew
Thank you for all of the prayers for Xander! He was recently featured in a news segment celebrating Miracle Children. You can view his amazing story here!  #xanderstrong 



*Alba Family, Shrine Family

The Alba family lost their husband and father, Jason, just before Christmas. The Albas have been long time, active members of the Shrine community and have three children. Naomi (11th) and Nate (8th) attend our schools. Many people from our community have asked how they can help. With the family’s permission, we have set up a tuition fund to help offset future tuition expenses at Shrine. The link can be found here: https://www.givecentral.org/location/1183/event/29127  
Donations can also be made to LifeLab Kids Foundation in Ferndale https://www.lifelabkids.org where their youngest child, Noah (grade 2) goes to school. We will continue to hold the Alba family close in prayer and encourage you to do the same. 


* Amy Firek, Shrine Family 
Amy, one of our Shrine moms, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  She has 4th and 6th graders at the Grade School, and a Junior at the High School. We pray for continued strength, health, and healing as they go through this as a family. 

* Ms. Liford, Shrine Family
Our incredible Academy Art Teacher has been battling cancer. She will be beginning a new round of treatment while continuing to teach our children face-to-face. Praying for continued strength and healing for her. 


If we can support you or your loved ones through the power of prayer, please email shrinegsmc@gmail.com. You don't need to share any names or personal information (we'll just share whatever you tell us you're comfortable with).

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