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November 29, 2017

You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!” Isaiah, 9

Dear Saint Robert Community,

I sincerely hope that you all enjoyed a very memorable, blessed Thanksgiving holiday and break. As we head into the Advent Season, I pray that you are able to enjoy the joy filled days of “waiting” to celebrate Christ’s birth. As a community, I know that we have many opportunities this next month, to be together and rejoice. I am grateful.

Before leaving on break we were able to enjoy our school “families” at lunch. Thank you to our 8th graders and to Ms. Bartolotti for coordinating this time together. Moments like these are incredibly valuable and allow a variety of different aged students to get acquainted. We also celebrated a beautiful family mass on the 19th. Thanks to our participating students as altar servers, choir voices, readers etc. You make the mass even more special. I am looking forward to December 8th, when the 4th grade is in charge of our 8:30 am school mass celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Thank you to our Kindergarten for collecting PJs for those in need. Good Job! I know you will also enjoy this Friday with your PJ day, Polar Express and hot chocolate. What a special day for some very special students!

God Bless You and Your Families Mrs. Wright



Men’s Club - We have decided to forego the December 1st Men’s Club crab dinner. We will be having a regular Men’s club meeting on December 4th, doors open at 6 PM and is open to all men of the parish. January 1st being a holiday, there will be no monthly meeting. Marinated crab dinner / DJ will be January 27th, the last Sat of the month. Any questions call Bart Murphy 650/296-7925Rico Medina 650/869-5009

SR Choir Singing at Tree Lighting - Our Saint Robert Choir will be once again singing for the San Bruno Christmas Tree Lighting at San Bruno Park on December 7th. At this event Capuchino’s Community Wellness Commission has informed us they will be collecting teddy bears (slightly used) There will be bins located at the San Bruno Rec Center for collection. The teddy bears will be donated to the Parca Foundation’s drive ‘It’s All About Smiles’ where the teddy bears will be given to children with developmental disabilities.What a great way for our students to be part of celebrating the Advent Season in concert and enjoying our community. Be there by 5:25pm to hear the music begin. It is always a very fun evening!

Sports - Parents please complete the Parent Evaluation Form found on the Parish website for Baseball & Volleyball and send them into the school office. Students complete their evaluations in school. Thanks so much. Many thanks to the parents/parishioners that have volunteered to be commissioners or coach the students involved in this year’s programs. GO BEARS! I look forward to hearing how our students are R.E.A.L. Kids on the basketball court. Sports are an extension of our school and CCD programs, therefore, participation in our R.E.A.L. Kids Student Learning Expectations as well as John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, is just the right thing to do.

Basketball/Athletics - Practices will start on Monday November 27 and continues through Friday – December 22 per your assigned teams schedule. Practice will resume January 2 with our first competitions on the weekend of January 5-7. Uniforms will be handed out Wednesday – December 6…times and location TBD

See’s Candy - Our fundraiser ended yesterday. Did you forget to turn your orders in? Not to worry, it’s still ok to send to school tomorrow. However, tomorrow really is the last day that I can accept them. Thanks to all of the families that placed their orders. The candy will be delivered the week of December 11th. The monies earned will be used to pay for our Apple TV’s and monitors for our school. Any questions or problems please call Eileen Grealish at 650-583-5065.

Simply Uniforms - Current and holiday season hours– Current, Closed on Sunday and Monday, 10 to 5:30 Tuesday through Friday, 10 to 4:00pm on Saturday. Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule – Closed November 22nd through November 29th and will re-open November 30th.

Breakfast with Santa - Our Annual Breakfast with Santa will be on Saturday December 9 with two seatings– 8:30 am and 10:30 am. Reservation forms were sent home with children. We’ve also included the form online in case you missed it on Hope to see you there for this fun morning!

Dinner Dance - Tickets for The Great Gatsby, St. Robert’s Dinner Dance and Auction, will go on sale at the January Women’s Guild Meeting taking place onMonday, January 8th for those paying to attend the meeting. In order to purchase a ticket, you will need to have payment at time of reservation and your meal choice. See more information on tickets price & pre-event options here ( If you have any questions regarding the Dinner Dance & Auction, please contact Erica Garcia or Athena Labagh If you have any questions regarding reservations, please contact Gina Portolan

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