FOCUS Epiphany Catholic School

Epiphany Catholic School
FOCUS
Volume 32, Issue 3
November 2014
Dear Parents,
The mission of Epiphany Catholic School is to educate children to become responsible adults living out Christian
values and Catholic faith. This is achieved by emphasizing excellence in academics, personal growth, and spiritual
development in Christ. The cooperation and participation of both the parish and school communities are essential to
this endeavor.
On October 24th, our school community gathered in the old church to pray the rosary. We were led by the student
council as we remembered in our prayers all of our school and family intentions as well as the upcoming elections.
During this month of November, let us remember all the many “Saints” in our life who are now enjoying their eternal
reward. Let us pray to them and for them for they are certainly a source of intercessory prayer. As you gather as a family
around the table at Thanksgiving, continue to remember those people who have been a source of strength to your family.
Speak their name aloud and give thanks to God for the blessing that you have received through them. It is also a time to
ask the Lord for the grace we need to be a blessing to all we meet each day.
On Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. the Church of the Epiphany
invites you to an exposition and veneration of over 150 Sacred Relics of Saints and Blessed. This is a wonderful
opportunity and a blessing for our parish community. All are invited.
As you know the report cards will be emailed the week of November 3rd. You will need legal size paper in order to
print the report card. This report card is a new format designed by the Archdiocese of Miami. Please see the letter on the
website from the Superintendent. I will send an email on Monday, November 3rd, explaining some of the new details
that you will see on the report card. Please contact the school office if you are having difficulty printing the report card,
if so, we will send home a hard copy. The report cards do not need to be returned to school.
I want to thank everyone who has completed their Volunteer Code of Conduct, Virtus and Fingerprints. All three
documents must be on file prior to volunteering for any school activity.
You are remembered in my prayer.
Sister Margaret Fagan, IHM
Please do not leave any valuable items in your car. It only takes a few seconds to open a car door and remove
valuable items. This should be a rule no matter where you park.
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM RELIGIOUS
EDUCATION
The Religious Education Program holds its sessions
on Wednesday afternoons and evenings.
Parents use the same drop off and pick up system as
the school. You are reminded that PARKING IN
THE DRIVE-THRU LANE IS PROHIBITED
from school dismissal time until 5:30 p.m. It is
again prohibited in the evening, from 6:45 to 9:00
p.m.
PLEASE, ADHERE TO THIS REGULATION.
Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, November 27 and Friday,
November 28.
Christmas Holiday
The students will be dismissed for
the Christmas holiday on Friday,
December 19th at 11:00am. No lunch
will be served that day. School will
resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.
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Automobile Drop Off/Pick Up
1. All students arriving or leaving school by
automobile must use the carport.
2. No one may park on 84th Street or Red
Road, drop off on 84th Street or Red Road,
or pick up on 84th Street or Red Road.
3. Students will wait for parent pickup at the assigned stations in the carport and singles area.
4. Please do not leave the car unattended in the
carport area during arrival or dismissal time.
Pull into the parking area if your child is not
out at dismissal time.
5. USING THE PARKING LOT AS A PICKUP AREA IS NOT AN OPTION.
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1. Yearbook ads due
November 14, 2014. Forms can be
downloaded from the ECS web under school forms.
2. If you have taken the VIRTUS
course, you must go online
to: www.virtus.org and register for
the online bulletins. Please print
proof of your online registration for
your records and ours.
DO NOT USE your cell phone while driving
on the school grounds.
Sign with last name and station number or
color must be visible to teachers. Please
place on the visor so all can see.
Absolutely no stopping in front of new church
to wait for 2nd dismissal.
DO NOT DROP-OFF OR PARK IN THE
PARISH CENTER PARKING LOT.
THIS IS THE PARKING LOT FOR OUR
TEACHERS.
If you need to walk your child into school,
walk behind the cones.
Reminder for all Altar
Servers:
It is the responsibility of
the altar server to find a
substitute if he/she is unable to serve a scheduled
mass. Your cooperation is
greatly appreciated.
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Peacemaker for October - Virtue Hope
Hope is the virtue for this month. Hope, the hidden gift, is centered on God. Hope is the virtue that calls
us to believe and trust that God is always with us no matter how difficult life might be. Optimism, joy,
patience, trust, confidence, courage, keep trying, begin anew, look for God surprises, forgive mistakes
KA
KB
KC
KD
Alejandro Croes
Emiliana Bazo
Veronica Aguilar
Lily Roos
4A
4B
4C
4D
Adrian Paucar
Giovanna Rivero
Carolina Monterrey
Andres Aleman
1A
1B
1C
1D
Carolina Gonzalez
Alessandra Alvarez
Sarah Sherman
Roberto Oyarzun
5A
5B
5C
5D
Bianca Barroso
Daniela Barnola
Andre Fortou
Maria Losa
2A
2B
2C
2D
Mia Roca
Dylan Paucar
Ernesto Avino
Lola Fernandez
3A
3B
3C
3D
Carola Cobo
Daniel Malabet
Ana Sofia Losa
Alec Molina
6A Isabella Delgado
6B Daniel Alexander Rodriguez
6C Ana Romagosa
7A Isabella Stanfield
7B Holt Boink
7C Alexa Barroso
8A Anamari Garcia
8B Brandon Rosabal
8C Daniela Fernandez
Our Peacemaker Celebration took place on Friday, October 17th for grades 2-8 and
K-1 on Tuesday, October 21 at 1:30pm.
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An Important Request from Mrs. Lasaga
When your child is going to be absent remember to call the office at
305 667-5251 or send Mrs. Lasaga an e-mail at :
[email protected] before 9:00 a.m. to let her know .
If you e-mail the teachers, please cc Mrs. Lasaga so she is aware of your child’s absence
Thank you for your help!
NO CHILD IS PERMITTED TO WALK TO THE SIDE
PARKING LOTS OF THE CHURCH TO BE PICKED UP.
CHILDREN MUST BE PICKED UP IN THEIR
DESIGNTATED AREAS OF CARPOOL OR SINGLES.
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Mission Ambassadors
Our Mission Ambassadors will assist the Homeroom in raising money for Amor en Accion.
2A
Isabella Murphy
5B
Ricky Rivera
2B
Melanie Haro
5C
Isabel Penin
Isabella Zumpano
2C
Cristina Sanchez
2D
Sofia Ruiz
3A
Luis Haro
3B
Ethan De Church
3C
Daniel Real
3D
Mia Rodriguez
4A
Sofia Eljaiek
5D
Juliana Peredo
6A
Andrea Escobio
6B
Daniella Garcia
6C
Paulina Boudet
7A
Sophia Briones
7B
Georgia Etten
7C
Gabriela Duque
4B
Ceci Pino
Erik Gaviria
8A
Julianna Canizares
4C
Gabriela Vega
8B
Isabella Guzzo
4D
Gabirella Diaz
Alejandro Delgado
8C
Julianna Yaniz
Daniella Fernandez
5A
Annabella Baboun
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EPIPHANY’S EIGHTH GRADERS SHINE AT THE CHRISTOPHER
COLUMBUS OLYMPICS
Each year a number of 8th grade students are selected to represent Epiphany at the Academic
Olympics held at Christopher Columbus. We send a thank-you to all the teachers who have taught our
students so well. Congratulations to both the parents of the participants, the participants and the
students who won medals!
Art
Religion
Daniel Diaz—Gold
Miah Bermudez—Bronze
Taylor Jauregui
Alexander Prieto—Bronze
Nicholas Farach
Monica Milton –Gold
Cecilia Gaston—Bronze
English
Science
William Gregory
Thomas Packert—Silver
Alexis Diaz-Silveira
Mary Alfano
Carlos Delgado
Joseph de la Viesca—Gold
Stephanie Diaz
Alexandra Yaniz
History
Spanish
Rafael Rodriguez—Gold
Sebastian Aviles—Silver
Isabella Gomez—Silver
Isabella Guzzo– Bronze
Andres Perdomo
Jorge Maratos—Bronze
Adda Gudjonsdottir
Isabella Reardon
Math
Speech
Sebastian De La Torre
Beltran Ulloa—Gold
Juliana Yaniz –Silver
Alexandra Perez
Cesar Sordo
Joseph Pozo—Bronze
Veronica Diaz—Bronze
Kaitlyn Roberts
General Skills
Steven Lee –Silver
Francisco Martell– Silver
Julianna Canizares—Silver
Carolina Brito –Silver
All the students demonstrated tremendous
effort and great school spirit. We are very
proud of our Epiphany students.
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Sharing Thanksgiving…
from family to family
Thanks to the generosity of many, Epiphany has through the years provided needy
families with basic staples for their Thanksgiving meal. This November as we prepare for
Thanksgiving, each Epiphany family will once again have the opportunity to share our
countless blessings with those in need.
This year we will be helping out the St. Martin de Porres community. This parish is in
great need of help and we are committed to making their Thanksgiving one where they can
have the basics they need.
 A 'shopping list' with pictures and details of the items requested is attached.
 Take this list to the store when you go shopping.
 The Publix at Dadeland and Monza and the South Miami Winn Dixie should be well-
stocked with these items.
 Please place all items on the shopping list in a reusable grocery bag and bring the bag to
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the Religious Education Office no later than November 18 , 2014.
 Please do not send anything that is opened, dented, or expired.
 A personal message from your family such as a hand-written note, a prayer, or a child’s
drawing should be included in the bag.
 The total cost will be under $25.00, but will depend on the brands that are purchased.
 If you are unable to prepare a bag, you may want to contribute individual items from the
list.
 Willing to go the extra mile? Buy a gift card from Publix, Winn-Dixie, Wal-Mart or Target for the purchase of a turkey or other meat product. Please, secure visibly to your bag.
Clean used blankets are also welcome!
If you have any questions please contact the Religious Education office at
(305)665-0037.
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Shopping List for St. Martin de Porre’s Thanksgiving bags: Vegetable
Oil 48
Oz.
Evaporated
milk
2 cans,
12oz
Canned
vegetables
2 cans
(peas, corn,
etc)
15oz.
Maseca
4.4 lb.
bag
Sugar
5 lb. bag
12oz
Canned
fruit
2 cans
ozoz.
Flour
2 lb. bag
Rice
5 lb. bag
Dry pinto
Beans
2 lb. bag
(mixed fruit,
peaches, etc.)
15oz.
OPTIONAL
Reusable bag
– usually
found near entrance or registers
As an added donation, you may buy a $10 or $15 gift
card from Publix, Winn-Dixie, Wal-Mart or Target.
Please secure visibly to your bag.
Total - Should be under $25.00 (will vary depending on store/brands - not including optional
gift card)
Place all items in the reusable bag and take to school or Religious Education
Office no later than
Wednesday, November 18th , 2014. Remember to include a personal
message from your family such as a hand-written note, a prayer, or a child’s
drawing.
Thank you for your generosity!
Counselor’s Corner
Dear Epiphany Families and Students,
My name is Amelia Rey and I am the new counselor
@ Epiphany School. I must say, I am very excited to have
joined such a wonderful team of teachers and your
children have been more than welcoming.
I can’t believe we are approaching our third month of school
and I have already met many of you. As a school counselor,
the goal is to help every student be the best student they
can be; this includes working with the students directly as well as
collaborating with the staff. Hopefully, some of your children
have come home and have mentioned that they have met me.
As part of my Character Formation Program, I will be going into
each classroom on a monthly basis and/or needed basis and
addressing different topics. Well, it is time to get back to the kids
and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help !
Amelia R. Rey, L.C.S.W.
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