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All School High School Middle School Athletics FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19 ‐ EARLY DISMISSAL
Just a reminder that all students will be dismissed this Friday at
12:30 p.m. There will be no after‐school supervised study in the
library. Campus will be closed by 1 p.m.
CHRISTMAS CHOIR CONCERT ‐ TONIGHT!
December 17 ‐ Christmas
Choir Concert
Featuring the combined high school and middle school
choirs tonight at 7‐8:30 p.m. in the Chapel, please join us for an
evening of Christmas music with cookies and hot chocolate
afterwards! Admission is free. The choir would like to give special
thanks to the PFSA and Boosters for our new and beautiful choral
risers! You can see them at the concert!
December 19 ‐ Early
Release 12:30 p.m.
December 22‐January 2 ‐
Christmas Vacation, No
School (Offices Closed)
LOST
AND
FOUND OVERFLOWING
The lost and found is overflowing, so please encourage your
students to check for any missing items before the Christmas break.
The lost and found tables are located in the Commons. Please also
check all the "cubbies" in both ends of the Commons. All items will
be donated to charity this afternoon.
January 8 ‐ HS Liturgy
Dress
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PRAYER
Thank you Gracious God,
for gathering us together
and opening a door which
can be entered by all who
SACRAMENT
OF
RECONCILIATION
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be available
after school on Wednesdays in Advent. Meet Fr. Heric in the Blessed
Sacrament Chapel.
ORANGE CRUSH SPIRIT STORE
Visit the Orange Crush for Christmas gifts ! This month only ‐‐ spend
$100 or more on merchandise and get 10% off, spend $200 or more
and get 20% off. We have lots of great stocking stuffers! Please
note: for the month of January the store will only be open
Thursdays, 2‐4 p.m.
NEWS FROM ADMISSIONS: ALL SCHOOL WINTER OPEN HOUSE ‐
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 Students: We need you! This is our final Open House. We need "all
hands on deck!" All past and present Student Ambassadors and
Leadership students, please volunteer at our upcoming open house
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are like children. You open
the door for all who have
the childlike hope that you
are carrying out your
purpose, that in the midst
of the ruin and sin of world
history, life remains, the
life of the Lord Jesus
Christ, life for all the
world. No one can destroy
this life, which will soon
gather power until all
people see him, Jesus
Christ, who for the
salvation of humankind is
the same yesterday,
today, and in all eternity.
Amen.
to tour prospective families around campus on January 7. We need
both middle school and high school grades to volunteer (it is a 6‐12
Open House!). Please sign up by Mrs. K's door. Community service
hours (3) will be awarded for your help. Thank you!
Please note: There will be no formal training for this Open House,
just an overview session right before. You will be served dinner at 5
p.m. in the Athletic Pavilion Board Room.
Dress: Middle school students please wear your dress
niform. High school students please wear EC spirit wear with khakis
or dress pants. No denim of any kind.
Parents: Admissions also needs parent volunteers for the open
house. We would appreciate your help greeting families, touring
prospective families or helping with hospitality tasks. Please email
Charlene Kletzly if you can volunteer.
CHANGE TO THE MASTER CALENDAR ‐ SPRING MUSICAL
The dates for the EC spring musical, "Beauty and the Beast," have
been changed to April 23‐26.
FLU SEASON INFORMATION
Saint Francis of Assisi...
Pray for us
Live Jesus in our hearts...
Forever
With the flu season upon us, please remember that we ask all
families to please keep students who are exhibiting flu symptoms
home, especially those with temperatures greater than 100.4
degrees Fahrenheit. Students should be free of a temperature and
vomiting for 24 hours prior to returning to school. We have several
families with members who have compromised immune systems and
would like to curtail any inadvertent exposures. Thank you!
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS
TO
EXPERIENCE EC!
Do you know anyone who might benefit from an Eastside Catholic
education? Invite them and their families to Discover the EC
Advantage ‐ 6th grade through life, at our final official open
house of the season! The All School Open House will be held
on Wednesday, January 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. If you would like us
to mail them a personal invitation, please contact Charlene
Kletzly by email or at 425‐295‐3014.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
Students are needed to help with a dinner dance at the Fraternal
Order of Eagles on December 31 from 5‐10 p.m. This is open to
middle and high school students. Contact Shelia Dwyer, 425‐889‐
8574, for more information.
STARS ONLINE AUCTION
Thank you to everyone who participated in the online auction
which ended last Saturday. Whether you won an item or not, your
bidding encouraged others to bid. We are on our way to reaching
our overall auction fundraising goal!
STARS GALA AUCTION DONATIONS CONTINUE
Procurement, sponsorship and advertising continues through
January 15 ‐‐ just 11 days after Christmas vacation. We are
grateful to everyone who has donated! Please visit the auction web
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page
at eastsidecatholic.org/auction where you will find gift registries,
donation suggestions and much more. Cash donations are also
greatly appreciated and will be applied for maximum return.
Donations can be dropped off any time at the EC Events Office
located on the second floor, at the front reception desk or entered
online at eastsidecatholic.org/auction. Questions regarding
procurement? Contact Sharon Soldenwagner or Florie Fexy. Thank
you!
STARS GALA AUCTION CURRENT LIST
OF
SPONSORS
Join our growing list of 2015 STARS Gala Auction Sponsors including
BNBuilders, the Sercu Family with Bookwalter Family and Winery,
Eveia Health Consulting & Management with the Head Family,
Global Engineering and Construction LLC with the McMann Family,
Good Chevrolet with the Sheridan Family, Elumin Healthcare
Solutions with the Williams Family, the Welty Family, Swedish
Medical Center, the Wente Family, JPC Architects, Banner Bank,
Honda Auto Center of Bellevue with the Blanton and Hudgins
Families, United Insurance Brokers, Elements Gallery, E.M.
Plumbing, Sammamish YMCA and Integrus Architecture. Visit
eastsidecatholic.org/auction to learn more or contact Sponsorship
Chair Carrie Blanton. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are
available through January 15.
2015 GRANDPARENTS
AND
SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY ‐ SAVE THE DATE
One of our school's favorite traditions is the annual Grandparents
and Special Friends Day. Grandparents and special friends are
important members of our EC community and we proudly and
warmly welcome them to our campus each year. We hope that your
EC student and his or her grandparents or special friends will join us
on Saturday, April 25. The event begins with a Mass at 9:30 a.m.
and includes student speakers, art on display, musical performances
and a plated brunch. More information will be available in 2015.
Please contact Manager of Major Events Sharon Soldenwagner with
questions.
EC SOCIAL MEDIA Make sure to follow EC on Instagram at @eastsidecatholicschool and
also "LIKE" the official Eastside Catholic School Facebook page!
Have an idea for a post? Please contact the Marketing Department.
INTERPRETING PSAT RESULTS
Freshman, sophomore and junior families: College Counseling has
invited Ms. Molly Metz, co‐founder of Prep Northwest, to return to
EC for an "Interpreting PSAT Results" information night on
Wednesday, January 14 from 6‐7:30 p.m. In addition to helping our
families understand the score results of the PSAT, Ms. Metz will talk
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about the SAT and ACT, the differences between the two exams and
test strategies. Although our students typically do not plan to take
the SAT or ACT until at least the fall of their junior year, we
believe this session will be helpful for college planning purposes.
Students and parents are encouraged to attend this helpful
information session. Please RSVP to
[email protected] with your name and the total
number to attend. In the subject line, please note PSAT Night.
HIGH SCHOOL ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB ‐ TODAY!
Have your student join us today for EC's inaugural high school
Ultimate squad! Leo Marchetti and Coach Hayden will be leading an
information session in the Athletic Pavilion Board Room today at 3
p.m. After the meeting students can meet at the upper grass field
for a pickup game until 4 p.m. The club is open to boys and girls
grades 9‐12. Be a part of EC's first ever squad, and even help choose
the name! Contact Adam Chumbley for more information.
MISSION TRIP PARENT MEETING
Parents of students that are attending the mission trip in February
are invited to attend an informational meeting Wednesday, January
14 at 7 p.m. in the EC Library. You will get packing lists, airport
information and what our schedule in San Francisco will look like,
as well as answers to any of your questions.
HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS
ON
SALE
The high school yearbook is now on sale. Purchase one today
through Herff Jones at yearbookordercenter.com. The job number
is 6287. If you have any questions feel free to contact Ms. Snow.
Yearbooks are only available for pre‐order through January 8. There
is no guarantee that there will be a yearbook available for purchase
in the spring, so make sure to pre‐order yours before the deadline!
SENIOR EMMAUS RETREAT APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!
Emmaus is a retreat for current seniors who wish to dive deeper into
their Destiny experience and expand upon their personal journey of
faith. Attending Destiny is not a prerequisite as Emmaus calls
seniors to reflect upon their time spent at EC, the relationships they
have formed during their high school years and to consider "what's
next?" as they prepare to graduate and move on to the next phase of
their lives. Emmaus will be held at Camp Don Bosco January 23‐25.
Students will not miss any school if they choose to attend the
retreat! Applications are available in Campus Ministry and should be
returned there, along with the retreat fee, no later than Friday,
December 19. Contact Jeff LaBelle or Ellen McCormick if you have
any questions.
SEMESTER ONE FINALS ‐ JANUARY 20‐23, 2015
Semester One Final Exam Schedule:
Tuesday, January 20
Period 7 9‐10:30 a.m.
Period 6 10:45 a.m.‐12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, January 21 Period 5 9‐10:30 a.m.
Period 4 10:45 a.m.‐12:15 p.m.
Thursday, January 22
Period 3 9‐10:30 a.m.
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Period 2 10:45 a.m.‐12:15 p.m.
Friday, January 23
Period 1 9‐10:30 a.m.
If a student has an extenuating circumstance and cannot attend
their final exam at the scheduled date and time, the student must
make a request to the vice principal at least two weeks prior to the
exam. The vice principal will consult with the student's teachers to
determine if the request can be honored. Permission to reschedule a
final exam is only granted in extreme circumstances. There is a $15
fee for each rescheduled final exam.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB ‐ TODAY!
"SMASH" is in it's second year! Have your student join us today on
the upper grass field from 3‐4 p.m. for a pickup game and
information session. The club is open to boys and girls grades 6‐8.
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding this team, and we are
looking forward to seeing the turnout! Contact Adam Chumbley for
more information or register online.
REGISTRATION FOR CYO VOLLEYBALL
Online registration is available for CYO volleyball. There will be a
boys team and a girls team. If your student would like to
participate, please register online. Contact Mr. Matthews
at [email protected] with questions.
PRINCIPAL/PARENT COFFEE ‐ TOMORROW
Parents of middle school students are invited to join Principal Polly
Skinner and Vice Principal Chris Sharp for a parent coffee on
Tuesday, December 16 at 8 a.m. in the EC Library. If you have
specific topics you would like addressed, please send an email to
Teri Anderson prior to December 16.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOWLING AND PIZZA EVENT ‐ SAVE THE DATE,
MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 11:30 A.M. ‐ 1:30 P.M.
The PTF invites all ECMS boys and girls to the annual bowling and
pizza event on Monday, January 26. Bring your parents for some fun
at Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes 700 Bellevue Way NE (2nd floor of
Lincoln Square). Registration details will be available in early
January. Contact Suzanne Hornish with any questions.
STUDENT LED CONFERENCES ‐ JANUARY 20‐22
Student Led Conference information and registration instructions
were emailed to all middle school families on Monday, December
15. Please register for your conference as soon as possible. All
students should be registered by the deadline of January 12, 2015.
The middle school bell schedule during conference week will be the
same as the HS finals schedule, with a daily start time of 9 a.m.
and dismissal at 12:15 p.m. Buses will run accordingly and there
will be no after school supervised study.
Please contact Teri Anderson if you have any questions.
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ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOL LACROSSE PLAYERS
It's time to register for lacrosse! Eastside Crusaders Youth Lacrosse
will run a spring program for boys and girls in grades 6, 7 and 8. If
you are interested in playing, please visit crusaderslacrosse.com to
register. Deadline to register is December 19.
OUR FOOTBALL AND BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS
ARE
FLORIDA BOUND!
Our state championship football team is heading to Boca Raton,
Fla. on Christmas day to compete in the Burger King State
Champions Bowl Series at Florida Atlantic University. The game will
be played on December 27 vs. Trinity Christian, the 3A Florida State
Champion, and will air at 12 p.m. eastern time on ESPNU. Tune in
at 9 a.m. Our undefeated boys basketball team is also east coast
bound, headed to Naples, Fla. on Christmas night where they have
been invited to play in the Gulf Shore Holiday Hoopfest tournament.
You can watch the Crusaders hoopsters live online at
holidayhoopfest.com. Good luck to both teams!
CHAMPIONSHIP APPAREL
Purchase your EC Football State Champions apparel online on
ecchampionshipgear.com. Orders placed online will be available for
pick up when we return from winter break.
WINTER SPORTS
ARE
HERE!
Okay all you basketball, wrestling and swim fans! Get your blue and
orange ready to go because winter sports are here! Can't wait to see
you courtside, matside and poolside. Go Crusaders! For full
schedules please view the calendar.
NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?
The wrestling team needs high school students and very responsible
middle school volunteers! EC hosts the annual Brian Hill Invitational
tournament on Saturday, December 27. There are a variety of shifts
available or your student can help all day. If you are able to help,
contact [email protected]
MARINERS TICKETS FUNDRAISER
TO
SUPPER EC BASEBALL
Help out our baseball team! They are currently out selling tickets
for the first Saturday home game on April 18 against the Texas
Rangers. Tickets are $40 for the 100 level and $17 for the 300
level. If you would like to purchase tickets, see an EC baseball
player!
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