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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 21:05

Principal Newsletter

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Dear Salesian Family,

Greetings from "COOL CORRALITOS"!  Please remember to send your child with a water bottle so the he/she stays hydrated.  We are reminding the students to drink plenty of water and remove their vests and fleece jackets during these hot days too.


I want to take this opportunity to share that I have begun some conversations with our middle school students regarding "Halloween" and "ALL HALLOW's EVE" since they are the ones who help prepare the carnival for the rest of the school.  This is a great opportunity to review how we celebrate this American Custom in the light of our Catholic Faith.  In essence the word Halloween when taken apart is a word that comes from "holy" and "evening".  October 31st is the Holy Evening before All Saints and All Souls Days.

We take time to celebrate and honor those fellow Christians who lived the gospel in a heroic way and we look to them for encouragement and inspiration.  Some saints went through great trials and difficulties and yet they were faithful to God.  All Souls Day is set aside to give honor and proper remembrance to our beloved deceased brothers and sisters.

It is important for us to know what to celebrate and focus on during this American Custom so that in the midst of it all we don't give the wrong message to our children.  We are believers in Jesus Christ who died and was buried and rose from the dead!  We do not focus on the darkness, the fear, and the gruesome.  We are Children of the Light!  Death is simply a passage from this life to the next.

We focus on the life to come!  Children can dress up in a saint costume, funny costume, or character costume.  These ways of dressing up invoke a focus on things or people who are life giving and not the opposite.  We will also begin All Hallow's Eve Fun day with a prayer service with the theme of "Mercy".

Please know that we are looking forward to these special days with the focus of joy, light, and hope!  We look to the Saints who have gone before us and have stayed strong in their faith!

*If you would like to donate some of your time to help us set up or prepare the event please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I have a couple of wooden board games that need a new paint job or need replacing!  Some handy dad could do the job!


United in Prayer,

Sr. Ignacia Carrillo, FMA



I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your participation in our annual First Half of the Year Fundraiser: DRIVE FOR SCHOOL.  Remember that you have ALREADY paid for these tickets with the $250 fundraising fee.  Please fill out the ticket stubs and send them to school.  You also have the option to sell the tickets and recoup your fee.  Either way ALL STUBS must be filled out COMPLETELY and turned in to the office by October 14.


I am thrilled to share that we are looking forward to our first Grade Level Family Night which will be held this Wednesday, September 28 at 7pm!  This Family Night is geared to TK-2nd Grade Families.  See attached flyer.

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY: Wednesday, September 28

EVERYONE should come in complete uniform, nice haircut, hairdo, etc. to look great in our yearbook!  Lifetouch will come in the morning to set up.

Support ART Program

Save the Date! Wednesday, October 12 come dine at the "HIDE OUT"!  A percentage of the proceeds from 3PM to closing will directly benefit our ART PROGRAM!  Please invite all your friends!


Friday, September 30th at 11am is our next mass.  We welcome Fr. Paul McDonnell as our celebrant and we thank our Fourth Grade class who will be responsible for animating our liturgy!


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The mission of The Salesian Elementary and Junior High School is a TK-8 private Catholic elementary and junior high school working cooperatively with the Diocese of Monterey to provide a child-centered learning environment within a family atmosphere that embodies the Salesian philosophy of reason, religion, and loving kindness as taught by Saint John Bosco and Saint Mary Mazzarello

(831) 728-5518

605 Enos Ln Watsonville, CA 95076