The Cardinal Connect is our weekly newsletter to parents and guardians full of important information about school events. Read on to stay connected:

April 19  click here to download PDF

 Core Virtue of the Month: “Graciousness and Courtesy” 

Graciousness is acting kindly, courteously and making another feel special. Courtesy is showing respect through kindness, politeness and consideration of others. 

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit! Our Boots and Bling Auction will be catered by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit! Auction tickets are on sale for $40 per person or $300 to reserve a table for 8. Your ticket includes a full dinner, catered by Dickey’s, desert and a drink. Please be sure to invite your family and friends to this adult night of entertainment and fun!

50/50 Raffle: The tickets for the 50/50 Raffle were sent home today. If you need more tickets, please stop by the School Office. For just $1, you could win hundreds!!!! You don’t need to attend the auction to win.

Auction Items are coming in and WOW…have we got some great items for you to bid on…here is a sample of a few of the items that we have received so far:

  • Two nights stay at a Pacific Grove Home plus passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium 
  • Passes to Gilroy Gardens 
  • Lots of museum passes 
  • Hello Kitty items 
  • Principal 4 A Day…let your child be in charge of SPLS for a day
  • Wine tasting at Peju, Crooked Vines, Wellington and VjB Wineries 

Summer Camp: Camps will be offered the weeks of: June 18th and 25th, July 9th and 16th. Hours of camp are:

Half day from 8:30-11:30 or 12:30-3:30

Full day from 8:30-3:30

Extended daycare available

For more information please email Shannon Hancock

Family Barn Dance: 

Sponsored by the PTO 

Who: All St. Philip School Families PS-8th 

What: Family Barn Dance 

Where: St. Philip Fellowship Hall & Gym 

When: Friday, April 27 from 6:00-8:00 

Why: Fun for the whole family 

$10 per family. Snacks will be provided. Parents must accompany children. 

Camps will be offered the weeks of: 

June 18th and 25th, July 9th and 16th. 

Hours of camp are: 

Half day from 8:30-11:30 or 12:30-3:30 

Full day from 8:30-3:30 

Extended daycare available 

For more information please email Shannon Hancock at 

or call the office at (925) 829-3857 

Fourth quarter offerings will be going to the Pleasanton Military Families Support Group. It is an organization that mails packages to our deployed military throughout the world at holidays. The St. Philip students make cards 3 times a year that go into some of these packages with messages of God’s love and encouragement. 

Calendar of Events:


April 20th – Career Day

April 21st – 7th Annual School Auction

April 27th – 1/2 Day for Jr. K – 8…Early Dismissal @ 12:00 p.m.

May 2nd – PTO Meeting in the school library 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

May 3rd – National Day of Prayer Assembly

May 7th-11th – National Teacher Appreciation Week 

May 22nd – Preschool 3’s Promotion in the church @ 10:30 a.m.

May 23rd – 8th Grade Graduation in the church @ 8:40 a.m.

May 23rd – Preschool 4’s AM Promotion in the church @ 10:30 a.m.

Preschool 4’s PM Promotion in the church @ 2:30 p.m.

May 24th – Preschool Park Day with parents for 3’s @ 9:30 – 11:00

Preschool Park Day with parents for 4’s p.m. @ 1:00 – 3:00

May 25th – Preschool Park Day with parents for 4’s a.m. @ 9:00 – 11:00

May 25th – FREE DRESS DAY for kindergarten – 8th grade

May 29th – NO SCHOOL…ALL GRADES – Memorial Day Holiday

May 30th – Park Day for Jr. K – Middle School (time to be determined)

May 31st – Last Day of School for Jr. Kindergarten – 8th Grade Dismissal @ 12:00

May 31st – Fourth Quarter ends (48 days)