Santa Fe Catholic High School

Preparing Students for College and the World 

August 29, 2019
Important Dates
  • August 30- No School
  • September 2- No School Labor Day
  • September 5- All School Retreat
  • September 9- Senior Parent Meeting
  • September 10- Grandparents
  • September 13- Freshman Retreat
  • September 16- Sophomore/Junior Parent Meeting
  • September 23- Senior Parent Meeting
  • September 24- Mass
  • September 24- Picture Retake Day
7:00am - 3:30pm


The Hawk Weekly is an electronic newsletter that is emailed to parents that highlights important dates, events, and current news. 


The cut-off time for information going into the Hawk Weekly will be Tuesdays at 12:00pm. 


Publication will be  Thursday.  


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Hurricane Update
We are monitoring Hurricane Dorian, and at this time there are no changes to the school schedule. Updates will be posted on Facebook and via email.
Friday is a Teacher Work Day 
Friday, August 30, is a scheduled teacher work day. Students should not be at school on Friday.
Picture Retake Day - Tuesday, September 24
Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, September 24. Any student who did not have a picture taken on Picture Day this past week will have their photo taken on Retake Day. Please email Mrs. Lopez with any questions  -

Class of 2020 - Senior News  
Senior Class Shirts 
Senior class shirts are for sale. Cost is $20 with checks payable to Santa Fe Catholic High School. Money is due by Friday, September 6. Bring money and order form to Mrs. Lopez. 
Important Dates for Seniors
September 3 - Balfour will come to school handing out graduation announcement information.  Please look for this to come home with your student.
September 9 - Senior Parent Meeting at 6:30
September 10 & 11- Balfour will return during lunch to take orders.
September 10 - Balfour will be on campus to take orders from 5:30-7:00.
September 11 - Balfour will be on campus during lunch to take orders.
November 20 - Class picture-information to follow
April 20 - Parent Appreciation Dinner Tentatively Scheduled-6:30
April 21- Cap/gown distribution & picture-information to follow
May 15 - Senior Mass-SFC Gym at 1:00 pm
May 18 - Baccalaureate Mass-St. Anthony Catholic Church-7:00 pm
May 18-20 - Senior Exams
May 22 - Graduation-Florida Southern College - Branscomb Auditorium-8:00 pm
Junior News 
Class Rings
Balfour will meet with Juniors on September 3rd to share information about class rings.
Parking Lot Procedures During Drop off and Pick Up
When entering the back parking lot, all vehicles should drive down the first aisle and then proceed to park. In the afternoon, the parking spaces on both sides of the second aisle are allotted for parents to park. When the first aisle is backed up with cars, the pick-up process is delayed. No one should park along the softball side of the lot because it is dangerous for students to cross the in-going and outgoing traffic. Also, no one should be picked up in front of the MPC or on the side of Crimson Hall. Lastly, all vehicles must make a right hand turn when leaving the parking lot during drop off and pick up times. There is an easy spot to make a U Turn just down Memorial Blvd. Thank you for helping us keep our school community safe. 
Guidance News
Polk County College Fair
The annual Polk County College Fair is coming to Florida Southern College on Tuesday, September 3, from 6 to 8PM at FSC's Jenkins Field House; 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive.

Senior Parent Meeting
Senior Parent Meeting will be on Monday, September 9th at 6:30pm. This is an important meeting you won't want to miss!

Scholarship Opportunities
Click   here   for more scholarship opportunities.
Advancement News
Yankee Candle Sale
Packets were handed out at Back to School Night. If you didn't receive one, it will be sent home with your student. SFC receives 40% of all sales. Sale ends September 10. Note: No sales tax. Click here to view flyer. Thank you for your support.

Grandparents' Mass and Brunch
Invitations were mailed to the grandparent addresses that we have. We don't want to leave anyone out, so please follow-up with your grandparents, and remind them to RSVP by phone, email, or online. Click  here  for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities
We are in search of volunteers to help us set up on Monday, September 9th, 2019 in the gym, as well as the day of the event, 8:30am - 1:00pm. T o sign up please click   here

Parents/Guardians, please make sure you have completed your fingerprint screening and other necessary documents to be able to volunteer. Click here for volunteer information. If you have questions, please  contact Theresa Rivera at .  
News from the Learning Commons
Half Days in the Learning Commons
Please remember the Learning Commons closes to students at 12:00 on half days.
Carpool List
The 2019 Car Pool List is now available. There are printed copies available in the front office. 
Yearbook News
The SFC 2020 yearbook, The Conquistador, can now be purchased online. The cost is $50 and will increase to $60 after 12/21/19 (and again to $70 after 3/20/20). Buy now to get the best price! 
Click here to order your yearbook:  (Or go to  and search for our school.) 
Yearbooks will be delivered in May. 
Athletic News   
Booster Signage Opportunities
The SFC Booster Association is selling signs for the football/soccer field and gymnasium. This is a great way to showcase your business or support your favorite Crimson Hawks player! Proceeds from the sale of signs support all our school sports. 
Contact Colleen Esterline at   for more information and pricing.

Booster Store Hours
The Hawks Nest is open in Crimson Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am-3:15pm.
Athletic Pass 19-20
Click here for the Athletic Pass form for the 2019-2020 school year.

Booster Association 
Campus Ministry News
Upcoming Retreats
All School Retreat
There will be an All School Retreat on September 5th at SFC. Students will wear tag day attire. The retreat will end at noon as this is a half day. 

Upcoming Off Campus Student Retreats
Please see Mrs. Monteverde for permission slips or email for more information at

Men's Retreat 
September 16-17
Monday 4pm - Tuesday 5pm 
$70.00 (Includes meals and snacks)
Deadline to sign up is Sept 5th
Women's Retreat 
September 30 - October 1
Monday 4pm- Tuesday 5pm 
$70 per person (Includes meals & snacks)
Deadline to sign up Sept 19th
Community Events/Fundraiser
100 teens who Care

Full of Grace Catholic Ministry for Moms

For more information click  here.

Santa Fe Catholic Alumni. Mark your calendars!
Class Reunion October 11-12, 2019
Santa Fe Crimson and Grey Alumni of the Class of 1969 (50th Reunion)Things are coming together well for our Class Reunion October 11th and 12th, 2019!

Get ready to reunite with the Santa Fe Class of 1969 and friends! Over half of the Class of 1969 and Friends of the Class have said they are coming. A request is out for Photos from folks for a memory presentation to catch up on classmate lives since Graduation.

Current Schedule:
Friday, October 11th
Meet at Santa Fe High Homecoming Football game: 6:00-8:30pm.
Parking and game attendance and a  tent with food, tour and fellowship will be available.

Saturday, October, 12th
4:00pm Vigil Mass as a group (optional) at Resurrection Church.  Followed by Photos, Dinner, refreshments and entertainment at the Grasslands Center until 10:00pm.   

A hotel is available for out of town folks.

Send checks to Tom Waller at 818 S. Franklin Pl. Lakeland, FL 33815 ($85.00 per person) paid to: "SFC Class of 1969 50th Reunion" by October 1st.
Any questions, please contact Geri Veshosky at or 407-810-8564.
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