Friday, February 20, 2009

NO CLASSES ON FEBRUARY 23, 2009

Feb. 23 special holiday for all schools to mark 23rd anniversary of EDSA People Power revolt

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009

MANILA (PND) - President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared Monday, Feb. 23 as special holiday for all private and public schools at all levels throughout the country in observance of the 23rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.This was announced yesterday by Executive Secretary Eduardo R. Ermita who signed Proclamation No. 1728 in behalf of the President.

The proclamation states in part:“Whereas, the historic event which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as we continue to chart our collective effort as a nation and as a people xxx it is but fitting that the entire Filipino nation be given the opportunity to observe this milestone in our country’s history.”

FOR DON BOSCO COLLEGE - HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT:
ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, IT WILL BE THE MONDAY SCHEDULE THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

FAMILY DAY 2009

03 February 2009

Dear Fellow Parents,

Peace and all good!

During the last Board meeting of our Parents’ Council, the following activities were approved for our Family Day affair on Sunday, February 8, 2009:

8:00 am Holy Eucharist
10:00 am Basketball Game Parents vs Salesians
(At halftime break: Raffle of First 3 of the 12 consolation prizes)
11:00 am Mixed Volleyball ( Selection among parents)
(After the Game – Raffle of 3 consolation prizes)
Parlor Games
11:30 am Lunch Pot luck
12:00 nn Program Proper

· 1st Set of Music by the Band
· Song Number - Student No. 1 Orig Composition.
· Raffle of 3 consolation prizes
· Song Numbers by Teacher August mortera ( 2 songs)
· Song Numbers by Jenny Dasalla and John Dasalla with the band
· Song Number – Student No. 2 Orig Composition
· Song Number – Student No. 3 Orig Composition
· Raffle of 3 consolation prizes
· Song numbers by Teacher Maricor Barba (2 songs) with the band
· Song Numbers by parent Baby Endaya (2 songs) with the band
· Raffle of 3rd Prize
· Song Number – Student No. 4 Orig Composition
· Song Number – Student No. 5 Orig Composition
· Raffle of 2nd Prize
· Song Number – Student No. 6 Orig Compostion
· Music Jam with the band
· GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE
· Closing Remarks by Joven Senados – Parents’ Council president

Everybody is enjoined to bring food (for lunch and snacks) that you can put on the table which will be provided for each year level.

The raffle prizes will consist of 12 sacks (25 kgs) of rice, as consolation prizes, and 3 major prizes as follows:

3rd prize : Free books for School Year 2009-2010 (or PhP5,000.00)
2nd prize : One-half of tuition fee free for School Year 2009-2010 (or PhP15,000.00)
1st prize : Full tuition fee free for School Year 2009-2019 (or PhP30,000.00),

Important Note: the option for cash is only available if the child, whose name was drawn, is a fourth year high school student and thus no longer enrolling next year.

Winners of consolation prizes will still be qualified for the major prizes. However, if his name is drawn again, he should choose only one and another name will be drawn for the other prize. Raffle winners shall be drawn the names of our children. In order to qualify for the prize, the person must be present when his name is drawn.

We prepared for these activities confident of your support. So let this letter serve as an invitation for you, and your entire family, to attend our Family Day. We are also asking for your contribution in the amount of PhP150.00 per family. Please remit the amount to the cashier before February 8, 2009.

See you then!

Yours in Christ and in St. John Bosco,

JOVEN SENADOS
Parents’ Council President

Noted:


FR. JOEL CAMAYA SDB
(Principal)

Note: The Report Cards (grades for the 3rd Quarter) will be distributed during the day.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Foundation Day Celebrations: Letter to Parents


January 26, 2009

Dear Parents,

A Happy Don Bosco Day!

These coming days lead to the 31st of January, the Solemnity of St. John Bosco.

Beginning tomorrow, there will be a special schedule. For the details, please see the timetable given to you through your sons. Here are some guidelines that we would like you to be clear with:

1. January 27-30 are regular class days and thus, the students are obliged to come to school for the Foundation Day Activities.

2. During the Foundation Day Celebrations, the high school students are asked to bring their Student’s Handbook and ID Cards (both School and Foundation Day IDs).

3. These days, the School Uniform is to be worn by the high school students.

4. The students bring extra clothes to be worn for certain activities (outreach, manual work and games).

5. These days, our Bosconians may bring with them mobile phones and electronic gadgets.

6. The time for reporting to school and for going home will vary depending on the timetable for each day.

On Saturday, January 31, the students are not obliged to go to school for the NUV activity. On Sunday, February 1, those who are in-charge of exhibits are asked to come since these will be open to our Mass-goers. On February 2, Monday, there will be no classes. Regular classes resume on February 3, Tuesday.

We thank you and likewise invite you to come to our school and see our different activities. God bless!

In Don Bosco,

Fr. Joel N. Camaya, SDB

High School Principal

P.S. For more details on the Foundation Day Celebrations, please see the following website: http://dbcanlubang.info

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November 9 2008 Parents' Meeting

5 November 2008

Dear Parents,

Grace and peace be with you all!

The second quarter has gone in a flash and we find ourselves past the school year. The second quarterly examinations were done about three weeks ago. Some days after, during your sons’ brief respite from school, our teachers took part in the 3rd Educational Congress of the Don Bosco Schools in the Salesian Northern Philippine Province.

As the evaluations for the past quarter have already been put into place, we would like to invite you for a GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PARENTS this Sunday, November 9 at the Don Bosco College Gymnasium at 8:30am.
We would like to use this forum for the communication of some important matters by Father Rector, Fr. Luisito Castañeda, who will be the one to preside over the mass and will give the talk immediately afterwards. Please note that this address of Fr. Rector will be of utmost importance.
The programme of this half-day affair is a follows:

AM
8:00 Registration at the Entrance of the Gym
8:30 Eucharistic Celebration (Mass) at the Gym (Fr. Rector)
9:45 Address by Fr. Rector
10:30 Disperse into sections for the Distribution of Report Cards

c/o Ms. Wilma Mendoza (Asst. Principal for Academic Affairs) and Class Advisers

Note: Only parents or guardians who sign the diary will be allowed to claim the Report Card. The giving of report cards will only be until 12:00 noon.

11:30 Home Sweet Home; Parents’ Council Meeting

Thank you very much for your support and cooperation. God bless you! Sincerely yours,

FR. JOEL N. CAMAYA, SDB
High School Principal

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Short Vacation

No classes from October 27-31. From Oct. 27-29, the educators (Salesians and lay teachers) in all Don Bosco Schools will be having the 3rd Salesian Educators Congress at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

SEPTEMBER 7 PARENTS' MEETING

Dear Parents,Greetings of peace!We have breezed through the First Quarter of the Scholastic Year 2008-2009 and it is now time for our students, your sons to reap the fruits of what they have sown in their studies for these past three months. This Sunday, will be a special day in this regard; it will be the time to gather the parents of our Bosconians once again.

We will have a GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PARENTS this Sunday, September 7 at the Don Bosco College Gymnasium.
We take advantage of this assembly to have the thanksgiving mass of our new priest, Rev. Fr. Keith Michael T. Simbulan, SDB, our very own Assistant Principal for Pastoral Affairs (APPA) with the parents. Fr. Kim, as he is fondly called, was recently ordained—last August 16—at the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians, in Parañaque. With the Mass of the newly ordained comes a lot of blessings and graces.

Likewise, we will hold in this occasion a short formation of the parents immediately after the Mass. It will be in the form of a thirty minute talk about “What Makes Don Bosco Special”, or what makes your son’s school different from other schools. This will be conducted by Fr. Dennis Sylvester Casaclang, SDB.
The programme of this half-day affair is a follows:

AM
8:00 Registration at the Entrance of the Gym
8:30 Thanksgiving Mass at the Gym (Fr. Kim Simbulan, SDB)
with Induction of Parent Officers
9:45 Formation Talk: What Makes Don Bosco Special
(Resource Speaker: Fr. Dennis Sylvester Casaclang, SDB)
10:30 Disperse into sections for the Distribution of Report Cards
c/o Ms. Wilma Mendoza (Asst. Principal for Academic Affairs)
and Class Advisers

Note: Only parents or guardians who sign the diary will be allowed to claim the Report Card. The giving of report cards will only be until 12:00 noon.

11:30 Home Sweet Home; Parents’ Council Meeting

Thank you very much for your support and cooperation. God bless you!

Sincerely yours,


FR. JOEL N. CAMAYA, SDB
High School Principal

Shrine to Shrine





By Bro. Jomar Castillo, SDB

Last August 16, 2008, the day after the feast of the Assumption and day of commemoration of the 197th birthday of Don Bosco marked an important day for the students and teachers of Don Bosco College High School Department. It was the first ever Marian pilgrimage for Bosconians in its 10 years of existence as a high school department. They called the event 'Shrine to Shrine' as it moved from the Diocesan Shrine of MHC in Canlubang to the National Shrine of MHC at Parañaque.
The pilgrimage began with a talk from Bro. Jomar Castillo, SDB, a member of the pioneer batch from the High School and now a Salesian Brother. He shared with the HS students his insightful memories of the Canlubang MHC Shrine, which has become instrumental in deepening his devotion to Mary and led him to discover his Salesian vocation. The pilgrimage was led by two pioneer teachers, Ms. Iryne Decena and Mrs. Julita Manaig.
The fact that it also corresponded nicely with Fr Kim's ordination was not by chance. He was their very own 'Catechist', and the school was there to support him.
It is also a good thing to note that in 1998 the department only started with one class consisting of 48 students with a handful of Salesian and lay teachers. Now the department has 10 sections for its tenth year and still growing as it marked another milestone in the history of Don Bosco Canlubang. Don Bosco high school boasts of its graduates now holding key positions in different fields in society here and abroad, and even joining the best in national board examinations.
This is only a proof that Bosconians live by their motto Ad Maiora Natus.