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2016 - 17 New Torero Family Calendar


The Office of Parent Relations Welcomes You! Meet our team! We’re here to help! It is our goal that you, as a Torero parent and new member of the USD community, are aware of the services our office provides.

From left to right: Regina Griffing ’12, assistant director; Renda Quinn ’86, director; Allyson Meyer ’16, executive assistant

PARENT RELATIONS WEBSITE: Visit our website to learn about volunteer opportunities, on-campus and regional events, the Parent Ambassador Program, our Facebook page, and more. PARENT MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER: Each month during the academic year, a newsletter detailing current USD news and events will arrive in your email inbox. To sign up, go to the Publications tab on the Parent Relations website. SUMMER SEND-OFFS: Summer Send-Offs (SSOs) are pre-orientation socials held near your hometown. They are signature events where you can socialize with incoming and current Torero families. To attend your local SSO, go to the Programs/Events tab on the Parent Relations website. TORERO CLUBS: Torero Club events are opportunities for

alumni, parents and students to connect in a city near you. To see upcoming events and learn about a Torero Club near you, go to toreronetwork.sandiego.edu. PARENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM: Become a USD Parent

Ambassador to volunteer your time at regional and on-campus events such as OLÉ! Weekend, Homecoming and Family Weekend, Grandparents’ Weekend, and various admissions activities. To join the program, go to the Get Involved tab on the Parent Relations website.

The only gift too small is no gift at all. If together we give, together we grow. A donation of any amount can make a difference in the lives of future Toreros. No gift is too small to make an impact. Make your gift today.

USD PARENTS FACEBOOK FAN PAGE: Stay connected and become a fan of the USD Parents Facebook page.

leadingchange.sandiego.edu  facebook.com/USDParents sandiego.edu/parents


USD students enjoying the sunset near Plaza de San Diego.

Class schedules released. Your first-year student should receive his or her class schedule by the end of this month. These courses were selected based on the First-Year Student Academic Questionnaire. If your student has any concerns, he or she will meet with his or her preceptor during OLÉ! Weekend and will be able to make any changes at that time.

Interested in viewing your student’s records? Through the MySanDiego portal, your student can grant you access to view his or her records on your personalized MyUSDStudent portal. For a step-by-step how-to, visit the Resources tab on the Parent Relations website. my.sandiego.edu

Get connected. Don’t forget to watch the Parent Webinar, Supporting Your Student’s Transition. If you didn’t catch it live, you can see the recorded video on your student’s portal. my.sandiego.edu


JULY

2016

Deadline to submit required immunizations

Sign up for a Summer Send-Off social near you! sandiego.edu/parents

INDEPENDENCE DAY

RAMADAN ENDS

(offices closed)

Register for Parent Orientation! http://giving. sandiego.edu/ ole16

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Transfer Summer Registration Day

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Transfer Summer Registration Day

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Catch the Torero spirit on Move-In Day.

Healthy choices begin now.

Your Student’s Wellness

Time to pack!

All first-year students are required to complete Part 1 of MyStudentBody, a mandatory two-part education course, by Aug. 15. Visit the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion website for complete course information, including fines associated with noncompliance.

If your student has an ongoing psychological or health condition, needs regular access to prescription medication or has a documented disability and is requesting accommodations, contact the appropriate wellness unit prior to arriving on campus. For information about health insurance requirements for all USD students, visit USD’s health insurance website.

sandiego.edu/health-wellness

sandiego.edu/wellness sandiego.edu/health-insurance

Questions about what to pack or what your student will need in his or her residence hall? Visit the Residential Life website for useful tips and lists. Also, have your student contact his or her roommates to start connecting! sandiego.edu/residentiallife


AUGUST

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OLÉ! WEEKEND

Last day to pre-register for Parent Orientation http://giving. sandiego.edu/ ole16

Final registration/ fee payment without penalty

Late charges begin

First-Year Student Move-In Day

New Transfer Student Move-In Day

Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation

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Parent Orientation Mass of Welcome

Returning Student Move-In Day

First day to use Meal Plan

Welcome Week begins Fall semester classes begin

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Attend OLÉ! Weekend (Orientation Launch Events) or Transfer Fall Orientation Whether you are a parent/guardian to a first-year student or transfer student, OLE! Weekend or Transfer Fall Orientation provides you and your student an amazing USD orientation experience. sandiego.edu/orientation

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USD students, parents and administrators ride into USD!

The Second-Year Experience (SYE) Abroad Program

So much to do! Where to start?

Transitioning to USD

USD is ranked #2 for study abroad participation. SYE is an innovative and comprehensive international experience open to sophomore students at the University of San Diego. Final deadline to apply is this month.

The campus is full of activities and opportunities to meet students such as Torero Welcome Week, Aug. 31- Sept. 10, and the AlcalĂĄ Bazaar on Sept. 6. Campus Recreation also offers intramurals, sports clubs and recreation/fitness classes. Encourage your student to get involved!

Your student may undergo an emotional roller coaster as he or she acclimates to college life. The W-Curve helps put into perspective a student’s transition into this new environment. To learn more, go to the First-Year Parents tab.

sandiego.edu/studyabroad/programs/ second-year.php

sandiego.edu/slic sandiego.edu/campusrecreation

sandiego.edu/parents/torero-parents


SEPTEMBER

2016

Look for the Parent e-Newsletter in your inbox

Don’t forget: the deadline to enroll in or waive USD’s health insurance is Sept. 12. If your student doesn’t waive it, he or she will be automatically enrolled.

LABOR DAY

(offices closed, no classes)

Spirituality is Served, University Ministry Retreat

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Mass of the Holy Spirit

Mass for Peace is every Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Alcalá Bazaar, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Non-First-Year Men’s Fraternity Recruitment

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Founders Chapel Mass is every Sunday at 7 and 9 p.m.

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CULTURAL SORORITY RECRUITMENT WEEK

Last day to enroll in classes or drop a class without a “W” USD’s health insurance deadline

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Welcome to San Diego Dinner, Pavilion Dining

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First-Year Student Check-Ins

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My Story by Changemaker Hub, 7 p.m., UC Forums

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Prepare for the Fair and LinkedIn Launch

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GREATER RETREAT

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GREATER THAN YOURSELF RETREAT

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FIRST-YEAR STUDENT RETREAT

Student Alumni Networking Event

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Alumni gather for reunion events during Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Making Healthy Choices

Get involved!

All first-year students are required to complete Part 2 of MyStudentBody, a mandatory two-part education course, by Oct. 20. Visit the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion website for complete course information including fines associated with noncompliance.

This is probably the best advice you can give. Encourage your student to get connected to the USD community by joining a club or organization, or by attending events. United Front Multicultural Center hosts #whatstrending USD every third Thursday of the month, while Sorority Recruitment Registration is Oct. 1 – Jan. 10, 2017. To see all clubs offered at USD, visit the Student Leadership, Involvement and Changemaking website.

sandiego.edu/health-wellness

sandiego.edu/slic

Applying for 2017-18 Financial Aid It’s never too early to apply for financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year. sandiego.edu/financialaid


OCTOBER

2016 Go Toreros! Olé!, olé, olé, olé!

FIRST-YEAR STUDENT RETREAT

Financial Aid applications for Intersession 2017 available

Check out the fall sports schedules. sdtoreros.com

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ROSH HASHANAH

Online class registration for Intersession 2017 begins

Engineering Career Fair

Mass for Peace is every Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Changemaker Fest Block Party, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

sandiego.edu/hfw

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COLUMBUS DAY

Graduate School Fair

Homecoming Brunch, La Gran Terraza

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YOM KIPPUR

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IMMERSION TRIP

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Deadline to petition for May or August 2017 graduation

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Sorority Recruitment Information Meeting

Look for the Parent e-Newsletter in your inbox

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APARTMENT EVENTS FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

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EAST LA IMMERSION TRIP

Deadline to complete Part 2 of mandatory MyStudentBody course

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FALL HOLIDAY

(no classes) Torero Treks begin

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ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK, SPONSORED BY STUDENT WELLNESS

First-Year Student Check-Ins

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Apple Festival 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Garden of the Sky

Changemaker Scholarship deadline

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Students hard at work in the Shiley Center for Science and Technology.

Staying on campus for Thanksgiving?

Midterms already?

Students must confer with their resident assistant about plans to stay on campus during the Thanksgiving break. International students are encouraged to consult with the International Center for suggestions on how to spend the holiday break. There will be a Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 24 in Mission Crossroads for residents remaining on campus.

Students can find out about available tutoring or sign up for Student Success Coaching in the Center for Student Success. Encourage your student to utilize faculty office hours as they prepare for midterm exams.

Time to register for spring courses! Students will meet with their preceptors or academic advisors to prepare for class registration for the spring semester.


NOVEMBER

2016 The Majors Fair

Mass for Peace is every Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Class registration for Spring 2017 begins

Deadline to select grade or pass/fail option

ALL SAINTS DAY

Adventures in Service: Nonprofit Career Fair

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Election Day – Don’t forget to vote!

Last day to withdraw from classes with a “W”

UNIVERSITY MINISTRY SEARCH RETREAT VETERANS DAY

Daylight Saving Time ends

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SEARCH RETREAT

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Thanksgiving Feast, Mission Crossroads

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Going home for the holidays next month? Want to buy that plane ticket? Not so fast! Students must adhere to the December final exams schedule when making plans to travel home. sandiego.edu/academiccalendar

SANDIEGO.EDU/PARENTS (619) 260-4808 FACEBOOK.COM/USDPARENTS

USDTOREROS.COM PARENTS@SANDIEGO.EDU


Founders Chapel at Christmastime.

Time for parents and families to get involved! Now that you have one semester of USD experience, it’s time to join the Parent Ambassador Program. sandiego.edu/parents

Time for finals!

Need a ride?

Students are preparing for final exams — anxiety and stress are high. The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion is a great place to learn strategies to stay stress-free.

If your student needs a ride to the San Diego International Airport, we recommend Super Shuttle. Super Shuttle offers special rates to USD students. Also, many students simply share a taxi or Uber ride. Contact the Office of Parent Relations to learn more.

sandiego.edu/youareusd

parents@sandiego.edu


DECEMBER

2016

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Christmas Dinner, Pavilion Dining

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Last day of classes

STUDY DAY

Finals Late-Night Breakfast 9 to 11p.m., Pavilion Dining

Finals Feeding Frenzy

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FINAL EXAMINATIONS

Mid-Year Graduation Mass

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Candlelight Mass, Founders Chapel, 9 p.m.

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FINAL EXAMINATIONS

Brunch with Santa, La Gran Terraza

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OFFICES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS CHRISTMAS EVE HANUKKAH BEGINS

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OFFICES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS CHRISTMAS DAY

KWANZA BEGINS

NEW YEAR’S EVE

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USD students studying abroad in India.

How did your student fare this past semester? Student Success coaching is available to students who want one-on-one support to develop study skills or a confidential space to talk about how their transition to college is going. sandiego.edu/usdccs/programs/ssc

It’s Greek Life season! Sorority Recruitment begins this month. Fraternity and Culturally Based Sorority Recruitment begins next month. • Sorority: Jan. 21-25 • Fraternity: Feb. 5-14 • Culturally Based Sorority: Feb. 6-10 sandiego.edu/greeklife

Grandparents’ Weekend and USD’s Be True To Your School Party! Look online for details about next month’s events. sandiego.edu/parents


JANUARY

2017 OFFICES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Fall 2016 final grades due

NEW YEAR’S DAY HANUKKAH ENDS

Intersession classes begin

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Torero Treks begin

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY

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UNIVERSITY MINISTRY HALF TIME

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Spring Alcalá Bazaar 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Grandparents’ Weekend 2015.

Start the semester strong.

Time to sign up for housing.

Show how you care.

Meeting with faculty members, sharpening study skills, reading course syllabi and managing time enable your student to plan for a strong spring semester.

Sign-ups to live on campus during the 2016-17 academic year start now and continue until March. The last day to submit the Resident Assistant application is Feb. 3.

Let your student feel the love. A variety of care packages are available through USD’s Torero Store.

sandiego.edu/residentiallife

usdtorerostores.com


FEBRUARY

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Financial aid applications for Summer 2017 available

Start researching internships for the summer!

GROUNDHOG DAY

All Faith Service

Student-Alumni Networking Event

On-campus housing sign-ups begin

sandiego.edu/careers

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Look for the Parent e-Newsletter in your inbox

CULTURALLY BASED SORORITY RECRUITMENT WEEK

Open House for USD Apartments

Open House for USD Apartments

Men’s Fraternity Recruitment

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Strawberry Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pavilion Dining

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PRESIDENTS DAY

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So much more to do this semester! A few opportunities your student can explore:

• Learn about what it takes to study abroad. • Learn about the Multicultural Center. sandiego.edu/international/study-abroad sandiego.edu/unitedfront • Apply for student leadership positions. sandiego.edu/associatedstudents

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• Apply to become an RA. sandiego.edu/residentiallife

• Spend spring break with Outdoor Adventures. sandiego.edu/oa

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Go Toreros!

Be safe during Spring Break.

How will your student spend the summer?

March Madness! usdtoreros.com

• In case of an emergency, call (619) 260-2222.

Explore summer jobs and internships, make plans to study abroad and consider taking a class during Summer Sessions.

• For a non-emergency, call (619) 260-7777.

sandiego.edu/sio

The Department of Public Safety is available 24/7 for assistance with emergency and nonemergency situations.

sandiego.edu/safety

Catch a Torero basketball game!


MARCH

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ASH WEDNESDAY

TIJUANA SPRING BREAKTHROUGH

First day of Lent

Resident students must vacate the residence halls by noon for Spring Break

Summer Internship Financial Support application due

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Priority deadline for Summer 2017 financial aid applications

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Spring Dinner, Pavilion Dining

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CESAR CHAVEZ DAY

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USD Parent Corps community service project.

USD Parent Corps Service Project

Spring is in the air. It’s time for students to enjoy outdoor activities.

You and your family are invited to join our annual service project within the local San Diego community. To learn more and to sign up, go to the Parent Relations website and click on the Get Involved tab.

Outdoor Adventures sandiego.edu/oa

Torero Program Board Activities sandiego.edu/torero-program-board

Campus Recreation sandiego.edu/campusrecreation

City of San Diego sandiego.org/what-to-do.aspx

sandiego.edu/parents

Torero Baseball and Softball USDtoreros.com


APRIL

2017 APRIL FOOL’S DAY

Be Blue, Go Green! Celebrate Earth Day and Learn About USD’s Sustainability Efforts sandiego.edu/sustainability

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Mass for Peace is every Wednesday 9 p.m.

Walk-in registration begins for Summer 2017

UNIVERSITY MINISTRY SEARCH RETREAT

Look for the Parent e-Newsletter in your inbox

Last day to withdraw from classes with “W”

Class registration begins for Fall 2017

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PASSOVER BEGINS

EASTER BREAK (NO CLASSES)

PALM SUNDAY

Easter Dinner, Pavilion Dining

GOOD FRIDAY

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EASTER

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Family celebration, USD Commencement Ceremony.

Does your student need a summer job or internship?

Too many things going on at the same time?

Thinking about the next academic year?

The Career Development Center can help with job or internship searches. Encourage your student to make an appointment or simply walk in!

Students can better manage multiple demands by meeting with their advisors, talking with their resident assistants and exploring healthy choices from the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion.

Check out key dates and details on the academic calendar.

sandiego.edu/careers

sandiego.edu/youareusd

sandiego.edu/academiccalendar


MAY

2017

Mass for Peace is every Wednesday at 9 p.m.

CINCO DE MAYO

Alcalá Night Dinner, Pavilion Dining

Look for the Parent e-Newsletter in your inbox

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MOTHER’S DAY

Last day of classes

Mother’s Day Brunch, La Gran Terraza

Finals Late Night Breakfast from 9 to 11 p.m., Pavilion Dining

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Finals Feeding Frenzy

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COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

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FINAL EXAMINATIONS

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ARMED FORCES DAY

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Baccalaureate Mass

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Volunteer to help at a Summer Send-Off near you and join us in welcoming our new Torero families! parents@sandiego.edu

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Catch some waves; the beach is just down the hill from campus!

Enjoy the summer and your student’s homecoming. Your student is home for the summer months. Listen to reflections on the past year, noting accomplishments and challenges, as well as the balancing of both old and new friendships. Encourage your student to take advantage of opportunities next year. Students who remain connected to programs, resources and groups designed to enhance learning will be off to a great second year at USD. sandiego.edu/torerolife


JUNE

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Become a USD Parent Ambassador Volunteer on campus or at regional events such as Summer Send-Offs, OLÉ! Weekend, Homecoming and Family Weekend, and more.

sandiego.edu/parents

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FATHER’S DAY

Father’s Day Brunch, La Gran Terraza

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Save the Date! USD Wine Classic July 16, 2017

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New Torero Family Calendar 2016-17  
New Torero Family Calendar 2016-17