Bulletin 3

Bulletin #3
I am a student of Catholic Faith, a life-long learner, and a well rounded personwho is respectful of our world and all of its cultures.
-St.Perpetua's School Wide Learning Expectations (SLE's)

Bulletin #3       8/17/16

Are you ready???We are getting very close!
The staff has a full agenda this week. We began on Monday with a gathering at the Cathedral of Christ the Light with the other 43 elementary school staff members where we celebrated Mass, celebrated years of service, and had a presentation from Ann Garrido on Catholic Identity in our schools.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week are staff days to cover a myriad of school business and on Friday we will have retreat day led by Paula Pardini. Our staff is ready and excited to start the new school year!

I am excited to introduce Anne Levy who will be assisting with Technology in the classrooms.Anne comes to us with Masters in Educational Technology and 15 years of teaching and teacher coaching experience.She is excited to be providing instruction to our 6th-8thgrade students and supporting our entire staff with further integration of technology and problem solving skills in the classroom.She will officially begin onAugust 29as she finalizes care for her young children.

As we are excited to welcome our new staff members, we also have to say goodbye to Caitlin Martindale.Caitlin has been our school counselor for the past 7 years and in this role she has assisted individual parents and students, staff members and classes.She will be transitioning to a public high school in Oakland where I am confident her gifts and skills will have a great impact on those students. We thank her for all she has done for our community and wish her the very best in her new endeavor!

A few reminders for the first week of school....... Please, Please, Please be sure to follow carpool procedures when dropping off and picking up your student(s).If you choose to park on the upper lot, you must walk your student across the street to the front of the school.If you choose to use the drop off/pick up line, make sure children enter and exit the car from the right hand side.Cars need to "follow the leader" and pull forward so as to expedite the drop off/pick up process.Our staff will be out to assist as needed.

Tuesday, August 23 is Back to School night for all parents at7pmin the church with classroom presentations for grades TK-5 following.Wednesday, August 24is Back to School Night for grades 6-8 but the presentation in the Church is specific to Jr. High and is different from the information that will be sharedon Tuesdaynight.

Peace and Blessings,
Karen Goodshaw

Loving God,

Our creator, our savior, our companion,bless this journey of a new school year.
Refresh our soulsand renew our spiritsas we embrace the beautiful ministry you have called us to.
We welcome those who are new to this community andask that you strengthen them to share the wonderful gifts you have given them.

Lord, make our hearts pure as we prepare for the return of students to this school,
and may you guide them to return with open hearts and minds eager to learn.

We ask this in Your name,

Upcoming Events
Monday, August 22
First Day of the 2016-2017 School Year ('dressy' free dress)
Parent Coffee7:45 am
Prayer Service10:15 am
11amDismissal ~ No Panther House
Tuesday, August 23
NoonDismissal - Panther House opens
Back to School Night7pmGeneral Session & TK-5
Wednesday, August 24
Back to School Night Jr. High7pm
Sunday, August 28
Back to School Mass and BBQ4pm
Thursday September 1
LiveScan7:30-9:00 am
VNA (TB Test)7:30-10:00 am
Friday, September 2
Thursday, September 8
Picture Day (uniform)
Sunday, September 18
Rise & Shine Mass9:30 am
Monday, September 26
Golf Tournament
See the full school calendarhere.
This Week's Flyers
Office News
Welcome and Congratulations!
Welcome and congratulations to the newest members of the class of 2030!
~ Oliver John Alexander Morris-Semenov, bornJune 3, to parents Elise Morris and Vladmir Semenov andbig brother Jonah Mateo!
~ Liam Christopher O'Keefe, bornJune 23, to parents Pat and Lori O'Keefe and big brother Chase!
~ Dominic Michael Moran, born July 23, to parents Renee DeWeese and Brendan Moran and big brother Keenan!
School Uniforms
Used uniformsare now available for sale in the office.
Dennis uniforms:to purchase visit their websitehere.

Medications at School
If your child takes medications (prescription or non-prescription) that need to be kept on campus, you will need to bring the medications(in the original container)as well as the'Request for medication to be taken during school hours'form on the school websitebefore the first dayof school. Please be aware that if the medicine is a prescription, a doctor's signature is also required on the form.
Lafayette Road Construction Update
Below is a very important message fromJames Hinkamp,Transportation Planner,City of Lafayette:
As I understand, the new school year will begin next week. And, as you may be aware, construction on the planned roundabout at the intersection of Pleasant Hill Road and Olympic Boulevard commenced in late July, with estimated completion in February 2017.
In advance of the upcoming school year, the City respectfully asks that local schools be mindful of traffic impacts, particularly for the morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups, respectively. Information about the project is readily available at the City website. Using the following link, interested parties can follow project progress and learn about upcoming announcements at thiswebsitelink.

A letter to residents proximate to the project was distributed earlier last month (datedJuly 8th), and is also featured at the above link. It provides additional detail on anticipated impacts. We would encourage the St Perpetua administration to help distribute this information to all faculty and staff, parents and students.
Furthermore, as you may be aware, the City also plans to install new traffic signals on Reliez Station Road, west of the roundabout. This project will be re-bid early 2017 with construction beginning probably early spring. Barring any delays, that particular project could expect to complete around May 2017.
Also copied to this message is Farzaneh Sanders, Senior Engineer for Lafayette, who is managing the construction project. She is available for project-specific questions and may be reached atfsanders@lovelafayette.orgor925.299.3209.
Thank you,
James Hinkamp
Transportation Planner
City of Lafayette
Food For Thought
Our Hot Lunch provider, Food For Thought, will start service on 8/24, the first full day of school.Clickherefor the program information or see 'This Week's Flyers'.
School Supplies
You can find the class supply listshere,or on the school website on the Documents and Forms Tab, then click Documents.Students should bring their supplies to school on Monday 8/22.
Auction Sign-Up Parties

It is not too late to sign into a party for this year!It's a great way to get involved with the school community and it supports our Parent Association fundraising efforts.
Clickhereand sign in to register.

Summer Reading Program:Exercise your mind~ READ!
It's time to finish your summer reading programs!Please submit your summer reading record the first week of school. All forms are due the week ofAugust 22 - 26. If you have lost your Summer Reading Program forms, clickhereto download a fresh copy from our school website. Contact Stacey Hinton with any questions atshinton@csdo.org
Family Participation Program
St. Perpetua School relies on parents to share their time, talents and treasures. Volunteer participation is necessary as tuition revenue does not cover operating costs of the school. Parent participation also ensures the success of social events and sustains school programs. Each family is required to complete35 volunteer hoursand report those hours to the volunteer chair, Ellen Drey (ellen.drey@gmail.com).Clickherefor detailed information on our program.
As a reminder, youcannot volunteerfor any school or class activities (including yard duty)until your are placed on the "all cleared" list by completing these three items for the office:
1)LIVESCAN FINGERPRINTING: Clickherefor the form.Note: you have to get a specific form from our front office, go to a LiveScan location for fingerprinting and bring the stamped form back to the school office.Once we get the results back from the Oakland Diocese, you will be officially cleared.Fingerprinting clearance has no expiration, so once you are cleared by the Diocese you no longer have to track.
2) Certificate of completion for theSAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAININGonline (clickherefor Virtus online training).Note:if you completed your Shield The Vulnerable training in the period August 1, 2015 - May 30, 2016 (and we have your certificate on file in the office) you do not have to take Safe Environment/Virtus training until August, 2018.
3) A copy of yourTB TEST orTB QUESTIONNAIREfilled out by your Doctor as an alternative to a TB test based on your doctor's assessment.Print the Questionnairehere, or on the school website under Documents.Note:your TB clearance is good for four years.
For your convenience...The Visiting Nurses Association will be here onThursday,September 1stto administer TB tests from7:30am-10:00 am.
Livescan Fingerprinting will also be here from7:30am-9:00am.
OnFriday,September 30thVNA and Livescan Fingerprinting will be on campus again.VNA will administer both Flu shots and TB tests from7:30am-10:00am. Livescan will offer fingerprinting from7:30am-8:30am.
Yard Duty
Each family has received an email to sign up for yard duty shifts onSign-Up Genius.
Clickherefor link to Sign-Up Genius.
Yard Duty Requirements:
- all families (Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten-only families are exempt)are
required to sign up for two Yard Duty slots
- any additional sign-ups will go towards your family participation hours.

If you would like tobe placed on the Yard Duty Sub list, contact the office and your name will be added to the list.
Panther House
We're getting ready for your arrival next week and are excited about all that's new!Newly painted walls, new toys, new games, new balls, and art supplies AND a new couch!We've got aBIG thank youto the Winter Family for their donation of our brand new couch!It's even bigger so there's more room to share with more friends.
Monday, August 22- CLOSED
Tuesday, August 23-Open both before school (7:00 to 8:00) AND after school, starting at12:00 noonfor all grades. Make sure your children bring a bag lunch!
Wed thruFri, August 24-26-Open before and after3pmdismissal
Don't forget to look at the links in today's bulletin to find these forms
1- Panther House registration form - 1 per family - clickherefor form
2- Registration fee - $75 per family(check is made out to St. Perpetua School;
3- August monthly calendar - clickherefor calendar
4- September monthly calendarcalendar - clickherefor calendar

Speaking of calendars, if you are a planner and would like to know about the few days that Panther House is closed during the year, clickherefor Closure Schedule.Please jot them down on your family's personal calendar now.

There is an updated Panther House handbook, which will guide you through the use of our Panther Cubs, after school classes, and Extended Care Program.It is important that you read it if your family is a user of Panther House. Clickherefor the Handbook link.


  • All T.K. and Kindergarten children are encouraged to join us for enrichment activities (art, science, cooking), story-time, and outdoor playtime. This time is included in your tuition.It's provided at no extra charge, although please make attendance arrangements by calendar or phone call.
  • Late Birds:8:00am - 9:30am
  • Early Birds:1:30pm -3:00pm
  • T.K. both morning and afternoon sessions
  • We are putting the finishing touches on our after school class schedule and will share that with you next week.It looks like we will have: Soccer, Cooking, Science, and Legos.
  • 6thgrade families: We encourage you to sign up for our Organizational Skills Class with Mrs. Heiskell.It is an excellent chance for 6thgrade students to learn how to juggle multiple teachers and subjects, while brushing up their organizational skills at the beginning of the brand new school year The classwill begin with two classes during the first full week of school (Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Thursday, Sep1).Download the formhere, print, and send into the office.Don't miss out. It will be a fun way to kick-start a successful school year.
Did you know that you can get service hours for providingPanther House afternoonsnack? Each day's contributioncounts for 2servicehours. Families can receive up to 16 hours (or eight snack days).Kindergarten families and single-parent families may sign up for a maximum of three snack days (6 volunteer hours).Plan amounts that feed 60 hungry children. We are grateful for your donation, which helps keep down our operating cost.Clickherefor link to Sign-Up Geniusandherefor Snack Guidelines.

I'm really looking forward to sharing all the new-school-year enthusiasm on Monday!
Mrs. Kenney
Director, Panther House
St. Perpetua Golf Tournament
Dust off your clubs!
Mark your calendar forMonday, September 26, 2016for a fun filled day of friendship, golf, good food & spirits flowing at beautiful Round Hill Country Club in Alamo.Your participation in thisGolf Fore Technology Tournament, whether you play, sponsor a hole or are a Title sponsor, will make a difference for our kids and teachers.With the proceeds, we'll fund ourwish list:

Let's make this the most successful golf tournament ever!Ourgolf registration pageis online to register or sponsor for our new & exciting golf & sponsor packages.Click here to register.
A hugethank you to our 2016 Title Golf sponsor: CYO
If you register beforeSeptember 7thyour student will earn a FREE DRESS PASS!
Many thanks & please contact any one of us with any questions!
Sean Sabaresesean.sabarese@colliers.com; Kelli Wynnekelli.wynne@gmail.com; Stephen Sheashea@viipeakscapital.com
-Golf Committee Team
Instrumental Music Program
Our young musicians gave a wonderful recital in thespring and the Instrumental Music Program is now going into its 23rd successful year!If you would like to have your child learn at school (or possibly in your home) to play a musical instrument, the registration form can be found on the school website or in this Bulletin under 'This Week's Flyers'.Lessons at school will begin mid-September.Please send registration forms or questions about the Music Program to Ryan Habegger atryan@imcmusiclessons.com.
Lamorinda Theatre Academy
Lamorinda Theatre Academy is our after-school partner for our Fall '16 Play and Spring '17 Musical performances. A few student spaces are still available for the program.Clickherefor the registration link or find it in 'This Week's Flyers' section.
Hello Families,

Welcome to to 2016-17 school year!We encourage all of our families to use Scrip gift cards for their purchases because it's a real win-win partnership.Your Scrip profit requirement helps Parent Association bridge the gap between tuition revenue and education costs.In addition, through your Scrip participation above and beyond your requirement, you can earn tuition credit for your family with your continued Scrip purchases!
2016 School Year Updates:
  • We have started a new order & pick-up cycle for this year:Online orders placed byFriday(midnight) will be available for pick-upin the office thefollowingFriday
  • Paid orders can be sent home on Friday with your student (with your permission)
A reminder that the current Scrip tracking period is1/1/16 -12/31/17.
If you are a returning family and would like a refresher course for online ordering or program details, please send me an email and we can set up a review session.

Clickhereto place your online order with Shop With Scrip.Clickhereto place your online order with E-Scrip.

To sign up for scrip use the following codes.
Scrip:www.shopwithscrip.com(Gift Cards)
- (St. Perpetua code:LC2D474L8876)
eScrip:www.escrip.com(On-line Mall)
- (St. Perpetua code:136913749)
Thank you,
St. Perpetua Scrip Team
Sarah Arnold and Jamie Galloway
Sarah Cell:925-330-4257
St. Perpetua Parish
-TheTimely Perpetuanis a monthly e-newsletter that keeps you informed about the many things happening at St. Perpetua. If you don't receive it please visit the Parish websiteand click on "Join Our Mailing List."
Special Intentions
We remember those in need of our prayers:
-Fiona and Ray Aguilar's aunt, Lou Lincoln, who is undergoing cancer treatment
-members of our parent and alumni community going through medical treatment
If you would like an entry to go in the bulletin, please email it to Kim Fogarty, Administrative Assistant byTuesdayof each week: kfogarty@csdo.org
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