Bulletin #23

Bulletin #23

Thank you so much to all those who have completed the 'Hearts and Hands' poster forOpen House. Your pictures and sentiments are an excellent testimony to our wonderful school! I am looking forward to seeing everyone at9:30Mass this Sundayfollowed byOpen House. Students are encouraged to wear aschool sweatshirtto show their school pride.
We are excited to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our junior high students at ourScience Nighttomorrowevening!There are wonderful hands-on activities for our younger students, too!It's not too late to sign up for the Science Night dinnerhere.Final meal orders will be submitted this evening.
Although it is difficult to believe, we have reached the midpoint of the school year and its time for our Parent Satisfaction Survey.Your feedback and input is invaluable to helping evaluate programs and planning for the upcoming year.Please complete the online survey athttp://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07edqyv05xiydbyiko/start
I need to once again remind all of our parents aboutspeed on Hamlin Road and Sweet Drive.I took a call from a concerned neighbor who lives on Sweet Drive.Last Friday a car, with our 'Be The Good' magnet prominently displayed, actually sped around her car as she was approaching her home.This behavior sheds a negative light on St. Perpetua.Please be acourteous and responsible driveras you drive to and from our school.

Last, but not least, I wanted to update you on a change to theScrip cards carried in the office.We are streamlining the gift card inventory we carry in the office.After doing research, we narrowed downyour favorite local-vendor cards andwill now offerthe following gift cards at the front desk:Mangia10% ($50 card value);Diablo Foods10% ($250 card value);Cooperage10% ($50 card value); andLunardi's5% ($100 card value).You can still order the full roster of Scrip cards with your weeklyonline ordersatwww.shopwithscrip.com

My God, I give you this day. I offer you, now, all of thegoodthat I shall do and I promise to accept, for love of you, all of the difficulty that I shall meet. Help me to conduct myself during this day in a manner pleasing to you. Amen.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, January 25
"Read To Succeed" ~ St. Perpetua Reading Challenge wraps up
Thursday, January 26
Dinner at Cafe Perpetua,5:00-6:00 pm, Science Night at6:00 pm
Saturday, January 28
Knights of Columbus Crab Feed (St. Monica)at6:00 pm
Sunday, January 29
Catholic Schools Week Mass at9:30 am
Open House10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Monday, January 30
School Tour for Prospective Parentsat9:30 am
Wednesday, February 1
Prospective Parent Information Night at6:30 pm
Friday, February 3
NoonDismissal ~ Panther House open all day
Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance at7:00 pm
Saturday, February 4
Winter Nights Pasta Feed Fundraiser at6:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7
School Mass, hosted by 3rd grade, at8:30 am
Thursday, February 9
Sacrament of Reconciliation for 4th grade at7:00 pmin the Church
Friday February 10
Spelling Bee at11:00 am
Saturday, February 11
Prospective Kindergartener Testing (by appointment only)
Sunday, February 12
State of the School Presentation at12:30 pmin the library
Monday, February 13
4th Grade Sacrament of Reconciliation at7:00 pmin the church
Thursday, February 16
New Student Testing (grades 1-8) at3:30 pm
Friday, February 24
Hearing Testing
Saturday, February 25
First Eucharist 'Prayer Buddy' Mass at5:00 pm
Sunday, February 26
Rise & Shine Mass, hosted by 2nd Grade, at9:30 am
First Eucharist 'Prayer Buddy' Mass at9:30 am
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Flyers
Office News
Science Night
Science Night istomorrow!This event is forALL ages. Activities are designed for big and small! Siblings welcome. There israfflefor everyone who listens to our guest speaker at6pm!

We still need parent volunteers to fill a few slots available for the 2nd shift, Hands-On Activities,7-8pm.You will receivedouble volunteer hours!
Christmas Sharing DVD
We have finally received the master copy of theChristmas Sharing DVD.Copies have been ordered and should be available for salein two weeks.DVD cost is $12and we will make an announcement when they are available for purchasein the office(cash/check).

Registration for NEW students
As we begin 2017, the admissions process forNEWstudentsis well underway! If you have a NEW student, such as a younger sibling,or you know of a family interested in St. Perpetua School for the 2017-2018 school year, theonline applicationcan be found
School Uniform
Tomorrowis the last dayof theDennis Uniform winter sale!All items are15% off, and shipping is free with a $75 purchase.

Now that the weather has turned cold, please make sure that your student has the appropriateschool uniform outerwear (fleece/sweatshirt/jacket)to wear while in the classroom. Non-uniform jackets can be worn outside for recess and lunch, butnotin the classroom.Please note thatrain-bootsarenotacceptable footwear for students.
St. Perpetua Dinner Dance & Auction 2017
'Hawaiian Nights' is coming!

Our Annual Dinner Dance & Auction isMarch 25, 2017. We are already starting to gather fabulous items for the Auction. Thank you for your continued work on this! Attached is theDonation Letter and Formto use when requesting and collecting items. All completed forms can be submitted to Suzanne or Kim in the office.

As a reminder, you may make an auction donation of Scrip cards.. It's a win-win ~ you contribute to the success of our auction and you also earn profit for your Scrip obligation! Simply order auction donation cards with your regular Scrip order and bring them to the office.
St. Perpetua Science Night Is Coming onJanuary 26th!
Dinner will be catered by Lettuce Restaurant and served out of Cafe Perpetua.Here is thelinkfor Sign Up Genius ordering.
Panther House
Dear Parents,
We are extending the registrationdeadlineuntilthisFriday, January, 27so that we will have sufficient enrollment to run these classes. If you intend to have your child participate, please turn your registration into the office byFriday.
Day Of The WeekWorkshop __________________________
Monday Basketball ~ TK thru 5th grade ~ clickherefor flyer

TuesdayGuitar ~ 1st thru 8th grade~ clickherefor flyer
Wednesday Fitness Games ~ K thru 5th grade~ clickherefor flyer
ThursdaySarah Science: Toys ~ 1st thru 8th grade~ clickherefor flyer
FridayChess ~ K thru 8th grade~ clickherefor flyer
Start thinking about yourFebruaryschedule.Download calendarhere.

Please help out!We have many more openings todonate snackswithimmediate need. We rely on the parent community to keep costs down and our children fed after school.Remember that youearn service hoursfor your contribution. Sign uphere.Thanks in advance for your help. You need to plan on enough food for 65 thankful children.
Mrs. Kenney
Director, Panther House
Cafe Perpetua
It was wonderful seeing so many of you at last week's Cafe` Perpetua! Thank you for braving the pouring rain! Your support and patronage are greatly appreciated! Please join us againthis Fridaywhere we will be featuring all of your favorites along with some new items such assavory bacon avocado muffins and triple berry cobbler!

Thank you for supporting your children's Garden of Learning!

This Sunday is our Open House.After you have had an opportunity to visit your children's classrooms, please come up to theGarden of Learningto visit their other classroom! Please make sure your children visit the Garden under your supervision.

The students have been busy planting winter veggies and flowers, sowing seeds, bringing in mulch, creating art for the garden, and so much more!

I look forward to seeing you atCafe` Perpetuaon Fridayand inthe Gardenon Sunday!

Monette Meo
2017 Sweetheart Dance
St. Perpetua's Annual Sweetheart Dance is coming!
Friday, February 3rd7:00-10:00 p.m.
Price per twosome: $85 ~ $25 per additional daughter

Lafayette Community Center~ Jennifer Russell Building
500 St. Mary's Road, Lafayette

Fancy Dress or Black Tie Optional ~ Professional photographs available for purchase. Event flyer can be foundhere.
We look forward to seeing you!Please contact Holly Shea with any questions at925-786-8845
Catholic Schools Week ~'Duffles For Dignity'
Withheartand helpinghands, a child can accomplishanything...
St. Perpetua School is partnering withGrateful Gatheringsin a project to collect new and gently used suitcases and duffle bags for local foster children in this year's"Duffles for Dignity". Many of these children have only a few belongings and so many of them are forced to carry/store them in nothing but a garbage bag. Please look for the collection bins outside the school office fromJanuary 29 - February 4. Any questions, please contact Chris Flitter atcflitter@me.com
Thank you for your participation.
Jessica Bacon and Alicia Griffith
New Family Coordinators 2016-2017
Winter Nights Pasta Feed
OurAnnual Pasta Feed fundraiserisSaturday, February 4. You can purchase the tickets online atwww.stperpetua.orgor download an order formhere.
Annual Knights of Columbus Crab Feed
The Knights of Columbus annualCrab Feedwill be held onSaturday, January 28, 2017inSt. Monica's Peace Roomin Moraga (1001 Camino Pablo). Appetizers and no-host beverages will be served beginning at6:00 p.m.Dinner will be served at7:30 p.m.and will include salad, pasta, French bread, fresh cracked crab and dessert. Chicken is available when ordered in advance. Our exciting Raffle and Silent Auction of many wonderful gifts will immediately follow dinner.(Due to our Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) license, bringing alcoholic beverages is prohibited.)
Tickets are $60 each and100% of all funds raised go to Bay Area charities. Tickets must be reserved and paid for in advance and are non-refundable. This is always a popular event, somake your reservation NOW by purchasing ticketshere.
We are very proud of the success of the Scrip program. Families are actively using the program for family purchases, as well as donating to the 2017 auction. Thank you for your support!

We are streamlining the gift card inventory we carry in the office . After doing research, we narrowed downyour favorite local-vendor cards andwill now offerthe following gift cards at the front desk:

Mangia10% ($50 card value)
Diablo Foods10% ($250 card value)
Cooperage10% ($50 card value)
Lunardi's5% ($100 card value)

You can still order the full roster of Scrip cards with your weeklyonline ordersthrough thewww.shopwithscrip.comwebsite. You can pay by Prestopay, check or credit when you pick up your order.Whenever possible, please help us reduce credit card fees by paying via check.

2016 year end reportswill be coming homemid-February. Please contact me directly if you have any questions.
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
Family Participation Program
Are you an 'All Clear' Volunteer?
As a reminder, youcannot volunteerfor any school or class activities (including yard duty)until your are placed on the "all cleared" list by completing three items for the office.Clickherefor information on LiveScan fingerprinting, Safe Environment Training, and TB Clearance.
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.You must be an 'All Clear' volunteer to be a substitute.
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:
  • A school parent who is ill
  • Sr. Mary Ann Kasper, sister of Fr. John Kasper, who is ill
  • Eveline Adhiyasa, Kyle Jones' grandmother, who is ill
  • Rita Jurin, Lauren Puhlmann's grandmother who is ill
  • members of our parent and alumni community going through medical treatment
We remember those who have died:
  • Jack Frank Meinbress, grandfather of Lauren Meinbress
  • Bruno Alessandrini, grandfather of Sofia, Victoria and Julian Alessandrini
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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