Bulletin #24

Bulletin #24
Posted on 02/01/2017

Happy Catholic Schools Week!
It was wonderful to see so many school families at Mass and Open House last Sunday.

Many thanks to our student leaders who assisted with Mass and our Parent Association and School Board members who provided hospitality to parishioners, school families and visitors.

Tonightwe are hosting a"ProspectiveParent Information Night"for prospective families at6:30. Our online application is available for any NEW students, including siblings of current students and can be foundhere.
On January 20th, we had an amazing"Taste of St. Perpetua"! Thank you toMarina Alessandrini and Julie Aguilerafor all their efforts coordinating the chefs, beverages, music, and guests! All those in attendance had a terrific time!
I know that on these dark and cold mornings, it can be difficult to get moving. Please make every effort tobe on time to school. Students need to be in their class line when the8:00ambell rings. Yesterday we had 42 students who were tardy for school. These tardies cause a disruption to class morning routines and make it difficult for students to be at their best and ready to learn. Our neighbors also are concerned when cars with"Be the Good"magnets are speeding. Thank you for your cooperation!
Thank you to those who have taken the time to complete ourparent satisfaction survey. Your feedback and input is invaluable in helping us evaluate programs and plan for the upcoming year. Please complete the surveyherebyFebruary 3.
Last Thursday, you should have received an email from me with theschool directoryas an attachment. If you did not receive this email, please check your spam folder. Thank you to Kim and Suzanne and their committee for completing this document!

Almighty Father,
You sent forth your Son as a beacon of hope for all people.
As Teacher, he has given us the prime example of the importance of education.
As disciples, we look to him for inspiration and strength.
Thank you for the many sisters, brothers, priests, and lay people who have dedicated their lives in service to our Catholic schools.
Thank you for the teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today.
Thank you for the parents who have given support and witness to the importance of Catholic education in their daily lives.
Thank you for the students who work hard to further their education.
Bless our schools and the many people who advance our mission.
May our buildings be a home for those who seek to grow in faith, knowledge, and service of others.
May our communities always support one another and exhibit hospitality to newcomers.
Fill our minds with knowledge and wisdom.
May our understanding of the world help us to grow in appreciation for it.
Fill our hearts with gladness.
May we always turn to you in times of need.
Fill our hands with the tools we need to serve others.
May we show them your unceasing love through our actions.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Upcoming Events
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
'Duffles for Dignity' drive wraps up
Winter Nights Pasta Feed Fundraiser at6:00 pm~ Church Hall
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

School Directory
OurSchool Directorywas sent out last Thursday via a Powerschool email.Please check your spam file if you did not receive the email from Mrs. Goodshaw.

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
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. Navy blue or white tights are acceptable on cold weather days.Black leggingsarenotallowed.

Altar Server Training
If you're in 4thgrade or older and would like to become an altar server, please join us for our next training onSunday, Feb. 12 at 12:45. Be sure toRSVP to Christoph (chnauer@stperpetua.org) byFeb. 6so he can include you in the next schedule.

Christmas Sharing DVD
We have finally received the master copy of theChristmas Sharing DVD.Copies have been ordered and will be available soon.DVD cost is $12and we will make an announcement when they are available for purchasein the office(cash/check).
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.
2017 Sweetheart Dance ~Last Call!
St. Perpetua's Annual Sweetheart Dance isFridaynight!
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
Cafe Perpetua
Love is in the air at Cafe` Perpetua!

We will start ourValentine's Day celebrationthis Friday,where you can pick up Cabernet truffles, Kahlua cakes, peppermint bark and peppermint bark hearts, beautiful candles, darling decorations and more for the ones you love! We will also have individual cherry heart pies and chocolate delicacies!

We are looking forward toseeing youon Friday, and thank you for supporting your children's Garden of Learning!

Love, Monette Meo
Winter Nights Pasta Feed ~LAST CALL!
OurAnnual Pasta Feed fundraiserisSaturday, February 4. You can purchase the tickets online atwww.stperpetua.orgor download an order formhere.
Happening Around Campus...

Science Night

Science Night was a great success!Thank you toAnne Marie Mogganand her team for a fabulous community night that included a lovely dinner from Lettuce Restaurant, fun hands-on activities for all of our younger 'scientists', and great presentations from our junior high students.

Congratulations to all of our junior high participants and the class winners!

6th Grade
1st Place: Elsie Jane Clemens
2nd Place:Declan and Kevin Henderson
3rd Place: Brighid Hogan

7th Grade
1st Place: Pierre Jolin
2nd Place:Mike Kostolansky
3rd Place:Tommy Welch

8th Grade
1st Place: Chris Ruane
2nd Place:Danielle and Nicole Nader
3rd Place: Lauren Roberge
3rd Place Runners-up: Julia and Billy Haggerty

5th graders got a special
presentation from 7th graders
Bridget & Carly
Open House
Open Housewas a wonderful way to startCatholic Schools Week!
Bulletin boards showed off student projects and the halls were full of current & prospective families enjoying a brief look at our busy classrooms and engaged students.

Girl Scout Cookies
Please support yourSt Perpetua Daisy and Brownie Troopsby purchasingGirl Scout Cookiesafter school onMonday, February 27th.

We'll bein the Plaza (by the crosswalk) at3pmwith loads of cookies.Sure, they're awesomely delicious, but beyond that sweet treat, Girl Scout Cookies are an incredible opportunity for girls to do extraordinary things.When you support cookie sales,yourdollars help power new, unique, and amazing experiences for allof the awesome girls who sell Girl Scout Cookies!Whether it's a trip she'll never forget, a service project that will change her community forever, or the opportunity to build a lifetime of memories at camp, Girl Scout Cookies help make it happen!
Thanks, in advance, for your support! Pam Cassidy, Jacki Motto, Melissa Silvestri & Jordan Rojas
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
Panther House
Dear Parents,
It's hard to believe that it is the first day of February already!!Please send in your calendar. Plenty of them are missing.Download calendarhere.

Love is in the air!
OnMondayandTuesday, February 13 and 14th, kids can make homemade Valentines cards from3:30 to 4:00pm. We will include all the makings for the card and your child will add the love. Open to all registered, scheduled children.
OnTuesday, February 14th, we will serve Valentines cookies and hot chocolate. Come join us during this fun, relaxed day. Open to all registered, scheduled children.
Please sign up forsnack donations. We have several dates in February and March that are available. It's a great way to get your service hours in.Sign uphere.
Enjoy this month of love!
  • For sick days: Please let Panther House know as well as the office when your child is out. We look for regularly scheduled children every day.
Mrs. Kenney
Director, Panther House

We are streamlining the gift card inventory we carry in the office . After doing research, we narrowed downyour favorite local-vendor cards andnow 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 Cleared' 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
  • Caroline Bancroft, great grandmother of Elijah and Lily Korsak, 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
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
St. Perpetua School,3445HamlinRoad,Lafayette,CA94549
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