Bulletin #26

Bulletin #26

Congratulations toStudent Leadershipon their successful Red Dress fundraiser for Valentine's Day yesterday!Over $500 was raised for the American Heart Associationand the students enjoyed wearing red and celebrating the holiday.
Thank you to our wonderfulSchool Boardfor hosting ourannual State of the School Address last Sunday. Their dedication and commitment to serving our school community is greatly appreciated!
Tuition contracts and registration information for the 2017-2018 school year will be sent home by the end of this month. FamiliesMUST be current with tuitionbefore receiving this information. If you are arrear in your tuition payments and have not already contacted Ron LeGaux regarding a payment plan, you will not be able to register for the upcoming school year. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Please note,Monday, February 20, is aschool holidayin honor of Presidents' Day and Panther House is also closed.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Corinthians13:13
Upcoming Events
Thursday, February 16
New Student Testing (grades 1-8) at3:30 pm
Friday, February 17
Cafe Perpetua7:30 - 9:30 am
Monday, February 20
No School ~ Presidents' Day
Thursday, February 23
Prayer Service, hosted by the 7th Grade at12:00
CREAM ice cream pre-orders due by3:00 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
Tuesday, February 28
CREAM ice cream sale at recess (pre-orders only)
Wednesday, March 1
AshWednesdayPrayer Service, hosted by the 5th grade at12:00
Thursday,March 2
Literacy Night6:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 3
NoonDismissal ~ Panther House Open
Monday, March 6 - Thursday, March 9
Sign-Me-Up parties open for parents7:30 - 9:00 am&2:30 - 3:30 pm
Tuesday, March 7
End of Trimester 2
Friday,March 10
No School - Diocese Staff Development Day
Wednesday, March 15
Trimester 2 Report Cards go home
Last day to turn in Young Author books
6th grade parents'Caritas Creekpresentation6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Sunday, March 19
Rise & Shine Mass, hosted by 3rd grade, at9:30 am
Monday, March 20 - Friday, March 24
6th graders to Caritas Creek Science Camp
Friday, March 24
Prayer Service, hosted by 4th grade, at12:00
Saturday,March 25
St. Perpetua 'Hawaiian Nights' Auction Evening at St. Mary's College
First Eucharist Retreat & Rehearsal9:00 am - 11:00 am
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Flyers
Office News

Field Trip Reminders
Parents, please remember that per Diocesan rules, final field trip paperwork must be submitted to the office 48 hours in advance of the trip. Therefore,the class teacher must have all paperwork(permission slip, driver's license,car information,and drivers' insurance declarations page)72 hours in advanceof the trip so that car assignments can be finalized.We appreciate your cooperation with submitting all paperwork before the deadline and minimizing last minute driver/chaperone changes.

Christmas Sharing DVD
The Christmas Sharing DVDs arrived today!They are for sale $12 cash or check) in the office. Email the office if you'd like one sent home via your student.

School Dates
For your planning purposes, the first day of school for the 2017-2018 year isAugust 21st. Christmas break will beDecember 18thruJanuary 1st, with school resuming onJanuary 2nd.

Yard Duty Requirement / Additional Parent Volunteer Hours
If you have notfulfilled youryard duty requirement, or if you are looking for an opportunity tofulfill yourparent volunteer hours requirementwith extra yard duty shifts, please go to theSignUp Geniuslinkand sign up for open yard duty slots.Per the Family Contract,
unfulfilled volunteer hours or yard duty shifts will result in a $50 charge per hour/shift. Please remember that you need to be an 'All Clear' volunteer before doing any assignments.
Applications 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
St. Perpetua Dinner Dance & Auction 2017
'Hawaiian Nights' is coming!

Camp Panther Prideis Back!Our beloved teachers, faculty and staff are busy organizing another fun Camp Panther Pride forFriday, April 7. Camp Panther Pride is a variety of activities/events for the students and perhaps an easy "date night" for parents. It's a tradition not to be missed!

OurHawaiian Nights Auction/Dinner/Dance is quickly approaching and there are many exciting things to look forward to this year - not only ourbeloved class traditionsandPrincipal's and Father John's Dinners, but many new exciting Sign Me Up Parties and Auction items!
Here's what we have planned forMarch Madness Aloha style:
Panther Pride:March 1-10
Sign Me Up Parties and Class Traditions Revealed:March 6-9
Online Auction:March 16-23
Hawaiian Nights Party:March 25

Book your sitters, dig out your flip flops and Hawaiian shirts and get ready to support our amazing school!!
We appreciate you!
A huge thank you toMarlies Taylor~ she has stepped up to manage our 2016 - 2017 yearbook! We are inextreme need of additional photos for all classes for our yearbook.
Please support Marlis' efforts by emailing her any small or largegroup photosyou have taken for your child's classmarlies925@comcast.net
Student Leadership Ice Cream Sale
Student Leadership will be sellingCREAM Ice Cream Sandwichesat recess onTuesday, February 28. You must submit yourorder formwith payment to the office byThursday, February 23.
No extra ice cream sandwiches will be available on 2/28 -PRE-ORDER SALES ONLY.
Happening Around Campus...

Valentines Day
It was a very sweet day for everyone! Several classes (including the 7th grade pictured here) sang songs,recited poems and made cards for the Seniors Valentine Lunch.TK had a wonderful time sharing valentines!
TK valentine party

Our 2017SpellingBeeChampion isMike Kostolanksy from 7th grade! Hewill be representing St. Perpetua at the Contra Costa CountySpellingBeeonSaturday,March 25.Good luck to Mike!

We thank and congratulate our otherspelling beefinalists, who won their classroombees:
1stGrade:Lola Kajogbola,Delilah Maloney
2ndGrade:Matthew Gillette,Ava Wooler
3rdGrade:Jack Hilton, Seri Hoban
4thGrade:Hannah Evans, John Kemner
5thGrade:Katie Kostolansky, Liam Nagel
6thGrade:Peter Heiskell, Owen Smith
7thGrade:Liam O'Shea
8thGrade:Alexander Wackowski, Xavier Wesley

Diocese Science Fair News
Congratulations to our Diocesean Science Fair participants!
Lauren Puhlmann- 2nd place winner in environmental science
Tommy Welch- 2nd place in Math, Technology, and Engineering
Lauren Roberge- 1st place in Physical Science
Pierre Jolin- 1st place and category finalist for Biological Science
Danielle and Nicole Nader- 1st place and category finalist for Biological Science
Mike Kostolansky-1st place and Category Grand Champion for Physical Science

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 for your support! Pam Cassidy, Jacki Motto, Melissa Silvestri & Jordan Rojas
Looking for Volunteer Hours ~ We need You!
Literacy Night Help Needed!
We need help passing refreshments from6:00 - 7:00It's a great opportunity for volunteer hours.Please contactMolly Khammanivongmolly1055@sbcglobal.net
Library News
Young Author Faire
Sharpen your pencils! It's time for students to start writing Young Author books.The Young Author's Faire is a writing competition held in the Catholic Schools Diocese of Oakland.All students in grades 1-8 are encouraged to participate.
Students participate by writing an original book with original artwork. Books are bound and submitted to the student's classroom/language arts teacher. Our school will review all books submitted and select the best writing to be sent to the Diocese-wide competition. Judges at the Diocese will read all books submitted and select the best writing to be recognized and rewarded at an Awards Ceremony. Winning students are encouraged to attend the Awards Ceremony where they are given a certificate and scholastic dollars they can spend that day at a Book Faire.
If your child wishes to write a book, please look at thislinkon our school websiteor contact Mrs. Hinton atshinton@csdo.orgfor more information. All books are due no later thanMarch 15th. We recommend books are turned in early, so that you have time to fix any errors we catch.
Read to Succeed Results
Congratulations to our students in 5th, 3rd and 2nd grades for achieving 100% participation in our school-wide reading challenge.Each winning class will celebrate. All students who turned in their Read to Succeed reading log will earn a free ticket to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom,to be used this summer. Tickets usually arrive in May. Good Job Readers!
SEEDs Activities
Here are some February enrichment events sponsored by SEEDs!

2nd Grade:Field trip to Lesher Center for the Arts ("Charlotte's Web")
LPIE "Stream Erosion and Volcanoes" (on-site instruction)

3rd Grade:Field Trip to Oakland Museum of California - "Plant and Animal Homes"

5th Grade: LPIE "Chemistry" (on-site instruction)
Field Trip to Mt. View Sanitary District Wetlands

6th Grade: Field Trip to Chabot Space and Science Center - "Mars Mission"

7th Grade: Cal Shakes In-School-Residency "Midsummer Night's Dream"
Panther House
Dear Parents,
If your family needs service hours, this is the place to go. We need snack and plate/paper cup donations for many days in February and March.Sign uphere.Email Mrs. Kenney for paper product needs.

  • School Holiday onMonday, February 20, 2017. No Panther House
  • Time to start thinking about the March calendar.Download calendarhere
Mrs. Kenney
Director, Panther House

We now carry the 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.When possible, please help us reduce credit card fees by paying via check.

2016 year end reportswill be coming homenext week. Please contact Sarah 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
  • 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:
  • Cindy Tobe, great-aunt of Stella and Parker Tuffli
  • Sr. Mary Ann Kasper, sister of Fr. John Kasper
  • Olga Piantidosi, grandmother of Luke, Eliza and Zippy Hall
  • Casey McNamee, alumni parent of Peter, Blake, Mark and Kate Lennon
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