Bulletin #29

Bulletin #29

ALOHA!We are in auction season!

Has Pride visited your home yet? Have you had a chance to visit ourauction websiteto purchase yourticketsfor Hawaiian Nights dinner/dance?Class traditionsare on display this week and are available for pick upon Thursdayafternoon, asFridayis a Diocesan Staff Day and astudent holiday.

Faith Family activity
Yesterday was theFeast of St. Perpetua. Our students gathered inFaith Familiesand created posters reflecting our School Wide Learning Expectations. Thank you to our 8th graders who led and facilitated this activity for our student body.

Last week,tuition contracts for the 2017-2018 school yearwere sent home. These contracts are due back to the school office byMarch 17to secure a space for the upcoming school year.

Look toward next school year, Mrs. Natalie Deininger, our Jr. High Science teacher has shared with me that she will not be returning for the 2017-2018 school year. We are appreciative of her 10 years of service to our school community and the many ways she has enriched our school. We wish her the very best!

Loving God,
You have honored the Church with the victorious witness of St. Perpetua and her companions who died for their faith. As she imitated the passion and death of the Lord, may we, who call her our patroness, follow in her footsteps and come to eternal joy. Grant this in the name of Jesus the Lord.
Upcoming Events
Monday, March 6 - Thursday, March 9
Sign-Me-Up Parties open for parents7:30 am - 9:00 am&2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
'Class Traditions' items on display in school hallway
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
Saturday, March 18
Knights of Columbus St. Patrick's Dinner at6:30 pm(church hall)
Sunday, March 19
Rise & Shine Massat9:30 am, hosted by 3rd grade
Monday, March 20 - Friday, March 24
6th graders to Caritas Creek Science Camp
Thursday, March 23
Hawaiian Free Dress for students and staff
Author Visit in Library fromMadeleine Dunphy
Friday, March 24
Graduation Photos ~ 8th grade
Stations of the Cross Prayer Serviceat12:00, hosted by 4th grade
Saturday, March 25
St. Perpetua 'Hawaiian Nights' Auction Evening at St. Mary's College
First Eucharist Retreat & Rehearsal9:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, March 27
Parish Reconciliation at7:00 pm(church)
Thursday, March 30
Author Visit in Library from Jonathan Stokes
Tuesday, April 4
Spring Photos
Wednesday, April 5
Massat8:30 am, hosted by 1st grade
Friday, April 7
Talent Show10:40 am - 11:45 am
NoonDismissal ~ Panther House Open
Camp Panther Pride5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 13
Prayer Service at11:15, hosted by 5th grade
Panther House Closed at12:00 noon
Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 23
Easter Break
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Flyers
Office News
FACTS Tuition Assistance Application for the 2017-2018 School Year
FACTS is the Diocese Financial Aid partner for Tuition Assistance the upcoming school year. An overview document can be foundhere.The application link can be foundhere.If your application is submittedbeforeMarch 16, you will be considered for aid available through FACE (Family Aid for Catholic Education)andSt. Perpetua School.If you application is submitted afterMarch 16, you will considered for aid availablesolelythrough St. Perpetua School.

Lost & Found
Our Lost & Found table is overflowing!Please stop by the table outside the school office and check for any items your child may have lost.All unclaimed items will be donated onFriday, March 17th.

Last Call for Christmas Sharing CDs
We have a few Christmas Sharing CDs left.If you'd like a CD, please stop by the office this week.

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.
Tie & Belt Drive for Local Teen Boys
Please consider donatingnew or gently-used ties, bow ties and beltsfor local teen boys in need as Prom season approaches. These young men simply want to fit in with their peers. There will be a box in the St. P's officeThursday, 3/2 throughThursday, 3/9.

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.
St. Perpetua Dinner Dance & Auction 2017
Thank youto all who came through the St Perpetua Room this week to purchaseHawaiian Nights Party ticketsandSign-Me-Up Parties.

See asummary of all Sign-Me-Up Partieshereand in the forms section of today's bulletin.All items will be online beginningtomorrowon the auction website.

OurClass Traditionsare on display in the hallway. Please purchase your Class Traditions and pick them up anytimetomorrow.

Paella Party~Saturday,May 6th
Enjoy afun and festive eveningthat will transport you to the dazzling culture of Spain! Paella del Reyes Catering will create the traditional Spanish rice dish of Paella, while the oyster bar comes complete with a "shucker" to explain the history and "how-to" of oyster consumption.

Panther Pridehas been on the run! Have you seen him? If your children have had the chance to see him he needs to continue on his journey and visit more families.
Please log on tostperpetuaauction.comand click on the"I've Got Panther Pride"to make your donation. This will alert us to send a wrangler to remove and deliver Pride to a fellow student. Thank you for your support.

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.

Author Visits
Author Madeleine Dunphy coming to St. PerpetuaMarch 23rd
An author is coming to visit our youngest students ingrades TK - 3. Thank you SEEDS for sponsoring this Author Visit! Madeleine Dunphy, author of the non-fiction series, "Here is Antarctica" (and others) and the new fiction book, "Cat in the Night" will present her books on the morning ofMarch 23rd, in the library. Your child can pre-order any of her books to be signed by the author. The order form ishere. Please submit orders byMonday, March 20th, so that the author has time to gather the requested books from her publisher.Checks for pre-orders should be written to Web of Life Children's Books. Students in older grades can also order books and have them signed during Recess onMarch 23rd. You may contact Stacey Hinton atshinton@csdo.orgwith any questions.

Author Jonathan Stokes coming to St. PerpetuaMarch 30th
Up-and-coming author, Jonathan Stokes, will be holding an assembly for our students inGrades 3-6onMarch 30th. His new adventure novel, "Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas" has been compared to James Patterson's Treasure Hunters series. Be among the first to meet him before he becomes the next big-and-famous author. His visit will be both educational and inspirational for young authors. The order form for his new book ishere. Please submit orders byMonday, March 27th.Checks for pre-orders should be written to Orinda Books. Students in other grades can also order books to be signed by the author. They will be delivered to their classrooms onMarch 27th, at the end of the day. You may contact Stacey Hinton atshinton@csdo.orgwith any questions.
SEEDs Enrichment Activities
Here are some March enrichment events sponsored by SEEDs!
TK-5th Grade:Literacy Night
Kindergarten:LPIE "Senses" (on-site instruction)
3rd Grade: Field Trip to Lesher Center for the Arts ("Percussion Discussion")
4th Grade: LPIE "Brain Perceptions" (on-site instruction)
5th Grade: LPIE "Weather" (on-site instruction)
Walk Through the Revolution (on-site)
6th Grade: Field Trip to Rosicrucian Museum
7th Grade: Cal Shakes In-School-Residency "Midsummer Night's Dream
8th Grade: Cal Shakes In-School-Residency "Hamlet
CYO Junior High Volleyball
It's that time again forJUNIOR HIGH VOLLEYBALL!If your girls are interested in participating in CYO volleyball, please:
1. emailcmansour@pacbell.netwith youremail addressandchild's nameandgrade.
2. complete thispermission formand sent it to the officeto the attention of Karim Mansour.

The complete schedule is listedhere. Online registration will be open soon and should be around $40. It is difficult to have practices due to the lack of a gym and the girls' and coaches' schedules. However, we may be able to practice on the grass when the weather accommodates. This is really just an informal league where the St. P girls compete against the other local Catholic schools in friendly games after school.

If there are not enough 6th grade girls interested, wemaybe able to accommodate some of the 5th grade girls.Please let us know of your interest.

Thank you,
Ciara and Karim Mansour
Panther House
Dear Parents,
Top of the mornin' to ya!

Join us to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for ourSecond Annual Panther HouseLeprechaun Fun and Gameson theafternoon ofFriday, March 17th. We've
got some St. Patty's snacks, including magical leprechaun trail mix, Irish sodabread and cheddar cheese. Then we'll have a leprechaun relay race and a pot-o-gold coin toss. Come over to Panther House at3pm. We will be celebrating bykeeping fit and having fun up on theGREENgrass hill, behind Panther House
(weather permitting) from3:30-4:15pm.
This is available to all our registered Panther House families. Panther Housefees will apply. Your child must come to us at3:00pm. We will have snack first.Activities will be from3:30 to 4:15. You must sign your child out from PantherHouse afterwards. No extra registration forms or fees are required. However youmust let us know in advance if your child will be joining us that day! A monthlycalendar, quick call to the office or email (lkenney@csdo.org) is
all it takes.NO drop-ins on this day please.
Spring classes will start after Easter break. Look at your child's Spring activities
and see if they will work in their schedules.

Monday: Chess Scholars (grades: Kinder - 8)
Tuesday: Guitar Stars (grades: Kinder - 8)
Wednesday: Cooking around the World (grades: TK - 5)
Thursday: Sarah Science Toyology (grades: TK - 4)
Thanks to all the families who came to our aid in providing snacks for the
remaining weeks in March! We've got some very appreciative, thankful children.
We still have several late March openings. Also remember you can get easy
service hours for your donation! Sign uphere!
Snack donation: There are late March slots that need to be filled.
DON'T FORGET:NO SCHOOL this comingFriday, March 10
Linda Kenney
St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef Dinner
'Tis the luck of the Irish that you are invited to the
Knightsof ColumbusCorned Beef and Cabbage Dinner onSaturday, March 18th,in the Parish Hall. Social Hour begins at6:00 p.m.The delicious buffet feast is served about7:30 p.m.
Call Dave Tedesco at 256-8534 to reserve your spot. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for teens, and children 12 and under eat free.Buy ticketsHERE!
Erin Go Bragh!
St. Perpetua Talent Show
Our school talent show will be onFriday, April 7th, 10:40 AM - 12:00 noon.
ClickhereforTalent Show Rules and Permission Slip.
CYO Summer Camp
As many of you know, each year our 6th grade students participate in the Caritas Creek Environmental Education Program at CYO Camp.The dedicated staff of CYO Camp also offers asummer recreational program at CYO camp.Students in grades 2-8 are invited to participate in this wholesome and holistic summer camp in an environment rich in Catholic values.

Information for studentscurrently in grades 2-5can be foundhere.Information for studentscurrently in grades 6-8can be foundhere.If you would like to receive 'CYO Camp Discount Parent Guide', please email Kim Fogartykfogarty@csdo.org.

Additional Camp Information postcards are available in the office.

We 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.
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."

Soup Supper & Lenten Evenings of Renewal

Our three week series on Unity will explore the treasures of diversity and difference as key to the communion of persons we call the human family. Our first reflection will explore the ideal of a family as it is understood and explored in the biblical tradition. Our second reflection will explore the power of community to shape our individual identities. Finally, we will propose practical ways of encountering the peoples of the World.

March 23, 2017
What every parent knows and every child understands
What makes a family whole, redeems the World
March 30, 2017
Power as the Service of Caring for one another
A Reflection on the Samaritan Neighbor of Luke 10: 25-37
April 6, 2017
I AM A BETTER ME BECAUSE I MET YOU - Rev. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
You shall not suppress the stranger among you
All events take place in the parish hall andare preceded by a simple soup supper at6:15 p.m.with presentations starting at7:00 p.m.

Special Intentions
We remember those in need of our prayers:
  • 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:
  • John Taylor, great-uncle of Bridget Aguilera
  • Marie Kearney, aunt of Suzanne Kozel
  • Maria Yepez, grandmother of Isabella and Sebastian Diaz
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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