Bulletin #6

Bulletin #6
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 #69/7/16

SAY CHEESE! Tomorrow ispicture day. All students need to be inuniformand all students will be photographed for official school records. If you choose to purchase these pictures, please be sure to send in theorder form and payment, if you have not already done so.
FORE!! Please consider joining us for ourannual golf tournament. This fun filled day supports our technology maintenance and initiatives for all our students in all curricular areas.
SEVENTH GRADERSled us in a beautiful Mass this morning! Through scripture, song and prayer we reflected on God's goodness in our lives and embraced our challenge to BE THE GOOD. Father John also reminded us of the 4 parts of our Eucharistic celebration: gathering, listening, sharing the meal, and going forth to serve.
Mark your calendar for the firstRISE AND SHINE Massof the school year on Sunday,September 18 at 9:30. Our student leaders along with students from faith formation will help us celebrate Catechetical Sunday, a day when we remember all those teachers of Religion.

Peace and Blessings,
Karen Goodshaw

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
St. Teresa of Calcutta

In Jesus' Name I pray,

Upcoming Events
Thursday, September 8
Picture Day (uniform)
Friday, September 9
Cafe Perpetua7:30 - 9:30 am
Sunday, September 18
Rise & Shine Mass9:30 am
Monday, September 26
Golf Tournament
Friday, September 30
VNA:TB Screening & Flu Shots7:30-10:00am $10 (TB) and $30 (Flu) cash or check only
LiveScan fingerprinting7:30-8:30 am($34 cash or check only)
Sunday, October 2
Oktoberfest Parish Festival
Thursday &Friday, October 6 & October 7
Parent-Teacher Conferences ~NoonDismissals
Monday, October 10
Columbus Day holiday ~ No School
Thursday, October 13
School Mass at8:30 am, hosted by 8th grade
See the full school calendarhere.
This Week's Flyers
Office News

Did you know...
Junior Highclasses are now 50 minute periods during 'regular schedule' days.AfternoonHomeroomis now2:50-3:00.If you are scheduling an afternoon appointment for your child, please try to arrange pick-up no earlier than2:55to ensure that students do not miss class time or homework recap/gathering time.

Privacy Reminder
With the start of school underway, it's time for our annual reminder aboutschool privacy rules.Ourschool directoryis to be used for school-related correspondence only.The directorycannotbe used for any business or non-school solicitations.

In addition, it is very important to remember that parents should be very judicious in their use ofsocial media(photos, postings) that include information or photos of school children outside your family.If you do not have explicit permission to include a photo of any child outside your family, you should not post that photo on social media.The entire parent community is responsible for following our school privacy rules, as they are for the benefit all of our families.

Parking Reminder
Please remember thatthere isno parkingin front of the Church after7:40 am.If parents or guardians want to drop off or pick up students from the front of the school, parking is available on the upper lot.Please meet your students in front of the school.Students are not permitted to wait in the plaza area, which has no supervision.Parents and students should not walk through the carpool line at anytime.Thank you for your assistance!
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 website. Please be aware that if the medicine is a prescription, a doctor's signature is also required on the form.
School Picture Day
School Picture Day isTomorrow, 9/8.All students wearschool uniforms.The order envelope is coming home with your child today.Please fill form out completely.All children will have their photo taken for our yearbook and class photo even if you choose not to order any photo packages.Payment must accompany orderif you are ordering photos for your family use.
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.
After registering for the Tournament, don't forget to sign up your child forPanther Housefor that afternoon. That's always a very busy day in Panther House and we want to make sure your child has a spot!
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; Lisa Winterlisawinter@comcast.net
-Golf Committee Team
Happening Around Campus...

In the Science Lab...
8th gradersand the scientific method: how does soap affect milk and food coloring?
Student Council Corner

For our September fundraiser, Leadership will be sellingdonutsfor $1 each. Order forms can be downloadedhereor from the "This Week's Flyers" section in the schoolbulletin. Orders are due to the office withpaymentbyMonday, 9/26.Donutswill be passed out at recess onWednesday, 9/28.If there are extras, students may purchase adonut; however, there are usually very few left over, so be sure to order ahead of time!
Students in5th, 6th, 7th, and 8thgrade who are interested in joining Leadershipmust attenda meeting atmorning recessonThursday 9/8orFriday 9/9in the 8th grade classroom. At the meeting, students will learn about how to join and the duties involved in the program. Applications are only available from Ms. Schwarck.
Students in3rd and 4thgrade do not apply at this time. They can apply inDecemberto joinJunior Leadership. More info to come!
Requirements for Leadership Eligibility:
The student must...
  • be in 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.
  • have strong academic standing and conduct.
  • be able to follow instructions and procedures well.
  • be able to take initiative and follow through with tasks.
  • be willing to sacrifice recess or luncheveryThursdayforLeadershipmeetingsandvolunteer additional time and help towardLeadershipendeavors: spirit activities, sales, publicity, etc.Leadershipis a HUGE commitment!
Please contact Ms. Schwarck athschwarck@csdo.orgif you have any questions.
Auction Sign-Up Parties

There arefive Sign-Me-Up partiesstill open for registration!Margarita Mamas,Mother-Son Dance,Trivia Night,Dad's MedleyandFather-Daughter Danceare all open for additional registrations.It's a great way to get involved with the school community and it supports our Parent Association fundraising efforts.Clickhereto get additional information and sign up for these events.
Are you a St. Perpetua Star who has...
  • Registered for the Golf Fore Technology Tournament?
    • Supported our Parish Oktoberfest Festival with raffle ticket purchase, silent auction donation, or volunteer sign-up?
  • Checked out the exciting after-school Panther House classes?
  • Updated your student's grade in Food For Thought orders?
    • Filled out your September Panther House Calendar?
    • Checked out the available Sign-Me-Up parties?
Volunteer Position Available!

Looking for an opportunity thatfulfills all 35 volunteer hours?
Enjoy working with a group of creative 8th graders?
Love page creation and photographs?
Then...we need you!

We are looking for one or two parent coordinators to oversee the creation of theSt. Perpetua Yearbook!

Youdon'thave to be the parent of an 8th grade student! You will have greathands-on supportfrom Jostens reps and also the 8th grade Room Parents who will facilitate photo collection with students and the other Room Parents for our fabulous 2016-17 yearbook.
  • Project runs from mid-September - early March
  • Yearbook Team (students and coordincators) normally meeton our Fridayhalf days from12:00-2:30pmin the computer lab with a fun lunch break
  • Parent coordinators work with the 8th grade student team to make sure all students and events are captured and represented in a themed format chosen by the yearbook team
Contact Renee O'Neilltomrene@pacbell.netwith questions or interest!
Food For Thought
Our Hot Lunch program is run by Food For Thought.Clickherefor the program information or see 'This Week's Flyers'.Parents, be sure to update your child's 2016 grade when placing orders to avoid confusion in the lunch line!
Library News
Blackout BINGO! Day isSept 16th
Our entire school will celebrateBlackout BINGO! Daythanks to the many students and staff members who achieved Blackout BINGO's for the Summer Reading Program.Three staff members and 45 students achieved BINGO! Blackouts! Wow! Blackout staff members are Mrs. Kozel, Miss Ice, and Mrs. Hinton. Thethird grade classwins tickets to theMVP Ice Cream Socialfor having the most participation in the summer reading program.
Blackout BINGO! Day isFriday, September 16th. All students and staff may participate. Everyone gets to enjoy free dress by wearing black school-appropriate clothing. Students who earned tickets to the MVP Ice Cream Social need to bring their MVP Ice Cream Social ticket to the amphitheater during recess to select their ice cream. All students are invited to the library during recess, where we will be playing a game of blackout BINGO.
Please thankMrs. Anne Hawkinsfor organizing and running another successful Summer Reading Program. Please contact her atannekhawkins@yahoo.comto volunteer at the Ice Cream social.
You can celebrate your child's birthday and support our school library's fundraiser by joining theBirthday Club. It's easy to participate!Birthday Club students select a book to be purchased and donated to the library. A commemorativenameplate will be placed in the front of the book to honor the student's Birthday.These donations help us to populate the library with the new, popular books that the kids want to read. Simply fill out theformand submit it to the front office with a check for $20 per student. AllBirthday Club formsaredue in September. In October, all students will select birthday club donations, regardless of their birth date. Thank you for supporting our school library and helping kids to easily access the books they want to read!
Spirit Wear for Parents and Students
We debuted our new Spirt Wear for parents and students at our Welcome Back Coffee.The response was great, and we are now taking orders.We have student sizes for T-Shirts, Pajamas and Spirit Jerseys.There are also lots of items for Moms and Dads.Clickherefor the link to the Spirit Wear and show your school pride all around town!
Cafe Perpetua
Please join usthisFriday, for thefirst Cafe` Perpetuaof the school year! Stop by and to see old friends and and meet new families while shopping for breakfast! Our homemade breakfast items include cinnamon rolls, coffee cakes, seasonal breads, muffins scones, bars, gluten free baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, frittatas, yogurt parfaits, and specials of the day. You can pick up a cup of coffee, latte, hot chocolate, and fresh juice.

We will also be featuring delicious homemade organic jams (strawberry, red raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, apricot, and spiced pear), zucchini breads, pesto, and summer salsa. All of these make awesome hostess gifts including the fresh flower arrangements from the Garden of Learning. Organic produce will also be available for sale.

We can't wait to see youon Fridaymorning! Please know that your patronage at Cafe` Perpetua is the sole support for the Garden of Learning!
Monette Meo
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...
OnFriday,September 30thVNA and Livescan Fingerprinting will be on campus again. VNA will administer bothFlu shots($30 cash or check) andTB screening($10 cash or check) from7:30am-10:00am. Livescan will offerfingerprinting($34 cash or check) 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
Dear Parents,

This week it's all about the fun, educationalFall After School-Classeswhich beginSeptember 19!HURRY! HURRY!Classes are starting to fill fast.To make it even more convenient, we are trying something new! We have set up a Signup Geniusfor each class. Click thelinksbelowfor class information and sign-up.If you havealreadyregistered your child via the paper form and sent in a check, your child has been automatically added to the Sign-Up Genius.

Note:Your child is not considered enrolled until we have receivedpayment(checks or cash only, made out to St. Perpetua School,with class name in memo line).If the class does not get the minimum number of participants required for the class, you will be notified and your payment will be returned.

MONDAYS:Fall Soccer Clinicwith Mr. V (grades TK - 5)
TUESDAYS:Cooking Around the World(grades 1- 5)Sept 20 - Oct 18
Critters 'n Clay(grades 1- 5)Oct 25 - Nov 15
WEDNESDAYS:Toyology: Science through Toys(grades 1- 4)
THURSDAYS:Bricks 4 Kids(Legos) - Transportation, Things That Go (grades 1 - 5)

Mrs. Kenney
Director, Panther House
Dear families,
We are now settled into our neworder & pick-up cycle for this year:Online orders placed byFriday(midnight) will be available for pick-upin the office thefollowingFriday.


Orders placed by 8/26 came in Friday 9/2 and are now available for pick-up in the office.

  • Paidorders can be sent home on Friday with your student (with your email permission)
  • All orders need to be placedonlinevia your ShopWithScrip account. All vendors, including our local Lafayette vendors, can be ordered online.
  • Paper orderscan no longer be accepted due to Diocesean rules.
  • A reminder that the current Scrip tracking period is1/1/16 -12/31/17.
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
  • Allen Espinole, our school music teacher, 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
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