Bulletin #9

Bulletin #9
You may be surprised to learn that next Monday is the midpoint of the first trimester!Parent conferencesare scheduled forOctober 6 and 7(although some teachers are scheduling times earlier in the week).Students in grades 4-8 are expected to attend these conferences with their parents. Links to the Sign Up Genius were included in the bulletin last week but if you have not had the chance to sign up yet, the sign ups will be open until the end of the school day tomorrow. After that, any additions or changes to the schedule will need to be arranged with individual teachers.

For the past 18 months or so, the parish has been conducting acapital campaignto rebuild the current hall into a community center.The school will be hosting a drop-in wine and cheese for parents onOctober 12from5-7pmin the hall to answer questions, show plans, and discuss giving opportunities.
On another very important note, please be sure todriverespectfully and carefullythrough the neighborhoodon your way to and from school. Neighbors have contacted the school regarding our parents speeding and on cell phones in the morning and afternoons for drop off and pick up. Your cooperation and consideration is greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much toSean Sabarese, Stephen Shea, Lisa Winter, Kelli Wynneand all the volunteers and donors who added to the success of our golf tournament on Monday.

Congratulations to our winners on the course:
First Place: (57) Alissa Fogel
Baird Fogel
Nick Enzweiler
Richard Davison
Second: (65) Sean Sabarese
Pat O'Keefe
Matt Kemner
Matt Kroger
Third: (66) John Gwaltney
Steve O'Brien
Pete Fitzmaurice
Chris Deininger
Ladies First Place: ( 72) Shawn Sabarese
Christy Habetz
Catherine Dunne
Damian O'Rourke
Closest to the Hole: Brian Porter
Longest Drive: Men: Sean Sabarese
Women: Christy Habetz

Lord our God and our Father,we thank you for all the blessings you have brought into our lives and for everything we still hope to receive from your goodness. We thank you that through your Spirit you will work more and more in us and in all people, so that we are not held back by any human considerations but can go toward a higher goal. Keep us in your care. In all our special concerns may each of us experience your comfort and help, so that we may rejoice with the praise of your name always in our hearts.

Upcoming Events
Friday, September 30
VNA7:30 am - 9:30 am:TB assessment ($10), flu shot ($25 for regular shot, $30 for preservative-free shot)cash/check only
LiveScan Fingerprinting7:30 am - 8:30 am:$34 cash/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
Wednesday, October 12
School-Picture Make-Ups
Thursday, October 13
School Mass at8:30 am, hosted by 6th grade
Sunday, October 16
Rise & Shine Mass at9:30am
October 17-21
Scholastic Book Faire
Tuesday, October 25
12:00Prayer Service, hosted by 3rd Grade
Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28
Red Ribbon Week
Monday, October 31
Halloween Parade11:00~NoonDismissal ~NO after-school Panther House
See the full school calendarhere.
This Week's Flyers
Office News
Strep ThroatThere have been cases of strep throat in multiple grades.If your child is complaining of a sore throat with abdominal pain or vomiting, we are hearing (in most cases) that the illness is strep throat. Please be advised that if your child has tested positive for strep, they cannot come back to school until they have been on medication and fever-free for 24 hours.
Cell Phone Use during Carpool
Parents,cell phoneuse while you are in the schoolcarpoolline isprohibited.Your possible distraction while on your cell phone jeopardizes the safety of our students and faculty.We ask that you respect thisvery important rule.
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.
'Tee Off For Technology' Golf Tournament
Thank youto the 72 golfers and volunteers who braved the heaton Mondayand made our tournament a great success! Our dedicated golf committee and other parent helpers worked tirelessly on this important community event and fundraiser. Our parent and guest players came ready for a fun and spirited day of golf and camaraderie, and a great time was had by all!


Congratulations to our Raffle Winners:
  • TheDuque familywon the 4Warriorstickets to thedonated byShawn and Sean Sabarese.
  • Kevin Vakil(Guest of Rick Berry) won the GoProHero 4donated byChris Del Santo.
Want To Fulfill Your Volunteer Hours?

Looking for opportunities thatfulfill all your volunteer hours?We are looking for you!

Interested in being aYearbook Helper?
Can you assist us withAuction Procurement?
Can you help with our FallMixed Bags Fundraiser?
Can you help withData Input for our Auction?
Some of these opportunities can be doneat homeand worked aroundyour time schedule!
Contact Renee O'Neilltomrenee@pacbell.netfor more information.
Panther House
Dear Parents,
Can you believe Friday marks the end of the September already? That means I'm looking for yourOctober Panther House calendarand I'm missing quite a few.Clickherefor theOctober Calendar.
Also, I've got a suggestion to help you: Take a cellphone photo of your submitted calendar for easy reference. It can help you recall what days you have your child signed up for Panther House. My experience has been that by about the third week of the month, people forget what days they have signed up for. Understandably families have busy, changing lives. Just email me when your daily schedule does NOT match what you sent ...
October 6, 7:Half days forparent teacher conferences.Panther House is OPEN.
October 10:Columbus Day. No school.
October 31: Halloweenis a half-day.Children will be dismissed after the Halloween Parade.
Panther House is closed that afternoon.

We need snacks as early as next week!Please help and earn volunteer hours, too!
ClickhereforSnack Sign-Up Genius.
Mrs. Kenney
Director, Panther House
Happening Around Campus
Colonial Sales Day 2016:8th Gradepresented the advantages of Colonial life in each colony to the5th gradeclass.
Library News
You can celebrate your child's birthday and support our school library's fundraiser by joining the Birthday 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. All Birthday Club forms are due 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.
Cafe Perpetua
Please join usthisFridayat Cafe` Perpetua where we will be featuringculinary delightsmade by our very ownfifth graders. From our fall harvest, they have baked zucchini breads, apple breads, cakes and applesauce, and salsas! We will also have all of our regular breakfast goodies for sale!

We look forward to seeing youon Fridayand thank you for supporting your children's Garden of Learning!

Love,Monette Meo
Auction Sign-Up Parties

There arefour Sign-Me-Up partiesstill open for registration!It's a great way to get involved with the school community and it supports our Parent Association fundraising efforts.
Dad's Cornhole(Friday evening,October 7th)
Trivia Night(Saturday, October 15th)
Mother-Son Dance(Friday evening,November 4th)
Father-Daughter Dance(Friday evening,Feb. 2, 2017)
Clickhereto get additional information and sign up for these events.
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 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.
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!

The School Code for ordering is:perpetua
Orders placed by 9/16 are now available for pick-up in the office.


Dear Families,
A few interesting items:
1.Year to date Scrip Family Reports will be coming outOctober 12.
2.We will have a Scrip trainingFriday Oct 14thduring Café7:45am-8:30am.
3.There are a few bonus rebates to take advantage of for a limited time. See Below
Current Bonus Rebates:
  • Belk:10% rebate, 9/24 - 10/7
  • Caribu Coffee:7% rebate, 9/17 - 9/30
  • Fandango: 8% rebate, 9/24 - 11/4
  • Journeys: 13% rebate, 9/10 - 9/30
  • Restaurant.com: 65% rebate, 9/7 - 10/7
  • Shutterfly:11% rebate, 9/17 - 9/30
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
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Special Intentions
We remember those in need of our prayers:
  • Fabrizio Mendoza, as he recovers from surgery at home
  • Fiona and Ray Aguilar's great-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
We remember those who have died:
  • Kathy Mullane, friend of Karen Goodshaw
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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