Bulletin # 21

Bulletin #21
Posted on 01/11/2017

I am constantly reminded of the many blessings of this wonderful school community!
  • Through the efforts of the school board safety and facilities committee, security cameras are being installed on both sides of our campus to deter theft and vandalism.
  • Various members of the Parent Association are busy working on Catholic Schools Week, Sweetheart Dance, and our annual Auction.
  • Teachers continue to collaborate, plan, assess and support our students both socially and academically.

Please be sure to read this very thorough and informative bulletin for all the details regarding all the upcoming events!

When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.
- Howard Thurman

Upcoming Events
Friday, January 13
Staff/Professional Development ~ NO SCHOOL
Sunday, January 15
last day to place online order for school sweatshirts
Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King Jr. Day ~ NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, January 17
Prayer Service, hosted by 6th grade, at12:00
Wednesday,January 18
Family Posters Due ~ Catholic Schools Week
Friday, January 20
First Cafe Perpetua of 2017!
'Taste of Kindergarten'8:45 am - 10:00 am
'Taste of St. Perpetua' Evening at6:30 pm
Wednesday, January 25
"Read To Succeed" ~ St. Perpetua Reading Challenge wraps up
Thursday, January 26
Science Night at6:00 pm
Saturday, January 28
Knights of Columbus Crab Feed (St. Monica)at6:00 pm
Sunday, January 29
Catholic Schools Week Mass at9:30 am
Open House10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Monday, January 30
School Tour for Prospective Parentsat9:30 am
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
Winter Nights Pasta Feed Fundraiser at6:00 pm
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)
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Flyers
Office News

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 foundhere.
Carpool Safety
Pleasedo notpark on the lower lot in front of the church and walk through the carpool line as it is very dangerous. Students shouldnever exiton the left side of the car and parents shouldnotget out the car.If your child is not comfortable independently getting out in thecarpoolline at any point in the barrier area, pleasepark in the upper lot and walk downfor drop-off and pick-up.

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.

School Sweatshirts
The Gryco Sportswear link for ordering school sweatshirts and outerwear is openherefrom today throughJanuary 15.Items will be delivered during the week ofJanuary 30th.
St. Perpetua Dinner Dance & Auction 2017
'Hawaiian Nights' is coming!

Our Annual Dinner Dance & Auction isMarch 25, 2017.We are already starting to gather the components for an array of fabulous gift baskets for our auction.The Auction Committee has put together a list Scrip cards that are needed for the baskets.

Please consider making an auction donation of Scrip cards individually or as a parent group.It's a win-win ~ you contribute to the success of our auction and you also earn profit for your Scrip obligation!Clickherefor a list of suggestedScrip card/auction basket donations.
Catholic Schools Week ~ Family Poster & 'Duffles For Dignity'
Withheartand helpinghands, a child can accomplishanything...
Catholic Schools Week isJanuary29 -February 4!
We are asking for your participation! Please look for a poster in your child's backpack today! We need you to decorate it with yourfamily photoandfamily name and return it to the office no later thanWednesday, January18.Clickherefor poster details.

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
Taste of Kindergarten
Our Taste of Kindergarten event isFriday, January 20, 8:45am - 10:00am!
Incoming transitional kindergarten and kindergarten age children and their parent(s) are invited to get a taste of kindergarten for a morning! Enjoy a casual conversation with the school principal and staff, discussing our kindergarten program and common topics including kindergarten readiness, emotional maturity, creating smooth transitions and more. Parents will then accompany their children into the kindergarten classroom to experience a short lesson and project,supervised by our teaching staff. You are invited to visit Cafe Perpetua and enjoy fresh baked goods, made from our local garden ingredients, and freshly brewed coffee. School tour provided and parents are given time to socialize. Parents must remain on campus during this event. You need toregisterfor this free eventathttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4da4ae2ba64-taste
Questions? Please call the school office(925) 284-1640or email Suzanne Kozel atskozel@csdo.org.
Taste of St. Perpetua onFriday, January 20th
Get your tickets for Taste of Perpetua!
You don't want to miss the best event of the year! This evening will be filled with sampling of delicious food paired with local wines and hand crafted beers. Saint Perpetua Chefs will prepare their signature dish for your enjoyment.
Ticket price is $50 per person/$55 after Jan 17th. **A limited number of tickets are available.
How to get a ticket?
  1. Clickhereto register for the event
  2. Drop off cash or check at the office. Be sure to write "Taste" in the check memo
2 easy steps and you are on your way to best gastronomic event of the year!
If you have any questions regarding the event please contact Julie Aguilerajka1223@att.netor Marina Alessandrinimarocena1@yahoo.com

Panther House
Dear Parents,
Can you guess this week's theme? It's all about workshops. Please do not wait to sign your child up or they may miss out.
Day Of The WeekWorkshop __________________________
Monday Basketball ~ TK thru 5th grade ~ clickherefor flyer

TuesdayGuitar ~ 1st thru 8th grade~ clickherefor flyer
Wednesday Fitness Games ~ K thru 5th grade~ clickherefor flyer
ThursdaySarah Science: Toys ~ 1st thru 8th grade~ clickherefor flyer
FridayChess ~ K thru 8th grade~ clickherefor flyer
Signup genius has made more dates available for snack donation to Panther House. Remember that you gain service hours for your contribution. Sign uphere.Thanks in advance for your help. You need to plan on enough food for 65 thankful children.
  • Friday Jan 13, andMonday, Jan 16are School Holidays, so Panther House is CLOSED
Mrs. Kenney
Director, Panther House
Library News
Read to Succeed - St. Perpetua Reading Challenge
EndsJanuary 25, 2017
Are you smarter than a 5th grader?!

The5th grade classis in the lead with themost participation so far. Don't let your student fall behind. There are onlytwoweeks left for your students to complete their Read to Succeed reading logs.
Students in grades K-6 have been challenged to read six (6) hours beforeJanuary 25th. Any type of reading counts.We would like to see 100% participation from every class.Return the Student Reading Log to Mrs. Hinton as soon as your child is done reading. The Library bulletin board is tracking class progress. Students love watching their class hot air balloon rise toward the finish line.Let's all Read to Succeed!
Please direct all questions to Mrs. Hinton atshinton@csdo.org.Student Reading Logs are available on the school website at
St. Perpetua Science Night Is Coming onJanuary 26th!

2017 Sweetheart Dance
St. Perpetua's Annual Sweetheart Dance is coming!
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
Annual Knights of Columbus Crab Feed
The Knights of Columbus annualCrab Feedwill be held onSaturday, January 28, 2017inSt. Monica's Peace Roomin Moraga (1001 Camino Pablo). Appetizers and no-host beverages will be served beginning at6:00 p.m.Dinner will be served at7:30 p.m.and will include salad, pasta, French bread, fresh cracked crab and dessert. Chicken is available when ordered in advance. Our exciting Raffle and Silent Auction of many wonderful gifts will immediately follow dinner.(Due to our Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) license, bringing alcoholic beverages is prohibited.)
Tickets are $60 each and100% of all funds raised go to Bay Area charities. Tickets must be reserved and paid for in advance and are non-refundable. This is always a popular event, somake your reservation NOW by purchasing ticketshere.
Winter Nights Pasta Feed
OurAnnual Pasta Feed fundraiserisSaturday, February 4. You can purchase the tickets online atwww.stperpetua.orgor download an order formhere.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
NeedVolunteer Hours?Double Volunteer hours?

Science Nightstill needs over25 volunteers for ourJanuary 26thevening event.Please consider assisting us with this very fun and popular evening!
You can sign up on your classroom's room parent sign up or email Anne Marie Moggan. Science Night requires 70 parent volunteers so your help is hugely appreciated! Opportunities for set up, event help, and clean-up at the end of the evening.Clean-up crew gets double hours!Emailamoggan100@gmail.com.
Cafe Perpetua
Happy New Year, and wehope you had wonderful and peaceful vacation with your beautiful families!

The first Cafe Perpetuaof the NewYear will be onFriday, January 20th!We are looking forward to kicking off 2017 with all of our favorite customers!

Mrs. Meo
Happening Around Campus...
School Boardprepared and served a meal at theNorth Concord Shelter last Wednesday evening.
Next month the7th graderstake the reins and in March it will be the6th gradersas part of theJHOP program. 8th graders led the charge this past November.
For more info about monthly Shelter meals please contact the parish office.

Thank you so much for all your support with our Scrip fundraising program.We are working on summary reports for the 2016 Scrip tracking period and those family reports will be sent home in mid-February.
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 Clear' 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:
  • 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
We remember those who have died:
  • June Wilson, mother of Mrs. Pippa Fisher
  • Owen Wagner, cousin of Julia, Billy and Tatum Haggerty
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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