Bulletin # 22

Bulletin #22
Posted on 01/20/2017

This Fridaynightat6:30is our"Taste of Perpetua", a wonderful event with homemade delicious dishes made from our very own chefs. There are still tickets available athttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4da4ae2ba64-taste. The evening will be filled with good food and drink, live music, and lots of friends and laughter. Several previous award winners will be cooking so you don't want to miss this unique experience!
Sunday, January 29, marks the beginning ofNational Catholic Schools Week. Our celebration begins with the9:30Masswith our student leaders assisting and all our students asked to wear a school sweatshirt. Following Mass is ourOpen Houseand all the classrooms will be open and staff available to answer questions. Aninformational meetingforincoming Jr. High students and their parents will take place at11:45in the Science Lab with brief presentations from each staff member. More information regarding admissions for the 2017-2018 school year can be found on our school website,www.stperpetuaschool.org
We give thanks for the blessing of winter:
Season to cherish the heart.
To make warmth and quiet for the heart.
To make soups and broths for the heart.
To cook for the heart and read for the heart.
To curl up softly and nestle with the heart.
To sleep deeply and gently at one with the heart.
To dream with the heart.
To spend time with the heart.
A long, long time of peace with the heart.
We give thanks for the blessing of winter:
Season to cherish the heart.

Upcoming Events
Thursday, January 19
First Eucharist 'Prepare Our Hearts' at7:00 pmin the church
Friday, January 20
Family Posters Due ~ Catholic Schools Week
First Cafe Perpetua of 2017!
'Taste of Kindergarten'8:45 am - 10:00 am
'Taste of Perpetua' Evening at6:30 pm
Wednesday, January 25
"Read To Succeed" ~ St. Perpetua Reading Challenge wraps up
Thursday, January 26
Dinner at Cafe Perpetua,5:00-6:00 pm, 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)
Monday, February 13
4th Grade Sacrament of Reconciliation at7:00 pmin the church
Wednesday, February 15
DAAW Night
Thursday, February 16
New Student Testing (grades 1-8) at3:30 pm
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Flyers
Office News
Parent Volunteers Desperately Needed for Science Night onJanuary 26!
We have anurgent need for parent volunteers. As of now we don't have enough parents helping with the Science Night hands-on classroom activities for our younger students.
We need15 more parents to help with hands-on activities. Our 5th grade Junior Explainers will be the leaders for the activities ~ parents are there to supervise and help if needed.
NO SCIENCE or EXPERIENCE needed!Please let me know if you can help us!!Thank you, Anne Marie Mogganamoggan100@gmail.com
Lost & Found
We are missing a large plastic bin with a bright green lid that holds all theschool's white tablecloths.If you have seen this bin, please let us know!

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.

School Uniform
Dennis Uniformis having their winter sale!January 19-26, all items are15% off, and shipping is free with a $75 purchase.

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.
Taste of Perpetua on Friday, 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 18th. **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

St. Perpetua Dinner Dance & Auction 2017
'Hawaiian Nights' is coming!

Our Annual Dinner Dance & Auction isMarch 25, 2017. We are already starting to gather fabulous items for the Auction. Thank you for your continued work on this! Attached is theDonation Letter and Formto use when requesting and collecting items. All completed forms can be submitted to Suzanne or Kim in the office.

As a reminder, you may make an auction donation of Scrip cards.. It's a win-win ~ you contribute to the success of our auction and you also earn profit for your Scrip obligation! Simply order auction donation cards with your regular Scrip order and bring them to the office.
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! A poster was sent home in your child's backpack last week.We ask that you to decorate it with yourfamily photoandfamily name and return it to the office no later thanFriday, January 20.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.
Panther House
Dear Parents,
Please do not wait to sign your child up or they may miss out.Deadlinefor sign-ups inMonday, January 23.
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

Start thinking about yourFebruaryschedule.Download calendarhere.

Please help out!We have many more openings to donate snacks with
immediate need. We rely on the parent community to keep costs down and our children fed after school.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.
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 isonly oneweek leftfor 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!
Dinner will be catered by Lettuce Restaurant and served out of Cafe Perpetua.Here is thelinkfor Sign Up Genius ordering.
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.
Cafe Perpetua
Happy New Year! Please join usthis Fridayfor Cafe` Perpetua'sfirst cafe` of 2017!!!
We've missed all of you and can't wait to ring in another year with you at the cafe`!
We have lots of delicious breakfast goodies and yummy beverages to take the chill off!

We're looking forward to seeing you, andthank you for supporting your children's Garden of Learning!

Love,Monette Meo
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:
  • A school parent who is ill
  • 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:
  • Jack Frank Meinbress, grandfather of Lauren Meinbress
  • June Wilson, mother of Mrs. Pippa Fisher
  • Bruno Alessandrini, grandfather of Sofia, Victoria and Julian Alessandrini
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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