Bulletin # 32

Bulletin # 32

MAHALO!There are not words to express my gratitude to all who helped to make our Hawaiian Nights Auctions such an incredible success!!!!

Lucy Mason and Cary Tschann and their amazing committeedid an fabulous job creating an event thatunited our communityandraised money to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost per student at St. Perpetua School!

Thank you to all who donated, bid, and participated in any way!
Thank you to our4th Grade classfor the beautiful 'Stations Of The Cross' prayer servicethey shared with our community.It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the meaning of our Lenten season.

Next Tuesdaywe have Spring Pictures. Students may come in free dress but please make sure all free dress requirements are followed, most importantly, shoes with a back strap and proper length of clothing.

Prayer for the Fourth Week Of Lent
Loving Father of mine,
I feel the pace quicken, the time draw near.
I am filled with joy as I move toward Easter and the promised reconciliation with you.
Teach me to follow the example of your Son, to be worthy of being called one his people: a Christian. Help me to live each day as he did turning hatred to love and conflict to peace.
I await the new life with eagerness, faith and a deep gratitude.
May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.
(Taken from Creighton University's Online Ministries)
Upcoming Events
Thursday, March 30
Author Visit (grades 3-7) in Library from Jonathan Stokes
Friday, March 31
Cafe Perpetua7:30 am - 9:30 am
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
Deadline to sign up for Spring Panther House classes
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
Thursday, April 27
5th Grade Colonial Day
Friday, April 28
2nd Grade's First Eucharist Retreat & Bread-making
Saturday, April 29
First Eucharist at5pmmass
Sunday, April 30
First Eucharist at9:30 am and 11:30 ammasses
Wednesday, May 3
Civil War cannon demonstration
Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5
4th Grade on Gold Country trip
Saturday, May 6
First Eucharist at5pmmass
Sunday, May 7
First Eucharist at9:30 am and 11:30 ammasses
Tuesday, May 9
May Crowning Mass at8:30 am
2nd grade First Eucharist class photo (following mass)
8th grade Graduatesclass photo (following mass)
Spring Music Recital at7:00 pmin the church
Wednesday, May10 & Thursday May 11
Peter Pan Musical performances
Monday, May 15 - Friday, May 19
Spirit Week
Wednesday, May 17
ISP Nightfor 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students,6:30pm - 7:30 pm
Friday, May 19
Special Persons' Day,12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Panther Houseclosesat12:30 pm
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Flyers
Office News
Are you missing your prescription glasses or a cap?We have a pair ofKate Spadeprescription sunglasses and a pair ofCoachprescription glasses.Left behind from the auction was a Goorin Bros. straw cap.
Is yourjunior high studentlooking forservice hours?St. Perpetua Parish needs 6th-8th grade students to run the Powerpoint visuals for our8:00 am and 9:30 ammasses.If you are interested, please contact Katherine Korsak at the parish officekkorsak@stperpetua.org.
Cafe Perpetua
Spring is in the air and we're celebrating this beautiful season atCafe` Perpetuathis Friday. Along with our breakfast goodies we will be featuringEaster itemssuch as wreaths made by the garden's grapevines, wooden crosses, darling inside and outside Easter decorations and more!

We look forward to seeing you at the cafe` and thank you for supporting your children's Garden of Learning!

Garden of Learning
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your incredibly generous support for theauction's Fund a Need for the Garden of Learning. We appreciate it beyond belief and are grateful beyond words. The funds will be put to very good use, and we will keep you posted on the excited things that will be happening in the garden.

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Love,Monette Meo
Panther House
Dear Parents,
April is here next week!!Hereis the April calendar for your completion.
We are shifting gears intoSpring classes which will start after Easter break. Look at your child's Spring activities and see if they will work in their schedules.Deadline for sign-upsFriday April 7th.
Mondays:Chess Scholars(grades: Kinder - 8)Clickherefor flyer
Tuesdays:Guitar Stars(grades: Kinder - 8)Clickherefor flyer
Wednesdays:Cooking around the World(grades: TK - 5)Clickherefor flyer
Thursdays:Sarah Science Toyology(grades: TK - 4)Clickherefor flyer
Thanks to all the families who came to our aid in providing snacks! We've got some very appreciative, thankful children.We still have several openings for the balance of the school year. Also remember you can get easyservice hours for your donation! Sign uphere!
  • Please send in your April calendar.Clickhere.
  • Snack donation: There are slots that still need to be filled.Clickhere.
Linda Kenney
Library News
Lafayette Bookmark Contest Winner
Congratulations toGavin Wangfor winning the Lafayette Bookmark Contest. He drew a detailed image from "DragonBreath Knight-Napped" by Ursula Vernon. His bookmark will be distributed and displayed at the Lafayette Public Library. An awards ceremony will be held on
April 27 at 6:30pmat the Lafayette Library and Learning Center's Art and Science Room. Great work Gavin!

Author Jonathan Stokes coming to St. Perpetuatomorrow
Up-and-coming author, Jonathan Stokes, will be holding an assembly for our students in
Grades 3-7tomorrow,March 30th. His new adventure novel, "Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas" has been compared to James Patterson's Treasure Hunters series. Students can be among the first to meet him as he launches his nationwide tour. His visit will be both educational and inspirational for young authors. The order form for his new book ishere.Students can bring checkstomorrowfor $18.52 written to Orinda Books. Contact Stacey Hinton atshinton@csdo.orgwith any questions.

Congratulations to the78 studentswho wrote and illustrated individual books for the Young Authors competition. Our St. Perpetua judges were impressed with your hard work. Thank you toKathy Williams, Sue Conway and Stacey Hintonfor reading every child's submitted work. We are pleased to announce that the following students won First Place at St. Perpetua School and their young author books will compete in the Diocesan Young Authors Faire.

First Place Winners
Anna Mollahan
Audrey Flitter
Billy O'Brien
Brighid Hogan
Bryce Mansour
Chase O'Keefe
Colin Hale
Cooper Cassidy
Dylan Mansour
Faye O'Neil
Fiona Aguilar
Gavin Wang
Grace Ayers
Hannah Evans
Ian A. Milne
Jack Moran
Jackson Rojas
Jake O'Brien
Joe Colachico
Kaitlin Motto
Katie Kostolansky
Keilah Ezaddin
Kiyah Watenmaker
Kyra Silvestri
Maddie Buckley
Marina Castilla-Liu
Natalie Aiken
Paul Bacon
Prestmann Agraz
Rhys Roberts
Tatum Haggerty
Thomas S. Welch
Tyler Bergren

The following students have earned an Honorable Mention award. Although these books do not compete at the next level, we appreciate the effort that these young authors and illustrators put into their books.

Honorable Mention Award Recipients
Jacob Santos-Rikli, Molly Kroger, Caroline Schultz, Milo Moggan, Rowan Moffett, and Chloe Sitzmann
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"
Mission Effectiveness
Adopt-A-Family Bikes- Donate your bikes to those in need! With spring cleaning just around the corner, please consider donating your unused bike to families or college students in need. Every holiday season, a team of volunteers has worked on repairing bikes to distribute to those in need during the holidays.
Our family collects and repairs bikes for those in need throughout the year. Please read more about the program at our websitewww.AdoptAFamilyBikes.org. In case you would like to donate an old bike or donate cash for the repair supplies, please contact us for pickup by emailingAdoptAFamilyBikes.Lamorinda@gmail.comat any time of the year. Thank you! Kiana, Kevin, & Declan Henderson
Happening Around Campus...
8th graders making a natural glue in science class.
Is it a physical or chemical change?
7th graders doing aneye dissection in science lab

4th Grade's Stations of The Cross
Prayer Service
Author visit by Madeline Dunphy
De la Salle Easter Break & Summer Camps
De la Salle is offering spring-break and summer basketball camps.Clickherefor the flyer.

Here is thelinkto ALL of the Summer Camps offered at at De La Salle.
Speech & Debate Summer Class at Carondelet
Our very own Mr. Hauger will be teaching aSpeech & Debateclass forincoming 6th, 7th or 8th gradersat Carondelet High School this summer.Here is alinkwith more information.

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:
  • Rivas Delgado, who will be having surgery
  • 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:
  • Ann Malone, alumni parent and former faculty
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