Bulletin # 33

Bulletin # 33

Thank you to ourfirst gradersfor leading us in our Eucharistic Celebration this morning. I was so impressed by their reading and their enthusiasm for the song they shared with our school community.
Next week is Holy Week.Thursday, April 13will be anoondismissal andFriday, April 14 is the first day of our Easter vacation. The parish has several special services planned for this week so you can plan accordingly for your family. For specific information, please visit the parish website atwww.stperpetua.org School resumes onApril 24.
Prayer for the Fifth Week Of Lent
God of mercy, you gave us new life through baptism,
- make us grow day by day in your likeness.
May our generosity today bring joy to those in need,
- in helping them may we find you.
Help us to do what is good, right and true in your sight,
- and to seek you always with undivided hearts.
Forgive our sins against the unity of your family,
- make us one in heart and spirit.
(Taken from Creighton University's Online Ministries)

Upcoming Events
Friday, April 7
Cafe Perpetua7:30am - 10:00 am
Talent Show10:40 am - 11:45 am
Deadline to sign up for Spring Panther House classes
NoonDismissal ~ Panther House Open
Camp Panther Pride5:30 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
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
Monday, May 8
Instrumental MusicRecital Rehearsalat10:30 am
Tuesday, May 9
May Crowning Mass at8:30 am
2nd grade First Eucharist class photo (following mass)
8th grade Graduatesclass photo (following mass)
Spring Instrumental 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
PJ Pajama Party Day (Sign-Me-Up auction event)
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
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.
Sign-Me-Up Events for Kids & Adults!
Here are twoSign-Me-Upevents you don't want to miss!
MAY 6thPAELLA PARTY!(Only 8 more slots available )Enjoy a fun and festive evening with friends that will transport you to the dazzling culture of Spain!
May 17thPJ PARTY DAY!Ourgoal is 100% participation by all students!Wear PJ's to school&
party at lunch with treats, t-shirts and music for all.

Sign upfor these fun eventshere!

Thank you for supporting our school auction fundraising efforts!
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 LearningHelp wanted!There are just a few days during our Easter vacation that I would greatly appreciate some help with the care and feeding of the chickens.It includes free eggs! If you are interested, please contact me atmmeo@csdo.org
Thank you so much!
Love,Monette Meo
Panther House
Dear Parents,
Deadlinefor sign-upsTHISFRIDAY, April 7th
Spring classes will start after Easter break. Look at your child's Spring activities and see if they will work in their schedules.
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
Panther House isCLOSED beginning atnoononThursday, April 13. We are closed all of the following week and will see you again onMonday, April 24. Please have a enjoyable, safe vacation.

Snack donation slots for the remainder of the year are now available. Sign uphere.
It's not too early to be thinking aboutMay calendars. Please send in your calendars. There will only be one week in April when we return from break.

Linda Kenney
Library News
And the winner is...
Congratulations toKeilah Ezaddin(6th grade)who wonBattle of the Booksby predicting the winner March Book 3by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. Runners up were Ryan Vaughn, Natalie Aiken, Donovan Castilla-Liu, Jack DiFranco and Dashiell Strottman. All winners took home the coveted Peeps Package. For more information aboutSchool Library Journal'sannual Battle of the Books, visit their blog athttp://blogs.slj.com/battleofthebooks/
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!
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.
Instrumental Music Recital
OnTuesday, May 9th, our instrumental music students will give theirannual spring recital at7:00 pmin the church.Everyone is invited to attend this delightfulprogram!
There will be arecital rehearsalin the church onMonday, May 8th, at10:30 am. If your child is in the recital, please be sure that he or she has the necessary music and/or instrument at schoolMay 8thfor the rehearsal.
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

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.
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:
  • Mike Jerge, grandfather of Z.K. and Madeline Jerge, who is recovery from surgery and going through medical treatment
  • Rivas Delgado, who is recovering from 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
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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