Bulletin # 34

Bulleitn # 34

Many Blessings to each of you during Holy Week!

We will begin our Easter vacation tomorrow with a noon dismissal. School resumes on Monday, April 24.
I met with our Auction Committee this morning and am so pleased to share that we raised over $175,000 from all of our auction events. All funds raised bridge the 'education cost-vs-tuition payment' gap and directly benefit the students at St. Perpetua School.In addition, your donations to the Fund-A-Need portion of the auction raised over $30,000 for our incredible Garden of Learning program.Thank you to our awesome Auction Committee and all those in our parent community that supported our Hawaiian Nights Auction!
I am continuing to plan for next year and staff members have received their contracts for the 2017-2018 school year.Mrs. Susana Lapeyrade-Drummond shared with me that she has accepted the position of Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the Arch Diocese of San Francisco. We are grateful for her leadership and educational expertise over the past four years and we wish her much success in her new position.
Pope Francis

Upcoming Events
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
Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5
Teacher Appreciation Week
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, May 10 & 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 event)
ISP Nightfor 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students,6:30pm - 7:30 pm
Friday, May 19
Special Persons' Day,12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Panther Houseclosesat12:30 pm
Thursday, May 25 - Friday, May 26
8th Grade Retreat
Friday, May 26
Prayer service at12:00, hosted by Kindergrten
Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Holiday - No School
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Flyers
Library News
St. Perpetua Students Win at Diocese of Oakland 25th Young Authors Fair!

Congratulations to the students and classes that won awards at the Diocese of Oakland 25th Annual Young Authors Faire.Twenty-eight (28) of our students and classes have been recognized! The Awards Ceremony will be held at St. Mary School in Walnut Creek onSaturday, April 29th at 12:00 - 3:00pm. Please share your congratulations with all of these budding young authors.
1st Place Winners
Kindergarten Class, "We Talk to God"
8th Grade Class, "This is Us...in 50-100 Words: Stories of Adolescence"
2nd Place Winners
Jake O'Brien, "Jake Meets the Tooth Fairy"
Chase O'Keefe, "How To Draw Minecraft Figures"
Bryce Mansour, "How To Draw Minecraft Figures"
Billy O'Brien, "Super Cookie 2"
Gavin Wang, "One Piece of Paper"
Jack Moran, "How Do You Build a Car?"
Cooper Cassidy, "The Adventure of Cooper and Jackson: Finding Baby Jesus"
Jackson Rojas, "The Adventure of Cooper and Jackson: Finding Baby Jesus"
5th Grade Class, "Just a Splash of Color"
Natalie Aiken, "Around the World!"
Tatum Haggerty,"Around the World!"
Katie Kostolansky,"Around the World!"
Marina Castilla-Liu, "Street Art"
Ian A. Milne, "Two Birds and a Watchman"
Honorable Mention
Colin Hale, "What Great Eye Sight a Lynx Has"
2nd Grade Class, "Baby Jesus Tried to Sleep"
Kaitlin Motto, "As Blue As the Sky"
Kyra Silvestri, "As Blue As the Sky"
Hannah Evans, "Welcome: A True Story of a Little Dog"
Fiona Aguilar, "Love You to the Moon and Back"
Dylan Mansour, "The Move that Changed My Life"
Joe Colachico, "The Move that Changed My Life"
Prestmann Agraz, "Timmy the Miner's Gold Rush Adventures"
Rhys Roberts, "Timmy the Miner's Gold Rush Adventures"
7th Grade Class, "Passions in Pi: A Collection of Poetry"
Thomas S. Welch, "Winchester and the Raccoon"
Sign-Me-Up Events for Kids & Adults!
Here are twoSign-Me-Upevents you don't want to miss!
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.

(Only 5 more slots available )
Enjoy a fun and festive evening with friends that will transport you to the dazzling culture of Spain!

Sign upfor these fun eventshere!

Thank you for supporting our school auction fundraising efforts!
2017-2018 Room Parent Opportunities
We're looking for room parents for the '17-'18 school year!
- Help organize activities in your child's class (parties, field trips, etc.)
- Communicate school happenings to class families.
- Coordinate parent involvement and support of class activities.
- Connect with parents in your class.
- Develop a great relationship with your child's teacher.
- Fulfill your yearly volunteer commitment.

If interested, please contactMonica Byers,monicabyers@yahoo.comorLiz Mechelke,liz_mechelke@me.com
Happening Around Campus
Kindergarten's Little Red Hen play!
SEEDs Enrichment Events
Here are someApril enrichment events sponsored by SEEDs!

5th Grade:Field Trip to DeYoung Museum
Colonial Days (on-site)

7th Grade:Field Trip to Chinese Cultural Center
Cal Shakes In-School-Residency "Midsummer Night's Dream"

8th Grade: Cal Shakes In-School-Residency "Hamlet"
Panther House
Dear Parents,
Panther House isCLOSED beginning atnoon,Thursday, April 13. We are closed all of the following week, and will see you again onMonday, April 24. Please have a enjoyable, safe vacation.
We have Easter and then theSaturdayfollowing,April 22, we have Earth Day. OnTuesday, April 25we will celebrate this wonderful earth in which we live. We will have recycled/reused items which kids can build their own toys and artwork between3:00 and 4:30. We encourage you to save up plastic containers, boxes, etc. to add for to the kids' masterpieces!
A big thank you to all the people who stepped forward to sign up for snacks for our after school kids!!! We so appreciate it! I'm happy to report there are onlya few spots left.
It's hard to believe that it is time to think about your family's activities for remainder of the year. There will only be one week in April when we return from break. Here is theMay calendar
  • Friday, May 5is a half-day, withnoondismissal. If your child is joining us, please pack a bag lunch.
Linda Kenney
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.
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.
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
  • 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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