Bulletin # 34 (1)

To: kfogarty@csdo.org
Please keep our6th gradersin you prayers as they are away atCaritas Creekthis week.Many thanks to Mrs. Kozelwho is chaperoning the first half of their trip.I will be joining the 6th graders todayand Mrs. Kozel will be back in the office tomorrow! Thank you to all the staff that helped cover the front desk while Mrs. Kozel was with our students.

Tomorrow is the mid point of the 3rd trimester!If you have a student in grades 4-8, please be sure to check PowerSchool to ensure you are aware of how your student is doing in each class.

Thank you to all of our staff and junior high helperswho made ourCamp Panther Pawa great success last Friday evening. The kids had a great time with dinner, activities, and cheers!

Returning familieshave received a link to complete theirInfoSnap registrationfor the 2018-2019 school year. Please review your information carefully and update as needed. We will use your submitted information throughout the next school year! We would like to have all InfoSnap registrations completed by next week.
Please be sure to mark you calendars for our"Special Persons Day" on May 18!Each class will be performing and we will be celebrating our 8th grade graduates and families.This event begins at 12:30 with lunch and will conclude around 2:30 pm. You don't want to miss this lovely afternoon!
OLordJesusChrist, Who said to Your Apostles: "Peace I leave with you,
My peace I give to you," regard not my sins but thefaithof Your Church,
and deign to give her peace andunityaccording to Your Will:
Who live and reign, God, world without end.


Upcoming Events
Friday, 4/27
NO Cafe Perpetua
Town Hall forStudentsat 11:00 am
Saturday, April 28
First Eucharist ~ 5:00 Mass
Sunday, April 29
First Eucharist ~ 9:30 & 11:30 Mass
Tuesday, May 1
Dress Rehearsal for Addams Family 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 2 or Thursday, May 3
'Sign-Me-Up'Event for Students: Tile Painting for Buddy Bench
Thursday, May 3
Special Persons Day dance practice
Thursday, May 3 - Friday, May 4
4th Grade Trip to Gold Camp
Friday, May 4
$2 Free Dress Fundraiser ~ Star Wars 'May the Fourth Be With You'!
NO Cafe Perpetua
Noon Dismissal
Panther House Open
'Addams Family' Theatre Performance ~ 5pm at Stanley MS
Saturday, May 5
'Addams Family' Theatre Performance ~ 5pm at Stanley MS
First Eucharist ~ 5:00 Mass
Sunday, May 6
First Eucharist ~ 9:30 & 11:30 Mass
Monday, May 7 - Friday, May 11
Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 8
May Crowning Mass ~ amphitheater at 8:30 am
2nd Grade First Eucharist Group Photo
8th Grade Graduates Group Photo
Wednesday, May 9 - Thursday, May 10
8th Grade Retreat
Thursday, May 10
ISP Night (3rd, 4th & 5th grade) 6:00 pm
Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 18
Spirit Week
Wednesday, May 16
'Sign-Me-Up'Event for Students: "PJ Pajama-Party Day"
Thursday, May 17
Special Persons Day dance practice
Friday, May 18
Special Persons Day ~Dismissal at 2:30 pm
'Sign-Me-Up'Event for Students: 'Wild For Junior High"
Saturday, May 19
'Sign-Me-Up Event for Dads: Dad's Game Night
Monday, May 21
Lafayette Library visitor ~ Summer Reading Program
Friday, May 25
ALL library books due back to library
Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Holiday
Thursday, May 31
'Move-Up' Ceremony
Friday, June 1
Noon Dismissal
Panther House Open
Memories Night for 8th Graders and their Parents
Saturday, June 2
8th Grade Graduation ~ 11:00 am
Thursday, June 7
Panther House CLOSES at 9:30 am
Field Day for Students
Noon Dismissal
Friday, June 8
Final Day of School
School Mass at 8:30 am
9:30 Dismissal
NO Panther House
Happy Summer!
'Sign-Me-Up ' Event for Parents: "Texas Hold 'Em Tournament"
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Forms & Links
Office News
2018-2019 School Dates
As we look to the new school year, please note thefirst day of schoolfor 2018-2019
school year will beAugust 20, 2018,andschool willconcludeonJune 7, 2019.

InfoSnap Registration
Returning familieshavereceived a link to complete theirInfoSnap registrationfor the 2018-2019 school year. Please review your information carefully and update as needed. We will use your submitted information throughout the next school year! We would like to have all InfoSnap registrations completed by next week.

Used Uniforms
It's springtime, and our students are growing like weeds! Does your daughter need a longer skirt? Are your son's shorts or pants worn out?We have a plentiful supply of used uniformsthat have been donated by our wonderful families. Please come the display table located right outside the school office and do some'no-cost shopping'for your child!

Scrip Program Rules Update
  • As you know, the scrip program is a Parent Association fundraising requirement. We rely on the scrip profit (or buy-out) funds to help bridge the gap in school operating costs vs. tuition revenues.
  • We are happy to continue to take scrip purchases via credit card (has to be run in the office), buteffective5/1/18the credit card fees associated with the scrip purchase via credit card payment will be deducted from the family profit tally. We will continue to offer tuition credit above the designated profit level.
Medications at School
If your child takes medications (prescription or non-prescription) that need to be kept on campus, you will need to bring the medications(in the original container)as well as a newRequest for medication to be taken during school hoursform. Please be aware that if the medicine is a prescription, a physician's signature is also required on the form.An individual form is needed for each medication and each child to take the medication.

Sign-Me-Up Parties!
Here are a few upcoming Sign Me Up Parties you Don't want to Miss! For a full list of upcoming parties, clickHERE.
Tile Painting for the Buddy Bench at Panther House isMay 2 and 3!ClickHEREto sign up.It's your chance for your child to leave their mark on St. Perpetua history!We will be painting tiles, which will either be placed on a 'Buddy Bench' or the walls of Panther House for all to see years from now. Hosted by Linda Kenney.
Dad's Game Nightis just around the corner!Be sure to sign upHERE.This year's event will be a tri-gameathon featuring Darts, Polish Frisbee and Cornhole.Food will be provided by locally world famous Top Dog in Berkeley. Plentyof adult beverages will be on hand!

Details:May 19thbeginning at5:30 p.m.at3351 Kincheloe Ct. in Lafayette. Hosted by Cris Sena, Tom O'Neill, Rob Maloney, Marc Watenmaker, Mark Ayers and Rick Berry.
Did You Know...
DID YOU KNOW100% of our applicantsto De la Salle and Carondelet were accepted into their school? Congratulations to all of our stellar 8th grade students!
Our Weekly 'Shout-Out'
A Parent SHOUT-OUTtoMrs. Dyer and her 6th grade students, who learned aboutMeals on WheelsDiablo Region last week. The students were so helpful and enthusiastic about volunteering their time to create favors for the upcomingMeals on Wheels galabeing held onMay 12. You all had a great attitude and dove right into this project to support a great cause (and to spread the word about our wonderful school)!Additional thanks to our parent volunteers who lent a hand - it was great working with all of you!
Warren W. Eukel Teacher Trust 2018 Nominations
The Warren W. Eukel Teacher Trust is seekingnominations for its 2018 awards to outstanding Contra Costa County K-12 teachers. Each of the three winning teachers selected this year will receive an unrestricted grant of $10,000 at an awards dinner to be held at the Diablo Country ClubNovember 15, 2018.Anyone can submit a nomination. Nomination forms are available atwww.eukelteachertrust.org- click on "Nominate a Teacher."
The deadline for nominations isMay 31, 2018. Call Kristine Kahey of the Eukel Teacher Trust at (925) 945-0200 should you have any questions.
Special Person's Day
The Class of 2018 would like to invite you toSave The Date
forSpecial Person's Day Lunch and Performance,Friday, May 18 2018.
For over 20 years, St. Perpetua has celebrated this wonderful tradition that honors our 8th grade graduates and involves a performance from every class. Each child is welcome to invitea special person (or people) such as grandparents, aunts, uncles or a dear family friendto this fun afternoon.
The 8th grade class will be selling lunch options for this event, with proceeds going to helpoffset many of the memorable 8th grade activities throughout the year, such as Retreats, Memories Night and Graduation.Thanks toLunch-In, you can order several items that will be boxed up and ready to go for your family.Lunch-Inprovides tasty and nutritious hand-made food, with an emphasis on quality ingredients.
Order lunch here:Lunch Order Form
Lunch orders are dueThursday, May 10.
  • When:Friday, May 18th @ 12:30
  • Where:The event begins with lunch near the Garden of Learning. Pick up your lunch near the Garden of Learning at12:30. Performance will follow shortly after.
  • Why:To kick off the many fun-filled end-of-the-year school events, enjoy a dance performance by eachclass, watchaceremonial pinning that honors each 8th grade student,honor those 8th grade families that will have their last child graduate from St. Perpetua, and hear the announcement of our yearbook teacher dedication.
  • What to Bring:There will be seating & umbrellas provided for the event, but we highly recommend bringing a picnic blanket, sunscreen & hats.
Lunch Orders Due byThursday, May 10(no later orders accepted).

Thank you!
St. Perpetua Class of 2018
Special Person's Day - Volunteers Needed!
St. Perpetua's Special Person's Day Lunch and Performance will take place onFriday, May 18, 2018.
  • We are in need of volunteers from set-up to clean-up and more!
  • clickHEREto sign up
  • For over 20 years, St. Perpetua has celebrated this wonderful tradition that involves a performance from every class andhonors our 8th grade graduates, graduating families and our yearbook dedication.
Thank you in advance for volunteering to help us!
Brenda LaPlante, Lucy Mason and Mollie Van Stralen
Student Leadership
Thank youto all who participated in our NBA Playoff Free Dress Day yesterday! We were able to raise$290 to put towards our World of Change program!

Here's ournext Free Dress Fundraiser: Thank you for your continued support!
  • Friday, May 4:
    • $2 Star Wars Free Dress for 'May the Fourth Be With You'
      (turn $ into your homeroom teacher)
Sign-Me-Up Parties!
Sign-Me-Up events are a beloved tradition at St. Perpetua! Through our auction website you can sign up for avariety events for moms, dads, sons & daughters.

Here is a listing of the upcoming events.You can click on any event for more detail.

To sign up for any event, clickHEREfor the auction website sign-up page.
Addams Family, The Musical
Performing Academy & St. Perpetua School presents ADDAMS FAMILY, The Musical!

WHEN: Friday, May 4th @ 5pmand Saturday, May 5th @ 5pm
WHERE: Stanley Middle School

Here is a link for online ticket sales:BUY TICKETS HERE
Online: General Admission: $10
At the door: General Admission: $11 CASH ONLY

18 talented St. Perpetua students (4th-8th grades) have been rehearsing since January to present thismysterious and spooky, altogether ookyshow! One hour, no intermission, suitable for the whole family. Come support these amazing performers!
Cafe Perpetua
Cafe` Perpetuawill be closed untilFriday, May 11thwhen we will be honoring all of the amazing women in our lives with a Mother's Day cafe!!! We can't wait to celebrate all those special women in your life with beautiful one-of-a-kind gifts!Please stop by the office the week ofMay 7thto see samples of the items we will be selling at the Mother's Day cafe`.

Garden of Learning
Ten new baby chicks arrived in the garden this weekendafter graduating from their brooders. We have heritage breeds including Mottled Houdans, Easter Eggers, a Partridge Cochin, a Black Star, a Baird Rock, a White Silkie, a Buff Orpington, and a very rare Swedish Flower! The children are in the process of naming them, and we already have a Pineapple, Jr. aka PJ. They are a very special addition to the Garden of Learning!


Monette Meo
SEEDs Enrichment Activities
Here are some April enrichment events sponsored by SEEDS!
  • 3rd Grade: Field Trip to Chabot Space and Science Center with "Astronaut Training" Workshop
  • 5th Grade: Colonial Day (on-site instruction)
  • 7th Grade: Field Trip to Chinese Cultural Center
Panther House

Dear Parents,
It's hard to believe that it is time to think about your family's activities for the remainder of the year and submit your calendars for May and June. I realize it's a busy time of year and schedules will change, and then change again, as we wrap things up for the year. Just give the calendar your best shot, and email me when your plans change.lkenney@csdo.org
There are only 10 remaining slots for donation. If you are still looking for easy service hours, I'd suggest you sign up soon. And a HUGE thank you to all the people who stepped forward to sign up for snacks for our after school kids this year!!! We so appreciate it!Sign Up Here
  • DON'T FORGET:May /June calendarsnow due.
  • Tuesday or Wednesday, May 2nd or 3rd:Tile Painting for Buddy Bench after school auction item -sign up HERE)
  • Friday, May 4th: Noon Dismissal Panther House OPEN; pack a lunch
  • Friday, May18th:Special Persons Day;Panther House CLOSED at9:30 am
Mrs. Kenney
Counselor's Corner

I was so grateful to be able to host a wonderful Parent Ed Night led bylocal mindfulness expert Betsy Shandalov. Thank you to Kim, Suzanne, Linda and Karen for helping me with the logistics and planning.
As a part of her event, Betsy led the attending students and parents in a few activities including some yoga stretches and helpful tools (such as learning to "Take 5"). She gave us some wonderful tips on how to incorporate mindfulness in our everyday lives to help kids (and adults) deal with stress, anxiety, self-regulation and more. We were unable to see her slideshow presentation due to a power outage, but I will be sure to share that when I receive it.
Here are a few helpful links related to Mindfulness and Happiness that Betsy referenced:
As we all want a deep happiness in life for our kids (and ourselves), I researched the Yale class a bit more. It turns out Yale Professor Laurie Santos is offering a course similar toPsych 157 called "The Science of Well-Being" FREE to the public through Coursera -. I just signed up to take this course and I would love to hear from other parents or teens who also decide to sign-up.

Thank you!
Kelli Bacher
School Counselor
Carondelet's Summer School Opportunities
Carondelet High School is offering some great summer programs! Clickherefor flyer.

Program Dates: June 4 - August 3, 2018
  • Girls Leadership
  • Co-Ed Middle School
  • Co-Ed High School
  • Sports Clinics
  • Coding & Tech Classes
De la Salle Summer Summer Camp
De la Salle offers a variety of summer camps for incoming kindergarten through 9th grade boys and girls!

Options include football, basketball, baseball, soccer, conditioning, track & field, wrestling, lacrosse, volleyball, and theatre/broadcasting.

Clickherefor information flyer. Clickherefor website registration.
7th Grade High School Placement Test - Prep Exam
SCRIP Fundraising Program
DID YOU KNOW? If you have set up aPresto Payaccount and are exclusively ordering'Scrip Now!'(certificates that go right to your phone for activation),you can order at anytime and have it immediately delivered to your phone!

This is a great option for on-the-spot shopping needs throughout the yearandsummertime purchases (when physical cards are not available for order).You'll be amazed at how quickly your profit rebates can grow!
Your Scrip profit requirement helps Parent Association bridge the gap between tuition revenue and education costs.In addition, through your Scrip participation above and beyond your requirement, you can earn tuition credit for your family with your continued Scrip purchases!
As a reminder,we carry FIVE scrip vendor cards in the office: Diablo Foods ($250), Lunardi's ($100), Mangia ($50), Cooperage ($50), and Metro Lafayette ($50)
Scrip Program Rules Update
  • As you know, the scrip program is a Parent Association fundraising requirement. We rely on the scrip profit (or buy-out) funds to help bridge the gap in school operating costs vs. tuition revenues.
  • We are happy to continue to take scrip purchases via credit card (has to be run in the office), buteffective5/1/18the credit card fees associated with the scrip purchase via credit card payment will be deducted from the family profit tally. We will continue to offer tuition credit above the designated profit level.
Scrip Ordering Schedule
Since we have a low volume of weekly physical Scrip Card orders we are changing our Scrip ordering schedule tobi-weekly.ClickhereforScriporder Schedulefor the balance of this school year.
Clickherefor an overview/details of our Scrip program.

Scrip:www.shopwithscrip.com(Gift Cards)
- (St. Perpetua code:LC2D474L8876)
eScrip:www.escrip.com(On-line Mall)
- (St. Perpetua code:136913749)
Thank you,
2017-18 Family Participation Program / Volunteer Hours
St. Perpetua School relies on parents to share their time, talents and treasures. Volunteer participation is necessary as tuition revenue does not cover operating costs of the school. Parent participation also ensures the success of social events and sustains school programs.Clickherefor details.

Families(TK, K, and single parent-only families have a 15 hour requirement)arerequired to complete 35 volunteer hours. You should report your hours throughout the year to the volunteer chair, Ellen Dreyellen.drey@gmail.com.

St. Perpetua Parish
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Special Intentions
We remember those in need of our prayers:
  • Violet deBorja, grandmother of Danica Duque, who is undergoing medical treatment
  • Eveline Adhiyasa, grandmother of Kyle Jones, who is ill
  • Zilma Rodriguez, grandmother of Keilah and Tomas Ezaddin, who is ill
  • Bess Mason, grandmother of Matti and Annie Sena, who is undergoing medical treatment
  • Alumni parent of St. Perpetua School who is undergoing medical treatment
  • A member of our community going through medical treatment
  • Warren Jones, parent of Kyle Jones
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