Bulletin #10

Bulletin #10
Posted on 10/05/2016
Wondering about the progress of theproposed community center? Don't know anything about the proposed community center? We will be hosting an informal informational wine and cheese gathering onWednesday 10/12from5-7pmin the hall. I will give a brief 5 min overview at5:15 and 6:15and then school parents and myself will be available to answer any questions you may have about this facility improvement that will greatly enhance so many of our school programs.
Congratulations to Mr. Danny Hauger and his wife Jessica on the birth of their daughter Dana last Wednesday night. According to Mr. Hauger, everyone is doing well and he will return to schooltomorrowand be ready for his scheduled parent conferences.
Each year, St. Perpetua School offers a parent education night to assist parents with navigating the ever-changing world of technology. OnOctober 27at 6:30pm, we will be hosting a screening of the documentary,"Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age". This movie explores the affects and impact of various types of screen time in our society. I was able to attend a viewing of Screenagers a few weeks ago and I strongly encourage all Jr. High parents to attend. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Ournew school websiteis live!Log on and bookmarkwww.stperpetuaschool.orgto see our new look! Teachers and staff will be updating and modifying content over the next few weeks. Key information is available on the new site and our previous website will soon be inactive.
Finally, I am away for the rest of the week attending the annual Diocesan Administrators' Conference. This conference provides dedicated time with elementary, high school and Department of Catholic Schools colleagues to learn and collaborate.

Yesterday was the Feast of St. Francis Asissi, so our prayer is in remembrance:
Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there is hatred let me bring your love.
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord
And where there's doubt, true faith in you.
Amen.
Upcoming Events
Thursday&Friday, October 6 & October 7
Parent-Teacher Conferences ~NoonDismissals
Monday, October 10
Columbus Day holiday ~ No School
Wednesday, October 12
School-Picture Make-Ups
Thursday, October 13
School Mass at8:30 am, hosted by 6th grade
Sunday, October 16
Rise & Shine Mass at9:30am
October 17-21
Scholastic Book Faire
Tuesday, October 25
12:00Prayer Service, hosted by 3rd Grade
Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28
Red Ribbon Week
Monday, October 31
Halloween Parade11:00~NoonDismissal ~NO after-school Panther House
Friday, November 4
Taste of Kindergarten at9:30 am
Annual Disaster Drill11:00~NO after-school Panther House
Friday, November 11
Columbus Day holiday ~ No School
See the full school calendarhere.
This Week's Flyers
Office News
School Picture Re-Takes
School picture re-takes will be onWednesday, October 12.If your child was absent on 9/8 or if you wish to have the photo taken again, forms are in the office or can be accessed online atwww.mylifetouch.com.Our school picture day ID isBY116048Q1.

Annual Disaster Drill
We will hold our annual disaster drill onFriday, November 4th.Although we hope to never need to implement these procedures, it is imperative that we all review and practice the various aspects of the plan.On that day students are picked up between11:15 and 11:45in the new plaza area at the end of school building near the cross walk.
Students will only be released to those listed on their student profile and ALL adults MUST show their ID.If someone other than the parent or another personalreadyon your Emergency/Authorized Pick-up list will be picking up your child on the day of the Disaster Drill, please email the office with that authorized person's name.Panther House is closed that afternoonso that we can review drill as an entire staff.
Student Accident & Sickness Coverage
School-Time Accident Insurance is a optional insurance plan administered by Meyers-Stevens & Toohey.If you are interested in getting more details on this optional plan, brochures are available in the school office.
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 the'Request for medication to be taken during school hours'form on the school website. Please be aware that if the medicine is a prescription, a doctor's signature is also required on the form.
Auction Sign-Up Parties

There arefour Sign-Me-Up partiesstill open for registration!It's a great way to get involved withthe school community and it supports our Parent Association fundraising efforts.
Dad's CornholeThisFridayevening,October 7th~ Last chance to sign up for a greatevening of food, beverages and fun!Clickhereto sign up.

Trivia Night(Saturday, October 15th)
Mother-Son Dance(Fridayevening,November 4th)
Father-Daughter Dance(Fridayevening,Feb. 2, 2017)
Clickhereto get additional information and sign up for these events.
Cafe Perpetua
We are celebrating all things fall with seasonal delights atCafe` Perpetuathis Friday!We will have pumpkin scones, pumpkin breads, pumpkin cheesecake bars, gluten-free pumpkin muffins, apple pocket pies, apple cider donut muffins and more!
We look forward to seeing you at the cafe`, and thank you for supporting your children's Garden of Learning!

Love,Monette Meo
Student Council Corner

Get ready for our annual'Mixed Bags' salea very popularStudent Council fundraiser.Beautiful reusable bags, gifts for the upcoming holidays, and so much more!
Packets will be coming home next week with your students.
Ladies Night Out

Please join us for our4th Annual Ladies Night Out and Holiday Boutiqueto benefit St. Perpetua School.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6pm-9pm
Orinda Country Club
Don't miss your chance to enjoy drinks & appetizers with friends while getting a head start on holiday shopping from an amazing array of local vendors.


If you haven't experienced this event yet, don't miss out this year!We sure hope you can join us onNovember 16for the 4th annual Ladies Night Out and Holiday Boutique.
Please seeattached flyerfor more details.
Want To Fulfill Your Volunteer Hours?

Looking for opportunities thatfulfill all your volunteer hours?We are looking for you!

Interested in being aYearbook Helper?
Can you assist us withAuction Procurement?
Some of these opportunities can be doneat homeand worked aroundyour time schedule!
Contact Renee O'Neilltomrenee@pacbell.netfor more information.
Scholastic Book Faire
Our annualScholastic Book Faireis happeningOctober 17-21.Seeattached flyerfor more details.This Faire is a very popular event for both students and parents.Books and other gifts are available to help you get an early start for your home library or holiday shopping.
Panther House
Dear Parents,
Welcome to October! There are some special dates for your attention:
October 6 & 7:Panther House openatnoonduring parent teacher conferences

October 10: No school ~ Columbus Day
October 28:(3:30 to 4:15) Special Halloween treats, face-painting and Halloween activities like pumpkin bowling. Email me if you would like your child to have their face painted and they will be the first to get theirs done.
October 31:Halloween;noondismissal. Children will be dismissed after the Halloween Parade.Panther House isclosed in the afternoon.
JUNIOR HIGH SERVICE HOURS
If your Jr. High Student is looking for service hours, we would welcome them onOctober 28to come help decorate faces or run activities after school. There are 6 spots available on a first come, first served basis.
Warmly,
Mrs. Kenney
Director, Panther House
Family Participation Program
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. Each family is required to complete35 volunteer hoursand report those hours to the volunteer chair, Ellen Drey (ellen.drey@gmail.com).Clickherefor detailed information on our program.
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.
Food For Thought
Our Hot Lunch program is run by Food For Thought.Clickherefor the program information or see 'This Week's Flyers'.

The School Code for ordering is:perpetua
SCRIP
Dear Families,
Scrip Family Reportsare coming outnext week. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the school while doing your regular shopping. No extra money out of pocket towards school fundraising. Plus, if you exceed your family quota, you will earn tuition credit.
There are a few bonus rebates to take advantage of from10/8-10/21. See Below
Current Bonus Rebates:
  • California Pizza:13% rebate
  • Groupon:9% rebate
  • Red Robin:11% rebate
  • Under Armour: 13% rebate
Also:TheScripNow Playstation Plus & 1-year membershipin now only$59.99!

Scrip:www.shopwithscrip.com(Gift Cards)
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eScrip:www.escrip.com(On-line Mall)
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Thank you,
St. Perpetua Scrip Team
Sarah Arnold and Jamie Galloway
Sarah Cell:925-330-4257
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:
  • Allen Espinole, our school music teacher, who is ill
  • members of our parent and alumni community going through medical treatment
We remember those who have died:
  • Gerardo Rossel Diaz, grandfather of Dylan Sotomayor
  • Jean Fitzgerald, Great-Aunt of Declan, Liam, and Ryan-Elizabeth Nagel
  • Kathy Mullane, friend of Karen Goodshaw
  • Lou Lincoln, great-aunt of Fiona and Ray Aguilar
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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