Bulletin #20

Bulletin #20
Posted on 01/05/2017

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Happy New Year! I hope that your Christmas holiday was filled with love, laugher, joy and rest! Please join ustomorrowmorning at8:30for our final Christmas celebration as the8th gradershost ourMass of the Epiphany.
As we begin 2017, the admissions process forNEW studentsis well underway! If you have a NEW student, such as a younger sibling,or you know of a family interested in St. Perpetua School for the 2017-2018 school year, theonline applicationcan be foundhere.
Everyone is invited to join us forOpen HouseonSunday, January 29thbeginning with Mass at9:30am. Following Mass, the school will be open for students to share their wonderful achievements.
May the sun bring you new energy by day,
May the moon softly restore you by night,
May the rain wash away your worries,
May the breeze blow new strength into your being,
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

Apache Blessing
Upcoming Events
Thursday, January 5
Mass of the Epiphany hosted by 8th grade at8:30 am~ uniform only
Friday, January 6
NoonDismissal~ Panther House Open till6:00 pm
Friday, January 13
Staff/Professional Development ~ NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King Jr. Day ~ NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, January 17
Prayer Service, hosted by 6th grade, at12:00
Friday,January 20
'Taste of Kindergarten'8:45 am - 10:00 am
'Taste of St. Perpetua' Evening at6:30 pm
Wednesday, January 25
"Read To Succeed" ~ St. Perpetua Reading Challenge wraps up
Thursday, January 26
Science Night at6:00 pm
Sunday, January 29
Catholic Schools Week Mass at9:30 am
Open House10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Monday, January 30
School Tour for Prospective Parentsat9:30 am
Wednesday, February 1
Prospective Parent Night at6:30 pm
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Flyers
St. Perpetua Dinner Dance & Auction 2017
'Hawaiian Nights' is coming!

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Our Annual Dinner Dance & Auction isMarch 25, 2017.We are already starting to gather the components for an array of fabulous gift baskets for our auction.The Auction Committee has put together a list Scrip cards that are needed for the baskets.Please consider making an auction donation of Scrip cards individually or as a parent group.It's a win-win ~ you contribute to the success of our auction and you also earn profit for your Scrip obligation!Clickherefor a list of suggestedScrip card/auction basket donations.
Office News

Carpool Safety
Pleasedo notpark on the lower lot in front of the church and walk through the carpool line as it is very dangerous. Students shouldnever exiton the left side of the car and parents shouldnotget out the car.If your child is not comfortable independently getting out in thecarpoolline at any point in the barrier area, pleasepark in the upper lot and walk downfor drop-off and pick-up.

School Uniform
Now that the weather has turned cold, please make sure that your student has the appropriateschool uniform outerwear (fleece/sweatshirt/jacket)to wear while in the classroom. Non-uniform jackets can be worn outside for recess and lunch, but not in the classroom.Please note thatrain-bootsarenotacceptable footwear for students.

School Sweatshirts
The Gryco Sportswear link for ordering school sweatshirts and outerwear is openherefrom today throughJanuary 15.Items will be delivered during the week ofJanuary 30th.
Taste of Kindergarten
Our Taste of Kindergarten event isFriday, January 20, 8:45am - 10:00am!
Incoming transitional kindergarten and kindergarten age children and their parent(s) are invited to get a taste of kindergarten for a morning! Enjoy a casual conversation with the school principal and staff, discussing our kindergarten program and common topics including kindergarten readiness, emotional maturity, creating smooth transitions and more. Parents will then accompany their children into the kindergarten classroom to experience a short lesson and project,supervised by our teaching staff. You are invited to visit Cafe Perpetua and enjoy fresh baked goods, made from our local garden ingredients, and freshly brewed coffee. School tour provided and parents are given time to socialize. Parents must remain on campus during this event. You need toregisterfor this free eventathttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4da4ae2ba64-taste
Questions? Please call the school office(925) 284-1640or email Suzanne Kozel atskozel@csdo.org.
Taste of St. Perpetua
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Taste of Perpetua is comingJanuary 20th, 2017!
Get ready for a night of delicious food, wine and hand-crafted beers!
Calling all cooks!If you want to express your cooking talents and participate in this year's event, contact Julie Aguilerajka1223@att.netor Marina Alessandrinimarocena1@yahoo.com.No prior'food network'experiencerequired!Clickherefor more information.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
NeedVolunteer Hours?Double Volunteer hours?

Science Nightstill needs over25 volunteers for ourJanuary 26thevening event.Please consider assisting us with this very fun and popular evening!
You can sign up on your classroom's room parent sign up or email Anne Marie Moggan. Science Night requires 70 parent volunteers so your help is hugely appreciated! Opportunities for set up, event help, and clean-up at the end of the evening.Clean-up crew gets double hours!Emailamoggan100@gmail.com.
2017 Sweetheart Dance
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St. Perpetua's Annual Sweetheart is coming!
Friday, February 3rd7:00-10:00 p.m.
Price per twosome: $85 ~ $25 per additional daughter

Lafayette Community Center~ Jennifer Russell Building
500 St. Mary's Road, Lafayette

Fancy Dress or Black Tie Optional ~ Professional photographs available for purchase. Event flyer can be foundhere.
We look forward to seeing you!Please contact Holly Shea with any questions at925-786-8845
Panther House
Dear Parents,
I hope your family's celebration for the birth of Christ was filled with love.Welcome back and happy New Year. We are looking forward to a hope-filled 2017.
WINTER CLASSES
Please consider signing your children up for after school enrichment classes. They will begin late January- early February. This is how it is shaping up so far.
MONDAYS:
Basketball Clinic with Mr. V - grades TK- 5
WEDNESDAYS:
Fitness Games-grades TK- 5
THURSDAYS:
Sarah's Science- grades K- 4
All sign-up flyers will be availablenext Wednesday.
SNACK DONATION
Signup genius has made more dates available for snack donation to Panther House. Remember that you gain service hours for your contribution. Sign uphere.Thanks in advance for your help. You need to plan on enough food for 65 thankful children.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
  • ThisFriday, Jan 6is the firstFridayof the month. That meansnoondismissaland Panther House is OPEN
  • Friday Jan 13 and Monday, Jan 16are School Holidays, so Panther House is CLOSED
Warmly,
Mrs. Kenney
Director, Panther House
Cafe Perpetua
Happy New Year, and wehope you had wonderful and peaceful vacation with your beautiful families!

The first Cafe Perpetuaof the NewYear will be onFriday, January 20th!We are looking forward to kicking off 2017 with all of our favorite customers!

Love,
Mrs. Meo
Happening Around Campus...

First graders learned about Chinese New Year and made lanterns today with our LPIE outreach partners.
Library News
Read to Succeed - St. Perpetua Reading Challenge
EndsJanuary 25, 2017

Are you smarter than a 3rd grader?

The3rd grade classis in the lead with themost participationso far. Don't let your student fall behind. There are onlythree weeks left for your students to complete their Read to Succeed reading logs.
Students in grades K-6 have been challenged to read six (6) hours beforeJanuary 25th. Any type of reading counts.We would like to see 100% participation from every class.Return the Student Reading Log to Mrs. Hinton as soon as your child is done reading. The Library bulletin board is tracking class progress. Students love watching their class hot air balloon rise toward the finish line.Let's all Read to Succeed!
Please direct all questions to Mrs. Hinton atshinton@csdo.org.Student Reading Logs are available on the school website athttp://stperpetua.ss10.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=1321783&pageId=1540837
Scrip
Families,
Thank you so much for all your support with our Scrip fundraising program.We are working on summary reports for the 2016 Scrip tracking period and those family reports will be sent home in mid-February.
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 Clear' 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."
Special Intentions
We remember those in need of our prayers:
  • 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:
  • Owen Wagner, cousin of Julia, Billy and Tatum Haggerty
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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