Bulletin # 12

Bulletin # 12
Posted on 10/20/2016

Hi! Our names areMattiandSarahand we were the Principal and Vice Principal for the dayon Tuesday. We like St. Perpetua School because our school has many nice kids and teachers. St. Perpetua has very good religion and education. St Perpetua has lots of fundraisers for charity and people in need around the world. This week the school is having a book fair, a fundraiser for breast cancer and a Vitality Bowl sale.
Dear Lord, thank you so much for another day of life on Earth. Thank you for another beautiful sunrise to enjoy. Thank you for the wonderful sounds of nature, from the cool breeze brushing through the trees to the birds singing melodies. You are a wonderful God, full of grace and mercy. I praise you for allowing me another day to spend with my family. I love you Father! Amen.

"The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land."
Song of Solomon2:12
Upcoming Events
October 17-21
Scholastic Book Faire
Thursday, October 20
$2 Pink Free Dressfundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28
Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday, October 25
12:00Prayer Service, hosted by 3rd Grade
Wednesday, October 26
Vitality Bowl fundraiser (orders due to officebyFriday)
'Mixed Bags' Fundraiser orders due to office
Thursday, October 27
Crazy Sock Day (crazy socks worn with normal uniform)
Parent Ed Night ~ "Screenagers"6:30in the Church
Monday, October 31
Halloween Parade11:00~NoonDismissal ~NO after-school Panther House
November 1
School Mass at8:30 am, hosted by 4th grade(uniform day for all students)
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
Saturday, Nov. 19 - Sunday, Nov. 27
Thanksgiving Break
See the full school calendarhere.
This Week's Flyers
Office News
Annual Disaster Drill
We will hold our Annual Disaster DrillonFriday, 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.Clickherefor the Emergency Drill student release form that you can fill out in advance.
Students will only be released to those listed on their student profile andALL adults MUST show their ID.If someoneotherthan 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.
Scrip Purchases
Our school community works diligently to generate Scrip profit.We are asking that purchases bepaid by check or cash whenever possibleto avoid credit card fees.
Annual Tuition Assistance Fundcampaign
We are kicking-off our10thAnnual Tuition Assistance Fundcampaign(formerly known asThe Annual Fund),of which 100% of donations collected are reserved to support tuition assistance at St. Perpetua School.Look for information on donating and corporate matching in your mail box next week!
Our New School Website
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.
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.

Scholastic Book Faire

Our Scholastic Book Faire is happening this week!
Book Fair dates:October 17th-October 21st. Shopping hours:8am-4pm
Our new Book Faire theme isBookaneer
Book Fair: Where books are the treasure!
This season's Book Fair will be a swashbuckling celebration full of adventurous activities and hundreds of books kids want to read.
We will continue our tradition with thegrade that buys the most books, will be awarded a special party. They may choose apizza party, or ice-cream social as their prize!This contest will be split up into two groups:elementary grades, and junior high.

Guessing Jar- During our fair, please remember to fill out your guess as to how much gold is in the jar! The winner and prize will be announced on the last day of the fair.

Remember, all purchases benefit our school. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!
Sincerely,Evelyn Nagel and Regina Wang, Scholastic Book Fair Co-Chairs
School Sweatshirts

The weather is changing...Here is the opportunity to ordernew / additional sweatshirtsfor your child!TheGryco ordering site will be open 10/19 thru 11/2.Orders will be delivered the week ofNovember 14.Clickherefor order link.
Happening Around Campus
Oursecond graderswent to theLawrence Hall of Sciencetoday and learnedto be detectives with 'Animal Clues'
Scholastic Book Faire!

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is a nationally-celebrated weekOctober 24 - 28.It is an annual event that focuses on good heath and good choices.Students will have opportunities throughout the week to learn about healthy living and making good choices.Thursday, 10/27will beCrazy
as we'Sock It To Drugs'!Students can wearany crazy socksalong with theirregular uniform.
Student Council Corner
Students can bring in$2to their classroom teacher onThursday, 10/20and wearpink free dressto show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

OnWednesday October 26, student leadership will be selling the kid's Vitality bowl for ourRed Ribbon Week saleencouraging healthy eating choices. The 14-oz. kid's bowl includes Organic Açaí, Apple Juice, Bananas, and Strawberries. These bowls are both dairy- and nut-free, and there is a gluten-free option as well.
You mustpre-order the $7 bowlsand the order forms MUST be turned into the office byFriday, 10/21. Clickherefor order form or find in "This Week's Flyers" section of the bulletin. The bowls will be delivered at recess on the26th of October! Help your kids stay healthy by buying them a Vitality bowl.
Leadership is holding a Halloweencoloringcontest. Templates can be picked up at the office, and submissions are due byOctober 24.
School Events for Parents
Each year, St. Perpetua School offers aparent education nightto assist parents with navigating the ever-changing world of technology.
OnOctober 27th at 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.
Mixed Bags Fundraiser
OurMixed Bags Fundraiseris on! These great eco-friendly and reusable bags and products are great gifts and perfect for every member of your family. Your purchases willsupport the Student Leadership efforts. Come check out a sample of the bags on display in front of the office.Online orders ship directly to the supporter (anywhere in the US) & shipping is free on orders $75 & up!
Ordering is super easy...Clickherefor catalog purchase information.Clickherefor online ordering.
Taste of Kindergarten
Share the news!
If you are still in touch with your preschool or know a family with preschool-aged children, let them know about this exciting event!
Taste of Kindergartenis a very special event that St. Perpetua offers our community several times a year. Our first session is onFriday, November 4th.For admission to the 2017-2018 school year, we will also be offering a second session onJanuary 20, 2017.
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 St. Perpetua School kindergarten classroom, under the supervision of our teaching staff, to experience a short lesson and project. You are invited to visit Cafe St. 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 special event. You will need toregisterfor this free event!Please registerhere.

Questions? Please call the school office(925) 284-1640or email Suzanne Kozel atskozel@csdo.org.
Cafe Perpetua
Cafe` Perpetua is going to be particularlyspooktacularthisFridaymorningas we will be celebratingall things Halloween! We promise only treats and no tricks! We will be featuring haunting hand- painted Halloween lanterns, poison toffee apples, Halloween candy barks, killer caramel corn, mummy Kahlua cakes, floral arrangements and more! Every is item is festively wrapped and make great hostess gifts and great fillers for boxes going to love ones away from home for Halloween! We also have gift bags for all purchases!

We look forward to seeing youthis Friday, and thank you for supporting your children's Garden of Learning!
Love, Monette Meo
1st Annual St Perpetua Mother/Son Dance

Please join us onFriday, November 4thfor a fun night out with your son(s) and dance the night away as the DJ spins their favorite tunes. There will be plenty of opportunities to ham-it-up: show your moves during the dance-off;lip-synch to the latest and greatest; and keep the momentum going by indulging in your favorite sugary treat.
Festivities will be held at theLafayette Community Centerin their new building, named the Jennifer Russell building from6:30 - 9:30pm. Tickets are $85 and $25 per additional son.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jessica Bacon at925.322.9202.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Hosts: Ana Maria Berry, Staci Kramer, Maria Bonneville, Britt Strottman, Michelle Leske, Jordan Rojas, Jessica Bacon
Ladies Night Out

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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.
Lamorinda Theatre Academy

Mission Effectiveness
I'mDelaney Maloneyin 7th grade and last year I got diagnosed withComplex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Now I am helping to spread awareness of CRPS during CRPS Awareness Month in November and raising money to send kids to a camp where they can meet people that have similar issues. If you are available to join me, I will be doing a walk around the reservoir at2:00 p.m.onSunday, November 6.
If you join my walk, please wear something orange for CRPS ~ it doesn't have to be my CRPS t-shirt.If you want to buy my t-shirt and support my CRPS fundraiser go to thislinkbeforeNovember 18.
Panther House
Halloween Celebration!
Everything is starting to get SPOOKY in Panther House! Ghosts visiting our ceiling daily... haunting the place as we look forward to celebrating Halloween.
Friday, October 28will be filled with Halloween activities. Come over to Panther House at3pmfor fun, face painting, pumpkin games and snacks.
No extra registration forms or fees are required - however you must let us know in advance if your child will be joining us that day! A quick call to the office or email to Mrs. Kenney (lkenney@csdo.org) is all it takes.
Junior High Halloween Celebration Helpers:I will contact your family next week to tell you what activity station you will be working.
NOVEMBER CALENDARS:It's spooky to think it's already time to think about next month's family activities and send in your November calendar. Downloadhere.


October 28:Second Annual Halloween Celebration for registered Panther House families.

October 31:noondismissal. Children will be dismissed after the Halloween Parade.NO AFTERNOON PANTHER HOUSE

November 4:Disaster Drill:noondismissal.NO AFTERNOON PANTHER HOUSE
November 11: Veteran's Day. School Holiday
Mrs. Kenney
Director, Panther House
Our school community works diligently to generate Scrip profit.We are asking that purchases bepaid by check or cash whenever possibleto avoid credit card fees.
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
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
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."

St Perpetua Outreach committeeis hosting a"Share the Warmth" eventthe weekend ofNov 5 & 6th. There will be a collection ofall warm winter things: coats, hats, mittens, sox, sweatshirts, sweaters, boots, blankets, comforters, bedspreads, flannel sheets, sleeping bags - even tents & tarps!
Sizes are needed from infant to adult - especially children's items as they grow so quickly same as our own do!!
Items can be brought onNov 4, 5 or 6andput near the doors of the church hall
Some of the organizations that will benefit from these warm items:
  • Friendly Manor Oakland - women
  • Hillcrest Community Church - clothes closet in Pleasant Hill
  • No One Left Behind - refugees from Afghanistan: these men worked as interpreters for the U.S Government in Afghanistan so were no longer safe & had to leave their country. Each family member was only allowed one 50# suitcase, so not a lot of possessions to start new life in US. Many children are in need of warm coats & twin size blankets
  • Trinity Center - Walnut Creek
  • White Pony Express - serving East Bay
  • Winter Nights
  • Youth Homes - Lafayette
Thank you for your help.
Any questions, please call Karen Rose Kalvass at925.284.8130.
Special Intentions
We remember those in need of our prayers:
  • members of our parent and alumni community going through medical treatment
  • Allen Espinole, our music teacher, who is ill
We remember those who have died:
  • Flora Ayers, Grandmother of Alex and Grace Ayers
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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