Bulletin # 35

Bulletin # 35

Happy Easter! I hope this Resurrection season is full of abundant blessings and a renewal of faith and love for you and your families.
Today we celebrated both Earth Day and Administrative Assistants' Day. OurFaith Familiesgathered and reflected on ways to be good stewards of the earth. We also took time to thank Mrs. Kozel and Mrs. Fogarty for the numerous ways they take care of all of us and keep our school running in a safe and efficient way. These wonderful ladies cover all aspects of our school day and various events always with a smile!
Yesterday you should have received anemail regarding traffic on Hamlin Rd, before and after school. Please be mindful of all traffic laws and considerate of our neighbors. Thank you for your cooperation.


Our hall bulletin boards are filled withstudent artworkthat displays samples of this year's projects with Mrs. Tehrani and Ms. Schwarck.I hope you have the opportunity to stop by the school and enjoy thefabulous creativity and talents of our students and their art teachers!
God of Promise and God of Hope,
who through your great mercy
have granted us new birth
through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ,
we praise your wonderful name!
God of Glory and God of Might
who through your great power
have granted us new strength
to endure all things through faith in Christ our risen King,
we praise your wonderful name!

Upcoming Events
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 ~ Danville Village Theatre at7:00 pm
Monday, May 15 - Friday, May 19
Spirit Week
Tuesday, May 16
Family Evangelization Workshop (St. Isidore Parish) at9:45 am
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 Kindergarten
Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Holiday - No School
See the full school calendarhere.


This Week's Flyers
Office News
Spring Photoswere sent home with your child yesterday.Please return payment and/or unwanted photos in the envelope to your homeroom teacher byFriday, May 5th.
Thank you to all the students and teachers for making Administrative Assistants' Day so special for Mrs. Kozel and Mrs. Fogarty.We were treated to special cards, books and decorations from all of our wonderful students and teachers!
St. Isidore Parish is offering a workshop on'Family Evangelization: Engaging Parents & Their Children in the Faith'onTuesday, May 16. Clickherefor more information.
We have flyers for various summer camp opportunities in the office.Feel free to stop by the office if you are looking for summer activities for your children.
Lamorinda Theatre Academy
Lamorinda Theatre Academy and St Perpetua School presentPeter Pan JR.

WHEN:Wednesday May 10th at 7pm&Thursday May 11th at 7pm
WHERE:Danville Village Theatre (233 Front St, Danville)
TICKETS:visitshowtix4u.com

45 talented StPerpetualstudents (TK - 8th) have been rehearsing 3 hours a week since January to present this spectacular show! 60 minutes, no intermission, suitable for the whole family. Come support these amazing performers.
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
Sign-Me-Up Events for Kids & Adults!
Here are twoSign-Me-Upevents you don't want to miss!
May 17thPJ PARTY DAY!O
urgoal is 100% participation by all students!Wear PJ's to school&
party at lunch with treats, t-shirts and music for all.

MAY 6thPAELLA PARTY!
(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!
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.
Special Persons Day
Special Person's Dayis onFriday, May 19th. It is a very special St. Perpetua tradition where you canenjoy 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 dedication.Families are encouraged to invite a special person (or people) such as grandparents, aunts, uncles or a dear family friend.
The event begins with lunch in front of church or on the hill at12:30pm. You may bring a picnic lunch, or order a lunch (details will be coming in next week's bulletin).

After lunch, the classes will present a dancing show. It is also an opportunity to honor the eighth grade class.There will be seating & umbrellas for the event, but we highly recommend wearingsunscreen & hats. We can't wait for you to see this wonderful event!
Cafe Perpetua & The Garden of Learning
We hope that you had a wonderful Easter break with your beautiful families!
The Garden is coming alive with the blessings of Spring!Today Mrs. Meo worked with ourfirst gradersto get the garden ready for summer planting.Ourfifth gradersharvested food for the Monument Crisis Center.
Cafe` Perpetuawill be closedthis Friday, but willreopen onFriday, May 5th! We're looking forward to seeing everyone then!
Love, Mrs. Meo
Happening Around Campus
7th gradershad a wonderful trip to theChinese Cultural Centeron 4/12.

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,
CALENDARS
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 forMayandJune. 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.

Snack Donation

A huge thanks to all the parents who have signed up for the balance of the school year.Here is theSnack Calendar link.Here is theSnack Guidelines link.


Important Dates

  • Friday, May 5:NoonDismissal, Panther House OPEN
  • Friday, May 19: Special Person's Day, Panther House CLOSED at12:30
  • Friday,June 2:NoonDismissal, Panther House OPEN
  • Thursday, June 8:NoonDismissal, Panther House CLOSED
  • Friday, June 10:10:00 amDismissal, Panther House CLOSED
Warmly,
Linda Kenney
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.
Scrip
Families,

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
We remember those who have died:
Jesus Contreras, uncle of Sebastian and Isabella Diaz
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
St. Perpetua School,3445HamlinRoad,Lafayette,CA94549
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