Bulletin # 36A

Bulletin # 36A

Happy Staff Appreciation Week!!! This week we take time to honor and appreciate our staff that does so much more than just teach! We are so very blessed with an incredible team of staff members that dedicate their time and energy to supporting our school mission of educating the whole child! Through their knowledge and expertise, our staff members supervise, guide, prepare, mediate, deliver, share, create, and inspire! We are grateful for our staff and all they do each day!!!
Please make sure to mark your calendar forSpecial Person's Day onMay 19th. This annual event is not to be missed!!! Each class will have a performance, our graduating class will be introduced and our community comes together. The event begins at12:30with a picnic style lunch.Families can order lunchhereor bring their own picnic. We will have chairs and umbrellas but often families bring blankets or their own seats. We hope you will be able to join us!!!

You are also invited to join us nextTuesday, May 9thfor Mass at8:30hosted by our2nd graders. Our 2nd graders will join us fully in thecelebration of the Eucharistand we will honor andcrown Mary.
Almighty God,
We come to you today and give thanks for all our teachers.
Thank you for the way in which they give of themselves each day in the classroom, serving and instruction the next generation of this land.
We thank you for them all now.
Father, please fill their hearts with courage now by your mighty Spirit.
Fill them with your strength, so they may rise to every challenge and not grow weary.
Fill them with your wisdom, so that they may be able to make good judgement when guiding and helping others.
Fill them with your peace, so that when stress and anxiety comes it will not overwhelm them.
Fill them with your joy, so that the passion they have for the their subject may become an infectious passion that spreads.
We ask all this in the wonderful name of Jesus. Amen

Upcoming Events
Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5
4th Grade on Gold Country trip
Friday, May 5
Cafe Perpetua7:30 am - 10:30 am
NoonDismissal ~ Panther House open
St. Perpetua Cub Scout Pack 114 Pinewood Derby -6:00 pmin Church Hall
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, hosted by 2nd grade, 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 ~ see section below for daily clothing themes
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
Friday, June 2
Memories Night for 8th Grade Graduates and their Parents at6:00 pm
Saturday, June 3
8th Grade Graduation at11:00 am
Thursday, June 8
Field Day
NoonDismissal ~ Panther HouseCLOSED
Friday, June 9
Last Day of School!
School Mass at8:30 am
Dismissal at10:00 am
Panther HouseCLOSED
See the full school calendarhere.


This Week's Flyers
Office News
Spring Photoswere sent home with your child last week.A Lifetouch reminder envelope is coming home with child today.Please return payment and/or unwanted photos in the envelope to your homeroom teacher byFriday, May 5th.

St. Perpetua's Cub Scout Pack 114 is having thePinewood Derby at6pmonFriday, 5/5in the Church Hall.
We are offering an informal'Uniform Swap'for parents.Parents can bring in outgrown uniform clothing and hopefully find new sizes for their growing children!A 'Swap Box' will be located in thePerpetua Room.
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 varioussummer camp opportunitiesin the office.Feel free to stop by the office if you are looking for summer activities for your children.
Special Persons Day
Special Person's Dayis onFriday, May 19th, 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm. 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.Hereis the link forlunch orders.

After lunch, each grade does a fun dance performance. 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!

Each grade has aspecial free dress themefor Special Persons Day, based on their music:
TK:Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) -Rainbow colors
K: Better When I'm Dancing (Peanuts Movie) -yellow (Charlie brown shirts)
1st: They Don't Know (Trolls)-contemporary look with flat brimmed Hats
2nd:Happy (Despicable Me) -Yellow Minions
3rd:Try Everything (Zootopia) -animal prints
4th:I'm A Believer (Shrek) -Rocker headbands/bandanas, Green
5th:Cant Stop The Feeling (Trolls) -neon
6th:Everything is Awesome (Lego Movie) -primary colors (Lego)
7th:Let Me Take You to Rio (Rio)-Tropical shirts and sun glasses
8th:Faith (Sing) -All white
PJ Party Day ~ An Auction Fundraiser for all students!
May 17thPJ PARTY DAY!O
urgoal is 100% participation by all students!Wear PJ's to school&
party at lunch with treats, a cool, custom t-shirt and music for all.

Sign uphere!
Thank you for supporting our school auction fundraising efforts!
Spirit Week
Spirit Week startsMonday, May 15thand wraps up on Special Persons Day,Friday, May 19th. there is a special free dress theme for each day.
Monday:Class Themes
TK:Warriors
K:Western
1st: Crayola Crayons (wear your favorite color)
2nd:Patriotic (red, white & blue)
3rd:'Under the Sea' or Disney
4th:Famous Person
5th:Tourist Day or Clown Day (without the makeup)
6th:Local Sports Teams
7th:Superhero
8th:Neon

Tuesday:Sports Theme (any sports attire)
Wednesday:PJ Pajama Party Day Auction FUNdraiserSIGN UPHERE
Thursday:Crazy Day
Friday:Special Persons Day(please see 'Special Persons Day' section above!)
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.
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.
Cafe Perpetua & The Garden of Learning
Please join usthisFridayat Cafe` Perpetua!We're so excited to be back and we can't wait to see everyone! We'll have our usual breakfast goodies along with blueberry croissant french toast and savory bacon avocado muffins.

Thank you for supporting your children's Garden of Learning!
Happening Around Campus
Congratulations to our St. Perpetua students who have been participating in theOdyssey of the Minds Competition.5th gradersBenjamin Wang, Beatrice Roberge, and Nicholas Aikenare members on one of the teams that will be going to theWorld Finals in Michiganlater this month!
Library
BOOK SWAP --May 25-June 1
Wondering what to do with all those books you boxed during Spring Cleaning? Donate them to the annual Book Swap. This is a free and easy way for your student(s) to stock up on books to read, during Summer Break. Our goal is 100% participation. Book Swap is a great way to exchange all those scholastic books you've ordered that your child does not wish to keep.

How does it work? On the day of your child's book swap, s/he brings a bag of books that s/he no longer wants to keep. Every student in the class brings books to donate. All the donated books are set out on our library tables. Then, the students get to "go shopping". Each student gets to take the same number of books that s/he donated. Remember, your students is only swapping books with class mates. After everyone has taken all the books that s/he wants, the left-over books are donated to the next class book swap.

Want more info? The day of each class book swap is on the school website (here) and on the flyer. If you have more questions, contact Stacey Hinton atshinton@csdo.org.Here is the
Panther House
Dear Parents,
CALENDARS
If you have not had a chance to submit your calendars forMayandJune. We know 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 in afternoon
  • 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
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 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