Bulletin $ 41

Bulletin # 41



A few weeks ago, I asked Andrea Hoban, our school board president and our school board members to highlight their accomplishments and I included those reflections in a previous bulletin. This week, I asked Rene O'Neill, our parent association president to help me share all that parent association accomplished this year:
In the 2016 -2017 school year, Parent Association
~ Raised $250,000(and still growing)in our Golf, Ladies Night Out and Hawaiian Nights Auction- Thank you Teams!
~ Supported over 50 Field Trips and Classroom Enrichment activities through our SEEDS program
~ Organized and supportedcommunity building events through our traditions of Peppermint Shoppe, Catholic Schools Week, Taste of St. Perpetua, Class Socials, Special Person's Day, Book Fair,and Teacher Appreciation Week
~ Supported a SCRIP program that encourages fundraising efforts with our local vendors offering 10% rebates
~ Offered guidance through our wonderful Room Parents and Coordinators - helping us all to keep it straight
~ Supported our wonderful teachers throughout the year to thank them for their "Be The Good" work with our children.
I am happy to share with you thatIsy Milosevichhas accepted the4th grade teaching position. Isy has been a parent at St. Perpetua for 10 years and has worked as an instructional assistant for the past 4 years. She is completing the teacher credentialing program at St. Mary's College and very excited for her new position among our staff.
Additionally, I am excited to welcomeJennifer Delaplaneto our school as our newjunior highScience teacher. Jennifer has 12 years of teaching experience in both Catholic and public school in various grades including Jr. High Science. She has taught Faith Formation for St. Pepetua Parish for the past several years and is enthusiastically looking forward to joining our staff.
Finally I am very close to completing the hiring process for our new 3rd grade teacher. Once this is finalized, I will share the details with you!

Reminders forThursdayandFriday...
Tomorrowis Field Day(see information below) with anoondismissal.Panther House is open7:00 am - 8:00 amThursdaymorning butCLOSEDThursdayafternoon.
Friday, students come to school in nice free dress. Our 7th graders, class of 2018, will lead us as wecelebrateMasstogether at8:30 am. When Mass has concluded, students will be dismissed to their classrooms to get their report cards and say goodbye to teachers and classmates.Dismissal will be approximately10am.Panther House isCLOSEDALL DAYon Friday.

Thank you parents, students and teachers for a wonderful school year! You have truly "BEEN THE GOOD" this year! I hope you have a safe and wonderful summer!!
Prayer for the End of the School Year
At the end of this school year we give thanks to God:
For all the teaching and learning that has taken place in our school,
Both in and out of the classroom,
For the talents and gifts that have been shared and the challenges that have been faced;
For the burdens that have been lifted and the hurts that have been healed;
For the respect and care that has been given.
We give thanks for the friendships that have just begun and for those that have grown.
For the faith that has been lived in our daily struggles,
For the hope that has lifted our hearts on the dark days
And for the love that has kept us going.
We give thanks for the community that we are, and we ask you Lord -
Bless our students: may your Spirit inspire them with confidence and calmness
Bless our families as we take our holidays, may our time together leave us with memories to cherish. Pour out your love on us that we may return renewed and refreshed to continue our journey together. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Upcoming Events
Thursday, June 8
Panther House open7:00 am - 8:00 amONLY
Field Day (free dress by class/country color - see below)
NoonDismissal ~ Panther HouseCLOSED
Friday, June 9
Last Day of School ~ Nice Free Dress
School Mass at8:30 am
Dismissal at10:00 am
Panther HouseCLOSED
Start Your Summer Reading Program!
Saturday, June 10
'Una Sera Toscana'sign-me-up Auction Dinner
Sunday, June 11
Last Day forEarly-Bird Registration for9/18 golf tournament(10% discount)


Friday, July 21
Deadline to Order School Outerwear (forAugust 21stdelivery)
Tuesday, August 1
Deadline to order School Supplies thru SchoolToolbox.com
Monday, August 21
First day of School
Panther HouseCLOSED
Student Medications & Forms must be in the office by8:00 am
Dismissal at11:00 am
Tuesday, August 22
Panther House Opens at7:00 am
NoonDismissal(Panther House open)
Back To School Night ~ grades TK - 5th at7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 23
Back To School Night ~ grades 6th - 8th at7:00 pm
Friday, August 25
Last Day to turn in Summer Reading Logs!
Sunday, August 27
Back-To-School Mass and BBQ ~ Upper Level Pavilion at4:00 pm
Monday, September 18
'Tee-Off For Technology' Golf Tournament ~ Orinda Country Club
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Flyers
Office News
Yearbookswere distributed today at morning recess to all students who have paid for one.We still have yearbooks for sale, so if you'd like your child to get one, please stop by the office with payment ($35 check or cash) and we will get the yearbook delivered to your child!
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.
For your planning purposes,The VNA and LiveScan Fingerprintingwill be here onThursday, August 31stto administer TB tests from7:30 am-9:00 am.
OnFridaySeptember 29thVNA and LiveScan Fingerprinting will return to campus.VNA will administer both Flu shots and TB tests and LiveScan will offer fingerprinting from7:30 am-8:30 am.
Medications at School
If your child has medications that need to be kept on campus for the 2017-2018 school year, please bring the medications (in their original container) as well as your 2017-2018'Request for medication to be taken during school hours'form(also found on the school website)BEFOREthe first day of school (8/21/17).Please remember that if your child uses prescription medication, you will need to get an updated doctor's signature on the 2017-2018 form.
St. Perpetua's Field Day istomorrow!
Field Day istomorrow(rain or shine!) with anoondismissal day.Classes, representing various countries, compete in fun games during the morning and it's a wonderful way to wrap up the school year!Here are the colors for each class.Students have free dress (comfortable clothing and athletic shoes) for games, andeach class has a designated color:

TK & Kinder: Red (England)
1st:White (USA)
2nd:Black (Germany)
3rd:Orange (Holland)
4th: Light Blue (Argentina)
5th:Green (Mexico)
6th:Yellow (Brazil)
7th: Royal Blue (Italy)
Happening on Campus
Congratulations toLauren RobergeandJack Flitter, who were nominated by their teachers to receive theLafayette Lyons Club awardfor academic excellence and integrity!


7th Gradersattended their final Chapel Mass today
Ken Nelson Awards
Congratulations toJulia Haggerty, Tiki Wackowski, and Elizabeth Wackowski, recipients of the 2017 Ken Nelson Award!This award is given to one player on each 8th grade CYO Basketball team who best represents the values of CYO and Coach Ken Nelson.Each recipient is selected for the award by teammates and coaches based on leadership, sportsmanship, effort/hard work, attitude and respect.Way to go, Panthers!
Panther House
Dear Parents,
This fabulous year is coming to a close! Can you believe that we are down to last week? It has been a fun year full of learning, sharing and joy. I want to thank all those who shared my year with me and fostered such a positive environment.
BILLING
Since June is such a short month, we are combing the May and June Panther House early morning/ after school charges into one billing cycle. That means you will have no charges in June, but itwill show up in the July statement.
FUTURE DONATIONS
As you begin to shift your attention to the fun of summer, and purchasing new sports equipment or action toys, please think about donating gently used items to Panther House for use next year. Things like bikes, scooters, and balls would be greatly appreciated.
REMINDERS
Thursday, June 8:Field Day,NoonDismissal,Panther House CLOSES at8:00 am
Friday, June 9:10:00 amDismissal,Panther HouseCLOSED
Have a Happy and Safe Summer!
Warmly,
Mrs. Kenney
Library
Summer Reading is BIG FUN!
St. Perpetua has a tradition your student won't want to miss. During summer break, all students are encouraged to participate in ourSummer Reading Program. Most of our students participate in the program and enjoy the rewards, when school resumes in August. You won't want your students(s) to feel left out.
The program runsduring summer break,June 9th - August 20th, 2017.We offer two (2) summer reading programs by grade level,TK-3and4-8. Summer Reading BINGO cards will be sent home by your classroom teacher and are available on ourschool website. Please make sure to download and complete the proper form for your student(s).
Summer Reading BINGO cards are due the first week of school,August 21 - 25, 2017. Extra copies are on our school website, in case the BINGO cards get misplaced, during break. Late entries are not accepted. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Hinton atshinton@csdo.org. Even during summer break, I will respond to your student's questions. Happy Reading!
SEEDs Enrichment Program
Here is the June Enrichment Activity sponsored by SEEDs!
4th Grade:Field Trip to Marine Mammal Center
School Supply Lists
It's time to start thinking aboutschool supplies for next year...
Order your packaged school supplies throughSchool Tool Box!You can order online and it will be sent directly to your home.Go towww.schooltoolbox.comto order and customize your school supply list.See theflyerfor more information.Deadline for orders isAugust 1st!School Toolbox is anoptional program.If you would like to purchase your own supplies, you can find the class supply listshereon the school website in the 'forms & documents' section.
School Uniforms and Outerwear
School Uniforms
Dennis is having a summer specialonJune 29th-30th. Free shipping on orders over $85 on those two days!Our school code isNDHSTP. Visitwww.dennisuniform.comto order.
School Outerwear
School outerwear may be ordered online throughGryco Sportswear. If you would like to order outerwear for your student,click on thislink.Orders placed byJuly 21stwill be delivered onAugust 21, the first day of school.
St. Perpetua Scrip Program
Our online Scrip program willnot be activeover the summer break.Thefirst orderfor the school year will be placed onFriday, August 25thand cards will be ready for pick-up on Friday, September 1st.

We carry a limited inventory of Lunardi's, Diablo Foods, Cooperage, and Mangia gift cards for purchase in the office.The office is open for the balance of June and reopensAugust 3rd.
Tee Off For Technology Golf Tournament
Save The Date!Monday, September 18th, 2017
St. Perpetua School's14th Annual Tee Off Fore Technology Golf Tournament
at the OrindaCountry Club.Proceeds from this event fund new technology purchases for our students!Sign uphere.Register byJune 11thand you receive a 10% discount!
Family Participation Program
Be Ready for Fall Activities at School!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:
  • Norman Nagel, grandfather of Declan, Liam, and Ryan Elizabeth, who is ill
  • John Smith, Grandfather of Natalie Deininger, who is ill
  • 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:
  • Rafael Munguia, brother-in-law of David Ramirez
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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