2017 Bulletin # 5

SAY CHEESE!Tomorrow is picture day. All students need to bein uniformand all students will be photographed for official school records.If you would like to complete your picture order online, go to theLifeTouch website. OurPicture Day ID isBY117048Q0.You may also send in the paper order form and payment with your student tomorrow morning.
FORE!!This Friday, student will haveGOLF FREE DRESSto help promote our upcoming Golf Tournament. Please consider joining us for our annual golf tournament and/or supporting our raffle. Raffle tickets can be purchased from Jr. High students or on thegolf website.This fun-filled day supports our technology maintenance and initiatives for all our students in all curricular areas.
We had a lovely Mass this morning! All of our students participated through song and prayer.
Be sure to ask your student what they learned from the scripture readings today!

Mark your calendar for the firstRISE AND SHINEMass of the school year onSunday, September 17 at 9:30. Our student leaders along with students from faith formation will help us celebrate Catechetical Sunday, a day when we remember all those teachers of Religion.

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
St. Teresa of Calcutta

Upcoming Events
Thursday, September 7
Picture Day (school uniforms)
Friday, September 8
Free 'Golf Attire / Country Club Attire' Dress for Students
NO Cafe Perpetua
Margarita Mommas SMU party
Friday, September 15
Opening Day for Cafe Perpetua!
3rd Grade Parent Social
Last Day for Junior High Students to turn in Golf Raffle Tickets
Saturday, September 16
4th Grade Parent Social and 8th Grade Parent Social
Sunday, September 17
Rise & Shine Mass 9:30 am
Monday, September 18
'Tee-Off Technology' Golf Tournament Fundraiser ~Orinda Country Club
Tuesday, October 19
Blackout Bingo Day!
Black Free Dressfor all students
Friday, September 22
Author Visit with Deborah Lee Rose (TK-5th grade)
TK Parent Social and 6th Grade Parent Social
Friday, September 29
LiveScanFingerprinting 7:30-9:00 am ($34 cash/check)
VNA (TB screening) 7:30-9:00 am ($10 cash/check)
VNA Flu Shots (regular $30, preservative free, $35 / cash or check)
1st Grade Parent Social and 5th Grade Parent Social
Saturday, September 30
2nd Grade Parent Social
Thursday, October 5
Noon Dismissal
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, October 6
Noon Dismissal
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Monday, October 9
Columbus Day ~ No School
Wednesday, October 11
School Picture Retakes
Friday, October 13
Scholastic Book Faire Begins
Mother-Son SMU Party
Saturday, October 14
7th Grade Parent Social
Monday, October 16 - Friday, October 20
Scholastic Book Faire
Friday, October 20
Kindergarten Parent Social
Saturday, October 21
Dad's Cornhole SMU Party
Tuesday, October 31
Halloween Parade at 11:00
Noon Dismissal
NO Panther House After-School Care
See the full school calendarhere.
This Week's Forms & Links
Office News
Lifetouch Photo Day on September 7th
Our Photo Day is Thursday, September 7th.Students need to be in uniform.Photo forms also came home with your student last week.If you choose to purchase these pictures,If you would like to complete your picture order online, go to theLifeTouch website. OurPicture Day ID isBY117048Q0.You may also send in the paper order form and payment with your student tomorrow morning.
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 a newRequest for medication to be taken during school hoursform. Please be aware that if the medicine is a prescription, a physician's signature is also required on the form.
7th Grade Junior Cotillion at Stanley Middle School
Registration for 7th grade Junior Cotillion opens on September 1st.Clickherefor more information.
St. Perpetua's 'Tee-Off Technology' Golf Tournament

Dust off your clubs...We need your support!

Mark your calendar forMonday, September 18, 2017for a fun filled day of friendship, golf, good food & spirits flowing at the beautifulOrinda Country Club.Your participation in this 'Tee-Off Technology' Tournament, whether you play, sponsor a hole or are a Title sponsor, will make a difference for our kids and teachers.

Junior high studentshave been selected to help sellraffle tickets for the golf tournament.Tickets are $10 each and cash or check made out to St. Perpetua will be accepted. Every student in junior high was given an envelope with five ticketson Tuesday. If all students in a class sell at least three tickets, the class gets a root beer float party after the tournament. The student who sells the most tickets wins a pair of Beats wireless headphones. Additional tickets can be found at the front desk. All sales need to be returned with the tickets byFriday 9/15. Purchasers should designate the raffle prize they are interested in from the five choices on the ticket. The five choices are:
  1. Ritz Carlton overnight and round of golf for 2
  2. Set of Nike Golf Irons
  3. Two Giants tickets
  4. Two Warriors tickets
  5. Family photo shoot with Anderson Di Franco Photography. 1-2 hour shoot at location of choice with edited digital files. (just in time for Christmas cards!)
Additionally,raffle tickets can be purchased when you register to playbut will not go towards the contest above.Clickherefor registration link.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelli Wynne atkelli.wynne@gmail.com

Clickherefortournament registration link.If you would like to be a donor or sponsor, here is theSponsor/Donor Form.

If you need childcare for tournament day,Panther House is available 3pm - 6pm.Just email Mrs. Kenneylkenney@csdo.orgto let her know you'd like to add your student(s) for that day.

We also needvolunteersto help us on tournament day.It's a fun way to meet people, enjoy a beautiful day on the greens, get volunteer hours, and help our school.Afternoon shifts get DOUBLE volunteer hours!Hereis a sign-up link for volunteering.
Many thanks & please contact any one of us with any questions!
Sean Sabaresesean.sabarese@colliers.com; Kelli Wynnekelli.wynne@gmail.com; Stephen Sheashea@viipeakscapital.com
-Golf Committee Team
The New 'One Check' Form
New Payment Opportunity ~ Here By Parent Request!

We have had many requests for an easier way to consolidate check writing for various requests throughout the school year.New for this year is a'One Checkform with payment options for:
  • Tuition Assistance Fund
  • Teacher Gift Fund
  • Scrip Opt-Out
  • Yearbook Purchase
Clickhereto download the St. PerpetuaOne Checkform and read all the details!This option is only available in September.
'Sign-Me-Up' Events
Sign Me Up events are school FUNdraiser parties offered through
the auction website.

A true favorite...MARGARITA MOMMAS:
Ole! Join us at Casa de Wackowski to celebrate the end of summer and the start of a new school year!Kick back, relax, connect with old amigas and make new ones. This tequila-inspired fiesta is sure to leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.Evening includes a wonderful fare of Mexican food, ice-cold margaritas muy authentico and all the friendship you'll need to start the year off right.An evitewith directions and other detailswill be sent out to all who have signed up.
Hosted by sisters Eugenia Wackowski & Isabella Milosevich, Staci Kramer, Ellen Drey, Lucy Mason, and Holly Shea.
Friday, September 8, 20176:30 - 9:00 pm
Price per senora: $60. No charge for new senoras!
To sign up, clickhere.
And new this year...Family Photo Day:

Are you ready to get a head start on your Christmas cards, graduation announcements or other important family moment? You can schedule an appointment with Gupreet Kaur, Family Forever Photography, any mutually convenient day during the month of September (including weekends!). Bring your entire family, just the kids, or the kids and a pet, and Gupreet will provide a one hour studio sitting at her downtown Lafayette Photography studio.She will review the digital images with you while you are there!You will receive a free 5x7 of any photo you wish.
Hosted by: Gupreet Kaur Family Forever Photography
Located at3538 Golden Gate Way #Ain Lafayette.Please schedule directly with Gupreet at925.385.8615during 9/2017 or atinfo@familyforeverphotography.com
Price per family: $100.Space is limited to50 families.
To sign up, clickhere.
Library News
Summer ReadingWASBIG FUN!
St. Perpetua's Summer Reading Program was a success withmore than halfof ourstudents completing reading records and Summer Reading BINGO! All students report doing some reading during summer break. This week, Anne Hawkins, Melissa Silvestri and Mrs. Hinton are recognizing our summer readers.
Summer Readers in grades TK-3 receive a free book, a VIP Reader sticker, a free dress pass and an invitation to our Popsicle Party onSeptember 19th, during recess. A special congratulations goes out to the First and Second Grade classes with 70% participation in the Summer Reading Program. Wow! They will get to check out an extra library book to celebrate their success!
BINGO! Players (Grades 4-8) receive a free book and a free dress pass. VIP BINGO! Players are also invited to the Popsicle Party onSeptember 19th, during recess. Blackout BINGO! Players receive a special circus-themed gift basket, in addition to all the benefits listed above.
We are thrilled to announce that 54 people achieved Blackout BINGO! including four St. Perpetua staff members:Mrs. Fogarty and Mrs. Kozel in the office, Mrs. Dyer in 6th grade and Mrs. Hinton in the library. Other Staff Summer Readers include our Principal, Mrs. Goodshaw, Mrs. Kenney (Panther House), Mrs. Tehrani (Art), Mrs. O'Brien (K), Ms. Ganey (1), Mrs. Milosevich (4), Mrs. Conway (4), Mrs. Flaherty (5), Mr. Hauger (7) and Ms. Schwarck (8). Thanks to all theseBIGReaders, the entire school gets to celebrate a Blackout BINGO! Day onSeptember 19th. That means black attire free dress for all. Thank you Summer Readers!
TheBIGnews is that all of our students were reading over the summer break. We are all winners, when we encourage our children to read. Thank you for supporting our Summer Readers!
Award-Winning Children's Author and Science Writer, Deborah Lee Rose is coming to St. Perpetua
Deborah Lee Rose, award-winning author of the new book, "Beauty and the Beak: How science, technology and a 3D-printed beak rescued a bald eagle", is coming to St. Perpetua School. If your child would like to pre-order her new book, please download theOrder Formand submit with payment to the office no later thanWednesday, September 20th. We have a limited number of her new book available and they will be issued first come, first serve. You can also purchase "The Twelve Days of Kindergarten" newly available in paperback to be autographed. She will be presenting another book, "Jimmy the Joey: The True Story of Amazing Koala Rescue"to students in grades TK-2. If you wish, you can purchase this book elsewhere and send a copy to school with your student for her to autograph.
Go to theschool websitefor more information or extra Order Forms.Contact Stacey Hinton with any questions atshinton@csdo.org
Counselor's Corner
As I walk through the halls past many bright smiles, shy glances and sweet greetings from your kids, I am inspired by the positive energy. But I also see the quieter children and I value their thoughts and feelings. I see the kids who seem to carry so much weight on their shoulders. I realize there are struggles underneath many shining faces. There are so many stressors in the world right now (and close to home), but kids deal with those stressors differently. The best support for one student is likely to be very different than the needs of another child. But one thing we can all use is more kindness in our lives.

Over the next month I will be starting a "kindness rocks project" in my office. (More info here:http://thekindnessrocksproject.com/)I will have some rocks in my office that students can paint if they choose to. After I have a large collection, I plan on distributing them to all students who would like one to take home. You and your children are welcome to paint some on your own at home as well to add them to our collection. Please let me know if you need links to painting tips.
As I get to know the students at St. P's, I hope they will find my office a comfortable, safe place to be. Please complete a Counseling Permission Slip so your children will be able to visit as they like. I have had a handful of students swing by at breaks, but I hate to turn them away if they don't have a Permission Slip turned in. Please complete this form if you haven't had a chance yet. Link to Permission Sliphere.

In kindness,
Kelli Bacher
St. Perpetua Counselor
Lamorinda Theatre Academy
Lamorinda Theatre, one of our after-school enrichment program partners, is proud to announce the Fall '17 Musical performance calendar and registration for'Annie'.
FALL MUSICAL at St P's: TK - 3rd Grade
Rehearsals StartThursday September 7th,3-6pm
Clickherefor Lamorinda Theatre Academy website and go to 'programs/after-school programs/St. Perpetua' for online registration.
Panther House

Dear Parents,
This week it's all about thefun, educational after school classes!
HURRY! HURRY! Classes are starting to fill fast.Click the linksbelow, and make sure to send in payment. Classes begin the week ofSeptember 25. You can also find flyers in Panther House.
We are excited about our Fall After School Classes which begin on September 25. You can find brief descriptions of the class on each of the links below. Just download the flyer, fill out the class registration on the bottom, and turn it into the office with your payment. You can also find flyers in Panther House.
Panther House relies on the generosity for our after school snack. We have several spot available for snack donation. Please help us out. Here is thesign-up link.Here are thesnack guidelines.
If you are intending on going to this September 18th event, consider using Panther House to watch your kids! We are open until 6pm. Just email Mrs. Kenney your plans to attend.
Don't forget to:
Mrs. Kenney
Director, Panther House
St. Perpetua Parish OktoberFest!
Our Parish Festival will take place onOctober 1st, 12:30 - 4:30. With the community center construction in progress, this event will beon thelawn and pavilion area in the upper lot.
Come join us!
-Fun games for all ages
-Sports Area to watch the Forty Niner and Raider games
-Raffle - $1000 first prize, $500 second prize, $250 third prize
-Silent Auction with all sorts of gifts and goodies
-Beer garden
-Ample parking

We need your help!
-Donate a Silent Auction basketor even some components like gift certificates to local restaurants and stores, wine, vacation home use or ...
-Buy raffle ticketsafter Mass or at the parish & school offices and enjoy three opportunities to win.
-Work a shifton carnival day ~ each school family is required to work one shift, per the family contract.Clickherefor sign-up link.
2017 Family Participation Program / Parent Volunteer Hours
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.Clickhereformore details and some revisions to the 2017 program.

Families(TK, K, and single parent-only families have a 15 hour requirement)arerequired to complete 35 volunteer hours. You should report your hours throughout the year to the volunteer chair, Ellen Dreyellen.drey@gmail.com.
Yard Duty
Clickherefor the Sign-Up Genius link for yard duty sign-ups.
Yard Duty Requirements:
*Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten-only families are not required to sign up
for yard dutyshifts.
* Families are required to sign-up fortwo yard duty slots
* Please complete your sign-up before September 15th
*Pleaseinitially sign up for ONLY TWO yard duty slots.Once families have signed up for their two slots, the Sign-up Genius will be reopened for families to sign up for additional shifts that can count toward volunteer hours.
Parent Socials
Our parent socials are a great way to reconnect with other class parents and meet our new families, so be sure to book your babysitters now!Here are the dates for each class social:
TK:September 224th: September 16
K: October 205th: September 29
1st: September 296th: September 22
2nd:September 307th: October 14
3rd: September 158th: September 16
Instrumental Music Program
Our young musicians gave a wonderful recital in thespring and theInstrumental Music Programis now going into its 24th successful year!If you would like to have your child learnto play a musical instrument at school (or possibly in your home), the registration form can be found on the school website,here, or under "This Week's Flyers."Lessons at school will begin mid-September.Please send registration forms or questions about the Music Program to Ryan Habegger atryan@imcmusiclessons.com.
Hello Families,
Welcome to to 2017-18 school year!
Your Scrip profit requirement helps Parent Association bridge the gap between tuition revenue and education costs.In addition, through your Scrip participation above and beyond your requirement, you can earn tuition credit for your family with your continued Scrip purchases!


Clickherefor an overview/details of our Scrip program.

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 Parish
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Special Intentions
We remember those in need of our prayers:
  • Alumni parent of St. Perpetua School who is undergoing medical treatment
  • Chase O'Keefe's grandmother, who is ill
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