2017 Bulletin # 6

All are invited to join us thisSunday at 9:30amfor ourRise and Shine Mass. This joint celebration includes students and families from school and faith formation in the liturgy and this month our student leaders will assist as lectors and gift bearers.
In response to the recent hurricanes,ourMission Effectiveness Committeeis partnering with the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and their"Student To Student" program to help those affected by the recent hurricanes.Help us to help them by donating aminimum of $2 per student. Please bring in your donation to the office byMonday, September 25th.NCEA will distribute 100% of the funds to dioceses in the affected areas for the Catholic schools in vital need of support.
There is still time to support our Golf tournament.You canplayin our fun 'best ball' tournament,volunteeras a helper, or join as asponsor.All proceeds support our technology needs throughout the school and your generosity and support is appreciated by the staff and students!Clickhereto register.Clickhereto sign up as a volunteer.Clickherefor sponsorship opportunities.
Finally, all families are asked to support theSt. Perpetua Parish Oktoberfest. Our school is a ministry of St. Perpetua Parish and many costs are shared between us.Your participation as a volunteer for at least one shift is included as part of your tuition agreement and is vital in the success of this event.Our Junior High students are encouraged to participate as a volunteer.Clickherefor volunteer sign-up.
So many shades of gold
Another miracle we take for granted
Another expression of the artist's vision
The blending of the autumn hues
with the setting sun
Thank you for autumn, Lord

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, September 13
Kick-Off for'Student-to-Student' Hurricane Relief Fundraiser
Friday, September 15
Opening Day for Cafe Perpetua ~ 7:30 am
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 Fore Technology' Golf Tournament Fundraiser ~OCC
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
Tuesday, September 25
Wrap Up for 'Student-to-Student' Hurricane Relief Fundraiser
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
Sunday, October 29
Halloween Family Fest 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
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.
St. Perpetua's 'Tee-Off Fore 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 money/checks 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
Mission Effectiveness ~ Hurricane Assistance
The Mission Effectiveness Committee is partnering with the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and their "Student To Student" programto help those affected by the recent hurricanes.

Help us to help them bydonating a minimum of $2 per student. Please bring in your donation to the office byMonday, September 25th.
NCEA will distribute 100% of the funds to dioceses in the affected areas for the Catholic schools in vital need of support.
Cafe Perpetua
Please join usthis Fridayat theopening of Cafe` Perpetua!We are celebrating our 15th year anniversary, and we are so looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones! It's a great place to reconnect with friends and for new families, and it's a wonderful gathering place to get acquainted with parents from our community.Cafe` is open 7:30 am - 10:00 am.

The cafe` offers a full breakfast menu including homemade cinnamon rolls, coffee cakes, raspberry bars, seasonal scones, muffins and breads, croissant breakfast sandwiches, fritattas, yogurt parfaits, gluten-free items, specials of the day, along with coffee, lattes, hot chocolate and fresh squeezed oj. We also will be selling seasonal homemade items such as jams (blackberry, blueberry, red raspberry, strawberry, peach, and spiced pear), basil pesto, zucchini breads, and fresh eggs, amazing produce and flower arrangements all from the bounty from the Garden of Learning!All proceeds from the cafe` directly benefit your children's garden.

We are very excited for this year's opening of Cafe` Perpetua, and are looking forward to seeing you then!

Love,Monette Meo
Counselor's Corner
Friendships. Relationships. Peer interactions. One of the most common topic kids come to me to talk about is related to friendships and classmates. Social interactions affect school whether we want to admit it or not. Kids often cannot put away thoughts and emotions about peers even when they are supposed to focus on academics. Interactions happen in the classroom. They affect learning.

As parents we want to help guide our kids into making good choices in relationships. Although we can coach them to "do the right thing" in regards to social interactions, we cannot be with them every moment. Peer pressure (blatant or perceived), impulsivity and intrinsic motives sometimes take-over when interacting with others. Children often can't remember what we taught to them when emotions rise. It is important to empower our kids by consistently giving them tools to interact appropriately. We also need to reinforce their positive interactions as much as we can.

Every student, (even the most social one) goes through difficult relationships at some point. They will make mistakes with friends and they will learn from those mistakes more than they will learn from our words. One book that I have found very helpful for kids isGrowing Friendships: A Kids' Guide to Making and Keeping Friendsby Eileen Kennedy-Moore.Growing Friendshipsis a toolkit for kids as they make sense of the social world around them. Kids can read real-life scenarios (on their own or with you) and can take those tools with them into their interactions.

I have really enjoyed seeing so many wonderful friendships at St. P's. I can tell parents and staff have worked hard at instilling great friendship tools in the students and the kids do use them. If your children are having a hard time finding the right tools when needed, please let them know they can ask an adult for help. Seeking assistance is an essential tool for us all.
Community News
Calling all5th through 8th Grade Boys!~JOIN BOY SCOUT TROOP 224!
Clickherefor more information.
Library News
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

Summer ReadingWAS BIG FUN!
St. Perpetua's Summer Reading Program was BIG FUN with most of our students reading, during Summer Break.

Popsicle Party: All summer readers in grades TK-3 and VIP BINGO readers in grades 4-8 are invited to our Popsicle Party. The party will take place nextTuesday, September 19thin the Amphitheater, during recess. Students just show up. Summer readers who qualify will find their name is on the VIP list and will get to select a popsicle. Thank you to Melissa Silvestri and Anne Hawkins for planning the party.

Blackout BINGO Day:Thanks to all ourBIGReaders, the entire school gets to celebrate a Blackout BINGO! Day onSeptember 19th. That means black attire free dress for all. Thank you Summer Readers!
BIG Readers:A special congratulations goes out to the First and Second Grade classes with the most participation in the Summer Reading Program. They will got to check out an extra library book to celebrate their success!
First Grade BIG 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!
Panther House

Dear Parents,

Use Panther House to watch your kids during the tournament! If you are intending on going to this September 18th event, justemail Mrs. Kenneylkenney@csdo.orgyour plans to attend. We are open until 6pm.
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.
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.
'Sign-Me-Up' Events
Sign Me Up events are school FUNdraiser events offered through
the auction website.
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.

Price per couple: $85, and $45 per additional son.

October 13, 2017
Take a night off to create some memories with your special little guy.This year's mother-son party is all about the FUN!There will be games, food & drinks, activities, line dancing and entertainment.What better way to spend a Friday evening?
Hosted by: Ana Maria Berry, Staci Kramer, Michelle Leske, Jordan Rojas, Elizabeth Ward, Harumi Mendoza, and Marina Alessandrini.
Friday, October 13, 2017 5:30 - 8:30pm
Price per couple: $85, and $45 per additional son.

October 21, 2017
Due to overwhelming demand, the St P Dad's Corn Hole Tourney is back!A mere $75 guarantees you a fun night of corn hole, food, adult beverages and most importantly, the chance at becoming this 2017 CH Champion!A yearly tradition, come join your good friends and make new ones for the well-loved St P Dad's Game Night. Get tossing and we will see you on 10/21!
Hosted by: Matt Kemner, Rick Berry, Gordon Bonneville, Matt Kroger, and Sean Sabarese.
Saturday, Oct 21, 20176:00 - 10:00 pm
Price per dad: $75. Space is limited to 40 dads.
Price per couple: $85, and $45 per additional son.

October 29, 2017
Ghouls & Boys, Mummies & Daddies - wear your costumes and join us for some Halloween Fun!There will be hayrides, a haunted house, tricks & treats, fun-filled games, a pumpkin patch, and prizes for best costumes.Don't miss this SPOOK-TACULAR event!
Hosted by: Steve & Genene Welch
Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:00-5:00pm
Price per family: $ 90Unlimited space.
MAKE IT A FAMILY PICTURE OPPORTUNITY at the Welch's beautiful vineyard.Sittings are conveniently offered during the Halloween party.Generously offered by one of our beloved photographers Terry Riggins!
Hosted by: Terry Riggins Photography
Sunday, October 29, 2017 between 12:30 and 6:00
Price per family: $100 includes the sitting and two 5x7 photographs
Limited to 8 Families
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.
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.
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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