2018-2019 * Bulletin # 7

Thank you to all who helped to make our Tee Off for Technology Golf Tournament so successful on Monday!

The Golf Committee, lead by Sean Sabarese, did an outstanding job coordinating all the various components of this day! We appreciated the volunteers, the golfers, and sponsors for their support of this event, which will enhance the technology programs throughout the school!

Congratulations to our newly elected student leadership team:
President: Luke McGuinness
Vice President: Rowan Moffett
Communications: Tatum Haggerty
Spirit: Anna Mollahan


Our morning drop off is going very well! Thank you, parents, for your assistance in making sure students are exiting from the right side of the car and for pulling all the way forward to ensure we don't back up onto Hamlin Rd. 

  • Please remember at dismissal time that the reserved spots in the school parking lot are intended for those who might struggle with the walk from the upper lot. 
  • At 3:00 students will be dismissed to the classroom of the youngest in the family or carpool. 
  • Parents/Guardians need to come to that classroom and the teacher will dismiss from there. 
  • No student should be outside of the building without an adult. 
  • Thank you for your cooperation!
God of all seasons, we thank you for Autumn.
We thank you for the touch of coolness in the air that gives us a new burst of energy,
for the coloring of trees that shows the creativity of the Divine Artist,
for the falling leaves that reveal the strength of the branches,
for the hues of fields that bring peace to our souls,
for the smiles on pumpkins that bring joy to children,
for the fall harvest which that brings us gratitude for the bounty of our land,
for this change of seasons that reveals the circle of life. 
God of all seasons, as you transform the earth, transform us by your Spirit.

- Doug Leonhardt, S.J.

Upcoming Events
Friday, September 21
Cafe Perpetua Opening Day! ~ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
ShopWithScrip.com school order submitted ~ place your online order by 5pm!
Saturday, September 22
Carondelet High School ~ Sports Complex Open House (10am - 2pm)
Parent Ping-Pong Party (SMU event)
Wednesday, September 26
3rd Grade Bookclub (meets in library at lunch)
Contra Costa High School Fair ~ Seven Hills, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday, September 28
LiveScanFingerprinting 7:30-8:30 am ($34 cash/check)
VNA (TB screening) 7:30-8:30 am ($10 cash/check)
VNA Flu Shots (regular $32, preservative free, $35 / cash or check)
2nd Grade Parent Social
Sunday, September 30
Parent-Son Party (SMU event)
Tuesday, October 2
School Mass at 11:00  ~ Amphitheatre ~ hosted by 7th grade
Wednesday, October 3
Donut Sale at morning recess (pre-orders only)
5th Grade Bookclub (meets in library at lunch)
Thursday, October 4
Noon Dismissal
Panther House Open (bring bag lunch)
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, October 5
Noon Dismissal
Panther House Open (bring bag lunch)
Parent-Teacher Conferences
1st Grade Parent Social
Saturday, October 6
Sunday, October 7
St. Perpetua Parish 'Oktoberfest' Carnival
Monday, October 8
Columbus Day Holiday ~ no school
Wednesday, October 10
Picture Day (re-takes, prior absence)
4th Grade Bookclub (meets in library at lunch)
Carondelet High School Information Night at 6:30 pm
Friday, October 12
8th Grade Parent Social
3rd Grade Parent Social
Saturday, October 13
6th Grade Parent Social
Sunday, October 14
Rise & Shine Mass, hosted by 5th Grade ~ 9:30 am
October 15 - 19
Scholastic Book Faire ~ Library (open during recess and lunch)
October 27
7th Grade Parent Social
Wednesday, October 31
Halloween Parade ~ 11:00
Noon Dismissal
Panther House CLOSED
See the full school calendar here.
This Week's Flyers
Office News

Gryco School Outerwear
School outerwear may be ordered online through Gryco Sportswear. 
  • If you would like to order outerwear for your student, click here for order link.  
  • Orders placed by September 28th will be delivered the week of October 8th.


Volunteers Needed for Hearing Screening Tomorrow
If you are available tomorrow morning 9:30 - 11:30 am and are looking for volunteer hours, contact Suzanne Kozel skozel@csdo.org by 8am tomorrow morning. Thanks!
Reporting Parent Volunteer Hours
New This Year!!  Report your hours in October, January, and Aprilwith your last report due May 25th, using the attached file and email to volunteer-at-stps@hotmail.com.  
  • It is your responsibility to report your hours; you will be billed for hours if you do not submit per the above process.


e-Scrip News ~ the new 'Text to Register' & Benefit-Mobile features!
e-Scrip is now offering the ability to register your credit or debit cards with selected grocery vendors (all across the country) and earn profit when you shop and pay with your card.  Once you register you will see the profit percentage the selected stores offer.  Click  here for the information link.
Remember that the Benefit-Mobile application(www.benefit-mobile.com) lets you purchase    e-gift cards for the exact amount of your purchase when at the checkout register.  You can set the App up to debit your checking account (a greater profit rebate) or your credit card              (a smaller profit rebate).

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 the ' Request for medication to be taken during school hours' form on the school website. Please be aware that if the medicine is a prescription, a doctor's signature is also required on the form.  If you want your student to carry their epi-pen, you will need to also complete the 'Permission To Carry' form, which also needs a physician's signature.
PowerSchool Log-In Information for Students & Parents in Grades 4-8
All students in grades 4-8 have individual user names & passwords for PowerSchool.  Parents also have 'Parent Portal' user names & passwords (parents have to initially set up the portal and then it stays active) that gives PowerSchool access to their students in grades 4-8, allowing parent to look at assignment and test grades, missing assignments, etc.  If you have forgotten your Parent Portal information, please contact Kim Fogarty kfogarty@csdo.org and she can send the information to you.

Tee-Off Fore Technology ~ it was a great day!
Thank you to all of our golfers, sponsors, volunteers and anyone who supported the 15th Annual St. Perpetua Golf Tournament, Tee Off Fore Technology. We are still reconciling income & expenses for the event, so we will have a net revenue amount for you in the next couple of weeks!
A special thank you to our event sponsors: St.Perpetua CYO, Fogel Family and ABI/ Winter Family, and to everyone who sponsored or donated money or prizes.
A big thanks to the junior high students for selling raffle tickets!
  • First place: Maddie Ingham selling 126 tickets 
  • Second place: Kiyah Watenmaker selling 95 tickets
  • Third place: Matti Sena selling 78 tickets
Way to go, sixth grade ladies!
Congratulations to the winners of the raffle prizes listed below:
  • Two (2) night stay at Meadowood: Jessica and Jim Bacon
  • $1,000 Pottery Barn Gift Card: Kathy Macklin
  • Four (4) Warriors tickets: Judy Nuzum
Thank you again for your support!
The Golf Committee,
Alissa Fogel, Brent Gaulke, Steve O'Brien, Sean Sabarese, Stephen Shea, Lisa Winter and Kelli Wynne
Did You Know...

Did You Know that our Junior High teachers meet every Wednesday at lunch for an articulation meeting.  They discuss  Junior High matters and collaborate to support their students.
A Shout-Out...
A BIG THANK YOU Shout-Out to our Golf Committee! 

Our 2018 Tee-Off Fore Technology was a great success!  The golfers all had a great day on the beautiful Moraga Country Club course.  

Our students are the true winners with the technology funds raised at our event.  We will share the amount raised in an upcoming bulletin!
Student Leadership
Donut Sale
For our first fundraiser, Leadership will be selling glazed and chocolate donuts for $2 each. Order form can be downloaded here

Orders are due to the office with payment by Monday, 10/1. Donuts will be passed out in homeroom at recess on Wednesday, 10/3. If there are extras, students may purchase a donut at the cafe; however, there are usually very few left over, so be sure to turn in your order on time! Thank you for your support!
Junior High Students ~ opportunities for you!
TEAM (Teaching - Encouraging - Affirming - Middle schoolers) 
It's not Religion class. It's not public school Faith Formation. It's not Mass. SO WHAT IS IT?? TEAM is a place for ANY 6-8th grader asking questions like: What is my purpose in life? How do I know that God is real? Who are my real friends and am I a good friend to them? Who can I believe and trust? Why should I be part of a Church community? Come learn how to pray while singing at the top of your lungs to music led by teens from Miramonte, Campolindo, Acalanes, De La Salle, and Carondelet High School. Come talk and share with teens and young adults who have been right where you are now. What are you waiting for? Join us!!   Link to more info here!

Open House for Carondelet High School's Sports Complex
The vision of a new home for the Carondelet Cougars is now a reality. Our doors are open and you are warmly welcome to come experience the Carondelet Athletics Complex.
Please join valued alumnae, students, neighbors, and friends and spend some of your Saturday exploring the grounds of Carondelet's latest addition.
We hope to see you there!   Saturday, September 22nd ~ 10am - 2pm
The Counselor's Corner
As I mentioned in the last Counselor's Corner, one of the most important things for students to learn is how to advocate for themselves. Part of advocating for themselves means advocating for their personal growth and realizing what areas they would like to improve in (academically, socially, physically, spiritually or emotionally).

In part of my first classroom lesson to the 5th through 8th graders this year, I described a tool called WOOP (Wish-Outcome-Obstacles-Plan). Although the students have only been briefly introduced to this concept, we will be using it all year. WOOP is a tool that has been scientifically proven to help people reach their goals. This is a method that you can also use and model for your kids. 

See this website for more information about the benefits of and how to use WOOP.

If you have a 5th through 8th grader, ask them more about WOOP. If they're able to explain it to you - that will help them with truly understanding it as well. (And/or watch this video with them to refresh their memory).  
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TK-4th graders can learn to use WOOP as well. Feel free to introduce this to your whole family and WOOP it up with them!

(I learned about WOOP (and many other wonderful lessons) from an online class I took last Spring. I highly recommend this FREE online Yale course for all parents and educators. 

Please be sure to complete a Counselor Permission Form for this year to give your student the option to reach out to me as needed. And, as always, feel free to contact me anytime.
Kelli Bacher
St. Perpetua School Counselor
Oktoberfest 2018        October 7, 12:30 - 4:30 pm

This year's carnival will be held in the upper lot on the lawn by the Garden of Learning.  
  • Fun games with cool prizes ~ you can win many ways
  • Great food and drink including popular beer brews to enjoy at the tables by the pavilion
  •  WrokDay will be live again to keep you entertained
  • Enter the raffle, the more tickets you buy the better your chances to win a 7-day Thanksgiving vacation in Maui 
  • The Silent Auction will have gifts and goods. 
  • New this year...Tiki Toss, Lawn Darts and Yard Pong! 
  • You can also watch the 49ers and Raiders games in the sports lounge.
  • Bring the whole family, invite neighbors and have a blast! 
All this can only happen with your help. Per your Family Contract, each school family (Tk-only and K-only families are exempt) is required to work one shift or participate in another manner. 


Please click here to for volunteer sign-up!

Ladies Night Out
Please Save the Date !

St. Perpetua's 6th Annual Ladies Night Out & Holiday Boutique
Wednesday November 7th, 2018
Orinda Country Club 
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$65 pre-sale tickets, $80 at the door

Bring all your Lamorinda Lady Friends to enjoy a fun evening of wine, lite bites and shopping!
Please see next week's bulletin for all the fabulous new vendor details and our website to purchase tickets.
If you have questions, please ask your New LNO Committee Co-Chairs: 
Kirsten Kemner, Suzanne Kroger & Shawn Sabarese
Happening Around Campus
Our Kindergarteners are learning about Pope Francis
Yard Duty
Click here for the Sign-Up Genius link for yard duty sign-ups. 
* Please make sure you have signed-up for your TWO yard duty assignments !
Yard Duty Requirements:
*Transitional Kindergarten-only and Kindergarten-only families are not required to sign up
   for yard duty shifts.
* All other families are required to sign-up for two yard duty slots 
  • You need to be a cleared volunteer (fingerprinting, TB, Virtus) to do yard duty
  • If you have to cancel your shift on Sign-Up Genius, it is your responsibility to find a substitute for your assignment
Please initially sign up for ONLY TWO yard duty shifts.  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.
Community Event
Grateful Gatherings Fundraiser hosted by Lamorinda Gives Back! 
Join us on October 6 for the "Give Back in Black" party benefiting Grateful Gatherings.
Grateful Gatherings has served over 400 people in the Bay Area providing furniture and household items to families transitioning out of homelessness or crisis. 
This fundraiser and your support will allow them to help even more families in 2019. We hope you can join the fun! 

Saturday October 6, 2018 @ 6pm Live Music | Great Cause | Tasty Food & Drink
@ Katie & Matt Roberts Home | 4010 Canyon Road, Lafayette
Click HERE to purchase your tickets. 
Cafe Perpetua & The Garden of Learning
We are so excited for the opening of Cafe` Perpetua this Friday morning at 7:30 am!  Please join us in celebrating the cafe`s 16th year! 

We will be featuring all of our regular breakfast items including homemade cinnamon rolls, seasonal scones, bars, muffins and breads, breakfast sandwiches, frittata, yogurt granola parfaits, challah bread french toast, gluten free banana muffins, and a special of the day.  Enjoy your breakfast goodie with a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, a latte, mocha or a glass of fresh oj!

You can also find other organic seasonal items such as pesto, jams (apricot, blackberry, blueberry, red raspberry, spiced pear, peach and strawberry), and individual blackberry peach pies!

We can't wait to see you this Friday! Thank you for supporting your children's Garden of Learning!

Love, Monette Meo
SEEDs Student Enrichment
Here is the September enrichment event sponsored by SEEDS!
  • 4th Grade:    Field trip to Mt. Diablo State Park
Panther House
Dear Parents,
September 20 wraps our first billing cycle of the year. A billing month is considered from the 21st through the 20th. For example, September 21 through October 20 is considered the month of October. Please look for your September billed amount based on usage on your October 1 school invoice. It will be noted as a separate line "extended care".
Plan ahead for OCTOBER.  Click here for October Calendar
October 4, 5: Half days for parent teacher conferences.  Panther House is OPEN
October 8: Columbus Day ~ NO SCHOOL 
October 31: Halloween is a half-day.  Children will be dismissed after the Halloween Parade.
Panther House is closed that afternoon.
International World Peace Day is Friday, September 21.   This day was created by the United Nations to provide "a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences, and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace." We are all one race - the human race, and we all deserve respect and dignity, and the ability to feel safe in our world. Our hope is for our school community to grow in a peaceful and safe world, where people understand the wealth in love and generosity.
Come in on this Friday afternoon and help us celebrate peace and love with a peace craft project and write a colorful "peace is..." poetry display for all to share. Please email ahead about attendance if Friday is not already on your calendar.
Don't forget to:
  • Download October calendars here
  • Sign up for snack donation here - there are still several days open

Mrs. Kenney
Panther House Director
Library News
Birthday Club
Join the Library's Birthday Club to celebrate your child's birthday and foster a love of reading.  For a donation of $20 per child, families can help to support the library.  Click here for form. 

This is the way we raise funds to purchase new books that the kids want to read.  Each Birthday Club student gets to select a new book to purchase for the library.  A commemorative label will be placed in the front of the book with the child's name and birthday (not the year).  When the book arrives, the Birthday Club student checks out the book first and gets to keep it as long as s/he wants.  Regardless of when your child's birthday is, we collect funds in September and purchase Birthday Club books in October for everyone.  This allows us to enjoy the new books for most of the school year.  Please consider supporting our fundraiser.  
Sign-Me-Up Events
Sign-Me-Up events are part of our annual school Auction.  It's a great way to support your school while having a fun evening with old or new friends!  Click here to sign up for our two 'Fall' parties!

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Game on for some ping pong. Instead of date night at a restaurant and the movies, grab a paddle and enjoy an evening of ping pong, round robin style, tasty food with amazing side dishes made by your hosts. You will leave feeling satisfied after playing lots of ping pong or being sent to the beer pong table after losing during regular play. Tournament ping pong rules will apply. Play takes place at the Haggerty home in Lafayette. Bring it on!
Limited to 12 couples.
Hosted by :Monica & Keb Byers, Steve & Liz Haggerty, Kevin & Liz Mechelke and Kevin & Allison Mein
Saturday, Sept 22, 2018 - 6pm - 10pm
Price : $200 per couple

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Calling all sons for an all-out day of fun! Put away the devices! Get your game on with your special son or sons and enjoy a fun outside day of park play, ball game, scavenger hunt maybe?..,You never know,  but tons of outside fun and a afternoon yummy "son kind of cook out dinner" hosted by our awesome St. P parents!
Hosted by:  Ana Maria Berry, Charlie Gaulke, Heather White and Lilly Voltattorni
Sunday, Sept 30, 2018 - 2pm - 6pm
Price: $85 for initial parent & son pair,  $45 per additional son
Contra Costa High School Fair
The Seven Hills School in Walnut Creek will once again be hosting the Contra Costa High School Fair on Wednesday, September 26th. The fair is a wonderful opportunity for middle school students and their parents to come and speak with more than 30 representatives and admissions directors from private independent high schools from the Bay Area, throughout California, and across the nation. Admission to the fair is free. Click here for more information.
Participating private high schools include, 
Bentley School, Carondelet, College Preparatory SchoolDe La Salle High School, Head-Royce, The Athenian School, and many more. For a full list, please click here
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:
K:     October 19th                        5th:   October 6th                         
1st:   October 5th                         6th:   October 13th
2nd:  September 28th                  7th:   October 27th
3rd:   October 12th                       8th:   October 12th
2018 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 ensures the success of social events and school programs as well as nurturing the opportunity make new friendships.  Click here for more details. 

  • TK-only, Kindergarten-only, and single parent families have a 15 hour requirement
  • All other families are required to complete 35 volunteer hours. 
SCRIP, e-Scrip & Benefit-Mobile
Hello Families,
Welcome to to 2018-19 school year!  
Your Scrip & Benefit-Mobile 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! 
  • Our Scrip tracking year is January 1st - December 31st.
  • All Families will receive a 'profit-to-date' recap in mid-October
  • New families entering school in the fall have a $100 PROFIT requirement for the August-December timeframe of their first year.  If you reach a $200 profit level, all profit above that amount results in a school credit for you.
  • Returning families have a $250 PROFIT requirement.  If you reach a $350 profit level, all profit above that amount results in a school credit for you. 
  • Payment for scrip purchases can be made by check (preferred) or credit card.  If payment is made by credit card, associated bank service charges will be deducted from your scrip profits.
  • Families can choose to do a 'buyout' to fulfill their requirement.
We follow a  bi-weekly ordering schedule.  Here is the order & delivery schedule dates.

We carry four local merchant cards in the office for convenient pick up:  Diablo Foods, Lunardi's, Mangia Ristorante, and Cooperage.  The full roster of scrip cards (literally hundreds!) can be found on the ShopWithScrip site.

The Benefit Mobile application(www.benefit-mobile.com) lets you purchase e-gift cards for the exact amount of your purchase when at the checkout register.  You can set the App up to debit your checking account (a greater profit rebate) or your credit card (a smaller profit rebate).

- (St. Perpetua code: LC2D474L8876)
 eScrip: www.escrip.com 
- (St. Perpetua code: 136913749)
Benefit-Mobile: www.benefit-mobile.com
Thank you, 
Kim Fogarty kfogarty@csdo.org
St. Perpetua Parish

The Timely Perpetuan is 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 website and click on "Join Our Mailing List."

Oktoberfest 2018 October 7, 12:30 - 4:30 pm
This year's carnival will be held in the upper lot on the lawn by the Garden of Learning.  As such there will be ample parking. 
  • Fun games with cool prizes ~ you can win many ways
  • Great food and drink including popular beer brews to enjoy at the tables by the pavilion
  •  WrokDay will be live again to keep you entertained.
  • Enter the raffle, the more tickets you buy the better your chances to win a 7-day Thanksgiving vacation in Maui 
  • The Silent Auction will have gifts and goods. New this year...Tiki Toss, Lawn Darts and Yard Pong! 
  • You can also watch the 49ers and Raiders games in the sports lounge.
  • Bring the whole family, invite neighbors and have a blast! 
 All this can only happen with your help. Please visit our website to volunteer or sign up after the Masses this weekend.
Coffee & Donuts are back
Isn't it wonderful to have a delicious cup of coffee and a donut waiting for you at Café Perpetua after the 9:30 Mass? This is only possible thanks to some wonderful and dedicated volunteers. Most of them have done it for many years. In order for this wonderful tradition to continue we need your help. Here is what you'd be doing: pick up donuts at Safeway, set up, make coffee & lemonade and clean up after.
You can do it once a month or less often, whatever your busy schedule allows. Please contact Christoph at the parish office if you're willing to assist.

Special Intentions
 We remember those in need of our prayers:
  • Jim Tschann, grandfather of Charlotte and William, who is recovering from a heart attack and subsequent surgery
  • Terry Lewis, father of Mrs. Stacey Hinton, who is ill
  • Alumni parent of St. Perpetua School who is undergoing medical treatment
  • Eveline Adhiyasa, grandmother of Kyle Jones, who is ill
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