Bulletin #30

Bulletin #30

Please check your student's backpack this afternoon for their2nd Trimester report cards. As you review this information, in addition to noting the areas of growth in academics and life skills, please look over the attendance section. Our handbook states thatten or more absences in a trimester is considered excessive and four or more tardies in a trimester is considered excessive. We only have your student for 180 days and regular classroom attendance is a critical part of meeting the standards for "academic excellence, spiritual awareness, emotional support, and physical well-being" as listed in our mission statement.
TheHawaiian Nights auctionis our biggest fundraiser of the year. It is through this fundraising effort that we are able to maintain a reasonable tuition rate and provide a high quality, faith-filled learning environment.Tomorrow, you will receive and email to let you know the on-line auction has gone 'live'. There are approximately 200 items up for bidding with the proceeds supporting all our school programs.Thesocial evening andlive auction will take placenext Saturdayat the St. Mary's Soda Centerand we ask that youpurchase your ticket for that event no later thanthis Fridayso we can let the catering staff know our numbers. To celebrate this wonderful event, our students may have"Hawaiian" FreeDressnext Thursday.Students are encouraged to come to school in their best tropical attire while adhering to the free dress guidelines in our handbook including proper "coverage" and shoes with a heel strap for safety. Sunglasses and hats may be worn during recess and lunch but not inside the classroom.
Please remember thattuition contractsfor the 2017-2018 school year aredue by this Friday, March 17th. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as we have several classes with waitlists.
This Sunday is a Rise and Shine Mass at9:30am. I hope you will be able to join us as our3rd gradersin school and faith formation reflect on "Random Acts of Kindness" that they can do during Lent.
I wanted to review rules regardingstudents at Café Perpetuaon Fridaymornings.Students must be accompanied by an adult while purchasing items at Café.Children can enjoy their Cafe treats in the student gathering area in front of the school.Food and beverages need to be finished outside before the start of the school day.
Finally, some darling leprechauns tracked me down today and were very concerned about how many students might get in troubleon Fridayfor pinching if we didn't have a GREEN free dress for St. Patrick's Day. I am not sure if it was their compelling argument or if those leprechauns tricked me, but I did let them know that we can haveGreen Free DressonFriday, March 17.

Lord, your commandment of love is so simple and so challenging. Help me to let go of my pride, to be humble in my penance. I want only to live the way you ask me to love, to love the way you ask me to live. I ask this through your son, Jesus, who stands at my side today and always.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, March 15
Trimester 2 Report Cards go home
6th grade parents'Caritas Creekpresentation6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Friday, March 17
Cafe Perpetua celebrates St. Patrick's Day!
Green Free Dress for students and staff
Saturday, March 18
Knights of Columbus St. Patrick's Dinner at6:30 pm(church hall)
Sunday, March 19
Rise & Shine Massat9:30 am, hosted by 3rd grade
Monday, March 20 - Friday, March 24
6th graders to Caritas Creek Science Camp
Thursday, March 23
Hawaiian Free Dress for students and staff
Author Visit in Library fromMadeleine Dunphy
Friday, March 24
Graduation Photos ~ 8th grade
Stations of the Cross Prayer Serviceat12:00, hosted by 4th grade
Saturday, March 25
First Eucharist Retreat & Rehearsal9:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Perpetua 'Hawaiian Nights' Auction Evening at St. Mary's College!
Monday, March 27
Parish Reconciliation at7:00 pm(church)
Thursday, March 30
Author Visit in Library from Jonathan Stokes
Tuesday, April 4
Spring Photos
Wednesday, April 5
Massat8:30 am, hosted by 1st grade
Friday, April 7
Talent Show10:40 am - 11:45 am
NoonDismissal ~ Panther House Open
Camp Panther Pride5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 13
Prayer Service at11:15, hosted by 5th grade
Panther House Closed at12:00 noon
Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 23
Easter Break
See the full school calendarhere.
St. Perpetua Dinner Dance & Auction 2017
Purchase Auction Tickets ASAP for our2017 Hawaiian Nights AuctionParty!
Deadline isMarch 17th
Here is thelinkto Purchase Tickets!

Online Auction
Online Auction OpensTOMORROW, so get ready to BID!
Sign Me Up Parties are now online!
Sign Me Ups ~ great parties to rally some friends and meet some new ones!
Here is the sign-uplink!
Purchase Your Class Traditions
Class Traditions ~ purchase your child's class tradition here for 1st,2nd,4th,5th,8th.
Here is the purchaselink!If you've already purchased your item, please come into the office this week to pick it up.

Maui Raffle
Maui Raffle ~ purchase ticketshere!
Diamond Necklace Raffle
Robert Coin Diamond Necklace raffle ~ purchase ticketshere!
If you would like to buy a raffle ticket for a staff member for the Roberto Coin necklace, sign uphere! You can also buy raffle tickets atthis Friday'sCafe Perpetua!
Did you wait in line for days to try to gettickets to Hamilton? Did you think the American Express pre-sale was going to get you in the door? We all did!! But, for some lucky bidder, 2 tickets to Hamilton can be yours!Package includes tickets, one-night stay in a luxurious SF hotel, dinner at Jardiniere, and a Hamilton 'Swag Bag'!Come to the Live auction ready to bidearly and often - this package is sure to garner many bidders!

This Week's Flyers
Office News
FACTS Tuition Assistance Application for the 2017-2018 School Year
FACTS is the Diocese Financial Aid partner for Tuition Assistance the upcoming school year. An overview document can be foundhere.The application link can be foundhere.If your application is submittedbeforeMarch 16, you will be considered for aid available through FACE (Family Aid for Catholic Education)andSt. Perpetua School.If you application is submitted after March 16, you will considered for aid availablesolelythrough St. Perpetua School.

Lost & Found
Our Lost & Found table is overflowing!Please stop by the table outside the school office and check for any items your child may have lost.All unclaimed items will be donated onFriday, March 17th.
Cafe Perpetua
Top of the mornin' to you!
Please join us incelebrating St. Patrick's DaythisFridayat Cafe` Perpetua!We will be featuring Irish soda breads, key lime pies, shamrocks in darling containers, flower arrangements and St. Patty's Day decorations.While you're at the Cafe, be sure to pick up a few of Mrs. Meo's deliciousRuben sandwichesfor dinner!

We look forward to seeing you andthank you for supporting your children's Garden of Learning!

Love,Monette Meo
St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef Dinner
'Tis the luck of the Irish that you are invited to the
Knightsof ColumbusCorned Beef and Cabbage Dinner onSaturday, March 18th,in the Parish Hall. Social Hour begins at6:00 p.m.The delicious buffet feast is served about7:30 p.m.
Call Dave Tedesco at 256-8534 to reserve your spot. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for teens, and children 12 and under eat free.Buy ticketsHERE!
Erin Go Bragh!
St. Perpetua March Madness Charity Pool 2017
March Madness is here!Are you ready to prove your basketball knowledge while also helping to raise money for a charity?Any student from TK to 8th grade can participate.Full instructions can be foundhere.
  • Submit a completed March Madness Bracket sheet (download here) and$2.00 cash.
  • Sheets must be submitted to your teacher by8:00 amon Thursday, 3/16.
  • The winner will choose a charitable organization to receive 100% of the proceeds.Contact Brian Voltattorni[email protected]with any questions.
Panther House
Top of the mornin' to ya!

Join us to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for ourSecond Annual Panther HouseLeprechaun Fun and Gameson theafternoon ofFriday, March 17th. We've
got some St. Patty's snacks, including magical leprechaun trail mix, Irish sodabread and cheddar cheese. Then we'll have a leprechaun relay race and a pot-o-gold coin toss. Come over to Panther House at3pm. We will be celebrating bykeeping fit and having fun up on theGREENgrass hill, behind Panther House
(weather permitting) from3:30-4:15pm.
This is available to all our registered Panther House families. Panther Housefees will apply. Your child must come to us at3:00pm. We will have snack first.Activities will be from3:30 to 4:15. You must sign your child out from PantherHouse afterwards. No extra registration forms or fees are required. However youmust let us know in advance if your child will be joining us that day! A monthlycalendar, quick call to the office or email ([email protected]) is
all it takes.NO drop-ins on this day please.
Spring classes will start after Easter break. Look at your child's Spring activities
and see if they will work in their schedules.Sign up flyers coming next week.

Monday: Chess Scholars (grades: Kinder - 8)
Tuesday: Guitar Stars (grades: Kinder - 8)
Wednesday: Cooking around the World (grades: TK - 5)
Thursday: Sarah Science Toyology (grades: TK - 4)
Thanks to all the families who came to our aid in providing snacks for the
remaining weeks in March! We've got some very appreciative, thankful children.
We still have several late March openings. Also remember you can get easy
service hours for your donation! Sign uphere!
Snack donation: There are late March slots that need to be filled.Sign uphere!
Linda Kenney
SEEDs Enrichment Activities
Here are some March enrichment events sponsored by SEEDs!
TK-5th Grade:Literacy Night
Kindergarten:LPIE "Senses" (on-site instruction)
3rd Grade: Field Trip to Lesher Center for the Arts ("Percussion Discussion")
4th Grade: LPIE "Brain Perceptions" (on-site instruction)
5th Grade: LPIE "Weather" (on-site instruction)
Walk Through the Revolution (on-site)
6th Grade: Field Trip to Rosicrucian Museum
7th Grade: Cal Shakes In-School-Residency "Midsummer Night's Dream
8th Grade: Cal Shakes In-School-Residency "Hamlet
Library News
Author Visits
Author Madeleine Dunphy coming to St. PerpetuaMarch 23rd
An author is coming to visit our youngest students ingrades TK - 3. Thank you SEEDS for sponsoring this Author Visit! Madeleine Dunphy, author of the non-fiction series, "Here is Antarctica" (and others) and the new fiction book, "Cat in the Night" will present her books on the morning ofMarch 23rd, in the library. Your child can pre-order any of her books to be signed by the author. The order form ishere. Please submit orders byMonday, March 20th, so that the author has time to gather the requested books from her publisher.Checks for pre-orders should be written to Web of Life Children's Books. Students in older grades can also order books and have them signed during Recess onMarch 23rd. You may contact Stacey Hinton at[email protected]with any questions.

Author Jonathan Stokes coming to St. PerpetuaMarch 30th
Up-and-coming author, Jonathan Stokes, will be holding an assembly for our students inGrades 3-6onMarch 30th. His new adventure novel, "Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas" has been compared to James Patterson's Treasure Hunters series. Be among the first to meet him before he becomes the next big-and-famous author. His visit will be both educational and inspirational for young authors. The order form for his new book ishere. Please submit orders byMonday, March 27th.Checks for pre-orders should be written to Orinda Books. Students in other grades can also order books to be signed by the author. They will be delivered to their classrooms onMarch 27th, at the end of the day. You may contact Stacey Hinton at[email protected]with any questions.
CYO Summer Camp
As many of you know, each year our 6th grade students participate in the Caritas Creek Environmental Education Program at CYO Camp.The dedicated staff of CYO Camp also offers asummer recreational program at CYO camp.Students in grades 2-8 are invited to participate in this wholesome and holistic summer camp in an environment rich in Catholic values.

Information for studentscurrently in grades 2-5can be foundhere.Information for studentscurrently in grades 6-8can be foundhere.If you would like to receive 'CYO Camp Discount Parent Guide', please email Kim Fogarty[email protected].

Additional Camp Information postcards are available in the office.

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.
Yard Duty
Each family has received an email to sign up for yard duty shifts onSign-Up Genius.
Clickherefor link to Sign-Up Genius.
Yard Duty Requirements:
- all families (Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten-only families are exempt)are
required to sign up for two Yard Duty slots
- any additional sign-ups will go towards your family participation hours.

If you would like tobe placed on the Yard Duty Sub list, contact the office and your name will be added to the list.You must be an 'All Clear' volunteer to be a substitute.
St. Perpetua Parish
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Soup Supper & Lenten Evenings of Renewal

Our three week series on Unity will explore the treasures of diversity and difference as key to the communion of persons we call the human family. Our first reflection will explore the ideal of a family as it is understood and explored in the biblical tradition. Our second reflection will explore the power of community to shape our individual identities. Finally, we will propose practical ways of encountering the peoples of the World.

March 23, 2017
What every parent knows and every child understands
What makes a family whole, redeems the World
March 30, 2017
Power as the Service of Caring for one another
A Reflection on the Samaritan Neighbor of Luke 10: 25-37
April 6, 2017
I AM A BETTER ME BECAUSE I MET YOU - Rev. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
You shall not suppress the stranger among you
All events take place in the parish hall andare preceded by a simple soup supper at6:15 p.m.with presentations starting at7:00 p.m.

Special Intentions
We remember those in need of our prayers:
  • 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:
  • Helen Trader, grandmother of Raymond Karol
  • John Taylor, great-uncle of Bridget Aguilera
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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