Bulletin #31

Bulletin #31

ALOHA!!!!There is just one more day to participate in the online auction! There are many great deals to be had, including fun adventures, free dress passes, amazing gift certificates and so much more!Bidding closes at9pmtomorrow, Thursday, March 23.Here is thelinkfor theAuction website.
Students haveHawaiian free dresstomorrowand the free dress guidelines apply. Please be sure that students are wearingshoes that have a back strapfor safety purposes.
Our4th graderswill be leading ourStations of the Cross prayer serviceon Fridayatnoonin the Church. All are invited to join us in prayer.
Please keep our6th gradersin your thoughts and prayers this week as they are away atCaritas outdoor education camp. Many thanks toMrs. Semenchuk and Mrs. Baileywho are chaperoning our students this week.

God, you love me as your own child. May I bend my life and will toward you so that I might accept your teaching and guidance. I am so grateful for your support in my life, now and in the eternal life you are preparing for me. I beg for your help and Spirit in my life today.
Upcoming Events
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
Cafe Perpetua7:30 - 9:30 am
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!
Here is thelinkto Purchase Tickets!

Online Auction
Online Auction closesThursdayevening at9:00 pm, so keep BIDDING!
Sign Me Up Parties are 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!

This Week's Flyers
Office News
We are looking for aparent volunteerto help withSpring Photos onTuesday, April 4thfrom8:15 - 11:15am.If you're free and looking for volunteer hours, please email Kim Fogarty[email protected].
Cafe Perpetua
Please join usthisFridayat Cafe` Perpetuawhere you can not only pick up yummy treats for breakfast, but you can grab dinner to go!
Our fifth graders have made delicious minestrone soup from the organic veggies from the Garden of Learning! It's a yummy Lenten dinner!

Thank you so much for supportingyour children's Garden of Learning!

Love, Mrs. Meo
Congratulations To Our Science and Spelling Champions!
TheContra Costa Science Fairwas held last Friday and St Perpetua rocked!Nicole & Danielle Nader, along with Mike Kostolansky, received First Placein their categories!Pierre Jolinreceived second place andDonovan Castilla-Liureceived third place in their categories!
Danielle, Nicole, and Mikeare now eligible to compete at the State Science Fair, apply to Broascom, and won the"Sweepstakes" (the three BEST projects in junior divisionout of the entire Contra Costa Science Fair!
This Saturday,Mike Kostolanskywill be representing St. Perpetua in theContra Costa County Spelling Bee.Good luck, Mike!
Happening Around Campus
1st graders exploring The Garden of Learning!

7th graders doing an eye
disection in Science lab
Panther House
Dear Parents,
April is around the corner!Hereis the April calendar for your completion.
We are shifting gears intoSpring classes which will start after Easter break. Look at your child's Spring activities and see if they will work in their schedules.Deadline for sign-upsFriday April 7th.Clickherefor flyers for each session.
Monday: Chess Scholars(grades: Kinder - 8)Clickherefor flyer
Tuesday: Guitar Stars(grades: Kinder - 8)Clickherefor flyer
Wednesday: Cooking around the World(grades: TK - 5)Clickherefor flyer
Thursday:Sarah Science Toyology(grades: TK - 4)Clickherefor flyer
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!
  • Please start sending in your April calendar.Clickhere.
  • Snack donation: There are March slots that still need to be filled.Clickhere.
Linda Kenney
Library News
Award-Winning author, Madeleine Dunphy, will be visiting with students in grades TK-3,tomorrow,March 23. Thank you to the many families who pre-ordered her books. You will receive the pre-ordered bookstomorrow. If you did not pre-order any of her books to be autographed, you can send paymenttomorrow, with your child. We cannot promise that the book your child wants will be available. Paperback books cost $10, Hardcover cost $15. Please make out checks to "Web of Life Children's Books."Thank you SEEDS for sponsoring this educational visit!

Congratulations to the 78 students who wrote and illustrated individual books for the Young Authors competition. Our St. Perpetua judges were impressed with your hard work. Thank you to Kathy Williams, Sue Conway and Stacey Hinton for reading every child's submitted work. We are pleased to announce that the following students won First Place at St. Perpetua School and their young author books will compete in the Diocesan Young Authors Faire.

First Place Winners
Anna Mollahan
Audrey Flitter
Billy O'Brien
Brighid Hogan
Bryce Mansour
Chase O'Keefe
Colin Hale
Cooper Cassidy
Dylan Mansour
Faye O'Neil
Fiona Aguilar
Gavin Wang
Grace Ayers
Hannah Evans
Ian A. Milne
Jack Moran
Jackson Rojas
Jake O'Brien
Joe Colachico
Kaitlin Motto
Katie Kostolansky
Keilah Ezaddin
Kiyah Watenmaker
Kyra Silvestri
Maddie Buckley
Marina Castilla-Liu
Natalie Aiken
Paul Bacon
Prestmann Agraz
Rhys Roberts
Tatum Haggerty
Thomas S. Welch
Tyler Bergren

The following students have earned an Honorable Mention award. Although these books do not compete at the next level, we appreciate the effort that these young authors and illustrators put into their books.

Honorable Mention Award Recipients
Jacob Santos-Rikli, Molly Kroger, Caroline Schultz, Milo Moggan, Rowan Moffett, and Chloe Sitzmann

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.
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
De la Salle Easter Break & Summer Camps
De la Salle is offering spring-break and summer basketball camps.Clickherefor the flyer.

Here is thelinkto ALL of the Summer Camps offered at at De La Salle.

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
-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."

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:
  • Ann Malone, alumni parent and former faculty
  • Helen Trader, grandmother of Raymond Karol
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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