Bulletin # 37

Bulletin # 37

Thank you to our2nd graderswho prepared and led our Mass yesterday. Their flowers and honor guard helped us to honor and crown Mary.

Many thanks on behalf of the entire staffto our room parent coordinators, room parents, and parent association for all theappreciation last week! We are grateful for yourkindness and thoughtfulness!
Last night ourconsultative school boardmet for our final meeting of the school year. Wethanked Christine Ayers and Maria Bonnevillefor their years of service on school board and wewelcomed Doug Ingham, Sean Sabaresse, and Melissa Wedelin their new role supporting our school. During our meeting, each committee summarized their most significant accomplishments this school year:
Policy and Planning: School Board bylaws, Parent Associations bylaws, video surveillance policy

Safety, Facilities, and Technology: Flagpole installation, Video Surveillance cameras installed, crosswalk painted
Finance: Tuition assistance allocation, support the parish capital campaign for this year and over the next several years, monthly review of financials and each event
Mission Effectiveness: JHOP, 40 Thanksgiving baskets for Monument Crisis Center, preparation of a shelter meal bySchool Board members
Development: Annual report, tuition assistance fund, Taste of Kindergarten and Kindergarten tours
Rehearsals are underway for ourSpecials Person's Day celebration, which takes place onFriday, May 19thbeginning with lunch at12:30 pm. Our graduating class will be officially introduced and each class will perform for our school community. If you would like toorder lunchfor you and your guests, here is thesign-up link. Proceeds help to defer graduation costs for our 8th graders.
Thank you to the families who have already registered their children through Info Snap!We still need many of you to complete the registration.You should have received an email from Suzanne Kozel last Friday with the Info Snap link.Be sure to check your spam folder if you did not receive the email.Registration needs to be completed ASAP.If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Kozel at[email protected].
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, May 10 & Thursday May 11
Peter Pan Musical performances ~ Danville Village Theatre at7:00 pm
Friday, May 12
Cafe Perpetua (Mothers Day gifts!) ~7:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday, May 15 - Friday, May 19
Spirit Week ~ see section below for daily clothing themes
Monday, May 15
Deadline for placing Special Persons Lunch Orders
Tuesday, May 16
Jump Rope For The Heart ~ morning recess / lower yard
Wednesday, May 17
PJ Pajama Party Day (Sign-Me-Up event)
ISP Nightfor 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students,6:30pm - 7:30 pm
Friday, May 19
Special Persons' Day ~ starts at12:30 pm
Panther Houseclosesat12:30 pm
Thursday, May 25
Library Book Swap Begins (see 'Library' section for details)
Thursday, May 25 - Friday, May 26
8th Grade Retreat
Friday, May 26
Prayer service at12:00, hosted by Kindergarten
Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Holiday - No School
Friday, June 2
Memories Night for 8th Grade Graduates and their Parents at6:00 pm
Saturday, June 3
8th Grade Graduation at11:00 am
Thursday, June 8
Field Day
NoonDismissal ~ Panther HouseCLOSED
Friday, June 9
Last Day of School!
School Mass at8:30 am
Dismissal at10:00 am
Panther HouseCLOSED
Monday, August 21
First day of School!
Sunday, August 27
Back-To-School Mass and BBQ at4:00 pm
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Flyers
Office News
Dane Lowden is our 'Office Manager For The Day'!
"It was so fun being Mrs. Kozel for the day! Here are few a things I did today... I did yard duty with my friends, did a tour to show a new family around the school, and had lunch from Chipotle.We ordered supplies, answered emails, did attendance, went in the elevator and we gave medicine and ice packs to students.I also got to blow the whistle at yard duty.It was an awesome day!

We are offering an informal'Uniform Swap'for parents.Bring in outgrown uniform clothing and find new sizes for your growing children!A 'Swap Box' will be located in thePerpetua Room.

We would like to share a veryinsightful letter from De la Salleregarding theNetflix Series, "13 Reasons".We hope that this article will be avaluable conversation starterwith yourJunior High or High Schoolstudents.Hereis the article.

St. P's Class of 2013 Reunion
If you have a child that graduated from St. P's with the class of 2013, please join us for a reunion this Friday, May 12, at6:00 pm. For more information, please contact Julie Sabbadini at[email protected]or Monica Chappell at[email protected].Go Panthers!
PJ Party Day ~ An Auction FUNdraiser for all students!
We are hoping for FULL 100% Participation and currently onlyhalf the kids have signed upfor ourSt. Perpetua PJ DAY!

Sign-up deadline isMonday, May 15th.

It's only $20 to sign up your child for our'WEAR YOURPJ's to SCHOOLDAY
witha morning recess with a Goody Bag,music, and a COOLSt. P's Party T-Shirt!
Sign uphere!
Thank you for supporting our school auction fundraising efforts!
Cafe Perpetua & The Garden of Learning
Happy Mothers Day!Please join usthis Fridayto celebrate all the special women in our lives.We havefabulous giftsincluding plants in vintage hats, garden decorations, flower arrangements, and more!We look forward to seeing youon Friday!

Thank you for supporting your children's Garden of Learning!
Love, Mrs. Meo
Spirit Week
Spirit Week startsMonday, May 15thand wraps up on Special Persons Day,Friday, May 19th. there is a special free dress theme for each day.
Monday:Class Themes
1st: Crayola Crayons (wear your favorite color)
2nd:Patriotic (red, white & blue)
4th:Famous Person
5th:Tourist Day or Clown Day (without the makeup)
6th:Local Sports Teams

Tuesday:Sports Theme(any sports attire)
PJ Pajama Party Day Auction FUNdraiserSIGN UPHERE
Thursday:Crazy Day
Friday:Special Persons Day(please see 'Special Persons Day' section above!)
Special Persons Day
Special Person's Dayis onFriday, May 19th, 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm. It is a very special St. Perpetua tradition where you canenjoy a dance performance by eachclass, watchaceremonial pinning that honors each 8th grade student,honor those 8th grade families that will have their last child graduate from St. Perpetua, and hear the announcement of our yearbook dedication.Families are encouraged to invite a special person (or people) such as grandparents, aunts, uncles or a dear family friend.
The event begins with lunch in front of church or on the hill at12:30pm. You may bring a picnic lunch, or order a lunch.Hereis the link for
lunch orders.
Deadline for ordering isMonday, 5/15!

After lunch, each grade does a fun dance performance. It is also an opportunity to honor the eighth grade class.There will be seating & umbrellas for the event, but we highly recommend wearingsunscreen & hats. We can't wait for you to see this wonderful event!

Each grade has aspecial free dress themefor Special Persons Day, based on their music:
TK:Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) -Rainbow colors
K: Better When I'm Dancing (Peanuts Movie) -yellow (Charlie brown shirts)
1st: They Don't Know (Trolls)-'hip-hop' clothing with flat brimmed 'baseball' hats
2nd:Happy (Despicable Me) -Yellow Minions
3rd:Try Everything (Zootopia) -animal prints
4th:I'm A Believer (Shrek) -Rocker headbands/bandanas, Green
5th:Cant Stop The Feeling (Trolls) -neon
6th:Everything is Awesome (Lego Movie) -primary colors (Lego)
7th:Let Me Take You to Rio (Rio)-Tropical shirts and sun glasses
8th:Faith (Sing) -All white
'Wild for Junior High' Party !
Junior High students, are you ready?
Spinmaster"DJ Coco"will rock the wildest event this side of the Pacific on a special nightJUST for Junior High!
Join us onMay 19thfor a rockin' evening of fun!

Bust out your wild tropical attireand be game for adelicious dinner, sundae bar, roarin' music, photo booth fun, raffle prizes, and games like Limbo...how low can you go?Sleepy Hollow Swim and Tennis Club, Orinda(no swimming).
Sign uphere!
Thank you for supporting our school auction fundraising efforts!
Jump Rope For The Heart!
Jump Rope For Heart Event Date & Time:Tuesday, May 16thduring Recess (Lower Lot)

Parents, we are excited to kick offJumpRopeForHeart. Your student is becoming aHeartHero by taking care of his or her ownheart, spreading the message of the AmericanHeartAssociation, and raising fund for life saving research. Have your studentjumponline atheart.org/jumpor send emails and ask for donations. Students may also use the Sponsor Form to raise funds, which are available in the School Office.

Thank you for supporting the AmericanHeartAssociation!

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Voltattorni at[email protected].
Sign-Me-Up Parent Party!

Wouldn't it be wonderful to spend a day in Napawithout having to drive there?Join us on
May 21stfor a Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting!
Welcome to localWilliam Welch Wines!Join us on a vineyard tour through Zinfandel and Petite Sirah grapevines while sipping award-winning wine.Next, immerse yourself in the history ofRancho Las Juntas while barrel-tastingat the rustic 100 year-old tasting room. Last but not least,relax along the creekside patio with delicious food & wine pairingsfor the finale to a perfect afternoon.
Sign uphere!
Thank you for supporting our school auction fundraising efforts!
BOOK SWAP --May 25-June 1
Wondering what to do with all those books you boxed during Spring Cleaning? Donate them to the annual Book Swap. This is a free and easy way for your student(s) to stock up on books to read, during Summer Break. Our goal is 100% participation. Book Swap is a great way to exchange all those scholastic books you've ordered that your child does not wish to keep.

How does it work? On the day of your child's book swap, s/he brings a bag of books that s/he no longer wants to keep. Every student in the class brings books to donate. All the donated books are set out on our library tables. Then, the students get to "go shopping". Each student gets to take the same number of books that s/he donated. Remember, your students is only swapping books with class mates. After everyone has taken all the books that s/he wants, the left-over books are donated to the next class book swap.

Want more info? The day of each class book swap is on the school website (here) and on the flyer. If you have more questions, contact Stacey Hinton at[email protected].Here is the
Panther House
Dear Parents,
If you have not had a chance to submit your calendars forMayandJune, please take a moment to get them in!We know it's a busy time of year and schedules will change, and then change again, as we wrap things up for the year. Just give the calendar your best shot, and email me when your plans change.
A huge thanks to all the parents who have signed up for the balance of the school year!

Important Dates
  • Friday, May 5:NoonDismissal, Panther House OPEN
  • Friday, May 19: Special Person's Day, Panther House CLOSED in afternoon
  • Friday, June 2:NoonDismissal, Panther House OPEN
  • Thursday, June 8:NoonDismissal, Panther House CLOSED
  • Friday, June 9:10:00 amDismissal, Panther House CLOSED
Linda Kenney
2017 - 2018 Student Elections
Elections for Leadership offices will take place at the beginning of next year. All students who run or join will need to meet certain academic and conduct requirements, in addition to meeting the following age requirements for the 2017-2018 school year:
  • 8th gradestudentsmay run forPresident
  • 7th or 8th gradestudentsmay run forVice President
  • 6th, 7th, or 8th gradestudentsmay run forTreasurer, Communications, Spirit, Athletics, or Ecology
  • 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade studentsmay also choose to apply to join theLeadership Committee
More info will be available in August 2017, but interested students may contact Ms. Schwarck at[email protected]with any questions in the meantime.
Happening Around Campus
Congratulations to our St. Perpetua students who have been participating in theOdyssey of the Minds Competition.5th gradersBenjamin Wang, Beatrice Roberge, and Nicholas Aikenare members on one of the teams that will be going to theWorld Finals in Michiganlater this month!
Carondelet News
As Carondelet High School prepares to honor the graduating Class of 2017, we want to acknowledge the achievements ofGennifer Birkenfeld- Malpass,distinguished graduate ofSaint Perpetuawho recently participated in the month-long valedictorian selection process.We are most appreciative of the wonderful students who come to Carondelet fromSaint Perpetuaand look forward to a long and fruitful association.
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)
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.
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."
Special Intentions
We remember those in need of our prayers:
  • Mike Jerge, grandfather of Z.K. and Madeline Jerge, who is going through medical treatment
  • 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
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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