Bulletin # 39 ~ 5/30/2018

Congratulations to the St. Perpetua Class of 2018! Our 8th graders have their last full day of school today and will be dismissed tomorrow at 12:30. We look forward to celebrating theirGraduation Mass this Saturday at 11am in the Church. All are invited to attend!
It is difficult to believe that next week is our last week of school! Please note that nextThursday, June 7is our Field Day and a noon dismissalPanther House is closed on Thursday afternoon.OnFriday, June 8, school begins at 8am and we will gather in the Amphitheater at8:30for Mass. After Mass, the students will be dismissed to return to their classrooms, receive their report cards and gather personal belongings before being dismissed by10am.
I am excited to share with you thatJoe Varni has accepted the Science Teacher position for the upcoming school year. Mr. Varni graduated from St. Perpetua in 2006 and De La Salle High School in 2010. He earned a BA in Business Administration and a Minor in Environmental Studies from Whittier College. He has worked at Caritas Creek since 2015 as a Naturalist and Site Director. He has a wealth of experience working with Jr. High students and a great enthusiasm of Science. I know you will join me in welcoming him to our school community!
Graduation benediction prayer

May God's blessing follow you all as you find new journeys to travel.
May you walk safely along the pathways of your dreams.
May his gentle hand guide the decisions you will make and the passions that you follow.
May your hearts and lives always reflect his love and truth,
And may hope be a light within you that you carry into each new day.


Upcoming Events
Wednesday, May 30
Final School-Year Order Placed for Scrip cards from ShopWithScrip.com
Thursday, May 31
'Move-Up' Ceremony &8th Grade Farewell in Amphitheatre ~12:00 noon
Friday, June 1
Panther House Open
Memories Night for 8th Graders and their Parents ~6:00 pm
Saturday, June 2
8th Grade Graduation ~11:00 amin the Church
Tuesday, June 5
Last Day for 'Farewell Gift' Contributions for Teachers
Wednesday, June 6
Last Day to Report Parent Participation Hours to Ellen Drey
Thursday, June 7
Panther House CLOSES at9:30 am
Field Day for Students
Friday, June 8
Final Day of School
School Mass at8:30 am
NO Panther House
Happy Summer!
'Sign-Me-Up ' Event for Parents:"Texas Hold 'Em Poker Party"6-11 PM
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Forms & Links
Office News
Farewell Gift for Departing Teachers
It is in keeping with tradition that the St. Perpetua community likes to say goodbye and show our appreciation to our departing teachers by giving them a cash gift. Your contribution is voluntary, and very appreciated. Click HERE for the form.

2018 School Yearbooks
Our 2018 Yearbooks have arrived! 8th graders receive their books this week. For families who ordered yearbooks for their TK-7th grade students, those books will be distributednext Wednesday.We have a limited number of extra books for sale ($35). Let the office know if you didn't pre-order and would like to purchase a copy for your child!

Family Participation Hours
ALL Parent Participation Hours need to be reported byWednesday, 6/6!
Per our school contract, families(TK only, K only, and single-parent families have a 15 hour requirement)arerequired to complete 35 volunteer hours.

Please report all hours to EllenDrey [email protected]Unfulfilled/unreported hours will be billed on yourJuly 1st tuition statement.

Use of the Cafe Perpetua Area
During these last two weeks of school many events take place in the Cafe`. Please make sure to take all leftovers including paper products, etc., with you when you are finished. Thank you!

Family Tuition Statements
June 1st Tuition Statements will include the annual $450 Maintenance Fee (if you paid Maintenance along with Registration, you're all set), as well as any Panther House charges for the April 23 - May 22 timeframe. Panther House charges for theMay 23 - June 6timeframe will be posted toJuly 1st Tuition Statements.
All Tuition/Extended Care statements are issued on the first business day of the month and payment isdue by the 10th of the same month. Families with electronic withdrawal will have their withdrawal made on the 10th of the month.Payments not received by the 15th of the month will result in a $50 late fee charged to your family tuition statement. Any special payment arrangements need to be discussed with Mrs. Goodshaw.

School Supplies for 2018-2019 School Year
It's time to start thinking aboutschool supplies for next year...
  • Families have the option to order packaged school supplies for each grade (K-8) throughSchool Tool Box!You can order online and it will be sent directly to your home.Go towww.schooltoolbox.comto order and customize your school supply list.See theflyerfor more information.Deadline for orders isAugust 1st!
  • School Toolbox is anoptional program.If you would like to purchase your own supplies, you can find the class supply lists for grades K thru 8thHEREon the school website in the 'forms & documents' section. TK students do not need to purchase any supplies.
School Outerwear
School outerwear may be ordered online throughGryco Sportswear. If you would like to order outerwear for your student,click on this link.Orders placed byJuly 30thwill be delivered onAugust 20th, the first day of school.
Dennis Uniforms
Dennis Uniforms is offering aweekend special with free shipping on all orders placed onJune 28th-29th. Our school code isNDHSTP. Visitwww.dennisuniform.comto order.

2018-2019 School Dates
As we look to the new school year, please note thefirst day of schoolfor 2018-2019school year will beAugust 20, 2018,andschool willconcludeonJune 7, 2019.
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 hours form. Please be aware that if the medicine is a prescription, a physician's signature is also required on the form.An individual form is needed for each medication and each child to take the medication.
Save the Date ~Monday, September 17th!
Our 15thAnnual 'Tee-Off Fore Technology' will be onMonday September 17that the Moraga Country Club

There are four ways to get involved..
Play ~ Sponsor ~ Raffle ~ Volunteer!
We are currently looking forraffle prizes. We needtickets to sporting events, trips, restaurant gift certificates, technology prizes (examples IPAD, GoPro, portable speakers, Apple Watch), golf prizes (examples clubs, wedges, balls)
Please email Sean Sabarese[email protected]colliers.comIf you are interested assisting with raffle prizes.
Did You Know...
Did you know that when you purchaseHot Lunch on Thursdays, a portion of your payment goes directly to our SEEDs program?
With your Hot Lunch fundraising proceeds, SEEDs has provided 100% of the funding for over 25 class field trips and in-house LPIE teaching sessions during this school year!
Our Weekly 'Shout-Out'
A Community SHOUT-OUT & THANK YOU to Rene O'Neill, our awesome Parent Association President for the last two years!Rene has worked tirelessly for our school and done an incredible job along with her PA Team, and we can't thank her enough!

A SHOUT-OUT to all of our graduating Eighth Graders ~ We are so proud of your accomplishments and can't wait to hear about your wonderful high school experiences next year!
Good Luck and Goodbye!
Library News
Field Day ~Thursday, June 7th
Field Day is held onJune 7th~ aNOONDISMISSAL day.Classes, representing various countries, compete in fun games during the morning and it's a wonderful way to wrap up the school year!Here are the colors for each class.Students have free dress (comfortable clothing and athletic shoes) for games, andeach class has a designated t-shirt color:

TK & Kinder: Red (England)
1st: White (USA)
2nd: Black (Germany)
3rd: Orange (Holland)
4th: Light Blue (Argentina)
5th: Green (Mexico)
6th: Yellow (Brazil)
7th: Royal Blue (Italy)
Instrumental Music Program

The St. Perpetua Instrumental Music Program continues in the summer!The summer lessons are open to returning students as well as new students and are taught in your home.Private lessons are offered on various instruments andare scheduled around your summer vacations and your child's summer activities. If you are interested in more information, click HERE or contact Ryan Habegger at [email protected].
2017-18 Family Participation Program / Volunteer Hours
Families(TK only, K only, and single-parent families have a 15 hour requirement)arerequired to complete 35 volunteer hours.

Please report all hours to Ellen Drey[email protected].Unfulfilled/unreported hours will be billed on yourJuly 1sttuition statement

SEEDs Enrichment Activities
Here is the June enrichment activity sponsored by SEEDS!
4th Grade: Field Trip to the Marine Mammal Center
Cafe Pereptua
It takes a village to make Cafe` Perpetua run each week, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who make it work!

First and foremost we would like to thank our many patrons who support the cafe`. We love our regular customers and look forward to seeing you each week. We thank you for your support of the children's Garden of Learning!

It is with a sad but grateful heart that I say goodbye and thank you to Anne Hawkins who has made sure that the cafe` is stocked with groceries every week. Her dedication and countless hours of volunteering not only for Cafe` Perpetua, but for the hundreds of other jobs during her years at St. P's we are all so grateful! Thank you Anne! You will be missed!

Thank you to Brenda La Plante who supplies the cafe` with our delicious coffee each week. Thank you to Jen Heiskell who helps set up the cafe` so that it is ready to goon Friday mornings. Thank you to our wonderful Mayda Cerrutti for not only being the first one at the Cafe` everyFriday, and also our wonderful Liz Ladouceur for pitching in even after their many, many years of dedicated service to St. P's! It's such a privilege to have you both at the cafe`! Thank you to Ana Maria Berry and her breakfast club for helping in the cafe`! Thank you to Heather Lowry and Julie Ikeya who continue to help at the cafe` even though they've graduated St. P's. A huge thank you to my twin, Maureen, who not only bakes those yummy coffee cakes each week, but is the behind-the-scenes-gal who has wrapped thousands of jars of jam and makes all of the cafe`s treats and gifts look beautiful! I am so blessed to have all these amazing women in the cafe, but more importantly in my life! Last, but definitely not least, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my husband, Greg. There are no words to tell you how grateful I am for all that you do for the Garden of Learning and Cafe` Perpetua. Neither would exist without you!

Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to share my gratitude with all of you. May you have a wonderful break with your beautiful families and may God bless you and keep you.

Love, Monette Meo
Garden of Learning
Our graduates' last time together in the Garden of Learning!
The garden and the gardener would be grateful this summer for a bit of help watering and with chicken duty.If you haven't seen our new girls, they are a beautiful flock and so much fun to take care of! If you are interested in getting some participation hours this summer, please contact me at [email protected].
Panther House

Dear Parents,
Students are counting down the days 'till the end of the year!Don't forget your June calendars, especially if you expect changes from your regular routine. Or email me atl [email protected]. Click HERE for calendar.

YourJune 1stTuition Statement will include any Panther House charges for the April 23 - May 22 timeframe. Panther House charges for theMay 23 - June 6timeframe will be posted to yourJuly 1stTuition Statement.
As you begin to shift your attention to the fun of summer and purchasing new sports equipment or action toys, please think about donating gently-used items to Panther House for use next year. Things like scooters and balls would be greatly appreciated!
We will also LOVE new markers, colored pencils, Number 2 pencils, and glue sticks for next year!
Don't forget to check out some of the summer camps being offered by our current after school class providers, Bricks For Kids (Legos). You can find brochures, along with others, in the office.

As your family's plans shift in the coming days, please remember to let Panther House and the office know, so that we can accommodate your needs.
  • Friday, June 1:NoonDismissal, Panther House OPEN
  • Thursday, June 7:NoonDismissal, Panther House CLOSES at 9:30 am
  • Friday, June 8:10:00 amDismissal, Panther House CLOSED
Mrs. Kenney
Counselor's Corner

Growth! As the transition to summer approaches, it is a wonderful time to reflect with your student(s) about the growth they made this school year. Not just academically, but be sure to recognize the progress they have made socially, emotionally and behaviorally.
It is also important to be able to discuss any mistakes that were made along the way and in what ways those mistakes have actually helped them with their growth. Maybe they had a low grade, a disagreement with a friend, ended up on the Blue Couch a couple times? Hopefully they can discuss some mistakes (and/or poor decisions) with reflection, logic and a different understanding. Instead of sweeping problems under the rug, it is a great time to be able to admit that we all make mistakes and that it is important to take responsibility and learn from those mistakes.
It is important to discuss challenges and successes with a open minds and let your student know they can speak with you about these things without being judged or reprimanded. They need to realize they have learned from consequences (whether the consequences were natural or imposed) and you are there for them unconditionally. I often start those conversations with an example of a mistake I made and ask them for examples of mistakes they have made. Or I tell my children how proud I was when they learned from a specific mistake.
Lastly, If you have a moment - please show the below picture to your student(s) andask them which of the two orange dots are larger.
Then bring out a ruler to measure the orange dots. Although I am sharing a visual illusion here, this is a metaphor for how we often compare ourselves (our success, our happiness, our beauty, etc.) to others who are nearby (or stars we see on screens and media).We need to consistently remind ourselves and our kids that we should not be comparing. Our own unique experiences and qualities shape us - and we must remember to focus on our personal growth. Even through the end of the school year and the summer.
Kelli Bacher
St. Perpetua School Counselor
SCRIP Fundraising Program
DID YOU KNOW? If you have set up aPresto Payaccount and are exclusively ordering'Scrip Now!'(certificates that go right to your phone for activation),you can order at anytime and have it immediately delivered to your phone!

This is a great option for on-the-spot shopping needs throughout the yearandsummertime purchases (when physical cards are not available for order).You'll be amazed at how quickly your profit rebates can grow!

You can alsoautomatically earn Scrip profitwhen you register your credit cards with the wide variety of vendors participating in the e-Scrip program. You earn credit automatically when you pay for dining, shopping, etc. with the e-Scrip vendors.
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!
As a reminder,we carry FIVE scrip vendor cards in the office: Diablo Foods ($250), Lunardi's ($100), Mangia ($50), Cooperage ($50), and Metro Lafayette ($50)
Scrip Program Rules Update
  • As you know, the scrip program is a Parent Association fundraising requirement. We rely on the scrip profit (or buy-out) funds to help bridge the gap in school operating costs vs. tuition revenues.
  • We are happy to continue to take scrip purchases via credit card (physical card has to be run in the office), buteffective5/1/18the credit card fees associated with the scrip purchase via credit card payment will be deducted from the family profit tally. We will continue to offer tuition credit above the designated profit level.
Click here for 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,
Summer School and Camp Opportunities
Carondelet High School is offering some great summer programs! Click here for flyer.

De la Salle offers a variety of summer camps for incoming kindergarten through 9th grade boys and girls!
  • Options include football, basketball, baseball, soccer, conditioning, track & field, wrestling, lacrosse, volleyball, and theatre/broadcasting.
  • Click here for information flyer. Click here for website registration.
We have flyers for many other camps and summer opportunities in the office ~ please come in and check them out!
St. Perpetua Parish
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Special Intentions
We remember those in need of our prayers:
  • Sam Travale, grandfather of Cole, Paxton and Pierce Travale
  • Violet deBorja, grandmother of Danica Duque, who is undergoing medical treatment
  • Eveline Adhiyasa, grandmother of Kyle Jones, who is ill
  • Zilma Rodriguez, grandmother of Keilah and Tomas Ezaddin, who is ill
  • Bess Mason, grandmother of Matti and Annie Sena, who is undergoing medical treatment
  • Alumni parent of St. Perpetua School who is undergoing medical treatment
  • A member of our community going through medical treatment
  • Warren Jones, parent of Kyle Jones
We remember those who have died:
  • Michelle Paonessa, mother of Vinnie and Sam Paonessa
  • Kip Wilson,grandfather of Kippy & Elsie-Jane Clemens, and great-uncle of Delaney Mein and Wyatt & Cade Winter
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