Bulletin # 40

Bulletin # 40

8th Grade Retreat
It is an exciting week for our8th graders! As they wrap up their studies at St. Perpetua School, they are preparing for Memories Night, a special ceremony for just the graduates and their parents.Saturday, all are invited to our Graduation Mass at11am.We wish our graduates much success as they venture to high school!
I can't believe that next week is our final week of school!Please note that thePowerSchool parent portal will be closed on Friday, 6/2as final grades are prepared.
Here is the schedule for our final school week:
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesdayare regular school days with3pmdismissal.
Thursdayis Field Day(see information below) with anoon dismissal.Panther House is open7:00 am - 9:30 amThursdaymorning butCLOSEDThursdayafternoon.
Friday, students come to school in nice free dress. Wewill celebrateMass together at8:30, led by the 7th graders, class of 2018. When Mass has concluded, students will be dismissed to their classrooms to get their report cards and say goodbye to teachers and classmates and then thestudents will be dismissed by approximately10am.
Panther House isCLOSEDALL DAYon Friday.
Lord Jesus, you have said that your followers must be the
light to the world.
Light propagates itself, dispels darkness.
It sows rays of joy and hope. It is lifeĀ­giving.
Help me, Lord, to be a light to this world,
so that myliferadiates your message of
love, hope, and joy.
May I be the beacon leading to You those who seek truth.

Upcoming Events
Thursday, June 1
Library Book Swap for TK, 1st grade, & 2nd grade
Friday, June 2
NOCafe Perpetua
Memories Night for 8th Grade Graduates and their Parents at5:30 pm
Saturday, June 3
8th Grade Graduation at11:00 am
Monday, June 6
Deadline for Teacher Farewell Gift donation
Thursday, June 8
Field Day (free dress by class/country color)
NoonDismissal ~ Panther HouseCLOSED
Friday, June 9
Last Day of School ~ Free Dress
School Mass at8:30 am
Dismissal at10:00 am
Panther HouseCLOSED
Saturday, June 10
'Una Sera Toscana'sign-me-up Auction Dinner
Sunday, June 11
Last Day forEarly-Bird Registration for9/18 golf tournament(10% discount)

Monday, August 21
First day of School
Dismissal at11:00 am
Tuesday, August 22
Back To School Night ~ grades TK - 5th at7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 23
Back To School Night ~ grades 6th - 8th at7:00 pm
Sunday, August 27
Back-To-School Mass and BBQ ~ Upper Level Pavilion at4:00 pm
Monday, September 18
'Tee-Off For Technology' Golf Tournament ~ Orinda Country Club
See the full school calendarhere.

This Week's Flyers
Office News
Yearbooks Are Here!
Our2017 yearbooksare here!If you would like to purchase a yearbook for your student,please send your cash or check ($35 per book) into the office.8th grade students will receive their yearbook (cost covered by graduation fee) on Wednesday, 5/31.All other students who purchase a yearbook will receive their book onWednesday, 6/7.We have alimited quantity, so be sure to send in your cash or check if you'd like to reserve a book!

We are offering an informal'Uniform Swap'for parents.Parents can bring in outgrown uniform clothing and hopefully find new sizes for their growing children!A 'Swap Box' will be located in thePerpetua Room.
We have flyers for varioussummer camp opportunitiesin the office.Feel free to stop by the office if you are looking for summer activities for your children.
St. Perpetua's Field Day onJune 8th
Field Day is held onJune 8th~ a noon dismissal 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 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)
Teacher Goodbye Gift
It is in keeping with tradition that the St. Perpetua community likes tosay goodbye and show our appreciation to our departing teachersby giving them a cash gift.Please consider contributing to this fund.Cash or check (please make out to St. Perpetua School and write 'teacher goodbye' in memo line).Please bringFarewell Gift formto the office byMonday, June 6th, indicating your gift distribution.
We will be celebrating these teachers at the end-of-the-year mass on Friday, June 9th.Please join us at mass to show your support for them. At that time they will receive the cash gift and flowers.
Cafe Perpetua & our Garden of Learning
It takes a village to make Cafe` Perpetua run each week,and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who make it work!

First and foremost we would like tothank 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!

Thank you toBrenda La Plante, who supplies the cafe` with our delicious coffee each week. Thank you toAnne Hawkinsfor making sure the cafe is stocked with groceries and toMrs. M.who helps set up the cafe` so it's ready to goon Fridaymorning. To our wonderfulLiz Ladouceur and Mayda Cerrutifor returning to the cafe`to pitch in even after their many, many years of service at St. P's!... It's such a privilege to have you both at cafe`!

It's with a sad but very grateful heart that I saygoodbye and thank you so much to Heather and Kay Lowry and Julie and Maddie Ikeyaas they leave St. Perpetua and Cafe` Perpetua. Their dedication, their countless hours of volunteering not only for Cafe` Perpetua, but for the hundreds of other jobs during their years at St. P's, we are all so grateful, but I am most grateful and blessed for their friendship. I will miss you beyond belief.A huge thank you to my twin, Maureen, who not only bakes those yummy coffee cakes each week, but is the woman behind the scenes making everything beautiful. Besides everything else she wraps for the cafe`, she has easily wrapped over thousands of jam jars! Thank Maursie! Last, but definitely not least,I want to thank my husband, Greg. There are no words to tell you how grateful I am for everything you do for the cafe` and Garden of Learning. 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
Happening Around Campus
8th Grade Wins Game #2!
Staff vs. 8th Grade Volleyball Game!
Congratulations to our 'Odyssey of the Mind' World Finalists!
Congratulations to our St. Perpetua 5th graders,Nicholas Aiken, Beatrice Roberge and Benjamin Wang, who participated in theOdyssey of the Mind World Finalscompetitionlast week at Michigan State University.
Their team came in 4th place!(of 43 competitors from the US, China, Singapore and Poland - the 43 finalists represented the best among thousands of teams worldwide) in the Ready, Set, Balsa, BuildDivision I category. A total of 837 teams competed and 15 countries were represented at the World Finals during the 4 day event.It was an exciting and memorable experience enjoyed by all the kids and parents!!!
School Supply Lists
It's time to start thinking aboutschool supplies for next year...
Order your packaged school supplies 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 listshereon the school website in the 'forms & documents' section.
SEEDs Enrichment Program
Here is the June Enrichment Activity sponsored by SEEDs!
4th Grade:Field Trip to Marine Mammal Center
Library Book Swap
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
Tee Off For Technology Golf Tournament
Save The Date!Monday, September 18th, 2017
St. Perpetua School's14th Annual Tee Off Fore Technology Golf Tournament
at the OrindaCountry Club.Proceeds from this event fund new technology purchases for our students!Sign uphere.Register byJune 11thand you receive a 10% discount!
Library Volunteer Opportunity
Do you enjoy organizing things? Do you find the library to be a relaxing, peaceful refuge from your busy life? Then, this may be the job for you. We are looking for afew volunteers to do Shelf Maintenance, next school year.

The job is easy, convenient and can fulfill your volunteer commitment. Shelf maintenance is a relaxing, zen-like activity where you organize the library books. You pick a day of the week to come into the library every-other-week, either at8amdrop-off or at2pmjust prior to pick-up. You will have the library to yourself, without students. It is an important job that makes our library collection more accessible to our students. Past SM volunteers have found this job to be a convenient way to volunteer. If you are interested, please email our school librarian, Stacey Hinton, at[email protected]
2017 - 2018 Student Elections
Elections for Leadershipoffices will take placeat the beginning of next school 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.
Panther House
Dear Parents,
Don't forget yourJune calendars, especially if you expect changes from your regular routine. You can always email me at[email protected]with changes.
Since June is such a short month, we will be combing the May and June Panther House early morning/ after school charges into one billing cycle. That means you will have no charges in June, but itwill show up in the July 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 softly warm items to Panther House for use next year. Things like bikes, scooters, and balls would be greatly appreciated.
Don't forget to check out some of the summer camps being offered by our current after school class providers, Cooking Around the world and Sarah Science. You can find brochures, along with others, in the office.
Important Dates
  • Friday, June 2:NoonDismissal, Panther HouseOPEN
  • Thursday, June 8:NoonDismissal, Panther House open7:00 am -9:30 amONLY
  • Friday, June 9:10:00 amDismissal, Panther HouseCLOSED
Linda Kenney
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:
  • Norman Nagel, grandfather of Declan, Liam, and Ryan Elizabeth, who is ill
  • John Smith, Grandfather of Natalie Deininger, who is ill
  • 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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