Family Envelope | DECEMBER 5, 2017

DECEMBER 5, 2017

Published December 05, 2017 20:28

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Dear School Families,

Set your mind to Advent! http://bustedhalo.com/video/watch-advent-two-minutes. Have a blessed Advent season!

PRAYERS:  Prayers are requested for the Grandfather of Sarah (Class of 2015), Jack (Class of 2017) and Joe (Gr. 7) Becker who went to heaven last week. Prayers are also requested for those who are sick, hungry, homeless, unemployed and all those in need of our prayers.

IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES

Wednesday, December 6: Advent Goodies - 7:30-7:50 a.m.
Faith Family Dinner Basket items due
Minimum Day Dismissal - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 7: Hot Lunch - Homemade Chili and Cornbread (see information below)

Friday, December 8: Dress Uniform
Mass 8:00 a.m. - Gr. 4 Prepares - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
7th Grade returns from Camp Caritas
December Tuition Late

Tuesday, December 12: Dress Uniform
Mass 8:00 a.m. - Gr. 6 Prepares - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Wednesday, December 13: Advent Goodies - 7:30-7:50 a.m.
Dismissal - 2:15 p.m.
Auction Meeting - 7:00 p.m. Media Center

Tuesday, December 19: Christmas Concert - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 20: Gifts for Saint Boniface - 8:05 a.m.
Minimum Day Dismissal - 12:00 p.m.
NO after school CLUB today!!
Christmas Vacation begins

FUNDRAISING/ FINANCIAL INFORMATION

SCRIP: Safeway scrip is available again on ShopWithScrip! Check out ShopWithScrip for some great gift giving ideas! The last day to order scrip and receive before the Christmas break will be December 14th. Scrip will be going home the following week on December 20th and available to pick-up in the office until 12:00 p.m. Happy Shopping.

2018 "Under the Stars" AUCTION UPDATE:  First, a reminder: our NEXT AUCTION MEETING will be Wednesday, December 13th at 7 PM in the Media Center. All are welcome!

Are you wondering.... What is Silent Auction Pro and how do I create an account? How do I buy my ticket for the Auction? What donations are they looking to procure? How do I use SCRIP to buy gift cards for the auction? What is a CTK Experience and how do I host one? Visit our CTK Auction website at: bit.ly/CTKAuction to get the answers to these questions and much more! We have sold over 190 Auction tickets so get yours this week before we are sold out! 

Next, a thank you to Carla & Casey Dias and their team of hosts (Beyler, Boyle, Daley, Johnson, Meyer, Fuchs, and Williamson families) for planning our first CTK Experience for 8th graders only, December 21st Dinner & Movie. Class of 2018: Visit https://www.silentauctionpro.com/bidonlinegrid.php?groupId=905 to buy your spot today! 
We have many more experiences for all of you so check the website and look for a "mini" CTK Experience Catalog to come home early January and online bidding for CTK experiences to start January 24th.

Finally, we would like to thank the Zachary family for using SCRIP to donate to the Auction. SCRIP can be used as a way to both donate to auction & earn money towards your yearly contribution. Please refer to the online registry (https://www.myregistry.com/public/ctkauction) to see which gift cards (e.g. AMAZON, Target, Hotels.com, Southwest, Best Buy) we are currently targeting. Once you have logged on to your SCRIP account on https://www.shopwithscrip.com/ choose the various businesses you would like to buy, the denomination and then click MAKE THIS A GIFT. Please enter Kristin Cote and use the procurement@ctkschool.org email address. This will come to our email and we can use it to make baskets and add to silent and live items!

We appreciate you and your support-- it is because of YOU the CTK Auction is a successful and fabulous fundraiser each year!

TUITION REMINDER: January tuition payments (second installment payments for those who chose the two payment plan) are due on January 1st and late on January 8th. Payments made over Christmas Vacation can be post-dated and sent in prior to January 1st, mailed, or dropped in the mail slot under the front window of the office.

GENERAL INFORMATION

FAITH FAMILY DINNER BASKETS: We continue the longstanding CTK school tradition of collecting dry goods for the parish St. Vincent de Paul program. All items are needed by tomorrow Wednesday, December 6th so baskets can be assembled on Friday. Many thanks for your generosity!
Requested items per grade:

Kindergarten: 1 (6 oz.) package stuffing mix AND
1 (16 oz.) can of green beans

1st Grade: 1 (6 oz.) package stuffing mix AND
1 (16 oz.) can of green beans

2nd Grade: 1 (25-28 oz.) container hot chocolate mix

3rd Grade: 2 (18+ oz.) packages brownie or cookie mix

4th Grade: 2 packages muffin mix

5th Grade: 2 (13.75 oz.) boxes of mashed potato mix

6th Grade: 1 (32 oz.) bag of long grain white rice AND 2 cans beans (any kind)

7th Grade: 4 (15-23 oz.) cans of fruit (no pineapple please)

8th Grade: 3 (18-19 oz.) cans of soup (Campbell’s Home-style or Progresso)

STUDENT LEADERSHIP ADVENT BREAKFAST GOODIES: Student Leadership and parent volunteers will host Advent Breakfast Goodies tomorrow and Wednesday, December 13th. Your child may enjoy muffins, donuts, and bagels, plus beverages including hot chocolate and cider all served at 7:30 a.m. by the flagpole. Breakfast goodies range from $1 to $2 per item. The money generated from the Advent Breakfast Goodies will be used to purchase scrip for Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas dinner baskets.

CHILI AND CORNBREAD HOT LUNCH: This week’s hot lunch is a homemade chili made with beef, beans, corn and tomato sauce. It is not spicy.  And we are serving it with homemade cornbread and butter. We will serve it in containers with lids so it’s easy to transport back to the classroom. We hope you enjoy!

CUB SCOUT PACK 401 WREATH PRE-SALE: Wreaths are arriving just in time for the holidays! Boy Scouts will be selling fresh Christmas wreaths outside of church after all masses. Cash and checks accepted. Be sure to support the local Scouts while adorning your home for the holidays.

GIFTS FOR ST. BONIFACE: The San Francisco Police Department will once again be collecting gifts for St. Boniface Parish in San Francisco on Wednesday morning, December 20th. The SFPD will be on hand with their vehicles at our 8 a.m. morning assembly to load up our gifts for the less fortunate children and adults in the parish community in the Tenderloin District. To try and get the most even distribution of gifts possible, we ask that each student choose a gift as if they were buying it for themselves. For more information, please read the St. Boniface flyer included in the download before purchasing items. Please wrap and label the gifts for man, woman, infant, boy, or girl and include the item type, size, age range. Gift tags are included in today’s Family Envelope and the download.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT REMINDER: Christ the King School’s annual Christmas Concert performed by all students in Grades K-8 will be held on Tuesday, December 19th, at 7:00 p.m. in Church. Basic attire for the Christmas Concert is as follows; we will notify you if there are any additional details as we get closer to the date.

To celebrate this occasion, we ask our students to wear a dressed up version of free dress as follows:
● Boys: Pants - dark black or navy, collared shirt - jewel tone in deep purple, red, green or blue.
● Girls: Skirt - dark black or navy, shirt or dress - jewel tone in deep purple, red, green or blue.

Please follow the guidelines for free dress in the Parent Student Handbook and, for this festive occasion, no jeans, t-shirts, hats, or playtime attire.

GYM KITCHEN REMODEL UPDATE: Father Paulson has asked us to share the following information with you:

“As the Ministry center has moved to the bidding phase, we have now turned our attention to the Gym Kitchen complex. As we all know, these facilities are overdue for renovation. Not only the very visible things such as the gym floor and the restrooms, but also the kitchen, which is completely unsuitable for our needs. It should be noted that the kitchen is operating under a “grandfathered” Health Department permit. We also suspect that the old sewer main is on the verge of failure.  It is only a matter of time before these substandard conditions will render portions of the building unusable.  These facilities are critical to our parish and our school. We cannot afford to have them offline. We need to be proactive and begin our planning and funding efforts now. I consider these projects especially the kitchen and the sewer as emergency, which we cannot delay beyond next summer.”

Many of our programs and events are directly affected by this situation; PE, hot lunch, health testing, and special gatherings such as our Father Daughter Dance, Halloween Ice Cream Social, Auction, and rallies. To help our community in this effort, you can give in the following ways:
● by check. Please make payable to CTK and write Gym Kitchen Remodel Fund in the memo line.
● by credit/debit card or automatic payment from checking or savings.
Contribute online through parish website at http://ctkph.org/three-ways-of-online-giving or via your smart phone at http://ctkph.org/mobile-giving. Scroll to the bottom of the form to Special Giving and check Gym Kitchen Remodel Fund.
or
Complete the authorization form found in your Family Envelope and in today’s download.

Peace,

Christopher Caban
Principal

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