Family Envelope | FEBRUARY 6, 2018

FEBRUARY 6, 2018

Published February 06, 2018 22:32

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Dear School Families,

It's that time of year again folks. It's AUCTION TIME!!! I am looking forward to spending Saturday evening Under the Stars with all of you. We are so very thankful to the Brinker and Osmonson Families for chairing this year's event and to their entire team for all of the hard work and dedication in making this a special night. For those of you attending and especially those unable to join us please remember that the proceeds from this function will directly help to keep your tuition rates lower. Along with lowering tuition, this night will contribute to funding the programming and renovations that keep our school great. Please support these efforts generously with your time, talents, and treasure. Thank you and God bless. 


Wednesday, February 7: Dismissal - 12:00 p.m. Noon
Festival Food Meeting - 7:00 p.m. Media Center

Thursday, February 8: Hot Lunch - Egg Rolls and Fried Rice
New Student Applications Due
Tuition Late

Friday, February 9: Dress Uniform
Mass 8:00 a.m. - Gr. 7 Prepares
Kindergarten Interviews - 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 10: Diocesan Science Fair - St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Alameda.  
Auction 2018 - Under the Stars - 5:30-11:30 CTK Gym

Monday, February 12: Festival Meeting - 7:00 p.m. Media center Kindergarten Interviews - 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 13: Pink/Red Free Dress for Valentine’s Day
$1 per student donation for the American Heart Association
Kindergarten Interviews - 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 14: Ash Wednesday
School starts at 7:45 a.m. Drop off begins at 7:30 a.m.
Dress Uniform
Mass 11:00 a.m. - Gr. 3 prepares
Dismissal - 2:15 p.m.


PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED: Prayers are requested for those who are sick, homeless, hungry, fighting cancer and those without work.

OPERATION RICE BOWL: We will be participating with the Parish in Catholic Relief Services Operation Rice Bowl during Lent. Rice Bowl containers are in your Family Envelope today. Please encourage your family to engage in this traditional school charity. We will collect these containers the last week of school before Easter Break.

SCIENCE FAIR CONGRATULATIONS: Our 2017-2018 Science Fair was held last Tuesday, January 30th. It was a culmination of the hard work and scientific investigation of our middle school students.  We had 58 projects on display representing the work of 105 students.  All sixth-grade students worked in groups of 2 or 3; seventh and eighth grade students worked in partners or individually.  Each project consisted of a project journal, a display board, and an oral presentation.
During the three-month process, our students learned about the scientific method and experimentation, developed their writing, critical thinking, problem solving, and presentation skills, and learned how to manage multiple deadlines.  We want to especially thank parents for your patience, love, and support through this valuable learning experience.  We want to also thank Mr. Caban, Mrs. Bucci, Ms. Batista, Ms. Daley, Ms. Hernandez, Mrs. Piol, Dave Weber from American Vacuum Society, Dr. Jennifer Martin and her staff, Dr. Michael Huguet and his staff, Mr. Bob Miller, and all our volunteer judges and advisors who helped make the event possible.
The following students received awards for their science fair project:
6th Grade:
First Place - Mia Brinker & Noelle Silvera
Second Place - Charlotte Beyler, Gianna Malone, & Sofia Meyer
Third Place - Casey Canon, Zachary Gile, & Anthony Martin
7th Grade:
First Place - Morgan Gamble, Sammie Miller & Jessica Chisar
Second Place - Abby Stofer
Third Place - Madison Chua & Emily Fosker
8th Grade:
First Place - Nicole Abudayeh
Second Place - Audrey Jullien        
Third Place - Sam Pickett
Some of our students will be competing this Saturday at the Diocesan Science Fair at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda.  We congratulate all our students for their hard work!

ATTENTION 6th, 7th AND 8th GRADE PARENTS: The girls’ volleyball season is about to begin and we’d like to invite all who are interested to participate in this Spring’s season. We definitely need help with coaching 7th grade (no experience necessary!). If you are interested, please talk to Ginny Stofer asap.  If your daughter is interested in playing, please print and complete the attached registration and permission forms and turn them in to the CTK office by Friday, February 23. We expect to begin practices March 1, 2018, with dates and times decided after our coach’s meeting (most games and practices take place between 3 and 6 p.m., M-F).  If you have any questions, please contact Mary Williamson at 415-971-6392. More information to follow.


THIS IS IT!! AUCTION WEEK! We are so excited and can’t wait to celebrate with all of you this Saturday. Our goal is to raise funds, build community, and have fun! Please join us in thanking so many on our AUCTION team that have worked so hard to make this a successful night!

CATALOGS: AUCTION CATALOGS ARE HERE! Auction catalogs are coming home in today's Family Envelope. The back of the catalog has your assigned bidder number & serves as your bidder paddle on Auction night, so please don't forget to BRING IT WITH YOU TO AUCTION!!!

If you are going to the Auction and you or your guest did not receive a catalog in today's Family Envelope, it is because you haven't registered on Silent Auction Pro yet to receive a bidder number.  If you register before Auction night, your catalog will be placed in the school office for you to pick up (please notify Heather Johnson @ when you register).   If not, you will be able to register and pick up your catalog/bidders paddle on Auction night at check in.

PLEASE NOTE: If our software system assigned you and your significant other two separate bidder numbers, we used the lower of the two as your catalog bidder number. Please log on to your account to make sure the bidder number on your catalog is attached to your correct credit card. This will make checkout on Auction night so much faster. Thanks in advance!

CHECKING OUT: Did you know you can check out on Auction Night on your mobile phone? It is easy! Simply search “Silent Auction Pro Mobile” from your phone and log-in.  You’ll see the items you’ve won on the landing page.  Scroll down and click “Donate/Check-Out” and follow the steps to “Process Payment” Easy Peasy!  If you have purchased a large item that you cannot bring home that night, there will be “Item Pick Up” available on Sunday, February 11 from 9am to 11am in the Parish Hall/Room B.  

ONLINE CATALOG: Silent, live, CTK Spirit, Class Quilt and Class Project items are available to preview on our ONLINE catalog. To view our online catalog, please visit

CATALOG CORRECTIONS/ADDITIONS: While we do our best to make sure everything is correct before the catalog goes to print, we have some corrections and additions. Please note....
1. Page 24, Item 9: A Week in San Diego: The description mentions that the house is close enough to walk to Qualcomm Stadium for a football game, however, Qualcomm stadium is now SDCCU Stadium and no longer home to the San Diego Chargers.
2. Page 23 Live Item #3 - Warriors vs Nets (2) sideline Club tickets - please note DATE: Tuesday, March 6th
3. Page 28, Thank Yous:  We inadvertently left out Scotto Cellars and Anthony & Alyssa Scotto, extremely generous contributors to the Auction.  Our apologies, and THANK YOU!
4. Premier Silent Addition: Sierra Denali Kids Ride On Car: Cruise at speeds of 2.5 or 5 MPH in forward, and 2.5 MPH reverse while enjoying all of the great features the truck has to offer. Features two seats with a maximum capacity of 130 lbs. total. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

This year we are supporting the Christ the King GYM Kitchen Remodel for our 2018 Fund-A-Need. The money raised will help kick start a larger campaign already started by Father Paulson. He has included a note in the catalog explaining the FUND A NEED and asking for our support. Our CTK School uses the kitchen for many events, specifically Thursday Hot Lunch, St. Patrick’s Day, Crab Feed, and much more! Let’s come together and support this Gym Kitchen Remodel with a strong FUND-A-NEED! Can’t wait to see you all BIDDING!!

CANCELLATION NOTE: We are not having an Auction meeting or packaging night this Wednesday.

GOLDEN TICKET RAFFLE:  We have already sold 27 Golden Tickets!! What would you choose if you won the Golden Ticket? Buy a $100 Golden Ticket Raffle after school 2/7 and 2/9 or online at:
♣ $100, ONLY 100 sold, pick the LIVE item of your choice before the LIVE auction begins (Exclusion: Mexico house). MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. Buy after school 1/31, 2/7, 2/9 OR online OR during the silent auction.

A Few changes to note… and some exciting additions!
• Class Projects/Quilts will be part of SILENT AUCTION this year. Please visit Parish Hall Classrooms B & C to see what wonders your child’s class has created and BID! They will be on display this week in the CTK Office! Come by and enjoy!
• A new Premier Silent category has been added with some high value items. We have limited the LIVE auction to 18 items, so be sure to check out the Premier Silent table (and listing in catalog pages 20-21) for some outstanding auction items!
• As our gift to you, we will have a complimentary photo booth on site during silent and after live auction. Gather friends and enjoy!! The photos are printed instantly and will adorn your refrigerator and fill your Facebook and Instagram posts!
• CTK Experiences will remain ONLINE only. Currently online bidding is CLOSED. CTK Experiences will open back up on February 12th until February 28th! Thank you for your incredible support of the CTK Experiences!!
• POP A PRIZE! A new game this year - players pay $25 for 1 balloon pop. Each prize is worth at least $25 - so everybody wins! Prizes range in price from $25-$100 (restaurant gift cards, Car Wash, Target, Sonoma Raceway, Sports Basement, Hellers Jewelers, CTK Festival Tickets and more!).

VOLUNTEER TRAINING: For those working AUCTION NIGHT we will have a volunteer training on Friday, February 9th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the GYM.


VOLUNTEERS FOR AUCTION: Please stop by Friday if you’d like to help set up (anytime between 8:30 am - 4:30 PM) or Sunday morning (8 am - 11 am) for take down/clean up! We are still looking for some bartenders from 8:00- 11:00 p.m.  Please email if interested or with questions.


CLUB CTK: CLUB tax info - Please contact CLUB if you need a statement for your taxes. Our tax ID Number is 94153-5363.


APPLICATIONS: Applications for new students are online on the school website. All applications for new families and siblings of students currently enrolled are due this Thursday, February 8th. Bring completed applications with all the required paperwork to the school office to sign up for testing and an interview. 

KINDERGARTEN APPLICANT TESTING: This Friday and next Monday and Tuesday we will begin interviewing and testing Kindergarten applicants for the 2018-2019 school year. The office will be very busy, so we ask for your patience if you have to wait for assistance.

RE-REGISTRATION FORMS “COMING SOON”: Re-Registration Forms for the 2018-2019 school year will be coming home on Tuesday, February 27th. The re-registration fee is $375 per student. The form and non-refundable Re-Registration Fee are due on Wednesday, March 7th. The fee may be paid in full or in two installments, first installment due with form and the 2nd installment is due by March 28, 2018.


Join the conversation to shape the future of play in Pleasant Hill!
Join The Big Picture Conversation! Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00p.m. in the Perera Pavilion, PH Community Center. In 2018, Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District will focus on "The Big Picture"-- a comprehensive Master Plan to shape the future of recreation in our community. This is a year-long project with expected completion in January 2019. To get started, we, as a community, will study and talk about the District's existing parks, facilities and programs to identify improvements and new opportunities in each area. What are YOUR ideas for The Big Picture? We want to hear your voice! Join us on 2/13!


Christopher Caban

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