Family Envelope | JANUARY 23, 2018

JANUARY 23, 2018

Published January 23, 2018 22:19

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Dear School Families,

We will begin our Catholic Schools Week celebration this Sunday with a packed liturgy at the 9:15 Mass followed by the Open House. Prospective parents will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and get a feel for CTK.
Now as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, we know we are in the midst of getting ready for our annual school Auction. It takes the village to pull off this event. Please be sure to see the attached flyers and information about the Auction. The funds from this terrific event go right into the school budget to defray expenses and keep the tuition increases minimal, make sure you have everything ready to donate your talent, your time, and of course, your treasure!


Tuesday, January 23: Progress Reports go home
Town Hall Meeting for Pleasant Hill Library - 7:00 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Community Center

Wednesday, January 24: Loaves & Fishes Gr. 7 & 8
Dismissal - 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, January 25: 8th Grade Graduation Pictures
Hot Lunch - Pulled Pork Sandwich

Saturday, January 27: CYO Crab Feed 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. CTK Gym

Sunday, January 28: Catholic Schools Week Begins
Family Mass - 9:15 a.m.
Dress Uniform
Open House 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Monday, January 29: Catholic Schools Week - CTK Color Day
Wear red & yellow with jeans/casual clothes
Parent Association Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Media Center

Tuesday, January 30: Catholic Schools Week - Silly Sock Day
Gr. 2 Field Trip 10:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Science Fair 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CTK Gym
Mother-Son Event Planning Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Media Center

Wednesday, January 31: Catholic Schools Week - Sports Day
Wear your favorite sports jersey or team top with jeans/casual clothes Dismissal - 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 1: Catholic Schools Week - New Family School Tours
New Family School Tours 8:00 a.m.
Hot Lunch - Melo’s Macaroni & Cheese

Friday, February 2: School Holiday


PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED: Prayers are requested for those who are sick, homeless, hungry, fighting cancer and without work. We pray for all those who work in Catholic education and we thank them for this valuable ministry to our church.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 1: Sunday, January 28th begins Catholic Schools Week. We expect to see all of our students at the 9:15 a.m. liturgy in dress uniform representing our school. Students who wear their uniforms to Mass will receive a Free Dress Pass for February 6th. Our Open House follows the 9:15 liturgy and school will be open until 11:30 a.m.
We will also have New Family School Tours on Thursday, February 1st at 8:00 a.m. Please help spread the word about these events.

This will be a great week to really celebrate all the wonderful things that are happening in our parish school. Below is a schedule of events:

Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, January 28th

Dress Uniform

Mass 9:15 a.m.
Open House 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Monday, January 29th

School colors: (red & yellow) with jeans/casual clothes.
Faith Families 2:15 p.m.

Tuesday, January 30th

Silly Socks
With School Uniform
Science Fair Day

Wednesday, January 31st

Sports Day: Sports Jersey/Team Top with jeans/casual clothes
Rally with Student Leadership
Dismissal 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 1st

Wear School Uniform
New Family School Tours 8:00 a.m.

SCIENCE FAIR: It’s almost that time of year again! The Science Fair will be taking place on Tuesday evening, January 30th, from 7:00 P.M.- 8:30 P.M.  Students in Grades 6 through 8 have been busy working on their projects for the last three months and are eager to share their scientific process and findings with you.  We hope you will be able to join us for a special night to celebrate the accomplishments and hard work of our middle school students.  

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 by Thursday, February 8th. Bring completed applications with all the required paperwork to the school office to sign up for testing and an interview. 

ASSESSMENTS: Incoming sibling Kindergarten students will be assessed Friday, February 9th only. All other kindergarten students applying for admission will be interviewed and assessed February 12th, 13th & 15th. Assessments for students applying for Grades 1-8 will be done when class openings occur.

FEE CHANGES: In order to cover increased costs associated with the 2nd grade Sacramental Program and 8th grade Graduation, we will be increasing these special class fees for next fall’s incoming 2nd and 8th grades. The fee for 2nd graders was last increased in 2014 and will now be $75. The fee for 8th graders was last increased in 2007 and will now be $150.

New Family Commitment Deposit: All new incoming families will be assessed a onetime Commitment Deposit of $500 due at the time of registration. This will be held until August when it will be credited back through their first month’s tuition payment.


CTK EXPERIENCES: It’s ALMOST time to sign up for your CTK Experiences!!  There are over 35 CTK experiences and ALL will go live at 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 25th and close at 8:00 PM on February 4th. You can bid online by visiting the online bidding page on Silent Auction Pro at Please remember to check the dates/times/restrictions/details of each CTK Experience before purchasing. Don’t miss out! These CTK Experiences are sure to sell out FAST!
**Please note there have been two changes since the print catalog:
1- DATE CHANGE for KIDS Mountain Bike Experience to Sunday, April 22.  
2- Last Day of Swim Party - ADULT cost $30. All parents/adults are welcome!

AUCTION WEBSITE: Keep up with all Auction news by visiting the 2018 Auction website: 2018 Auction Website. You can find information on tickets, volunteering, experiences, raffles and donation information.  Check it out!

WINE RAFFLE:  A wine raffle will be held at Auction again this year and we need Wine! Please donate a bottle or two (SRP $25 or more)! One lucky raffle winner will win them all! Bottles can go directly to Tami Zachary or Becky Alvarez (4th grade parents) or to the CTK School office.  Thank you!


VOLUNTEERS:  WE NEED YOU!! There are many ways to use your time and talents to help come together for the biggest fundraiser for CTK School and Parish!  Volunteers are needed for Auction preparation, set up, take down, selling raffle tickets. If you are not attending the Auction as a guest, you can earn fundraising hours by working during the auction (bartender, selling raffles, finance, back room).  Let CTK parishioners or Interested CTK families know they can help too! Click here to sign up: Auction Volunteer Sign Ups Or email with questions.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – 4TH ANNUAL MOTHER-SON EVENT:  We’re looking for a few more volunteers to join our 2018 Mother/Son planning committee. Come attend our first meeting NEXT WEEK on Tuesday, January 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center. We’re looking to “shake things up” with new ideas and activities – so please come with your ideas and get ready for some fun! 

Any questions please email Carolyn Della Maggiore ( or Arlene Santos ( See you there!


CYO CRAB FEED NEWS: CTK CYO 38th Annual Crab Feed will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 6:00 to 11 p.m.  Tickets are on sale through the CTK CYO website Crab and Tri-Tip to be served again!  Any questions can be sent to

WOMEN’S RETREAT: Would you like to attend our annual Women’s Retreat on Feb. 23-25, 2018 at Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park?  The theme will be  The Generations:  Finding Grace in the Gaps!  Join us for a retreat that explores the concepts of generational differences today ~ while delving into the lives of some biblical folks who experienced similar challenges.

In order to reserve a room, you must contact Sr. Dominic Marie at 925-246-1122 or  Single room:  $320.  Sharing room:  $290.  Deadline to register is February 5.

MUSICAL THEATER: Grease (Gr. 2-8 School Edition) Registration Deadline Friday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m. See flyer in today’s Family Envelope.


Christopher Caban

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