Family Envelope | JANUARY 30, 2018

JANUARY 30, 2018

Published January 30, 2018 22:03

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Dear School Families,

For those who missed it, Crab Feed was a blast Saturday night. The food was amazing, the music was on point, and laughter filled the gym. If it has been a couple years since you've been to the Crab Feed or you've never been before, make sure you check it out next year.
It was especially wonderful to see such a massive turnout for Mass and for Open House. Thank you everyone who planned, prepared and attended the 9:15 Family Mass last Sunday. When we gather together in worship I feel truly blessed to be a part of this school.
Thank you to the parents in Grades K, 4 and 8 for a fabulous lunch yesterday. We appreciate your time and talent in providing the faculty and staff a wonderful feast!


Tuesday, January 30: 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 - No school

Sunday, February 4: Last day to sign up for Auction Experiences! Don’t miss out on these
great events!!

Monday, February 5: Gr: 2 Sacramental Meeting - 7:00 p.m. Church

Tuesday, February 6: Free Dress for students who attended 9:15 CSW Family Mass on Sunday, January 28th

Wednesday, February 7: Dismissal - 12:00 noon
Auction Team Meeting - 7:00 p.m. Media Center


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.

GEO BEE CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to the following students who represented their classes in our annual GEO Bee!
Gr. 8: Sam Pickett (1st Place) and Christian Meyer
Gr. 7: Emily Fosker (2nd Place) and Matthew Villarreal
Gr. 6: Ava Chapman
Gr. 5: Sasha Cox and Luke Hanley (3rd Place)
Gr. 4: Ciena Alumbaugh and Spencer Stephens

SCIENCE FAIR: It’s almost that time of year again! The Science Fair will be taking place tonight 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.


PARENT EDUCATION EVENING: CTK’s Parent Association is hosting a parent education evening Tuesday evening February 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, has formed a new outreach program directed at parents, teachers and students on the topics of cyber-bullying, campus sexual assault awareness and online safety for kids.  The presentations will be aimed at educating parents on new trends involving social media, as well as providing information and tools for students to help prevent assaults and online exploitation. Please plan on joining us for this timely and important presentation!


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: Kindergarten students applying for admission will be interviewed and assessed February 9th, 12th, 13th & 15th. Assessments for students applying for Grades 1-8 will be done when class openings occur.



CTK EXPERIENCES: Thank you to those who have bought a CTK Experience!!! We have sold over 468 Experience spots (AND 7 EXPERIENCES are already sold out!). However, there are still over 400 more open spots available!!! Experiences are live on the Silent Auction Pro website until 8:00 PM on February 4th. You can buy online by visiting the online page on Silent Auction Pro at Don’t miss out! These CTK Experiences are selling out FAST! Please remember to check the dates/times/restrictions/details of each CTK Experience before purchasing.

NEED BOXES, BASKETS, and WINE! We are looking for some baskets and boxes for Silent Auction for our procured donations. We also need WINE donated for our wine raffle (SRP$25 or more please!). Please drop these items in the CTK Office by Friday, February 2nd.

GOLDEN TICKET RAFFLE FOR SALE TOMORROW 1/31:  What would you choose if you won the Golden Ticket? Would it be a weekend away in Ojai? Carmel? A weekend listening to 80+ musical bands in Napa Valley? Or would you choose to go see Stephen Curry at Oracle Arena? There are so many AMAZING live items and the item of your choice could be yours! Buy a $100 Golden Ticket Raffle after school Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 2:15 PM or ONLINE starting 1/31. Please be sure to check out the flyer in today’s envelope.
♣ Use this link:
♣ $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.

TICKET SALES: Ticket sales are complete! Thank you to the 300 guests who purchased a ticket for the 2018 Auction! If you have any questions about your ticket, meal choice or seating please email

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!

BOX TOPS: This is a friendly reminder to keep clipping and turning in your box tops!  Look for the box top logo on hundreds of General Mills products throughout the grocery store (and your pantry)!  Each box top clip is worth 10 cents for our all adds up and it is free money for CTK!  All it takes is a small bit of your time to remember to clip and submit!!!

Whether you turn in your box tops through the classroom or the office, be sure to include what grade they are for so your class can get credit! Let's continue to support this great program that makes money for our school!  Happy clipping!  Please contact Jennifer Cooper ( or your class room box top coordinator with any questions.   


VOLUNTEERS FOR AUCTION:  Thank you! Our volunteer spots are filling up and we appreciate all of you willing to help! We have a few bartender shifts, Raffle ticket sellers, finance, scribe, and other spots available as well as set up (Friday) and take down (Sunday). 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 TONIGHT, Tuesday, January 30th at 7pm 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!

SCOUT SUNDAY: All Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Adult Scouters are welcome to help celebrate Scout Sunday, this Sunday, February 4th during the 9:15 Mass.  Scouts should plan to attend Mass and wear their full Scout uniforms.  

The following students successfully completed the process to receive their Ad Altare Dei medal from the Diocese:
Aidan Noland, Billy Johansen, Sam Pickett, Jake King and John King (Class of 2017)
The Ad Altare Dei (To the Altar of God) medal program ( is designed for junior high and high school Boy Scouts to learn more about the sacraments and to grow in their faith as Scouts.  The program includes sessions on each of the seven sacraments (including discussing Holy Order with Fr. Paulson as well as learning more about the tools used during the Eucharist from Sr. Dominic) that have been ongoing since last Spring.  The process culminated in a Board of Review at the Cathedral this past Saturday.  The Scouts will receive their medal during the Scout Sunday Mass. If you are a Scout who has earned one of the Catholic Religious Emblems and would like to receive your Emblem at this Mass, please contact Bill Johansen at

CTK ALIVE: ctkAlive program has officially launched for 2018. Please see the flyer in today’s download for more information.

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.


Christopher Caban

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