Published March 28, 2017 20:41
Dear School Families,
A message from Mr. Caban received on March 23rd.
Hola and Buenos Dias! Greeting from Belorado.
Please, let me thank you. I am forever grateful for the sacrifices everyone is making so that I can be here. I truly appreciate it and I carry you all with me in my heart every day.
This is by far the most difficult thing I have ever attempted. I will soon embark out for today's section which will either be 20km or 29km depending on if the Monastery along the way is open and how my body feels.
I managed to cross the Pyrenees on day one through pounding rain and sleet. There were several occasions where felt like I couldn't climb anymore, however one foot went in front of the other and I climbed until I was near collapse. And suddenly the convent of Roncesvalles appeared out of the fog and there was a serious hallelujah moment. The Dutch volunteers who run this alburgue or Pilgrims hostel told me it was their first day open for the season. They showed me great kindness. The kindness of complete strangers was my first lesson on the way of St James. My baptism in the mountain crossing showed me that only through kindness from strangers and cooperation with your tramily (trail family) can you ever hope to complete the journey. You cannot do it all alone.
This was almost 10 days ago but seems like forever. It was the first of many very humbling experiences. This is not a pleasure cruise. Every morning I limp out of my bunk and want to quit, but I haven't. I am trying to honor the sacrifices you all are making by continuing. For you and for everyone who can't be here, I walk.
I miss you all and may God bless you. Chris
HOT LUNCH MENU CHANGE THURSDAY: McDonalds Chicken sandwiches will be served this Thursday in place of hot dogs due to Winter Nights Program in the Hall.
ANIMALS ON CAMPUS AND FIELD TRIPS: Pets are not allowed on campus, field trips or at any school sponsored activity. Of course the exception is the Blessing of the Animals around the feast of St. Francis. Pets and their owners will be invited on this day.
SCHOOL BOARD REQUEST: The school board would like to assess the current volunteer requirements and better understand how volunteer hours are being allocated. Please give us your input by completing this brief survey bit.ly/CTKparentsurvey
The survey will close on April 4th. Thank you in advance for your participation!
FESTIVAL NEWS: Festival Planning Meeting will be next, Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m., in Room 222. Please join us; we’d love to hear your ideas. It's not too late to get involved!
Festival Committee is looking for a few folks interested in volunteering on flexible schedules:
• Help with the raffle on your own schedule and at home
• Help out selling t-shirts after masses or after school
If you’re interested in either contact Christthekingfestival@gmail.com
SCRIP NEWS: Last day to order before Easter Break is April 5th. Delivery will take place on Thursday, April 13th before noon dismissal. Please plan accordingly and get what you need! No SCRIP sales during Easter Break!
• Last opportunity to make your SCRIP purchase count toward this school year’s School Fund Assessment is the order date of April 19th. All purchases after April 19th will count towards the next school year.
• ScripSense users, please send in your account statement (screenshot of your earnings on your dashboard) by May 1st, if you’d like to include April 2017’s earnings. Also, please make sure that all family/friends who contribute to your school family account submit their statement together with your own statement. Please send statements to the attention of: Zita Quintanilla-Sanchez. May 1st is the final deadline, as year- end statements will be issued shortly thereafter.
• Last order date before summer break is May 31st with delivery on June 8th. Plan your summer SCRIP needs and stock up. Don’t forget the Classic Design Uniform Store SCRIP! There will be no SCRIP sales during the summer.
PLEASANT HILL JULY 4TH FIRECRACKER RUN SCHOOL FUNDRAISER: As some of you may know, Christ the King School has participated in this great fundraiser each 4th of July in Downtown Pleasant Hill. We have been among the top three schools that bring participants to the race, and that has typically been simply from word-of-mouth. Last year CTK School received a check for $1,404. It's time to register for the Pleasant Hill July 4th Firecracker 5K Run and Walk school fundraiser. Remember, all net proceeds from your registration directly benefit Pleasant Hill schools CTK School included. This event is celebrating its 13th year, the run has raised over $120,000 to benefit Pleasant Hill schools, and with your support it continues to grow each year! So, gather up the family, dress in your best patriotic gear, and join the fun while supporting our local schools. Early bird and family/group pricing available. Register early at https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12380/firecracker-5k
DYSLEXIA CONTRA COSTA SUPPORT GROUP: The Decoding Dyslexia Contra Costa support group invites all interested parents to our next meeting April 3rd from 7 to 9 p.m. Church of the Resurrection, 399 Gregory Lane (Community Room) in Pleasant Hill. We will be highlighting some great assistive technology tools. We invite you to come and share your and your child's favorite tech tools for dyslexic students.
For more info please contact Kate Halfon at 925-368-3724.
SUMMER CAMPS: For details on dates see the flyer in today’s download.
IMPORTANT DATES AHEAD:
Wednesday, March 29:
Dismissal – 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 30:
Hot Lunch – McDonalds Chicken Sandwich
Friday, March 31:
Mass – 8:00 a.m. – Grade 7 prep
Saturday, April 1:
Tuition Due – No Joke ☺
Tuesday, April 4:
Festival Meeting – 7:00 p.m. – Room 222
Wednesday, April 5:
Dismissal – 12:00 p.m.