Family Envelope | MARCH 6, 2018

MARCH 6, 2018

Published March 06, 2018 22:08

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Dear School Families,


Tuesday, March 6: Report Cards go home

Wednesday, March 7: Minimum Day Dismissal - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 8: Tuition Late
Hot Lunch - Chicken Tacos

Friday, March 9: Dress Uniform
Mass - 8:00 - Grade 3 prepares
Registration, Re-Registration Forms & Fees due

Saturday, March 10: First Eucharist Retreats

Sunday, March 11: Daylight Savings Time Begins
Seekers and Saints Women of Transformation
1:00 p.m. - Parish Hall

Monday, March 12: Festival Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Media Center

Wednesday, March 14: Prayer Service for Peace 10:00 a.m. - Student Leadership prepares
Dismissal - 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 15: Hot Lunch - Irish-Bangers & Mash in Gym

Friday, March 16: Teacher In-Service
No School
Tuition Assistance applications due

Saturday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 5:30 p.m. - CTK Gym

Sunday, March 18: Virtual Pilgrimage Experience 3:00 p.m. - CTK Parish


REQUEST FOR PRAYERS: For the grandfather of Grace Regan (Gr. 5) and father of Janet Regan who will be having quadruple bypass surgery tomorrow. For those who are sick, homeless, hungry, and without work. We pray for all those who work in Catholic education and we thank them for this valuable ministry to our church.

ATTENDANCE: Please remember to call or email the School Office by 10:00 a.m. on days your children will be absent (925-685-1109 or We will be calling to follow up if we do not hear from you.

THANK YOU: Many thanks to all those who participated in the Valentine's Free Dress for the American Heart Association.  We are sending them a check for $330.52.

WALK OUT IN SOLIDARITY: Christ the King School is holding a walk out in solidarity with other schools across the nation to bring to light to the tragic events in Florida.  The students will be participating in a prayer service organized by Student Leadership.  Recent school tragedies will not be mentioned but the focus will be on peace.  We want to extend a welcome to any parent who would like to join us. It will be on Wednesday, March 14th at 10:00 a.m. in church.

PARKING LOT SAFETY: We have had a number of fender benders in the parking lot the past few months. Please pay close attention when parking and exiting the parking lot. We appreciate your cooperation.

6TH ANNUAL CTK SPEECH TOURNAMENT: Our annual Speech Tournament returns this year providing another fun and exciting experience for our 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The theme this year is LEAD (L = Lifelong Learners, E = Effective Communicators, A = Active Person of Faith,
D = Dependable Citizens).  Be sure to mark your calendars for our final round on Friday, April 20th in the Gym from 1-3:00 pm.  For more info see the flyer in today’s Family Envelope.

SAVE THE DATE: Get ready for a whole new outdoor adventure at the 4th Annual Mother/Son event on Sunday, May 6. Details, pricing and more information to come. Questions? Please contact Arlene Santos at, or Carolyn Della Maggiore at

OPENINGS: Christ the King School has openings for students going into Grade 2 for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you know of a family who may be interested, please have them call the school office at 925-685-1109 for more details.


FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION: Diocesan and School financial aid programs may be available for families who qualify. While the primary responsibility for financing a student's Catholic education rests with the student's family, Christ the King Catholic School will make every effort to see that no child is denied access to a Catholic education based solely on lack of funds to pay tuition.

TUITION ASSISTANCE: There are three types of Tuition Assistance available to Christ the King families: BASIC, FACE, and the CTK Children’s Fund.

BASIC (Bay Area Scholastic Inner City) is an outside source available to all new students in Grades K-8 whose families qualify for the free/reduced hot lunch program and/or meet the income criteria set by Basic Fund. The Basic Fund application income criteria guidelines are strictly adhered to. Applications are available online only at BASIC Fund grants are on a “first come first serve” basis. If you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible! The filing deadline is March 16, 2018.

Diocese of Oakland FACE (Family Aid for Catholic Education) Grant is a Diocesan sponsored tuition assistance program available to all qualifying families requesting financial aid. A FACTS application is required and is due no later than March 16, 2018. Please contact the FACE office with any questions at 510-267-8358 or email at

The CTK Children’s Fund is tuition assistance sponsored by Christ the King Catholic School and is primarily available to students currently attending Christ the King. A FACTS application is required and is due no later than March 16, 2018.

FACTS application instructions: FACTS applications are available online only at Applications must include a copy of the family's most recent federal income tax return in order to verify the family's financial status and are due no later than March 16, 2018. For FAQ’s, visit


AUCTION 2018 RESULTS: As Experiences closed last week, we’re working to close the books on Auction 2018...but we couldn’t wait to share the numbers with all of you!  We’re thrilled everyone had such a great time! We are grateful for the community that continues to strengthen and we raised an amazing amount of money. Thank you for your incredible generosity and support!

We would appreciate hearing your feedback on the CTK 2018 Auction. Please take 2-3 minutes to answer a 15-question survey: CLICK HERE

Gross Revenue $232,000
Expenses   (49,000)
Net Income 183,000
Total Fund-A-Need     78,000
Net proceeds to be distributed 105,000
CTK Religious Ed       5,000
CTK Youth Ministry       5,000
Net proceeds to CTK School $ 95,000

We’d like to share some important statistics that also tell the 2018 Auction story:
Guests at Auction:
# of Auction Team and Volunteers:
# of Host families for Experiences:
# of CTK Experience spots purchased this year:
CTK Experiences:
Golden Ticket Raffle:
$ 7,000
Class Projects & Quilts:

We thank each and every one of you that helped, attended, donated, sponsored, offered to host an experience, or bought an Auction experience or item. It is because of you this event was so successful. The money raised benefits all the children at CTK - in Religious Education, Youth Ministry, and helps lower tuition for the students at Christ the King School.

Also please note, we still have SPOTS in some of the CTK Experiences. If you are still interested in purchasing a spot for any of the experiences, please email Eileen Brinker @
Proceeds from auction benefit every student in the CTK community. Youth Ministry and Religious Education each receive a 5% share of non-Fund-a-Need income.
Historically, Christ the King budgets $100,000 of fundraising income into our general operating budget. This is line item 4150 Large Fundraisers in our chart of accounts for all my finance friends out there. This $100k is fulfilled by only Auction and Festival income. Other fund-raising activities such as Walk-A-Jog-A-Thon, Golf, and Scrip each have their own recipients and separate budget lines.
The $100k is used to pay for shared operating expenses such as salaries, benefits, and utilities. (As opposed to fee income, which covers per student expenses like textbooks, paper, school department fees etc). This $100k in income is also how we artificially keep our tuition lower than our competition while at the same time maintaining the staff and programming that we value for student success. Each family receives a discount of about $450 off of their yearly tuition because of the dedication and generosity of the Large Fundraising teams. Please join us in thanking all of them the next time you see them.

SCRIP SFA (School Fund Assessment) TOTALS: Mid-year scrip totals are included in your Family Envelope today from the time period May 7, 2017 through February 8, 2018. This balance is only a reflection of weekly SCRIP purchases at school. These totals do not include purchases from SCRIPSENSE.COM, credits from eScrip, ShopWithScrip or employer’s company matching programs. If you have participated in these other areas, please provide detailed information so we can give you the additional credit. If you have any questions regarding the statement included in your Family Envelope today, please contact the SCRIP Program Coordinator at:


Christ the King Catholic Church presents a special performance of CTK mom Tiffany Hoover's one woman show Seekers and Saints: Women of Transformation on March 11th at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The performance is sponsored by the CTK Branch of the Italian Catholic Federation. The eighty-minute performance includes monologues depicting the lives and epiphanies of Dorothy Day, Ruth, and St. Teresa of Àvila. No tickets are necessary but a free will offering for the performance will be welcomed.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION: The Knights of Columbus invite you to join us for our annual St Patrick’s Day celebration at CTK, on Saturday, March 17th at 5.30 p.m. in the CTK Gym. See the today’s download for more information.

LOURDES VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE EXPERIENCE: North American Lourdes Volunteers will present a 90- minute prayerful VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE at Christ the King Parish on March 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm.

During this guided Lourdes experience, you will immerse yourself in the Gospel message of Lourdes as given by Our Lady to St. Bernadette. You will have the opportunity to touch the Grotto Rock and to experience the healing grace of Lourdes Water. As part of this spiritual opportunity to draw nearer to God with Our Lady and St. Bernadette, you will receive a bottle of Lourdes Water, a Eucharistic Blessing and pray the Rosary. A Plenary Indulgence is granted to all the faithful, under the usual conditions, who attend a Virtual Pilgrimage with North American Lourdes Volunteers. Come and experience the healing grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ through His Immaculate Mother.  Invite your family, children and friends. Our Lady extends Her invitation to all! The next best thing to visiting Lourdes itself is a Pilgrimage journey without the travel! For more information contact Aileen Peralta (5104565709) or


Christopher Caban

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