Family Envelope | MARCH 7, 2017

MARCH 7, 2017

Published March 07, 2017 22:28

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Dear School Families,

We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this year’s auction a huge success. It was a great time with good food, music, and fellowship in community.
We are so grateful to our Chairs Kasey Curran and Julie Mullane for giving so freely of themselves. Our Team Leaders for their dedication on those late nights and early mornings. We would also like to share our gratitude to the spouses and children of these key people for sacrificing time with their Moms, Dads, Wives and Husbands during the busy days leading up to the big event. We are grateful for everyone who volunteered to set up, tear down, and sacrificed their time on dance floor to distribute items to the winning bidders the night of the event.
Thank you as well to the parents who donated auction items or spent hours and hours painting, sewing and creating class projects. We would also like to thank the attendees who gave so generously at the event. We also thank those community members who unable to attend but contributed with cash, scrip donations, or by purchasing tuition raffle tickets. It takes everyone doing their part very very well in order to achieve the success we had this year. Great job everyone!

Here are the latest financial returns from the 2017 Auction.
Gross Income: $190,000
Expenses: $55,000
Net Income: $135,000 (AMAZING)
Designated Fund a Need Project: $40,000
Auction Total: $95,000

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.
The 40K raised for this year’s Fund-A-Need will be used to reimagine and update our Media Lab in a 21st century multipurpose model. We are in the process of researching and bidding the technology, furniture, and labor that are the focus of the project. My goal is to have to room up and running for student use for the start of the 17-18 school year.
As for the remainder of the income, historically, Christ the King budgets $100,000 of fund raising 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 me in thanking all of them the next time you see them.

REQUEST FOR PRAYERS: We pray for those who are sick, homeless, hungry, and without work.

CLUB NEWS: We’ve completed our repairs and cleanup in CLUB and will be open, in CLUB tomorrow morning.

RE-REGISTRATION FORM: Please be sure to complete the required information. The form and non-refundable Re-Registration Fee are due today, March 7th. The fee is $375 per student and may be paid in full or in two installments; first installment due with form and the 2nd installment is due by March 22, 2017.

The registration fee secures your child’s spot for the next school year and is non-refundable. In addition to securing your child’s spot, the registration fee is used for textbooks, computers, workbooks, paper, and supplies, Diocesan fees (technology fee, student accident fee, health fee, accreditation fee, school department fee, CTN (Catholic Television Network), STAR Testing, student insurance fee). Fifty dollars of the registration fee is allocated for each child as a classroom fee, $10 of which is used for the auction class project, and the remaining for classroom items, such as Weekly Reader, novels, some field trips (one trip with a bus), and project items, etc.

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION: There are three different types of financial aid available for families with children at CTK:
1. Families may apply for diocesan assistance through F.A.C.E. Applications can be requested from the School Office or online.
2. The online application for FACE tuition assistance direct link is: ( Due by March 13th.
3. The BASIC Fund offers tuition assistance to families with newly entering students in grades K-8. For information see further information, application, and deadlines. Deadline for the BASIC Fund is March 10, 2017.
4. A limited amount of financial aid is available for tuition assistance from the Christ the King School Children’s Fund with a direct link to FACTS ( Hard copies are available in the office.
5. Applications must be submitted by March 13th.

CTK CHOIR: Mrs. Cosbey would like to invite any student who is interested to join the CTK School Choir to audition. Students will be accepted as long as they are willing to sing out. Mrs. Cosbey would like each student to sing the first verse of "Silent Night" for their audition.

• Here is a link to a youtube video to help your student practice.


• Date: March 17th
• Time: 3:00-3:30
• Where: Church
• Choir Rehearsals will be now be on Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. not 7:20 a.m.

AUCTION COMMITTEE WRAP-UP: Auction Committee will be hosting its Wrap-Up meeting on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the 6th Grade classroom. The team will review detailed financials, gather feedback and team takeaways, and suggest changes moving forward. All current Auction Committee members are invited as well as anyone interested in joining this winning team. For more information please contact Julie Mullane at or Kasey Curran at

AUCTION 16-17 PHOTO LINK: Below is the link to share from Google Photos: ffX86skp7

Downloading Instructions:
On a laptop and/or desktop, the individual can click on the link, and there should be an icon with a "downward arrow." There will be an option to download all into a zip file. They can then open the zip file and select the pictures they want to save or delete. The files will be in a .jpg format. Once they have saved the pictures to a laptop or desktop, they can be uploaded to any cloud storage or website that offers photo processing (i.e. Costco), burnt to a disk, or transferred to a flash drive.

If an individual does not already have a gmail or Google account, they can also create a new Google ID to access Google Photos. They do not need to create a new gmail account, as they can use an existing e-mail to create the Google account. They'll have to create a password and go through a verification process, but once an account is set up, they'll have access to store the pictures into their own photo albums as well as have sharing and download options.

The only way to download to a phone would be via the Google photos app. Once you have the Google photos app and access the album, you can do things such as save to your camera roll, e-mail, text, etc.

SPEECH CONTEST GRADES 5-8 BEGINNING APRIL: It’s that time again—the 5th Annual CTK Speech Tournament is underway. See Speech Letter in today’s download. Thank you and we look forward to another great contest.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FAMILY CENTER: As many of you know, Bob and Jeanne Bucci have been actively involved with the Northern California Family Center for many years. NCFC has placed over 1000 local children in foster homes. Bob served as President and will be deeply missed by this organization he served so faithfully. CTK has an opportunity to support the foster children at NCFC in Bob’s honor. We know that some CTK families have already reached out by providing donations, and others are asking how they can help as well.

Many of the children arrive with nothing but the clothes on their back, or a small bag with just a few items of clothing in it. The NCFC has limited storage so they are not able to stay stocked with clothing or other supplies. They told us that donations of gift cards would best serve the purpose for getting these kids the things they need. Gift cards in increments of $5, $10, $20, or $25 from Target, Wal-Mart, or K-Mart will be used to purchase the correct size clothing, school supplies, and toiletries for each specific child.

You are welcomed to donate a check and we will purchase the gift card for you. Gift cards and checks should be labeled “For NCFC, in memory of Bob Bucci.”

Please explore the website for the Northern California Family Center, You can also call them for more information, at (925) 370-1990.

HOT LUNCH NEWS: Hello CTK parents! The time has come to pass the baton for the hot lunch duties. It is my last year and I hope to find an interested parent or two to the keep the program going. Fresh new ideas are welcome. It’s a fun way to make friends and see all the kids. The job completes all of your personal hours and 5 fundraising hours.
• Job description: Hot lunch is every Thursday 11-1 (setup and clean up included). I have 2 crews of volunteers, 4-5 people per crew and each crew helps twice a month. I provide the monthly menu for the school calendar, order food to be delivered from a few local restaurants and shop on Wednesday for supplies. It would be a perfect job to share with another parent. Please email me for more information or come by on a Thursday to see how it works.

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 18th March at 5.30 p.m., in the CTK Gym. See flyer in today’s download for more information.

Tuesday, March 7:
Festival Meeting is tonight March 7th at 7 p.m. in Room 222

Wednesday, March 8:
Tuition Late
Dismissal – 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 9:
Hot Lunch – Chicken Tacos

Friday, March 10:
Financial Aid for BASIC Fund Due
Diocesan In-Service
School Holiday – NO SCHOOL

Saturday, March 11:
2nd Grade First Eucharist Retreat

Sunday, March 12:
Daylight Savings Time ends – Spring Forward

Monday, March 13:
Financial Aid Applications for FACE & CTK due

Christopher Caban

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