Family Envelope | MAY 30, 2017

MAY 30, 2017

Published May 30, 2017 22:26

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Dear School Families,

This is our last letter for the 2016-2017 school year.

When our 8th graders graduate this Thursday, some of their families will be leaving our school as well. We wish to say a warm goodbye to those parents who have been an important part of our school community. They have gifted us with their time and talents during their years at Christ the King School and their presence will be missed.

Please join me in sending your thoughts and prayers to the following families:
To the Brown (Kieran), Cirelli, Guerrero, Marzo, McClaskey, Nevares (Cameron), Payne-Kraus, Peterson, Quintanilla-Sanchez, Ridgway, Stich, Tomkovicz, Zesati, Blair (Jordan), Cowling, Hanecak, Mitchell, Ocampo, Sherwood, Wehrlie, and Wozniak families.

Dismissal for next Friday is 9:30 a.m. We are inviting all parents to join us for our Final Missioning Mass at 8:00 a.m. next Friday June 9th. Following Mass all students will move to the assembly lines for the traditional “jumping of the lines”. All incoming kindergarteners and outgoing freshmen are also invited to join us. After we jump the lines, students will receive their report cards and dismissed.

The CTK faculty and staff have managed to raise my already extraordinary opinion of them by handling the pressures of the school year with grace and professionalism. The dividends of their hard work show in the success and happiness of our students. I have come to think of them like family. Crazy and dysfunctional but full of love and a desire to do the best for one another.

A huge thank you to all of the parents who have been so supportive this year. The school cannot maintain the level of service, opportunities for enrichment, athletic and social outlets without a massive network of parent volunteers who steer committees, raise funds, and selflessly give of themselves. I have been amazed by so many parents who are taking outreach to another level to express their appreciation for the teachers. The generosity shown throughout this school year is a testament to the spirit of the CTK families.
I am appreciative of our Pastor Fr. Paulson and the rest of our parish priests for their continued commitment to Christ the King Catholic School. We will continue trying new ways to bring The Gospel to students so that they may be edified in the word of God and their encounters with Christ are relevant to their daily lives.
Finally, I am most grateful to the students of Christ the King. It is in their smiles, their questions, their notes of thanks and letters that I find the strength to face each new day. They are truly wonderful children and I pray on a daily basis that God’s light continue to shine upon them and through them.
Have a safe a blessed summer.

REQUEST FOR PRAYERS: Prayers are requested for Barbie Sweeney who has been ill and is resting at home, and those who are fighting cancer, those who are sick, those who are recovering from surgery, those who are hungry, homeless and those who need our prayers.

• Kelley Morley was named this year’s Salutatorian of Carondelet High School. Kelley will be attending Gonzaga University in the Direct Entry Nursing Program. She also received the Principal’s Award and Leadership Award.
• Also congratulations to Connor Menefee, 2013 CTK, graduate who earned the honor of being named class of 2017 Valedictorian at De La Salle. Connor will be attending St. Mary’s College, majoring in Bio-Chemistry.
Kelley and Connor will be co-commencement speakers this Thursday at our CTK class of 2017 Graduation. You have both made us very proud.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP NEWEST MEMBERS: This morning we had our Installation to officially welcome the newest members to the 2017-2018 Student Leadership. They are as follows:

The Executive Committee (Triumvirate) is:
• Nicole Abudayeh,
• Caroline Ghisletta,
• Audrey Jullien.
8th Grade Class Representatives:
• Andrew Jullien
• Noland Ohrman
• Kylie Williamson
7th Grade Class Representatives:
• Morgan Gamble
• Samantha Miller
• Caroline Rardin
6th Grade Class Representative:
• Joaquin Alvarez
• Mia Brinker
• Noelle Silvera

Congratulations to all!

HOT LUNCH REMINDER: NO Hot Lunch will be served this Thursday, bring your lunch from home!

Our beloved First Grade Teacher wrote a note below. We wish Miss Kinser well as she moves on to other opportunities.

Dear CTK Families,
After much thought and with a heavy heart, I have decided to pursue other career opportunities for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. I will miss being a First Grade Teacher and I will miss this loving CTK Community. I wish you all the best!

God Bless,
Miss Niki Kinser

We are also saying good-bye to Ms. Brigitt McGee:
It has been a great year and learning experience working at CTK. As I continue in my studies to fullfill the requirements to become a teacher I will not be returning next year. Thank you for all of the love and support you have shown me this past year.

Ms. McGee

On a happy Note: We have hired Rick Lejano who will continue to lead our school choir and take on the responsibility as our new music teacher. He has a degree in Music Education and years of experience with CTK culture and families.

A Special Thank you to Mrs. Zita Quintanilla-Sanchez for being our Scrip Chairperson this past year. We couldn’t have done it without her1

FREE DRESS DAY: Tomorrow, Wednesday per our “Principal of the Day” Lucas Canela. Thank you Lucas!!

SCHOOL FUND ASSESSMENT YEAR END STATEMENTS: Are included today’s Family Envelope. Please send in your check for the amount that is due. Make checks payable to: CTK School with “SFA” noted on the memo.
• If you owe money towards your School Fund Assessment (SFA) PAYMENTS ARE DUE TOMORROW, May 31st. Any payments received after this date will have a $50 late fee added to their bill. You may post-date your check if needed.

ART SHOW: Thank you to our parents who are committee members of the Art Awareness Program! They have decorated the small hall this week with all our students’ artwork. The outstanding work produced by our CTK students this year is due to the wonderful leadership of our Art Awareness parent volunteers. Please feel free to stop in the hall, Rooms A & B to view the terrific artwork.
After school viewings:
• May 30 3:00 p.m. – Room A & B – Parish Hall
• May 31 2:15 p.m. - Room A & B – Parish Hall
• May 31 6:00 p.m. – Art Show, Wine and Cheese – Adults only – Parish Hall
• Parents are invited to walk through the Art Show after school with their children.

YEARBOOKS DISTRIBUTED: Congratulations to Mrs. Maffeo, Mrs. Krutilla and Miss McMillan for a beautiful yearbook. Their hard work and dedication are evident throughout the book. The yearbooks were distributed last Friday to all who pre-ordered on line.

SAVE THE DATE!: The CTK Auction will be held on February 10, 2018. It will be an amazing night and we look forward to seeing you there. Please also let us know if you would like to be a part of planning this special event, the more the merrier! You can reach us at - Thank you! The Brinkers & The Osmonsons.

END OF YEAR REMINDERS: Our school year is rapidly coming to a close! Today is the final Family Envelope of the 2016-2017 year. Your 2017-2018 packets went home last week. The Packets are due tomorrow May 31st. Please continue to check the school calendar mid-summer on the school website so you are aware of updates. There are many year-end responsibilities for all of us, and we ask that you complete all paperwork by this Wednesday, May 31st. We also ask your cooperation in making sure that your accounts (Tuition, Extended Care, Family Service Hours, and CTK Fund) are paid in full before the last day of school. Please remember that the school must complete its year-end financial statements on June 30th and all delinquent accounts impede this process. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in these matters!

SUMMER CHICKEN & GARDEN HELP: Summer is upon us! We specifically need subs to care for our garden and the chickens during the summer as backups.

If you'd like to be on a list as a substitute over the summer, please contact garden coordinators, Jennifer Dean at or Aaron Thorne at

Thanks in advance for your support.

• The last day of school, next Friday, June 9th. It is a Dress Uniform Day with Missioning Mass at 8 a.m.
• All incoming Kindergarten, new families and outgoing freshmen are invited to join us at 9:00 at 9:00 a.m. as we “Jump the Line”.
• New Kindergarten Families are welcomed to stay and have a quick Q & A session with the Kindergarten Team and School Administration while the class of 2026 is playing on the Big Toy.
DISMISSAL at 9:30 a.m.

CLUB CTK will only be available in the morning from 7:00-7:45 a.m.
Please be sure to make the necessary arrangements for your children.

Request from the Bookkeeper: All financial obligations are due in full by tomorrow Wednesday, May 31st in order to ensure that your children are registered for the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact Mrs. Wilson or Mr. Caban if you need to make special financial arrangements.

Report Cards: Report Cards will be distributed to all students on June 9th before the 9:30 a.m. dismissal next week. Report Cards for students who are absent will be mailed to the home address.

MEDICATIONS: All medications for students that are in the School Office are to be picked up by the parent/guardian of the student by Friday, June 9th. All medications will be discarded if they have not been retrieved by 10:00 a.m. This includes Epipens and inhalers.

• Last Opportunity to order SCRIP for your summer needs is tomorrow, 5/31/17 with delivery on 6/8/17. The order form will be in today’s Family Envelope. Please have your order forms in no later than 9:00 a.m. tomorrow.
• Please remember to register and use this option for your additional summer SCRIP needs. This is another year-round option for you to earn credit towards your SFA for next school year.
• Classic Design Uniform SCRIP will be available at the Uniforms Sale Day on July 26th.
On behalf of all the SCRIP crewmembers, I wish to extend our APPRECIATION for all the support of the SCRIP Program for this school year. We have collectively partnered with all of you to ensure continued benefits to our School Community. Best Wishes for a Safe and Fun-filled Summer!
Zita Quintanilla-Sanchez, SCRIP Program Coordinator

CUB SCOUT PACK 401: Invites all boys in Kindergarten thru 5th grade to join the Pack! On Sunday, June 4th we will have a fun get together on the lawn by the amphitheater after the 9:15 mass. We will be launching 2-liter rockets and there will be an obstacle course and snacks. Uniformed scouts and leaders will be present to answer questions too.

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

Tuesday, May 30:
Last Family Envelope
Art Show Rooms A/B Parish Hall - 3-3:30 p.m. - all children must be accompanied by an adult

Wednesday, May 31:
Free Dress Day per Principal of the Day Lucas Canela
Dismissal – 2:15 p.m.
Art Show Rooms A/B Parish Hall - 3-3:30 p.m. - all children must be accompanied by an adult
Art Show – 6:00 p.m. – Wine & Cheese – Adults only

Thursday, June 1:
Graduation Mass - 8:00 a.m. - Dress Uniform
Graduation – 5:30 p.m. in Church

Wednesday, June 7:
6th Grade Field Trip – 8:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Exploratorium
Dismissal – 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, June 8:
CLUB open AM & PM
Minimum Day 12:00 Dismissal

Friday, June 9:
Last Day of School
Missioning Mass - 8:00 a.m. - Dress Uniform Day
Dismissal 9:30 a.m. for all students – Jump the Line after Mass
Report Cards go home
CLUB 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. only!
Please be sure to make the necessary arrangements for your children.

Enjoy your Summer Vacation
See you on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 8:00 a.m.

Christopher Caban

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