Family Envelope | NOVEMBER 28, 2017

NOVEMBER 28, 2017

Published November 28, 2017 23:49

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Dear School Families,

There are many opportunities during this holiday season to show the warmth and generosity that Christ the King is renowned for. Today is ‘Giving Tuesday’; you will find a link below to support this year’s Auction. Class lists for food items needed for our contribution to the St. Vincent de Paul Holiday Dinner Basket project are listed below. We have also included a link to make a pledge to support the long-awaited gym and kitchen remodeling project. Looking ahead, CTK and the SFPD will continue our traditional partnership to provide gifts for the children of St. Boniface Parish in the Tenderloin. Please see details below.
Thank you for participating in these important community outreach programs and remember to use these as teachable moments to explain to our children the values that Christ taught us come through in deeds far more than words. 
Thank you and have a blessed Advent season.

PRAYERS:  Prayers are requested for the Great-Grandfather of Emma (Gr. 8) and Michael (Gr. 5) Dias who went to heaven last Sunday morning. Prayers are also requested for those who are sick, hungry, homeless, unemployed and all those in need of our prayers.

IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES

Tuesday, November 28: Auction ‘Giving Tuesday’! See below for details and support CTK!

Wednesday, November 29: Dismissal - 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, November 30: Hot Lunch - Pizza and Salad

Friday, December 1: Dress Uniform
Mass 8:00 a.m. - Gr. 2 Prepares
December Tuition Due

Monday, December 4: 7th Grade leaves for Camp Caritas

Wednesday, December 6: Advent Goodies - 7:30-7:50 a.m.
Faith Family Dinner Basket items due
Dismissal - 12:00 p.m.

Friday, December 8: Dress Uniform
Mass 8:00 a.m. - Gr. 4 Prepares
7th Grade returns from Camp Caritas
December Tuition Late

Tuesday, December 19: Christmas Concert - 7:00 p.m.

GENERAL INFORMATION

AUCTION UPDATE: Today is Giving Tuesday! Gather your family and friends and visit our webpage for more information - www.youcaring.com/givingtuesdayctkschool . Any donation amount is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for supporting our community on #givingtuesday! 

Scrip donations also help our Auction. Please see the flyer in today’s Family Envelope and download to see how to donate scrip directly to the Auction.

FAITH FAMILY DINNER BASKETS: This week we will continue the longstanding CTK school tradition of collecting dry goods for the parish St. Vincent de Paul program. For many years students have gathered food and then helped assemble holiday dinner baskets for many local families less fortunate than ourselves. Please consult the list below and pick up an extra item when doing your grocery shopping this week. All items are needed by next Wednesday, December 6th so baskets can be assembled on Friday. Many thanks for your generosity!
Requested items per grade:

Kindergarten: 1 (6 oz.) package stuffing mix AND
1 (16 oz.) can of green beans

1st Grade: 1 (6 oz.) package stuffing mix AND
1 (16 oz.) can of green beans

2nd Grade: 1 (25-28 oz.) container hot chocolate mix

3rd Grade: 2 (18+ oz.) packages brownie or cookie mix

4th Grade: 2 packages muffin mix

5th Grade: 2 (13.75 oz.) boxes of mashed potato mix

6th Grade: 1 (32 oz.) bag of long grain white rice AND 2 cans beans (any kind)

7th Grade: 4 (15-23 oz.) cans of fruit (no pineapple please)

8th Grade: 3 (18-19 oz.) cans of soup (Campbell’s Home-style or Progresso)

GYM KITCHEN REMODEL UPDATE: Father Paulson has asked us to share the following information with you:

“As the Ministry center has moved to the bidding phase, we have now turned our attention to the Gym Kitchen complex. As we all know, these facilities are overdue for renovation. Not only the very visible things such as the gym floor and the restrooms, but also the kitchen, which is completely unsuitable for our needs. It should be noted that the kitchen is operating under a “grandfathered” Health Department permit. We also suspect that the old sewer main is on the verge of failure.  It is only a matter of time before these substandard conditions will render portions of the building unusable.  These facilities are critical to our parish and our school. We cannot afford to have them offline. We need to be proactive and begin our planning and funding efforts now. I consider these projects especially the kitchen and the sewer as emergency, which we cannot delay beyond next summer.”

Many of our programs and events are directly affected by this situation; PE, hot lunch, health testing, and special gatherings such as our Father Daughter Dance, Halloween Ice Cream Social, Auction, and rallies. To help our community in this effort, you can give in the following ways:
• by check. Please make payable to CTK and write Gym Kitchen Remodel Fund in the memo line.
• by credit/debit card or automatic payment from checking or savings.
Contribute online through parish website at http://ctkph.org/three-ways-of-online-giving or via your smart phone at http://ctkph.org/mobile-giving. Scroll to the bottom of the form to Special Giving and check Gym Kitchen Remodel Fund.
or
Complete the authorization form found in your Family Envelope and in today’s download.

CUB SCOUT PACK 401 WREATH PRE-SALE: Wreaths are arriving just in time for the holidays! Boy Scouts will be selling fresh Christmas wreaths outside of church after all masses. Cash and checks accepted. Be sure to support the local Scouts while adorning your home for the holidays.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP ADVENT BREAKFAST GOODIES: Student Leadership and parent volunteers will host Advent Breakfast Goodies on Wednesday, December 6th and December 13th. Your child may enjoy muffins, donuts, and bagels, plus beverages including hot chocolate and cider all served at 7:30 a.m. by the flagpole. Breakfast goodies range from $1 to $2 per item. The money generated from the Advent Breakfast Goodies will be used to purchase scrip for Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas dinner baskets.

GIFTS FOR ST. BONIFACE: The San Francisco Police Department will once again be collecting gifts for St. Boniface Parish in San Francisco on Wednesday morning, December 20th. The SFPD will be on hand with their vehicles at our 8 a.m. morning assembly to load up our gifts for the less fortunate children and adults in the parish community in the Tenderloin District. To try and get the most even disribution of gifts possible, we ask that each student choose a gift as if they were buying it for themselves. For more information, please read the St. Boniface flyer included in the download before purchasing items. Please wrap and label the gifts for man, woman, infant, boy, or girl and include the item type, size, age range. Gift tags are included in today’s Family Envelope and the download.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT REMINDER: Christ the King School’s annual Christmas Concert performed by all students in Grades K-8 will be held on Tuesday, December 19th, at 7:00 p.m. in Church. Basic attire for the Christmas Concert is as follows; we will notify you if there are any additional details as we get closer to the date.

To celebrate this occasion, we ask our students to wear a dressed up version of free dress as follows:
• Boys: Pants - dark black or navy, collared shirt - jewel tone in deep purple, red, green or blue.
• Girls: Skirt - dark black or navy, shirt or dress - jewel tone in deep purple, red, green or blue.

Please follow the guidelines for free dress in the Parent Student Handbook and, for this festive occasion, no jeans, t-shirts, hats, or playtime attire.

CARONDELET HIGH SCHOOLS’ VISIONS OF CHRISTMAS: Kick off the holiday season with Carondelet High Schools’ Visions of Christmas at one of their fabulous teas or at a Family Breakfast with Santa. Guests will enjoy food catered by A Sweet Affair Bakery, a silent auction, Christmas tree raffle, shopping in our boutique and roaming carolers singing holiday cheer. Wine, champagne and sparkling cider will be available for purchase. Don’t miss your chance to win one of our extravagant raffle trees and all the gifts underneath. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit CarondeletHS.org/Visions.

Peace,

Christopher Caban
Principal

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