Published November 07, 2017 23:17
Dear School Families,
“Another reason (that I love school) is that school is a place of encounter. For we are all on a journey, beginning a process, on our way down a road. And I heard that school - we all heard it today - is not a parking lot. It is a meeting place along the way. We meet our peers; we meet teachers; we meet the staff. Parents meet the professors; the principal meets the families, etc. It is a place of encounter. And we today need this culture of encounter in order to get to know one another, to love one another, to journey together. And this is fundamental precisely in the years of growth and development, as a complement to the family. The family is the first core for relationships: the relationship with one’s father and mother and with one’s brothers and sisters is the basis, and it always accompanies us in life. But at school we “socialize”: we meet people who are different from us, different in age, culture, roots, and abilities.
School is the first society that integrates the family. Family and school should never be opposed! They are complementary, and therefore it is important that they cooperate in mutual respect. And families of the children in one class can do a great deal by jointly cooperating among themselves and with the teachers. This makes me think of a very nice African proverb which goes: “It takes a village to raise a child”. It takes many people to educate and form a young person: family, teachers, staff, professors, everyone! Do you like this African proverb? So you like it? Let us say it together: It takes a village to raise a child! Together! It takes a village to raise a child! Think about this.”
Pope Francis I
May 10, 2014
PRAYERS: Prayers are requested for all our Veterans and their families, those who are sick, hungry, homeless, unemployed and all those in need of our prayers.
WALK-A-JOG-A-THON: Thank you again for your fundraising efforts for the WAJAT. Fundraising prizes were given to students yesterday. The Slurpee prize labels indicate the 7 Eleven address to go to: 601 Patterson Blvd, PH. One student is missing a movie gift card; please let us know if that is you! If you have any questions please contact Andrea Nilsen at email@example.com or Heidi Nuti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES
Wednesday, November 8: Dismissal - 2:15 p.m.
Auction Team Meeting - 7:00 p.m. Media Center
Thursday, November 9: Hot Lunch - Bean, Cheese, Rice Burritos
Friday, November 10: Veteran’s Day Holiday - No School Enjoy your long weekend!
Christ Light Weekend - 6:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday
Monday, November 13: Festival Meeting - 7:00 p.m. Room 222
Wednesday, November 15: Walk Thru America Gr. 4 & 5
Dismissal - 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, November 16: First Trimester ends
Hot Lunch - Kinders Pulled Pork Sandwich and Salad
Friday, November 17: Dress Uniform
Mass 8:00 a.m. - Gr. 7 Prepares
Tuesday, November 21: Dress Uniform
Thanksgiving Prayer Service
Kindergarten Feast - 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Parish Hall
Report Cards go home
Wednesday, November 22-24: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 23: Happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 27: School Resumes
SCRIP: Mark your calendars- Thank-Scrip-ing™ Day is on Tuesday, November 21 this year! Get ready for all your Black Friday and Holiday Shopping with 24 hours of incredible ScripNow®, Reload, and ReloadNow® bonuses from dozens of your favorite retailers. As always, the list of retailers is TOP SECRET, so you'll have to wait until the promotion begins to see who's participating. Please make sure you are all signed up for PrestoPay. See MyScripWallet: A Mobile Scrip Experience, flyer in today’s Family Envelope and Download.
CTK AUCTION UPDATES: You are cordially invited to join us Under the Stars at the 2018 Christ the King School Auction. Please see the invitation in today's Family Envelope and be sure to visit our website (Bit.ly/CTKAuction) for instructions on how buy your tickets tomorrow! We have some amazing new items and games and are sure to have a great time at this ever-popular event. Get your tickets early! As always, let us know if you have any questions - email@example.com. See you Under the Stars in February! Your Auction Committee
CTK FESTIVAL UPDATE: Our first Festival committee meeting is this coming Monday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. in the 6th grade classroom. We still need a few volunteers. This is a fun way to get volunteer hours, meet other CTK parents, and create an amazing event for your kids. Please join us!
CHRIST LIGHT XIV: We can never have enough God in our lives! At ChristLight, we sure try. It’s where you will find that God, fun and great food go well together. The next ChristLight Weekend is happening November 10-12, 2017 at Christ the King. Please consider joining us for an experience of faith you will never forget! Contact David at 925-326-4025 or go online at christlightonline.com for more information or to sign up.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT REMINDER: Save the Date! 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.
STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE: The deadline for submitting entries in the Student Design Challenge for the new Pleasant Hill Library building has been extended to the end of November. Submit your dream design for the new library. See the flyer in today’s download.