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April 2nd - Tuesday Memo


April 2 – Mr. Bertolini Out @ 12:00 P.M. for Principals’ Retreat

April 3 – Hot Lunch – Pizza – $5 -Order Form Attached (Due Wednesday Morning)

April 3-4 – Mr. Bertolini Out for Principals Retreat

April 5 – Stations of the Cross @ 2:20 – Jog-a-Thon Business Sponsor Raffle Drawing @ 2:45 P.M. – Soup-Supper-to-Go – Flyers Attached

April 6 – Saturday Workday – 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

April 8 – Jog-a-Thon Business Sponsor Raffle Drawing @ 8:10 A.M.

April 12 – Progress Reports Mailed Home - Stations of the Cross @ 2:20 – Jog-a-Thon Business Sponsor Raffle Drawing @ 2:45 P.M. – Parent’s Date Night Out – 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. -Flyer Attached

May 3 – Jog-a-Thon – 12:15 Dismissal


April 2, 2019

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

St. Francis of Paola, Hermit


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


As you can tell from the rose-colored vestments this past Sunday, we are now more than halfway through the season of Lent and getting closer to the holiest time of the year with Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. I encouraged the children to not let up on their Lenten resolutions and to pick up speed as we enter the final stretch. Speaking of the halfway mark, we are almost halfway through the third trimester. Progress reports will be send home next Friday, April 12th.


Thank you to Joan AndregoCindy Mudge, and Leslie Degrange for stepping up to cover adoration of the Blessed Sacrament last Wednesday, and thank you to Laura Lepe-Garcia for helping out with hot lunch service.


Congratulations to Tupperware raffle winner Sara Montes and to Jog-a-Thon business sponsor raffle winners Dan Arend and Ashley Angulo! 


If you have not yet seen the movie Unplanned, it will be playing at the Cinemark theatre in Napa through Thursday, April 4th only. Show times are at 10:55, 1:40 P.M., 4:25 P.M., 7:15 P.M., and 10:05 P.M.  


Parents are strongly cautioned when bringing their children 12 and up that there are very disturbing images including simulations of abortions, simulated small baby body parts, etc. as the film is meant to disturb you and promote you to action. In my opinion, the film is too graphic for children 12 and below and for children 12-18, you will need to exercise considerable prudence as to whether it would be a good idea to bring your child(ren) to this film. This film is rated R for this very reason.


Upcoming School Events & Reminders


April 5 – Soup Supper-to-Go – 5/6 Class Fundraiser – Flyers Attached (English & Spanish)


Mrs. Fidler’s 5/6 class will be preparing and selling vegetarian soup and bread to-go this Friday afternoon as a fundraiser for her class. More information can be found in the attached flyers in English and Spanish.


Important School Announcements!




One month to go until the Jog-a-Thon and we are off and running! (no pun intended J) Since we make most of our money from business sponsorships, now is the time that we need to most assistance with soliciting these sponsorships. All business sponsorships MUST be submitted by Friday, April 12th so that we can have enough time to include their names on our Jog-a-Thon t-shirts. Given our blockbuster success last year of $25,000, I have set an ambitious goal of $35,000 which I believe we can not only meet, but even exceed! Given our higher enrollment this year, coming primarily from St. Helena and Calistoga, there is a tremendous potential to attract business and individual sponsorships in a whole new market. In order to encourage students to solicit business sponsorships, we will be having raffles this Friday, April 5th, Monday, April 8th, and Friday, April 12thThe more sponsors you bring in, the more possibility for success in the raffle! Let’s make it happen!


Hot Lunch Help Needed!


We are looking for a parent or group of parents to prepare hot lunches on the following days:



Wednesday April 10th

Wednesday May 8th 

Wednesday May 15th 


We have a wonderful group of ladies who work very hard to prepare hot lunch, namely Natividad Zetina, Ana Montiel, and Maria Angulo. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty to prepare these lunches.


I’m hoping that somebody else besides them will step up to handle one of the dates above. Please contact Maria if you are willing and available. Thank you.


P.S. Thank you to Katie Duncan for agreeing to prepare hot lunch on Wednesday, May 1st!



Easter Raffle – Foosball Table - $5 Each!


Thank you to Julio Rodriguez for his donation of a foosball table which we are now raffling off in the office. Tickets are available in the office for $5 each and the drawing will be held on Holy ThursdayApril 18th, @ 11:30 A.M.


Items Needed for TK Atrium

We are in need of the following items to prepare our new atrium in the cry room behind the chapel so that we can provide the best possible environment for our TK students to enrich their new experience with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.


Thank you to a very generous donation from the Kolbe Homeschool, we can purchase the rest of our needed materials. Thank you, Kolbe Homeschool!


Community Announcements!


Free Circus Tickets Available in the Office!


There is a limited amount of buy-one, get one free tickets for Garden Bros Circus @ the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this Wednesday and Thursday, April 10-11 available in the office. See Maria Cuevas if you are interested.


3-Bedroom/2-Bath Condo Available to Rent


David and Jennifer Heun have a 3-bedroom, 2-bath condominium for rent available beginning on May 1st @ $2,800 per month. If you are interested or know any other families who might be interested in this unit, please contact Jennifer Heun at 707-287-4582.

Prayer Request

Thank you for all your prayers and please continue to pray for the health of the Victoria Duncan, and new proud parents, Phillip and Kendra Duncan.


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,


John Bertolini

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep