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April 9th - Tuesday Memo


April 9 – Parents’ Guild Meeting – 7PM

April 10 – Hot Lunch – Tacos - $5

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

April 15 – Scriptural Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary – 7:45 A.M.

April 16 – Easter Egg Hunt @ 1:00 P.M. (TK-6)

April 17 – Hot Lunch (Market Restaurant) $5 -Order Form Attached – Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after morning Mass – Benediction @ 12:00 P.M.

April 18 – Holy (Maundy) Thursday – 11:30 Dismissal/Foosball Table Raffle Drawing–Paid Aftercare Available - Morning Prayer @ 7:45 A.M. –Office Open until 4:00 P.M.

April 19 – Good Friday – NO SCHOOL – Office Open from 7:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

April 22-26 – Easter Week Holiday – NO SCHOOL – OFFICE CLOSED

May 3 – Jog-a-Thon!– 12:15 Dismissal – Yearbook Ads and Orders Due! Ad and Order Forms Attached


April 9, 2019

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Tuesday of the First Week in Passiontide (Traditional Calendar)


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


Since we are roughly half-way through the third (and final!) trimester of the school year, it’s a good time to take stock of your student(s)’ academic progress. We will be mailing home progress reports this Friday, April 12th and I encourage you to take a look at it as soon as possible. As we approach the very busy and distracting month of May with better weather in the air and summer on the horizon, it can be very difficult to be focused on schoolwork. Please help us to keep your child(ren) on track so that they can finish the third trimester strongly and enjoy their summer break with little to no regrets.


Thank you to Katie Ferigan, Andrea Garcia, Ana Montiel, and Cristina Uribe for assisting Mrs. Fidler and the 5/6 class by making some amazingly delicious vegetarian soup for a small fundraiser last Friday. Thank you also to all the customers who purchased the soup. The 5/6 class raised over $500 for use on future field trips, projects, etc……


Upcoming School Events & Reminders


April 9 – Parents’ Guild Meeting – 7PM – TONIGHT!

Tonight there will be a parents’ guild meeting at 7:00 P.M. Among other things, we will discuss coordination of details and assistance for the Jog-a-Thon. Please join us!


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


Want to drop your kids off and have a night out with your significant other? Just bring them right back to school from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. where they will be fed and entertained. Please see the flyer for more information, including pricing.


Important School Announcements!


Yearbook Sales and Ads!


The 2018-2019 yearbook will be going to press soon in time for the last day of school and orders and advertising slots are being accepted. Please see the attached yearbook documents for more information. Ad placement and yearbook orders (with money!) is due at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, May 3rd .Thank you for your support!




It’s now less than one month to go until the Jog-a-Thon! Since we make most of our money from business sponsorships, now is the time that we need to most assistance with soliciting these sponsorships. This is the last week to solicit business sponsorships as all of them 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 have been holding raffles on Mondays and Fridays Our last raffle is this Friday, April 12th. The more sponsors you bring in, the more possibility for success in the raffle!  As of now we have brought in almost $6,000 in business sponsorships! Way to go! Let’s keep it up!!


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 (Maria Angulo & Maria Cuevas)

Wednesday May 8th (Ana Montiel & Natividad Zetina)

Wednesday May 15th (Ricardo Cuevas)


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 STILL Needed for TK Atrium

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


I want to apologize for a misunderstanding which led to a miscommunication. Our generous donation from the Kolbe Homeschool enabled us to purchase the most expensive items, but we are in need of the following (less expensive) items and need assistance 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 theCatechesis of the Good Shepherd.


Fabric in four solid liturgical colors: purple, white, green, red. 

Cocciona paste.  

Someone to make and install a narrow window sill.  

Someone to buy fabric and curtain rods, and to sew curtains.  

Someone to sand/prime and paint cabinet doors.  

One resin Good Shepherd statue.  

One large box of standard matches.  

colored card stock


Thank you!


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.


Date Night this Friday @ St. A’s

Please join us this Friday night April 12th for Date Night.  We will be viewing the 4th episode of Dr. Edward Sri's series "Men, Women & The Mystery of Love".  Similar to last month we will delay the start until after Stations of the Cross, around 7:30, and as usual we will be in the Youth Room at St. A's.  Child care is available, but please RSVP to let us know how many by replying to this email or texting/calling 738-4535.


Even if you have not attended any or some of the previous episodes, you can still get a lot out of the presentations and discussion, so don't let that prevent you from coming and invite your friends.  We look forward to seeing you all this Friday!


On behalf of the Date Night team, have a Blessed week!


Walt and Pam Birdsall


"The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together" - St. John Chrysostom

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