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June 11th - Tuesday Memo




June 15 – (SA) - Registration Due! – Workday – 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

July 4 – Federal Holiday (Office Closed)

July 20 (SA) – Drive-In Movie Night – Movie and Time TBD

August 15 – Solemnity of the Assumption (Holy Day of Obligation) – Office Closed

Aug 17 (SA) – Back-to-School Night & BBQ Dinner 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. – Mandatory Meeting

Sep. 22 (SU) – International Food Festival Fundraiser – HOURS TBD

Sep. 23 – Fundraiser Recovery Day (No School)

Jan 11, 2020 (SA) – Crab Feed Fundraiser @ St. Helena Catholic School Gym (Tentative)

April 3, 2020 – Jog-a-Thon – First-Friday Half-Day – 11:30 Dismissal



June 11, 2019

St. Barnabas, Apostle & Martyr

Pentecost Tuesday (Traditional Calendar)


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


I forgot to thank Yul Vieyra and his crew for power- washing the building before graduation on Jun. 1. Thank you and sorry!


Watch your mailboxes for your summer packet, coming early next week at the latest. In it you will find third trimester report cards, third trimester honor roll certificates (if applicable), recommended summer reading lists and 5-12 required reading assignments, the first draft of our 2019-2020 school calendar, a supply list, uniform requirements, and probably other things I’m forgetting at this point…J


I am pleased to announce that we have hired two new employeesKara Gittings as Athletic Director/P.E. Teacher and Hannah Puncer as our new 5-6 religion, 6th grade math, 7-8 literature and 7-8 English grammar teacher. Many of you know Kara Gittings as our high school volleyball coach, a position which she will continue to fill, along with being our new athletic director and P.E. teacher for grades K-10. Hannah Puncer hails from Bakersfield, CA and is a recent graduate of Christendom College in Virginia. I am very pleased to have them on board for the 2019-2020 academic year.


We had a great turnout for our parents’ guild meeting last Tuesday. In attendance were Maria Cuevas, Sophia Castańeda, Maureen Rowles, Sal Balderas and Sonia Campos-Balderas, Melissa Buyarksi, Maureen Rowles, Mary Quinn, Adriana Mautner, and (via phone) Andrea Rodriguez. We are looking to fill the offices of president, vice-president, and secretary. If you are interested, please contact me. Thank you to Sophia Castańeda for once again volunteering to handle the treasury department!


Thank you to Brendan and Colleen Roche for hosing our faculty and staff end-of-the-year luncheon at the Roche winery in Sonoma. We had a wonderful lunch complete with Roche winery products. Thank you to outgoing parents’ guild president Susanne Madigan-Heun for arranging all of the details!


Thank you to board member, Eric Muth, for chairing last night’s fundraising meeting. In attendance were Brigitte Wilson, Sal Balderas and Sonia Campos-Balderas, Bob and Mary Quinn, Sophia Castańeda, Cindy Mudge, Kara Gittings, and Jay Hipolito. We planned tentative dates for our three biggest planned fundraisers and discussed other ways to bring much-needed money into the school. Thank you all for your time and input!


Upcoming School Events & Reminders


June 15 (SA) – Registration Due! - Workday – 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.


For those who have not yet registered, this is friendly reminder that registration is due in full for the 2019-2020 school year by Saturday, June 15th. We would appreciate payment no later than 4:00 P.M. on Friday, June 14th if possible since the office is not open on Saturday, June 15th, but if necessary, the deadline can be extended no later than Monday, June 17th @ 4:00 P.M. All late registration payments are subject to a $50 late fee.


Please make every effort to attend our upcoming workday this Saturday from 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. We are hoping to finish clearing out and re-organizing classrooms, the sports and parents’ guild shed, the cave, and also assist with general clean-up and purging. There will be plenty of work for people of varying skills and physical strength. Coffee and donuts will be provided.


Online Summer School!


Kolbe Academy Homeschool is offering live instruction summer courses, to help keep students fresh over the summer months. For students at Kolbe-Trinity Prep we are pleased to offer a 50% discount to help prepare your students for the coming school year! Use code KATP2019 in the admin area, which is located directly above the signature line during the enrollment process. There are no books to purchase so the total cost will be 109.50 per course. Classes begin June 25th and end July 18th.  Sign up today!




Final Atrium Projects


Only two projects left to complete our Atrium! If you can assist with the projects below, please let Mrs. Cuevas know.


  1. Someone to make and install a narrow window sill.  
  2. Someone to sand/prime and paint cabinet doors.  

Prayer Requests

Please continue to remember former Kolbe Academy teacher, Robert Spencer, who is recovering from major heart surgery and for Fr. Christopher Crotty’s fellow spiritual brother from Mt. Tabor in Ukiah, Brother Gideon, who is continuing to recover from a very serious fall from a tree.


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,


John Bertolini

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep