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January 6th - Monday Memo


Jan. 6 – Office Open from 7:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Jan. 7 – Classes Resume

Jan. 8 – Hot Lunch – Beef or Chicken Burritos - $5 – Parents Guild Meeting – 3:00 P.M.

Jan. 17- 8th Grade Day w/ Bishop Vasa – 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. – Progress Reports Mailed Home

Jan. 18 (SA) - Workday – 9:00  A.M.– 12:00 P.M.

Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL – OFFICE CLOSED

Jan. 25 – Crab Feed Fundraiser @ Napa Golf Course – 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. (Sign Up Sheet in the Office) – TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Jan. 26-Feb. 1 (Catholic Schools Week)


Jan. 6, 2020

Monday after Epiphany/St. Andre Bessette

Feast of the Epiphany (Traditional Calendar)


Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a Blessed Epiphanytide! Tomorrow we will invoke the intercession of the three kings by marking the side-entrance door with blessed chalk and asking for God’s continued protection over our school. As we approach the half-way point of the year, please continue to keep all of the students, parents, staff, and board members of the school in your prayers.


Thank you to all of the people who helped out with the Christmas program on Dec. 19th with buying, serving, and cleaning up from the refreshments. A special shout-out in particular to Paul Woodward and Nate Wentzel who helped with transporting the risers back and forth from St. Joan of Arc Hall. And thank you, of course, to the participating students, their teachers, and their parents!

$100 Family Challenge -Final Update!

We did it! Thanks to the generosity of more families who stepped up to meet our $100 challenge, we raised over $5,000 from our families! Thank you again for your generous support. In other great news, we also had 100 percent participation from our nine board members who all contributed to raise over $2,250! Although we did not reach our Christmas appeal goal of $50,000, we did raise almost $43,000!

Upcoming School Events


Jan. 8 – 3:00 P.M. – Parents Guild Meeting


Please join us this coming Wednesday, January 8th, at 3:00 P.M. for our monthly parents guild meeting. Our upcoming crab feed and development dinner will be prominent topics. A full agenda will be sent out on Tuesday from Parents Guild president, Colleen Roche.


Jan. 25 – Crab Feed Fundraiser @ Napa Golf Course – 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. (Sign Up Sheet in the Office)


Thank you to the generous sponsorship of the Louise Davies Foundation, Greger-Pacific Marine, and Chateau Montelena Winery, we have already raised $4,000 for our upcoming crab feed on Sat. Jan. 25th! Interested in having your business or know a business who would be interested in sponsoring this event? See the attached flyer which contains detailed information for potential sponsors.

How else can you help? Buy tickets and bring some friends along to enjoy a great party and introduce them to Kolbe-Trinity! You can purchase tickets online by visiting the following link:  


Can’t afford to come? Volunteer to help! Sign-up in the office today!


Upcoming Community Event


St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Dinner & Fundraiser-  Feb. 21- 6:00 P.M.


The annual St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Dinner & Fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 21st, 2020 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. Dinner will include an entrée, salad, vegetables, coffee, and dessert. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Tickets will be sold after all Saturday evening Masses and Sunday Masses beginning the first weekend of January. A silent auction and raffle will also be held at the event. Don’t wait-buy NOW before tickets run out. For more information, contact Bob Quinn at 259-4800 or Ken Dumars at 255-4916. No tickets will be sold at the door or the parish office.


Prayer Requests


Thank you for your prayers for Steven Silvagni’s mother-in-law, Angela Cabacungan, who was believed to be nearing death due to kidney failure. She has made a miraculous recovery which her doctor attributes to prayer! Thank you also for your prayers for the health of Bill Jenuwine, father of Fr. David Jenuwine, who has recovered from a stroke.


Please remember to pray for former Kolbe Academy student (and my classmate) Michael Arribage who is currently battling stage-4 kidney cancer and also for John Carr who continues to be treated for cancer. Thank you for your prayers!


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam


John Bertolini