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January 20th - Monday Memo


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

Jan. 22 – Hot Lunch – Tacos - $5

Jan. 23 – Mark Brumley Series on “Spirit of the Liturgy” – 7:00 P.M.

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

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

Jan. 27 – Parent Appreciation Day –Coffee & Donut Holes for Parents @ Drop-Off

Feb. 1 (SA) – Open House for Prospective Students – 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

March 13 – Early Registration Discount Deadline!

March 15 – Deadline for Financial Aid Application – Early Registration Discount!


Jan. 20, 2020

St. Fabian, Pope & Martyr

St. Sebastian, Martyr


Things are up, running, and humming @ Kolbe-Trinity with our upcoming Crab Feed this Saturday, Jan. 25th! So far we have sold over 100 tickets and we are hoping to sell out this event. If you haven’t purchased tickets, buy them today at www.kolbetrinity.org or purchase them from office.  Next week will be jam-packed with special activities at the school to celebrate Catholic Schools Week/School Choice Week culminating in our annual open-house on Saturday, Feb. 1st @ 10:00 A.M. Please see the attached flyer for a full schedule.


By the middle of the week, you should have received progress reports in the mail. A reminder that progress reports only reflect the grade as it currently stands and that there are still six more weeks until the end of the second trimester, culminating in final exams. This is particularly important to remember for parents of students in 7-12 grade who still have essays, midterms, and final exams to factor into their final grades. Students with concerning progress reports have plenty of time to turn things around and students with good progress reports should keep their focus so as not to fall off track.

A big thank you to all of the parents who made time to show up to our final planning meeting for the Crab Feed. It was great to see Maria Angulo, Francisco & Leticia Reyes, Adolfo and Liceth Mendoza, Natividad Zetina, Ana Montiel, Colleen Roche, and Bob and Mary Quinn.


Please join me in thanking Jorge and Isabel Ayala who have spent the last two Saturday mornings pouring additional gravel into the front driveway. A shout out to all of the parents who showed up at our monthly workday headed by Jay Hipolito: Danny and Angelica Rowles, Maria Romo & family, Dennis Healey, and Allison Bertolini. Your help is crucial to keeping up the appearance and maintaining the safety of our campus. Mark your calendars now for our next Saturday workday which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 22nd @ 9:00 A.M.


A very important announcement for all families currently receiving financial aid – there are less than two months to apply for financial aid with BASIC fund (now accepting applications online @ https://www.basicfund.org/ )and the Diocese of Santa Rosa Aquinas Scholarship (available by applying through FACTS online). Families who are seeking financial assistance from the school MUST apply through FACTS and (if they meet the qualifications) through BASIC no later than Sunday, March 15th to be considered. This means that you will need to get your tax returns completed early.


All families at the school can receive a $100 discount on their registration for next school year by enrolling by Friday, March 13th.


Upcoming School Events

Jan. 23 – Mark Brumley Series on Benedict XVI’s The Spirit of the Liturgy –

Session 2 @ 7PM

What does it mean to worship God? How ought we to understand the Liturgy? If Jesus came to bring “worship in Spirit and truth”, why do so many Christians worship in a particular place (church), at a particular time (Sundays), following a particular pattern of worship (liturgy and ritual)? Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI answers these and other important questions in his classic work, The Spirit of the Liturgy. Explore his answers as Mark Brumley leads a nine-session course based on The Spirit of the Liturgy. Classes begin Thursday, January 16, and continue January 23 and 30February 6, 13, 27March 5, 12, and 19.

Sessions will begin @ 7:00 P.M. and will take place at the school. No charge. Donations gratefully accepted.


Jan. 25 – Crab Feed Fundraiser @ Napa Golf Course – 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.


Thank you to the generous sponsorship of the Louise Davies Foundation, Greger-Pacific Marine, Chateau Montelena Winery and newcomers Burbank Housing, Mechanics Bank, and Leavitt United Insurance Services and we have raised $7,000 for our upcoming crab feed on Sat. Jan. 25th!

We would love to sell this event out to raise over $15,000. How 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 our website: www.kolbetrinity.org.


Can’t afford to come? Volunteer to help! Sign-up in the office today!  We need help particularly with food servers.


Jan. 27 –Catholic Schools/School Choice Week - Parent Appreciation Day – Coffee/Donuts @ Drop-Off!



Upcoming Community Events


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.


March 1st (SU) – Jason Evert “Purified” Chastity Discussion– 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. @ St. Patrick’s-St. Vincent’s High School in Vallejo


There is NO MORE important message for our lonely, stressed, and low human-dignity ridden youth culture we're ministering too. Tickets can be purchased via this link - https://chastity.com/seminars/events/

Suitable for students aged 13+


Prayer Requests


Please pray for former Kolbe Academy student (and my classmate) Michael Arribage who is currently battling stage-4 kidney cancer and don’t forget to remember John Carr who is hoping and praying for a full recovery from cancer.


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam


John Bertolini