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March 9th Monday Memo


March 11 – Hot Lunch –Pupusas!-$5 - Parents Guild Meeting – 3:00 P.M.

March 12 – Jog-a-Thon Business Sponsorships Due! Mark Brumley Series on Benedict XVI’s The Spirit of the Liturgy -Session 7 @ 7PM

March 13-Diocesan Professional Development – No School -Office Open

March 16 –Financial Aid Application Deadline!

March 21 (SA) – K8 -Father-Daughter Dance – 7:00 – 9:00 PM

March 24-26- Terra Nova Standardized Testing for Grades 1-8 (TU–TH)

March 21 (SA) -Saturday Workday – 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

March 26-State of the School– Mandatory Meeting -6:00 – 7:30 P.M.

March 27 –Early Registration Discount Deadline


April 3 – Jog-a-Thon

April 9 – Holy Thursday – Minimum Day – 12:15 Dismissal

April 10 – Good Friday – NO SCHOOL – Office Closes @ 12:00 P.M.

April 13 – 17 – Easter Break – Office Closed

April 20 – Classes Resume


March 9, 2020

Monday of the 2nd Week of Lent/St. Frances of Rome


The third trimester is underway and we will be going full speed ahead into Easter break with our Jog-a-Thon Fundraiser. A big thank you to the Duncan, Wagner, Amador, Uribe, Meyer, Rodriguez, Alba, Haeuser, and Birdsall families for already successfully soliciting Jog-a-Thon business sponsorshipsAll Jog-a-Thon business sponsorships are due no later than 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 12th. We are doing a great job soliciting sponsors so far, so let’s sprint to the finish and go for the gold in business sponsorships!


On a more somber note, we are continuing to monitor all of the recent developments surrounding the outbreak of the coronavirus/covid-19. Attached to this memo is a communication from the Napa County Health and Human Services Agency in both English and Spanish. Please read it carefully!


On a happier note, the response to our development dinner has now generated over $40,000! Looks like it might be one our most, if not our most, successful development dinner ever! Money is still coming in…..:)! Thank you all for your prayers and hard work!



Upcoming School Events


March 11 –Parents Guild Meeting – 3:00 P.M.


Please join Parents Guild President Colleen Roche this coming Wednesday @ 3:00 P.M. We are looking for parents to assist with both upcoming K-8 Father-Daughter Dance on Saturday, March 21st and Jog-a-Thon on Friday, April 3rd. Please join us!


Mar. 12 - Mark Brumley Series on Benedict XVI’s The Spirit of the Liturgy

     Session 7 @ 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 will conclude on March 19.

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


Athletics Update!....from Desk of A.D. Kara Gittings


Track season is here! Calling all K-8! If you are interested in track. please contact me. High school track has already begjlkun, but there is still time to sign up. See me if you are interested.

K-8 Track Practice Starts Wednesday March 11th -- Practices will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3-3:45pm .


High School Girls Soccer scrimmage will take place today, March 9th @ 4pm at Napa Valley College. 


Important Reminder Re: Yearbook!


High School Yearbook Committee is now taking orders for the 2019-2020 yearbook. Order forms are attached. If you have any questions, please contact Sophia Haeuser at

Thank you! 

Estimados Padres de KT:

El Comité del Anuario de la Escuela Secundaria ahora está tomando pedidos para el anuario 2019-2020Se adjuntan los formularios de pedido. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Sophia Haeuser en




Upcoming Community Events


March 29 – May 1 – Consecration to St. Joseph @ St. Thomas Aquinas Parish


St. Thomas Aquinas Church is hosting a 33 Day preparation program for a "Consecration to St. Josephstarting Sunday, March 29, in the parish hall. This 33 day preparation program is based on the very popular new book titled CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH, written by well-known speaker, author, and priest, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC.


Meetings will take place on Sunday afternoons, starting March 29, from 4:00-5:15 pm to read, pray & discuss the program, and conclude with a Consecration on May 1, Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.


Drawing on the wealth of the Church's living tradition, Fr. Calloway guides us to entrust ourselves to our spiritual father's loving care. In the midst of a world in crisis and at war with the Church, this richly researched program brings to life the wonders, the power, and great love of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and the Terror of Demons. Registration is necessary to take part in this program. 


You can register directly with Tony Ryan by emailing him at  confirming that you are taking part or register in the parish hall at St. Thomas after weekend Masses starting March 14-15. The only cost is the book, CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH, which is $15 and you can order it online at:, or call toll-free at 1-800-462-7426. Here is a link to the book product page at Shop Mercy:  


Please order the book as soon as possible as they have been constantly running out of stock and having to reprint. It's an incredibly popular new book and consecration program. So Order Now!


Connolly Ranch Easter Break Camp: April 13-17


This Spring, our discovery - based curriculum will focus on new beginnings. Together we will tune into the ever changing environment, begin planting seeds in our edible garden, care for our new baby animals and meander the trails of Westwood Hills. Campers will also engage in projects and activities centered around eco -art, farm-to-table cooking, music and movement. 

Our unique environment and all its loose parts provides spontaneous opportunities to learn from what “just happened”; allowing children to become dynamic learners, divergent thinkers and mindful leaders.  


Easter Break Camp is open to children Kindergarten through 5th grade and runs from 8:30 - 3:00 pm with the option to register for aftercare until 5:00 pm.


Here is the link to registration.  


Thank you so much for your support!

Katie Hackett
Education Director

Connolly Ranch Education Center

510- 672-5874 (cell)

707-224-1894 (office)


Raffle @ St. Thomas Aquinas – Jesse Romero Parish Mission – May 29-30


Nationally acclaimed bilingual Catholic speaker Jesse Romero will be giving a Parish Mission in Spanish and English on Friday, May 29th and Saturday, May 30th. The parish will be having a special raffle in order to raise the necessary funds for this event. Tickets are $20 each & only 100 tickets will be sold.

Raffle prizes include tours and tastings at Napa and Sonoma wineries as well as a grand prize worth $1,500.


More information and tickets are available after each Mass, or see Ken Dumars or Mary Quinn to purchase your tickets!


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