Tuesday September 8th - Tuesday Memo

Sep. 14 – In-Person Instruction Begins for Students in K-6

Sep. 25 – Diocesan Professional Development – (No  School)



September 8, 2020

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Today marks the 40th anniversary of the first day of school at Kolbe Academy, then housed at 551 Coombs St,  with less than 20 students, on September 8th, 1980. We owe a tremendous gratitude to the Crotty, Muth, Cortese, and Rodgers families since without their vision, hard work, and generosity, this school would have never seen the light of day, let alone still be surviving 40 years later against all odds. Unfortunately, due to the horrendous air quality, combined with high winds, we made the difficult decision to  call off the Mass we had scheduled on the school grounds today to not only honor the birthday of our Blessed Mother, but to thank God for his many blessings to our school over the last 40 years.


Since Napa County has deemed it safe enough for schools to re-open on Monday, September 14th, we are going ahead with a phased approach to re-opening, beginning with students in grades K-6 on Monday, September 14th, and hopefully adding grades 7-12 on Monday, October 5th. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we balance many different factors to try and do our best for our students, teachers, and parents.


Agape Update Coming Soon!


Agape was held again this past Saturday. Be sure to check your e-mail for a full update tomorrow.


Prayer Requests


Please continue your prayers for John Carr who will being undergoing more aggressive treatment for his cancer tomorrow. He is deeply appreciative to you all for the prayers.


Thank you for your continued prayers for former Kolbe Academy student (and my classmate) Michael Arribage who is currently battling stage-4 kidney cancer. His treatment continues to move in a very positive direction. Please continue to keep Jay Hipolito’s grandfather, Henry Ramirez, in your prayers and also Bethany Pham, an 8-year girl battling cancer who is a student at St. Apollinaris Catholic School. Please continue to make time every day to pray the Rosary for Our Lady’s intercession against the COVID-19 pandemic.



Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,


John Bertolini

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep