12/6 – HS Girls and Boys Basketball @ Home vs. North Hills Christian – 6:00/7:30 P.M.
12/7 -Kolbe-Trinity Night @ Napa on Ice – 7:00 P.M. – Napa Valley Expo
12/8 -Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Holy Day of Obligation – NO SCHOOL
12/9 – Drive-In Movie Night @ Kolbe-Trinity – 6:30 P.M.
12/10 (SA) – December Workday – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. – JH Girls Basketball vs. St. Eugene’s @ St. Rose, Santa Rosa – 10:15 A.M. – HS Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Marin School – 7:00 P.M.
12/13 – HS Girls & Boys Basketball @ Christo Rey, Sacramento – 6:00/7:30 P.M.
12/14 – HS Drama Shakespeare Presentation – 6:00 P.M. @ School
12/15 – Break for Lunch Hot Lunch -HS Boys Basketball @ Redwood Adventist, Santa Rosa – 5:00 P.M.
12/16 – Christmas Program @ School - 7:00 P.M.
12/18 – (SU) – Pancakes with Santa – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. @ School
12/19 – High School Field Trip to St. Anthony’s Kitchen
12/21 – Half-Day – 11:40 Dismissal
12/22 – Alumni Basketball Game @ Crosswalk – 6:00 P.M.
12/22 – 1/8 – Christmas Break- NO SCHOOL
1/9 – School Resumes
Memorial of St. Nicholas, Bishop
December 6. 2016
From the Desk of the Headmaster
I hope you have all had a fulfilling Advent so far. As I mentioned last week, there’s a lot going on until we get to Christmas break starting Dec. 22nd, so please keep an extra eye on your e-mail to check for periodic schedule changes and updates.
I have some great news to share with you regarding our Giving Tuesday Appeal to raise funds to help purchase the property we currently rent on 2055 Redwood Rd. Not only have we raised the $15,000 we needed to maximize our goal of $45,000, thanks to the generous dollar-for-dollar match given to us by our friends at The Charitable Exchange and the Kolbe Homeschool, but we have exceeded it by almost $10,000 bringing the grand total to almost $55,000! On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to extend my extreme gratitude to those of you who donated to this crucial campaign. May God continue to bless you and your family during this holy season of Advent in anticipation of the greatest gift of all at Christmas.
Speaking of giving, I would like to bring your attention to a wonderful organization, China Little Flower, whose founder and executive manager Brent Johnson, visited our entire student body yesterday afternoon to speak about the work that his organization does helping to save the lives of Chinese orphans currently being neglected in China or to facilitate their adoption by loving families. Please consider a donation to their very worthwhile cause, particularly during this season of giving. For more information or to donate online, please visit their website @ http://www.chinalittleflower.org.
Kolbe-Trinity Night @ Napa on Ice
This year, Kolbe-Trinity is a proud sponsor of Napa on Ice at the Napa Valley Expo and we would like to encourage as many families as possible to show up to go ice-skating tomorrow @ 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7th. Mr. Duncan and myself will be there to pass out brochures advertising our great school and we would love to have as many parents and students from the school show up to represent us. Remember that YOU are our greatest representatives and salespeople. To sweeten the deal and encourage more people to come, I have a limited availability of free passes that will be dispensed on a first-come, first-serve basis from the office. (There’s only six passes left!) Limit two per family. And remember, there is no school the next day!
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception – No School
Since Thursday, Dec. 8th is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation, there will no school. Don’t forget to avail yourself of the multiple opportunities to attend Mass on this day. Classes will resume as usual on Friday, Dec. 9th.
Friday Drive-In Movie @ the School
Thanks to Bob Quinn, an old favorite is returning to Kolbe-Trinity on Friday, Dec. 9th……the drive-in movie! In anticipation of the upcoming Christmas festivities, we will be showing Elf, starring Will Ferrell. The film is rated PG. The parking lot will open at 6:00pm and the movie will start at 6:30pm. The cost is $5 per car, and concessions will be sold. All proceeds will go to student government to purchase fleece for the annual “Blankets for the Homeless Drive”. Note: This event will proceed despite potential rainy weather.
Saturday Maintenance Day
On Saturday, Dec. 10th from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. we will be having our monthly maintenance and repair day at the school. Coffee and donuts will be provided, as usual. These workdays present a great opportunity to earn your requisite 30 service hours. See the attached flyer for an updated maintenance list.
5/6 Grade Service Project – Operation with Love from Home
Thank you to all the people who generously donated goods to ship overseas to our men and women in uniform during the Christmas season. On Saturday, Dec. 10th, volunteers will be assembling and packaging materials to be shipped @ Crosswalk Community Church gym from 9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Please consider bringing your children with you to help assemble these care packages.
Shakespeare Performance @ the School
The Wojtyla Workshop (High School Drama Program) proudly presents "The Play's the Thing: A Night of Selected Shakespearean Monologues". The performance will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, December 14th. Doors open at 5.00pm and the show begins at 6.00pm. Tickets will be $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. All proceeds will go to fund future Wojtyla Workshop events. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, including pictures and information about the cast, please see the attached program.
On Friday, Dec. 16th @ 7:00 P.M. we will present our annual program in anticipation of the upcoming celebration of Christmas. The program will featuring skits and choral performances by students ranging from T-K to 12 (perhaps even a bonus performance from our new faculty and staff choir, assembled by 3-4 teacher, Karen Schindler.) This program will take place in the Fellowship Hall and is usually the best attended event in the entire school year, so get here early to ensure a seat! Refreshments will be served afterward.
Pancakes with Santa – Last Chance!
If you missed last Saturday’s event, there’s still an opportunity to have pancakes with Santa! On Sunday, Dec. 18th from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., you can have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy a delicious breakfast featuring Principal Emeritus Brian Muth’s world-famous homemade pancakes with succulent breakfast sausage. Cost is $7 per person for breakfast and includes an opportunity to bring your own camera to take pictures with Santa. See the attached flyer for more information.
Carols and Lessons @ St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
The Holy Family Choir, all six of whose members have ties to Kolbe-Trinity, will be presenting the Carols and Lessons prayer service one final time during Advent, to help you prepare for the Christmas feast. Carols and Lessons is an evening prayer service originally from England. It was first held at Cambridge University in 1918, to give thanks for the end of the Great War. It comprises nine Scripture readings from the Old and New Testament which pertain to the promise and birth of the Messiah. Interspersed are familiar carols to sing with the choir, and motets and carols presented by the choir, including English carols from the 15th century, American Christmas hymnody from Colonial Times, and music from the Renaissance and 20th century from Germany, France, Spain, and Eastern Europe.
Our final service of Carols and Lessons will be presented at St. Thomas Aquinas on the 4th Sunday of Advent, December 18, at 7:30pm. The service takes about 90 minutes. Fr. Gary Sumpter will preside. It’s a good way to do a little caroling without getting cold and wet, and is a lot more edifying than Sunday Night Football. It is also a bit of relief from the mundane Christmas music you will be hearing in all the stores and malls from now on.
This is the third straight year the Holy Family Choir has presented this service. Three years makes a tradition, so come and be a part of it.
Steve Perry, Director – Holy Family Choir
Athletics Update – Check your e-mail tomorrow for the sports bulletin!
New Kolbe-Trinity Apparel Available!
Just in time for the upcoming Christmas season, you can now purchase our new Kolbe-Trinity spirit wear including the now famous fleece modeled by yours truly! Not only is the apparel attractive, it’s a great way to advertise this wonderful school. To place your order, simply go to Athletic Feat (3367 Solano Ave) located in the Redwood Plaza shopping center. Attached is an order form for you to print out and bring with you when you order.
Fingerprinting for Volunteers
Anybody who wishes to volunteer to earn requisite service hours and assist in whatever capacity next year (athletic coaching, field trips, driving for sporting events, lunch duty, etc.) MUST have been fingerprinted and needed to have this information submitted to the diocese ASAP. Please contact Emily in the office immediately to begin the process if you have not done so.
Please pray for Sabine Krygier, co-founder and teacher at Trinity Education Center who is battling late-stage cancer. Please continue to keep Catherine Audrey-Quinn in your prayers.
Ad majorem Dei gloriam!