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May 30th Tues. Memo

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May 31 – Parents’ Guild Meeting – 7:00 P.M. in the X-Room

June 1 – Special In-N-Out Hot Lunch (FLYER ATTACHED)- Academic Awards Night – 7:00 P.M. -Fellowship Hall

June 2 –Half-Day– 11:40 Dismissal – 12:00 P.M. School Mass @ St. Thomas Aquinas - Friday Afternoon Workday 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. (FLYER ATTACHED)

June 3 (SA) Golf Tournament @ Vintners’ Golf Course in Yountville – 8:00 A.M. (Flyers Attached)

June 5 – Traditional Latin Sung Mass – 7:45 A.M.

June 6 – Third Trimester Final Exams Begin -Dismissal @ 2:50 (SCHEDULE ATTACHED)

June 7-9 – Third Trimester Exams – Dismissal @ 11:40

June 9 – Last Day of School –Field Day Game Activities @ 10:00 A.M. followed by All-School Lunch @ 11:00 A.M.  Baccalaureate Mass @ St. Thomas Aquinas Church – 7:00 P.M.

June 10 – Graduation @ Kolbe-Trinity – 10:00 A.M.


May 30, 2017

Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter

St. Felix, Pope & Martyr (Traditional Calendar)


Whether you got caught up on household chores, travelled, rocked out at Bottle Rock, rested, relaxed, barbequed, or all or none of the above, I hope you were all at least able to catch your breath a bit as we head towards the finish line of the 2016-2017 academic year.


Last Wednesday, May 24th, we held our sports banquet in which we honored all our high school athletes who participated in volleyball, flag football, basketball, and baseball. Special honors were given to volleyball coach Tonja Dilly after her highly successful volleyball season in which she led her ladies to the playoffs. Congratulations and thank you again for your many years of service to the school in the volleyball program, Tonja. Your talent and dedication will certainly be missed next year. AD, flag-football, and baseball coach Jim Klaczak oversaw accolades with help from boys’ and girls’ basketball coach Ken Franklin. Thank you to Mary Quinn for stepping in to replace the ailing Cathie Schmitgal in coordinating the logistics for food and drink. Thank you to all the parents, coaches, and most importantly the students for their excellent athletic performances alongside their busy academic, work, and family schedules. 



Upcoming Events


June 1 –Special In-N-Out Hut Lunch (Flyer Attached) Academic Awards Night – 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. – Fellowship Hall


This coming Thursday, June 1st, is the last hot lunch of the year and we will be honoring our seven graduating seniors by serving them, at their request, In-N-Out hamburgers and/or cheeseburgers. Although they will not pay for their lunch, the entire student body from grades TK-11 will have the opportunity to order hamburgers and/or cheeseburgers! There is, however, one very important condition to getting this delicious food: you must pre-order and pre-pay by 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday (tomorrow), May 31st using the attached flyer that was also sent home to the eldest child/adolescent in the family in hard copy.  No same-day orders will be accepted!


By now, you should have received notification in the mail if your child(ren) or adolescent(s) are going to be honored at this year’s academic awards night. The faculty and staff always relish the opportunity to give accolades to well-deserving students for a job well done. The ceremonies will kick off at 7:00 P.M. with first and second trimester honor roll recipients, followed by individual subject awards, and schoolwide awards. Following the presentation of awards, a reception will follow. If you are attending, we need volunteers to bring ice cream and brownies. We could also use help with setup, serving, and cleanup. Please visit the following website to sign up! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aaaae28a13-academic


June 2 – Friday Afternoon Workday – 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. (See Attached List)


Due to the upcoming annual golf tournament coming up on Saturday, June 3rd, our regularly-scheduled Saturday workday has been moved to Friday afternoon June 2nd from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. We will provide refreshing cold drinks of both the alcoholic (to those of age, of course) and non-alcoholic variety. We’ll be spending the entire three hours preparing the grounds for the upcoming graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 10th.  Attached to this memo you will find an updated and prioritized list of tasks to complete. See you Friday afternoon!


June 3 (SA) – Annual Golf Tournament at Vintners’ Golf Course in Yountville


This coming Saturday, June 3rd we are proud to present our annual golf tournament on at Vintners’ Golf Course in Yountville. Tee time is at 8:00 A.M. All proceeds go to support the Kolbe-Trinity sports program. If you own a business or know a business who would interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Bob Quinn at 707-227-7299 or A.D. Jim Klaczak at 214-907-4343. See the attached flyers for more details.


June 5 – Pentecost Monday Traditional Latin Sung High Mass – 7:45 A.M.


Our last school Mass of the year will be a sung High Mass for Pentecost Monday celebrated by Fr. David Jenuwine. Although no longer extant in the new calendar, Pentecost contained a first-class octave (similar to the Easter Octave still celebrated in the new calendar) which continued the celebration all throughout the week after Pentecost Sunday. Please join us for a beautiful liturgy to praise, honor, and adore the Holy Spirit and to ask for the continual outpouring of his gifts.


June 6 –9 – Third Trimester Exams

It’s hard to believe, but the third trimester exams begin next Tuesday, June 6th. Final exams are an essential component of Ignatian classical education and constitute a significant, but not disproportionate component of the final grade. As with any kind of test, the better students have prepared over the trimester in attending classes, taking good notes, and staying on top off all homework assignments, the easier a final exam will be. That being said, even the most diligent students will need to spend a significant amount of time studying for each exam. In order to help students prepare, teacher will be reviewing beginning at the end of this week and into Monday and Tuesday (in some cases) next week. Tuesday, June 6th will NOT be a half-day as previously announced last week. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Wednesday, June 7 – Friday, June 9th will be half-days with dismissal at 11:40 A.M. The 7-12 grade exam schedule is attached.


June 9 – Final Day of Exams and School – Field Day & End-of-the-Schoolyear Lunch – 11:40 Dismissal – 7:00 P.M. Baccalaureate Mass @ St. Thomas Aquinas Church


Friday, June 9th will be the last day of school. School will begin at the normal time with one last final exam ending at 9:15. Students will then help to clean out their desks, cubbies, lockers, and return all books. Any lost or damaged books will be billed to the corresponding family so if you have any text books at home, please do make an effort to have your child(ren)/adolescent(s) return them to the appropriate teacher. Following class clean-up, there will be outdoor games put on by the student government followed by one last hot lunch served by the parents’ guild to the entire student body at no charge. Dismissal will occur at 11:40 A.M.


In the evening @ 7:00 P.M. our chaplain, Fr. Gary Sumpter, will celebrate our annual Baccalaureate Mass for the eighth grade and senior graduates along with their family and friends at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.


June 10 – Graduation – 10:00 A.M. @ Kolbe-Trinity


Our annual commencement exercises, utilizing our newly-built stage (thank you, Pat Arend!), will take place on Saturday morning, June 10th @ 10:00 A.M. Please join us as we honor our eighth grade and senior graduates. Our commencement speaker will be Linda Norman, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Santa Rosa.

News and Updates!

Meal Train for the Chris and Emily Arend Family

Congratulations to the Chris and Emily Arend family on the birth of their newest child, Henry, born yesterday morning! Lauren Maykowski has generously offered to spearhead a meal train for the next few weeks. Emily has spent countless hours donating her time, talent, and treasure to the school over the last two years as parents’ guild president, assisting with fundraisers, or doing whatever has been asked of her so please do prayerfully consider making her family a meal. Please visit the following website https://mealtrain.com/0n8dvv. to sign up.

Vacation Bible School @ St. Apollinaris – June 19-June 23

Youth Minister, Dominic Figueroa, with help from Fr. David Jenuwine, will be spearheading Vacation Bible School at St. Apollinaris from June 19-June 23 from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. See the flyer for more details.

Teacher Looking to Rent 1 Bedroom Apt/Studio

Greg Williams is looking to rent either a 1 bedroom apartment or studio in the next couple of months. If you know anybody who has one available, please contact Greg directly at gwilliams@kolbetrinity.org

Summer Evening Latin Course

Greg Williams will be offering an evening Latin class in July for any interested parents or members of the community for a small fee. If you are considering taking the class, please contact Emily in the office to express your interest. More details will be forthcoming.

Summer Evening 20th-21st Century European History Class

Have you ever wondered about what contributed to the rise of Communism, Fascism, the European Union, and Islamic terrorism in Europe? Interested in discovering the causes and consequences of World War I and World War II? Study European history with yours truly, John Bertolini, on select evenings from the middle to the end of July. Parents, members of the community, and incoming seniors are welcome to attend. A small fee will be charged. If you are considering taking the class, please contact Emily in the office to express your interest. More details will be forthcoming.

Summer School – July 17-20 July 24-27 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. – SAVE THE DATES!

World War I Film Festival

Since 1917 is the 100th anniversary of the entrance of the United States in World War I, I have decided to institute a summer film festival in July featuring three World War I movies: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Sergeant York (1941), and Paths of Glory (1957). There will be a short introduction to the film, followed by a viewing of the film, and a short retrospective afterwards. All films will be shown in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday(s), July 15th, July 22nd, and July 29th at 7:00 P.M. There will be no charge for this event, but donations will be gratefully accepted.



Transitional Kindergarten


We have a great TK curriculum and an amazing TK teacher, Jessica DeGrange, but we need more students to have a separate TK program next year. We are now up to four potential students, and we only need one more to offer a separate TK program. TK will be scheduled for five days-a-week tentatively taking place from 7:50-12:10. After consulting with Linda Norman, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Santa Rosa, it appears that we are allowed to accept students younger than four years and nine months old. If your child will turn four by Sept. 1st, they are eligible for TK. If you are interested in enrolling your child in transitional kindergarten next year or if you know of anyone who has a child at that age, please contact the office ASAP

Tuition Contracts for 2017-2018

…….from bookkeeper Toni Williams


By now everyone should have received their Family Tuition Contracts in the mail.  Contained in the mailing is a letter from Board President Walt Birdsall, a quick information sheet from me (Toni) two copies of the Tuition Contract and two copies of the Policy Overview page. One copy is for you to keep for your home records and one copy is for you to sign, date and return with your registration payment by June 1st.  A late fee of $50 will be attached to any registration payment that comes in after the June 1st deadline(Note – This late fee will NOT apply to those who are requesting financial aid and have filled out the appropriate documentation by June 1st.)


I am always available for questions so please call me, Monday – Thursday at 707-690-9262 or Friday’s at 707-258-9030.  My email is bookkeeping@kolbetrinity.org and I view my email every day.


God Bless,


Toni Williams

Fingerprinting for Volunteers: Anybody who wishes to volunteer to earn requisite service hours and assist in whatever capacity (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.

Prayer Requests

Catherine Audrey-Quinn was recently admitted to the hospital and her family is asking all of us to re-double our prayer efforts.  Catherine is currently suffering from a very aggressive stage-4 cancer. If you aren’t in the regular habit of praying the rosary in the evening, (or if you’re like me and often finding excuses not to say it), please make an effort to spend some time in prayer asking Our Lord and his Blessed Mother to surround Catherine with their love and consolation.  

Recent CT scans indicate that Chuck Rowles’ health continues to show dramatic and unexpectedly strong improvement that is nothing short of miraculous. Please continue to keep Chuck and his entire extended family in your prayers so that he will be ultimately cured of his stage-4 colon cancer, and that he can return to enjoying a full and active life with his family and friends. Please see the message below from Chuck’s eldest son, Chris.

Please pray for us; masses, novenas and prayers of support are what we really need now as we are still discovering what treatment options are available to him at this time. 

Donations are also welcome. We are hoping to have a consultation with MD ANDERSON CANCER CLINIC in Houston TX, and all proceeds will help to supplement Mary and Chuck’s trip to Houston. Thank you everyone for your support and let’s pray that God intercedes for us.

Caringbridge: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/charlesrowles


(Donations should go through WonderWe, donations through Caring Bridge do not help Chuck)

St. Peregrine Novena

 Ad majorem Dei gloriam!

Mr. Bertolini