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Tuesday May 15th - Tuesday Memo


May 16 – May Crowning and Marian Raffle

May 16 – High School Fine Arts Showcase – 7:00 P.M. Postponed Until Jun 2 Graduation

May 17 – Hot Lunch – Seniors’ Choice – Panda Express – $5 - Sports Banquet – 6:00 P.M.

May 18 – 7/8 Field Trip to Six Flags/ HS Hike to Aetna Springs

May 19 (SA) – Golf Tournament @ Vintner’s Golf Club in Yountville – 8:00 A.M.

May 21 – Pentecost Monday Traditional Latin High Mass

May 22 – 3/4 Grade Mission Projects & 5/6 Writers’ Night – 7:00 P.M.

May 24 – Academic Awards Night – 7:00 P.M.

May 26 (SA) – May Saturday Workday – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

May 28 – Memorial Day (No School)

May 29- Final Exams Begin (Full Day)

May 30 - Jun1 (Final Exams Continue – 12:15 Dismissal)

May 31 – Fr. Gary Sumpter – Fathers of the Church- Lecture #9 – 7:30 P.M.

Jun 1 – Graduate Baccalaureate Mass 7:00 P.M.

Jun 2 (SA) – Graduation Ceremony – 10:00 A.M.


May 15, 2018

St. Isidore the Farmer

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle, Confessor (Traditional Calendar)


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


We’re almost halfway through the “90 Days of May” and the next two-and-a-half weeks will be jam-packed with religious, academic, and athletic school events culminating with our graduation onSaturday, June 2ndSpeaking of graduation, I am happy to announce our commencement speaker for this year: Deacon Dance Farrell.


Deacon Dance was ordained in September of 2016 by Bishop Robert Vasa, currently serves as the Director of Campus Ministry for St. Bernard’s Academy in Eureka, California, and also teaches theology for grades 7-12. He has spent much of his life in service of the faith of the young, as a youth minister in Eureka, working with the Humboldt State University Newman Center, monastic youth retreats with Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ukiah as a scoutmaster, and working with summer camps for children with cerebral palsy, the blind, and deaf. He has helped found mission trips working with the homeless in Eureka, as well as in Ensenada, Mexico.


Week in Review – May 7-11


Mark Brumley gave an excellent talk on the “Catholic St. Paul” last Thursday, May 10th. Given that our already busy schedules get even busier in May, turnout was fair.  On behalf of the school community, I want to thank Mark for taking the time out of his very busy schedule to give such an engaging and informative talk and I hope to have him back at some point in the near future.


Upcoming School Events!


May 16 – May Crowning and Marian Raffle


Our annual May Crowning will take place tomorrow Wednesday, May 16th following a Votive Mass of the Blessed Mother. Students and parents are asked to bring flowers to present to Our Lady at the end of the rosary procession. Recent first communicants are encouraged to come dressed in their First Communion dresses and suits. Following the rosary procession we will have a reception of donuts, juice, and coffee. At 11:30 A.M., we will have our annual Marian Raffle in which students can purchase raffle tickets ($.25 a ticket or 5 for $1) and enter to win various items of a religious nature. Tickets will be on sale in every homeroom by the end of this week. All proceeds go to benefit the sacristy fund. 


May 17 – Sports Banquet – 6:00 P.M.


Parents of Trinity Prep high school athletes in either flag football, basketball, and/or track and field will be receiving invitations soon for our annual sports banquet. Dinner will begin at 6:00 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, May 17th. RSVP today by 4:00 P.M. to Maria Cuevas in the office (office@kolbetrinity.org – 707-258-9030)


May 18 – 7/8 Field Trip to Six Flags/ HS Hike to Aetna Springs


This Friday, May 18th, our 7-8 grade students will be going on their annual end-of-the-year field trip to Six Flogs in Vallejo, while the high school students will be making a one-way hike on the Oat Hill Mine Trail from Calistoga to Aetna Springs. Students should arrive in modest free dress for Mass and then will spend the rest of the school day on their field trip. Please sign and return all permission slips as soon as possible.


May 19 (SA) – Golf Tournament @ Vintner’s Golf Club in Yountville – 8:00 A.M. (FLYER ATTACHED)


Our annual golf tournament to benefit our sports program is only 5 days away on this coming Saturday, May 19th Vintner’s Golf Club in Yountville. There are a diminishing amount of spaces availableso be sure to sign up today on our website!


We are still looking for business sponsorsAttached you will find an additional informational flyer listing all of the different levels of sponsorship. Please help us support Kolbe-Trinity athletics.


May 21 – Traditional Latin High Mass – 7:55 A.M.


This coming Monday, May 21st, Fr. David Jenuwine will be offering a traditional Latin High Mass for the Monday after Pentecost. In the traditional Roman Calendar Pentecost is celebrated for an entire week so every day in Pentecost Week is considered a solemnity, much in the same way that Easter Week is denoted. If you have never experienced a traditional Latin High Mass, this would be an excellent opportunity to advantage of this beautiful form of Catholic worship.


May 22 – 3/4 Grade Mission Projects & 5/6 Writers’ Night – 7:00 P.M.


All parents are invited, but parents of students in grades 3-6 are strongly encouraged to attend to watch the 3-4 grade students make their individual California mission presentations and the 5-6 grade present their quality written work. These presentations are the fruit of an entire year’s work on the part of the students under the direction of Mrs. Rowles and Mrs. Fidler. Please make every effort to attend.


May 24 – Academic Awards Night – 7:00 P.M.


Next Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 P.M. is our annual academic awards night. If your child has received an individual subject award, honor roll in either or both of the first two trimesters, or a school-wide award, you will receive an e-mail notification by this Thursday, May 17thPlease make every effort to have both parents and children in attendance.


May 26 (SA) – May Saturday Workday – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.


Our final workday of the school year is next Saturday, May 26th. This is our last workday before our graduation ceremonies so we will focus on making the campus as attractive as possible so that our seniors and eighth-graders will have a venue worthy of their accomplishments. Please see the attached document for a list of chores. As usual, coffee and donuts will be provided.


News and Updates


Inquiries and Shadow Students


Due to the closure of St. Helena Catholic School, we are receiving a very large number of inquiries for next school year. Because of this, please note that the administrative and office staff will be busier than usual. If it takes a bit longer to receive an e-mail back, a phone call, or schedule a meeting, it is most likely due to this so uptick, so please bear with us.  Alongside inquiries, we are also anticipating a large volume of potential students spending “shadow” days in the classroom from now until the end of the school year. Thank you for your understanding.


Upcoming Community Events


Friday – May 18 – Date Night @ St. A’s


Date Night is this Friday.  For most of us May tends to be a very busy month with the end of "all things" looming around the corner - school, sports, music recitals, etc. and the mad rush to finish before summer vacation.  We hope that you will consider taking a break for your marriage this week and joining us for Date Night where we will be continuing our conversation on Familiaris Consortio.  This week we will be wrapping up Section 2, The Role of The Christian Family in Serving Life and then move into Section 3, The Family Participating in the Development of Society (sessions 10 and 11 in "A Call To Families", articles 36-48 in FC). 


We will be in the Youth Room at St. A's starting at 7:00 with wine, beer and food, the perfect wind down from your week.  The program will start at 7:30Child care is available, but please RSVP if you intend to bring children so we can be prepared for the count.


June 18-22 – Vacation Bible School @ St. A’s


See the Attached Flyer for Information.

Prayer Requests

Please continue to keep Chuck Rowles 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. Chuck’s son, Chris, posts updates on the websites listed below. Please continue to pray the St. Peregrine Novena found below as well.

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,


John Bertolini

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep