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June 12th - Tuesday Memo


July 2 -6 – Office Closed

July 17-19/July 23-26/ July 30-Aug 2/Aug 7-9 – Music Camp (NB: NEW DATES!)

Aug 22- First Day of School!


June 12, 2018

Tuesday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time

St. John of Facundo, Confessor; Sts. Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor, and Nazarius, Martyrs (Traditional Calendar)


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


Although the students have been dismissed for summer break, the work continues among the faculty and staff of Kolbe-Trinity. Our faculty and staff spent last Thursday morning debriefing from the 2017-2018 school year assessing our challenges for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. This coming Wednesday and Thursday, our faculty will be spending their mornings analyzing our current language arts and math curriculums to assess our strengths and challenges so that we can all better serve the increased student body of Kolbe-Trinity in 2018-2019.


We have already begun the process of moving Mrs. Maureen Rowles 3-4 classroom down to Mr. Hockel’s old 9/10 modular room. Thank you to Sonia Campos-Balderas, Salvador Balderas, Wyatt and Whitney Balderas-Campos, Jenny Alba, Gianna Rowles, and new parent William Aparicio and his daughters Emily, Amy, and Astrid Flores-Aparicio for their amazing assistance!


Finally, third trimester report cards, along with information from our annual summer packet, will be arriving in your mailbox by early next week. If you have any questions or concerns about your student(s) performance on this report card, require clarification on items in the summer packet, etc…., please contact Mr. Duncan or myself. Have a wonderful rest of the week.



Important Items for Summer


Summer Office Hours


This summer, the office will be open from Monday-Friday from 7:30 – 4:00 P.MMr. Duncan and I are planning to be in the office from Monday-Thursday only from 7:30 – 3:00 P.M. Please note theoffice will be closed from July 2-6.


June 15th – Tuition Contracts for Financial Aid Families Due!


Signed tuition contracts with full payment of registration and fees were due last Friday, June 1st, but you had until last Friday, June 8th to turn them in to avoid a $50 late fee. Families who have requested and been granted financial aid and who received a contract in the mail have until this coming Friday, June 15th to turn them in by 4:00 P.M. Any contracts received after that date are subject to a $50 late fee so please make it a priority to turn this into the office ASAP.


News and Updates


Unique Opportunity for College-Bound Students


Grow in your Catholic faith while receiving a premier college education. Northeast Catholic College, located in beautiful New England, is committed to making it possible for all eligible students to finance their education.  The college goes to great lengths to make our education affordable to families who feel it is out of reach.  We have a rolling admissions policy and still have scholarship money available.  Let us build a financial aid pathway for your graduate and your family.  Also, this fall Fr. Michael Gaitley (author of “33 Days to Morning Glory”) will be leading the spiritual formation of our students.  Please visit our website www.northeastcatholic.edu and for more information send an e-mail to gharne@northeastcatholic.edu with “Kolbe-Trinity” in the subject line.


Upcoming School Events


July 30-Aug 2/Aug 7-9 – Music Camp – 9:00 – 11:30 A.M.


Announcing Kolbe-Trinity’s first ever summer music camp! For more information, see the attached informational flyer.


Upcoming Community Events


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


See the Attached Flyer for Information.

Prayer Requests – New Addition!


I received a prayer request from our former TK/Kinder teacher and office manager Cathie Schmitgal, who requested prayers for her father who has now entered hospice. If you recall, Cathie made her decision to leave Kolbe-Trinity to help take care of her father. Also, her husband, Jim, will be having an open-heart aortic valve replacement surgery very soon. Please do remember to pray for Cathie’s father, her husband, Jim, and for Cathie herself. Thank you.

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