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Tuesday June 19th - Tuesday Memo


July 2 -6 – Office Closed

July 30-Aug 2/Aug 7-9 – Music Camp

Aug 22- First Day of School!


June 19, 2018

St. Romuald, Abbot

St. Julia Falconieri, Virgin/ Sts. Gervase and Protase, Martyrs (Traditional Calendar)


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


Congratulations to the newly-married Phillip Duncan, our Dean of Students, and his wife Kendra. Phil and Kendra are on their honeymoon so Mrs. Cuevas and I will be down one staff member this week. We had a lot of activity last week with language arts and math curriculum meetings which will be very helpful for aiding us in refining our curriculum for next year.


Congratulations to Dennis & Lauren Maykowsi (and their very proud children Ava, Molly, and Mariana) on the birth of their son Mark Daniel Maykowsi.Information for a meal train which begins tomorrow will follow later in this memo.


By now you should have received your third trimester report cards and, if applicable, corresponding Terra Nova standardized test results in the mail. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me in the office. Summer packets will be sent home this Friday.


Friday, June 15th was the deadline for signed tuition contracts and registration payments. All signed tuition contracts and registration payments are now subject to a $50 late fee.


Thank you to Alonso Hernandez (Sophia Montes-Castańeda’s co-workder) Salvador, Sonia, Wyatt and Witney Campos-Balderas, Colleen Roche, Kristen, Rachel, Isaac, Veronica, Elias, and Abel Kelly, Joe Quinn, Melissa Buyarski, and……drumroll please……………Trinity Prep alumnus Anthony Kersting forassisting Miss Wilson with packing up and moving her classroom down to the 11/12 modular. Your assistance is tremendously appreciated, especially by Miss Wilson!


New Faculty Hire


Although this might be old news to you by now since it’s taken me so long to officially announce it, I am pleased to introduce our new transitional kindergarten teacher: Mrs. Eileen Dehzad. For the last four years, Eileen has been the transitional kindergarten teacher at St. Helena Catholic School. Prior to that, she was in charge of the after-school/extended care program at St. John the Baptist School (Napa) from 2005-2013. Please join me in welcoming Eileen to the Kolbe-Trinity community.


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 the office will be closed from July 2-6.


News and Updates


Meal Train for Dennis and Lauren Maykowsi


As I announced above, the Maykowskis welcomed their fourth child to the family: Mark Daniel. We are asking you to please consider helping them out bybringing them a dinner beginning this Friday, June 22 and continuing every other day until Friday, June 13th. Please visit the following website to sign up:https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/rn5oqd


Young Christian Lady Looking to Rent a Room (Short-Term)


Emma Cheyne, who currently lives in south-eastern Michigan recently accepted a harvest winery position with Jackson Family Wines at the Cardinale estate in Oakville and is looking for housing. Her upcoming employment is seasonal, so she needs housing from early/mid-August through late November (possibly early December) for the harvest season. She’d be happy to rent a room from someone or rent a place with roommates.


Emma was homeschooled K-12 in Michigan and graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture from New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, ID (2016).


Please send me an e-mail if you are interested.


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.


Kolbe-Trinity’s first ever summer music camp is coming in late-July. For more information, see the attached informational flyer.


Upcoming Community Events


June 22 – Date Night @ St. Apollinaris – 7:00 P.M.

Date Night is this Friday, June 22nd. Continuing with the study of Familiaris Consortio, we will review sessions 12 through 14 of the "Call to Families" study guide which addresses the family's role as "Prophet, Priest and King" (articles 49 - 64 in FC). 


We will be in the hall this month instead of the Youth Room due to scheduling conflicts.  Same time as normal, 7:00 gathering and social time and program start at 7:30.  Child care is available as always but please let us know if you are bringing children so we can be prepared.


Have a Blessed week everyone and we look forward to seeing you this Friday!


Walt and Pam Birdsall

Prayer Requests


Please continue to pray for our former TK/Kinder teacher and office manager Cathie Schmitgal, whose father who has now entered hospice and her husband, Jim, will be having an open-heart aortic valve replacement surgery very soon. 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

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