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August 21st - Tuesday Memo


Aug 22- First Day of School – Dismissal @ 11:30 A.M. – MASS @ 7:45 A.M.- Back-to-School Coffee & Donuts Reception for Parents 9:15 – 10:00 A.M.

Aug 23 – First Full Day of School –Traditional Latin Mass - 2:50 Dismissal

Aug 24 – Full Day – Back-to-School Night Mandatory Meeting – 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.


August 21, 2018

Pope St. Pius X

St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Widow (Traditional Calendar)


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


Tomorrow, Wednesday August 22nd, is the big day! Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep will begin its 38th year providing quality, affordable, classical Catholic education. Drop-off begins at 7:30 A.M. with the first bell and students will be marked tardy if they arrive after the second bell at 7:40 A.M. Although we will have Mass on Wednesdays throughout the year @ 7:45 A.M. with only students in grades 1-6, we will have Mass at a special time of 8:30 A.M7:45 A.M. with the entire school in attendance. Parents and invited and encouraged to attend Mass and to remain afterwards to socialize at a coffee and donuts reception from 9:15 – 10:00 A.M. It will be a half-day with dismissal @ 11:30 A.M.


A reminder for all students who had mandatory reading assignments over the summer for Mrs. Fidler’s 5th and 6th grade that they must turn in tomorrow morning.

Students in grades 7-12 should have read their required book and be prepared to take a simple reading quiz assessing whether they carefully read the book and can answer simple questions regarding its plot. Students who participated in the optional summer reading assignment should also submit their work to their homeroom teacher.


A big thank you to all of the families who showed last Saturday, August 18th for our most important work day of the year. A big shout out to maintenance supervisor, board member, and parent Sean Warner, helped by his sons Ivan and Tommy. Geoffrey Say, William Flores, Francisco Reyes and his children Elena, Lilanny, and Andres, Allison Bertolini, along with daughter and son Gianna and Dominic, Anita Rono, Angelica Rowles, Ana Montiel (with friend Ana Ortiz), Ernesto Sr., Ernesto Jr., and Julian Martinez all helped out in various important capacities.


big thank you to Gregg and Sharon Meyer who mounted a beautiful new backdrop to the altar in the chapel over the weekend.


Yesterday, Francisco Reyes and Nate Wentzel assisted in some back-breaking work to load up a dumpster, while Yul Vieyra took a trailer of garbage to the dumpIsidro Rodriguez trimmed tree branches in the lunch area.  This morning, William Flores and Alejandro Montiel assisted with cleaning up the gravel lot bymoving wood, yard waste, and metal debris into one corner of the gravel parking lot.  Thank you Francisco, Nate, Yul, Isidro, William, and Alejandro!


Upcoming School Events


Aug 23 – First Full Day of School –Traditional Latin Mass @ 7:45 A.M. –Math Assessments/Placement Tests – P.E. begins - 2:50 Dismissal


Beginning this year, Fr. David Jenuwine will be offering the traditional Latin Mass of the 1962 Missal once a week every Thursday @ 7:45 A.M. Students in Grades 1-12 will all attend (and occasional TK-K on special feasts and occasions). As is always the case, parents are welcome and invited to attend. Those who have never attended the traditional Latin Mass are even more strongly urged to experience this ancient and beautiful expression of our faith.


Students in grades 1-12 will be assessed in math to help us better determine placement for students in grades 7-12 and to provide additional information for math teachers in grades 1-6 to better serve students. Assessments will be evaluated Thursday and Friday and students will be placed in math classes beginning Monday, August 27th.


Physical education for students in grades 1-10 begins Thursday as well. All students in grades 5-10 are required to purchase a navy blue p.e. shirt from the officeand must have non-form fitting black shorts approaching the knee or black sweat pants (no leggings-style exercise pants or biker shorts are permitted) that can be bought at Walmart, Target, or other storesStudents in grades 1-4 do NOT need a P.E. uniform, but should have all-black athletic type shoes to wear throughout the day.


Aug 24 - Full Day – Mass @ 7:45 for Grades 1-6 Students –Language Arts Assessments- All-School Rosary @ 2:30 P.M. -Back to School Night Mandatory Meeting –6:30 – 8:30 P.M.


Our first week of school will close with a full day of classes beginning with Mass @ 7:45 A.M. for students in grades 1-6language arts assessments to gauge grammar and writing skills in grades 1-12, and an all-school rosary in the chapel at 2:30Dismissal will be at 2:50.


That evening, at 6:30 P.M., our annual mandatory Back-to-School meeting will take place in the newly-dubbed “Trinity Hall” (formerly the Fellowship Hall) with at least one parent from each family required to attend. Be sure to sign in before you enter the meeting to receive a $50 credit at the end of the year. I will give an hour-long presentation about the upcoming school year from 6:30-7:30. From 7:30 – 8:30 teachers of grades TK-6 will go back to their homerooms and will be available to answer any of your questions or concerns, or give further detailed and specific information particular to the homeroom. Teachers of grades 7-12 will remain in the hall to do the same. Refreshments will be served beginning at 7:30. See you there!


News and Updates


Aftercare Program


Our new TK teacher, Eileen Dehzad, has expressed interest in running an aftercare program if there is enough interest from parents. The tentative time will be from 3:00 – 5:15 P.M. on full days and 11:30 A.M. (occasionally 12:15 P.M.) -5:15 P.M. on half-days. Cost still needs to be determined. If you are interested, please contact Maria Cuevas in the office ASAP

Prayer Request

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. Please continue to pray the St. Peregrine Novena found below as well.

St. Peregrine Novena



Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,


John Bertolini

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep