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August 28th - Tuesday Memo



Aug 28 – HS Girls Volleyball Home Game Vs. North Hills Christian @ Crosswalk Community Church – 4PM

Aug 29- Hot Lunch – Pizza -$5

Aug 30 – Traditional Latin Mass – 7:45 A.M.

Aug 31- Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit – Grades 1-6 – 7:45 A.M.

Sep. 3 – Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Sep. 4 – Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit – Grades TK/7-12

Sep. 5 – Hot Lunch TBD - $5 -Parent’s Guild Meeting – 6:30 P.M. in Trinity Hall




August 28, 2018

St. Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor of the Church


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


Welcome to the new streamlined Tuesday Memo! This will take a while to perfect, so please bear with us as we make this transition.


We had a short, but very busy back to school week that began last Wednesday with our chaplain, Fr. Gary Sumpter offering Mass to a chapel packed with both students and parents for the Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although Fr. David Jenuwine was unavailable the first full day of school onAugust 23rd, Fr. Gary generously offered to celebrate Mass for the Feast of St. Rose of Lima, Patroness of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, with almost the entire student body present, and a number of parents as well. On Friday evening of August 24th, we had our annual Back-to-School night which was well-attended by both parents and children who were kindly supervised by many of our wonderful high school students.


I wish to point out one very important practical event next week for you to consider attending. Over the past few years, although we have had a number of consistent parents who have made a commitment to get more involved in the school via the parents’ guild, there has been a noticeable decline in attendance, participation, and structure. We are in great need of revitalizing the parent’s guild and I believe that with the 21 new families that have joined us this year, this year presents a tremendous opportunity to not only get the parent’s off the ground and running again, but that it might thrive. Each and every family pays a $40 parents guild fee to help support parent guild activities so it is very much in your interest to get your money’s worth with input, ideas, and support. Please join us next Wednesday, September 5th in Trinity Hall @ 6:30 P.M.




Aftercare Program – LAST CALL!


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


Emergency Forms


Please fill out the emergency forms you received at Back-to-School Night so that we can have them on file. For the health and safety of every child, we are kindly requesting that you fill out one for every child that you have enrolled at the school and turn them into the office. Thank you for your cooperation.


Safe Environment Reminder


This is VERY important! All parents or friends of the school who wish to volunteer for any role on campus that places them in a position of trust with the students (lunch monitor, field trip driver/chaperone, volunteer teacher, etc…) MUST be fingerprinted and take a short safe environment training course from the Diocese of Santa Rosa. You must be fingerprinted and take the course weeks in advance of your volunteer time so if you are planning to do so, please see Maria in the office to get the required paperwork. All parents who wish to volunteer for whatever activity throughout the course of the year, must have been fingerprinted and taken the safe environment training no later than Friday, Sep. 28th @ 4:00 P.M.


Lunch Monitor Volunteers for TK-6 and Room Moms for Grades TK-8 Needed


Thank you to Wendy Huss, Angelica Rowles, and Glynna Decicco for offering to assist as lunch monitors for the TK-6 grade lunch period from 11:00 – 11:45 A.M. We still need more volunteers, though. Not only does your volunteering count towards your family’s required 30 service hours, but it helps you score major bonus points with teachers who can get a break. Please let Maria know if you can help ASAP.


We also need room moms to help the TK, Kindergarten, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 homeroom teachers coordinate field trips, parties, and other classroom activities throughout the year. This requires less of a commitment that a lunch volunteer, but is a crucially important role. Please let Maria know if you can help ASAP.


Procedure for Planned Absences


Although we encourage families to use the ample time provided over the summer to take families vacations and long-weekend getaways, if you are planning to have your child(ren) absent anytime throughout the school year, please contact the office directly via e-mail or phone. We will pass on any and all information to the requisite teachers. Please note that with the increased emphasis on classroom learning and a corresponding reduction in homework load, this makes attendance at school more important than ever before. Thank you.

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. 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