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October 9th, 2018 - Tuesday Memo


Oct. 10 – PSAT for Grades 10-11; No School for Grades 9 & 12 -11:30 Dismissal – HS Overnight Retreat in Monte Rio – Departure @ 1:30 P.M.

Oct. 10-12 – 11:30 Dismissal/ Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. FINAL SCHEDULES ATTACHED

Oct. 12 – Friday Movie Night – “Unbreakable” @ 7:00 P.M.

Oct 14 (SU) – International Food Festival Fundraiser – 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. FLYER ATTACHED

Oct. 25 – “Unprotected: A Pope, the Pill, and the Perils of Sexual Chaos” 7:30 P.M. @ Cinemark Theatre – Special Screening to Benefit Kolbe-Trinity Purchase Tickets Now! https://www.tugg.com/events/unprotected-7osp


Oct 9, 2018

Memorials of St. John Leonardi & Sts. Denis & Comapanions


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


I am happy to announce that we have raised almost $30,000 in our annual appeal, of which $500 will be matched by Mr. Steven Silvagni due to two donations totaling $500 from within our school community. Mr. Silvagni still has $2,000 left to match so now is the time to give! Next week, we will need assistance from parents to stuff envelopes for a second of three rounds of appeals. More information to follow on that.


Our parents’ guild meeting last Wednesday was VERY well-attended. Thanks to Sophia Castańeda for providing the agenda, to Anna Hickey for taking time to rally the parents for our upcoming Oct. 14th fundraiser, and to Yuri Arellano, Mike and Adriana Mautner, Carlos Uribe, Ernesto Martinez, Alejandro and Ana Montiel, Yul Vieyra, Melissa Buyarksi, Sonia Campos-Balderas, Nabor Andrade, Laura Garcia, Ramiro Cendejas, Julio & Susana Rodriguez, and Bob and Mary Quinn for taking time out of their evening to attend.


The entire student body joined Bishop Robert Vasa and the rest of the diocesan schools via Facebook live for a rosary last Friday in anticipation of Sunday’s feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. It was great to also see an improved turnout for our First Friday school Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas the same day.


Upcoming Events


Oct. 10 – PSAT for Grades 10-11; No School for Grades 9 & 12 -11:30 Dismissal – HS Overnight Retreat in Monte Rio – Departure @ 1:00 P.M.


Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 10th will be a day-off of school for students in grades 9 & 12 due to the PSAT which the 10-11 grade students will take in the morning. We are also pleased to announce that Fr. Christopher Crotty, alumnus of Kolbe Academy, class of 1985, will be retreat master for our upcoming overnight retreat at the Christian Brothers retreat house in Monte Rio on the Russian River. High school students should come prepared to depart at 1:00 P.M. and will return the next day. Further details will be communicated no later than this Friday.  Parent-teacher conferences will also begin at 3:00 P.M. that day and will continue through Friday. The final revised schedule is attached to this memo. 


Oct. 12 – Friday Movie Night – “Unbreakable” @ 7:00 P.M.

Please join us for popcorn, soda, and (to those of age), beer this Friday night at 7:00 P.M. for the 2000 film, Unbreakable, directed by M. Knight Shyamalan. This is one of the first modern Super Hero films. David Dunn's (Bruce Willis) family is falling apart as he struggles with purpose, and depression. After a tragic accident he learns of his abilities and finds new meaning in his life. This new plan revitalizes him, and those around him, giving him a path and an ultimate goal: helping those in need.


Oct 14 (SU) – International Food Festival Fundraiser – 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.


We need 100% participation this Sunday from our school community. If you were unable to take on a booth this year you could help by inviting your friends and family to enjoy this even. Please use the attached flyer to send to your email list, hand to your family or be creative with handing out.  If you are able please come and join us on Sunday for lunch, dinner or both. Most of all, please offer your support and prayers.  


With blessings from the Powers That Be, the Fundraising Committee has been given special permission to offer families a DEAL for this Sunday's festival at our school! We are offering a FAMILY WRISTBAND that will cover food & beverage for the ENTIRE DAY! The FAMILY WRISTBAND is $100 per family and covers two adults, and all of your kiddos who attend Kolbe-Trinity. This DEAL is only being offered to our School Families. Statistical Info: A family of four will spend $140 for three hours at a fair or festival. What?!! Yes, it’s true! So save yourself at least $40.... and get your FAMILY WRISTBAND for $100 this week from the school office. It doesn't matter how many of your children attend Kolbe-Trinity--they are all covered with the FAMILY WRISTBAND for only $100!

Oct. 25 – “Unprotected: A Pope, the Pill, and the Perils of Sexual Chaos” 7:30 P.M. @ Cinemark Theatre – Special Screening to Benefit Kolbe-Trinity Purchase Tickets Now!


Get your movie tickets now for a special screening of a dynamic new film entitled: “Unprotected: A Pope, the Pill, and the Perils of Sexual Chaos”.The film examines the social consequences of the revolution unleashed by artificial contraception in light of the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s prophetic encyclical “Humanae Vitae” which reaffirmed traditional Church teaching on sexual morality, in particular, birth control. There will be a special one-time showing of this film at the Cinemark movie theater in Napa on Thursday, Oct. 26th @ 7:30 P.M. In order for this event to take place, we need a minimum of 100 tickets sold by Oct. 18th and we still need to sell 37 tickets sold to make it happen.  You can purchase tickets by visiting the following link: https://www.tugg.com/events/unprotected-7osp Proceeds of this film will benefit Kolbe-Trinity which will be co-promoted by Ignatius Press, one of Kolbe-Trinity’s most reliable supporters and benefactors. Thank you to Tony Ryan of Ignatius Press for all of his work on making this happen. The film is suitable for high-school age individuals and up. Let’s pack the theatre!


Important Note for St. Apollinaris Parishioners


Any parent who is a parishioner of St. Apollinaris and has a child in sixth or seventh grade and is hoping to have their child receive the sacrament of confirmation MUST make arrangements with Ashley Huss, youth director. Although St. Apollinaris will honor our catechesis in the school, students are required to register and MUST attend a retreat. Please contact Ashley Huss at stapollinarisyouth@gmail.com or 707-257-4528 ASAP!

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