Christ the King School Newsletter - April 2, 2019
Dear Christ the King Families,

As mentioned in my previous newsletter entry this past week, here is the second part pertaining to our safety initiatives this school year:

  •  The safety committee has met monthly this school year to establish initiatives, priorities, and protocols/policies
  •  A new Emergency Operation Plan “EOP” exists at our school and is placed in all classrooms and domains of our school’s demographic environment with new exit routes being posted and distributed -- as reflected in solid placards that are posted throughout the school
  • Phone tree and emergency numbers were vetted and set for the new school year
  • A google document reflects all of our drills, programs, and trainings this school year. Here are a few of the drills executed this school year: faculty and staff CPR/first aid training, faculty and staff active shooter drill training, monthly fire drills, participation in the county-wide shelter in place drill, earthquake “Great California Shakeout” drill, and an active lockdown drill
  • The creation of a concussion protocol and a concussion signs and symptoms checklist is now in effect and representative on
  • Our website, and has been an integral part of handling/communicating such cases
  • Emergency First Aid Guidelines for California Schools being available and utilized as a source of information to all school stakeholders
  • Student programming for our middle school students i.e. Screenagers, social media/technology; vaping, tobacco, and drug awareness programing for our seventh and eighth graders
  • Convocational meetings with local pastors and community members over the challenges and responsibilities of meeting the needs of the disenfranchised and homeless folks in our area
  • A myriad of schoolwide projects and changes that reflect schoolwide safety measures as well have been instituted i.e. new portable PA system, restriping of our playground and in particular a new classroom line-up being marked on the asphalt for safety drills, new cones for traffic safety and flow for use on the upper lot, and a repositioning of gate latches surrounding the fencing/demographics of our school are in the works to name a few of these important changes
  • Fund a Need from our school’s auction will result in a new public address system with speakers being posted internally and externally, a new bell system, along with new bandwidth and a new phone system
  • Our school’s annual health audit and fire marshal inspection produced great results as we are always striving to be better in all categories
  • Lastly, we applied for Title 4 Funding through our state public educational system, and received funds for the first time in this category that will cover new walkie talkies, and smaller incidentals. The aforementioned reflects good stewardship and sound fiscal principles/planning

As we reach out to Easter, during this Holy liturgical and Lenten season, let us always remember the blessings and influence of our loving Savior,

Mr. Silveira
Principal
Christ the King School
Prayers
Please join us in praying Mrs. Sihler and her family, for the grandmother of Dominic Landini (Gr. 1) who is ill, for special intentions of faculty members and their families, and for all those who are suffering from illness, loss, loneliness or other challenges. May God keep these friends and families in His tender and loving care.
Important Dates
Wednesday, April 3 - Free Dress to benefit Nuba Mountain Charity please wear black , red , white , and green in exchange for a one dollar donation , Minimum Day 12:00 Dismissal
Thursday, April 4 - Hot Lunch Chicken Tacos, Gr. 3 Inhouse Field Trip
Friday, April 5 - Dress Uniform, Liturgy 8am, Gr. 2 prep
Saturday, April 6 - Services for Mr. Sihler, 10:00 am, Christ the King Church, Reception following at St. Stephens
Monday, April 8 - Inhouse Field Trips Gr. 4 and Gr. 5, Tuition Late, Festival Meeting 7 pm in Media Center
Wednesday, April 10 - Field Trip Gr. 3, Dismissal 2:15 pm
Thursday, April 11 - Lenten Reconciliation 10:00 am, Hot Lunch Pesto Pasta
Friday, April 12 - Dress Uniform, Liturgy 8am, Gr. 2 prep
Saturday, April 13 - First Eucharist Retreats
T uesday, April 16 - Retreat Gr. 8
Wednesday, April 17 - Dismissal 2:15 pm, Midpoint 3rd Trimester
Thursday, April 18 - Minimum Day 12:00 Dismissal , Stations of the Cross for Students and Families
Friday, April 19 - Sunday, April 28 - Easter Break
Monday, April 29 - School Resumes
Important Notes
Please join our school community as we gather with Mrs. Sihler and her family to remember and celebrate the life of Ken Sihler. Mass will be this Saturday, April 6th at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church. A reception for everyone following the services will be held at Saint Stephen’s Parish Hall located at 1101 Keaveny Ct. Walnut Creek.
Solar Project: Work on solar panels begins this week; please be aware of construction vehicles and equipment. Drive and walk cautiously!
Holy Thursday: Please join us in the Stations of the Cross on Thursday, April 18 at 11:00 am in church.
Y earbooks : If you haven't ordered your yearbook, there is still time! Click here to order. CTK school code #1069319.
Student Leadership Outreach
Free dress benefiting the Nuba Mountain Charity Project: Student Leadership would like to invite you to support eighth grade’s Nuba Mountain Charity Project. On Wednesday, April 3rd, please wear black , red , white , and green in exchange for a one dollar donation. All proceeds will benefit Dr. Tom Catena who is the last doctor in the tumultuous Nuba Mountains in Sudan. More information can be viewed at this link: Nuba Mountain Charity. Click here for Free Dress guidelines.
Volunteer Needed
Recording Corporate Donations: We are looking for a volunteer to take over recording corporate donations. We have many generous donors and we need someone to record the donations and prepare checks for deposit. The majority of this work can be done at home. If you are interested in shadowing our current 8th grade parent volunteer and taking over next year, please contact the school office.
Winter Nights
Hello CTK School Parents, It's that time of year again!  Winter Nights , the two week rotating family shelter, will be held from  Monday, April 22nd through Monday, May 6th  in our gym. This is an amazing opportunity for you to engage in works of mercy with our parish community. There are two ways you can help: by donating specific goods to our food pantry or by giving your time and volunteering for the program! The sign ups are live now on our website,  ctkph.org  on the top of the homepage. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Mario Rizzo or Rick Grand-Lejano at   winternights@ctkph.org . Thank you for your support and generosity!  
Festival 2019!
Get Ready for our 2019 Christ the King Festival!

Want more festival information?   Check out our all-new webpage, choc full of details and fun:  www.ctkfestival.org .

Please join us at our next meeting! Monday, April 8 at 7pm in the Media Room.

CTK Talent show is coming!    Have you thought of your talent yet? Picked out a song?   CTK Talent Show will be held Saturday, May 18 th from 2:30 ~ 4:00pm. For those planning to perform, click here to fill out a permission slip, then return it to the school office. The talent show practice will be held on Wednesday, May 8 th   from 2:15 – 3:30pm in the amphitheater. Email Amy Ghisletta ( aghisletta@comcast.net ) or Marisa Cox ( marisacoxmama@gmail.com ) with any questions. Can’t wait to see all of CTK’s talent!!!
Diocesan News: Cristo Rey HS Golf Fundraiser
On Monday, April 29, 2019, Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School, St. Elizabeth Campus is hosting it's 10th Annual Tony Lema ‘52 Golf Tournament followed by a Social & Fun Reception for all CRDLS Supporters. It will be held at the Dollar Ranch Golf Course in Rossmoor beginning at 10:00 am.

The mission of St. Elizabeth High School is to provide a rigorous and personalized college preparatory curriculum integrated with a corporate work study experience that prepares students of limited economic means to succeed in college and in life.

Any help you can give in supporting St. Elizabeth would be greatly appreciated. Please click here for more details
Operation Rice Bowl
Remember your “Rice Bowls” from Catholic Relief Services! Small sacrifices can add up to gifts that can change lives. Please discuss as a family the ways you might use these as part of your Lenten practices. During Holy Week, you can bring in your donations directly to church, or send them to school on Holy Thursday. We will add them to the parish’s donations. Visit  crsricebowl.org   for more information about the people who are being helped through this program. Have a blessed Lent, and thank you.
Family Service Hours
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We hope you have been keeping track of all your Family Service hours! Click here for our log sheet to help you out. As you finish a sheet, please turn it in to the school office. Hours for the 2018-2019 school year need to be completed by May 31, 2019. Thank you, all your help makes a huge difference!!
Quick Links!
Click here to view April's P artners in Faith and click here to view April's Home and School Connection . These issues are filled with lots of interesting information!

Renting St. Stephen's Hall: Please Click here for more information.

Virtus Safe Environment Training : Click here to access the online training site and click here for instructions.


CTK Concussion Protocol: Click here.