Christ the King School Newsletter - April 30, 2019
Dear Christ the King Catholic School Families,

So great to be back from Easter break as a member of this very special community! I pray that your Easter was filled with peace, joy, and hope. Today, I would like to thank Carol Alonso, our students, and community for their participation in the Lenten project that supported Doctor Catena’s Nuba Crisis Cause. Please review this video link for context if you have not done so.

Student faith family leaders planned a day dedicated to Doctor Catena’s lifesaving work. Students dressed in colors of the Sudanese flag and brought donations in support of Dr. Catena’s amazing ministry. In addition, personal written notes from each student with positive comments and artistic design were sent directly to Dr. Catena during Easter.

The cool part is that Ken Carlson (producer/dear friend of Dr. Catena) received our school’s packet and responded to me over the Easter break where we held an hour-long conversation. I was truly inspired by this opportunity to listen and learn more about Ken’s long-standing friendship with Dr. Catena. I truly believe that Dr. Catena is a living saint. He is certainly a Nobel Peace Prize candidate, yet his humility, grace, and commitment to God’s will impress me most.

Further, Ken mentioned that Dr. Catena visits the US once a year. Ken offered that he and Dr. Catena would be so honored to meet, speak, and commune with our parish and school community in September of 2019! 😊

Lastly, to Mrs. Dewes, Mrs. Taylor, our second-grade communicants and their families. I look forward to witnessing your blessed sacraments of the Holy Eucharist this weekend and next weekend, too. Such a special time in their lives and such a special time of the year as we approach our Holy Mother’s month of May.
Abundant blessings,
Mr. Silveira
Christ the King Catholic School
Please join us in praying for Albert Bucci, the father-in-law of Mrs. Bucci, who went to heaven last week, for all our families and friends, for our special intentions, for the needs and cares of others and for all those who are suffering from illness, loss, loneliness or other challenges. May God keep us all in His tender and loving care.
Important Dates
Tuesday, April 30 - Winter Nights
Wednesday, May 1 - Minimum Day 12 pm Dismissal, Tuition due, Winter Nights
Thursday, May 2 - Hot Lunch Pizza, Gr. 2 First Eucharist Practices 4 pm & 5:15 pm, Festival Meeting 7 pm Media Center, Winter Nights
Friday, May 3 - Dress Uniform, Liturgy 8am, Gr. 1 prep., Winter Nights
Saturday, May 4 - First Eucharist 10 am and 12 pm, Winter Nights
Tuesday, May 7 - Gr. 1 Field Trip
Wednesday, May 8 - CTK Spirit Day, Wear Red and Yellow and bring $1, Gr. 8 vs. Faculty and Staff Volleyball Game 1:45 pm, 2:15 Dismissal, Festival Talent Show Practice 2:30-4:00 pm, Tuition late
Thursday, May 9 - Hot Lunch Mac & Cheese, Gr. 2 First Eucharist Practices 4 pm & 5:15pm
Friday, May 10 - Dress Uniform, Liturgy 8am, Gr. 3 prep., Gr. 8 Field Trip, Gr. 8 Dance St. Agnes
Saturday, May 11 - First Eucharist 10 am and 12 pm
Monday, May 13 - Friday May 17 - Wear your Festival T-shirt with your Uniform!
Tuesday, May 14 - Liturgy 8am, Gr. 2 prep., Dress Uniform, Gr. 2 Pictures 8:45 am, Gr. 2 Breakfast 9:30 am
CTK Spirit Day!
Show your CTK Spirit!! Next Wednesday, May 8th, Student Leadership is planning a CTK Spirit Day. Students are invited to wear appropriate red and yellow free dress in exchange for $1. All proceeds will benefit a school in need. Please adhere to the Dress Guidelines . Additionally, there will be an 8th grade vs Faculty and Staff volleyball game rematch at 1:45 p.m. Anyone is welcome to come and support the Eight graders or Faculty and Staff!
Box Tops for Education
Thank you for cutting those box tops! We received a check for $221 from Box Tops for Education and we look forward to putting it to good use!
Scrip News
SCRIP NEWS:  Please read the following Scrip information carefully!

  • Last opportunity to make your SCRIP purchase count toward this school year’s School Fund Assessment is the order date of April 25thThe delivery of SCRIP purchased on this date will be on May 2nd 
  • All purchases after April 25th will count towards the next school year (2019-2020).
  • ScripSense users, please send in your account statement (screenshot of your earnings on your dashboard) by May 1stif you’d like to include April 2018’s earnings. Also, please make sure that all family/friends who contribute to your school family account submit their statement together with your own statement. Please send statements to the attention of: Maryann Harrison. May 1st is the final deadline as year- end statements will be issued shortly thereafter.
  • Last order date before summer break is May 30th with delivery on June 5th. Plan your summer SCRIP needs and stock up. 
Festival 2019!
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 ( ) or Marisa Cox ( ) with any questions. Can’t wait to see all of CTK’s talent!!!

Ticket and wristband preorder sales are live on our awesome website ! This year all preorders will take place online. This is your chance to get exclusive discounts if you order in advance.
Volunteer slots are going fast!   Sign up for your shifts at " We need everyone's help to make festival a success for our families and community. As a reminder, 6 festival volunteer hours are required per family, but more is always appreciated!
Spring Break is over so it's time for Spring Cleaning!   As in years past, we are requesting donations for the items below to help make festival a success.  Drop off times are also below, or please contact Suellen Noland ( ) or Stephanie Jullien (  or 925-708-2422) to make arrangements. 
5/04 – 2:30-5:00 pm – drop off at the youth ministry house (adjacent to main parking lot)

5/11 – 2:30-5:00 pm – drop off at the youth ministry house (adjacent to main parking lot)

  •  Starbooks: We accept clean, gently used books for adults and children.  We also accept CDs, DVDs and audio books.  Please NO textbooks, magazines, VHS/cassette tapes or encyclopedias.
  • Country store: New, or gently used items but please no furniture, clothing, computers/TV’s, etc. Please remember that these items will be resold. We also need extra shopping bags and bubble wrap. 
  • Stuffed Animals and Glassware: We are in need of ‘like new’ stuffed animals and glassware (glasses, cups, small dishes). *Stuffed animals and glassware (only) may be dropped off at the school office.

Calling all bakers!   If you love to bake and can help provide prizes for festival, the Festival Planning Committee would love to accept your delicious cookies, cakes, cupcakes, bars, banana bread, cake pops etc.  Contact Nancy Molina ( ) if interested.  

Please email  with any questions.
Parish and Community News
Please join our local Knights of Columbus as they raise funds for their 365 Program, a program designed to help their brothers in need. This year they will be holding a K of C Texas Hold'em Poker Evening. Click here for more details.  
Please join the Cancer Support Community for its 5th Annual Hope Walk on Saturday, May 18 at 8:30 am. The Cancer Support Community provides free services to people who are facing cancer. Members of our CTK community have participated in this worthy event in the past. For more information please contact Carol at CSC 925-953-1209. Please click here to register.
Family Service Hours
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!!
Auction Experience Payments
Payments for Experiences and other Auction items: All payments for auction items must be received by Friday. May 17th, we are going to close the book after that.
Summer Camp Opportunities
De La Salle High School Summer Camps:

Looking for activities for your kids this summer? The time for planning is NOW - registration for DeLa Salle Summer Camps is open and filling fast!

The De La Salle Summer Camps are always extremely popular and run June, July and August. Camps are aimed at creating a fun and safe environment while teaching the proper fundamentals of each sport. Campers will learn proper attitude, teamwork, and listening skills that will help them reach their full potential.

All camps are staffed by De La Salle coaches, current student-athletes, and alumni. Football, baseball, soccer, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, and volleyball are just some of the camps offered all summer long.

Summer Camps are open to boys and girls 3rd through incoming 9th grades. Campers will be grouped by skill level and grade. All De La Salle Camps support our Bishop John S. Cummins Scholarship Program for financial aid. Should you have any questions, or would like to inquire about camps available for K-2nd grade please contact our Summer Camp Staff at .

Register today by clicking the registration button below and come join the fun!

For more information, email  or call 925.288.8100 ext. 7090
Carondelet High School Summer Camps:
This summer, Carondelet is offering sports camps for young athletes of all skill levels! Girls camps and Coed camps are offered in 12 sports from June through early August. If you have an aspiring athlete, we would love to invite them to participate in our summer camps! More information can be found at
Quick Links!
Click here to view May's P artners in Faith and click here to view May'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.