Christ the King School Newsletter - May 21, 2019-Corrected
Please see corrected first day of school below. Thank you to our great proofreaders!

Dear Christ the King Families,

It is with great honor that we recognize Matt Lakin and Brigid Rose and the CTK Festival Committee for their unparalleled commitment to our school and parish community, their time and talent, and for exhibiting great intentions of the heart. Further, we thank our community for their enduring understanding and flexibility with regards to our decision that predicated schoolwide safety, construction, and inclement weather. One thing for certain, the Festival will return someday soon with the enthusiasm, community building, and joy that it is beloved for – as a longstanding CTK tradition!

Joe Silveira
Christ the King Catholic School

Father Paulson
Christ the King Church
Committee Chairs: Matt Lakin and Brigid Rose
Communications and Design: Christina Francis, Tim Francis, Emma MacStay, Scott Greer, Carie McGrane, Nathan Bennett, Matt Santos
Games and Prizes: Alison Willett, Jim Willett, Marisa Mathis, Beth Alvarez, Enrique Alvarez, Sabrina Outland, Gina Van Antwerp, Sara Stice, Suzanne Alumbaugh, Kristine Nalagan, Dora Canela, Marife Woods
Facilities: Peter Symonds, Darlene Delanda, Jennifer Cooper, Vanessa Castillo
Food: Maila Estacio, Amy Foronda, Nancy Molina, Pat Cannon, Kristina Holcombe, Kim Kerry, Jacqueline Hanley, Peter Morrison, Lizzy Peters
Finance: Kristina Arch, Kate Halfon, Beverly Hinken
Entertainment and Parish Hall Events: Erin Meadows, Glen Patania, Suellen Noland, Stephanie Jullien, Steve Tomaselli
School and Parish Liaisons: Jennifer Bennett, Joan Smits, Maureen Viani, Jeanne Bucci
Sponsorship: Lori Chapman
Scheduling: Lindsay Melaas, Rosa Armendariz
Security: Todd Jung
Please join us in praying for our 8th Graders as they prepare for graduation, for the grandmother of Ava (Gr. 7) and Reid (Gr. 5) Chapman who is ill, Mrs. Carroll, Mrs.Bertrand, and John Kluesner, CTK Facilities Manager as they recover from illness, surgery, and other health challenges, for the special intentions of our school and parish staff, for all our families and friends, 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
Wednesday, May 22 - Loaves & Fishes Gr. 7 8:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Dismissal 2:15 pm
Thursday, May 23 - Hot Lunch Pizza
Friday, May 24 - Dress Uniform, Liturgy 8 am, Gr. 5 prep., Minimum Day, Dismissal 12 Noon
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday, No School
Tuesday, May 28 - Festival Talent Show 1:30 - 3:00 at the Amphitheater
Wednesday, May 29 - Dismissal 2:15 pm, All 8th Grade Fees Due
Thursday, May 30 - Dress Uniform, Liturgy 8 am, Gr. 7 prep,, Graduation Breakfast, Hot Lunch Hot Dogs, Graduation 5:30 (Gr. 8 arrive by 5) CTK Church, Last Day to Order Scrip
Friday, May 31 - Dress Uniform, Appreciation Liturgy 8 am, Gr. 4 prep,, Gr. 5 Field Trip, Gr. 6 Field Trip, Principal of the Day.
T uesday, June 4 - Minimum day Dismissal 12:00
Wednesday, June 5 - Minimum day Dismissal 12:00
Thursday, June 6 - Last Day of School, Dismissal 9:30 am, No after school CLUB, End of 3rd Trimester, Report Cards go Home, Happy Summer!!
CTK Guide to the Galaxy Festival Updates
Thank you to all of you who have supported this year's Festival. We so appreciate everyone's efforts, encouragement and understanding. We definitely enjoyed seeing all the familiar and new faces who braved the weather to stop by Starbooks and the Country Store and a big thank you to Mrs. Noland and Mrs. Jullien who minded the stores. We do belong to a great community!!

  • Talent Show: All are welcome to join us for our Christ the King Talent Show next Tuesday, May 28th. The Talent Show will take place at the Amphitheater from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Students participating in the Talent Show should bring any props or costumes with them next Tuesday. They will be allowed to change into their costumes after lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Ghisletta at We hope to see you there!

  • Order Refunds: For all those who ordered wristbands or tickets, we are returning your check and order form in your family envelope today.

  • Festival Reimbursements: Please send in all reimbursement requests as soon as possible, and no later than Thursday, May 30. Please use this form to submit any reimbursements requests. Please send all reimbursement requests to Kristina Arch.

Nothing like a new book!!
Did You Know?
This past week’s mass in honor of our Holy Mother Mary was incredibly powerful. Further, the mass prepared Mrs. Alonso, Mrs. Karst, Mrs. McDonagh, and our first graders was well planned and inspirational. Seeing our first graders read so well at the lectern, and process in with flowers and a crown for our beloved and venerated, Mary, is truly what our faith, parish, and school embody. We thank you first grade for honoring Mary in her very special month of May!
  • Statements: The current tuition year is complete as of May 8th. If your account is missing payments, you will receive a statement in your family envelope today listing the payments we have received and those that are missing. Please phone or email us with copies of any checks we might have missed or with your payment arrangements.
  • Automatic payments: If you have been paying tuition through your bank via automatic payment; please be sure to cancel. There are no tuition payments due in June or July.
  • Tuition Contracts: The Diocese has a new tuition contract that we will begin using this year. The content is the basically the same but in a new format. We will continue to have special fees for 2nd grade sacramental, 7th grade hospitality, and 8th grade graduation. We will be adding a 1st grade hospitality fee assist with the First Eucharist breakfast that the 1st grade hosts. Tuition contracts will be going out next week to all families who have completed payment for the current year or made arrangements to do so.
  • FACTS Tuition System: Our new tuition system through FACTS will begin with your August 1st payment. Families will continue to have the option of paying in one payment, two payments or monthly for 10 months. Payment will be made directly to FACTS via the financial institution you choose. You will receive information from CTK and FACTS on how to set this up.
2019-2020 Calendar
  • The online school calendar is updated regularly and includes many of our dates for the coming 2019-2020 School Year. Below you will find some of the key dates. Please check the school calendar regularly for new information.
  • Student Health Forms Due: Friday, June 28
  • Uniform Sale & Livescan Fingerprinting: Thursday, July 25. See below for more information.
  • First Day of School: Monday, August 19. Minimum Day 8:00 - 12:00 Noon
  • Parent Teacher Conferences: Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11. No classes held. Students in grades 4-8 attend conferences with parents.
  • Thanksgiving Break: Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29. School resumes Monday, December 2.
  • Christmas Break: Friday, December 20 at 12:00 Noon - Monday, January 6. School resumes on Tuesday, January 7.
  • Easter Break: Thursday, April 9 at 12:00 Noon - Friday, April 17. School resumes Monday April 20.
  • Graduation: Thursday, May 28
  • Last Day of School: Friday, June 5, 2020
Scrip News
  • Statements: End of year statements are included in today's Family Envelope.Please review and complete as needed. If you have any questions, please contact Maryann Harrison at

  • Last order date before summer break is May 30th with delivery on June 5th. Plan your summer SCRIP needs and stock up. Don't forget Classic Design Uniform Scrip for our on site uniform sale Thursday, July 25!
Family Service Hours
Updates: All school families have been given the 6 hour Festival requirement for this year.

Hours for the 2018-2019 school year need to be completed by May 31, 2019. All Graduating Families must have their hours turned in by Tuesday, May 28. Click here for our log sheet to record your hours. As you finish a sheet, please turn it in to the school office. Thank you, all your help makes a huge difference!!
Classic Design Uniform Information
Classic Designs, our school uniform company, will be on campus this summer on Thursday, July 25, from 9:00-12 noon. For more details about the sale, click here . For a list of uniform items and prices, click here . Classic Designs scrip is available for purchase through the scrip program through Thursday, May 30.
Livescan Fingerprinting
Livescan fingerprinting is required by the Diocese of Oakland prior to volunteering at CTK School. Once fingerprinted for any Diocesan parish, elementary school, or CYO this requirement is complete. If you have not been fingerprinted within the Diocese and would like to be, we will be providing this opportunity on Thursday, July 25, from 8:30 - 11:00 am. Please contact the school if you are interested.
CTK Chickens!
The CTK Chickens need your help! Sign up for a week over the summer to feed them and do some easy cleaning tasks. All chicken food will be provided, and you can take eggs home with you. Please contact Ms. Noland at  if you are interested.
Parish and Community News
"Pre-registration for the Fall After School Drama Enrichment Class begins now and ends May 31st! Classes are held on Fridays beginning in September 2019 and are taught by Phyllis Gurnett. The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for the Christ the King School/Parish Broadway Junior stars!   Frozen JR.  brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor,  Frozen JR.  is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!  Click here to see brochure and registration information.
Cub scout Pack 401 invites all boys in Kindergarten thru 5th grade to join the Pack! On Sunday, June 2 we will have a fun get together on the lawn by the amphitheater after the 9:15 mass. We will be launching 2 liter rockets and there will be an obstacle course and snacks. Uniformed scouts and leaders will be present to answer questions too. Please contact Scoutmaster Dan for any questions at all. We hope to see you there!

Yours in scouting,

Scoutmaster Dan
Join us for VBS (Vacation Bible School) at St. Mary Church in Walnut Creek!  Students in grades K-5 can sign up for the best week of the summer - June 24 th -28 th  from 9:30am - 1pm. The cost is $75 per student.  Sign up here to attend:
Junior High Students can also have a great adventure and earn volunteer hours!! Students in grades 6-8 can sign up to help at the annual St. Mary VBS, June 24 th -28 th , 9:30 - 1pm. Sign up here to help:  
Summer Camp Opportunities
New Leaf Collaborative Summer Program:
New Leaf Collaborative provides our hands-on science program during the school year. They also offer a summer kids workshop. Click here for more information and click here to register.
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.