Christ the King School Newsletter - May 28, 2019
Dear Christ the King Families,

Tremendous energy and inertia commences and ends the school year; analogous to a train moving forward at the onset and a plane landing at the end. The month of May presents so many reminders of God’s promises and gifts as the flowers and trees burst with light, color, and life. In addition, this month envelopes Mary’s message of hope, peace, and prayer.

I was blessed to witness second grade students and their families receive the Holy Eucharist this month. First graders celebrating a mass in honor of our Holy Mother whereby they processed into church, as a class, carrying flowers and a crown beautifully chosen and planned. To witness our little ones read at the lectern is a reminder that each student has grown tremendously this school year as literacy is the focal point of first grade.

This past week our eighth grade group performed Shakespeare’s a Midsummer's Night in our school’s amphitheater. Their humor, drama, and creativity simply shined! In addition, graduation will occur as eighth graders have participated in their class retreat in Lafayette, completed a ropes course, enjoyed a trip to Six Flags Amusement Park, attended their celebratory graduation dance at Saint Agnes School, and prepared/presented salads from our Garden of Blessing in a competition very much like “chopped” as faculty and staff judged their efforts.

This week will envelope a Festival Talent Show and middle schoolers will scientifically dissect shark wings as well. One thing for certain, the learning and discovery is constant and much alive. As we approach the final days of school we look forward to celebrating a final mass to end the school year followed by a prayer of blessing coined as the “Launch”.

As I reflect on this school year so many blessings and initiatives have taken place. I thank God for a Pastor who is a brother and friend to me, for parish priests who are loving and kind, a faculty and staff that is committed and open to our vocation, parents who sacrifice their time and talent, and students who are an inspiration to us all.

The Christ the King community is truly amazing as parishioners and all community members have made me feel so welcome. Words cannot express my gratitude for all the kind gestures and support this school year. As I reflect back, I experienced the hand and heart of God. 

I clearly see a community that loves God and serves God with humility, joy, and proclaims the Gospel often times without words. For this I am eternally grateful! :-)

Abundant blessings,

Mr. Silveira
Principal
Christ the King Catholic School  
A Warm Farewell
When our 8 th graders graduate this Thursday, some of their families will be leaving our school as well. We wish to say a warm goodbye to those parents who have been an important part of our school community. They have gifted us with their time and talents during their years at Christ the King School and their presence will be missed.
Please join us in sending your thoughts and prayers to the Becker, Blair, Cheshareck, Chua, Dooley, Doyle, Feliciano, Flanagan, Fosker, Gamble, Harrington, Hempfling, King, Miller, Nuti, Orgonas, Passalacqua, Rodriguez, Van Antwerp, Villarreal, and Williams families. Godspeed to all of you!!
Prayers
Please join us in praying for our 8th Graders as they prepare for graduation, for the grandfather of Bryson Cooper (Gr. 4) and Samantha Johnson (Gr. 6) and Mrs. Carroll as they recover from illness, 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 29 - Field Day, Free Dress, 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, Launch 9:00 am, Dismissal 9:30 am, No after school CLUB, End of 3rd Trimester, Report Cards go Home, Happy Summer!!
Friday, June 14 - Signed Tuition Contracts due
Friday, June 28 - New Student K-1 Health Forms and 7th Grade Tdaps due
Thursday, July 25 - Uniform Sale 9:00-Noon, Livescan FIngerprinting 8:30-11:00 am
Field Day!
This Wednesday, May 29 th , CTK will be having a field day beginning at noon. This is a fun opportunity to get together in our faith families one more time before the school year comes to an end. We thank our 8 th  grade leaders for all the hard work they put in over the years. Students are allowed to wear free dress tomorrow, in accordance with the handbook . Bring your hat and sunscreen!!
CTK Festival Talent Show
A very special thank you to Mrs. Dumais, Mrs. Cox, Mr. Orlina, our student council leadership reps/MC’s, parent talent coaches and volunteers, and to our student acts/participants for such an awesome CTK Festival Talent Show! Your creative gifts and spirits truly matched our communities’ charism, and your talents simply shined. Bravo!
Carondelet 8th Grade Awards
Students were invited by Carondelet High School to apply for three awards: The Heart – Faith – Courage Award, The Creativity in Visual and Performing Arts Award, and The Innovation and Design Award. Additionally, Carondelet granted Presidential Scholarships and Carondelet awards, which are selected by an admission and aid committee, and are not available for application.

Congratulations to the following CTK Students received awards!
Heart - Faith - Courage Award Morgan Gamble
Presidential Scholarship Emily Fosker, Morgan Gamble, Abigail Stofer
Carondelet Award Haley Brezac, Karlie Makhoul
Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament
23rd Annual Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament
Please join us
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
CONTRA COSTA COUNTRY CLUB
FOR AN AWESOME DAY OF GOLF & CAMARADERIE!
knowing how to golf is optional,
knowing how to have fun is mandatory!

Registration includes:
Golf | Cart | Range Balls
Breakfast
Hosted Morning Cocktails
Food & Drinks on the Course
Silent Auction | Raffle
​Contest Awards
Prime Rib Dinner

Register at  www.ctkgolf.org. $195 for first 30 registrations; $225 afterwards. Don't miss out on the fun!!
Tuition
  • Statements: The current tuition year is complete as of May 8th. Statements were sent out last week 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. If you weren't able to cancel, please contact us to make arrangements regarding your check.
  • Tuition Contracts: The Diocese has a new tuition contract that we will begin using this year. The content is 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 to 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, New Gr. K and 1 physicals, and All Gr. 7 Tdap's.
  • 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
The last order date before summer break is May 30th  with delivery on June 5 th . 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
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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!
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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  cnoland@ctkschool.org  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
805-459-9605
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:  https://vbspro.events/p/events/dd827f
 
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:  https://vbspro.events/p/events/dd827f  
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 summercamps@dlshs.org .

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

For more information, email  summercamps@dlshs.org  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.