Christ the King School Newsletter - October 16, 2018
Dear Christ the King School Families,

One of the greatest aspects of this past weekend was witnessing all the wonderful community members at our annual Father and Daughter Dance. Dads are incredibly influential in the lives of our students as their faith, heart, and courage are cornerstone to their families and children. Moms are equally influential, and at times more impactful with their gentleness, compassion, planning, and care leading the way as everyone arrived on time, elegantly dressed, and with great intentions of the heart. :-)

Saint Joseph led with a gentle heart, strong faith, and quiet influence. Equally, our Holy Mother led with compassion, inner strength, and tremendous grace. The Holy Family is such a great example to us all, and together their loving example envelope the greatest virtues of our faith. The aforementioned tenets embodied the prayer and blessing at the Father/Daughter Dance.

It was awesome to see such happy faces at this special event. With immense gratitude we thank this special evening’s chair, Kirsten Sawyer, the PTG Father/Daughter Planning Committee, and countless volunteers for creating an evening filled with elegance, ambiance, and great spirit. Kirsten leads many of our events with an open heart and conscientious work ethic. How blessed we are to be members of such a special community!

Abundant blessings,

Joe Silveira
Christ the King School
Let's pray for all those who are suffering from illnesses. Let's also pray for those affected by Hurricane Michael in Florida. May God keep them in His tender and loving care.
Important Dates
Wednesday, October 17 - Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness & Bring $1, Candy Guess at recess, 2:15pm Dismissal
Thursday, October 18 - Candy Guess at recess, Hot lunch - Kinders Pulled Pork Sandwich, 1st Grade Field Trip
Friday, October 19 - School Mass 8am (8th Prep). Dress Uniform. 7th Grade Dance
Monday, October 22 - 7th Grade leaves to Camp Caritas. Festival Meeting 7pm Media Center
Wednesday, October 24 - 2:15pm Dismissal
Thursday, October 25- Hot Lunch- Pizza, 8th Grade Field Trip
Friday, October 26 - School Mass 8am (6th Prep). Dress Uniform. 7th grade returns from Camp Caritas.
Student Leadership News
Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness: Join us in this worthy cause; wear pink and bring $1 to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Click here for Non-Uniform Apparel guidelines in the Parent Student Handbook.
Candy Guess: Guess how much candy is in the jars! Fifty cents for one guess or $1 for three guesses. Show your support at recess!
Notes from the Office
Y earbooks on Sale Now : Click here to order your yearbook. CTK school code #1069319.

Volunteer Requirements: Every volunteer must have an updated Virtus Certificate on file in the office. If you have not completed Virtus training since the rollout in in 2015, you are now expired. Click here to access the online training site and click here for instructions.

2018 School Directories: Directories went home last week in the Family Envelope. Additional directories can be purchased in the office for $5. A big thank you to Beth Alvarez for her outstanding efforts in creating this year's directory and to Maddie Ostrander for her help obtaining directory sponsors!

Handbook Review: The 2018-2019 Parent Handbook is now available to view. Please take the time to carefully read and review the information. Once reviewed, please sign and return the Handbook Agreement Form . Please take Please pay special attention to the section: Daily Schedules and Information.
On Sale Now:  PTG will be selling CTK cooler bags, water bottles, cooling towels and camping chairs after school this week. Show your CTK spirit by purchasing. Water bottles and cooling towels make great stocking stuffers and cooler bags are a great hostess gift. Thank you for your support!
CTK Spirit Special: cooler bag, water bottle and golf towel $30!
CTK cooler bag: $15
CTK water bottle: $15
CTK cooling towel: $5
CTK camping chair: $15
Ice Cream Social
Annual PTG Halloween Ice Cream Social: Please join us on Friday, October 26th from 6pm-8pm in the gym for PTG’s spooktacular ice cream social! Show your Halloween spirit by dressing in costume, socializing, and joining in with dinner, ice cream and games!  This year El Molino will be serving dinner: 3 tacos with rice and beans for $10.00. And the ice cream and toppings are always fantastic!

We need volunteers to help set up on Friday, October 26th during school hours, help out during the event, and assist with clean up. If you can help, please text Kirsten Sawyer at: 925-890-2639. Click here for more information.
Halloween Information
Halloween "Boos" & Don'ts : Wednesday, October 31 st , the students may wear Halloween costumes to school. P lease follow the guidelines listed below:

  • The costume must allow the child to function as a student while in class (all morning).

  • Care is to be taken and consideration given to the ages of our Student Body. Costumes should not be too scary, gross or violent.

  • The following are NOT allowed: weapons, gory makeup, animals, scary clown costumes, or immodest clothing (no bare midriff/short skirts/low cut necklines, etc).

  • Students who do not wish to wear a costume may wear orange, black or white colored non-uniform dress or their school uniform. Please refer to the Non-uniform guidelines listed in the Parent-Student Handbook.

  • Students attending CLUB CTK after school may want to bring a change of clothes for the afternoon. 
Did You Know?
Thank you Mr. Mike Doyle and the "CLUB Team" for truly going above and beyond for students at CLUB everyday! CLUB CTK offers students a safe and fun after school environment. Mr. Doyle and his team's commitment and caring presence are greatly appreciated!
The Third Grade Brownie Troop will be collecting your unwanted Halloween candy to donate to our troops overseas. They will be collecting candy at pick up and drop off on Friday 11/2 . Thank you! 
CTK Faculty and Staff meet every morning for prayer prior to the start of school. Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Maffeo shared an adorable prayer that's perfect for the Halloween season. Click here to view.
Random acts of kindness are deliberate attempts to brighten another person's day by doing something thoughtful, nice, and caring. Go out and spread kindness CTK. Please let the office know if you do a RAOK.

RAOK Alert: We would like to thank the Walnut Creek Elks Lodge #1811 for donating a dictionary to every student in the 3rd Grade. Members of the Elks Lodge came to CTK to personally give the students their dictionaries. Their goal is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers and resourceful learners. We appreciate their generous spirit!
Parish and Community
Halloween Liturgy: Please join is in celebrating our Halloween Liturgy on Sunday, October 28th at 9:15 am in the Gym. Click here to view invitation and special instructions!

Loaves and Fishes Turkey Drive: CTK has helped at Loaves & Fishes preparing and serving lunch for many years and would like to help wonderful organization with their Turkey Drive. Click here for more information about helping feed our community.
Box Tops
Our first Box Tops collection deadline is approaching, so please gather all your Box Tops and Labels for Education by  Friday, October 19th.   Submit them to your child's classroom or the front office. If your are turning them into the office, make sure to include your child's grade so the proper class gets the credit. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Cooper: .
Click here for a fun, spooky way to collect Box Tops.
Purchasing scrip is an easy way to support the school! Click here for details and directions on how to sign up. Shop scrip for local vendors such as Melo’s, La Mordida, Kinder’s, DeVino’s, Jack’s, Lunardi’s and Classic Designs along with weekly specials. If you have questions contact Maryann Harrison at . Happy Shopping!
Home & School Connection
Click here to view October's Home & School Connection. This months issue offers helpful tips on homework support.