Christ the King School Newsletter - October 2, 2018
Dear Christ the King School Families,

At the latter part of this past week, I was blessed to be with fellow principals throughout the Oakland Diocese for the annual administrative conference/retreat in Santa Cruz, California. This time away provided reflection and renewal and offered me the opportunity to welcome and appreciate the goodness in our lives. Today, I thank God for each of you! I thank God for such an awesome community! In gratitude, I see countless acts of kindness, great intentions of the heart, and tremendous sacrifice/service in the greatest ministry of them all. As we continue to focus on our students as children of God, may we lean toward to words of Saint Mother Teresa, “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” 

This morning Mrs. Heidi Nuti and her Walk a Jog a Thon Committee presented awards to our students as planned. As mentioned in our previous newsletter this life serving fundraiser was simply incredible as it raised tremendous funds for Camp Caritas and our school’s great programming needs. We are all so blessed and grateful for Heidi/team’s commitment, inventiveness, and immense giving.

Lastly, today we welcome and thank Ann Tomaselli in her new role as instructional assistant with Mrs. Krutilla and our 5th grade students. 

Here’s to a great week as we thank God for His abundant blessings. God bless you all as we enjoy the freshness and immense change of Autumn,

Joe Silveira
Christ the King School
Please join us in praying for Jean Fitzsimmons who went to heaven this weekend. Jean and her family have been part of our school community for many years; entrusting their 9 children and 1 grandchild with us. Let's pray for all those who are suffering from illnesses. May God keep them in His tender and loving care.
Important Dates
Wednesday, October 10 - 2:15pm Dismissal. Auction meeting 7pm.
Thursday, October 11 - Hot lunch- hot dogs. Men's Evening of Recollection, 6:30-9:00pm in the Parish Hall.
Friday, October 12 - School Mass 8am (5th Prep). Dress Uniform.
Saturday, October 13 - Garden Work Party 9am-12pm. Father Daughter Dance.
Wednesday, October 17 - 2:15 Dismissal
Thursday, October 18 - Hot lunch- Kinders pulled pork sandwiches
Friday, October 19 - School Mass 8am (8th Prep). Dress Uniform. 7th grade Dance.
Auction 2019!: Please join our Action Meeting on Wednesday, October 10th at 7pm in the Media Lab. All are welcome!

Y earbooks on Sale Now : Lifetouch is offering an "Early Bird" discount of $20 per yearbook. After October 15th pricing will increase to $30. Click here to order your yearbook. CTK school code #1069319.

Hot Lunch: "Thursday Orange Ticket Hot Lunch": In an effort to reduce confusion, please purchase your tickets prior to Thursdays. Orders received tomorrow will be sent home with your child at the end of the day. Click here to purchase Hot Lunch Tickets.

Milk/Ice Cream: Milk is sold every day, ice cream is sold every Tuesday to grades 1-8. Click here for the order form. Orders received tomorrow will be sent home with your child at the end of the day.
Notes from the Office
2018 School Directories: This year's school directory is going home today in your Family Envelope. The directory is for personal use by school families only. If you would like a second copy, it can be purchased at the school office for $5.

Walk A Jog A Thon Update: Students were recognized for fundraising achievements and laps (both by class) at the WAJAT Awards Ceremony during morning assembly today.   Congratulations to all of the students for doing their best and raising over $46,000 for the School!

Thank you to the amazing WAJAT team: Laura Abel, Mechele Cobo, Maureen Johansen, Andrea Nilsen, Jennifer Wilson and Sandy Wingard. Finance was run by Mary Williamson, thank you to her and her team for all of their hard work and time. We are grateful to Roy and Demi Marquez, and Carrie and Tim Rohrer, for their special efforts in helping us improve our systems and processes. Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered before, during and after the WAJAT. This event wouldn’t be successful without the tremendous support of our community.

This year one of the changes we made was to count the final lap using a more accurate method. Students were given a colored sticker which represented where they actually stopped at the ending time. We gave out fewer medals- most classes had just one bronze, one silver and one gold per girl and per boy in each class. Please share with your students that whether or not they received a medal, they all earned great kudos for their efforts. We witnessed several acts of kindness as well, especially older kids helping younger kids get water, find a teacher, and find their colored station. 

Students will receive their fundraising prizes in the next couple of weeks.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Heidi Nuti at .

Volunteer Opportunities: Christ the King offers many different opportunities to lend a helping hand! Volunteering is a great way to build relationships with teachers, students and other CTK parents. It is also offers a huge resource and support base that is critical to the success of the school. There are still several classrooms volunteer opportunities available, I encourage your to reach out to your room mom to see how you can help. Please consider joining us in the “Garden of Blessings” on Saturday, October 13th as we help prepare the garden for fall planting and upcoming Garden Awareness lessons.

Parish Invitation: Mr. Silveira and Fr. Paulson invite all men in our community to a Men’s Evening of Recollection on this Thurs., Oct. 11, 6:30 - 9 pm. in the Parish Hall. Fr. Paulson and Mr. Silveira will be presenting on “Living an Undivided Life”. We are looking forward to seeing many of our school parents at this evening. It is a great opportunity to reflect together as men and to connect with other men of our school and parish community.

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
Father Daughter Dance
Father/Daughter Dance: The theme for this year's dance is the "Masquerade Ball". If your daughter would like to wear a masquerade mask, she is welcome to do so. There will be a professional photographer the night of the event, please bring the completed photo packet to the dance. If you are able to donate a nut free dessert, please drop it off in the gym on 10/12 after drop off, or right before pick up. Thank you for your support! 
Ice Cream Social
Annual PTG Halloween Ice Cream Social: Please join us on Friday, October 26th from 6pm-8pm for PTG’s spooktacular ice cream social! Show your Halloween spirit by dressing in costume. Enjoy socializing, ice cream and games!  The social will be held in the CTK gym.

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.
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?
On Tuesday, October 2nd students from Carondelet and DLS came to CTK to speak to the 7th and 8th grade class. It is always great to see CTK alumni and we appreciate them sharing their high school experience with our students. Pictured are Class of 2015 Alumni: Christina Abudayeh, Shannon Bailey, Grace Sherwood and Natalie Silvera. Great job ladies!
Reading teacher, Mrs. Abel led here 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade reading groups in a performance of "The Three Little Pigs" in class last week. We loved Mrs. Abel's dedication and the students creativity. Well done!
Random Act of Kindness
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: Thank you to the 1st and 5th grade parent volunteers who provided lunch and snacks for the teachers during conferences. A special thank you to 1st grade parent, Lindsey Thompson (Hailey's mom) for organizing. Your kindness and generosity is appreciated.
Garden of Blessings - Work Party
Please join us on Saturday, October 13th from 9am-12pm for a volunteer work party. Earn volunteer hours by harvesting fruits, vegetables, uprooting weeds, and caring for the chickens. Bring a pair of gardening gloves and your enthusiasm! Bagels and coffee will be provided. 
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!