Christ the King School Newsletter - November 27, 2018
Dear Christ the King Families,

Abundant blessings to you and your loved ones as you prepare for the season of Advent!

Joe Silveira
Principal
Christ the King School 
Prayers
Let us pray for all those who have suffered in the fires northward in Paradise and those in Southern California. We also keep all the emergency workers in our prayers, along with those who are suffering from illness, loneliness or other challenges. May God keep them in His tender and loving care.
Important Dates
Monday, November 26 - School resumes, PTG Meeting 7pm
Tuesday, November 27 - No ice cream sales
Wednesday, November 28 - Advent Goodies 7:30am, Loaves & Fishes Gr. 7 & 8, Dismissal 2:15pm, Report cards go home.
Thursday, November 29 - Hot Lunch Chicken Tacos
Friday, November 30 - Dress Uniform, Liturgy 8am, Gr. 2 prep
Saturday, December 1 - Tuition due
Monday, December 3 - Carondelet Applications due
Tuesday, December 4 - No ice cream sales
Wednesday, December 5 - Advent Goodies 7:30am, St. Vincent de Paul Food Donations due, Minimum Day 12pm dismissal
 Thursday, December 6 - St. Nicholas Day, Hot Lunch Pasta with Red Sauce
Friday, December 7 - Dress Uniform, Liturgy 8am, Gr. 4 prep, Gr. 8 Dance St. Mary's,
De La Salle Applications due
Saturday, December 8 - Tuition late
Notes from the Office
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CLUB CTK invites you to make holiday ceramics: All Fired Up Ceramics Studio will be at CLUB on Wednesday, December 5th. Students who enroll in this class will be provided with everything they need to make a Christmas themed ceramic piece. The pieces will be fired and delivered to the students before Christmas break. You will not be charged for CLUB during the time that your child is participating in this class. Please click here for details on how to sign up. If you have additional questions, please contact CLUB at CLUB@ctkschool.org or 925-685-0995.
Can you help us with boxes? We could use 20 or so empty copy paper boxes (or similar size) to use for our St. Vincent de Paul food donations. If you're able to help, please bring boxes to the school office. Thank you!!
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Ice Cream and Popsicles: We are in the process of purchasing a new freezer for Ice Cream and Popsicles. We will be selling ice cream again when we return from Christmas Break in January. Thanks for your patience and we hope you enjoy our Advent Goodies!
Calling all Sweatshirts and Sweaters: Please check the names in your sweatshirts and sweaters in case your child accidentally brought someone else's home by mistake. If so, please turn in to the school office. Thank you!!
Advent Goodies
STUDENT LEADERSHIP ADVENT BREAKFAST GOODIES: Student Leadership and parent volunteers will host Advent Breakfast Goodies on Wednesday, November 28th, December 5 th and December 12 th .   Your child may enjoy muffins, donuts, and bagels, plus beverages including hot chocolate and cider all served at 7:30 a.m. by the flagpole. Breakfast goodies range from $1 to $2 per item. Student Leadership members are also making CTK Christmas Bracelets that will be available for $.50 each. Money generated from the Advent Breakfast Goodies will be used to purchase scrip for Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas dinner baskets.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Outreach
St. Vincent de Paul Dinner Baskets: This holiday season, we will continue the longstanding CTK school tradition of collecting food for the parish St. Vincent de Paul Christmas food program. For many years students have gathered food and then helped assemble holiday dinner baskets for many local families less fortunate than ourselves. Please consult the list below for the items you are asked to send to school with your child/children. All items are needed by Wednesday, December 5 th so baskets can be assembled on Friday. Many thanks for your generosity!
Requested items per grade: 

  Kindergarten:  1 (6 oz.) package stuffing mix AND 1 (16 oz.) can of green beans
                                   
  1 st Grade:   1 (6 oz.) package stuffing mix AND 1 (16 oz.) can of green beans
                                                     
  2 nd Grade:   1 (25-28 oz.) container hot chocolate mix       
  3 rd Grade:   2 ( 18+ oz.) packages brownie or cookie mix     
  4 th Grade:   2 packages muffin mix
  5 th Grade:   2 (13.75 oz.) boxes of mashed potato mix

  6 th Grade:   1 (32 oz.) bag of long grain white rice AND 2 cans beans (any kind)        
  7 th Grade:   4 (15-23 oz.) cans of fruit (no pineapple please)
  8 th Grade:   3 (18-19 oz.) cans of soup (Campbell’s Home-style or Progresso)
St. Boniface Outreach
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GIFTS FOR ST. BONIFACE PARISH, SAN FRANCISCO: The San Francisco Police Department will once again be collecting gifts for St. Boniface Parish in San Francisco on Wednesday morning, December 19 th The SFPD will be on hand with their vehicles at our 8 a.m. morning assembly to load up our gifts for the less fortunate children and adults in the St. Boniface Parish community in the Tenderloin district. Gifts are needed for children of all ages, from newborn to 18. Gifts for adults are also needed and greatly appreciated.

Please read the St. Boniface flyer here before purchasing items.  Please wrap and label the gifts for man, woman, infant, boy, or girl and include the item type, size, age range. Click here for Gift tags. Possible gifts for children are things your children might enjoy; for adults, socks, gloves, scarves, warm hats or beanies. Thank you for your generosity!
Christmas Concert Information
CTK Christmas Concert: Christ the King School’s annual Christmas Concert performed by all students in Grades K-8 will be held on Tuesday, December 18 th , at 7:00 p.m. in Church. This is a wonderful tradition and we hope you all will join us!

To celebrate this occasion, we ask our students to dress up as follows:
  • Boys: Pants - dark black or navy, collared shirt - jewel tone in deep purple, red, green or blue. Solid colored tie optional
  • Girls: Skirt or Pants- dark black or navy, shirt or dress - jewel tone in deep purple, red, green or blue.

Please follow the guidelines for non uniform dress in the Parent Student Handbook and, for this festive occasion, no jeans, t-shirts, hats, or playtime attire.
Christmas Eve Mass Choir Request
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Hello Parents,

I've been asked a favor by our parish music minister (and former CTK school music teacher), Phyllis Gurnett, to see if I can gather a choir for the 5:30pm Christmas Eve Family Mass . I know it's a bit of a long shot, given that everyone has family parties and other obligations, but I thought I'd reach out to you all because I do believe this is a wonderful opportunity to participate in parish life outside of school (and for such an amazing occasion!)

This isn't, by any means, a commitment quite yet, but the obligation would be in the church on Christmas Eve from  4:45pm-6pm  roughly. We'll rehearse from 4:45pm-5:15pm, take a short break, then sing at 5:30pm mass. If your student is INTERESTED and AVAILABLE, please send me an email at  rlejano@ctkschool.org . Again, this is not a commitment, but if I can gather at least 20 students, then we'll make it happen and I will send further information. If you could let me know by  Monday, December 3rd,  that would be fantastic. I hope to hear from you!

Rick Grand-Lejano
K-8 Music Teacher
Christ the King School
Scrip
Buy once and GIVE twice with SCRIP
Let's face it... we are all going to be spending money this holiday season. Please support CTK School by using easy online scrip this year! 
Please visit  https://shop.shopwithscrip.com  to purchase. 
Giving gifts to teenagers or others who are impossible to buy for? 
· Buy gift cards online and you can still get “physical cards” to give as gifts – convenient pick-up in the office or delivered to your child’s classroom every Thursday.
· Imagine being able to buy your Target, Starbucks or iTunes cards now and your child's school still benefits.  
Going to buy items online via Amazon anyway?
· You can take your electronic cards and upload them to Amazon immediately (Amazon Prime Members – we are talking to you)  
Why write a check for the full $250 if you don’t have to? 
· After you have reached $350, 50% of our purchases will be credited towards your tuition for the following school year.
· The fee is only 15 cents no matter the amount you buy.  
Why do it?  Did we mention – It helps the school!     
Please support CTK by buying SCRIP at    https://shop.shopwithscrip.com
For questions please ask  Maryann Harrison  or  Hunter Gilliam
Solid Gold Auction 2019!
Good vibes, groovy moves - it’s on baby! Get down and boogie at this year’s auction, “ Solid Gold ” on Saturday February 23, 2019. Ticket and registration information is available now!

Visit the shagadelic new website at www.CTKauction.com and follow us on our Facebook page @ctkauction for the most up to date information. Can ya dig it? Be there or be square!

Invitations went home in last week's Family Envelope. If you need an additional invitation, please contact the school office. Check out the website to have all your questions answered: www.CTKauction.com . Tickets are $100 per person so gather your friends and put together a table! Be sure to choose your menu choice and buy a Golden Ticket Raffle as well!
Parish and Community
Monument Crisis Center: CTK has supported the Monument Crisis center since it's beginnings. For more information about helping clothe and feed our community please click on the following: MCC Thanksgiving Food Drive , MCC Holiday Food Drive , MCC Holiday Toiletry Drive
Quick Links!
Click here to view November's Partners in Faith and Home & School Connection . These issues are filled with lots of interesting information.

CTK spirit items please ptgpresident@ctkschool.org for information and ordering.

Virtus Safe Environment Training : Click here to access the online training site and click here for instructions.

Y earbooks : Click here to order your yearbook. CTK school code #1069319.


CTK Concussion Protocol: Click here.