Christ the King School Newsletter - August 21, 2018
Dear Christ the King School Families,
It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome each of you to the 2018-19 school year! I am so honored and pleased to be a member of Christ the King Catholic School. Our morning started with an all-school assembly where we celebrated the start of a new and exciting school year. It was heartwarming to see so many parents and grandparents gathered in support of our students, faculty, and staff. Morning Assembly was followed by a special Back to School Prayer of Blessing Service in the church, allowing us the opportunity to come together as a community. As mentioned previously, this year’s school theme is hope. This theological virtue will light our way this school year as we rely on Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
Back to School Night for grades K-8 will be held on Wednesday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the church. Back to School Night provides us the opportunity to inform you of any information and updates to the 2018-19 school year. One of the updates I am excited to share is our new and improved CTK website. Katie Thornbury and our school’s advisory committee members are to be commended for their time, talent, and energy toward crafting our school’s new website.  It is an important source for school news and information. It is available to view starting August 29th, and I encourage you to visit and explore our new website firsthand.
THANK YOU TEACHERS AND STAFF!
CTK is truly blessed to have a committed and talented faculty and staff who come to school each day with the primary goal of helping your children grow in our faith and learn beyond measure. They have been hard at work preparing and planning for a successful school year. I appreciate their dedication and commitment to Catholic education.
It’s evident that CTK is a very special community, and I look forward to meeting you in the coming months and partnering with you to support your student’s success. An all-school mass is scheduled, Friday, August 24th at 8:00 a.m. and we would be most honored to have you there.
 
Abundant Blessings,
Mr. Silveira
Principal
Prayers
Let's pray for all those who are suffering from illnesses. We pray for the many that have been affected by the California wildfires. We pray for a successful school year for the students of CTK and the CTK alumni who are starting high school and college. We pray for a safe return home for Father Paulson. May God keep them in His tender, loving care.

We pray for former CTK Kindergarten teacher, Penny Grant who has gone to Heaven. Her funeral will be held on October 19th at Christ the King.
Important Dates
Wednesday, August 22 - 8th grade math class (Algebra) starts at 7am.
Wednesday, August 22 - Friday 25 - Kindergarten schedule 8am-12pm.
Wednesday, August 22- 2:15pm dismissal grades 1-8.
Friday, August 25 - All school mass at 8:00am. DRESS UNIFORM .
Sunday, August 26 - CTK Community Welcome Mass 12:15pm.
Wednesday, August 29 - School Pictures. DRESS UNIFORM.
Wednesday, August 29 - Back to School Night 6:30pm.
Friday, August 31 - All school mass 8:00am. 12pm dismissal. DRESS UNIFORM.
Monday, September 3 - NO SCHOOL in observance of Labor Day .
Monday, September 10 - Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament.
Reminders
Kindergarten Schedule: Kindergarten Students will have at 12pm dismissal the first week of school. CTK club will be available starting at 12pm. Monday, August 27th Kindergarten begins full day schedule 8:00am-3:00pm.

Student Emergency Information Forms: Please check your form for accuracy and make any needed changes. Please sign both sides and return the form to the office tomorrow.

Directory Forms: Your Directory Form is coming home in the Family Envelope. Please check your form for accuracy and make any needed changes. Please sign and return the form to the office tomorrow.

Emergency Notification: Opt-in for emergency notifications by text! This will be our primary mode of communication in the event of a major emergency situation or natural disaster. In order to receive these notifications text “y” to 68453 .

Reporting an Absence: If your child is absent from school it is important to notify the school by 8:30am. You may notify the school by emailing attendance@ctkschool.org , submitting the online attendance form or by calling the school at (925) 685-1109. 

Hot Lunch: There will be NO special "Thursday Orange Ticket Hot Lunch" in August. However, Choice Lunch will be available to order Monday - Friday. To order register at www.choicelunch.com . Ice Cream will be available for sale starting Tuesday, August 28th. Click here for ice cream order form. Orders received tomorrow will be sent home with your child at the end of the day.

Walking of Campus: If your child will be walking or biking off campus they must have a "Walk of Campus" form on file in the office. Click here for the form. 

CTK COMMUNITY WELCOME MASS:  Father Paulson, in conjunction with the parish and school, invite everyone to attend the CTK Community Welcome Mass for Fr. Mario and Mr. Silveira on August 26, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. followed by a reception. Please join us is welcoming these wonderful people to our community!

WAJAT: This year's Walk-A-Jog-A-Thon will be held on Tuesday, September 25th. Information to follow.

Virtus Training: To access Virtus Training log in instructions click here.

School Pictures: School pictures will be on Wednesday, August 29 th . Students are to be in Dress Uniform on picture day. An order form/online ordering instructions are enclosed for each child in today’s family envelope.
Health & Safety Notes
All student medications, EPI Pens and Inhalers must be check in through the School Office . If your child requires an epi-pen or inhaler and attends CLUB CTK, you will also need an epi-pen or inhaler in CLUB CTK. Click here for medication on file form.
Financial Information
Tuition: Payment is due on the first of the month and late on the eighth. Late fees will be assessed. Please remember that tuition payments should be made in the amount noted on your tuition contract. If you have any questions about your payment, please contact Mrs. Thornbury at jthornbury@ctkschool.org for clarification. Families experiencing financial hardship during the school year are encouraged to contact Mr. Silveira or Mrs. Thornbury to discuss assistance or a change in payment dates.
  • 1 child: $770 per month August - May
  • 2 children: $1,400 per month August - May
  • 3 children: $1,740 per month August - May
  • 4 children: $2,050 per month August - May

New Reimbursement Policy: Starting this year all reimbursements will be mailed directly to your home.
Back to School Night
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!  Back to School Night for all Grades will be Wednesday, August 29 th , beginning at 6:30 pm in the Church.  This is your opportunity to meet your children’s teachers and hear their expectations first hand. This evening is for parents only. Please make childcare arrangements for your children. 
Club CTK
Club CTK is excited to welcome everyone back to school. If you have not yet registered for Club CTK click here . Please also complete the Club Field Trip Permission Slip and Club Homework Agreement .
PTG
Welcome! We hope everyone had a fun summer break and is rested and recharged for the new school year.  There are a few new faces and familiar faces in new roles this year, bringing exciting changes to
Christ the King School.  Click here to view your 2018-2019 PTG Members. We have been hard at work already this summer preparing to help our new leadership and our families continue to build and strengthen our CTK community.  We hope to see you at our first event for the school year, The 22 nd  Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament on Monday, September 10 th  at Oakhurst Country Club. On behalf of the Christ the King School PTG, we look forward to partnering with you for a fantastic school year.

Thank you,
Megan Lopoz
PTG President
Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament
We are a little over a month away from hitting the links at CTK's 22nd Annual Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament on Monday, September 10! Click here for information and to register. Payment and registration is expected prior to the event by September 1st. There will be a fee increase starting September 2nd. Payment can be processed two ways:
  • Via check thru the school main office. Invoice available per request.
  • Via online payments- Click Here. If you have questions email: golf@ctkschool.org. Thank you for your support! For Sponsorship information click here.

Volunteers needed for the 22nd Annual Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament on Sept. 10th. This is a great way to earn your fundraising hours. Click here sign up.
Scrip
Support CTK by supporting Scrip! Purchasing scrip is an easy way to support the school! Click here for details on the program and step by step directions on how to sign up. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Maryann Harrison at ctkscripchair@gmail.com.
Volunteer Opportunities
Hot Lunch Helper: Call the office for more information or if you are available to help.

Stuffing/Unstuffing Family Envelopes: We need regular Family Envelopes stuffers/unstuffers (and subs) every other week. Contact the office if you are interested.

Picture Day Assistants: Two parent volunteers are needed to help on picture day on August 29th from 8:15am-11:00am. Please call the office if you can help.

Volunteers needed for the 22nd Annual Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament at Oakhurst County Club on September 10th. This is a great way to earn your fundraising hours and be part of a fun day supporting CTK. Click here sign up. Questions please contact Emily Brown at 925-324-7972 or Megan Lopoz at 925-575-0312. 
Choice Lunch
Choicelunch is available for students in grades 1st-8th. Registering is easy at www.choicelunch.com . The first day of service will be Wednesday, August 22nd.
Did you know?
Our wonderful Mrs. Carol Alonso and Mrs. Denise Meyer were celebrated at our Diocesan Staff Day last week for their years of service at CTK. Mrs. Alonso celebrates 30 years of teaching and Mrs. Meyer celebrates 20 years of teaching. We appreciate all you have done and continue to do for the CTK community!
After School Opportunities
Love to sing? Join the Christ the King School Choir and hep us fill the church with song at Friday all school masses! The Choir is for students in grades 1-8. Click here for more information. For existing members practice starts on Wednesday, August 22nd at 2:25pm. Meet by the orange basketball hoop.
Let’s dive “Under the Sea” with Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, Flounder and of course, the dreaded Ursula in the After School Drama Enrichment class held on Fridays from 3-5pm.   Click here details!
After School Band and Private Lesson opportunities right here at CTK! Click here for further information/registration form. You can also text/call or email George Curtis Van Liew directly with questions. 
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