Christ the King School Newsletter - August 28, 2018
Dear Christ the King School Families,

Last week was filled with HOPE and excitement for a new school year and inspiring start. Our Prayer of Blessing Service, on the first day of school, was powerful as was Friday’s school mass whereby many of you were there to celebrate.  It was wonderful to meet so many of you this past week as each new day continues to remind me how blessed I am to be a member of such a special community. 

CTK is a family, and together we can continue to do amazing things and make a big difference in the lives of our children. My hope this school year is to see you all on campus each day, whether it be at Friday mass, working in the “Garden of Blessings”, volunteering in the classroom(s) or at many events like this year’s school auction. If I have not yet had the opportunity to meet you in person, please introduce yourselves to me. I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m. at
 Back to School Night where we will begin the evening of events in our Church as planned.

Student Success
Students and teachers are beginning to settle into their daily routines, learning new schedules, getting organized and exploring together the joy of learning. As we fall back into the routine of a new school year, it is important to check in with your children on a regular basis. Click here to view some engaging tips from Challenge Success to support and communicate with your children as we begin another exciting school year.

In Gratitude
We started off the school year with several fun community building events. The New Family Ice Cream Social, Kindergarten Orientation, First Day of School Hospitality Event, Friday and weekend mass and the celebration after the 12:15 p.m. mass were wonderful. I want to thank Eileen Brinker, Megan Lopoz, Kristen Sawyer, and the many parish and school community volunteers that worked to make these events a big success.

A very special thank you to Father Paulson, Robin Morley, and our priests, sisters, faculty, staff, and parish staff/community for such special masses and a celebration -- as Father Mario and I were welcomed to the CTK community this past weekend.

Spread the News
Word of mouth often is the best way that prospective parents find out about our amazing school!  Please continue to help us spread the word to our neighbors and friends that we still have availability in certain grades -- with ten more open spots to be at full capacity.

Lastly, seeing many of you and your children at all the weekend masses this past weekend was awesome! Your children are amazing and each day I continue to be very honored to be a member of our CTK community.

Abundant blessings,
Mr. Silveira
Principal
Prayers
Let's pray for all those who are suffering from illnesses. Let's also pray those affected by the recent natural disasters including the California wildfires, the floods in India and the hurricane in Hawaii. May God keep them in His tender, loving care.
We pray for former CTK Club Staff Member, Evelyn Jumper who has gone to Heaven.
Important Dates
Wednesday, August 29 - School Pictures. DRESS UNIFORM.
2:15pm dismissal
Wednesday, August 29 - Back to School Night 6:30pm. Parents Only.
Friday, August 31 - All school mass 8:00am (5th preps).
DRESS UNIFORM . 12pm dismissal.
Monday, September 3 - NO SCHOOL in observance of Labor Day .
Wednesday, September 5- 12pm dismissal
Thursday, September 6- Donation Non-Uniform Day: wear orange, green and white.
Thursday, September 6 - Hot lunch- Pizza
Monday, September 10 - Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament.
Reminders
Emergency Forms/Directory Forms: Please return forms to the office ASAP. Thank you!

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: "Thursday Orange Ticket Hot Lunch" will begin Thursday, September 6th. Click here to purchase Hot Lunch Tickets. Orders received tomorrow will be sent home with your child at the end of the day. Thank you to our volunteers who stepped up to make this program work.

Ice Cream: Will be sold every Tuesday to grades 1-8. Click here for order form. Orders received tomorrow will be sent home with your child at the end of the day.

School Pictures: School pictures will be on Wednesday, August 29 th . Students are to be in Dress Uniform on picture day. Picture forms are to be brought the day of and given to their teacher.

New Newsletter Format : To insure that you are able to view the newsletter entirely click view entire message at the bottom of the screen.
Carpool Safety
Please drive SLOWLY and CAREFULLY in the school parking lot during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. It is always important to pay attention to the crossing guard and signals near school. Small children can be hard to see in a crowded lot, so we ask that you be aware of their safety at all times. Also, when parking please pull forward to the front spaces, if available, and park facing the gym. We appreciate your support in keeping everyone safe!
Note from the Office
Handbook Change : In an effort to keep the students safe and healthy we have decided not to allow birthday treats at school. Please know your child’s birthday will be acknowledged and celebrated during morning assembly and in their classroom. We will have themed holiday classroom parties where Nut Free products are allowed and shared with the class. This decision came with much consideration and we are grateful for you continued support.
Financial Information
Tuition: Unless other arrangements have been made, tuition is due Saturday, September 1st and late on Friday, September 8th. Please check that you are paying the current year amount and it is turned in on time. We do not want to have to charge you a late fee. Thank you! If you have any questions please contact  Mrs. Thornbury at  jthornbury@ctkschool.org  for clarification.
  • 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. Delivery can take up to two weeks. Click here for reimbursement form.
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. Note: This evening is for parents only. 
Student Leadership
The 2018-2019 Student Leadership Team has been hard at work planning fun and meaningful events for the school year. Click here t o view this years membe rs. Student Leadership has planned a $1 donation NON- UNIFORM DAY for Thursday, September 6th in support of Fr. Paulson's brother's school in Kerala, India. The school was damaged severely by the recent flood. We ask that the students wear the the colors of India's Flag that day (orange, green and white).
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.
Walk-a-Jog-a-Thon
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Walk-a-Jog-a-Thon fundraiser! On Tuesday, September 25 at 10:00 am our children will join together as a community in fun and exercise. Stay tuned for further information in upcoming weeks, or click here .

Want a jumpstart? If you are employed by a corporation that matches fundraising dollars, now is the best time to request their support. It is a great way to double (even triple or quadruple!) your student’s fundraising efforts and help support our school. Easy and effective with a great impact! Please contact Heidi Nuti at hnuti@sbcglobal.net for more information. 
Auction- Save the Date
Save the date for this year's CTK Auction:  Saturday, February 23rd  in the CTK Gymnasium. We look forward to seeing anyone who wants to help or be part of Auction at our monthly Auction meetings (the second Wednesday of every month).

Please mark your calendars for the first Auction meeting of the new school year on  Wednesday, September 12th at 7 PM in the Media Room! Please contact Eileen & Aaron Brinker at  ctkauction2019@gmail.com   with any questions or suggestions
Garden of Blessings
Thank you Bob Miller! We honor and thank Bob Miller for his dedication to CTK's Garden of Blessings. Bob worked hands on with the students to make our Garden thrive. Bob has decided to retire. We will miss seeing his smiling face! If you are interested in helping in our garden, please contact Ms.Noland at cnoland@ctkschool.org .
CYO Basketball
CTK CYO Registration: This is the last week to register for the
2018-2019 CYO basketball season. Open to boys and girls from 3rd-8th grade. Click here to register. Please reach out to Allen Brezac at  Allen.brezac@comcast.net  with any questions.
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.

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. 
After School Opportunities
Hello CTK families! On  Tuesday and Thursday, September 4th and 6th  I invite you to come to the 8th grade classroom after school to try out the different the band instruments! This is a great opportunity to see what instrument you like best and pick up information about CTK’s after school Band Program. Click here to fill out the survey for music lesson info. Click her e to view instruments being played. See you next Tuesday/ Thursday!
Love to sing? Join the Christ the King School Choir and help 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!