Christ the King School Newsletter - September 25, 2018
Dear Christ the King School Families,

Happy Fall
Saturday, September 22nd marked the first day of Fall! It is time to say goodbye to the warm and restful days of summer, and hello to the cooler days of autumn. It is exciting to see the leaves on the trees begin to change colors from green to an assortment of orange, yellow and brown. The days will be noticeably shorter as the morning air is beginning to feel crisp. It is a wonderful time of the year to reflect on the many gifts God has given us. Each morning assembly reminds me of the power of community, prayer, and countless blessings. At Christ the King School we have so much to be grateful for: students who are engaged and excited to learn, a faculty and staff that is committed and leads/teaches with passion, supportive and giving school families who sacrifice their time, talent, and resources, and a strong parish community that lights the way. Thank you for helping us thrive!

The students had a great time today participating in the annual Walk-a-Jog-a-thon. They filled the track with energy, passion, determination, happiness, and excitement. They truly enjoyed laughing, exercising and spending time together outside! Abundant gratitude to Heidi Nuti and her team for their tremendous leadership, kindness, organizational planning, and generous ways, and to our parent volunteers who worked gratefully, tirelessly, and happily for ensuring the success of this life-serving event. A special thank you to our students, parents, family members, and friends of CTK School that supported and donated to this fundraiser. Your commitment and generous donations to CTK School
are outstanding!

Conference Time
School Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 4th & Friday, October 5th. Last week, an email was sent home containing a link to schedule to your Parent/Teacher Conference, if you did not receive the email please contact the school office. There will be NO school on the aforementioned dates, and CTK Club will be closed during conference days as well. Sign ups for Parent/Teacher Conferences will close on Monday, October 1st. Students in Grades 4-8 will attend the conference(s) with their parent(s). If you would like a conference with a non-homeroom teacher please email that teacher directly. Listed below are some helpful tips to prepare for your conference.

  • Talk to your child: Ask your child if there is anything that she/he would like you to   discuss with the teacher.

  • Be prepared: Write down topics and areas of success and growth you would like to discuss at the conference.

  • Be on time and respectful of the teachers schedule: Arrive promptly, or a few minutes early, to maximize the full scheduled time allotment.

  • Be open minded: Be open to suggestions and input and please share your insights and questions, too. We are all working toward a common goal of educating and supporting our children. Please take the time to process and share positives/areas of improvement with your child from your scheduled conference.

Abundant blessings,

Mr. Silveira
Let's pray for all those who are suffering from illnesses. May God keep them in His tender and loving care.
Important Dates
Wednesday, September 26 - Picture Retake. 8th grade field trip. 2:15pm dismissal.
Thursday, September 27 - Hot Lunch- Bean, cheese & rice burrito.
Friday, September 28- School Mass 8am, (7th prep). Dress Uniform.
Saturday, September 29 - Garden of Blessings Work Party 9am-12pm.
Monday, October 1 - Hearing retest. Last day to sign up for teacher conference. Signups close at 7pm.
Wednesday, October 3 - 12pm Dismissal.
Thursday, October 4 - No School/Parent Teacher Conference.
Friday, October 5 - No School/Parent Teacher Conference.
Monday, October 8 - No school in observance of Columbus Day.
School Pictures : Picture retake day is Wednesday, September 26th . If you choose to retake photos, please bring your original photo packet to school on retake day (tomorrow) and be in "Dress Uniform" . All students that were absent on the original photo day will be photographed. If you need another order form, they are located in the school office.

Father/Daughter Dance: Invitations were sent home last week. Please rsvp by 10/2. If you would like to volunteer to help with the dance or donate a nut free dessert, please text Kirsten Sawyer at (925) 890-2639. Volunteer for set up on 10/12 during the school day or 10/13 night of. If you did not receive an invitation please contact Kristen Sawyer.

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.
Note from the Office
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 sing and return the Handbook Agreement Form sent home in today's Family Envelope.

Lost & Found: Please make sure your child's name is clearly written in their school sweatshirts. Please also check your child's sweatshirt to make sure it does not belong to someone else.
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. We ask that you please do not leave children unattended in vehicles, even if it is for a short period of time. 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.
Thank you so much for your WAJAT support! Whether you volunteered, cheered, and/or helped your child with pledges, we are grateful for your involvement and support! Expect your child to be extra tired tonight, we suggest plenty of water and stretching. 

If your child forgot to turn in their Pledge Envelope, it’s not too late! Please bring it to the office no later than Friday, September 28. Our pilot pledge website link will also remain open until Friday.  Don’t forget that if a child gets an online sponsor they will be awarded ice cream on the Tuesday of their choice, along with the rest of the prizes they earn.
Auction News
Thank you to everyone who came to the September Auction meeting! We appreciate the excitement and energy you have for planning Auction 2019. We spent time discussing the highlights from last year's auction along with what improvements we hope to see at this year's auction. We look forward to announcing our theme soon, and in October we will be sending out procurement and ticket sales information. We have a few volunteer openings, so please consider getting involved. Our n ext meeting is Wednesday, October 10th at 7PM in the Media Lab. Email Eileen & Aaron Brinker at if you have questions.

Positions Available:
Silent Auction Chair: Sports & Rec. - Create packages from procured items, create catchy title and description for software and bid sheets, Attend packaging night to create baskets, attend set up day to ensure all items are there and displayed as they envisioned.
Sponsorship Chair: Procure for event sponsors, Sponsors are recognized through ads/catalog.

Procurement Team - Stuff and mail donation letters, call donors to procure items, walk in and procure items, pick up donated items.

Post Auction Wrap Up Team - sen d emails to donors, connect winners/donors, thank you letters to donors, sponsors and volunteers.
Did you know?
CTK loves ART! CTK’s Art Awareness program is led by parents with a passion for art! The program teaches students how to apply different art techniques, while showcasing different artist and their work. The lessons are not limited to drawing & painting but offer a wide range of styles: sculpture, mosaic, pop art, clay animation, architecture and mask making. Students are encouraged to be creative and use their imagination. The program begins in October, with one lesson per month. Thank you to Christi Brown and her group of awesome volunteers!
Garden of Blessings - Work Party
The CTK Garden of Blessings needs your help . Please join us on Saturday, September 29th from 9am-12pm and 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. We will also be will preparing the garden for the 2018-2019 Garden Awareness classes and start the fall planting. 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!
Volunteer Opportunities
The office is looking for 1 volunteer to help with picture re-take day on Wednesday, September 26th. If you are able to help please contact the office.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the dance or donate a nut free dessert, please text Kirsten Sawyer at (925) 890-2639. Volunteer for set up on 10/12 during the school day or 10/13 Night of.
Home and School Connection
Click here to view the latest "Home & School Connection". The articles provide several activities and strategies that parents can use at home to further benefit their child's education.