Christ the King School Newsletter - September 4, 2018
Dear Christ the King School Families,

Thank you for attending last week’s Back to School Night! I appreciated your energy and excitement for the new school year. The love you have for your children was evident, and I sincerely thank you for trusting us with their care. I hope you enjoyed visiting the classrooms and meeting your child’s teacher and instructional assistant. Our faculty and staff prepared greatly for the start of a new school year and for this evening’s events . I would like to thank all faculty, staff, and community members who presented in the church that evening as well. With the Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament forthcoming and the auction committee and festival committee meeting soon we have so much to be grateful for.

A Giving Spirit
I had an opportunity to sit down, most recently, with members of the 2018-2019 student council leadership team. It was awesome to hear their ideas and initiatives for the school year.

A $1 donation NON- UNIFORM DAY has been planned for Thursday, September 6th. Funds will go to support Father Paulson's brother Santhosh’s, Carmelite of Mary Immaculate Congregation, school in Kerala, India. CMI School was damaged by floodwaters that devastated the region. Students are asked to wear the colors of India's flag that day (orange, green and white). Click here to view our handbook guidelines for non-uniform apparel. We appreciate your generosity and kindness in supporting Father Paulson and Father Santhosh and their special community back at home. Collection receptacles will be placed in each classroom and the front office. All funds will be sent to the parish office to be sent in good faith to Father Santhosh and his school community.

CTK's 22nd Annual Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 10th at the beautiful Oakhurst Country Club . The tournament is a wonderful community building tradition in support of CTK school’s programming and tuition assistance. Registration is still open to those who want to play, click here . We thank Leo Lopoz in advance for his leadership and commitment to such a worthy event, and to all the volunteers involved as well.

Updated Website
If you have not yet viewed the new  school website,  I encourage you to do so. The redesign makes the site easier and more intuitive for users, in addition to offering a visual update.  Click here  to view a video highlighting updates and changes. Thank you to everyone who helped make this update possible!
Abundant blessings,
Mr. Silveira
Let's pray for all those who are suffering from illnesses. Let's also pray for the Day (Rylie-3rd, Keegan-K)family who's grandfather went to Heaven last week. May God keep them in His tender and loving care.
Important Dates
Wednesday, September 5 - 12pm dismissal.
Thursday, September 6 - Donation Non-Uniform Day: wear orange, green and white.
Thursday, September 6 - Hot lunch- Pizza.
Friday, September 7 - School mass 8am (8th prep). Dress Uniform.
Monday, September 10 - Msgr. Wade Golf Tournament/Festival meeting 7pm (Media Center).
Tuesday, September 11 - First Responder's Blessing at morning assembly 8am.
Wednesday, September 12 - 2:15pm dismissal . Auction Meeting 7pm (media center).
Thursday, September 13 - Hot lunch- Mac & cheese/Father Daughter Dance meeting 6:30pm (jr. high).
Friday, September 14 - School Mass 8am (4th prep). Dress Uniform. 8th grade dance at
St. Raymonds.
Sign and Return: 2018-19 Photo/Video Authorization Form is in today's Family Envelope. Please check all boxes, sign and return tomorrow.

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

Carondelet Applications for 2019-2020 school year: Online applications are available August 31st . The deadline for early bird registration and pricing is November 7th, 2018 . The final due date for the application is December 3rd .

Lost & Found: Please put your child's name on all school sweatshirts/sweaters. Our Lost & Found is located in the office.

Use of Student Restrooms: This is a reminder that all adults on campus are to use the restrooms in the main lobby of the school or in the church.

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.

Ice Cream: 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.
Note from the Office
New Newsletter Format : To ensure that you are able to view the newsletter entirely click view entire message at the bottom of the screen. To view pictures click view images.

Tuesday Family Envelope: If you have any information you would like placed in CTK School's Tuesday Family Envelope, please submit it the office the Friday before.
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  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.
Student Leadership - Non Uniform Day
Student Leadership has planned a $1 or more Donation NON- UNIFORM DAY for Thursday, September 6th in support of Fr. Paulson's brother's (Father Santhosh) school in Kerala, India. The school was damaged severely by the recent flood waters. We ask that the students wear the the colors of India's Flag that day (orange, green and white).
PTG - Spirit-wear Sales
  Spirit-wear Sales Tuesday, Sept. 4 – Friday, Sept. 17:  
The Parent Teacher Group (PTG) is excited to announce Spirit-wear Sales for CTK Students and families. 
Spirit-wear can only be purchased through an online store during  September 4 - September 17. Purchases will be delivered to your child’s classroom in October. Adult and child sizes are available, there are no returns or exchanges so please review the sizing charts on the website. Spirit-wear will not replace uniform requirements, but will share our school spirit outside of school and on the occasional non-uniform dress day. Click here to place your order with our vendor Gryco.
Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament
We are ten days away from hitting the links at CTK's 22nd Annual Monsignor Wade Golf Tournament on Monday, September 10th!
 Click here for information and to register for this great event. 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: Thank you for your support!
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.
Are you looking for a way to meet some really cool CTK Parents and Parishioners, contribute to a beloved annual community-building event, flex your creative muscles AND get volunteer hours all at the same time? Then join us for our first Festival Planning Committee Meeting on  Monday, September 10th at 7:00pm  in the media room. Please note this is the same day as the Monsignor Wage Golf Tournament, so if you can't make it but would still like to participate in this year's Festival planning, please email . We can't wait to welcome back our previous Committee Members and see some new faces, too!
CTK students will lace up their tennis shoes and participate in the Walk-a-Jog-a-Thon on Tuesday, September 25 at 10:00am! This fun and active fall fundraiser raises money for outdoor and science education including Camp Caritas, our science program, garden awareness, art awareness, and various other projects and needs around our school that are benefited by all grades. A Pledge Envelope with Prize Selection will be in next week’s Family Envelope. For more information please click here .

We need LOTS of volunteers to make this amazing event happen. Hours worked on the Walk-a-Jog-a-Thon count toward fundraising hours, plus you can cheer on your kids as you work. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jen Wilson at .
September 11th Blessing
At morning assembly on Tuesday, September 11th, Fr. Paulson will lead us in special blessing for first responders. If you or a family member are a nurse, doctor, firefighter, police officer or other first responder please join us. We thank you for your bravery and service to our nation and community.
Did you know?
We are blessed to have CTK Alumni- Ms. Thornbury (8th grade teacher), Mrs. Belz (7th grade teacher) and Ms. Noland (6th grade Instructional Assistant) back on campus teaching our students. Their love for CTK is evident and we are grateful!
We are excited to have New Leaf Collaborative back on campus leading hands on science workshops! Students will have the opportunity to learn about chemical reactions, engineering practices, animal skeletons, the solar system, electricity & more.  Click here to view blog.
Purchasing scrip is an easy way to support the school! Click here for details and step by step directions on how to sign up. If you have questions contact Maryann Harrison at
Volunteer Opportunities
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. 

Thursday Hot Lunch Helpers Needed! Contact Amy Ghisletta if interested at
(925) 765-9023 or
Home & School Connection
Click here to view September's Home & School Connection. This months issue is offers helpful tips on setting up a back to school routine.
Altar Serving
CTK altar serving trainer, Robin Peterson will speak to the students tomorrow at morning assembly about becoming a CTK altar server. Click here for information. Click here for registration form.
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
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!
SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!  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 3pm- 5pm . Email or click here  for details!
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.