Weekly Bulletins

School Of Saint Peter Martyr
425 West Fourth Street
Pittsburg, CA

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 

We walk in thanksgiving for the sunlit years of childhood, of adulthood, the laughter and discovery and gift of wonder, and because we walk in thanksgiving, we walk in belief. We walk in thanksgiving for the years of growing awareness of life for a world peopled with life and alive with people, and because we walk in thanksgiving, we walk in gratitude. We walk in thanksgiving for our individual self as one among many selves fashioning the experience of growth through uncertainty for the risk of life, of love, and because we walk in thanksgiving, we walk in trust. We walk in thanksgiving for friendship and insight and the gift of prayer, for intensity of life, its challenges and delights, and because we walk in thanksgiving, we walk in joy. We walk in thanksgiving for tenderness and strength, for gentleness and warmth, for weariness and pain, for anguish and ambiguity, for laughter and courage and the gift of friends, for the risk of love and the risk of God, and because we walk in thanksgiving, we walk in love. We walk in thanksgiving for faith, hope, joy, and love, and because we walk in thanksgiving, we walk with God. Amen. 


  • November 14th, Wednesday, Report Cards for students in grades K-8 are being sent home today with your child(ren). Please take some time to review your child’s progress. If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher. Please sign and return one copy of the report card to your child’s teacher.
  • November 15th, Thursday, Extended Care Payments are due. Thanksgiving Food Basket donations due.
  • November 16th, Friday, is Straw Hat Pizza Lunch. Students may purchase cheese or pepperoni pizza for $2.50 a slice and soda or water for $1.00 and small Gatorade for $1.25.
  • November 19th, Monday, $5.00 “Turkey Dinner” Lunch Special. Students may purchase our special $5.00 lunch that includes turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, and bread. 
  • November 20th, Tuesday, there is No School for all grades Preschool – Grade 8. Our school will be closed. This is a change from our original calendar. Sorry for any inconvenience or confusion.
  • November 20th– 23rd, Tuesday-Friday, Thanksgiving Recess, school will be closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 26th, Monday, is a minimum day. There is no Preschool or Prekindergarten. Students in grades 1-8 will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. All students may wear free dress. Extended Care is available. 


Memorial services for Marianne Siino are scheduled for Monday, November 19thand Tuesday November 20th. 

Monday, November 19ththere will be a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church. 

Tuesday, November 20ththere will be a Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church.

St. Ignatius Church is located at 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch, CA 94509. 

There will be regular classes on Monday, November 19th. School will be closed on Tuesday, November 20th.


Our prayers of gratitude and thanks to all who generously shared from their bounty to donate items for our Thanksgiving Baskets. The boxes that are collected from SPM School will be distributed to families who otherwise would not be able to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Thank you to our Staff, the Faculty, the Students and their Families for responding to this Thanksgiving Dinner Box outreach.  May the love and care you have shared with others bring you grace and blessings this season of Thanksgiving.  If you have food items you wish to donatehave your child bring the items to their classroom no later than tomorrow, November 15th. Thank you.

5 Lbs. Potatoes                                     Large Can Sweet Potatoes                              1 Lb. Onions    

Pumpkin Pie Mix                                   1 Box Large Stuffing Mix                                  Pie Crust Mix

Cranberry Sauce                                  Turkey Gravy Mix                                              2 Pkgs. Jell-O               

1 Pkg. Rolls or Hot Roll Mix                   4 Cans Vegetables                                          Sparkling Cider or Juice

2 Cans Fruit                                         Paper Thanksgiving Tablecloth                        Apples & Oranges

Paper Napkins                                     Cream of Mushroom Soup                                French Fried Onions


Our school participates in the General Mills Box Tops For Education Program. This program gives our school the opportunity to earn cash. To promote this program we are sponsoring a contest throughout this school year. Each month families handing in a minimum of 50 eligible Box Tops will receive a Free Dress Pass for your children. It is important that you put your family name on the envelope with the Box Tops when they are turned in. All Box Tops must show and have current due dates. Our October Box Tops Free Dress Recipients are:Madden Belleci-Arroyo, A.J. & Kaitlyn Beratta, Mikayla Diaz, Reilly Ferris, Braden Lawry, Kamryn, Kaiyah & Charlotte Lawson, Isaiah Lugo, Luciano & Drago Maghuyop, Alysse & Ella Mattingly, Victor & Manny Montez, Antonio Ruiz, Trevor Shaw, and Avery Shipe. They are receiving free dress coupons good for free dress on Friday, November 16th. Contact the school office if you have any questions.


  • December 14th, Friday, SPM School Christmas Concert, 10:30 a.m. at SPM School
  • February 1st, Friday, SPM School Spaghetti Dinner, Auction, & Raffle at SPM School
  • March 9th, Saturday, SPM School Crab Feed at Good Shepherd Parish Hall



Each year our school holds a Catholic Schools Week Raffle as an important part of our fundraising efforts. Fundraising is necessary to bridge the gap between income from tuition and the actual cost to educate a child. This year’s raffle is scheduled to begin in January with the drawing to be held at the conclusion of Catholic Schools Week on February 1st. In order to make this raffle and auction a success, I am asking for your help in securing prizes for the raffle and auction. We need our top prizes for the raffle established soon so they can be specified on the raffle tickets. Last year we received great support. I encourage you to assist us again this year by donating an item or service to be included in our raffle or auction. We welcome single items to raffle and auction as well as smaller items and gift cards that may be combined as part of gift baskets. Please contact Mr. Siino at the school office if you have any questions regarding donations for the raffle & auction. Your support is needed and appreciated 


St. Peter Martyr School is a non-profit, 501 c (3) organization and gladly accepts monetary donations that are tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 94-1535363. Gifts in kind are accepted if we have a need for the item offered. Several families assist us through charitable giving and matching funds programs from their employers. Our school has memorial cards to remember family or friends. We also have scholarship programs established to assist our school families for which donations can be made in someone’s name or memory. A memorial gift to St. Peter Martyr School is a direct participation in the Catholic education of children. An acknowledgement of your gift will be sent to the family or friends of the memorialized person as you direct. This acknowledgement will give your name as the donor. The amount given will not be specified unless requested. If you wish any further information regarding donations and charitable gifts please contact the school office. 


Our Annual Fund Campaign is a program which each year invites gifts from the various constituencies of the school. The ultimate purpose is to broaden the base of support for the school by inviting contributions from grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, and the community-at-large. Annual Fund proceeds will assist in meeting the ordinary and sometimes, extraordinary costs of operating our school. All Annual Fund proceeds remain at St. Peter Martyr School.The Annual Fund is designed to generate unrestricted funds to be used in the areas of greatest need based on priorities generated from our strategic planning efforts. We are slowly making progress towards this year’s Annual Fund Goal of $30,000.00. It is not too late to take a moment to respond to this year’s campaign. Pledge envelopes are available in the school office. No gift or prayer is too small to be helpful or missed. God bless you.


Each year SPM School publishes a Yearbook. The Yearbook is a distinctive memory book filled with special pictures and photographs taken throughout the school year. Information regarding the purchase of this year’s Yearbook was sent home last week. Additional order forms are available in the office. Please complete and return the order form along with payment of $32.00 to reserve your copy of the SPM Yearbook.


 Creator God, giver of all good things, we rejoice in the harvest of your blessings. We thank you for children, family, and friends, for food and drink, for home and shelter, for the gifts of faith, hope and love, and for all your spiritual gifts. We ask your blessing on those among us who hunger and thirst, who are homeless and alone, who need your guiding hand, and who depend on your mercy. We praise your holy name this Thanksgiving Day and always. Amen.

There will not be a newsletter the week of November 19th. Happy Thanksgiving! 



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