Weekly Bulletins

School of Saint Peter Martyr
A Lumen Christi Academy
425 West Fourth Street
Pittsburg, CA 94565

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 

We are about to enter into the Triduum, the holiest days of the year. The Triduum begins on the evening of Holy Thursday with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper when we recall that Jesus gave his Body and Blood and taught us to care for others when he washed the disciples’ feet. It continues on Good Friday with the celebration of the Lord’s Passion as we remember Christ’s sacrifice for us. On the night of Holy Saturday, we celebrate the great Easter Vigil, when our Savior bursts out of the tomb, and on Easter Sunday we continue to celebrate the Resurrection with great joy. On these days, together with Christians all over the world, we remember the final events in Jesus’ earthly life: Jesus’ Last Supper, his Passion, Crucifixion and death, and his Resurrection. 


  • April 17th, Wednesday, our eighth grade class will be presenting the “Living Stations”at 9:20 a.m. and10:20 a.m. in our cafeteria. The performances are approximately twenty minutes each and are the dramatizations of the Stations of the Cross. You are invited to attend either performance.
  • April 18th,Holy Thursday, this is a Minimum Day. There is no Preschool or Prekindergarten. Students in grades 1-8 will participate in a Seder Meal prayer at 10:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. They will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Students may wear free dress. There is no after school Extended Care.
  • April 19th, Good Friday, school is closed. April 21st,Easter Sunday! April 22nd- 26th, is Easter Break. 
  • April 29th, Monday, classes resume, for grades Kindergarten – Grade 8. This is a Minimum Day. There is no Preschool or Prekindergarten. Grades 1-8 will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Students may wear free dress.


Panda Express, located at 2120 Railroad Ave. Suite 4, Pittsburg, will be donating 20% of purchases made on Thursday, April 18thfrom 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. to SPM School. A special flyer was sent home last week and the flyer or an electronic version must be presented at the time of purchase in order for SPM School to receive the donation. 


Mark your calendars!SPM’s 9thannual Walkathon is on Friday, May 3rd. The Walkathon is a major school fundraiser where we give each student the goal to raise at least $100 for our school. We reward our students with lots of activities and many exciting prizes to win. We have GUARANTEED prizes for funds raised at the $1000, $750, and $500 levels! 


Student Goal -Help your student reach their $100 goal or raise more for exciting prizes! We want every student to meet their goal by April 18th, so they can participate in all Walkathon activities and be eligible to win prizes! 

Stay ‘On Track to Your Goal’ Event #4 is this week at Thursday’s school assembly. Students who have raised and submitted $100 (cumulative) to the office by Wednesday, 4/17 will be able to participate. Additional pledge forms are available at the office.


Walkathon T-Shirts – Have been ordered.If you did not order a T-Shirt a limited number of T-Shirts will be available on a first come basis after Easter break. Your Walkathon t-shirt entitles you to special prizes and privileges on the day of the event. T-shirts are $10 each.


Pre-sale Activity Ticket Forms – Save your student from having to handle money and buy activity tickets (for face painting and snacks) on the day of the Walkathon. Thursday, April 18th, is the deadline to order tickets! See enclosed green flyer.   


Lunch Drive – We are working together as a school to give students, one free lunch on the day of the Walkathon. We are asking that each grade be responsible for a specific lunch item that we will cook. 

Send a package of the lunch item listed to the office. Add it to your grocery list!

Kindergarten, 1stand 2ndGrade: bottled water (8oz to 16oz size)

3rdand 4thGrade: tortilla chips (at least 10oz bag size)

5thand 6thGrade: shredded cheese (at least 8oz size, Cheddar or Monterey Jack)

7thand 8thGrade: plain flour tortillas (at least 8 count, large burrito size)


Volunteer Sign-ups: If you would like to volunteer at the Walkathon, a sign-up link will be emailed. Or, go to:

https://www.signup genius.com/go/4090D45A8AA2CAA8-spm9th (access code: SPM). Sign-up soon, this event fills up fast! For questions, contact Lorreine Reid at (925) 759-1339 or lorreinereid@msn.com.


As a fundraiser to assist Shea Homes in the renovations to our school we will be creating a Tile Wall of Honor. We hope to involve the shareholders in our SPM community in this campaign and create a beautiful wall. Tiles are available at two price levels: Beige $300 and Brown $150. If you would like to place an order for a tile complete an order form (available at our office and on our website) and return the completed form to school by April 29th with payment. Please note that there is a limit on the number of Beige tiles available.


All families that request financial assistance from St. Peter Martyr School must complete a Tuition Assistance Form through FACTS. FACTS is a third-party processing service to help verify and rank family need. This is the same service used by FACE. If you do not apply for assistance through FACTS for FACE or apply for BASIC Grants, you will not be eligible to receive assistance from St. Peter Martyr School for 2019-20.


Our Critic’s Corner Clubs are sponsoring an Easter Raffle. There is an assortment of fun prizes. Tickets are 25 cents each or 5 for $1.00. Tickets are available at the school office. Monies raised help support the club’s activities that emphasize reading enrichment and service.The drawing for prizes is tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.


Recently all families received information on your progress towards fulfilling your annual volunteer service hours.   Families are required to complete a minimum of 20 parent participation hours including 14 hours of service towards the cafeteria lunch program during the dates assigned to your children’s grades. Failure to complete the hours will result in a charge of twenty-five dollars for each hour not completed. If you can volunteer additional help beyond your assigned hours please contact the cafeteria room parent listed on the monthly calendar to schedule time. You may also volunteer at our Walkathon by signing up on signup genius.  


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. Contact the school office if you have any questions.


Scholastic Book Club Flyers for April will be sent home. The deadline for the April Flyer is April 29th. Please send in your order form with payment to the school or online at https://clubs.scholastic.com/homeThe 5-DIGIT CLASS CODE is HNNKT. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Wilson, kwilson@csdo.org.


We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for all grade levels, Preschool (3 years old by September 1) Prekindergarten (4 years old by September 1), Kindergarten (5 years old by September 1), and grades 1-8. If you have a child who is not currently enrolled at St. Peter Martyr School and wish them to attend during the 2019-2020 school year, please pick up and complete an application. Re-registration information and forms for students currently enrolled in our school and choosing to continue their education at SPM School were sent home.Non-refundable Registration Fee is $350.00 for one child, $500.00 for two children, $625.00 for three children, and an additional $175.00 per child for families with more than three children.This fee is to be submitted with your re-registration form. Families new to the school pay upon acceptance. Contact the school office if you have any questions.

“Tell A Friend”: Current St. Peter Martyr School families may earn a tuition credit of $200.00 for each new family they bring to our school. The new family must list you as the source of the referral on their application to SPM School. The credit will be issued upon the acceptance and payment of the new family’s registration fee. If more than one family is listed as a referral the $200 tuition credit will be shared equally among the names listed.  


Our Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten programs provide variety, flexibility and structure. Play, fantasy, creativity, and individual choices are encouraged. Learning activities and formal lessons are woven into the child’s day. Formal lessons in pre-reading and math are presented to all of the children with an understanding that each child will absorb as much as she/he can. Children’s literature plays an important role in the pre-reading program. 

The children are taught to appreciate God’s love and creation as well as the uniqueness and individuality of their peers and to treat each other with kindness and respect. Praise is given and appreciation is shown for every child’s efforts. It is important that each child feels special and good about the effort that he/she puts in his/her work. Kindergarten is held Monday-Friday, 8:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Students must be five years old by September 1st.  Preschool and Prekindergarten hours are 12:00 noon – 2:45 p.m. Monday-Friday and students must be ages three and four years old by September 1strespectively.


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