Catholic Schools’ Week has arrived! We began the nationwide celebration with our parish family at our 10:00am Mass on Sunday. Thank you to our students who were greeters, readers, Eucharistic ministers, sang in the choir and played in the band at the liturgy and to our Student Ambassadors who guided tours during our Open House. Thank you also goes to the wonderful group of parents who helped welcome the guests to our school. They volunteered in classrooms to answer prospective families’ questions, baked cookies or served as greeters. Special thanks to Alitha Regalia who stepped forward to make sure that every detail was covered. We had a huge crowd for Open House and I heard many compliments from those attending about how welcomed they felt. We continue our celebration with special events scheduled for each day this week.
Don’t miss Fr. Tony’s sentimental post on his experiences over 25 years in Catholic schools from grade school through post graduate work. He details how his strict, yet inspiring teachers impacted his life and how his Catholic education influenced his life.
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30st we celebrate Grandparent/Grandfriends’ Day. The parking lot will open 10:00am for our guests to pick up their grandchild/ren and head over to the church for a 10:30am Mass in their honor. Immediately following, our students will be sharing lunch with their grandparents/grandfriends at the school. Please remember to have your child pack a sack lunch for themselves and their guests. Coffee and cookies will be served. No hot lunch will be available tomorrow.
Our re-enrollment cycle for the 2019-20 school year starts on Wednesday. Packets will be distributed at our State of the School presentation at 7:00pm on Wednesday evening in Banchero Hall. A repeat session will be held at 8:30am next Tuesday, Feb. 5th at 8:30am in the church Assembly Room. Please join us for important budget information especially related to teacher compensation and retention in light of the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision on the lack of adequate funding of our state’s public schools.
Don’t forget Student Appreciation Day this Friday, February 1st. We get to spend the day celebrating our favorite young people. It’s free dress, no homework and a day of fun. You are welcome to join us for the always popular (and LOUD) 8th grade v. faculty volleyball game at 1:15pm. Will the faculty once again reign supreme? Stay tuned!
Have a great week!