Unity Day last Friday was a hit! With students in a sea of orange, the 8th graders gave presentations to each class on the importance of kindness, friendship and inclusion. All students created a paper “link” naming an act of kindness that will become part of our Unity Day Kindness Chain that will be displayed in the school. With almost 250 links, we will have a daily reminder to honor and treat others as we would like to be treated and to stand up against any evidence of bullying. The orange pencils given to all students, the orange lunch and bakesale, all made for a fun-filled memorable day.
This Thursday, March 14th is Green and White Free Dress Day. With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Sunday this year and no school for an Archdiocesan Inservice on Friday, Thursday is the day we will be celebrating our Irish “Celtic” heritage. Irish Dancers (including some of our students) from the Tara Academy will start our day with energetic step dances at 8:30am in Banchero Hall. Please feel free to join us.
On Thursday afternoon at 1:15pm in Banchero Hall, our 1st-4th grade after-school drama program will present, “An Untold, Unknown, Absolutely Untrue story of Snow White”. Written and directed by former Bishop Blanchet High School Drama Director, Maureen Mershon, we are in for quite a treat. There will also be an evening performance at 7:00pm. Don’t miss it.
“Hollywood Nights”, our star-studded auction is just two weeks away. Reservations for our red carpet gala are due by March 20th or they increase in price. Grab your friends and family and get ready for two Oscar worthy evenings of food, fun and fabulous items.
Finally, after years of complaints about water damage, bubbling and splitting seams, we are transforming Banchero Hall with a new floor! This summer, with proceeds from this year’s (and some of last year’s) Fund It money, we plan to begin the process of installing a Pulastic (poured) floor. Last summer concrete samples were taken from the original cement pad to identify the cause of the moisture issue. It was determined that the pad had not cured properly when the floor was installed 16 years ago. There was no sign of moisture in the soil below the pad. The process will include “shot-blasting” of the original cement pad and a moisture barrier applied before the floor is poured. The Pulastic floor has no seams and it is guaranteed for 25 years. We can’t do this without your support! So, raise the paddle at this year’s auction and give our kids a facility that will make them proud!
Special thanks for our Gym Floor Committee who examined different products, visited sites and compared costs before a final choice was made: Carolyn Carlesimo, PJ Carlesimo, Spencer Hawes, Kelly Kemp and Mike Vizzare. We really appreciate their time and expertise in helping us with the final decision.
Have a great week!