Yesterday, Henri (7th grade), Campbell (5th grade) and Molly (2nd grade) Downer took over the school as Principals for the Day. First on their day’s agenda was to distribute birthday pencils at our Monday morning Prayer Assembly followed by declaring this Friday, March 29th as a “Hollywood Nights” free dress day and introducing the students to “Annie” the 15-week-old labradoodle who is available to the highest bidder at Family Night on Friday evening. Parents better be ready! There was much excitement over the prospect of getting a puppy at the auction. They spent the remainder of their day visiting classrooms, enjoying pizza with friends and having “meetings” with select students.
Roll out the red carpet! “Hollywood Nights”, our biggest FUN-raiser of the year, is finally here. The box office has been busy filling the house and the stars are donning their costumes for a blockbuster performance. Opening Night is this Friday, March 29th at 5pm for Family Night, followed by the star-studded gala festivities on Saturday, March 30th at 6pm. Don t miss out on the opportunity to purchase class art projects, delicious dinner parties, vacations and teacher-led activities. Catalogs were sent home with your youngest child yesterday. Also, the online auction is open until tomorrow night (Wednesday, March 27th) at 9:00pm. You can auto-bid on items or enter a guaranteed bid if you don’t want to keep checking on the item’s availability.
We are very excited about this year’s auction’s Fund It! initiative. For almost 10 years, the gym floor has had a moisture issue that has caused the seams to split, bubbling the surface which produces significant tripping hazards. Numerous repairs have been attempted, but nothing has truly solved the issue. Last year at our auction, we raised funds to analyze the source of the moisture issue. After concrete core samples and the sub-floor surface were examined, it was determined that the problem is a result of a chemical reaction between the original adhesive used to installed the flooring and the cement pad. It appears the concrete did not cure long enough before installation of the floor surface.
The good news is that the fix is relatively easy and with your support, by the end of the summer we will have a beautiful new surface that will make our parishioners and students proud.
Banchero Hall is used all day, every day, for everything from Prayer Assemblies, PE, lunches, CYO practices and games, drama productions, the Talent Show and Christmas programs, to coffee and donuts after Mass, wedding and funeral receptions, the Italian Dinner and school and parish meetings. It is truly the hardest working floor on our entire parish campus.
We need you! The new floor will be used for years to come, providing not only our students, but all of our parishioners an impressive facility for so many activities and events. Raise your bid card high during the Fund It! portion of the auction to make this project a reality!
See you at our marquee events this weekend!