One of the highlights of the year, and a day we all pray for no rain, is Thursday, October 10th – our annual Move-a-thon day. Pledge envelopes were sent home yesterday and our students are excited for the day. Each family is asked to collect donations of at least $200 from family members, neighbors and/or friends to help us reach our Super Goal of $38,000 Special thanks to our co-chairs, Scott and Amy Graff who are organizing the event and cheering on our efforts. If you are interested in volunteering, or providing a corporate or family sponsorship, please contact Monica Flora in our Development Office (206-282-3538×107) and….pray for SUNSHINE and mild temperatures on that day.
We’ve almost made it to the end of September without having to mention anything about after-school pick-up. Time for a reminder! The parking lot is so full after school and it becomes even more so when the weather turns nasty. We re-lined the parking spots this summer and we ask that you only park in designated spots. If no spots are available, YOU MUST exit the lot, circle the block and return once space is available. You are also welcome to park in the church lot or on the street (in LEGAL spots!) if that is easier. Also, please remind your children to cross with the safety patrol, to never run across or stand in Lee Street (even though the street is closed, cars often ignore the signs). If you park in the diagonal spots on Lee St. you will not be allowed to leave before the street re-opens at 3:15pm. With two hundred sixty students leaving this building each day, safety MUST be our #1 priority. These procedures apply to EVERYONE.
Friday, October 4th is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and our Blessing of the Animals. Fr. Colin will be joining us to bless pets who are present, those who couldn’t make it from home, and all animals created by God. If you plan to attend, please feel free to park on the playground starting at 8:10am and bring your pet directly into Banchero Hall. Students are welcome to also bring “stuffies” or pictures of their pets and they will receive the same blessing. If you have a child who is allergic to pet dander or a little nervous around so many little creatures, please feel free to send them to the office where they can quietly remain until the short blessing is over. All live pets will need to return home following the blessing.
Finally, special thanks to Eagle Scout candidate and former parishioner, Daniel Rowell who designed and built a much-needed new ball box for the playground equipment. He also re-painted the chess board. What an improvement all around. In addition to being an Eagle Scout, he is an angel in our eyes.
Have a great week!