I hope you saw the advertisement in Sunday’s Seattle Times celebrating Catholic Schools. The Fulcrum Foundation and the Office for Catholic Schools put together the full-page ad using our students as representatives of Catholic school students across the archdiocese.
This past weekend we entered the fourth week of Lent as we celebrated Laetare Sunday. It is a day meant to give us hope and encouragement as we slowly progress towards the Paschal Feast of Easter It’s a time for relaxation of the penitential character of the Lenten season.
Each morning, our classes begin their day with Lenten activities including decades of the rosary, Stations of the Cross, exploration of suffering in third world countries and support provided by Catholic Relief Services. Students are starting to bring in their Rice Bowls full of coins they have collected to help others around the world. Though we cannot gather as usual for our typical morning Lenten routines, we are continuing them in each cohort and through all-school zoom sessions as best we can.
With Easter break just three weeks away, we know that families may have travel plans. The advisory for out-of-state travel is still in effect and unless the governor makes changes over the next few weeks, students will be required to quarantine according to our travel policy for the school. With the good news that the positive Covid case numbers are dropping, if there are any changes to the policy, I will let you know well in advance.
Please complete the Easter break travel survey so that teachers will have information on numbers of students who will be doing remote learning upon their return.
Our most important fundraiser (and FUN-raiser) of the year, our annual auction is coming in May. The success of “A Night in Havana at the St. Anna Cabana” is crucial this year and we need your help! The Parent Procurement deadline is this coming Friday, March 19th. Each family is asked to donate $250 (or more) in cash, services or items. Also, we are looking for sponsorships from families or businesses. Levels start at $250 and go up to $3,000 for featured premier sponsors. The auction committee is busy exploring options to bring us together for an escape from our confinement this past year by transporting us to heavenly Havana!
Finally, just a reminder that the playground and Big Toy/Climbing Wall are not to be used to gather after school. With different dismissal times for upper and lower grades on most days, we cannot have younger students remaining to play. It is dangerous and hard to see students if they are playing on the Big Toy/Climbing Wall as cars are exiting. Please take students to a local park if you would like them to play after school. We appreciate your attention to this.
Have a great week!