Last Wednesday we welcomed some very prominent historical personalities for the 5th grade’s Night of the Notables. Students have been researching remarkable individuals who have made a difference in our world throughout history. Traditionally, we gather in Banchero Hall to view the students, in full costume, with presentations from each on qualities that have made their notable so distinguished. This year, due to Covid, the event was moved outside. It was a beautiful evening and the 5th graders did an exceptional job of adjusting to the new venue. Another nod to a bit of normalcy.
This coming Thursday at 11:00am we will celebrate our May Crowning Mass. We will continue the tradition of having our second graders participate in the procession and crowning of Mary, but this year, only two classes can be in the church. The seventh graders, the “buddy class” to our second graders, will join in the Mass. Last Friday the seventh grade had their Leadership retreat in preparation for their roles as school leaders next year and this past Saturday, the second graders celebrated their First Eucharist. Following Mass, we will be announcing the seventh grade Leadership Awards. Please join us via the live-stream links: YouTube – Facebook
Following the CDC’s announcement that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks inside or outside, we have had some questions about our policy. To clarify, all students, staff and anyone on our campus is required to wear masks. If you are picking up your child/ren or dropping something off at the school, please continue to wear your mask, even if fully vaccinated.
Good news! Elyssa Schuessler has agreed to serve as our Parent Association chair next year. A position that is more important than ever as we hope to return to more regular activities next fall. So many parent organized events had to go by the way-side these past 14 months, it will be such a delight to welcome our community to in-person occasions. Click over to the Parent’s Association Page for the multitude of ways you can get involved.
Finally, please mark your calendars for an adjustment to our last day of school. Typically, we celebrate an all-school Mass at 8:45am on the final day with report cards and dismissal following. With Covid restrictions, we are not allowed to gather together in church. So, we are planning an outdoor celebration to end the school year at NOON on Thursday, June 10th. We will be celebrating this school year and the stamina, resilience and health of our students with a parade around the block starting at 11:40am. Students will be marking the completion of the year and their advancement to the next grade level and then be sent on their way to start their summer vacation. Please join us.
Have a great week!