Principal’s News – November 29th

November 29, 2017                                                                                        

Dear Parents,

May the blessings of the Thanksgiving holiday be with you during this season of waiting for the birth of Christ our Savior. The holidays are upon us and this is a time to enjoy family and friends and try to live in the present moment

We offer our sympathy and prayers to Tracy Mortimer, our Jr. High Reading teacher, on the recent death of her father, Ron Ford. May he rest in peace and may the family be comforted in this time of loss.

Also, our prayers and sympathy to Sal D’Agostino, our computer guru over the years, on the death of his father, Pasquale D’Agostino whose funeral was this past week. May the family find consolation and peace during this difficult time.

Our Blue Ribbon School Liturgy on October 29th was wonderful. What a happy occasion to celebrate the successes of our students and faculty. Thanks to all who made it a happy celebration and a memorable time in our school history.

Tracy Mortimer and I left on Friday, November 3rd to fly to Washington, D.C. We were able to take in some of the sights and sounds of the seat of our government. The actual ceremony was very impressive. It took about three and a half hours to pass out all of the awards. Three hundred and forty schools across the country, both public and private, won the award this year. We were one of thirty-seven Catholic Schools across the country to receive the Blue Ribbon.

The next time you visit the school, please take time to see the trophy case at the top of the stairs on the left, outside the school office. We have dedicated this area to the Blue Ribbon and all of the memorabilia connected with it.

During the first week of November, we celebrated National Vocation Week. The sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students heard talks by a priest, Sister, and a married couple. Thanks to Father Dom who arranged this for our students.

Now that the First Trimester is over, please encourage your child/ren to work hard during this next trimester. This is one of the most difficult times because of the holidays and high school testing.

On Friday, December 1st, we have Santa’s Workshop and then the Cookie Walk and Santa’s Breakfast on Sunday, December 3. Please check your school calendar often because this is a busy month!

Next Sunday is the first week of Advent. We will be celebrating Advent with our students to help them prepare for Christmas. It is truly a special time in the Church year.

The students will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Monday, December 18, during the school day.

Our Christmas Program will be on Wednesday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m. in Buckley Hall (gym). Please join us for this annual musical evening of Holiday cheer presented by the students of St. Edward School.

Christmas vacation begins on Thursday, December 21, at 3:00 p.m. We will return to school on Monday, January 8th .

Blessings to you and your family during this Advent Season.

Sister Marie Michelle, OP.