January has been very busy and I need a day off! Fortunately, next Tuesday I will have a “substitute” to take care of my administrative duties. I won’t just have one but two administrators! This is just one of the activities planned for Catholic Schools Week on January 25th through Febuary 1st.
Next Tuesday 5th grader Diego Castillo and his cousin kindergartener Isabella Castillo will be in charge of the school! As with any new administration there will be some changes. Principal Diego believes students learn better if they are wearing comfortable clothes. He has named Tuesday January 27th -Pajama Day! Students may wear appropriate sleep wear and shoes of their choosing. Sweat pants are okay and no slippers please! He also feels because this new dress code will increase student learning enough so homework will not necessary. Principal Bella would like our students to celebrate Catholic Schools’ Week by watching a movie after lunch. Students may bring stuffed animals to cuddle with and bring snacks to eat during the movie. Lastly both Bella and Diego would like to make Tuesday Teacher Appreciation Day.
The Crab Feed has officially sold out! We are still in need of volunteers to help clean up after the event. Also, we will be selling raffle tickets at the Sunday Masses this weekend. If you would like to sell tickets or help at the crab feed please call the office.
Next week I will hand over my duties, including this column to the Castillo’s. I am looking forward to taking a break! Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!
Deborah J.V. Nettell
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Elizabeth Ann Seton founded a religious community and a school for poor children. This was the first free Catholic school in America. She is also the first American born saint.
Pray For– Charlie DeGrange and his family; Monica Blanco-Etheridge as she recovers from surgery; Adriana Palomares’ great-grandmother who is very ill; the family of Janessa Ramirez as they mourn her loss.
Congratultions- to the Honegger Family on the birth of their baby girl!
Prayer– Dear Lord, I open my heart to You, and I give thanks for Your life that fills me with compassion, understanding and peace.
Mark Your Calendars!
Second Trimester Progress Reports- January 23rd
Crab Feed- January 24th
Catholic School’s Week- January 26th- 30th Students will be participating in a variety of activities. A more information will be included in next week’s mailing.
- Saturday January 24th– Crab Feed
- Monday January 26th– Knowledge and Faith
- Tuesday January 27th– Principal of the day and teacher appreciation
- Wednesday January 28th– Students will make lunches for Catholic Charities, Rally and staff vs student basket ball game.
- Thursday January 29th– Celebrate Us. Students will wear international dress and learn dances from around the world.
- Friday January 30th– Mass and student council will organize games and activities for the afternoon.
- Sunday February 1st– Open House at 9am and Mass at 11:30am.
Open House- February 1 at 9:00am. Open house is followed by 11:30 Mass. More information will be given soon!
Principal’s Retreat- February 5th and 6th.
No School- February 16th Presidents Day