As the end of the school year rapidly approaches I am preparing myself for some bitter sweet good-byes!
In the few days the class of 2015 will graduate from Our Lady of Victory School. Each of these students has worked hard to meet all the challenges presented to them. They have studied, created, written, puzzled, solved, sang, played, loved, and served others. The class of 2015 is an excellent example of what a Catholic education can do for a child. We wish them God’s continued blessings and success in high school! I am proud of each and every one of them!
This morning Miss Hirata and the preschool staff presided over a promotion ceremony for our four and five year old students. They have also studied, created, written, puzzled, solved, sang, played, loved, and served others. Some of our preschoolers will attend kindergarten here, and others will move on to other schools. These children have been a personal blessing to me. When ever I was tired or down I would visit preschool and feel uplifted!
Also leaving us is Father Dan Avila! Rather than lament about him leaving, I have decided to celebrate all that he has given us! His spirituality and commitment to our school has healed, revived, and given us courage to continue our work! Father told the students that he is filled with Rebel love and he would come back to visit us as often as he could. Please keep him in your prayers as he moves on to St. Ann’s Parish.
To Father Dan, the Class of 2015 and the preschool students some words from Bob Dylan.
May God’s blessing keep you always,
May your wishes all come true, may you always do for others and let others do for you.
May you build a latter to the sky and climb on ever rung.
May you stay forever young.
May you grow up to righteous, may you grow up to be true.
May you always know the truth and see the light surrounding you.
May you always be courageous, stand up right and be strong.
And may you stay forever young”
Go in peace and don’t run in the halls!
Deborah J.V. Nettell
Saint Phillip Neri (1515-1595) St. Phillip was an enemy of solemnity and conventionality. If his novice students were too serious he would stand on his head to make him laugh. When people looked up to him too much, he did something ridiculous so that they should not respect someone who was no wiser and no less sinful than they were. In every case there was an excellent point to his pranks: to combat pride, or melancholy, or hero-worship.
Pray For– Charlie DeGrange and his family; Sara McCraw, Stacey Speir, and the entire Quinto family, as they grieve the loss of their mother Pat Quinto; Mrs. Marquez and her family as they mourn the loss of their grandfather; Bill Durham as he goes through chemo therapy; Arleene Rendon, Louie Davila grandmother, for improved health.
Thank you–To the many volunteers that make OLV a better place! To Mrs. Martin and her team of helpers who made the book fair a success! To the preschool staff and parents for the wonderful promotion ceremony and reception!
Prayer– Good Jesus, give me a deep love for Thee, that nothing may be too hard for me to bear from Thee.
Mark Your Calendars!
!!!! Year Books Go Home May 27th !!!
!!! Snow Cone Sale May 28th!!!
End of the Year 8th Grade Sports Awards– May 28th at 2:00pm.
Year Book Signing– May 28th at 2:30pm in Mary’s Grotto.
8th Grade Graduation-May 29th at the 9:00AM Mass. Reception and academic awards immediately following.
Noon Dismissal- June 1st
Free Dress – June 3rd (do not pay $2)
Sport Awards Picnic and BBQ – June 3rd @ 6pm
Field Day Free Dress/Noon Dismissal – June 4nd
Last Day of School/Kindergarten Promotion/Noon Dismissal – June 5th – Extension care/PreK close at 1pm
Mother – Son play at Boomers 11am-1pm – June 6th
First Day of the 2015-2016 School Year-August 24
LEAVE TO SERVE! HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!