Family Letter   March 2019

This month we begin our journey of 40 days of Lent. This is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Each child will receive a Rice Bowl to collect money for the 40 days of Lent. We ask that your child return the Rice Bowl on Monday, April 15th. Thank you for helping your child to help those in need. Also take time to look over the Lenten Calendar to follow the journey of the 40 days with sacrifices with your child.

The church is hosting free “Soup & Bread” every Friday during Lent at 6:30pm in the Marian Hall. There will be Stations of the Cross in English at 6pm & Spanish Stations of the Cross at 7pm in the church for all to attend. Our junior high students will be praying the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 19th, at 3pm in church—please join us in prayer.

*Enrollment for current families is open for the 2019-2020 school year. Please make sure to return your completed BLUE Enrollment form and the $100.00 fee to the office to secure your child’s spot in the class—please do not send the Book & Supply Fee/Technology Fee to the office—you will be billed through FACTS in August & September for both of those fees. FACTS Financial Aid & Grant is open online for families to apply for the 2019-2020 school year. Please remember that when you register your child/ren will be allowed to be out-of-uniform starting in March every Friday.

*Many thanks to all that came out the Madri Gras event. Fun was had by all that attended. The best dressed Mardi Gras king & queen were Peter in 6th grade and Ke’Mani in 4th grade.   The 1st grade class won the movie & snack party for the most students in attendance.  Also our top selling families for the Candy Sale were: 1st place -Juan Serna Family, 2nd place -Rodrigo Serna Family and 3rd place-Humpf/Keene/Scanio Family. The 5lb Chocolate Bar was won by Isabelle V. in 5th grade. Many thanks to all the families that helped sell the candy!

*The parish Holy Name Society had hosted their Annual Spelling Bee for students in grades 4-8. Natalie in 7th grade took 1st Place and Jade in 5th grade took 2nd Place—congratulations!

* Spring Picture Day:  If you would like for your children to pose together please fill out and return the form stating that you want them to take a sibling photo instead of individual photos—Dress Clothes Day–Wednesday, March 13th.

* Spring Conferences will be held March 1st from 1-4p.m. It is optional to meet with the teacher unless the teacher has requested a meeting.   Please be reminded that this meeting should be brief.  We will send your child’s report card home on that day.  There is an 11:15 dismissal for all students and NO Extended Day after school.

*REMINDER: ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF STUDENTS THAT WILL BE MAKING THEIR 1ST HOLY COMMUNION OR CONFIRMATION MUST ATTEND the PARENT/GUARDIAN RETREATChildren are NOT required to attend- ON March 9th.    ENGLISH RETREAT TIME IS FROM 9-10a.m. and the SPANISH RETREAT is from 10:30-11:30am—location is church with Fr. Ortega. (The child’s sponsor is welcome to attend—only 1 sponsor per child.)

*All students in grades 3-8 will be taking the ACT Aspire Test the week of April 1st – 5th.  Please make sure that your child is on time each day that week since testing begins right away. (Students will need #2 pencils—no lead pencils allowed per ACT Aspire.)

Blessings to you,
Principal – Barbara Ciconte