Dear Saint Families,

Thanksgiving is upon us! Speaking of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share with all of you how grateful I am to be a part of St. John Paul II Catholic School. As many of you know, I was able to attend the National Blue Ribbon Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C. last week as a representative of our school. Wow, what a celebration! It was a wonderful experience to be among top schools and hear from several speakers who shared congratulations for being honored with this coveted award! We were only 1 of 5 that were receiving this honor for the 3rd time!  One speaker in particular who has passion and love for education is the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education from the United States Department of Education, Mr. Brogan. He stated, “What the teachers and staff do for every boy and girl is nothing short of a miracle in the building behind the National Blue Ribbon flag” “Giving students an exceptional education allows them to live the American Dream opening up choices to be whomever they want to be, a teacher makes the difference in a child dreaming the American Dream or living the American Dream”. As I sat among the winners of this award, I became even more overwhelmed with gratitude for the many people that make this place so special; the teachers, the staff, the Board of Directors, and you our parents. Thank you for your continued support as we partner together in achieving excellence in education.  

We are looking forward to seeing many of you here on campus for our rehearsal on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. You will get a sneak peak of our program for all our grandparents and special friends for Friday!
Then I wish you all a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

In Him,