The next few weeks will be very busy at St. Louise. From Grandparents’ Mass to Open House, Re-Enrollment and finally, Catholic Schools Week, we are excited for all the upcoming events.
Below is an informational calendar that details all the events scheduled for Catholic Schools’ Week. Here are some exciting things you can expect:
Catholic Schools Week January 28 – February 4
- Special fun crazy themed wear during the week.
- 7th & 8th grade students will have lunch with their parents on Wednesday, January 31 from 11:30am-1:00pm. Mrs. Herridge will send more information to the Jr. High parents.
- Eighth grade student essays will be read at the January 27 and 28 parish Masses.
- 2nd graders leading CSW Masses.
- A week of Appreciation for Catholic school teachers.
It is the time of year I talk to teachers and staff to see what their plans are for next year. After the last couple of weeks, I have 5 teachers/staff that will be departing due to retirement or relocation.
With their permission, I would like to announce the retirements of the following teachers: Mrs. Mary Herridge, Mr. Jeff Glaser, Mrs. Cathy Woods, and Mrs. Terry LaRussa Banton. Below is a little message from each of them:
Mary Herridge: After over 40 years at St. Louise, I will be retiring at the end of the school year. I am so grateful for all this community has been for me and for my family and I can’t simply walk away! I plan to be a substitute teacher and serve in other ways as appropriate during a big transition period for the school and parish. I also plan to travel, organize my home, and spend time with those for whom I haven’t had time during busy school years. St. Louise has helped shaped my life and I will always hold this community in my heart. – Mary Herridge
Jeff Glaser: After being at St. Louise for over 20 years and in the teaching profession for over 30, I have decided that this year will be my last year at St. Louise as I have decided to retire. I plan to travel in the near future, and I thank the St. Louise Community for all the support through the years. God Bless! – Jeff Glaser
Cathy Woods: After much prayer and contemplation, I have made the difficult decision to retire from teaching. I am very grateful for the five years I have taught at St. Louise. Our community: parents, staff, and students, have truly made this “home” for me. Thank you for your support, friendship, and generosity! I am truly blessed to be part of the St. Louise family! With a grateful heart, Cathy Woods
Terry LB: After numerous years of teaching in other schools and St. Louise, I have decided to retire from teaching. I am grateful for all the support of music and theater at St. Louise through the years. Thank you! – Mrs. Terry LB
I would like to also announce that Mr. Alex Gallant will not be returning as well, please see his letter below:
Alex Gallant: Due to amazing life circumstances, I will be relocating out of state this summer. As a result, this school year will be my final one at St. Louise. This community took a chance on me eight years ago for my first teaching job, and I will be forever grateful for the memories made along the way. I have grown so much as an educator and person thanks to the support and care of those around me each and every day here at school. Thank you for everything. I wish you all the very best both during the rest of this school year and wherever life leads down the road. - Alex Gallant
Have a Blessed Weekend,