Thank you all for your participation in our virtual Gala last Saturday night! The dinner from Charlie’s was delicious (my husband and I enjoyed the brisket) and the virtual program was a lot of fun. Most of us were a bit nervous speaking to the camera, but Melanie Brower and Bill Olson were naturals! We don’t have final numbers yet, but it is safe to say that our fund-a-need met its goal, and we will be able to get the teachers new laptops! We hope to share final Gala numbers in our March 18th News and Notes. If you did not get a chance to participate, but would still like to give, we are now shooting for 10 more ViewSonic whiteboards.
We are very grateful for outdoor recess after several days of captivity. It makes such a difference when the kids can get outside and get some energy out, especially for our youngest Blues. Hopefully we are finished with below zero temperatures this winter. Please remember to send winter gear every day.
It was good to see so many parents here Tuesday night and conferences continue tonight. If you were not able to find a time to attend, please feel free to reach out to your teachers to set up another time. It is always nice to catch up on how things are going at home and school, and let the kids know they have a strong team supporting them. Thank you to the PTO for providing meals for the faculty on these long conference days!
We entered the season of Lent yesterday with a beautiful Mass led by our 8th graders, who also distributed ashes in the church and to students watching the livestream from their classrooms. It was different this year, of course, but with Q-tips for applying the ashes, we were able to celebrate together with the regular cadence of an Ash Wednesday liturgy.
Now that the gala is behind us, we will be focusing on planning for next year. If you have not yet completed registration for next year, please do so as soon as possible, and reach out to Darlene Casey if you are interested in learning about tuition assistance. Staffing decisions must be made and we don’t want to leave our teachers hanging! A couple grade levels are at or near capacity already, but we do have room in most classes. Your word-of-mouth is our best marketing, so if you have friends or neighbors thinking about an excellent Catholic education, be sure to tell them to act quickly. We are filling up!
Enjoy a relatively balmy weekend, God bless your families, and go Blues!