DEAR SCBP FAMILY...
I pray that this Weekly Update finds you well...As we make our way toward the end of the year, each day is full of energy and excitement. Students are busy preparing for Mary's Day and 8th Grade Graduation...and teachers and staff are planning fun activities for the last week of school. On the heels of a remarkable year of learning at SCBA, we have some exciting changes in store for next year.
Last week, Mrs. Britni Coito accepted our offer to join SCBA’s administration. Mrs. Coito previously worked at SCBA in the Preschool as an Instructional Aide from 2010-2012 and as 2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher from 2012-2015. For the past four years, she has taught at St. Vincent de Paul School in Grades 6-8, and for the past year, she has acted as their Vice Principal in Curriculum and Instruction. She is excited to return home to our special community. We are still determining final responsibilities, but Mrs. Coito will be our part-time Vice Principal supporting teachers and staff in Curriculum and Instruction and providing student support through the Student Care Team. Mrs. Coito's hiring adds an additional full time staff member to our SCBA family and is the direct result of our successful fundraising this year.
… & Farewells
While we are always sad when someone leaves our SCBA family, we believe God has a plan in each of our lives and we are grateful for the time we have had together.
Early this week, Mrs. Davalos, our beloved 8th grade teacher and part-time Vice Principal, shared with me that she has accepted a full-time position as a Vice-Principal at The School of the Madeleine. Mrs. Davalos has been a wonderful servant, teacher, colleague, and friend to many in this community over the years, and we wish her all of the best as she moves forward in her professional career. God is obviously working and I’m excited to see HIS plan unfold. Please join me in praying for Mrs. Davalos as she makes this transition and reach out to her with gratitude and appreciation for all that she has done for our SCBA family.
As you may know, Mrs. Whitney Sanford will be leaving us as our 4th grade teacher. Mrs. Sanford has been such a lovely addition to our St. Charles community - first, as a substitute teacher and this year as our fulltime 4th grade teacher. I have been moved by her faithfulness and example throughout the year and by her dedication and care for her students. While we would love to have Mrs. Sanford stay forever, family always comes first, and Mrs. Sanford and her family have plans to move out of the state in the near future. We look forward to having her on campus in the Fall as a substitute prior to their move. Mrs. Sanford, you will be dearly missed.
Other staff news
Miss Victoria Smith (currently teaching 2nd grade) will be our 4th grade teacher next year! Miss Smith looks forward to teaching new curriculum with students near and dear to her heart. We are so excited to see all of the fun plans that Miss Smith has for the 4th Grade class in 2021-2022!
Miss Charlotte Benedict, the long term substitute for Mrs. Felty, has accepted a position as SCBA's 5th Grade teacher for next year. Miss Benedict's energy, enthusiasm, and supportive nature are qualities that make her a perfect fit for this position. Miss Benedict graduated from Marymount University with a degree in Special Education grades K-12 with a concentration in Language Arts and the Humanities. She attended Catholic schools from kindergarten all the way through college. We are blessed to welcome her into our SCBA community.
We are currently interviewing candidates for 2nd grade and 8th grade. I am so excited about the candidates I have already met and I am praying for God’s guidance for SCBA. I have no doubt that next year will be successful and full of faith. I will share updates with you as soon as possible. Please keep our beloved Academy in your prayers as we move forward. I know that God has great things planned for our SCBA Family.
Praying for you and your families today and always! You are loved!
5/27 Mary's Day/Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
5/28 - 5/31 Memorial Day Weekend
6/2 8th Grade Dinner and Awards Ceremony
6/3 8th Grade Commencement/Last Day TK and K/Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
6/4 Last Day of School/Dismissal at 12:15 p.m
**School resumes Wednesday, August 18, 2021!**