Thank you to the many parents, parishioners and students that helped to make the Rummage Sale so successful! We especially thank and congratulate our chairs Chris Duyck, Karen Duyck, Steve Klopcic, Deena Lizardo and Gilbert Luna for a fantastic job. This year in just half the time the Rummage Sale made over $11,400! I appreciate your help and effort towards this fundraiser. This event benefits our school and community in so many ways. Father Scott received a new table for his rectory. The teachers found new items for their classrooms. Some items went to the school auction, and many people from the community came to shop for needed items. The monies earned from the Rummage Sale help to pay for part of a teacher’s salary and student activities such as fieldtrip costs, music, art and library supplies, and much more. I thank you for giving your time towards this worthwhile event.
Today we began the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday Mass. At this time we are reminded to grow closer to God through prayer, sacrifice, and good deeds. I was especially reminded of the need for prayer by the 7/8th grade’s fieldtrip to the Real Life Exhibit of Medical Teams International. Through the exhibit, the students experienced how much hurt there is in the world because of natural disasters, wars, diseases, and poverty. During this season of Lent, we can especially remember to pray for those who are suffering from extreme loss. Lent is also a time for sacrifice and good deeds. We are called to action to help build God’s kingdom here on Earth. Mrs. Vanderzanden is sponsoring a collection of items for “Hope Kits” that will go to help children and families in disaster areas responded to by Medical Teams International. Through actions and prayer this Lent may we experience growth in our love for God.
This Friday, March 11th, is the end of the second trimester. Teachers will be doing final grading and preparing report cards during the following week. Report cards will be sent home with students on the following Friday, March 18th. Also next Monday is the last day for the Penny War for P.E. and sports equipment. The students are very excited about the Penny War and getting to put money into each others cans. We look forward to seeing which grade ended the most positive per student!
May God bless you during this season of Lent,
Carol Funk, Principal