I hope you and your family had a blessed and joyous Easter weekend! This week we congratulate our fourth grader, Colette, for her winning essay, “Hazelnuts”, entered in the Ag Fest and McDonalds “What You’re Made Of” essay contest. Colette won an all expense paid fieldtrip for the fourth grade class to the Oregon Ag Fest special events day in Salem.
Please remember to continue to send out jog-a-thon sponsor forms. These forms can be mailed or emailed out to potential sponsors until the day of the jog-a-thon, April 27th. Our goal for this fundraiser is to make at least $6,000, but it would be wonderful to break the $10,000 amount that we have made in the past.
The school auction is quickly approaching. We ask everyone to please continue to look for and ask other businesses for donations. Many businesses will give a donation if asked, and many more donations are needed for the Visitation School auction to be successful. Our goal is to make more than the $52,000 earned last year which we can do with more donations. At this point in our preparations, only 50% of the auction donations have been received. It is very important for all families to turn in their auction donations valuing $100 or more to the school office by April 30th. If your family has already turned in your auction donation, we thank you and appreciate your donation very much. The auction committee and I thank you for your efforts.
Over Spring Break, the Visitation seventh and eighth grade D.C. Kids had a wonderful and educational trip to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. They learned a lot of interesting information about our nation’s history. Now it is time for the new group of D.C. Kids to take over. The fifth and sixth grade D.C. Kids are having their first Pizza Bingo this Friday, April 13th, starting at 6:30 PM in the Parish Center. We hope you can join them. The past D.C. Kids thank you for your support, and the new D.C. Kids hope you can help them fundraise for their 2014 D.C. trip.
May God continue to bless us and Visitation Catholic School during this Easter season.
Carol Funk, Principal