This Friday, May 31st, we celebrate the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On this day Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, whom, as the angel had told her, God had blessed with a son in her old age. We can feel the rush of warmth and kindness, the sudden urgency of love that sent Mary hurrying over the hills to help Elizabeth. When Mary greeted her cousin Elizabeth, John leapt for joy in his mother’s womb. This feast reminds us to be charitable to our neighbors. In honor of Visitation Catholic Parish and School’s special feast, all are invited to the 8:30 am Mass followed by the rosary led by the school children.
As we approach the end of the year we have many exciting activities to look forward to. Next Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 pm, the kindergarten through eighth grade will be performing their spring musical production. The program will begin with songs by kindergarten through third grade and then continue with the play “An Island of No Return” by fourth through eighth grade. We hope you can join us for this creative and entertaining musical program.
The school budget has been approved for next year. As part of this budget, first and second grades will be separate full day. Also fifth and sixth grades will be separate half day for language arts and math. On the very positive side, we have had many new families enroll in Visitation Catholic School for the 2013/2014 school year. If you know of a family that might be interested in Visitation, please encourage them to call for a tour of the school.
Father Michael and I have reviewed the candidates that have submitted their names for the two School Advisory Committee (SAC) positions that are open. We thank all who have so generously offered their talents to these positions. Father Michael and I have accepted the nominations of Lance Daily and Stephanie Richards. We are very excited to have Lance and Stephanie join the SAC committee at the beginning of June. As they end their term, we thank Missy Klopcic and Sam VanDyke for their service to the Visitation SAC Committee and for the many ideas they have shared.
A dress code reminder, we ask all parents to please remind your child that only solid color socks of black, red, navy, khaki, white, or gray should be worn at school. Also, socks must be worn and need to cover the ankle bone. Thank you for helping your child to remember and follow this dress code policy.
As we approach the end of the year we have many exciting activities to look forward to. Please check the school calendar for class fieldtrips and many other activities.
May God bless you!
Carol Funk, Principal