February 26th Newsletter
WELCOME MRS. BARRICK
Mrs. Linda Barrick has joined our staff as our new first grade teacher after the resignation of Mrs. Peterson. You may be familiar with Mrs. Barrick as she has done several long term substitutions before. The rest of the staff and the first graders have all been helpful as Mrs. Barrick learns how things work here.
Next Friday, March 5th, we will be having our annual Lenten Retreat. Each year we gather as a school community to learn more about this special season. We will begin our day at school - like usual. We will take the Blue Bus over for Mass - like usual. After Mass we will be spending the entire day at church. We have Lenten activities planned including Stations of the Cross, reconciliation, adoration, and an Easter art project for your home. We will be having our lunch there as well. At the end of the day, the buses will pick up at the church. Families are asked to pick up their child(ren) there instead of at school if they get a ride home or are walkers. Reminder that you should pick up at 2:40 p.m.
These special people have birthdays. Laneyah Diaz (8-21), Justin McCarney (2-22), Lucas Springer (2-26), Carter Peters and Victor Machain (8-27), and Jude Thompson (2-28). We pray that God will bless them on their special day.
CATHOLIC UNITED RAFFLE
Sunday is the last day of our Catholic United Financial raffle ticket sale. All tickets sold and unsold must be turned into school on Monday, March 1st. We have to account for every single ticket. We are truly grateful to have had the opportunity to take part again this year. The proceeds from every ticket go directly to school and this is another wonderful way to show your support. The grand total and top selling family will be announced next week. They will be receiving a $100 Amazon gift card. The winners of the student drawing last week were kindergartener Otto Elton, 2nd grader Cate Louwagie and 4th grader Sofia Dowdell. CONGRATULATIONS!
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDER RAISER
What a wonderful day it was last Sunday for the Soup & Sandwich Lunch! The food was delicious, and the weather cooperated. There are so many thanks to give – first and foremost to Laura Beach for spearheading the event. She made sure everything was in place so that this new lunch experience went smoothly. A BIG shout out also to the Knights of Columbus for running the drive-thru line and getting the meals into the cars. The cost of the food, the cookies and the packaging were all donated. Thank you to those generous benefactors. Because of them, all the proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to students. If you were not able to attend and would like to donate to the scholarship fund, you are welcome to drop a donation at school.
During Lent we are beginning each Thursday with Stations of the Cross. Each classroom joins a Zoom meeting and prays them together as I lead them. It is truly inspiring to hear the entire school responding in unison.