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Friday, April 12, 2024
Dear Families,
April is well underway. There is a little less than two months left of school. This year is flying by, but there are still many events to volunteer for, contribute to, attend and celebrate before the end of the school year.  Here are just a few:
  • This Sunday, April 14th, our children’s choir will sing at the 10:00 AM Mass. Our second graders will host coffee and donuts after the Mass. We would love to see you there.
  • Tuesday, April 16th, everyone is invited to join us for our all-school Mass at 1:50 PM.  Our 2A students will be the readers and greeters and bring up the gifts.  The choir will sing. It’s sure to be a wonderful Mass.
  • Thursday, April 25th, from 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM is Art and Music night. Come hear and see our musicians and artists in action. Join us for an evening of celebration and community.  There will be cookies. 
  • At the 5:00 Masses on Saturday, April 27th, and Saturday, May 4th, different groups of our second graders will receive their first Holy Communion.  Join us at the Masses to celebrate this rite of passage with our wonderful students.
  • The MAPs testing window is April 29th- May 24th.  If you have a child in second through eighth grade, please contact your child’s teacher if you know your child will be out of school during this time.  Different classes are testing on different days, and if at all possible, we would like all of our children to test with their class.
  • Tuesday, April 30th, from 6:00 PM -7:30 PM, parents are invited to this month’s Connect and Reflect. Led by Roxanne Rapaport, our wonderful counselor, these monthly events are a time to learn from her and from other parents ways to support your children. Please read the bulletin for more information. 
  • Wednesday, May 8th, at 7:00 PM, our band students will join band students from other Catholic schools in our area to perform at Kennedy Catholic High School.  Ms. McKamey, our amazing band director, has them all playing together after just a few hours of group rehearsal. If you have never been to the Band Festival, I suggest you attend.  It’s quite an event.
  • Friday, May 10th, is Grandparents/Grand Friends’ Day.  This is one of my very favorite days of the year. If you haven’t already, please invite your child(ren)’s grandparent(s) or special (adult) friend to join us from 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon. A flier with more information is attached to this week’s bulletin.  There is also a hard copy in your family envelope. 
  • Saturday, May 11th, is our dinner and live auction.  Please join us for an evening of fun, community and fundraising. Please see the bulletin for further information, to purchase your tickets, and learn more about how you can support our school’s biggest fundraiser. 
Phew!  The list is long, and these are just a few of the many things happening in the next month.  Volunteer when you are able and join us when you can. The last day of school is less than two months away. Let’s make the most of the time we have left.
Breathe. Pray. Laugh. Participate. Be kinder than you think necessary.  Thank you for being a community that supports all of our children.  Reach out if you can help or need help. 
Peace and blessings,
Rosemary Leifer