Welcome to the busiest month of the year, May! As a former teacher, I remember how wonderful it was to see the culmination of the students’ hard work and determination from the year all come together. Now, as a principal, it is a very special month as our 2nd graders receive First Holy Communion and we say good bye to our 8th graders, many of whom have been a part of our school since pre-school.
We still have many fun events ahead this month. Our annual book sale will take place May 11-13 in the gym. We will host our first ever Powder Puff game where our 8th grade girls, coached by Mrs. Harvey and Coach Stephens, will take on our 7th grade girls, coached by me and Coach Polster, in an exciting flag football game! During this game, a cookout will be held with all proceeds going to our Sisters in Ecuador.
Speaking of Ecuador, I am pleased to announce that during the Lenten season, the school raised over $3000 between our St. Patrick’s dress down day and the softball cookout! That money, as well as the Lenten collection boxes, will all be heading down to Ecuador to help with relief efforts! Additionally, this Saturday, May 7th, at 5:00 a special spaghetti dinner and auction will be held for Ecuador.
To wrap up the year, we have our AR reward field trip on May 16th. Once again we will be travelling to the San Marco Theatre for a cool and relaxing day! Finally, on May 31st, our annual field day will occur as a fun way to welcome summer!
Although volunteer hours for this school year were due on April 30th, you can already get a jump start on next year’s hours during the month of May. We have many opportunities for families to help out and join in on the fun! I am so thankful to have dedicated families that realize how important volunteering is for our Christian Community!
Have a great month!
Prayers and blessings,