Principal’s Corner…for September 25, 2016
What a beautiful celebration we had on Saturday, the 17th! Many of our school families came, Father James blessed everything and everyone, and there was plenty of fun, food and laughter for all! We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day – even the weather was perfect. Thanks so much to the wonderful 90th Anniversary Committee and the Knights of Columbus for their dedication and hard work to make our day so special. And…this was just the beginning with much more to come.
Speaking of things to come, our next 90TH ANNIVERSARY event is for adults and ALL are welcome. We’re having a WINE AND CHEESE PARTY in the school auditorium from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 2nd. It would be great to see our families and graduates for a pleasant afternoon in the school. There is an ad in today’s bulletin that asks for folks to buy tickets in advance so that we can prepare for all of our guests. Of course, folks will be able to pay at the door, but we really would like to have an estimate of the number attending. The entrance fee includes a commemorative wine glass as well as finger food and beverages. Hope to see you there.
We took 32 students to Immaculate Conception Church in Jamaica Estates for the taping of THE SUNDAY MASS on the 16th. It was a most interesting adventure. Our students were wonderful, very respectful, happy and representative of the school. They were present for two tapings which will air on October 30th and November 6th. (We’re going to hope that those Sundays are warm, since our students wore their summer uniforms complete with shorts!) Needless to say, we were very proud of them all.
So now we’re in the final week of September. It seems to have gone very quickly and there’s so many things that we want to do this year! This week, as usual, is filled with things. Our Parent School Association (PSA) welcomes all to the OPEN PSA MEETING on Tuesday, the 27th at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Please come to hear what the PSA has planned to help celebrate this important year. Our BAND lessons begin this week on Wednesday. Our annual HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT (Open to all 7th and 8th graders in the area interested in attending a Catholic High School) is Thursday, the 29th beginning at 7:00 pm. There are several high schools coming from both Nassau County and Queens. Friday is our annual “Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day”. See – busy as usual!
Here’s a daily glance at the week:
- Monday: Baked ziti; Chorus begins after school until 4:00 pm
- Tuesday: Enterprise for 5 and 6; Deli sandwiches; Parish Children’s Choir from 5-6 pm in the auditorium
- Wednesday: Band lessons begin; Pizza day
- Thursday: Hot pretzels at lunch; HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT
- Friday: “Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day” (donation required); Bagels at lunch
- Sunday: WINE AND CHEESE PARTY for 90th Anniversary in the auditorium