Principal's Update - 9/21/18

Dear Families,

It was so great to see so many of you at Back to School Night on Wednesday. I got a tremendous amount of positive feedback from parents and staff. I am so proud of our wonderful school and would love your help in promoting it. Tell your friends and neighbors about all the great things happening here. Write a review through our Social Media sites. We all need to do our part in letting people know the value of a Catholic School education.

Students in Grades 1-8 enjoyed an assembly on Service. This being our theme for the school year, Mrs. Vasta invited her niece to inspire the students to give of their time and talents for the benefit of others. The following is a write up prepared by Mrs. Hughes that I hope you will enjoy.

To help kickoff our Service Theme this year, the students, faculty, and staff enjoyed a beautiful presentation by Sophia (Mrs. Vasta's niece). She had the day off and agreed to come and share her experiences with service trips that she went on abroad to Haiti and Guatemala and charities that she organized since she was a very young girl.

When Sophia was just 7-years-old she was very inspired to help others when she heard stories from her Aunty Pam about refugees in the Congo who had to leave their home and all of their belongings because of violence going on in their country. She learned about the millions of children in orphanages who didn't have access to clean water, had only one meal per day, and weren't able to go to school. Sophia wondered how could this be happening in the world. She thought that this was so sad, but it made her want to do something about it. So she started her first charity called "Hope For All". She started making Hair Bows and selling them to kids in her neighborhood and a few local stores. The money she raised went to the different orphanages to help buy kids food and to help sponsor girls to go to school.

Sophia wrote and performed a song called "Purpose," and it's about that feeling when you wake up in the morning and you know you want to do something good in the world, but you're not quite sure what.

Thank you for getting your children to school on time. Tardiness has decreased and the mornings are running smoother. I know it's difficult when you are coming from a great distance but leaving 5 or 10 minutes earlier makes such a difference.

I am still looking for a PTO chair. Contact me if you have any questions.

I hope that you all have a safe and restful weekend filled with lots of family time.

God Bless, Mrs. Julie Marotta ~ Principal

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