Dear Parents and Friends,
Happy Easter (in advance)! This evening we begin the Easter Triduum, the three holiest days of the liturgical year. This afternoon our students participated in a Holy Thursday prayer service with symbolic foot washing. In his weekly audience yesterday, Pope Francis reminded us about “the Lord washing the Apostles’ feet, through which he showed that the purpose of his life and passion was to serve God and neighbor, a service which we are called to imitate by loving one another as he loved us.” The eighth grade students symbolically washed the feet of some of our preschoolers, demonstrating loving service which we are all called to do. Refer to St. Catherine Parish bulletin (which is being e-mailed to our school families) for this weekend’s mass schedule.
Carnival scrip sales are well under way! Fr. Anthony has donated prizes for our top sellers: a bicycle for the top seller in 4th – 8th grades, and a Walmart gift certificate for the top seller in preschool – 3rd grades. Additionally, students will earn a 10% rebate for all scrip sales above and beyond their initial $150 bundle. This will be in the form of scrip to spend at Carnival!
We have had a great response this first week of sign-ups for Carnival shifts! Be sure to sign up in the office before your favorite Carnival spot is taken. If you have any questions, you may call the school office. You may also check in with Mrs. Sarah Salausa, our Carnival Chairperson. There are many ways you can get involved – and have lots of fun!
Track participants have been having a great time practicing with Coach Rosa and his assistants! The County Track Meet will be held at Vidinha Stadium on April 18 and 19. We’ll make a great showing!
Mrs. Michelle Rutz is beginning a new Film Making class on Monday afternoons. This is an exciting opportunity for students to use iPads to create videos which we plan to feature on our school website. This afterschool class is open to students in 5th through 8th grades. There is still time to sign up. On Wednesday, Japanese Language and Culture class will resume for students in 4th through 8th grades.
We continue to accept application for new students to St. Catherine School. Sharing your experience at St. Catherine School with friends is the best advertising we can get. You will receive a $300 tuition discount for the referral when they register.
Dates to Remember:
Friday, April 3: Good Friday, No School
Sunday, April 4: Easter Sunday!
Friday, April 10: School Mass
Sat/Sun, April 17/18: Track Meet
Monday, April 21: PTG/Carnival Meeting, 6:30
Thursday, April 23: Butter Bread, 2:30