Dear Parents and Friends,
Today our students had the opportunity to experience the Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, a devotion of prayer, song, and blessing which followed our school mass. We continue our Lenten journey of prayer, fasting, and service, looking for ways to open our hearts to God’s message and following the example Jesus set. In his Lenten Message (http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/lent/documents/papa-francesco_20141004_messaggio-quaresima2015.html) Pope Francis reminds us that we must not succumb to the temptation of indifference to our neighbors or to God. We are a community of God’s children, caring for one another. I hope you will read the message in full.
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.
Carnival scrip sales have begun! This is our biggest fund raising activity of the year, and the only one that is school wide. Carnival proceeds are a major factor in keeping our annual tuition low. It is also a wonderful way to build community show our children how much we value their education. 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!
In preparation for Carnival, Chef Gilly will be making laulau on Friday, March 27. He needs help assembling and wrapping the laulau. The wrapping begins at 10 am in the lanai outside the kitchen, and ends when the last laulau is wrapped.
March 13 and 14 our Science Olympians will travel to Oahu to participate in the State competition with Coach Triplett. They are raising funds to cover travel expenses at gofundme.com/mflwi8. Your support will be greatly appreciated. This is a wonderful experience for our students.
Next Friday, March 13, St. Catherine School’s PTG is hosting a school dance. Please see the back of this letter for information. Tickets ($1.00) must be purchased by Thursday, March 12.
Look for our quarterly newsletter, The Lantern, next week. It will be filled with news and photos from each of our classes.
Dates to Remember:
Tuesday, March 10: Carnival Meeting, 6:00
Wednesday, March 11: “Yes We Can” Reading Event
Friday, March 13: Last day of third quarter
Friday, March 13: PTG Sponsored School Dance Party
Friday, March 27: LauLau Wrapping, 10 am – pau