October has brought families together to participate in the Walk-A-Thon, Movie Night, and Trunk ‘n Treat. The Walk-A-Thon brought students, family members, and parishioners together to walk, play games, and the highlight of the day was The Dunk Tank. It truly was a fun day of physical activity, team work and a chance to dunk a teacher or Fr. Najim. We are thankful for the beautiful weather and the opportunity to join together as a school community. Thank you to Mrs. Melissa Brown and her committee for a job well done. View the entire newsletter here.
In February we celebrate the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. God sent his son to be born into a family as an example to us and our families. We will prepare to enter into the season of Lent. The season of Lent is a time for penance, reflection, and fasting. The ashes we receive symbolize the dust from which God made us.
Our students returned from Christmas break refreshed and ready to continue their academic year. Our 8th graders were eagerly awaiting to hear about high school acceptances, the students involved in the Aristocats were eager to continue their rehearsals, and all students participated in 2nd-trimester STAR testing.
We are very pleased to share with you that all our 8th-grade students who took the entrance exam for The Prout School, Bishop Hendricken Preparatory High School, and LaSalle Academy were accepted. Luke Trebisacci scored the second highest entrance exam out of all of the boys who took The Prout exam and Haley Bush-Nickerson scored second highest out of all of the girls who took the exam. Congratulations to all of our families.
We held both the school-wide Spelling and Geography Bees in January. Congratulations to all of our students for their participation. The winner of the Spelling Bee was Luke Trebisacci and the runner-up was Joseph Brown. The winner of the Geography Bee was Luke Trebisacci and the runner-up was Joseph Lavalle. Great job!