As we near the end of June, we know that the 2013-2014 school year is but a memory. The Second Annual Spring Showcases, the Fourth Annual Boat Launch, our Field Days and all Moving-up Celebrations, including the Eighth Grade Graduation are all behind us. For so many reasons, we are blessed. Our showcases highlighted and celebrated the gifts God has bestowed on our children. The launching of the boat, which is always exciting, was exceptionally thrilling this year. The Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda attended the event. As he has been doing since his first visit, he continues to speak of our school and to sing our praises. Before these memories fade, I would like to thank the faculty and staff as well as the community for supporting us in all that we do.
When I wrote to you in March, I stated that I was determined to make Operation Playground a success and to have a new playground become a reality. I am more than happy to inform you that the construction of the new playground will begin this summer, and, hopefully, will be ready for the start of the new school year. It is because of the fundraising efforts of our PSA, the work of the Operation Playground committee, your generosity and finally, Father Tom’s support that will make our dream come true. Together we raised enough money to make it possible for the school to afford the playground. You can look forward to a ribbon cutting in the fall of 2014. I hope that it can be the same night we have our Back to School Social.
The Summer Enrichment Packets are now posted on our website. As your children heard from the prospective grade level teachers, the packet is an integral part of the new school year. Please return them in September because all teachers have incorporated the content into their September plans.
As I say farewell for this year, I would like to wish the faculty members as well as families who will not be returning all the best in their future endeavors. Ms. Kosdan, Ms. Anita, Ms. Greey, Sister Mary Jo and Mr. McGuire, you will be missed. I wish all of you a wonderful, safe and happy summer.
God Bless You,
Anna Mae Stefanelli
Principal of OLC/LHA