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April 2015

posted Mar 27, 2015, 7:47 AM by Matt Belsterling

March 25, 2015

Dear Parents,


April begins with the most solemn week of the year as we remember Jesus’ Passion and Death – but it ends with the joyful celebration of Easter!  With the whole church, we celebrate His triumph over death and join in the Alleluia!


CALENDAR:  School is closed on April 1 through April 6.  We will open at the normal time on Tuesday, April 7.


SACRAMENTS:  On Saturday, April 18, there is retreat for eighth graders to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, which they will receive in the fall of ninth grade.  Our second graders have a retreat on Sunday, April 12, and   will have practice for First Communion on Wednesday, April 29.  They will receive the sacrament on Sunday, May 3, at the noon Mass.  Please keep these children in your prayers as they prepare for these special events.


TERRA NOVA TESTS:  Students in grades K through 8 will take the Terra Nova tests the week of April 13.  It is very important that your child be in school and on time.   Students perform much better on the tests when they take them in the normal, structured testing environment.  We make every effort to minimize noise and movement throughout the school on these days and there are fewer distractions.    And, it is very important to see that your child has plenty of rest and a good breakfast.


ANOINTING MASS:  On April 21, the parish will host an Anointing Mass for those members of the parish who need the sacrament. The Mass will be held in our gym and students in 4 through 8 will attend.  The eighth graders will then serve lunch for our guests.


NIGHT AT THE RACES:  The races will be held on Saturday, April 11.   This is always a fun evening at a very minimal cost.  I hope many of you will attend the evening or, if you can’t make it, please support it by buying a horse or two!


TALENT SHOW:  Mrs. Maloney and Mrs. Faber have been working with the students for their performances on Friday,  April 17, 7:00 p.m.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!


Other April notes:  Easter Egg Hunt – K-3rd , 4/7

                            Raffle w/cake – 4/17

                            Spring Dance – 6th-8th, 4/25.

Blessed Easter,

Mrs. J