August 24, 2014
We are happy to say the school year is now in full swing after the many opening events of Registration, Crusader Kick off, Welcome meetings for Preschoolers and Kindergartners, Middle School Parent Forum, the Pool Party, Gr. 1-5 Open House, and Aug. meetings of PTO, School Commission, Faculty, and Pastoral Council. Whew! It’s a whirlwind for all!
At this time, I am proud to introduce our School Commission for the 2014-15 school year: Crit Fisher (Chair), Sean Uhl, (Sec.) Christie Simmons, Jeanne Denis, Dan Hardesty, Kathy Willis, Jessica Smith, Marty Walthers, Christy Tindall, Chris Ryan, Jenn Murphy, Mary Ann Bennett and Fr. Eric. This board supports the administration in strategic planning, policy making, monitoring and communication. By shared responsibility, unity, and mutual respect, effective service of the parish and school is carried out. This committee meets the second Tuesday of each month and will be attending a training session on Sept. 3 at St. Mary of the Knobs for all new and veteran Commission members. My thanks to each member of the School Commission for your commitment of time and talent to our parish school.
The Scholastic Book Fair is here! Don’t miss the opportunity to add great resources to your home libraries! We love to read and look forward to getting new trade and high interest books conveniently at the Book Fair in Wagner Hall this week. Family Night is Wed., August 27 from 3:00-6:30, so please stop by. You might find some gifts for family members or a cookbook or novel you’ve been hunting for!
Dear Our Lady Students, I want to thank you for a few things. You have been especially welcoming to new students to our school. Your willingness to make another feel welcome and comfortable says a lot about who you are. Thank you for putting others first. Also, genuine kindness, good manners, and respect for each other have been witnessed in these beginning weeks. Please know this does not go unnoticed. Our goal is to be more Christ-like in every way; to make Him proud—and you are!
Keep Shining Like the Son!
Blessings to you,
Mary Ann Bennett