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Principal's Letter


Dear Parents,

There is a sense of excitement in the building that you only experience when you work around children. Suddenly we find ourselves on the brink of Advent, the liturgical season spent preparing for the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The 8th graders decorated our lobby yesterday, complete with Christmas tree and nativity around the Blessed Mother. In the midst of our preparation, we will continue to reinforce to the children the true meaning of Christmas. For as the sign in my office states, “simplify Christmas….. celebrate Christ”.

 With the turn of the calendar to December, the weather has turned colder too. PLEASE send your child appropriately dressed to go outside for recess. That would include hats, gloves and, when snow falls, snowpants and boats for our littlest friends. As for middle school, I know the struggle there. Suffice it to say, they WILL go out for recess too. They will learn to dress appropriately, when they get cold enough! That’s not a fight I chose to wage each day!

Upcoming events to be aware of:

  • Annual Christmas Pageant and Concert at the Russell Sage Theatre Institute, 12/13. Directions are available on our website. BAND students arrive at 6 p.m. All others arrive at 6:15 and all students should wear Christmas dress attire; no jeans, sneakers or spaghetti straps on dresses and blouses.
  • Dec. 8th- Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Half day of School on Dec. 22nd which begins our Christmas recess (Dec. 23-Jan 2). There is no Aftercare on December 22nd.

 I look forward to see you all in the weeks to come and I wish you a peace-filled Advent and a very Merry Christmas!


Mary Rushkoski