From the Principal

Nazareth School San Diego, California, USA

June 13, 2013

Dear Parents:

While our school year is coming to a close, there are always, it seems, at Nazareth, new projects starting. So I am very happy to announce that the renovations of our science classroom will begin on June 16th. There is a lot to be done and we are hoping that a very busy summer of cleaning and remodeling will provide a stimulating environment for science education in the Fall. We have not yet heard from the Chargers’ organization about the grant that we submitted, so at this time, we are investigating other sources of grants or donations to help us upgrade our fields during the summer. Mrs. Lacey and I continue to interview candidates for several teaching positions that are open. Mr. Amann is looking forward to meeting many of our Nazareth students at the Math Camp that will help students refresh and review their skills. If you plan to have your child attend, please register soon, so that he can plan his lessons and resources in advance. While the campus will be much quieter, it will still be busy!

Thank you for a wonderful school year. It has been exciting to see the growth among and in our children. The following prayer seems to capture our school experience.

End of the School Year Prayer

O God of all beginnings and endings,

We praise and thank you for the gift of this school year.

It has been a time filled with grace and blessings,

With challenges and opportunities, joys and sorrows.

The days have passed quickly, O Lord.

The weeks, the months, the seasons, the holidays and holy days,

The exams, vacations, breaks and assemblies,

All have come forth from your hand.

While we trust that your purposes have always been at work each day,

Sometimes it has seemed difficult to understand and appreciate

Just what you have been up to in our school.

Give us the rest and refreshment we need this summer.

Let our efforts of this past year bear fruit.

Bring all of our plans to a joyful conclusion,

And bless us, according to your will.

With the fulfillment of our summer hopes and dreams,

Watch over us in the weeks of rest ahead,

And guide each day as you have done this past year.

Help us return to school with a new spirit and a new energy. Amen

Enjoy the summer! I look forward to seeing you again in August and on our 1st day of school, August 26th!

God’s blessings on you and your families!

Dr. Colleen Mauricio