From the Principal

Nazareth School San Diego, California, USA

October 24, 2014

Dear Parents:

Tonight is our eagerly awaited Halloween Carnival! Many thanks to all of the volunteers who made this evening so much fun for all of us! The organizing committee has planned new activities to enjoy as well as the traditional ones that make our Carnival the great family night that it is.

Next week, the school will be recognizing Red Ribbon Week. The Student Council has organized several fun add-ons to the uniform to initiate our discussions. Activities and lessons throughout the week will emphasize the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and the dangers of drug abuse. In your family discussions, please talk with your children about these important topics. Our PTG General Meeting on Nov. 5th will provide information about internet safety that may extend your discussions.

Our first quarter has provided many opportunities for visits to Nazareth House by all of our students. This year we are expanding the program to include our oldest students as well as our youngest. Many schools have community service programs; our Intergenerational Program with Nazareth House has even more to offer in terms of personal and spiritual growth. Our students are able to see the practice of the Core Values of the Sisters of Nazareth in a setting beyond the school. Whether they are sharing the gift of song, participating in physical education activities, telling stories or praying together, our students and the Seniors are developing wonderful relationships that touch the heart and spirit of both. Take time to talk with your children after one of their visits to the House; I think that you will be touched by the experiences developing between these special friends.

On Friday, Oct. 31, we will be celebrating the next day’s feast day, All Saints Day. Our Kindergarten and 4th grade students will lead the processional dressed as the saint that they have been studying in class. Several of the 4th graders will share the story of their special saint at the conclusion of the Mass. Please join us for this special liturgical celebration.

In the meantime….

See you at the Carnival!

Blessings to you and your families,

Dr. Colleen Mauricio