From the Principal

Nazareth School San Diego, California, USA

May 22, 2015

Dear Parents:

What a great Nazareth week! The Little Mermaid captured the hearts of everyone with the beauty and joy of the students’ performances. Each year, I think all of us are impressed with the talent and poise displayed by the performers and the efficiency and skill of the crew members. Congratulations to the students and their families and to Ms. Myke! Thank you to Ms. Tamkin, Mrs. Hulse, Mrs. Cockayne and all of the teacher and parent (grandparent) volunteers who make this opportunity possible for our community.

Congratulations to the winners of the American Legion Essay Contests. The program asks students to address patriotic themes from a personal point of view. Placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively in their classes are: 4th grade, Riley Allison, Rohan Murali and Derek Dinh; 5th grade, Teddy Pierce, Ava Tubao and Ryker Chauhan; 6th grade, Emily Bringman, Penny Mendoza and Samantha James and 7th grade, Colton Campagna, Colleen Kennedy and Joshua Uribe. Thank you to these students, and to all of our students, who represented the spirit of our school and country so well.

As I indicated in last week’s letter, this time of year is the time of many transitions. Our 2015-16 Student Council was inducted into their new offices this morning at our school liturgy. Next week, our 8th graders will begin the traditional events of their transition from Nazareth School to the next stage of their academic lives with the Ribbon Ceremony at the school liturgy. Our Nazareth staff is also preparing for some changes as well. Mrs. Ambre will be pursuing other professional and personal opportunities; we thank her for her dedication and wish her much success and happiness. Mrs. Meghan Paquette will be joining our staff as the 2015-16 4th grade teacher. After 19 years of being the first person to greet visitors to our Nazareth campus, fielding all sorts of questions and schedules, and tending to “ouchies” of all different varieties, Ms. Correnti is retiring. I know all of us wish her wonderful adventures in this new time of her life! We are currently interviewing candidates for this position and hope to make a selection soon.

Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off the summer months. While we still have several weeks of school, our summer got an early start. Thank you to Mr. Allison and the PTG Board for providing the tasty lunch and organizing this opportunity for our families to enjoy each other’s company! The Memorial Day weekend also offers us a special opportunity to remember those whose sacrifices continue to provide us with the blessings of a free nation. Please remember them in prayer.

A Special Prayer on Memorial Day

As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we think of how they followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Please hold our servicemen and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and your presence as they stand in the gap for our protection.

We also remember the families of our troops. We ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes, and we pray your peace, provision, and strength will fill their lives.

May the members of our armed forces be supplied with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord’s mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support.

In the name of Jesus … Amen

Blessings to you and your families,

Dr. Colleen Mauricio