From the Principal

Nazareth School San Diego, California, USA

January 23, 2014

Dear Parents:

Next week is Catholic Schools Week. This is a national celebration of Catholic schools. Historically, the opportunities afforded by Catholic school education have made a difference in the lives of people throughout our nation and in other countries, as well. Today’s challenges in our global and local communities call on us to continue to make a strong commitment to the values of Catholic education and to the Core Values of the Sisters of Nazareth. This coming week is a time to appreciate the commitment that our students and their families make to their faith and their education. We have much to celebrate here at Nazareth - a great Catholic School whose children are living the excitement and challenges of Faith, Knowledge and Service! Our Catholic Schools Week celebrations will conclude with Grandparents’ Day, a special Nazareth occasion when we honor and recognize the people who so deeply cherish and influence our children.

As noted in last week’s envelope, in celebration of Catholic Schools Week, the Diocese of San Diego is launching the Bishop Flores Scholarship Fund next week. Families who anticipate the need for financial assistance for the 2015-16 school year should apply for a grant through this program. The application period will be open until March 10. Information was distributed through last week’s envelope; more details, including eligibility requirements and the application process, may be found on the Bishop Flores Scholars website.

Today brings to a close our second quarter. This year seems to be flying past us! So, as we begin the second half of the year, take a few moments and discuss with your children their assessment of their efforts and what they can do to enhance their participation in school. In particular, please review learning goals and organizational needs with your children. We all want to make sure that the third quarter will start on a strong, positive note. Report cards will be sent home next week. If you have any questions or concerns, please see your child’s teachers immediately.

Lastly, many of our 8th grade students are taking the High School Placement Test tomorrow. All of us at Nazareth wish them success and will keep them in our prayers as they take this next step in their educational journey!

Blessings to you and your children,

Dr. Colleen Mauricio