From the Principal

Nazareth School San Diego, California, USA

October 21, 2016

Dear Parents,

The month of October always seems to be a busy one and this year is not an exception. Many school activities are bringing spirit and special learning opportunities to our children.

Next week, the school will be recognizing Red Ribbon Week. Our week will start with a special prayer service and a performance by our Nazareth School cheerleaders at morning assembly. 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 dangers of drug abuse. Additionally, RRW lessons may focus on making positive and healthy lifestyle choices. These discussions highlight issues related to nutrition and exercise, and appropriate and safe use of social media. In your family conversations, please talk with your children about these important topics.

Attention all treasure hunters!! Our “Bookaneer Book Fair: Where Books are the Treasure!” opens Monday morning! The Book Fair is always a fun adventure for our students and it is a wonderful opportunity to develop a greater interest in reading. The Book Fair also supports the acquisition of books of varied interests and ability levels for our classrooms as well as the library. Mr. Browder recently bought 50-book classroom sets for the classrooms. This purchase will provide additional Accelerated Reader books for our children to enjoy. The cost of the books was nearly $3,000.00 in Scholastic dollars. So, to replenish our Scholastic account, Mr. Browder is hoping to break our school record of $4,500.00 in sales next week. To help us reach that goal, you might want to get a head start on Christmas shopping as you peruse the Book Fair’s displays. Please note, the Book Fair will close on the afternoon of Oct. 28th; it will not be open during the Halloween Carnival. Thank you to Mr. Browder and all of the parent and student volunteers who make this event such a success for our families and our school.

And speaking of Halloween – is it possible that our Carnival is only a week away? It is not too late to volunteer to help with this event that is always a community favorite. Just a reminder as you and your children plan their Halloween costumes – please no excessive blood or gore, no weapons and costumes should be appropriately modest for a Catholic school event. Please see more information in the Nazareth News and the flyer in today’s envelope.

Lastly, this is a reminder that next week is the last week of the first academic quarter. While the teachers and I are hoping that you have been using Gradelink to review your child’s academic progress, if you have any current questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

Blessings to you and your families,

Dr. Colleen Mauricio