From the Principal

Nazareth School San Diego, California, USA

April 29, 2016

Dear Parents:

Amid all of the special events that are a part of our calendar and experiences these weeks, the teachers are continuing their efforts to prepare for next year’s WCEA/WASC Accreditation Review and Visit. A valuable part of the review is the Parent Survey. This year we have elected to distribute the survey online through Google docs. We hope this will make it easier for you to participate, and it will facilitate the process of collating your responses. The Parent Survey provides the staff with information that assists in setting curriculum goals, developing long-term strategic plans and determining the Six-Year Action Plan that is a part of the Improving Student Learning Self-Study protocol. In September there will be a parent meeting to review the survey and discuss its impact on our future planning. The survey will be sent to you via email within the next few days. If you have questions about the Parent Survey, please contact me or Mr. Amann, who is the Self-Study Coordinator. Thank you, in advance, for completing and returning the survey and supporting our school’s continued growth and improvement.

In the meantime, another way to support our school’s growth and our children’s learning opportunities is tonight’s Nazareth Night. It’s time to “Escape to the Islands!” At our PTG meeting Wednesday, we were able to see many of the beautiful projects that have been created to honor the students of our community and to raise money for the school. Over 1,000 volunteer hours have contributed to an evening where we can relax, enjoy each other’s company, and celebrate our very special school. Know that your generosity is truly appreciated by the Congregational leadership, the faculty and staff, and by the children. Profits from this event will support the 2016-17 school year. Thank you to all of our volunteers. Have a great evening!

In closing, a few other notes of appreciation: We are blessed in many ways to have the generous support of the Mission Parish and its ministries. Wednesday evening, representatives from the Knights of Columbus, St. Junipero Serra Council # 9498, presented the school with a donation of $750.00. Members of the organization will also be assisting us tonight with the Nazareth Night closing. These volunteers are a great addition to our Nazareth Night team. Thank you, gentlemen, for your generous gift of time and service. Wednesday’s Art Show was fabulous! We are truly blessed to have such talented students and such gifted teachers who work so selflessly to bring out the special talents of each child. Lastly, a note of thanks to all who supported the Scholastic Book Fair. Mr. Browder, who does a great job in organizing this event, noted that it was a wonderful success for our students and their families. Thank you to all of the volunteers – parents and students – who supported this event.

Blessings to you and your families! I look forward to seeing you this evening!

Dr. Colleen Mauricio