From the Principal

Nazareth School San Diego, California, USA

June 10, 2016

Dear Parents:

Field Day was a great success – what a beautiful day filled with energy, activity and laughter! Thank you to Coach Woods who did a spectacular job of organizing the event! Thank you also to our many parent volunteers for their assistance with this celebration of our Nazareth School community!

This close of the school year brings transitions to our staff and community. Thank you to Mr. Matt Allison who very generously served the PTG Board for three years. Mrs. Stephanie Hollister will be joining the PTG Board and we are still looking for two more persons who would like to serve our community in that way. Mrs. Kate Bradley will continue to serve on the PTG Board but is stepping down from her dedicated service as the Turkey Trot chairperson. Thank you to Mrs. Christy Conway who has volunteered to chair our Turkey Trot next year. Ms. Del Llano and Mrs. Belflower will be concluding their service to Nazareth School this week. Thank you to both of them for sharing their talents with us during the 2015-16 school year, and we wish them success as they pursue future personal and professional endeavors. Mrs. Mayra Mendez will join our faculty teaching Spanish. Also joining our faculty is Mrs. Dana Tirado who will be teaching 1st Grade. While Mrs. Tirado is already a member of our community, we welcome both she and Mrs. Mendez to the teaching staff.

End of the School Year Prayer

O God of all beginnings and endings,

We praise and thank you for the gift of this school year.

It has been a time filled with grace and blessings,

With challenges and opportunities, joys and sorrows.

The days have passed quickly, O Lord.

The weeks, the months, the seasons, the holidays and holy days,

The exams, vacations, breaks and assemblies,

All have come forth from your hand.

While we trust that your purposes have always been at work each day,

Sometimes it has seemed difficult to understand and appreciate

Just what you have been up to in our school.

Give us the rest and refreshment we need this summer.

Let our efforts of this past year bear fruit.

Bring all of our plans to a joyful conclusion,

And bless us, according to your will.

With the fulfillment of our summer hopes and dreams,

Watch over us in the weeks of rest ahead,

And guide each day as you have done this past year.

Help us return to school with a new spirit and a new energy. Amen

Enjoy a safe and happy summer that is filled with many delightful family experiences. Know that during the summer we will be putting many plans in action to have a great 2016-17 school year. I look forward to seeing you in August; our first day of school is August 29th!

God’s blessings on you and your families!

Dr. Colleen Mauricio