From the Principal

Nazareth School San Diego, California, USA

May 5, 2017
Dear Parents:

Today, we enjoyed a beautiful prayer tradition within the Church – the May Crowning. Flowers, music and prayer contributed to our tribute to the Blessed Mother who is a Gift and Role Model to all of us. Congratulations to May Queen, Alyssa Rademaker, and her Escort, Matthew Cross, and to all of the Class Representatives. Members of our May Crowning Court reflect so many of the attributes that we appreciate in Mary. Many thanks to Mrs. Lacey, Mrs. Paquette, Ms. Scherer, Mrs. Valenti, Mrs. Horning and their team of volunteers who guided the students through the preparation of our prayer service. Prior to the school’s celebration, our Preschoolers held their own May Crowning. It is so touching to see the joy of the little ones as they practice the traditions of the Church! Next Monday, the 5th Grade will be sharing this beautiful tradition with the Seniors of Nazareth House as they participate in the Nazareth House May Crowning. Our 4th graders will be attending and singing at a special May Crowning Mass with the Missionaires of the Mission parish on May 16th. I am sure that these will be lovely experiences where our students model the gifts of the Blessed Mother, Mary.

Congratulations to Jacob Bartel and Matthew Cross who placed 1st and 2nd in the Serra Essay contest. The Serra Club annually sponsors this essay contest for 8th grade students. The organization encourages students to reflect upon their personal vocations and how they can respond to God’s call through the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. In a less formal manner, this can be an important reflection for all of us as we bear witness to our God’s plan for us. Thank you, Jacob, Matthew and all of the 8th graders for representing our school so well!

Responding to the call to serve others, many of our students in grades 5 – 7 will be campaigning for 2017-18 Student Council positions next week. Thank you to these students who are willing to share their talents and ideas in an effort to organize and sponsor events that will enhance our coming school year. Thank you, also, to our 2016-17 Student Council and their advisors, Mrs. Valenti and Mrs. Paquette for all of their contributions to school events this year.

Wednesday evening will be a busy one for our community! We will conduct our last PTG meeting of the school year. Members of the Peter Pan cast and Ms. Myke will provide a sneak preview of this year’s musical at the meeting. We will also have a preview of Nazareth Night auction items, with a mini-auction of front-row seats for Peter Pan. Lastly, the evening will provide a setting for our annual Art Show. The Art Show will open at 5:00 pm, it will close during the PTG meeting and then re-open after the meeting. Food trucks will be on campus – thank you for coming back, Dang Brothers Pizza – to provide dinner beginning at 5:00 pm. This is sure to be a fun evening for all of us!

Blessings to you and your family,

Dr. Colleen Mauricio