In honor of Our Blessed Mother, we held our annual May Crowning on May 5th. Valentina Villasboa (Grade 8) and Neva Brott (Kindergarten) had the privilege and honor of crowning the statue of the Blessed Mother this year. Together we prayed the Rosary as a school community in devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We thank all our students for praying the Holy Rosary with such reverence, and we thank those parents who were able to join us in prayer. We also thank Mrs. Debbie Mendez and Grade 8 prayer leaders for planning such a beautiful prayer service.

Congratulations to our 2nd grade students who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on May 6th. We thank Father Michael Quilligan and Deacon Mitch Abdallah for a beautiful celebration! Thank you to our 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Ana Soto, and to our teacher aide, Mrs. Molly Werner, for preparing our students for this memorable day in their lives as Catholics…the reception of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ for the very first time. Thank you also to our Director of Religious Education, Mrs. Debbie Mendez! Congratulations again to our First Communicants and their families!

On May 6th, the following Science Olympiad team members competed against other schools in several events: Grade 3– Margaritha A, Brendan B, Chaii-anne F, Haley G, Anaelle J, Michael L, Jack N, Elijah P; Grade 4 – Ashley G, Anahya J, Theresa M, Sofhia R, Alana R, Gabriela Z; Grade 5 – Aleah A, Conor A, Brian G, Juliana M, Sydney M, Jason R, Melanie S, Zackarias S, Fabiola S. Congratulations to all team members for a job well done! We thank Mrs. Lisa Young and Mrs. Tina Geraci for their dedication to our school’s science program, and we thank the team’s parents for their support as well!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Scholastic “Spring” Book Fair last week. We also thank Mrs. Maria D’Argenzio and our dedicated volunteers for all of their hard work in planning and organizing the Scholastic Book Fair during such a busy time of year!

We hope you will attend our Band and Choir Concert this Thursday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. Thank you in advance to Mr. Alfred Casinelli and Dr. Ryan Chapman for planning such a great evening!

Please be reminded that we are in process of ending the school year and ask that you stay informed by reading school news, checking PlusPortals and your student’s agenda, and communicating with your student’s teacher. Information for the 2017-18 school year will be posted on the school website on June 1, 2017.

As we continue to honor the Blessed Mother during the month of May, we remember and we pray for all mothers, especially on this Mother’s Day weekend. Happy Mother’s Day!

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