Principal’s Letter

Compassionate Jesus, teach us to recognize our solidarity with our fellow human beings, Amen

As we continue our journey through Lent, let’s make an even greater effort to live out our mission and to act for the common good. Be alert, be strong and stay firm in the faith.

Next weekend, the musical opens! Under the direction of Mrs. Kari Aguila, the cast and crew are excitedly preparing for opening night of Frozen, Jr. I have had some sneak peeks and believe me you are all in for a treat! It is such a thrill to see how Mrs. Aguila brings out so much talent in our students. From stage crew to costuming, makeup and lighting, singing and dancing, the students are playing their roles with gusto! Tickets are available for advanced purchase.

You get an opportunity for another night out at the Auction! Tickets are on sale for A Novel Soiree. Ticket prices go up after 2/28. Gather your friends, reserve a table together and enjoy a night of fun as we support St. John, the teachers, the students, the play-pit and the programs. Buy your tickets now

It has been a short academic week, but big in news. First, a huge congratulations to the 8th grade class of 2024! They received their high school acceptances last weekend. Many were recognized with scholarships including for faith, merit and honors to the Catholic high schools. This week, they will be making decisions as many were accepted to more than one school. We are very proud of you all.

The Parish is hosting a number of faith sharing opportunities this weekend. Join Fr. Crispin and fellow community members for the soup supper tomorrow evening. On Saturday, our middle school families are invited to participate in the 5:00 pm Mass and then enjoy pizza and board games in Egan Hall.

Hard work and practice pay off! Today we had the first ever ‘Trophy Parade’ as the seventh and eighth-grade boy’s basketball students marched around the blacktop and presented their trophies to the school. We are looking forward to many more trophy parades! Volleyball season is underway and Track and Field is just around the corner.

Speaking of practicing, third grader, Olivia Kuypers can be heard practicing her cello after school on many afternoons. That hard work has earned her a first place and an exceptional young talent special prize in an international competition. She was even invited to perform at the winner’s recital in Vienna and Amsterdam. Congratulations, Olivia! I know we have many more young musicians and artists out there. Keep up your good work.

Persevere, stay the course! God bless,

Bernadette O’Leary