Principal’s Letter

The students were delighted to see Fr. Crispin today at the all-school Mass for the Solemnity of the Ascension. He blessed the middle school travelers as they prepare for their field trips next week. Eighth-grade students will fly to Washington, DC very early on Sunday morning. The sixth graders will leave for environmental science camp at Camp Hamilton on Monday morning, and seventh-grade students will take day trips to Seattle University and the Capitol and complete service projects. We thank teachers and chaperones for the time away from their own families, and we wish them and the students the very best.

We wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the recent events at St. Luke School. As with all employment-related matters, schools do not share details to respectfully protect the privacy of everyone involved. This is a challenging time for their school community, and we hold them all in our prayers. We are also praying for our community as we have been listening to your frustrations. If you have further questions or feedback we recommend the following actions:

  • Signing a petition
  • Writing a letter to Archbishop Etienne

I encourage you to also explore the work completed by the Archdiocesan Task Force on the Ministerial Covenant (published July 2021) if you would like more information.

Bike-to-school day was a huge success! We saw all kinds of wheels – 262 riders in total. Students and parents arrived on roller skates, scooters and skateboards as well as bikes. The weather is great; continue to walk and bike to school. The exercise is so beneficial, and you are helping the environment.

Tomorrow is Grand Day for primary students. The children look forward to welcoming their grandparents and special friends and performing for them. We grandparents love seeing our grandchildren! Thank you, Karen Bombino, Jonna Skokan and Mrs. Villanueva for this special day. Please note there is no hot lunch, and this is a Dress Uniform day for all students.

Congratulations to the students who will receive their First Holy Communion this weekend. They and their parents have been preparing for this special day for many weeks. Thank you to Mrs. Oines, Mrs. Kuypers, Ms. Rudden and Mr. Pelfrey. We look forward to seeing the ‘angels’ at Mass. 

Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day! 

Bernadette O’Leary