Notes from the Principal's Desk: Afternoon pickup, Basketball championship games, and more

Happy Pi Day! For those who aren’t in the know, the school celebrates Pi Day each March 14. Why, you might ask? Pi is the Greek letter (Greek letter “π”) - 3.14159 approximately, though there are over one trillion digits. Pi Day is celebrated today because the first few digits - 3.14 - are like today's date - 3/14. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The fun on Pi Day often includes eating pie, talking to friends about math, and contests to see how many digits of Pi one can recite. How many digits can you recite?

I’d like to offer a reminder to everyone who does afternoon pick-up that the circle should not be used as a pickup location unless the office has been contacted beforehand because you need to pick up your child early. 

The protocol for afternoon pickup is to back into a parking space in the top lot and wait for the students to dismissal from school and find their parent or guardian who will be taking them from school. The middle lot is used as an overflow area in which cars line up without parking. Students who do not find their ride home assemble at the parking lot steps and are brought back to school under the supervision of a faculty or staff member. We follow this system to ensure the safety of all the children and to conduct a quick and orderly dismissal. We thank you for complying with this procedure and helping to ensure an efficient dismissal for all the families of the school. If you need to pick up your child(ren) for an appointment, please contact the office to make us aware and we will have your child ready for dismissal.

This Saturday, over 20 members of the Cathedral parish and school community will begin a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I ask that you keep them in your prayers while they are traveling. Sign up here for email updates of their videos/photos posted while in Israel and Jordan.

Tomorrow, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by “wearing of the green” on a dress down tag day. Those who bring in $1 can dress down in green and white.

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the school play! Opening Night is on Friday, March 29 at 7pm, with additional shows on Saturday, March 30 at 7pm and Sunday, March 31 at 3pm. The middle school play is a great tradition! Tickets go fast, so be sure to purchase tickets before they sell out!

Finally, be sure to cheer on our 5th grade boys and girls basketball teams this weekend. The 5th grade boys and girls will be competing in the CYO league championship game at Loyola Blakefield this Saturday! The girls play at 9am, and the boys take to the court at 10:15am. I hope to see you at the game. Go Mustangs! 

God bless,
Michael Wright