Notes from the Principal's Desk: December 18, 2018

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Student-Led Conferences last week! The students and teachers worked hard to create an experience wherein students could share their academic progress with their parents and guardians as well as provide an opportunity for students to reflect on their own learning. 

I am happy to say that we have received very positive feedback from many families who found the experience eye-opening as their son or daughter spoke with candor about their strengths and opportunities for growth. If you have a moment, I ask that you take one or two minutes to complete this survey regarding student-led conferences. 

Tomorrow is a red and green Dress Down Day in recognition of the Christmas season. Students who bring $1 to donate towards the Student Council are permitted to dress in Christmas colors for the school day!

You did it! I am happy to report that the Book Fair reached its goal of raising $12,000! We are grateful to all of the parents who supported the book fair. The money raised from the fair goes directly to improving the services and collection of the library. As promised, the administration will dress up as Enchanted Book Fairies! Be on the lookout on Thursdayfor Mrs. Metzbower, Mrs. Czarnecki, and me dressed as Enchanted Book Fairies!

On Friday, please remember that all families are invited for a Holiday Shopping Event and Breakfast! We are tremendously grateful for your support throughout the year. Cathedral is blessed to have such wonderful families who are willing to give their time, skill set, and talents to our school. As a token of our appreciation, we welcome you to join us for a holiday shopping event and breakfast at the MUSTANG MARKET. RSVP here!

Finally, I’d like to invite everyone to the school's Christmas Convocation on Friday, December 21st beginning at 10 AM in the Cathedral. The school band will kick off the event with a few seasonal numbers before we begin the Stations of the Nativity. Each class will sing a Christmas Carol after each reading. The Stations of the Nativity concludes with a “Live Nativity” and the traditional 8th-grade recitation of the Birth of Jesusas found in the Gospel of Luke. It a special event and all are welcome. We ask that parents, grandparents, and visitors sit in the pews on the right side facing the altar. Students will sit on the left side facing the altar.

I hope and pray that everyone has a blessed and restful Christmas.

God Bless,
Michael Wright