Notes from the Principal's Desk: June 12, 2018

Greetings Cathedral Community! 

I am excited to share the last weekly Notes from the Principal Desk for the 2017-2018 school year. The end of the year always brings some staffing updates, and I would like to take a moment to share these changes with you today.

We have some dedicated faculty and staff who will be moving on next year to pursue various endeavors. As you are aware, Mrs. Rachel Mejibovsky is leaving Cathedral in order to spend more time with her family while making a return to a classroom teaching position. We bid a fond farewell to Ms. Meredith Lynn, kindergarten teaching assistant, who is leaving us to pursue school full-time next year. We are also grateful for Mrs. Sarah McKittrick's service this year and wish her the best of luck in the future. We would like to say thank you to Mrs. Stephanie Jones for all of her help in the admissions department and will pray for her continued success in her future endeavors.

We also have some faculty accepting different roles or switching grade positions next year:

  • Mrs. Harrington will be teaching fourth grade next year.
  • Mrs. Connor will be teaching second grade next year.
  • Mrs. Lemon has accepted the curriculum coordinator/instructional coach position for next school year. Mrs. Lemon will not have a homeroom, but instead will have a reduced class load in order to spend more time in classrooms, working with teachers on improving instructional practices and implementing curriculum.
  • Mr. Miller will be returning to middle school as a 7th grade homeroom teacher.
  • Sr. Mary Catherine will be moving to a kindergarten teacher assistant position, working with Mrs. Rudolphi.
  • Mrs. Calwell will be working with Mrs. Pendergast in Kindergarten.
  • Mr. Seda will be a 5th grade homeroom teacher and continue teaching Spanish.
  • Miss Bergin has accepted the CED Aftercare Director position.
  • Mrs. (Monachino) Czarnecki has accepted the Lower School Dean position.

We would also like to welcome some new faculty next year:

  • Ms. Peyton Courtney - 5th grade homeroom teacher
  • Ms. April Ann Marshall - art
  • Mrs. Angela Barton - 6th grade homeroom teacher

As much as we are ready to bring this school year to a conclusion, we are excited for the 2018-2019 school year and the possibilities it has to offer.

Earlier in the year, I shared some important dates for next school year, and I share more below to help with your planning over the summer. You can expect a full calendar to come out sometime over the summer. I hope to have it shared with the community in July.

  • Start of School 
    • First Day for students - September 4th - 11:45 dismissal 
      • Our Daily Bread Pick Up - first one of the year!
    • Back to School Day & Back to School Night - September 5th 11:45 dismissal
    • Opening Liturgy - September 6th 8:15AM
  • Haiti Carnavale - September 15th
  • Thanksgiving Break - No School November 21, 22, and 23rd
  • Christmas Break 
    • Christmas Convocation - December 21st at 10AM
    • No School for Students - December 24th - January 1st
    • Return to classes January 2nd
  • Winter Exams - January 22nd-January 25th
  • Ash Wednesday - March 6th (8:15am Liturgy)
  • Standardized Testing Window - April 1st-April 10th
  • Cardinal Cup - April 13th
  • Easter Break 
    • Half Day 11:45 dismissal - April 18th
    • No School for Students April 19th- April 26th
  • Cathedral Ball - May 4th
  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day - May 10th 11:45 dismissal
  • First Communion - May 11th
  • Spring Exams - May 20th -23rd
  • 8th Grade Graduation - June 7th 3:30PM
  • Last Days of School 
    • June 12th - 11:45AM dismissal
    • June 13th - Last day for students. Closing Liturgy 10:30. Dismissal 11:45AM

Summer math and reading instructions will be going home with students tomorrow. You will also be able to find the summer math and reading requirements on the school website by the end of this week. 

Finally, I want to thank all of the teachers, staff, students, parents, grandparents and special friends who have helped make this year such a huge success. God Bless and have a safe and enjoyable summer! See you next year!

Michael Wright